Defining the word “LOVE” by @Liza0Connor ~ SURVIVING SOJOURN blog tour #scifi #romance

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The word LOVE is used to express a great many varied topics such as

I Love: pizza, football, a superstar I’ve never met in person, books, movies, etc.

Then there is the even shorter love: Love the dress, the comment, your shoes, the look, the style…

Odd that the same word is used for expressing intense emotions often enduring for years, even a lifetime.

In my Multiverse Series, Zousan loves his daughter, Athena and she loves her father and that bond will last for many billion years, even when she shows up with a baby.

Zousan & Athena & SECOND

Second has been in love with Athena from first sight, but knowing Zousan’s protective nature, he tries his hardest to see her as death incarnate. But the night they all get drunk ends with him waking in her bed. While neither can remember what happened, he fears they made love, because that is what his body always wants to do with Athena.

Pane w marybell in background

Marybell and Pane unquestionably love each other, but since she is an organic computer and he a furry orangutan/God their love remains platonic, although Pane often caresses Marybell’s monitor.

Knowing Pane’s need for physical love, Marybell convinces Zousan to purchase a Tea Cup Puppy that can wake Pane with kisses. The little fellow becomes Pane’s surrogate child whom he loves dearly.

Teacup puppy

Pane also loves the sentients he shepherds over. At first he worried this would get him into trouble since having any emotional connection with the sentients was previously frowned upon. However, Zousan has now realized that loving his sentients only improves Pane’s ability to teach them to care for themselves.

The Giant Sargon bull adores the human Saran. If their species were compatible for mating (which they aren’t) Blue would want no female but Saran, which would get me into serious trouble with the ‘no bestiality’ rules of publishing. Instead, their love is safely platonic.

The Soulbond of Three is a single soul so large that it requires 3 bodies. The three hold different parts of their soul, so they have different personalities and one isn’t even a human anymore. They love each other greatly. In fact, when Tarmara was murdered, their intense love held her to them as a spirit.  Saran and Dmitri make unusual children that are born with all their memories installed. This means their two sons, whom they love dearly, had to be grown at birth into young men. For no one with adult thoughts wishes to be in a useless baby body.

Sojourn and Shakana

The second son, Sojourn falls in love with Emperor’s daughter. As a commoner, he hasn’t a chance, but that doesn’t change his feelings. In Princess Shakana’s eyes Sojourn is not ‘common’. He is the future of the Multiverses. The prophecies say so. Finally, they admit their feeling for one another and are soulbonded into one.


The first born Ky has known who he would marry since he read it in a prophecy, and the young girl, True, does not disappoint his expectations. Only the council has asked him to wait a few years before they marry, which he agrees to until True dies. Only with the power of true love and the promise to marry her at once, can Ky call her back to her body. Once married they bond into a single soul and he discovers how special his wife is.

Yes, love is the one thing all sentients possess, even in the future. Unfortunately some sentient’s love has regressed into ‘I would love to devour you’—thoughts of the direwolves from planet GRRR who slaughtered their sentient sheep or Brenner’s ‘I would love to make myself rich and powerful on the backs of others.’

Fortunately most sentients still have a strong sense of true love even when we go outbound and they are the future of our worlds….


Surviving Sojourn by Liza O'Connor

Surviving Sojourn

by Liza O’Connor

An alien species is removing human colonies from planets, but to where, no one knows. Sojourn, along with the Emperor’s daughter and their crew, must find this unknown species and negotiate a treaty before the Empire’s army declares war on all non-human races.

Those who do not follow the Path of Light would prefer to kill all the non-human sentient beings before they are even aware they are under attack.

Matters turn bleak for the Path of Light when Sojourn’s ship crash-lands on Terranue before their journey even begins.


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Zousan smiled as he turned from his monitor. “Marybell, I have a great wish to reward Pane for his extraordinary work getting the alien bias removed from the books so Drogan could return to Captain Longfellow’s service.

“He did more than that,” the sentient computer replied. “By not placing Drogan on the crew list, your father has been under the presumption he died and thus has made no further attempts to kill the poor fellow.”

