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Calisa Rhose presents~ February2018 UnCover Monthly~ and a new posting date #submityourcovers #MFRWauthors #Coverlove

Osiyo~

Welcome one and all!

I still need lots and lots of covers to share for 2018, so I’m leaving this invitation up until I send out an email begging for your covers! 😆

Apologies, I don’t post erotic/a, or anything above a heat level 4 in content or cover. You will find everything you need to show the world your covers at this link: https://calisarhose.com/uncover-monthly/

Please, consider submitting your covers, and I’d appreciate if you would share this link to January’s UCM showcase with your loops and groups.

The next post will go live at 12:01 a.m. (CMT) Monday, February 12. We’d love to see new faces in the comments and in the showcase as we move together into a brand new year.

Thank you!!! 

Back to business! Welcome to Pen of the Dreamer, where I welcome guest authors with their beautiful covers on UnCover Monthly! I’ve changed the days I post this feature to the second Monday of each month, instead of the first Monday.

Go HERE to get the application, read carefully, then hurry and submit your covers! Remember, the early bird gets the prime slots. 😀

For now, enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors and artists who make 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, instead of the actual book (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.

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Title: A Relative Matter

Author: Karen Cogan

Weblink: www.kecogan.wordpress.com/

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Karen Cogan

Cover Artist: N/A

Release date: May 23, 2015

In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.

Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property

and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.

Murder and threats of murder soon haunt their every move. Standing between them and disaster is the handsome Lord Westerfield, a man who promises to defend Anne and Jeremy, even at risk to his own life.

 

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Title: Druid Warrior Prince,

Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Bk #3

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Weblink: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: Medieval Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Raven Queen Publications

Release date: October 16, 2017

Gwenevieve Macken’s well-ordered world falls into chaos as encroaching interlopers scheme to possess both her and her land. Although she’s been trained to spot the signs of inhuman evil in men, the amassing armies take on guises she never expected.
When a foreign guardian presents himself as her only option for salvation, Gwenevieve must make a choice between her desires, and fulfilling the mythic fate to which she was born. A forced marriage to a Tuatha dé Danann warrior isn’t part of her plan.

 

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Title: Lady of Steel

 Bk 1, Medieval Ladies

 Author: Mary Gillgannon

Weblink: www.marygillgannon.com

Genre: historical romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level:

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Debbie Taylor

Release date: January 10, 2018

One rapturous hour sparks unforgettable passion between Lady Nicola and Fawkes de Cressy. But when Fawkes returns from Crusade, he finds Nicola enmeshed in a dark web of castle intrigue. Surrounded by enemies, the battle-hardened knight and the aloof, wary woman must rebuild the bond between them. Or a sinister plot will destroy them both.

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Title: Nerida’s Story,

A Faery Dream 3

Author: Heather Kinnane

Weblink: www.heatherkinnane.com

Genre: Romance

Length: Novella

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Feathery Wings Publishing

Cover artist: Olivia Pro Design

Release date: March 15, 2018

Nerida’s whole life has been focused on preparing for one thing – to be Consort to the King of Faery. She’s kept herself distant, awaiting the day when the King would be found and she would take her place beside him.

But there is no King. Instead, Nyssa is now Queen, with Kellen, Nerida’s brother, as her Consort.

Nerida has never felt so lost in her life.

When Imradon appears, he brings out feelings Nerida thought she’d never experience. But fighting against a lifetime of conditioning is hard, and then there’s the big question: does she want a partner, or is she just looking for something—anything—to fill this terrible emptiness?

*A Faery Dream 3: Nerida’s Story, can be read as stand-alone or part of the series. 

 

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Title: Stars in the Morning,

Landmarks Series, The Erie Canal

Author: Laura Strickland

Weblink: www.laurastricklandbooks.com

Genre: Historical Romance.

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: R. J. Morris

Release date: October 6, 2017

Accused of ruining Mae Ballard and faced with a shotgun wedding, Jefferson Lind knows exactly who’s to blame. He’s been taking the fall for Jedediah’s sins as long as he can remember. Mae’s a shrieking shrew, and he hasn’t seen Jed, his identical twin, since they worked digging the Erie Canal together. If he’d been ordered to marry Mae’s sweet younger sister Rosie, instead, he sure wouldn’t complain.

Rosie’s the only member of her family who believes Jeff, and she’d go to any lengths to free him from her sister’s clutches. But when Jedediah turns up with violent thugs on his tail, things quickly grow more dangerous. Gamblers from Buffalo seize both sisters as hostages, prompting a daring impersonation. Can Jeff and Jed shed their troubled past and win the hearts of the women they love?

