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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ October #MFRWAuthor #CoverReveals

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s October’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!

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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Ascension_TheDemonHunters#1_A.S.Fenichel10.06.14Title: Ascension- The Demon Hunters, #1

Author: A.S. Fenichel

Weblink: www.asfenichel.net

Genre: Historical/Paranormal

Heat Level:

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Books

Cover artist: April Martinez

Release date: October 6, 2014

When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call. 

Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man. 

Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand. 

Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.

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CherishedMoments_MickieSherwood10.06.14Title: Cherished Moments

Author: Mickie Sherwood

Weblink: www.mickiesherwood.com/blog

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 1 – Sweet

Publisher: Topaz Publishing

Cover artist: Dawne Dominque

Release date: April 18, 2014

Senator Jordan Dupré is reluctant to revisit her past. That thought crumbles at the sight of Deacon Burke. His commanding presence and charming smile transports her back to her youth. Back then, she kissed, loved, lied, and left him—taking a life-changing secret with her.

Scorned by Jordan’s dishonesty, Deke swears he never wants to see her lying face again. However, his heart knows better, and he never stops thinking of her. When Jordan’s husband is killed, Deke is summoned to the Senator’s aid, by an unlikely source—Unfortunately, he brings a secret of his own.

Will secrets from their past reignite their cherished moments?

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CowboyUp_Anthologyx7_SaraWalterEllwood10.06.14Title: Cowboy Up

Author: Boxed Set-Allison Merritt,

Vickie Taylor, Leslie Garcia,

Melissa Keir, Autumn Piper,

Sara Walter Ellwood, D’Ann Lindun

Weblink: www.facebook.com/cowboyupboxedset

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Heat Level: 2-3- sensual-steamy

Publisher: The authors

Cover artist: Hot Damn Designs

Release date: September 8, 2014

Seven men as tough as the west… Seven women who know how to COWBOY UP.

Always, Cowboy by Allison Merritt—The past is better left behind, unless it offers a brighter future.

Cowboys Don’t Cry by Vicki Taylor—A broken cowboy with nothing left to lose…except his heart.

A Cowboy’s Heart by Leslie Garcia—Teenage lovers torn apart by betrayal. Have seventeen years changed everything—or nothing?

The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir—Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?

Cowboy Trouble by Autumn Piper—She’s decided to make some bad choices this weekend.

Chasing a Cowboy by Sara Walter Ellwood—He’s running from heartbreak. She’s chasing after love… Their hearts will never be the same.

Cowboy Bred, Cowboy Born by D’Ann Lindun—Freedom or family?  Only love can make the choice.

*A boxed set of seven romantic novellas by seven award-winning authors experienced with writing about the men of the West.

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ExposedtoPassion_GemmaBrocato10.06.14Title: Exposed To Passion, The Five Senses Series, Book #3

Author: Gemma Brocato

Weblink: www.facebook.com/gemma.brocato?ref=hl

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical Press

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: October 20, 2014

They walked through the shadows individually. Will they emerge into the light together?

Leading a vagabond life as a curator for a traveling photography exhibit translates to a lot of bad days for Rikki Salerno. But her trouble doubles when a careless high school student shoves her into a marsh. Being rescued by teacher Sam Kerrigan should have made things better, but Rikki’s inability to confess her true identity casts a shadow over their budding affair.

When Sam refuses an overly aggressive parent’s marriage proposal, she’s determined to ruin him. Not only does she doctor photos to make it look like Sam’s behaved inappropriately in front of students, she hacks the foundation website to reveal Rikki’s true identity. Faster than the blink of a shutter, Rikki’s focus changes from pursuing her full-color future to the black and white necessity of clearing Sam’s name.

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Highlander'sCharm_HighlanderHeat#3_JoanneWadsworth10.06.14Title: Highlander’s Charm

Author: Joanne Wadsworth

Weblink: www.joannewadsworth.com/

Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Level: 3- steamy

Cover Artist: Joanne Wadsworth

Release Date:  September 22, 2014

Traveling through time…for a Highlander.

Lila MacIan makes a wish upon a sixteenth century charm gifted to her by her missing grandmother, a wish that sends her traveling back into the past and to a warrior her charm has bound her to. With a vicious feud raging between the clans, she withholds her true identity from him, except he’s seen her grandmother and now she must do whatever it takes to find her.

