Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Big city, small town, or cottage country ~ Which to you prefer? #Canada @jsubject

I've lived in the same city for pretty much all of my life. It's not a metropolis, but a small city with a population just over 30,000 people. But, I've also lived in a big city when I went to university, and in the country for a couple of years. Each has their positives and negatives.

At the moment, I'm writing the third book in my Alien Next Door series. And each of the stories in the series take place in a completely different setting.

Alien Adoration starts in a small town where everyone knows everyone else. In these communities, the residents take care of one another. But, they also know everyone else's business. There are very few secrets.

With Alien Admirer, I decided to take the characters to cottage country. For those not familiar with this term, this is an area north of Toronto that contains many lakes big and small. It is a prime fishing area, and there are many cottages around the lakes. Some people live in the cottages year round, and others go up on long weekends, or rent them for a week. My characters live there year round, as this is their ideal place to live. But, there is also wildlife to contend with, including bugs. Plenty of bugs.

The story I'm writing now, Alien Attraction, takes place in a metropolis. While the heroine grew up in cottage country, she yearned to get away. The city offers her plenty of opportunities, but she finds it much less personable. 

Now, my ideal place to live has always been cottage country, but I do enjoy the convenience of the city, especially with children.

I'm curious as to which of these settings is your ideal place to live. 

About the author:

Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.

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