Author Archives: Calisa Rhose

A rare day on the Ranch~ Once by M.S. Kaye #MFRWauthor #coverreveal

Once

Book One

cover art - Once.v5Her first and also her once.

Jonathan and Rebecca’s paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say.

But Jonathan is three days from entering the priesthood, and Rebecca leaves him to his peace. But he is unable to find peace.

Without each other’s comfort and strength, they must each struggle to forge a new path, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.

But are they able to forget and let go?

Will be released July 2, 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

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Author BioMSK.v1

M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Once-Book-1-MS-Kaye-ebook/dp/B01DQ6JVE0

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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/once-20

Once & Again, book two

Will be released September 4, 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

She was once his secret desire…will she be again?

Father Aiden, an ex-marine and new priest, falls in love with Maylynn, but he struggles to stay away from her. He’s successful for many years, though he can’t keep her out of his dreams.

Then one day she shows up for a pre-marital counselling session with her fiancé, Davis. Aiden soon realizes Davis isn’t who he says he is, but what does that mean for Maylynn, and for himself?

Once & Forever, book three

Will be released December 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

Eden, a nun, is constantly struggling against her dark past of living on the streets, and her attraction to Trace, an ex-convict farm worker. After a twelve-year separation, Eden is finally reunited with her brother, Thomas, but why hadn’t she reached out to him in all those years? As Eden and Trace grow closer, confessing their pasts to each other, will they be able to resist getting too close?

Excerpt from Once

“What’s the answer?”

He paused. “A switchblade.”

With my fingertips, I reached out and traced the scar across his cheek. “Did you win?”

He removed my hand and closed his eyes. “Yes.”

I slid his Book back to him. “This says we can find forgiveness.”

His eyes still closed, his jaw clenched. He bowed his head. “It also says ‘Thou shalt not kill.’”

I took his hand in both of mine, petted his rough skin, and then brought it to my lips. He had a talent for guiding invisibly, but I didn’t know how to do that.

He watched me again. His eyes were intense, like the black of the night sky, and his forehead was furrowed, as if his emotions were scattered, as if he was shocked at my reaction, as if he had been sure his answer would drive me away. But I knew him. Already, I knew him.

“You’re still a good person,” I said.

His jaw clenched. “I’ve been trying to believe that.”

“I have faith in you.”

He continued to watch me. His forehead never smoothed, as if he was fighting for strength, but his eyes softened. He slid around the booth, closer to me.

I didn’t move, not sure what to do, what was right, what he wanted.

He leaned closer.

I only watched him.

He touched his lips to my cheek, the faintest pressure. I struggled to sit still, to keep my hands in my lap, not to grab hold of him. And then his lips were gone, such brief contact that I couldn’t be sure if he had actually kissed my cheek or if I wanted his contact so much that I’d imagined it.

He spoke in my ear. “You must be some kind of final test.”

My heart pounded into my ribs, against the point of the blade. “Are you going to pass?”

His lips brushed against my jaw. “I don’t know.”

He trailed to my neck, his mouth softly pressing. My hand curled into his hair, the other on his shoulder, holding, clutching. His mouth found mine, barely touching. His warmth invaded my head.

“God give me strength,” he murmured.

The door slid open, and the compartment filled with laughter.

He closed his eyes. Then he slid away from me.

Calisa Rhose welcomes Hywela Lyn to the Round Pen with Beloved Enemy #mfrwauthor #interview #sci-fi

Osiyo~

Welcome one and all! Grab a beverage of choice, something sweet and sinful. No-no, not the men. What’s the matter with you? You know the hands-on rules… The guest gets first pick!😉 Take a comfy seat for another, or a first spin in the Round Pen.
I’m thrilled to welcome my wonderfully talented guest today, Hywela Lyn, who is sharing her book, Beloved Enemy with us (also featured in this month’s issue of UnCover Monday)!
Please show Lyn some real Ranch love!

Before we get to the interview, tell us a bit about you.

Well, since my marriage I’ve lived in a small village in England, with my long suffering husband Dave, although my heart remains in my native rural Wales, which inspired much of my writing.
Although most of my stories tend to be futuristic, the worlds I create are usually untainted by crowded cities and technology, embracing the beauty and wildness of nature. My characters often have to fight the elements and the terrain itself. My heroes are strong, courageous and, of course, handsome and hunky. My heroines are also strong and courageous. They’re not content to sit by and let the hero face the dangers without them, they’re there, fighting alongside, but at the same time they never lose their sensitivity or femininity.
One thing remains constant. However difficult the journey, love will always win in the end.
My first novel, a futuristic romance, ‘Starquest’ released by the Wild Rose Press, was followed by a sequel ‘Children Of The Mist’. A third novel ‘Beloved Enemy’, released on 11th March 2016 continues what has now become a series known as ‘The Destiny Trilogy’.
I am a member of The Romance Novelists’ Association (UK) and Chiltern Writers, my local writing group. I love all animals and have two horses, a ‘feral’ stable cat, and a rescued terrier, who manages to twist me round his little paw. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found enjoying the outdoors with the horses and dog – or just reading and eating chocolate!

Okay, on to the interview!
When I’m not working in my lovely new office upstairs, my writing area is my cozy recliner in the living room. What does your writing space look like?

Well, if I’m truthful, it’s a bit cluttered at the moment. I’m lucky enough to have an ‘office’ which I share with my husband. It’s actually our one and only spare bedroom, but it’s more like a broom cupboard really, long and narrow, but we have two desks side by side (mine is considerably larger it has to be admitted.) We have a desktop computer each and a shared printer (My laptop is in the living room.) There are several bookshelves above the desks on the walls facing us, with my horse books, Binders of WRP Contracts and other documents, Text books on writing (including ‘On Writing’ by Stephen King, among others), my own print books (Yay!) and many of my author friends’ books, as well as favourite classics and novels. Dave’s side is mainly binders and folders, and catalogues from when we used to run our small Western Tack business. Some small soft toys decorate the shelves, as well as some pictures of our horses and dog. On the left side of my desk I have a range of more writers’ reference books, my desk diary, and various notebooks etc. It looks lovely when it’s tidy but my side does, I have to admit, tend to get covered in sheets of paper – !

Oh, mine isn’t at all tidy most days, either. I’ve begun to think I must work better with clutter, whether in my recliner or the office! Lol
For a lot of writers it’s a life-altering event coming up with titles and character names. Others it comes as naturally as breathing. Which is it for you?

Usually my main characters’ names come to my mind at the same time the characters do, and they’re usually very real to me and the names are obvious (to me, anyway). I don’t feel nearly as confident about my titles I usually start with a ‘working title’ which I fully intend to change, but which always seems to end up being the published title, and just seems to fit somehow.
What advice would you offer aspiring and new writers?
Write what you enjoy writing, not what the current trend is, read as much as you can, get several good crit partners who will be honest without shattering your confidence, but will tell you when something is not working – and most important, never give up!

The constant shift of the industry makes me often scratch my head and ask ‘what next?’ So, what do you think it takes to be a successful author at the moment?

Oh gosh, how long is a piece of string? To be honest, I have no idea. Promo obviously has a lot to do with it, it doesn’t matter how good your book is, if no-one knows about it, how can they read it. Trends come and go, and I think one of the secrets has to be writing a story that truly inspires and excites you – then there is a good chance it will also inspire and excite the reader.

Who would you like to meet in the publishing industry- dead or alive- and why?

Anne McCaffrey. I wrote to her as a young writer, asking what advice she had and she sent me back a personal handwritten note advising me to ‘write what you would like to read.’ I’ve followed that advice and never forgotten it. I really regret that I never got to meet her in person. She was my inspiration.

It’s time for 3 in 1! I’ll ask the questions and you answer them in one word.😆

Favorite animal? Horse

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite food: Chocolate

Well done!:) So let’s share a bit.

What are you working on now?

A ghost story which I’m hoping to submit to The Wild Rose Press. It features a horse breeder and takes place in my beloved Wales. It’s a change in direction from my usual Science Fiction romances, but I enjoy writing fantasy too.

Ooh, I love horses! I’m also working on a ghost story for that series. Can’t wait to read them.

What are you sharing today?

BELOVED ENEMYBelovedEnemy_HywelaLyn11.02.15

(This is the third in what has become the Destiny Trilogy and although each of the three books features some of the characters in the other two, they are all ‘standalones’, although of course I’d love it if the reader reads all three, preferably in order!
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.
Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.
Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

Where can we find you and your books?

