Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla Jacobs must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs. A biologist for Planet Core, she finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she must work with a team to prepare the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But the mission does not go as she expected. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, shuns her, sending Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their commander, for the attention she craves and more. A confrontation among the trio leaves her with a broken heart, and fleeing from the two people she trusted most.
Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core has deceived everyone. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far Planet Core’s control reaches.
“Unknown Futures…was tasteful, yet highly erotic and it handled the relationship between two women wonderfully.” Tracy Riva Books & Reviews – January 2, 2012
“Unknown Futures is a heart (and panty) warming tale of finding true love, and recognizing inner beauty.” Queer Magazine Online – January 15, 2012
“She has managed to not only capture the hearts of her readers with this very tender and loving story, but also injected a dash of delicious humour which is a sure to please.” Amazon Review from Morganna – January 21, 2012
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.
Releasing on January 31st, Never Gonna Let You Go, which is the first in The Underground scifi/dystopian series.
Here’s the blurb:
Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs.
Calla Jacobs, a biologist for Planet Core, is caught in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she’s expected to assist in preparing the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But nothing is as it appears. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, is avoiding her. His recent aloofness sends Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their mission commander, for the attention she craves and more. When bitter words are exchanged among the trio, Calla’s heart is broken by the two people she trusted most.
Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core is not the company she’d believed it was. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far-reaching Planet Core’s control is.
An Interview with Jessica E. Subject
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Jessica, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Unknown Futures and it's a sexy but touching story. <g> It's also part of the 1 Night Stand series. What can you tell us about this wildly popular series at Decadent Publishing?
JS: Thank you for having me, Holly! The 1Night Stand series was an idea created by Valerie Mann, Kate Richards, and Olivia Starke. Each story take the reader on a date set up by Madame Evangeline through her 1Night Stand dating service. The stories can be contemporary, ménage, paranormal, scifi, LGBT, or any combination. And I’m honored to have three stories in the series.
HH: How did Unknown Futures come to be part of the series and what unique aspects does it bring?
JS: Unknown Futures began as a sequel to my first 1Night Stand story, Celestial Seduction. But Frey and Carrie stepped aside for Jewel and Flavia’s story to be told, although they do make an appearance.
There are only a few science fiction, as well as a few lesbian stories in this series, and as far as I know, Unknown Futures is the only story to combine both. It takes you to a space station on the edge of the galaxy and introduces fun and unusual characters during one hot night.
HH: What do you like best about Jewel and why will readers relate to her?
JS: Jewel, even though she’s had some horrible experiences, works around the obstacles in her life, to achieve her goals. Yet she still longs to be loved and accepted unconditionally.
HH: What do you like best about Flavia and why will readers love her?
JS: Not much fazes Flavia. After all, she works with aliens every day. But she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants, even if she could wind up hurt in the process.
HH: What can you tell us about the world where their story takes place?
JS: Unknown Futures begins on Earth, but the majority of the story takes place on the space station with a variety of unusual aliens who live and work there, and others who visit from all over the universe. Travel through the space station occurs through large vacuum tubes, which can lead to some interesting situations when travelling with others. The space station also contains a dance club.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
JS: Never Gonna Let You Go, the first book in my scifi/dystopian series, The Underground, just released on January 31 from Decadent Publishing. And in March, The Zurian Child, a scifi romance novel, will release from Silver Publishing, and is the first of my Mark of the Stars series. I have many other projects on the go right now, but nothing confirmed as of yet.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
JS: With two series on the go, I want to finish writing them, and get them published. After that, I plan to keep writing more stories and series.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
JS: Many places, such as dreams, news articles, conversations with others, and so much more.
HH: What's the best book you read in 2011?
JS: I have to pick just one? That’s really hard for me, as I read so many fabulous books last year. I found it hard to limit it to just ten for my year-end wrap-up. But okay, I’d say The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Although, I admit, I’ve never read any of her other books.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
JS: Besides meeting other people in this industry? I’m really excited for the release of The Zurian Child. This series is the first I ever wrote, and I’m busy rewriting the next book in the series to get it ready for submission. I’ve learned so much since those early days, and I continue to learn from all of the great people willing to teach me.