Friday, June 19, 2015

Gearing Up For Summer Plans On Canadian Soil

Canadian Romance, Eh?
Blog Post by: Kali Willows

Gearing Up For Summer Plans On Canadian Soil

So here, in the land of weather you can get sunburn one day and frost bite the next, summer is finally almost upon us with occasional bouts of excessive heat, then bone chilling cold. Just weeks before the minions are free of school for another year and the last minute panic of “what do we plan to keep them occupied?”

I’m a traditional parent in many senses of the phrase, but summer planning is a double edge sword for me. We live in the rural countryside, complete with open space, lots of green land and mosquitoes big enough to carry small children away. Our family canoes, camps and hikes, so what traditional summer plans can we make that aren't readily accessible in our own back yard? We have BBQ’s and bond fires on a weekly basis. We bathe in sun screen and bug spray several times a day. We run the hose over the trampoline to make a hot day really fun, or watch movies to avoid scathing heat.

Last year, I bit the bullet and took the reins for a scheduled summer filled with swimming lessons, day camp, a week of overnight camp and the usual summer fun stuff. We invest in Badminton and soccer for the yard, water guns are a must and who doesn't love a good Smores by the fireside? Feeling like supermom last summer, I was quite pleased with myself to have them booked up and busy with the exception of the first and last week of summer to allow some breathing time for transition to and from school.  

To my horror, my children who bore easily in the lack of planning, were overwhelmed and didn’t want to do half the things we planned. When is a good thing too much? This year, I’ve settled down and will pursue more swimming lessons and maybe a little sporadic day camp, but short of travelling to the big city and blowing wads of cash on trips to Marine Land, Niagara Falls, museums and the Science Centre, what else is a parent to do?
I’d love to hear about your Canadian summer plans. Where will you go? What will you do? How do you manage to find a happy balance in entertaining your kids for two months out of school?

Reply for your chance to win an eBook copy of any of my books~! The winner will be announced her after June 20th and I will arrange to send your selected prize to you!

Have a great summer and happy reading!

Canadian living, at its best.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Toronto - spend a day or two... she's worth it.

Oh boy, I hope you'll all forgive me for being a day late with my post. It's been a busy couple of weeks with my first local Toronto Signing! Thank you for all my sexy authors who took part and all the bloggers and readers who came by to say hello.  As I mentioned in my last post Toronto is a magnificent city and I had the chance this week to do some of these awesome sights with my PA Karen who was enjoying her first trip to the Toronto area.  I live a very short drive from all these attractions and its been many years since I've been to most of these places... The weather wasn't all that great but there is so much to do indoors !  I highly recommend that you re-acquaint yourself with Toronto... she's a beautiful ole girl.

Casa Loma

Nothing more Romantic than historical Casa Loma. We weren't able to attend the symphony in the garden but I'll definitely make the trip back to do that.

From the CN Tower

The Toronto Zoo

 The Rom

doh! What are those dino's doing?  gasp!

Make sure you buy a city pass and get into five of Toronto's top attractions for a total of $65... It was a fantastic week !  That's me out for this month! Until next time I'm wishing you lots and lots of...

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stock up on your summer reading with these 99¢ box sets! #newrelease #99cents

Summer is coming. My kids have two weeks left of school, and then they are home for the summer. And while each will have opportunities to get out of the house, they both will be spending much more time at home. That means less writing time for me. But, I usually do end up reading more. I've got my Kindle, Kobo, and Google Books apps stocked up with plenty of books to read, though I'm sure I'll grab some more before the end of the month.

Just to make sure you've got plenty of reading material for the summer, I thought I'd share the box sets I'm a part of that are available for only 99¢.

Intergalactic Heat is a collection of my first five 1Night Stand stories.

The Complete Underground Series contains three dystopian GLBT stories where the rebels must fight for their freedom to live and love.

Also, Her Alien Hero and His Alien Virgin are 99¢ until June 22, 2015!


Multi-author Box Sets

Spanking Short Story Collections


Sci Spanks 2014 - contains Replicated Consequences
Spank or Treat 2014 - contains Phoenix Spanked
Love Spanks 2015 - contains Love in Disguise

Sci Spanks 2015 is coming soon with The Dungeon! 
Visit my blog this weekend for lots of #SciSpanks fun & giveaways!

An Alien to Love is another collection of 1Night Stand stories
where all the heroes are from other planets. Releases July 1st, 2015.

Also releasing soon will be the First-Lady Love anthology edited by Kate Richards. 
My story Cosmic Sutra will be included. Stay tuned!

I'll be back July 12 to share fun info about my upcoming releases, and there will be a giveaway!

Have a fabulous summer!

Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.