This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
I write hot, curl-your-toes erotic romance featuring strong heroes and feisty heroines. (And the other way around!) My book boyfriends tend to be gods among men—often literally. Gods, werewolves, vampires, you name it. But I can’t bring myself to overlook those hot alpha humans entirely. Sometimes I’ll toss a cowboy, bounty hunter, or steely-eyed businessman in the mix just to change things up. In short, if there’s a tale to be told about a dangerously sexy male with secrets and relentless determination (out of bed as well as in it), I’m all over it!
The gotta-write-fiction bug hit hard about fifteen years ago, and I haven’t come up for air since. I’ve written over twenty-five novels, most of them erotic romance, and dozens of short stories under three pen names. These have appeared online, in magazines, anthologies, and the occasional radio show. Then there’s this whole wonderful, wacky thing called family life, and I spend a good deal of my non-writing time hanging out with my husband (also an author) and youngest daughter, whom I homeschool. We like movies and TV—don’t get me started on how much is in my Netflix queue! And oh, yes, I haven’t given up my full time job…so by day I’m a (mostly) mild-mannered hospital secretary, by night a naughty romance author.
Interview with J. Rose Allister
What is your favorite genre to read?
And the winner is…romance! I mean epic, sweep you off your feet, be my next book boyfriend romance. Super hot is awesome, but it’s about the journey for me. My absolute time-and-again favorite is Pride and Prejudice, followed closely by Persuasion. So yes, a big Jane Austen fan. But let’s not forget the fantasy/paranormal aspects I love to write! I got hooked back in 2000, when Laurell K. Hamilton released A Kiss of Shadows, the first of her Merry Gentry series. That was my introduction to erotic romance involving fairies, intrigue, and oh-so-naughty doings in the boudoir.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I have to answer this in two parts. For romance, Elizabeth Bennett rules supreme as a strong, break-the-mold heroine who is as stubborn and loveable as any character could be. (Although Merry Gentry is a fun runner-up as the wily, take-charge princess of the fairy court.)
That said, I have a non-romance favorite that always surprises people. She’s Mandy from Julie Andrews’ children’s novel of the same name. (Yes, the Sound of Music Julie Andrews!) She wrote a magical tale about a little orphan girl who climbs over the wall of her orphanage and finds an abandoned cottage that she transforms into her own special place. Mandy was everything I love in a character: willful, able to work for what she wants, and not afraid to break a rule or two in order to follow her heart. In many ways, Mandy shaped a good number of the characters I write, and the tale stuck with me so closely that I named one of my daughters after her.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
This year has largely been about the Sons of Herne, and I’ve got two more titles due out before Halloween. (Three, actually, as a special ninth story is planned involving the series namesake himself. Shh!) Feillor: God of Lammas just released this month, and I’m currently writing his twin brother’s book, Anduron: God of Mabon. In between the Sons of Herne stories, I’ve been working on another erotic fantasy romance, Bound to Her Master. This is a 3-book saga about a pregnant earth girl who winds up in an arrangement to pose as the sex slave of Lord Stepanyan, a god who is in the middle of trials of ascension to rule the high seat.
Stepping outside of the realms of hot gods, werewolf fans may be interested to hear I’m in planning stages for a Gen 2 spinoff to my bestselling Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series. The finale the seven-book series released in June, and it was so hard to say goodbye to those rugged cowboys-turned-werewolves that I just had to consider an extended stay.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Dominus, god of the sabbat, should never have had to spend half the year nurturing the latest light bearer himself. Now, months of visiting Lorayna in secret, present only as a whisper, has sparked a yearning inside of him that he cannot shake.
Lorayna is drawn to a presence she’s unable to resist. When she discovers her “holiday spirit” is in fact a mouthwateringly sexy god, she’s ready for whatever sabbat ritual he chooses. To her disappointment, his intentions are strictly hands-off.
When something goes wrong, however, Dominus is forced to break the rules and give into his urges before the Yule power consumes her. The ripples of their passion will alter many sabbat unions to come—and Dominus must defy his father, Herne, to follow his desires and prove to Lorayna that she was not merely another light bearer.
About the Book
Title Dominus: God of Yule
Genre Urban fantasy/erotic romance
Author J. Rose Allister
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Buy This Book
Publisher Jaded Temptations (my independent publishing imprint)
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dominus-j-rose-allister/1124015731
Author Social Media
July Blog Tour Giveaway Page! http://tiny.cc/ChillinTour
Amazon Author Page http://amazon.com/author/jroseallister