My Author Page at The Wild Rose Press:
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=138
My Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B002BMBXH4
My Website: http://www.hywelalyn.co.uk
My Blog: http://www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hywela_Lyn
Facebook (social): https://www.facebook.com/HywelaLyn
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/HywelaLynAuthor
Purchase a copy of Beloved Enemy at

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Enemy-Destiny-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01BBCBYCS

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BBCBYCS

Publisher Paperback PURCHASE LINK

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=6714

Publisher EBook PURCHASE LINK

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6682

GalaxyPendant-Lyn03.15.16Hywela has this gorgeous ‘Galaxy Pendant’ up for grabs. Have you ever fancied traveling in space? If so, would it be to any particular planet or star system (real or imaginary)?

Leave your answer with a contact email in comments for a chance to own this amazing pendent!

My zodiac planet is Saturn, so beautiful. I would love to see it up close, but not too close.:)

Thank you so much for playing along , Lyn! Wishing you much luck with your book and writing. I hope you’ll come visit again one day.

Dodadagohvi~

Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #March2016 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

We’re going green here on the Ranch! It’s March, the month of leprechauns and magic and it’s time again for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen. 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 https://calisarhose.com/say-hey/. :)

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AFortunetoDieFor_LizaO'Connor03.07.16Title: A Fortune to Die For,

Bk 1, White Oak-Mafia series

Author: Liza O’Connor

Weblink: www.facebook.com/liza.oconnor.90

Genre: Suspense.

Heat Level: 2-Sensual, last chapter: 4-Hot

Publisher: New Authors Online.

Cover artist: Liza O’Connor

Release date: February 6, 2016

Megan Clarke had a good life until she wins the Mega Times Lottery and discovers the prize comes with a curse. Worse than the many money-hungry suitors, a serial killer has her in his sight. She changes her name and moves to Iowa with plans to buy their last major forest of white oaks and turn it into a State Park. Unfortunately, the Lottery Curse doesn’t stop at state lines and someone there wants her dead, as well. Good thing a disturbingly handsome law officer is just as determined to keep her alive.

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BelovedEnemy_HywelaLyn11.02.15Title: Beloved Enemy,

Bk #3, Destiny Trilogy

each book can be a ‘stand alone’

Author: Hywela Lyn

Weblink: www.hywelalyn.co.uk

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Heat Level: 3– Steamy

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: February 1, 2016

Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

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BloodTide_CJMatthews03.07.16Title: Blood Tide,

Dolphin Shore Shifters, Bk #1

Author: CJ Matthew

Weblink: www.cjmatthew.com

Genre: Paranormal romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: All Huston Group, Inc.

Cover artist: Kim Killion

Release date: August 21, 2015

The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret…

She had more than just her mission…

Sy’s rotation on land as a dolphin shifter couldn’t have come at a better time. With her best friend missing and no answers forthcoming, it was time to take matters into her own hands. And with the resources at the Save Blue Water organization, finding her friend would be a whole lot easier. Except …something sinister is going on inside SBW, something deadly, and Sy finds herself at the center of danger.

The last thing he needed was bullets and bombs…

Noah Nelson spent every minute trying to forget the war while fighting his PTSD, but jumping in front of a bullet was second nature. It had nothing to do with the fact the target was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. Or that she was naked. But suddenly he’s caught up in her world, protecting her from unforeseen threats, and falling in love … but Sy’s got a secret that may rip them apart. Forever.

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Boarded_AnnieNicholas03.07.16Title: Boarded

Author: Annie Nicholas

Weblink: www.annienicholas.com

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Annie Nicholas

Cover artist: Jake Hemmington

Release date: February 15, 2016

Assigned as an interpreter to a mysterious alien race, Liaison Sadie Beckit crosses multiple star systems to the remote Cyngi home world on an old space freighter. Knowledge is essential when dealing with aliens. A misspoken word or a careless gesture could lead to wars so liaisons are necessary to keep the peace, but Sadie is kept in the dark about her new employer. This mysterious species has chosen to withhold most of their culture and language information.

All she’s told is to accompany Ambassdor Nual back to Central Station. Sounds easy enough, but the lawless void of space holds many dangers.

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DjinnandTonic_StephanieCage03.07.16.docTitle: Djinn and Tonic

Author: Stephanie Cage

Weblink: www.stephaniecagewriter.

blogspot.co.uk/

Genre: Contemporary paranormal.

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: February 19, 2016

As fashion photographer Sal Purdew sets up her studio for a special shoot, she wishes for the perfect male model, and he appears. Sal just wants to win at the Alternative Fashion Awards, but her model, Ashtad, is a djinn with the power to grant her wishes and turn her into anything she wants to be. From the pretty English town of Whitby to a tropical beach, Ash whisks Sal away on a magical trip neither of them can forget. When Sal finds herself falling for Ash, she has to decide: do they have a future together, or will his magic always come between them?

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IllusionsofDeath_LaurenLinwood03.07.16Title: Illusions of Death

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3- Steamy

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: March 2, 2016

Best-selling author Karlyn Campbell is ready for a new start after her recent divorce from a temperamental artist. When she receives word that her father had a stroke, she heads for Walton Springs with mixed feelings. Broderick Campbell wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning literary novels and denounced his daughter’s work as pedestrian and commercial, causing a rift that finally heals on his deathbed. Karlyn chooses to stay in the small Georgia town to write her popular Matt Collins series and decides to try her hand at true crime when Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer, Roy G. Biv, captures her interest.

Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer who was never caught. He returns to his hometown’s police force and runs for police chief, happy he’s escaped big city crime and corruption. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.

But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent rhyme or reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their back yard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

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TheSheriff'sSon_BarbaraWhiteDailleTitle: The Sheriff’s Son

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Genre: Short contemporary romance

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Harlequin Books

Release date: February 1, 2016 (Lg. Print Reissue)

Why is Tanner Jones back in town? 

Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom. And when the new sheriff shows up holding Kevin by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she’s lost control. 

Sheriff Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son. He lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he’s back in town doesn’t mean he can waltz into her life—and Kevin’s. But Sarah can’t deny the feelings she still has for Tanner, or how her son is benefiting from his attention. 

When Tanner finds out the truth, what will he do?

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VikingFlame_AndreaR.Cooper03.07.16Title: Viking Flame

Bk 5 Viking Fire series

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Weblink: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Andrea R. Cooper

Cover artist: LM Creations

Release date: February 25, 2015

In Medieval times, Bram has agreed to a marriage of convenience with an Irish nobleman’s daughter. A marriage bargain is struck in exchange for land and his services fighting with the Laird Liannon’s clan against all rivals: Norsemen and Irish alike. However, Bram’s intended does not stir his heart. Not like the Laird’s daughter, Kaireen. Unknowingly, Kaireen has captured his Viking heart.

Somehow, he must not only convince the Laird to amend his marriage contract, but win the heart of the stubborn feisty Kaireen in this Viking historical romance.

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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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Calisa Rhose presents ~ the Montana Sky series #14authorspt2 #kindleworlds #mfrwauthor

MontanaSky_KW_postcard-5inx7in_smOsiyo~

As I said  on Wednesday’s post, I’ve invited fourteen wonderful authors to share their series with us this week. I’ll turn the round pen over to spokeswoman E. Ayers once more to finish sharing the books and the beautiful covers for each author. Because we know you are busy and have other blogs to visit (among other things), we’ve split these fourteen books in half to make it more convenient for you. Read on!😀

Waving hello to all your readers. I’m excited to be here and to tell you about something brand new! Amazon has a division called Kindle World, which is a wonderful place for fan fiction. For readers it’s a great place to read more on favorite characters and storylines. For writers it gives them a chance to write in another world.

Debra Holland created Morgan’s Crossing, Montana, a historical series of mail order bride books. Kindle World asked her if she’d add Morgan’s Crossing, to Kindle World. I believe this will be the first western historical world for Kindle World, Montana Sky Kindle World. And she asked her friends to go into this venture with her.

It’s been loads of fun writing in Debra’s world with authors I knew, such as Cynthia Woolf, and some I didn’t know until this project. We’ve each brought our own stories and characters, and set them into Debra’s world. We’ve borrowed each other’s characters and used Debra’s. We’ve traded bits and pieces of stories to be certain of accuracy.

I still can’t believe that I’ve collaborated with Caroline Clemmons. She’s an icon when it comes to romance books. She’s been putting out best selling books for years.

A little drum roll, please!

