Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Living in a Dystopian World

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By Jessica E. Subject
The Underground series takes place in a futuristic dystopian world, where a corporation runs the entire city, controlling everyone’s food, shelter, and even who they can date and marry. When creating this world, I imagined some of the worst possible things people would have to live through, while to the outside world, the city would appear to be a great place to live and work.

On top of that, the corporation is sending scientists, engineers, and trades people to a new planet in order to one day inhabit it. But the corporation is hiding secrets, some I didn’t even know about until I wrote the second book.

Melina’s parents raised her, telling her about what life was like outside of Planet Core. But when they were killed trying to escape, Melina was taken into the folds of the corporation, and gave up any thoughts of ever trying to leave the city. Then she meets Brook, daughter of one of the heads of Planet Core, and she dreams of a different life.

Of course, no dystopian story is complete without a group of rebels who want to bring about change. In this series, they are part of The Underground, a secret group who live beyond Planet Core’s borders, many of whom are or used to be employees of the corporation. But change doesn’t happen overnight, or in just one story.

Never Gonna Desert You focuses on Melina and Brook’s relationship, how it started, and what they must go through in order to be together. If they aren’t killed in the process. The Underground grows stronger and learn secrets they never would have guessed about. A lot of characters don’t make it to the next book, but a plan that is set in place to bring about change.

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, you can get Never Gonna Let You Go for only $0.99 at Amazon.com until June 30, 2013.

Never Gonna Desert You
The Underground #2
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Lesbian Sci-Fi/Dystopian Romance
ISBN: 978-1613335468

Determined to find and bring back her girlfriend, Brook enlists in the next mission to the foreign planet, Airondelle. But the deception at Planet Core continues, and Brook doesn't realize the depth of her father's involvement until he orders her terminated. Struggling to stay alive, she quickly learns nothing is as she believed. 
Will she ever find Melina? Or will Brook be stuck light years from home, alone, and with a fierce predator hunting her down?
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“Let’s go, Malock.” Jager raised his eyebrows. “Or did you change your mind?”
She stood and released a deep breath. Even with her trepidation, she refused to back out now. Melina waited for her. “No, I’m looking forward to seeing Airondelle for myself.”
Brook spun away and rushed to catch up with her comrades. If she revealed her plans, she’d be stopped before she could find her lover. She would have to hide Melina right under their noses to bring her home. She pushed her shoulders back. I can do this. I have to.
The all-terrain vehicles sat loaded with equipment for the mission in front of the swirling mass of the portal. Her father certainly wasn’t wasting any time getting a team back to Airondelle. Crewmembers already filled the first vehicle, so she hopped into the back of the second.
Jager passed around everyone’s mission directives then shoved in on her left. Thank goodness he was the last to load. With his bulk, he occupied both of the remaining seats.
Before she had time to read her personal orders, they proceeded into the portal. She passed through the spinning matter, her body pulled and stretched in every direction. Unknown forces pushed on her chest, making it difficult to breathe. She gripped the seat, hoping she wouldn’t get pulled out. But the awkwardness didn’t last long. The transporter room light years away, clean, fresh air poured into her lungs. The alien vegetation of the foreign planet lined the rough dirt road they traveled. She yearned to explore the flora and fauna on a more intimate level. And she would, after setting up camp.
She opened the folder with her mission directive inside. Instead of the stack of papers detailing what Planet Core expected of her, she found a single sheet.
Her father’s handwriting scrawled across the page. You can never know the truth.
Hard, cold steel pressed against her temple. A gun. Her breath caught. What the hell is going on? She grabbed her knapsack and launched out of the vehicle. 

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. 
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.


Anonymous said...

sounds terrific. It's always better to read about dystopias than actually live in one I've found. :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

I totally agree. Thanks, Eva! :)

Krista said...

Congrats Jessica, sounds like another great one for you !!! You are seriously multi-talented !!!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Krista - Thank you so much! I wish I was multi-armed, too. ;)

Taryn - I'm glad. Thanks! :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

Sounds like another winner, Jessica and ha ha to the multi armed - yep, I'd got for that.

Kiru Taye said...

Looks fab, Jessica. Congrats!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thanks, Barbara! Yes, wouldn't that be awesome? :)

Thank you, Kiru! :)

Unknown said...

Sounds intrigueing

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you, Tami! :)