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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ #October2015 #MFRWauthor #CoverLove

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Osiyo~

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

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

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

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ConvincingCami_BabetteJames10.05.15Title: Convincing Cami,

His Girl Next Door, #2

Author: Babette James

Weblink: www.babettejames.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4- hot- sex

Publisher: Chara Press

Cover artist: Jamie Banta

Release date: January 13, 2015

Sometimes love is just around the corner

When Cami Alexander moves next door, it’s time for Jack O’Malley to concede the sweet and sexy fellow teacher is more than a long-time friend—she’s the one he’s been looking for in all the wrong places. He’s ready to put his footloose bachelor days behind him, but between his past, Cami’s doubts, her overprotective family, and well-meaning blind date offers from friends, convincing Cami they’re meant to be together is going to get complicated. Good thing Jack likes a challenge.

Cami’s always had a little crush on the dashing, blue-eyed Jack, but when the heat in a spontaneous kiss surprises them both, she’s afraid to risk their friendship over mere desire. Passion proves irresistible, and one explosive night ups the ante on their dilemmas. Jack vows his love and to stand by her through every trouble, but she’s been burned by promises before, and this time more than her heart’s at stake.

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Cursed_AndreaR.Cooper09.07.15Title: Cursed,

Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion series

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Weblink: www.andreaRcooper.com

Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Andrea R. Cooper

Cover artist: LM Creations

Release date: April 1, 2014 (new cover 3/2015)

After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is not safe, even for his witch.
The Warloc’s protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy brings forth Brock’s first victim and more.
Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock’s twin sister, Mirhana.

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FirstImpressions_PeggyJaeger10.05.15Title: First Impressions,

#3-MacQuire Women Series

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Weblink: www.peggyjaeger.com

Genre: Contemporary romance

Heat Level: 4-hot

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: September 23, 2015

Family Practice Doctor Clarissa Rogers’ first impression of Padric Cleary is biased and based on gossip. The handsome, charming veterinarian is considered a serial dater and commitment-phobic by his family and most of the town. Relationship shy, Clarissa refuses to lose her heart to a man who can’t pledge himself to her forever.
Pat Cleary, despite his reputation, is actually looking for “The One.” When he does give his heart away, he wants it to be for life. With his parent’s marriage as his guidebook, he wants a woman who will be his equal and soul mate in every way. 
Can Pat convince everyone – including Clarissa – she’s the only woman for him?

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FiveDaysonBallyboyBeach_DavidJO'Brien10.05.15Title: Five Days on Ballylboy Beach

Author: David J. O’Brien

Weblink: www.davidjmobrien.wordpress.com

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 2

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Cover artist: Amanda Stephanie

Release date: September 2014

A startling revelation – the long-time friend you never viewed romantically is actually the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life.

But what do you do about it?

For Derek, a laid-back graduate camping with college friends on Ireland’s west coast in the summer of 1996, the answer is … absolutely nothing.

Never the proactive one of the group – he’s more than happy to watch his friends surf, canoe and scuba-dive from the shore – Derek adopts a wait and see attitude. Acting on his emotional discovery is further hindered by the fact he’s currently seeing someone else – and she’s coming to join him for the weekend.

As their five days on the beach pass, and there are more revelations, Derek soon realises that to get what he desires, he’ll have to take it. Events conspire to push him to the forefront of the group, and, as unexpected sorrow begins to surround him and his friends, Derek grasps his chance at happiness. After all, isn’t life too short to just wait and see?

10% of the author’s royalties will be donated to WWF,
the World Wildlife Fund.

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FoolingAroundWithCinderella_StacyJuba10.05.15Title: Fooling Around With Cinderella,

Storybook Valley, #1

Author: Stacy Juba

Weblink: www.stacyjuba.com/blog/

Genre: Chick-Lit

Heat Level: 1- sweet

Publisher: Thunder Horse Press

Cover artist: Mark Juba

Release date: November 6, 2015

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes?

When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom.

