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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ February

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I am! Here’s February’s lovely cover art and the awesome authors, publishers and artists who made them possible for you to gaze at today. 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.

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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CommunityService_DakotaMadisonTitle: Community Service

Author: Dakota Madison

Website: www.12novels12months.tumblr.com 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Short on Time Books

Cover Artist: Tony Bryson

Release date: November 20, 2013

As Maggie Mitchell enters her final semester of college, the last thing she wants is a guy in her life, let alone two of them.

Her new lab partner, Sawyer Reed, is still the overconfident and sexy jock that made fun of her in high school. The only thing that has changed is that he now uses a wheelchair, the result of a skiing accident.

Jude Marino is a hot actor who all the girls want and would do anything to get. He works at a local theater where Maggie has been assigned to complete community services hours after rear-ending a police car.

Both Sawyer and Jude want Maggie but only one of them will be able to capture her heart.

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 DancingonAir_NicoleHurleyMooreTitle: Dancing On Air

Author: Nicole Hurley-Moore

Website: www.nicolehurley-moore.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Escape Publishing (Harlequin)

Cover Artist: Harlequin

Release date: November 1, 2013

Cinderella meets Swan Lake in a cross-class, Victorian novel about a ballerina, an aristocrat, and the space in between them.

Lisette yearns for freedom, security and love, but none are offered on the run-down stage of The Imperial Theatre. Instead she has hard work, a tyrannical aunt, and the hope of one day becoming a prima ballerina. Dancing on the stage she catches the attention of two powerful men: Lord Gainswith and Lord De Vale.

Lord Evander Gainswith never expected to fall in love, let alone with a woman so wholly unacceptable to his family and his peers. The sinister Lord De Vale covets Lisette’s youth and strength, and is willing to pay well for it. Lisette may dance roles in fairy tales and fantasies, but the real world is about to intrude, bringing with it the harsh realities of life for a young girl with dreams of rising above the demimonde.

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 DangerousConnections_TerryOdellTitle: Dangerous Connections

Website: www.terryodell.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Terry Odell

Cover Artist: Dave Fymbo

Release date:  October 21, 2013

The Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops team is back with another action-adventure. This time, it’s Computer Nerd meets Cartel Lord.

For Jinx, interacting with people is highly overrated. Computers are his life. On the job, he’s an intel gathering expert for Blackthorne, Inc. Off duty, he’s a shooter in computer role playing games. But what happens when he’s sent into the field to face real enemies with real guns?

Josiah Ignatius Nix—Jinx to all who know him—is the glue holding the Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops teams together when they’re on a mission. In the comfort of his basement office, with his favorite companions—his computers— a click of the mouse provides him with up-to-the-minute intel, which keeps the team alive.

Until the intel fails and a hostage rescue mission goes south. Both the hostage and team are captured, and the boss sends Jinx to the jungles of Mexico as an undercover field agent. The cartels have been kidnapping American engineers to build and maintain their private cell phone networks. Jinx’s skills make him a prime target for capture, a way to infiltrate the cartel and rescue not only the company’s client, but also the missing team of operatives.

Soon, he finds himself paired with Elle Sheridan, a cop whose missing sister is in the middle of a human trafficking ring. Will Elle be able to convince Jinx that Blackthorne’s mission needs to be expanded to include rescuing her sister? And if she does, will the two of them be able to stay ahead of rival cartel leaders and get out alive to make some private connections of their own?

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DarkVengeance_RTWolfeTitle: Dark Vengeance, Black Creek Series-Book 3

Author: R.T. Wolfe

Website: www.rtwolfe.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: ePublishing Works

Cover Artist: U/K

Release date: August 27, 2013

Detective Nickie Savage is pursuing a paroled arsonist who’s at it again. Worse, she’s plagued by the most recent victim’s nephew, Duncan Reed, the person she distrusts the most.

Duncan won’t stop until the deadly arsonist targeting his Aunt is back behind bars. But the smart and sassy Nickie Savage is in his way and getting far too close to a 30-year-old secret he’s fought to protect.

When the arsonist strikes again with perfectly timed twin explosions, Duncan and Nickie must re-think everything they once believed about the arsonist and each other.

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TheLawman'sAgreement_NancyFraser-PattiShenbergerTitle: The Lawman’s Agreement

Author(s): Nancy Fraser & Patti Shenberger

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Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Cover Artist: Heidi Stryker

Release date: November 11, 2013

Post-Civil War Mississippi

U.S. Marshal, Zack McCade takes pride in protecting the good folks of Greenville—especially the beautiful Dr. Suzanne Martindale. He doesn’t always understand her need for independence, but he sure does like getting under her skin. It’s not like he’s looking to settle down—his job is too dangerous to risk taking a wife and family.

