Cool weather is finally here!

Ever After fallCool weather is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier! Did you know that Ever After is set in the fall here in beautiful North Carolina? What better time to curl up with your favorite pumpkin treat and enjoy some steamy, fall fun with Pete and Olivia? :) You’ll meet one very sexy deputy, the free-spirited woman who winds up wearing his cuffs, and a quirky German shepherd K-9 flunkie who keeps them on their toes.

“4 1/2 Stars! Lacey’s latest is filled with huge doses of humor and passion. Strong-willed and compassionate, Olivia is an endearing, sympathetic character, and her connection and chemistry with Pete is sexy yet sweet. Lacey’s modern storytelling style, with its crisp dialogue and amusing banter, will keep readers engaged until the very end.” – RT Book Reviews

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Ever After is out now!

EverAfter_FINAL3_RGB72EVER AFTER is out today, and I am so excited to share Pete and Olivia’s story with you all! This is the third book in the Love to the Rescue series, but it can be read as a standalone if you haven’t read the others yet.

Sparks fly when free-spirited, passionate Olivia Bennett butts heads with sexy, brooding Deputy Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff). But can Pete tame Olivia, or will she convince him to take a walk on the wild side?

“4 1/2 Stars! Lacey’s latest is filled with huge doses of humor and passion.” – RT Book Reviews

“Lacey’s Love to the Rescue contemporary series keeps getting better and better.” – Publishers Weekly starred review

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Now, as you may know, I love seeing pictures of my books “in the wild.” So please send me any and all pictures of your copy of EVER AFTER – on the shelf, on your e-reader, in your hands…anything goes! I’ll choose one person at random on September 1st to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Have fun, and good luck! :)

Sharing some library love

CMPH8pbW8AAHcfTI’m a huge fan of my local library. I buy most of the books that I read nowadays, but there was a time when I borrowed almost all of my books from the library. And I still visit my local library several times a month to bring home new books for my son. I’m able to expose him to SO many more books than I could ever afford to buy him!

And so, it was super exciting for me when a friend sent me this picture of For Keeps proudly displayed on the shelves of the Boston Public Library. Thrilling because it’s the first time I’ve seen one of my books on a library shelf, and extra special since I used to live in Massachusetts and once frequented the Boston Public Library.

Also this week, a lovely reader emailed me to let me know she had submitted a request at her library to carry Ever After, and it was approved! This is awesome, and it prompted me to wonder: have you spotted my books on the shelf at your local library? And if not, did you know that many library systems allow you to request that they add a book to their catalog? It’s a great way for authors to reach new readers, and also a great way for you to gain access to new books! :)

SALE! Buy Unleashed for $1.99!

For a limited time, UNLEASON SALEHED, book 1 in the Love to the Rescue series, is on sale for just $1.99! That is a huge savings off the regular price of $5.99, so if you’ve been waiting to start the series, now is the time!

“Cara Medlen has one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s worked well with the foster dogs she’s rescued and given to good homes. But when she gets involved in a case with her sexy neighbor, Private Investigator Matt Dumont, Cara will learn that some rules are made to be broken…”

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In other news, EVER AFTER, the third book in the series, will be released in just three weeks on August 25th (and psst, Amazon still has the paperback for pre-order at just $3.39). So be on the lookout for a blog tour and giveaways coming soon!

Happy Reading! :)

4.5 Stars from RT Magazine!

Wow, another amazing review for Ever After! RT Book Reviews has given it 4 and a half stars!

Lacey’s latest is filled with huge doses of humor and passion. Strong-willed and compassionate, Olivia is an endearing, sympathetic character, and her connection and chemistry with Pete is sexy yet sweet. Lacey’s modern storytelling style, with its crisp dialogue and amusing banter, will keep readers engaged until the very end.

Click here to see the full review. I am so thrilled with this early praise for Ever After, and I absolutely can’t wait to share Pete and Olivia with you!

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Don’t forget about the special pre-order promotion I’m running now through release day! :)

A Starred Review

EverAfter_FINAL3_RGB72So, I’m still pinching myself on this one, but Ever After has received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. That’s just…wow, yeah, I don’t know quite what to say, but I am so honored!

Lacey’s Love to the Rescue contemporary series keeps getting better and better. This delectable third installment (after For Keeps) starts with the most unlikely of meet cutes.”

Read the rest of the review here. I’m pretty partial to Pete and Olivia’s “meet cute” too. It was so much fun to write, and I am so excited to share the rest of their story with you next month. Ever After will be released on August 25th!

And don’t forget about my pre-order promotion. If you pre-order your copy, I’ll send you goodies to say thank you! <3

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All grown up! :)

Facebook recently reminded me that it had been a year since this happened…

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The apartment complex we were living in had a huge feral cat colony, and one day a little mama cat brought her 3 kittens to nurse on our patio. I put out some food and water for them, and they started visiting every day.

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Being an animal rescuer, I just couldn’t let this go. So we caught and tamed the kittens and had mama spayed. What else could I do? :)

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The black kitten went to live with one of my friends, and we kept the other two. My son named them Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi. They grew up to be big, awesome cats!

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Obi is shy but so, so sweet. He loves Lacy (our boxer) and follows us around all day “talking” to us. But as soon as we have people over, he goes and hides! :)

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Luke is a big ham. He’s a snuggler. He has a bit of a naughty streak – he delights in slapping Lacy just because he can. But he’s so patient with my son, who loves to carry him around and often tends to be a bit too loud and too rough.

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The irony is that, shortly before we took these guys in, I wrote a scene for Ever After (which releases next month, finally! yay!) where Olivia traps and tames a feral kitten. I had NO idea I’d be doing the very same thing a few weeks later. The research I did for Ever After really came in handy! :)

Ever After Pre-Order Promotion!

My third book, Ever After, releases on August 25th, and as a special thank you to anyone who pre-orders a copy, I will send you a special gift! Details below:

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Pretty easy, right? Just let me know that you’ve pre-ordered, and I’ll send out your goodies. Because pre-orders are awesome, and I love you guys! <3

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Win an advanced copy of Ever After!

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UPDATE: The winner of this contest is Ann Lorz. Congratulations, Ann! And thanks again to everyone who entered! :)

My third book, Ever After, releases in print and e-book on August 25th. If you’ve read Unleashed or For Keeps, you’ve already met feisty Olivia Bennett, and boy does she meet her match when she gets caught toeing the wrong side of the law by Deputy Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff).

But if you don’t want to wait until August to read their story, I’ve got an advanced copy of Ever After to give away right now! There are two ways to enter:

1. Add Ever After to your “to read” shelf on Goodreads:
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After you’ve added it, leave a comment here with your Goodreads screenname.

2. Sign up for my e-newsletter (top right of this page). After you’ve signed up, leave a comment here with the first part of your email address (whatever comes before @gmail.com, @aol.com, etc. – no need to post your whole email addy here on the internet!) I promise not to spam you – I only send about 4 newsletters a year.

Good luck! Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. I’ve posted the same contest on my Facebook page, but don’t worry, I’ll tally all the entries from both locations before I let random.org pick a winner! :)

This contest will run through Tuesday, June 2nd, and yes this one is international! :)

New books coming!

I have some exciting news to share on this Friday the 13th. I have a new book deal with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance for a brand new series!

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I am so excited about this new series and can’t wait to share more details as soon as I have them! In the meantime, don’t forget to enter my Walmart gift card giveaway, and I still have Ever After to look forward to in August! :)