First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

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KnightofRapture_RuthACasie10.05.15resTitle: Knight of Rapture

Author: Ruth A. Casie

Weblink: www.ruthacasie.com/

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: Timeless Scribes Publishing

Cover artist: Kerri Knutson

Release date: March 30, 2015

He crossed the centuries to find her…

For months Lord Arik has been trying to find the right combination of runes to create the precise spell to rescue his wife, Rebeka, but the druid knight will soon discover that reaching her four hundred years in the future is only the beginning of his quest. He arrives in the 21st century to find her memory of him erased, his legacy on the brink of destruction, and traces of dark magick at every turn.

A threat has followed…

Bran, the dark druid, is more determined than ever to get his revenge. His evil has spread across the centuries. Arik will lose all. Time is his weapon, and he’s made sure his plan leaves no one dear to Arik, in past or present, safe from the destruction.

But their enemy has overlooked the strongest magick of all…

Professor Rebeka Tyler is dealing with more than just a faulty memory. Ownership of Fayne Manor, her home, has been called into question. Convenient accidents begin happening putting those she cares for in the line of fire. And then there’s the unexpected arrival of a strange man dressed like he belonged in a medieval fair—a man who somehow is always around when needed, and always on her mind. She doesn’t know who to trust. But one thing is certain. Her family line and manor have survived for over eleven centuries. She won’t let them fall, not on her watch… in any century.

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MoorlandMist_GwenKirkwood10.05.15resTitle: Moorland Mist

Author: Gwen Kirkwood

Weblink: www.gwenkirkwood.co.uk

Genre: Family saga

Heat Level: 1 to 2

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

Cover artist: Robert Hale Ltd

Release date: July 30, 2015

It is 1895. Railways and factories are springing up everywhere. Fourteen year old Emma Grieg doesn’t want to leave the village and her loving family but she must earn a living. Her father thinks she will be healthier working as maid for the Sinclairs at Bonnybrae Farm, although Mistress Sinclair is stern, haughty and demanding. Maggie, the eldest daughter, takes Emma under her wing. She works hard, is quick to learn and loves the animals. Eldest son Jim will take over the tenancy, but William, the youngest Sinclair wants a farm of his own. They both tease Emma for her youthful innocence as she develops into a pretty sixteen year old.

William takes Emma to gather sheep from the hill but they are forced to spend the night together when a thick mist comes down. Months later Emma discovers she is pregnant. Mrs Sinclair dismisses her instantly. Her father sends her to stay with relatives to hide her shame. Her Aunt is mean and spiteful and tells her the baby must go to an orphanage. Emma is desperately unhappy.

When William claims he is the baby’s father his mother is furious. He is banished to Yorkshire. He earns respect for his diligence and cleanliness but he has to share a stable loft for sleeping. When he is offered a derelict farm to rent he writes to Emma asking her to marry him but her baby son has been born early after she falls from a ladder. After her wretched experiences can William persuade her to live so far away when all he can offer is a neglected farm and little money?

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NiceGirlsDon't_SueBarnard10.05.15Title: Nice Girls Don’t

Author: Sue Barnard

Weblink: www.facebook.com/suebarnardauthor

Genre: Romantic intrigue

Heat Level: 2-sensual

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Cover artist: Crooked Cat Publishing

Release date: 8 July 2014

Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past?
Southern England, 1982.
At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history. 

Carl is baffled by a mystery about his late grandfather: why is the name by which Carl had always known him different from the name on his old passport? 
Fascinated as much by Carl himself as by the puzzle he wants to solve, Emily tries to help him find the answers. As their relationship develops, their quest for the truth takes them along a complicated paper-trail which leads, eventually, to the battlefields of the Great War. 
In the meantime, Emily discovers that her own family also has its fair share of secrets and lies. And old sins can still cast long shadows… 
Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future? 
A tale of discovery, love and fate.

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OnlyLoveSurvives_ReneeCharles10.05.15resTitle: Only Love Survives

Author: Renee Charles

Weblink: www.ReneeCharles.net

Genre: Romance Urban Fantasy

Heat Level: 4-Hot

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: RJ Morris

Release date: September 22, 2015 –Re-release with new cover

Amidst an epidemic ravaging the world, all Megan Fletcher’s hopes for the future lie in getting to Las Vegas where newscasts reported scientists were gathering to search for a cure for the modern plague. After rescuing her from a rooftop surrounded by Zombies, Sam Woods appoints himself her escort.  While he knows she is determined to get to Vegas no matter the cost, he doesn’t know her secret. And with his hatred of all things Zombie, she doesn’t dare tell him the truth. The more he kisses her, the harder it is for Megan to hide her growing feelings…and the bite-shaped scar.

