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Romance Novel Caption Contest: Cover #1

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It’s a caption contest for romance novel covers!

With the coming POV broadcast and streaming of the documentaries Guilty Pleasures (check local listings) and Where the Heart Roams, we want you to give us your best titles and back cover descriptions for potential romance novels.

We’ll be posting a new cover image each day for the next five days, with Mills & Boon author Gill Sanderson (aka Roger Sanderson) helping us pick our favorites.

Here is Cover #1:

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Leave your title and back cover description in the comments below or on POV’s Facebook page, Come back to POV’s blog tomorrow for a new image and a new chance to romance us!

For aspiring romance novel writers, check out Roger Sanderson’s short guide for writing your first romance and his 10 tips for getting published as a romance writer.

Also, for a chance to win an autographed picture of Fabio(!) and an autographed novel by Gill Sanderson, enter the POV Guilty Pleasures giveaway!

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Bernie Jenkins

    Beauty and the Beast 

    He was caught between the beast and her forbidden beauty.  Which one to choose and where would his decision bring him?

    As he held her in his arms , the beast returned his steaming breath of forgiveness.  A reflection of this scorned man.  What happens next? Will he or wont he?

  • Erika Matias

    Far From Here

    Some loves have limits, but not theirs.

    In a foreign land and almost on the brink of poverty, Amelie Croft was resigned to lose everything and go back home … that is, until she met the handsome thief who stole her last valuable possession and her vulnerable heart.

    Desperation led Lord Gavin Blackwell to do the unthinkable-become a petty thief for only one night. Seducing and stealing from a beautiful stranger should have been easy for Gavin, but with Amelie, the challenge proves it may cost them more than either wished to gamble-their hearts.

  • Natalia Wright

    “Gaucho Gypsy”

    The adventures of wild, untamed gypsy lovers who roam in search of

    acceptance and true happiness. The lifestyle is unassuming yet romantic.

    Passionate and nomadic peoples who believe in the power of magic and
    mystery. Can Guillermo the vaquero keep the romance hot and steamy with his gal Veronica…can he tame her wild passion and unbridled needs as a beautiful, sexy woman? Will Veronica conquer Guillermo despite many señoritas vying for his masculine good looks and free-roaming spirit…the dynamic is electrifying. Read this romance filled with adventure, romance, chivalry, and endless passion.

  • Erastes Author

    The Dark Horse
    The shock of feeling the stubble on “Scarlett’s” chin made Captain Rafe nearly drop her, but as this man–this imposter!–lay calmly in his arms, Rafe realised that one thing that had been missing in his life–was a man like Scarlett.  But what would his crew say?

  • Meltremmel

    The Swashbuckler and The Stallion: Rough Seas at Stud Bay

     A love triangle arises after Swashbuckler Swen and his Fair Maiden Meredith are shipwrecked off the coast of Malta in Stud Bay. They befriend a Sensual Stallion named Steven whose sexuality is palpable.

    Neither the Swashbuckler nor the Fair Maiden are aware that the other is also having a steamy affair with Steve until Meredith turns up dead.

    Swen is torn between remorse and elation as he watches as Meredith take her last breath.

    Was it Steve’s jealousy that killed her or is there someone else on the island?

  • Ericdstraus

    The Black Stallion 4: Pirate Love

    A swashbuckling tale of romance and equine beauty, the Black Stallion finds himself once again stranded on a desert island; but as usual, he’s not alone. This time, two shipwrecked pirate lovers must fight to survive in a hostile yet gorgeous environment. Will they turn on one another? Will the Black Stallion fear for his life as the hungry lovers look at him, dreaming of roasting his carcass on a spit? Or will they learn the true meaning of friendship and escape their harrowing ordeal? And why did Johnny Depp pass on being the pirate model for the cover? The answers are all within the pages of The Black Stallion 4: Pirate Love!

  • Barbm1020

    Lusty Rider

    Torn between two compelling passions – to bring honor to his family by riding to victory in this year’s horse race, and to rescue Sylvia from the treacherous enemies who pursued them both – how could Sandor fulfill both heart-pounding desires?

  • Livvy

    Gypsy Surrender

    Ren is brilliant, arrogant and charming – a lethal combination.  Women fall at his feet, no horse has bested him, and in spite of his attempts to live off the land without money, he makes it hand over fist anyway.  But when a chance encounter with the mysterious Rowena awakens his protective impulse, Ren is suddenly in uncharted territory and in danger of surrendering his heart for all time.