 

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Title: Turn to Her,

Bk 2, The Brothers Series

Author: Lynn Kellan

Weblink: www.LynnKellan.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel, 173 pages

Heat Level: 4- hot- sex

Publisher: Lynn Kellan

Cover artist: Ida- Amygdala

Release date: December 13, 2017

Ivan Antonov is a bona fide genius, with more patents than any graduate student on campus. Everyone thinks he’s just a brain with no heart, and maybe they’re right. Whenever he opens up, anger spews out. He’s tired of being used for his intellect, tired of fixing everyone else’s problems, and tired of the women’s groups that spew man-hate all over campus. Before he graduates, he’s going to dismantle The Women’s Grid and anything else like it.

His quest inadvertently targets Tia Garcia, the gorgeous psychology intern who lives next door to Ivan. She’s all about helping women become self-sufficient, and she’s agreed to participate in her colleague’s ground-breaking experiment. The experiment pairs her up with Ivan, the brawny neighbor who is difficult to read. He’s sexy as heck, but he insists that her women-only seminars need to include men. If she can’t preserve her program’s integrity, she might lose the post-doctoral job she wants.

There’s a reason why Ivan is determined to defund programs like hers, but he can’t tell her why. If he does, he’ll have to admit that one night, he wasn’t so smart after all. So he buries the truth and works like hell to redeem himself. While he’s at it, he’ll stop the ruthless group of people who want to tear him down, but what could be more heartless than targeting the only woman who wants to read him right?

And what could be more stupid than falling in love with a woman who’s smart enough to figure out his darkest secret?

 

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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 the

UnCover Monthly

page for detailed instructions.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Please note: There’s a heat level rating for covers, a 1-4 scale, for my readers’ benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch–aka my blog– since that’s not what I write, and I try to maintain my genre brand.

Some author links may be shortened due to the site format, but the hyperlinks still direct readers to the page link provided. If any link does not work when clicked, please let me know so I can fix it asap. A note in comments or by email is good.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about covers being revealed here, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can leave it in a comment or email through my contact page https://calisarhose.com/say-hey/

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Calisa Rhose presents~ January 2018~ UnCover Monthly #ineedyourcovers #MFRWauthors #Coverlove

Osiyo~

Welcome one and all!

My apologies for running late, the New Year hit me with busy life and I haven’t had a chance to get on the pc until now (now that school’s back in session and I have a few quiet moments to think, lol).

 

I still need lots and lots of covers to share for 2018, so I’m leaving this invitation up for a couple of months, or until I have to send out another email begging for your covers! 😆

Apologies, I don’t post erotica, or anything above a heat level 4 in content or cover. You will find everything you need to show the world your covers at this link: https://calisarhose.com/uncover-monthly/

Please, consider submitting your covers, and I’d appreciate if you would share this link to January’s UCM showcase with your loops and groups.

The next post will go live at midnight (CMT) Monday, February 12. We’d love to see new faces in the comments and in the showcase as we move together into a brand new year.

Thank you!!! 

 

Back to business! Welcome to Pen of the Dreamer, where I welcome guest authors with their beautiful covers on UnCover Monthly! I’ve changed the days I post this feature to the second Monday of each month, instead of the first Monday.

Go HERE to get the application, read carefully, then hurry and submit your covers! Remember, the early bird gets the prime slots. 😀

For now, enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors and artists who make 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, instead of the actual book (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.

 

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Title: Code of Honor,

Bk 3, Knights of Honor

Author: Alexa Aston

Weblink: www.alexaaston.

wordpress.com/

Genre: Medieval Historical Romance

Heat Level: 3 flames – steamy

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Cover artist: Dar Albert

Release date: March 28, 2017

1365 A.D. – After the Earl of Sandbourne banishes his supposedly unfaithful wife to a convent, his young son Michael swears never to set foot on the family’s estate until after his father’s death. Michael will then claim his title as the new earl and restore his beloved mother to a place of honor.

Fifteen years pass, and the now-knighted Sir Michael Devereux serves Lord Geoffrey de Montfort at Kinwick Castle. He accompanies the nobleman and his family to a wedding, where Michael unknowingly falls in love with the bride before he even knows her identity.

Lady Elysande Le Cler is angry that her usually indulgent father went against her wishes and betrothed her to a stranger prior to his death. Now as her wedding day approaches, dread fills her—until she meets a dashing stranger who helps her deliver a foal. Elysande loses her heart to this knight, frustrated that they can never be together.

