Friday, September 7, 2012

Breaking Away From the Past

by Jessica E. Subject

My newest 1Night Stand story, Sudden Breakaway, matches two new characters together, one who is looking to break from her past, and a hero who already has.

Paige Brown signed her life away when she added her thumbprint to a contract with the Space Service many years ago. Many things have changed in the world around her, but she still lives in the shadows, unable to have any chance at a normal life. Yet, that’s all she longs for, to have a family, and someone to love her. She hasn’t even had time to date, all of her time devoted to her career.

By signing up for a 1Night Stand, she hopes to have one night of passion with no commitments, for she cannot give to anything more than that.
Jared Barnes’ life has already changed. After serving in the Marine Corps, he recently became sole guardian to his preschool-aged niece and nephew. He is overwhelmed, and longs for a night to himself, to have a chance to relax. When his former Commander’s wife comes over, offering to babysit, and sends him to a hockey game, he does not pass up the opportunity. But who he finds at the game is not who he expected.

Here’s an excerpt: 
Jared hung up the phone, grinning. His niece and nephew were still alive. Mrs. Collins, too. That sneaky woman had led him to believe his buddies would meet him at the game. Instead, she and those fuckers had set him up on a blind date—a one-night stand through Madame Eve, who Ms. Brown also mentioned. Whoever Madame Eve was, the woman had to be magic. He couldn’t have asked for a more perfect woman to be set up with—as if she’d been plucked from his deepest fantasies. God, his date exuded sexuality without even trying. And that red dress clung to every one of her delectable curves. Her long brown hair flowed down her back and across her shoulders in glossy waves. The right length to grasp while she….
If he understood the purpose of this date—a one-night stand—he would see every inch of the woman hidden underneath the scarlet fabric. His cock stirred at the thought.
Yet, he wore jeans and his hockey jersey. Shit. He should have listened to Mrs. Collins.
Would Ms. Brown—he didn’t even know her first name—hold his attire against him, seeing as how she looked so damn hot?
He stepped forward, anxious to find out, and to touch her soft, creamy skin again. “I—”
She spun around, her brows knitted together. “I’m sorry, Jared. If I had known you had children, I never would have approached you about joining the Space Service. It’s contrary to our policy to recruit parents.”
Needing some contact with her, he rested a hand on her waist. Oh, yeah. “They’re my sister’s kids. I left the Marine Corps to take care of them when their father passed away.”
She shook her head, her shoulders hunched. “Still.” Her voice cracked. “I should have known.”
Brushing his hand across her cheek, he yearned to see the sexy look she’d greeted him with. “I thought this was a date. Let’s not talk about work. Besides, if you hadn’t come after me, I would never have had the chance to fantasize about you.”
Her posture relaxed as she raised her eyebrows. “You fantasized about me?”
No turning back. “Yes, and let me tell you, you were amazing.”

Dressed in her black designer suit, Paige Brown recruits men and women for the Space Service. After the end of her marriage, and several failed recruiting missions, she yearns to find a way out of her lifelong contract to live a normal life. To find love again.

Jared Barnes’s life had been flipped upside down by two little kids. When his former Commander’s wife shows up to give him a reprieve, he jumps at the chance for a break, and to visit his former squad. But it is not his buddies he meets in the private suite at the hockey game, instead a woman who has been the star of all of his recent fantasies.

Now available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
More information and Buy Links here:

For your chance to WIN an ebook copy of one of my already published 1Night Stand stories, be sure to a comment along with your email address. Winner will be notified on September 10, 2012. Plus, anyone who leaves a comment is eligible to receive
Sudden Breakaway book swag.

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. Congrats on your newest story! It sounds as good as the others.

  2. WOOT! This is SO going to the top of my TBR list! Huge congrats, Jess!!!!!!

    1. Awesome! Thanks LJ! I hope you enjoy it! :)

  3. Huge congrats! Loved the blurb and excerpt!

    Happy sales!

  4. Sounds yummy Jessica !! You have yet another success on your hands, congrats on the release !!

  5. You combined my two favorite things 1NS and hockey...definitely a winner in my book! Congrats!!!

    1. Woot! Hockey rocks! Thanks, Andieleah! :)

  6. Jess!!! I'm so excited for you. I love this concept, and a date in a private hockey suite? I work at trying to find unique date venues for our 1NS heros and heroines, it never occured to me to put sports in the mix. Well done!

    Love the excerpt and the blurb, Congrats Jessica and here's to many, many sales of your newest hit!

    Hugs <3

    1. Thanks, Kali! I knew I wanted this one to occur at a hockey game, so I did some research, and the private suite seemed to work the best. LOL

  7. Congrats, Jess! Sounds like a great story!

  8. Sexy! Sounds like a really good one! On to the TBR list it goes!

  9. Looks like a great story. *adds to her already huge 1NS pile* I'm looking forward to reading it. :)


    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

    1. Thanks so much, Sheri! Yes, I have one of those 1NS piles, too. :)

  10. Sounds really good, I love that he is worried about how he dressed lol. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Carin! Yes, if he'd only known who he was meeting. LOL

  11. Sounds awesome, Jessica! Congrats!

  12. This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  13. I can't wait to read this one! I love 1NS! Now there is hockey and romance! I am already in!!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks so much, Mel! I hope you enjoy Sudden Breakaway. :)

  14. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! The winner of one of my previous 1Night Stand titles is ANDIELEAH! Congratulations!

    I will be in contact with you all soon regarding Sudden Breakaway swag. ;)