Friday, March 28, 2014

One for the Girls!


by Jessica E. Subject

   My new release, His Alien Virgin, wasn’t a story I’d planned on writing. I thought I wrote my last 1Night Stand story after Another Night, Another Planet. But, let me tell you, they are just as addicting to write as they are to read.
   The “virgin” part of my story comes from one of my editors at Decadent. Kate Richards, and I joke around about story ideas every once in a while, and I happened to mention that she should write a 1Night Stand about an virgin alien to complement her Virgin series. Then she commented back that I should write it. I played with the idea of a male alien virgin coming to Earth for a date, but it just didn’t work for me.
   It was comments from science fiction romance authors and readers that got me thinking more about the story. They questioned why most alien romances involve a sexy male alien swooping in to save the day and woo the woman. I agree. That’s the way I’ve wrote my alien stories, and those I’ve read are the same.
   So, for my next stories, I’ve decided to make the heroine an alien. And in the case of His Alien Virgin, she is very independent. Heck, in the beginning of the story, Skylar escapes without any help from a man or anyone else.

Here’s an excerpt:

Skylar shoved a shirt and a pair of pants—the only non-revealing clothes she owned—into her bag. She didn’t bother to zip it up, worried the sound of metal teeth grinding against each other would arouse her roommates. The last thing she needed to happen. They would only cause more delays. And she refused to live in the complex a moment longer. Or on the planet.
With a quiet breath, she tiptoed across the cold steel floor, weaving around the rays of light reflecting off the two moons into the dormitory.
A soft sigh echoed through the room and Skylar froze, biting her bottom lip to keep her panic from boiling over. She gazed around and noticed one of her roommates smiling, her eyes closed.
“Oh, Hay’den, you’ve come to rescue me.”
How they all wished for their heroes to come. Only, none ever did.
The girl rolled onto her side. If she opened her eyes, she’d find Skylar standing in front of her.
Please, don’t wake up. As much as she’d love to take them all with her, she didn’t have time to tell anyone of her plan. Plus, more bodies meant more noise and a greater risk of alerting her keeper of their purpose.
She glanced at the door. Her path to freedom lay only a few feet away.
After thirty seconds of no movement or sound from the other bunks, she continued her trek, daring to take the chance of being caught. Finally reaching the exit, she twisted the handle, but her sweaty palms did nothing to ease her escape. She wiped her hands on her barely there nightdress and twisted again, releasing a heavy breath at the satisfying click.
Peeking up and down the hallway, she saw no one to stop her, no one who would crush her dreams of getting off Rebed. Without a space pirate, that was. A shudder ran through her, and she swallowed down her unease. Once she got away, she no longer had to worry about the monster coming to claim her in the morning.Jessica E. Subject 2
Time to go. Run! She dashed around a corner and down the empty corridor, toward the dark-as-space shipyard. Her heart pounded like a fist against her ribs. She’d never stolen anything in her life, but she had to leave, refused to remain in the hellhole a second longer.
She peeked outside, searching for a lookout, anyone who could stop her from reaching her destination. All clear. Though she wouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief until she’d left the atmosphere, landed on a new planet. For only then would she be free. If her brothers ever found out she’d escaped and broken her contract, they’d hunt her down, tie her up, and drag her back to Rebed—soil she never wanted to set foot on again. Yet, if she made it to the other side of the galaxy, she could blend in and never look back.

Giveaway!!
Leave a comment (with your email) for your chance to WIN a back list 1Night Stand title by Jessica E. Subject. Winner will be notified March 31, 2014.

His Alien Virgin
A 1Night Stand story
By Jessica E. Subject
New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance   ISBN: 978-1-61333-680-9
She is desperately seeking freedom...
On the eve before her twenty-first birthday, Skylar steals a ship and escapes from the planet Rebed. She refuses to be another wife for the slimy space pirate that is her betrothed. After hearing of her brothers’ success, she applies to the 1Night Stand service on her way to Earth, hoping Madame Eve can find her a hero, to make her feel special, even if for only one night.
He is trying to fit in...
A longtime friend to Skylar’s brothers, he’s always relegated her to the look and don’t touch category. Though, Daran traveled to Earth years ago, he still struggles to fit in on the planet. When his boss suggests a blind date, he reluctantly agrees. What would happen if anyone found out about his alien ancestry?
And they are not at all meant to be together...
Has Madame Eve made a huge mistake, or will Daran tread into forbidden territory to be with the one woman he’s always wanted, and become the hero Skylar craves?
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Bio:
Jessica E. 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. And if you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her erotica stories written as Paisley Brown.
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 jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.


13 comments:

  1. Such great books! Congrats on the new release Jessica!

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  2. Great post. jonesjnd (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Great idea for twisting the plot. Thanks for sharing. Lisa(g)k@yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I always love plot twists. Thank you, Lisa! :)

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  4. It's always interesting to find out how a story is born. I love the role reversal of a female alien coming to earth.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Sophia! I like to try different things, and I'm working on some more female alien stories this year. :)

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  5. Congratulations to JC Jones who wins one of my back list 1Night Stand stories! :) Thank you all for visiting me!

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