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The SFR Brigade’s 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop #sfrb #scifirom #giveaway

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Thank you to Pippa Jay for organizing another fabulous hop!

Out of This World!!

That is the theme of this years hop for this year’s Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s Midsummer Blog Hop. Now, when I’m reading or watching science fiction, I love to be transported to futuristic and distant worlds, some wonderful, and others the setting of nightmares. I try to do the same for my readers with my stories.

On Tuesday, I have a story releasing that takes place in a futuristic dystopian society, not exactly a great place to live. Here’s an excerpt showing the world I created for The Underground series.

 Never Gonna Let You Go - Sci-Fi Dystopian with FF and MF scenes Never Gonna Desert You by Jessica E. Subject

From Never Gonna Desert You:

Melina slumped onto the padded hover chair. Another monstrously long day spent working at Planet Core. And she hadn’t had a chance to talk to Brook. Not once in the past three weeks. The blonde beauty had holed up in the lab, never making a public appearance. At least no place she’d thought to try.

And every weekend since the fiasco, she’d seen Jason at the bars, picking up other women. At work, he followed her around, reiterating his offer to “fuck her blind.” No wonder Brook hid. If Melina had the opportunity, she’d do the same.

She shoved the plate of replicated fries and a burger across the table. So much for comfort food. She had to find a way to see Brook again, coax her back out into the world. God, when the woman strutted down the corridors wrapped in her uniform, it was all Melina could do to keep her hands and eyes off the ass that caught everyone’s attention. Not too hard, or too bony. Brook had the kind of figure that inspired nude paintings by masters of the past, and her own late-night masturbation fests.

Slamming a fist on the table, Melina groaned. She had to get out, clear her mind with a run. Otherwise, she would be back in her bedroom, fantasizing—again—about the woman she would never have. Brook would never go against the rules, never take a chance at a relationship with a woman. She wasn’t the type to disobey her father.

Melina pushed away from the table and rushed to the door. Slipping on a pair of running shoes, she laced them up. She transformed the PC-issued communicator into an earpiece, and tucked it in place. Selecting a playlist of songs with a heavy beat—her favorite lately—she pressed the door open.

“Good evening, Miss Holloway,” the robotic female voice rang out. “Enjoy your run.”

She sighed. Planet Core had their eyes on her the minute she stepped outside. She wouldn’t be surprised if they somehow monitored her private quarters, too. They owned everything.

I should have lived in the past. During the times when—according to her parents—large populations actually lived outside of the city and ate food other than what came from a replicator.

All before Planet Core took over. Now, everyone depended on the corporation for food, clothing, and shelter, at the cost of their unwavering loyalty. If she ever had the chance to see what was beyond PC’s reach, she’d take it and run.

Giveaway!!

For your chance to WIN an ebook copy of Never Gonna Desert You on release day, enter the rafflecopter draw below. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older.

SALE!! You can get the first book in The Underground series, Never Gonna Let You Go for only 99 cents at Amazon.com until June 30, 2013.

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Grand Prizes!!

1st Prize
$150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) and an ebook bundle (currently Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book 1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire,
Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, The Plan, Starburst, Stark Pleasure, and Breakout. Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and Deception, and Games of Command.)

2nd Prize
$50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice)

3rd Prizes
four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate winners and their choice)

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SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop – Get a FREE ebook & enter to WIN a gift certificate!

To begin, I want to give a huge thank you to Pippa Jay, who organized this blog hop. She put a lot of work into this event, and I truly appreciate it.

Grand Prize Details:

1st Prize – a Kindle Touch or Nook Touch
2nd Prize -a library of science fiction romance titles from over 20 authors (these will be mostly ebooks with one print anthology), and an Anabanana Gift Card.

All you need to do to enter is pop along to the blogs listed below and comment on as many as you want (only ONE comment per site will count as an entry). Each time you comment at a stop, you’ll earn one entry into the grand prize – so the more sites you visit, the greater your chances of winning. The winners will be drawn at random on the 24th June and announced on this site. The list of participating authors can be found below this post.

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The summer solstice (or midsummer) results in the longest day and shortest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, that just occurred on June 20. It is a major celestial event celebrated around the world as the sun appears to stand still in the sky.