*****

PJ-MSPaty Jager Isaac http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKJQ

Historical western filled with steamy romance and the rawness of a growing country.

Alamayda Wagner’s life has left her cynical, but also vigilant, and that’s what propels her to Morgan’s Crossing, Montana in order to uncover the secrets her father took to his grave. She quickly discovers her only hope includes trusting Isaac Corum. That soon proves to be expensive, and not just financially.

The last thing Isaac Corum needs or wants is a snooty woman telling him he didn’t do enough to save her father, which is what her letter implied. He’d helped the man more than most people would have, and swears he won’t go out of his way like that again. He’ll meet her at the Sweetwater Springs train station, deliver her father’s belongings, and send her back the way she came.

But, dang it all, the woman doesn’t do a single blasted thing she’s told, and Isaac can’t just sit back and let her go traipsing off into the mountains alone…

*****

LC-B-MSLinda Carroll-Bradd: Laced by Love http://amzn.com/B01BL0HL4K

Seamstress Cinnia York wants more than performing with a traveling vaudeville troupe—she wants to put down roots. The day after the troupe arrives in tiny Morgan’s Crossing, the manager takes all the money and leaves town. By opening a dressmaker shop, Cinnia hopes to make the home she’s always wanted, but Nola, the older sister who has made the decisions for the orphaned sisters, disagrees.

Leather worker Nicolai Andrusha is living in hiding as Nic Andrews until the patent on his family’s tanning process is approved. Although he’s under a mandate to keep a low profile, he’s intrigued by the red-haired performer. Controversy arises when miners claim they paid the manager for private appointments with the female performers. Will Nicolai risk oppose his family obligation to help the stranded beauty who has caught his eye?

*****

PT-MSPatricia Thayer: Slater’s Bride http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKIC

A sweet romance set in Montana Territory in 1887 in a small mining town, Morgan’s Crossing.

Loretta Drennan learns about her stepfather’s plot to sicken her mother and take over the family business in Chicago. Letty flees to Montana in search of her brother, Johnny, to seek his help. Traveling alone, she meets Paul Slater who claims to own a ranch with Johnny as his partner. He offers to escort her on the two-day journey to their ranch in Morgan’s Crossing.

Hoping to out-run a looming snowstorm, they instead get stranded in a cabin. Days later they finally reach their destination. Reunited with her brother she pleads her case for him to return home. Johnny wants to help but his share of stocks will not give him the needed votes to gain control of the family company. Letty can only get her shares when she turns twenty-five or by marrying. Paul steps in to help by offering to wed his friend’s sister.

They plan a wedding, in name-only, but there are real underlying feelings. When left alone at the ranch house the truth begins to come out. But the honeymoon is interrupted when a stranger shows up and kidnaps the bride. Can Paul save the woman he’s fallen in love with before it’s too late?

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CG-MSCrystal Green: The Cowboy’s Secret http://amzn.com/B01BL0HL7M

A cowboy’s hidden heart…

Silent, strong Boone Ross has a secret, and after beautiful widow Lorena Bell arrives at the ranch where he works, that secret only grows, threatening to consume them both.

The past has always been a step behind Boone, but now it’s coming closer and closer. Is it time to run again, or will he stay and fight for a love that can bring him out of his self-imposed darkness?

This sweet 28,000 word novella takes place during Debra Holland’s BENEATH MONTANA’S SKY, while John Carter is back East choosing a bride.

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CWhite-MSCarré White: Wesley’s Unexpected Bride http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKSW

Widower Wesley Briggs is content to raise his son and work his ranch alone, until one of his cowhands, Rory Wise, who has already ordered a mail order bride, breaks his back in a fall. When Wesley fetches Rory’s bride from the station, he encounters a lovely, vulnerable woman.

After her father’s death, Frances Brewbaker and her four sisters must find husbands at once. Agreeing to move to Montana and marry a stranger, she embarks on the adventure. She is met at the depot, not by her intended, but by his employer, who she finds appealing and ruggedly handsome.

Faced with the prospect of losing her intended, Frances must decide if she will stay in the Montana Territory. The widower and his son, Jason, are much in need of a woman’s touch to soften their rough edges. Jason adores her, yet Wesley’s feelings are infinitely more complex, because he has fallen in love with Frances. Can he convince her to stay and marry him?

*****

KO-MSKirsten Osbourne: Mail Order Machinations http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKO6

Sisters Esther and Coral Carruthers realize they need to leave town quickly to escape the scandal of their father’s crime. Esther chooses to become a mail-order bride in faraway Montana Territory rather than face her former fiancé at every turn. The only problem is she must take her younger, and more capable sister, with her when she goes.

Brody Finnegan sends away for a mail-order bride and is thrilled when Esther answers his letter, not realizing she will be bringing her younger sister with her. He’s not happy when he spots the two of them together, but agrees to still marry Esther taking them both on. Will Esther and Brody be able to get past her initial deception and find love together? Or will having Coral involved ruin everything?

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LN-MSLouella Nelson: Rye’s Reprieve http://amzn.com/B01BLWL8X8

Gifted surgeon Rye Rawlins is trapped by a tragic secret so painful that he denies his profession and works as a miner in a gold mine. But saving people is second nature, whether its doctoring a man mauled by a mountain lion or battling a wolf to save a child.

Veterinarian and horse rancher Missouri Harper, the sole support for her three sisters and ailing aunt, must fight her attraction to the handsome miner, whose bravery puts her in his debt. To keep the land she has claimed for her family, she must remain a spinster for three years.Struggling against bitter winter weather, lack of provisions, and wild predators, Missouri vows to deny her love to protect her sisters’ legacy.

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How exciting do these seven sound? If you missed Wednesday’s post with the first seven, it’s here! Thanks you E. for offering all of these books to readers. :)

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Gambler’s Choice by Linda Nightingale #mfrwauthor #abouthorsepeopleforhorsepeople

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Today I have a special guest who is a new and very dear friend and fellow horsewoman who has been instrumental in helping me through an, at-times, unbearably intolerable week. Please welcome the multi-talented and lovely Linda Nightingale to the Ranch! She’s brought her new book to share. I absolutely LOVE this cover and can’t wait to read my copy of the book. Here’s Linda to share about the book.

Gambler’s Choice

By Linda Nightingale

A novel about people who love horses…

From The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Editor: Mary Harmony

Tagline:   An English aristocrat and a Virginia socialite go head-to-head—and feet-to-feet—in a battle over ownership of a very special horse.

Rating: Spicy

Digital Price: $4.99

Print Price: $16.99

Here’s a video trailer to enjoy in lieu of a blurb.😀

Gambler’s Choice:

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Rebecca McQuaid was in England for one reason.

To find the perfect match.

Size was important. Becca was a tall girl. Money was of no consequence whatsoever. Becca was a wealthy girl. Heart mattered most. He must have the heart to go the distance. She dreamed of a partnership that would last a lifetime. But looks did rank quite high on her list of priorities.

“I simply can’t ride an ugly horse. That would be like dating an ugly man.” Tossing her long blonde hair over her shoulder, she laughed and winked at her friend.

Meg shot her a frown, her tone accusing Becca of being an uncivilized colonist. “Rebecca McQuaid, you say the damnedest things.”

An appreciative chuckle turned her around to squint into the sun. A tall, elegant, dark figure of a man on a magnificent horse caught her imagination mid-stride. She couldn’t see the rider’s face, but she knew he’d overheard the exchange with her friend. He saluted her with a tap of his whip to the brim of his hat as he rode past. Excitement capered over her, and she smiled. The horse’s muscled, blood bay rump glistened. The stallion was sixteen-two hands, fit and impeccably groomed.

“Nice buns. That one’s good-looking enough for me.” She elbowed her friend. “Who is it?”

Meg shaded her eyes. “Gambler’s Choice and Austen Heath. Both horse and rider satisfy your criteria, my dear girl.”

“The horse is handsome.” She wished she had gotten a better look at the bay, but he was a mahogany blaze in the morning sun. “Are you telling me the rider is?”

“That’s the general consensus, but Austen hides in that rambling, dark mansion of his.” Meg studied the pair picking up a trot along the arena. “Fierce competitors. Hard to beat at Intermediate. We’ll see how they handle Advanced.”

“An Advanced horse?” Becca wriggled her shoulders. “I’m in the market.”

“Look elsewhere.” Meg’s finger jutted at Becca’s nose. “Austen won’t sell Gambler for love or money. Guaranteed. Not even for the kind of money you’re willing to spend.”

