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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ August #MFRWAuthor #CoverReveal

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s August’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!

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AGuyandaGirl_VictoriaAdams08.14Title: A Guy and A Girl

Author: Victoria Adams

Weblink: www.victoriaadams.blogspot.com

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Victoria Adams

Release date: June 18, 2014

After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.

Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.

Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?

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BigSkyBrazen_DawnLuedecke08.14Title: Big Sky Brazen

Author: Dawn Luedecke

Weblink: www.dawnluedecke.com

Genre: Historical

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: n/a

Release date: January 10, 2014

After discovering her horses missing, DeEtte hunts the man who stole them, only to discover things aren’t as they seem. Her adventures lead to Bozeman where she joins up with a cattle drive north – a lawless place run by a cattle baron society. John, the man who stole her horses and broke her heart, trails after her. Many difficulties arise that prevent him from wooing the headstrong woman — from two timing outlaws, to deadly secrets, and finally to DeEttes ability to find trouble in any situation. John needs to settle his score with a man from Texas, protect DeEtte from not only outlaws but also determined suitors, and convince her trust him enough to marry. Can he clear his name and keep her from running head first into a range war and possible death?

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BloodEternal_ToniKelly08.14Title: Blood Eternal

Author: Toni Kelly

Weblink: www.authortonikelly.com

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Imprint of Kensington Books

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: February 3, 2014

He’s her judge, jury and executioner. She’s his only chance to truly live.

Savannah Michaels is in desperate need of cash…for all the right reasons. Determined to leave behind her hospital debt and the nightmares of her past, she answers a classified ad to be a paid travel companion in Italy. Of course, she hardly expects her employer to be a tall, handsome and moody vampire.

Luke Evans has a very good reason to seek revenge against the world’s greedy souls. After all, greed cost him his wife and mortal life two centuries ago. His latest ploy, classified ads, is working out well. Until he meets Savannah Michaels. She is not what she seems and even worse, hasn’t the slightest idea just how different she is.

Suddenly, Luke realizes playing judge and jury over his victims comes at too high a cost, especially when his latest victim may be the love of his life…and the death of his race.

CONTENT WARNING: Vampires with sexy accents; may lead to seduction.

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CowboyontheRun_DevonMcKay08.14Title: Cowboy On The Run                                                    

Author: Devon McKay

Weblink: www.devonmckay.weebly.com

Genre: contemporary romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Tamra Westberry

Release date: May 2014

Running from a torrential past, Nate Walker had never planned on returning to a town where the only good thing had been a brunette-haired beauty with more compassion than he deserved. Finding himself on a ranch for boys facing the same issues not only taught him how to be a man, it taught him that there was more to life than running away. However, returning for what he left behind was going to be anything other than easy.

The minute Nate walked into the Lucky Horseshoe Jessie Calhoun froze. The man always did know how to make an entrance. Unfortunately, he’d also had the same impact when he left her mending a broken heart in a cloud of dust and taillights. And she still wasn’t over him. But this time would be different. No longer a gullible, naïve girl, she’d be a fool to fall under his spell again. Especially now that she had more at stake –two very important reasons.

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GoddessAwakened_CateMasters08.14Title: Goddess, Awakened

Author: Cate Masters

Weblink: http://catemasters.blogspot.com/

Genre: Paranormal/fantasy

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: July 7, 2014

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.

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PlayingWithDestiny_DianeEscalera08.14Title: Playing With Destiny (Latin Heat Trilogy #3)

Author: Diane Escalera

Weblink: www.DianeEscalera.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Diane Escalera

Cover artist: Gilded Heart Design

Release date: May 29, 2014

Fate brought them together. Will Destiny keep them apart?

Destiny Quinn lives for her job. She loves being an IT Recruiter, traveling nationwide. But all work and no play has left her feeling restless. It’s been a year since she’s gone out on a date — or slept with a man. Suddenly, Destiny can’t think about anything else. She’s not looking for a relationship, just a good time and a sexy diversion. One steamy night of mind-blowing pleasure, then maybe she can get back to business.

