Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sexy Aliens and Clones… Oh My!

Made for Her available HERE
By Jessica E. Subject
It’s not always “write what you know.”
Anyone who has read my stories will know I have many stories about sexy aliens, extraterrestrials I created in my mind. I have never met any aliens (that I know of), nor traveled through space or to another planet. Yet, they tend to be the focus of my fiction.
Today though, I’m here to discuss writing about clones, as I did with Made For Her. I wanted to try something different. When I penned this story, I had already written alien romances, a contemporary romance, and two science fiction romances without aliens. But I wanted to push the boundaries as I do with my other science fiction romances. I wanted to show that everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. Alien, clone, whatever, as long as the character is a good person, then they deserve love, too. And yet their differences always become an integral part of the plot.
For an alien, first of all, they have to find someone that accepts that there really is life on other planets. And then hope that they would actually have a romantic interest in someone so different.
When it comes to a clone, their journey into life is already so controversial, that they are destined for discrimination. It’s an issue that is part of this story, and one of many roadblocks in the relationship between the hero and heroine.
When it comes to how a person might react to a clone, I refer back to my favorite sci-fi romance show from my childhood, Space: Above and Beyond. The character Rodney Rowland played is not a clone, but born through in-vitro fertilization with a tank as a womb. Thus how he earned the mean-spirited nickname “Tank”. Of course, he was the character I fell for, but that’s just me. LOL I imagine the resistance he experienced in trying to fit in would be the same as for a clone.
This opposition is not only due to the fact that the character is different, as it is with aliens, but also a result from those who do not support the science used in creating these people. The resulting life is seen as sub-human to some. And that plays a huge part in the plot of this story.
So, while writing clones is not a huge stretch from writing aliens, there are some key elements that need to be added to the plot of the story. And it’s something I plan to write about again. 
Made For Her
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Military Romance
ISBN: 978-1613334348
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
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Excerpt:
   Colonel Jones eyed each one of her new cadets, examining the neatness of their uniforms, while inspecting for signs of stress or over-anxiousness. She’d never seen the telltale muscle twitches or sweats in any previous clones, only in human-borns, but she had to look for them anyway.
   The first generation of clones didn’t live long enough to become cadets. Their hearts gave out within a year after incubation. But the scientists at Onatria had plowed on, utilizing more of Daniel’s research, speeding up the aging process with hormones to create the perfect generation she saw before her.
   She’d had female clones in previous squadrons, but the government filled the one in front of her with testosterone-driven masculinity. If she’d been younger, she’d have a hard time concentrating. But her days of crushes and fantasies were long over. She was devoted to serving her country and planet, and nothing else.
   That didn’t stop her from going out on the town for a stress-relieving fuck from time to time. But these young men in front of her appeared so virile, sure to last longer than any of her previous sexual partners.
   No. As junior officers, and more importantly, as clones, they were off limits.
I  Inspecting them gave her the opportunity to check out more than their fatigues and tics, but if they knew her thoughts, they’d walk all over her. She’d be done.
   They were of varying nationalities, builds, and heights, all fit to serve the planet. None of the cadets revealed any indication he would put the lives of others in jeopardy. This will be an easy squadron, every one of them ready to fly in a matter of weeks.
   She reached the last cadet and froze. Her stomach clenched. No, they couldn’t have!
   She pivoted on her heel and rushed off the tarmac, leaving the squad without an instructor.

Bio:
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.

4 comments:

Bj Gaskill said...

Cool post...it's always nice to read a tidbit of an author's thinking.
I think a cone of my love one would DriVe me nuts....LOL

Jessica Subject said...

Hi BJ! If my loved one was still around, then I would agree. But if they had passed, it would be nice to have them around again. Though, it would depend on how similar they were. :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

It's always going to be a controversial subject but I can certainly see it happening! And my clone can too.

Jessica Subject said...

Yes, I agree, Barbara! Lucky you to have your own clone! ;)