Join Michael and Elysande as they find fate has other plans in store for them.

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Title: Crimson Dream

Crimson Series, book 1

Author: Georgiana Fields

Weblink: www.facebook.com/

AuthorGeorgianaFields

Genre:. Paranormal Romance and Suspense

Length: Novel  270 pgs

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: Gilded Dragonfly Books

Cover artist: Gina Dyer

Release date: Aug 26, 2015

A mysterious stranger offers Rose Kelley the opportunity to restore his English home and fulfill a career dream. With nothing to lose, Rose accepts Vaughn Madoc’s offer and accompanies him to England. While touring his house, Rose is catapulted back to 1900 Victorian England.

Vaughn Madoc is Dhampir, the race that originated the legends of vampires, shape shifters, and demons. Working with Scotland Yard to track down a killer plaguing London in the wake of Jack the Ripper, his life has all the complications he can handle. But he’d gladly accept one more when a strangely dress woman appears in his library and who happens to be his true mate, the one he has waited centuries to meet.

Can Vaughn protect Rose from a vicious killer and can a 21-century woman in Victorian England without changing the future?

*Shape shifters, a serial killer, Vampires and time travel all contribute to make this an unforgettable love story.

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Title: Meeting His Match

Author: Shannyn Schroeder

Weblink: http://www.shannynschroeder.com/

Genre: contemporary romance

Length: novel (304 pages)

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: Shannyn Schroeder

Cover artist: Kim Killion

Release date: 10/12/17

Malcolm “Mac” Sterling has one goal: take over the family matchmaking business. His final obstacle? Host his family’s new dating show and prove he can help each contestant find true love. One catch. Mac’s meddling mother has approved a co-host, a so-called expert who seems impervious to his charms. Now he could lose everything, because if his co-host proves she’s the better matchmaker, he can say goodbye to his legacy.

Natalie “Gem” Hale never intended for her alter ego as an online dating expert to get her the opportunity of a lifetime—or for that opportunity to come with a co-host who’s as infuriating as he is tempting. But she didn’t get this far by backing down from a challenge. All she has to do is keep her secret identity a secret. 

Except as sparks fly and the competition heats up, Mac realizes his co-host is hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.

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Title: Season of Promises, #3

Author: Vicki Batman, Merry Holly,

Gerri Brousseau, Cara Marsi,

Bobbi Lerman, Jane Gale

Weblink: www.faceboo

k.com/

ASeasonOfMagic/

Genre: contemporary

Length: short story anthology

Heat Level: various, 3

Publisher: Indie

Cover artist: n/a

Release date: November 1, 2016

It’s a season of holiday wishes and promises made. Six fun-filled stories to fill your holidays with promises, love, and kisses by award-winning and bestselling authors.

 

 

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Title: The Dead Man’s Treasure

Author: Kris Bock

Weblink: www.amazon.com/author/krisbock

Genre: romantic adventure

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: January, 2015

Rebecca Westin is shocked to learn the grandfather she never knew has left her a bona fide buried treasure – but only if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. The hunt would be challenging enough without interference from her half-siblings, who are determined to find the treasure first and keep it for themselves. Good thing Rebecca has recruited some help.

Sam is determined to show Rebecca that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that treasure – and revenge.

 

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Title: The Perfect Partner (Love in New Orleans Series #4)

Author: Ursula LeCoeur

Weblink: www.ursulalecoeur.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 3- steamy- passionate kissing and light sex

Publisher: Ursula LeCoeur

Cover artist: Diane Millsap

Release date: September 1, 2017

Can a rake and a prude turn loathing into love?

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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 the

UnCover Monthly

page for detailed instructions.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Please note: There’s a heat level rating for covers, a 1-4 scale, for my readers’ benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch–aka my blog– since that’s not what I write.

Some author links may be shortened due to the site format, but the hyperlinks still direct readers to the page link you provide. If any link does not work when clicked, please let me know so I can fix it asap. A note in comments or by email is good.

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/

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Cover-Call! #UCM #shareyourcovers #MFRWAuthor

Osiyo~

Welcome one and all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS, however you might celebrate this season!

It’s time to wrap up 2017 and get ready to begin 2018. With that, I thought I’d post a new call for covers. 

I need lots and lots of covers to share from January 2018 forward!