But what happens when there are no celestial events? When one lives underground? Here’s a taste of AN UNEXPECTED RETURN, where the hero lives below the surface of a moon, and he can’t wait to leave. (WARNING! This is an ADULT excerpt.)

“No one talks like that to me or anyone while on my land.”

Everyone cringed. His father hadn’t been born into a kingdom, but had given himself the title after settling on Tyto. He’d been the president of Otaria, and when he and his followers left for the moon, he’d changed his title to king, and declared the state a monarchy. Though Aris had never understood why his father left in the first place. Every picture he’d seen of his birth planet, the luscious forests and open sky, had left him with an ache to flee from Tyto.

But oh gods, his childhood had been hell, growing up in the cold-climate underworld. He’d been a toddler when his father moved him there. He grew up speaking in the “proper manner,” yet his schoolmates spoke in the old world way. He’d learned the rough dialect and every curse word, yet he took care to revert back to the royal tongue when at home in the castle. He couldn’t wait to leave.

“Aristides.” His father pulled him forward. “Since she is your betrothed, you must decide her fate.”

Just as he’d hoped.

He stuck out his chest, attempting to appear noble while his insides jumped for joy. “Since Madelia deflowered herself with my gentleman of the bedchamber, she shall be bound to him for the rest of her life.”

“Then let it be so,” the king proclaimed.

Benignus grinned. He finally had the woman he’d always wanted. Aris yearned to find an ounce of his friend’s happiness.

“Gentleman of the bedchamber, my ass. More like jack-off partner,” Madelia muttered. “At least he knows how to fuck,” she said, tossing her comment in Aristides’ direction.

Thornton and the doctor appeared at the door, panting like Terran dogs. “Is everything all right, Your Majesty?”

Time to go. He refused to stick around for Ben’s betrothal ceremony, for surely they would have another woman for him by then, too.

“Prince Aristides, where are you going?”

Shit! He refused to turn around and acknowledge his father’s question, for the man would never chase after him. And the two men who would still had to catch their breath.

Aristides rushed to the south wing and down a flight of stairs, toward his waiting Personal Space Transport Vehicle. He’d already packed clothing appropriate for Elatia’s warmer climate and enough nourishment to last his entire journey inside the PSTV.

He climbed in. After starting the engines, Aristides steered the ship up the narrow rock tunnel and out into space. The fold that would take him to the Belverian system lay straight ahead.

So long, Tyto. I’m off to the Emerald planet.

AN UNEXPECTED RETURN is available from Decadent Publishing, Amazon, B&N and other ebook retailers. (All Buy Links, blurb, and another excerpt can be found here.)

Giveaway!! 

For your chance to WIN a $5 Amazon.com e-gift certificate, simply leave a comment below with your email address. That will also allow you to enter to win one of two grand prizes of a Kindle Touch or Nook Touch, or a collection of science fiction romance titles from over 20 authors.

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Also, starting today, you can get BENEATH THE STARRY SKY for FREE on Amazon. It’s not a science fiction romance, but the hero is a former sci-fi television star, and the characters in this story are mentioned in some of my other sci-fi romance titles. Here are the links where you can get your copy:

Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.de / Amazon.es / Amazon.it / Amazon.fr

And if you don’t have an e-reader, don’t fret, you can still download FREE Kindle apps for your PC, Smartphone, and/or Tablet.

Be sure to visit all of the participating authors!

Exclusive Cover Reveal for @DecadentPub’s new Elatia Line!!!

Don’t forget to stop by the Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop to see the men I used as inspiration for my stories. I’m giving away an ebook copy of any of my backlist titles.

Also, you have another chance to WIN one of my backlist titles simply by “Liking” the Science Fiction Romance Brigade Fanpage on Facebook. There are many other science fiction romance titles up for grabs.

AND NOW, a word about the Exclusive Cover Reveal for Decadent Publishing‘s new science fiction line, Elatia. Tomorrow afternoon, on Heather Massey’s The Galaxy Express, all four covers of the launch stories for this hot new series will be revealed. Launch stories are by Azura Ice, DL Jackson, Sara Brookes, and myself.

I haven’t read all of the launch stories, but I have read many other amazing stories from these ladies, and let me say, I am very honored to be a part of this group.