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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #October2015 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

It’s that time again, time for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen here on the Ranch! Enjoy awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon this month and 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. If I have it, I link the cover to the artist, otherwise, it’s linked to the author. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book!

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through five scale, for your benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch. 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/. 🙂

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

ConvincingCami_BabetteJames10.05.15Title: Convincing Cami,

His Girl Next Door, #2

Author: Babette James

Weblink: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot- sex

Publisher: Chara Press

Cover artist: Jamie Banta

Release date: January 13, 2015

Sometimes love is just around the corner

When Cami Alexander moves next door, it’s time for Jack O’Malley to concede the sweet and sexy fellow teacher is more than a long-time friend—she’s the one he’s been looking for in all the wrong places. He’s ready to put his footloose bachelor days behind him, but between his past, Cami’s doubts, her overprotective family, and well-meaning blind date offers from friends, convincing Cami they’re meant to be together is going to get complicated. Good thing Jack likes a challenge.

Cami’s always had a little crush on the dashing, blue-eyed Jack, but when the heat in a spontaneous kiss surprises them both, she’s afraid to risk their friendship over mere desire. Passion proves irresistible, and one explosive night ups the ante on their dilemmas. Jack vows his love and to stand by her through every trouble, but she’s been burned by promises before, and this time more than her heart’s at stake.

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Cursed_AndreaR.Cooper09.07.15Title: Cursed,

Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion series

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Weblink: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Andrea R. Cooper

Cover artist: LM Creations

Release date: April 1, 2014 (new cover 3/2015)

After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is not safe, even for his witch.
The Warloc’s protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy brings forth Brock’s first victim and more.
Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock’s twin sister, Mirhana.

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FirstImpressions_PeggyJaeger10.05.15Title: First Impressions,

#3-MacQuire Women Series

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Weblink: www.peggyjaeger.com

Genre: Contemporary romance

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: September 23, 2015

Family Practice Doctor Clarissa Rogers’ first impression of Padric Cleary is biased and based on gossip. The handsome, charming veterinarian is considered a serial dater and commitment-phobic by his family and most of the town. Relationship shy, Clarissa refuses to lose her heart to a man who can’t pledge himself to her forever.
Pat Cleary, despite his reputation, is actually looking for “The One.” When he does give his heart away, he wants it to be for life. With his parent’s marriage as his guidebook, he wants a woman who will be his equal and soul mate in every way. 
Can Pat convince everyone – including Clarissa – she’s the only woman for him?

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FiveDaysonBallyboyBeach_DavidJO'Brien10.05.15Title: Five Days on Ballylboy Beach

Author: David J. O’Brien

Weblink: www.davidjmobrien.wordpress.com

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: Amanda Stephanie

Release date: September 2014

A startling revelation – the long-time friend you never viewed romantically is actually the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life.

But what do you do about it?

For Derek, a laid-back graduate camping with college friends on Ireland’s west coast in the summer of 1996, the answer is … absolutely nothing.

Never the proactive one of the group – he’s more than happy to watch his friends surf, canoe and scuba-dive from the shore – Derek adopts a wait and see attitude. Acting on his emotional discovery is further hindered by the fact he’s currently seeing someone else – and she’s coming to join him for the weekend.

As their five days on the beach pass, and there are more revelations, Derek soon realises that to get what he desires, he’ll have to take it. Events conspire to push him to the forefront of the group, and, as unexpected sorrow begins to surround him and his friends, Derek grasps his chance at happiness. After all, isn’t life too short to just wait and see?

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

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FoolingAroundWithCinderella_StacyJuba10.05.15Title: Fooling Around With Cinderella,

Storybook Valley, #1

Author: Stacy Juba

Weblink: www.stacyjuba.com/blog/

Genre: Chick-Lit

Heat Level: 1- sweet

Publisher: Thunder Horse Press

Cover artist: Mark Juba

Release date: November 6, 2015

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes?

When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom.

First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

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KnightofRapture_RuthACasie10.05.15resTitle: Knight of Rapture

Author: Ruth A. Casie

Weblink: www.ruthacasie.com/

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Timeless Scribes Publishing

Cover artist: Kerri Knutson

Release date: March 30, 2015

He crossed the centuries to find her…

For months Lord Arik has been trying to find the right combination of runes to create the precise spell to rescue his wife, Rebeka, but the druid knight will soon discover that reaching her four hundred years in the future is only the beginning of his quest. He arrives in the 21st century to find her memory of him erased, his legacy on the brink of destruction, and traces of dark magick at every turn.

A threat has followed…

Bran, the dark druid, is more determined than ever to get his revenge. His evil has spread across the centuries. Arik will lose all. Time is his weapon, and he’s made sure his plan leaves no one dear to Arik, in past or present, safe from the destruction.

But their enemy has overlooked the strongest magick of all…

Professor Rebeka Tyler is dealing with more than just a faulty memory. Ownership of Fayne Manor, her home, has been called into question. Convenient accidents begin happening putting those she cares for in the line of fire. And then there’s the unexpected arrival of a strange man dressed like he belonged in a medieval fair—a man who somehow is always around when needed, and always on her mind. She doesn’t know who to trust. But one thing is certain. Her family line and manor have survived for over eleven centuries. She won’t let them fall, not on her watch… in any century.