“Meggie.” She linked arms with her friend. “Everything has a price.”

Meg balked like a donkey. “You’re in a different world, princess.”

“Well, not everything. Love doesn’t have a price.” Pain wrenched her heart as a memory of the breakup with Daniel flashed through her mind. The hurt was too fresh to even think of another man. “But I’m not in the market for love.”

Becca had found that the best way to protect her heart was to play spoiled little rich girl. She had that part down pat, and, as Winston Churchill had said, There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. She was looking for a horse to fall in love with and help mend her broken heart.

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Linda and Bonito perform a Musical Freestyle to Phantom of the Opera

Linda and Bonito perform a Musical Freestyle to Phantom of the Opera

From the time I was born, I was in love with horses. Every Christmas, I’d rush to the window to see if there was a pony tied to a tree. Sadly, there never was until my parents moved to a small farm near where we’d formerly lived. Then they bought me a black paint gelding I named First Fling. I was thirteen at the time. From that beginning, after I married, I went on to breed Egyptian Arabians and later the magnificent Andalusian horse. My stallion Bonito was three times National Champion.

So, it was predestined that at some time I would write a book about horses and the people who love them. I can testify that this love can be one to distraction! I had never participated in 3-Day Eventing, a very demanding and dangerous sport, but my friend in Florida was an eventer. If I ran into a problem with the technical information, I called Helen. She’d walk me through the event. I didn’t ramble off into too much detail because I didn’t want to bore the non-horsey reader. The techniques of the half-pass, the shoulder-in, and the canter pirouette are probably not familiar to most people outside the horse aficionado.

LindaNightingaleGambler’s Choice is the name of a jumping class in a horse show. I think that name and the excitement of that race against the clock inspired the book. In this class, each team (horse and rider) that makes a clean round goes on to the next. The fences are raised, and again they must beat the best time of other entries. A sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of experience.

I named the equine star after the class. Though the book is a romantic suspense, the story is really about two people who love one horse. Becca is willing to pay any amount for Gambler’s Choice. Austen is not going to sell his best friend for any price. Perhaps, a horse person is the only one who’d understand how dramatic this conflict is.

I love to chat with readers so come see me at these locations around cyberland.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNightingale

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaNightingaleAuthor

Buy Link: print http://ow.ly/YaLsh or digital http://ow.ly/YaLFD

Web Site: http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.

Blog: https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ – Lots of interesting guests & prizes

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4839311.Linda_Nightingale

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lbnightingale1/

Book Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03972_A_5-Y

Thank you for visiting and sharing GC with my readers today, Linda. I can’t wait for news on future projects!

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ the Montana Sky series #14authorspt1 #kindleworlds #mfrwauthor

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I’ve invited fourteen wonderful authors to share their series with us this week. I’ll turn the round pen over to spokeswoman E. Ayers to tell you about these books and to share the beautiful covers created for each author. Because we know you are busy and have other blogs to visit, too, we’ll show half today and half another day. Read on!😀

Waving hello to all your readers. I’m excited to be here and to tell you about something brand new! Amazon has a division called Kindle World, which is a wonderful place for fan fiction. For readers it’s a great place to read more on favorite characters and storylines. For writers it gives them a chance to write in another world.

Debra Holland created Morgan’s Crossing, Montana, a historical series of mail order bride books. Kindle World asked her if she’d add Morgan’s Crossing, to Kindle World. I believe this will be the first western historical world for Kindle World, Montana Sky Kindle World. And she asked her friends to go into this venture with her.

It’s been loads of fun writing in Debra’s world with authors I knew, such as Cynthia Woolf, and some I didn’t know until this project. We’ve each brought our own stories and characters, and set them into Debra’s world. We’ve borrowed each other’s characters and used Debra’s. We’ve traded bits and pieces of stories to be certain of accuracy.

I still can’t believe that I’ve collaborated with Caroline Clemmons. She’s an icon when it comes to romance books. She’s been putting out best selling books for years.

A little drum roll, please!

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EA-MSE. Ayers: Loving Matilda http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKHS

Matilda “Matt” Berwyn, forced to live disguised as a boy in a mining town, longs to escape and blossom into the female she’s always wanted to be. But her desire to leave Morgan’s Crossing escalates when she realizes she’s being stalked.

Stockyard hand Zeke Hillerman knows her secret and has fallen in love with her. He helps her flee to his parents’ home in the east to learn to be a lady, while he struggles to start his own ranch. As Matilda grapples with Victorian expectations of young women, Zeke’s plans for their future unravel, and he realizes that the cost of her ticket out of Morgan’s Crossing may have been his own heart.

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CW-MSCynthia Woolf: Thorpe’s Mail Order Bride http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKL4

Lena DuBois never knew her father until he suddenly reappeared in her life to tell her he’s arranged for her to marry one of his business partners. Lena flees, deciding to become a mail-order bride, where at least she’s the one doing the choosing. Her future husband, John Thorpe, has requested a woman of good moral character which Lena considers herself to be. The problem is her mother is the most celebrated madam in all New Orleans. What will happen if he discovers her secret?

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CC-MSCaroline Clemmons: Amanda’s Rancher http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKPK

One desperate young woman.
A chance meeting.
A life-changing outcome.

Growing up in a brothel, Mara O’Sullivan battled public disdain and contempt, but always remained kind-hearted and gracious. After testifying against vicious bank robbers, her life is threatened and Mara must find sanctuary far from everything she knows.

One train ride changes her life as she fatefully meets a half-sister and a niece she never knew existed. But when circumstances end her sister’s life, Mara makes a promise that she’ll raise her niece as her own and take her sister’s place as Preston Kincaid’s mail-order-bride. As Mara and Preston grow closer, their marriage no longer seems like a ruse, but a relationship of love, passion, and desire.

Mara’s past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself in danger—will her new husband forgive Mara’s deceit and protect her as his own?

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MF-MSMerry Farmer: The Wild Bride http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKS2

Minnie Faraday is clever, daring, and out of control. When she finally goes too far, her parents hatch a plan to send her up to Morgan’s Crossing to marry the man she’s been in love with since she was a little girl. It’s the perfect plan to settle and ground her, and one her parents are sure will bring happiness to everyone involved.

One problem… They neglected to tell Minnie about the plan before shipping her off.

Freddy Chance always had a soft spot for the bright, adventurous girl who followed him around through his youth, but marriage is the furthest thing from his mind. He has made a life for himself as a mechanic in Morgan’s Crossing, in spite of a mining injury that slowed him down. Minnie doesn’t fit into his plans, but, feeling a sense of obligation, he’s willing to entertain the idea of marriage.

But when the beautiful and very grown up Minnie steps off the stage, what was once innocent affection blossoms into passion. Only, Minnie isn’t finished getting into trouble, and this time her life and Freddy’s are on the line.

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KM-MSKit Morgan: Anson’s Mail Order Bride http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKQY

When Anson Jones discovers one of the men who embezzled money from his family’s company hid the loot near Morgan’s Crossing in Montana Territory, he leaves Oregon and travels there under the guise of setting up a horse ranch. Then all he has to do is wait for the culprit to slink into town, dig up the money, and have him arrested. There’s only one problem. Anson just sent train fare to the Pettigrew Bridal Agency for his mail-order bride! He can’t bring a woman into such danger and telegraphs the agency to stop everything. But when his message to Mrs. Pettigrew is altered, she thinks he wants her to send his bride to Montana! Misunderstandings, a loony villain, plenty of romance and a few surprises make for a fun romp.

*****

SylviaMcDaniel-MSSylvia McDaniel: Faith http://amzn.com/B01BL0HL40

Trent Anderson is bound and determined to protect his young daughter from the fate of his late wife, refusing to allow her to end up like a bored socialite ruled by wealth and prestige. When his father sends for a woman to take over his daughter’s academic training as well as her feminine etiquette, Trent refuses to bow down to his father’s wishes.

Until he sees the beautiful and elegant teacher exit the train…
She just might be what his daughter needs–and what he desires.

Still dreaming of independence and self-worth that don’t require her to be shackled to any man, Faith Warren denies her attraction to the rugged cowboy–as she dreams of starting her own girls’ school. But once she starts falling hard for the Montana rancher, she must decide between what her heart wants and where her convictions guide her. Can she find a way to give her heart to the man who teaches her about home and family, while still holding firm to her beliefs?

