Jessica Kong was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Queens College and majored in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology. She currently lives in Somerset, New Jersey with her loving husband of 21 yrs. and teenage triplets. Her personal library has a healthy amount of romance, horrors, fantasy, and science fiction books that she has read and collected over the years. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the subchapter Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Writers. When she is not reading she enjoys puzzles, crocheting, and playing video games.
The first time Jessica dabbed in writing was during her High School years. It was mostly for fun and only lasted a few months. The second time she picked up a pen to write a story was during her college years. Again, nothing had happened since she had an English teacher that was not the greatest motivator around, and she was naïve enough to believe everything he said. But it seems that her overactive imagination would not be denied, for she has self-published her first paranormal romance and has a second one on the way.
And now from the author herself:
How did you come up with the idea for “A Lost Kitten”?
If you are an author, I am sure you have been asked this question multiple times. Well, not about “A Lost Kitten”, but about your own story. If you are a reader, you must have thought ‘where do authors come up with this stuff?’
Well, for me it all started with a scene from a black and white romance movie that I once saw. It was a couple laying on the beach in an intimate embrace as the incoming waves washed over them. That scene sparked a dream so real that it kept me in its clutches for months.
At the time I had this dream, I had become a new mother of triplets. One day I sat in front of my computer hoping to escape into a world that I had complete control of. As I played my video game, I thought of the beach scene. I also recalled my favorite books and movies. Even though the stories were great, there was always something I wished the characters had done differently.
This led me to ask the ‘what if’ question. What if the man on the beach was a secret agent and the woman he held in his arms was an alien from another world that he was protecting from his government? What if this alien humanoid evolved from felines? My mind began showing me a storyline heading in a different direction than the movie’s. I found it interesting and fun, so I turned off my computer game and opened up a word document and started typing. My new ‘escape from a chaotic world’ was created.
As I wrote about this blossoming romance, the couple became more real to me. Their story continued to unravel in my head. It began to include family members, best friends, traveling into space, even a timeline. As my triplets grew, I wrote storyline after storyline from that one beach scene, eventually writing “A Lost Kitten”, a paranormal romance with science fiction elements entailing the firstborn son of that spy and alien feline.
The hero, John McCall escapes a space station explosion but is lost in space and stranded on an unknown planet that turns out to be a ghost planet. Since John is part feline, he is highly sensitive to his environment. He soon encounters the spirits. One spirit in particular affects him the most. During his stay on the planet, John tries to uncover why. He eventually discovers this spirit is his soulmate. Now what is he to do? Should he stay with his dead soulmate, or should he return home and search for his missing family?
“A Lost Kitten” is the first installment in my Sea-anan Saga, for John is the firstborn son to my beach couple. But as we all know, felines can have litters of multiple kittens. Therefore, his story is not the only one that demands to be told. His large family is scattered throughout space, each encountering their own adventure. One by one, I wish to share their stories with my readers and help them ‘escape their chaotic world’, if just for a few hours.
You can find more about Jessica via…
- Book Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-World-of-Sea-ana/462338863811603
- Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Kong/155150417957328
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AreoMc
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6533956.Jessica_Kong
- Website: http://www.seaanan.com
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com
and her writing…
- Amazon Book: http://www.amazon.com/A-Lost-Kitten-Jessica-Kong/dp/1475143400
- Amazon UK Book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Lost-Kitten-Jessica-Kong/dp/1475143400
- Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-lost-kitten-jessica-a-kong/1112436828?ean=9781475143409
I then invited Jessica to include a synopsis of ‘A Lost Kitten’…
Seacat John McCall labels the attack on the Sea-anan Empire as a nightmare. He escapes the enemy’s invasion, only to find himself stranded on a distant planet called Surreal. Tormented by thoughts of his family being massacred or captured by the enemy, he focuses on returning to aid them until he experiences a mind-boggling kiss that can only come from the one he is meant to share his life with. To ease the terror he feels for his family, John seeks the identity of his secret admirer. He quickly learns the true meaning of nightmare when he discovers his soul mate is of “the mist.”
Jasira Eversole is drawn to the powerfully built outlander sitting at the king’s table. Unable to resist the need to see him again, she enters the warrior’s room while he sleeps. John’s rugged good looks and chiseled body compel Jasira to reach out and touch him. Being of the mist, Jasira knows she will not be able to feel John, but she cannot resist his pull. The richness of John’s hair, the firmness of his muscles, and the clean scent of his skin all take Jasira off guard. She swiftly realizes John is her intended mate. Now, Jasira must somehow convince the young warrior that they are two halves of one soul without chasing him off Surreal, leaving her to a lonely existence as mist.
And an excerpt of her novel…
John was drifting off to sleep when he felt someone press their lips to his. His heart leapt in his chest, waking him. He did not wait to respond. He instantly showed his talented Jasira how a McCall kissed.
He had longed for this kiss since the last time. Her kiss was how he remembered. Warm. Hungry. Arousing. John growled. He lured her tongue into his mouth where he could savor it. Her taste made his trip to Surreal worth it.
John felt Jasira’s fingers travel down his chest, abdomen, to his throbbing root. His head fell back, over the tub on a loud groan. “Jasira.” He adjusted his hips, giving her better access to his enflamed body.
His racing heart banged harder against his ribs. Jasira gripped him firmly. John felt the world tilt on its axis. He clung to the sides of the iron tub. He closed his eyes tighter and enjoyed her touch.
“I want you, Jasira,” John huskily admitted. His eyes opened. Through glowing eyes, he saw the ceiling. He glanced around. The kitchen was empty.
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