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MoorlandMist_GwenKirkwood10.05.15resTitle: Moorland Mist

Author: Gwen Kirkwood

Weblink: www.gwenkirkwood.co.uk

Genre: Family saga

Heat Level: 1 to 2

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

Cover artist: Robert Hale Ltd

Release date: July 30, 2015

It is 1895. Railways and factories are springing up everywhere. Fourteen year old Emma Grieg doesn’t want to leave the village and her loving family but she must earn a living. Her father thinks she will be healthier working as maid for the Sinclairs at Bonnybrae Farm, although Mistress Sinclair is stern, haughty and demanding. Maggie, the eldest daughter, takes Emma under her wing. She works hard, is quick to learn and loves the animals. Eldest son Jim will take over the tenancy, but William, the youngest Sinclair wants a farm of his own. They both tease Emma for her youthful innocence as she develops into a pretty sixteen year old.

William takes Emma to gather sheep from the hill but they are forced to spend the night together when a thick mist comes down. Months later Emma discovers she is pregnant. Mrs Sinclair dismisses her instantly. Her father sends her to stay with relatives to hide her shame. Her Aunt is mean and spiteful and tells her the baby must go to an orphanage. Emma is desperately unhappy.

When William claims he is the baby’s father his mother is furious. He is banished to Yorkshire. He earns respect for his diligence and cleanliness but he has to share a stable loft for sleeping. When he is offered a derelict farm to rent he writes to Emma asking her to marry him but her baby son has been born early after she falls from a ladder. After her wretched experiences can William persuade her to live so far away when all he can offer is a neglected farm and little money?

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NiceGirlsDon't_SueBarnard10.05.15Title: Nice Girls Don’t

Author: Sue Barnard

Weblink: www.facebook.com/suebarnardauthor

Genre: Romantic intrigue

Heat Level: 2-sensual

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Cover artist: Crooked Cat Publishing

Release date: 8 July 2014

Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past?
Southern England, 1982.
At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history. 

Carl is baffled by a mystery about his late grandfather: why is the name by which Carl had always known him different from the name on his old passport? 
Fascinated as much by Carl himself as by the puzzle he wants to solve, Emily tries to help him find the answers. As their relationship develops, their quest for the truth takes them along a complicated paper-trail which leads, eventually, to the battlefields of the Great War. 
In the meantime, Emily discovers that her own family also has its fair share of secrets and lies. And old sins can still cast long shadows… 
Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future? 
A tale of discovery, love and fate.

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OnlyLoveSurvives_ReneeCharles10.05.15resTitle: Only Love Survives

Author: Renee Charles

Weblink: www.ReneeCharles.net

Genre: Romance Urban Fantasy

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: RJ Morris

Release date: September 22, 2015 –Re-release with new cover

Amidst an epidemic ravaging the world, all Megan Fletcher’s hopes for the future lie in getting to Las Vegas where newscasts reported scientists were gathering to search for a cure for the modern plague. After rescuing her from a rooftop surrounded by Zombies, Sam Woods appoints himself her escort.  While he knows she is determined to get to Vegas no matter the cost, he doesn’t know her secret. And with his hatred of all things Zombie, she doesn’t dare tell him the truth. The more he kisses her, the harder it is for Megan to hide her growing feelings…and the bite-shaped scar.

But Vegas is not the haven it was promised to be, and when Megan’s immunity to the disease is discovered, she realizes her future and her heart belong to Sam, if he will trust her.  An idealistic school teacher and ex-corporate mogul manage to find love despite a looming worldwide catastrophe. Can their love survive while everything around them is dying? Will they learn that when facing the end of the world, Only Love Survives.

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RancherAtRisk_ BarbaraWhiteDaille10.05.15resTitle: Rancher at Risk,

A Flagman’s Folly Book

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com/

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 3-steamy

Publisher: Harlequin

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: January 2014

A Fresh Start

After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman’s Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan’s troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch’s manager, Lianne Ward.

Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she’s yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they’re not butting heads over the ranch’s new school for disadvantaged boys.

Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan’s painful past drive them apart…permanently?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #August2015 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

It’s that time again, time for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen here on the Ranch! Enjoy awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon this month and 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. If I have it, I link the cover to the artist, otherwise, it’s linked to the author. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book!

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through five scale, for your benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch. 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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ARancherofHerOwn_BarbaraWhiteDaille08.10.15Title: A Rancher of Her Own,

The Hitching Post Hotel #2

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com/

Genre: 3-steamy

Publisher: Harlequin

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: July 2015

THE LONG WAY HOME 

A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain of Cole’s cruel betrayal. But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son’s eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had. 

Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves, he’s determined to try. For his son’s sake—and his own.

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AsylumHarbor_IslaGrey08.10.15Title: Asylum Harbor,

Book 1, Salty Dog Series

Author: Isla Grey

Weblink: www.islagrey.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: September 16, 2015.

Trouble is the last thing Devon Brown needs when she leaves the painful memories of her past behind and heads to Shell Island. As the Salty Dog’s new bartender, she finds herself drawn to Kerr, the Shell Island harbormaster. But finding her happily-ever-after is difficult when dealing with an obnoxious bootlegger who supplies the bar with illegal liquor and a jealous coworker.

A standoffish loner with damaged emotions, Kerr avoids relationships like the plague. Things change when Devon catches his eye. As a simple flirtation grows serious, the coworker and bootlegger quickly become obstacles to any future Kerr and Devon may have together. As the situation worsens, Devon realizes that even the still waters of Asylum Harbor are no refuge during a storm.