  • Louise V

     Gypsies of Chincoteague
    Set adrift off the shore of the wild, windswept island of Chincoteague, newlyweds Ricardo and Inez capsize in a sudden tempest and are washed ashore.  Ricardo revives first, only to find himself confronted by the guardian of the island, a wild stallion who blocks his way to the wooded shelter beyond.  The horse’s aggressive manner seem to imply one thing: there is a price for admittance to his private paradise: and the price is Ricardo’s swooning bride…

  • Liquidtwelve

    On Every Coast

    The dark seas hold even darker past for Rodriguez, a man torn between his noble upbringing and the rogue life of international pirating. But when he meets the gypsy stowaway Gizella, his life takes a sharp turn into uncharted territory. Her fiery temper and his loose cannon gruffness create enough crossfire worthy of a battle with the Spanish Armada. Gizella earns her way into the pirate ranks and together the lovers storm the seas. But when a handsome young British captain, a prisoner on one of their escapades, threatens to uncover secrets that could destroy the lovers, both Rodriguez and Gizella have to make choices that will put them on the edge of the world.

  • Susan Hart

    More Than Golden Treasure

    Even with his hard-won love lying unconscious in his arms (and man, was she much heavier than he thought), Constantine found a few moments to gaze into the eyes of his stallion, Bombastic–and found that he loved him far more than the woman who had fought by his side on board The Botany Bay for all those years.

    Could this strange sort of love be more intense than the golden treasure he had pursued with ardent desire? Would the woman herself win out over the horse, for Constantine’s affection? 

    Find out in this deliciously dark tale of romance and desire.  The movie is out in a few months, if we can find the money to make it.  Be sure and watch, because eyeshadow is expensive.

  • Astrid Tollefsen

    The Stranger

    In a desperate attempt to get away frrm him,  this mysterious stranger who had been following her for several days since they had danced together in a gypsie show;  she mounted a wild stallion but only rode a few feet until she was thrown onto the beach. As she awoke she saw his eyes gazing at her and felt his arms holding her…
    Petrified she knew not what to do …….until he looked at her with warmth  and said,  I have a secret message for you from your father…. 

  • Melvilla Dewey

    He Sees Me When She’s Sleeping

    Clover and Captain Cole Black are drawn to each other with a
    force that’s hard to deny.  Only her
    status of captive on the Sea Whores and his long-time mistress, the narcoleptic
    Narcissa stand, erm recline in their way.   Can a feisty
    philly and a brooding buccaneer find forever in stolen moments while Narcissa naps?



    Forbidden Hearts 

     Tainted by his family name, in a society unforgiving of his sordid past. One Man will stand against them all for a chance to be with the woman who can save him from himself.

  • BeccaHunt51

     Wild Gitano Winds
    The “Albemarle”, bobbing in the harbor, was still in sight when Aidan first saw them; the powerful, black stallion and the fragile girl slumped over his back. They had no business being here – where the devil had they come from? As Aidan moved closer, the horse watched him with fearless eyes but offered no resistance as the powerful arms reached up to lift the girl down, cradling her body close. She was warm and alive. Aidan could feel her heart beating, see her soft breasts rising and falling.

    Who was she? What was she doing on this god-forsaken beach that was visited only by pirates such as himself? She stirred, drew in a butterfly sigh and, suddenly, Aidan was staring into the most beautiful eyes he’d ever seen. He knew right then he would believe whatever story she told him and would go to the ends of the earth to protect her…

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  • Anonymous

    I knew I should’ve said, “hold the onions.”

  • Nbober93

    Onyx Flame

    Desparate to save his noble family name from the shame of poverty,Lord Blackwell escapes to sea. A life of piracy and duplicity require him to keep  his identity a secret from everyone, except the lovely Elena. Will his sworn determination to save the family honor be enough to tear him from the arms of the woman he loves? Can her forbidden past continue to haunt their future together?And what of the wild black stallion untamed yet gentle?Lustful,passionate lessons are written in the widswept shifting sands for all three noble souls.

  • Tiellee

    Gypsy Shore

    His lifelong dream of “Dancing with the stars” within his grasp and his beloved Snookie in his arms, Pauly D was on top of the world.  But fate cruelly intervenes as he and Snookie become the lone survivors of flight 911 from Jersey.  “The Situation” looks dire as they explore this small deserted isle of sand and horses. The show tapes in only 3 days… Will they make it back in time ?  Without food, without shelter, armed only with their wits and love, can they survive and still capture the coveted mirrorball trophy?

  • Oliwaits

    The Rose of San Marcial

     After the war Florica was left alone, unable to find any trace of her scattered family or her people. But if there’s one thing gypsies know it’s how to survive, and Florica – along with her companion, her horse Sol – is determined to make her own way in the wild North. But she hadn’t counted on finding Carmelo. Carmelo and Florica were childhood playmates, until the day his family left their community without a word. Now he is a man, with a past as mysterious to Florica as the whereabouts of her family. Can a friendship be renewed after so much lost time? And will Florica and Carmelo ever find their way back home?

  • Sally Hanan

    The Dark Protector

    Gabriella has told him all his secrets in one night over a crystal ball, but he has discovered one of hers–she is held captive by the Dark Protector who watches over her every move. Desperate to escape, and haunted yet enigmatically seduced by the look of compassion and desire in Ramon’s eyes, Gabriella considers the unthinkable…. Even her crystal ball can’t save her now.

  • Blhinbis

    Soft porn has hit PBS. Where with this lead to? Is there nothing more to life than this?

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