Saturday, March 19, 2016

March Break Blues mixed with Early Release!

Hello in the land to Romance Eh!

It's been a long, dreary March Break here in Eastern Ontario. Rain, rain, snow, and more rain. Mud everywhere, finding it's way into every nook and cranny of my car, my shoes, my coat and my house!

With two young kids off school for the week, one would usually plan day trips and fun outings, but instead, we've been stuck indoors most of the time since my first born took a terrible spill and tore a few ligaments in her ankle. 

Thankfully, nothing is broken, but soft tissue takes just as long to heal, so my sweet minion is confined to crutches, no stairs and limited outings. It's been a dreadful week for her. An injured, sweet girl with a great deal of pent up energy equals a very cranky teen, coupled with an enthusiastic younger brother who worships his big sister, we now have a recipe for petty arguments and endless bickering. This Momma is ready for March Break to be over!

I am happy to see her love of reading continues to grow, not because of her confinement, but she's had more time to indulge because of it. Over the last two weeks, I've bought her three books from the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer, she absolutely loves this series, and reads to her little brother every night at bedtime, which more than makes up for the bickering. 

We've made a few small trips to pick up necessities and visit a darling friend to lighten the load, but I'm pretty confident my minions are even more eager for them to get back to school than I am.

On a happier note, my newest release was supposed to come out April 8, but it's here early, so it's time to celebrate!

My newest ménage, A Cougar Among Wolves is part of Decadent Publishing's smash hit series, Black Hills Wolves. 

Book details:

A Cougar Among Wolves
Copyright Ó 2016 by Kali Willows
Cover art by Fiona Jayde

·         Print Length: 109 pages
·         Word count: 30,500 words
·         Publisher: Decadent Publishing (March 11, 2016)
·         Publication Date: March 11, 2016
·         Series: Black Hills Wolves #45
·         ISBN: 978-1-61333-994-7
·         ASIN: B01CWB8OGG
·         Level 5 Heat level – SCORCHING
·         Paranormal, erotic romance, shifters & werewolves, series, collection, urban fantasy, M/F/M Ménage,


A sadistic attack leaves Klaya, a Puma Clan Cougar, critically injured and the last of her family ferociously slain. She stumbles into Black Hills Wolf territory and collapses. Now under the protection of the pack, she finds herself whisked away to hide out in a cave until her old friend, the alpha returns. Potentially the last of her shifter kind, she has nothing left to lose, but her life and a chance to avenge her brother.
After a dangerous rescue, on the edge of pack territory, Seth and Rogue take a woman on the brink of death back to the pack. Her identity and why she was brutalized is a mystery. The pieces soon fit together and the realization this assault was no coincidence. The Black Hills Wolves pack faces a bigger threat than they could even imagine. The trio soon find themselves on a tumultuous journey of life and death, and relentless lust.


Klaya paused and tried to steady her shaky fingers, mustering the courage she needed most right now. “How’s your drink, Seth?” She sat down adjacent to them.
“Fantastic.” He grinned.
A surprising playfulness rolled over her. “Bet there’s something I can do neither of you can.”
“Climb trees, catch wild game, outrun us?” Seth chimed in with a curious smile.
“Oh, those things.” She waved off his innocence. “I mean something a little more…sassy.”
“Such as?” Rogue narrowed his eyes.
She collected her own garnish and held it up in front of her mouth with a smirk. “Can you tie your cherry stem into a knot, boys?”
“It’s not rocket science. Sure.” Rogue took the bait and started twisting his between his fingers.
“Anyone can do it like that…I mean, with no hands?”
Rogue and Seth lowered their cups and glanced at each other with wide eyes.
“You can tie it in a knot, with no hands?” Seth’s disbelief spurred her on.
She winked and popped the juicy morsel into her mouth. She gripped and tugged with her teeth and devoured the delectable sweetness. “I most certainly can.” Klaya winked and tilted her head back. Satisfied with her captive audience, she eased the stem into her mouth. She swirled her tongue over twisting it into a circle and utilized her teeth as she tucked one end through the hole. Content with her performance, she parted her lips and held the knot between her teeth. She collected it between her thumb and fingertip with a grin and presented her prize to her observers. “Ta da.”
“Holy shit!” Rogue squirmed and adjusted his pants.
Klaya glanced down, pleased with his unmistakable bulge. She snickered when she caught sight of Seth tucking his shirt over his zipper.
“Your talent is, uh….” Seth’s voice was gruff.
“Mind-blowing,” Rogue offered in a throaty whisper.


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So tell me, how have you been spending your March Break?

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Kacey's Interview with #GeminiIslandShifters Author, Rosanna Leo (@LeoRosanna) #Shifters #Interview #Canada

It is with great pleasure that I welcome back fellow Canadian author, Rosanna Leo to the blog. Today we’re discussing her very popular and award-winning GEMINI ISLAND SHIFTERS Series.

