Roslyn Sets the Record Straight*

Hazard Duty Cover ArtCan you believe it? Joe actually thinks we should be grateful to author Rue Allyn for helping us get together. I know better. Ms. Allyn is the one who should be thanking us for providing a terrific story for her to tell. All she did was write down what I told her to write. Even that stuff about Odette came from me. Odette Miller persecuted me from the time I moved to Bird’s Gap until I left for college. So I know that woman better than anyone. Well, anyone except that guy she’s been sleeping with for years but won’t tell anyone about. But enough about Odette. I want to set the record straight about who should get credit for Hazard Duty, and it isn’t Rue Allyn.

She’s got Joe convince that without her help he and I would never have gotten together. Baloney. Joes is the love of my life, although I was too shy in high school to show how interested I was. He always had some other girl hanging on him and he was so handsome. How could I possibly think he’d be interested in brainiac like me? The amazing thing is that he was and still is interested. Love of my life—remember.

Ms. Allyn wants credit for putting us back together, but all she did was nudge Joe in my direction after I whispered the idea in her ear. She’s almost as self-centered as Odette, if Rue imagines she’s responsible for Joe accepting that recruiting assignment. He accepted because he believes in the Navy’s mission and the benefit of service to young Americans as strongly as I believe in the benefits of a college education. As for “sparking my curiosity about my new neighbor,” I’m the one who gave Allyn the idea to put Joe and me in the same house. I told her that my professional reputation would be threatened by being seen too often with Joe. I suggested that she had to put us together in a place where our relationship could blossom without interference or prying eyes.

Still Ms. Allyn was smart enough to realize that my stubbornness was just an act. Once we talked that out, I knew I had to go to Joe and give our love one last shot. So maybe Rue deserves a little credit. Our whole story could have ended tragically if Ms. Allyn hadn’t managed to melt my heart by telling me how much Joe loved me. When I realized that his love was as strong as mine I knew we could overcome any obstacle and live the rest of our lives together.

*You might want to read Joe’s post from June 30, 2013, below. He’s got a slightly different view of things than Roslyn.
Read about Ros and Joe’s first date 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.

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Celebrate the release of Shay Lacy’s ~ Sacrificed to Ecstasy

Cover Artfor Sacrificed to EcstasySacrificed to Ecstasy

Virgin sacrifice. Those words make you envision a woman chained and screaming, a horrible monster, a painful death. But what if that sacrifice was to the sexiest man alive, a virile god of fertility, one who made your body throb with want? What if that man looked like the man on the cover?Author Shay Lacy

Would it really be a sacrifice with him? My heroine, Rayan, will learn that what she gives up to Vashon is nothing compared to the pleasure she reaps in return.

Multi-published author Shay Lacy lives in northwest Ohio with her photographer/graphic designer husband. She loves following the man of her dreams with a camera in hand and a pen and notebook in her backpack. Sensible secretary by day, romance author by night, when not lost in her imagination, or reading a good book, she is likely researching her next book with a SWAT team ride-along or a visit to a DNA lab. Find out more about Sacrificed to Ecstasy and Shay Lacy at  http://www.shaylacy.com/blog and http://www.ellorascave.com/sacrificed-to-ecstasy.html.

Who’s Your Wildfire Love ~ TRS Release Party

Cover art for One Moment's Pleasure ~ Wildfire Love # 1 Cover Art for The Widow's Revenge Off Limits, cover art Cover Art for Hazard Duty, Sexy Sailors # 2

The first of three posts at http://trsparties.com/2013/03/07/whos-your-wildfire-love/ is live. I want readers to choose which Wildfire Love they like best. Check it out and spread the word please. I’m celebrating all of my hunky heroes in three different posts throughout the day, so please keep checking back at http://trsparties.com/2013/03/07/whos-your-wildfire-love/. Comments at the release party are sincerely appreciated.

 

Friendship Friday–Will last all week!

Romance, Erotica, and Suspense Author Shay Lacy

Shay Lacy

Color me excited.  One of my favorite people, author Shay Lacy is visiting with me all week in honor of friendship and the release of her thrilling romantic suspense novel, Hero Needed. I know you’ll love Shay as much as I do, so I’ve asked her to tell us a little bit about herself and her books.  Then she gives us some hilarious answers to a few ‘weird’ questions.  Please leave a comment and give her plenty of feedback.  Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful week with us.  Now, here’s Shay.

I live in northwest Ohio with my photographer/graphic designer husband. I love following the man of my dreams with a camera in hand and a pen and notebook in my backpack. Sensible secretary by day, romance author by night, when not lost in my imagination, or reading a good book, I’m likely researching my next book with a SWAT team ride-along or a visit to a DNA lab. I’m a multi-published author in erotic fantasy romance, futuristic romance and romantic suspense. Nearly anything can trip my imagination. Writing is something I’ve done on and off since I was a teenager, and it’s the only thing I’ve stuck to, other than my husband. One of the things I ask strangers, somewhere in the conversation, is “Do you want to write a book?”