Highland warrior Calum MacLean is bound to a woman who holds an identical charm to his. Visions assail him, of the two of them intimately together, and as Lila escapes him for the enemy’s land, his soul demands he protect and aid her.

Once Lila is reunited with her grandmother, she discovers she was born in the past to the MacIan laird, Calum’s arch enemy. Can she find a way to save the man her soul cries out for…set her past to rights and remain in her true time?

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MustLoveBreeches_AngelaQuarles10.06.14Title: Must Love Breeches, Must Love Series, #1

Author: Angela Quarles

Weblink: www.angelaquarles.com/

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Heat Level: 3-steamy

Publisher: Angela Quarles

Cover artist: Kim Killion

Release date: September 3, 2014

She’s finally met the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem: he lives in a different century.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR LOVE?

 A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, but before she understands the card case’s significance a thief steals it. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her time-traveling origins a secret, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes.

 To Lord Montagu nothing makes more sense than keeping his distance from the strange but lovely Colonial. However, when his scheme for revenge reaches a stalemate, he convinces Isabelle to masquerade as his fiancée. What he did not bargain on is being drawn to her intellectually as well as physically.

 Lord Montagu’s now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and her common sense. Isabelle thought all she wanted was to return home, but as passion flares between them, she must decide when her true home—as well as her heart—lies.

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MyNameIsA'yen_A'yen'sLegacySeries#1_RachelLeighSmith10.06.14Title: My Name Is A’yen, A’yen’s Legacy, #1

Author: Rachel Leigh Smith

Weblink: www.rachelleighsmith.com

Genre: Scifi romance

Heat Level: 2-sensual

Publisher: Rachel L. Smith

Cover artist: Laura Gordon

Release date: September 12, 2014

They’ve taken everything from him. Except his name.

The Loks Mé have been slaves for so long, freedom is a distant myth A’yen Mesu no longer believes. A year in holding, because of his master’s murder, has sucked the life from him. Archaeologist Farran Hart buys him to protect her on an expedition to the Rim, the last unexplored quadrant.

Farran believes the Loks Mé once lived on the Rim and is determined to prove it. And win A’yen’s trust. But she’s a breeder’s daughter and can’t be trusted.

Hidden rooms, information caches and messages from a long-dead king change A’yen’s mind about her importance. When she’s threatened he offers himself in exchange, and lands on the Association’s radar. The truth must be told. Even if it costs him his heart.

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TheMarquesa'sNecklace_OakGroveMysteries#1_P.J.MacLayne10.06.14Title: The Marquesa’s Necklace, Oak Grove Mysteries I

Author: P.J. MacLayne

Weblink: www.pjmaclayne.blogspot.com/

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Heat Level: 2 flames

Publisher: P.J. MacLayne.

Cover artist: K.M. Guth

Release date: July 1, 2014

Harmony Duprie enjoyed her well-ordered life in the quiet little town of Oak Grove—until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she wants nothing more than to return to the uneventful lifestyle of a historical researcher she once savored.

But when her beloved old car “George” is stolen and explodes into a ball of flames, it sets off a series of events that throws her plans into turmoil. Toss in a police detective that may or may not be interested in her, an attractive but mysterious stranger on her trail, and an ex-boyfriend doing time, and Harmony’s life freefalls into a downward spiral of chaos.

Now she has to use her research skills to figure out who is behind the sinister incidents plaguing her, and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.

Because it might.

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UndiscoveredAngel_Earthbound#1_SharonSaracino10.06.14Title: Undiscovered Angel, Earthbound, #1

Author: Sharon Saracino

Weblink: www.sharonsaracino.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 3-4- steamy/hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tamra Westbury

Release date: August 22, 2014

Empath Katrina Shepard spends most of her time alone, preferring solitude to the constant press of the pain and emotion of others. When she meets publishing tycoon Kassian McAllister at a party she finds herself intrigued. He is the first man she can’t read. Maybe she isn’t the only one with strange psychic powers. An Earthbound Angel, Kassian has spent the better part of a century hunting Jack the Ripper. His personal quest for vengeance has locked his heart and emotions behind a tightly guarded door. But Kat reawakens the emotions he thought long dead. As they grow closer they both learn truths about themselves and see a chance for love. But Jack the Ripper still roams the Earth and Kat has become the ideal target. Will Kassian finally have his revenge or will he lose yet another woman he loves?