Christian LaCosta wants to prove to his family — and himself — that he is relationship material. Lately, it seems like everyone around him is in love. Maybe it’s time to give up the fast life and fast women, quit being the odd man out. Christian decides to take the plunge and join an online dating service. When he’s unwittingly hooked up with a luscious neighbor named Destiny, the coincidence is too much. Christian doesn’t believe in fate, but one look at Destiny, and he’s seeing a whole new future. Now he must convince this career-driven beauty that work isn’t everything. Take a chance on them, and she can have it all.

WARNING: Food Play, Hot Sex, Latin Hunk

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Title: Scenting Scandal

Author: Suzi Love

Weblink: www.suzilove.com/

Genre: historical romance

Heat Level: u/k

Publisher: Anna Scheuringer N/A

Release date: February 23, 2014

Lady Laura Jamison has a gift and she’s not afraid to use it. She’s after a husband, but not just any husband. She wants a man who meets her logical and scientific criteria. Her extraordinary olfactory senses lead her to Richard, the Earl of Winchester. He might not know it-yet-but he’s her perfect match.

Richard has no time for family friend, Laura, the mad scientist. He’s been pursued by many a female, but never on the premise that one sniff can decide your soul mate. Besides, he wants to marry a sweet and docile  woman, a socially acceptable young lady, the exact opposite of Laura.

But when he’s tasked with stopping fraudulent trading in Britain’s railways shares, he finds he needs Laura’s help. As they work to expose the culprit, Richard begins to think Laura may be on to something, because when he’s with her, passion and desire explode with one look, one touch, one kiss…

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ShareTheMoon_SharonStruth08.14Title: Share the Moon

Author: Sharon Struth

Weblink: www.sharonstruth.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Sensuous

Publisher: Kensington Books-Lyrical Press

Cover artist: N/A

Release date: August 4, 2014

Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.

Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.

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SilverWolfClan_TeraShanley08.14Title: Silver Wolf Clan

Author: Tera Shanley

Weblink: www.terashanley.com

Genre: Paranormal

Heat Level: Spicy

Publisher: Lyrical Press-

Imprint Kensington Publishing Corp

Cover artist: Fiona Jayde

Release date: August 4, 2014

Loving him will be legendary…if she can survive it.

What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.

Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?

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TakeMeifYouDare_NinaCrespo08.14Title: Take Me If You Dare

Author: Nina Crespo

Weblink: www.ninacrespo.com/

Genre: Contemporary

Heat Level: †Steamy

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Cover artist: Heather Howland

Release date: 30 June 2014

One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

Security specialist Ethan Worth’s instincts tell him the gorgeous woman at the bar is trouble. After a sexy dance and even sexier kiss, he knows she is. But when their scintillating night leads to more, the possibility of another long distance relationship sends Jasmine running for the door.

Until the unthinkable happens. Jasmine’s company assigns her to Bode-Wynn, the military security firm where Ethan works. Forced back together, the undeniable heat between them flares to life. But sex is all it can ever be, because taking it further goes against everything Jasmine wants…and everything Ethan fears.

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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.

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Calisa Rhose presents ~ Uncover Monday ~ July #MFRWAuthor #CoverReveal

UnCover Mondays on The Ranch!!!

Hey-Ho cover oglers! To satisfy your stare reflex urges–here’s July’s red hot cover art and the awesome 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!

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AnUncommonLove_MJSchilling07.14Title: An Uncommon Love    

Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Kissmet Publishing

Cover artist’s name: Steven Novak

Release date: August 22, 2013

Princess Adriana had her life all figured out. Or, to be more precise, she had her life all figured out for her. Before she was even born she was betrothed to Garin, and that was perfectly acceptable as he became her childhood friend, and then, eventually, the person she would swap kisses with inside the palace gardens. She never questioned it, never had a reason to, until the day a commoner was brought before her father, the King, to be punished.

As soon as Adriana’s eyes connect with Seth’s across the stone courtyard, she begins to question everything in her life. For his part, Seth Hobbes is confused about his feelings for the beautiful princess who refuses to match any of his preconceived notions of what a princess should be like, starting when Adriana begs her father to release him. When Seth creeps into the castle at night to thank her, they begin to build a relationship with one another that is often as explosive as it is endearing. When fate ends up separating the two, they must undertake a long and arduous journey to be reunited and then overcome the objections Adriana’s father has to their relationship. Will Adriana be able to make Seth see her for herself and not as the princess that he imagines? And if she does, will she ever be able to convince her father that, despite his objections, there is nothing “common” about Seth at all?