Here’s the list of the titles in the series…
1.      Predator’s Kiss
2.      Predator’s Serenade
3.      Predator’s Refuge
4.      Predator’s Claim
5.      Predator’s Fire
6.      Predator’s Trinity
7.      Predator’s Rescue 

Good morning, Rosanna. So wonderful to have you here.
Thank you, Kacey. I’m excited to visit you.

Kacey: What was the inspiration for the Gemini Island Shifter series?
Rosanna: To be honest, Kacey, Canada was my inspiration. My husband and I often go for long hikes in an Ontario park called Crawford Lake. It was on one of these hikes that I was struck by the rugged beauty of the scenery. The idea of setting a shape shifter romance series in Canada’s woodland was one I couldn’t ignore. My series really is a homage to my country and province and I hope readers will want to visit after reading it.

Kacey: What can you tell us about Gemini Island as a whole? Give us a visionary of it if you will.
Rosanna: One of the taglines I use for the series is: “Come to Gemini Island, where the men are rough, gruff and a little wild.” The setting is very much the same. The community is set in Northern Ontario’s woodland on an island that has become a shape shifter sanctuary and resort. Bear shifter Ryland Snow (the hero of Predator’s Kiss) runs a resort called the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort. It’s also a place where teenage shifters come when they are need of mentoring. Shifters in my world live alongside humans, but the humans are unaware of their special powers. The shifters on Gemini Island keep their true identities a secret and the Ursa Resort is a perfect getaway. On the island, we have wooded trails, a pristine lake, caves and hills and meadows full of flowers. It’s like a provincial park on steroids.

Kacey: Some writers pen stories in real locales, is Gemini Island only a fictional place?
Rosanna: Alas, Gemini Island is very much fictional although many readers have told me they wish they could book a cabin at the Ursa Resort.

Kacey: As the matriarch of GI, so to speak, what liberties have you taken with the island?
Rosanna: I suppose the only real liberty I’ve taken is in making the island the ideal hideaway. It has all of nature’s lushness and no imperfections. The people there may be flawed and may encounter some nasty villains, but the location is just as God intended it.

Kacey: With the vast array of shifters in your stories, Rosanna – lynx, tigers, bears, wolf, jaguar – which was the easiest to control? Or was it hopeless? LOL
Rosanna: Great question! LOL. They all have their issues, believe me. I insist on doing a lot of research on each animal before writing the various books and try to infuse each shifter with traits that are native to the animal. Ryland, being a bear, can be ornery and moody. My wolves, like Bart and Charlotte, understand a sense of hierarchy and order. My jaguars, like Percy and Byron, enjoy their solitude and so they live on the far side of the island, away from the other inhabitants. As for my tigers, like Anton and Jani … well, they may be the wildest. However, each shifter, when roused, can be deadly and terrifying.

Kacey: Which character surprised you the most from any of the stories?
Rosanna: I think that would be my latest hero, Jani Fodor, from Predator’s Rescue. Jani’s book ends unlike any of the other books. I don’t want to give away too much. However, it’s safe to say all my heroes are peaceful until someone threatens their mates. Jani is a bit of a brawler. He’s not opposed to looking for trouble.

Kacey: Which female character are you most jealous of? Which woman got the ultimate hero?
Rosanna: Well, all of them, of course! LOL It’s so hard to choose who I would trade places with. I love all my men. Nevertheless, if I had to pick which heroine did the best, I’m sure most readers might agree Marci did well with Anton in Predator’s Refuge. After all, not only is he a hunky tiger shifter, he’s a prince in his native Hungary. Nice gig if you can get it!

Kacey: If you could choose any shifter man/animal all for yourself (though they do all belong to you really *g*), who would it be?
Rosanna: Such a hard choice, but I think my favorite has to be Soren Snow, Ryland’s bear brother in Predator’s Serenade. Soren is a hot, blond musician, as well as a shifter, so he really speaks to me. And I love his transformation from lovable bad boy into a wonderful man who adores his mate.

Kacey: It might be an unfair question, but do you have a favourite couple in the series?
Rosanna: I’m actually very fond of my latest couple, Jani and Fleur from Predator’s Rescue. The reason is they both surprised the heck out of me. Fleur was a former bad girl. She was literally one of the villains in the previous books but undergoes a huge transition. I loved seeing her path to true remorse and the way she makes amends. She is now one of my favourites and I love that Jani stood by her through thick and thin.

