Is it silly for a grown man to be geeked about anything? I have to say I’m really excited about today’s release of Hazard Duty. Sharing that story is a huge risk for me and Ros. Pleae let us know how you liked it. (Honest, Ros is the one who’s really worried.) You can get just about any format you want and the best deal at Ms. Allyn’s publisher, Red Sage Publishing.
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.
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 Amazaon author page for book details http. She’ll be collecting entries throughout the entire Hazard Duty blog tour (June 24 – July 2—find the schedule of appearances at http://rueallyn.com/4News.html). The winner will be announced July 4th on this blog http://rueallynauthorblog.com/.
Personally, I read romance for the HEA, the characters and—of course—the sexy men. I know I’m biased but I think I got really lucky with USN Senior Chief Hank O’Mara and USN Chief Joe Hazard, the heroes of my Sexy Sailor series. These men are everything that’s good about the US Navy, honorable, upstanding, strong, dedicated and everything a reader could want in a romantic hero, handsome, sexy, smart, considerate lovers. Neither one starts his book thinking he’ll ever fall in love—not the forever kind, but both accept love whole-heartedly once it finds them. Take a look at these excerpts from Off Limits and Hazard Duty on my website then come back here and tell me which book you’d like to have for free and why? Everyone who comments gets put into the drawing. Winners announced here on Monday, April 15, 2013. Enjoy!
Can’t wait for the drawing, purchase one or both Sexy Sailor books at http://www.amazon.com/author/Rue-Allyn.
Author of historical, contemporary, and erotic romances, Rue Allyn fell in love with happily ever after the day she heard her first story. She is deliriously married to her sweetheart of many years and loves to hear from readers about their favorite books and real life adventures. Learn more about Rue at http://RueAllyn.com
Lots 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.
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.
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.