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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Checking out the Scenery -Snippet Sunday

Today's snippet contains brief mature content.

It's Snippet Sunday, a Weekend Writing Warriors'  blog hop!

I'm alternating snippets between this blog and my mainstream romance pen name. I've got another snippet from Their Secret Paradise. I sent the cover reveal to my mailing list, so I'm ready to showcase it here! I'll post it below.

Quick synopsis: Parapsychology graduate Gina Munson finds her uncle's island resort fascinating-but romantically dangerous. The supernatural seduction of the island backfired on her before. Now, her only interest is to study the phenomenon without falling victim to it’s “charms.” Contractor David Gilroy wouldn’t believe in that power even if he knew about it. He cares only about his building job...until he discovers Gina sunbathing topless in a secluded tropical nook. When Gina won’t trust what they’re feeling, how can David convince her his passion is real? What if it isn’t?

The snippet...
(Edited slightly to fit the format)
Last time, David had accidentally snapped photos of a topless, sunbathing Gina, who jumped up and accused him of wanting to sell them on the internet. We ended with: 
Ridiculous as the accusation was, he had to quirk a smile at her candor. 

Let's move on from there...

“I’m a contractor, not a porn site owner,” David replied. I was hired to build an addition to the resort.” He cocked his head, sliding both hands—including the camera—into his shorts pockets. “I was just checking out the scenery.”
“So I noticed.”
“I have permission to be out here. What about you?”
“Me?” she asked, her cocky glare flickering with guilt.
“I don’t recall there being public sunbathing on this side of the hotel.”
“I wasn’t looking for public sunbathing for obvious reasons,” she said, her gaze sliding over to the abandoned swimsuit as though she could will it back onto her body.
...So what do you think?

Ooh, and here's the cover! I'm excited about re-releasing this.

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I'm J. Rose Allister, wife, working mom, and the author of over thirty-five books. Somewhere in between one and the next, I love hanging out here on my blog and over on Twitter. Give me a comment or follow-I love chatting with people!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

London Broil Crockpot Style

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!

Sometimes, we get a hankering for red meat at our house. By "we," I especially mean my husband. By "sometimes," I mean he craves it every week. When steaks and pot roasts have been trotted out on the menu a bit too often, I have a super easy, but flavorful dish that he loves...and all it takes is a few seasoning packets plus my crockpot.

I ran across this recipe on the internet quite a few years ago. You can see the original, along with reviews from folks who've tried it, HERE on Serve with biscuits or rice to sop up the gravy, or mashed/riced cauliflower if you're avoiding grains/carbs.

London Broil Crockpot Style


1 London broil roast (average size)
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1 pkg. ranch salad dressing mix
1 pkg. Italian salad dressing mix
1-1/2 cups water


In small bows, combine the package mixes together with water and whisk until smooth and dissolved. Set roast in crockpot and pour the mixture over top. Cool on LOW heat overnight or until tender. Serves about 4.


J. Rose Allister is the author of more than thirty 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. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!