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

COVER REVEAL: Run to You

By now, you may have heard me talking about the new series I have coming this summer from Grand Central Publishing. There will be an introductory novella (on Aug 2nd), but the first full-length book comes out on August 30th. It’s called Run to You, and I am so very excited for you all to read it! The hero, Ethan Hunter, is a former Olympic champion swimmer, and coincidentally (or not *wink wink*), the book comes out right after the summer Olympics. I’ll have more info for you guys this summer about the book and the series, but for now, enjoy . . .

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ONE LITTLE LIE. A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE.

Moments after meeting the most gorgeous guy ever, Gabby Winters promptly gets stung by a zillion yellowjackets and falls-not gracefully-into a stream. Yup, Ethan Hunter is trouble with a capital “hot,” and Gabby definitely needs to keep her distance. Except in the small town of Haven, there’s nowhere to hide from Ethan’s sexy, infectious grin . . . and all the residents are conspiring against her.

At the center of the town’s matchmaking is Ethan’s grandmother, who’s convinced their relationship is a done deal. Rather than break her heart, Gabby and Ethan find themselves cornered into pretending to be falling in love. The problem: there’s serious sizzling attraction between them. And if this charade continues, they won’t fool just the entire town – they might fool themselves too . . .

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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! :)

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! :)

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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A few book-related things!

For Keeps cover_lo resI hope you’re enjoying all my 12 Days of Christmas posts – I had a lot of fun putting them all together. In the meantime, I just wanted to share a few book-related things…

For Keeps, the second book in my Love to the Rescue series, will be out in just a few short weeks! My publisher is giving away 10 advanced copies – enter to win one here. While you’re on Goodreads, add For Keeps to your to-read list if you haven’t already! :) (and don’t forget it’s available for pre-order too).

And while we’re talking books, if you’ve had a chance to read Unleashed, I would so greatly appreciate it if you would leave an honest review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or whichever retailer you purchased from. Reviews are invaluable to authors (especially new ones!), and I thank you all so much for your support.

Lots of fun things coming!

I have a lot of exciting things coming up in the next few weeks (namely lots of fun giveaways and other holiday goodies!). So here’s a quick rundown:

The week of December 8th, I’m celebrating some of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year with five days of giveaways. Every day next week, I’ll be giving away one of these books, as well as a copy of Unleashed. This is going to be a Facebook giveaway, so if you haven’t “liked” my author page yet, now is a good time! :)

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Then on Friday December 12th, I’ll be joining 20 other contemporary romance authors for a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. We’ll be sharing holiday favorites and giving away lots of fun goodies. Stay tuned right here on my blog starting on the 12th!

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And if that isn’t enough, I’ve got a cover reveal for Love to the Rescue book 3, Ever After, coming up soon. Might I remind you of the hotness of Deputy Pete Sampson? My editor was thoughtful enough to ask the cover model to pose for a shirtless picture for our enjoyment :)

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Wow, right? I can’t wait to share the finished product with you! Ever After will be out on August 25th.

Oh! And don’t forget, For Keeps (book 2) will be out NEXT MONTH! Yes, January 27th. I hope you’ll love Merry and TJ’s story as much as I loved writing it. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Make this new author’s day and order your copy today! (PS, if you didn’t hear the news, my Amazon pre-order buttons are back! Merry and TJ can be yours on your Kindle – woohoo!)

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That’s all for now. Happy almost-Friday, everyone! :)

Happy News!

Maybe you’ve heard about the ongoing contract dispute between Amazon and Hachette, or maybe you hadn’t. But today they came to terms, which means Amazon will again try to help me sell books. Happy news!

For now, Unleashed is on sale for $3.89 for Kindle, which is a great deal! If you’ve been waiting to grab a copy, now is a great time.

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And my second book, For Keeps, is available for pre-order for the first time on Amazon. It will release on January 27th.

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Happy reading! :)

Unleashed Blog Tour!

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The blog tour for Unleashed starts tomorrow! Here’s a quick rundown of everywhere I’ll be:

October 28th
BiblioJunkies
Long and Short Reviews

October 29th
Mary Gramlich
Jennifer Vido
Art, Books, & Coffee

October 30th
Bitten by Love Reviews
A Bluestocking’s Place

October 31st
Ramblings From This Chick
Reading Between the Wines Book Club

November 1st
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Smut and Bonbons

November 2nd
Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Manga Maniac Cafe

November 3rd
The Book Nuts
Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf