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Guest Blog: TAYRYM (Galactic Defenders #4) by Jessica E. Subject

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TAYRYM is the story of a young man named Tayrym, as he makes the most important decisions of his life while trying to get them all to work together. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be possible for him through most of the storyline.

In the Galactic Defenders series, we first meet Tayrym in BRYCE. He is a young teen then, and becomes part of a very important ceremony on his home planet, Hemera. He is mentioned again in JAGER when Gwenodyn, his best friend, is talking to her sister. In both instances, Gwenodyn calls him Scrym. That is her nickname for him, and it is explained in TAYRYM.

In TAYRYM, he is the main character, and he must face his sexuality and how it is perceived by others. He must also decide which dreams of the future are worth pursuing, and which ones are worth giving up. He deals with surprising joy as well as some heartbreaking moments before he is able to find his happily ever after. I hope you enjoy the next story in my Galactic Defenders series!

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Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a 

boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

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Excerpt from Tayrym:

Gwenodyn sat on the very front bench and leaned forward, examining all the players. “So, let me figure out which one you have the hots for.”

She might as well have thrown him onto the field with that statement. Tayrym wanted to run and hide. Thank goodness most of the players were at the other end.

She nudged him. “I can eliminate one already. The guy who’s the net minder at this end is one of our teachers. If it were him, you’d find ways to stay after school instead of coming here.”

True. He didn’t dislike the teachers. They were only a few years older. But, they didn’t leave him with ylafats in his stomach the way his crush did.

“And I doubt you’d go for the two shorter guys on the other team. They’re cute.” She bit her bottom lip. “Really cute. But, not your type.”

How did she know his type when he’d just told her he was attracted to guys? Though she was correct, so far.

“That leaves the best players on each team, the one with the strong cheekbones who looks like he’s dancing across the field or the younger guy on this side who is determined to win even down a player. He used to be in our class, sat behind you. I think it’s—”

The ball rocketed toward them from center field. Gwenodyn wasted no time moving in front of him to catch the ball.

“Fornax Raw! What was that for?” Sol, the net minder-teacher, called to the other player on his team.

Guri shrugged in response, his gaze on Tayrym. Or maybe Gwenodyn. Most likely her. Tayrym didn’t stand a chance.

The one Gwenodyn had said danced across the field ran over to them to collect the ball and bowed. “Sorry about that, Princess.” Once he threw the ball back onto the field, play resumed.

“Well, I wasn’t sure before, but now I’m positive you like the guy who kicked the ball right at your head. Though, after that, I’m not sure why.” She pinched his cheek. “He could have ruined your beautiful face.”

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About the Author:  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 love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class, listen to BTS, and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

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.

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How Gilby Got His Own Story

(excerpted from a post originally shared on Jianne Carlo’s blog 6/19/13)

Each book I write has its own journey and its own challenges, and In Season, the sequel to Mating Season, is no exception.

I first concocted Mating Season after the notion of doing a winter-themed work collided in my brain with a wildlife documentary that had inspired me. When Mating Season was released, I had no idea it would become my most popular work. I was flattered and thrilled to see how well readers received it and then shocked when a couple of people mentioned wanting to see more in the series. Huh? Series? I hadn’t thought of doing a sequel to Mating Season, but once the idea was planted in my head, I kept thinking about it.

And the more I thought about it, the more I realized Gilby deserved his own story. There were a couple of obstacles, though. In Mating Season, Gilby was a short, chatty fellow who tended to blurt out whatever was on his mind. He was also loyal, brave, and honest. I refused to change him. I think we’ve all read series where the secondary character from an earlier book somehow morphs into an entirely different personality by the time he takes center stage. Gilby wasn’t going to get bigger or quieter or any more tactful. He already had a lot of excellent qualities and was fine the way he was. He just needed to find someone who could see all his good points and love him for his true self. He needed the heroine, Miksa. The challenge, which I hope I succeeded at, was to present Gilby to readers in such a way that they see him as Miksa does.

The second difficulty I faced was to keep the story fresh and flowing well. I didn’t want to repeat what I’d done in Mating Season, but there were certain elements that had to be included because of the first book. Namely, I was still going to have the arctic planet of Jensen, the Children of Nanook (the frost-bear shifters), and the challenge of finding love in a frozen wilderness.

I hate to say something unbearably clichéd like every snowflake is unique, but in the end it did come down to a simple matter of Gilby making In Season special. He’s a very different type of hero, and thus his story has its own flavor. Gilby isn’t like Koll, and his romance with Miksa isn’t either. As for keeping good pacing, I opted to make this work a short novella to prevent the story from lagging or dragging out. Like Gilby, In Season is short and sweet. I really hope readers enjoy it.

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Guest Blog: Claimed by the Cyborg and love tropes in science fiction romance by Cara Bristol

Claimed by the Cyborg and love tropes in science fiction romance

By Cara Bristol

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In romance novels, couples meet and fall in love. The point of the story is for them to get their Happily Ever After or at least, Happy for Now with each other. Different love tropes can be used as plot starting points:

  1. First love. Common with YA and New Adult, a couple experiences falling in love for the first time. It’s fresh, it’s new. There’s often an innocence to the story as the couple discovers love.
  2. Second chance. Characters have already been in love or been married, and are finding love for the second time around. This second chance can be with a new person or a do-over with their former love.
  3. Star-crossed. Outside forces thwarted a couple’s love to the extent that it appears doomed to fail. The phrase star-crossed was coined by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.
  4. Forbidden love. In this case the couple’s family or society either outright forbids them to be together or frowns upon it.

It is possible to combine these different love tropes. In Claimed by the Cyborg, March and Julietta face all four to some degree. March is a human-turned cyborg from earth. Julietta is an alien from Xenia. As a young woman she studied on Terra and fell in love with March (first love), but duties on her home planet forced her to return and abandon her lover (star-crossed).  Years later, they meet up again (second chance), but her planet’s law does not allow her to bond with an alien (forbidden love).

Claimed by the Cyborg Description

March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.

The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty. Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.

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Claimed by the Cyborg Excerpt:

 March gaped at the woman who’d entered the hall, her arm linked with a girl’s. Hair, long and curly, tumbled down her back. Her eyes were as he remembered, as black and enigmatic as space, but girlish features had matured into womanliness. Jules. My Jules. Her gaze collided with his, the darkness concealing her thoughts, but her mouth parted as if shocked. If he hadn’t been seated, the sight of her would have knocked him on his ass. His hands shook, and he clenched them into fists to quell the trembling.

He’d searched, questioned everyone who’d known her, revisited all their haunts. So much time, so much effort, and she just walked in. Of all the places, in all the years, she was here. He couldn’t believe it. A guest at the ceremony. The practiced words he’d imagined he’d say if he located her evaporated, and all he could do was drink her in.

She’d never looked more beautiful. Dignified, refined, polished. Not haughty, but self-contained. Intricate whorls adorned her face, enhancing her exotic allure. She wore the tunic and pantaloons common to Xenia, the design and tailoring of hers nonpareil, surpassing elegance, but in the same color as the garments of members of the imperial family. She must be one of the many attendants. A relative maybe? Cousin to the bride? Obviously, she knew the imperial family well, or she wouldn’t be at the banquet.

Which would begin at any moment. Damn it! He couldn’t talk to her now. Jules moved, almost as if to step in his direction, but the younger woman herded her to two open seats at the other end of the long banquet table.

At the next opportunity, he would approach her. His heart hammered. The twins probably knew her. He turned to Naimo to ask him, when Kur spoke.

“There’s your chosen! Princess Julietta is looking at you, Naimo.” He gestured in Jules’s direction. “She’s checking you out!”

March shifted his attention to the girl who’d accompanied Jules. She couldn’t be more than fifteen or sixteen. She was a little young to be bonded, wasn’t she?

Naimo took a deep, satisfied-sounding breath. “She is even lovelier with the bonding stain painted on her face. Her vids don’t do her justice.”

The younger woman’s face was clear, unmarked. His gaze zoomed to Jules, to the spiraling whorls gracing her temples, her cheeks.

No. No. No.

The woman with the facial paint is your chosen?” His voice came out a whispered croak. “That’s Princess Julietta?” His Jules was Emperor Dusan’s daughter? No.

“The one and only.” Naimo beamed.

 

Cara Bristol Bio
USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has been the no. 1 best seller in science fiction romance, bdsm erotica, and holiday fiction on Amazon. She’s the author of two science fiction romance series featuring tough alpha heroes: the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance cyborg series and the Breeder science fiction romance series, which emphasize character-driven stories written with a touch of humor and sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.

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Interview with Radek and Dalera from Switching Positions

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SwitchingPositionsEstelle: “Welcome back everyone. I’m Estelle Walters, correspondent for Cosmos Today, and I’m here on Pandora II with Dalera Adorea and Radek Tyler. Or is it Mr. Adorea now?”

Radek: “No, it’s still Tyler. We’re not married yet, and we’ve both decided to hyphenate our surnames once we are.”

Dalera: “We just haven’t agreed on who gets first billing, but we’ll work it out. We still have time.”

Estelle: “When is the wedding? Are you holding it here or on Radek’s planet?”

Dalera: “We’d prefer to keep that private for now. Neither of us expected to be in the public eye, and we want to enjoy the ceremony with our friends and families without interruption.”

Estelle: “How are your families responding to your relationship?”

Radek: “My mother was a little concerned at first. She worried that she wouldn’t have anything in common with a woman from such a different culture, but then she got to meet Dalera. Although some of the cultural differences can be a little jarring, we’re all very similar when you get down to what matters.”

Dalera: “My father was wary, but he’s gotten to know Radek better, and he’s glad I’m so happy. I think my parents worried I’d never settle down. Now he and Radek’s mother are arguing over who gets to plan this wedding.”

Estelle: “What about children? Do you plan on having any, and if so, what culture will they be raised in?”

Dalera: “Children? It’s too soon to be thinking about that.”

Radek: “Way, way too soon.”

Estelle: “What about your work? Radek, I understand you recently got offered a promotion back on your home world? How have you handled that, and what does that mean for the two of you?”

Radek: “We both had to do some finagling, but we finally sold our respective superiors on the idea of a rotating schedule. As a multicultural couple, we offer a unique perspective and understanding, so we’re the perfect liaisons between the two planets. We’ll be spending half the year on Pandora II and the other half on my home world. Of course, it’s more expensive to maintain two residences, so we’ll need every bit of that promotion salary.”

Estelle: “You refer to yourself as a multicultural couple. What are some of the difficulties you face because of that?”

Dalera: “I’d say miscommunication is the biggest threat. There are so many things we take for granted: standards and mores and even thoughtless habits that we don’t even realize aren’t universal. We’ve learned to be more thoughtful and to talk things out when need be.”

Radek: “We’re both fairly open-minded, so we usually bump along fairly smoothly. However, we occasionally run into outsiders who aren’t as understanding.”

Estelle: “Explain that.”

Dalera: “Most people are wonderful. Here on Pandora II, a few pedestrians might give us a second glance because Radek is larger and carries himself more assertively than the local men, but that’s just natural curiosity. There have been a few instances, though, when we’ve had to deal with ignorance or stereotypes, and that can be trying.”

Radek: “Some people here regard off-world men as too promiscuous and pushy, while a few of my own peers are under the impression that Pandoran women are bitchy and condescending. I’m happy to say these misconceptions are not widespread, but they are still out there.”

Estelle: “How do you deal with that kind of prejudice?”

Dalera: “Mostly we ignore it. What do we care what some stranger thinks?”

Radek: “The best method seems to be teaching by example. You can’t browbeat someone into a different way of thinking, but you can influence them simply by showing them a real-life example that runs contrary to their preconceptions.”

Dalera: “It’s hard to regard either of us as loose when we’re so obviously in a loving, committed relationship, and assertiveness — even outright aggression — is often considered an asset in the business world, especially when you have the savvy to back it up.”

Estelle: “Well, it sounds like you have things well in hand. Dalera, Radek, thank you so much for joining us for this edition of Cosmos Today. This is Estelle Walters, signing off.”

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Excerpts from the Alien Sex Ed Application Forms

When they applied for a spot in Xindra and Quinn’s Alien Sex Ed class, the students had to fill out several forms and questionnaires. I got a signed release from some of the students, granting me permission to share a few of their answers.

