Monday, February 12, 2018

# Mild-Mannered Mondays # Monday Musings

Cash Envelopes and Cover Reveal

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

What's up this month? I'm a little late getting out this update, because I wanted to share my new cover but I needed to send that out to my mailing list people first.

 I've got some book news I'm excited to share. And besides hustling to complete my next book, I've been busy overhauling our finances by going back to basics.

Cash Envelopes

Each year, I like to have writing goals and personal goals. This year's personal mission is a budget makeover. I spent time in January rolling out our new spending plan...using cash envelopes. 

This is something I started doing way back with my first "by myself" apartment. I was a single mom with no clue how to manage a budget. Having envelopes earmarked for each of my expenses saved my bacon then (and several times since). Fast forward to the age of plastic/debit/credit and autopayments, and what am I doing? Putting us back on a cash system. Already, one month on the new plan, plus slashing some expenses, has completely turned things around. (If you're interested in how a cash envelope system works, check out this post.)

Cover Reveal

Drum roll please...

Kiss of the Dragon is in the hands of my awesome ARC team, and the release date is planned for March 6!  

I love this cover, which was done by Oliviaprodesign. And the book was so fun to write! A firefighter throws all his training out the window to rescue a woman using extraordinary means...and that's just the beginning of Derek's new and bizarre behavior. Meeting Claire has unleashed something inside of him that he can't control, and it isn't just passion for the woman he barely met. 

This is the first of three planned books in this series.

Until next time...

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.

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