But Vegas is not the haven it was promised to be, and when Megan’s immunity to the disease is discovered, she realizes her future and her heart belong to Sam, if he will trust her.  An idealistic school teacher and ex-corporate mogul manage to find love despite a looming worldwide catastrophe. Can their love survive while everything around them is dying? Will they learn that when facing the end of the world, Only Love Survives.

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RancherAtRisk_ BarbaraWhiteDaille10.05.15resTitle: Rancher at Risk,

A Flagman’s Folly Book

Author: Barbara White Daille

Weblink: www.barbarawhitedaille.com/

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: 3-steamy

Publisher: Harlequin

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: January 2014

A Fresh Start

After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman’s Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan’s troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch’s manager, Lianne Ward.

Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she’s yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they’re not butting heads over the ranch’s new school for disadvantaged boys.

Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan’s painful past drive them apart…permanently?

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

To see YOUR cover here visit my UnCover Monday page for detailed instructions.

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ January #MFRWauthor #CoverReveals

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Happy 2015, cover oglers!

To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s the first UnCover Monday post for 2015! Enjoy 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 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 (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 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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ABitofHeavenonEarth_ LaurenLinwood01.05.15Title: A Bit of Heaven on Earth

Author: Lauren Linwood

Weblink: www.laurenlinwood.com

Genre: medieval historical romance

Heat Level: 3 flames

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Cover artist: Ramona Lockwood

Release date: December 10, 2015

When Gavin of Ashgrove and his closest friend are captured in a fierce battle during the Hundred Years’ War, their captors demand a hefty ransom from their fathers for their return. Robert is quickly set free, but Gavin’s father refuses to pay for his son’s release, leaving him to rot in a squalid French prison. Aided by a sympathetic priest, he escapes and returns home to England, only to find he has been proclaimed a bastard and disinherited.

With nowhere to turn Gavin journeys to Kentwood, where he fostered as a boy, hoping Lord Aldred will take him on as a knight in his guard. The old warrior is close to death, but he soon realizes Gavin is his son. Aldred plots to have Gavin inherit Kentwood and marry his much younger wife, Elizabeth, a famed and opinionated beauty who remains a virgin after a decade of marriage.

Will the king recognize Lord Aldred’s first request of a marriage between Elizabeth and Robert, uniting Robert’s estate with Kentwood—or will the temperamental Edward reward Aldred’s years of service and honor a dying man’s final request?

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ABrandNewAddress_KathleenRowland01.05.15Title:    A Brand New Address, #1, Intervenus series

Author: Kathleen Rowland

Weblink: www.kathleenrowland.com

Genre: New Adult Scifi

Heat Level: 2 flames- Sensual

Publisher: Kathleen Rowland

Cover artist: Carey Abbott

Release date: May 14, 2014

Yardley is reserved, Marchand has communication issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

Taking place during 22nd Century Earth’s second ice age, A BRAND NEW ADDRESS follows childhood friends, Yardley Van Dyke and Marchand LaFond, who trick and tease each other. Robin-hooding thief Marchand sails his ice-boat across the frozen tundra to deliver fuel and food to the needy. Subsistence gardener Yardley gives away home-cooked meals. Just when their attraction sizzles, he enters a space race to Venus.

Yardley promised her dying mother she’d care for the family by growing food in their greenhouse. Clashing with Dad’s fiancé puts her on the outs at home. After winning a prize for an intergalactic garden project, she wants to prove her prototype works on Venus.

Groomed for the mission and calling the shots, Marchand can’t let emotions to get in the way. Maneuvering through sun spikes and space junk is dangerous enough. Evil competitor Vito Savage plans to annihilate competing shuttles. Will Savage’s darkest sins come to light? If Yardley goes, will she tolerate Marchand’s brazen exterior? Will Venus be their brand new address where life will find them?

