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

!!UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!

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

Osiyo~

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

It would be great if you leave a comment letting everyone know what you think about them and maybe even check out a few author links to meet those behind the books. Or just say hi. Don’t forget to tell your friends to stop by so they can appreciate some greatness, or get in on the fun, too!

This feature is only to highlight the authors and artists (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind 😆 ). Enjoy this months’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking on the name, if there’s an artist link provided, to learn more about the amazing creators of these beautiful covers.

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

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BlueDecember_KarenMcCullogh05.02.16.docTitle: Blue December

Author: Karen McCullough

Weblink: www.kmccullough.com /

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Karen McCullough

Cover artist Karen McCullough

Release date: December, 2014

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

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

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BuildaMate_JaniceCroom05.02.16.docTitle: Build a Mate:

A Holiday with Love

Author: Janice Croom

Weblink: www.janicecroom.com

Genre:  Sci-fi Romance- Novella

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Janice Croom.

Cover artist: Janice Croom

Release date: December 21, 2015

Can a brother from another planet find love?

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

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

Whatever you want.

Whenever you want.

For however long you want.

Build-a-Mate. Available this Christmas.

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

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

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

Author: Dee Ann Palmer

Weblink: www.deeannpalmer.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Dee Ann Palmer

Cover artist: Winterheart Design

Release date: March, 2014

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

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PassionStorm_DianeEscalera05.02.16Title: Passion Storm

Author: Diane Escalera

Weblink: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: Leah Suttle

Release date: March 14, 2016

A looming hurricane has nothing on the storm raging inside…

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

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

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Watchmaker'sHeart_JuliDRevezzo05.02.16Title: Watchmaker’s Heart

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Weblink: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: Historical-steampunk romance

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Suzanne G. Rogers

Release date: March 14, 2016

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

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

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

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WordofHonor_LaurenLinwood05.02.16.docTitle: Word of Honor,

Bk #1, Knights of Valor series

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.windtreepress.com/

Genre: Medieval Historical romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Windtree Press

Cover artist: www.romance-covers.com/

Release date: April 6, 2016

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

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

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

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I want to thank all the authors who submit their covers

and make this a special place to share!

To see YOUR cover here visit my

UnCover Monday

page for detailed instructions.

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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/. 🙂

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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 ~ December #MFRWAuthor #CoverReveals

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s December’s awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon 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 the authors (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, 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!
I’ve added a heat level rating for covers, one through five scale, for your benefit. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about covers 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/ with what you’d like to know. 🙂

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: A Case for Calamity, TWRP-12 Brides of Christmas

Author: Mackenzie Crowne          

Weblink: www.facebook.com/MackenzieCrowne

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: Steamy 4 flames

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Diana Carlile

Release date: November 10, 2014

For Jane Whitmore, agreeing to switch identities with her best friend seems like innocent fun, but spending a romantic night in Paris with a man who doesn’t know her real name turns out to be a lark gone bad. When their one night of passion proves to have lasting results, tracking down Gabe Sutton and telling him he’s about to be the father of her child is just another calamity Jane would rather avoid. After years of avoiding long-term romantic entanglements, Gabe has found a woman he might just be able to build a life with, only to have her disappear. When he finally finds her, his belief in happily-ever-after staggers under the weight of deception, and looming fatherhood leaves him with two choices: fight her for custody of his future child or cling to the promise of true love.

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DaretoLove_AlleighBurrows12.01.14Title: Dare to Love

Author: Alleigh Burrows

Weblink: www.alleighburrows.com

Genre: Regency romance

Heat Level: 3 flames?

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Books

Cover artist: Lyrical Press

Release date: December 1, 2014

The only tangible benefit Dare Landis has of finally claiming the title of Marquis of Raynsforth will be that the current marquis has finally gone to the Devil where he belongs. Until then, Lord Landis will continue to enjoy life on his own terms…as a heartless rake who’s beholden to no one.

