Friday, 2 March 2012

You’re Going To Stick That Where?

MammogramSounds painful
Pap SmearShivers at the thought of cold steel
ColonoscopySpending hours on the toilet before having a camera shoved up my a**. Sounds fun.

All of these tests require taking time out of my already busy day, are invasive, and absolutely embarrassing. I can’t help but turn red when I see “that” doctor at the grocery store.
BUT, I also know how these tests can save lives by finding cancerous cells early. After several abnormal paps—which means every six months instead of every year (Oh joy!)—I had to have pre-cancerous cells removed from my cervix.
While counting down the minutes until I could leave after my day-surgery, I heard another doctor tell a colonoscopy patient they found cancer. They found my mom’s colon cancer the same way, but she’s been cancer-free for over ten years now. Proof these tests and cancer research works.
And I’m excited to be part of Decadent Publishing’s Read-For-A-Cure program where all publisher proceeds from the sale of Celestial Seduction during the month of March will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program.
Here’s the blurb:d to be part of Decadent Publishing’s Read-For-A-Cure program where all publisher proceeds from the sale of Celestial Seduction during the month of March will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program.
At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline’s popular dating service. Although he does not understand the concept of a one-night stand, he hopes to find his perfect mate. If he fails, he risks being alone on Earth for the rest of his life.
Carrie Cooper’s husband divorced her for another woman who could provide him with children, leaving her with little self-confidence and no desire to let a man hurt her again. When her best friend convinces her to join a dating service, Carrie decides one night of passion is harmless since there’s no commitment after the night is over.

Although several misunderstandings nearly derail them before the date even begins, Frey and Carrie end up closer than they ever believed possible. Still, Frey needs to convince Carrie her perfect mate isn’t human at all, and that one night can lead to a forever love.

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories. Her debut novella, Celestial Seduction is available from Decadent Publishing.


Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

Enjoyed the post. New GFC follower. Donna

Arlene said...

Fingers crossed for a zillion sales, and cudos for contributing to such a worthy cause. As to the blurb for Celestrial Seduction, oh yes, I'm hooked.

Allie Ritch said...

What a great cause and a great blurb. Good for you.

Shiela Stewart said...

I'm shuddering just reading your post. The joys of being a woman.

Great post and the book sounds fabulous!

D L Jackson said...

It's so important, regardless your age. I lost a friend to cervical cancer at 18. A worthy cause.

Kaye Manro said...

Kudos to you Jessica. A grand cause. And good luck with the those tests we women do have endure at times. May you have tons of sales!

Kate Richards said...

Good post and great cause. Nice pic too!

Faith said...

LOL, I second what Shiela said above!

Anthology Authors said...

I can think of better things to do than to be poked like that. LOL

And two of my friends have been diagnosed with breast cancer recently. :( I hope you sell many and we have a cure for cancer soon.

Jessica Subject said...

Donna - Thank you and welcome! I love visiting this blog. :)

Arlene - It is such a worthy cause, as I've seen what it does many times over, but I still hope there is a cure for everyone as not all are so lucky.

Allie - Thank you so much!

Shiela - Yes, I know. But I'd rather have the tests than not be around. I have too much to do. LOL

DL - I agree. Too many people are dying from cancer at such a young age. Still a ways to go before there's a cure for everyone.

Kaye - It was a natural thing for me. Thanks so much!

Kate - Thank you! :)

Anthology Authors - I can too, but as I said, too much to do. I want to stick around for a while. ;)

Jessica Subject said...

Faith - Yes, the joys. LOL

Thank you so much for inviting me to blog here again. I truly appreciate it! :)

Debbie Gould said...

Great post, Jessica! As a nurse, it's scary to see the number of patients I do that could have been helped sooner if they'd had the screening done. You're doing an awesome thing!

Jessica Subject said...

Thank you, Debbie! Yes, I know so many woman who avoid these tests because they can be awkward for a number of reasons. But they are something my mother instilled on me as important from a young age, as cancer is very prevalent in my family.

VS Morgan said...

Great post and cause!

Jessica Subject said...

Thank you, VS! :)