Zousan had wished he’d known what an ass his father intended to be. Then he would have bothered writing a trillion rules to stop his father from cheating. But no, he mistakenly believed he and his brothers as sisters had been successful with their intervention and his father had realized he needed to stop controlling all of their lives. Given all the troubles his father had plagued him with, he worried what happened to Poseidon’s fishing trip and Hade’s desire for a warm climate. He doubted his father had played fair with them anymore than he had with Zousan.

“What does Pane want more than anything?”

“To be woken with kisses,” she replied.

“I thought you loved Pane?” Zousan challenged.

“I do!”

“Then why did you suggest I find him another woman to warm his bed?”

“I suggested no such thing! I said he wanted to be woken with kisses.”

“And how do you propose we achieve the matter? I guarantee you no female on this ship will accept the job.”

“Well, I would, if I could, but I can’t. But I have found a cute little tea cup poodle to do the trick.”

“There’s a planet with sentient tea cups?” Zousan asked. He was definitely demoting whoever made tea cups sentient.

“Actually one your idiots did try to make sentient tea cups, to prank you, but when he poured the hot water into the cups, I made it so hot the cups melted, spilling hot water all over the idiot.”

“Why didn’t you tell me about this before?”

“We weren’t on speaking terms back then. You preferred your interface.”

“That was a huge mistake on my part. One in which I’m most thrilled to have changed.”

“Thank you. I much prefer our current relationship as well.”

“So, back to the original topic. What type of Tea Cups are able to kiss Pane awake?”

“It’s a puppy. A very tiny puppy. So small, he’ll fit in a tea cup. Which means Pane can keep him in his pocket so he doesn’t have to worry about the little fellow when he’s working.”

“Then let’s get him a teacup puppy. He’s more than earned those kisses.



Book 4 : Surviving Sojourn ~ Amazon

Book 3: Surviving Terranue ~ Amazon

Book 2: Surviving Outbound ~ Amazon

Book 1: The Gods of Probabilities ~ Amazon

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About the Author

Liza is a multiple genre author of 17 novels. A Late Victorian Series, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, plus a spinoff, A Right to Love, is an ongoing series.    A Long Road to Love is a humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance series of five books. She has two single books. One is a humorous, bad boys contemporary novel with ghosts, called Ghost Lover, the other is Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Now, she’s rolling out her Science fiction series (with romance & humor) called The Multiverses. The first four books are slotted for last half of 2015.  In addition she hopes, if she hasn’t dropped from exhaustion by then, to re-release a sometimes humorous/suspense thriller called Saving Casey.



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Multiverse series ~ All four now available!

He couldn’t stop watching in today’s #MidWeekTease from COSMIC DESIRES #erotica #99cents

Get teased, titillated, and tantalized with this week's Mid Week Tease

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for today’s Mid Week Tease post! Mid Week Tease is an author meme started and hosted by author Sandra Bunino, where authors share snippets from their recent releases, back list titles, and works-in-progress (WIPs). So, please check out my tease and visit the other participating authors listed below.

For today’s post, I’m going to share an excerpt from COSMIC DESIRES, a collection of sci-fi and paranormal erotica stories, which released this past Saturday.

Cosmic Desires by Jessica E. Subject

Setup: This excerpt comes from the story Crash Landing, which is a MMF sci-fi story. Cael’s ship crashed on Earth, and he woke up in an unknown environment. He hears a noise that intrigues him and searches for the source. Enjoy!

He found an opening in the wall—unnoticed earlier when he’d been in a rush to relieve himself—leading to a narrow hallway with a door at the end. Turning the handle, he rejoiced he hadn’t been locked inside like a prison, and set out in search of the fucking couple. No one would have rescued him or treated his wounds if they wanted him dead. At least he hoped.

Slinking through a wider corridor, he peeked to his left and right, waiting for more noise to indicate which direction he should go.

“Oh yeah, baby. You know how to suck it.” A man this time, his words coming out as a long sigh.

Cael grabbed his own dick and squeezed. He wanted to at least watch the couple before he jizzed. On his planet, sex was limited to mating couples and confined to the cubiculums at Narien Stadium. But the security posted outside hadn’t stopped him from sneaking through the vents to watch the fornication.