Nivea Horsham knows there’s more to Dare than he reveals to the world. She’s loved him since her older brother brought his ridiculously handsome friend home from school all those years ago. But getting him to notice her has proven to be an impossible endeavor.

Can Nivea shatter Dare’s carefully crafted facade and show him how to love?

 

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IfMyHeartCouldSeeYou_SherryEwing12.01.14Title: If My Heart Could See You

Author: Sherry Ewing

Weblink: www.sherryewing.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: 3- Steamy

Publisher: Kingsburg Press

Cover artist: Sherry Ewing –

Original painting, Lamia

by John Waterhouse (18-49-1917)

Release date: July 9, 2014

When you’re enemies, does love have a fighting chance?

For Amiria of Berwyck, defeat does not come easily as she watches her home and clan being ripped asunder. When the very enemy who has laid siege to her home demands her fealty, she will do whatever it takes to protect her people including a hastily concocted ruse that quickly begins to unravel. All too soon, she starts to question whether she can forgive herself for betraying those she has sworn to protect.

Dristan of Blackmore, champion knight of King Henry II, has a reputation to uphold as the Devil’s Dragon. After his invading army conquers Berwyck castle, he sets out to manage the newly claimed estate by training its knights in the art of proper defense. At first, everything appears as it should be, or is it? Betrayed by those he believed he could trust, he must first set aside his anger before he can make room in his heart for love.

Together they are tied by an unspoken bond. As they begin to rebuild the land and unite their people, forces beyond their control attempt to tear apart their fragile truce and only time will tell if love will forever bring them together.

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KeepingSecrets_#1ChildrenoftheLight_DonnaHechlerPorter12.01.14Title: Keeping Secrets, Children of the Light 1

Author: Donna Hechler Porter

Weblink: www.donnahechlerporterbooks.wordpress.com/

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: Steamy- 3

Publisher: Donna Hechler Porter

Cover artist: Donna Hechler Porter

Release date: May 25, 2014

A woman with a secret, a man determined to uncover the truth, and a secret that could tear them apart forever.

A Grieving Husband- Amon Cayle needs a seamstress. He has spent the last year rebuilding his life after the tragic death of his wife in a house fire, the same fire that nearly took the life of his eldest son as well. The business of grieving their loss, as well as the work of his tobacco plantation, has caused him to neglect the simplest of tasks. His family now needs clothes, and despite his dislike for Mary McKechnie, and their shared past, he offers her the job.

A Desperate Mother- Mary McKechnie needs a job. Her brother has threatened to take her daughters and place them into indentured service if she cannot provide for them. He has not made it any easier for her by insisting she work only for fellow Friends. When Amon Cayle offers her a job, she has little choice but to accept.

A Devastating Secret

The last time Amon spoke with Mary, after she walked away from him into the arms of another man over twenty years ago, she assured him she was not keeping secrets. He didn’t believe her then, and he doesn’t believe her now. While she is working for him, he is determined to find answers. She is just as determined to not give them.

Will Mary be able to save Amon from the past? Or will her secret tear them apart forever?

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LatinHeatTrilogy_DianeEscalera12.01.14Title: Latin Heat Trilogy

Author: Diane Escalera

Weblink: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: Gilded Heart Design

Release date: September 18, 2014

The complete Latin Heat Trilogy in one sizzling edition. Get ready to fall in love!

STILL HOT FOR YOU

Take a peek into the marriage of Dylan and Shay LaCosta. Theirs is a hot and steamy union, with an even hotter couple. Just like in real life, relationships have problems. But when two people are meant to be, they fight with each other, and they fight for each other.

THE RIGHT TEMPTATION

Last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Worse, now his pal’s kid sister wants to soothe his pain. It’s just like Kayla to play the seductive nurse. She’s always had a thing for Nico. Problem is, Kayla’s not a girl anymore. She’s one hot-blooded woman. And Nico’s body is heating up.

