Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. She is the author of the UNDERGROUND series of SFR and the ALIEN NEXT DOOR series.
RK: What attracted you to SFR?
Thank you for inviting me back to Smart Girls, RK! I’ve always looked to the stars and wondered what was out there. And I don’t ever remember NOT believing in aliens. Sometimes the idea scared me, but now, I use the idea to develop stories. When I started writing, I didn’t intend to write SFR. Heck, I didn’t even know it existed. I just wrote what was in my head, and it ended up being a love story involving an alien. Since then, I’ve wrote and read so many wonderful sci-fi love stories, and I still have so many to read. LOL There really is a lot out there, which is wonderful.
RK: What do you want readers to take from your stories?
I’m a romantic at heart, so a happily ever after is ideal for me. Even in my erotica stories written as Paisley Brown, I still need at least a happy-for-now ending. I’m also a Libra, so I strive for everyone to get along. I guess the idea of acceptance regardless of differences is the main theme of my stories. I mean, I write about aliens and clones falling in love. I even have stories where the characters fall in love with someone of the same-sex,-where that is banned. I guess I like to give hope that maybe one day our world will change and learn to accept our differences.
RK: In the UNDERGROUND series, how did you develop the world? Did you always plan it as a series?
This series actually started from an assignment I wrote in my Science Fiction English class in high school. I had a man and a woman on another planet, with an unknown creature hunting them down. That’s about where the similarities end. When I started writing the first book, NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO, I never intended for it to be a series, but it developed that way, with all of the deception that unfolded in the futuristic dystopian society. I meant for it to be a simple love story that takes place on another planet, but it’s so much more than that now. After the first book, I couldn’t just leave Planet Core in charge. I wanted to stop them, and so did my characters. Though, each story involves a different couple and the challenges they must face as the Underground plans and then rebels against the corporation.
RK: What do you think of the current changes in the publishing world? What do you think this new world has to offer readers and writers?
Everything seems to change on a daily basis, and it seems to be a struggle for most to keep up. Technology brings changes to every industry, and those who don’t adapt will be left behind. It’s a shame that some people are still digging in their heels and not embracing the future, but that’s something they have to deal with. I’m just going along for the ride, trying to understand it all. Thankfully, I have some mentors who have been in the publishing industry a lot longer, who understand the changes a lot better than me, and who have successfully embraced them as well.
RK: Do you have a set writing routine?
Yes and no. I basically try and get as much done as possible on the days where both my kids are at school. On the days when one or both of them are at home, I do what I can, and have learned to accept that some days will be a write-off. I do try to get all of my social media stuff done before 10 AM, and spend the rest of my available time working on my stories, or promotion (writing posts) after that.
And a few fun questions….
RK: What mythological creature would you like as a pet?
When I was younger, I always wanted a unicorn for a pet. But, after reading Harry Potter, my preference has turned to a phoenix. I even have a phoenix in The Underground series.
RK: If you could have a piece of technology from any SF franchise or film what would it be?
My immediate response is the tricorder from Star Trek. A medical tricorder would make things so much easier. But then I started thinking about what I watch now. Dorian, the android from Almost Human, seems to be able to do everything any tricorder can do. Plus, he’s good looking. I think I’ll take one of him.
Enter to WIN an ebook of HIS ALIEN VIRGIN by Jessica E. Subject! Simply leave a comment telling her what piece of futuristic technology you would like to possess. Contest is international. Winner will be chosen March 29, 2014 and ebook will be gifted from All Romance eBooks. Must be 18 or older to enter. Good luck!
HIS ALIEN VIRGIN
a 1Night Stand story
New Adult Sci-Fi Romance
releases March 28, 2014
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 to the slimy space pirate that is her betrothed. After hearing of her brothers’ own success, she applies to the 1Night Stand service on her way to Earth, hoping Madame Eve can find a man to be her hero, to make her feel special, even if for only one night.
He is trying to fit in…
Daran traveled to Earth years ago, and he still struggles to fit in on the planet. But 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…
As best friend to Skylar’s brothers, Daran has always forced himself to fight his attraction to her. He cannot see her as anything more than a little sister, someone to protect. So, why did Madame Eve match them 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?