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

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

It’s that time again, time for gorgeous covers to take the spotlight in the round pen here on the Ranch! Enjoy awesome cover art and the super authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze upon this month and each month. It would be great if you leave a comment letting everyone know what you think about them and maybe even check out a few author links to meet those behind the books. Or just say hi. Don’t forget to tell your friends to stop by so they can appreciate some greatness, or get in on the fun, too!

This feature is only to highlight the authors and artists (though if you see one you want to buy I’m sure the authors won’t mind 😆 ). Enjoy this months’ covers to ogle and explore. If there is one provided, you can follow the artist links by clicking on the name, if there’s an artist link provided, to learn more about the amazing creators of these beautiful covers. If I have it, I link the cover to the artist, otherwise, it’s linked to the author. I think they deserve fair mention since they helped create the book!

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

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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 resents ~ Paisley Kirkpatrick

Paisley Kirkpatrick is taking the round pen today!

PaisleyKirkpatrickForever After is the story of the youngest Benjamin sister. An interesting occurrence happened to me while I was writing Marinda’s story. I discovered that I might have my great, great grandmother living in my head and feeding my muse with interesting stories. I had that ‘WOW’ feeling when I read one of her stories and saw where she and I both wrote the same two sentences verbatim, and under the same circumstances in our stories. Her pen name was Mary Kirke and she is supposedly the first woman to have stories published in a magazine. In fact, when I read through her story I discovered it was an accounting of her life.

I’ve often wondered how to answer the question of how I come up with my story ideas. Maybe Mary Kirke is sharing events that happened in her life so I can share them with readers. I don’t know if I am ready to accept an ancestor lives within me, but as long as I can keep writing stories that I love to write I will consider my grandmother as a gift.

I’ll be giving an ebook copy of Forever After to one commenter today. Please leave your email address so I can send it to your Kindle. Unfortunately, Barnes & Noble hasn’t listed my new book yet.

Bio

Discovering that riding off into the sunset was a lot easier on a computer screen than in real life, not to mention those saddle burns, Paisley Kirkpatrick began her career as an author. Hiding in the Sierra Mountain Range of California with her husband of 44 years, Paisley spends her time roping in the cowpoke of her dreams, or can be found wandering the streets of California’s gold rush towns to find inspiration for her books. She might not have found gold in them there hills, but she did find a love for the old west and the prickling of the stories that make up her Paradise Pines Series.

Drawing on family history and a healthy imagination, Paisley kicks off her wild ride on a dusty trail with Night Angel. Don’t worry your little heads, though. It’s the first of many adventures in a time when men were men, and women knew how to put them in their place. If you love your cowboys rugged with a sensitive side, and your heroines with enough fire to light up the western sky, you’ve got a home waiting in Paradise Pines. Just be sure to bring a six-shooter because the Lady Paisley aims for the heart, and when she fires, she never misses.

Blurb

       Abandoned by her sisters, her father in jail, Marinda Benjamin takes on the care of her ailing mother the best way possible — working for an unscrupulous man with the power to crush her.  Forced to spy on a decent man, Marinda’s honesty saves her virtue and revenge restores her self-respect.

       When Ethan Braddock discovers his brother’s poker pot cleaning his private office, he jumps to the right conclusion — she’s there to spy for his nemesis. Ethan can’t help but find her irresistible. In spite of what his heart tells him, his brain reserves judgment on her character. Until he unravels the mystery of her connection to Danforth, trust is the one thing he can’t allow himself. For that, she’ll have to prove herself.

       Marinda Benjamin won’t marry until she finds the forever after kind of love. Has the man she’s dreamed of loving been beside her all alonag?

ForeverAfter_PaisleyKirkpatrickExcerpt

Fulton County, Illinois

August 1850

“I’ll bet this little lady against whatever you’ve got in your hand.”

A sudden hush stifled all the noise in the Hidey Hole Saloon. Master against novice. Who would win? Then quiet snickers began to echo off the wood walls. The regulars of the saloon moved in for a closer look.

Marinda Benjamin stared around at all the patrons who just witnessed her humiliation by Danforth’s claim. She latched onto the back of her employer’s chair to steady her crumbling nerves. Jonas Danforth had bet her, body and soul, in a card game.

Fancy women dressed in garish attire crowded around the poker table. Some stared at her with pity while a few sneered in obvious enjoyment of seeing another Benjamin sister fall from grace.

She wracked her brain for a way of preventing the ridiculous bet, but she knew Danforth held all the cards. Yet she had to stop this travesty. “Enough!” She stepped up beside his chair. “You can’t do–“

The menace in Danforth’s glare as he looked at her stopped her from saying more.

A malicious sneer marred his face. “As long as I hold the loan on your house, you’ll do as I say. Is that clear?”

She wanted to run, but her feet refused to move. She wanted to speak her piece, as she always did, but now was not the time. So instead, she held her head high. She refused to allow Jonas Danforth to see her frustration. He had broken her father’s spirit. He would not break hers.

The town’s mischief-maker sat across from Danforth. Patrick Braddock glanced her way. “She looks like she might be worth five twenty-dollar gold eagles and I could use a servant. I call your bet. Let’s see what ya got.”

The knot in her stomach tightened.

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 Buy links:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Pines-Forever-After-ebook/dp/B00FK8BWAO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380674597&sr=8-3&keywords=paisley+kirkpatrick

Desert Breeze

http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/paradise-pines-forever-after-epub/