PLAYING WITH DESTINY

Matchmaker, matchmaker, bring me a babe. That’s all Christian LaCosta expected from an online dating service. He gets a lot more when he’s unwittingly hooked up with a luscious neighbor named Destiny. Christian doesn’t believe in fate, but one look at Destiny, and he’s seeing a whole new future.

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MidnightHeat#2_SarahGrimm12.01.14Title: Midnight Heat #2, Black Phoenix

Author: Sarah Grimm

Weblink: www.SarahGrimm.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4 flames- Hot

Publisher: Sarah Grimm

Cover artist: Arial Burnz

Release date: December 2, 2014

She was the only woman ever to rock his world.
Black Phoenix bassist Dominic Price made a mistake three years ago when he walked out on Rebecca.  A mistake he plans to rectify.  But first he has to convince her to open her heart to him again.

The unconscious man wheeled into Dr. Rebecca Dahlman’s ER is sexy—devilishly sexy—and injured.  This isn’t just any patient in need of medical help. He is the only man she’s ever loved—the one who still haunts her dreams.
One touch of his calloused hands reignites their passion.  Can they rekindle their trust as easily, or will her fears cause her to lose him again…this time to a man bent on revenge?

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: My Kind of Crazy

Author: Katie O’Sullivan

Weblink: www.katie-osullivan.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Sensual

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Diana Carlile

Release date: July 30, 2014

Kendall Roarke is betting everything on making her Harwichport Bed & Breakfast into the premier wedding destination on Cape Cod, despite her recent messy divorce.

Jonathan Reynolds moved back to the Cape to take over his uncle’s business and start fresh after his own marriage ended. He’s not looking for anything complicated – until he meets Kendall, with her big plans and wild mop of curls.

Throw an unruly foster puppy and an uptight new neighbor into the mix and things get a little crazy. Now Kendall has to decide if it’s the kind of crazy that she can live with… for the rest of her life.

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: One Enchanted Evening (Lobster Cove series)

Author: L. A. Kelley

Weblink: www.lakelleythenaughtylist.blogspot.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 2 Flames; sensual

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Release date: September 29, 2014

The Brothers Grimm had no clue.

Restlessness plagued Charlotte Becker. Unable to settle down, she moved from place to place searching for an elusive something to calm her turbulent spirit. A sudden invitation from her sister sends her across country to Lobster Cove, Maine. Anchors abound by the sea, but surely nothing would keep her rooted in place in a pokey resort town during the off-season.

Drawn into a consignment shop named One Enchanted Evening, Charlotte is confronted by a mysterious article of clothing requesting her help to stop a man in a wolf mask from killing women. Charlotte agrees to protect the citizens of Lobster Cove and find the hunter before an innocent is slain.

Luke Maddox’s hunting days are over. Wounded in action, he left the Marines to return to Lobster Cove, the only place to bring him peace as a child. Hiding his disability, he accepts life will be nothing more than dull routine. Then he meets a singular young woman wearing an unusual cloak. She tells an incredible story of a wolf that walks on two legs.

And the hunt begins…

In One Enchanted Evening fantasy, humor, and romance are wrapped up in the cheeky retelling of a fairy tale. You will never look at a clothing from a consignment shop the same way again.

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SleepyHollow_DaxVarley12.01.14Title: Sleepy Hollow

Author: Dax Varley

Weblink: www.daxvarley.com

Genre: Young Adult

Heat Level: 1- Sweet

Publisher: Dax Varley

Cover artist: Dax Varley

Release date: August 2013

Katrina is still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman – the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside. 
Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance. 
When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee. 
But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

 

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TheShucker'sBooktique_JCMcKenzie12.01.14Title: The Shucker’s Booktique (Lobster Cove series)

Author: J.C. McKenzie

Weblink: www.jcmckenzie.ca

Heat Level: 3 flames. Steamy

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Debbie Taylor- DCA Graphics

Release date: October 15, 2014

After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker’s Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa’s heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she’s missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?

