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

Osiyo~

Welcome one and all!

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

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you!!! 

 

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

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

For now, enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors and artists who make them possible for you to gaze upon each month.

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

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

 

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Title: Code of Honor,

Bk 3, Knights of Honor

Author: Alexa Aston

Weblink: www.alexaaston.

wordpress.com/

Genre: Medieval Historical Romance

Heat Level: 3 flames – steamy

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Cover artist: Dar Albert

Release date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Title: Crimson Dream

Crimson Series, book 1

Author: Georgiana Fields

Weblink: www.facebook.com/

AuthorGeorgianaFields

Genre:. Paranormal Romance and Suspense

Length: Novel  270 pgs

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: Gilded Dragonfly Books

Cover artist: Gina Dyer

Release date: Aug 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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Title: Meeting His Match

Author: Shannyn Schroeder

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

Genre: contemporary romance

Length: novel (304 pages)

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: Shannyn Schroeder

Cover artist: Kim Killion

Release date: 10/12/17

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

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

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

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Title: Season of Promises, #3

Author: Vicki Batman, Merry Holly,

Gerri Brousseau, Cara Marsi,

Bobbi Lerman, Jane Gale

Weblink: www.faceboo

k.com/

ASeasonOfMagic/

Genre: contemporary

Length: short story anthology

Heat Level: various, 3

Publisher: Indie

Cover artist: n/a

Release date: November 1, 2016

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

 

 

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Title: The Dead Man’s Treasure

Author: Kris Bock

Weblink: www.amazon.com/author/krisbock

Genre: romantic adventure

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: January, 2015

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

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

 

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

Author: Ursula LeCoeur

Weblink: www.ursulalecoeur.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: Novel

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

Publisher: Ursula LeCoeur

Cover artist: Diane Millsap

Release date: September 1, 2017

Can a rake and a prude turn loathing into love?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit their covers

and make this a special place to share!

To see YOUR cover here visit the

UnCover Monthly

page for detailed instructions.

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

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

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

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Calisa Rhose presents Caroline Warfield on Tuesday RoundUp #MFRWauthor #historicalromance #thereluctantwife

Osiyo~

I’m turning the Round Pen over to fellow author, Caroline Warfield today!

The Reluctant Wife

Children of Empire, Book 2

Genre: Pre Victorian, Historical Romance  µ Heat rating: R (two brief -mild- sexual encounters)

ISBN: pending  µ Page count: 334 pages

Pub date: April 26, 2017

What drives people apart? What brings them together? These are themes I like to explore in my work. I introduced three mischievous boys as supporting characters in A Dangerous Nativity. To my surprise, they imbedded themselves in my imagination.  

When I began to plan a new series that would move the characters in my Dangerous Series forward a generation, I thought of those boys. What sort of heroes might they be? How did the problems they encountered growing up mold them?  Their interests, ambitions, and responsibilities would take them in different directions. As their stories emerged, however, I realized they had been driven far apart above all by the machinations of a duplicitous woman. (Of course they were! Did you doubt it?) It would take the right women to make them whole again.

Now I have three cousins, driven appar by deception, who must find their way back from the edges of the British Empire.

Their stories, set in the 1830s, began to form in my mind. I knew each one of them would eventually make their way home and find healing in the journey. The first, Rand Wheatly, had become a miserable recluse, living in the Canadian frontier and obsessed with wealth.  I told his story in The Renegade Wife, Book one of The Children of Empire. He and his cousin Charles sorted out some of their misunderstandings in that book, but left other issues unresolved. Charles, the Duke of Murnane, will be drawn into upheaval in Canton China before he can bring closure and final resolution in The Unexpected Wife, scheduled for October 2017.

The Reluctant Wife tells the story of Fred Wheatly who sought a military glory in the Bengal Army. He left England as a young man oblivious to the disasters he left in his wake. lll-suited to the politics and beaurocratic nonsense he encountered there, failure dogs his steps. Does he dare go home and face them?

Has anyting ever driven you away from family or friends? How did you resolve it? Or did you?

Giveaway!!!

I will give a kindle copy to one randomly selected person who leaves a comment. The prequel to this book, A Dangerous Nativity, is always **FREE**. You can get a copy here: http://www.carolinewarfield.com/bookshelf/a-dangerous-nativity-1815/

Blurb

When all else fails, love succeeds…

Captain Fred Wheatly’s comfortable life on the fringes of Bengal comes crashing down around him when his mistress dies, leaving him with two children he never expected to have to raise. When he chooses justice over army regulations, he’s forced to resign his position, leaving him with no way to support his unexpected family. He’s already had enough failures in his life. The last thing he needs is an attractive, interfering woman bedeviling his steps, reminding him of his duties.

All widowed Clare Armbruster needs is her brother’s signature on a legal document to be free of her past. After a failed marriage, and still mourning the loss of a child, she’s had it up to her ears with the assumptions she doesn’t know how to take care of herself, that what she needs is a husband, and with a great lout of a captain who can’t figure out what to do with his daughters. If only the frightened little girls didn’t need her help so badly.

Clare has made mistakes in the past. Can she trust Fred now? Can she trust herself? Captain Wheatly isn’t ashamed of his aristocratic heritage, but he doesn’t need his family and they’ve certainly never needed him. But with no more military career and two half-caste daughters to support, Fred must turn once more—as a failure—to the family he failed so often in the past. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?

