Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ January


Hey-Ho Cover Oglers! I hope you all had a Happy and Glorious New Year!!! We’re off to a fun start here at the Ranch!

Here’s January’s lovely cover art, with a few Christmas covers to boot, and the awesome authors, artists and publishers who made them possible for you to gaze at today. It would be great if you leave a comment letting everyone know what you like (or don’t like) about them and maybe even check out a few author links to meet those behind the books. Or just say hi.

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! This feature is only to highlight authors–not to sell books (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind 😆 ). Enjoy this weeks’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking on the name, if there’s an artist link provided, to learn more about the amazing creators of these beautiful covers. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book! As always, click the covers for author websites to find out more. I wish everyone a fabulous new year in 2014!

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A Box Of DreamsSeries_JJDiBenedettoTitle: “A Box of Dreams” (Dream Series, books 1-5)

Author: J. J. DiBenedetto

Website: www.writingdreams.net

Genre: Paranormal Romantic/Suspense

Publisher: J.J. DiBenedetto

Cover Artist: Ami Low

Release date: December 2, 2013

What if you could see everyone else’s dreams?

Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can.  And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey.

Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined.  She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them.  And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too.

Included in this set is DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM.  In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents.

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Counterfeits_KrisBockTitle: Counterfeits

Author: Kris Bock

Website: www.krisbock.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover Artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: November 17, 2013

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

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TheFrenchResolution_NoraSnowdonTitle: The French Resolution

Author: Nora Snowdon

Website: www.norasnowdon.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press

Cover Artist: Carl J. Franklin

Release date: December 17, 2013

As the Fundraising Coordinator at a New York charity for needy children, Helen Dunhill is anxious to convince her business tycoon father to host a benefit gala at his Nassau mansion. The philanthropic event will improve his company’s tarnished image, which in turn should help him accept her chosen career. After years of being invisible to her jet-setting father, she hopes the endeavor will make him finally appreciate her. Planning to discuss her proposal during a Thanksgiving vacation in Nassau, she is devastated when, once again, her father flies off to Europe for business before her arrival. Determined to at least help other children have a decent family life, she sends the gala proposal to his office.

French Corporate Raider, Antoine Christoff has just seized control of the floundering Dunhill Holdings Company. Unfortunately for him, 30% shares are held in blind trust for the former owner’s daughter, Helen. Antoine flies to Nassau to wine and dine the daughter and then purchase her company shares. As his investigations show her to be mousy and unsophisticated, he assumes she will easily succumb to his charm. He plans to flatter and coerce her into selling her shares before she realizes his connections.

But once they meet it’s game on.  And all bets are off.

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MugsandMonasteries_CaitOSullivanTitle: Mugs & Monasteries

Author: Cait O’Sullivan

Website: www. caitosullivan.blogspot.co.uk

Genre: Paranormal Gothic Romance

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Cover Artist: Musa Publishing

Release Date: October 25, 2012

When orchid hunter, Evie Bourke stumbles across a near deserted monastery deep in the Burren, she has no idea she’s the first person alive to have seen it. All she knows is that life went a bit strange and was getting more bizarre by the minute.

Meeting alpaca farmer Aiden Dunne over a pint of Guinness, she is struck by his resemblance, yet to whom, she can’t quite remember. Aiden is searching for Munster Abbey for his family was connected to it for generations, culminating in the disappearance of his relative, the then Prior.

What happened all those years ago? Who or what is ‘the Wanderer’ and, more to the point, what does he want?

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MurderuponaMidnightClear_JuliDRevezzoTitle: Murder Upon a Midnight Clear

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Website: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: paranormal romantic suspense

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Boulevard Photografica

Release date: November 15th

‘Tis the season … for death.

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

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MySunnyVampire_StacyMcKitrickTitle: My Sunny Vampire

Author: Stacy McKitrick

Website: www.stacymckitrick.com

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: January 6, 2014

After centuries alone in darkness, how far will a vampire go for Sunshine?

Jack VanAllen has spent his long life following the rules and, as a member of the Vampire Committee, he also enforces them. So, when he awakens in an alley next to an illegally-turned vampire who resembles his late wife, he must prove his innocence or suffer the punishment: death. The problem? He doesn’t remember a thing. Sunshine Petersen’s life as a vampire isn’t getting off to a great start. She’s got no control over her powers, can’t find a job, and sexy Jack is being stand-offish. The only thing she’d like more than catching the creep who turned her is getting Jack into the closest bed. But, could Jack be the one who turned her? When he and Sunny team up to find the culprit, Jack discovers feelings he hasn’t had in years. But once Sunny finds out he’s keeping a major secret, she disappears. Unfortunately, the man who turned her still has plans..