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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.

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

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ August #MFRWAuthor #CoverReveal

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s August’s awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon 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 the authors (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, 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 new year in 2014!

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AGuyandaGirl_VictoriaAdams08.14Title: A Guy and A Girl

Author: Victoria Adams

Weblink: www.victoriaadams.blogspot.com

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Victoria Adams

Release date: June 18, 2014

After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.

Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.

Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?

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BigSkyBrazen_DawnLuedecke08.14Title: Big Sky Brazen

Author: Dawn Luedecke

Weblink: www.dawnluedecke.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: n/a

Release date: January 10, 2014

After discovering her horses missing, DeEtte hunts the man who stole them, only to discover things aren’t as they seem. Her adventures lead to Bozeman where she joins up with a cattle drive north – a lawless place run by a cattle baron society. John, the man who stole her horses and broke her heart, trails after her. Many difficulties arise that prevent him from wooing the headstrong woman — from two timing outlaws, to deadly secrets, and finally to DeEttes ability to find trouble in any situation. John needs to settle his score with a man from Texas, protect DeEtte from not only outlaws but also determined suitors, and convince her trust him enough to marry. Can he clear his name and keep her from running head first into a range war and possible death?

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BloodEternal_ToniKelly08.14Title: Blood Eternal

Author: Toni Kelly

Weblink: www.authortonikelly.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Imprint of Kensington Books

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: February 3, 2014

He’s her judge, jury and executioner. She’s his only chance to truly live.

Savannah Michaels is in desperate need of cash…for all the right reasons. Determined to leave behind her hospital debt and the nightmares of her past, she answers a classified ad to be a paid travel companion in Italy. Of course, she hardly expects her employer to be a tall, handsome and moody vampire.

Luke Evans has a very good reason to seek revenge against the world’s greedy souls. After all, greed cost him his wife and mortal life two centuries ago. His latest ploy, classified ads, is working out well. Until he meets Savannah Michaels. She is not what she seems and even worse, hasn’t the slightest idea just how different she is.

Suddenly, Luke realizes playing judge and jury over his victims comes at too high a cost, especially when his latest victim may be the love of his life…and the death of his race.

CONTENT WARNING: Vampires with sexy accents; may lead to seduction.

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CowboyontheRun_DevonMcKay08.14Title: Cowboy On The Run                                                    

Author: Devon McKay

Weblink: www.devonmckay.weebly.com

Genre: contemporary romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tamra Westberry

Release date: May 2014

Running from a torrential past, Nate Walker had never planned on returning to a town where the only good thing had been a brunette-haired beauty with more compassion than he deserved. Finding himself on a ranch for boys facing the same issues not only taught him how to be a man, it taught him that there was more to life than running away. However, returning for what he left behind was going to be anything other than easy.

The minute Nate walked into the Lucky Horseshoe Jessie Calhoun froze. The man always did know how to make an entrance. Unfortunately, he’d also had the same impact when he left her mending a broken heart in a cloud of dust and taillights. And she still wasn’t over him. But this time would be different. No longer a gullible, naïve girl, she’d be a fool to fall under his spell again. Especially now that she had more at stake –two very important reasons.

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GoddessAwakened_CateMasters08.14Title: Goddess, Awakened

Author: Cate Masters

Weblink: http://catemasters.blogspot.com/

Genre: Paranormal/fantasy

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: July 7, 2014

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.

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PlayingWithDestiny_DianeEscalera08.14Title: Playing With Destiny (Latin Heat Trilogy #3)

Author: Diane Escalera

Weblink: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: Gilded Heart Design

Release date: May 29, 2014

Fate brought them together. Will Destiny keep them apart?