Hero Needed, Romance, Romantic Suspense, book, novel, Shay Lacy, author, writer,My latest novel, Hero Needed, a romantic suspense, will be released by Crimson Romance on October 22nd.

Some heroes are born and some are forged by events. Marisa’s best friend Carolyn was killed by a train, but then Carolyn’s husband claims she committed suicide. Proving he’s wrong will be a heroic feat. EMT Nick Stark seems a natural for the job. Yet the truths Marisa and Nick uncover spark unexpected danger. Does the secret of Marisa’s parentage tie in with Carolyn’s death? And is Marisa prepared to face the truth in order to identify whoever now wants her dead? You can find pre-order links for Hero Needed at the end of this post.

 Rue insisted I answer some rather odd interview questions.  Because we’re friends, I’ve given those answers here.

1. How much do you use ketchup? (1 – not at all, 5 – on all foods). 3.5. I draw the line at eggs. Ketchup on eggs is icky. And not all potato products go well with ketchup.

2. What time do you normally go to bed on a working day? 10:45 pm

3. Explain relativity. Um, I wasn’t aware there would be a test. Lemme think. I know this one. Gimme a minute…

4. How often do you brush your teeth? Twice a day.

5. Do you like carrots? Love them! Cooked, though. I like all my veggies cooked. Well done. Limp.

6. If you were a tree, what tree would you be? White Birch or Sycamore. They look cool. The birches stand out.

7. When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought? My hair looks great! Do I really have to wash it? I wonder what the back looks like. Probably bed head back there.

8. What’s a word that rhymes with TEST? Messed. I’m a poet. I know all about making words rhyme.

9. What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie? Can I have more than one? Mulan, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. I had a reason to watch them when my daughter was growing up. Now I have to sneak to watch them.

10. For the girls: have you ever worn a jockstrap. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

11. Your house is on fire! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno? I’m going to stay and fight the fire! I write by hand on paper. I have a file cabinet full of unfinished hand-written stories that aren’t typed. People have told me to scan them. It would take months to scan all of them.

12. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says. Man! What are you gonna say about that? Even if you don’t drink booze there’s something you can figure out… so what’s it gonna be? Ice wine from northern Michigan. I can’t recall the winery, but OMG! Gimme the expensive stuff.

13. What is your current desktop picture? Sunrise over the Maumee River, Maumee, OH. I took it myself last Saturday morning. I’m an amateur photographer.

14. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist off the earth? Any rap band that glorifies violence against women and other people.

15. What is one unique thing are you afraid of? Pool filters.

 Thanks for visiting.  We’re looking forward to your comments.

 You can preorder Shay Lacy’s Hero Needed at  Amazon or iTunes now!

So Nice Sunday, New Reviews

Off Limits, cover artCover Art for The Widow's RevengeLots of good stuff has happened lately.  My publisher likes Hazard Duty, the second in my Sexy Sailor series.  I got to host Patricia Rasey over the weekend.  Hopefully some of you enjoyed meeting her.  And I found new reviews from Long and Short Reviews on my amazon pages, one each for Off Limits and The Widow’s Revenge.  To see the reviews, click  on the covers.

So Nice Sunday!

Yes, I know, today is Saturday, but I couldn’t wait.  I found my first review for Off Limits today (the review came out weeks ago, but I didn’t see it until today.  It was So Nice to find out that the reviewer enjoyed the book enough to give it five hearts.  She said, “Well written with very sexy and imaginative love scenes. I really loved the Senior Chief, who is written as the strong romantic type.”  You can read the entire article at Romance Book Scene .  Please comment and share what was So Nice in your world.

What Inspired My Sexy Sailor Series?

It isn’t just Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Tom Cruise as Maverick or Richard Gere as Zach Mayo.  Intriguing as those characters and portrayals are, inspiration for my Sexy Sailors comes more from personal experience (10 years in the USN) than from any movie, play, TV series or book.   I lived and worked with some of the sexiest men on earth–heck I married one.  (Yes, I’m biased, but if you don’t think your lover is the sexiest man alive then you’d better find another lover.)  What I learned about sexy men during those years in the navy (and more during my marriage) is that sexy men are complicated, hard-working, hard playing, take charge, physically fit, attractive (but not necessarily handsome) guys who know what they want.  They face conflict and adversity head on.  They have the same needs, wants, and feelings that we all have.  They are smart enough to recognize their weaknesses, courageous enough to overcome those weaknesses and do it all with a sense of humor.  Add to all of that, a bone deep dedication to freedom and country and you have the recipe for my sexy sailors. 

The first book in the series, Off Limits, debuts on April 1, 2012.  You’ll meet sexy Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Hank ‘the wall’ O’Mara, who discovers the only woman he could ever love is truly off limits.