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Calisa Rhose presents~Uncover Monthly #Oct2017 #mfrwauthor #coverlove


Welcome one and all!

I welcome guest authors with their beautiful covers to the new and improved UnCover Monthly!

Go HERE to get the application, read carefully, then hurry and submit your covers! Remember, the early bird gets the earliest slots. 😀

For now, enjoy more awesome cover art by the incredible authors, publishers and artists who make them possible for you to gaze upon 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.

There’s a heat level rating for covers, one through four scale, for your benefit. You should never see a *5* rating on the Ranch since I don’t feature anything erotic in nature. 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

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Title: A Cornish Connection

Author: Constance Hussey


Genre: Historical

Length: Novel, 314 p

Heat Level: 3  passionate kissing, light sex

Publisher: Constance Hussey

Cover artist: Sheri McGathy

Release date: July 21, 2017

A country maiden—a worldly man—an undeniable love

A determined man on a singular path, Harry Bryce is not pleased when the Crown awards him a title, nor is he gratified to learn of an unexpected inheritance in Cornwall. Even less welcome is the mandatory sabbatical from his position at the War Office, just when England needs every man in the fight against Napoleon’s subversive agents. Chafing at the unwanted holiday, Harry uses the time to inspect his new property, only to be entangled in the affairs of a young Cornish woman whose family and home are threatened with destruction. Compelled by his compassionate nature to assist her, he is caught in a complex situation that thoroughly disrupts his carefully ordered life.

In contending with repeated attempts on her brother’s life, an uncle unashamedly stripping the estate of income, and a greedy earl who is desperate to mine copper on her land, Kerra Trevaine needs all the strength and fortitude she possesses. But the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Bryce is perhaps the greatest danger she faces. For while he stands firmly against Kerra’s enemies, the dangerously attractive gentleman threatens to win Kerra’s heart—and that may be the most challenging test of all.

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Title: Alpha Lover,

Bk4, Alpha Council Chronicle Series

Author: Brenda Sparks


Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 4.5

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: December 14, 2016

Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all the right places…and totally unavailable.
Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.

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Title: Beneath the Skin

Author: Zara West


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 4- hot- sex

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Angela Anderson

Release date: June 2016

Ex-Olympic wrestler and reclusive billionaire artist Aristides Stavros has one mission—to rescue his sister, a popular tattoo artist from the old enemy who has kidnapped her. But at every turn, he is confronted by anthropologist Melissa Dermot. Is she just an innocent girl in over her head, or is she working for the international crime boss holding his sister?

Only one thing is certain–when Ari holds the beautiful Asian-American in his arms, questions of guilt and innocence fade against an undeniable fiery attraction. But can their wild passionate love survive the tangled web of long-buried secrets, intentional deceit, and murderous revenge that lie just beneath the surface?

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Title: Cézanne’s Ghost

Author: Rolynn Anderson


Genre: Romantic suspense

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 3- steamy

Publisher: Rolynn Anderson

Cover artist:  Kris Lynn

Release date: 2017

Three young American women vanish in Aix-en-Provence, France.

The FBI suspects their American tour guide.

Leon Beaudet, formerly a U.S. Olympic wrestler, is proud of his five-star guide business, but when tourists disappear on his watch, the FBI dredges up a violent episode in Leon’s past and tap him for the crime. Worse, his new tour group includes Aline Kerig, who is as beautiful and carefree as the three missing women. Leon is fascinated and puzzled by Aline even while he fears for her safety. She refuses to go back to the States, forcing the FBI and local police to involve her in the hunt.

With the French tourist industry about to collapse and Leon as a prime suspect, how does he protect Aline and find his lost tourists?

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Title: Lapses of Memory

Author: M. S. Spencer


Genre: Romantic suspense

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: RJ Morris

Release date: March 15, 2017

Sydney Bellek’s love for Elian Davies is reignited each time they meet, but in the long years following each encounter she forgets him. For his part, Elian knows from the age of seven that they are meant for each other, but when she finally understands it’s too late.  Will he regain his memory and remember her or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

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Title: Marked by Honor,

Book 2 ,  Knights of Honor

Author: Alexa Aston


Genre: Medieval Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Cover artist: Dar Albert

Release date: February 10, 2017

1363 A.D. – Lady Beatrice Bordel loses her mother and grandfather on the same day, leaving her penniless. With no protector and no prospects for marriage, her future is dismal. Hoping her grandfather’s oldest friend will take her in, Beatrice journeys north and is set upon by a band of highwaymen. All seems lost—until Sir Raynor Le Roux arrives.

Raynor nurses a broken heart as he returns to his home. He comes upon a scene of horror in the woods and rescues a beautiful woman who stirs strong emotions within him. When he learns that Lady Beatrice travels to her betrothed and is alone in the world, the code of chivalry that guides Raynor’s life compels him to escort her so that she may marry her intended.

But Beatrice has told Raynor a white lie, trying to protect herself, even as she is drawn to the handsome knight. As their growing attraction turns to love, her dishonesty stands in the way. Will Beatrice admit to her deception and tell Raynor the truth—or will this chivalrous knight turn away from the women he desires?

Join Raynor and Beatrice as they travel toward their inevitable destination of love.

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Title: Savannah:

Silver Dollar Saloon series #1

Author: Paty Jager


Genre: Historical Western Romance

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: Windtree Press

Cover artist: Christy Keerins

Release date: September 21, 2017

Escaping a past full of deceit and larceny, Savannah Gentry goes in search of her only kin, a half-brother she discovered after her father’s death. She hopes Shady Gulch in the Dakota Territory can give her a future. However, she stumbles into the arms of Reverend Larkin Webster, finds herself working in the Silver Dollar Saloon, and soon fears she’s gone from the frying pan into the fire.

After dodging death and incarceration, the Topeka Kid decides to turn his life around and takes on a new identity. Reverend Larkin Webster. It works, until he finds a temptation he can’t resist and steals the heart of Savannah Gentry. When her past collides with his, he wonders if this theft could end up with him losing everything, including his life.

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Title: The Skeleton Canyon Treasure

Author: Kris Bock


Genre: Romantic Adventure

Length: Novel

Heat Level: 1-Sweet

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: July, 2016

When Camille Dagneau finds a strange man searching the college machine shop she runs, she’s ready for battle. Ryan MacAllister acts equally suspicious of her, but he claims he’s merely looking for his missing uncle, who disappeared while hunting for a lost treasure. He believes Camie is the key to finding the treasure, and his uncle. But beautiful, brilliant, and prickly Camie isn’t about to trust this oversized geologist, or the attraction she feels.

Following the clues in the missing man’s journal will take Camie, Ryan, and Camie’s remarkable cat Tiger on a trail through New Mexico and Arizona. They’ll visit the Tombstone graveyard at night, uncover clues in museums, and ultimately wind up in Skeleton Canyon, where legend says nineteenth-century cowboy bandits hid their treasure. To rescue Ryan’s uncle, they’ll face steep cliffs, twisty tunnels, and worse dangers in human form, but trusting each other may be the biggest challenge. And they’re running out of time…

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UnCover Mondays ~ Cover Reveal ~ Calisa Rhose

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

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Title: SwoonSwoon_RolynnAnderson

Author: Rolynn Anderson


Genre: Romantic suspense

Publisher: Self

Release date: November 2012

Her dead clients won’t rest in peace. When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang’s first reaction is to RUN!  But then she gets caught up in their mysteries. Jan’s a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man.  Yet when she digs for clues to write their eulogies, she disturbs family secrets and unmasks killers. Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him. Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?

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MayanMoon_PatyJager Title: Secrets of a Mayan Moon

Author: Paty Jager


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Self

Release date: 8/2012

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions. DEA agent, Tino Kosta is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

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TheGreenEyedDoll_JerrieAlexanderTitle: The Green-Eyed Doll

Author: Jerrie Alexander


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: December 7, 2012

Catherine McCoy is on the run. For the past year, she’s been on the move, hiding the secrets and guilt in her heart. When she lands in small-town Texas and meets Sheriff Matt Ballard, he ignites a flame she thought lost forever. Matt has scars of his own. He left the big city after an undercover operation went bad and his partner was killed. Now, as Matt hunts for a serial killer who paints his victims’ faces like porcelain dolls, Catherine becomes a safe haven for him. Two tortured souls finding comfort in each other’s arms—until he uncovers her secret, and their bond of trust is broken. When Catherine disappears, Matt races to find her, fearing the murderer has found his next green-eyed doll. But the killer has a surprise coming. Catherine will fight to the death before she’ll be a victim again. Will her determination be enough?

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TheChristmasVillage_ElysaHendricks Title: The Christmas Village

Author: Elysa Hendricks


Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

Publisher: Self

Release Date: 9/23/12

A Short Christmas Romance While waiting to purchase another house for her Christmas Village collection Sara falls and hits her head. Transported to a fantasy world she falls in love with a man in her dream. Is she willing to give up real life to be with him? Or should she trust that he’ll be there when she wakes up?

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Title: Weathering RockWeathering Rock300_MaeClair

Author: Mae Clair


Genre: Paranormal historical

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

Release Date: October 8, 2012

Drawn together across centuries, will their love be strong enough to defeat an ancient curse? Colonel Caleb DeCardian was fighting America’s Civil War on the side of the Union when a freak shower of ball lightning transported him to the present, along with rival and former friend, Seth Reilly. Adapting to the 21st century is hard enough for the colonel, but he also has to find Seth, who cursed him to life as a werewolf. The last thing on Caleb’s mind is romance. Then fetching Arianna Hart nearly runs him down with her car. He can’t deny his attraction to the outspoken schoolteacher, but knows he should forget her. Arianna finds Caleb bewildering, yet intriguing: courtly manners, smoldering sensuality and eyes that glow silver at night? When she sees Civil War photographs featuring a Union officer who looks exactly like Caleb, she begins to understand the man she is falling in love with harbors multiple secrets–some of which threaten the possibility of their happiness. Finding a decent guy who’ll commit is hard enough. How can she expect Caleb to forsake his own century to be with her?

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Author: Callie Hutton


Genre: Historical

Publisher: Glass Half Full

Release Date: October 31, 2012

The Duke of Penrose is not happy with Miss Meredith Chambers, the American governess his new wards have arrived with. He quickly replaces her, happy to have his unwanted attraction to the unsuitable woman behind him. Until his mother hires her as a companion…

England, 1817.  David Worthington, Duke of Penrose dislikes Miss Meredith Chambers, the American governess who accompanied his new wards. He especially detests his attraction to the insufferable woman, and is anxious for her replacement to arrive.

Merry is thrilled when the Dowager Duchess Penrose hires her as a companion. Now she can stay with her beloved charges. But can she ignore how her heart thumps when the pompous duke gets close?

Two people determined to ignore each other, despite the pull between them, and the sparks that fly whenever they’re together.

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Spooky Truth or Fiction ~ Calisa Rhose


I’m thrilled to be a part of the Wild Rose Press’s Haunted Garden Blog Hop! There are lots of blogs to have fun with from now through the week (26-31) with prizes at every single stop! All you have to do is click on the five links below to go to the next set and comment to win. Easy-peesy, right? So sit back and enjoy the ride.

I remember one year my sister, brother and I got to go trick-or-treating with my cousin and aunt. I recall how excited, but a little scared I was to be in the dark with my aunt in a strange town. Now this might seem odd and you may be chuckling, but you don’t know my aunt.

She was my mother’s baby sister, and where my mom and the middle sister grew up average women, Auntie went…her own way.

I’m a fan of that show, TRUTH OR FICTION, where they show three or four short stories of supernatural or questionable events and you’re supposed to guess whether they are true or false. I usually get them all wrong. 😆 But that gave me an idea for this post, and to keep from getting sued (or worse!) I’ve made my own mother and her two sisters as the subjects–so here goes…

Truth or fiction?

  1. Auntie liked her candles and often talks about visiting the Faith Healers on a regular basis. She’s given me remedies to heal a curse that involves throwing a blessed coin into the sea as she repeated a chant three (or five?) times. For me, this thought conjure images of a cloaked woman, dark hair blowing wildly from the edges of a huge hood, wide skirt billowing around her legs, as she strolls on a jagged cliff high above crashing waves…

I can almost hear her chanting the secret words the Faith Healer told her to before throwing the coin into the murky depths below.

  1. Auntie also told me to put a room temperature, raw egg under the bed of a sick person to draw out the fever–which will hard boil the egg.
  1. Auntie will do almost anything to prevent her picture taken (though she’s had her familial moments lol), because she claims every time (my) picture is taken, a little piece of my soul is stolen.
  1. She told me about a boyfriend who cheated on her once when I was around ten years old. At some point after that he was arrested for some misdemeanor. The next morning the man supposedly awoke in the jail cell, with bruises and sore all over and claimed “someone I couldn’t see beat me up all night.”

I guess Halloween doesn’t mean as much to me because I lived it daily day growing up.

But auntie wasn’t the only special one in my family.

My mother had her gifts too. I told the story last year of her guardian angel and the first time I saw him. Well, let me tell you about another talent she possessed before her death. I got her to sit and do a partial card reading for me when I was eighteen. I don’t remember the results of that reading, probably because ever since I was entranced by the story she told me that day. She would only do a partial readings, and then only if the cards fell right. If they didn’t she’d take them back and walk away.


I don’t pretend to understand how card readings work, but the story is that when I was around eight months old my mom read for her middle sister for fun one day. They laughed as one card after another revealed horrible details. My aunt would be in a car, in rain, and run off a bridge  and die before her twenty-fifth birthday.

  1. Less than a month later my aunt and her husband got into a fight that to this day is conflicted and mysterious, the events following that argument even more suspect and sketchy.

In the end it was my cousin, only four at the time, who revealed a mystery. According to my cousin (who claims no knowledge of this conversation today), that my uncle deliberately drove off a little bridge a few miles from their house, in a rain storm. The three kids, nor her husband were injured, but her neck was broken. Her death was recorded as accidental. Her twenty-fifth birthday came a few days after her funeral.

So what about me, you might ask? I’ve already admitted to seeing my mother’s guardian angel. That’s as far as I’ll go here.

Now for the fun part.

Do you believe these stories really happened? Why? Why not? I’ll reveal the answers on the 31st!

Hop over to these author sites for more fun and I’ll be choosing one lucky commenter to receive a Wild Rose Press gift certificate or two (value to be determined on number of winners I pick :)) after the contest ends on October 31.


The Joy of Aging- Fadeout by Rolynn Anderson


I have the author of a book I am desperately trying to acquire still. This book has slowly become a must read for me. LOL Please welcome Rolynn Anderson, author of Fadeout, and sister Rose friend.


(A novel about a boutique funeral planner whose clients refuse to rest in peace)

The brain doesn’t age, I’ve discovered.  At least it doesn’t seem to age nearly as fast as our bodies do.  That’s why one of my characters in FADEOUT, Bella Keller, dresses and acts twenty years younger than her age of 69.  She’s slim and petite with a profusion of red, curly hair haloed around her head.  Her skin is wrinkled and leather-looking from years of enjoying the outdoors, but she is so energetic and so positive, that her wrinkles are a joy to behold because they are placeholders for her smiles and reminders of her joy.

She likes to wear glittery T-shirts emblazoned with the names of musicals she’s enjoyed.  WICKED, OZ, SHOWBOAT…she has twenty of them that she wears with capris and flip flops.