Q: What is your view of sex?

Krux: “Proper lovemaking is an art form. An experienced lover has control, finesse, and timing. The young usually lack these skills and can be irresponsible with the act. That’s why my race uses mentors. Young men are trained in self-control from an early age, and older males sexually initiate the young females once they reach maturity. Women need a steady hand to guide them.”

Katra’Ruma: “Sex isn’t a big deal unless there’s a problem. Finding the right match—physically and emotionally—is paramount. Male egos are so easily bruised.”

Whitt: “What’s my view of sex? I’m for it! Seriously, why would I have a problem with anything that feels that good? Sex is fun.”

Spri: “Making love to someone creates a mental and emotional bond. At the very least, there should be mutual respect and caring as well as lust. Those who treat the act too lightly are missing out on the true depth of connection and pleasure that’s possible.”

Hmm, I think I see where there might be a conflict of perspectives here. Good thing there’s a class to bring them together and teach them about their differences.

Q: What do you like best about living in Trilanta? Anything you don’t like about the city?

Varion: “This city is fantastic. There’s so much to do here at all hours of the day and night. It’s never boring. If there’s a negative, I’d have to say it’s that the people here, unlike my mother planet, tend to have a certain perception of you based on the way you look. We Multans are constantly shifting our eye and skin and hair color, so we don’t think anything of it. Here, people sometimes have preconceptions about who you are or what you’re like just from your outward appearance. I haven’t run into much of that, but…yeah, occasionally.”

Benni: “This place is full of clubs and arcades and restaurants and shops. I’ve got lots of energy, so this city is great for me. This is also home of the Trilanta Amusement Park and Fairgrounds, where I work. I’m getting to do my dream job, trick riding my equinoid, Mumble-Peg, to entertain the tourists. Not many females, let alone a petite Flexian woman like me, can handle a six-legged equinoid. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”

Zeo: “My family runs a private security and investigation business. Trilanta offers plenty of work for us. My people have a good community here, but we sometimes miss the natural wilderness of Nimania.”

Pixie: “The city offers me more opportunities as an artist. I only recently graduated and moved out on my own. It can be scary in the city, especially after dark, but I’m glad to get some distance from my parents. I’m still trying to figure out who I am—on my own, as an adult. My dad retired from code enforcement, and he and my mom can be really overprotective.”

Q: What do you look for in a romantic relationship?

Varion: “I like women who are comfortable with themselves and their bodies. I’m not looking for anything too serious, just someone to share a good time with.”

Benni: “Nobody clingy. This is going to sound shallow, but I get bored with most men pretty quickly. I like sex, and I like to have fun, though I don’t enjoy either without respect and some kind of connection with whatever guy I’m with. Dating is one thing. I guess I haven’t met anyone who makes me want a ‘relationship.’”

Zeo: “I will recognize my mate when I meet her. Until then, I enjoy sexual play with females, but no mounting.”

Pixie: “Oh dear. I’ve…well, I’ve never actually been in a romantic relationship before. I’m not very good with men. I know I’m shy and kind of a scaredy-cat, so guys never seem to notice me. I’d like to meet someone nice, though. Someone who’s kind and listens and makes me feel good when I’m around him.”

Trilanta is definitely full of diversity, and there’s a variety of personalities in the student body. But attraction can draw people together in unexpected ways.

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Alien Sex 101: Xindra and Quinn    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 102: Mera and Trett    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    Inktera

Alien Sex 103: Katra and Krux    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 104: Whitt and Spri    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 105: Benni and Varion    Amazon   Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 106: Pixie and Zeo    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 107: Huv and Lexy    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

Alien Sex 108: Glynn and Deina    Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    iBooks    Inktera

It’s an Alien Invasion!

Pixabay_robot-157803_1280Aliens are invading my blog! And having just relaunched my Alien Sex Ed series, I welcome them. Today, we’ve got some great snippets from a wonderful group of SFR writers, including Cynthia Sax, Mahlee Ashwynn, Pippa Jay, Susanna Eastman, Daisy Banks, Jessica E. Subject, Laurel Richards, Shiloh Saddler, Gail Koger, and Melisse Aires. Their works span several heat levels, and their out-of-this-world teasers will have you adding to that TBR list. Thank you to all the authors who made this post so much fun.