In an era when women aren’t readily accepted in the male dominated world of medicine, Suzanne doesn’t have time for courting—especially a charming Cajun rogue like Zack. When he proposes a fake betrothal to keep the matchmaking town out of their hair, she’s sure it’s a bad idea, but can’t deny her longing for a respite from the over-zealous bachelors in town.

Their ruse starts a fire in their hearts that neither expected, but will the re-emergence of Suzanne’s real fiancé douse the flames?


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TheSilkRomance_HelenaFairfaxTitle: The Silk Romance

Author: Helena Fairfax

Website: www.helenafairfax.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

Cover Artist: Charlotte Volnek

Release date: May 24, 2013

Sophie Challoner is sensible, hard-working, and a devoted carer of her father.  One night her grandmother throws a ball for her in Paris…and Sophie does something reckless that she can never forget.

Jean-Luc Olivier is not a man to treat lightly.  And so when fate takes a hand years after the ball and reunites him with Sophie in Lyon, he is determined not to let her go a second time.

But it seems the fates are conspiring against their happiness.  Jean-Luc has secrets of his own.  And  when disaster strikes at home in London, Sophie is faced with a choice—stay in this glamorous world with the man she loves, or return to her family to keep a sacred promise she made her mother.

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TheZostraAffair_VictoriaPinderTitle: The Zoastra Affair

Author: Victoria Pinder

Website: www.victoriapinder.com

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Release date: December 30, 2013

A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space brought forth an unknown enemy who attacks Earth at will.

The Zoastra is part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth’s enemies.

Ariel is stuck on a Victorian planet and steals Grace’s body and life to get off the planet. Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds with Grace’s husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she’s stolen someone’s life.

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TimeForLove_EmmaKayeTitle: Time for Love

Website: www.emma-kaye.com

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Release Date: November 25, 2013

WW Release Date: March 7, 2014

Alexandra Turner will do anything to save her twin sister. Even when she’s transported back in time to Regency England. Rescuing her sister and finding her way back to her own time will take all her concentration. Falling in love is not an option.

With the death of his brother, Nicholas Somerville became the ninth Marquess of Oakleigh and must return to England to take his place in society. Part of his responsibility will be to find a wife. It never occurs to him he might actually discover a woman he could love—until he meets Alex on his voyage home.

Can Alex and Nicholas find a way to bridge the gap of time and circumstance? Can they overcome their fears to realize that true love transcends time? Or will a dark secret from Alex’s past rear up to separate them forever?

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WakingDream_JJDiBenedettoTitle: Waking Dream

Author: J.J. DiBenedetto

Website: www.writingdreams.net

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense

Publisher: J.J. DiBenedetto

Artist – Ami Low

Release date: August 22, 2013

“Oh, God! We can hurt each other. Whatever we do to each other in the dream, we’ll do it to ourselves for real…”

When her own dreams are visited by a mysterious woman in a red dress, Sara realizes she has something she never expected: a counterpart, someone outside her family who shares her talent to see other people’s dreams.

When the woman in red keeps showing up in other dreams as well, leaving ruined lives in her wake, Sara knows she has something she never imagined: a nemesis.

Now, Sara must track the woman in red down in the waking world, before she’s forced to fight for her life in her dreams…

“Waking Dream” is the exciting fifth novel in the “Dreams” series.

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TakenByStorm_MJ SchillerTitle:  Taken By Storm           

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Genre:  Romance

Publisher:  Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: May 5, 2013

Taken by Storm begins as the darkly bitter Grand Vizier, Lord Boltar, is about to claim what he believes belongs to him, the rule of Avistad. The King of Avistad’s son, Prince Tahj, has just returned from a trip and senses the unrest even before his best friend and captain, Radeem, warns him. Radeem heard rumors and suspects the King’s advisor is planning to overthrow the crown. Just as Tahj discovers a “gift” from Lord Boltar, a young girl bound and gagged on the prince’s bedroom floor, fighting erupts. Tahj, Radeem, and the captive girl, Bashea, escape the castle in a hail of arrows.

Born from the fire of a coup, Tahj and Bashea’s relationship burns with a passion that neither of them quite understands. The pair is drawn closer together as they face various perils, Boltar’s soldiers, a screaming panther, even the scathing winds of a desert storm. But after what she went through at the hands of Boltar’s men, Bashea is afraid to trust. Yet it is her fiery nature that both appeals to Tahj, and drives him crazy. In fact, when Bashea’s brother, Bagrat, informs Tahj that Bashea means “lips of the gods,” he retorts, “Are you sure you don’t mean tongue of the devil?” It takes a long separation to bring them back to each other, but when Tahj does return, it is once again during a battle with Lord Boltar. But now the overlord, who has been forced beyond reason by Tahj’s success in retaking the throne, is an even more dangerous threat than before. Reunited, will Tahj and Bashea be strong enough to defeat their twisted and powerful enemy?

