Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guest Author & Giveaway Featuring Crash Landing by Jessica E Subject

Hello wonderful readers! It’s great to see you here and thank you for stopping in for a while. Today we have author Jessica E. Subject here with us but Cael, the hero from Crash Landing, has taken the floor with a mission in mind and one I think you’ll find you won’t want to miss! Jessica is also offering a giveaway. To enter check out the comment section.

Welcome, Jessica!

A Mission of Peace

Thank you very much for hosting me on Bookin’ It today.

I am Cael, an alien from Narien, on a mission of peace. Or, at least, I was until I lost contact with my home planet and crash landed here on Earth.

Why was I sent to Earth? On Narien, we like to share our knowledge and learn from others. From what I’ve studied about your planet, this is a hard concept for many to understand. That is why I was sent alone rather than with a collection of other Nariens. We did not want to show any hostility.

I grew up learning about your planet, studying the languages, the cultures, the governments, and the layout. But now everything has changed. I can no longer complete my mission as I have lost my ship. I have no proof of where I’m from or why I came to this planet. I must spread the word of my existence using your own technology, and hope no one will take offense to my blue skin. Yes, I am different than you, but does that matter? Will you hold it against me?

I live with Tara (from Earth) and Mare (a man of the water), waiting for the day when another will be sent from Narien. Because that day will come. And we come in peace.


Back of the book:
As his ship plummets toward Earth, Cael believes his life to be over. His last ditch effort to save himself ends in a fiery crash. When he wakes up, he believes he’s entered the afterlife, but his surroundings indicate otherwise. He made it to Earth. But who saved him, and what do they want with him?

Cael gripped the cushioned arms of the captain’s chair as his ship tumbled bow over stern. The console flashed a blinding red in front of him. Piercing alarms drilled into his mind and he lost focus. The seconds raced by as he plummeted toward Earth. He’d fucked up this mission of peace. Contact with his home planet had ended months ago. No one from Narien could save him now. His death was imminent.
The water below wouldn’t soften his landing. At its current speed, his ship would disintegrate on splashdown. The planet’s gravity pulled him down faster.
He coughed; the acrid scent of fried electronics stung his nose and the back of his throat. Please let my death be quick.
A rattling to the left caught his attention above all other noise. The handle on the cabin door shook. Freedom. It wasn’t his time to die, if he could get out.
The altimeter on the dashboard read six thousand meters, high enough to jump and land safely with his chute. Only to land in frigid water and die of exhaustion or hypothermia from treading without any hope of a rescue.
“Shit.” But he’d die if he stayed. He had to take the chance. Yanking off his safety harness, he pulled himself to standing and strained to reach the recess where his pack hung. Stretching up, he fingered the cloth strap. Not close enough to grab hold of it.
The ship jolted and flung him to the stern. He weaved his arm through the straps of the pack on his way past, dislodging it from the hook. Yes.
His triumph was short-lived as he flew starboard, smashing his shoulder against the wall. He groaned when an electrifying spasm shot down his arm to the tips of his fingers. The ship lurched again, and he tumbled back toward the console. He grabbed the door, his feet dangling in mid air. If he didn’t get out now, he’d forfeit any chance to survive.
The ship righted again. He planted his feet against the bottom of the door and twisted the crank. The latch snapped open, filling him with a sense of hope. Careful to keep at least one hand on the handle at all times, he slung the pack over his shoulders.
All set. Time to jump. Pushing off the floor, he slammed his uninjured shoulder against the door. It blew open and tore away from its hinges, lost to the sky.
Cael teetered on the edge before plunging out of his failing ship. Wind whipped all around him as he twisted to catch his bearing during freefall.
Glancing down, he spied crystal blue lake, much closer than he’d expected. Too close.
He jerked the cord on his chute–several hundred feet lower than he should have. At least. His feet skimmed the cold waves just as his chute caught the current and heaved him back into the air.
The ship splashed into the water beside him, disintegrating into millions of pieces. He raised his hands in front of his face as shrapnel flew at him. Tiny shards sliced into his arms and legs, but the extreme heat from the cloud of steam billowing up at him stung the most.
From the moment his toes touched down in the once frigid water, his skin sizzled. He screamed in agony. His death would have been quicker and less agonizing if he’d remained in the ship.
A hard piece of his spacecraft smashed down on his head, and he welcomed the darkness.
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.
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  1. Thanks so much, Talina, for hosting me and Cael today!

    Anyone who leaves a comment telling me whether you believe aliens will come in peace or not will be entered to win a swag package, and a PDF copy of my erotica story, Last Minute Customers. Contest is international. I will choose the winner December 20, 2012. Good luck!

  2. Great excerpt. A definite add to my tbr list. Thank you so much for sharing. Aliens will come in peace at first. After that, they will get down to their true intentions. Sex slaves maybe? ;)

  3. This books sound very interesting and very hot. I love steamy Sci-Fi/Futuristic stories.

    I think the Aliens will come in peace, whether they continue to be peaceful is another matter.


  4. Nice post and excerpt.


  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I'm kinda torn... I hope that aliens would come in peace but if they have the tech to make it to earth, then I don't see them seeing us as equals

  6. Wow looks like a scorcher!!
    I would like to believe that they would come in peace but we are so violent they would probably attack or just avoid us all together!

  7. Thanks Gayle! Yes, this is definitely steamy. ;)

    Great point!

  8. Thank you, Erin! :)

    Yes, I can understand that completely. I just hope they come to help us rather than take over or worse.

  9. Thanks so much! Yes, I think avoidance would be the best bet if they have the technology to fly through space and find out about our planet.

  10. I'd like to think they would come in peace. Or how about I hope they will. lol

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  11. Hi Jessica! Loved your blog post today and your awesome giveaway. Thank you for sharing your time with us and sparking our imagination with Crash Landing. I agree with everyone...looks like a real steamy read and I've already added it to my Christmas wish list! :)

  12. I hope they are peaceful.
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  13. I'm hoping for the same thing. Thanks, Sheri! :)

  14. Aww, thanks so much, Talina! Merry Christmas! :)

  15. Me, too, Jan. :) Thank you!

  16. Thank you again, Talina, for hosting me on your blog, and to everyone who came to visit!

    Congratulations to grapeapril75 who wins a swag package and a copy of Last Minute Customers! :)


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