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AnUnwillingHusband_TeraShanley07.14Title: An Unwilling Husband

Author: Tera Shanley

Weblink: www.terashanley.com

Publisher: Lyrical Press-Kensington Publishing Corp

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Release date: May 5, 2014

Will a child of Society have the backbone to love a tough, wild west cowboy?

For adventurous Margaret Flemming, arrived from Boston to be with her father, the Old West town of her childhood is a far cry from the drawing rooms and balls of the high society life she’s used to. Her fancy gowns and proper manners have no place in the dusty, cruel land inhabited by Indians and rough cowboys. And her fiercely independent streak constantly gets her in trouble. When tragedy strikes, there’s only one person she can turn to–her childhood friend, Garret Shaw–but he’s disgusted with her Society ways.

With his ranch under attack from the land-grabbing Jennings, the last thing Garret needs is to be saddled with a high-falutin’ lady. Even if she is his friend’s daughter and her kind ways tug at his hardened heart. Duty to her father forces them to wed, but he knows sure as anything, when the chance comes along, she’ll go back to Boston. No matter how much he wants her, loving her is not a risk he can take.

Will Maggie choose a life of luxury and ease over struggle and hardship with an ill-mannered cowboy? Only her heart can answer.

CONTENT WARNING: A potty-mouthed proper lady, a reluctant bridegroom and all kinds of trouble.

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AshRising_MelissaFox07.14Title: Ash Rising

Author: Melissa Fox

Weblink: www.melissa-fox.com

Genre: Romantic suspense

Publisher: Melissa Fox

Cover artist: Melissa Fox

Release date: May 20, 2014

Blurb: Infiltrating an international drug cartel is the dangerous chance of a lifetime for Asher Beaulieu of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Falling in love while running the op isn’t part of the plan, but he never had much use for plans anyway. Shrouded in deception and surrounded by temptation, his charmed life explodes in betrayal and tragedy.

DEA Special Agent Emmaline Justice is determined to be recognized for her work, not her sex. She doesn’t have time for an intriguing, wounded RCMP inspector. When the contacts she cultivated over long months of an international undercover investigation keep showing up dead, Emma must use her instincts as both an agent and a woman to determine Beaulieu’s role in the case and in her life.

One woman tore him apart. Another is brave enough to put him back together—if his past doesn’t kill him first.

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Changling'sCrown_JuliDRevezzo07.14Title: Changeling’s Crown

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Weblink: www.julidrevezzo.com/

Genre: New Adult paranormal romance

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications

Cover artist: Boulevard Photografica

Release date: June 5, 2014

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

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EarthEnchanted_BrynnaCurry07.14Title: Earth Enchanted

Author: Brynna Curry

Weblink: www.brynnacurry.com

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

w/ Paranormal Elements

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. /Lyrical Press

Cover artist: Renee Rocco

Re-release date: February 3, 2014

Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men — her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.
Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!

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EclipseLake_MaeClair07.14Title: Eclipse Lake

Author: Mae Clair

Weblink: www.maeclair.net

Genre: Romantic Mystery

Publisher: Mae Clair

Cover artist: Laura Gordon

Release date: June 23, 2104

Small towns hold the darkest secrets.

Fifteen years after leaving his criminal past and estranged brother behind, widower Dane Carlisle returns to his hometown on the banks of sleepy Eclipse Lake. Now, a successful businessman, he has kept his troubled past a secret from most everyone, including his seventeen-year-old son.

But memories in small towns are bitter and long.

Ellie Sullivan, a nature photographer for a national magazine, has a habit of ping-ponging across the map. Her latest assignment leads her to Eclipse Lake where she becomes caught up in the enmity between Dane, his brother Jonah, and a vengeful town sheriff. When freshly-discovered skeletal remains are linked to an unsolved murder and Dane’s past, Ellie is left questioning her growing attraction for a man who harbors long-buried secrets.

