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!
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
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
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!
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:


  1. Katherine June 7, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply
  2. rosia_lady June 7, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply
  3. Christyna June 7, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    OMG! You are very, very kind! Thank you! [email protected]

  4. Emily's Madness:) June 7, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Wow!! It's amaizing!!Thanks for this giveaway!!
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  5. handmade lorecris June 7, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

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    great interview 🙂

  6. Michikit June 7, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Wow, aliens. I'm starting to actually love any kind of books that has aliens in it. (^^)
    Count me in, please.

  7. Adrian Lupşa June 7, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    What an interesting and original story. I can't wait to read this wonderful book. Thank you for this giveaway.

    [email protected]

  8. Jessica Subject June 7, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for interviewing me on your blog, Simona!

    And thank you to everyone for stopping by to read my interview! I am writing down your email addresses and will be in contact with you soon for your mailing address to send you the cover flat and magnet.

    All the best!

  9. Jessica Subject June 7, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Christyna – I love that you have the Daemon Invasion as your avatar! Obsidian is one of my favorite books, and I just finished Shadows (Dawson's story) yesterday.

  10. Simoncello June 7, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    @Jessica Subject: I'm really honoured to have interviewd you!
    I really liked the fact that you're a fan of books like Across the Universe && Obsidian!!
    I also have 4 books written by Nora Roberts but didn't get the chance to read them! Just a little bit from the 1st one ~~ // The Quartet Series

  11. jacqlineveve June 7, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Wow! This is awesome:D
    I really enjoyed the interview

    Thanks for the giveaway
    [email protected]

  12. Ramona Alexis June 7, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Jessica, thanks for this giveaway, you are very kind! I enjoyed the interview and your book seems to be interesting!:) [email protected]

  13. Niahara June 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for the giveaway Jessica, you are very kind! I really enjoyed it, plus the books sounds great!

    [email protected]

  14. Crisa June 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    how awesome!
    [email protected]

  15. Stefi. June 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

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    Great idea XD

  16. Law June 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    [email protected]

    thanks for this giveaway:)

  17. cassady June 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

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    thank you for the giveaway jessica and thank you simona for the opportunity you gave us to read these interview

  18. Jessica Subject June 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Wow, I am so very impressed with the response here. 🙂

    It's great to see other Obsidian fans. The book came highly recommended to me from some of the authors I meet with on a regular basis. They knew I wrote about aliens and thought I'd love the book. And I did. I am anxious for August when the next book in the series will be released.

    The very first Nora Roberts book I read was Dance Upon the Air.

  19. Blacky June 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway!THank you!

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  20. Emy June 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

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    Great giveaway! 🙂

  21. Maya June 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Nice giveaway!

    [email protected]

  22. Devlish June 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    This is the 1st time someone warns me about the contents of a book – being a young-adult book I am quite curious what it contains ( Of course, restrictions and recommendations never really stopped me from enjoying myself 🙂 – I still believe that going against the current is the way to go)

    Going through the interview I can't stop to notice how Ms. Jessica E. takes the time to answer every question with so much details – heheh. The interview really felt like going through a little story of it's own, one that I really enjoyed reading. – Wish there were more questions and answers heheh – She has a superhero fan family! I mean come on, makes me wish my parents were just a tiny bit close to being fans of anything really 😀

    About the book, well there is nothing much to say, I have always loved Sci-Fi stories/novels and films, But I do have to admit, none of them really focused on the romance side of story telling, so it's not too late for a start – and it's a sci-fi romance novel ^_^ – I can just imagine how cool will that be, (without focusing on destroying our tiny piece of heaven heheh) 🙂 *wonders how will love be described from the perspective of other races *.

    As a final Note I took notice of your replies, and wow – I can just say that I am pleasantly impressed :), thank you for answering the interview, gifting away freebies and most importantly coming back to check on us ( I for one am smiling while typing this, as not that many authors really get involved, specially when it comes to small communities like this one, I am actually smiling while I am writing these lines because of that alone, so thank you! 🙂

    After reading the book I am sure I will have a ton of questions, so if you will still be around …, it would be a nice treat –

    Too bad we can't all just gather and have a nice cup of tea while someone reads the story, it would be quite amazing 😉

  23. Jessica Subject June 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Devlish – Hehe. I thought it important to note that there are scenes of intercourse that are explicit. I will not let my daughter read them until she is eighteen. LOL

    Yes, we all love the superheroes. My fav is Superman, while my husband loves The Hulk. My daughter loves Wolverine, and my son is too young to pick a favorite yet. 🙂

    Most of my stories deal with alien romance, though not all. And The Zurian Child is the first in a series about this alien family and everything they have to deal with on Earth.

    Personally, I enjoy interacting with my readers. And I love it when the authors of books I love interact with me. I think it's extremely important.

    And who doesn't love book swag? I have a cubby and corkboard full of the stuff I've collected. 🙂

    I'll be around for a few days, so if you do have any other questions, feel free to ask.

    All the best!

  24. Devlish June 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Heheh, well there's a 1st time for that as well – never really read any books that describe that –
    Ps: I like Magneto (of course he is a villain but still, I think he's awesome. ^-^)

    Ah yes now that you mention it 😉

    My adress is :

    Thank you again and have a lovely afternoon 😉

  25. Jessica Subject June 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Devlish – Magneto is pretty cool. 🙂

    Got your email. I'll be e-mailing you all soon.

  26. Cipryan June 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    GFC : Cipryan
    mail : [email protected]

  27. Anna June 9, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Hei! :*
    Ai primit o leapșă la mine pe blog!

  28. Simoncello June 9, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Mersi mult Ana! >:D< :* Abia astept sa o postez 😀

  29. Lauraaaa June 9, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply
  30. Sally June 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply
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  32. Kristall June 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    GFC: paula
    [email protected]

  33. Jessica Subject June 11, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Thank you everyone for stopping by! I have now sent you all emails to get your signed postcard and magnet. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam box, or contact me. Either way, I will get it out to you. 🙂

    And thank you again Simone for hosting me on your blog. I am overwhelmed by all of the support I have had from Romania. You all rock!

  34. Simoncello June 11, 2012 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Thank you Jessica for giving all readers such a lovely surprise!!!

    You're very welcome also! I was delighted to host you on my blog! Hope you'll have more and more support in the future! 😀

  35. Jessica Subject June 11, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    It is my pleasure! 😀

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