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BeyondReason_GwenKirkwood08.10.15Title: Beyond Reason

Author: Gwen Kirkwood

Weblink: www.gwenkirkwood.co.uk

Genre: Historical Family saga

Heat Level: 1 to 2-sweet/sensual

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

Cover artist: Robert Hale Ltd

Release date: 2014 (available soon in audio!)

Janet Scott loves books, and learning, and is happy living at the schoolhouse where her grandfather is the dominie. When tragedy strikes, and her grandfather dies suddenly, everything changes, and she is sent to work for farmer, Wull Foster. Life with no one to protect her is tough, and Janet experiences first-hand the dangers which can befall a young woman. So, when philanthropist, Josiah Saunders, an old friend of her grandfather’s takes her in, they both enjoy the companionship. Josiah’s avaricious relatives resent his generosity and are furious when he encourages Janet to stay at Crillion Keep so he thinks of ways to thwart their scheming. Janet loves Fingal McLauchlan but while he is only a lawyers’ clerk he is unable to offer the helps she needs to keep her promise to her brother and care for their mother. She faces a difficult dilemma when Josiah offers her marriage, and security.

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GoingAgainstType_SharonBlack08.03.15Title: Going Against Type

Author: Sharon Black

Weblink: www.coldcoffeecafe.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: Elle Rossi
Release date:
September 2014

Some would say Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Regan has it all. Beautiful, smart, athletic and a great job working as a journalist – in the almost exclusively male sports department. But Charlotte is not quite as sure as she seems. Recently split from her overbearing boyfriend, she escapes for weekends, surfing in the Atlantic, and spends her free nights watching sports, roaring at the TV.
Derry Cullinane is a fashion writer, gossip columnist and sophisticated man-about-town. The go-to guy for any woman seeking expert advice on what fabulous outfit to wear for any given occasion. He’s also tall, dark, good looking – and straight! So what’s the snag? He has a track record of dating glamorous, vain and shallow women.
Charlie gets an opportunity to write a new column under the pen name Side Swipe, but is soon drawn into a war of words and wit with a rival paper’s columnist The Squire – and their verbal fireworks get readers and editors talking. Yet neither Charlie nor Derry knows just whom the opponent is…
When Charlotte and Derry meet at the Races, the attraction is instant. As their relationship develops, so much more proves at stake, than protecting their alter egos. But a blunder puts Charlotte’s job in jeopardy just as Derry’s past makes front page, and Charlotte begins to doubt her feelings.
When Side Swipe and The Squire are finally forced to reveal themselves, will they revert to type – or confound everyone’s expectations?

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KissingKatie_BabetteJames08.10.15Title: Kissing Katie

His Girl Next Door #1

Author: Babette James

Weblink: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: Chara Press

Cover artist: Jamie Banta

Release date: December16, 2014

Sometimes love is just around the corner

Seeking peace while he decides between prestigious job offers, burned-out lawyer Matt Powell rents his boyhood vacation home at the Jersey shore on a nostalgic whim. However, discovering the lovely widow next door is his childhood best friend, Katie Vanburen, complicates everything. His old love for her hits hard, but this time around his feelings are anything but innocent. It’s decision time: the high-profile career he’s earned–or a life he never dreamed possible loving his girl next door.

Twenty years ago, Matt broke Katie’s teenaged heart when he vanished from her life after his parents’ divorce. She grew up, buried her childish dreams, and moved on. New dreams shattered with her unfaithful husband’s death, but now she’s a successful website designer and owns her beloved shore house. She’s delighted to renew their friendship, but unready to trust her heart again–even if Matt’s kisses tempt her beyond reason. But can her cracking defenses hold when Matt argues his case for love so eloquently, in bed and out?

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Templet'sTastyTails_MickieSherwood08.10.15Title: Templet’s Tasty Tails

Author: Mickie Sherwood

Weblink: www.mickiesherwood.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 2-sensual

Publisher: Mickie Sherwood

Cover artist: Cheekycovers

Release date: July 1, 2015

Web Designer Erika Washington’s contract with her childhood best friend covers all possibilities about her pregnancy. But, one unpredictable event redirects her future. As a donor-surrogate, what does one do when fate changes the plan and claims the lives of the intended parents? If you’re selfless, strong-willed Erika Washington, you mount a defense to keep your baby.

Entrepreneur Booker Templet, owner of Templet’s Tasty Tails, secretly agrees to help his first cousin. However, unfortunate circumstances change the course of his life. After he learns the identity of the other donor, Booker plans to be a part of his child’s life. No matter what.

Will Erika and Booker battle over custody of the baby? Will their horrible loss help them find consolation in each other’s arms? Or will fate intervene yet again?

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TheAlphaMatch_LeighArcher08.10.15Title: The Alpha Match,

Untamed Safari Series, #1

Author: Leigh Archer

Weblink: www.leigharcher.net

Genre: Contemporary romance

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: May, 13 2015

Conservationists Caro Hannah and Ben Duval must introduce endangered African wild dogs to a game reserve four years after their love affair ended. The challenges of their profession are nothing compared to the personal obstacles they must overcome to either bring closure to the events of four years before or reignite a passion hot enough to burn up the African bush.

The Alpha Match is the first in a series set in the African bush where luxury tented camps and romantic hideaways are havens for royals, celebrities, and the adventurous at heart. The Untamed Safari Series places unforgettable men and women in this captivating setting and holds its breath as they play out their passions.

