The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Welcome Silver Publishing author, Jessica E Subject!

Hi Jessica! So great to have you here today - I would love to learn more about Silver Publishing and their books. Shall we start the interview??

1)   When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?

I originally set out to write a book for my daughter, but the story became something much different. When I had finished the original story, I thought I might try to submit it for publication. I’ve learned so much since then, and the story has changed as well.

2)   What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?

From all the editors I’ve had, I learn all of my bad habits in writing. They pick out everything. But this is also the best, as I can apply it to my writing in the future.

3)   Favourite author/s?

Nora Roberts w/a J.D. Robb, D.L. Jackson, Gini Koch, Rebecca Royce, Beth Revis, Zee Monodee, Lorna Suzuki… I could go on and on.

4)   What is your typical day?

I really don’t have one, as it’s centered around my kids and my day job. I try to fit writing time in when I can, and usually am online for social networking/promo at least twice a day.

6)   Who would you cast to play your hero & heroine in a movie?

I have three heroes. But, here’s who I would cast:

Lorne – Scott Bakula
Quinn – Justin Hartley
Bryce – Tom Welling
Lindsay – Alexis Bledel
Alexis – Erica Durance

7)   Did you plan this book? Or write it as it came?

When I first started this story, I wrote it as it came. But when I started rewriting it, I planned out in point form notes where I wanted the story to go. That’s how I plan most of my stories now. It’s there, but nothing is set in stone. The characters like to change what I think is going to happen.

8)   What surprised you the most when you became a published author?

How much promotion is involved. It’s not only with e-pubbed and self-pubbed authors, but New York published authors as well. Unless one has a well-established name in the industry, one must connect with other authors and find venues to promote their work.

9)   Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?

I do have an office, with a huge desk, and multiple crowded bookshelves. But it’s not always where I write. I try to find writing time when I can, so sometimes I’m on the couch, at the kitchen table, in our vehicle, wherever.

10)                   What’s next for you?

I’m currently working on the next book in the Mark of the Stars series, and I have several upcoming short stories which will be released with Decadent Publishing.

Thank you so much, Rachel, for having me on your blog today!

The Zurian Child is available from Silver Publishing:
and other ebook retailers.

Readers can find me here:

The Zurian Child
by Jessica E. Subject



Lindsay Beckett longed to be reunited with her first love, Quinn Montgomery, until she learns the secret that sent him fleeing from her in the first place. He’s an alien, a Hemera, and she’s half-Hemera herself. As if that wasn’t enough to ruin her dreams of a perfect life, when their child is born, they discover she fulfills a prophesy told twenty light years away and many years ago. Lindsay wants to ignore it, until her husband is murdered and suddenly believing becomes a matter of survival.

Lindsay and her young daughter are forced to rely on another Hemera, her husband’s partner and best friend, Bryce Beuermann as more and more of the Hemera are slaughtered. Bryce will do anything to help his best friend’s widow—including suppressing his own deep feelings for her. But he must prove they can trust him, even pretending he doesn’t want her with all his heart.


When Bryce and Lorne removed their socks and set their feet on the coffee table, she flushed. She'd had many opportunities over the summer to look at his feet, particularly when he wore only his swim trunks. But she’d kept her distance, catching only the occasional glimpse of his broad, bare chest or other parts of his body, wondering if they matched what she’d seen in her visions.

Both Bryce and Lorne's toes remained held apart by skin, noticeable skin. Unlike the translucent and pliable tissue which formed between her own toes, theirs appeared thicker, widening the total width of the front of their feet.

"We are not from around here," Lorne said. He removed his feet from the table and brushed them across the plush carpet. "Your mother, Quinn, and your father, Lindsay, as well as Bryce and I, are from another planet located twenty light years from Earth."

She turned to her husband, waiting for his reaction. They were his guests telling the ridiculous story. If they were friends of hers, she would have told them to leave.

Quinn only raised his eyebrows. She couldn't read his expression as he stared at Bryce. "This is not the time to be discussing this. We've just returned from out holidays, our honeymoon at that."

"No, this is the time. We should have talked about this long ago."

Her gaze shifted between the two of them. This has to be some kind of gag, but this is more likely to come from Michael and Francis, not Bryce, not based on anything Quinn had ever said about him. The punch line didn't come and Quinn gripped her hand tighter. This is no joke.

Maintaining his dry expression, Bryce continued. "I've known all along. I remember my trip to Earth and being placed with the Beuermanns. I don't remember my parents though." His chin fell to his chest. "It's not easy living with a secret like this. I figured my best friend should know."

Bryce told what he believed to be the truth, but despite her belief in aliens, she refused to accept anyone in the room came from anywhere but Earth.

"I'm sorry, Lindsay." Quinn refused to look at her, but maintained his hold on her hand.

She'd never felt more uncomfortable than this moment. What did Quinn believe? That he's an alien?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Thanks for letting me being part of your ongoing tour, Jessica! Jessica will be awarding signed cover flats and a magnet at every stop, as well as a $10 Amazon GC plus swag package to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. She will also give away a $15 Amazon GC to host with the most comments.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:



  1. Thank you again for hosting me today, Rachel! :)

  2. Lol, I had Tom Welling as a potential actor for my main male MC too. :)

    1. I can understand why. ;) Thanks Pippa!

  3. Thank you for hosting Jessica today.

  4. I love reading about the story, but it is also very interesting to find out how the writer thought of the plot and so on.

    1. I must admit, it's not always the same process for every story. LOL Thanks, Jane! :)

  5. woo hoo! another winner Jessica! congrats!

  6. Lovely excerpt, thank you Jessica :).

    I've already won the ebook, but now I am after the swag :) love author swag!

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

    1. Thank you for your support, Aurian! :)

  7. Scott Bakula, Tom Welling, and Alexis Bledel? I had visions of them in my mind as I read the blurb and excerpt. I'm so suggestible!

    1. LOL Those are who I imagined as the characters from the beginning. I usually have some kind of image before I start writing, though sometimes it develops through the story.

      Thanks so much!

  8. Having a great editor would be extremely important. The critique might come back harsh, but it's all learning in the end.


  9. Mary, I've learned so much from every single critique I've received, and even more from my edits. I cherish these people who work hard to make my story better. :)


  10. Thank you again, Rachel, for hosting me during The Zurian Child blog tour! I am tallying all of the comments now, and will post the winners later today here: