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

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

Due to a family crisis spanning the last few weeks, this edition of UnCover Monday is horribly late. I apologize profusely to all of the lovely authors who sent their covers to me for this month, but I’m very happy to finally present some awesome cover art to you, my faithful readers. My apologies to all of you too.

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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ASpellinProvence_MarieLaval07.06.15Title: A Spell in Provence

Author: Marie Laval

Weblink: www.marielaval.blogspot.co.uk/

Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Áccent Press Ltd

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: January 7, 2015

With few roots in England and having just lost her job, Amy Carter decides to give up on home and start a new life in France, spending her redundancy package turning an overgrown Provençal farmhouse, Bellefontaine, into a successful hotel. Though she has big plans for her new home, none of them involves falling in love – least of all with Fabien Coste, the handsome but arrogant owner of a nearby château.  As romance blossoms, eerie and strange happenings in Bellefontaine hint at a dark mystery of the Provençal countryside which dates back many centuries and holds an entanglement between the ladies of Bellefontaine and the ducs de Coste at its centre. As Amy works to unravel the mystery, she begins to wonder if it may not just be her heart at risk, but her life too.

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Passion'sSacredDance_JuliRevezzo07.06.15Title: Passion’s Sacred Dance,

Celtic Stewards Chronicles, # one

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Weblink: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: Fantasy romance.

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Patty G. Henderson,

Boulevard Photografica

Release date: May 1, 2015

Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the center is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn’t a clue.

Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.

Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?

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  Title: Dark Moon Rising

  Author: Jacqueline Seewald

  Weblink: www.jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

  Genre: Paranormal Contemporary Romance

 Heat Level: 3 to 4

 Publisher: Luminosity

 Cover artist: N/A

 Release date: July 24, 2015

 Cassandra Lowry has a sixth sense. She dreams about a handsome man making love to her. He appears to need and want her.  However, danger and evil surround him. Her dreams and visions are disturbingly real. When Cass drives south, her sensitivity warns her that something is not right. She swerves to miss a deer and her car ends up in a ditch. Chased by two country boys, she gets lost in the forest and spends a night exposed to the elements, only to be found the next day by her dream man.

Set in the modern South, this novel reaches back into a troubled family heritage. Two female ghosts, women from different centuries, haunt male members of the Hunt family. The heroine of this sensual gothic romance is young, just graduated from college, and alone in the world. Although in danger herself, Cass seeks to solve the mystery and end the curse that enshrouds the family while at the same time finding the passionate love of her life.

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LoveWillFindYou_IrisBlobel07.06.15Title: Love Will Find You,

Australian Sports Stars Series, #1

Author: Iris Blobel

Weblink: www.iris-b.blogspot.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Release date: July 10, 2014

After his father’s heart attack, Australian Football League player Tyson Gaspaldi takes his parents on holiday to a small place at the New South Wales coast.
One morning, following a surfing session, he comes across a crying woman on the beach. Everything about her intrigues him, and he can’t walk away. She’s not only sexy and humble, but, as he soon finds out, vulnerable as well.
It’s only been a few months since Katie Cassidy lost her sister in a car accident.
Still overwhelmed by the loss, a chance encounter on the beach with an attractive stranger awakens unexpected emotions inside her. She’s instantly drawn to his caring nature, but also his looks.
However, Tyson’s past quickly catches up with them, causing Katie’s childhood demons to return, and the road to romance becomes anything but smooth.

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Title: Making A Comeback,

More Than A Game #Three

Author: Kristina Mathews           

Weblink: www.kristinamathews.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: July 7, 2015.

With a divorce in the works, Annabelle Jones heads out to Southern California, the land of sun and starting over. She wants to prove to herself and her young daughters that she still has what it takes to turn heads as a swimsuit model—that she doesn’t need a man to take care of her. Until an accident forces her to rely on the hunky, yet mysterious man next door…

Nathan Cooper is trying to revive his own career. Once a top left-handed relief pitcher, he tried to get over a hidden injury with the aid of banned substances. Not only was he caught and suspended, he was traded and missed out on winning the championship. Now he’s a free agent without a contract, and that means life is ready to play ball…

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RiskyBusiness_DenaGarson07.06.15Title: Risky Business

Author: Dena Garson

Weblink: www.denagarson.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Dena Garson

Cover artist: Fiona Jayde

Release date: March 15, 2015

Mia Sanford has admired Jake Hudson from afar ever since she transferred to Marketing. She might be comfortable tangling with the company playboy in meeting rooms but not in private. Facts and figures she can handle, but that blue-eyed devil is out of her league.

Jake was impressed with Mia, the sexy analyst who provides his monthly Marketing data, the first day he met her. Not only is she smart and reliable, she has legs that have inspired a few sizzling hot workplace fantasies. However, her girl-next-door demeanor and the company’s no fraternization rules force Jake to keep things strictly professional.

When Mia becomes the target of an embarrassing betting pool at the annual office party, Jake alerts her to the danger. But since he never expressed an interest in her until now Mia isn’t certain if he’s really looking out for her, or just trying to win the pool himself. If she trusts him, it might place both her reputation and her heart on the line.

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RoyalRegard_MarianaGabrielle07.06.15Title: Royal Regard

Author: Mariana Gabrielle

Weblink: www.MarianaGabrielle.com

Genre: Regency Romance

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Whaley Digital Press

Cover artist: Mari Christie

Release date: November 28, 2014

When Isabella, the Countess of Huntleigh, returns to England after fifteen years roaming the globe with her husband, an elderly diplomat, she finds herself in a locale more perilous than any in her travels—the Court of King George IV. As the newly elevated Earl and Countess settle into an unfamiliar life in London, this shy, not-so-young lady faces wicked agendas, society’s censure, and the realities of a woman soon to be alone in England.

Unaccustomed to the ways of the beau monde, she is disarmed and deceived by a dissolute duke and a noble French émigré with a silver tongue. Hindered by the meddling of her dying husband, not to mention the King himself, Bella must decide whether to choose one of her fascinating new suitors or the quiet country life she has searched the world to find.

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StolenHearts-#1_AndreaR.Cooper07.06.15Title: Stolen Hearts,

#1, Hearts series

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Weblink: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 2- sensual

Publisher: SilverTree Publishing

Cover artist: SilverTree Publishing

Release date: February 15, 2015

She stole a cop’s heart; will this thief pay for her crimes?

Crystal has spent her entire life training to be a thief in order to find evidence against the man who had her parents murdered. In her pursuit of justice she’s had to give up her identity, her name, and any chance at love. When Crystal is forced on a blind date with the cop who is investigating her, she plays a dangerous game of hearts that could land her in a prison cell.
Kade is in search of a new life, after losing his partner. He’s taken a new job, in a new city, and met a new girl. In order to keep his fresh start, he will have to catch an elusive thief targeting one of the largest corporations in the country. Desperate to forget the failures of his past, Kade has no intention of failing.
But secrets can’t be hidden forever.

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TheKing'sMistress_RachelLeighSmith06.01.15Title: The King’s Mistress

A’yen’s Legacy, #2

Author: Rachel Leigh Smith

Weblink: www.rachelleighsmith.com/

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Heat Level: 3-Steamy

Publisher: Rachel L. Smith

Cover artist: Laura Gordon

Release date: January 20, 2015

Freedom has a cost. Can A’yen pay it without losing his soul?

Liberation of the enslaved Lokmane begins with the king. A’yen and Fae agree to visit the Hidden, a group of escaped Lokmane, to protect his identity while the Shadows make their move with emancipation acts. But he’s not prepared for the prejudice rampant in the Hidden, or their lack of patience for him. And his new linked bodyguard is unstable to the point A’yen fears for the young man’s sanity.