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Releasing Rage_CompressedHe turned his head, locked his gaze with hers and she sucked in her breath. There were worlds of agony, of rage, in those bright blue eyes. This was no rational, logic-driven cyborg. This was a man, an animal, crazed by bloodlust and pain.

“They thought to pacify me with the use of a human female?” he thundered, his deep gravelly voice clawing across her skin, awakening parts in her she didn’t realize slept. “I’d kill you before I allowed you to touch me.”

Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax

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OnTarget_MahleeAshwynneHis face was twisting and distorting. The shoulders stretched the once-loose shirt, arms elongating and his body augmenting in extended ripples. Her panicked inhalation brought a crooked smile to the new face before her.

“Aldien, what in the nyxtril are you?”

“A Chameleord.” His breath came out short and hard in that familiar baritone voice.

On Target by Mahlee Ashwynne

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PippaJay_KeirAt the center, T’rill alternated between surveying her somnolent entourage, her exuberant offspring, and admiring the play of sunlight on her skin, scaled in golden-green like the children’s. She contemplated removing the unnecessary weight of the twisted coronet of silver and pearls around her bare head, the only insignia of rank she wore—a token required by etiquette. J’dahzi, her most loyal, and yet most critical, courtier would scold her for doing so. Even though the thought amused her, she accepted the imagined reprimand and tolerated the burden. Lithe and muscular, she lay on a cloth of gold and green, a slight smile on her thin lips at each joyful squeal from her children. Dressed only in a short tunic of iridescent blue that left her slender arms and legs bare, T’rill, Queen of Metraxi, relaxed amongst the drowsy members of her court and her alert guardians, content and at peace, a day away from the rigors of duty and responsibility.

Keir: Book One of Redemption by Pippa Jay Available from Amazon (and other online retailers) for just $0.99 until the end of 2015!

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captiveheat_SusannaEastman“Touching me like this. It’s only a medical procedure to you?”

“It has to be.” His gaze darted around the shuttle before meeting her eyes again.

“It has to be?” Mia repeated his words. “You won’t feel anything?” she pressed, inching closer to him.

Captive Heat by Susanna Eastman

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SexyToGoV6_3DcoverTenderness warmed his heart for Elana needed him to discover herself. He would delight in the duty of caring for her. “You are perfect. The most desirable and disobedient female I’ve seen on this planet or any other is my mate. Tell me, do you really want to wear male clothing, such as I found you in? Do you wish to take on the elite of the Jagan world alone?”

“It wasn’t male clothing. I arrived in a shadow suit,” she snapped, interrupting him again.

Rewriting the Law in the Sexy To Go Boxed Sets by Daisy Banks

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AlienAtraction_JessicaSubject“Your girlfriend is a Lisivian, or at least half. And that means you’re going back to Earth.”

Chal’s heart raced. “But you said—”

“I know, but that was before I realized who we were dealing with.” Slade guided him to the single-person transporter in the corner.

Alien Attraction (Alien Next Door #3) by Jessica E. Subject

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PippaJay_Keir's FallShe trod the silver and black corridors of her vessel alone and barefoot, hunger burning in her belly. Despite the dark color, the walls shone, lit by shimmering veins that seemed to flow along the undulating surfaces. She ran her fingers along one wall possessively, to feel the distant throb of the engines like the pulse of an eager lover. All that vibrant energy thrumming through her ship, into her fingertips, shivering over her skin. She resisted the urge to press herself into the walls and feel it strum through her whole body. Jakhani must find her another human with more stamina or she’d be forced to seek the cold and passionless company of her own kind for the meager solace that would provide.

Keir’s Fall: Book Two of Redemption by Pippa Jay *Releasing very soon!

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stellaraffair_ebook_coverartThis was a precept? The guy looked like an ordinary man, not a monster or mutant. In fact, he was handsome and friendly looking. He couldn’t have been older than his early thirties. His hair was a fine light brown, and he had striking hazel eyes, which were now fixed on her. Under different circumstances, she might have attributed her fluttering pulse to something other than nerves. When she shook his hand, his fingers felt warm and soft and made her shiver.

