I’m happy to turn my blog over to Science Fiction Romance Author Jenna McCormick today. Jenna has a new book out called NO LIMITS published by Kensington Aphrodisia. It’s a departure from her B Cubed Series and I love the world she’s created!
Jenna, tell us about the relationships you’ve created in NO LIMITS…
Thanks so much to Cali for hosting me here as part of the No Limits Blog Tour!
When writing futuristic erotic romance, I have to keep reminding myself that no matter how many cool gadgets I think up, no matter how stellar a battle scene is, what’s going to really help the reader connect are the personal relationships. Obviously in erotic romance physical intimacy is a huge chunk of the story, but I’m going to talk about another kind of relationship in my new release No Limits. Family relationships.
Genevieve Luzon is a heroine who lives in the shadow of her formidable telepathic grandmother, Cora. And when I say Cora is a telepath what I mean is she is THE telepath. Cora can pick a thought out of anyone’s head from miles away and even though she’s over one hundred years of age, she’s sharp as a tack and still a total spitfire.
Gen has developed a policy of total honesty, because let’s face it, lying to someone who can read your mind is not too bright. And Cora respects her granddaughter enough to respond in kind, which results in some very unique conversations.
Excerpt No Limits by Jenna McCormick
Cora picked up on the first ring, vid screen blocked, of course. “Genevieve Luzon, don’t think I’m so damned old that I can’t turn you over my knee and—”
“Sorry, Nana. I didn’t mean to worry you.”
Cora’s tone turned sly. “Who said anything about worry? I want to know how tricks are going. Have you gotten your groove on yet?”
“Um, yeah, about that. The situation is sort of complicated.” Gen put extra emphasis on the word, hoping Cora would probe her mind and find out all the gritty details. She really didn’t want to say it all out loud over a traceable line. Maybe Rhys did have her believing in some of his conspiracy theories.
Unfortunately, Cora wasn’t tuned in to her frequency. “How on earth can sexual relations with professionals be complicated? I thought you were working for Alison, the whole secret shopper gig. You aren’t running around telling all the man whores about that, are you? Because you know when I was an undercover agent….” Nana rambled on but Gen stopped listening. Usually she loved Cora’s wild tales of the bad old days, how she and Gramps had teamed up to fight a secret government task force but right now she was too preoccupied to hear about how Nana had saved the world. Again.
Damn it, of all times for Cora to be more interested in herself than what was doing with Gen. “I’ve been learning all sorts of stuff.” Come on Nana, read between the lines.
Unfortunately Cora’s mind had wandered too deep into the gutter outside la la land to pick up on her granddaughter’s cues. “What kind of stuff? Oh, do they offer samples? Or maybe a senior citizen discount—”
“Not gonna happen,” Jack called from the background.
See what I mean? Unique. Can you imagine discussing your sex life with your grandmother in such detail? Then again how many of our grandmothers are government trained telepaths?
I do see what you mean. I don’t even want to think about how that discussion would have gone with my grandmother (shudder).
Thanks, Jenna! I really appreciate your stopping by to share your new book with us! Best of luck with your blog tour!
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Now Available for Kindle, Nook, and wherever books are sold.
All Genevieve Luzon wants is to be loved by one man, a seemingly impossible task in New-New York City at the start of the twenty second century. Sure, she can buy sex as easily as order a pizza on a Friday night, but finding a forever kind of love among her self-centered peers is no easy feat for the unemployed off-world vacation coordinator. When an old friend offers her the position of secret shopper to test out the male prostitutes, Gen can’t think of a good reason to refuse. Hell, if she can’t find Mr. Right, she might as well try on a sampler of Mr. Right Nows.
Yet the perks of her new position don’t compare to the strange attraction she has, not for one of the prostitutes, but a candle that seems to warm places of her she never knew existed. When a man appears out of the flame, Gen is sure she’s found the one. Rhys is an empath, made a slave by the Illustra Corporation and he’s everything Gen could ever want. Except available. Because Rhys is on a mission. One that might claim his life. He must try to free his people, consequences be damned. Now, Gen must choose between turning her back on the only man she’s ever loved and the monumental task he has set for himself. Should she risk her life fighting a war hidden from polite society against those who wish to control us all?
Is love really worth fighting for?
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24 thoughts on “Jenna McCormick – No Limits – Guest Blogger”
Again, thank you Cali! Appreciate your posting this!
Loved having you, Jenna!
Stopping by to say hello…and another great blog!
Taling about my sex life with one of my grandmothers? That would be worse than talking about it with my mother!
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LOL, tell me about it, Monica! My Nana wanted me to gr
ow up to be a single lawyer!
I’m so glad that neither of my parents or grandparents is telepathic…discussing my sex life with them would not be a fun topic….and there are many other taboo topics too..lol…I really enjoyed the scene between Gen and Cora though- very entertaining.
Maria, I know your pain. i hid my tattoo from my father and stepmother for almost a year.
Hey, what’s wrong with being a single lawyer? 😉
Yeah, it would be a little disconcerting to have a grandmother as up front as Cora!
Absolutely nothing Gail! But the unspoken “virgin” single lawyer was implied. This book would have given her heart failure.
I love Cora! What an interesting character. Grandmother power! Stopping by to say hi. Loved the excerpt.
TY, Kaye, Cora is a pip all right!
I have telepaths in my scifi but one of them has a very strong ethical code about poking around in someone else’s thoughts without permission. But then that just leads to misunderstandings anyway. 😛
I have a telepath, too. His race has to focus on the person to get in depth with their thoughts. Surface thoughts are a different matter, however. He seldom scans without permission, but he works with four other red-blooded men and likes to vicariously enjoy their sexcapades whenever possible.
Mind reading is a common SFR twist, probably because it changes the landscape of interpersonal communication. I love to see how different SFR writers handle it!
It’s so important that I get to know the characters and can connect with them and often I do this in an emotional way and what better way than relationships. I like that your story looks at different types of relationship and family is an important one; a good or bad one can really shape a character. Thanks for another great blog.
I agree Na. For a well rounded character, I need something more than his/ her interaction with a lover. How does he/she conduct him/herself with other people. Without other interaction, a character just isn’t all that engaging.
Stopping by to say hello…and another great blog! oh wait……that’s what Tracy said LOL no, really…..i love all the little blurbs! thanks!!
lol. love you heather!!
lol. love you heather!! dammit! love you tra! lmfao
You two and the sideshow crack me up!
Love the last comment by Jack. “Not gonna happen.” LOL
Sounds like grandma adds a nice comedic touch to NO LIMITS. And I agree how a character interacts with friends, relatives and other people besides just the love interest can show different facets of their character.
UGH…Even talking to my mom about sex was weird…and this was just a few years ago when she got divorced. It was a tad bit uncomfortable, to say the least!
Family relationships add depth to a story and give it reality that makes me want to continue reading.
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