RUN TO YOU Release Day!

Run to You coverWow, you guys. I can hardly believe it’s finally here! RUN TO YOU is on shelves (and e-readers) today. This book is so special to me, and I absolutely can’t wait to share it with you. RUN TO YOU is the first full-length book in my new Risking It All series and features Ethan Hunter, an adrenaline-seeking Olympic gold medalist who’s teamed up with his childhood friends (and former foster brothers) to open an extreme outdoor adventure company in the small mountain town of Haven, North Carolina.

Ethan has no plans to settle down – ever – but when his grandmother gets the wrong idea about his relationship with new-in-town Gabby Winters, they find themselves pretending to fall in love to fulfill her dying wish. The problem is, their pretend relationship soon starts to feel way too real . . .

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Not sure yet? You can read the first chapter here! :)

Run to You Pre-Order Giveaway!

If you know me at all, you know I love a good giveaway! :) And I have a couple to tell you about in conjunction with RUN TO YOU’s release. First up is a reminder about my pre-order giveaway for RUN TO YOU. This giveaway ends today (which means, yes, release day sales totally count!!) so what are you waiting for – click here for more information and to get your name in the running for a tote bag full of books and goodies or one of four Amazon gift cards!

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My second giveaway is something I love to do every time I have a new book on the shelves because seeing my books “in the wild” is one of my very favorite things in the world! I want to see your copy of RUN TO YOU…on your shelf, in your hand, on your ereader, anything goes! :) Then share it on social media and tag me to make sure I’ve seen it (or send it directly to me if you prefer). On September 10th, I’ll draw one lucky winner who will receive an awesome stack of books. Full details here!

Thank you all so much for your love and support. I appreciate it so much!!

xoxo
Rachel

ROCK WITH YOU Cover Reveal!

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Who likes a rock star romance? ROCK WITH YOU will be out on August 2nd! This novella will launch my new Risking It All series, set in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and it can be yours for just 99 cents! :)

“Bakery owner Carly Taylor can’t believe her bad luck when she skids down the hill to her last delivery of the day. The roads have turned to ice, and there’s no way she’s getting back out. She’s stuck…with sexy rock star Sam Weiss. But can they find a way to turn a few heated nights under the cover of ice into a promise of forever?”

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Excerpt: Read the first chapter here!
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New books, music videos, and a mountain haven – oh yes! :)

You might have heard that I have a new series coming out next summer. It’s called Risking it All, and it follows three semi-reformed bad boys who met as kids in the foster care system and reunite as adults to open an extreme outdoor adventure business in the small mountain town of Haven, North Carolina. I’m so excited about it! And while the books are still pretty far away, I’m going to be seeing two of the talented ladies mentioned below this weekend, so it seemed the perfect time to share titles and release dates with you all.

So here’s where this post gets funny (for me, at least!) :) Back in July, my editor asked me to start thinking about titles for the series and said they were looking for song titles as book titles for this one. Yeah, she was definitely thinking about classic songs a la Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. I don’t think she was expecting the list she got from me including everything from Aerosmith to Madonna – ha!! :) And after a little back and forth, we ended up with a series that I am absolutely thrilled with. So I present to you…

Run to You – Risking it All book 1, August 30, 2016

Did you all love The Bodyguard as much as I did? I was a huge Whitney Houston fan, and I had this album on constant replay back in high school (what, did I just date myself?!). Seeing Whitney now makes me sad, but this book has its share of heartbreak as well. Once you’ve read it, you’ll understand why this title is so perfect. I can’t wait to share Ethan and Gabby’s story with you, and I hope to have much more information on this one for you soon!

Crazy For You – Risking it All book 2, February 28, 2017

Oh yeah, I’m a huge Madonna fan. In fact, I’m seeing her in concert for the umpteenth time this weekend in Atlantic City, and I cannot wait! I’ve always loved this song, and I think it works perfectly for the book where the town’s good girl, Emma, gets a little wild with tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy Ryan, don’t you? :)

Can’t Forget You – Risking it All book 3, August 29, 2017

Now here’s where things really get interesting, because I’m positive that my editor didn’t know about this when she asked me for song titles:

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Yes, that’s Gloria Estefan and me. I’m a huge fan. I’ve met her many times, so many times that she knows me by name! And no, I’m not a stalker, she’s just super cool and likes to get to know her fans – promise :) And as it happens, I’m going to the Broadway show based on her life story this weekend too. So it is extra epic and awesome that I get to use one of her song titles for my new series! And Can’t Forget You seemed the perfect title for this second chance romance.

So there you have it. I will share pictures from my NJ/NY weekend trip next week (now just cross your fingers that mother nature behaves and doesn’t flood out my trip!) And if these release dates sound too far in the future…stay tuned, because I just might have a little something else coming your way in the meantime! :)

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! :)

Unleashed is a NERFA Finalist!

Unleashed cover_low resI have some exciting news to share! Unleashed is a finalist in the Single Title Contemporary and Best First Book categories of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards, sponsored by the First Coast Romance Writers. I’m thrilled!

It’s so exciting to receive recognition for one of my books, and especially for Unleashed, because it’s my first published book, so…yay! I couldn’t be happier. This book will always be extra special for me. I just love Cara and Matt and all their furry sidekicks, and it’s pretty much the best thing ever to know that someone else has enjoyed them too! :)

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Winners will be announced on July 20th. Click here for the full list of 2015 NERFA finalists. Congratulations to all the finalists! I’m so honored to be included on this list! :)

 

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! :)

FOR KEEPS Release Day!

I can’t believe it’s already here, but FOR KEEPS is out today! If you’ve read UNLEASHED, then you’ve already met feisty Merry the pediatric nurse and founder of Triangle Boxer Rescue. She meets her match when sexy cowboy TJ Jameson comes into her life. I loved writing this book (and I’ve developed a serious cowboy infatuation in the process). I can’t wait for you all to read it!

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Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue — even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It’s hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children’s camp where she’s just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry’s style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay.

TJ Jameson isn’t looking for anything complicated — just a peaceful life on his family’s ranch with a wife and kids. “No-strings” Merry Atwater doesn’t fit that bill, no matter how irresistible she is. But when he sees how Merry gets through to his autistic nephew and the other kids at Camp Blue Sky, TJ’s a goner. If he doesn’t give in to the now, he might just lose his shot at forever . . .

“Lovable men and lovable dogs make this series a winner!” – JILL SHALVIS, New York Times bestselling author

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Happy Reading! And how about a party to celebrate? My friend, the lovely and talented Jessica Lemmon, also has a new book out today – BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY, and she’s throwing a Facebook party to celebrate. There will be giveaways, guest authors (including me), and lots of fun (i.e. man candy pictures!). I’ll be leading the fun from 9:15-9:30 but the party runs from 6-10pm EST, so please stop by tonight and join in the festivities! :)

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