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TheEcologyofLonesomeness_DavidOBrien08.10.15Title: The Ecology of Lonesomeness

Author: David J. O’Brien

Weblink: www.davidjmobrien.wordpress.com

Genre: contemporary

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing.

Cover artist: Cora Graphics

Release date: June 10th 2015

Kaleb Schwartz isn’t interested in the Loch Ness Monster. He’d enough cryptobiological speculation about Bigfoot while studying the Pacific Northwest forests. He’s in Scotland’s Great Glen to investigate aquatic food webs and nutrients cycles; if he proves there’s no food for any creature bigger than a pike, then so much the better.

Jessie McPherson has returned to Loch Ness after finishing university in London, hoping to avoid the obsession with its dark waters she had when younger and first discovered lonesomeness. She knows any relationship with a scientist studying the lake is a bad idea, but something about Kaleb makes her throw caution to the depths.

When Kaleb discovers Jessie’s lonesomeness refers not just to the solitude of the loch, he’s faced with an ecological problem of monstrous proportions. Can he find a way to satisfy both the man and the scientist inside himself, and do the right thing?

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

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TheGhostlyFather_SueBarnard08.10.15Title: The Ghostly Father

Author: Sue Barnard

Weblink: www.facebook.com/suebarnardauthor

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: 1- sweet- sensual kissing only

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Cover artist: Crooked Cat Publishing

Release date: 8 February 2014

Romeo & Juliet – was this what really happened?
When Juliet Roberts is asked to make sense of an ancient Italian manuscript, she little suspects that she will find herself propelled into the midst of one of the greatest love stories of all time. But this is only the beginning. As more hidden secrets come to light, Juliet discovers that the tragic tale of her famous namesake might have had a very different outcome… 

A favourite classic story with a major new twist.

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WhattheFutureHolds_JoanFleming08.10.15Title: What the Future Holds

Author: Joan Fleming

Weblink: www.joanflemingwriter.com

Genre: Contemporary romance

Heat Level: 1-sweet

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: Amanda Stephanie N/A

Release date: June 2014

When 29 -year-old Amy Wilson learns of a proposal to build a leisure complex directly in front of her idyllic holiday cottage on the Scottish island of Mull, she makes up her mind to raise objections. It would obscure her uninterrupted view of the island of Iona and its famous Abbey.

The application is in the name of a member of the McFarlane family who are distant relatives of Amy. In their youth, Amy and Sandy McFarlane spent holidays on the island together as part of a larger group of young people, when the pair fell in love. Although she has no wish to enter into a conflict with Sandy, Amy determines to fight the plan. This sets in motion a chain of events which changes her entire life, not only in Mull, but also in Glasgow where she works as an accountant and lives with her partner, Matt.

She is about to lose control of the steady pattern of her life, and has no idea what will replace it, what the future holds…

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Special Note: Some covers might suggest more heat than the actual content of that book. Please take note of the heat level rating on those.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

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

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~ It’s that time again, time for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen here on the Ranch! Enjoy awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon this month and 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. If I have it, I link the cover to the artist, otherwise, it’s linked to the author. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book!

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through five scale, for your benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch. 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/. 🙂

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

AQuestionofHonor_MonaKarel06.01.15Title: A Question of Honor

a Stormhaven Love Story #1

Author: Mona Karel

Weblink: www.mona-karel.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Cover artist: Jack/Black Opal Books

Release date: May 9, 2015

Sydney Castleton has worked hard to put her less than savory past behind her…until her sister asks for her help. Devin Starke has fought too many battles, seen too many deaths, to look forward to a peaceful future…until his best friend and partner asks him to help return the horse his wife, Sidney’s sister, took when she left. Stormhaven, a ranch in northern New Mexico, has become a place for fighting men to readjust to the world, a sort of decompression chamber for those who have seen too much. Devin Starke is such a man. And Sydney isn’t far behind him. When the sparks ignite between them, Devin and Sydney fight the attraction, as neither one is good at relationships. But when Sydney is attacked and fighting for her life, Devin realizes things aren’t quite what they seem. Can these two overcome the issues from their past, or are they doomed to lose any chance for love in the future?

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AtHisCommand_RuthKaufman06.01.15Title: At His Command

Author: Ruth Kaufman

Weblink: www.ruthkaufman.com

Genre: Medieval romance ver.

Level: 3.5- mildly hot

Publisher: Ruth Kaufman

Cover artist: The Killion Group

Release date: January 14, 2015

she defy her king for love? England 1453: King Henry VI sends Sir Nicholas Gray to protect the recently widowed Lady Amice Winfield from undesirable suitors. Though Nicholas intrigues her, she yearns to run Castle Rising without a man’s control. Nicholas has no interest in marriage, but can’t deny he’s attracted to Amice. He’s surprised to finally find in Castle Rising a place he feels at home. A kiss sparks desire neither can ignore, yet serving opposing factions seeking to govern England threatens to pull them apart.  At court, the king and queen reject Amice’s pleas and choose a new husband for her, a highly-ranked lord who’ll provide connections and coin for the king’s depleted coffers that Nicholas cannot. How can she follow the king’s command when she’s a scribe for his rival? How can she marry another man when she’s falling in love with Nicholas?