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WillowSmoke_Rider'sUp#3_Adriana Kraft10.06.14Title: Willow Smoke, Riders Up, #3

Author: Adriana Kraft

Weblink: www.adrianakraft.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3-steamy flames

Publisher: B&B Publishing

Cover artist: Rebecca Poole

Release date: September 1, 2014

When the chips are down, there’s nobody there.

Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?

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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. 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.

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ May

 UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

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

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

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AGameofChance_LaurenLinwoodTitle: A Game of Chance

Author: Lauren Linwood

Website: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Western historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover Artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release Date: January 8, 2014

Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, Jed is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. He escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.

Lily Frontiere takes over running Lucky Lil’s from her dying mother, the house madam who shielded her by sending her away to boarding school. Lily’s intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help in her charade, but she’s entered a world she knows little about. She clashes with the handsome stranger who turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker.

But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice and win Lily’s love?

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AgentE2Aiden_JoniHahnTitle:  Agent E2: Aidan, Book 2 – The D.I.R.E. Agency Series

Author: Joni Hahn

Website: http://www.jonihahn.com

Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Publisher: Joni Hahn

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Agent E2:  Aidan Monroe

Credentials:

  • Second generation Former Navy SEAL
  • DIRE’s latest SEAL acquisition

Enhancements:

  • Electrical Conductor

Former Navy SEAL, Aidan Monroe, embraces risk. Show him a hint of danger – or a beautiful woman – and he’s all over it.   The only commitments in his life: his new D.I.R.E. enhancements and finding his father’s killers.

Cassandra Naylor, daughter of D.I.R.E.’s greatest foe, has one goal in mind: save her father and twin brother.  However, she didn’t bank on D.I.R.E.’s superpowers, or Aidan Monroe’s irresistible appeal. 

Cassandra can’t ignore the scorching electricity between her and Aidan.  When their passion is unleashed after a night of dangerous, life-changing events, Cassandra knows there’s no going back.  Yet, giving in to her feelings guarantees her father’s vengeful wrath.  

While they fight their attraction for one another, traitors from the past, and death-defying circumstances force shocking revelations to the surface. 

Can their love overcome history and betrayal?  Or, will the past rob them of any future they have together?

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AVeryScandalousHoliday_Anthology_NancyFraserTitle: A Very Scandalous Holiday

Submitting Author: Nancy Fraser

WebLink: http://facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Genre: Historical Romance Anthology

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Cover Artist: Gwen Hayes and Heidi Stryker

Release date: October 14, 2013

Erin’s Gift by Nancy Fraser – Chicago 1924

Widower, Seth Harrison, has no intention of falling in love again but will he be able to resist the sweetness of his son’s nanny, Erin O’Mara—his sister’s best friend?

An Eternity of You by Sophia Garrett – England 1833

The Duke of Sharrington left Rebecca with more than a broken heart six years ago—he left her with a son. He’s rekindled their passion with his return, but it will take a Christmas miracle to earn her heart.

Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin – England, late Regency

After three years at sea, Captain Hale Prescott has the means to marry the love of his life and his best friend’s sister. Sidony Harbeck, however, might never to speak to him again. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter…at least, none he ever sent.

Eight Tiny Flames by Crista McHugh – 1944 Ardennes, WWII

Lt. Ruth Mencher has always secretly admired Capt. Joseph Klein, but it takes the lighting of a Hanukkah candle to uncover the spark of mutual attraction. Each night awakens a new facet of their relationship, but as the Battle of the Bulge begins, the approaching Nazi forces threaten to tear them apart.

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AWorldApart_CdBrennanTitle: A World Apart

Author: Cd Brennan

Website: www.cdbrennan.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press Inc.

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: March 3, 2014

She left home to find herself…and found love along the way.

Lizzy travels to Scotland to track down her roots, hoping where she comes from will help her figure out where she needs to go. An Aussie girl through and through, tough as nuts and a bit wild, she believes there’s nothing so wonderful as a world seen through wine-tinted glasses…

…until she meets Hottie Hamish, Bridge of Allan’s most eligible bachelor.