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ChanceEncounter_ChanceTrilogy#2_MarthaO'Sullivan01.05.15Title: Chance Encounter, Chances trilogy #2

Author: Martha O’Sullivan

Weblink: http://marthaosullivan26.wix.com/

Genre: Contemporary Romance, HEA ending

Heat Level: 4 flames

Publisher: Red Sage

Cover artist: Lacey Savage

Release date: October 2013

Renowned ladies man Mike Savoy hadn’t counted on seeing Marketing Executive Delaney Richards again at his best friend’s wedding, let alone find himself falling in love with her. Convincing her the feeling is mutual–and unfailing is one thing. But when blackmail turns to ransom, Mike is the only one who can save her. To survive, Delaney must trust the heart that once betrayed her.

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PromiseRenewed_MitziPoolBridges01.05.15Title: Promise Renewed – #5 The Callahan Series

Author: Mitzi Pool Bridges

Weblink: www.mitzipoolbridges.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3- Steamy

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: October 15, 2014

Whatever it takes, Detective Darin Callahan vows to find his partner’s killer.

Whatever it takes, Internal Investigative Officer Gina Carlson vows to find the mole in Darin’s unit. Neither expect to fall in love. Will they live long enough to express their feelings? Or die in an undercover sting that goes wrong?

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perf5.000x8.000.inddTitle: The Art of Love and Murder,

#1-Love and Murder Series

Author: Brenda Whiteside

Weblink: www.brendawhiteside.com/

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Rae Monet

Release date: May 2, 2014

Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn’t what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life.

Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.

Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past…until Chance’s connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that frees them?

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TheDetective'sDilemma_KarenMcCullough01.05.15Title: The Detective’s Dilemma

Author: Karen McCullough

Weblink: www.kmccullough.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3 flames- Steamy

Publisher: Kensington-Lyrical Press

Cover artist: NA

Release date: November 3, 2014

Her fingerprints are on the gun, but Sarah swears she’s innocent.

Although Sarah Anne Martin admits to pulling the trigger, she swears someone forced her to kill her lover. Homicide detective Jay Christianson is skeptical, but enough ambiguous evidence exists to make her story plausible. If he gives her enough freedom, she’ll either incriminate herself or draw out the real killers. But, having been burned before, Jay doesn’t trust his own protective instincts…and his growing attraction to Sarah only complicates matters.

With desire burning between them, their relationship could ultimately be doomed since Sarah will be arrested for murder if Jay can’t find the real killer.

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TimelessTreasures_Emma Kaye01.05.15Title: Timeless Treasures: Stories of the Heart

Weblink: www.timelessscribes.com

Genre: Romance, varied., short Stories

Heat Level: 1-2 Sweet-sensual

Publisher: Timeless Scribes Publishing LLC

Cover artist: Alchemy Book Covers and Design

Release date: October 15, 2014

A special wish of hope, strength, and love brings five couples what they treasure most in this heartwarming collection of short stories.

Ruth A. Casie ~ Whispers on the Wind

A newly minted knight plans to secure his place in his adoptive family through marriage. But the fates have other plans for him. Will he be willing to give up the life he’s always wanted to be with the woman he loves?

Lita Harris ~ Trusting Kindness

Former lovers are reunited one winter night on a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. Will a common cause reignite their passion or extinguish it forever?

Emma Kaye ~ Losing Patience

When a wish sends a man back in time, can he save the woman he loves, or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past?

Nicole S. Patrick ~ The Colors of Courage

Can a midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve lead a US Marine and struggling artist toward more than they’d ever dreamed of for the future?

Julie Rowe ~ Medal of Honor

When a Chicago surgeon is informed her homeless father has been murdered, she’s shocked to discover he won the Medal of Honor years ago in Vietnam. Now the killer has her in his sights, but the detective on the case has no intention of letting anyone hurt her. Ever.

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UnderStarrySkies_JudyAnnDavis01.05.15Title: Under Starry Skies

Author: Judy Ann Davis

Weblink: www.judyanndavis.com

Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 2- Sensual

Publisher : The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: R.J. Morris

Release date: May 7, 2014

Hired as the town’s school teacher, Maria O’Donnell and her sister Abigail arrive in the Colorado Territory in 1875, only to find the uncle they were to stay with has been murdered.