Find it here: http://www.carolinewarfield.com/bookshelf/reluctant-wife/

About Caroline Warfield

Traveler, poet, librarian, technology manager—award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things (even a nun), but above all she is a romantic. Having retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows while she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.

Caroline has an active blog and her newsletter list recently zoomed past 3000.  She is a RONE award winner and has five star reviews from Readers’ Favorite, Night Owl Reviews, and InD’Tale. She is also a member of the writers’ co-operative, the Bluestocking Belles. With partners she manages and regularly writes for both The Teatime Tattler and History Imagined.

Website http://www.carolinewarfield.com/  

Amazon Author http://www.amazon.com/Caroline-Warfield/e/B00N9PZZZS/

Good Reads http://bit.ly/1C5blTm

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/carolinewarfield7

Twitter @CarolWarfield

Email warfieldcaro@gmail.com

Excerpt

Get control of yourself, Clare, a small part of her brain urged, dimly aware that exhaustion and relief made her foolish. She didn’t care. Just that moment his arms around her back and his shoulder firm beneath her cheek felt solid. Safe. Dependable.

“Easy, easy. It’s only a tent,” he soothed, one hand making gentle circles on her back.

“You thought about us. No one ever—” He had looked after her, she realized, from the moment he found her at the inn in Calcutta comforting his children. No man ever took care for my comfort before.

She took a shuddering breath. Dependable? This is Fred Wheatly holding you, the man who— She didn’t remember what just then. She felt his kiss on her head, then her ear.

She raised her head and his mouth came down on hers. The gentle kiss made no demands, forced no response, and asked only trust. No man had ever kissed her like that. She couldn’t resist him. When he withdrew to look down at her, she closed the distance and kissed him back, tasting sweat, sand, and male.

“Papa? Are we there?”

He broke off the kiss and tipped his forehead to hers, silent laugher rocking him. “We have come to a place. That much is certain,” he responded. Clare didn’t think he referred to the way station.

What a great peek into The Reluctant Wife. And you’re offering up a FREE copy to a commenter! Readers, be sure to leave your email for the drawing.

Thank you, Caroline!

Dodadagohvi~

Calisa Rhose presents ~ Sandra Bruney with A Question of Boundaries

Osiyo~

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

I know, I know. I’m a day late posting this. Believe me, it’s been no bed of roses with a sick kid and an injured daughter. Nothing serious for wither, but it’s kept me running since Friday. Lol

SandyBruneySo, to get to today’s guest, I’m thrilled to welcome my friend and wonderfully talented writer, Sandy Bruney, who is sharing her book, “A Question of Boundaries” with us!

Please show Sandy some real Ranch love!

Before I get to the nosy 5-3-4 part of this interview, tell us a bit about you.

Okay, I’ll begin with five questions, then follow with three more, and end with four final ones.

My writing area at the moment is a corner of the couch in my living room. What does your writing space look like?

A total disaster. Books, notebooks, papers, and of course a dish of candy to munch when I need some energy. Jelly beans right now.

For a lot of writers it’s a life-altering event coming up with titles and character names. Others it comes as naturally as breathing. Which is it for you?

Some are hard, and some are easy. Either they pop immediately in my head or I have to look through the telephone book or the obituary page in the newspaper.

What advice would you offer aspiring and new writers?

Learn the craft. Take workshops, go to conferences, read books. And never, ever give up your dream.

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

Write the story only you can write. Fads come and go before we know it. By the time you write in the genre popular at the moment, it will have changed.

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

Donald Maas. He’s inspiring and knowledgeable.

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

Favorite animal? Cat

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Fall

Favorite food? Fried chicken

Well done! 🙂

Okay, Flash four. Ready? What are you working on now?

A sequel to “A Question of Boundaries” called “A Question of Loyalty.”

What are you sharing today?

AQuestionofBoundaries_SBBy 1895, the United States is in the 80th year of the isolation imposed by King Thomas I and upheld by his successors. But, some are chafing under the shortages and restrictions, and when inventor Dr. Featherstone declares he has found a way to override all borders, there are those who applaud the discovery and those who fear it.

When Dr. Featherstone fails to return home for an important scientific gathering, his daughter Caroline enlists the help of the Member of Parliament from Charlotte, Nathan Llewellen. As the two search for the kidnappers, Caroline is plunged into a world where travel to other realities is possible in the blink of an eye, and people can assume the forms of fearsome as well as familiar animals…and where love comes at the most unexpected times and places.

Nathan’s peculiar gift might cost Caroline her life, but she has already lost her heart. 

Where can we find you and your books?

http://www.amazon.com/Question-Boundaries-Sandy-Bruney-ebook/dp/B00N1AW3LU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409591299&sr=1-1&keywords=Sandy+Bruney

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-question-of-boundaries-sandy-bruney/1120201590?ean=2940150337428

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470690

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-question-of-boundaries

Where will you be next?

I don’t know, but they can follow me at http://www.mimosamorningswriters.wordpress.com

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

Dodadagohvi~

Calisa Rhose presents ~ A Rose for Lancaster by Christine Elaine Black