Hamish is Lizzy’s polar opposite in every way. He’s serious, driven, and motivated, focused on becoming the youngest associate professor at the Glasgow School of Art. But he’s hiding a social phobia behind his gruff exterior that makes it almost impossible to connect with people…

…until he meets Lost Lizzy, all sunshine and lightness, an Australian beauty with the proverbial heart of gold.

Where they come from may be worlds apart, but atop a Scottish Munro, they begin to realize where they’re going is best traveled side by side

CONTENT WARNING: Graphic descriptions of haggis ingredients.

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Highlander'sCaptive_JoanneWadsworthTitle: Highlander’s Captive (novella)

Author: Joanne Wadsworth

Website: www.joannewadsworth.com

Genre: Historical Highlander Romance

Cover Artist: Joanne Wadsworth

Release Date: January 9, 2014

His mission is to capture. Hers is to turn the tide.

Twenty-two-year-old Julia MacLeod discovers a secret tunnel leading from Dunvegan Castle, the stronghold of her MacLeod clan. Her chief would never allow her to leave without a guard during this time of war, but up for an adventure, she scurries along the dank passageway and through a maze of twists and turns.

Highland warrior Ivor MacDonald is on a solitary mission to secure a bargaining chip against his chief’s rival clan. While scouting the cliffs near Dunvegan Castle for a way in, a lone woman topples from the cliffs and into the frigid waters of the ocean. Honor demands he rescue her, even though it might bring his mission into jeopardy. Then he discovers she’s the chief’s cousin, and his bargaining chip has just fallen right into his hands.

Ivor steals his captive away, and on a journey across the ocean, his mission soon takes a turn. Julia’s trust in him sees his honor battling to override his need for revenge. Has his captive now turned the tide, and became the captor instead?

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ImprisonedinStone_HelenHendersonTitle: Imprisoned in Stone

Author: Helen Henderson

Website: www.helenhenderson-author.webs.com

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Publisher: High Eyrie Publications

Cover Artist: Fantasia Frog Designs

Release Date: August 2013

For the crime of healing without payment, the Brethren imprisoned Dylan’s soul in stone. After centuries, he senses the touch of another’s mind and hope for escape soars. However, his potential savor is unaware of her latent magic.

Cuhlwch, the current head of the Brethren plans to control any and all who have magic. Although displeased with his son, Colwynn, who like the long-imprisoned Dylan, uses his powers to heal those unable to pay the Brethren’s toll, Cuhlwch orders Colwynn to father a child by a woman of the Brethren’s choosing. The Brethren will have their demand met, even if it means using magic to enforce their will. Only Colwynn wants to choose his own mate–an unknown woman calls him from afar.

Caught in the middle of this tempest is a young woman trapped by fate. She has the power to free him, but her only knowledge of him comes from an eerie message on the wall and nightmarish dreams.

A spell kept secret for generations.

A brotherhood thirsting for power.

Demands that cannot be obeyed.

A woman who stands to lose everything.

Four paths–one destiny.

With the power to bind souls and

control all magic in the balance.

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MidwinterMasquerade_Romy GemmellTitle: Midwinter Masquerade

Author: Romy Gemmell

Blog: www.ros-readingandwriting.blogspot.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover Artist: Amanda Stephanie

Release Date: October 24, 2013

In Edinburgh, December 1816, young widow Lady Lenora Fitzallan accepts an invitation to the Scottish country estate of Edward Montgomery, the man she once thought to marry seventeen years previously. Accompanied by her godmother, Lady Pettigrew, Lenora forms a friendship with Edward’s young niece and ward, Annabelle, who has a propensity for getting into scrapes and falling in love with the wrong man.

In the days leading up to the Masquerade Ball on the Winter Solstice, unexpected guests arrive and family secrets are revealed. Once the past is revealed and the real villain unmasked, Lenora must decide where and with whom her future now lies.

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ScarletRevenge_AnnMcGinnisTitle: Scarlet Revenge

Author: Ann McGinnis

Website: www.annmcginnis.com/resume.html

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Short on Time Books

Cover artist: Tony Bryson

Release date: January 20, 2014

A rookie female FBI analyst struggles to contain a serial killer. Her only hope is to join forces with a devilish bombing suspect if she’s to have any chance of outwitting the killer and saving her team—including her sexy boss.