Rancher Tye Ashmore is content with life until he meets quiet and beautiful Maria. He falls in love at first sight, but her reluctance to jeopardize her teaching position by accepting his marriage proposal only makes him more determined to make her part of his life.

When their lives are threatened by gunshots and a gunnysack of dangerous wildlife, Tye believes he is the target of an unknown enemy. Not until Maria receives written threats urging her to leave does she realize she might be the target instead of the handsome rancher.

With the help of Tye, Abigail, and a wily Indian called Two Bears, Maria works to uncover her uncle’s killer and put aside her fears. But will she discover happiness and true love under Colorado’s starry skies?

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UnexpectedEntrapment_TiannaHolly01.05.15Title: Unexpected Entrapment- #2, Alissia Roswell Series

Author: Tianna Holley

Weblink: www.tiannaholley.com

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Heat Level: 2 flames – Sensual

Publisher: Canton Walk Publishing

Cover artist: Jera Publishing

Release date: June 30, 2013

Alissia Roswell is far, far from home, and she won’t be going back any time soon. After having been sucked through a wormhole, spat out half-dead in an alternate reality, and revived by Lamians-an ancient, magical people who trigger a profound metamorphosis in Alissia, giving her powers she never thought possible-Alissia becomes the subject of Alrik Durst’s manipulation. Alrik has already usurped power in the city of Pallen, and with Alissia’s arrival, he sees his opportunity to exploit the power of the Lamians to his bidding as well, driving the land ever closer to civil war. Held prisoner in the luxurious confines of the Eldership castle in Pallen, Alissia is forced to feign memory loss to protect herself and her friends while fending off the romantic overtures of Ian Durst-Alrik’s all-too-charming son. Will the loves of her life, Grady Bolair and Luke Harrison, be able to help her escape? When she finally chooses between the two-Grady, the statesman, or Luke, the assassin-will it rip her alliances to shreds, casting uncertainty on her future?

Join Alissia as she learns to reign in her fiery personality, tries to accept her past, and struggles with the one thing that scares her most: vulnerability. Unexpected Entrapment: Alissia Roswell: Book Two will whisk you away to a world of mystical, menacing creatures and fantastic environs, where secrets abound and nothing is quite as it appears.

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Voices_#4TheIntrepidWomen_KathrynJane01.05.15Title: Voices, #4, The Intrepid Women Series

Author: Kathryn Jane

Weblink: www.kathrynjane.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat Level: 3 flame. steamy

Publisher: Intrepid Mystery Horse

Cover artist: the Killion Group

Release date: November 30, 2014

She’s desperate to stop a killer….  

Rachel Meyers has been on the run long enough—hiding from more than just death. But now the murders happening around her are forcing her to take a stand and the only person she can trust to help is the man she ran away from. Her husband.

He’s desperate to have his wife back….

Quinn Meyers has spent two years searching for Rachel. Now she’s back, scared and asking for help. But Quinn wants answers. Helping her is a given, he won’t say no, but he also won’t let her go again. Not without a fight.

Desperate love…

Quinn’s body still aches for Rachel, even though he’s guarded his heart since the day she left. Her continued secrecy is tearing apart any hope of saving their marriage. But more than love is at stake if Quinn and Rachel can’t find the killer.

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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. Please take note of the heat level rate on those.

Calisa Rhose presents ~ UnCover Monday ~ January

Hey-Ho Cover Oglers! I hope you all had a Happy and Glorious New Year!!! We’re off to a fun start here at the Ranch!

Here’s January’s lovely cover art, with a few Christmas covers to boot, and the awesome authors, artists and publishers 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, 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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A Box Of DreamsSeries_JJDiBenedettoTitle: “A Box of Dreams” (Dream Series, books 1-5)

Author: J. J. DiBenedetto

Website: www.writingdreams.net

Genre: Paranormal Romantic/Suspense

Publisher: J.J. DiBenedetto

Cover Artist: Ami Low

Release date: December 2, 2013

What if you could see everyone else’s dreams?

Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can.  And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey.

Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined.  She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them.  And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too.

Included in this set is DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM.  In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents.

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Counterfeits_KrisBockTitle: Counterfeits

Author: Kris Bock

Website: www.krisbock.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Pig River Press

Cover Artist: Alan Erickson

Release date: November 17, 2013

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

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TheFrenchResolution_NoraSnowdonTitle: The French Resolution

Author: Nora Snowdon

Website: www.norasnowdon.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press

Cover Artist: Carl J. Franklin

Release date: December 17, 2013

As the Fundraising Coordinator at a New York charity for needy children, Helen Dunhill is anxious to convince her business tycoon father to host a benefit gala at his Nassau mansion. The philanthropic event will improve his company’s tarnished image, which in turn should help him accept her chosen career. After years of being invisible to her jet-setting father, she hopes the endeavor will make him finally appreciate her. Planning to discuss her proposal during a Thanksgiving vacation in Nassau, she is devastated when, once again, her father flies off to Europe for business before her arrival. Determined to at least help other children have a decent family life, she sends the gala proposal to his office.

French Corporate Raider, Antoine Christoff has just seized control of the floundering Dunhill Holdings Company. Unfortunately for him, 30% shares are held in blind trust for the former owner’s daughter, Helen. Antoine flies to Nassau to wine and dine the daughter and then purchase her company shares. As his investigations show her to be mousy and unsophisticated, he assumes she will easily succumb to his charm. He plans to flatter and coerce her into selling her shares before she realizes his connections.

But once they meet it’s game on.  And all bets are off.

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MugsandMonasteries_CaitOSullivanTitle: Mugs & Monasteries

Author: Cait O’Sullivan

Website: www. caitosullivan.blogspot.co.uk

Genre: Paranormal Gothic Romance

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Cover Artist: Musa Publishing

Release Date: October 25, 2012

When orchid hunter, Evie Bourke stumbles across a near deserted monastery deep in the Burren, she has no idea she’s the first person alive to have seen it. All she knows is that life went a bit strange and was getting more bizarre by the minute.

Meeting alpaca farmer Aiden Dunne over a pint of Guinness, she is struck by his resemblance, yet to whom, she can’t quite remember. Aiden is searching for Munster Abbey for his family was connected to it for generations, culminating in the disappearance of his relative, the then Prior.

What happened all those years ago? Who or what is ‘the Wanderer’ and, more to the point, what does he want?

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MurderuponaMidnightClear_JuliDRevezzoTitle: Murder Upon a Midnight Clear

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Website: www.julidrevezzo.com

Genre: paranormal romantic suspense

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Boulevard Photografica

Release date: November 15th

‘Tis the season … for death.

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

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MySunnyVampire_StacyMcKitrickTitle: My Sunny Vampire

Author: Stacy McKitrick

Website: www.stacymckitrick.com

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: January 6, 2014

After centuries alone in darkness, how far will a vampire go for Sunshine?

Jack VanAllen has spent his long life following the rules and, as a member of the Vampire Committee, he also enforces them. So, when he awakens in an alley next to an illegally-turned vampire who resembles his late wife, he must prove his innocence or suffer the punishment: death. The problem? He doesn’t remember a thing. Sunshine Petersen’s life as a vampire isn’t getting off to a great start. She’s got no control over her powers, can’t find a job, and sexy Jack is being stand-offish. The only thing she’d like more than catching the creep who turned her is getting Jack into the closest bed. But, could Jack be the one who turned her? When he and Sunny team up to find the culprit, Jack discovers feelings he hasn’t had in years. But once Sunny finds out he’s keeping a major secret, she disappears. Unfortunately, the man who turned her still has plans..

CONTENT WARNING: Some graphic violence, sensual sex scenes, and a vampire who’s finally found his ‘sun’.

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OperationChristmas_BarbaraWeitzTitle: Operation Christmas

Author: Barbara Weitz

Website: www.barbaraweitz.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance (sweet)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Kim Mendoza

Release date: November 27, 2013

Jess Grant is home from Afghanistan with a physical injury that has stripped away his dating confidence. Yet he can’t seem to forget a young war widow who had attended his high school. Since her family runs the bakery where he orders holiday cookies for soldiers overseas, he hopes to reconnect.