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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 ~ Covers

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. Be sure to return on alternate Mondays for some amazing banners and video trailers by authors!

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Title: Kiss of DeathKissofDeath_SharonDonovan

Author: The late Sharon Donovan

Website: www.sharondonovan.blogspot.co.uk/

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: December 2012

Santa Must Die. The words in Camille Lafayette’s dream are a chilling prelude of events to come. She sees herself as the killer, and when the murder is actually committed, she becomes the prime suspect.

When handsome Detective Oliver Sharone turns up at her New Orleans family home, he is searching for answers. The evidence against her seems damning. An image captured on the victim’s camera resembles Camille, and the red feather mask worn by the murderer came from her shop.The instant chemistry between Camille and Oliver is an added complication, which grows deeper as they work together to discover the truth. It becomes a race against time to find the real murderer before he not only loses his heart completely, but the killer strikes again. And this time the victim could be Camille herself.

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CallerofLight_TJShawTitle:  Caller of Light

Website: www.tjshaw.com/

Genre:  Fantasy Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist:  Debbie Taylor 

Release Date: March 15th, 2013

Carina McKay is an outsider. With one parent of royal blood, she’s not nobility, yet not a servant either. The only comfort in her mundane existence is her love of Critons, the large fire-breathing creatures that protect the border of her homeland. But her destiny changes forever the day she catches the eye of King Marek Duncan.

Marek’s heart is closed to love. After an arranged marriage withers to a bitter end, he dedicates his energy to protecting his kingdom. Yet he’s searching for something more—the Caller of Light, the one who summons Critons.

Carina’s beauty and willfulness intrigue Marek, and he’s determined to have her. When his enemies try to come between them, he discovers just how much he will endure to protect her. Together, they can unlock a love that binds their souls, but only if they find the strength to follow their hearts.

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Title: Dreams of Gold DreamsofGold_LindaCarroll-Bradd

Author: Linda Carroll-Bradd

Website: www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

Genre: Historical romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Release Date: May 1, 2013

Easterner Ciara Morrissey travels west to honor a sacred promise to her mother and locate her fortune-seeking father. Three years of acting as caretaker to her grandparents and mother until their deaths has created a thirst in Ciara to see what the wide world has to offer.

Sheriff Quinn Riley has been tracking the Irish charlatan who swindled half the population of Bull City, Wyoming. He’s determined to stick close to the opinionated woman who arrived on the runaway stagecoach. Within only a few hours, easterner Ciara Morrissey puts the town in an uproar by making inquires about his prime suspect.  He’s duty-bound to keep her safe, even when being close to the green-eyed beauty sets off a stampede in his heart.     

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Title: Weaver of DreamsWeaverOfDreams_BrendaSparks

Website: www.brenda-sparks.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover Artist: Cristy Caughtie

Release Date: March 25, 2013

When guidance counselor Maggie O’Connell is plagued by terrible nightmares, she believes stress is the reason for her torment, but she couldn’t be more wrong. Unfortunately for Maggie, in the shadows of her dreams lurks a Dream Stalker who is addicted to the dark emotions produced by her night terrors.

Zane, a Dream Weaver from another dimension, visits Maggie in her nighttime fantasies to discover there is more than just a Dream Stalker after her. As the man of her fantasies becomes real, Maggie’s true nightmare begins.

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Title: Lost HonorLostHonor_LoreenAugeri

Website: www.loreenaugeri.com

Genre: historical romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Kim Mendoza 

Release Date: March 8, 2013

Captain Morgan Danvers sets sail to rescue his brother, kidnapped by pirates. Fearing he will become like his father who abandoned him, he has cut himself off from his emotions. Then a willful stowaway crashes into his life, awakening dormant feelings and firing his lust. Soon he finds his all-important honor threatened, for even though he is betrothed to another, he is drawn to her against his will.

Arianna Pemberton hides in a barrel she thinks will be loaded on her brother’s ship but lands on Morgan’s brig. Her father has forbidden her to sail, and this is her only course of action. Unwilling to allow a man to control her, she is determined to make her way as a seaman, a profession she knows and loves. But when Captain Danvers discovers her deception, he refuses to permit her to prove herself. As she struggles to convince him, unwanted passion emerges, jeopardizing her plans for independence.

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LSB Cover Art Template for PhotoShopTitle: Waves of Change (World Above Water – Book 1)

Website: www.nulliparaora.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Release Date: March 11, 2013

This exciting paranormal romance of danger, war, and the struggle to control two worlds, takes you beneath the waves of earth’s vast oceans and reveals a secret no mere human should know. As the battle rages, a very human woman becomes a pawn! Only one man, her unknown soul mate, can save her . . . or can he?

Water gives life, but under the control of a secret race of people, the most abundant element on earth can be a powerful weapon. The Leuk Ahnal have a unique connection to water—they can manipulate it, use it for communication, or even use it to take over another person’s body.

