Last Ever Cover Love Poll

I have thoroughly enjoyed helping to promote beautiful cover art over the last year, so it is with sadness that I announce the last ever Cover Love Poll. Writing, editing, and marketing commitments have proven time consuming over the past few months, and I’m not able to devote the time and energy I once could.

That said, I have one more poll with some beautiful covers to tempt you.

The winning author will be the subject of a spotlight post. Additionally, the winning cover will sit pride of place in the blog’s sidebar for a full month.

Remember, this poll is about your favourite cover, not necessarily your favourite author.

            

Beautiful, aren’t they? So difficult to choose a favourite, but choose you must. 🙂

Poll closes at 23:59 on Friday 27th March.

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Happy Christmas

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year. Here’s hoping that Santa is generous and your family festivities are joyous.

Cover Love will return February with a wonderful selection of beautiful book covers. See you then!

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Meet Kathryn Knight

Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight won November’s Cover Love Poll.

Congratulations, Kathryn!

Kathryn’s Profile: 

As a child, Kathryn Knight kept her parents on a constant quest to find enough reading material to last her through each week. An early fondness for books about horses later gave way to a lasting preference for both love stories and ghost stories; as a writer, the paranormal romance genre is a perfect fit. Silver Lake, Kathryn’s first novel, released in August of 2012 from The Wild Rose Press and was a Finalist in the 2013 RomCon Reader’s Crown Awards.  Her second novel, Gull Harbor, released in February of 2013 and remained on the Kindle Bestseller list for 19 consecutive weeks.  She is currently working on a YA paranormal romance. She lives in New England with her husband, her sons, and a number of rescued animals.  You can also connect with Kathryn here:

Twitter – @k_knightbooks

Website – www.kathrynknightbooks.com

Facebook – Kathryn Knight books

Goodreads – Kathryn Knight

You can email her at:  mary@marymorganromancewriter.com

 

November 2014 Winner

November 2014 Winner

Blurb:

After tragedy tears Jamie Brandt’s life apart, her only goal is to finish high school so she can leave her small hometown behind.  In the meantime, riding her horse is her main source of solace, until a mysterious stable hand shows up at the barn.  There’s something not quite right about the handsome new employee, and the more Jamie sees of him, the more determined she becomes to figure out what he’s hiding.Dothan Reed came to historic Huntsville, Maryland, for one reason—revenge.  But his plan can’t move forward until he finds the missing piece he needs to enhance his powers.  As the only surviving Nephilim, Dothan is not only weaker than full-blooded angels; his forbidden lineage makes him an outcast in both worlds.  When he discovers Jamie is the key to locating an ancient weapon, he’s forced to interact with a vulnerable human girl—a task that becomes more appealing with each encounter.

Jamie soon learns Dothan isn’t the only one with a dark secret.  Each new revelation further threatens her safety, and Dothan’s betrayal shatters her heart.  Forgiving him seems impossible, but the thought of turning her back on him is equally painful.

As their connection deepens, Dothan will have to make his own difficult choice: continue on his path of vengeance, or protect the girl he loves.  And when Dothan’s actions thrust Jamie into an unforeseen danger, he must seek the help of his enemy…or risk losing her forever.

Where to buy:  Amazon ♥  Barnes & Noble  ♥  iTunes

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November’s Cover Love Winner

Now we’ve got Cyber Monday out of the way, I thought it would be a good time to post the winners of November’s Cover Love Poll. With so many wonderful covers to choose from and hundreds of votes, it’s been a great battle for first place this month. So, without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce the top three Cover Love winners.

In third position with 12% of the vote: The Muse by Nancy Fraser

In second position with an 17% of the vote: Protect Her by Sophia Kimble

In first position with a massive 42% of the vote: Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight

Congratulations, Kathryn. Your book cover will appear in the blog’s side bar all through December, and your author spotlight post will be published next week.

If you’d like your book cover to appear in a future Cover Love poll, please fill in the nomination form here.

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November’s Cover Love Poll

Welcome to November’s Love poll. Every month, I post beautiful covers from the world of adult romance and erotica and invite you to vote on your favourite. The winning author will be the subject of a spotlight post. Additionally, the winning cover will sit pride of place in the blog’s sidebar for a full month.

You can keep up to date with Cover Love polls by subscribing to my blog or liking my Facebook page on the right side bar of this page. And, remember, this poll is about your favourite cover, not necessarily your favourite author.