For fees and for free she has served as a home decorator (“home desecrator,” she calls herself) all her life.  She’s itching to help the funeral planner three doors down, who hasn’t bought furniture for her house in the six months she’s lived there.  That the woman is planning her husband’s memorial and has caught the fancy of her grandson, Roman Keller, makes her want to get to know Jan Solvang.

Though she mourns the passing of her husband, she continues to live her life fully, as Joe would have wanted it.  But what should she do about the enormous secret she’s been keeping about her husband for more than forty years? 

I can’t wait for you to befriend Bella when you read FADEOUT…and learn how she ‘desecrates’ and how well she keeps secrets.

FADEOUT, the first of the Funeral Planner Suspense Series:

Jan Solvang has spent her life avoiding conflict and commitment. Six months ago, she left a marriage proposal and a job in Seattle to care for her dying mother. Now she’s stuck with her mother’s California house and her mother’s dog, filling her mother’s shoes as a memorial planner with her estranged father.

Roman Keller thrives on conflict, writing documentaries that reveal the flaws of the famous. Jan’s challenge is to help him write a positive eulogy for a grandfather he disliked, but Roman is more interested in her other client: a powerful attorney with a dark past his family wants buried with him. If Jan stands behind the family and Roman goes for the exposé, who’s in danger and who wins?

The tension between them pulls tighter as each discovers the other is keeping secrets.  But if they tell the truth, will they destroy any chance for love?



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See? A MUST read! Thank you for visiting, Rolynn and bringing such a fun book to share with us. I want to read more about Elwood, the Scotty (not mentioned here), Bella, and everything Jan heroine gets into. How about sharing what you think with Rolynn?




What a treat I have on the ranch for you today. Author, golfer and all around wonderful person, Rolynn Anderson is here with wise words and a great book. Thanks for visiting Rolynn and sharing Last Resort with us!

I write, I golf, I garden, and I boat.  Okay, that last verb didn’t quite work, even though it’s parallel, but you get the drift.  Consider for a moment the verbs that define you…your dedicated efforts, endeavors that pull you deeply into “them” and challenge you immensely.

Have you got one or two?  Good.  Keep them in your head.

I just finished reading GOLFING WITH GOD: A NOVEL ABOUT HEAVEN AND EARTH, by Roland Merullo.   I’m not sure I would have read the book if it hadn’t been my friend’s pick for book club.  Even when she told me the book was a quirky approach to spirituality, I viewed the first few pages skeptically.  Still, I love to golf, so the teacher/golfer main character and the faint hope that I might learn something to improve my game, moved me to read on.

A side-note about a fellow author (from his Amazon bio) “Roland Merullo’s best-selling novel, Breakfast with Buddha, recently went into its 11th printing. Like Golfing with God before it, and American Savior after it, Breakfast with Buddha treats questions of philosophy/spirituality from a multi-denominational viewpoint and with a healthy dose of humor.”

Turns out the book is a funny and instructive allegory about one multiply reincarnated human’s journey toward being a better person, and, you guessed it, becoming a better golfer.  In a good portion of the novel, God is an attractive woman with a case of the short-game (chipping and putting) yips, that our main character, Hank, is supposed to eradicate.  Typical of allegories, this isn’t about golf, it’s about character improvement.  Hank says: “When your soul is riddled with quirks and urges, old failures and fresh embarrassments, you need help.”  Turns out he not only learns how to be better person by instructing God, but he also sees how golf is a tool and a template for working out his internal issues.

Now it’s time for you to trot out the endeavors you chose, above.  Hank would say that if you pay attention to the elements of that endeavor (mountain-climbing, say), they will help you learn how to become the kind of person you want to be.  Is he (Merullo and Frank) right?  Take my writing.  Does the act of writing as well as the characters and stories I choose, teach me something about my own struggles and serve as a tool for managing them?

What do you think?  Cool or crazy ideas?  My tentative take: I’m moved to think more about the concepts, because my golf game has improved since I read the book!

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Great thoughts. Golfing with God… I may just have to read this one even though I’m not a golfer. Thanks for the link. So gang- what do you think? Let us know.