He rushed to the right, his rod too hard to wait. The slurping, sucking, and cries of pleasure continued as he reached the entrance behind which the action took place. The door ajar, he dared a quick glimpse into the room. With a gasp, he stepped back into the hall, but could not take his eyes off the sight in front of him.

With her rounded pink ass and swollen sex folds in full view, a woman went to work sucking off a man. The musky scent of her desire wound through his nasal passages and drew him closer. She rested on her hands and knees on a platform, while the guy kneeled in front of her. But unlike any beings he had ever seen on the vids of Earth, the guy had blue skin. Not his deep, almost indigo shade, but lighter, closer to the color of the water he’d landed in. Long blond hair flowed over his shoulders, onto his muscular chest.

The man held the woman’s shoulders with his webbed hands—yes, webbed hands—drawing her on and off his dick. “You have the mouth of an angel.” He threw his head back and thrust faster and faster between her lips.

The sight stimulated Cael. They weren’t trying to make babies; it seemed they were having sexual relations for pleasure. He yearned not only to bury his face in the wet pussy in front of him, but to taste the man’s blue dick, feel it inside of him. Back on Narien, he’d crafted his own devices made from the soft, flimsy bark of the totmos plant, to experience the pleasure both men and women felt in the stadium, why they cried out during mating, but never seemed injured. And learn he had, anxious to be ready when he reached his thirtieth year and was allowed to mate. He’d turned that age a half year ago, with no one on his ship to be his partner. Would he finally have an opportunity?

When the man lowered his head again, his brilliant blue eyes flashed open, fixing on Cael.

Oh shit. But he couldn’t move. He couldn’t stop watching.

The man slowed his movements to long drawn out strokes, but didn’t stop. “It seems our guest has finally woken up.”

“And?” the woman mumbled around his cock.

“He appears healed.” The man winked at him. “And from the hard-on he’s sporting, very anxious to join in.”


From closing time at a costume shop to an alien encounter in the woods, COSMIC DESIRES offers ten sexy stories from author Jessica E. Subject. Inside you’ll find a phoenix in trouble, a gargoyle with a mission, a hot billionaire alien, and even a sex club on the other side of the universe. The romantic pairings vary in this collection, all showing just how naughty love can be.

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Jessica E. Subject’s Weekly Writing Update ~ Who is Bryce?

Jessica E. Subject's Writing Update ~ Find out what she's working on and what's releasing soon.Hello! Woo-hoo! It’s the first week of October! I love this month. Though, it didn’t start off so well, with me getting an eye infection, and my son coming down with a stomach virus. I think we’re over it all though. Thank goodness! And now onto the writing update…

Cosmic Desires by Jessica E. Subject, coming Fall 2015Cosmic Desires has released, and it’s available for the special release week price of 99¢ USD at All Romance, Amazon, Coffee Time Romance, Google Play, or Kobo. This special price ends October 9th. Thank you to all those who helped make this box set a category bestseller at All Romance! You all rock! You can also get the print right now from CreateSpaceAmazon US and Amazon UK.

Alien Attraction is with my editor. I’m aiming for a release date of October 26.

BRYCE ~ I’ve had a rough start with the first chapter of this story. I’ve ripped it out three times. But, now I think I’ve got it the way I want. There are 981 words in the alien hunter manuscript, of which 680 are actually story. While I work on this story, I’m also working on the Pinterest board for it. I’m not ready to show it yet, but I can tell you that Tom Welling is the inspiration for Bryce, and Angie Harman is the inspiration for Lindsay.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK ~ I will write more of Bryce’s story. I will aim for 2500 words, but with it being Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I’m not sure how close I’ll come to that goal.

Movie Mention – I was so excited to see The Martian this weekend. Of all the sci-fi movies to release this year, this was the one I wanted to see the most. I’d already listened to the audio book and loved it. The movie is fabulous! Full of action, suspense, and so much humor. If you don’t get a chance to see the movie, check out the audio book, or book. I will tell you, that there is even more for Mark Watney to worry about in the book than there is in the movie.

So, what are you up to this week? Any recommendations?