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UponaMidnightClear_MJSchillerTitle:  Upon A Midnight Clear

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Genre:  Romance

Publisher:  Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: November 1, 2013

Dylan Fisher is an EMT and part-time Santa Claus at a mall in Denver, Colorado. He has logged plenty of time with children sitting on his lap asking for anything from the latest electronic gadget to a week’s worth of homework passes, but he never heard anyone ask for what little Delaney Kelly asked for on one snowy night in December. A dad! When Dylan’s eyes search the crowd for Delaney’s mother and land on Keira Kelly, the paramedic almost finds himself in need of a little CPR. She is stunning! 

Keira Kelly is still grieving over the loss of her husband, but a reckless driver has her thinking about nothing but survival as she’s headed home from the mall. When Keira wakes in the hospital to find a hunky EMT at her bedside, she begins having a few thoughts that would put her on Santa’s Naughty List for sure! But when she finds out the EMT is only hanging around because the police believe someone is out to get her, she’s not sure what to think about his kindness. Is he helping her because he wants to, or because he feels he needs to? And what about the man who rammed her car, could he have had something to do with her husband’s death?

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WorstWeekEver_LizaO'ConnorTitle: Worst Week Ever

Author: Liza O’Connor

Website: www.lizaoconnor.com

Genre: Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance

Publisher: New Authors Online

Cover artist: Definition

Release date: July 4, 2013

What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with an egotistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable?

Book 1 of the 3 book series A Long Road to Love, Worst Week Ever.

Trent Lancaster spends one month without his Executive Assistant (or as his drivers refers to Carrie: ‘Trent’s brain, left hand, and right hand’. He’s had a miserable month without her at his side and to ensure it never happens again, he intends to marry this brilliant beauty. Only given all the times he’s threatened to fire her, he’s not sure she even likes him. However, the future of his company and his happiness depend upon him succeeding, so Trent begins a slow one week seduction that happens to coincide with Carrie Hanson’s Worst Week Ever when everything that can go wrong does so in hilarious form.

(Hilarious to the reader, Carrie is not having much fun this week.)

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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.

Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ April

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

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

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

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

Author: Joni Hahn

Website: www.jonihahn.com

Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Publisher: Joni Hahn

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Agent I1: Tristan Jacobs

Credentials:

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

Enhancements:

  • Teleportation
  • Invisibility

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

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

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

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

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

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AmandaintheSummer_BrendaWhitesideTitle: Amanda in the Summer

Author: Brenda Whiteside

Website: www.brendawhiteside.com

Genre: Women’s Historical

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Rae Monet

Release date: December 18, 2013

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

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

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

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AnInescapableAttraction_SydneyJaneBailyTitle: An Inescapable Attraction

Author: Sydney Jane Baily

Website: www.SydneyJaneBaily.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Cat Whisker Press

Cover artist: Dar Albert

Release date: December 10, 2013

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

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

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

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AprilLove_NancyFraserTitle: April Love

Author: Nancy Fraser

WebLink: www.facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Genre: Vintage Romance (1950s-60s)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Release date: February 11, 2104

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

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

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

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BetweenRockandaHardPlace_MJSchillerTitle:  Between Rock and a Hard Place

Author: MJ Schiller     

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: December 1, 2013

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

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

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DeepinMyHeart_PatriciaWFischerTitle: Deep In My Heart

Author: Patricia W. Fischer

Weblink: www.facebook.com/PatriciaWFWriter

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Patricia W. Fischer

Cover Artist: Tara West

Release date: October 4, 2013

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

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

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

Things are about to get interesting in Tuscany, Texas

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Ghostlover2Title: Ghost Lover

Author: Liza O’Connor

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

Genre: Humorous Contemporary Romance w/paranormal elements

Publisher: New Authors Online

Cover Artist: Liza O’Connor

(Re)Release date: January 22, 2014

Two sexy English brothers.

One irresistible ghost.

Who would you choose as your lover?

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

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

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

CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.

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Hunter_JoanneWadsworthTitle: Hunter

Author: Joanne Wadsworth

Website: www.joannewadsworth.com

Genre: YA/NA Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Joanne Wadsworth

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release Date: December 30, 2013

To love and protect…across worlds.

