Sometimes life throws delicious curve balls!


I had planned (will I never learn not to?) to let the last post run for a few days because Connor is SUCH a total hottie and deserves his 15 minutes of fame, his name in lights and all that. Maybe he’ll get his chance again in real lights and not dim fluorescent ones soon. For now, I have a couple of announcements I can’t hold in any more!

First (and I really don’t know which is more exciting for me) my husband and I found a house deal we couldn’t pass up. Because of my FIL we weren’t sure if we could take the deal, however. To our surprised delight he’s fully onboard though! We are buying a house!!!!!!

This house!

It’s so lovely. Three bedrooms (or two and an office for mwah!) Two full baths, one attached to the master which we are letting FIL have since it’s the only bedroom that is down stairs. The kitchen is gorgeous with twenty feet of counter and cupboards. Incredible! We’ll do a little fixing up (ie. new carpet upstairs, new flooring in the kitchen and maybe one bath, new back deck, etc), minor stuff of preference. Best of all it sits on three and a half acres and is much closer to our daughters and granddaughters! Actually between the two who live the farthest away right now.  So, though  we just moved to Fil’s two weeks ago for what we thought was an indeterminate time span- we will be moving again. This past week and all weekend we’ve been extremely busy cleaning it and getting it ready to move into in a month or less.

Second (and this has me squeezing all day!) I got my cover, the official artist generated cover by the talented Tina Lynn Stout, for my soon to publish historical novella, under The Wild Rose Press Vintage line, HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With the striped awning at the top is says small town Oklahoma. The car is perfect for the 1960’s which HOME is set in. Just pet look at this.

Have you ever seen a more beautiful book cover? Well, maybe you have- I don’t want to know. Lol Don’t you love the muted, dreamy quality Tina gave my story? With so many new and very blank walls in the new house I need decorations. I need to print this and frame it! Would 24×36 be too big? Yes, I do have a frame that large! Lol Maybe a more modest 16×20?

Nah. I’ll go with a nice 8×10 I think. After all, I have to have room on my new walls for many more book covers in the future. Remember, this story is just one of a multi-author series to be released by The Wild Rose Press in future months! And, of course, I will have Connor and Viv up one day in a glowing frame as well, if all revisions go well.

So sit back and drool with me for a while as I celebrate.


About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), and I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.

Posted on 06/27/2011, in Branding, Goals, kids, Life As We Know It, my writing, progress, Promotion, The Wild Rose Press and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Thanks for stopping by crbwrites. Yep. 3.5 wooded acres. What’s not to love?

    The cover? My hubby’s tired of seeing it and I still want to dance every time I look at it!


  2. Congratulations on both counts–gorgeous cover and really sweet house. Love the setting.


  3. Calisa,
    It’s such a huge feeling, buying a new home. I envy you. Congratulations. And yes, your cover is brilliant!


  4. Congratulations on the book and house. Both are great.


  5. lol @night ones too! 16×20 is not out of the running! I’m so thrilled! Now- to get a release date! Thanks for drooling with me Joelene!


  6. Congrats on all levels! The gods are smiling on you darlin’! A new house, a wonderful cover, and a dreamy guy to fill your daydreams (and nighttime ones, too). I think 16 x 20 for the first cover. You dreamed big…now frame it!


  7. Thanks Tina! I’m still dancing.

    Thanks Alyssa. I think so too!


  8. Congrats on the house! Your cover is beautiful!


  9. So excited for you, girl. On both counts. Doin’ the traditional happy dance in your honor. Hugs!!


  10. Thank you Lynn and Kristina! I’m a counter hog and never seem to have enough. lol Sometimes things start going ‘my way’ and it scares me. 🙂


  11. b-e-a-utiful on both counts, Calisa! Congrats!!!


  12. How wonderful! Congrats on the new house and the new cover. And 20 feet of counter space is totally awesome!


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