A Stellar Affair by Laurel Richards

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Linatars-Pet_ShilohSaddlerMaster Dantfur’s eyes glowed golden, matching the color of his hair. He reached down and picked Andrew up, cradling him against his chest.

Andrew’s body prickled with fear and then a soothing wave of pleasure washed over him. Master Dantfur didn’t mean to hurt him. His strong arms surrounded him gently, careful to avoid the worst of his injuries.

Without thinking, Andrew nuzzled against the Linatar’s thick shoulder.

Master Dantfur let out a guttural hum. Was he purring?

Linatar’s Pet by Shiloh Saddler

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VexingVoss_GailKogerThe warlord’s stunned gaze swept over my greasy black hair that hung in clumps around my pale, zit-covered face, and paused for a minute on the black raccoon-like circles around my eyes. He eyed my Hunchback of Notre Dame outfit in outright horror, and his nose wrinkled in disgust as my eau de dead skunk perfume hit him.

It was all I could do not to giggle. Hideous didn’t even begin to describe me. There wasn’t a man or warlord alive who would want to touch me.

It is an honor to finally meet you, Zoey.” Baring his awesome fangs in a scarily polite smile, he held out his hand diplomatically.

What a liar. Time to get the fun started. I scuttled round the desk and hid behind the general. “Please, don’t let him eat me.”

Vexing Voss by Gail Koger

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alieninvasion1954_MelisseAiresHis face was human-like with a flared Roman nose, though his nostrils had notches on the side. High cheekbones, carved brown lips and a square jaw. He had aqua hair that was more like a pelt, thick and brushy. Eyebrows, of that same aqua shade. Inhuman eyes, almond shaped and faceted turquoise with no pupil, but set in human-like eye sockets with thick dark eyelashes.

His teeth—Oh my God, his teeth—Sharp and lots of them.

Alien Invasion, 1954 (Coming November 15, 2015) by Melisse Aires

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AlienSex101_coverartQuinn cupped her breasts with hungry palms and gave them one more squeeze before all his attention centered on the treasure between her legs. He cocked an eyebrow in surprise as he explored new territory. Unlike New Earthling women, she wasn’t curly and coarse down below. Instead, she had very short, perfectly straight hairs that formed a pelt over her mons. When he ran his fingers through this novel down, he discovered it was as fine and soft as cat’s fur and just as thick. He felt her shiver.

“A natural purple,” he mused, which made her chuckle.

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Jessica E. Subject and her Billionaire Alien

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Taken by the Billionaire Alien Next Door

By Jessica E. Subject

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

ISBN: 978-0-9948431-0-4

Jes-tbtbaliennd-432x648Living on the other side of the tracks was a fantasy Erika never expected to come true. But when her mother marries an investment banker, she moves to a home larger than all her previous houses combined. While searching for her new stepbrother to help with unpacking, she stumbles upon his smokin’ hot neighbor, all alone in his mansion and busy at work on a… flying saucer? Can Erika escape before he notices her, or will she be abducted by the sexy alien?

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Excerpt

“What exactly do you think I am, Miss Erika?”

“An alien.” There, I’d said it, and I expected him to laugh in my face and deny it.

Instead, he placed his hands behind his back and stepped nearer. “And what if I am?”

My breath caught. “I….” I should have kept my mouth shut. No, I should have waited for Barron to text a reply, never come over to the neighbor’s house. Now, I was stuck in a basement hangar with a flying saucer and a guy who could be from another planet.

Laken inched closer, and closer still. I moved along with him until my back hit a wall on the other side of the room. Trapped. Trying to duck away wouldn’t do me any good. He’d only race around and block my way again. My heart beat so hard, I expected it to thump right out of my chest. Would he let me go, or did he have other plans? If I screamed loud enough, would someone come to my rescue?

Leaning forward, he placed his palm on the wall behind me. “What if I told you I knew the instant you came into this room?” He ran his other hand along my cheekbone, tucking my hair behind an ear. “What if I told you I could feel your attraction, smell your sex?”

