Mid Week Tease: “I want to know who did this to you.” #Stranded #MWTease

MWTease15Happy Wednesday Friends! How has the week been?


A bit of a tease this week from “Natural Woman”, from the STRANDED Anthology…

Blurbage: After a heartbreaking tragedy years ago, Cora has lived in a self-inflicted solitude, hidden away from the pitying looks of her neighbors.

But when one of the worst storms in years plows through, a stranded traveler requires her help. With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, Nick’s open honesty reassures her how beautiful she is. And his gentle hands teach her that there is more to her than the scars she carries.


“Time got away from me,” she explained, pushing the button on the kettle. Time to refuel on coffee. She made a mental note to check the cupboard for another can of apple juice. “Want some tea or more hot chocolate? I can have either ready in a couple minutes.”Stranded-Ebook
“Don’t worry about it. I got that bugger fixed.”
Her eyes widened. “That’s wonderful! Thank you.”
Nick ran the hot water and rubbed his hands together under the faucet. “Took a lot of elbow-grease but all is good.”
Cora pulled the butter and cheese from the fridge. “After we eat, hopefully we can get to your mom’s.”
He shook his head. “Not tonight. Started raining again about thirty minutes ago. Like an ice rink out there.”
She swung back toward him. “Well, shoot. I know how anxious you must be to get out of here.”
He stared at her. Scrutinizing and pensive.
Cora fidgeted.
“Honey, what happened to you?”
“What?” Cora whispered as realization dawned.
Out of habit, she’d pulled her hair back into a ponytail when she started working on the quilt to keep her long hair out of the way. Swallowing hard, she reached back and yanked the elastic. Her hair fell around her shoulders, protecting her.
“No, don’t do that.” Nick pushed her hair back behind her shoulders.
She attempted to step away but he held her in place.
“Don’t turn away from me.”
“Nick,” she whispered, heart racing. If he was appalled when he got a good look at her marred face, she didn’t know how she would handle that.
“Who, what, did this to you?”
“It was a long time ago.” She shivered, wishing she could run like hell and never look back.
“I didn’t ask that.” He ran a finger down over her scar. “I want to know who did this to you.”
The fire and anger in his eyes drew her in. He seemed upset over what happened to her. Her biggest surprise was to see no pity at all. Everyone always looked at her like that. She’d gotten used to it.


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Snow, Snow, So Much Snow…Oh Bah Humbug


Ontario winters…I’ve been living here for almost 40 yrs, things never change. This year though, it seems that Mother Nature is in a tither and we’ve been punished with her tirade since about the first week of November…and no end in sight yet.

From noon yesterday to now, we’ve been plastered with about 20 cm — a lot of it has been drifting snow, highways shut down, businesses closed — and we’re due for more this evening.

Here’s a few pix of my place. To give you an idea on what has fallen…

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Umm, yeah, the one pile of snow. And the snow is up to the top of tailgate of my hubby’s truck. I wasn’t traipsing through the snow for a better pic. LOL

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Ya, sure, come over for a Bar B Q … we’ll have to find it first…

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Snow level with the back steps…my poor Cockapoo, Peaches, can’t get down there to do her business. What’s a girl to do!? … Ok, Daddy (hubs) carried her down to a clear spot. LOL

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In the field out there, the boy’s hockey rink we built them for Xmas is somewhere … I don’t see it either. They’re bummed they can’t use it right now. Since it’s still snowing, they think they’ll wait til it’s done. LOL

And since we live on a farm we have a wonderful tractor…which is making it’s 2nd pass of the driveway/surrounding areas right now thanks to my big bro. I think we’re supposed to receive about another 10 cm overnight tonight.

Should you not hear from me tomorrow, send in some troops would you??!!

Stay warm out there!



Christmas in Canada with Jessica E. Subject

Christmas in Canada

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here again to visit with you! Thank you so much Kacey for having me back!

My recent release, Hey, Santa, takes place at Christmas time, and to me that means snow. I live in Canada, and, although it has happened, it is rare for us not to have snow at Christmas. Now, every part of Canada is different in terms of the weather they get. The Maritimes seem to get the most snow. Whereas the prairie provinces get really cold temperatures but not as much snow.

And this weather can lead to some facts of life and memories. Here are some of mine:

  • My grandparents live six hours north from us. In the winter, we rarely visited them. It was just a part of growing up, and it is still the same to this day.
  • Just before Christmas, I was visiting my other grandparents, and my father came to pick me up from their place to bring me home for the holidays. Well, when he left, the weather was fine, but on the way home, the weather was so bad, that we had to stop in London and take the train the rest of the way home.
  • In the snow, kids usually make snowmen, well, not my family. Instead, my mother helped my brother and I to make snowhorses, and we rode them until they melted.
  • One summer, we went tobogganing in a nearby town. There was a giant hill that flattened out at the bottom, and then there was a river further out. Most people never made it to the river when sledding down the hill. Well, my brother went on the toboggan with one of my cousins. We all thought they were going to stop before the river, but they didn’t. Both of them fell right in. As a child, I had never seen adults move so fast. They had the two boys out of the water, back up the hill, and stripped to nothing within seconds. Thank goodness they were both okay.
  • Eleven years ago, when my husband and I were living in the country, I was driving to work, and I slipped on a patch of black ice. Now, on my right was a ditch, and on my left was a snowy field, hydro poles lining that side of the road. The truck slipped to the left. Thankfully, there was no traffic, and I slid into the field in between the poles. No damage was done to the truck, but the follwing summer, you could see where I went into the field by the lack of corn growing. Little did I know that at the time, I was just pregnant with my first child.

Do you get snow where you live? If so, what are some of your childhood memories of snow?


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An Alien for the Holidays story

By Jessica E. Subject

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

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She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…

Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.

He’s waiting under the mistletoe…

Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.

All they’re asking for…

Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?

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Claire smoothed her dress across her lap. The short hemline didn’t come close to reaching her knees, or barely her butt for that matter. Though a festive red color, the dress’s plunging neckline revealed even more skin. She shivered in her chair, ready to ask for her coat back. Why did she have to buy the shortest dress possible?

Like she needed it anyway, with her date already ten minutes late. She doubted he would show. Who wanted a socially inept woman? Heck, what man wanted to start dating someone two days before Christmas? She sighed, resting an elbow on the table. Why did I ask out Santa? She didn’t even know his name, what he looked like. Yet, she’d given him enough personal information to stalk her. Way to go, numbskull. She might as well have given him her house key. And since Tiffany had driven her to the restaurant, she’d have to take a cab back home.

“Hi, Claire. Sorry, I’m late.”

She jerked her head toward the deep, husky voice. Her Santa had arrived. But instead of the white-haired, bearded man with the fuzzy red suit, she stared at a Greek god. Broad shoulders. Muscles constricted by the sleeves of his dress shirt. His wavy brown hair looked wet, as if he’d recently stepped out of the shower. Or maybe snow had started to fall since she’d arrived. Pulse racing, she dared to gaze into his crystal blue eyes, the part of him she remembered from their meeting in the mall. Yet, even with his tanned complexion, something seemed not quite right with the color of his skin.

Was he as nervous as her? Her last non-double date occurred so long ago, she didn’t know how to act.

Not wanting to be rude, she stood to greet him. He had, after all, arrived rather than standing her up. And the sooner he touched her, the better.

Resting his hand on her hip, he moved closer, kissing her cheek, his lips soft and gentle. His breath smelled of fresh mint, a far cry from the last guy Tiffany had tried to set her up with.


Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. 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.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

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 jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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