Jessica E. Subject
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.
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Portals: Volume Six
by Maeve Alpin, P. J. Dean, A.R. DeClerck, Debra Jess, Alexis Glynn Later, Belinda McBride, Sabine Priestley, S.M. Schmitz, Aurora Springer, & Jessica E. Subject
Volume six, your gateway to the world of Science Fiction Romance.
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Imago Chronicles: Book One, A Warrior's Tale
on May 08, 2010
A Warrior's Tale is the story of Nayla, a half-Elf, half-mortal, who is shunned by both cultures including her own father, Lord Treeborn. With help, she flees from the brutal beatings of her father and finds herself in the lands of the Kagai Warriors. Struggling to find her place, she serves the Warrior leaders and when old enough, she trains amongst the men. Proving herself in every battle, she becomes a legend among the Kagai. After many years, she returns to her homeland, no longer a child to face her father.
While reading this book, I became emotionally involved in it. Several times, I found myself holding back tears as Nayla struggled to find her place. A Warrior's Tale is a wonderful read, and I am anxious to read the rest of the Imago series.
Imago Chronicles: Book Two, Tales from the West
on June 27, 2010
Refusing to conform to the standard in the fantasy genre, Lorna Suzuki created a species of Elves divided by religion and separated into the fair Elves from the West and the dark Elves of Eastern Imago. Living amongst Mortals, the two races of Elves must unite and join forces with the humans of Imago to defeat the Dark Lord Beyilzon and other evil forces threatening their need for peace.
Imago Book One: Tales from the West involves the journey of a group of men known as The Order led by Prince Markus of Carcross. He is accompanied by three noble knights from the surrounding regions of Western Imago - Darius, Faria, and Lando - and Prince Arerys representing the Kingdom of the Elves. An old wizard, Lindras Weatherstone and Prince Markus' young squire Ewan join them as they must first reach Mount Isa to obtain the Stone of Salvation from the Three Sisters - watchers of the past, present and future who were chosen to guard the precious stone over 1,000 years ago.
On their quest beginning on the Western edge of Imago, they will cross the Plains of Fire to Mount Hope where they must unite the Stone of Salvation with the only weapon with enough power to destroy the Dark Lord as he attempts to gain power and rule over all of Imago. Four emissaries of the Dark Lord are in pursuit, leading the soldiers of the Dark Army. The six men must battle against these soldiers, guarding young Ewan for his crucial role in the quest, as they cross the treacherous landscape, gaining an unexpected ally and loosing members of the Order along the way. When all seems lost, soldiers surround them from all sides, they must decide whether or not to accept help from a race of Elves once banished and thought long extinct.
From the very beginning of this book, Lorna pulled me in to experience the trials and tribulations of the members of the Order as they journeyed across Imago to Mount Hope in the Iron Mountains to destroy Beyilzon forever. Unlike other novels in the fantasy genre with epic battle scenes, Lorna provides much more emotion in these scenes and includes fighting techniques influenced by her expertise as a 4th Dan practitioner and instructor of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Having read the prequel Imago Book Three: A Warrior's Tale previous to this one, I was a little disappointed to find Nayla not included in the first few chapters, but Lorna did an amazing job foreshadowing her future appearance. She also included other great characters to make up for the lack of the feisty little half-Elf I enjoyed reading about in Book Three.
Although many lessons regarding religious and racial tolerance are interspersed throughout this book, the primary theme of this novel tells us size and age are not determining factors in the impact one can make in their own life and the lives of others.
Imago Chronicles: Book Three, Tales from the East
on July 12, 2010
Conflict on every page
Taking advice from Literary Agent and Author Donald Maass, fantasy Author Lorna Suzuki provides conflict on every page of Imago Book Two: Tales from the East.
Warning: This review contains spoilers if you have not read Imago Book One: Tales from the West.
Continuing from Imago Book One: Tales from the West, Lord Beyilzon has been defeated, but another evil force threatens the Elves and Mortals of Imago. In the East, the Regent has joined forces with the evil Wizard Eldred Firestaff to gain complete control over Orien with plans to expand their reign of terror across all of Imago.
