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Giveaway + Interview with Jessica E. Subject, author of The Zurian Child


Hi everyone! I have a little surprise for you! Here's a really nice interview with the author of The Zurian Child, Jessica E. Subject! This interesting book is a good reading for alien lovers out there! Note that it is not rated as a young-adult book since it contains a few scenes that aren't appropriate for those young of age.

I want to thank Jessica for being really kind and answering all of my questions and also thinking of making a SURPRISE for all of you! 
If you want to WIN a signed cover flat of The Zurian Child & a magnet, simply follow the steps mentioned at question 10!
GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL!
DEADLINE: the 10th of JUNE 2012!

1. Hi Jessica! Thank you for accepting this interview! How about telling us some facts from your life?
Thank you so much, Simona, for having me on your blog today. I’m so glad to have met you.

Besides being a science fiction romance author, I’m also a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. I started writing when my oldest child was in kindergarten and learning how to read. She hated the books she brought home, so I set out to write a book about superheroes, a topic she enjoys. I’ve been writing ever since.

2. Since many may not know about your current series, mind telling us about The Zurian Child (Mark of the Stars #1)?

The Zurian Child is about a group of aliens, the Hemera, who leave their own planet where they are threatened with annihilation by the Erebus. The Hemera come to Earth and try to blend in, and deal with many situations involving their own customs and how they translate on the new planet. But the Erebus follow them, causing even more problems. The Zurian Child is the first in the series. Here’s the blurb:

Lindsay Beckett longed to be reunited with her first love, Quinn Montgomery, until she learns the secret that sent him fleeing from her in the first place. He’s an alien, a Hemera, and she’s half-Hemera herself. 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 told twenty light years away and many years ago. 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. But he must prove they can trust him, even pretending he doesn’t want her with all his heart.


3. Any spoilers about the creation of the magical cover?
Isn’t the cover wonderful? I must admit that it was not what I originally envisioned, but I like it much better. As an author, when we receive a contract for our book, we also receive a cover request form where we include what the hero and heroine look like, where the story takes place, etc. From my original request, the stars were the only thing I insisted on. They relate to the prophecy of The Zurian Child. And the cover models are so very close to how I envisioned Lindsay and her hero. Reese Dante did a fabulous job!

4. Since when did your passion for aliens start? I have seen that you used them in your books.
Yes, the majority of my stories are alien romances. It started when I sat down to write that first book for my daughter. We are a superhero fan family, and my favorite superhero is Superman, an alien from the planet Krypton. It was then I decided to write stories that showed that aliens could be just as sexy as vampires, werewolves, and demons.

5. If aliens exist, on which planet would you picture them?
Oh, I believe aliens do exist. In our own solar system, no. Though Mars at one time could have sustained life. I believe they live several light years away and need technology far more advanced than our own to travel through the stars. Whether I’ll ever live to meet them remains to be seen.

6. What are you favorite books/book series?
In YA, I love The Warrior series by Rebecca Royce, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and XVI by Julia Karr.
As for romance, erotic romance and more, I’m a big fan of the Blown Away series by DL Jackson, Lucy In The Sky by Barbara Elsborg, the In Death series by Nora Roberts w/a JD Robb, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, the Corpus Brides series by Zee Monodee, and the Kitty Kat/Alien series by Gini Koch.

7. Which authors are your inspiration?
My critique partners are huge inspirations for me, as I completely admire their work. Nora Roberts is another inspiration.

8. Where do you use to write your works? Any place in particular?
I have an office which I try to use as often as possible, but I also work on the kitchen table and on the couch.

9. What country would you like your books to be popular in?
All over the world. I live in Canada where The Zurian Child takes place, but love to hear from readers across the globe.

10. As an ending, you can say anything that comes to your mind to those who are reading! Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to read this interview. I’d like to offer you all a signed cover flat of The Zurian Child and a magnet. Simply leave a comment on this post with your email address and I will be in contact with you.

And thanks again, Simona, for having me on your blog. I truly appreciate your support!
~Jessica

About the Author:
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.
For more information about The Zurian Child, please visit: http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=7702

 
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