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Sunshine Award and blog tour update ~ Calisa Rhose

UnCover Mondays ~ Videos ~ Calisa Rhose

Due to lack of videos (I need at least three) I won’t be posting any videos this month. My apologies. Help put the Promo word out to help generate interest for videos, banners and covers!


In the meantime- why not join the OKRWA Wildokies for the 12 Days of Christmas Regency style! and you can go to the links in the right side bar for all previous chapters of a story you don’t want to miss!

The NEW Ranch and a tour ~ Calisa Rhose


Welcome back if you’ve been to The Ranch before. I’m happy you tried me if this is your first visit!

As you’ve no doubt noticed, The Ranch got a facelift, a revamp I promised several months ago. I’m thrilled to have you at the grand Re-opening!:D

I’d love to hear what you think. Take a look around, check out the new corals I’ve added. Sign up to be a guest on The Ranch, read the revised blogging requirements and suggestions,  and read the new excerpt I posted. I’ve also added a page to let you know what I’ve read recently, and what I’ll be reading next. I’m not quite finished with adding all of these yet, but check back often for new tbr books! I’ve even opened comments on that page so you can share what you’ve recently read or are currently reading. No spoilers, please. 😀

I’ve decided to spotlight some of my critique partners most current releases, again not yet finished, but it will be soon. I hope you’ll browse around and see all the new offers on the site and then come back and let me know what you think of it all.

Once you are signed up to guest blog you, and followers, can keep track with my guest schedule page in the drop down menu under the Ranch Guests tab where you’ll also find the rules and sign up pages.

Some of the new pages are in drop down menus of existing pages so be sure to note those as you wander around.

I have some NaNoing to get done, but please drop in tomorrow and visit with my first guest since the makeover. My Lyrical sister and friend, Mae Clair has a wonderful and informative post planned. Come show her some Ranch love!

Thank you for coming to check out the new site and I’ll see you again soon.


PS. The NaNo post is still active for check ins and encouragement all month!

The Ranch Makeover


Hello friends! I know, I know. It’s been a while since my last post…from me, I mean. I have to take a moment to thank all my lovely and handsome guests of late- and those to visit in the near and far future, as well. What would I be without all of you?

So I wanted to let you know that I will not be back to my regular irregular posting just yet. I’ll share the whys because they are quite exciting! 😀 Okay, maybe not quite exciting, but exciting…to me, and I hope to you.

First of all my Blogging News: I have decided to (attempt to) keep a better list of the wonderful guests upcoming on the Ranch and where I will be hanging out when not here on my Ranch. This news is here and will remain in the same location under the News & Fun tab above. I’ll be cleaning it up, dusting out the cobwebs of old news and sprucing it up with fresh information, a new guest list. I have some great posts on the Ranch’s horizon that I can’t wait to share with all of you! Don’t worry, if you want to keep track of when you- or someone you stalk- were on, I’ll be saving the old news in a word .doc on my hard drive. You can contact me through my Say Hey! tab and if I kept that record here then I can give it to you. I haven’t been very steady in keeping that page updated, I’m sorry to say. I’m looking into a calender that I can put on that page and give a visual to visitors and guests. So look for the new corral there. 😀

Next on my list of to-dos is the Guest Blogger Guidelines: I know- why bother? Well, I sometimes forget to give full or clear instructions to my guests, which can, and have, caused a lot of extra needless work when I set up guest posts. The page will be very close to what it is now, but I will try to clarify and make what I’d like from guests more specific and clear. Hopefully that will help visitor appearances on the Ranch more pleasant. I tend to be a stickler with things like that, only because, I don’t have a lot of time to spend on those things so if we work together it makes it a bit nicer for me too.

Next I’ll be adding a page (I’m still considering this one and if I want it ON the Ranch, or linked from it. As an indie editor under another name, I want to be available to clients, give them information, prices, what they get for their money, and what-not- because it can be uncomfortable asking someone that kind of stuff, and I don’t want to cause discomfort for anyone. 🙂 So that page may come later and be a link off the Ranch, kind of a back forty cottage of sorts. 😆 We’ll see.

What am I up to that keeps me so busy? 

I’m revising Healing Whispers, my horse whisperer story to submit…somewhere. I am hoping to finish Hearts Afire- my fireman story- soon, so I can get it submitted this year too. I have a short story I’d like to complete this year and submit. So, as you can tell, lot-o-irons in the fire! I also have a book two to Healing Whispers I want to write still…probably not this year.

If that’s not enough, I am still working on finishing my first paranormal book, that I will publish somewhere, somehow. BUT- I won’t be talking about that genre here anymore. That’s another of the coming changes. I will be taking the pages dedicated to my wolf shifters down, in fact. Why? Because this is a contemporary 1-man/1-woman author’s website. I feel I need to keep the genres separate to keep confusion down for visitors and guests. I have been considering for some time now if I should put an 18 and older notice to enter the site, and have decided against that. My Ranch is open and all are welcome. Of course, as with any romance site that isn’t designated Inspirational or Sweet romance only, I suggest parents review it first- just in case. But I won’t be putting up an entry stopper. 

In the changes I will adjust my guest roster for Pen of the Dreamer blog, but don’t worry. I will still work to bring all your favorite authors to you. I will explain more about that later, when I get all my changes made and the Ranch revamped and the new exposed. I will be working around guest posts, and will strive to post my own blogs as often as I have time for in the meantime.