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

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

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

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OutlawMuse_LaurenLinwoodTitle: Outlaw Muse

Author: Lauren Linwood

Website: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Western historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover Artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: October 9, 2013

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

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

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

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SummerTimeDream_BabetteJamesTitle: Summertime Dream

Author: Babette James

Website: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist:  Kim Mendoza

Release date: April 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! This feature is only to highlight authors–not to sell books (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind  ). Enjoy this weeks’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking each book cover that has an artist linked 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 author website links to find out more about them.

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RunawayHearts_KarenCoganTitle: Runaway Hearts

Author: Karen Cogan

Website: www.karencogan.com

Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance

Publisher: Prism Book Group

Cover Artist: Jacqueline Hopper 

Release date: October 18, 2013

Lynn parked her truck in front of the adobe school building, took a deep breath, and let her body adjust to the stillness. It was an odd sensation after jostling over miles of rutted roads in her attempt to find this place. She stared at the doorway for a moment, mustering the nerve to go inside. Since, she’d come this far, She might as well get out of the truck and find out how far over her head she had gotten herself in this time.

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FirstandAgain_JanaRichardsTitle: First and Again

Author: Jana Richards

Website: www.janarichards.com

Genre: Contemporary romance

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover artist: Morrow Creative Ltd.

Release Date: October 7, 2013

Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

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SwitchedResolution_DianeBurtonTitle: Switched Resolution

Author: Diane Burton

Website: www.dianeburton.com

Science Fiction romance

Publisher: self

Cover Artist: Trish Lazarus

Release date: May 4, 2013

Actions have consequences as Space Fleet Captain Marcus Viator and NASA reject Scott Cherella discover when they switched places. Does the reserved Marcus have what it takes to imitate his smart-aleck twin? Despite help from his love, Veronese, Scott’s already been outed by two of Marcus’ best friends.

When rebels steal the ship with part of the crew aboard, Scott has to rescue them and retrieve the Freedom. The stakes increase when he discovers the rebels are heading for Earth. They know he’s a fraud and they want Marcus. The safety of the Alliance of Planets depends on Scott and his allies.

Switched Resolution, which wraps up the Switched series, takes the reader from Earth—where Marcus adjusts to a pregnant Jessie—to the starship Freedom commandeered by rebels, to the chase ship with Scott and Veronese aboard.

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AutumnBlessing_DvoraWaysmanTitle: Autumn Blessing

Author: Dvora Waysman

Blog:   www.dvorawaysman.com  

Genre: Contemporary romance

Publisher: Prism Book Group

Cover artist:  Joan Alley

Release date: September 25, 2013

A tender romance for seniors.

A widow falls in love with a divorcee…the man who runs the local gardening club.  In each chapter, there is authentic advice for the gardener – what to do in your garden throughout all the seasons.  Love does not run smoothly because of the emotional baggage they still have from the past, and their children’s opposition to the idea, particularly of their mother’s re-marriage.  It is a novella that will give our older readers the hope that there is still the possibility of love in their lives, with no need for loneliness in their golden years.

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Cairo_VictoriaPittsCaineTitle:  Cairo

Website:  www.vcaine.homestead.com/

Genre: Romance/Inspirational/Suspense

Publisher:  Prism Book Group

Cover artist:  Joan Alley

Release date:  July 10, 2013

Liz McCran and Donnie Barnes travel to Cairo, Egypt, in search of Addie and Gary Wright, who were asked to deliver a mysterious envelope. Within days of their arrival, the couple has vanished. When Liz locates the Wright’s contact, Mr. Moustafa, she receives the first of several riddles.

Rayhan Shenouda, an Egyptian working at the American Embassy, agrees to help but his desire is to win Liz’s heart. Following his traditional customs, and much to her surprise, he proposes within days of their meeting.

Will the Wrights be found? Can Rayhan and Liz’s love withstand an inevitable collision of cultures and customs? Or will it all end at the hands of a nomad insurgent named Ahmad?

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evenvillainsgotothemovies_LianaBrooksTitle: Even Villains go to the Movies

Author: Liana Brooks 

Website: www.lianabrooks.com

Genre: SFR/Superhero Romance

Publisher: Breathless Press

Cover Artist: Victoria Miller

Release date: November 15, 2013

When your mother is America’s Superhero Sweetheart and your daddy’s the Number One Super Villain, you grow up feeling a little conflicted.