CONTENT WARNING: Some graphic violence, sensual sex scenes, and a vampire who’s finally found his ‘sun’.

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OperationChristmas_BarbaraWeitzTitle: Operation Christmas

Author: Barbara Weitz

Website: www.barbaraweitz.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance (sweet)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: November 27, 2013

Jess Grant is home from Afghanistan with a physical injury that has stripped away his dating confidence. Yet he can’t seem to forget a young war widow who had attended his high school. Since her family runs the bakery where he orders holiday cookies for soldiers overseas, he hopes to reconnect.

Madeleine Belmar struggles with Christmas, works for Scrooge, and is nowhere near ready for a new relationship. When she runs into Jess, his persistence and her rejection creates a confusing mix of attraction and fear. But unfortunately, she’s unable to navigate the emotional waters to find new love. Although Jess isn’t in the habit of walking away from what he wants, he understands her dilemma and leaves their fate up to Madeleine…at least for the moment.

Between her meddling family and angelic intervention, it seems Jess will get a helping hand. If only Madeleine can see the good man before her and not cling to the past.

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Rain_NicoleHurleyMooreTitle: Rain

Author: Nicole Hurley-Moore

Website: www.nicolehurley-moore.com

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press

Cover Artist: Tibbs Design

Release date: November 21, 2013

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On the mountain, high above the village of Farran – Nuri is caught between heaven and hell. Two men fight for her love and her soul. The first is Maras, an elemental being who follows the storms. Nuri knows that he is not human, he’s something more. She believes he is her beautiful fallen angel. Yet he is transient and is bound to the elements and their love may be as fleeting as the storm itself. The second is Brother Erebus, a pious monk whose tortured soul is twisted by his desire for her.

But Nuri may sacrifice more than her heart when the Church brands her angel a demon. As Brother Erebus will do anything to protect her soul from the silver haired devil, even if he has to crush her body to do it.

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TheNaughtyList_LAKelleyTitle: The Naughty List

Author: L. A. Kelley

Website: www.lakelleythenaughtylist.blogspot.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Debbi Taylor

Release Date: October 25, 2013

Not your mama’s Christmas story unless she drank too much egg nog or was born with a cheeky sense of humor.

Murder, mystical artifacts, an invisible demon with anger management issues, and an overbearing cupid—not what Rosalie Thatcher wished for on her Christmas list.  The holidays had always been a magical time, but not this year. Stephanie, the new manager at Penrose’s Department Store, is determined to make this season the most profitable in the store’s history, even if it sucks the life out of every employee. Introducing arbitrary rules and stealing the affections of Anthony, the cute temp Santa, were bad enough, but forcing Rosalie into the stupid elf hat was the worst. The worst, that is, until she meets a real E.L.F. (Elemental Life Form) named David and gets lassoed into a desperate hunt for the stolen Naughty and Nice List. Now Rosalie and David must dodge a murderous invisible demon and recover the missing artifact before hellhounds track them down.  The couple race against time for without the magical guidance of the Naughty and Nice List, the world will tumble toward eternal chaos.

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TimelessKeepsakes_EmmaKaye_Anthology

Title: Timeless Keepsakes: A Collection of Christmas Stories

Authors: Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

Submitting Author: Emma Kaye

Website: www.timelessscribes.com

Genre: Romance Anthology

Publisher: Timeless Scribes

Cover Artist: Alchemy Book Covers and Design

Release Date: November 11, 2013

The magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold dear and those precious treasures that remind us of the past. Join us as our Timeless Keepsakes take us on five remarkable journeys that heal old wounds, remind us of days gone by, play matchmaker, sweep us back in time and prove that love can conquer all.

Mistletoe and Magick ~ Ruth A. Casie

She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more.

Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris

A widow’s everlasting love is renewed by the memories of the holiday season.

Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye

She doesn’t belong in his time and he doesn’t belong back home. Could they belong to each other?

Letter From St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick
She’s trying to save her home and he’s never had one until now. Can an unexpected gift lead their hearts to the same place?

Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe
A nurse grieving the death of her twin brother receives an unusual gift at the staff Secret Santa party: the bullet that killed him along with a message of hope and love.

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

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To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions:

https://calisarhose.com/ranch-guests/un-cover-monday-cover-reveal/

Note:

Due to lack of submissions I no longer promote banners and videos.

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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters (with a new girl on the way), and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm-you-to-the-bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! I create art and jewelry with polymer clay and beads to relax, and have a passion for sewing for fun. See my art, craft and sewing projects at http://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com and on Calisa Rhose's Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/CalisaRhose

Posted on 01/06/2014, in Book Covers, Covers, inspirations, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion, UnCover Mondays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Wow great Covers. Sunny Vampire sounds like a great read

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  2. oh dear, my brain hasn’t engaged yet this year 🙂

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  3. Welcome to the Ranch, Josie, Bonnie, Tracy, Sandy and Maria! I see Stacy’s been very busy! Good on her! 🙂 I do like her cover as well.

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  4. One person had trouble commenting (wordpress!) so she sent her comment to me in an email and I’m sharing with you. Barb said:

    “Thank you, Calisa for including my cover “Operation Christmas” with an outstanding field. I posted earlier but somehow it didn’t post so I’m trying again. It’s great that you honor the artists who create our covers. My holiday novella was my first “sweet” story and Kim Mendoza did a great job in portraying that with the cover.

    Thanks, Barbara Weitz”

    I appreciate the kind words, Barb. Thanks for trying. Kim did a fab job on your cover! 🙂

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  5. You’re a honey, Calisa, for featuring M&M. Thanks so very much! (and sorry I’m a day late–my days all ran in together!!)

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  6. Stacey sent me! Knock….knock knock….she said that was the secret password! LOL I love this site. And love the covers….I’ll be back.

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  7. Wow, there’s so many wonderful covers. My favorite is My Sunny Vampire.

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  8. Love this covers!!! Especially My Sunny Vampire!

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  9. Fun! My favorite is My Sunny Vampire! I can’t wait to read it!!!

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  10. I’m here because Stacy McKitrick pointed me in your direction. I’m glad I did. There’s so much to see.

    Nice to meet you, Calisa!

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  11. I loved them all. I think that my favorite might be The Naughty List.

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  12. Wow, Calisa! These covers are gorgeous. Thanks for featuring Timeless Keepsakes among them.

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    • Aw You’re very welcome, Emma and all those who participated in that lovely, LOVELY book! I hadn’t realized Sharon Sala wrote the intro. She’s a great lady, isn’t she?

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      • Yes, she is. And I can’t tell you how excited we all were when she said she’d write the intro. She (of course) did an excellent job and we are thrilled about it.

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        • I must admit when I moved back to Oklahoma and joined RWA I only dreamed of meeting Sharon and the fabulous and oh-so-sweet Merline Lovelace. I went to my first meeting as a self-invited guest with another new girl I’d only met online but we both lived close enough to go. I sat through a presentation of the guest speaker (I believe it was law enforcement related but not sure) and the whole time I kept feeling drawn to this beautiful older lady right across the table cluster from me. I ‘think’ she had on white pants and a red and white polka dot top-maybe not that was seven years ago. lol. Yes, I was very drawn to her presence. It wasn’t until a couple of months later I got the nerve to ask someone who she was, since she hadn’t been at any meeting after that one I figured she’d been another guest. I was star struck when I learned I’d been staring at THE Sharon Sala for three hours! One of my favorite authors? Oh-my! But she didn’t come to another meeting for a while so I never got the chance to meet her. Then she hosted an event at her house for our mini conference and I wasn’t going to miss that for the world! I’m ashamed to say I was still star struck. I think I may have even told her I was as she showed me a certain picture on her wall. She laughed. I love visiting with her, though it’s not often, and have on several occasions over the years since that first meeting. She’s still one of my all time fave authors. I need to get her to let me do a Sharon Sala UnCover Monday! 😆

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  13. Such wonderful cover eye candy. MUGS AND MONASTERIES really stood out for me, conjuring such a strong sense of place. The blurb sounds awesome too. Thanks for featuring covers, Calisa. It’s always a delight to stop by and ogle the latest round 🙂

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  14. Stacy McKitrick

    Thank you, Calisa, for featuring my cover among all these lovely ones!

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