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BlindTemptation_StacyMcKitrick06.01.15Title: Blind Temptation

Bitten by Love #3

Author: Stacy McKitrick

Weblink: www.stacymckitrick.com/

Genre: Paranormal romance

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Mythical Press

Cover artist: Maria Zannini

Release date: April 6, 2015

Dreading the prospect of losing her position on the Vampire Committee, Victoria is forced to integrate with the mortal population. She hasn’t stepped outside since her husband died over 40 years ago and the thought of being treated like the 17-year-old she resembles frustrates her. But when she discovers that Ben, her hot & sexy driver’s ed teacher, is blind, she gives into temptation and flirts. She never expects to fall in love. Ben knows he shouldn’t get involved with Victoria—she’s his student. But something compels him toward her. She makes him feel young, alive, and more importantly, whole. Victoria would love nothing better than to have Ben as a mate, but fears he wouldn’t want to be blind forever. As she struggles to keep her identity hidden from him, an old acquaintance of Victoria’s turns up and is willing to do anything to win her love, including disposing of her boyfriend. When secrets and broken alliances threaten to torpedo both their futures, how will they learn to trust each other and chart a new course to lasting love?

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DangerousDesire_DianeEscalera06.01.15Title: Dangerous Desire

Author: Diane Escalera

Weblink: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: www.gildedheartdesign.com

Release date: March 25, 2015

Sometimes you have to lose one thing to find another. Sienna Diaz is desperate to find her missing Beagle, no matter what it costs. She hires Cruz Santino, the best—and hottest—in the business. He’s an ex-cop, dangerous on many levels, which comes in handy when all evidence indicates her beloved pet was snatched to use in a dogfighting ring. Cruz will do whatever it takes to find Sienna’s lost pet, but he also wants results from the smokin’ hot attraction between them—and he isn’t above breaking his own hands-off-clients rule to get there. However, until he brings her beloved Beagle home safely, he won’t have Sienna’s undivided attention…and affection. Content Warning: Strong language, caliente sex, violence, and a dangerously hot rescue.

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FalseImpressions_MarianneRice06.01.15Title: False Impressions

#3-McKay-Tucker Men

Author: Marianne Rice

Weblink: www.mariannerice.weebly.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing

Cover artist: Valerie Tibbs

Release date: June 29, 2015

Recovering alcoholic and former party animal, Cole Tucker would be an idiot to start something with his newly hired right-hand woman, Samantha Chase. It figures he can’t seem to keep his mitts of the sexy, five-foot-nothing single mom who can toss a sack of shingles over her shoulder and rewire a house better than the crew from Extreme Home Makeover. Her incredible strength and self-confidence draw him in; something Cole has pretended to have for years. All he has to show for himself is his uncanny use of pick-up lines, a hand-me-down farm and some small-town rental properties. When he learns Samantha’s husband and daughter were killed by a drunk driver, the shame of his past experience with a DUI and near-death accident is the last thing he wants to mention to her. Samantha has no problem accepting her new boss, flaws and all. His simple life is charming and exactly what she hoped to find for herself and her son in Newhall, New Hampshire. Cole wins her over by befriending her fatherless son and making her laugh again, something she hasn’t done in four years. When she learns about his shady past with the bottle, her heart tells her to forgive, but the painful memories of her past are too deep to overlook.

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LoveBurns_BabetteJames06.01.15Title: Love Burns

The River Series #3

Author: Babette James

Weblink: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: April 17, 2015

Sometimes fanning the flames is better than running…

Smokejumper Dave Knight lives by two simple rules—Play hard, work harder. Heartache taught him love and commitment don’t mix with his high-intensity lifestyle. That hot kiss with the classy Olivia Benedetti-Harper was a mistake, but he walked away in time. Too bad he can’t run from the memories. Then a plane crash shatters his future, forcing him to face the ashes of his past, the woman he can’t forget, and the toughest challenge of his life: Stop running. The right man broke her heart. How could the wrong man heal it? Obedient daughter and dutiful wife, Olivia always followed the rules—only to be abandoned by her unfaithful husband. As she rebuilds her life, bad-boy Dave is a sizzling temptation she can’t afford. However, breaking the rules with the wrong man might be the best mistake this good girl’s ever made for love.

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Due to my mistake, here’s a BONUS cover~

MythandMagic_MaeClair05.04.15Title: Myth and Magic

Author: Mae Clair

Weblink: www.maeclair.net

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: June 9, 2015

Love and danger intertwine

AS CHILDREN THEY PLAYED GAMES OF MYTH AND MAGIC…
Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.
THEN ONE DAY THE MONSTERS BECAME REAL.
After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?

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TheCowboy'sLittleSurprise_BarbaraWhiteDaille06.01.15Title: The Cowboy’s Little Surprise

#1, The Hitching Post Hotel Series

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Harlequin

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: April 1, 2015

The Long Way Home

A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain of Cole’s cruel betrayal. But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son’s eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had. Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves, he’s determined to try. For his son’s sake—and his own.

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TheHighlandLass_RosemaryGemmell06.01.15Title: The Highland Lass

Author: Rosemary Gemmell

Weblink: www.rosemarygemmell.com

Genre: Contemporary w/historical chapters

Heat Level: 2-3-Sensual to Steamy

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Cover artist: Crooked Cat Publishing

Release date: March 2015

Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence. Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how free is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story. In short alternate chapters, Highland Mary tells her own story from 1785-6. From Dunoon, to Ayrshire and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.