A shiver raced down my spine. Sure, I wanted to jump his bones before I’d seen his eyes. Now, I yearned for a way out, a clear path to escape from Mr. Sex-on-a-stick who may or may not be an extraterrestrial.

He dipped his head so close to mine, his warm breath brushed my neck. A flash of heat washed over me. F**k, it had been so long since I’d been with any guy. Did it really matter where he came from?

“What if, Erika? If I am an alien? Would you still find me attractive? Would you still want to lick me from head to toe? Suck my cock? Would you want me to f**k you against this wall, in my spaceship, and on every single surface of this room?”

About the Author

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 love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

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.

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Jessica E. Subject and Her Alien Hero

Hi, everyone. I’m super excited to welcome well-known SFR writer Jessica E. Subject to my blog today. Jessica is here to share her book Her Alien Hero and to talk a little bit about her writing process. Take it away, Jessica!

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Developing a Story – What happens before I write

by Jessica E. Subject

Hello everyone! A huge thank you to Allie Ritch for having me on her blog!

Besides basic plotting, there are a couple of things that I do in developing a story. One of them is to develop a Pinterest board. I try to find pictures that best represent the characters I envision, settings, clothing, and any other pins that may represent my story. Here is the board for my new release, HER ALIEN HERO: https://www.pinterest.com/jessicasubject/her-alien-hero/

Another thing I like to do is to create a playlist for my stories. I try to find songs that not only relate to each of the characters, but also portray the mood of many of the scenes. My playlist for HER ALIEN HERO includes the following songs:

Somebody to Love by Queen

Spaceman by Bif Naked

Alien by Bush

Hero by Enrique Iglesias

Heartbeat (ft. Nicole Scherzinger) by Enrique Iglesias

After I have all this established, I sit down to write. Sometimes I have the playlist on in the background, and other times, I prefer complete silence. Often, I’ll also add songs and pins while I’m writing, as I see and hear new ones, or if my plot changes. Sometimes, it’s also an excuse to take a break when I’m stuck during a certain scene.

I hope both of these items also help you, the reader, gain a better understanding of my story.

All the best!

~Jessica

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HerAlienHero_500x750Librarian by day, erotic romance author by night, Melinda Rose sets out for another exciting conference, this one in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. But all her plans go up in smoke when the 1Night Stand she applies for is set to happen at the same time.

Cooper Tate heads to Ottawa to meet a friend. When he learns of her deception, he is ready to head back home and vows never to trust her again. That is, until he sees a picture of his stunning date.

With the help of Madame Eve, can these two former neighbors become lovers? Or will extraterrestrial secrets rip away the hero Melinda has always dreamed of?

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Excerpt (Adult)

Cooper locked the door then headed her way. Instead of passing her, he lingered at her side. “Melinda, I have to tell you something.” He cleared his throat and rubbed at the middle of his forehead. “You see, my friend set this whole thing up. When I found out, I wasn’t very happy and planned to leave.”

A sudden coldness hit her core. His warm greeting, the compliments, all an act. Not the first time. He didn’t want to be there. With her. “Fine.” She peered around Cooper toward the door. “I understand. I’ll go.”

“No.” He moved closer and brushed his fingers across her hands, sending a jolt of electricity up her arms. “I changed my mind when I saw your picture.”

She swayed on her feet. Cooper had stayed for her?

He closed in, and she backed up a step. “You see, I always wanted you, even after you moved away.” He held her tight to the wall with his muscular frame, restricting her movement. When he gripped the cheeks of her ass, she jumped at the bold move.

She recovered in a split second, but didn’t miss his brief chuckle. She reached across his shoulders, clasping her hands behind his head. So much like the beginning of all her fantasies, with Cooper taking her the moment he saw her. She pinched the back of her hand to ensure she remained in reality. Completely authentic.

He touched his forehead to hers, his breathing ragged. “What do you want, Melinda?”

She melted at the sexy rumble of his voice. She’d never stopped wondering what happened to him after she’d moved away or imagining him instead of many men she’d been intimate with. Everyone else had acted as an appetizer, leaving her craving him as her main course, her dessert, and every single meal thereafter. “You,” she whispered.

