Spanking androids, wooden spoons, rebels and more!

Today we welcome back a crowd favorite, Jessica E. Subject! She has a new series out, The Complete Underground, and I invited her to drop by for a chat. Of course, things got a bit out of hand…as they tend to do when she is involved! Hope you enjoy getting to visit with her.

Anastasia Vitsky: Hello and welcome back to Governing Ana, Jess! Seems like we just had you over for the tasting party at Love Spanks. Speaking of Love Spanks, where can I get an amazing spanking android? It’s my birthday this weekend, you know. *pointed wistful pleading gaze*

Jessica E. Subject: LOL It’s great to be back, Ana! Thank you for having me! I’m on the lookout for your android. I know for you, she has to be just perfect, so I can’t send over just any android. I’ll find her some day though. 😉

Anastasia Vitsky: What has that naughty android been up to since we saw her last? Will she have a full-length story of her own?

Jessica E. Subject: Yes, I do plan on writing more of Sophie’s story. It was a fun world to write in, but I have a few other worlds to visit beforehand, including the space academy where the two heroines from the story I’m working on now attend.

Anastasia Vitsky: I actually don’t write a lot of sci-fi, mainly because I’m not too knowledgeable about the “sci” part of sci-fi. If someone is new to sci-fi and new to your work, how could I best explain it in lay terms? Do you consider yourself Star Trek-ish, or Doctor Who-ish, or in the tradition of another popular sci fi brand?

Jessica E. Subject: Oh, I absolutely love Star Trek, but I wouldn’t exactly class what I write under any of those brands. While there is a scientific aspect of my stories, the romance plays a much larger role. I always tell people that my stories are romance, with a tiny bit of sci-fi. It could be aliens, clones, androids, or they could take place on another planet, or in a futuristic, and possibly dystopian world. I do like my dystopian worlds.

Anastasia Vitsky: So if I’m new to your books and want to read, it’s okay that I hated chemistry in high school?

Jessica E. Subject: Totally. I never took chemistry, only biology and physics in high school. LOL You don’t need to be good at science to understand anything in my stories. You just have to be able to suspend disbelief, and be willing to travels to other worlds.

Anastasia Vitsky: Physics. Great. Way to make me feel inadequate. I barely passed geometry.

Seriously, I have two questions for you. First, what are your ground rules for creating the world in each of your stories? Second, what does writing in a sci-fi playground do for you that, say, contemporary romance could not? Besides aliens and spanking androids, of course. 🙂

Jessica E. Subject: Hmm, to answer the first question, I don’t make stuff (I would say sh*t, but I don’t know if you’ll allow that) up. Hey, that wasn’t what I said! I believe there was an “i” in the word I used. Anyway, if I haven’t seen the technology on television or in movies, or read it in a book, I don’t use it.

Anastasia Vitsky: I, I, I. It’s not all about you, Jess. 😀

Jessica E. Subject:  LOL Yes, I know. There’s no “i” in team, but there is an “i” in the word I used. 😛 To answer the second question, sci-fi is an escape for me. I know what the real world is like. I’ve seen a lot, and while I may not have experienced everything, I usually know someone who has. I don’t need to write about that. I like to use my stories as a metaphor for real life. My aliens, whether green or blue-skinned are anyone who is considered different from the norm. My worlds are any place different than what we are used to. And it’s all about acceptance in the end.

Anastasia Vitsky: There is no “i” in wooden spoon or spanking either, my dear. Behave, or I might have a little private chat with you after the interview.

As to the metaphor part, that is what attracts me to speculative fiction as well. It’s difficult to write racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, national, sexual, and other “differences” without either messing it up spectacularly (and alienating the very people we hope to speak to) or getting dismissed.

What do you hope your readers will carry away from your stories? Obviously, as authors we want people to read and enjoy. What is your goal?

Jessica E. Subject: Okay, smarty-pants, I do see an “i” in spanking. Hehe.

Anastasia Vitsky: Well, crap. So our private post-chat might be about my need to practice spelling. 😛

Jessica E. Subject: LOL

Anastasia Vitsky: Can it be with your android? Please?

Jessica E. Subject: Sure, I’ll have Sophie come over and give you a spelling lesson. Maybe she can give you a smack for every mistake you make.

Anastasia Vitsky: Oh, dear. With that incentive, how will I ever learn to spell properly? And “spank.” That’s what I meant to say earlier. There’s no “i” in spank. That’s it. Excuse me, I need a private moment with my wooden spoons. Carry on, please.

Jessica E. Subject: Wait. What was the question again? Oh yeah, I want readers feel satisfied with the happily-ever-afters. The characters have to struggle to get there, but their fight is worth it in the end. Plus, I want readers to be pleased that in my worlds, everyone in the universe gets their happy ending.

