Welcome Peeps! Today I'm interviewing the book Another Night, Another Planet.
Peep Rep: I thought the saying was Another day, another dollar.
Liza: Well that's an Earth saying, created long ago when a dollar could buy something of value.
Peep Rep: You can still buy some books for 99 cents.
Liza: Which just goes to show you how screwed up our value system is. We'll pay more for a cup of java than a book that took hundreds of author hours to create. Nothing we can do about that. Let's find out about Jessica Subject’s alien book.
Liza: Hello Another Night, Another Planet. May I call you ANAP for short?
Book: Sorry, are you speaking to me?
Liza: Yes. I'm going to interview you, but your title is too long for a name. May I call you ANAP?
ANAP: I rather like it. Yes, I suppose you may. No one, in all the planets I've traveled, and that's been a lot, has every asked to interview me before. Please be gentle with me.
Liza: I'm always kind to books. I don't break spines nor dog-ear page corners.
ANAP: You won't stick pencils inside me will you?
Liza: Absolutely not. I use silk ribbons and trimmed photographs.
ANAP: Then by all means, let the interview begin.
Liza: Tell me a bit about your heroine.
ANAP: Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. She comes from a middle-class family on Earth, but after her father lost his job, she has become the one to support her parents.
Liza: I hadn't considered the matter before, but I could see how maids would be needed, just like on a cruise boat.
ANAP: No, matters are much worse here. Coming from a lower class than most of the passengers, she is considered as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they’re done with her.
Liza: Since when is a middle-class Earthling considered trash? How dare these upper class aliens treat her so badly!
ANAP: Then there is Nate, shunned because of his lineage. He struggles to run his interstellar shipping business, because he has been banned on several planets.
Liza: Does that make him the captain of the ship, the final word on all matters? Can he throw people out into space if they are disrespectful to him?
ANAP: Generally speaking, NO.
Liza: Why not?
ANAP: The DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers.
Liza: Great, that will makes him even more capable of protecting himself and those he loves.
ANAP: Actually it gets him labeled as a terrorist. And his powers aren’t exactly available to him when he’s working. He’s not like Superman.
Liza: Darn it! So what does happen?
ANAP: Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.
Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their date be just another night on another planet?
Liza: I DON'T KNOW. YOU AREN'T OUT YET!
ANAP: There's no reason to yell at me. Those questions are only meant to prick your interest, not turn you into one.
Liza: Sorry, I get defensive when people ask me questions that I don't know the answer to. It makes me feel like a failure.
ANAP: I didn't mean to harm you. This is my first interview, if you recall. How can I make it up to you?
Liza: You could let me peek beneath your cover.
ANAP: If that will stop the salty tears dropping on me, of course you may take a peek.
A PEEK BENEATH THE COVERS OF
ANOTHER NIGHT, ANOTHER PLANET
BY JESSICA SUBJECT
“What are you lookin’ at?” Wyn leaned over the side of his chair. “You? A dating service?”
He chuckled, his cheeks warming. “No. I just heard a woman mention it when I escaped through her room. She’d apparently used this service and was waiting for her date when I barged in.”
His friend stood behind him, clasping his shoulder. “I’m surprised you didn’t take advantage of the situation.”
“Didn’t have a chance.” Yet, he wouldn’t have. He refused to pretend to be someone else. A woman had to want him for him. He would no longer hide what he was.
“You should give it a try.”
The comment came like a kick to the nuts. Spinning around in his chair, he faced Wyn. “You’ve got to be joking. This woman sets people up on a one-night stand, but according to her clients, more often than not, the relationship lasts well beyond one night.”
“Exactly. You’ve spent all this time zooming around space, searching for someone. I think it’s about time you stop to find her.”
He clenched the arms of the chair. “In case you haven’t noticed, I’m fully capable of finding my own dates.”
“C’mon. The women you find are willing to be with anyone who asks. It’s all a ruse as you search for the one woman you’re pining over.”
“You think I’m looking for love? Yeah, right.” That ship had sailed a long time ago. Best friend or not, Wyn had pushed the boundaries of their camaraderie. Nate rose to his feet and shoved past him. “Stay out of my business.”
“If I did, you’d be dead by now,” Wyn shouted after him.
Nate slammed the door to his cubby behind him and pounded his fist against the wall. The bugger was right, Nate would have been killed numerous times if Wyn hadn’t come to his rescue. And perhaps he was lonely, always yearning to run into his one true love. But she resided on Earth, a place he could never return. He stripped off his pants and slumped onto his cot. The darkness helped to soothe his anger.
He thought of 1Night Stand. Am I ready to settle down? Is there really another woman out there for me? Madame Eve guaranteed one night. He huffed out a breath. No harm in trying. Yes, as soon as Wyn retired to his bunk, Nate would fill out the questionnaire.
What would happen after that? He’d let fate decide.
Liza: More questions I can't answer!
ANAP: Sorry, they are my doing. I didn't know they even bothered readers.
Liza: Well, it may just be me. It's possible the rest of the world is okay with not knowing the answer to every possible question.
ANAP: How can I make it up to you?
Liza: Just be a good book, with a straight spine, well written words, who shares freely with all, no matter class, race, gender or color. That will make the world a better place.
ANAP: If I can achieve all that, it will be because my author wrote me well. May I tell you about her?
Liza: Give it a shot.
ANAP: 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.
Jessica Subject is an
ANAP: I assure you Jessica is NOT a space towel.
Liza: I know that. She used her space towel to cover up what she doesn't want the world to know.
Sigh! Well here's something she won't cover up and you'll want to know. Another Day, Another Planet is coming out
It's coming out June 14th.
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