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TheMapmaker'sWife_KathyLWheeler06.01.15Title: The Mapmaker’s Wife

To Love a Spy anthology

Author: Kathy L Wheeler

Weblink: www.kathylwheeler.com/

Genre: Vintage Historical

Heat Level: 1- Sweet

Publisher: Indiewrites

Cover artist: Kathy L Wheeler

Release date: April 14, 2015

In the midst of his war-torn country, love posed the greater danger…  Creating maps for the Union is less than satisfying after a war-ending injury and learning his childhood friend was in love with his wife. But now both are dead and John Williams is left with an angry child no one can control.  A flippant proposal and an attack on her person finds Elizabeth Ruthers married to a mapmaker whose only need of her is taking control of his ungovernable child. Feelings quickly shift into something less platonic, and when the enemy gains vital secrets, her suspicions land her behind bars. 

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WickedWager_MaryGillgannon06.01.15Title: Wicked Wager

Author: Mary Gillgannon

Weblink: www.marygillgannon.com

Genre: Regency historical romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: May 5, 2015

To claim the property he won in a card game, Marcus Revington must marry the heiress of the estate. But Penny Montgomery had no desire to wed anyone, and schemes to convince Marcus she would be an unsuitable wife. Who will win this battle of wits and wills? Or will they both discover the name of the game is love?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions.

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Special Note: Some covers might suggest more heat than the actual content of that book. Please take note of the heat level rating on those.

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ April

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! Spring is so close I can almost taste it! To celebrate, here’s April’s lovely cover art and the awesome authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze this month. It would be great if you leave a comment letting everyone know what you like (or don’t like) about them and maybe even check out a few author links to meet those behind the books. Or just say hi. Don’t forget to tell your friends to stop by so they can appreciate some greatness too!

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! This feature is only to highlight authors–not to sell books (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind 😆 ). Enjoy this weeks’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking on the name, or if there’s an artist link provided, to learn more about the amazing creators of these beautiful covers. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book! As always, click the covers for author websites to find out more. I wish everyone a fabulous 2014!

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AgentI1Tristan_JoniHahnTitle:  Agent I1: TristanBook 1, The D.I.R.E. Agency Series

Author: Joni Hahn

Website: www.jonihahn.com

Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Publisher: Joni Hahn

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Agent I1: Tristan Jacobs

Credentials:

  • Second generation Former Navy SEAL
  • DIRE’s top agent

Enhancements:

  • Teleportation
  • Invisibility

Raised in the art of warfare, Former Navy SEAL, Tristan Jacobs, has always been a force to reckon with.  Now that D.I.R.E. has successfully implemented his scientific enhancements, he’s a walking weapon.  Unstoppable, as long as he stays focused.  No relationships.

When ex-BUD/S teammate, Aidan Monroe, interrupts his long-awaited sabbatical to call in a favor, Tristan reluctantly fills the simple request: take out his sister’s fiancé. 

One problem: Rachel Monroe – smokin’ hot, kind-hearted, and in desperate need of a protector.  After the best sex of his life, Tristan’s afraid unstoppable is just a memory.  Knowing Aidan’s temper, Tristan could be, too.

Rachel Monroe had a plan to help her mother.  Her brother ruined everything when his gorgeous, super-agent friend teleported her to some forsaken island – and his bed.  She’s drawn to him despite the fact he’s a professional agent, much like the people suspected of killing her father. 

Now, his enemies have come to her small town, looking for vengeance.  Have they found more than they bargained for?  Or, does the past have its own retribution in mind? 

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AmandaintheSummer_BrendaWhitesideTitle: Amanda in the Summer

Author: Brenda Whiteside

Website: www.brendawhiteside.com

Genre: Women’s Historical

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Rae Monet

Release date: December 18, 2013

Three generations of women…and the secret that strengthens their love.

A line of women, all named Amanda, stretches back for generations. Each with her hopes, her joys, her pain—each pouring out her heart in correspondence with a dear family friend who shares their lives, understands their loves, and joins in their sorrows.

But within the correspondence lies a secret. And as the youngest of the Amandas retraces the journey through the years—beginning in post-war America and following through to modern day—the letters reveal, layer by layer, the Amandas who came before her. Soon, the truths and lies hidden in the letters lead her down a path of self-discovery that forges a bond between her past and future.

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AnInescapableAttraction_SydneyJaneBailyTitle: An Inescapable Attraction

Author: Sydney Jane Baily

Website: www.SydneyJaneBaily.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Cat Whisker Press

Cover artist: Dar Albert

Release date: December 10, 2013

In a year of roaming the West, angel-faced, sharp-tongued Eliza encounters a world of card sharks and low-life gamesters, all the while trying to forget the searing brand of one man’s fiery kisses. In a dangerous game of high-stakes poker, she tangles with the wrong gambler and finds herself in a heap of trouble. With heartache haunting her relentlessly and a killer on her trail, she has no choice but to run.

Thaddeus Sanborn has always had a weakness for the girl he calls Ellie. Even though she cut him to the quick by getting engaged to his childhood friend, she’s the only one who’s ever kept his interest smoldering at a scorching level. When she steams unexpectedly into his carefree life, derailing his plans for getting rich, he’s stunned by the trouble that accompanies her. But he’ll do just about anything—even kill—to protect Ellie.

