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! :)

Unleashed in French!

Unleashed FrenchHi guys! I just saw the French cover for Unleashed!  What do you think? I think that boxer puppy is the cutest!! :) And I love the footsteps and paw prints in the snow outside (since Unleashed is after all a winter book, even though my American cover doesn’t look it!)

Google translate says that “Briser les chaines” means “Breaking the chains.” It will be released in France on October 21st!

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! :)

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! :)

 

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.

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!

Walmart Giveaway copy

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.

Unleashed On Sale For $1.99!

For a limited time, Unleashed is on sale for just $1.99! That’s less than the price of a cup of coffee. So if you’ve been waiting to buy it, now is a great time! :)

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In other news, For Keeps, the second book in the Love to the Rescue series, will be released in just three weeks on January 27th. So be on the lookout for a blog tour and giveaways coming soon!

Happy Reading! :)

It’s New Year’s Eve!

Got any fun plans? My husband and I have a tradition of drinking champagne and playing Trivial Pursuit while we watch the ball drop. My son is getting more interested in the idea of NYE but is still too young to stay up until midnight so this year we’ll be drinking sparkling grape juice and watching a Youtube ball drop with him earlier in the evening! :)

Did you know that Unleashed’s Cara and Matt meet on New Year’s Eve? What better day to start reading? :)

Unleashed cover_low resWhat happens when you find the right one at the wrong time?

Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it’s not because of all the foster dogs she’s rescued. She’s got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s served her well with the dogs she’s given to good homes and the children she’s nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt’s sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken.

Matt Dumont doesn’t need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he’d never find—gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there’s no way he can start a relationship just as he’s about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they’ll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go…

Excerpt: Read the first chapter here!

“Both the man and the dog will rescue your heart. Don’t miss it!” – JILL SHALVIS, New York Times bestselling author

“Endearing! Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star.” – LORI WILDE, New York Times bestselling author

“Dog lovers rejoice! The stars of Lacey’s cute series opener, set in Dogwood, N.C., have four legs instead of two, and their happy ending is guaranteed.” – Publishers Weekly

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