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CH-MSCassie Hayes: Hope on the Horizon http://amzn.com/B01BL0HKJ6

When tragedy strikes, love blooms…

Jasper Eaton couldn’t be happier with his life. Despite having the deck stacked against him since the day he was born, he beat the odds and found himself a home in Morgan’s Crossing, Montana. He has friends, a farm and a future brighter than the stars in the night sky. Nope, he couldn’t be happier.

Or could he?

Cora Winters is a good girl who always does what she’s told. When she’s forced to marry an older man headed west, she never dreams she’ll end up widowed, injured and left for dead by the side of the road.

After Jasper rescues her, Cora proves to be a charming helpmate on his farm as she recovers. But it won’t last long. For the first time in her life, Cora must choose her own path. She could settle in Montana or continue on to her homestead in Hope Springs. But heading to Idaho would mean leaving Jasper behind because he would never give up his farm.

Or would he?

As their friendship blossoms, they each dare to dream of a better life together. When Cora’s past comes back to haunt them both, a gunman’s bullet threatens to kill their future before it even begins.

Hope on the Horizon is the prequel to the Western Sunset series, set in the fictional town of Hope Springs, Idaho. Look for the first book in the series in April, 2016.

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How exciting do these seven sound? Come back Saturday for the other seven! Thanks you E. for offering these books to readers.:)

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #February2016 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

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It’s February already, the month dedicated to love and romance. Here on the Ranch it’s time again for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen. 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 https://calisarhose.com/say-hey/. :)

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Title: 3 Wishes-

A Candy Hearts Romance

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Weblink: www.peggyjaeger.com

Genre: Contemporary romance

Heat Level: 1- sensual

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: RJ Morris

Release date: February 8, 2016

Valentine’s Day is chocolatier Chloe San Valentino’s favorite day of the year. Not only is it the busiest day in her candy shop, Caramelle de Chloe, but it’s also her birthday. Chloe’s got a birthday wish list for the perfect man she pulls out every year: he’d fall in love with her in a heartbeat, he’d be someone who cares about people, and he’d have one blue eye and one green eye, just like her. So far, Chloe’s fantasy man hasn’t materialized, despite the matchmaking efforts of her big, close-knit Italian family. But this year for her big 3-0 birthday, she just might get her three wishes.

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Cinderella'sEnchantedNight_AmberDaulton02.01.16Title: Cinderella’s Enchanted Night

bk 4, Cinderella Body Club series

Author: Amber Daulton

Weblink: amberdaultonauthor.blogspot.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 2- Sensual

Publisher: Books to Go Now

Cover artist: Books to Go Now

Release date: May 20, 2015

Annalise Gallagher wanted Elijah Burleigh. Plain and simple. She’d watched him from afar for months, her friends called her ‘his own personal stalker’, and then she made a wish on a magic pendant for a full-body makeover. Transformed into the gorgeous knockout she’d always wanted to be, she asked Elijah out on a date and wore a haute couture gown straight from Paris to his friend’s wedding. 
With just twenty-four hours on the clock, her enchanted night faded into the morning hours and everything crashed down around her. Annalise harbored a shameful secret and Elijah demanded the truth with the veil of magic gone. 
The truth, however, could destroy her fragile confidence and push him away forever.

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Title: Heart-Strong

Author: Bonnie McCune

Weblink: www.BonnieMcCune.com/

Genre: Traditional romance

Heat Level: 1-sweet

Publisher: Prism Book Group

Cover artist: Joan Alley

Release date: 2013

Headstrong. Rachel Kinsey fits the description perfectly. The divorced soccer mom may be ditzy and as sympathetic to losers as a charity, but she knows what she wants. A man completely different from her unreliable ex-husband and the outrageous characters she’s usually doomed to attract.

 Enter Jim Landers, the ideal candidate. An accidental encounter introduces her to the tall, dark attorney who loves soccer and kids. The only problem? He’s not prepared for a ready-made family and a woman as comfortable as a beloved sweater rather than a beauty queen. A woman whose kindness, enthusiasm for life, and unguarded honesty may disturb a man who values order, perfection, and serenity. Jim turns to the flawless yet distant Donna as a substitute for Rachel.

 She should show him how much he means to her, but rejection from an absent father and a capricious ex-husband may have ruined Rachel’s ability to connect to Jim. Will she risk herself, her son and their future by revealing how much Jim means to her?

 A touching, tender tale full of gentle humor, about thinking too much and feeling too little. Rachel must learn to be heart-strong in order to find her soul mate.

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RichGirl_JoanneSexton02.01.16Title: Rich Girl,

Bk #1, Saucy Girls Series

Author: Joanne Sexton

Weblink: www.josextonbooks.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: Tirgearr Publishing

Release date: June 26, 2015

There’s a fine line between love, obsession, and hate.

Chelsea Summerville has a stalker who is kidnapping and murdering women resembling her, just to carve them up with a message. Judged unfairly by the sociopath, Chelsea fears for her life.
The murders sting Detective Lucas Hudson’s raw nerves. In order to save Chelsea, they become partners, intimate partners. Lucas recalls the past, determined to prevent the mayhem unfolding, and this time to stop a killer before he loses the woman he loves.

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TheOtherSide-Trent'sStory_StarrGardinier02.01.16Title: The Other Side: Trent’s Story

Bk 2, Other Side series

Author: Starr Gardinier

Weblink: www.QueenWriter.com

Genre: Paranormal

Heat Level: 1 sweet

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: The Wild Rose Press

Release date: January 22, 2016

Melinda James is finally out of Skyview Haven—an asylum where she was confined for years—and is living her life, free at last. However, things are not going as planned; harassed by unexplained paranormal experiences, she doesn’t feel safe in her own home. And when she turns to her best friend Trent for help and support, she is surprised to find her feelings for him have grown far beyond a simple friendship.

Trent Miller isn’t prepared to fight evil, but he will do whatever it takes to save Melinda from an evil entity that is seeking revenge for past events. Armed with knowledge gleaned from television shows, a team of paranormal investigators, and the prayers of family and friends, he is ready to face anything.

The question is, does he tell her about his feelings for her before or after he fights a battle with evil for Melinda’s very soul?

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Title: The Untouchable

Author: Gina Rossi

Weblink: http://www.ginaginarossi.wix.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Gina Rossi

Cover artist: www.humblenations.com

Release date: November 2015

Creative introvert, Rosemary Hamilton, lives day by day, her fragile existence disrupted when she acquires celebrity neighbour, Marco Dallariva, charismatic world-champion motorcycle racer who lives life on the edge. Their initial meetings are disastrous. Opposites, clearly, do not attract even if they share troubled ground. When Rosy knocks Marco off his motorbike in the driveway of his secluded home, there’s hell to pay-but also a spark of undeniable attraction. Rosy is puzzled by her deep anxiety when Marco goes missing, and, when he finds himself desperate in an emergency, he immediately turns to Rosy. To share Marco’s life, Rosy changes her own. Always in his shadow, without freedom or privacy, friends or family, she exists beyond her comfort zone. Against all odds, the relationship flourishes-but cruel, life-changing secrets have nowhere to hide. Are Marco and Rosy heading for a win? Or will they wipe out in the face of a devastating, impossible choice?

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WBWM_GSS02.01.16Title: When Black Women Fall (Promo tour)

Author: Various

Weblink: www.whenblackwomenfall.com

Heat Level: 1-4

(level 5 inc., but not promoted specifically)

Genre: Various

Publisher: Heartspell Media

Release Date: February 8-14, 2016

Romance novels featuring African American heroines in the contemporary, historical, paranormal, new adult, and erotica genres.

Romance novels are increasingly featuring heroes and heroines of color, from Courtney Milan’s Brothers Sinister series to Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. As society and its citizens increase in diversity so does the market. With more and more authors bypassing publishers and uploading these colorful romances on their own, starved readers now have a buffet of books to choose from.

When black women fall in love it’s a sign of the times in these contemporary offerings.

In Farrah Rochon’s “All You Can Handle” love was the last thing professional pastry chef Sonny White was looking for, but she finds it in a sleepy town with a motorcycle riding hottie.

In Lena Hart’s “Because You Love Me” when an old desire is reawakened Sabrina will discover that even an imperfect love can triumph over all.

In Xio Axelrod’s “Falling Stars” Hollywood actress’ Val Saunders finds her career skyrocketing which makes her real-life attraction to her on-screen love interest come at the worst possible time.

