Taste Us! You’ll Like Us! Meet Leigh Ellwood and Paisley Brown (Jessica Subject)

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It’s Wednesday today! That means only TWO days left until the Love Spanks 2014 fun! Are you ready? We’ve met ten of the authors so far. If you haven’t gotten to read their introductions, you can click on the links below.

Today, we’ll get to meet two new authors. Leigh Ellwood and Paisley Brown (F/F pen name of Jessica Subject) share their favorite recipes, F/F authors, and a bit about their F/F fiction. Enjoy!

 

Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am Leigh Ellwood, and I write romance and erotica. I write F/F, but also other pairings. When I’m not writing I’m reading, or practicing yoga, or knitting.

 

How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?

Ana invited me to join in on the fun. Since I have new F/F romance coming out this summer, it’s a great time to promote myself.

 

How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?

I have written mild F/f scenes in some of my romance novels, but didn’t write my first full-on F/F until a few years ago. I like to write a variety of pairings, and I supposed I was waiting for the right time.

 

What are some F/F titles you have written? If you haven’t published or written F/F yet, what are you planning to write?

I have the following available in eBook:

Where Angels Dare to Tread, part of my Dareville series

South of Sundance

Undcover Passions

A Taste of Vanilla

 

I also have a print collection, She Loves Me, and an anthology I edited called Coming Together: Girl on Girl

What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?

I’ve enjoyed books by KT Grant and Debra Hyde, and recently enjoyed Every Waking Hour by Paisley Smith.

 

What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?

If you find a well-written story, enjoy it! Women do fall in love with women, and a story with great characters and a solid plot is one to enjoy.

 

What is your favorite recipe?

I’m not much of a cook. Some days I just cook up an egg white, top it with mashed avocado, and plenty of salt.

 

Romance Author Leigh Ellwood’s Site! – Erotic Romance by Leigh Ellwood

www.leighellwood.com

Leigh Ellwood is an award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance fiction. Her first novel Truth or Dare was published by Phaze Books in 2004, and ever since she has offered readers a variety of stories and novels.

Leigh writes M/M, F/F, and other pairings of erotic and romance, and also writes mystery under another name.

Readers are welcome to visit Leigh at the following websites:

http://www.leighellwood.com

http://leighwantsfood.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/leighellwoodauthor

http://twitter.com/LeighEllwood

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Jessica E. Subject writing as Paisley Brown

 

Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.

Thank you! It’s wonderful to be a part of this event. I’m married with two kids, and live in a small city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I am multi-published as Jessica E. Subject, with science fiction romance and contemporary romance stories ranging from sweet to erotic. I just started writing erotica as Paisley Brown in 2013.

How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?

Anastasia Vitsky invited me to be a part of the event. I have been involved in other events she organized, as well as other F/F fiction events.

How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?

My first F/F story was published in January 2012 with Decadent Publishing. It is part of their popular 1Night Stand series.

What are some F/F titles you have written?

Besides Unknown Futures mentioned above, Never Gonna Desert You is my other F/F story. Plus, Never Gonna Let You Go and Sex Boot Camp (w/a Paisley Brown) have F/F scenes in them. And later this year, Paisley will be releasing an F/F reunion story called Magna Cum Louder.

What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?

I like to read F/F stories from Kate Richards, Cathy Pegau, Olivia Starke, Alice Dark, and of course, Anastasia Vitsky. Kate Richards was the first F/F author I read, and she helped me in many ways in writing my own stories.

What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?

Give it a chance and be open minded. Love and romance are the biggest parts of these stories. And avoid F/F erotica for your first.

What is your favorite recipe?

One of my favorite things to make this time of year is Souper Skillet Pasta, or as my family likes to call it, Stove-Top Lasagne. Here’s the recipe:

1 pouch    onion soup mix

1 lb        ground beef

1 tsp        oregano

1 can        diced tomatoes (undrained)

2 cups        water

2 cups        uncooked shell/rotini pasta

½ cup        parmesan cheese

½ cup        mozzarella cheese

In a large frying pan, brown beef then drain. Add onion soup mix, oregano, tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally until pasta is cooked. (approx. 20 mins.) Stir in parmesan cheese and top with mozzarella cheese.

*I like to add more water and pasta to make the recipe go farther. It means we have leftovers for the next day.

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Jessica E. Subject:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. 

