Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fantastic Forty ~ Rose Anderson

~Rose Anderson~

Author name: Rose Anderson
Website/Blog: http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rose.anderson.7524
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseanderson_

Fave food? Lasagna
Fave drink (non-alcoholic)? Iced tea or Fuzzy Navel
Fave candy bar? Milky Way
Fave flower? Lilac
Fave gemstone? Star Sapphire
Fave day of the week? Thursday
Fave time of day to write? 10 am
Fave season? Fall
Fave holiday? Hallween
Fave color? Hunter Green
Fave animal? Dog
Fave hobby? Tchotchke collecting (eg knickknacks or as hubby calls them, my little pieces of junk)
Fave sport? Gymnastics
Fave song? I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
Fave TV show? Big Bang Theory
Fave movie? Master and Commander at the Edge of the World
Fave book? Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Fave author? Diana Gabaldon
Fave word? Luminescent
Fave quote? 
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Lightning Round:
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Cake or pie? Cake
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty or sweet? Salty
Veggies or fruit? Fruit
Owl or lark? Owl
Plot or not? Not
Desktop or laptop? Laptop
Pencil or pen? Pen
Rain or sun? Rain
Land or sea? Land
Plane or train? Train
Run or walk? Walk
Casual or dressy? Casual
Indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
Reading: EBook or paperback? Paperback
Reading: Novellas or novels? Novels
Theater or rental? Theater
Vampire or shifter? Shifter
Jedi or Sith? Jedi

Tell us about your new/latest release:

Title: The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal

What does an immortal Native American shaman do when the grave he’s sworn to watch over for all eternity disappears under urban development?

His purpose of guarding his wife’s burial mound gone, Ashkewheteasu seeks to end his immortal existence. In his despair, he assumes the form of a wolf and steps in front of a moving car and into the life of Dr. Olivia “Livie” Rosalini. The veterinarian saves the animal’s life, and in the process saves the man within. Unbeknownst to Livie, the dog she’s taken into her home and grows to love is a magical being seeking to win her heart as a man.

While Ash is learning a new world filled with new love, friendship, and happiness, an old menace makes plans to steal it all away; just as he had 3000 years before.

Ash looked up at the sign, the ditty playing in his head — take an H, that’s a Hah and an OT ot, put them all together and they spell hot. Take a D that’s a Duh and an OG og, put them all together and that spells dog. Hot Dog. He’d only eaten dog once, at a wedding feast in the Goose clan’s camp. He found it too stringy. But even if the meat had been better, he liked dogs far too much to enjoy eating them.

Her eyes on the menu board, Olivia asked, “So what are you going to get?”

There were so many words up there and very few pictures and these were of foods he didn’t recognize. He said, “I’ll eat what you eat.”

She told the young man behind the counter, “We’ll have two hot dogs and fries, with mustard, relish, and celery salt. And two chocolate shakes.”

Ash hid his disappointment. After all, he did tell her he’d eat whatever she was eating. They took a seat at a table and he watched Livie squeeze a thick red something out of a bottle, one she placed before him as if she expected him to want it. He dabbed some on his finger and tried it for himself. It was both sweet and sour, but very good. He’d seen this on the TV. Ketchup, that’s what it was.

“They make the best fries here.” She dipped the white stick into the ketchup. He did the same. These were fries. Flavored by salt, he found them similar in texture and taste to baked arrowroot. They too were very good, especially with ketchup.

When Livie unwrapped the package, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Nor could he imagine her eating such a thing.

“Aren’t you going to try your hot dog?”

Unwrapping the warm bundle, Ash stared at it. He watched her take a bite. There was no doubt she enjoyed it immensely. His eyes followed as she set the unappetizing food on top of her basket of fries. Seeing the inside of the hot dog, he suddenly burst out laughing. This was no dog cock.

Olivia looked at him, his unexpected laughter making her smile. “What’s so funny?”

He shook his head. Still chuckling, he picked up his hot dog and without hesitation took a bite. It was meat of some unidentifiable kind, and delicious. The milkshake defied description. Ash spent the better part of an hour absorbing the sweet creamy coldness of the chocolate milkshake balanced against the savory saltiness of the fries and the curious meat on a B-U-N, and listening to the story of Livie’s last man.

“Tom just didn’t understand that sometimes my work had to come first. That’s why he ended it.” She ended the sentence with a shrug. “But I was okay with that. I liked him, he was fun. But I wasn’t in love.”

“It takes a special person to understand the healer’s path, Livie.”

She nodded.

Buy links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFFFESI



Jane Wakely said...

Hi Rose!

Thanx so much for being my guest today! I enjoyed learning a bit more about you and your excerpt had me laughing at the end! I'm looking forward to reading more! :)

Alicia Coleman said...

Sounds like a great read, Jane, Rose! Great interview Jane.

Jane Wakely said...

Hi Alicia!

Thank you so much for visiting and checking out Rose's interview! :)

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Jane thanks so much for having me. I was swamped with blog issues this week (wordpress' mistakenly suspended it with a blog hop pending!) I didn't think to check the ol' calendar.

Thanks for anyone stopping by to comment. I wish I'd been here to add to the conversation. :(