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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #September2015 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

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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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AnUptownGirlandaCowboy_LoreleiConfer09.07.15Title: An Uptown Girl and a Cowboy,

Saddle Creek #2

Author: Lorelei Confer

Weblink: www.loreleiconfer.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Bookstrand Publishing

Cover artist: n/a

Release date: April 23, 2015

Samantha Williams, a New York City girl, wanna be photographer, stumbles into Rosie’s Diner in Saddle Creek, Wyoming, outside Jackson Hole. Disheveled from a horrid travel day, Sam finds the only seat available is at the counter beside a cowboy—a burly, staggeringly handsome, strong-muscled cowboy, who she is immediately attracted to and who has some baggage of his own.

Elliott Bouchard, an Outfitter and trainer of therapy horses, thinks he already found his one true love and buried her. He feels responsible for his wife’s death, until he meets Samantha Williams. He wants her for himself; to protect her, not only from the raw elements of the west but from someone following her who wants her gone.

After Sam’s life is threatened, due to murderous evidence she unknowingly has in a picture, Elliott comes to her rescue. But will he be there in time?

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Title: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure,

Antonello Brothers #1

Author: Kayelle Allen

Weblink: www.kayelleallen.com/bro

Genre: science fiction romance

Heat Level: 2- sensual- passionate scenes, closed door sex

Publisher: Romance Lives Forever Books

Cover artist: The Author’s Secret

Release date: August 17, 2015

Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device. Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: Dead Handsome:

a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure

Author: Laura Strickland

Weblink: www.laurastricklandbooks.com

Genre: Steampunk Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Diana Carlile

Release date: February 27, 2015

Clara Allen needs a husband in order to keep a roof over the heads of her assorted dependents, a roof her nasty grandfather will re-appropriate unless she is married by her 21st birthday, only a few days away. Strong-minded, unwilling to take orders from any man, she decides to solve her problem by raising a murdered prisoner from the dead and marrying him. She expects an empty-headed puppet; she certainly never dreams he’ll be so devastatingly handsome.

Liam McMahon doesn’t recall much about his life before his hanging in the prison yard, other than being Irish. He does remember the kiss Clara bestowed as she brought him back to life. Every time he looks at her, his desire gets out of hand. But his former life is chasing him down like a steam engine, and when a couple of mad geniuses decide he’d make a fine experiment, he wonders if he’ll live long enough to claim Clara’s heart or if he’ll die all over again.

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Fiona'sKnightofDreams_SharonMcGregor09.07.15Title: Fiona’s Knight of Dreams

Author: Sharon McGregor

Weblink: www.sharonmcgregor.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Level: 1-sweet

Publisher: Prism Books

Cover artist: Joan Bauer Alley

Release date: June 3, 2015

The good ladies of 1947 Timber are ready to find a wife for their new single minister. Charles has ideas of his own when he meets Fiona, the lovely accident-prone and outspoken part-time librarian. Fiona, on the other hand, is holding out for a knight on a white charger to carry her away from her humdrum small town life. Fiona and Charles are thrown together as they begin to solve an old mystery which has turned up in a library book. Will Fiona’s white knight ever show up to sweep her away? Will Charles ever run out of invitations for cream cakes and lemon slice? Fiona might just discover the sound of hoof-beats when she least expects it.

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HotVoodoo_IonaBrodie09.07.15Title: Hot Voodoo

Author: Iona Brodie

Weblink: www.ionabrodie.co.uk

Genre: Young Adult

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: MuseItUp

Cover artist: Celairen

Release date: July 14, 2015

Could you live the perfect romance if it means somebody else is suffering?

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OnlyMarriageWillDo_JennaJaxon09.07.15Title: Only Marriage Will Do

The House of Pleasure series, # 2

Author: Jenna Jaxon

Weblink: www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: June 9, 2015

Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”
When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…
Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…

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Ragan'sSong_L.A.Remenicky09.07.15Title: Ragan’s Song,

Fairfield Corners #2

Author: L.A. Remenicky

Weblink: www.laremenicky.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 3.5-steamy-hot

Publisher: L.A. Remenicky

Cover artist: Sprinkles On Top Studious

Release date: October 25, 2014

It only took one look into his eyes for her to know she was in trouble.

Adam Bricklin has heard the melody in his head for years, the melody that told him if a decision was right or wrong. When he met Ragan Newlin the song told him she was the one. He was devastated when circumstances tore them apart. It has taken three years for Adam to finally move past the heartbreak he suffered when Ragan left town in the middle of the night. No note, no email, no text. She was just gone. Now he has a new girlfriend, a new album in the works, and his daughter is doing well in school. Until the day Ragan returned to Fairfield Corners.

