August New Release Giveaway!

On the first day of August, my true love said to me...

I’m so happy to be in the great company of some amazing  authors who all have new books coming out in August. Jessica Linden, Lisa Marie Perry, and I are all beginning new series, while Jen Doyle, Bronwen Evans, Codi Gary, and Annie Rains have new installments in currently running series.

And in honor of this release blitz, we’re giving away a $50 gift certificate to the e-retailer of your choice. All you need to do is click here to enter. Good luck, and happy reading!


August 2:
ROCK WITH YOU, by Rachel Lacey
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August 16:
HERO OF MINE, by Codi Gary
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A TASTE OF SEDUCTION, by Bronwen Evans
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August 29:
CALLED UP, by Jen Doyle
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August 30:
FIGHT FOR ME, by Jessica Linden
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MEANT TO BE MINE, by Lisa Marie Perry
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RUN TO YOU, by Rachel Lacey
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#TeaserTuesday Rock with You!

#TeaserTuesday – ROCK WITH YOU will be out one week from today! Find out what happens when America’s favorite rock star gets trapped in a remote mountain cabin with a small town bakery owner… 😉


#TeaserTuesday – ROCK WITH YOU

ROCK WITH YOU will be out two weeks from today, and I am *so* excited to introduce you to Sam and Carly! :)

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Meet Rock with You’s Sam Weiss

RockwithYou2_RGB301 (4)My new Risking It All series kicks off on August 2nd with Rock with You, a sexy little novella where you’ll meet rock star Sam Weiss. Sam’s got a (mostly deserved) bad boy reputation in Hollywood. He’s one of the hottest rock stars in America, after all, and there’s no shortage of women looking for a romp in his sheets. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he’s happy to share. But after a series of bad press, Sam’s manager ships him off to a secluded mountain cabin to stay out of the tabloids until things have died down.

Holed up in his cabin in Haven, a small town nestled in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, Sam feels like he’s lost a bit of himself. He hasn’t written a song in months…not until he walks into A Piece of Cake Bakery one morning and meets Carly Taylor. There’s a spark between them, sure. But she also sparks his muse. When they’re trapped together at his cabin during an ice storm, Sam discovers that Carly might be the missing piece he never knew he needed. But can they find a way to turn two hot 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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SURPRISE! A novella!

Only YouSurprise! I have a novella coming your way on April 4th! :) If you’ve read For Keeps, you may remember TJ’s sister, Amy (Noah’s mom). Well, I just couldn’t say goodbye to this series without telling her story. Only You is a stand-alone novella, and will be available for just 99 cents through the first month of publication!

He was her first. But will he be her last?

Amy Jameson has one priority these days: her eight-year-old autistic son. Everything else will just have to wait, including her love life. When she agrees to let a friend hold her wedding in Amy’s backyard, she may have bitten off more than she can chew, especially when the man who shows up to help her get the place ready is none other than the only man she’s ever loved, Luke Benson. 

Luke has always considered Amy “the one that got away.” He loved her and lost her back in high school, but when he returns to his hometown of Dogwood, North Carolina, for a friend’s wedding, he finds himself falling right back into her arms. He walked away once and broke her heart, but he wants to prove that he’s a different man now, a better man, the kind of man who will love her forever.

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I’m so excited to share Amy and Luke’s story with you! If you’d like a sneak peek, you can read the first chapter here! Enjoy! :)

Who’s reading on New Year’s Eve?

witheverybreathAnyone planning to read on New Year’s Eve? I love reading books that take place during the same holiday or season we’re currently in. Yesterday, I finished Lia Riley‘s newest release, WITH EVERY BREATH, which is a super sexy and fast-paced New Adult romance that takes place over New Year’s. Not only that, it takes place in one of the most remote corners of the world and features a Scottish mountain climber stranded in a tent with the heroine, and oh, it was a fun read! :)

Cara and Matt, the hero and heroine of my first book, UNLEASHED, also meet on New Year’s Eve. I had a lot of fun writing their “cute meet.” You can read the first chapter here.

“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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Here’s a little snippet for you. This scene always makes me laugh! Matt lets Cara come along with him on an unofficial stakeout to document a case of animal cruelty, and I don’t know about you guys, but I’d be happy to ride along on a case with sexy Matt anytime…

Unleashed cover_low res“Let’s see what we can see before we start making any noise.” Matt reached into the backseat and pulled out his binoculars. He scanned the backyard, but saw no sign of the dogs.

Cara looked skeptical. “Can you actually see anything through those at night?”

He grinned at her. “Oh, honey, these aren’t the same binoculars you took to the Backstreet Boys concert when you were a teenager. Want a look?”

“I never saw Backstreet Boys, and yes, please.” She held out her left hand, and he passed them to her.

“Be careful with them.”

“Yeah, yeah. Oh!” Her mouth fell open as she looked through the viewfinder and discovered the world lit through night vision.

“You should see all my spy tools; they’re impressive.”

Cara turned and looked at him with one eyebrow raised. “Your spy tools, huh?”

“That’s what I said, isn’t it?”

“Mm-hmm.” Her eyes strayed briefly to his lap, then back to his face.

Matt felt her gaze in the sudden pressure against his fly. “So did you see them?”

“See what?” She glanced at his crotch again.

“You may look sweet and innocent, Cara Medlen, but your mind is in the gutter. The dogs. Did you see the dogs?”

Even in the near darkness, he saw her cheeks flush pink. “No, I didn’t see them.”

Trick or Treat! Unleashed for $1.99!

Halloween Unleashed sale

Just in time for Halloween! Barnes & Noble has selected UNLEASHED for a special romance promotion, and Amazon, etc. have matched the sale price. This means that for a limited time, you can buy your e-copy of UNLEASHED, book 1 in the Love to the Rescue series, for just $1.99!

“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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Happy Reading! :)

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:


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! :)