Anastasia Vitsky: Wouldn’t that be nice! In my happy ending, wooden spoons wouldn’t break or crack or get lost. 🙂

I hear you have a new set of books out, all in one volume. I’m going to be honest here. Even though I read your excerpts and description of the book, I’m not sure I have a clear idea of the setup. I know that there are rebels and a struggle, and that there is some F/F. Could you explain in simple terms what this world is about? Also, are there wooden spoons?

Jessica E. Subject: Or, they wouldn’t get forgotten about when you try to hide them from others… Oops, was that out loud?

Anastasia Vitsky: I don’t hide them! They’re MINE, and I don’t have to share.

Jessica E. Subject: I was talking about my house, but not wooden spoons. 😉

Anastasia Vitsky: Ha, I see! We both had a guilty conscience. But back to your series…

Jessica E. Subject: LOL Yes, The Complete Underground Series just released. It takes place in a futuristic world, after an apocalyptic event. Cities have been reestablished, and the city where the series takes place is run by a corporation called Planet Core. The corporation restricts who is allowed to marry, and how many children are allowed to be born.

Anastasia Vitsky: Wow, that sounds pretty political! Why is there such a strict setup?

Jessica E. Subject: Food is a limited resource, often grown in labs rather than outside in fields. The land does not have the nutrients it once did. And that is one of the reasons the first story in the series takes place on another planet. They are trying to find a place where inhabitants can survive. They have the technology to get there, but their land is pretty much dead. That is why relationships and children outside of what has been granted are punished by death. The corporation feels the need to restrict the population and relationships outside of that simply get in the way of what Planet Core is trying to accomplish.

Anastasia Vitsky: So…are you saying there aren’t any wooden spoons?

Jessica E. Subject: Not according to Planet Core, but the rebels may have wooden spoons…They are all old school.

Anastasia Vitsky: I want to join the rebels! AND you have F/F, right? How does that fit into your world?

Jessica E. Subject: Yes, only M/F relationships are allowed by Planet Core, and only for the purpose of procreation. But, if you belong to the rebels, anything goes. Although there are other characters mentioned, Melina and Brook are the main characters of the series. Each story is about a different couple, but their story starts in Never Gonna Let You Go. You find out the most about them in Never Gonna Desert You, where Brook learns “Daddy Dearest” is far from a perfect father, and they get their ultimate happy ending in Never Gonna Say Goodbye.

Anastasia Vitsky: What is the rebels’ objective? Are they trying to overthrow the government, or set up a separate society where they can live in peace?

Jessica E. Subject: Yes, that’s exactly what they are trying to do. They know they have to take the corporation down from the inside by eliminating the key people and destroying the compound. All they want is the ability to live peacefully and to love freely.

Anastasia Vitsky: Do you consider writing this book as a form of social activism?

Jessica E. Subject: Yes, in a way. I believe that people should be able to love freely, not told who they can and can’t fall in love with by religion or politics. Of course, I do believe in age of consent, but that’s a different issue altogether. I’m very happy to be from Canada where same-sex marriage is allowed.

Anastasia Vitsky: And also where it’s about -40 degrees at the moment, right? 🙂

Jessica E. Subject: Um, yes, but it’s supposed to get warmer tomorrow. I hope. *begs Mother Nature for warmer weather*

Anastasia Vitsky: I think Mother Nature prefers for you to beg on your knees.

Jessica E. Subject: LOL Or you do. 😉

Anastasia Vitsky: Obviously! I’m excited for your series and hope it will do well. Thank you so much for coming to chat with us today! Links to purchase The Complete Underground Series are at the end of this post.

Also, will readers get to see you for Sci Spanks this June?

Jessica E. Subject: Thank you so much for having me over! And I didn’t get a spanking. At least, not yet. Yes, I do plan on being a part of Sci Spanks. I want to write another story in the world I’m writing in now. There will be spanking at the Thanh Academy. 😉

Anastasia Vitsky: Yay!! And now, to my office for a little chat about appropriate language on Governing Ana. My dear.

Jessica E. Subject: *puts head down and follows Ana out of the room*

Anastasia Vitsky:  *picks up my wooden spoon on the way out*

Blurb

In the future…

The corporation Planet Core holds all of the power. They place restrictions on the lives of those living within their boundaries, including who they can love. And there is no escape.

Deception runs deep…

The rebel group, calling themselves The Underground, is disputing the corporation’s leadership. With the desire for freedom, they will fight.

And betrayal can come from anyone…

Will the rebels defeat Planet Core, or end up fighting for their lives?