Upon returning to Titan, A’yen is kidnapped and taken to the largest breeding farm in the galaxy. This time he’ll be himself even if it kills him. His resolve to unite his people grows as he wonders if he’ll live long enough to do it.

With A’yen kidnapped, Fae returns to the Lokmane homeworld seeking the final pieces of what happened two thousand years ago when they were conquered and enslaved. Getting as far away from her father as possible is the only way to keep her from disappearing too.

Separated by light years, A’yen and Fae have to stand alone and fight for their right to live in freedom. No matter the cost.

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: There’s No Place Like Home,

#2, The MacQuire Women

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Weblink: www.PeggyJaeger.com

Genre: Ceontemporary Romance.

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: May 6, 2015

Symphony pianist Moira Cleary comes home after four years of touring, exhausted, sick, and spiritually broken. Emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of someone she trusted has left her gaunt, anxious, and at a crossroads both professionally and personally.

Moira’s best friend, veterinarian Quentin Stapleton, wants nothing more than to help Moira get well. Can his natural healing skills make it possible for her to open her heart again? And can he convince her she’s meant to stay home now with the family that loves her – and with him – forever?

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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.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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 ~ #May #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

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 too!

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!! 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! I wish everyone a fabulous new year in 2014!

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through five scale, for your benefit. You should never see a 5* 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/ with what you’d like to know. 🙂

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BalladBeauty_LaurenLinwood05.04.15Title: Ballad Beauty

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: March 25, 2015

After ten years apart, Boston schoolmarm Jenny McShanahan receives a letter from her beloved father that instructs her to join him in Texas. She has no idea that he’s become Famous Sam McShan, the Robin Hood of the West. She arrives to find Sam already gone, but he left instructions for Jenny to hire a guide and rendezvous with him in Nevada.

Texas Ranger Noah Daniel Webster knows Sam personally because his father, Pistol Pete Webber, was Sam’s longtime partner in crime. When Pete is killed during their last big score, Noah requests the assignment to bring Sam to justice. Going undercover, he volunteers to act as Jenny’s escort across the dangerous prairie, using her to track her outlaw father’s location.

As they journey through rough country, love blossoms—but Noah knows the second he arrests Sam, his betrayal will kill Jenny’s love for him. Should the lawman do his duty as a Ranger, or should he let love rule? The choice Noah makes will change their lives forever.

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girlcover_152x228_finalTitle: Fate Accompli,

Aegean Lovers #1 (ver.2)

Author: MM Jaye

Weblink: www.mmjayewrites.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance.

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

Publisher: MM Jaye

Cover artist: George Saliaris

Release date: November 21, 2014

Monica Mitchell flies all the way from Boston to Athens, Greece, not to get a tan but a very specific job. Because besides an MBA, this twenty-four-year old has a mission: to prove to Alex Argiros, the gorgeous Greek magnate, that she has now grown out of the habit of flashing her underwear and looking like a zombie flick castoff … in the presence of hundreds.

The catch? She has to hide who she is. Thankfully, not having seen him since her early teens helps, and soon she gets all she wants and so much more. Not only does Alex not connect his highly qualified new assistant to the disaster magnate of his distant past, but apart from his admiration, he also offers her his heart.

Now, Monica has a new mission: to keep it forever. But first she has to come clean before he finds out her connection to the bane of his existence. Because if he does, he’ll rightfully assume she plays the part of the Trojan Horse, and then he’ll shed the sleek businessman exterior, letting his hot-blooded Greek nature take over.

She knows he could destroy her.