In Ines Johnson’s “Pumpkin: a Cindermama Story” having given up on fairytales after falling for her toad of an ex, Pumpkin is afraid to take a chance on a prince charming who comes to her rescue.

In Kim Golden’s “Maybe Baby” Laney must choose between the man who offers her financial security and the one who makes her mind and body sing.

In Victoria H. Smith’s “The Space Between” Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles, namely a man  who lights a fire inside of her that challenges everything she thought she wanted.

In Christina C. Jones’ “Inevitable Conclusions” Friends? Lovers? Both? For Kora and Tariq, those lines have been blurred for a long time.

When black women fall in love it’s a magical affair as you’ll find in these paranormal stories of love.

In L Penelope’s “Angelborn” he gave up eternity for love… and lost. Will Maia be his second chance?

In Laverne Thompson’s “Angel Rising” Thalya, a soulless creature, meets her match when she hungers for the love of the man assigned to hunt her.

When black women fall in love it’s a defining moment as you’ll find in this historical romance.

In Piper Huguley’s “The Preacher’s Promise” Amanda Stewart aims to teach newly freed slaves, but meets with the resistance from the town preacher. Can these two put aside their differences and come together?

When black women fall in love it’s full of growing pains as you’ll see in this new adult romance.

In Twyla Turner’s “Chasing Day” Daylen is the shy cellist who falls in love with her best friend who also happens to be the popular quarterback.

n Rebekah Weatherspoon’s “So Sweet” Kayla is shocked when the sexy billionaire she meets on an online dating app turns out to be a dream in and outside of the bedroom.

In honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History month, check out one or all of these romances.

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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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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!its-a-party-happy-birthday-tena-stetler-freebook-mfrwauthor-candyheartsromance

And the winners are….. Barbara White Daille! Wooot!!!!! Tena will get your copy of Charm Me out to you so be sure to watch your email.

The lucky winner of Risk Factors is… Darcy Lundeen!!!!! Yippeeee!!!! Watch your email sugar and I’ll get your gift to you too.

Thanks to everyone for visiting us this weekend! I appreciate you all so much!

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Welcome one and all! Grab a beverage of choice, something sweet and sinful. No-no, not the men. What’s the matter with you? You know the hands-on rules… The guest gets first pick!😉 Take a comfy seat for another, or a first, spin in the Round Pen.

I know it’s Friday Fanfare day, but it’s also my guest’s birthday today so we’re mixing it up a tad with a character interview, rather than the usual author one.😀 I’m thrilled to welcome my wonderfully talented guest today, Tena Stetler, who is sharing her new book, Charm Me with us! Don’t you think the cover is precious? And keep reading fans, because it’s YOU who get the gift.

Please show ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Tena some real Ranch love once again! Happy birthday, Tena!!!

First I need to ask, how did the writer’s journey begin for you, Tena?
tena7 300-2Paranormal romance, cozy mysteries and romantic suspense are what I enjoy writing and reading. I admit to having an over-active imagination, which helps in the paranormal realm. As a tween, I wrote my first vampire romance to the chagrin of my mother, but my friends loved them. Colorado is home, that I share with my husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-two -year-old box turtle. On cold, snowy winter evenings I love to curl up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
You can check out my writing endeavors or what’s on the horizon for me on my website http://www.tenastetler.com, which includes my blog.

That’s enough about me. I believe I see Summer and Devlin at the door. They are the hero and heroine of Charm Me, my new release, A Candy Hearts Romance from The Wild Rose Press.

Welcome, Summer. Devlin, thanks for stopping by. Who’s this you brought with you?

“That’s Piper, she’s my canine companion.”

“And damn fine guard dog.” Devlin added.

“Yeah, but you won her over.” Summer said.

“As with most things female.” Devlin barely got the sentence out of his mouth before he roared with laughter.

“Oh, I don’t know, I’m pretty partial to you.” Summer bumped hips with him and grinned.

(Tena intervenes) Hey Devlin, tell us a little about life after being a Navy SEAL What do you miss most about it?

(Calisa) “Would you like a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate?”

“Coffee for me,” Devlin said.

“Hot Chocolate, please.” Summer added.

He walked over to the couch, waited for Summer to sit down then settled in beside her, his arm across the back of the couch behind her. “I enjoy the ability to plan my life without waiting for complications. Being there for my dad, now that mom’s gone. He lives in Montana with my sister and the twins. My brother lives in Canada. Always being on high alert wears on your body, I hate to admit it, but it’s a young man’s profession. Well, to be at the top of your game, anyway. Anything less and you’re a danger to yourself and your team. But I miss the comradery, the thrill, if you will and some of the guys got delicious care packages.” Devlin reached out and took the steaming mugs from Calisa. Handing the hot chocolate to Summer.

But the secret missions. Was that exciting, can you tell us a little about that?

“Nope, that’s classified.” Devlin took a sip of coffee, sat the mug on a table, and leaned back on the couch.Summer shifted in her seat, wrapped her hands around the mug and peered at him. “But you’re no slouch in the kitchen. When you cooked me dinner at your place, the home-made lasagna and garlic bread was fantastic. The Tiramisu was to die for. That Valentine’s Day dessert – um—Cinnamon Maple Twist, I believe you called it, was scrumptious.” Summer licked her lips.

Devlin’s lips twitched. “A man’s got to eat. Seriously, my mom, who was Italian, insisted that my brother, sister and I learn to cook. She called it survival skills. Each one of us cooked a meal during the week. She and dad graded us on it. It became a competition, so we all turned out to be reasonable cooks. Never had much time to hone the skill until I retired.”

“Summer what attracted you to Devlin?”

Summer raised a brow, a slow smile curved her lips as she looked him up and down. She waved a hand toward him. “The whole package, look at him. Well defined muscles, chiseled facial features, a smooth deep voice, like warm honey.” She fanned herself with her hand. “He doesn’t take no for an answer. And Piper liked him — eventually.” The dog was curled up obediently, at Summer’s feet, Piper’s head on her paws, eyes wary. She leaned into Summer’s hand when she reached down and scratched the dog’s ears affectionately.

Devlin flexed his muscles and grinned. “Gee I feel like a piece of meat on display.”

“When I took the yoga instructor position as far from home as possible, I thought I’d left magic behind. But it was his mysterious magic signature that also attracted me. Didn’t know…” Summer paused.

The watch on Devlin’s arm beeped. “Looks like we need to wind this up, we have an appointment shortly.”

“Then let me ask one last question. Devlin, what attracted you to Summer?”

Devlin wiggled his eyebrows. “It was her no-nonsense attitude, great sense of humor, and I’d never known a witch before that was intriguing. Even when I wasn’t with her, she danced around the edges of my thoughts. I’d had two failed long term relationships and had sworn off women. But there was something about her. The rest, as they say, is history.” He leaned over, kissed her, lingering for a long moment, then stood up. “Got to go. It was nice meeting everyone.”

“Yes, it was,” Summer nodded as Devlin wrapped a strong arm around her waist, motioned for the dog to follow.

(Calisa) Thank you both for dropping by today to help celebrate Tena’s birthday.

“Happy Birthday, Tena!” Summer and Devlin said in unison.

Well, I guess now would be a good time to tell you a little more about Charm Me.

Blurb:

Summer Dawn Riley’s an extraordinary elemental witch whose troubled past haunts her. She’s created a calm life for herself teaching yoga and keeping people at a distance. Her life takes a one eighty degree turn when she enrolls in a women’s weapons class and meets ruggedly handsome Devlin Sawyer.

Devlin, a former Navy Seal, has sworn off women after two long-term failed relationships, but there is no denying his attraction to Summer. She intrigues him like no other woman ever has. Despite her attempts to ignore him, Summer is drawn to Devlin. His magic signature is strong, but he’s no warlock. Will Valentine’s Day magic find them a future together?perf5.000x8.000.indd

Excerpt:

Getting to her feet, she brushed the dust from her black yoga pants, tugged at the bottom of her bright orange tunic, and flipped the light switch on. A soft glow of florescent lighting flooded the large room, soothing Summer’s nerves. Guess she would never be the same carefree individual she was before the incident. Oh, shake it off. You’re safe and it’s time to get on with life. “Come on Pip, let’s get this place open.”

A massive stone fireplace towered in the corner. She picked up an arm full of wood and flung it in the general direction. Logs landed in the fire pit and neatly arranged themselves in a tepee shape. With a magic flick of her finger toward the hearth, flames raced up the aspen logs. “That’s better.”

