Friday, March 1, 2019

Snow Big Deal, Writing Update

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

2019 is certainly "Marching" right along into March. Time flies!

Snow Big Deal

Snow in our desert backyard

Since it's been rather a snowpocalypse this winter for much of the country, me getting a couple measley inches of the white stuff at my place probably doesn't seem newsworthy. But it was kind of magical for us, since it was not only our first snow at the new house, but the first to sit on the ground at any place I've ever lived. Also, it was our daughter's first time experiencing snow. Apparently, this was the first significant snowfall here in the desert since 2008, which reminded me of another first. The year I moved to the Inland Empire, we took the kids to a neighborhood holiday display where Santa Claus was handing out candy canes. While the kids met him, it began snowing. Just a nice flurry that melted in minutes, but it was magical. The kids thought Santa made it snow just for them. It hadn't snowed in that area in many years, and it hasn't since.

Aside from our snow experience, I've been busy dealing with car fun this month (with all the commuting through the mountain pass to the day job, the transmission had to be rebuilt). And Bri had her first official dance, a roaring-20's event that we drove over two hours to get to. But she had such an amazing time that it was well worth it.

Writing Update

With Heat of the Dragon now released, I've been busy prepping a contemporary romance for my Janell Michaels pen name. This one is Never the Bridesmaid, Book 2 of the Going to the Altar series. The outline is complete, and as I write this (on Thursday, set to post on Monday), I'm beginning the first draft. In fact, my fingers are itching to tap out a few lines before taking the rental car back (now that the car's fixed) and heading down the hill to work. So I'll sign off here and dive in.

Until next time...

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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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Now Available: Heat of the Dragon

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Book 2 of the Kiss of the Dragon series
Steamy Paranormal/Shapeshifter Romance
January 30, 2019


Denying himself the mate he craves could cost him his life... 
 Tristan Rains is a successful jeweler and a skilled native medicine healer, but neither money nor his abilities give him what he wants most. For years, he stayed away from his destined mate to protect her from the dragon nature he can't control. But battling the beast grows harder each day, especially since his return to the town where Jessica is close enough to touch.

  Jessica Seaton had a promising future once, before Tristan Rains blazed into her life and out again. Unaware that she activated his dragon genetics, she spends her days working to make ends meet and avoiding men who can’t live up to Tristan. When she learns he’s back in town, she decides to find out why he ran. Their reunion makes her crave his touch, but she makes a shocking discovery. A monster takes control of him, and the curse is entirely her fault. Now, she shares his fear that the dragon might harm her if they get too close.

Despite their decision to stay apart, fate has other plans…and so does the man who will do anything to get the mystical bracelet Tristan gifted to Jessica long ago. This new threat to his mate will force Tristan to act, but how can he save her when he can’t tame the fiery beast inside? Book 2 of a 3-book series...

About the Kiss of the Dragon series

Seductive, powerful dragons soar high in the skies above a sleepy mountain town...
Dragons are secretive, solitary creatures, so much so that there is no word to indicate a grouping of them. Yet fate will bring three dragon shifters together to defeat a common enemy. There is Derek, whose power has barely been triggered by his mate. Tristan has kept his secret and himself from the woman he craves. And Alex, who has given up on love and hides up on the mountain where his treasure is hidden. But someone is after the power of dragons, someone desperate enough to do whatever they must...even threaten the mates that the trio will do anything to protect. 

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