Dangerous men, Indian trackers, and wanton women populate the landscape—while steam trains, swift horses, and a lively riverboat keep Eliza and Thaddeus on the move. Though they do their best to escape the peril that’s always merely a hoofbeat behind, they can never run away from their own Inescapable Attraction.

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AprilLove_NancyFraserTitle: April Love

Author: Nancy Fraser

WebLink: www.facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Genre: Vintage Romance (1950s-60s)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Release date: February 11, 2104

Eleanor Martin is every company’s dream employee. She arrives early, stays late and never misses a day. If it weren’t for Eleanor’s skill as a private secretary, her architect boss would never make a deadline. Not only does she keep him on track, she runs interference between him and his over-bearing mother, his deadbeat brother, and the half dozen or so women who want to bed him and/or wed him.

When Jess Norton acquires a new client who asks him to build a palatial hideaway on Grand Cayman Island, Jess is certain he’ll never be able to complete the multi-million dollar job without the help of his efficient secretary.  Despite her reservations, he convinces Eleanor to accompany him on the assignment of a lifetime.

The sun and the sand cast the perfect spell for romance. But will the tides turn in the opposite direction?

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BetweenRockandaHardPlace_MJSchillerTitle:  Between Rock and a Hard Place

Author: MJ Schiller     

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: December 1, 2013

Heath “Hawk” McGowan is a young, single, cop and father. Jasmine Barrett is the rock star who has just discovered her best friend murdered in her own bed.  Jasmine, or “Jazz”, as her fans call her, is not at all what Heath expects when he first meets her. Anticipating having to work with a prima donna, he is surprised to find her sweet and completely unassuming, in addition to being as sexy as her onstage persona. After outlining a number of reasons why he shouldn’t become involved with her—the top reason being he is the lead investigator in the murder of her best friend—Heath finds that he can’t stop himself from falling in love.

Things heat up between the two, especially after Jazz discovers another body in the condominium’s garage, and her terror drives her closer to Heath. Will Heath be able to solve the murders before Jasmine becomes the next victim? Or will he save Jazz, while, at the same time, losing his heart to her?

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DeepinMyHeart_PatriciaWFischerTitle: Deep In My Heart

Author: Patricia W. Fischer

Weblink: www.facebook.com/PatriciaWFWriter

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Patricia W. Fischer

Cover Artist: Tara West

Release date: October 4, 2013

Dr. Jocelyn Promise had no long-term plans to stay in Tuscany, Texas, but she saved the daughter of Caleb Davis, her high school crush, and became a hero. Will she allow herself to fall for him again?

Widower and Air Force Veteran, Caleb Davis, never wanted to fall in love again… until he saw Jocelyn. Now someone from his past has arrived to even a score.

Can he protect his family, Jocelyn, and his heart?

Things are about to get interesting in Tuscany, Texas

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Ghostlover2Title: Ghost Lover

Author: Liza O’Connor

Website: www.lizaoconnor.com/p/ghost-lover.html

Genre: Humorous Contemporary Romance w/paranormal elements

Publisher: New Authors Online

Cover Artist: Liza O’Connor

(Re)Release date: January 22, 2014

Two sexy English brothers.

One irresistible ghost.

Who would you choose as your lover?

Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.

As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him–beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…

The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done.

CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.

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Hunter_JoanneWadsworthTitle: Hunter

Author: Joanne Wadsworth

Website: www.joannewadsworth.com

Genre: YA/NA Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Joanne Wadsworth

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release Date: December 30, 2013

To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Peacian protector and hunter, Cole Cyrano, is driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he ignores his soul’s call. Except Lieska shows up during a fierce training session inside his protectors’ arena, and his soul demands he protect her.

Completely, yet impossibly matched, they decide to renounce their bond, only not all goes as planned when Lieska receives word bushfires rage across her Outback station. She leaves, and now nothing can keep Cole from the hunt. He joins Lieska in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river, and the chase is on…against both nature and each other. Can the mated pair find their place together in a world at war?

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OutlawMuse_LaurenLinwoodTitle: Outlaw Muse

Author: Lauren Linwood

Website: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Western historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover Artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: October 9, 2013

Separated from her twin during the Orphan Train selection, schoolmarm Serena Sullivan searched for her brother Bill over fifteen years. Just as she gets a lead on his whereabouts, she is railroaded by a crooked sheriff and set to hang for the murder of the sheriff’s best friend.

English playwright Daman Rutledge has come to the American West on business for his brother when he witnesses a woman about to be executed. On impulse he rescues the beautiful stranger and goes on the run with her across the Kansas prairie. Along the way Daman finds the muse he’s been missing and loses his heart to the raven-haired beauty with haunting amber eyes.

As they try to escape the long arm of the law, Daman seeks to prove Serena’s innocence before it’s too late. They find love—and the truth—on a journey that changes their lives.

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SummerTimeDream_BabetteJamesTitle: Summertime Dream

Author: Babette James

Website: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist:  Kim Mendoza

Release date: April 4, 2014

The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved a week from his demanding schedule to list his great-grandparents’ house for sale and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life— love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past should be a harmless fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, how can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

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To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions:

https://calisarhose.com/ranch-guests/un-cover-monday-cover-reveal/

Clear As Day by Babette James!

