Rue Allyn

Joe Hazard filled all of Roslyn 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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Reviews for Hazard Duty

"The second book in the Sexy Sailors series is a military erotic bound to sweep readers off their feet. Allyn claims most of her stories are inspired by some of her own adventures while she served in the U. S. Navy, and it's evident she writes with heart. It's comforting for a tale to contain characters with so much promise in the beginning, and even better when they follow through [to] the very end. Ros is a terrific character, and while the swift, predictable ending is typical for a novella, it doesn't ruin the complete reading experience of this engaging romance.”
Four Stars, Romantic Times
Reviewer ~ Jaime A. Geraldi

 

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About Rue Allyn

Author of historical and erotic romances, Rue Allyn fell in love with happily ever after the day she heard her first story. She is deliriously married to my 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
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Also by Rue Allyn:
The Widow’s Revenge, Erotic Romance, Red Sage Publishing, Available Now
Off Limits, Sexy Sailors # 1, Erotic Romance, Red Sage Publishing, Available Now
One Moment’s Pleasure, Wildfire Love # 1, Western Historical Romance, Crimson Romance Publishing. Available Now
Deal of a Lifetime, Contemporary Romance, The Wild Rose Press, Available Now
Hazard Duty, Sexy Sailors # 2, Erotic Romance, Red Sage Publishing, July 1, 2013
One Night’s Desire, Wildfire Love # 2, Western Historical Romance, Crimson Romance Publishing, July 15, 2013
A True and Perfect Knight, Medieval Romance, Samhain Publishing, (Reissue) November 19, 2013
One Day’s Loving, Wildfire Love # 3, Historical Romance, Crimson Romance Publishing, TBA


 

An Interview with Rue Allyn
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Rue, thank you for talking with us at TRS. You featured story is Hazard Duty. Where did you get the idea for this sizzling story?

RA: When I wrote Off Limits (Sexy Sailors # 1), Joe Hazard showed up briefly as one of Hank O’Mara’s best friends. Immediately I knew Joe needed a book. The poor man was floundering around, sailing from woman to woman and didn’t even know how unhappy he was. J Despite his ‘playa’ ways, Joe is a good friend to Hank with a deeply loyal heart and a strong ethical standard. I love stories about characters returning to their roots. This type of story seemed a natural for Joe because of his aimless emotional wandering.

HH:What do you like about Roslyn and why will readers identify with her?

RA: I like Roslyn’s determination to make the world a better place. I admire those people who are willing to and do make personal sacrifices for their beliefs. I also identify with her self-doubts and believe that most readers will identify easily with a character who questions her own motives and capabilities yet forges ahead anyway.

HH: What do you like about Joe and why will readers love him?

RA: Joe is more than a sexy sailor. I admire his loyalty to his friends and his determination to get what he wants. Because he is tender and understanding as well, I believe most readers will love Joe.

HH: How did you bring the setting so vividly to life in this story and what sort of research did you do?

RA: In the case of Hazard Duty, I didn’t do too much research. I checked a few facts about Navy Recruiters and the articles of the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) that Joe is accused of violating. I wanted to be certain those were absolutely correct. Beyond that, I traveled in West Virginia as a child and drew details for the setting from those experiences. I spent ten years in the US Navy and worked for many more in the public education system. My parents were both educators also. I’ve met a great many people who do the kind of work that both Joe and Roslyn do. Their characters are a combination of those people.

HH: What do you think readers will enjoy most about this romance?

RA: I’m not certain about readers, but one of the things I like best about Hazard Duty is the villainess, Odette Miller. Odette was the fair-haired girl in high school. You know, the girl every other girl wishes she could be. But life didn’t work out quite the way Odette expected. After a failed marriage left her with a child to raise on her own and very few saleable skills (she never made it to college), she became rather bitter. She’s not unredeemable, however, and if I get the chance, I’ll write and publish the story of her transformation back into a decent human being.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

RA: Aside from the eight books I’ll have out by the end of 2013, I’m working now on Sea Legs ~ Sexy Sailors # 3 (tentative title), the story of Hank O’Mara’s other friend, Chief Mike Harrigan. I’m also writing a second contemporary romance that I’ll submit for publication in the next month or two.

HH: What would most like to accomplish in your writing career this year?

RA: I’ve already far exceeded my expectations for the year, with six new books being published. If I could add anything to that accomplishment it would be to have more contact with readers and perhaps gain more reviews for all of my books.

HH: What hobbies or interests do you have outside of your writing?

RA: I love music, travel and movies. I’m a little bit of a history buff (not rabid), but I enjoy historical factoids. I’m not a gardener by any stretch, but since I like looking at and smelling flowers, I plant bulbs and weed my flower beds.

HH: What's your favorite quote ever?

RA: “An opportunity is a miracle waiting to happen.” I’m still waiting for some reader to figure out the source of the quote.

HH: What's your favorite social media and how to use it to let readers know about your books?

RA: I’m tech challenged. I try to announce book releases, reviews and blog events on FB and twitter. Beyond that, the best way to keep up with what’s happening with me and my books is to sign up for my very occasional newsletter. Instructions for that are at http://rueallyn.com/4News.html.

HH: Thank you!

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