SPOTLIGHT: The Zurian Child by Jessica Subject

Today I’m Spotlighting my friend and fabulous author, Jessica Subject, and her book The Zurian Child.  The e-book has been out for several months, but it’s just been released in print!  Woo Hoo!  So if you haven’t taken a look at it yet, please read on!


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.

Buy Links: Silver Publishing (ebook/print) / Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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Excerpt from The Zurian Child:

A block stood between him and the bottom of the mountain, where the Law Enforcement Office greeted Hemera friend and foe. The office signified the beginning of the main city within the mountain, where the quartz miners lived and worked. In the centre of the mountain, an open cavern held seven quartz-powered ships, enough to save the entire Hemera population.

“We are almost there,” he said to himself and the baby in his arms.

Lorne gagged. Erebus. The stink hit his senses before he heard the creature’s call. The monstrous beast lumbered toward his direct path to the mountain, having a central core and tentacles larger than any other he had laid eyes on. This one moved faster, too. The creature could take him out before he reached the mountain. I have to get there first.

Only one chance existed to get off the planet. He filled his lungs with air then pumped his legs as he raced past the Erebus toward the office.

Five meters from the facility, a tentacle whipped out, wrapping around Lorne’s ankle. He crashed to the ground. Twisting over to one side, he landed on his shoulder, in an attempt to keep Bryce unharmed. His maneuver failed and the baby wailed in pain. The Erebus yanked the screaming boy from his arms.

“Be ready!” A man stood in front of the LE Office, weapon aimed at the large creature. “You had better catch that baby!”

Bryce squirmed high in the air as the Erebus taunted Lorne, swinging his tentacle around, ready to send the boy crashing to the ground. Lorne had witnessed the murder of a good friend by the same method. He would not let the same thing happen to Bryce. Bracing himself for the weight of the baby, he bent his knees while standing to the side of the Erebus. He had to catch the boy in time.

A blast sizzled through the air. The Erebus howled. Bryce rose higher.


“Again!” Lorne couldn’t lose him.

The Erebus received another jolt, jerking in response. The baby, screaming, remained out of Lorne’s reach.

With no time to waste, he removed his own weapon.

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.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

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23 Responses to SPOTLIGHT: The Zurian Child by Jessica Subject

  1. Jessica Subject says:

    Thank you again to Jenna for hosting me, and to all of you for coming to visit and leave your kind comments! The winner of The Zurian Child Print Release Blitz is Monica Gutierrez from My Home Away From Home.

    If you would like swag (postcard & magnet) from The Zurian Child, email me at jessicasubject.writer AT gmail DOT com, and I will send some out to you. 🙂


  2. Dana D'Angelo says:

    Congrats on your print release, Jessica! Such an interesting plot and great excerpt too.


  3. Brenda says:

    Jessica, I loved your excerpt–your voice!


  4. Congrats on the release, Jessica! 🙂


  5. Karen Wilson says:

    Congratulations on your book. Sounds thrilling. Best of luck


  6. Cait says:

    Sounds very exciting, nice one ladies!


  7. Daryl Devore says:

    Tentacles??? Going to have to check this out.


  8. D'Ann Lindun says:

    Good luck with your book!


  9. love the excerpt, Jessica, sounds like a fab book – good luck with it!!!


  10. Tentacles! How very Japanese. (The Japanese have this thing for tentacle sex. I am not making this up.) 🙂 Seriously though, the book sounds wonderful and it has a cover that makes you want to get it now! And I will. Good luck with the print release.


    • Jessica Subject says:

      Thank you very much, Patricia! Yes, when writing my alien erotica, I saw a bunch of tentacle sex books. I promise there is no tentacle sex in any of my stories though. Not yet anyway. 😉


  11. Sue says:

    Wow Jess in print – Great! Congrats


  12. Jessica Subject says:

    Thank you so much, Jenna, for hosting me today! 🙂

    Anyone who leaves a comment on any of the posts during the print release blitz yesterday and today will be entered into a draw for swag and a bonus prize.


  13. Pingback: The Alien Next Door, Print Release Blitz & Giveaways!! | Jessica E. Subject, Author

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