The Order, after losing two knights and young Ewan Vatel in their defeat of Lord Beyilzon, must divide. Prince Arerys Wingfield, Prince Markus of Carcross, the wayward Wizard Lindras Weatherstone, and Valtar Briarwood as a representative from the East, depart for Mount Isa on the western edge of Imago to return the Stone of Salvation to the Three Sisters for safekeeping. Departing for the East, Nayla Treeborn leads her army back to Nagana along with Order member Lando Bayliss of Cedona, and her friend, the Steward of Nagana, Joval Stonecroft. They have plans to thwart Eldred Firestaff and the Regent’s attempt to gain control over Orien and place the true King, now of age, onto the throne.
While well-written battle scenes with a martial arts influence are still included in this book, the members of the Order experience more internal conflict and conflict within their group. With the action moving back and forth between the two sections of the Order, tension and suspense are built further.
With characters I enjoy investing my time in, and their well-described home of Imago, I became immersed in this book from the very beginning.
The other two books I read in this series were great, but I must admit Imago Book Two: Tales from the East is the best I’ve read yet. I do not recommend reading it though until you have read Imago Book One: Tales from the West.
And just as everything is wrapped up nicely at the end, and event occurs leaving me anxious to read Imago Book Four: The Tears of God.
Imago Chronicles: Book Four, The Tears of God
on April 12, 2011
In the first three books of the Imago series, armies battle against each other in the ultimate show down of good versus evil. In Imago Book Four: The Tears of God, the battles are personal, and many of them internal. Fantasy author Lorna Suzuki brings the story closer to home but continues to play with the readers emotions.
In The Tears of God, Lorna introduces us to new characters masterfully, revealing them through actions and words. She only uses back story to explain a character’s actions once they are well established in the story.
If you are a Nayla fan from the previous books in the Imago, you will love Carys as I do.
Lorna also explores new areas of Western Imago in Book 4, and with three story lines, she keeps the story flowing and increases the suspense.
Can past actions be forgiven, or will they destroy the royal family of Wyndwood Forest? In Imago Book Four: The Tears of God, no one is safe. How will your favourite character fare in the end?
Imago Chronicles: Book Five, Destiny's End
on April 12, 2011
In Destiny's End, Lorna Suzuki breaks the fantasy mold once more. In the latest quest of the Order, they are in a race against the end of time, trying to stop the Sorceress whom they thought had died, from reining over Imago. Some members of the Order must follow the Sorceress to a new realm not unlike our own while others stay behind to protect the Queen and Princes of Daross from the King who is being manipulated by the Sorceress.
Although part of Destiny's End takes place in a new realm not typical in epic fantasies, I feel it helps this book appeal to a wider audience. When the characters reach the new realm, their reactions seem realistic, as they do not accept new technology and ideas easily.
This book tended to focus on Nayla Treeborn and Cullen Bistrow, yet made other characters even more appealing, including the Elf Joval Stonecroft. It was sad to say goodbye though to another character who'd been in the story from the very beginning.
Destiny's End is a great addition to the Imago Chronicles and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Slow Burn (Book 1 of the Fitzgerald Family)
on May 21, 2011
Ten years ago, Ashley's parents and Ron's father died in the same fire. It was not the event that brought them together, but anonymous letters suggesting the fire was not an accident. The two must now work together to find the truth. Sparks ignite between them, but information revealed in their search may tear them apart forever.
Slow Burn is anything but slow. Whether the characters are fighting for their lives or fighting to get each other's clothes off, the pages are filled with action. The emotional intensity is great as well. I never wanted to put the book down.
Slow Burn is heart-thumping, heart-wrenching and heart-stopping. I look forward to more from E.B. Walters.
Children of the Fog
on June 04, 2011
In 'Children of the Fog', we watch Sadie's already far from perfect life spiral further out of control after her son is abducted in front of her.
I must admit, this book does not fall into the genres I normally read, but I've read other books by Cheryl Kaye Tardif and really enjoyed them.
I found this book hard to get into due to the main character. She bugged me, mostly because she just did not fight hard enough for anything in her life. It was the prologue that kept me reading though and I'm glad I did.
I watched in the later half as Sadie grew as a person, even though she still had her faults; we all do. But there was one thing she never gave up on, one thing she fought for, and that made the story enjoyable for me.
I will continue to read more from Cheryl Kaye Tardif in the future.