Monday, June 9, 2014

# Mild-Mannered Mondays # Monday Musings

Food, Fun, Family --and a Special Announcement!

Celebrated 14 years in May!
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!

Hey everyone! 

Wow, it seems I haven't done a Monday chit-chat for a while, so I thought I'd better jump in and do one. That's how writing is for me sometimes--I get busy doing this and that and EveryOtherThingThatIsn'tWriting, and before I know it I find my muse standing in a corner, somewhat dusty and glaring at me with his arms crossed and his foot tapping. Anyway, let's get on with my update--and oh, yes, some special news for readers!


What could possibly be more important than pounding those keys, one might ask? I've been extremely busy, you see, taking care of important business.

Clarabelle's sundaes are amazing!


Roller coaster fun


Love these guys!

Hanging with the family

Coming Soon!
Working on "sooper sekrit"
freebies and exclusives for readers!

I can't say that the eating part was (or sometimes even remotely) "clean" or Paleo the past couple months. But for those of you wondering if I stayed on that path after my post about going Paleo to help me cure writer burnout, I'm happy to report I am still on the clean eating path over a year later. I believe in it just as strongly. I felt better than I have in years,  stopped weighing myself after I'd dropped forty pounds, and yes, it absolutely cured that draggy, burnout feeling I'd been having.

But guess what. 

After a couple months of hopping off the wagon this spring, getting back on sugar and caffeine (lots of it while I was putting in tons of overtime at work), and indulging too many non-"clean" treats, I felt worse again. Yuk. So I weaned myself back off, and for the past few weeks I've been on the fairly straight and narrow. Things are looking up. And now onto my...

*Special announcement: 

Extras and exclusives coming soon! 

I've been busy working on some new, free content and goodies! I'm currently writing some very special stories for readers who can access them in one of three ways. 

1. Mailing list--join the list for occasional special news, contests, and freebie giveaways! You can sign up in the sidebar here, as well as on my Facebook page.  Once the first story is ready to go, I'll send it out to those who sign up.

2. Birthday club--the week of my birthday (July 5), I'll be rolling out this new feature. Sign up and tell me when your birthday is, and when the day rolls around I'll email you a special greeting along with a gift--a free story (and possibly another special surprise)!

3. Official app--I'm very excited about this one! A free mobile app is currently in development for Apple and Android devices. Not only will you be able to browse books, trailers, photos, and Facebook/Twitter/blog feeds, I'll also be offering fun extras and free reads just for users of the app.

I won't spoil the surprise by telling you what the free stories will be, but I will say that one of them is based on Lone Wolves of Shay Falls!


*I'm still working on Disarming Cowboys, the 7th and final book in the Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series. It's going to be so strange to type The End on this one and know that it truly is! (Or is it?) 

*I signed up for CampNaNoWriMo in July, when I'll be working on a set of short stories for my new Sons of Herne series.

*I've been doing Amazon-exclusive re-envisionings of some of my taboo line. Three of my short stories have gone redux thus far, and I have plans for several more. If you've read all of my taboo stories, these will be very familiar. If taboos weren't your cup of tea, these altered versions are still more than hot enough to melt your screen, but without the "don't-go-there" element.  Currently available (for just 99 cents):

Spring Break Seduction
My Secret Werewolf Lover 2 (My Secret Lover series Vol 3)
My Secret Escort Lover (My Secret Lover series Vol 4)

Whew, I guess that's it for now! Be sure to join my mailing list if you want to get your free story when it's released, as well as news on the app and birthday club.

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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