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Celestial Seduction

(1NightStand (by Jessica))

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  33 reviews
At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline’s popular dating service. Although he does not understand the ...more
ebook, 35 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Decadent Publishing (first published June 29th 2011)
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Heather McCorkle
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4.5
Wow, this was one steaming hot sci-fi that kept me turning the pages! While it's certainly not for the under aged, it boasts a great story as well as hot elements. And the characters were completely compelling. Loved it!
Jennifer Lane
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Sweet Starman"

I met Jessica Subject through her blog Mark of the Stars (http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/) where she interviewed me after reviewing my novel. I’m happy to return the favor by sharing my enjoyment of her short story Celestial Seduction.

Science fiction isn’t my favorite genre but Jessica’s story drew me in from the beginning due to her excellent characterization. The story features Frey, an alien masquerading as a human, and Carrie, a woman recovering from her recent divorce. Both
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Selena Robins
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Celestial Seduction is a short sci-fi story, and still with its shorter length and sci-fi feel, the author has created two loveable and relatable leading characters, high sexual tension, a strong conflict and a good ending. The sex scene remains true to the characters, and at the same time it is a well balanced mix of sexy, adorable, and pulls at the reader's heart strings. During the lovemaking scene, the hero displays a unique vulnerability, delivering a powerful sensual punch that makes the r ...more
Avery Tingle
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
This story is an excellent, deft blend of science fiction and romance, the latter blossoming in the most unexpected places. The characters are layered and likable, and you find yourself cheering for Frey and Carrie every step of the way, especially after their first date. Although the story ends too quickly and abruptly, the pacing is a testament of Ms. Subject's expertise in writing in these two genres. I'd love to see this story continued, I greatly enjoyed this story and recommend it to anyon ...more
Diane Alberts
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I never read Sci-Fiction, but this book called to me due to my fondness of the 1NS series. And, my instincts were right! I loved the uniqueness of the story, and she did an excellent job of making me love the characters in so short a time.

Such a sweet, fun, sexy summer read. I'd love to see more Sci-Fiction Romance from her, any day! And, yes, this is from a non-sci-fiction reader!
Dianne Hartsock
Jul 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Sweet, romantic story. I really liked the characters and am glad they got their HEA.
Toni
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cbrrc-s
Please stop by and read my review at Coffee Beans & Love Scenes Reviews.
Tracy Riva
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Celestial Seduction

By Jessica E. Subject

Copyright 2011 by Jessica E. Subject

Published by Decadent Publishing, ISBN 978-1-61333-094-4

Celestial Seduction is one of the short stories in Decadent Publishing’s 1-Night Stand series. Don’t be deceived, these aren’t your typical one night stands, they are arranged by the mysterious, and possibly magical Madame Evangeline whose goal is to find partner for her one night stands. This time she might be a little in over her head though as her subjects aren’t
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Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Celestial Seduction was a super quick read that I got through in about an hour. Jessica did a good job of giving decent back story that was pertinent without prolonging the story line.With a story this short I found it a bit hard to invest in the characters emotions so I read it completely on a superficial level. Having said that I did find it well wrote and easy to read. The writing was fluid and constant. I found no lagging parts, not that it was long enough for that.

The story is the extremely
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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Review posted here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2011/06/arc-short-review-celestial-seduction-by.html

I was asked to review this by friend and fellow book blogger, Jessica (@markofthestars). She also happens to be the author of this story. Now it was only 35 pages long, but it still managed to packed a punch for me.

We start off by meeting Frey, our alien. He is sick and tired of being in space, of being taught not to feel anything. He wants to leave and live amongst the humans. His comma
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Romancing the Book
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, romance
Posted on Romancing the Biiok's blog
Reviewed by Robin
Review Copy Provided by the Publisher

If you enjoy romance and alien’s you will enjoy this short story about a one night stand that turns into so much more. This cute story gives you the reader hope in love that transcends differences.

Frey an alien working on earth finds that he wants more than what his planet of Ginnun can give him. After making the decision to leave and make a home on earth after he is betrayed by his fiancé who has slept wit
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Monique
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Originally Reviewed at AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

Celestial Seduction was a really quick read that I finished during one of my lunch breaks. Frey has refused to return to his home planet. He has decided that he wants to his true love on Earth. He signs up for a dating service and waits several months before finally arranging a date with Carrie who he feels may be a potential mate for him. When the two finally meet the relationship takes off quickly.