She knows, yet she needs just a little longer to savor his searing kisses…

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MythandMagic_MaeClair05.04.15Title: Myth and Magic

Author: Mae Clair

Weblink: www.maeclair.net

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: June 9, 2015

Love and danger intertwine

AS CHILDREN THEY PLAYED GAMES OF MYTH AND MAGIC…
Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.
THEN ONE DAY THE MONSTERS BECAME REAL.
After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: Skater’s Waltz

Book 1 in the MacQuire Women Series

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Weblink: www.PeggyJaeger.com

Genre: Contemproary

Heat Level: 4

Publisher: The Wild Rose press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: March 4, 2015

Figure skater Tiffany Lennox is busy with rehearsals for an upcoming ice show when the only man she’s ever loved comes home after a two-year overseas stint. She needs him to see her for the woman she’s become and not the child he knew to ensure he stays home, this time, for good. With her.

For all his wanderlust and hunger for professional success, Cole Greer comes home wanting nothing more than to rest, relax and recover. He is delighted in being Tiffany’s hero and has a special place in his heart reserved for her. But faced with the oh-so-desirable woman she’s become, he starts questioning his determination to keep their relationship platonic.

When forced by the television network to go back on assignment, Cole – for the first time in his life – is torn between his career and his heart.

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TheBookOfHoursMariaElenaAlonso-Sierra05.04.15Title: The Book of Hours

Author: Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Weblink: www.MariaElenaWrites.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Cover artist: Scott Carpenter

Release date: February 12, 2015

For artist Gabriela Martinez, psychopaths do hit twice.

In The Coin, two star-crossed lovers were cruelly used by fate—and now, in The Book of Hours, destiny isn’t done.

Back then, Gabriela almost lost her life to a psychopath hoping to claim her artwork, her career, her body, and her love. If not for Richard, the operative sent to protect her, she would have fallen victim to his twisted vision.  The dramatic showdown pushed Gabriela and Richard together, even in the face of countless obstacles.

With someone new threatening Gabriela’s life, Richard will risk everything to protect the woman he loves.  But with a new villain on the horizon, bent on possessing Gabriela’s latest work no matter what it takes, she is forced to fall back on old friends, including the man who changed her life not so many years ago.

With an even more dramatic threat looming, and far more to lose, if they don’t stay one step ahead of the danger, their lives, their love, and their future may very well go up in flames.

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TheDeadMan'sTreasure_KrisBock05.04.15Title: The Dead Man’s Treasure:

Treasure Hunters Book 2

Author: Kris Bock

Weblink: www.krisbock.com/

Genre: Romantic Adventure

Heat Level: 1

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: January 25, 2015

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

Good thing Rebecca has recruited some help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to show her that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that treasure – and revenge. In a frantic race across New Mexico, Rebecca will have to ignore caution in a defiant bid for victory. If she fails, she could lose everything.

Action and romance combine in this lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to solve to identify historical and cultural sites around New Mexico.

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TheKissofaRose_AugustinaVanHoven05.04.15Title: The Kiss of a Rose

Author: Augustina Van Hoven

Weblink: www.AugustinaVanHoven.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance.

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

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: October 21, 2014

A DISTANT PAST

In 1882, Rose Van Buren loved the wrong man and paid for it with her life. Now, more than a century later, the angel Gabriel has granted her another shot at living. In exchange, she must convince a smart, handsome, up-and-coming lawyer to set aside his lofty ambitions.

A FUTURE PRESENT

Stephen Winship is headed straight for the governor’s chair. He has a brilliant career, solid allies, and a seemingly perfect girlfriend. But night after night he finds himself dreaming of a heavenly beauty, a luminous but long-dead girl. Like some altered Ghost of Christmas Past, she shows him her own tragic tale in order to “save him.” And he’s beginning to see Rose is risking her heart as much as baring her soul. Yet falling for her will cost him everything—and open him up to a happiness he never imagined.

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marquess cover.inddTitle: The Passion of a Marquess

The Sisters of the Aristocracy, Book 2

Author: Linda Rae Sande

Weblink: www.lindaraesande.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: Linda Rae Sande

Cover artist: KGee Designs

Release date: January 6, 2015

They say you learn from mistakes … but what if they’re not your own?

