HI there! My name is J.L. Hendricks and I am a mostly clean author. I say mostly clean because I do write romance. My characters never cuss, well at least not in any Earth languages. And while I don’t write anything “behind the bedroom door,” I do have a few make-out scenes in my Sci-Fi Adventure/Romance series (Worlds Away is book 1 in this series). People have asked why I write PG-13 or less. The quick answer is that I started out as a YA author. I didn’t want to lose any of my readers if I went above that. But the longer answer is that I believe there are a lot of readers out there who don’t want to read steamy novels. In fact, if you were to look at my reviews for Worlds Away (Sci-fi romance book), you will see that a lot of them have commented on how much they liked and appreciated a clean read. I even have a few men who read the book because it was more adventure than romance.
There are a lot of mothers and daughters who share books. I would imagine that a mother wouldn’t share a steamy novel with her teenaged daughter. So by writing clean, I can get two new readers who might like my books, while giving a mother and daughter something fun to do together. I also think that there just might be a movement to go back to cleaner books. When I read my first sci-fi romance, it was pretty steamy and I felt awkward reading those scenes. Then the next one I read was clean. I really enjoyed the alien action and adventure. However, I have only found a couple of clean books in this genre.
But most importantly, I hope this will give a teenage girl the strength to say no and stick to her guns if she isn’t ready for her relationship to enter the bedroom. I have seen too many news reports about girls being forced to go further than they are ready for. Mostly because society today says that they should. I think it is time we show everyone that it is OK if you want to wait until you are married. And boys need to be shown that it isn’t alright to expect sex. So the men in my story never push the women into anything they aren’t ready for.
I have been a sci-fi fan for as long as I can remember. Hello Star Wars and Star Trek? Sure Capt. Kirk was a ladies man, but we never saw anything too steamy. I wanted to catch some of that with a fun sci-fi adventure romance.
J. L. Hendricks is the author of the new SF Romance, Worlds Away.
Slavery, or mate to an Alien Commander? Which would you choose?
Paris had lost her parents at a young age and instead of going into the foster system, she ended up on the streets. Sure, life was tough for a 17-year-old girl with no one to turn to, but she made her way on the streets of Los Angeles for years. That is, until one day when she was no longer on the streets.
Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different, he saw her across a field and knew he had to have her, at all costs.
The choice was simple, Paris could be a slave on the V’Zenian home world, or she could become Venay's mate and provide him with the offspring his people so desperately needed! Until the V’Zenian's most venomous rival, the Zateelians, attacked Venay’s ship and forced them to crash land on a distant planet. Paris had a new choice to make: save herself or help Venay exterminate aliens who have a sinister plan for the humans.
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