by Jessica E. Subject
Authors, as creative as we may be, are often creatures of habit. We have our favorite pens, places to work, music to listen to, scents, times of the day, temperatures, sounds, etc. Our favorites are generally the things that make us most comfortable and let our ideas flow freely.
For me, I like blue or black click pens with a built-in rubber grip. I do most of my work in the living room rather than my office, mostly because it’s warmer and more comfortable. I work better in the morning and like the scent of vanilla or chocolate covered cherries.
We also have our favorite stories, though many of us will never admit it. It’s like picking your favorite child, which I will never do. But, when it comes to my stories, I do have some that I like better than others. Why? I spent more time with them, researched like crazy, developed the characters more, and enjoyed every bit of the process. One of the stories in my favorites is Made For Her. I did a lot of research about the process of cloning, flying planes, and even had an airline pilot help me with a scene or two.
This month, Made For Her celebrates two years published, and has been mentioned on USA Today twice (here and here) and also on io9, a site that talks about all things science and sci-fi, as one of the Best Science Fiction Romance Novels You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. Quite an honor for me. And because I’m celebrating a book birthday, I’ve asked my publisher to mark this story down to 99¢ for the month. If you have not read this story, I hope you’ll take a chance on a sexy clone named Dare who’s also a military pilot in training.
Erotic Sci-Fi Military Romance
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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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.
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.
Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. 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.