Apologies, I don’t post erotica, or anything above a 4 heat level in content or cover image. You will find everything you need to show the world your covers at this link: https://calisarhose.com/uncover-monthly/

Please consider submitting your covers, and I’d appreciate if you would share the link with your loops and groups as well as this UCM showcase.

The next post will go live at midnight (CMT) Tuesday, January 2 (instead of Monday the 1st). We’d love to see new faces in the comments and in the showcase in the months to come.

Thank you!!! 

Now, meet our new family member, my five month old, three pound apple-head (notice how round and apple-like her head is?) chihuahua, Itsy-Bitsy Boop. Some of you might have heard earlier this Spring that my beloved Cocoa passed as quietly as she lived–and in my arms. It took a very painful eight months to feel my heart again, it seemed.

But then, I met Bitsy and my daughter gave her to me as an early, and ever amusing, birthday gift. No matter how much thoughts of my Li’l Miss Cocoa Rio still invade my days and nights, Bitsy is always ready to make me laugh and feel loved. And she’s ready for Santa! I’m just not sure if she’s waiting to offer the ultimate elf a gift of her monkey toy, or to taste him, or she’s hoping he might bring her a tasty snack. For his sake, I hope he brings a snack. Her little baby teeth are razor-sharp! 😆

Back to business! Welcome to Pen of the Dreamer, where I welcome guest authors with their beautiful covers on UnCover Monthly!

Go HERE to get the application, read carefully, then hurry and submit your covers! Remember, the early bird gets the prime slots. 😀

For now, enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors and artists who make 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, instead of the actual book (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.

Some author links may be shortened due to the site format, but the hyperlinks are not. If any link does not work when clicked, please let me know so I can fix it asap. A note in comments or by email is good.

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: A Ghost To Die For

Author: Keta Diablo

Weblink: www.ketaskeep.blogspot.com

Genre: Contemporary-Paranormal Romance

Length: Novella, 33000 words.

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Keta Diablo

Cover artist: Charlene Raddon

Release date: September 15, 2017

Do you believe in ghosts? Rooney Fontaine doesn’t—or didn’t until one named Stuart Granger shows up in her hotel room. Now the humorous, yet desperate, apparition is begging her to find the men who murdered him before his brother becomes their next victim.
After serving three tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, Stephan Granger is no stranger to risk and peril. When a woman shows up at his house rambling about ghosts, murder and assassins, his first inclination is to deem her wrong in the head and send her packing. But how does she know things that happened to him and his dear departed brother in their childhoods, secrets they never shared with anyone?
Soon after he invites her in to hear more about what really happened to Stuart, gunfire splits the air and shatters all the windows in the house. Someone is trying to kill them. Now they’re on the run from assassins while trying to find out who killed his brother and why they want him dead too.

Even amid murder and mayhem, sometimes you find love.

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Title: Christmas Revels IV :

Four Regency Novellas

(Christmas Revels series)

Author: Hannah Meredith, Anna D. Allen,

Kate Parker, Louisa Cornell

Weblink: www.hannahmeredith.com

Genre: Historical romance

Length: Anthology -433 pages (Print)

Heat Level: 1-4

Publisher: Singing Sprint Press

Cover artist: Hannah Meredith

Release date: October 30, 2017    

The Revels Continue…

The Sergeant’s Christmas Bride – Sergeant Jacob Burrows just wants a place to bed down for the night. He never expects to be confronted by a lady with a gun. Elizabeth FitzWalter intends to drive the stranger off her land, until she realizes he meets her most pressing need.

Home for Christmas – When Charity Fletcher receives a mysterious bequest—a house by the sea—she hopes to rebuild her life. Lord Gilbert Narron leases a seaside house to hide from his memories of war. Charity’s refuge is Gil’s bolt-hole… but what both are seeking is a home for their hearts.

A Memorable Christmas Season –The last thing Lady Roekirk expects at her Christmas party is a dead traitor in her parlor… or the Crown’s Spymaster helping her hide the body. Thirty years earlier, she’d been forced to wed another and Lord Keyminster became a spy. After this long, does their love stand a chance?

A Perfectly Unforgettable Christmas – Every day, Lucien Rollinsby endures a memory of Christmas Eve. Not even his lovely new neighbor can make him forget that horrible night five years ago. Caroline McAlasdair remembers that Christmas Eve, too. But if Lucien recalls her presence there, it will destroy their only chance at happiness forever.

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Title: Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain

Author: Laura Strickland

Weblink: www.laurastricklandbooks.com

 personal link.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Novella

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Diana Carlisle

Release date: November 10, 2017

For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.

Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.

Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?

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Title: Her Country Heart,

 Christmas Edition,

Sierra Creek Series Bk 1

Author: Reggi Allder

Weblink: www.facebook.com/reggi.allder

Genre: Contemporary romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Cressmead Publishing

Cover artist: Steven Novak

Release date: September 1, 2017

Why is Amy Long attracted to the only man who can prevent her from achieving her dream?

A single mother, she was downsized and then lost her apartment in the city. Will she have a home for Christmas? Hoping to find a fresh start, Amy returns to the small town of Sierra Creek. Does she fit in? Cowboy Wyatt Cameron knows she belongs in the city and he has the power to see she returns.

What can she do to change his mind? When opposites attract, will sparks fly without breaking a heart?

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Title: Love’s Ultimate Balm

Author: Mickie Sherwood

Weblink: www.mickiesherwood.com/

Genre: African American Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: Mickie Sherwood

Cover artist: Mickie Sherwood

Release date: October 1, 2017

Now that Dr. ZeLisa Tobias has survived an IED attack and a stint of homelessness, nothing will prevent her from achieving her goals (her “Three B’s”). Then, the veterinarian makes a house call on Halloween night. Face to face with a man from her past, she must deal with his feelings of betrayal and, later, a series of rash misfortune that threatens her newfound stability.

Firefighter Hank Streeter knows his call to the animal hospital is a mistake the instant he answers the door. The doctor has arrived. And—heartbreak is her name.

Will deception, doubt, and a run of bad luck curse their accidental reunion? Or will Hank convince ZeLisa that a marriage of convenience is love’s ultimate balm?

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Title: No Such Thing As Dasher

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Weblink: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: Paranormal romance

Length: Novelette

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Raven Queen Publications

Release date: November 16, 2017

For Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest. 
Can the magic of the forest bring together a ranger and a supernatural being, or is Avery destined to celebrate yet another Christmas alone? 
An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!

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Title: One Week to Win Her Boss,

Snowflake Valley #2

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Genre: Sweet romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Release date: November 2018

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude. 

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.

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Title: Retribution

Author: Karen Cogan

Weblink: www.amazon.com/Karen-Cogan/

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel 351 Pages

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Karen Cogan

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: July 12, 2017

In this romantic crime novel, Steve Yarrow returns from war to discover that his hometown is no safer than a war zone. His family is marked for murder and he is the first on the hit list. The only escape lies in identifying the assailant and the motive before it is too late.

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Title: Rule Breakers, Soul Takers,

 Bk One, Hell Runners Series

Author: Jacqueline Jayne

Weblink: www.jacquelinejayneauthor.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance       

Length: Novel- 109,000 words

Heat Level: 4    

Publisher: Hartwood Publishing

Cover artist: Hartwood Publishing

Release date: November 2017

For more than a hundred years, gifted humans of the uber-elite, ultra-secret Hell Runners Society have sworn to rescue lost souls from the First Ring of Hell. Thousands of misguided spirits have been saved and sent onto Heaven without one Soul Saver ever questioning the Society’s authority.

Until now.

Prudence Luckett trained almost her entire life to earn the prestigious position of Soul Saver. Just like her father. But once Jack Luckett became Chancellor, he wielded his power to prevent his daughter entering Hell’s First Ring. Her career stunted. Without explanation. Bent on circumventing her father’s orders, Pru swallows her pride and approaches Hell Runner’s only-ever demoted Soul Saver with a proposition. Though as arrogant and stubborn as he is sexy, she’s certain he’s like her—desperate to regain his good reputation as she is to create one.

Jesse Thorne rescued more souls than anyone else in the Society’s history, but lost everyone’s respect the day his former partner decided to punt the rules. Though forbidden by the boss, his partner chose to remain behind the Gate and search for the Legendary Door connecting Heaven to Hell. Jesse didn’t agree with his decision, but he kept his friend’s secret. The backlash resulted in accusations of negligence for leaving his partner behind. Worse still, he suffered a total shunning by all the other Soul Savers.

All, except one. The Chancellor’s irrepressible and smokin’ hot daughter, offering him a chance at redemption.

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>Great news

>Osiyo~

I finally have some truly blog-worthy news! (My life is boring.) On August 8th, or there about, one of my cps challenged us to write a chapter or more and enter it in the Mills & Boon fast track. This is submit however much of a wip during that month, and they will return a response in that month. It made it possible to avoid all the mail my submission, wait for it to make it out of the slush pile (file 13 to those non writers who don’t know what a slush is) and wait eternally. Like I don’t have enough to do? Another story? There’s absolutely NO WAY I can fit anything else…ok, fine. Tell me what to do, oh great leader.

