Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Like Blue Aliens

I admit it, I have a thing for blue aliens. When writing my alien romance stories, I could choose any other colored skin to give my extraterrestrial heroes, but I always wind up making them blue.

Blue is a relaxing color for me. It’s the color of my office, of jeans which I love to wear, of my bed sheets, and of the sky. Isn’t it relaxing to simply stare up into a clear blue sky?

But blue can also mean sadness and vulnerability. All of my blue aliens are vulnerable, afraid of not being accepted because they are so different from the women they long for. 

And maybe I find blue to be sexy as well. ;)

It’s no wonder the alien heroes in Celestial Seduction, Satin Sheets in Space, and now An Unexpected Return are blue. It’s my comfort color, and it makes them less scary for me.

Here’s an excerpt from An Unexpected Return, where the heroine, Xia, meets Aris, a blue alien from the planet Tyto:

Walking into the silky rear-end of an oroke, she came to an abrupt halt. The creature had been walking at a steady pace and then stopped. She’d failed to notice in time. Wiping fluff off her face, she turned around and walked into another hard body. “I’m so sorry.”

Hands clamped down on her arms. “Are you all right?”

She stared up into deep brown eyes. Chewing her bottom lip, she nodded. If this man hadn’t been holding on to her, she would have fallen to the ground. The word swoon held no meaning for her until now.

Am I only like this because of the eletin I inhaled back home? Or was there something more she found heart-racing about the blue-skinned, well-muscled hunk of an Otarian who held her up?

No, she couldn’t feel anything for him. Their races had been sworn enemies for years. Everyone across the galaxy knew that. Yet here she was, standing face to face, gazing intently at him, with no will to move.

He smiled at her, drawing her attention from his eyes to his lips. How would they taste? She’d never kissed anyone intimately before.

“What’s your name?”

Name? Gods, what was her name? “Zee…Xia.” Had she told him, or only thought the word?

He released her arms to brush his fingers along her jaw line. How she remained standing, she had no idea.

“Xia. A beautiful name belonging to a beautiful woman.”


For your chance to WIN an ebook copy of Celestial Seduction, my first blue alien story, let me know what color you find sexy, alien or not.

An Unexpected Return Blurb

Looking to experience all the universe has to offer, Prince Aristides escapes from the kingdom of Tyto and travels through space to the Emerald Planet, Elatia. He yearns to partake in the activities the planet is famous for, and fulfill all his sexual desires, but loses his heart and soul to an Adamos apprentice. Unfortunately, she is Terran, and her people are sworn enemies of those from Tyto. If he can convince Xia to give up her dreams of becoming an Adamos, and travel back to Tyto with him, will his parents accept her, or condemn them both?

Abandoned as a toddler on Elatia, and raised by Kalara, an Adamos specializing in erotic massage, Xia decides to follow in her footsteps. But she remains conflicted as to whether she wants to service clients for the rest of her life, or settle down and raise a family. When she meets Aris, he turns the tables on her, and brings her as much pleasure as she gives him. 

Will they have their chance to be together, or will their families tear them away from any chance of young love?

Now available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.


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.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sci-Fi Pick-Up Lines

Happy star-struck Monday to all lovers of sci-fi and SFR!

Azura Ice at your service, and today we're all about great verbal weapons to defeat those unwanted advances in a bar or nightclub. It’s bad when a gal has to endure those pointless passes made by barflies and club hoppers on Earth. There are many overused lines. As I did a little research for this post, it amazed me how many really bad pickup lines there are out there. Here are a few I found on the net.

“I must have died because you look like a slice of Heaven.”

“Just call me Milk. I’ll do your body good.”

“Wanna play house. You be the screen door and I’ll slam you all night long.”

“If you’ve lost your virginity, can I have the box it came in?”

“That dress would look great - on my bedroom floor.”

Now, let’s take a quick trip around the galaxy’s bars and nightclubs. Before we leave, though, I want you to meet one of my sci-fi gal pals, Jessica E. Subject. She confided in me that she needs a li’l help in snappy comebacks, so she’s my special guest tonight.

So, without further ado, put on your blinky platforms and glow-in-the-dark micro minis. Slip into your synthetic wings, spray on your second-skin dresses, and push the button at the base of your skulls for the horn implants or antennae—and let’s cruise the star field for potential hunks.

[Staggers off ship]

No, I’m not hammered. Light speed always messes with my equilibrium! [Smoothes a wrinkle in my spray-on micro-mini dress and applies a bit of star dust over my cleavage] Anyone want any stardust to accent their cleavage? [Blinks, gapes, and then shakes head] Uhm, I was talking about BOOB cleavage! Sheesh, what is wrong with the women in this group?

[Everyone blushes and mutters soft apologies]

Don’t you dare make me regret taking you all on an adult field trip, do you understand?

[Many murmur more apologies and a few “Yes, Azura!” ring out in the group]

Good. [Links arms with Jessica] Let’s go inside Saturn’s Rings Bar and Grill—and behave yourselves!

A tall, lanky male humanoid walks up to me. “Hey moon baby, what do you say you let me mine your rocks?”

Really? That’s the best he can do?

“Sorry, buddy. Maybe after you actually grow a pair.”

My groupies titter and giggle behind me.

We all sidle up to the bar and order drinks. It’s not long before a Viktarian warrior pushes up to the bar, too.

He looks at me and smiles. “Are you single?”

I nod.

“Want to play with my sword?”

“I guess so because I’m sure as hell not going to sharpen the one in your pants.”

He tosses me a vehement look and stalks away.