She raised her arms, about to send the yoga mats back to their proper place when the heavy wooden front door creaked open. Piper rushed toward the door, teeth bared and a growl rumbled in her throat. Summer whirled around and yelped as Devlin ambled into the room, black hair tousled and glistening with melting snowflakes. His nonchalance at the dog’s approach surprised her as he slowed to a stop. Piper sniffed around him, backed up a few inches, then stood at alert in front of Devlin.

“You scared the bejeebers out of me.” Summer held her hand to her chest as her heart thundered. “What are you doing here?”

“Call your guard dog off and I’ll tell you.” The corners of Devlin’s mouth curved up into a smile, a faint light twinkled in the depths of his dark eyes.

“Piper, leave it…come.” The dog gave Devlin a last sideways glance, trotted back to Summer and sat at her side.

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“Where can readers find you and your books, Tena?” Calisa asked.

“I’ve listed them below:

http://amzn.com/B018L2U904
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6579
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/charm-me
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charm-me-tena-stetler/1123082834?ean=2940157816506

Website http://www.tenastetler.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/TenaStetler

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tena.stetler

Is there anything else you want to share or add?
Yes, you can find all the Candy Hearts Romances on my website as they are released. http://www.tenastetler.com/authors-secrets/
There is also a chance to win a Kindle Fire, from The Wild Rose Press, so make sure and stop by. Thanks so much for having us Calisa. It was a fun time.

Thank you so much for sharing Charm Me, Tena! Summer and Devlin sound delightful. Wishing you much luck with your book and writing. I am so thrilled you came back to visit us here at the Ranch.

Here’s the gift part. For Tena’s birthday bash I’m offering one copy of my book Risk Factors! All you have to do to be entered for our drawing is *leave your email with a comment. Thanks for coming to meet Tena, Summer and Devlin!

Dodadagohvi~

*All winners chosen by Random.org after 9 p.m. the day after this post goes live, and announced right here. Winner has 48 hours to contact me with an email address, if no email is left in a comment, before a new winner is chosen.

Calisa Rhose presents ~ The Connection Between Urban Fantasy and Romance #MeganMorgan #mfrwauthor

I’m turning the Round Pen over to my special guest today. Please welcome author, Megan Morgan! She’s here to enlighten us on the post title.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN URBAN FANTASY AND ROMANCE

Hello everyone! I’m happy to be here today on the Ranch and want to first thank Calisa for having me.

I’m always eager to chat and make new friends! My name is Megan Morgan and I’m an urban fantasy and paranormal romance author—I also write a bit of contemporary erotic romance on the side. You could say that’s my ‘naughty’ side. I’m an author with Lyrical/Kensington and last year was the debut of my Siren Song urban fantasy series with them.

I’m here today to talk about the connection between urban fantasy and romance. Some people say urban fantasy is a subcategory of science fiction while others feel it’s a subcategory of romance. Sometimes urban fantasy is even relabeled as paranormal romance. Much urban fantasy out there today does involve a romantic subplot, even if the main focus is on something else.

In my series, my heroine June Coffin has a lot on her plate, but she also finds herself in a romantic triangle with two very different men. June is a siren living in a world where paranormal people exist, are acknowledged by the general population, and are scientifically studied—sometimes, to nefarious ends. June tries to keep her power low-key and stay away from all the politics and science, until her brother is taken hostage by a shady scientific institute in Chicago and she has to rescue him.

June must find some help to do this, however. She meets Micha Bellevue, a non-paranormal human who advocates for paranormal rights. Micha is a sweet, wholesome, handsome, good guy, who is fascinated with June and her slightly less wholesome, spunky, punkish ways. However, there’s one huge problem—Micha’s wife has just been murdered, but he has no memory of it, or of her, because June accidentally erased his memory with her power.

She also meets Sam Haain, the brash and outspoken leader of a paranormal group that believes humans and paranormals shouldn’t mix—and that scientists certainly shouldn’t be studying paranormal people. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome type with big ambitions and an even bigger mouth. He thinks June would be much better suited in his corner, fighting the good fight at his side.

At first June has misgivings about both of them, for many obvious and not-so-obvious reasons, and she’s much more focused on saving her brother and getting out of Chicago. However, as the series progresses, feelings blossom and she finds herself torn between them. Even in the upcoming third book, on the surface she appears to have made her choice, but deep down, she really hasn’t.

So, does this make my particular series a subcategory of romance? There’s certainly a lot of emotions involved as the story unfolds, and romance does bloom. However, the story doesn’t always focus on the relationships, so does that mean it’s not romance?

I think it’s up to the reader to decide. Fans of urban fantasy probably have a lot of opinions on the matter. As for myself, I like urban fantasy that has a romance subplot. Some say urban fantasy tends to be sexier and racier than typical romance, but again, I think this depends on reading tastes and the author.

How about you? Do you think urban fantasy fits in the romance category, or do you think it’s something else? I’d love to hear your opinions! Comment and you’ll be entered to win an e-copy of the first book in the Siren Song series, The Wicked City.
BLURB FOR THE WICKED CITY (Siren Song #1)SS1_MM01.19.16
She’s got a voice to die for…
Whatever June Coffin says, goes—literally. And it’s not just because she’s a chain smoking rebel. As a Siren, June has the ability to force people to obey any command she voices. But in a world where those with supernatural powers quickly become lab rats for science, she’d rather look out for herself than fight on the front lines…until her similarly gifted twin brother, Jason, is captured by Chicago’s Institute of Supernatural Research.
To save Jason, June has no choice but to enter a hidden world of conspiracy, murder—and strange bedfellows—including a widowed paranormal advocate whose memory June accidentally erased, and a fiery paranormal separatist leader. Soon the lines between attraction and strategic alliance become blurred. But in a city exploding with paranormal crossfire, and her brother’s life at stake, June will have to face her inner demons and finally take a stand.
Read the first chapter.
WHERE TO BUY:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | All Romance Ebooks | iTunes | Google Play
BLURB FOR THE BLOODY CITY (Siren Song #2)SS2_MM01.19.16
On the run…
It’s been four months since the head of the Institute of Supernatural Research was murdered. But that doesn’t mean June Coffin is out of hiding yet. In a world where being different can get you killed, it’s best to keep a low profile. Especially for a Siren who can control other people with the call of her voice. That goes double if your powers might be inexplicably growing…
On the hunt…
But June isn’t the only one trying to clear her name. There’s Sam, the charismatic paranormal rights leader, and Micha, the first human on record to go paranormal. All of them must bargain with a mysterious vampire named Occam Reed if they want to stay alive.
Out of time…
As tensions increase between humans and paranormals, June must decide who to trust. If only she could hear the song inside her heart…
Read the first chapter.
WHERE TO BUY:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play | All Romance Ebooks
BLURB FOR THE BURNING CITY (Siren Song #3)SS3_MM01.19.16
When the smoke clears, who will be left standing?
Tattoo artist June Coffin has another, more hidden talent: she’s a Siren who can influence people with the sound of her voice. But in the wake of a murder and shake-up at the Institute of Supernatural Research, her own powers are starting to kill her. The only chance she has of saving herself—as well as her kidnapped brother and best friend—is to become a vampire. But joining the ranks of the vengeful vamp, Occam Reed, is the last thing June wants to do.
Occam isn’t the only danger June needs to worry about. Power hungry telepath Robbie Beecher will stop at nothing to gain control over Chicago. He’ll destroy anyone who gets in his way—and June’s lover, Sam, is high on the hit list since his bid for Mayor. With the city and June’s heart being pulled in different directions, it’s only a matter of time before the powder keg explodes…and time isn’t something June has much of left. With a city on fire, can she rise from its ashes?
Available July 5, 2016
WHERE TO PRE-ORDER:
Amazon | B&N | Google | iTunes | Kobo

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MeganMorgan01.19.16AUTHOR BIO:
Megan Morgan is a multi-published award winning urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and erotica author from Cleveland, Ohio. RWA member, bartender by day, and purveyor of things that go bump in the night, she’s trying to turn writing into her day job so she can be on the other side of the bar for a change. Hailing from the often-wintry shores of Lake Erie, she lives with an attention-seeking cat and her adult son, both of which shed too much.
Website: http://www.meganmorganauthor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/morgan_romance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megan.morgan.author
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/116773473236786103709/about
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mmorganauthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8380732.Megan_Morgan
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Megan-Morgan/e/B00LBHTUSE/

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Well, these definitely sounds exciting, Megan, and those covers are to sing for!😉 To make her visit even better, did you notice up there ^ that Megan is offering one ecopy of THE WICKED CITY (Siren Song #1) to a lucky commenter who leaves their email for her. Believe me, I wish I could qualify to win this one! :lol:  *She will randomly draw the winner by nine p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) night, so get your email registered by commenting now!😀

As usual, I want to thank Megan for dropping by and all of you who visit her. Please don’t forget to Like and share this post from any of the many buttons provided above.:)

*If no email is available for contact, and the winner doesn’t respond in the comments with one within 24 hours, Megan will draw another winner, so be sure to check back often to see if you’ve won.:)

Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #january2016 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!!!!!