Includes: Never Gonna Let You Go, Never Gonna Desert You, and Never Gonna Say Goodbye

Buy Links

Author Bio

Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. 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 with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

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.

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READER PRIZES!

Kindle Fire or Nook HD (winner’s choice): WINNER: NURSE MYRA

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  • $25 gift certificate to Amazon and an autographed copy of Alien Warriors
    *Available to US and Canada only
    (donated by Sue Lyndon)
    WINNER: HEATHER HAND
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    WINNER: RENEE M
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    WINNER: CORINNE
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Meet #SciSpanks authors Erzabet Bishop, Louisa Bacio, Anne Ferrer Odom, and Sue Lyndon!

Hi. I’m Erzabet Bishop and I write urban fantasy blended with erotic romance. Sigil fire is an urban fantasy lesbian fiction tale. My Sci Spanks story is an excerpt from Blood Red Moon. Let me take you to a place where magic, myth and mayhem abound with an erotic edge to keep you coming back for more. The full novella will be out in the early fall. Yes, there will be spanking…

What would my superpower be?

If I could have any superpower, I would want to be a blood witch/vampire like Fae in Sigil Fire. She can take on anything and kick butt doing it-and still have time to fall in love with a woman who needs her to break a curse that has followed her for a millennia.

I would also love to simultaneously clean my house while writing. That would be the best trick ever. Oh…and add sleeping in there too. Must multitask.

Bio

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair choose your own romantic adventure stories, Elemental Passions (upcoming), Forbidden Fruit, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission (upcoming Cleis), Hungry for More (upcoming Cleis), Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Blood Red Moon (upcoming), Sigil Fire, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:

Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor

Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/

Author site: http://erzabetwrites.wix.com/erzabetbishop

 

LOUISA BACIO

 

Ciao! I’m Louisa Bacio, and I write erotic paranormal romance. Truly, I believe in Love Knows No Bounds. The characters dictate the stories I write, and the love interests, whether they be M/M or F/F or M/F … or a fun ménage combination.

 

For Sci Spanks, I’m featuring “Double Trouble,” a peek at a F/F roller derby tale with a paranormal twist.

 

 

1)   In the world you created, what do wish, if anything, could be real, or what are you relieved is only fiction?

 

Oh, everything should absolutely be real, and when you read it, hopefully, you’ll think so, too!

 

2)   What challenges and/or pleasures have you experienced in writing and appreciating paranormal?

 

We only know so much about the world around us. What about what we don’t know, or what lays beyond our physical realm. Paranormal and sci fi allows me as a writer to stretch the imagination. Or, perhaps, write about an altered form of reality.

 

3)   If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

 

I’d love to have the power to heal. Just think about it – you could save so many people, and potentially live forever, too. It all depends upon the concept of “healing.”

 

 

Bio

 

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.

 

Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Three dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, hermit crabs and guinea pigs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.

 

Blog http://louisabacio.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louisabacio

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/louisabacio

 

ANNE FERRER ODOM

A student of philosophy, linguistics, and computer science, Anne spends long evenings debating the ethics of human-tech biological integration with her remarkably sentient household appliances in their native tongues. In real life, she is a new author, completing her first novel with co-author Rose Hunt. Together, Anne and Rose write “steamy” steampunk adventure. Get a taste at www.gaslightfantasy.com.

 

On her own, Anne indulges in flash fiction of any genre at www.flashinganne.com. Sci Spanks is the first time Anne’s throwing a little spank into her fiction. Yum.

 

Got Twitter? Give a follow: @AFOdom

 

QUESTION AND ANSWER

Choose one or more of the following questions to answer:

 

1)   In the world you created, what do wish, if anything, could be real, or what are you relieved is only fiction?

  1. I really want to be a werewolf. The kind that must eat 100 pancakes to keep up her metabolism and doesn’t think twice about walking around naked in front of anyone.

2)   What challenges and/or pleasures have you experienced in writing and appreciating sci fi (or your term)? Examples might be writing as a woman, getting to have more freedom than writing a “realistic” story, etc.

  1. My pre-teen kids really want to read my stuff, but they aren’t old enough yet, what with the sex and things that go bump in the night. They’ll probably be really sorry when they get old enough (“Please tell me you haven’t actually *done* any of this, Mom.”)

