Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ June #MFRWorg #CoverReveal


 UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s June’s lovely cover art and the awesome authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon this month. 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. Don’t forget to tell your friends to stop by so they can appreciate some greatness too!

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! This feature is only to highlight the authors (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind 😆 ). Enjoy this months’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking on the name, or 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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Agent3-dArtagnan_JoniHahn06.14Title: Agent T3: d’Artagnan, Book 3 – The D.I.R.E. Agency Series

Author: Joni Hahn

Weblink: www.jonihahn.com

Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Publisher: Joni Hahn

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Agent T3: d-Artagnan Naylor

Credentials:

Rebel son of Former Navy SEAL

Trained under his father

Enhancements:

  • Time Travel

d’Artagnan (Dar) Naylor: trained by the best, disciplined by the toughest, and raised by the vilest – his father. He bought into Robert Naylor’s life of crime, until he learned the reasons behind it.

Now, he possesses enhancements installed by The D.I.R.E. Agency – an organization he once called enemy. He has to stop the traitors from the past before they destroy the future. And, despite what they say, his decision has nothing whatsoever to do with retro beauty, Jocelyn Chalmers.

Jocelyn wakes up in the future without a memory. All she’s certain of is the fear in her gut and her blinding attraction to gorgeous, protective D.I.R.E. agent, d’Artagnan Naylor.

When close quarters prove too much for their passionate hunger, Dar knows his future is destined for hard decisions. Once Jocelyn’s memory returns, she begs Dar to return to the year nineteen forty-four and save the world.

Yet, to change the past, changed the future. How can they be certain of the consequences of his actions?   How can he return her to the past where she belongs after all they’ve shared?

Turbulent times come to a head when the past sends its own version of destruction to the future in the midst of long-awaited retribution.

Can Dar escape his past to save the future?   Or, does fate have its own reckoning in mind?

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AHeatoftheMomentThing_MaggieLePage06.14Title: A Heat of the Moment Thing

Author: Maggie Le Page

Weblink: www.maggielepage.com

Genre: Chick Lit

Publisher: Maggie Le Page

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Release Date: December 3, 2013

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong—or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!—just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.

Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn’t want him to be, but if anyone thinks she’ll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.

At least, that’s what her head says. Her heart, however, doesn’t do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.

Contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.

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BugStuffandOtherStories_VickiBatman06.14Title: Bug Stuff…and Other Stories

Author: Vicki Batman

Weblink: www.vickibatman.blogspot.com

Genre: Romantic comedy

Publisher: Vicki Batman

Cover artist: Kat Baldwin

Release date: February 1, 2014

From sassy writer gal, Vicki Batman, comes three short romantic comedies in

Bug Stuff…and Other Stories:“Just Desserts”: A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.

“Bug Stuff”: An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.

“With This Ring”: When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, everything turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end.

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NaturalObsession_CarolMcPheeTitle: Natural Obsession

Author: Carol McPhee

Website: www.carolmcphee.webs.com

Genre: contemporary romance

Publisher: Wings ePress, Inc.

Cover artist: Trisha FitzGerald

Release date: July 2013

Laurel Jenkins has no dashing Prince in her life, but given her independent spirit, she manages well on her own…up to now. With the approach of her fortieth birthday, she faces the dilemma of proceeding through life as she is or adding a new dimension in the form of motherhood. Shunning the prospect of male friends contributing to an involvement that might not work out, she decides to opt for medical technology. The appearance of two new gentlemen in her small world heaves a wrench in her plan.

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siegeoftheheart_EliseCyrTitle: Siege of the Heart

Author: Elise Cyr

Weblink: www.elisecyr.wordpress.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Kensington-Lyrical Press

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: April 7, 2014

He fought for king and country, but that battle is nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.

Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family. Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.

For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he chooses to accept her.

Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?

CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.

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SonofDragons_AndreaRCooperTitle: Son of Dragons, Legends of Oblivion #2

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Website: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Crimson Romance

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: April 28, 2014

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. He has stood ready for thousands of years, for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, with his protégé he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people, and weary hearted from years of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a Prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the…Son of Dragons.

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TheHealer'sGift_WillaBlair06.14Title: The Healer’s Gift

Author: Willa Blair

Weblink: www.willablair.com

Genre: Scottish historical paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Release date: July 2, 2014 (available on Kindle since March)

Coira MacDugall paid with her life for her attack on the Highland Healer.  But her victim did more than heal Coira’s fatal wound that awful night.  Now drowning in the unwelcome emotions of others, Coira wonders if her new empathic ability was meant as a gift or a curse.