I hope you all had a fabulous 2015 and look forward to a bright 2016. Here on the Ranch it’s that time again, the time for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen. Things got so busy and hectic around here that I was forced to skip UCM for December. I’m making those up this month, so please, enjoy more awesome cover art and 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 https://calisarhose.com/say-hey/. :)

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BeneathTheLake_CasiMcLean01.04.16Title: Beneath the Lake

Author: Casi McLean

Weblink: casimclean.com

Genre: Romantic suspense/

Time Travel/Historical

Heat Level: 2– sensual

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: August 5, 2015

A ghost town submerged beneath Atlanta’s famous man-made Lake Lanier reportedly traps victims in a watery grave. But when Lacey Montgomery’s car spins out of control and hurtles into the depths of the icy, black lake, she awakens in the arms of a handsome stranger, in a place she’s never heard of—thirty-four years before she was born.

The desperation to find her way home dissolves as Lacey falls in love with a town destined to be erased from the face of the Earth, and Bobby Reynolds, the man who vows to protect it. When Bobby suddenly disappears, Lacey must tangle with treacherous bootleggers and discover the key to the mysterious portal before time runs out and leaves the star-crossed lovers to wander forever through a ghost town buried beneath the lake.

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Beautiful girl in a white dress

Beautiful girl in a white dress

Title: Cinderella Treasure Trove

Author: The Glass Slipper Sisterhood /15

Weblink: www.facebook.com/groups/482493158588214

Genre: Multi

Heal Level: 1-4- Multi levels

Publisher: Books To Go Now

Cover Art: Rebekah R. Ganiere

Release date: January 1, 2016

A collection of fifteen romance authors have written retellings of the Cinderella story. From tear-jerking heartaches, nail-biting suspense, haunting magic, bubbly chick lit humor and dream-come-true romance, we’ve got something for every reader! We’ve compiled excerpts from each story into one free  volume, the upcoming “Cinderella Treasure Trove,” which we’ve filled with recipes and ideas to inspire your next party. We launched this volume on New Year’s Eve. To highlight this treasure trove, as well as our individual titles, we’ve crafted a book trailer which we hope you might enjoy.

*Learn more about these individual books here http://ow.ly/WA1CJ and here http://ow.ly/WA1Fo in a special 2-part blog appearance. The trailer can be found on Youtube at https://youtu.be/9iQeoybSd0o?list=PLMxj85qIUzd9IY9GYRNRXPTgmbcsOYCFE

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DarknessRising_LisaCarlisle01.04.16Title: Darkness Rising

Chateau Seductions 0.5

Author: Lisa Carlisle

Weblink: www.lisacarlislebooks.com

Genre: paranormal romance

Heat Level: 2- sensual

Publisher: Lisa Carlisle

Cover artist: Lisa Carlisle

Release date: July 9, 2015

Antoine Chevalier harbors a secret. Born a gargoyle shifter, he wants nothing more than to cultivate his art. His hard work pays off the night he completes his greatest sculpture. But the excitement of his accomplishment doesn’t last.

He’s drawn the eye of the wrong group—a clan of vampires. Antoine wakes into darkness, changed. Shattered. His dream of becoming a renowned sculptor is destroyed.

One question remains—how will he ever survive an eternity of darkness alone?

Darkness Rising is part 0.5 of the Chateau Seductions series by USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Readers have requested more on the dark and mysterious Antoine. In this short story, Antoine tells his tale, which continues in the series with Dark Velvet. Dark Velvet is written from Savannah’s perspective as a newcomer to an art colony who is intrigued by the proprietor.

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GrandmaMustDie_MaureenL.Bonatch01.04.16Title: Grandma Must Die

Bk #1- A Touch of Magic Series

Author: Maureen L. Bonatch

Weblink: www.maureenbonatch.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: DCA Graphics

Release date: October 7, 2015

She’s a witch hunting a spell. He’s hunting witches and falling for her.

Carman has worn out more towns and last names than impractical shoes protecting the secret of her magic blood. But when a friend goes missing, and another is infected with a deadly spell, Carman must choose. Expose her magic blood by curing the spell—or stop the infection from spreading by killing the source…the grandmother.

Magic bounty hunter Dylan has scoured libraries of banned magic paraphernalia seeking a method to distinguish genuine witches from impersonators. He suspects unorthodox librarian Carman might hold this information tighter than the hair he’s dying to unleash from her bun. With a past as hidden as his sleeve of tattoos, Dylan discovers he’s been used to gain Carman’s trust and their passion risks more than mixing mortals and magic.

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LeavingthePack_DavidJO'Brien01.04.16Title: Leaving the Pack

Silver Nights Trilogy, Bk 1

Author: David J. O’Brien

Weblink: www.davidjmobrien.wordpress.com

Genre: Paranormal

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing  

Cover artist: EJR Digital Art

Release date: May 2014

Nobody believes in werewolves.

That’s just what Paul McHew and his friends are counting on.

They and their kind roam our city streets: a race of people from whom the terrible legend stems; now living among us invisibly after centuries of persecution through fear and ignorance. Superficially Caucasian but physiologically very different, with lunar rhythms so strong that during the three days of the full moon they are almost completely controlled by their hormonal instincts, you might have cursed them as just another group of brawling youths or drunken gang-bangers. Now at the point of extinction, if they are to survive their existence must remain restricted to mere stories and legend, but, paradoxically, they also must marry outside their society in order to persist.

The responsibility for negotiating this knife-edge is given to Paul, who runs the streets with his friends during the full moon, keeping them out of real trouble and its resultant difficult questions. Having succeeded for years, he finds his real test of leadership comes when he meets Susan, a potential life-mate, to whom he will have to reveal his true identity if he is ever to leave his pack.

10% of the author’s royalties will be donated to WWF,
the World Wildlife Fund.

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StakingaClaim_DevonMcKay01.04.16Title: Staking A Claim

Author: Devon McKay

Weblink: www.devonmckay.weebly.com

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Debbie Taylor

Release date: September 30, 2015

For most people, seeing Alaska is a dream come true. For Miami Beach resident, Samantha Held, it is merely a job assignment. Creating an advertisement for vacationing in the state gets her one step closer to achieving her career goal—partnership in Kolinsky’s Advertisement Agency. 

Blake Langford is not willing to accept any exploitation of his beloved state, no matter how desirable the striking, southern blonde bombshell with fiery green eyes is, and he’s determined to sabotage Sam’s goal in every way. Falling in love with the enemy, however, was never part of the plan.

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TheUnkindestCutofAll_SueBarnard01.04.16Title: The Unkindest Cut of All

Author: Sue Barnard

Weblink: www.facebook.com/suebarnardauthor

Genre: Romantic intrigue

Heat Level: 1- sweet

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Cover artist: Crooked Cat Publishing

Release date: June 9, 2015

Beware the Ides of March…
Brian Wilmer is God’s gift to amateur dramatics – and he knows it. So when the Castlemarsh Players take the ambitious decision to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there is only one man who can play the title role – even though Brian’s posturing ‘prima donna’ attitude has, over the years, won him few friends and many foes. 

Rehearsals progress apace, and the production draws ever closer. But when another member of the cast has to drop out due to illness, local journalist Sarah Carmichael (a stalwart of the Players’ backstage crew) suddenly finds herself called upon to step into the breach at the eleventh hour. 
Not surprisingly, Sarah finds that Brian is in his egotistical element playing the mighty Caesar. The fact that the final performance of the play takes place on the infamous Ides of March – the day when, according to tradition, Caesar was fatally stabbed – only adds to the excitement. 
But tragedy is waiting in the wings. And when it strikes, it falls to Sarah – with the help of Brian’s personable, and fascinating, nephew Martin Burns – to uncover the incredible truth about what really happened…

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and make this a special place to share!

To see YOUR cover here visit my

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page for detailed instructions.

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