       

Beautiful, aren’t they? So difficult to choose a favourite, but choose you must. 🙂

Poll closes at 23:59 on Sunday 30th November.

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Meet Mary Morgan

Dragon Night’s Sword by Mary Morgan won October’s Cover Love Poll.

Congratulations, Mary!

Mary’s Profile: 

I am a constant daydreamer and have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid.

Bliss!

I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there, or maybe in Ireland.

When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden–another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.

You can email me at:  mary@marymorganromancewriter.com

 October 2014 Winner

October 2014 Winner

Blurb:

Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family – even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family’s curse.

Brigid O’Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest that will alter everything she believes.

Before their journey ends, not only will Duncan and Brigid battle an ancient curse, they must also find the courage to believe in the destiny that brought them together.

Where to buy:  Amazon  ♥  Barnes & Noble  ♥  The Wild Rose Press

Excerpt:

He stood next to the waterfall, beads of water glistened from his dark locks. Brigid watched as they trailed down his chiseled torso, traveling down to where his tartan was wrapped low around his waist. The wind whipped at the folds of his plaid; the power coiling within and about him as mystical as the land he stood upon.

“Ancient warrior,” she uttered softly.

When she looked up into his eyes, they smoldered with desire, and it startled her. A delightful shiver of wanting ran through her body. The raw desire to be in this man’s arms, touching and tasting him was so potent that she could feel her heart hammering inside her chest.

He tilted his head to the side as if studying his prey.

Brigid didn’t know if she should run, or step into his massive arms.

He took a step towards her, and her pulse quickened. The very air around her seemed electrified. He then took another…and another until he stood merely inches in front of her.

Her breathing became labored as he bent his head leaning close to her ear. She was engulfed in a sensual haze wanting his lips to touch her anywhere and put an end to her torture. His mouth was so close that she could feel a dark lock of his hair against her cheek, and she shuddered.

“Bring me back my sword,” he growled into her ear.

Brigid’s eyes flew open, her hands clutching the sheets, as the last fragments of her dream faded.

 

 

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October’s Cover Love Winner

With so many wonderful covers to choose from and hundreds of votes, it’s been a great battle for first place this month. So, without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce the top three Cover Love winners for October.

In third position with 11% of the vote: Not So Silent Night by Kelly Ryan

In second position with an 17% of the vote: Confessions of the World’s Oldest Shotgun Bride by Gail Hart

In first position with a massive 57% of the vote: Dragon Knight’s Sword by Mary Morgan

Congratulations, Mary Morgan. Your book cover will appear in the blog’s side bar all through November, and your author spotlight post will be published next week.

If you’d like your book cover to appear in a future Cover Love poll, please fill in the nomination form here.

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October’s Cover Love Poll

Welcome to October’s Cover Love poll. Every month, I post beautiful covers from the world of adult romance and erotica and invite you to vote on your favourite. The winning author will be the subject of a spotlight post. Additionally, the winning cover will sit pride of place in the blog’s sidebar for a full month.

You can keep up to date with Cover Love polls by subscribing to my blog or liking my Facebook page on the right side bar of this page. And, remember, this poll is about your favourite cover, not necessarily your favourite author.

       

Beautiful, aren’t they? So difficult to choose a favourite, but choose you must. 🙂

Poll closes at 23:59 on Friday 31st October.

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Meet Ishabelle Torry

To Wish Upon A Roman by Ishabelle Torry won September’s Cover Love Poll.

Congratulations, Ishabelle!

Ishabelle’s Profile: 

DSC_9444At the age of fourteen, Ishabelle Torry stole her first romance novel, Warrior’s Lady by Madeline Baker, from her mother’s glass “no-no” cabinet. It was then Ishabelle fell in love with the idea of new worlds, love conquers all, and the ability to forget the real world as she took on the lives of characters that were just as real as the people she interacted with every day. It wasn’t long before her fixation with romance novels landed her in the high school office to collect the books confiscated during the previous week. Ishabelle swore one day she’d write the kind of book that would keep readers so enthralled, they’d too risk confiscation to keep turning the pages!

Other titles by Ishabelle Torry include: The Gift, King of Hearts, and To Have or to Haunt (coming soon), and Sins of an Angel. (Coming soon)

Current projects include a full length novel series of Armageddon proportions—not like anything you’ve ever read before!