3)   If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

  1. Teleportation. I want to go everywhere. And I want to go NOW.

 

SUE LYNDON

Hi, my name is Sue Lyndon and I write erotic spanking romances in many different genres, including science fiction. So far my science fiction stories (Surrender and Commander’s Slave) have involved hunky, dominant aliens who aren’t afraid to take their human ladyloves over their knees. I like the freedom writing science fiction provides to create a cultural background for the alien hero that differs greatly from the human heroine’s, which of course leads to more tension and conflict between the main characters. For example, in my Sci Spanks story, No More Lizards, the heroine is vexed that her new alien husband never smiles and she thinks if she plays enough pranks on him, he’ll eventually come around and develop a sense of humor. You’ll have to read the story to find out how well that works out for her though! J

 

 

In the world you created, what do wish, if anything, could be real, or what are you relieved is only fiction?

In No More Lizards, my main characters are living on a perfectly habitable alien planet. I guess I wish THAT possibility were real. How cool would it be to locate and travel to another Earthlike planet? And live there! Seriously, I’d sign up for that adventure.

 

Bio

 

Sue Lyndon is a multi-published author of erotic BDSM romance and spanking romances. She enjoys a good book in any genre, loves Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and runs on coffee and chocolate.

 

www.suelyndon.com

www.facebook.com/AuthorSueLyndon

www.twitter.com/SueLyndon

 

AUTHOR CHATS!

Most of the Sci Spanks authors will be available for an exclusive chat on Facebook. Here is the tentative (subject to change!) schedule for the author chats. More times may be added. Message Ana or Anne on Facebook for an invitation.

All times are in EDT. EDT stands for Eastern Daylight (Saving) Time, aka New York time. It’s also known as UTC-4. (The easiest way to keep track of EDT is to google “New York time now.”)

Wednesday 6/25:
Maren Smith (12-2PM)
Kate Richards (9 PM)
Carole Cummings (10 PM)
Cathy Pegau (11PM)

Thursday 6/26:
Eve Langlais (9 PM)
Anastasia Vitsky (10 PM)
Leigh Ellwood (11 PM)

Friday 6/27:
Jessica E Subject (10 AM to noon)
Kathryn R. Blake (5 PM)
Eva Lefoy (9 PM)

Saturday 6/28:
Erzabet Bishop (Time TBD)

Sunday 6/29
Anne Ferrer Odom (10 AM)
Olivia Starke (6 PM)

 

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Announcing #SciSpanks 2014!

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SCI SPANKS 2014 IS NOW LIVE! CLICK HERE (BIT.LY/SCISP14) FOR ALL OF THE LINKS! BE SURE TO VISIT ALL 17 BLOGS!

Would you like free stories, fun, and a chance at over $1,000 in prizes? This summer, you can participate in a short story extravaganza! Award-winning authors of dystopian, paranormal, urban fantasy, speculative, and science fiction will showcase stories for your enjoyment. Chat with your favorite authors, meet new-to-you authors, find great new books, and meet new friends!

Sci Spanks Featured Authors

Anastasia Vitsky

Anne Ferrer Odom

Carole Cummings

Cathy Pegau

Erzabet Bishop

Eve Langlais

Eva Lefoy

Jessica E. Subject

Kate Richards

Kathryn R. Blake

Leigh Ellwood

Louisa Bacio

Maren Smith

Natasha Knight

Olivia Starke

Sue Lyndon

Introducing guest blogger Ami Starsong!

 

Want to become a Sci Spanks ambassador and earn an extra prize entry? See below!

Even better, participation could earn you a GRAND PRIZE!

READER PRIZES!

Kindle Fire or Nook HD (winner’s choice)

(donated by Blushing Books)

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Many authors also will offer a contest on their individual blogs.  Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests!

What’s the catch?  Absolutely nothing!  We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership.  Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?  😉

Here are the rules:

  1. Visit each blog between Wednesday, June 25 and Sunday, June 29 to read the posted stories and excerpts.
  2. Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog.  You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing.  You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if she has one.
  3. If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.
  4. Deadline is midnight EDT (UTC -4) on June 29!!
  5. If you successfully completed a previous challenge (Love Spanks 2014, Spank or Treat 2013, Spankee Doodle 2013, Love Spanks 2013, or Spank or Treat 2012), you may add “VIP” to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Love Spanks 2014 challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!)
  6. If you are an published writer/author, please add “W” to your comments. That way, your name will be entered in the special author prize drawings.
  7. Visit any of the participating blogs on Wednesday, July 2nd to find out the lucky winners.  Will it be you?

NEW THIS YEAR! Visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/scispanks) between June 25th and 29th to receive an invitation to an exclusive Sci Spanks party! Chat with your favorite authors, earn extra prize entries, and give feedback about the stories!

Like these events? Want to support your friendly sci-fi authors? Become a Sci Spanks 2014 Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes!

To sign up, contact Ambassador Liaison Kathryn Blake at krb_spanks@kathrynrblake.com, with the subject line “Sci Spanks Ambassador.”

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