The Power Of Three
Jessica E. Subject
The EDGE Series
July 17, 2012
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Cursed to live amongst several stone gargoyle statues, Oscar watches a young couple, yearning to participate in their sexual activities. For he has been away from his own lovers for over a year, and longs to touch and be touched again.
When he tumbles off the headboard onto the couple, he is released from the statue but must find a way home. His only thought: a ménage with the man and woman who freed him. But will they try something new to grant him his return passage, or leave him wandering Earth alone?
Thank you so much, Molly, for having me on your blog today!
Tell us about Jessica Subject. Who are you when you’re not writing?
I’m a mother, a wife, and maybe a bit crazy. Besides writing, I love to read, go for fast walks, go hiking, and dance to fast music.
Do you have a day job as well?
I do, but now that school is back in session, I’m not as busy with the other job. I have more time to focus on my writing.
Why the paranormal genre and where do your ideas come from?
The Power of Three is actually my first paranormal story. I generally write science fiction romance. My ideas come from all areas of life, whether from a picture, a conversation, a new article I read… The idea for The Power of Three came from a conversation with one of my good friends about gargoyles.
Who is your favorite character to write about in your stories?
I love writing all of the characters. Each one is different, at least I try to make them that way, but they also each have a part of me in them.
Do you foresee taking one of your lesser seen characters and creating a series about them?
In my 1Night Stand stories, each one is about a lesser seen character in one of the other stories, or includes main characters from a previous story as minor characters. And in some of my upcoming stories, I’m including some already known characters. It’s hard to say goodbye to them.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
The biggest challenge was learning how to write well. Everyone can write, but it takes a lot of learning to turn a story into something that publishers want. I followed so many writing blogs of multiple genres, not just romance, had my work critiqued by other authors and took workshops through various writing organizations. It all helped, but I continue to learn with each story.
Once you have a well-written story, it’s just a matter of finding someone else who likes it.
If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
This story, no. Some of the others, I think I might have waited a little longer and edited some more before submitting them.
Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Not yet, though I have had rejections and revise and resubmits along the way.
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
Oh my gosh, this is the hardest part of this industry. Blog tours like this are a lot of fun to meet new readers, as well as TRS parties and blog hops. I also advertise on various venues, blog, and am on Facebook and Twitter. I think a combination of everything helps.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
The Power of Three is a short story, but my favorite part to write was Bo and Delayna’s reaction to finding Oscar in their bedroom.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
The toughest criticism is when I get that first round of edits and I have to rewrite part of the story because it just doesn’t work. And changing that part leads to changes throughout the story. But it’s all worth it in the end.
The best compliment is when a reader can relate to one of my stories and enjoys what I’ve written.
Here’s a couple of quirky questions for you, Jessica….
What’s your favorite movie? I was saying Star Trek (2009), but I recently watched Independence Day again, and I absolutely love that movie. Always will.
Cake with or without ice cream? With. Yum!
Date night out, or date night in? Date night in means kids, so date night out.
Thanksgiving or Christmas? Christmas. Thanksgiving here in Canada is in October, and there are so many birthdays in my family then, that the holiday is often overshadowed and super busy.
Physical copy of a book or eReader?? I love both, but I tend to read more on my eReader.
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you so much for coming to visit me today, and thanks again, Molly, for hosting me!
Thanks for stopping by!
“I’m from Wigbay,” [Oscar] stated. “I’m not sure how to explain where that is except to say, it’s in another dimension. I was sent here, trapped as a spirit inside your gargoyle statues when I refused to take on another female lover.”
On the day he’d been sucked away from his life partners, Catalis had arrived at his shared home, shouting curses and calling him out for not taking her as his mate. Against their advice, he left Lianna and Lewis on the love platform, anxious to dispose of their unwelcome visitor. But she had other ideas.
When he met her outdoors, she waved her arms in wide circles, uttering an ancient chant. Her malicious words drew the air around them into a swirling mass. Without the combined power of his mates, he was weak to stop her. Catalis used an energy field to bind him then tossed him into the center of the twister. Lianna and Lewis raced out the door and launched themselves onto the sorceress, but they were too late.
“You were in our statues?”
Oscar blinked hard, returning his attention to his hosts.
Bo’s eyes grew wide, his face a mess of contradictory emotions.
“Another lover?” Delayna asked.
“I’ve been able to move amongst the gargoyles you own for the past year. It feels like forever since I’ve seen Lianna and Lewis—my mates, my lovers.” A wave of sorrow threatened to wash over him, but one glimpse of the sparkle in her eyes brought back his immediate need.
“You’ve been spying on us for a year?” Bo turned to his wife. “I don’t believe this shit about being trapped, but there could be hidden cameras in your statues. I swear, Delayna. I’m throwing every single one of them away as soon as we get this whackjob out of the house.”
“Please, Bo.” She whispered something in his ear and he smiled until he caught Oscar looking at him.
Bo stood up, letting the pillow fall to the floor. “Like what you see?”
About The Author:
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.