Madeleine Belmar struggles with Christmas, works for Scrooge, and is nowhere near ready for a new relationship. When she runs into Jess, his persistence and her rejection creates a confusing mix of attraction and fear. But unfortunately, she’s unable to navigate the emotional waters to find new love. Although Jess isn’t in the habit of walking away from what he wants, he understands her dilemma and leaves their fate up to Madeleine…at least for the moment.

Between her meddling family and angelic intervention, it seems Jess will get a helping hand. If only Madeleine can see the good man before her and not cling to the past.

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Rain_NicoleHurleyMooreTitle: Rain

Author: Nicole Hurley-Moore

Website: www.nicolehurley-moore.com

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press

Cover Artist: Tibbs Design

Release date: November 21, 2013

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On the mountain, high above the village of Farran – Nuri is caught between heaven and hell. Two men fight for her love and her soul. The first is Maras, an elemental being who follows the storms. Nuri knows that he is not human, he’s something more. She believes he is her beautiful fallen angel. Yet he is transient and is bound to the elements and their love may be as fleeting as the storm itself. The second is Brother Erebus, a pious monk whose tortured soul is twisted by his desire for her.

But Nuri may sacrifice more than her heart when the Church brands her angel a demon. As Brother Erebus will do anything to protect her soul from the silver haired devil, even if he has to crush her body to do it.

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TheNaughtyList_LAKelleyTitle: The Naughty List

Author: L. A. Kelley

Website: www.lakelleythenaughtylist.blogspot.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover Artist: Debbi Taylor

Release Date: October 25, 2013

Not your mama’s Christmas story unless she drank too much egg nog or was born with a cheeky sense of humor.

Murder, mystical artifacts, an invisible demon with anger management issues, and an overbearing cupid—not what Rosalie Thatcher wished for on her Christmas list.  The holidays had always been a magical time, but not this year. Stephanie, the new manager at Penrose’s Department Store, is determined to make this season the most profitable in the store’s history, even if it sucks the life out of every employee. Introducing arbitrary rules and stealing the affections of Anthony, the cute temp Santa, were bad enough, but forcing Rosalie into the stupid elf hat was the worst. The worst, that is, until she meets a real E.L.F. (Elemental Life Form) named David and gets lassoed into a desperate hunt for the stolen Naughty and Nice List. Now Rosalie and David must dodge a murderous invisible demon and recover the missing artifact before hellhounds track them down.  The couple race against time for without the magical guidance of the Naughty and Nice List, the world will tumble toward eternal chaos.

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TimelessKeepsakes_EmmaKaye_Anthology

Title: Timeless Keepsakes: A Collection of Christmas Stories

Authors: Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

Submitting Author: Emma Kaye

Website: www.timelessscribes.com

Genre: Romance Anthology

Publisher: Timeless Scribes

Cover Artist: Alchemy Book Covers and Design

Release Date: November 11, 2013

The magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold dear and those precious treasures that remind us of the past. Join us as our Timeless Keepsakes take us on five remarkable journeys that heal old wounds, remind us of days gone by, play matchmaker, sweep us back in time and prove that love can conquer all.

Mistletoe and Magick ~ Ruth A. Casie

She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more.

Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris

A widow’s everlasting love is renewed by the memories of the holiday season.

Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye

She doesn’t belong in his time and he doesn’t belong back home. Could they belong to each other?

Letter From St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick
She’s trying to save her home and he’s never had one until now. Can an unexpected gift lead their hearts to the same place?

Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe
A nurse grieving the death of her twin brother receives an unusual gift at the staff Secret Santa party: the bullet that killed him along with a message of hope and love.

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I want to thank all the authors who submit and make this a special place to share their work!

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Historical Awesomeness-Ruth A. Casie

Osiyo~

Wow. Just awesome wow! Here on the ranch I try to showcase some wonderful authors. Mostly new authors I’ve met through TWRP, my critique groups, or friends I met through workshops like this wonderful guest today. Active on so many levels of RWA and other writing organizations, she still finds time to write such incredible books like Knight of Runes. I first read samplings of this awesome book over a year ago when she was still writing it, it was amazing even in the rough draft stage, so I’m doubly excited to have her tell us about the book today. Please welcome Ruth A. Casie to the round pen! 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DEBUT RELEASE, RUTH!!!!!!

