To write a sequel or not…
Hello Melissa! Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! And hello to your, readers! Thanks for visiting me!
One of the comments I keep receiving about my latest release, Made For Her, is that readers want a sequel. They want to know what happens next. While I never considered writing a sequel when I submitted the story, I am now.
But, I have a problem. I don’t know what’s going to happen next. That’s happened to me before with another series. It took me forever to come up with the plot for the second book in the series. A year later, my muse finally revealed that story, plus the third book in the series, too.
I’m hoping the same thing happens with Made For Her. Though I can tell you that I do plan on writing another clone story in the same world. It won’t be military though, and will deal clones in the civilian world, and the resistance.
Now, when I read books, there are times when I definitely want another book. It’s usually when the author finishes the story with such a cliffhanger, that my heart is in my throat. Jennifer L. Armentrout likes to do this in her Lux series. Then there are other stories that I’m quite satisfied for them to end as is. And I like to imagine what happens next, but I don’t NEED to know. But I will definitely pick up another book by the same author.
How about you? What makes you want to read more of a story even though you reached the end of the book?
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
Colonel Jones eyed each one of her new cadets, examining the neatness of their uniforms, while inspecting for signs of stress or over-anxiousness. She’d never seen the telltale muscle twitches or sweats in any previous clones, only in human-borns, but she had to look for them anyway.
The first generation of clones didn’t live long enough to become cadets. Their hearts gave out within a year after incubation. But the scientists at Onatria had plowed on, utilizing more of Daniel’s research, speeding up the aging process with hormones to create the perfect generation she saw before her.
She’d had female clones in previous squadrons, but the government filled the one in front of her with testosterone-driven masculinity. If she’d been younger, she’d have a hard time concentrating. But her days of crushes and fantasies were long over. She was devoted to serving her country and planet, and nothing else.
That didn’t stop her from going out on the town for a stress-relieving fuck from time to time. But these young men in front of her appeared so virile, sure to last longer than any of her previous sexual partners.
No. As junior officers, and more importantly, as clones, they were off limits.
Inspecting them gave her the opportunity to check out more than their fatigues and tics, but if they knew her thoughts, they’d walk all over her. She’d be done.
They were of varying nationalities, builds, and heights, all fit to serve the planet. None of the cadets revealed any indication he would put the lives of others in jeopardy. This will be an easy squadron, every one of them ready to fly in a matter of weeks.
She reached the last cadet and froze. Her stomach clenched. No, they couldn’t have!
She pivoted on her heel and rushed off the tarmac, leaving the squad without an instructor.
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. 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. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
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.
On April 30, 2013, Jessica Subject will be giving away a $10 All Romance gift certificate to one lucky commenter during the Made For Her tour. Please leave your email address in your comment so that she can contact you if you win. Contest is international. Good luck!