Never Gonna Desert You
The Underground #2
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Lesbian Sci-Fi/Dystopian Romance
Determined to find and bring back her girlfriend, Brook enlists in the next mission to the foreign planet, Airondelle. But the deception at Planet Core continues, and Brook doesn't realize the depth of her father's involvement until he orders her terminated. Struggling to stay alive, she quickly learns nothing is as she believed.
Will she ever find Melina? Or will Brook be stuck light years from home, alone, and with a fierce predator hunting her down?
Available June 25 from Decadent Publishing and other eBook retailers.
Searching for the one she loves…
Hi Calla, thanks so much for joining us today. I know you’re about to leave on your mission to the planet Airondelle, so I’ll just take a little of your time. To start, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Calla [sits in her chair, her foot bouncing]: I’m a biologist for Planet Core. I help to create new life, hybrids.
Can you tell us about Melina?
Calla: Melina? She was my girlfriend, the one I loved. And now she’s dead.
Yet, you’re going on this mission, to the same place where the predator attacked and killed her?
Calla: Yes, they need a biologist on the mission, and I’m the only one sufficiently trained.
Aren’t you worried about the fate of everyone on the mission?
Calla [sitting forward, her jaw clenched]: Of course. Why wouldn’t I be?
Calla, I’m going to be honest with you. I know Melina is still alive. I know about the letter.
Calla [eyes wide]: Please don’t tell anyone. If my father finds out, I’ll never have the chance to find her, to bring her back.
I promise. Now, about Melina… What was your thought when you first met her?
Calla: I hated her. I thought she was fucking my boyfriend. Then I learned the truth. And she was there when I needed a friend.
What is your favorite thing about her?
Calla: She’s very selfless, always thinking of others before herself.
What is your greatest fear?
Calla: That I won’t be able to find her, or that she won’t be able to return with me. I…I’ve really got to go. I can’t be late for the mission.
Okay. Thank you for visiting with us today! I wish you all the best in locating Melina.
Calla: Thank you. Remember, don’t tell a soul.
“Let’s go, Malock.” Jager raised his eyebrows. “Or did you change your mind?”
She stood and released a deep breath. Even with her trepidation, she refused to back out now. Melina waited for her. “No, I’m looking forward to seeing Airondelle for myself.”
Brook spun away and rushed to catch up with her comrades. If she revealed her plans, she’d be stopped before she could find her lover. She would have to hide Melina right under their noses to bring her home. She pushed her shoulders back. I can do this. I have to.
The all-terrain vehicles sat loaded with equipment for the mission in front of the swirling mass of the portal. Her father certainly wasn’t wasting any time getting a team back to Airondelle. Crewmembers already filled the first vehicle, so she hopped into the back of the second.
Jager passed around everyone’s mission directives then shoved in on her left. Thank goodness he was the last to load. With his bulk, he occupied both of the remaining seats.
Before she had time to read her personal orders, they proceeded into the portal. She passed through the spinning matter, her body pulled and stretched in every direction. Unknown forces pushed on her chest, making it difficult to breathe. She gripped the seat, hoping she wouldn’t get pulled out. But the awkwardness didn’t last long. The transporter room light years away, clean, fresh air poured into her lungs. The alien vegetation of the foreign planet lined the rough dirt road they traveled. She yearned to explore the flora and fauna on a more intimate level. And she would, after setting up camp.
She opened the folder with her mission directive inside. Instead of the stack of papers detailing what Planet Core expected of her, she found a single sheet.
Her father’s handwriting scrawled across the page. You can never know the truth.
Hard, cold steel pressed against her temple. A gun. Her breath caught. What the hell is going on? She grabbed her knapsack and launched out of the vehicle.
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.