 

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September 2014 Winner

September 2014 Winner

Blurb:

When Lucy received the locket from the estate of her aunt, it came with a warning to never speak his name…but where’s the fun in that?

Trapped for seventeen hundred years, General Hadrian Marias awaits his release from a crystal prison and a chance to find the reincarnated soul of his wife, Lucia. Instead, upon being summoned into the modern world, he finds Lucy—the descendant of Genevieve, the Celtic witch responsible for his entrapment. Everything he knows about Lucy stems from his experience with Genevieve, but he soon discovers the only thing Lucy shares with her ancient ancestor is an uncanny resemblance. He quickly finds himself drawn to the feisty vixen. But can he ever forgive himself for losing Lucia of the past, and move forward with Lucy?

Lucy Brady was devastated to receive word of her aunt’s death. Her only joy, a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Inside the golden locket hides a crystal containing the essence of Hadrian. Even though warned to never say his name, she chalks it up to superstition and inadvertently summons an ancient Roman general who demands his freedom from her tyrannical bloodline. Deeming the general’s appearance a prank, Lucy agrees to grant his freedom—in lieu of sex for a fortnight. Will the next fortnight of passion be enough to keep Hadrian at Lucy’s side? Or will he choose absolute freedom from her bloodline?

Where to buy: Breathless Press  ♥  Amazon  ♥  Barnes & Noble  ♥ All Romance eBooks

Excerpt:

Hadrian was infatuated by the witch’s sudden change. Her demeanor had gone from a scared rabbit to a cunning wolf as she slowly advanced in his direction. She looked ready to pounce.

Damn the gods.

He shook his head in frustration, swearing at his lack-wit brain. He assumed the dark woman with the strange clothing and heavy face paint had been Genevieve’s kin, but instead the innocent angel before him was the vile sorceress’s descendant. How could he have missed it? She even had the same violet pigment as Genevieve. He now knew for certain this pale beauty was his newest captor. “Release me.”

“You never answered me,” she purred prettily, taking slow deliberate steps toward him and emphasizing the sway of her hips.

Hadrian grunted. The witch recognized her powers already. She was another generation warned in advance; already knowing he couldn’t harm her physically as long as she controlled him.

Damn her smugness! He took a step back with each forward step she took. “Stay back, witch.”

He didn’t mean it. He felt himself harden with her approach. He hated her. Nay, he didn’t, but he should. Something about her perplexed him. She has her ancestor’s looks. Genevieve. His last step back was blocked by the loveseat. He thought to sidestep the smiling vixen, but a squared table blocked his path.

Curse her and her second sight! She has me purposely trapped!

The witch appeared to enjoy his uneasiness as she played cat and mouse. She obviously delighted in being the predator, moving in just the right way to keep him cornered. Her siren voice with its otherworldly quality beckoned him as she spoke. Aye, she was just as much the devil’s mistress as Genevieve.

“I ask you one more time, Hadrian Marias: Why should I release you?”

His pulse pounded in his ears. “It would be the honorable thing to do, milady. Seeing your family has held me prisoner for almost two millennia.”

“I see.” She dared to wink. “What’s in it for me?”

His paranoia threatened his temper. He felt the sudden need to hide from this enchantress. He would not make the same mistake again and trust a witch. No matter how beautiful she was or innocent she appeared, she was evil. Genevieve’s blood ran through her veins. “What do you want?” He finally managed to ask, hoping she didn’t hear the apprehension in his tone.

She threw her sultry head back and her laughter floated on the air and teased his defenses.

Devil’s Mistress…

She smirked. “In fourteen days, I will release you, but only if you become my sex slave and guarantee my satisfaction.”

 

 

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September’s Cover Love Winner

With so many wonderful covers to choose from and hundreds of votes, it’s been a great battle for first place this month. So, without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce the top three Cover Love winners for September.

In third position with 11% of the vote: Lost in the Mist of Time by Karen Michelle Nutt

In second position with an amazing 30% of the vote: Sea Panther by Dawn Marie Hamilton

In first position with a massive 35% of the vote: To Wish Upon a Roman by Ishabelle Torry

Congratulations, Ishabelle Torry. Your book cover will appear in the blog’s side bar all through October, and your author spotlight post will be published next week.

Nominations for future Cover Love Polls are currently closed, but will re-open shortly.

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