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Please join me in congratulating, Jessica on her new release, THE ZURIAN CHILD as she shares her journey from e-book to print, the blurb and an excerpt from The Zurian Child.
Ever since I received my first e-reader (a Kobo) for Mother’s Day 2010, I’ve been devouring eBooks like crazy, buying and reading more than I ever have each year.
Because I can access them so much easier. All I have to do it hop on my computer (too dangerous for me to buy on e-reader – don’t want to start that yet), and find the book I’m looking for in one of many eBook retailers that I purchase from, pay for it, and I’ve got a new book to read. I don’t have to drive anywhere, and hope the book store had the one I’m looking for. I don’t have to order it and wait for the book to arrive. An eBook is there, instantly.
All of my stories are published in eBook format as well, so of course, I like to support my fellow eBook authors, including Selena Robins. (If you haven’t read What a Girl Wants yet, what are you waiting for? It rocks!)
Now though, I have my first print book. The Zurian Child released October 18 in print.
Oh my gosh! Yes, I read more eBooks than anything, but there is something special about holding a print copy of my book in my hands.
Well, on my e-reader, I not only have all of my eBooks along with hundreds of others, but I also use it to check my email, the weather and more. A print book is just that, my book and nothing else. No other distractions.
The Zurian Child Blurb:
Lindsay Beckett longed to be reunited with her first love, Quinn Montgomery, until she learns what sent him fleeing from her in the first place. He’s an alien, a Hemera. As if that wasn’t enough to ruin her dreams of a perfect life, when their child is born, they discover she fulfills a prophesy. Lindsay wants to ignore it, until her husband is murdered and suddenly believing becomes a matter of survival.
Lindsay and her young daughter are forced to rely on another Hemera, her husband’s partner and best friend, Bryce Beuermann as more and more of the Hemera are slaughtered. Bryce will do anything to help his best friend’s widow–including suppressing his own deep feelings for her.
The Zurian Child excerpt – PG-13
When Bryce and Lorne removed their socks and set their feet on the coffee table, she flushed. She’d had many opportunities over the summer to look at his feet, particularly when he wore only his swim trunks. But she’d kept her distance, catching only the occasional glimpse of his broad, bare chest or other parts of his body, wondering if they matched what she’d seen in her visions.
Both Bryce and Lorne’s toes remained held apart by skin, noticeable skin. Unlike the translucent and pliable tissue which formed between her own toes, theirs appeared thicker, widening the total width of the front of their feet.
“We are not from around here,” Lorne said. He removed his feet from the table and brushed them across the plush carpet. “Your mother, Quinn, and your father, Lindsay, as well as Bryce and I, are from another planet located twenty light years from Earth.”
She turned to her husband, waiting for his reaction. They were his guests telling the ridiculous story. If they were friends of hers, she would have told them to leave.
Quinn only raised his eyebrows. She couldn’t read his expression as he stared at Bryce. “This is not the time to be discussing this. We’ve just returned from out holidays, our honeymoon at that.”
“No, this is the time. We should have talked about this long ago.”
Her gaze shifted between the two of them. This has to be some kind of gag, but this is more likely to come from Michael and Francis, not Bryce, not based on anything Quinn had ever said about him. The punch line didn’t come and Quinn gripped her hand tighter. This is no joke.
Maintaining his dry expression, Bryce continued. “I’ve known all along. I remember my trip to Earth and being placed with the Beuermanns. I don’t remember my parents though.” His chin fell to his chest. “It’s not easy living with a secret like this. I figured my best friend should know.”
Bryce told what he believed to be the truth, but despite her belief in aliens, she refused to accept anyone in the room came from anywhere but Earth.
“I’m sorry, Lindsay.” Quinn refused to look at her, but maintained his hold on her hand.
She’d never felt more uncomfortable than this moment. What did Quinn believe? That he’s an alien?
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.
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