Monday, April 8, 2013

Character Interview – Jake from Accidental Romance

Hello Tara and readers! Thank you for having me!

Here’s an interview with Jake from Accidental romance, the day after Leanne’s accident.

Jessica: Hello, Jake! Thank you for taking the time to be with us today. I know you’re super busy.

Jake: Anything to prevent what happened to Leanne from happening to anyone else.

Jessica: What exactly did happen to Leanne?

Jake: She was in a hurry to finish her chores, wanted to meet friends that night. I’d agreed to do the milking for her, but she had to finish plowing the field, and get the grain up in to the bins. A bearing seized in her auger, so she had to borrow one from the farmer the next mile and a quarter over. Big mistake. The thing didn’t have a proper safety guard. Then, I guess it jammed, because Leanne went to unblock it with a stick. She didn’t turn the tractor off. I rushed over to turn if off before something happened. But I was too late. She must have slipped. Her hand slipped into the blades. There was blood everywhere.

Jessica: But you saved her. It could have been a lot worse.

Leanne: Yes, but it should never have happened. If only I’d been closer, I could have prevented the whole thing.

Jessica: It’s not your fault. You can’t blame yourself. Leanne is going to need your support.

Leanne: I know, and I’m going to be there for her every single second, until she can’t stand me. I’m going to have her working beside me in the barns again. I’ve always been there for her. Nothing’s going to change.

Accidental RomanceJessica: I’m happy to hear that, Jake. Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are able to get Leanne back out in the barns. Good luck, and give her my best.

Accidental Romance Blurb:
At twenty-two, Leanne Declan has graduated from college and hopes to take over the family farm until a tragic accident changes her life forever. Unable to do the simplest everyday chores, she must depend on her family and friends as she learns to face life’s challenges. But when her fears threaten to destroy her future, can an unexpected love be strong enough to help her dreams come true?

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A million needles pierced her wrist. She had to get away from the fire. Leanne flicked open her eyes, screaming, longing for the agony to stop.
White walls surrounded her. Machines beeped. Taking in the new scenery, she closed her mouth, the pain forgotten. Bags filled with clear liquids as well as blood hung from a metal pole. She followed the tubes from the bags into her left hand. Was that where the burn came from? She glanced at the other arm, the end of which was wrapped in thick bandages. The image of spinning blades and her mangled flesh flashed before her eyes. She screamed again, tears falling down her cheeks. This can’t be happening.
Bodies rushed into the room, many in scrubs. With her vision blurred, she didn’t recognize anyone. All strangers. She was in the foreign place by herself. A nightmare. Has to be.
“Shh, calm down, sweetie. You’ll be okay.”
A familiar voice. She glanced to her other side to see her mom standing beside her, her eyes glassy. She held her hand, but Leanne couldn’t feel it, only the throbbing which had returned to her other one, the one that was…gone? She groaned, turning on her side, and pulled her knees up to her chest.
“Mom, is it really…?”
She brushed her fingers over her forehead. “Don’t worry about it right now. You need to rest.”
“It hurts so bad.”
“I know.” Her mother stroked her face again. “But the nurses will help it go away.”
“Leanne,” one of the nurses hovering around her said. “I want you to take deep breaths and count backward from ten.”
“Ten.” She sucked in air and cried out in agony.
Between clenched teeth, she continued. Anything to stop the pain. “Nine.”
Ice traveled through her veins. “Eight.”
The throbbing slowly ebbed away. Seven.
Darkness swept over her and pulled her down with it.

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. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.

On April 12, 2013, Jessica Subject will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky commenter during the Accidental Romance tour. Please leave your email address in your comment so that she can contact you if you win. Contest is international. Good luck!


  1. Great interview. Such a heartbreaking backstory, heartwarming story!

    1. Thanks so much, Taryn! Yes, Leanne had to go through a lot, but it showed her how much Jake cared for her. :)

  2. I tweeted! (Yes, I'm proud of myself) If I lost my arm, I would have to get a voice recognition program, and since I have a southern accent it would never get my words write, so I would end up with very funny books. I really need to keep my hands.

    1. Awesome! Thanks Liza! Yes, that would be a pain. I wonder if there is voice recognition software that distinguishes different dialects and accents.

  3. Wonderful interview! Jake sounds like the perfect hero for Leanne. Sounds like such a gut-wrenching story! I can't wait to read it.

  4. thank you so much, Tara, for hosting me during the Accidental Romance tour! :)

  5. It could have been a lot worse, but still so horrific.


  6. Thank you so much, Tara, for hosting me during the Accidental Romance tour! And thanks to everyone who came out to visit!

    The winner of the $10 gift certificate is Meghan from the fourth stop on the tour. Congratulations!