Space welcome, my Peeps! Today I'm interviewing
Never Gonna Desert You by Jessica Subject.
Peep Rep: You mean Jessica is going to adopt me?
Liza: We can only hope!
Peep Rep: Jessica, please adopt me. I'm lots of fun and I can help you with your blogs.
Liza: Stop talking to Jessica. She's not even here. We're interviewing her book Never Gonna Desert You. And here's the book now, just beamed down from Jessica's spaceship.
Never Gonna Desert You
The Underground #2
By Jessica E. Subject
Liza: Welcome Never Gonna Desert You. May I call you Never?
Book: Sorry, I'm still getting my binding around the idea that you can talk to me. How is that possible?
Liza: Surely, as a space book you know practically anything is possible someplace in some universe.
Never: That's true.
Liza: So tell me about yourself.
Never: Well, I’m the second book of The Underground series.
Liza: Based on your cover, you look really friendly.
Never: I’m an erotic lesbian sci-fi/dystopian romance.
Liza: Okay some of that...the dystopian part...sounds less than friendly.
Never: Some of it is. Imagine a city in the future that is run by a corporation rather than an accountable government. But, determined to find and bring back her girlfriend, Brook enlists in the next mission to the foreign planet, Airondelle.
Liza: That sounds like a good plan.
Never: Unfortunately, the deception at Planet Core continues, and Brook doesn't realize the depth of her father's involvement until he orders her terminated.
Liza: I'm going to guess that he's not getting a ceramic cup declaring Best Father Ever on Father's Day.
Never: Good bet. 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?
Liza: There we go with the questions again. Why are you asking me? I haven't read you yet.
Never: Well you should.
Liza: I know, but you aren't out yet. You release June 25th.
Never: Oh, sorry. We books don't obsess over time like you humans do.
Liza: We are a bit time obsessed.
Never: Fortunately, my author Jessica is actually an alien and can stretch time, so she's not as wacky as some of you are.
Liza: You mean me.
Never: *ruffles pages* Well, if the title fits, wear it.
Liza: Hold on! I spied an interesting part while you were ruffling pages. Go back to that and let me read.
Never: I don't know...
Liza: Either show me that section, or discover what a fierce predator can do to a book.
Never: Oh my God! Whatever did that, keep it away. Read whatever you like, just keep your predator away.
“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.
Liza: Wow! What a fabulous excerpt. I'm sorry about threatening you with a spaniel puppy... No, I'm not. I'm just glad I don't actually own the spaniel puppy that chose book shredder as his occupation.
Never: Then I am not to be torn to shreds at any moment?
Liza: No, but I really want to read you. You sound fascinating.
Never: I am, but you'll have to wait and read me when I come out.
Liza: Why can't I read you right now? You have the whole story in you, I know you do! This is because I interviewed Jessica's other book, Another Night, Another Planet first, isn't it.
Never: *pages flutter, front cover trembles*
Liza: Oh, Never. Don't get upset over that. I only interviewed ANAP first because it came out of the publishing womb first. It's just a coincidence of timing.
Never: When you put it like that, it doesn't matter. It's just that betrayals are every day events for me.
Liza: I see that from the excerpt.
Never: And then you threatened to shred me...
Liza: It wasn't a real threat. I just wanted to read that except. Forgive me?
Liza: *hugs book* Thank you. And just so you know, I will be buying you.
Never: Okay, you can stop hugging me now. I need to thank my author so she realizes the interview is over and beams me back to her spaceship.
Liza: I hope you aren't going to tell my peeps she's just a nice Canadian, because you and I both know that's not true.
Never: 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.
Liza: That's all true.
Never: 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.
Liza: By 'fast' she means at the speed of light, but again, all true.
Never: Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children.
Liza: Okay, that's sort of true. She does possess a house in Ontario, which is actually a teleport to her very nice spaceship. And she does have a human husband and two faster-than-light children.
Never: And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.
Liza: The same can be said for all authors. We all love to hear from our readers. It's one of the greatest joys of writing.
Never: Oh, my spine is tingling. That's a sure sign I'm being teleport--
Liza: Bye, Never. I'll see you again, I promise. Thanks for letting me interview Never Gonna Desert You, Jessica.
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