Jessica pokes me in the ribs. “Look, coming this way!”

I turn and spot two Otarians with lovely blue skin. The first one with midnight eyes says, “Hello, I’m blue.”

“So am I,” says the other.

“We need a little comfort to chase the blues away.”

Jessica laughs, and so do the rest of us. Cute. Those two are winners tonight—and so is Jessica as she saunters off to a quiet booth with a hunk on either side of her.

We move over to a vacant table and seat ourselves. Some of the girls go out on the dance floor shake their boobies—er, booties. A dark-haired seductress approaches me.

“Can I buy you a drink?”

“What for?” I ask.

She smirks. “I think you know the answer to that.”

“No thanks. I don’t fly that way.”

“Try it,” she replies, “and you might like it.”

She grabs my arm, and I stare up at her. Oh, she’s a beauty all right. As a matter of fact she’s a Galactic Vamp.

“I’m strictly a het girl, so blast off.”

She tugs on my arm. “I want you.”

I stare at her long, talon-like black nails biting into my forearm. “Let go of my arm or I’ll stuff your fangs up your a**.”

She pales even more—if that’s possible—and sashays away.

The ladies return to the table just in time to hear most of the exchange. I look at them and grin.

“That, ladies, is how you handle unwanted advances. Remember we’re not on Earth, so keep your snappy retorts up with the times and the planet. Never use Earth expressions. You’ll get a blank stare from the jerk or huntress hitting on you.”

We all laugh and order another round.

However, since Jessica is occupied, lol, I’ll mention that she’s written a book for the Elatia Series called An Unexpected Return, release date May 30, 2012. So be sure to keep an eye out for it.

With that said, let’s play a game. The reader who leaves the snappiest/funniest comeback line for an unwanted or annoying guy/gal who hits on them in a sci-fi bar will win autographed postcards of Forever Across the Stars and An Unexpected Return and maybe a coupla other li’l goodies too. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment!

Good luck!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Consider this…

I believe anything is possible.

I also believe that there is life out there beyond the little marble we’re living on.

Some people believe nothing divine created our universe and that it was caused by a huge explosion of epic proportions. Fine, it’s a theory. However, permit me to voice my opinion. How does the Big Bang create love? Oh, did I make you snort in derision? [Dude, sit down. Don’t make me come over there and zap you with my plasma jolter.] Instead maybe you paused, blinked at the screen, and pondered that statement as you sipped your coffee.

Yeah, I know. My thoughts as well as some of the goofy to wild things that pop out of my mouth often earn me some strange looks. But seriously, how can there not be something awe-inspiring out there with an intelligence that makes humankind look like fleas? A big bang didn’t create love. It didn’t form loyalty in us or inspire creativity. The so-called Big Bang didn’t put special talents in each human body so that some sing beautifully while others can sculpt life-like statues.

Emotions are not a part of the Big Bang. Period. What, I ask, instilled these things in us? It had to come from somewhere. Are we descendants of an older civilization out cruising the galaxy and they ran out of gas, landing on Earth? That’ll teach ‘em to leave town without their Galactic Triple A card.

So many are freaking out about the end of the Mayan calendar. I’ve studied some about it and it certainly makes me pause. For the first time in twenty-six-thousand years, every heavenly body in our solar system will line up perfectly with each other. What if that line-up opens a portal? If so, perhaps someone is going to pay Earth a visit. Now there’s a thought.

[Glances over at the chick screaming “The sky is falling!” in the corner of the room] Damn, lady! Chill! Just listen to me for a moment. For crying out loud, someone give that woman a sedative, sheesh.

Anyway, are we afraid of intelligent extraterrestrial life, or are we really frightened of change?

It’s something to think about.

That’s why I adore science-fiction and SFR. The possibilities of what IS out there are endless. Scientists and realists say that it’s impossible for there to be UFOs and that the distance between our planets and stars makes it inconceivable to travel through space and time.

Oh, dry up! It never ceases to amaze me how such people are the top choices for narrow-mindedness. Maybe our way of thinking limits us. Ever consider that? If we open our minds, perhaps we’ll be able to see things we never thought possible.

Who is out there? Throughout the ages, the answers we seek about our planet and who we are have been lost or deliberately destroyed so people could be manipulated and ruled. Now answers are being found again, but it rocks the foundation of mainstream archeology. Consider this…what have monarchs, monks, bishops, popes, presidents, and wars done to keep us in the dark?

What has been deliberately hidden from us? Maybe we’ll find out this December.

Now on to a little information about our new Elatia series. This blog is beautiful, isn't it? I'm very please to be a regular here on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. My book, Forever Across the Stars, is the launch book of this wonderful SFR series. Check out what's coming up next! But make sure you read everything so you know how to enter the contest running this week.

Unexpected Return comes out May 30th.
Courtesan Bootcamp June 27th.

Azura Ice-- 

Jessica's site-- 

DL Jackson website- 

Sara Brookes-- 

Now, what about an easy contest? I have a lovely bracelet with glass beads that look like sparkly blue planets. This bracelet came from a cute little boutique in my hometown (the bracelets retail for around $20 to $30). All you have to do is comment on this post. The one comment that is the most interesting or thought-provoking (let's get some discussion going!) will win the bracelet. Pass the blog post link along, too. Let's talk about this post and all the elements that are in it!

Contest runs until Friday May 11th, so keep checking back and chat here with me and our Elatia blog readers!

Contest is closed.
Prizes must be claimed within 10 days from May 11, 2012 or prize is forfeited. Winners must contact me at bicknellbrown @sbcglobal .net to claim prize.