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…”

Get Your Copy for Just $1.99:
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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! :)

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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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

PRE-ORDER THE PAPERBACK:
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PRE-ORDER THE E-BOOK:
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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! :)

Unleashed German Cover!

This is so cool – my first foreign cover! Check out the German cover for Unleashed:

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I love it! The German title translates to “No Plan for Love.” How cute is that little paw print trail? Kein Plan für die Liebe will be released on September 3rd. If you speak German and are interested in reading, you can find it on Goodreads and Amazon.de.

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! :)

Snap a picture, win a Walmart gift card!

You may know that both Unleashed and For Keeps are carried at Walmart. And as you may also know, I love giveaways, and I love seeing copies of my books “in the wild” and on the shelves. The result? A new contest!

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Sounds easy enough, right? I hope so! :) Just snap a picture of one of my books on the shelf (or you holding your copy), share it on social media, and tag me to make sure I see it. On March 24th, I’ll draw one random winner who’ll receive a $25 Walmart gift card.

Fine Print: The “shelf” in question doesn’t have to be at Walmart, any shelf will do! And if you’ve already taken a picture of one of my books, just re-share it and tag me to be entered in this giveaway.

Following in my footsteps…or not…

My six-year-old son really hates practicing his handwriting. Worksheets are his worst enemy. So I found these cute little journals that let kids write and illustrate their own story, and he was super excited! His first book is called The Lost Boat. He even created a pen name for himself…Lace Skywalker (bet you can’t guess his favorite movie).

Anyway, you might be thinking aww…he’s following in mom’s footsteps! I would *love* if he grew up loving to write like I do. However, I think it’s safe to say he will not be a romance writer. Here’s how his book ended…

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In case you have trouble with his handwriting, the last line is “and the boat sunk and everyone died.” The orange park of the picture are the flames that engulfed the engine room as it sank.

That’s my kid, ladies and gentlemen 😛