I’m hoping to bring a new feature, or even two, soon… by the end of the year. In the interim, I would love to hear what you’d like to see on the Ranch. What have you looked for on a blog that nobody does? What would make you enjoy your time here more, or tell others about the Ranch?

Which contemporary authors would you like to see interviewed or hear a particular topic from? Ms. Nora? Brenda Novak? Sharon Sala? I’m open to big-name guests to mix it up with my darlin’ newcomers and small press and indie friends. Who have you discovered recently that you’d like to hear more from? Vonnie Davis? Joya Fields? There are so many new and old contemporary authors I hear about but have never had on the Ranch. Name a few for me and we’ll see what happens. After all, how else will we become more known if not by putting ourselves out there?

We all know it’s about word of mouth in this business, whether you are a writer or a reader. Give me names people! I’ll take care of contacting them (except SK- because his contact system on his website hates me, as does the contact email for his manager! I know. But I won’t be doing horror on the Ranch either.) So who? Click the Say Hey! button and fill my inbox. 😀

Until I have everything ready for the big reveal, I hope to see you weekly for Tuesday Tales on the Ranch and 6 Sentence Sunday (which I missed this last week. So sorry. :(). And, hey, if you notice any of the new makeover tweaks, don’t be bashful; let me know what you think! It’s all for you. If you don’t like it-it’s no good to me. Right? 🙂


Lovely Blog Award recipients


Alyson Reuben

Kat Henry Doran

Jannine Gallant

Ceri Hebert

Jennifer Jakes

Ruth A. Casie

Jennifer Daiker

Aj Nuest

Joelene Coleman

Joya Fields

Your name is on this list because I’ve visited and re-visited your blogs and enjoyed each trip! All you have to do to walk away with a Lovely Blog Award is:

1. Mention my blog with a link back to it.

2. Regift the award to ten (10) lovely and deserving bloggers (hint: visit and make sure they don’t already have it- unless you want to give them a second one- there’s no rule as to how many a blog can have.;) )

3. Email your awardees to let them know they have an awaard awaiting them on your blog. Post their instructions so they can link back to your blog!

4. Tweet and/or facebook your new award with my blog link to direct visitors back here!

Done with those? Great!

Here’s your award! Be sure you post it to your blog side bar for all to see!

I wish I could give more than ten at once. Who makes these rules? 🙂 If you aren’t on this list- it is absolutely NOT because I don’t think you have a lovely blog!

Congrats to those who receive the award!


My apologies


I was supposed to have the lovely Jill with me today- but this post has  been rescheduled! So sorry for the tease! I have a little something to sooth the burn marks. He’s my friend’s hunk of the day but Joelene Coleman was sweet enough to let me borrow ‘the Water Boy’ for the day.

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You can drop by and see what Joelene is up to today as well. Click on her name and see the ten rules to make people buy your books on her site. (I’m sorry for the confusion over the link for those who have tried and couldn’t find it. I forgot to make the connection!)



Fall Begins


Summer is almost over here in the midwest and it’s been hot as a firecracker. Thankfully not as many wildfires as we’d feared but it wouldn’t take much to wipe Oklahoma off the map with the lack of rain we’ve had this year. I hope everyone else is staying cool. On top of that we are having internet issues and hope to have it resolved soon so I can blog more regularly again. Until then, feel free to visit some of my friends’ sites in my blog roll for fun. I’ll be updating that list very soon with some awesome authors!

I’ve had a busy, busy summer. I announced the purchase of our new home in June, well we are moved in and almost unpacked. Still far from organized, but unpacked. I sold my first short story ebook, HOME, to The Wild Rose Press in the midst of it all and am waiting on the release date, which I’ll announce as soon as I have it. 

So what am I working on now? I still haven’t figured out the revisions for Perfect Dr. Viv so I’m moving forward on that mostly. This week I started a new project. I love new beginnings. I know a lot of authors who say the first draft of a new book is their favorite part of writing. I love that ‘new’ feel as I open a blank doc. but even more than that, I think my fave part is after I give those cardboard persons life. When I breathe personality and substance into them with words I begin to feel like I’m getting to know new friends and I fall in love with them. That doesn’t happen in a first, or sometimes even a second, draft for me. So it will be a while before I introduce the three latest characters to the world here in my blog. Yep. There are three special people in this new wip. Three main characters. Nooo. It’s not a menage! You know by now that I write what my tag line says- ONE man, ONE woman, ONE love. So who is the third MC? You’ll have to wait and see. All I can tell you is that you’ll adore them (I hope) as much as I already do.

In the meantime, I’ll be writing, revising and happily living in my new house in the middle of one of the hottest, driest states in the USA.

Oh- and check back on Tuesday, the 23rd, to find out where I’ll be guest blogging.


You found me!

Osiyo! Hello!

You found me!

Welcome to my new (and improved?) Blog! Under my new and improved pen name, Calisa Rhose.

I hope you like the new site, complete with what I’m writing now and working on sporadically at other times. Please grab a sweet treat and a glass of your favorite beverage and take a tour. You can Meet Me- learn a fun fact about me. See what I have In The Fire-out with publishers right now. In Write Now you’ll see what I’m currently working on, or check the nested pages for extras. Learn What Else I dabble in when not writing contemporary romances that melt your heart and sizzle your blood. And see what News & Promos might be going on.

Or you can email me just to say hi, or to let me know what you’d like to see in my new blog, or on the site as a whole.
I’ll be having a contest very soon to give away some books, so be sure to return often to get in on the fun!

Please, don’t forget to subscribe since I no longer have a ‘Follow’ option.

Dodadagohvi~ Until we meet again