Angela Smith has superpowers—nothing that will ever make her comic-book famous—but her ability to psychically sense and manipulate the emotions of people around her has drawn unwanted government attention. Forced to choose between her quiet life as a teacher under constant surveillance or the life of a rogue, she chooses the latter. She plans to hide out in sunny Los Angeles where being a blue-eyed blonde won’t make anyone bat a false eyelash.  

Silver screen star by day, superhero by night, Arktos is a triple-threat. He can fly, freeze anything, and see glimpses of the future, all of which he needs to keep the city of Los Angeles safe, but which does nothing for his social life. When a frightening vision of an explosion leads him to rescue a damsel in distress, he finds himself trading Shakespearean insults with a rogue.

Angela knows just how dangerous well-intentioned superheroes can be: one tried to kill her family when she was young. Arktos knows he should hand the rogue over to Company justice; it’s not safe for someone like her to be in the middle of a fight.

But they can’t seem to stay apart. And together, they just might be able to melt all the obstacles standing between true love for a hero and a villain.

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WitnessPursuit_JoanneWadsworthTitle: Witness Pursuit

Author Name: Joanne Wadsworth

Website: www.joannewadsworth.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press Inc.

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release Date: December 2, 2013

One witness…one bodyguard…one life.

 

Twenty-one-year-old New Zealander Lydia Sands witnessed the hit-and-run of a powerful man’s son. Her bodyguard is shot when the killer returns to dispose of her and The Program puts her in hiding. A year later, the case remains unsolved and her handler needs to get her further from the killer’s reach. Lydia detests the thought of being close enough to endanger the man who nearly died protecting her, even if it’s aboard a super-yacht traveling the South Pacific.

Tyler Whitehall’s shooting stole weeks from his memory. Physically recovered, he oversees security for Whitehall Shipping. While on a family holiday, Tyler is suspicious of the woman accompanying them without notice or security clearance, as his nephew’s caregiver. Stronger than suspicion is his incomprehensible attraction to her, and his instinct to protect her.

Once sensitive information is leaked, Lydia undergoes re-identification to evade a killer and protect the man who’d die to save her. Her bodyguard has just begun his pursuit, and she may have underestimated his abilities.

CONTENT WARNING: Sexual content

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FindingJordie_HJHarley-smTitle:  Finding Jordie

Author:  H.J. Harley

Website:  www.hj-harley.com

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Publisher:  ePublishing Works!

Cover Artist:  ebookprep.com

Release date:  September 29, 2013

Jordie is a survivor, tough, and independent. She’s had to be, since her husband was killed in Iraq. For the last eight years, raising her daughter and owning a popular New York City bar has kept Jordie plenty busy, leaving her no time for much of anything else. Aside from her sassy and squirrely best friend Rachel, Jordie’s social life is bare bones and her love life nonexistent. Truth be told she wouldn’t change a thing; she’s never been happier. 

Then she meets Nathan, and he changes everything with one crooked smile, triggering a chain of life altering events for the two of them, filled with romance, chaos and deadly peril. Neither of them could ever imagine their relationship would resurrect an unknown darkness from Jordie’s past, lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Jordie has never needed to be stronger for all of them to make it out alive.  

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UnCover Mondays ~ Cover Reveal ~ Calisa Rhose

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! Enjoy this weeks’covers to ogle and explore. You can follow the author links by clicking each book cover to learn more about them and see what other books they have to offer. Be sure to return on alternate Mondays for some amazing banners and video trailers by authors!

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Title: Dangerous ParadisePageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00009]

Author: Debra Andrews

DebraAndrewsAuthor.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Elusive Star Press

Release Date: November 21, 12

After death threats for her late father’s business crimes, a young woman escapes with her new fiancé on a South Pacific cruise and becomes stranded with another man—a cynical and devastatingly handsome English actor—in a fish-out-of water survival game. Unfortunately, the only ones who know they are alive are those out to kill her.

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DelayOfGame_ChantaJeffersonRandTitle: Delay of Game

Author: Chanta Jefferson Rand

Website: Chantarand.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Golden Isis Publishing

Release Date: August 28, 2012

Star quarterback and notorious party boy, Tyrek Powers, has champagne tastes and the budget to match. When a dead woman is found in his tub after one of his famous Predator Parties, he becomes the prime suspect. Sidelined until the case is resolved, Tyrek is determined to clear his name, even if it means joining forces with Persia Banks, the tough, sexy, female detective who’s working the case–as well as his nerves.