Destiny Quinn lives for her job. She loves being an IT Recruiter, traveling nationwide. But all work and no play has left her feeling restless. It’s been a year since she’s gone out on a date — or slept with a man. Suddenly, Destiny can’t think about anything else. She’s not looking for a relationship, just a good time and a sexy diversion. One steamy night of mind-blowing pleasure, then maybe she can get back to business.

Christian LaCosta wants to prove to his family — and himself — that he is relationship material. Lately, it seems like everyone around him is in love. Maybe it’s time to give up the fast life and fast women, quit being the odd man out. Christian decides to take the plunge and join an online dating service. When he’s unwittingly hooked up with a luscious neighbor named Destiny, the coincidence is too much. Christian doesn’t believe in fate, but one look at Destiny, and he’s seeing a whole new future. Now he must convince this career-driven beauty that work isn’t everything. Take a chance on them, and she can have it all.

WARNING: Food Play, Hot Sex, Latin Hunk

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Title: Scenting Scandal

Author: Suzi Love

Weblink: www.suzilove.com/

Genre: historical romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Anna Scheuringer N/A

Release date: February 23, 2014

Lady Laura Jamison has a gift and she’s not afraid to use it. She’s after a husband, but not just any husband. She wants a man who meets her logical and scientific criteria. Her extraordinary olfactory senses lead her to Richard, the Earl of Winchester. He might not know it-yet-but he’s her perfect match.

Richard has no time for family friend, Laura, the mad scientist. He’s been pursued by many a female, but never on the premise that one sniff can decide your soul mate. Besides, he wants to marry a sweet and docile  woman, a socially acceptable young lady, the exact opposite of Laura.

But when he’s tasked with stopping fraudulent trading in Britain’s railways shares, he finds he needs Laura’s help. As they work to expose the culprit, Richard begins to think Laura may be on to something, because when he’s with her, passion and desire explode with one look, one touch, one kiss…

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ShareTheMoon_SharonStruth08.14Title: Share the Moon

Author: Sharon Struth

Weblink: www.sharonstruth.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Sensuous

Publisher: Kensington Books-Lyrical Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: August 4, 2014

Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.

Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.

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SilverWolfClan_TeraShanley08.14Title: Silver Wolf Clan

Author: Tera Shanley

Weblink: www.terashanley.com

Genre: Paranormal

Heat Level: Spicy

Publisher: Lyrical Press-

Imprint Kensington Publishing Corp

Cover artist: Fiona Jayde

Release date: August 4, 2014

Loving him will be legendary…if she can survive it.

What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.

Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?

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TakeMeifYouDare_NinaCrespo08.14Title: Take Me If You Dare

Author: Nina Crespo

Weblink: www.ninacrespo.com/

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: †Steamy

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Cover artist: Heather Howland

Release date: 30 June 2014

One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

Security specialist Ethan Worth’s instincts tell him the gorgeous woman at the bar is trouble. After a sexy dance and even sexier kiss, he knows she is. But when their scintillating night leads to more, the possibility of another long distance relationship sends Jasmine running for the door.

Until the unthinkable happens. Jasmine’s company assigns her to Bode-Wynn, the military security firm where Ethan works. Forced back together, the undeniable heat between them flares to life. But sex is all it can ever be, because taking it further goes against everything Jasmine wants…and everything Ethan fears.

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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.

Special Note: Some covers might suggest more heat than the actual content of that book. Because of this I am adding heat levels to this feature so there isn’t any mixup. The covers on this feature are NOT those of any erotic/a books. Those in question will have this symbol () next to the heat rating.

Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ June #MFRWorg #CoverReveal

 UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s June’s lovely cover art and the awesome authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon 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 the authors (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, 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 new year in 2014!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Agent3-dArtagnan_JoniHahn06.14Title: Agent T3: d’Artagnan, Book 3 – The D.I.R.E. Agency Series

Author: Joni Hahn

Weblink: www.jonihahn.com

Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Publisher: Joni Hahn

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Agent T3: d-Artagnan Naylor

Credentials:

Rebel son of Former Navy SEAL

Trained under his father

Enhancements:

  • Time Travel

d’Artagnan (Dar) Naylor: trained by the best, disciplined by the toughest, and raised by the vilest – his father. He bought into Robert Naylor’s life of crime, until he learned the reasons behind it.

