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Jessica Subject: Romancing the Clone
Thank you so much, Charlee, for having me on Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance!
Hello everyone! It’s an exciting week for me, as I just had two releases. Yes, two! One is a contemporary romance, and the other a Sci-Fi Military Erotic Romance called Made For Her. This story is set in the future, at a time when the military is so desperate to have people enlist, that they have created clones whose sole purpose is to fight in the front lines.
Organism cloning, the procedure used to create a new multi-cellular organism genetically identical to another, is a highly controversial topic. From a scientific aspect, cloning is a possible way to treat, what are now incurable diseases, using stem-cells. The controversy lies with the destruction of the embryo in the process.
But what if the embryo was left to develop into a fully-developed baby? Would the child survive? What medical issues would it face? With Dolly, the sheep, 237eggs were used, creating only 29 embryos. From those, only three lambs were born, but Dolly was the only one who lived. And there were signs she experienced accelerated aging, passing away at the age of six.
Advancing past that, what if we had the technology to create new life? What if scientists had found a way to increase the rate of survival? Yes, these are big what-ifs, and all something I address in the story.
But the biggest what-if is whether clones will ever be seen as human. If they will ever be allowed to live as we do. Will they be allowed to have relationships? Allowed to love? I say allowed, because, unless laws are passed, the clones will be the responsibility of the scientists who create them, as we are the responsibility of our parents. Will the clones ever be allowed out of the lab?
In Made For Her, clones are not allowed to form lasting relationship, as they are seen as property of the military. Nothing else. Once they leave the labs, they go through basic training, preparing for battle. And they are likely to be killed on the front lines or by anarchy groups who object to cloning. But one clone, Dare, takes a chance, hoping to develop a relationship with the woman whose late husband donated his DNA.
Made For Her Blurb:
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
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?
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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.
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For your chance to WIN Made For Her swag and an ebook copy of one of my backlist titles, leave a comment telling me what you would do if you met a clone of someone you loved. Winner will be notified by email on January 20, 2013. Good luck!
14 thoughts on “Guest Blogger Jessica Subject: Romancing the Clone”
Thank you again for hosting me on Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance! Such a pleasure to be here. 🙂
Great to have you here!
That’s an interesting question, but I’d need to know more about cloning first. My assumption is that a clone may look like its donor, but the personality wouldn’t be the same… would it?
Thanks for stopping by Abigail! That we don’t know. I would assume a clone may have some of the donor’s character traits, but would never be the exact same person.
It would be very interesting if that happened, and I agree with Abigail, the personality wouldnt be the same, so it would be like meeting a whole new person, so that would be kinda weird.
It would be a different experience, for sure. Thanks, Crystal! 🙂
Well, the body would look the similar, but (like the others said) it the personality would be totally different. I’m thinking I might react the same was as Karen Allen’s character in Starman.
Oh, yes, I think her reaction would be common for most. Thank you, Lori! 🙂
I think I would be suitably freaked out.
I would be at first, as well, but then curiosity would take over. Thanks, Mary! 🙂
I think it would be an emotional roller coaster, trying to find the differences below the similarity.
The book sounds compelling. Thanks for the giveaway.
I believe it would be, too, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Thank you again to the ladies of Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi & Paranormal Romance, for having me on this wonderful blog! And thanks to everyone who stopped by!
Congratulations to Crystal Trent Dotson, who wins one of my backlist titles and book swag!
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