Monday, September 11, 2017

"Fall" vs Autumn, a Preorder, and Box Set News

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On the first Monday of the month, I gab about what's going on with me, my writing, and life in general.

Fall is here! It's funny, but I sort of consider this change in season as the start of my writer year. I tend to start looking at my schedule and planning upcoming book projects. And after my recent annual reader survey, I've got a brand new book in development that I'm really excited about. Stay tuned!



"Fall" vs Autumn


In the last update, I wrote about the ups and downs during writing retreat vacation. Well, the ups and downs continued...literally. I fell and landed on my knee at work, so the rest of my summer has been spent on restricted activity and hobbling around with a splint and cane. Just had an MRI the other day, and I'm crossing my fingers that the results don't turn up anything exciting. 

That said, the word "fall" is a rather touchy one for me at the moment, so I've decided to officially refer to the new season as "autumn." Heh. But on the plus side, my "work restrictions" haven't interfered with writing, so I've got a lot on deck. And yeah, autumn means pumpkin everything, and hopefully the local temperatures will stop topping the triple-digit mark.

a Preorder

My "alter ego," Janell Michaels, is kicking off autumn by releasing a book about spring! Why not, right? My Janell Michaels titles are primarily contemporary and are a tad sweeter and more mainstream. But they are still packed with heartthrob heroes and plenty of romance!

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 *FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
*Also available in paperback
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About Once Every Spring:

Together in a land all their own...until reality pulls them back to separate worlds.

Dana's about to write off her birthday when she finds herself in a world she can't believe is real. She meets Adam, a man she apparently dreamed up as her guide to an unsettlingly real hallucination. Or is it?


Alone together in paradise, she can't stop herself from falling for the man she believes exists only in her imagination. Unless, of course, he's somehow real. But perfect as Adam seems, he's keeping secrets from her...secrets about his life on the other side.

As the day they must part draws near, she can't convince him to talk about the real world. When reality pulls them back, she must either work to discover the truth or resign herself to seeing the man she loves...only once every spring.






Box Set News!


For you Sons of Herne/urban fantasy fans, I'm excited to announce that I'll be releasing the box set of Sons of Herne! The Sons of Herne Collection will include all eight books PLUS a bonus ninth book never previously released. In addition, there's some added bonus content: playlists featuring inspirational music I used to create the series, as well as background ambiance to listen to while reading the books. The box set is due to release on October 1, and it will be launched at a super 99 cent discount!



Until next time...

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On select Mondays, I like to gab about whatever's going on with me. For more gab, please join me on Twitter or Facebook. I love talking to people!

J. Rose Allister is the author of more than thirty books under three pen names, primarily romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Writing Retreat Wrap Up, Dog Days of Summer, Book Stuff in the Works

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On the first Monday of the month, I gab about what's going on with me, my writing, and life in general.

Summer is already winding down. How does this happen? My writing retreat is a fond memory, a new school year for my daughter is peeking over the horizon, and plenty of author busywork has seen me through the long, hot summer days.




Writing Retreat Wrap-Up

One view from a writing spot.
The writing retreat for 2017 had its ups and downs. 

In the plus column: I got plenty of writing done, a book trailer finished, and enjoyed the nice cabin with lovely views and nearby lake breezes. 

On the minus side: I had some heat exhaustion and a nervous puppy to deal with. The A/C in the cabin wasn't as expected, and the A/C in the car gave up completely. Good timing while temps at our house are above 100 degrees daily (85-ish at the cabin, still too hot for my delicate constitution. Why do I live in a semi-desert locale again?)

All in all, the trip was still amazing. The family didn't ever want to come home (except for the dog).


Dog Days of Summer

Tina helping pack-first her toy, then herself.
Miss Tina the wonder pup wasn't as enamored with the cabin as the rest of us. 

First of all, when you have tiny little puppy legs and the self-appointed role as 24/7 Family Protector, constantly patrolling a large tri-level, 2-deck cabin is a bit much. 

And the smells! While us humans went on and on about lake breezes and the scent of pine trees, she was more concerned about the wild things in the woods. And night walks were curtailed altogether after she growled at something in the dark...and the bushes growled back. Gotta love the mountains.



Book Stuff in the Works


I've got quite a few writing projects being juggled at once. Summer saw the near completion of my first all-new book under the new pen name, along with some work on long overdue book trailers and a redux of an alternate reality romance title. I've also completed and edited a special exclusive bonus book for the Sons of Herne box set, which will be going out to the ARC team shortly (along with the alternate reality book). Whew! I think I'll need a vacation to recover from my writing retreat vacation.

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Until next time...

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On select Mondays, I like to gab about whatever's going on with me. For more gab, please join me on Twitter or Facebook. I love talking to people!

J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night.

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