Guess who dropped by to warm herself in front of our fireplace? Jessica Trapp is here!

Jessica, how is 2014 treating you?
The first week of January.  What a rush.  The forecast says 21 degrees on Monday and 72 degrees on Friday.  Aside from the schizophrenic weather, there’s the hectic holiday whirl and robot season has kicked into full build.  Even with all this, my new year’s resolutions have been aggressive.

I love New Year’s Day.  Not even sure why.  My husband and I rarely go out and this year was no exception:  we rang the old one out and the new one in snuggled in our usual read-a-book-on-the-couch pose.

But I still love New Year’s.  Something about new starts.  New beginnings.  New projects.  Out with last year’s mistakes, and onto something better, bigger, more exciting. 

So far, the first week has been just that.  I’ve been walking every day, I’m wildly working to finish The Heretic’s Daughter, and once again I’ve become a robot mom. (It’s sorta like being a soccer mom except involves building robots.)

My mottos for this year are “Focus on what’s working” and “Work, not worry”.  So far, so good. 

Happy New Year to all!  Keep plugging along at your goals.  

(Pssst. A little you might not know about Jessica)
When Jessica Trapp gets elected evil queen of the galaxy she intends to make laundry illegal.  In the meantime, against a jaded modern society, she dares to believe in commitment, true love and the idea of two-becoming-one.

Her novels are striking for their sensuality and strong conflicts between her heroes and heroines.  She believes a dynamic romance is one where two opposing characters are transformed into a passionate loving couple.

Her writings have been described as a “bold unabashed voice” and “beautifully evocative.”  She has placed in a myriad of national fiction writing contests and won numerous awards including the KISS from Romantic Times BookReview magazine.

A woman with a mission...
After seeing women brutally raped and sold into slavery, the enchantress Gweneth of Windrose vows to do anything to set them free.  Even resort to seduction, deceit and murder.  Or kidnapping a man and forcing him to marry her.

A man who has been wronged...
Disguised as a commoner, Jared the Hawker hides in the shadows to avoid being thrown back into prison for a murder he did not commit.  Night after night, he sits at a tavern, gathering information to clear his name, until the most beautiful woman he has ever seen seduces him into drinking a tankard of drugged ale. He wakes up and finds himself bound in unholy matrimony.


  1. Beth Trissel // January 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM  

    Hello Jessica! Love the pic and awesome title. Super post about new beginnings. Something we all need a shot at, or most of us. I'm also taken by the descriptions of your writing. And I loved the description of the hero, drugged by a potion in his ale, and sudden matrimony. Sounds really good!

  2. Mary Marvella // January 8, 2014 at 3:56 PM  

    I have added a post for Jessica and for me at
    Featuring a different cover and blurb!

  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 8, 2014 at 4:29 PM  

    Welcome Jessica, we're so please to have you sharing your new beginnings with us.

  4. Connie Gillam // January 8, 2014 at 5:01 PM  

    Jessica, I also love the start of a new year. A chance to start fresh. Forget what didn't work and try something different.

  5. Mary Ricksen // January 10, 2014 at 1:36 PM  

    I once went to see the ball drop in New York City, it was cold!!! And the masses of crowds overwhelming! Been staying at home ever since. Besides, what better way to enter the New Year then to read a great story! My kinda gal Jessica. Good luck with sales, sounds like a great story!!!
    Welcome to the PFS!!!