Persia Banks is a wise-ass, beer-drinking, gun-toting detective. She gets her kicks by putting bad guys behind bars for good. When she’s not visiting her shrink for her anger management issues, she’s using her photographic memory to solve crimes. Convinced of Tyrek’s guilt, she resents his constant meddling in the case. But as the weeks drag on with no leads in sight, Persia reluctantly accepts Tyrek’s help. She doesn’t trust him as far as she can throw him, and worse yet, she doesn’t trust the way her body ignites whenever she sees him.

Giving into their carnal desires only makes things worse. Can these two control their feelings long enough to find the real killer? Or will lust cloud their judgment?

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Title: Protector

Protector_Joanne Wadsworth Author: Joanne Wadsworth

Website: joannewadsworth.com

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

Release Date: January 7, 2013

To love and protect…across worlds. Eighteen-year-old Faith Stryker is prepared to leap out into the unknown world beyond her home shores of New Zealand to experience life. Only she never expected to encounter Magio, a planet with two warring countries, where its people reach adulthood at eighteen by coming into their strength and prophetic abilities. Only after Faith discovers she’s a halfling–thanks to her warrior father she’s never met–does her own skill of forethought develop. Peacio’s Prince Davio Loveria is sent to the young Faith Stryker by his grandfather, but not all goes as planned. Davio discovers Faith isn’t just a halfling, she’s also his soul-bound mate–an intense relationship he cannot, nor will not, give up. With two wars now waging…one of land and the other of the heart…can the young lovers find their place in the world?

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MoreThanThis_ShannynSchroederTitle: More Than This

Author: Shannyn Schroeder

Website: ShannynSchroeder.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: eKensington

Release Date:  January 3, 2013

When a lonely teacher teams up with a handsome bartender for some outrageous acts, they both get more than they bargained for…

Learning her ex-husband is going to be a father, Quinn Adams is determined to have a baby of her own—without the partnership of a man. But her sister and friends believe she needs to focus on herself first, and step out of her comfort zone by completing a list of adventures. Challenge number one is to go on five dates within two weeks. After a few disastrous attempts, Quinn’s ready to give up—until sexy bartender Ryan O’Leary offers his assistance.

Ryan has always been the dependable one in his family, often at his expense. But lately, he’s been longing for a life—and a woman—of his own. The woman he has in mind is Quinn. Though it seems all she wants is friendship, Ryan can’t ignore the explosive chemistry he feels between them. In the hopes of becoming closer, Ryan offers to help out with Quinn’s list. But when she asks him for a serious favor, he’s afraid it will jeopardize his chance to become more than friends.

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Title: The Rebel WifeTheRebelWife_DonnaDalton

Author: Donna Dalton

Website: donnadalton.net

Genre: Historical

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release date: October 26, 2012          

When war correspondent Jackson Porter lies to a Union patrol to save a red-headed rebel, he gets something he never expected…a wife. But with her knowledge of corruption at the federal prisons, Louisa is his best chance to deliver the topnotch article his newspaper editor expects. The one thing Jackson didn’t count on was a burning desire for his pretend spouse. Louisa Carleton needs a miracle…even if that miracle comes in the shape of an arrogant, highfalutin Yankee. With her brother’s imminent death in prison heavy on her mind, she has no option but to join forces with the enemy.  Can she save her brother from a vindictive prison commander while still protecting her heart, or will Jackson stir dark memories she wants to forget?

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TheChocolateAffair_HelenEllisTitle: The Chocolate Affair

Author: Helen Ellis

Website: helenspixandwords.com

Genre: Chic-lit?

Publisher:  Smashwords

Release Date:  September 2012            

When single Mum Henrietta Pittman challenges her writers group to complete a novel in 30 days she encounters unforeseen difficulties. Can she write The Chocolate Affair despite the distractions of sexy co-writer Matt Watson and his novel Drop Dead Blonde; daughters Louise and Allie with their teenage angst and disasters; and boss Jay Franklin and his garden business? All bets are off when Matt disappears in strange circumstances at a crucial moment, leaving behind an unexpected legacy. Can Henny face the future without him?

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