Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Canadian Winter...Pros and Cons of a Romance Author in Rural Canada

Hello, beautiful people!

Since we recovered from the fast pace and unusually mild weather of the holiday season, we are settling into a full blown, Canadian winter!

When most people think about snow, I'm sure the romantic notions of skiing and sleigh rides come into play, alongside hot cups of cocoa and more.

Being born and raised in the colder climate, I would hate to spoil any romantic notions of the joys that come with winter, but the reality is, it's not all fun and romance. So what are the pros and cons of winter? I know it's not just in Canada, but this Canadian gal has a list!


  • Can't hang the laundry on the line, sit at my Bistro set on the front deck with my morning coffee or swing under my maple tree in the afternoon sun
  • A large portion of the budget goes to snow tires
  • Spending hours shovelling my long, rural driveway, only to look back and find twice as much snow has fallen since we began!
  • Snow-covered, black ice-laiden and slushy roadways, and drivers who don't plan or adapt to changing road conditions
  • Massive quanities of salt and mud that coat your car, shoes and at times, the cuffs of your pants
  • The sub-zero, bitter cold that makes your teeth chatter and your bones tremble
  • The need to cancel plans because of weather
  • Constantly mopping the floor from the influx of sopping snow suits, boots, hats and mittens
  • An overloaded boot room with coats and more - feeling a little claustrophobic! 
Conclusion with cons, winter is cold, messy and highly inconvenient at times.

PROS; now here is some fun and potentially romantic pros!

  • Hot tea to soothe your chilly bones
  • More time dedicated to writing as you hibernate & more inclination to do your self-promo 
  • Sledding with the kids out back, topped off with a cup of warm cocoa and marshmellows
  • Comfort cooking, like a crock pot of stew, chilly or even a scrumptious lasagna
  • Snuggling by the warm fire, with a glass of wine, wrapped in a cozy blanket
  • Sweaters to snuggle in
  • No mosquito bites!
  • Cuddling under the blankets!
  • The inspirational glitter like diamonds and the whimiscal sculptures of the new-fallen snow as the blowing wind shapes them so uniquely 
Conclusion with pros, winter is a magical season that brings a different type of natural, awe-inspiring beauty and gives us incentive to seek out comfort and embrace the need to hibernate!

Our kids love to go skating, tobogganing, and build snowmen, snowball fights are a right of passage. So, tell me, what kind of things do you love and dislike about winter?

Do you find the chilly season romantic in any way? Do tell!
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Reading!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 - The Year of Changes and New Releases

Happy New Year from myself and everyone at Romance Eh? Canadian Style!

Hello everyone! I hope your new year is starting off well. 2016 will be a year of changes for me, both personally and professionally, but all is good. I will keep you up to date as things happen. To start, I'm changing up my blog a bit, and working on my branding. This will happen throughout the year. 

I'm also starting off the year with a new release, or rather, a new box set. Yesterday, ALIEN NEXT DOOR: The Complete Series released, containing the three stories in my Alien Next Door series plus two bonus short stories. Soon, I'll be releasing a revised and expanded version of MADE FOR HER. Plus, I will release the first book in the Galactic Defenders series, BRYCE.

I hope you'll check out my new release....

Is your sexy neighbor an alien? Enjoy three sci-fi romances from Jessica E. Subject in which the heroines discover the sexy man next door is not at all who they expect him to be.

Alien Adoration ~ Erotic dreams fill her with need, until she learns the truth. Can Rachel overcome her fears, or will she deny her alien adoration and leave Luke stranded once more?

Alien Admirer ~ He fills her with forbidden longing. But when Sera learns the truth, will Sera give Adam a chance, or will he be left in the cold, never more than her alien admirer?

Alien Attraction ~ She wants to be more alien. He wants to be more human. Born a galaxy apart, will Angela and Chal have a chance at love, or will their extraterrestrial secrets leave them running to stay alive?

Bonus short stories ~ Taken by the Billionaire Alien Next Door and Just Another Wedding

Available in ebook & in print!

Amazon US | UK | Canada | Germany | Australia

Print - CreateSpace | Amazon US / UK / Canada

Wishing you much health, happiness, and great reading!

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. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.