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FlirtingWithFire_KyraJacobs07.14Title: Flirting With Fire

Author: Kyra Jacobs  

Weblink: www.kyrajacobs.wordpress.com

Genre: Romantic suspense

Publisher: Kyra Jacobs

Cover artist: Kyra Jacobs

Release date: July 8, 2014

Look, touch, but don’t fall in love.

Massage therapist Liz Williams lives by one rule: never date a client. A rule she’s never had trouble following until she lays hands on fireman playboy Torrunn MacKay. Trouble is, Liz’s sexy new client is dating her arch-rival at work…and has a strange habit of appearing just before the fire alarm sounds.

Firefighter Torrunn MacKay has got it made: killer job, downtown condo with a view, and hot blonde girlfriend with no more desire to tie the knot than he has. But the surprise attraction he feels toward his new masseuse is threatening to change all that. And what’s with the string of fires that seem to follow her everywhere?

Can Liz mind her table manners and keep Torrunn at arms’ length? Will Torrunn put his commitment fears aside to keep Liz safe? More than hearts will be in jeopardy when the two start Flirting with Fire.

CONTENT WARNING: Beware of darkened rooms, delicious fire fighters, and desperate pyromaniacs.

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SavedbytheSalsa_BarbaraBarrett07.14Title: Saved by the Salsa

Author: Barbara Barrett

Weblink: www.barbarabarrettbooks.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Cover artist: Debbie Taylor

Release date: August 8, 2014

How can junior architect Lacey Rogers keep her mind on her design project when her most potent designs are on her senior partner, Jack Dalton? Jack has always worked alone. Now he’s been assigned a partner. Is he losing his touch? But their mutual resistance melts as their bodies meet in the vibes of the Salsa. Can the dance keep them collaborating after the music ends?

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SoulTaker_KarenMichelleNutt07.14Title: Soul Taker

Author: Karen Michelle Nutt

Weblink: www.kmnbooks.com  

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance

Publisher: Rebecca J. Vickery Publisher

Cover artist: Karen Michelle Nutt

Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”

Release date: June 2014 Audiobook

No soul is safe…

A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

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TakenBySurprise_ValerieJClarizio07.14Title: Taken by Surprise        

Author: Valerie J. Clarizio

Weblink: www.valclarizio.wordpress.com

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press

Cover artist: Molly Courtright N/A

Release date: July 1, 2014

Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancé, and chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own.  No men needed! 

Unfortunately, disaster follows her.  Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating, ex- fiancé finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past.  Additionally, Clare’s involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping.  Will Clare be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

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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.

Calisa Rhose’s Writing Process #bloghop #amwriting

Osiyo~

I was tagged by the wonderful Mae Clair to share my writing process with you today. You can see hers here –> Mae Clair’s Blog, as well as the other two lucky writers she chose to share besides me today.

So I’m supposed to answer the following questions and then choose three other writers you can check out on March 24th. How fun is that? Here we go!

1) What am I working on? 

Right now I’m working on three manuscripts. One is a short story for a contest, and I’m semi-plotting (yes, I said the ‘P’ word) another story as part of a new series with one of my publishers. The third project is the first of a four-book series set in a small fictional town in rural Texas. The Dew Drop Diaries follows four high school friends and how their lives turned out into adulthood. I’m writing Sassy’s story in the first book. Here’s a brief blurb:

Dew Drop Diaries, Book 1- Redesigning Sassy

Sassy Prentiss married her high school sweetheart as a drunken joke. When he’s seen leaving her rival’s house at an early hour a few days later she leaves town. Five years later she returns to Dew Drop to get the divorce she thought they’d already gotten, but somehow hadn’t.

She’s a city girl these days, but Xander LaCroix’s not ready to let her go again. He’s determined to prove to her, and himself, that she’s still the small town girl he loved and married—and that they are still perfect for each other. He sets out to redesign her way of thinking, back to the person she used to be.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I write it. I bring my own special voice and brand of style to stories that will make you smile, laugh and hopefully even cry with the main characters. I write romance set in small towns usually because that’s where I grew up and live today. It’s what I know.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I love that feel of first meets, falling in love and happy ever-afters that are so rare in the real world. If I can create that world for my characters and live vicariously through them it makes me very happy. That’s why I write; for me. But it’s nice to be able to share that with you.