Kacey: What character(s) have you found readers loved the most? Clamoured for their story to be written?
Rosanna: Actually, since Predator’s Rescue released on Feb. 29, readers have been in touch with me to say they are excited for a book for Elaine and Connor. Elaine has been widowed and is grieving her mate, Lloyd. Connor was Lloyd’s best friend. By the time Predator’s Rescue ends, the pair are experiencing some conflicting emotions. Readers are desperate to see Elaine happy again and so am I.

Kacey:  What surprised you about yourself when you were writing the series? Did you learn anything, your writing change from other stories you’ve written, that you hadn’t expected?
Rosanna: I like to think my writing improves with each book. After all, writers learn new things and try new techniques every day. What shocked me most, though, was seeing the series take a darker turn around book 5, Predator’s Fire. The previous books were all rather light and warm and the conflicts were resolved at the ends of the books. However, once book 5 came along, we begin to see a new villain emerge and that storyline takes a couple of books to resolve. The ill effects will carry right to the end of the series. We encounter darker characters and our heroes take longer to recover. Readers have told me they love the direction the series took.

Kacey: Gemini Island Shifters is a very popular and well-loved series amongst readers – what has been the best response you’ve received so far?
Rosanna: I’m so pleased my readers have enjoyed the series. I never intended a series when I wrote book one, so it’s tickled me to see the reaction. I think the best response is when readers tell me they are sad to see it end and that they wish the books would continue. That, and when people message me to tell me they wish they could take a holiday at the Ursa Resort!

Kacey: Currently there are 7 titles in the series – any plans to write more? Maybe a spin-off?
Rosanna: There will be one final book – book 8 – entitled Predator’s Salvation. This will be Elaine and Connor’s book and it will resolve the story of Gemini Island. I’ve flirted with the idea of a “next generation” series, but I don’t tend to like those so I think I will let the series come to its natural end.

Kacey: What do you hope readers take away with them after reading the stories?
Rosanna: Just a whole lot of good feelings. It’s very important for me to write “feel good” romances. Even when the subject matter gets dark, I always like to instill a sense of hope and leave the reader with a smile and a sigh.

Kacey: What are you most proud of with the series, Rosanna?
Rosanna: Probably the fact that so many people want to visit my shifters on Gemini Island. There have been several offers to spend a night in one of those cozy cabins with Ryland or Killian or Jani or Bart or…

Kacey: What/when is your next book due to release?
Rosanna: Actually, for the first time in a while, I don’t have a pending release date. 2015 was a very busy year for me. I had 4 releases and another just in February. So right now I am writing a new contemporary series but am taking my time with it and enjoying the ride.

Thank you for being here, and sharing your series with us, Rosanna.


Tiger shifter Jani Fodor should have washed his hands of Fleur Bissette long ago. However, when she disappears from the shape shifter sanctuary on Gemini Island, he can’t forget her, and launches a fraught two-week search to find her. He thinks she’ll be grateful but the petulant she-wolf resents his intrusion in her life.
Jani recently liberated Fleur from a vicious cult of shape shifters, where she was brainwashed by the sadistic August Crane. The wolf shifter terrorized their friends at the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island. Labeled a “bad girl” all her life, Fleur knows she’ll never fit in with the good guys at the Ursa, no matter how much Jani tries to convince her of their regard. Besides, she can’t stay with Jani. Although he’s the closest thing she’s ever had to a friend, their chemistry is explosive in the worst way.
When a new menace arises, in the form of a vicious drug dealer with a grudge, Jani is adamant Fleur accept his help to rehabilitate her addict mother and remove her from the influence of her dealer. Fleur accepts Jani’s assistance but as they work together, friendship erupts into passion. Neither can deny their lust-struck spirit animals and before long, they realize their connection runs deeper than they ever expected.
Despite the threats posed by the drug dealer, the worst danger of all dwells inside Fleur. Haunted by the spirit of August Crane, Fleur is inundated by visions that torment her. She is consumed by guilt and plagued by old hostilities. Can this bad girl make good? And is Jani’s love enough to save her from her demons?

