Saturday, September 28, 2013

One year ago today...


Hello peeps! I'm loving the new look of the blog. A very special thank you to Veronica Scott!

Today, I'm celebrating the 1-year publishing anniversary of Crash Landing. This story started with a conversation with one of my editors. For those who don't know my stories, I write alien romances, and many of my aliens tend to have blue skin. In our conversation, my editor and I were discussing the proper shade of blue for my aliens. And here are ten fun facts about Crash Landing (originally shared on Kacey Hammell's blog):

  1. I had no intentions of writing this story as I was working on two others at the time. 
  2. It was one of my editors, Kate Richards, who suggested I write it. Well, she demanded it in her inbox that night. LOL It took me a little longer than that to write it. The story idea started with this line, “…indigo is for space aliens. Turquoise is for underwater hunks.” 
  3. I submitted the story 20 days after I started writing it. 
  4. All of the characters’ names are Latin based. Cael = space, Mare = water, and Tara = Earth. 
  5. Cael’s home planet, Narien, came from me staring at my bookshelf, trying to think of a name. The books that caught my attention were The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gini Koch’s Alien series. Narnia + Alien = Narien 
  6. Originally I thought of making this just an M/M story to take place in the water, but Tara fought her way in there and brought the story to dry land. 
  7. While editing this story, I found out one of my overused words was “pain”. Well, Cael did crash land after all. I’m sure there’s going to be some pain. LOL 
  8. I had to use the washroom really bad while writing one scene. I’m sure you’ll figure out which one, though I didn’t hear any thumping on my bathroom walls. 
  9. There is plenty of hot alien sex in this story without needing tentacles or alien abductions.
Crash Landing
A story from The Edge
By Jessica E. Subject

Sci-Fi MMF Ménage Erotica 

ISBN: 978-1613333884

As his ship plummets toward Earth, Cael believes his life to be over. His last ditch effort to save himself ends in a fiery crash. When he wakes up, he believes he’s entered the afterlife, but his surroundings indicate otherwise. He made it to Earth. But who saved him, and what do they want with him?

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Bio:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. 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.

6 comments:

Veronica Scott said...

Thanks for the kind words about the refreshed blog! Really enjoyed learning all the fun facts behind the book today...

Jessica Subject said...

Thank you, Veronica! I have yet to write a story as fast as this one.

Diane Burton said...

Happy anniversary to Crash Landing. I'm continually amazed at how quickly you can write, Jessica, with all you have going on in life. You really make the most of your writing time!

Melisse Aires said...

So fun to learn the background of the story. Love the Latin names!

Layna Pimentel said...

A great post, for a great book!

Happy anniversary, Crash Landing!

Jessica Subject said...

Thank you, Diane! I'm surprised, too. Summer was a bust, but hoping to catch up now. :)

Thanks so much, Melisse! Not all of my characters' names have meaning behind them, but these three do. :)

Hugs, Layna! Thank you! :)