Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It's Spring! It really is! I have pictures to help. ~ Jessica E. Subject @jsubject #Canada #waterfalls

As I write this post for my scheduled day, there is still the occasional bit of snow on the ground, and snowfall forecast for this afternoon. And the temperatures definitely remind me of winter. But, it is Spring. It really is. So, I must remind myself that this is only temporary, and that the nice weather is on its way. This weekend, according to the seven day forecast. If you need help believing that Spring has come to this part of the world, I've decided to post some pictures from various waterfalls I've visited in Ontario.

Now, the most famous waterfalls in Ontario is Niagara Falls. But, there are some other beauties you might want to check out...

Duchesney Falls in North Bay


Inglis Falls in Owen Sound

Indian Falls in Owen Sound

Okay, so there are several others, but these are the ones that I have visited more than once, and have my own personal pictures of them. In Owen Sound, there is a waterfall tour you can take, to visit multiple falls. I did that when I was pregnant. LOL

So, here's to Spring finally arriving, so we can get out to hike the falls, go for bike rides, and just go outside without having to bundle up.

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.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Let The Scorching Heat from Her Deviant Lord Melt the Snow in Your Backyard! ~ Layna Pimentel

The conclusion is finally here! Hopefully some of the steamy scenes in this novella will be enough to melt that white curse and chills away. 

Fort Creek, Sault Ste. Marie, On - (c)MHautanen, 2012

Before I share an excerpt from my upcoming release I wanted to apologize to my fellow authors here on the blog, and most of all, you the reader. Life as it were, has been incredibly challenging lately with familial obligations, work, and a death in the family.

2016 is turning out to be a year of re-releases for me, and you can expect two new books later this year. You can check out the cover reveal for my highlander romance here

So without further ado, how about something short and sweet to look forward to on Monday.

Her Deviant Lord by Layna Pimentel, Liquid Silver Books April 2016, Wicked Smart Designs-Cover Artist

 Cordelia nodded as the marquess ran through her instructions. The beautiful, dark blue gown that he and his wife had gifted her with was reminiscent of the style of gown that suited her the most. Since having Matthew, although she had kept her hourglass figure, she was a bit more top heavy as she was still nursing him. The black velvet cape that Isabel had loaned her covered every nuance of her body that would make her recognizable to the ton.
The marquess stepped out of the carriage and helped her down. Cordelia kept her gaze on the cobblestones leading up to Bastian’s door.
“My lord, ma’am. If you will follow me to the library, I will see if my master is up for a visit,” the butler declared with a scowl.
“I hope he is not too busy? We have much to discuss, and it is very important. Let him know that an audience with him is imperative.”
Overly tall and lean, the man had to be near ancient. He furrowed his brows, squinting for only a moment, as if discerning how to deliver—or more accurately, interrupt, Wycliffe. “Very well, sir, please wait here in his library.”
“That went well.”
“That is only the beginning. I wonder…Cordelia, if you were to stand in the corner by that bookcase…” He pointed to the opposite side of the room where it was dark.
She nodded and made haste before anyone walked in on them.
“Perfect,” the marquess commented a short moment before the butler entered.
“His lordship will join you momentarily. He only needs to dress. May I offer you and the lady some refreshment?”
“No, that will not be necessary. I do not plan on staying long.”
The butler bowed and left, Bastian arriving soon after. Cordelia noticed that his hair was mussed at the back. Has he been entertaining a woman upstairs? Has he truly moved on and found another lover? Her heart sank at the prospect. How could he replace me so…so…so…soon? It has not even been a full year.
Her hands trembled beneath her cape, and she could barely stand on her own. How she wanted to throw her arms around him and tell him how much she missed him.
“Thompson! What is so important that it could not wait until morning? Has anything happened?”
“Be easy, man. I assure you, Isabel and Emily are fine. I simply came here to escort a woman who desperately wanted to see you.”
He scoffed. “If this has anything to do with Mary Elizabeth, I—”
The marquess nodded, and Cordelia stepped forward into the glowing light of the fireplace. Bastian turned toward her, and when she lifted the hood of the cape, his eyes widened and his mouth gaped before he crashed to the floor from swooning.
Oof! I have to admit, I did not quite expect that response.”
Cordelia abandoned her cape where she stood and ran over to him, dropping to her knees. Good heavens! What have I started? The man probably thought he was staring at a ghost. “Wake up, my love!” she whispered as the butler walked in.
“What happened?”
“He just swooned. I have it under control. If he was entertaining upstairs, can you see to the lady and have her sent home immediately? He will need some rest, and I am certain he will want some privacy.”
“Certainly, sir. I shall have her removed immediately.”
So, he was entertaining another woman. How could he… Fury simmered beneath the surface of her calm facade. Why had he never come to confirm if the reports were true? She always knew Richard would never waste a minute on her, but Bastian…They were so close. Kindred spirits. He should have been able to feel, somehow, that she was alive.
Disappointment washed over her. Instead of fawning over his swoon, Cordelia jumped to her feet, walked over to sideboard, and grabbed a bottle of port. Then, she returned to him and began to unscrew the cork.
“Cordelia, what are you doing?”
“Getting him to come out of his swoon.”
“With that?”
“Yes. Do you take issue with my course of action, my lord?”
The marquess stepped away and waved for her to continue.
“If you would rather leave, I am quite capable of waking and caring for him.”
“I will leave the two alone once I am assured you can stay. Though we should not stay too late.”
“And I assure you, my lord, once I have said what I have to say, he will probably want me removed from the premises immediately.”
“In that case, I will wait in the hall for you.”
Once his lordship closed the door behind him, she dumped the bottle of port over Bastian’s face. He sputtered at first, and when his eyes opened wildly, followed by oaths being muttered, he stared at her and jumped to his feet.
“Damnation, woman! You are alive!”
He practically collided into her to embrace her, and all she could do was slap him. Her hand stung from the impact. She instantly regretted her action, but how else was she to express her displeasure at his courting another woman?
Bastian growled at her. “What in the world was that for?”
“That was for not looking for me! And if I were you, I would stay back. I am liable to slap you again for entertaining other female guests.”

I hope you'll consider checking out my other titles in the series as it's recommended to read them first. If this snippet has convinced you to read on, you can find the first 2 books: Scandal at Vauxhall #1, and A Sinful Education #2 where ebooks are sold.

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