Once again, Jani’s temper flared but he swallowed his simmering rage. He stood and raised his voice so he could be heard over Loretta Lynn’s tinny warbling as it emanated from the jukebox. “Now I’m going to ask everyone in this shithole one more time. I’m looking for Fleur Bissette. Where is she?”
There was a crash and a feminine cry from behind one of the closed doors. Jani didn’t hesitate. He launched himself off his stool and toward the door, already on the verge of shifting. His tiger hairs danced in anticipation under his skin, ready to burst through his pores.
The two men who’d approached him grabbed him by the shoulders and hauled him back.
“Hey, asshole,” the grizzly man shouted. “You’re not allowed back there. Private parties only.”
Jani glanced at the hand on his shoulder and then at the man. “One warning. Take your hands off me.”
The idiot snorted and looked at his pal. “Why waste your time lookin’ for Fleur anyway? That girl’s nothing but trouble. Trouble loves her. In fact, she’s probably spreading her legs to trouble right now.”
Jani reached for the man’s arms and spun him around. “What did you say?”
“It’s all the bitch knows how to do. That’s all women like her are good for anyway.”
Jani reared back and let his fist fly, cracking it against the man’s face. The grizzly shifter flew across the room, hitting the back wall, collapsing to the floor. The grim satisfaction of seeing the man crumple overrode any pain in his knuckles. In fact, it felt so good to hit the jackass he had to hold his hand behind his back so he wouldn’t hit him again.
No one, no one, insulted Fleur. The man was lucky Jani didn’t kill him for the slight. Fleur had been called too many names in her time, and he’d made it his mission to see she was never belittled again.
Jani nodded toward the other men. “Don’t even think of stopping me.”
He tried the closed door, relieved to find it unlocked. He flung the door open and his tiger senses homed in on her immediately.
Fleur had clearly been serving drinks to the small group of shifter bikers inside, but one of them had gotten a little too close to the new waitress. Her tray of drinks lay on the floor, smashed, and one of the men had her over his lap. His large hand caressed her ass as she squirmed in his grip.
As time seemed to freeze for Jani, Fleur turned to glance at him. She mouthed his name.
The silent plea made his heart twist in his chest. Had she actually spoken aloud? He wasn’t sure. He couldn’t hear her voice. His ears were ringing too much as his tiger roared her name.
Her dark eyes seemed to grow darker, black with emotion, but he didn’t take time to analyze the sentiment flitting behind her irises.
With a noise that must have sounded more animal than man, Jani raced toward her and pulled her off the man’s lap. He moved her toward the door, so she wouldn’t be hurt in the melee. He then turned to the shithead who’d grabbed her, a growl emanating from his furious core.
The biker, startled and likely drunk, didn’t react quickly enough to shift. Jani hauled him off his chair and thrust him toward the wall.
“Jani,” Fleur called, her voice loud and clear now. “Don’t. You don’t know what you’re doing.”
“His hand was on your ass. I know enough.”
One of the other men was foolhardy enough to try to stop him. He tried to yank Jani away but Jani snapped his arm back, using his elbow to hammer the man in the face. Cradling his bloody nose, the man retreated.
Jani turned his attention back to the shifter who’d groped Fleur. “That was the last time you ever touch her.” Bracing himself, he head-butted him. A sickening crack sounded in the room. The man moaned, his eyes rolled back, and he dropped to the floor.
Ignoring the pain exploding through his forehead, Jani marched toward Fleur, picked her up, and hauled her over his shoulder.
“Hey. Put me down! You have no right.”
No right. He might have laughed if he wasn’t concerned about getting her out of there in one piece.
Holding out his free arm to warn off any others who might consider having a go at him, Jani carried the writhing Fleur out of the room and out of the bar. His heart thumped against his chest just from holding her. Granted, he hadn’t quite envisioned holding her like this, her ass high in the air near his face, but it pleased him more than he cared to admit out loud. Something about the scenario made his inner caveman very happy.

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Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Romance and The Romance Reviews.
From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.
A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance. Rosanna blogs at

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

What will you do with an extra hour of daylight? #daylightsavingstime #giveaway @jsubject

For those who live in areas that adhere to daylight savings time, tonight we put our clocks ahead one hour. It means getting up an hour earlier, and an extra hour of light at the end of the day. I've noticed the days are already getting longer, and this gives us more time to spend outside without having to worry about the darkness interfering.

With the extra hour, it means I can let the kids play outside after supper, take the dog for a walk without having to worry about wearing reflective clothing. And, I can even relax outside with a book before having to get the kids settled for bed.

So, what do you plan on doing with your extra hour of daylight?

If you're looking for something to read with your extra hour, be sure to enter my Goodreads giveaway for a signed print book of Alien Next Door: The Complete Series, and check out my new release, Made For Her, as well as my 99¢ box set, The Complete Underground Series....

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Alien Next Door by Jessica E. Subject

Alien Next Door

by Jessica E. Subject

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MADE FOR HER by Jessica E. Subject

After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?

Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?

Please note: Made For Her was previously published with another publisher. It has been revised and expanded from the original version. This version also includes the short story, Replicated Consequences, which takes place in the same world.

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In the future…

The corporation Planet Core holds all of the power. They place restrictions on the lives of those living within their boundaries, including who they can love. And there is no escape.

Deception runs deep…

The rebel group, calling themselves The Underground, is disputing the corporation’s leadership. With the desire for freedom, they will fight.

And betrayal can come from anyone…

Will the rebels defeat Planet Core, or end up fighting for their lives?

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