I’m so excited to present a special 2-post event to kick off the New Year!
I was approached by an awesome group of authors a while back to help promote their Cinderella Treasure Trove. I was stoked! 15 Cinderella stories? FIFTEEN! Well, yeah, I wanted to help!!! So, keeping this short for your time’s sake, today half of these wonderful and talented ladies will share their covers and stories, then tomorrow you can return to meet the rest.
Please welcome my special guests!
We are the Glass Slipper Sisterhood. A collection of fifteen romance authors who have written a retelling of the Cinderella story. From tear-jerking heartaches nail-biting suspense, haunting magic, bubbly chick lit humor and dream-come-true romance, we’ve got something for every reader! We’ve compiled excerpts from each story into one free volume, the upcoming “Cinderella Treasure Trove,” which we’ve filled with recipes and ideas to inspire your next party. We will be launching this volume on New Year’s Eve with a huge princess giveaway. To highlight this treasure trove, as well as our individual titles, we’ve crafted a book trailer which we hope you might enjoy.
Please take a look at the trailer, which can be found on Youtube at https://youtu.be/9iQeoybSd0o?list=PLMxj85qIUzd9IY9GYRNRXPTgmbcsOYCFE, or you can view it right here. It’s movie day on the Ranch! The Cinderella Treasure Trove:
Annalise wanted just one night with Elijah, in Amber Daulton’s “Cinderella’s Enchanted Night,”
but will an antique locket and a bit of Cinderella magic fulfill her every dream?
In Jennifer Conner’s Cinderella had it Easy, Cami only has 24 hours in her Cinderella body.
Will she keep hiding or can she learn how to live life?
In Kae Elle Wheeler’s “Cinderella Series,” a concerned queen and a feisty fairy godmother
unleash mischief. All due to an impulsive decision from the prince and the glass slipper fitting
other than the intended foot.
In Rebekah Ganiere’s “Cinder the Fae”, When Prince Rome’s father initiates a contest to win
him a wife, Cinder finds herself having to fight sixty other females for his heart while trying to
keep the evil vying for the crown from destroying them all.
She’s an unappreciated housekeeper with an eye for designer goodies.
Find out if Cindi gets her dream shoes and her dream guy in Lisa Scott’s “Fairy Tale Flirts!
Volume 4;” a sweet, funny modern take on Cinderella.
Ever wonder what happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? In Stacy Juba’s
“Fooling Around with Cinderella”, 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.
In Caroline Clemmons’ HOME SWEET TEXAS HOME, Courtney Madison has battled poverty
her entire twenty-five years. When she receives an inheritance she learns that while money
improves her life, it doesn’t guarantee happiness. The only way wealthy rancher/entrepreneur
Derek Corrigan can protect his family and himself is to keep his private life very private, and
that includes keeping his distance from his attractive new neighbor. Besides, he knows what
women do to him—they always leave and take chunks of his heart with them.
He’s been there, done that, had the vaccination and is cured. Isn’t he?
Tune in for UnCover Monday throughout January where I’ll also be hosting this fabulous group’s combined Cinderella Treasure Trove cover art, which will link back to these two posts as well. Thank you for stopping by this week. Be sure to chat with the authors right here on the Ranch!
UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!
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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His Girl Next Door, #2
Author: Babette James
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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Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion series
Author: Andrea R. Cooper
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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#3-MacQuire Women Series
Author: Peggy Jaeger
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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Author: David J. O’Brien
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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Storybook Valley, #1
Author: Stacy Juba
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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Author: Ruth A. Casie
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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Author: Gwen Kirkwood
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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Author: Sue Barnard
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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Author: Renee Charles
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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A Flagman’s Folly Book
Author: Barbara White Daille
Heat Level: 3-steamy
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?