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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Paisley Brown:

I’m happily married with a naughty imagination. Sometimes all it takes is a whispered word or a sexy picture to inspire my next tale. My erotica stories may be contemporary, sci-fi, or paranormal, but all of them will leave you wet and panting for more.

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Monday Morning Fika with Jessica Subject: Sex with Aliens

Sex With Aliens

Have you ever stared up in the night sky thinking about the life that exists in outer space, wondering when we will finally meet someone from light years away?

Thank you to Anastasia for inviting me here today! I’ve been writing alien romances for five years now, and been published for over two. One of the common questions I get asked from those not in the Sci-Fi Romance community is why I would write about sex with aliens. Well, there are many reasons why I do it and continue to enjoy reading and writing these stories.

When my daughter was in kindergarten, she brought home books to read every night. And she hated it. If she couldn’t pronounce the word correctly the first time, she would start crying and march off to her room. As a book lover, this tore me apart. I wanted her to enjoy reading as much as me. So, I started writing. Like my husband, she loved superheroes. And I set out to write her a book about superheroes, my favorite being Superman (an alien). But as I continued to write, the story became so much more. It was no longer for her, but for myself. And the superheroes lost their powers and became just aliens trying to fit in on Earth. I quickly penned her another story about her stuffed unicorn, but by then, she had caught onto reading and now reads well in two languages.

Another reason I write about aliens is for therapy. Honestly, I used to be terrified of aliens, afraid they were lurking in the dark recesses of the house, waiting to abduct me. I’m serious. It all started about four years before I started writing. We lived in a farmhouse out in the country. While there were a couple of houses nearby, there were also fields in between us and them. Corn fields. If you’ve ever watched M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, you will understand the significance of aliens and corn fields. I became terrified of the dark again, and I hated being alone in the house at night. When we moved back to the city, I became a little less paranoid. Though, it wasn’t until I started writing about aliens, that the fear disappeared. It’s gone. And if I ever do meet an alien, I hope he’s sexy like the ones that I write about. *grins*

The biggest reason I write alien romances has to do with my beliefs. I believe in equality for all regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. I understand that people have different beliefs, and I’m okay with that. In my stories, the aliens are from other planets, but they also represent those on Earth who are different. My aliens go through the same rejection because of their differences, and many hide what they are for fear of being exposed. I like happily ever afters, where my aliens are accepted regardless of their differences. And I like to see the same thing in real life.

So, tell me, have you read any romance stories involving an alien?

~Jessica 🙂

 

Alien Lover

A story from The Edge

By Jessica E. Subject

Sci-Fi Erotica

ISBN: 978-1613334270

Unconvinced of her fiancé’s demise, Molly combs the galaxy to search for him. As her supplies run low, she is forced to turn around and set a course for Earth, alone. But, a Moloxian Starcruiser halts her retreat, and the single passenger transports onto her ship without permission. Taser in hand to defend herself, she is startled as the form remolds into her fiancé. Has Diego found her or is her tired mind playing tricks?

Book Trailer:

http://youtu.be/p1Wr59y9F5I

 

Bio:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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#RitesofSpring: Kat’s new name

1st Place: Kindle Fire 2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate

The wonderful Jessica Subject and Heather Long have organized this Rites of Spring bloghop, and there are some wonderful prizes (Kindle Fire and $50 Amazon gift certificate). To be eligible to win, please leave your email address in the body of your comment. If you want to leave a comment but don’t want to be part of the contest, omit your email address.

In addition to the grand prizes, I will randomly select TWO lucky winners to receive a copy of one book of their choice from my list (The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus, Desire in Any Language, Editorial Board, or The Way Home). HOWEVER, copy-paste “generic” comments will be disqualified. Your comment must address the content of this post. Best of luck!

Because my site doesn’t support Rafflecopter (necessary to enter the grand prize drawing), please instead visit the Rafflecopter site here to enter in the prize drawing. There are 75 other authors participating in this bloghop, so be sure to check out other authors! Everyone is posting about a character’s first.

A dark-haired girl is sitting on one of the beds, surrounded by matching floral suitcases and a rainbow of crates set up on one side of the room. Around the window, she has put up a fake curtain made from contact paper. On her desk sits a vase filled with poppies and encircled with a red ribbon around the neck.

I clear my throat and croak, “Are you Natalie?”