I thought this was a sweet love story. Frey come
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Alisha Robinson
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Aliens aren't really my bag ... baby. But when Jess told me she was going to be a published author I just had to read her short story!
This book had everything us gals (and guys) look for in our romance. A somewhat nervous woman who opens up while engulfed in passion, a strong, sexy as all heck man err alien, and a whole lotta steamy s-e-x! Jess didn't disappoint here. Her imagery was insane! I could almost see his ... ahem ... bulge and couldn't help but want to read more!
Yes, it was a short s
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Renee
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
I loved this book. It was short, only about 35 pages, but it caught my attention and kept me intrigued. Fans of Sci Fi Romance will love it too. Frey was so cute and somewhat insecure about himself and Carrie had low self esteem issues. She was not as simple as I thought and Frey was determined to win her over. This book was both touching and humorous. I highly recommend this book.
Rebecca
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It had the amazing combination of love, sex, romance, and science fiction. It is fabulous. Jessica Subject manages to do in brief short story what so many authors struggle with in huge books--she makes her readers feel. This is a debut book and its fabulous.
Kelly at
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed..... Review will be up soon...
Barbara
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very sweet & sexy sci-fi short read. I really enjoyed this story and loved having a mini-catch-up with Tamara, Carrie's best friend from Beneath the Starry Sky.

Recommended read.
Maureen Hoar
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely short story of love, passion and acceptance. It was very sweet and quite sexy.
Jessica Subject
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I really enjoyed writing this book.
Katie Kearney
Sep 13, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book ... a lot. But I wanted it to be longer. I do recommend if you are looking for something quick! :)
Hina
Title: Celestial Seduction
By: Jessica E. Subject
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Frey Berger, an alien on a mission to Earth decides not to return to his home planet of Ginnun, where emotions and feelings are discouraged. His intended mate already chose another over him, so Frey has no reason to go back and he likes human emotions, he wants to experience more. Frey contacts 1NightStand dating service to find his true mate who would accept his true self and experience love. Carrie was deeply hurt when her high sch
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Musing Bookworm
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally shown on Musing of a Bookworm

A man from another galaxy, choosing to stay on earth after being wronged. A women left by her childhood sweetheart and unable to have children. Thrown together through a dating agency specializing in one night stands. A strange premise for a romance short story.

Firstly, in the interest of full disclosure, I haven't read many sci-fi romances and perhaps this has colored my views. Like other reviewers (see below) I have found it very hard to elsbora
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Amanda Gard
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1ns
This was a no muss no fuss read. I liked Frey immensely, and I mostly liked Carrie. Her crying and running away were a bit annoying. The only real out of place aspect was her utter acceptance of Frey's secret. Now don't get me wrong, the belief was okay, but not asking a single question before jumping in the sack?? You should probably confirm physical compatibility at the very least. While sweet, the ending was almost laughable in its predictability.

3.5 stars
Kelly
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Celestial Seduction is for people who...

...like their heroes a little alien.
...enjoy the sexy sci-fi.
...don't mind one night stands...
...with the potential for more (much more!) down the line.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

Celestial Seduction was part of a free Kindle bundle I downloaded on 03/19/13 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.
Beckey
Fantastic... With HEA ending that will make you smile and say "Awe"
Well written great flow captivating and enjoyable quick read:)
Review will be on the blog in August and will be a part of the boxset

Serena
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-mf
While this book did have a few redeeming qualities, due to a lack of editorial contribution I would not recommend.

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
April
Another awesome 1Night Stand story. This one had an alien twist. Sexy!!

A really quick read that had plenty of heart. It only had one steamy scene but it was very sensual.

Can't wait to read the related books!!
Shiloh Saddler
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not usually a sci fi fan, but I really enjoyed this short read. The human/alien relationship was actually believable. Both Frey and Carrie are well-rounded characters. When I got to the end I wanted to know more of the story. A touching and refreshingly different romance.
♛✨  Christine ♛✨
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Real love is hard to come by but for Carrie and Frey it's staring right at them.
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Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and l ...more

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