Medical romance is a well-loved genre, and the search for a cure is one of my favorite science fiction plots. My inspiration for this story started with a question: What if the cure for any disease or wound could be achieved, not through surgery or from a newly discovered drug, but from a person who could travel inside the human bloodstream? Does anyone remember INNERSPACE or FANTASTIC VOYAGE?
I wanted to go deeper with my story. I needed to have my heroine experience healing without the barrier of a miniaturized ship between her and her patient, like in the episode of THE BRAVE & THE BOLD: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE BAT.
Like Aquaman and the Atom, Hannah Quinn has super powers. She can cure anyone of anything, whether they suffer from cancer or the common cold. Her power can change the course of human history, but she’s only one person. What will happen when the world discovers what she can do? Sheer numbers would prevent her from curing the entire population of Star Haven or Thunder City, and more importantly, she can’t cure herself. She goes into hiding, because at the age of eighteen she doesn’t have the life experience or the power to fend off those who would capture her, or manipulate her into doing their bidding. While on the run, the last thing Hannah needs is to fall in love.
Of course, that’s exactly what happens. Officer Scott Grey falls for Hannah in the most literal sense: He’s pushed out of a helicopter and lands on top of her hideout. Hannah has to make a split second decision: Does she bloodsurf though Scott’s body and save this man who is under orders to arrest her, or does she let him die to save herself?
Hannah knows there is more on the line than just the life of one man, but she soon discovers Scott has more than his fair share of secrets. Scott’s secrets, like Hannah’s, can have devastating consequences if the truth is ever revealed.
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A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, and superheroes. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades. Her manuscripts have won the Golden Pen Award (Paranormal category) and the Golden Palm award (Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy category).
Debra is a graduate of Viable Paradise and is a member of Codex. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter, the First Coast Romance Writers and she’s the Vice President of the Volusia County Romance Writers.
I’d like to thank Debra for stopping by the blog today to talk about her book. Love the idea of such cool medical help, but not sure I want people zooming around inside me! What about you? Have a medical wish list?
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