The girl drops the books she is sorting, and she springs to a standing position. Her eyes take in my suitcases before she asks, “Oh… oh! Yes. So, are you Katherine?”

“It’s Kat,” I say, trying not to blush. It is time that I lost my baby name. Katie sounds cute and perky, two things I am not.

The Way Home, my newest release that is entering its third week on the Amazon Top 100 list, tells the story of two girls, Kat Astra and Natalie Mestecom. They meet in their new college dorm room, and they bond instantly. The next ten years of their relationship are chronicled in The Way Home and will continue in the sequel (scheduled for publication by LazyDay on June 6th, which is incidentally Kat’s birthday).

Kat’s “first” is this moment when she consciously chooses to cut off ties to her old, childhood name and begin life with a new one. Although she is quite shy and not fond of interviews, she agreed to share some of her thoughts about changing her name.

Anastasia Vitsky: Kat, was this a first for you? Had you ever determined your own nickname before?

Kat Astra: When I was growing up, everyone called me Katie. Kids at school, my teachers, my family…well, everyone except my mom. She…(pause).

Anastasia Vitsky: She called you something different, didn’t she?

Kat Astra: Yes. (clearing throat) She called me Katie Beth. Because my full name is Katherine Elizabeth, and…(voice trails off)

Anastasia Vitsky: I’m sorry, I know how much you miss her.

Kat Astra: Sometimes other people would call me Katie Beth, but not often. That was her special name for me.

Anastasia Vitsky: Why did you choose to change your name when you went to college? Did you think about it ahead of time?

Kat Astra: No, not at all. I thought I was going to answer Natalie’s question by saying that I was Katie, but then I ended up saying something different.

Anastasia Vitsky: And now everyone calls you Kat, right?

Kat Astra: Yes, it feels funny to hear my old nickname. Although sometimes people get my name wrong and call me Kate, Kathy, and once even Kitty. I do get called Katherine a lot by telemarketers and people who have official paperwork.

Anastasia Vitsky: What was it like to introduce yourself as Kat for the first time? Are you glad that you did it?

Kat Astra: I never told Natalie this, but I wanted to take my words back! I felt foolish and as if she would know that my name really was Katie. She accepted me as Kat, though. She’s always accepted me. She made a silly joke about us being Kat and Nat, and I think there was an addition about a mat.

Anastasia Vitsky: Why did you pick Kat? Why not Kate, Kathy, or Kitty?

Kat Astra: I don’t know! Kat was the first nickname that popped into my head. Now, though, I couldn’t picture myself as anything but Kat.

Anastasia Vitsky: Why was changing your nickname an important first for you?

Kat Astra: It was the first time that I made a decision about my life without having to ask someone else for permission. For the first time, I got to determine what happened to me. I was the youngest in my family, and I never really got a say in things. Meeting Natalie was the best thing that’s ever happened to me, but part of what made it great is that it helped me figure out who I am. I’m no longer baby Katie, but I’m Kat. Even better, I’m Natalie’s Kat.

Anastasia Vitsky: Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. I know it’s hard for you to talk to others, and I’m glad you suggested doing the interview alone. You seem more comfortable without Natalie.

Kat Astra: Natalie is my best friend and the person in my life I can count on the most, but sometimes she can be scary. Please don’t tell her I said that.

Anastasia Vitsky: I won’t breathe a word. Do you have any final comments for our readers?

Kat Astra: I was wondering if anyone else has changed your name, like me, for the first time. Did it surprise you the way it surprised me? Or have you always gone by the same name?

Anastasia Vitsky: Thank you again, Kat. Please tell Natalie hello for me.

Kat Astra: Please tell her not to read this interview. Bye!

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The Way Home, Lazy Day
Natalie always wanted a little sister.  Kat didn’t know she was allowed to want anything…or anyone.

Kat, a shy farmgirl, arrives at her freshman dorm with a backpack, a suitcase, and her mother’s wish for Kat to attend college “at least until you get married”. Her roommate Natalie, a confident and fun-loving social butterfly, decides sight unseen that Kat will become her best friend for life. Natalie teaches Kat about college life, academics, and friendship by taking Kat under her wing…and over her knee.

Then their lives fall apart one fateful night on campus, and for the rest of the decade Kat and Natalie struggle to find their way back to each other. Their way home.

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