How I Got From There to Here

I’m on the Carina Press site admiring the cover of my debut novel, Knight of Runes. Okay, so you may think I’m staring at it because he’s a really hot guy. I have one in residence, hot to me that is. The picture on the book cover may be the illusion of mighty Lord but my novel is really published. That’s no illusion.  

I started the project March, 2009 excited to help a friend with her writing. It quickly escalated into creating a series of romance novels. We each had stories in our head and made plans to connect them. After a few months of hard work and several tens of thousands words on each story, we found the stories worked better individually. It was a big stretch to work them into a series. We decided to critique each other’s stories and finish our books.

Her life was filled with training for the New York Marathon, a beautiful daughter getting ready for high school graduation and college tours, and a job that took her all over the country (and sometimes the world). My situation was very different. My three are children are independent and on their own. I use my treadmill as an extension of my closet, and my job is a ninety minute commute to New York City.

I had the time and I had the story so, I wrote. I researched all sorts of things, the renaissance, manor life, herbs, poisons, karate moves, survival training, field medical procedures, druids, magic, warding, myths, and knights. I wrote some more. By August, I had 105,000 words and a completed manuscript. Now what? I didn’t know what to do with it.

I looked for a support group and found Romance Writers of America. I spent the next fourteen months learning about craft, publishing, and career building. I pitched to agents and editors and kept on polishing my manuscript.

In October, 2010, I participated in an online pitch sponsored by Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FFnP), an online RWA special interest chapter. Angela James, the senior editor at Carina Press, requested my full manuscript. I gave it one more polish after taking Eliza Knight’s class, Edit Your Book in a Month, and sent it off January 2011. February, Angela James called. Carina Press wanted to publish my story. 

I asked her to repeat her name. I must have heard it wrong. It sounded like she said Angela James. It finally sunk in. This was THE CALL. All that practicing in the shower going over and over what I would say, how sophisticated I would sound and the brilliant questions I would ask, must have floated down the drain. I sounded anything but coherent and witty.

For days I thought, Angela must be mistaken or she must be calling everyone that pitched. So many agents and editors told me that time travel romance wouldn’t sell. I was certain Carina Press would change their minds. When the contract came I had to admit that it was real. 

My family, day job colleagues, and friends (writers and non-writers), all celebrated with me as the project moved into its next phase, ready for production. With my editor, Denise Nielsen, we worked through the edits, cover fact sheet, and back cover blurb.

So, I sit and look at the cover (on the Carina Press buy site) and realize that all that hard work, the disappointments, and even the doubts were so worth it. I look at the cover, a symbol of reality to me, and the excitement bubbles up all over again. And that hot guy, the one in residence, told me he knew it all along.

Knight of Runes

It’s the 21st century and time travel is still a Wellsian fantasy but not for Rebeka Tyler. While on an impromptu tour of Avebury, she takes a misstep at the standing stones, and finds herself in the right place but tossed back into the 17th century. When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style he is intrigued.

Rebeka is desparate to return to her time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to help find out what’s killing Arik’s land to get access to the library. But as she decodes the ancient runes that are the key to solving his mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik’s household schemes to keep them apart and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. To defeat him, Arik and Rebeka must combine their skills. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.

Ruth’s Bio

Ruth A. Casie was born in Brooklyn, New York. For twenty-five years she’s been writing for corporate America. Encouraged by her family and friends this ballroom dancing, Sudoku playing, aspiring gourmet cook has given way to her inner muse. She’s let her creative juices flow and started writing a series of historical time travel romance stories. She hopes you read and enjoy her stories.

Ruth A. Casie

Title: Knight of Runes

ISBN: 978-14268-9258-5

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: November 14, 2011

Genre: Historical time travel

Ruth’s web site: http://ruthacasie.com

Ruth’s blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com

Ruth’s Twitter: Twitter.com/RuthACasie

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