Calisa Rhose ~ Happy Holidays Blog Hop! #update #MFRWAuthor #HHBH


And the winner is…

Hop on over to see who selected to receive a copy of Risk Factors!



I was invited by the lovely Terri Rochenski to participate in what is, technically, my second ever blog hop! Do I know what I’m doing? Let’s pretend I do. 😆 While we’re at it, let’s have some fun!

Up for grabs is a copy of my contemporary romance ebook Risk Factors!

Title: Risk Factors

Publisher: Kensington-Lyrical Press

Editor: Piper Denna

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Steamy sensual

Pages: 149

Publication: Re-released March 2014

Cover artist: Valerie Tibbs


Love, like life, is not without risk. Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales, Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps. Now Connor, a patient’s owner, is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.

Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having her feel the hurt of being left…again.

Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play the possibilities?

So what do you have to do? It’s simple. Join in the Holiday fun! Leave a comment here, don’t forget your email so I can contact you if you aren’t a regular poster on the Ranch, so I can get your book to you if you win! Then click these links to the other participating bloggers for chances to win more prizes!

Go here to meet Terri Rochenski, host of this Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Not only will I gift one commentor with my ebook, I’ll throw in a second copy if individual commentors reach over twenty! 🙂 Winners to be determined by

From The Ranch here on Pen of the Dreamer to all of you, GOOD LUCK and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY! Dodadagohvi~  

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 12/21/2014, in Blog Hop, Blogs, Contests, holiday, Pen of the Dreamer and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing the blurb of your book!! It sounds like a perfect read! I’m def adding this to my tbr list!!! ❤

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com


  2. I would love to read this book. It definitely sounds like a book I couldn’t put down.

    Happy New Year, Marnie

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  3. Thank you for the chance and Happy 2015 to all!!


  4. Sounds like a lovely book and what a pretty seasonal website!! Please enter me. Really I could stick around and enjoy the light snowfall all day. 😉


  5. Oh my goodness, Calisa. I just want to give your Connor a big hug after reading his story blurb. I hope he gets lots of love in 2015. xoxo


  6. Nice blurb

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


  7. You’re such a busy girl! Best success to you on the blog and all of your writing.


  8. Marie Laval

    This looks like a great story I would love to read!


  9. Hi Calisa, happy holidays and all the best to ya.


  10. I made it to all the other participating blogs and there are some enticing books and prizes to be had. You don’t want to miss them! 🙂


  11. Congratulations, Calisa!
    Second blog hop went perfectly well in my opinion.
    I don’t need to be entered as I already had the pleasure of reading your lovely story. A perfect read for holidays while the wind rages outside and the fire is crackling in the stove!
    Best wishes! Carmen


  12. Happy Holidays, congrats on your first blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com


  13. Sounds like a good read.


  14. brittany2323

    Happy Holidays! 🙂


  15. Congrats on doing your first blog hop, Calisa! And Merry Christmas.


    • Thanks Sandy! I wasn’t able to get back here a lot today, but this will run for the next several days that I plan to be here for. 🙂 Merry Christmas!!!


  16. Intriguing combination of professions. Did you interview folks from both types of jobs or how did you research them? Happy Holidays to you and your family!


    • (sorry, always forget about the e-mail….elewkf1 at yahoo dot com)


    • Hi Elf. Actually I know quite a bit about animal care having grown up on a ranch and owning several species over the years, but I did consult my local vet for updated treatments. Some I got from Animal Planet and Discovery Channel combined with extensive research. As for Connor, I was able to connect with a former medi flight nurse in Missouri who was very helpful in getting his scenes correct. I’m very big on realism for my characters and she was ready to read his major scenes for me and we spent a few hours on the phone as well.

      Thank you so much for dropping by and I’ve got you entered! 🙂

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