Now, he possesses enhancements installed by The D.I.R.E. Agency – an organization he once called enemy. He has to stop the traitors from the past before they destroy the future. And, despite what they say, his decision has nothing whatsoever to do with retro beauty, Jocelyn Chalmers.

Jocelyn wakes up in the future without a memory. All she’s certain of is the fear in her gut and her blinding attraction to gorgeous, protective D.I.R.E. agent, d’Artagnan Naylor.

When close quarters prove too much for their passionate hunger, Dar knows his future is destined for hard decisions. Once Jocelyn’s memory returns, she begs Dar to return to the year nineteen forty-four and save the world.

Yet, to change the past, changed the future. How can they be certain of the consequences of his actions?   How can he return her to the past where she belongs after all they’ve shared?

Turbulent times come to a head when the past sends its own version of destruction to the future in the midst of long-awaited retribution.

Can Dar escape his past to save the future?   Or, does fate have its own reckoning in mind?

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AHeatoftheMomentThing_MaggieLePage06.14Title: A Heat of the Moment Thing

Author: Maggie Le Page

Weblink: www.maggielepage.com

Genre: Chick Lit

Publisher: Maggie Le Page

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Release Date: December 3, 2013

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong—or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!—just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.

Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn’t want him to be, but if anyone thinks she’ll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.

At least, that’s what her head says. Her heart, however, doesn’t do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.

Contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.

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BugStuffandOtherStories_VickiBatman06.14Title: Bug Stuff…and Other Stories

Author: Vicki Batman

Weblink: www.vickibatman.blogspot.com

Genre: Romantic comedy

Publisher: Vicki Batman

Cover artist: Kat Baldwin

Release date: February 1, 2014

From sassy writer gal, Vicki Batman, comes three short romantic comedies in

Bug Stuff…and Other Stories:“Just Desserts”: A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.

“Bug Stuff”: An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.

“With This Ring”: When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, everything turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end.

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NaturalObsession_CarolMcPheeTitle: Natural Obsession

Author: Carol McPhee

Website: www.carolmcphee.webs.com

Genre: contemporary romance

Publisher: Wings ePress, Inc.

Cover artist: Trisha FitzGerald

Release date: July 2013

Laurel Jenkins has no dashing Prince in her life, but given her independent spirit, she manages well on her own…up to now. With the approach of her fortieth birthday, she faces the dilemma of proceeding through life as she is or adding a new dimension in the form of motherhood. Shunning the prospect of male friends contributing to an involvement that might not work out, she decides to opt for medical technology. The appearance of two new gentlemen in her small world heaves a wrench in her plan.

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siegeoftheheart_EliseCyrTitle: Siege of the Heart

Author: Elise Cyr

Weblink: www.elisecyr.wordpress.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Kensington-Lyrical Press

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: April 7, 2014

He fought for king and country, but that battle is nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.

Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family. Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.

For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he chooses to accept her.

Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?

CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.

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SonofDragons_AndreaRCooperTitle: Son of Dragons, Legends of Oblivion #2

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Website: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Crimson Romance

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: April 28, 2014

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. He has stood ready for thousands of years, for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, with his protégé he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people, and weary hearted from years of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a Prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the…Son of Dragons.

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TheHealer'sGift_WillaBlair06.14Title: The Healer’s Gift

Author: Willa Blair

Weblink: www.willablair.com

Genre: Scottish historical paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Release date: July 2, 2014 (available on Kindle since March)

Coira MacDugall paid with her life for her attack on the Highland Healer.  But her victim did more than heal Coira’s fatal wound that awful night.  Now drowning in the unwelcome emotions of others, Coira wonders if her new empathic ability was meant as a gift or a curse.