Osiyo~

Oooh! I’m a horrible rancher! Bad- I tell ya. Someone get the rope! I offer profuse apologies to my sister Rose, Babette James! We were SUPPOSED to feature her debut release, Clear As Day by the Wild Rose Press on April 24th and I completely forgot to schedule her!!! Maybe I had a good reason for becoming totally Old Timers afflicted (my granddaughter lives with hubby and me and she fell at her Daddy’s Saturday the 21st and seriously broke her arm) but that’s still not an excuse. So I’m sucking the sour lemon of shame (because rose apples are just too gross), and apologizing to Babette and featuring her beautiful book now.

And Clear As Day really does have a lovely cover. Welcome Babette! Thank you for not boycotting the ranch for my blank-mindedness and sharing your book today.

Thank you, Calisa, for letting me visit and share a little about my debut novel, Clear As Day, a sweetly scorching contemporary romance from The Wild Rose Press.

Clear As Day is about two friends with benefits facing the fears and uncertainties of their changing relationship. I loved writing Clear As Day, it’s been a story of my heart in many ways, so seeing this story published is a dream come true.

When I was young, my family took camping trips every summer to Lake Havasu or Lake Mohave and I loved those scenic desert places. Later, when I was in college, remembering those trips, I wrote a short story, written from Kay’s first person point of view, as an exercise featuring that setting of the summer heat and cool waters of Lake Mohave, and the little story was born that would eventually grow into Clear As Day.

I never quite found a place for that short version, but in January of 2010, I took the story out once more, thinking to expand it into a small novella for a publisher’s call. I had fun with the story, adding in bits of my family’s trips to the river, other camping and fishing experiences, and my own enjoyment of watercolors, music, photography, and the desert. The resulting novella, now in Kay’s third person viewpoint, was rejected, but I received the nicest letter from the editor who took the time to briefly explain what she liked about the story and what she believed would improve the story. I took her comments and ran with them. The biggest change and challenge was adding in Nate’s viewpoint, and once I did that, the story just blossomed into the novel length it is now. Their simple friends-with-benefits relationship proved not so simple and from there grew the beginnings of their conflict, love story, and their tight-knit group of friends. I enjoyed exploring how Kay was the one resistant to commitment and how sweet and certain Nate was in his love for her.

There were more bumps and rejections in the road to publication, but I kept working to improve the story, and I didn’t give up, despite the doubts the rejections caused.  The day I received that email from The Wild Rose Press saying they wanted Clear As Day was amazing. Now, with the 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times and being able to hold my book in my hands, I am so glad I never gave up on my story. I hope you enjoy Nate and Kay’s journey to love as much as I have.

Blurb:

What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

Excerpt:

She trailed her fingers over his collection of pebbles on the table, polished by sand, wind and water. Be happy. Be happy. How could she feel so happy and terrified at the same time? You’d think one would cancel out the other.

She would be happy. They would talk. She would sort out her mind.

Don’t worry, be happy.

She slipped on her leather sandals and picked up her sunhat, sunglasses and beach bag. “All set.”

As Kay and Olivia arrived at Spider Camp, Nate was talking and taking casual shots of Dave sitting on his boat. Dave waved. Nate stopped talking the moment she came into sight, his attention fixed on her in a way that rushed heat through her and kicked a happy tumble in her heart.

He waved. “Hey, babe!” He raked his gaze over her. “Stop right there.” He raised his camera and made swift adjustments. “Okay, move.” Rapid shutter clicks followed his order. “Oh, yeah. Beautiful. Slower. Perfect.”

He met her halfway and kissed her hot and hard. “I was about to track you down. You look great.”

“And you look happy.”

“Life is good.” He gave her another quick kiss. “I took some awesome shots today.”

Be happy. Kay smiled. She just needed to practice. Starting now. “Want a beer then to celebrate?”

“Sounds great.” Nate slid an arm around her waist and whispered in her ear, “Damn, I love this suit on you. Why does it always make me want to peel you out of it?” He caressed his hand down over her bottom, holding her close. He softly nipped her earlobe. “Between this one and that yellow-dot one, I am one happy man.”

Desire twisted and heated through her. Wanting him was so easy. That, at least, she never doubted.

“Let’s go swimming, so I can play. Hmm?” he murmured, with more little nips. “Please?”

Go on, practice being happy. Go swimming. Play. Relax. Enjoy. Love.

What was so hard about all that?

Nothing.

Kay tugged the knot of her pareu free and tucked the wrap into his hand. “Okay.” She pulled away from him and strolled off, slipping off her shirt and tossing it, her sunglasses and hat on a chair as she passed, kicking off her sandals as she reached the damp sand.

Running feet pounded up behind her, and Nate scooped her up in his strong arms. He charged laughing with her into the water and threw them both in, the cool shocking splash against her sun-heated skin driving a giggling shriek from her.

Laughter and friendly catcalls rang behind them from their friends.

Nate tugged her to her feet, his body hard and warm against hers. He shook the water from his hair. A big smile, alive with affection and delight, lighted his face. Mischief danced in his eyes. “Come on, follow me.” He swam with lazy strokes toward the moored boats and flipped around, floating on his back, waiting. When she followed, he kicked farther on, putting Lloyd’s and Dave’s boats between him and the shore. She caught up with him. The water here was breast deep.

He snagged her wrist and drew her close.

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Bio: Babette James writes contemporary and fantasy romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. A teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! She lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and three extremely spoiled cats.

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 Thank you for forgiving me, Babette, and for sharing the wonderful excerpt! Awesome! Congratulations on your release and I wish you many, many happy sales, my friend. 🙂

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