After four Seasons and no prospects, Lady Samantha is resigned to life as a spinster. Her aunt, Caroline Fitzsimmons, Viscountess Chamberlain, insists they set sail to Italy for a tour she hopes might allow her charge to meet and marry a European aristocrat.

His mines having suffered a multitude of disasters, Ethan Range, Marquess of Plymouth, needs to secure an Italian invention to help alleviate fires.. He’s none to happy to discover Lady Caroline traveling on the same ship as he is to Rome. He knows her secret and is rather incensed she’s been able to hide Samantha’s true past from the ton.

While taking a late-night stroll on deck, Samantha is confronted by the scowling marquess. Incensed by his assertion that Caroline is really her mother, Samantha barely has time to slap the man before a sudden storm sends a wave of water onto the ship, washing them both overboard.

Forced to save each other, the two end up as castaways on a deserted island in the Mediterranean. Although they face perils a plenty during the week they’re stranded, they have far more to fear from one another than from hunger, weather, and pirates. Can the two realize the mistakes of the past are not their own? Or will their week on the island lead to more turbulence? The heart may be the best life preserver in “The Passion of a Marquess.”

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Title: To Save A Life (A’yen’s Legacy #3)

Author: Rachel Leigh Smith

Weblink: www.rachelleighsmith.com/

Genre: Science fiction/paranormal

Heat Level: 2-Sensual

Publisher: Rachel L. Smith

Cover artist: Laura Gordon

Release date: May 4, 2015

A’yen’s loved ones are under attack. To save them, he’ll risk everything.

Half the Lokmane are free and the resettling of Lok’ma is in progress. A’yen is crowned king, but it isn’t stopping his enemies. Someone is after Ro, and the woman he’s falling in love with is caught in the middle.

When Fae is injured in a cave-in at a dig site, A’yen knows who’s to blame. Proving it is the hard part. Things get worse when he walks into a political trap, and Ro is framed for murder. Saving his reputation is easy compared to saving Ro. Ro’s demons come for him, taking him back to a life not worth living.

A’yen races to save Ro before he can act on his deepest desire: killing his tormentor. Happily ever after can’t happen if Ro is dead.

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Willpower_AnnaDurand05.04.15Title: Willpower

Psychic Crossroads, Book 1

Author: Anna Durand

Weblink: www.annadurand.com

Genre: paranormal romance

Heat Level: 2 flames; sensual

Publisher: Jacobsville Books

Cover artist: Lisa A. Shiel

Release date: December 18, 2013

Grace Powell awakened one day with no memory of the previous eight months. Now a relentless enemy hunts her, but she has no clue why. Terrified to trust anyone, Grace has no one to turn to. Except for the sexy stranger who appears out of thin air—literally.

David Ransom sacrificed his freedom to protect Grace, yet now he’s a stranger to her. If he can’t stir her memories, and the secret power buried inside her, they may both fall prey to an invisible foe. The passion flaring between them gives him hope they might save each other. But will unearthing the truth about Grace’s past destroy them both?

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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.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Calisa Rhose presents ~ My Name Is A’yen by Rachel Leigh Smith #MFRWAuthor

Osiyo~

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

RachelLeighSmith2.24I’m thrilled to welcome my wonderfully talented guest today, Rachel Leigh Smith, who is sharing their book, My Name Is A’yen with us!

Please show Rachel some real Ranch love!

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

I write romance for the hero lover. The hero is always my favorite character in a romance, and usually I have a difficult time connecting with the heroine. I frequently believe she’s not good enough for him, and/or despise her. Finding romances where it’s his story and he carries the narrative, is not an easy thing to do.

When I’m not writing I can be found doing counted cross-stitch while watching TV, devouring a book, or snuggled up with my half-crazed calico, Zoe.

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

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

I have a desk, in my bedroom. I have a few reference books on it, and the timeline for my A’yen’s Legacy series taped to the wall above my laptop. My mouse pad is one of my favorite Selina Fenech pieces, The storekeeper, and it’s a little bit of inspiration for me. It’s a young woman sitting in a stone chair writing in a book.