Cupping the back of his head, she touched her lips to his. The feather-light contact quickly became more urgent as Cooper enticed her lips open and f***ed her mouth with his tongue. He grabbed her ass, lifting her closer to him. Her heart thundered. She molded into him, letting his dominating energy take control.

He fisted the material of her dress covering her thigh, kissing along her jawline, behind her ear, and down her neck. If not for the support of his hard body and the wall, she would have been on the floor, ecstasy leaving her legs numb.

Bit by bit, he inched the side of her dress up until he’d exposed her entire leg. As he ran a hand across her bare bottom, she released a quiet moan. She hadn’t expected a greeting quite like this, but she refused to stop him.

Cooper shifted, his swollen cock pressing against her through his jeans. Heat radiated off him, his need mixing with her own.

With desperate movements, he lifted her leg around his waist and reached between her legs from behind, plucking the thin material of her thong away from her folds.

Her lust cranked higher. Melinda stood on her tiptoes to grant him better access. Mind whirling, she rocked her hips toward her fantasy come true.

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Alien-Hero-1Night-Stand-ebook/dp/B00V7OSNMK/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Alien-Hero-1Night-Stand-ebook/dp/B00V7OSNMK/

Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Her-Alien-Hero-1Night-Stand-ebook/dp/B00V7OSNMK/

Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/Her-Alien-Hero-1Night-Stand-ebook/dp/B00V7OSNMK/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121648686

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jessica_E_Subject_Her_Alien_Hero?id=w8WsBwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/her-alien-hero/id980673234

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/her-alien-hero

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25212455-her-alien-hero

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Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. 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 with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

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.

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Catching up on Sci-Fi and Paranormal on T.V.

I love a good story in any form, whether written or visual. Lately, I’ve finally had a few hours to watch T.V. and have been enjoying shows and movies in my favorite genres: sci-fi and paranormal.

For starters, I was thrilled to see a new sci-fi show come out, Defiance. It’s always hard to judge by the pilot episode, but I’m definitely intrigued enough to come back for more. The setting is Earth after a battle with aliens – specifically in St. Louis, now called the town of Defiance. I got a sneak peek at this show while watching Face Off this season, and let me tell you, the makeup artistry is terrific. The blend of alien cultures is well done, and the special effects are top notch. I can’t wait to see where this show goes from here. It takes more than one episode to find a rhythm. I’ve got to say I’m tickled to see Fionnula Flanagan in this show, whom I best recognize from the paranormal movie, The Others, with Nicole Kidman.

In addition to picking up a new series to follow, I’ve played catch up on a couple of movies that have been out for a while. I finally got to see the new Total Recall. I enjoyed it. I liked the Arnold Schwarzenegger version, but this one was much better. The setting made more sense, the action kept things exciting, and it was the best acting job I’ve seen from Jessica Biel. (Don’t get me started on Next and Blade: Trinity).

I wasn’t nearly as thrilled with the second movie I caught this past week, Dark Shadows. Usually if you put Johnny Depp with director Tim Burton, you have a sure winner with me. This vampire movie even had Michelle Pfeiffer as a bonus big name, but I didn’t care for it. I can’t say any of the actors or actresses did a bad job. The movie just didn’t work for me. It took too long to set up and didn’t amuse me much. Overall, I was bored. I’d rather stick with Edward Scissorhands and The Ninth Gate for fantasy/paranormal with Johnny Depp and Wolf and What Lies Beneath for Michelle Pfeiffer. This is just my personal preference.

What shows and movies would you recommend in these genres?

A Minute In Sci-Fi

By now, everyone knows what a science fiction fan I am, so I thought it would be fun to put my love of the genre to the test. I decided to see how many sci-fi movies I could name in one minute. Without further ado, here’s the result:

  • Pandorum
  • Stargate
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek: The Return Home
  • Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
  • Black Hole
  • Sphere
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Aliens 3
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Predator
  • Predators
  • Mars Attacks!
  • Time Machine
  • Independence Day
  • The Thing

Okay, that’s nineteen. I think I might have managed more if my typing had been a bit faster. And yes, I know I didn’t take time to remember which number each of those Star Trek movies was. Altogether, I still think that was a pretty good job. That’s about a title every three seconds. Next time I’ll try paranormal movies.