She’s about to step into an inferno ~ WAKING BEAUTY by D.L. Jackson @Dlaree69 #1NS #LGBT #military


Letter to readers from D. L. Jackson:

D.L. Jackson - Cinderella Wore Combat BootsFirst there was Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, about a female Marine soon to retire. She’s not ready to take the step, but has no option. Uncle Sam is about to give her a shove into the civilian world and she’s scared to face the unknown alone.

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My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy

Followed by My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy, a story about loss and discovering, with the right person by your side, you can get through anything.

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Being Prince Charming by DL Jackson

Then, in Being Prince Charming, I bring you a story about empty nesters and embracing the things that are important to us before they are gone.

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Beauty-and-the-BrigadierBeauty and the Brigadier brings you a tale of two mature adults, who discover love doesn’t end at fifty, and neither does attraction.

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Waking BeautyFinally, I bring you a story of two women hiding from who they are. One a combat helicopter pilot who finds out “don’t ask, don’t tell” is no protection from old school beliefs. And another who feels she can’t have both her career and identity. I hope you enjoy the latest installment in my military 1Night Stand series, Waking Beauty.

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Once upon a time, a beautiful combat helicopter pilot crashed to the earth. For weeks she lies sleeping, waiting for her princess to wake her from her slumber.

Chris Carlson, her heroine and a shy school teacher, comes to her rescue, by contacting Madame Eve to make all her dreams come true. Little does she know, the one magical kiss that wakes beauty will also start a snowball reaction, one which will change her life forever.

Sometimes, life’s greatest challenges also bring the biggest blessings, and when you walk through fire, it makes you appreciate what you fought for so much more.

Chris is about to step into an inferno.


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Chris pulled up in front of the hospital and reached into the center console of her Jeep to pull out the invitation.


Your date has been arranged. You can meet her at 325 Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, room 202A. I understand this is rather unconventional, and most dates don’t meet until the 1Night Stand, but this preliminary meeting is necessary. When you are ready to proceed, I will forward more details.


Madame Eve

No name. No picture. Nothing else to tell her what Madame Eve had planned. Did her date have the details of where they were going and what they were doing? And what did she mean by when you are ready to proceed?

This had to be some kind of mistake. The building didn’t look like any kind of residence she’d seen. Well, not in the traditional sense.

Maybe her date worked here? She read the cream-colored card again and flicked her thumb back and forth across the edge. With a sigh, she tossed it onto the passenger seat. Okay…right address. So, what are you waiting for? This is what you’ve wanted your entire life.

She opened the door and slid out. A nurse, pushing a wheelchair with a double amputee who wore dog tags, approached, stopping her cold. Attractive. Ice seemed to grip Chris, gluing her soles to the parking lot. She wanted to jump back in the Jeep and run, but, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t move, let alone breathe.

“Good morning,” the nurse said and continued on by.

“Morning.” The tension leaked from her shoulders, flowing away. Chris blinked and then twisted to watch them go. The woman in bright-pink scrubs wheeled her patient toward a mini-park off to the side, without looking back. No. The nurse didn’t look like what she’d described as her ideal woman. Too…girly. Silly to assume her date would come out to meet her with a witness. Oh hell. She hadn’t even made it to the front door, and she’d already freaked. This didn’t bode well at all.

She ran her sweaty palms down the front of her denim shorts and took a deep breath, replenishing her courage. Time to stop pretending—hiding. “I can do this.” Chris fisted her hands at her sides. A public location.She surveyed the area, taking it all in. Everywhere around her—people.Seriously? She’d wanted to take baby steps into the same-sex dating world, come out of the closet slowly. Had to. Her career depended on it, and she’d told Madame Eve she needed to be discreet.

So why here? There couldn’t be a more public place. Her stomach churning, she swallowed the lump forming in her throat. Why am I doing this?

No matter what people said, the support gays and lesbians received from the stars and media didn’t mean anything in small town America. In her world, kindergarten teachers weren’t lesbians. She’d struggled with this tug-of-war between her professional and personal life for four years, until her sister came right out and told her she knew.

About the Author

D. L. Jackson is an award-winning writer of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn’t writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.