Logen MacDugall must discover who killed three previous lairds if he hopes to survive for long in the position. He believes Coira’s new sense can help him root out the conspirators, but after her disastrous time in the Highlands, the last thing she wants is to get involved with another laird.

Logen must help Coira gain control of her talent in time to save him and their clan from those intent on destroying MacDugall. Can Coira accept that this laird truly loves her?  Or will her memories lead her to madness again?

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Title: The Right Temptation

Author: Diane Escalera

Website: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover Artist: N/A

Release Date: March, 2014

Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing?

Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a prestigious hospital in her hometown. The new job is everything she’s hoped for, especially when one hot specimen shows up in the ER. She hasn’t seen her childhood crush in years, and considering how much hotter he’s gotten over time, she almost ends up needing resuscitation.

The last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Now his pal’s kid sister wants to soothe his pain, but he’d rather keep his distance so her big brother doesn’t break his other arm. Kayla’s no child anymore, though. She’s one hot-blooded woman, determined to remind him of a mind-blowing kiss back when they were teenagers. Leave it to Kayla to drop by his house unannounced and play Nurse Seductive. A guy has to follow the buddy code, or face the consequences. Still, sometimes giving in to temptation is worth it…

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TrappedUnderIce_MJSchillerTitle: Trapped Under Ice

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Publisher: Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: February 8, 2013

TRAPPED UNDER ICE is a novel about a three time platinum record-producing band whose lead singer, Chad Evans, is haunted by his past. Growing up in an abusive home, then being left alone at the age of thirteen to raise his kid brother, Chad still fights the pain he felt as a child, and the anger it causes, despite being a wildly successful rock star. “Chad [tries] to play his heart out on the stage; but he [can] never quite seem to leave it there.”

Beth Donovan, lunch lady/writer, is thrilled to be enjoying a Trapped Under Ice concert with her daughter, Cassie. Even though it has been three years since her husband, Paul’s, death, sorrow still shadows her life, so the distraction of seeing her favorite group is a welcome one. However, when the concert is over, Beth and her daughter are followed and attacked by two men in one of the stadium’s bathrooms. When Chad and his bodyguard, Pete, come to their aid, an attraction sparks immediately between Beth and the tall singer.

Though the pair is drawn to each other, the relationship goes through numerous trials centered on Chad’s unresolved anger, and Beth’s fear of opening herself up again. In addition they face being separated forever by someone who is sending Chad death threats. Trapped Under Ice is the story of a love-affair fraught with difficulties from without, (ex-girlfriends who resurface, crazed fans who don’t want to take “no” for an answer…), as well as difficulties from within, (jealousy, anger, fear…). Will Chad and Beth be able to rise above these trials and tribulations? Or will they remain trapped under ice?

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WrittenintheCards_LaurenLinwood06.14Title: Written in the Cards

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Western historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: May 21, 2014

Maggie Rutherford jilts her too-perfect society groom at the altar and flees New York for the American West, where she turns her travels into dime novels that she writes and illustrates under the pen name Lud Madison.

After the Civil War, veteran Ben Morgan marries his childhood sweetheart and takes her to homestead on the Great Plains. Losing her and their unborn child in an Indian attack, Ben detaches from emotion and becomes a roaming gambler. When he kills a cheating opponent in self-defense, the man’s gunslinger brother swears revenge upon Ben.

Ben hides on a cattle drive and brings in a herd to Abilene, where a waiting Maggie wants to find a rough and tumble cowboy to interview for her next story idea. Sparks fly as the dangerous drover and popular novelist wind up living in the same household, running a general store east of Abilene. But with Black Tex Lonnegan hot on his trail, will Ben run from his growing attraction to Maggie and the gunfighter’s promise of death–or will he make a stand for his life–and love?

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