Subject 23 – Free Prequel to Love, Lies & Clones

Sound the trumpets!

I finished a short prequel to Love, Lies & Clones that I thought was a lost cause.

It’s called Subject 23. Here it is:

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Blood &Subject 23

Alice Taylor poured her heart into the advancement of science. It wasn’t until she connected with a surrogate mother, Subject 23, did she begin questioning what path science was taking her down.

This is a glimpse into June’s father’s cloning experiments. Meet June’s mother, Alice, and watch her struggle with the ethics behind the project.

You can download a copy HERE.

I had started writing it back in January with hopes of using it to entice readers to pick up the full novel, but abandoned the project because it contained spoilers, and I couldn’t figure out how to get the spoilers out of the story.

What a shame to have a story mostly finished and not be able to let people read it…that was until I had an idea last week while writing the post for my 1000 “true” fans blog series.

I finished this 5000+ word story up and am marketing it as a prequel best enjoyed AFTER reading the full novel. I mean, that’s better than letting it sit on the virtual shelf, unread, right?

If you’re interested, it’s a standalone story. You can read it if you’ve read Love, Lies & Clones, don’t intend to read the novel, or don’t really care about spoilers.

I kept a similar cover to Love, Lies & Clones, just to keep it easy. Hopefully, that doesn’t make things confusing.

Subject 23 (1)

Have a great day, everyone! Thanks for sharing my journey.



About Joynell Schultz

Writer & lover of all types of speculative fiction. I'm shivering in northern Wisconsin. Learn about my novels here:
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15 Responses to Subject 23 – Free Prequel to Love, Lies & Clones

  1. J.R. Handley says:

    I shall give it a shot! 🙂

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  2. I grabbed a copy and wish you luck on your postquel instafreebie. Thank you!!

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  3. Lana says:

    Oooh, I love the title…very intriguing! I think the similar covers might be a little confusing, but I’m not entirely sure what covers prequels normally have, haha, and I still do love the colors and the layout of the cover. The blurb is enticing but there is a bit of odd grammar in the second sentence that is a little confusing. It looks awesome! 🙂

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  4. OMG – the book cover has come a long way from the prototype I remember commenting on, what was it? A year or two ago? Most awesome and can’t wait to read the prequel. 🙂

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