Friday, March 28, 2014

Canadians in Space & a New Release from Jessica E. Subject #scifirom

If you've read any of my books, you know I love science fiction romance. I write about aliens on Earth, but also about traveling through space. And although not as well known as NASA, Canada does have the Canadian Space Agency where Canadians with enough experience can be selected to become an astronaut and train for upcoming missions.

Some of the Canadian astronauts include:

Roberta Bondar (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario)
She was 1 of 6 Canadian astronauts selected in 1983 to begin astronaut training.
In 1992, she flew on Space Shuttle Discovery as the Prime Payload Specialist for the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission.

Marc Garneau (Quebec City, Quebec)
Also 1 of 6 Canadian astronauts selected in 1983 to begin astronaut training.
He was the first Canadian astronaut to fly as a Payload Specialist (1984) and he also served time as the President of the Canadian Space Agency.

Julie Payette (Montreal, Quebec)
She flew on Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999 as part of the crew that performed the first manual docking to the International Space Station, delivering four tons of supplies. As part of this mission, she was the first Canadian to participate in an ISS assembly mission and the first Canadian to board the ISS.

Chris Hadfield (Sarnia/Milton, Ontario)
Perhaps the most famous Canadian astronaut to date, he brought the world to the International Space Station through social media, and made space even cooler. He was selected to join the Canadian Space Agency in 1992 and sent to NASA Johnson Space Center the same year for training. His first space flight occured in 1995. He is the only Canadian to ever board the MIR space station, and in 2013, he was the first Canadian to command a spaceship as Commander of the International Space Station.

With my new release, HIS ALIEN VIRGIN, space travel is much easier. The story starts on a foreign planet, before being set on Earth.

His Alien Virgin
A 1Night Stand story
New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

ISBN: 978-1-61333-680-9

She is desperately seeking freedom...

On the eve before her twenty-first birthday, Skylar steals a ship and escapes from the planet Rebed. She refuses to be another wife for the slimy space pirate that is her betrothed. After hearing of her brothers’ success, she applies to the 1Night Stand service on her way to Earth, hoping Madame Eve can find her a hero, to make her feel special, even if for only one night.

He is trying to fit in...

A longtime friend to Skylar’s brothers, he’s always relegated her to the look and don’t touch category. Though, Daran traveled to Earth years ago, he still struggles to fit in on the planet. When his boss suggests a blind date, he reluctantly agrees. What would happen if anyone found out about his alien ancestry?

And they are not at all meant to be together...

Has Madame Eve made a huge mistake, or will Daran tread into forbidden territory to be with the one woman he’s always wanted, and become the hero Skylar craves?

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Until next time,


  1. Chris Hatfield remains my fav of all astronauts of all time.

    This is a great book, and don't let Jessica know, but I'm giving it a
    SPACE TOWEL stars.

    The space towels are getting out of control! Well come April 5th, you'll find out what I gave the book. I really liked it.

    1. Thank you, Liza! Looking forward to April 5. :)