Calisa Rhose Presents~ Uncover Monday May2016 and an important update #mfrwauthor #coverlove

!!UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!

NOTE: UnCover Monday will be getting a new name! Watch for UNCOVER MONTHLY beginning June , 6 2016! I will also be adding a new line to the application. For those who have already sent yours in, I will be contacting you to fill in this new description category.


Welcome one and all! Enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon each month.

It would be great if you leave a comment letting everyone know what you think 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, or get in on the fun, too!

This feature is only to highlight the authors and artists (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, if there’s an artist link provided, to learn more about the amazing creators of these beautiful covers.

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through four scale, for your benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch since I don’t feature anything erotic in nature. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about covers being revealed here, please don’t hesitate to let me know. You can leave it either in a comment or by my contact page :)

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BlueDecember_KarenMcCullogh05.02.16.docTitle: Blue December

Author: Karen McCullough

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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Karen McCullough

Cover artist Karen McCullough

Release date: December, 2014

It’s two weeks before Christmas and Meg Brandt, a department manager at Wambash’s, “the store with the answer to all your family’s needs,” has problems beyond the usual seasonal chaos. Her department is losing cash from the registers. Inventory is leaving the premises unrecorded and unpaid.

Security is focusing on her, since the losses are happening on her watch. Her efforts to track down the source of the disappearances have produced no results, and her career appears to be headed for oblivion. When the store’s new security officer starts showing unusual attention to her, Meg isn’t sure what to think. He’s attractive in any number of ways, but she can’t be sure if his interest is personal or professional.

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BuildaMate_JaniceCroom05.02.16.docTitle: Build a Mate:

A Holiday with Love

Author: Janice Croom


Genre:  Sci-fi Romance- Novella

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Janice Croom.

Cover artist: Janice Croom

Release date: December 21, 2015

Can a brother from another planet find love?

Homer is an alien from the planet Bronzeville. In a small West Virginia town, he’s running final tests on the XM-14, an android designed to save trapped miners. All he wants is to finish XM-14 and return to his planet.

Jasmine is a firefighter. She still lives in the town of her birth and has led an unremarkable life until this full page ad ran on Black Friday:

Whatever you want.

Whenever you want.

For however long you want.

Build-a-Mate. Available this Christmas.

Unbeknownst to Homer, his technology made Build a Mate possible. Unbeknownst to Jasmine, until the ad ran anyway, XM-14, aka Build a Mate, looks exactly like her. So who could blame Jasmine for bursting into Homer’s office and demanding her face back?

Can a brother from another planet and a small town girl right this wrong and in so doing find a love that spans the galaxy?

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Christiana'sChoice_DeeAnnPalmer05.02.16.docTitle: Christiana’s Choice

Author: Dee Ann Palmer


Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Dee Ann Palmer

Cover artist: Winterheart Design

Release date: March, 2014

A medieval novel of young love, a knight’s honor, and greed.

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PassionStorm_DianeEscalera05.02.16Title: Passion Storm

Author: Diane Escalera


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: Leah Suttle

Release date: March 14, 2016

A looming hurricane has nothing on the storm raging inside…

Karina Valdez loves a good adventure, but jetting off to the Bahamas with a complete stranger is taking it to the extreme. She can’t believe her meddling best friend entered her in a radio dating contest. Even more shocking? Karina won! A tropical getaway she can do. Making a love connection with a hot local bachelor, not so much. Especially when she’s not looking for a man.

Meteorologist Andrew Romano is psyched over winning the radio contest. He’s ready to settle down and get married, prove once and for all that he’s not a player. The contest will surely help his chances—he’s been matched with his perfect woman. Too bad she doesn’t want him. To make matters worse, an erratic storm has shifted direction and is whirling toward them. Andy will do whatever it takes to win over the elusive beauty and keep her safe. He can handle a hurricane. But what about the other storm waiting to be unleashed?

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Watchmaker'sHeart_JuliDRevezzo05.02.16Title: Watchmaker’s Heart

Author: Juli D. Revezzo


Genre: Historical-steampunk romance

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Suzanne G. Rogers

Release date: March 14, 2016

For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

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WordofHonor_LaurenLinwood05.02.16.docTitle: Word of Honor,

Bk #1, Knights of Valor series

Author: Lauren Linwood


Genre: Medieval Historical romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Windtree Press

Cover artist:

Release date: April 6, 2016

Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.

But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit their covers

and make this a special place to share!

To see YOUR cover here visit my

UnCover Monday

page for detailed instructions.

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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 05/03/2016, in Book Covers, Branding, inspirations, Marketing, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion, UnCover Mondays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Lovely covers, all!

    Thank you, Loretta! I’m pleased you liked the cover to Watchmaker’s Heart. I hope you enjoy the book.


  2. What compelling covers! Watchmakers heart caught my eye. I think it’s the blast of blue and her expression that grabbed me. Thanks for informing us of the change and thanks for sharing these artistic covers.

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  3. I liked them all 🙂 GREAT cover work, gals! One in particular caught my eye, though, “The Watchmaker’s Heart”…something about it was so intriguing…I think the use of internal watch pieces behind the title was something I’d never seen before. But as I said, they are all gorgeous, with vibrant colors and eye-catching artwork. 🙂 Posted to Facebook and Tweeted, y’all! 🙂

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