My special guest today is fellow SFR author Jessica Subject. She is sharing a unique glimpse into her character, Jewel Barnaby, from her book, Unknown Futures which released on January 3rd from the 1 Night Stand line at Decadent Publishing.
A Morning With Jewel Barnaby
5:30 am – Jewel gets up to her alarm clock, uses the bathroom, and then changes into her running clothes. This is the only time of the day she can get outside to go for a jog without the entire town staring at her and murmuring hurtful words.
6:30 am – She arrives home drenched in sweat and in tears. Her neighbour almost hit her as he tried to back out of his driveway. She’s sure he saw her.
6:45 am – Finally calmed down, Jewel heads into the shower, but avoids looking in the mirror. She doesn’t need to be reminded of the scars on her face or the event which led to them.
7:30 am – She’s dressed and has had breakfast. It’s time to call her father and wish him a happy birthday. She wants to have dinner with him, but he declines. His new girlfriend will be there and he doesn’t want his daughter to make a move on the bimbo.
7:32 am – She slams the phone down and races to find the pictures of her mother. If only she were still alive.
8:00 am – Trying not to dwell on her life, she gets to work on the university correspondence courses she’s taking, having just wrote midterm exams yesterday. Even in other cities, people still stare and whisper. She can’t concentrate on her work though and hops on the Yahoo loop for burn victims. She needs to talk to someone. Scrolling through the messages, she finds a recommendation from “Josh” for a dating service. The owner, Madame Evangeline, apparently works magic in finding matches for everyone.
8:15 am – Curious, and unbelievably lonely, Jewel checks out the site. She reads the testimonials, and wonders if she could ever find anyone to see past her scars and love her. With a sliver of hope, she begins to fill out the forms.
12:00 pm – She hits send after filling out the “bazillion-question” questionnaire and making her payment. Now she just has to wait. But will this Madame Evangeline be able to find someone for her, or will her request be denied?
Unknown Futures Blurb:
Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.
Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.
Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?
Available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
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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
with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories. Southwestern Ontario, Canada