The five kingdoms of the Leuk Ahnal have remained hidden from mankind for millennia. A secret war has been raging between two of these kingdoms, the Ver-Rist Tokos and the Pa lel. The Ver-Rist Tokos king has his eyes set on taking over all the Leuk Ahnal, but the Pa lel stand in his way.

Hot on the trail of his enemy, a Pa lel enforcer discovers the love of his life. But there’s a problem. The Ver-Rist Tokos have an unexplained interest in her.

Water is power when two kingdoms fight for control. Is one man’s love enough to protect his woman from the threat beneath the surface?

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Title: Gambling on LoveGamblingOnLove_Fraser_Shenberger

Author: Nancy Fraser and Patti Shenberger

Website: www.nancyfraser.ca

And www.pattishenberger.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Entangled Scandalous

Cover Artist: Libby Murphy

Release Date: May 20, 2013

Gambling on Love is the story of Felicity Beaumont, a rich man’s willful daughter with a heart of gold who wants more than anything to free her father’s illegally indentured workers.

When she devises a plan to move them north with the help of Jake McCade, owner of the gambling boat known as the River Maiden, she finds she’s run afoul of not only her father but of the man she’s duped into helping her.

While Jake and Felicity find themselves in agreement about helping the slaves, they are at odds over everything else, including their quickly escalating feelings for one another.

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TheFireStarter_GloriaCloverTitle:  The Fire Starter, Book 2 in Children of the King series

Website:  www.gloriaclover.com

Genre:  speculative romance

Publisher:  Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.

Cover artist:  Jenifer Ranieri

Release date:  August, 2013

Three generations ago, wooded Celosia Island burned in a fire storm. Now the government keeps the island safe through limited trade and rare immigration. So it is unsettling to Princess

Amaryllis Filippopoulos to learn her father has invited an off-island prince into residence to translate some ancient scrolls and to marry her, his youngest daughter and heir to the throne.

Prince Valryan Molan has been sent to present to the people of Celosia the reality of the King, even though he is not readily perceived by the five senses or logic, the Stoic beliefs of Celosia’s ancestors. Valryan finds his mission hampered by his bride’s reluctance to marry and the immediate need to protect the people from illegal fire weapons.

But none of that compares to the unexpected fire storm Amaryllis ignites in his heart.

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Title:  Catch of the DayCatchOfTheDay_PetieMcCarthy

Website:  www.petiemccarty.com

Genre:  Action-Adventure Romance

Publisher:  Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.

Cover Artist:  Taria Reed

Release Date:  November 21, 2012

Cody Ryan gets all the action and adventure she hoped for on vacation when she’s partnered with Special Ops Coast Guard Captain Gage Connor in the all-male  Loon Lake tournament. The mayor of Loon makes up his own set of rules for the event. His knucklehead son plans to cheat to win the tournament, and the mayor’s daughter plans to cheat to win Gage Connor.

The excitement never quits, for drug dealers hid a stash of uncut diamonds on Gage’s borrowed bass boat as the exchange point for smuggled drugs. The Colombians want their diamonds back, and they’ll stoop to kidnapping to make it happen. 

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Title: Kalindra (Gatekeepers)

Author: Sondrae Bennett

Website: www.sondraebennett.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release Date: May 6, 2013

What happens when a warrior woman meets her match?

Harpy Kalindra stumbles upon three human corpses who’ve mysteriously crossed from Earth into Outremer through the portal she guards. A human prisoner with two traveling vampires seems her only clue. She captures the man, and brings him back to her lair to discover the truth-not only why he came to Outremer, but how he got past the defenses of the gate. She expects answers. What she doesn’t expect is the intense attraction she feels for him…attraction he seems to share.

Cameron has a secret. For years, he’s used a shard of the gateway to cross worlds without detection-for his own gain. When the gatekeeper saves him from the clutches of vampires who want the shard, he learns she’s not just another monster from Outremer. He can’t resist his attraction to her human form, and before long he’s feeling more than simple lust for her.

Kalindra’s gateway comes under constant attack from creatures who want what Cameron has. The assaults are his fault, but he can’t hand over the shard, which is a family legacy. He must convince Kalindra he can help defend the gate…but how?

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UnCover Monday ~ Book Trailer Videos

It’s just like movie night (or day), so grab a bag or tub of popcorn and a soda and settle in a comfy seat for some great videos. I’m honored to share some awesome and superbly done book trailers here on the Ranch! It’s only the best for my guests! 😀 silverswirlydivider

Weaver of Dreams by Brenda Sparks

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Gambling on Love by Nancy Fraser and Patti Shenberger

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The English Lily by Kae Elle Wheeler

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Blood Moon on the Rise by Lauren Smith

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Protector by Joanne Wadsworth

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