Thursday, April 26, 2012

The seeds of a 1Night Stand

by Jessica E. Subject
Recently, I contracted my fifth 1Night Stand story, and it got me thinking about where these stories come from. I’m not a plotter, so I didn’t have extensive notes about what was going to happen before I sat down to write any of these stories. Yes, I had a basic understanding of the characters, and an idea of where the story would take place, but that’s about it.

To be honest, every single story started in the shower. That is where my muse likes to flood my mind with ideas. Sometimes she shows me a brand new story, and other times what’s going to happen in a story I’m working on. And then begins the daydreaming, usually when I’m supposed to be doing something else, like making dinner. It takes a couple days for me to develop the story in my head before I start writing it, sometimes longer if I have other writing commitments.

Here are my first thoughts for each of my stories:

Celestial Seduction: A woman who can’t get pregnant. Her husband left her because of this. An alien comes down from space. Can he grant her lifelong wish?

Beneath the Starry Sky: This is Tamara’s story (from Celestial Seduction). She wears a wig to hide her Alopecia Areata, and has low self-confidence.
Unknown Futures: This story has to take place in a dance club. What if the dance club was on a space station? It’s a lesbian romance, and one of the heroines has scars on her face. The story has to include Carrie and Frey from Celestial Seduction.
Satin Sheets in Space: An 18th century ball. The woman is taller than most. She works for Josh from Beneath the Starry Sky. What about a ménage? And her dates are two hunky aliens.

Sudden Breakaway: A guy is being recruited for the Space Service (Celestial Seduction & Unknown Futures), but he can’t join as he has kids. No, not his kids, but he is their guardian. He’s a former Marine. The date takes place in Washington DC…at a hockey game.
I don’t know if any other author’s thoughts are as scattered, but this is how I think, and come up with the ideas for most of my stories. Hey, it works for me.

Leave a comment with your email address for a chance to WIN an ebook copy of any of my currently released 1Night Stand stories. (Beneath the Starry Sky, Celestial Seduction, or Unknown Futures)

Beneath the Starry Sky Blurb
(Although this is the second 1Night Stand story I had published, it begins my sub-series)
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.

Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
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.


  1. All your books sound so interesting! The type where once you pick them up to read, you'll be in that position until the end!

  2. Jess! you're amazing! lol, describing your muse, that's exactly what mine does! lol, think it's the same one on a time share? lol

    Congrats & keep 'em coming!


    1. Thanks so much, Kali! I don't think mine's on time share, as she's constantly throwing ideas at me. But maybe they're related. :)

    2. Congrats, Kali! You win your choice of my 1Night Stand stories! :)

    3. Squeeee!!!1 Thanks Jess! Perfect end to the week from hell! Now I can curl up with some 5 star entertainment for a brief escape! Hugs

  3. I love the 1NS series!! I haven't read one that I haven't loved yet!! Love how your ideas come to you! My best ones are from in the shower.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Yes, the series is fabulous, and I'm constantly filling my ereader with new stories from the series. :)

      My muse and I worked on the plot of a story today in the shower. Now, I must write it all down. :)

  4. The covers a beautiful. These are going on my TRL. I'm obsessed with the 1NS! These I have not read. I currently have 47 books in my 1NS folder in my kindle ( see obsessed!)