Logen MacDugall must discover who killed three previous lairds if he hopes to survive for long in the position. He believes Coira’s new sense can help him root out the conspirators, but after her disastrous time in the Highlands, the last thing she wants is to get involved with another laird.

Logen must help Coira gain control of her talent in time to save him and their clan from those intent on destroying MacDugall. Can Coira accept that this laird truly loves her?  Or will her memories lead her to madness again?

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Title: The Right Temptation

Author: Diane Escalera

Website: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover Artist: N/A

Release Date: March, 2014

Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing?

Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a prestigious hospital in her hometown. The new job is everything she’s hoped for, especially when one hot specimen shows up in the ER. She hasn’t seen her childhood crush in years, and considering how much hotter he’s gotten over time, she almost ends up needing resuscitation.

The last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Now his pal’s kid sister wants to soothe his pain, but he’d rather keep his distance so her big brother doesn’t break his other arm. Kayla’s no child anymore, though. She’s one hot-blooded woman, determined to remind him of a mind-blowing kiss back when they were teenagers. Leave it to Kayla to drop by his house unannounced and play Nurse Seductive. A guy has to follow the buddy code, or face the consequences. Still, sometimes giving in to temptation is worth it…

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TrappedUnderIce_MJSchillerTitle: Trapped Under Ice

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Publisher: Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: February 8, 2013

TRAPPED UNDER ICE is a novel about a three time platinum record-producing band whose lead singer, Chad Evans, is haunted by his past. Growing up in an abusive home, then being left alone at the age of thirteen to raise his kid brother, Chad still fights the pain he felt as a child, and the anger it causes, despite being a wildly successful rock star. “Chad [tries] to play his heart out on the stage; but he [can] never quite seem to leave it there.”

Beth Donovan, lunch lady/writer, is thrilled to be enjoying a Trapped Under Ice concert with her daughter, Cassie. Even though it has been three years since her husband, Paul’s, death, sorrow still shadows her life, so the distraction of seeing her favorite group is a welcome one. However, when the concert is over, Beth and her daughter are followed and attacked by two men in one of the stadium’s bathrooms. When Chad and his bodyguard, Pete, come to their aid, an attraction sparks immediately between Beth and the tall singer.

Though the pair is drawn to each other, the relationship goes through numerous trials centered on Chad’s unresolved anger, and Beth’s fear of opening herself up again. In addition they face being separated forever by someone who is sending Chad death threats. Trapped Under Ice is the story of a love-affair fraught with difficulties from without, (ex-girlfriends who resurface, crazed fans who don’t want to take “no” for an answer…), as well as difficulties from within, (jealousy, anger, fear…). Will Chad and Beth be able to rise above these trials and tribulations? Or will they remain trapped under ice?

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WrittenintheCards_LaurenLinwood06.14Title: Written in the Cards

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Western historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: May 21, 2014

Maggie Rutherford jilts her too-perfect society groom at the altar and flees New York for the American West, where she turns her travels into dime novels that she writes and illustrates under the pen name Lud Madison.

After the Civil War, veteran Ben Morgan marries his childhood sweetheart and takes her to homestead on the Great Plains. Losing her and their unborn child in an Indian attack, Ben detaches from emotion and becomes a roaming gambler. When he kills a cheating opponent in self-defense, the man’s gunslinger brother swears revenge upon Ben.

Ben hides on a cattle drive and brings in a herd to Abilene, where a waiting Maggie wants to find a rough and tumble cowboy to interview for her next story idea. Sparks fly as the dangerous drover and popular novelist wind up living in the same household, running a general store east of Abilene. But with Black Tex Lonnegan hot on his trail, will Ben run from his growing attraction to Maggie and the gunfighter’s promise of death–or will he make a stand for his life–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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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters (with a new surprise 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. Check out my Tips From an Editor blog at https://painlessediting.wordpress.com/ See my art, craft and sewing projects at http://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on 06/09/2014, in Book Covers, Branding, inspirations, Marketing, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion, UnCover Mondays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Joni Hahn aka Sophie Greyson

    Thank you so much for featuring my cover! I appreciate it! 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring The Right Temptation and its hot new cover. All of the books here look gorgeous!

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    • I love the new cover, Diane! I’m sorry for posting the old one first (but it did give some a chance to see how much better the new one is 😉 ).

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  3. Oooh…look at all the pretty! Thanks so much for making this blog series possible, Calisa! I love all the different styles!

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  4. Thank you for hosting me again on UnCover Monday! Always a pleasure to be in a group of wonderful covers. I find AGENT T-3:D-ARTAGNAN’s cover very eye catching, for some reason… 😉

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