I'm delighted to welcome a fabulous author, lethal CP, insanely-generous woman, & really good friend today on the blog. Her name? Jessica E. Subject.
You must have heard her name somewhere on the Net. She is everywhere (and makes me wonder if she doesn't, in fact, know the secret to cloning!). Jessica is a powerhouse of new stories and generosity - I've never seen another author help out her fellow colleagues as much as she does.
And this week she's having a fabulous experience - she's had 2 books... released on the same day! I've read both of them, and it is hard for me to recommend one more than the other. Both carry the satisfying romance vibe I've come to expect from her, but each is different, truly unique. I think you're gonna have to decide that for yourself!
Jessica is amazing at writing sci-fi; in fact, I hated the genre before being exposed to her work. She even makes aliens sexy, can you imagine? But she pens an equally enthralling contemporary tale, one where the emotions just grip you and refuse to let go...
And here she is to tell you a bit more about those stories. Oh, and she's also doing a giveaway!
Variety in Romance
Hey Zee! Thank you so much for inviting me to visit your blog today! It’s always a pleasure to be here.
Hello everyone! It’s an exciting week for me. I’m riding the high of having two stories released yesterday. While both of them are romance, they couldn’t be more opposite.
Accidental Romance is a new adult contemporary romance. It’s very sweet, with only one timely intimate scene. The settings are a small dairy farm and a hospital. The characters are in their early twenties, just finding their way in life. And there are absolutely no aliens, clones, or any sci-fi or paranormal creatures of any kind in this story, which is different, but not new for me.
My other release is Made For Her, which is a military sci-fi erotic romance. It is set in the future, and mostly on a military base. While the characters are older than in Accidental Romance, the heroine in Made For Her is a few years older than the hero. There are only a couple of intimate scenes, but they are very hot and last much longer. And with this story, the reader gets a glimpse into what a future might be like if humans are cloned.
Why do I write variety in my romance? Well, I like variety. I generally stick to contemporary and science fiction romance, but my heat levels range from sweet to erotica. I even have some GLBT titles and ménages. In the list of stories I read, you can find the same variety, actually, even more. I read even more subgenres of romance, suspense/thriller titles, plus young adult. There are so many worlds to get lost in while reading, why not give our imaginations a variety?
Accidental Romance Blurb:
Available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
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.
Made For Her Blurb:
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
Available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
Colonel Jones eyed each one of her new cadets, examining the neatness of their uniforms, while inspecting for signs of stress or over-anxiousness. She’d never seen the telltale muscle twitches or sweats in any previous clones, only in human-borns, but she had to look for them anyway.
The first generation of clones didn’t live long enough to become cadets. Their hearts gave out within a year after incubation. But the scientists at Onatria had plowed on, utilizing more of Daniel’s research, speeding up the aging process with hormones to create the perfect generation she saw before her.
She’d had female clones in previous squadrons, but the government filled the one in front of her with testosterone-driven masculinity. If she’d been younger, she’d have a hard time concentrating. But her days of crushes and fantasies were long over. She was devoted to serving her country and planet, and nothing else.
That didn’t stop her from going out on the town for a stress-relieving fuck from time to time. But these young men in front of her appeared so virile, sure to last longer than any of her previous sexual partners.
No. As junior officers, and more importantly, as clones, they were off limits.
Inspecting them gave her the opportunity to check out more than their fatigues and tics, but if they knew her thoughts, they’d walk all over her. She’d be done.
They were of varying nationalities, builds, and heights, all fit to serve the planet. None of the cadets revealed any indication he would put the lives of others in jeopardy. This will be an easy squadron, every one of them ready to fly in a matter of weeks.
She reached the last cadet and froze. Her stomach clenched. No, they couldn’t have!
She pivoted on her heel and rushed off the tarmac, leaving the squad without an instructor.
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from her readers.
For your chance to WIN new release swag from Jessica E. Subject, plus a PDF copy of her erotica story, Last Minute Customers, leave a comment stating what subgenres and heat levels of romance you enjoy. Contest is international. Winner will be notified by email January 19, 2013. Good luck!
Check out these books, peeps. You will not be disappointed!
From Mauritius with love,