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Not Quite a Sequel: Writing multiple stories set in the same world
So this all began because I wanted to offer readers who bought my last book, His Own Devices, during release week something special. I decided a free story would be a nice way to show my appreciation. That’s how the short story Unlawful came into being.
Because I was offering it bundled with His Own Devices, I faced a few constraints about what I could do with it. I wanted it to be related to HOD, but I couldn’t make it a sequel for fear of giving away the ending. A prequel was also problematic, for the reverse reason. Anyone reading HOD first would encounter spoilers for Unlawful.
So what I decided to do was write a parallel story to His Own Devices. Unlawful takes place in the same universe — one where the Hanovan people hold supreme power. But where His Own Devices takes place on the mining planet Kalifax and its moon, Dran, Unlawful is set on the Hanovan home world.
This gave me an opportunity to explore the culture and politics of the people who in His Own Devices we see only as the oppressors of Cam, Sunshine, and the miners. And as is usually the case, it turns out that the Hanovans are not all evil, not all of them agree with the laws of their nation, and some of them are also victimized by those laws.
The events in Unlawful take place at roughly the same time as those in His Own Devices, and the connection between them is tenuous yet significant. I hope you will enjoy reading more about the adventures of Cam and Sunshine and Larke and Droje, and the universe in which they live.
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Feb. 1: Cup O Porn
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Title: His Own Devices by Jessica Freely
The Hanovan Universe Book One
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: M/M, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Erotic, Romance
Cam still has the scars from his time as a slave mining malleum, a metal as strong as steel and as pliable as human flesh. His talent for fixing machines was his ticket out of that hell, but when he’s ordered to repair a malfunctioning android and instead falls in love, Cam discovers it’s his own shattered spirit that needs mending.
Sunshine’s “flaw” is that he has a personality and free will, traits that interfere with his role as the perfect, obedient worker. They also make him smart, sweet, and sexy as hell. Sunshine is determined to pursue a relationship with Cam, no matter what it takes. No penis? No problem! He’s made of malleum, and he can modify his anatomy to meet Cam’s deepest desires. The hard part is getting Cam to admit what he really wants.
Meanwhile, Cam’s boss expects him to complete repairs on the new worker prototype. It’ll be the mines for Cam and the scrap heap for Sunshine unless they can outwit a corporation founded on slavery and prove that even in the most unexpected places, love flourishes, transforming not just one wounded man, but also a whole world.
Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.
Title: Unlawful by Jessica Freely
The Hanovan Universe Book Two
Genre: M/M, Science Fiction, Erotic, Romance
Length: Short Story
In a world where being gay is unlawful and slavery is legal, two men fight for their lives, for their desires, and for justice. Larke is a corporate lackey with a secret. Droje is a freedom fighter on the run. Each spells trouble for the other, but the passion between them will not be denied, no matter what the risk.
This is a short lgbt science fiction erotic romance set in the universe of Jessica Freely’s bestselling novella, His Own Devices. Previously only available for a limited time to readers who purchased His Own Devices during release week, it can now be enjoyed by everyone.
Purchase Link: Amazon
Ms. Freely am giving away one eBook from the The Hanovan Universe–WINNER’S CHOICE. Here’s how to enter the Saturday Series Spotlight contest:
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It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using random.org. Ms. Freely will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. The winner will be posted HERE.