4) How does my writing process work?

I’m a pantser and my books are character-driven. That is to say I write what my characters tell me to write and the story unfolds around them. I don’t plot, even though I do occasionally write a short plan to guide me, much like a simple synopsis. That’s important with a series like Dew Drop Diaries because details will carry from one book to the others and back again. I plot lightly (as mentioned in the first question) when writing for a multi-author series such as I’m getting into soon with The Wild Rose Press. But for the most part, I get an idea and just start writing and go where my characters take me. It’s fun, but sometimes I feel a little lost when they seem to know more than I do about where my books are headed. LOL Then again, I love the surprise of where they take me at those times!

b-w-profile-picCalisa’s Bio:

Small-town country girl Calisa Rhose is the author of a vintage historical novella, her first sale, and typically writes heartwarming romance in a few genres; steamy contemporary and light paranormal being her favorites—so far.

She’s been writing romance since she was a teen growing up in central Oklahoma, and reading romance books even longer. It wasn’t until 2005 that she decided if “they” can do it, there was no reason why she couldn’t write and get published, too. That realization began her journey into the world of publishing. Calisa dove into writing seriously and hasn’t looked back.

Since that day she’s become more determined than ever to see her name on bookshelves. As a member of the online group Marketing For Romance Writers and several other help groups, she loves to nurture other writers however she can. She continues to grow as an author since her first sale in April 2011.

After raising three lovely daughters, Calisa now enjoys relaxing with her husband of more than thirty years. They have a small plot of dirt for their menagerie of animals that include a Guiney pig, a cat, a goat, four small dogs and two horses. She loves spending time with her five granddaughters and crafting when she’s not reading or writing.

She’d love to hear from her readers at calisa.rhose@gmail.com and you can visit Calisa at www.calisarhose.com Find out about her first books on the Bookshelf page.

Also find her on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest and Amazon

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I want to thank Mae for talking me into doing this. Here’s a little about her.

Mae ClairMae Clair:

Mae opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back.  Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.

Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, mystery and elements of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.

Discover more about Mae on her website and blog at www.MaeClair.net

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Please be sure to check out these three authors I talked into playing next week to learn how they write.

TeraShanleyTera Shanley:

Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love! A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library.

She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com .

My blog www.terashanley.blogspot.com.

BeckyClark*****

Rebecca J. Clark’s Author Bio:

A former Golden Heart finalist, Rebecca J. Clark writes steamy and sweet contemporary romances for The Wild Rose Press and Bookstrand, and is also proudly self published.

When she’s not writing, you can find her at her local gym where she trains clients & teaches kickboxing, yoga & Pilates. All this exercise allows her to eat her favorite comfort food—Cheetos—guilt free. Speaking of Cheetos and why you shouldn’t eat them too often, she also just released her first diet book, The Checklist Diet—basic, no-nonsense information like she’s been teaching her clients for the past 10+ years.

Becky lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband of 27 years and two almost adult kids (okay, so they’re both over 18 and technically adults, but they still live at home, so…), a German Shepherd beast who lives to chase her two cats who plot to kill the dog. Don’t get her started on the number of dust bunnies…

Blog link: http://rebeccajclark.blogspot.com

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AmyBurgessAmy Burgess’s Author Bio:

Amy Lee Burgess lives and writes in Houston, Texas but her heart belongs to New England – especially in the autumn. Ruled by two dachshunds and addicted to Irish breakfast tea and the Walking Dead, she loves to write about vampires, wolf shifters, gargoyles and other assorted paranormal creatures. Amy loves to travel to places like London England, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris France and Providence, Rhode Island where she stalks the coziest Irish pubs she can find. She writes to trance and house music by candlelight and welcomes email from her readers – especially if they want to talk about the supernatural.

My blog:  http://amyleeburgess.blogspot.com

Thanks for dropping by and sharing the fun!

Dodadagohvi~