Joe Hazard Takes Over
From now until my characters run out of things to say (hopefully a very long time) I’ll be turning this blog over to them every Sunday and Wednesday. Because his book will release on July 1st (that would be tomorrow) I’ve given Joe Hazard the opportunity to open this feature. Friends, please welcome Joe Hazard.
Hi folks. I have a lot to thank Ms. Rue Allyn for. Without her help, I would never have gotten together with Roslyn Duncan. Ros is the love of my life, although I was too much at the mercy of adolescent hormones to be able to figure that out when I had my first chance with Ros. I thought I could impress her if I showed her how many other women wanted me. Duh! Teenage males are really stupid, and I was the stupidest. It took me ten years of playing the field in the USN to realize that what Ros wanted and needed was the same thing I really wanted and needed—true, committed love. Even then, I wouldn’t have gotten Ros to marry me without Ms. Allyn’s help.
Ms. Allyn is the person who convinced me to apply for Officer Candidate School and to take the recruiting assignment in Bird’s Gap while I waited for the Navy to make up its mind. Ms. Allyn is the person who sparked Ros’s curiosity about her new (not really but she didn’t know it at the time) neighbor and made Ros pay attention whenever I caught her eye.
All the same, Ms. Allyn almost made a big mistake. Rue almost put me in that scene where Ros peeps while Odette—yes old ‘round heels’ herself, Odette Miller—does the dirty deed on the balcony below Ros’s apartment. I had to step up and have a serious heart to heart with Ms. Allyn so she’d realize that I’d gotten past my playa ways. Once I convinced her that I was interested in only one woman and that woman was Ros, well then Ms. Allyn did everything she could to help me. However, Ros is a stubborn woman. I had to work hard to prove I was the right man for her. I almost didn’t convince her.
Of course Ms. Allyn is responsible for all the misunderstandings that occurred between Ros and me. If Rue wasn’t a true romantic, I suspect she would never have listened to me when I told her how much I love Ros. Our whole story could have ended tragically without Ms. Allyn’s passion for romance. Yeah, I know it’s kinda dorky for a guy to be glad about romance, but I’d do just about anything if it means I can live with Roslyn for the rest of my life.
Read about my first date with Ros at http://rueallyn.com/2b21HDexcerpt.html, or just read the blurb given below.
Hazard Duty blurb
Joe Hazard filled all of Ros Duncan’s teenaged fantasies, but now she’s an adult with a mission, and no handsome sailor will get in her way. The first in her family to earn a college education, she escaped Birds Gap, the deadly dull, stifling town of her childhood and the scene of her most embarrassing memories. However as principal of Bird’s Gap High School she wants to see every child in town go to college not be forced to chose between working in the mines or risking life and limb in the military.
Please leave a comment and let Ms. Allyn know if the story intrigues you. Everyone who comments will have their e-mail address entered into a drawing for a free download of Hazard Duty. You may also enter by leaving a review of one of my other books at Amazon. Just check her Amazon author page for book details . She’ll be collecting entries throughout the entire Hazard Duty blog tour (June 24 – July 1—find the schedule of appearances at http://rueallyn.com/4News.html). The winner will be announced July 4th on the Rue Allyn blog.