Guest Post: Quick Love by Jessica Subject
Ladies and Gents, please welcome my favorite author of Sci-Fi Romance, Jessica Subject. This is one outta-this-world Chick and I’m so happy to have her on the blog today.
Hey everyone! I’d like to thank Casea for having me on her blog.
I’m here to talk about quick love stories, as is my latest release, Alien Lover. These are stories you can read in a half an hour or less. Why are these great? Well, we can read them over lunch, while waiting for appointments or the kids, and even right before bed. As a reader, we get the satisfaction of finishing a story in a short period of time.
Now, as a writer, these stories aren’t always the easiest to pen. You have to fit so much into a limited amount of space, and readers almost always say they wish the story had been longer.
When I first started writing, I didn’t think I could write anything shorter than 50,000 words. But, I had to try. One of my critique partners told me that these shorties don’t tell the entire story. They’re only a glimpse into the characters life, and don’t contain much back story, so leave anything unnecessary out. So, that’s what I did with the three erotica stories that I have in Decadent Publishing’s The Edge line. All three are super hot and super short. Unlike some erotica stories though, I have to at least have a happily-for-now ending, even if there is no happily-ever-after. I’m programmed that way, I guess.
I like the books I read to be the same way, too. I am satisfied knowing the characters are at least going to be together for now.
What about you? Do you read short stories? If so, are you left satisfied at the end, or wanting more?
Alien Lover Blurb:
Unconvinced of her fiancé’s demise, Molly combs the galaxy to search for him. As her supplies run low, she is forced to turn around and set a course for Earth, alone. But, a Moloxian Starcruiser halts her retreat, and the single passenger transports onto her ship without permission. Taser in hand to defend herself, she is startled as the form remolds into her fiancé. Has Diego found her or is her tired mind playing tricks?
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She brushed her hands across the console and brought the video feed from the ship’s right hand side onscreen. The image quivered, and she groaned when it finally became clear. A Moloxian starcruiser.
Shit! I just want to go home. During her search, the crews of the few Moloxian scavenger ships she’d come across had been willing to let her pass if she traded with them. But she had nothing left, only enough food and fuel to reach Earth, and even then she’d be hungry during the last leg of her journey.
“Play.” She decided to listen to their demands, give them what they wanted, and move on. She had no other choice. Starvation was a better alternative than providing the sexual services they’d always hinted at. The Moloxians, though humanoid, had scale-covered bodies. So incompatible with her own. She wouldn’t survive unscathed and didn’t sleep around anyway.
“Prepare to be boarded.” The deep computerized voice shook her. No slur, and therefore not Moloxian. Who the hell was he?
She didn’t have time to contemplate. Her blood boiling, she gripped the arms of her chair. The creature, whatever species he happened to be, planned to come onto her ship. No one boarded without her permission, which she would not grant. At the sound of her transporter, like the pitter-patter of rain on Earth, she leaped from her seat and spun around. She grasped her bolt stunner and pointed it at the figure materializing into solid form before her eyes.
With a huge outline, the male boarding her ship would only bring her trouble. If his strength matched his size, she had one option: to kill him. She took in his bare, broad chest, sculpted abs, and muscled arms. His tanned skin shone with brilliance, as if the sun rested behind him. She gazed up at his dark hair and warm brown eyes. He studied her with an intense stare while his soft lips curved into a smile.
She gasped. “Diego?”
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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 anyone who has enjoyed her stories.