Jessica Peterson is a Canadian author, born in Fredericton, N.B. However, after moving to Surrey, B.C. at the young age of three, she had the pleasure of growing up in a large, multicultural city.
With a lust for life, not long after completing high school, she set out to create some memorable adventures. Soon discovering her love of travelling, she found herself jet setting off to Singapore where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. From there, it was onto Russia where she immersed herself in the culture and fell in love with the country she had once feared. Then, after a short stint in the south of France, she returned home to Canada.
Having discovered her passion for writing while living abroad, she dove into the crafting of her first manuscript. Life soon interrupted with the arrival of her first child and soon after that, her second. But with her love for writing fighting its way to the surface, Jessica soon found her way back into the world of literature.
Now back in the town where she was born, living with her boyfriend, her two darling daughters, and her snuggly cat Lucy, she tries to find a balance between being a mom and being a writer. And with hopes of moving readers with her words, she has finally taken the terrifying leap of self-publishing.
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- Different Roads
on March 10, 2013
A well-written, descriptive novel. I was easily immersed in the main character's world and taken along her genuinely interesting journey. For me, the ending is what either makes or breaks the book, and with Different Roads, the ending was the best part. It was a quick, captivating read and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I would highly recommend it to others. :)
- Arielle: Immortal Passion
on June 02, 2013
Having not read extensively in this genre, I find it a bit difficult to truly critique. Nonetheless, I would give this book three out of five stars. Although some of the descriptions and certain passages are beautifully written, and although you can truly feel the love between the main characters Arielle and Sebastian, there isn't as much action as I normally like to see in a book. On top of that, although the ending left me wanting to know more, it bothered me a bit because I was left feeling out of the loop. And despite the appeal of some of the steamy scenes, I felt myself losing interest somewhat with each subsequent bout of romance, perhaps there were too many? or maybe it's because it seemed like the same sentences were used quite often to describe the same thing? I think this novel might have worked better as a short story, really cut down to the bare bones, I think there would have been more tension and more excitement to draw the reader in.
- Blood Is Heavier
on June 09, 2013
I thought this book was excellent. I personally enjoyed all the description because it paints a very vivid picture for the reader. There were moments when I was a bit confused as to what was going on with the jumping around, but it didn't take long to figure it out. And I was left with quite a few questions unanswered in the end, but considering there's a sequel, perhaps that is why. All in all, I thought this book was well written and it kept me interested throughout. I wanted to keep reading to know what would happen and I even found myself getting a bit emotional a few times.
- The Black Rose
on June 17, 2013
I really enjoyed the storyline, there were parts of it that I thought were just adorable. However, I think if this book were to go through a couple more rounds of edits, it would be even better. Sometimes the tenses were inconsistent and there were a few minor errors with mixed up details. Also, with the way the story was written, I got the impression it was from a time long, long ago, however there were certain words/phrases that brought me out of the book for a moment and made me wonder "they wouldn't say that back then, would they". Bridezillas is the first thing that comes to mind. Other than that I loved the conclusion as I'm a sucker for happy endings. Endings in general really make the book for me and I was quite happy with this one. It was a quick read with lots of endearing twists. I felt interested in the main character and wanted to keep reading to know what would happen which is always a good sign. I would recommend it.
- Katie's Connection
on July 09, 2013
I enjoyed this short story. It was full of emotion and had a very sweet ending.
- The Poor Man's Greed
on July 09, 2013
I got really into this book and read it in one night. The author did a great job at creating emotion because I was so happy throughout the story to think that things had changed for the better. However, by the end of it I was so sickened and disappointed. It wasn't a happy story but it was well written.
- Codename: Kittens
on July 09, 2013
This was adorable. I only wish it would be made into a picture book so I could share it with my daughter.
- Sin With Cuffs
on July 12, 2013
The beginning of this book really had me drawn in. The relationship between Holly and Liam was full of excitement and desire and I was looking forward to see where it led. Throughout reading I found myself very intrigued even though I found a lot of the story quite predictable. Unfortunately, as the story carried on, I found more technical issues that pulled me out of the plot and made understanding difficult. There were times when I was left a tad confused as to what was going on or what had been discovered and there were some facts that were contradictory. Endings for me make the book and although this ending seems to set things up for a sequel, it wasn't very satisfying for me. All in all, it was a good read and the steamy bits were some of the best I've read yet.
- Lucky Number Six
on July 14, 2013
This story was adorable, definitely not your ordinary, everyday read. I loved the surprising characters, especially the unicorn. This was a story I didn't want to end and was a little disappointed because I was left wanting to know more. There were some moments I had a hard time keeping track of which character was which, but this is one book I'd actually like to see a sequel for.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
- Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?
on Aug. 03, 2013
This was a cute book and the author certainly leads an interesting life. I love animals and it's so nice to read about the happy lives the animals in this book have been given. My favourite parts of this book were the little blurbs written from the different animals' perspectives, it was very sweet. Based on just the story, this is a good read. Based on the writing, I think it could use a bit more work. All in all, it was a good read and I enjoyed it.