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

Character names are easy. They tend to come to me name in hand. Book titles tend toward easy as well, but series titles not so much. I write and think in series (and prefer them as a reader).

What advice would you offer aspiring and new writers?

I’m copying a published friend of mine. Finish your firfirst draft! Until you’ve written a whole novel, from beginning to end, you’ll never realize who you are as a writer, and you’ll never learn your process. I learned so much by finishing my first novel.

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

Determination and dedication to being the best writer you can possibly be. You have to be willing to keep learning and keep getting better. And keep producing! Don’t make the mistake of finishing a book, and doing nothing while you query or figure out what to do. Keep writing!

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

I would love to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon and have a fangirl moment. I love Dark-Hunter and The League, have a massive crush on Acheron, and am in awe of her imagination. I’d love to sit down and talk world building with her and how she keeps track of her worlds.

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

Favorite animal? Cat

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Summer

Favorite food? Chocolate

Well done! 🙂

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

I’m wrapping up the first draft on A’yen’s Legacy #4, Freedom’s Embrace.

What are you sharing today?

The opening paragraphs of my debut novel, My Name Is A’yen.

Three hundred sixty-six days and the images continued to haunt him. His screams and cries. Master’s whispered final words to not lose himself, no matter what.

Damn humans. Taking the one person he loved above all others and locking him in this hell called holding. Fitting, really, since A’yen Mesu’s entire life had been put on hold when the enforcers dragged him away. Loks Mé. Less than human. An alien. Nothing but a slave. One easily replaced since no one cared he was an expert cartographer in his own right.

A whirring sound filled the cell block. The mag-locks. Buyers. A’yen forced himself off his bed, went to the bars keeping him prisoner, and positioned his hands where he wouldn’t be forced to stand for who-knew-how-long in an awkward position. The cuffs on his wrists reacted to the mag-lock and stuck to the bars so tight he couldn’t get free if his life depended on it.

He kept his gaze glued to the floor to avoid punishment from the hold keeper. When a pair of small feet in black boots stopped, he stiffened. So far no woman had dared to stop in front of him. Due to fear, most likely. They didn’t understand most Loks Mé men couldn’t stand the thought of hurting a woman, or seeing a woman hurt, while they were helpless to stop it.

The feet stepped closer. “You were owned by a cartographer?” Her sweet voice didn’t mean she’d stay that way.

“Yes.”

“A member of the Guild?”

“Yes.”

“You can look up.”

He did, and the breath left his body. Five inches shorter than his six feet four, but finely-boned at the same time. Delicate. Hair dark as a black hole framed a kind looking face, with bright green eyes studying him. She glanced at her tablet again and he sucked air into his lungs.

Where can we find you and your books?

You can find me at my website, www.rachelleighsmith.com. You can also sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/Wqx6D. I can be found at www.facebook.com/rachelleighsmithauthor and sometimes on http://twitter.com/rachelleighgeek. You can also head over to my Pinterest and have a look at the boards for each book to see how I envision the characters and what the planets look like, www.pinterest.com/rachelleighgeek.

My Name Is A’yen, A’yen’s Legacy #1MyNameisA'yen_RLSmith2.24

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 Breeders Association’s radar. The truth must be told. Even if it costs him his heart.

Where to buy it:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N06HCGG

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1120027890?ean=9781501424267&itm=1&usri=9781501424267

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-name-is-a-yen

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Leigh_Smith_My_Name_Is_A_yen?id=63tlBAAAQBAJ&hl=en

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id904469987

All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-mynameisa039yen-1703878-343.html

Where will you be next?

I’m doing a Facebook party this week. See my Facebook page for the event link pinned at the top.

I also have a question for everyone. Who’s your favorite romance hero?

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

Dodadagohvi~

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.