First Ladylove, an anthology of F/F stories, is available for pre-order now and will go on sale next Monday, September 28th. A few of the authors have answered questions about the stories. Please welcome back our crowd favorite, Jessica E. Subject!
Have you visited Ana’s blog or in Ana’s events before? If so, which ones?
Hello Ana, thank you so much for having me back on your blog. I was here for a fun interview where I ended up getting sent to the corner. [Ana’s note: Actually, Jess visited my office afterward.] I have also participated in Sci Spanks 2014, Spank or Treat 2014, Love Spanks 2015, and Sci Spanks 2015. [Ana’s note: I’m pretty sure she has participated in all but the first Advent Calendar, too.] I think there have been a couple of other occasions along the way, because Ana is so much fun.
If you had to describe yourself using two household objects and one food, what would you choose? Why?
glue – try to keep everything together, making sure everyone is fed and gets where they need to be
teddy bear – I love to cuddle
banana – I can be firm or squishy. LOL I don’t know what to pick for this one.
How did you become involved in First Ladylove?
Kate Richards asked me to be a part of the anthology.
Tell us a little about your story.
Cosmic Sutra is an adult version of a book I read when I was younger called Galaxy High School. (It was based on a television show, but I liked the book better.) I thought I would write university aged students for my story.
What do you hope readers will take away from your story?
The majority of my stories follow the same theme – Acceptance. It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you come from, your religion, race, or sexual preference. You can still find love.
If you had to summarize your story in one sentence, what would it be?
Even when things don’t go as planned, true love can be found in the most unexpected places.
Most importantly, what is your position on wooden spoons?
It depends on who is threatening me with it. 😉
Victoria headed to the dining hall, empty except for two greys at the table farthest from the buffet. They eyed her and whispered to each other behind their long, spindly-fingered hands. She grabbed what looked to be a sandwich with purple bread and green toppings—nothing fuzzy, so she set it on her tray and hurried back to her room. No point in sticking around where she wasn’t wanted.
While she ate, Victoria studied the class textbook on her tablet. Their first lab was to study various cognitive reactions to differing objects. Kaye had already decided they were going to study the heart rate of individuals in their reactions to various races at the school. Sure her partner just wanted to prove how much everyone hates Terrans, Victoria agreed anyway. No point in arguing. She’d already observed plenty of other cues indicating their disdain for her.
Fifteen minutes before the scheduled lab time, she left, heading to the psychology wing. The hall lights had been dimmed compared to the daytime and gave the place an eerie glow. Though the greys had denied ever abducting anyone from Earth, Victoria might have believed otherwise if she happened to meet one along the way. Her pulse raced as she eyed the numbers on each door, trying to locate the correct one.
Victoria gasped, placing her palm on her chest.
“Oh, come on. Don’t tell me I managed to scare a Terran.”
“My name is Victoria.” She’d had enough of being referred to by her home planet, as if everyone on Earth was related and possessed the same personality and motivation. “And you just caught me off guard. It’s late, and I’m tired.”
“That’s strange.” Kaye held the door open as Victoria ducked into the room. “I thought your kind thrived at night.”
She surveyed the area, rubbing her arms. “Not me. I just want to get this over with and return to bed.” A wave of sleepiness washed over her at the thought.
“Fine.” Kaye’s antennae stood straight up rather than curving forward like they normally did. She’d lost her six inch glass claws, her exoskeleton only covering her arms down to her knuckles like a pair of fingerless gloves. “You go into the closet and record the results. I’ll stay out here to welcome our test subjects and hook them up, okay?”
Victoria cocked her head to the side. For the first time since they’d been partnered, Kaye had actually asked her opinion. “I guess.”
“It’s just that if they see you before the test, it will skew the results. I can’t help it if everyone feels that way about your kind. It’s just the way it is.”
With a nod, Victoria entered the cramped smaller room, not much bigger than a broom closet. If she didn’t know any better, she would have believed Kaye felt bad about the discrimination. Was the leabu beginning to soften? She could only hope.
Blurb for your story:
When Victoria is offered a scholarship to attend Thanh Academy for her last year of university, she jumps at the opportunity. Nothing could be more practical in her psychology studies than to travel to the other side of the universe and live amongst the life forms she strives to learn from.
Upon her arrival, she is met with hostility. Convincing the other students she is not like those from Earth who came before her takes time, but eventually she is embraced by a small group of friends, including a sexy female alien she fantasizes about on a daily basis.
Based on past experience, will Victoria keep her lust hidden deep inside to prevent losing a friend? Or will she confess her feelings to Kaye and possibly find her one true love?
Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4959083.Jessica_E_Subject
Available for pre-order on Amazon and ARe! Will also be available on iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.