Yep. I accepted the challenge regardless of everything else I had in progress. After all, it’s just one chapter and I don’t write medical so I’ll send it in and forget about it because there’s no way they will want it. What do I know about medicine? Not a lot…ok, nil, nothing! I know when I get sick I go to the doctor, and then usually regret going.  But, I racked my pea brain for three days, not an iota of an idea coming to me. Finally, while ducking out of hubby’s drywall mud path a niggling of an idea whispered in. What if the heroine is a veterinarian. One thing I do know some of is animal care, being a farm girl. The next thing that came to me was a skunk. Yep, a skunk. Then my cps helped me decide that my hero is a medi-flight EMT. I ran with that (before I could run from the room) and wrote one chapter. Just one. After all, that’s all that was required of me and I still had other things to finish. Two weeks later I sent in my medical chapter to Mills & Boon. And forgot about it.

Two days later I got a response as promised (not the two days, but before the end of August). Seemed ‘they’ whoever that may be had read PDV and, I quote here, “thoroughly enjoyed! It was funny, sweet and fresh”. Fresh! Of all the words in her email, that one popped out at me the most. We hear agents and editors all the time saying they want ‘fresh material’, new spins on old hats. I can help but envision the group of them sitting around one desk while she reads my chapter aloud to the office. They are laughing, crying and “thoroughly enjoying” MY writing! Then earth slams up and smacks me between the eyes. The missive also said, “we’d be very interested in seeing the first three chapters”! Yikes!!! and double yikes! Three chapters, there ain’t! I wrte ONE, not three!

It took me three weeks of hard labor (I’d rather have another baby, hard) but I squeezed out another two chapters. I let my cp Twinkies tear it apart and then I sent the first three chapters to, get this…my editor!… and went back to work on those patient other projects once more.

Two weeks passed with no word, not that I expected any, nope…not bull-headed me. One more day comes. Midday arrives along with my daily phone call from oldest daughter. While we chat I decide to check email. There in black and white is my editor’s name on an email. Here it comes… the inevitable rejection. The “Thanks, but we made a mistake, no thanks”.

Daughter waits for me to open it and then I read it aloud without pre-scanning the contents. Oh, my, goodness!!! I reread…yep, sure enough.  

My editor (I think I may forever write her title in italics, it’s so cool!) is requesting…THE FULL!

She wants the whole shebang, the kit and the caboodle, the full whammy-shaker!

hears roaring applause whistles and cat calling

K, maybe that’s in my head. Sorry.
But it has been an amazing 24 hours since I opened that email. I need to thank my wonderful CBC Twinkies for all your help and support, and for listening to me whine over this whole project. I especially want to thank Melinda, for causing this rollercoaster ride. (I will also blame you when I’m bald, honey.) Thanks to all my writer friends for so many pats on the back and cheers for success. Sorry I made so many of you look like leprechauns, but you know I love green! Mostly, I need to thank my editor (yes she has a name and I will use it ‘when’ she buys this book!) for this chance to show her what I can do with paper and pen, or monitor and keyboard. I appreciate this opportunity with all my happy dancing little heart. (Sheesh, the way I’m carrying on, you’d think I’d won the Rita or something…that’s the next goal!)


So, does this mean I will be a published author very soon? YES!!!! Realistically…no. It’s not going under contract (yet), but I have to write the ms and send it to my editor for a Christmas present. Not actually. That’s my self-imposed deadline that she has graciously agreed upon. And then I’ll be in indefinite waiting mode while I write something new, and she enjoys my book.

So, what does a London editor, a sassy veterinarian, and a too-hot-to-handle EMFT have in common?

Mwah!

In other news:
I just finished reading Her Lone Cowboy by the talented Donna Alward.
This is the second brother in a two-book set. I fell in love with this wounded war hero from page one.And I know I will never be the woman this heroine is! I admire her fully. Great job Donna, and thanks for a delightful read!

Next from my teetering TBR stack? I’m in a toss between my contest win, Michelle Willingham’s Surrender to an Irish Warrior, and Brenda Novak’s first in the Perfect trilogy The Perfect Liar.

Hmm, Hunky Irishman…great suspense…hunk…suspense… Tune back in two weeks for the answer to this dilemma. But don’t forget to catch up between then and now, too!

Dodadagohvi~