Ragan came home to celebrate her parent’s anniversary hoping they would forgive her for not telling them about her marriage or her son. When she discovered that Adam was still living in Fairfield Corners she hoped her secrets were safe; secrets that drove her away three years ago, secrets that could change their lives forever.

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StealingHerHeart_PaisleyKirkpatrick09.07.15Title: Stealing Her Heart,

Book #6, Paradise Pines Series

Author: Paisley Kirkpatrick

Weblink: www.paisleykirkpatrick.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: 1- sweet- sensual kissing only

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.

Cover artist: Gwen Phifer

Release date: July 1, 2015

In Paradise Pines, real men didn’t read romance much less write it. That is until Liam O’Toole comes to town. Unfortunately using a woman’s identity to write under might get him hung. Because of a misunderstanding, a murder charge could put a rope around his neck for his own murder.

Margaret Hennessey’s homemade biscuits have homesick miners flocking to her table. To her utter frustration a misguided thief is stealing her biscuits only to pay with a romantically written IOU. When the town cook dies, the townsfolk need her to take over the cafe kitchen.

An intrigue involving hidden gold and a band of renegade outlaws drives Liam to become the hero he’s always written in his books. How else can he save not only his muse but the fiery redheaded biscuit maker who’s not only his muse but the woman he just might call his happily ever after.

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desire cover.inddTitle: The Desire of a Lady,

The Sisters of the Aristocracy #3

Author: Linda Rae Sande

Weblink: www.lindaraesande.com

Genre: Regency romance

Heat Level: 3-steamy

Publisher: Linda Rae Sande

Cover artist: KGee Designs

Release date: May 30, 2015

“If a maid wants nothing but a husband, how can a brother give her everything?”

As the illegitimate daughter of an earl, Lily Harkins spent her early years toiling as a scullery maid and later as a lady’s maid. When her brother, Gabriel Wellingham, paid a call to claim her as his sister, Lily was surprised and a bit overwhelmed. With recognition as the Earl of Trenton’s half-sister came the responsibility to learn the ways of the ton as well as the promise of a substantial dowry—an irresistible draw for many a man who might require the income to pay off gambling debts or shore up flagging bank accounts.

William Overby may have started his life as a street urchin in the Seven Dials, but he worked his way from being Thomas Wellingham’s caddie to clerking at the man’s business. Having outfitted his bachelor quarters with excess inventory from Wellingham Imports and rather satisfied with his lot in life, William has no need to wonder what’s next. That is, until he meets the comely

blonde chit who’s paying a visit to her cousin, Thomas. The idea of courting—the idea of taking a wife—are suddenly all William can think about.

Thanks to patient tutoring, Lily had a successful come-out—too successful. Having read the stories in the gossip sheets from London suggesting his sister is being courted by no fewer than four aristocrats, Gabriel sends for her. He’s determined to hear her side of the stories before deciding which man is worthy enough to be her husband.

Having suffered a good deal of embarrassment in her encounters with gentlemen claiming they wished to court her, Lily wonders if any of her suitors are sincere. And just who is the young man who works for her cousin Thomas? Is he a suitable suitor? Or just another fortune hunter after her dowry? While on her way to meet her brother in Staffordshire, Lily decides she may have to spin a few tales of her own to get her way in The Desire of a Lady.

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TheTroubleWithDying_MaggieLePage09.07.15Title: The Trouble With Dying

Author: Maggie Le Page

Weblink: www.maggielepage.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Parce Que Books

Cover artist: Kellie Dennis

Release date: January 24, 2015

When Faith Carson wakes up on a hospital ceiling looking down on her body in a coma, it’s a bad start to the week. A very bad start. She has no idea who she is or how she got there or why, and the biggest mystery of all is why she married the schmuck who wants her ventilator switched off.

As if that’s not enough Faith has a dead gran haunting her, a young daughter missing her, and one devilishly delicious man making her wish she could have a second chance at life. And maybe she can, if she finds a way back into her body and wakes up by Friday. But if she doesn’t, this will be her last bad week—ever.

Nate Sutherland decided long ago he’d settle for friendship if he couldn’t have Faith’s heart. But now, as she nears death, he’s going to have to listen to his feelings in a whole new way—and act. Because if he doesn’t, this week will be the worst damn week of his life. He’ll lose everything he’s ever loved.

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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 ~ 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!

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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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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.