COVER STORY COVER REVEAL!
It's cover reveal day for my next book, Cover Story, which will be out on March 26th! This is a standalone celebrity bodyguard romance with fake dating, and oh, how I love this book! There's drama! There's angst! There's a dash of hurt/comfort and a delicious slow burn (that will pay off in , I promise!) And...there are cute pets!
Usually when I'm writing a book, there's one heroine I really swoon for and one I want to be BFFs with. Well, in this book, I swoon so hard for them both: Natalie the glamorous (yet traumatized) actress and Taylor the fiercely protective (and also a bit damaged) bodyguard. I'm madly in love with them both!
Cover Design by Elizabeth Turner Stokes (In a very "full circle" twist, Elizabeth also designed my very first book cover back in 2014 - how's that for cool?)
Rachel Lacey, author of Stars Collide, serves up a steamy tale of Hollywood fame and subterfuge about a glamorous actress and the sexy bodyguard posing as her girlfriend.
Natalie Keane is one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies, but she’s paid a steep price for her fame. After she was stalked eight years ago, the ensuing media frenzy almost broke her. So when a new threat arises, Natalie agrees to extra security, but she wants to keep it under wraps. The last thing she needs is another tabloid spectacle, especially during awards season.
Taylor Vaughn has made a career as a bodyguard to the stars, but an injury has kept her sidelined for the past three months, jeopardizing her future in the job she loves. When an opportunity arises to work for Natalie Keane, Taylor jumps at the chance—even before knowing the details of the assignment.
From the moment they meet, Natalie knows this could work: Taylor, the bodyguard, masquerading as her girlfriend. The perfect cover story. But as circumstances push the two women closer, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.
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It's cover reveal time for my next book, Stars Collide, which will be out on May 2nd! This book let me bring my inner fangirl to the forefront and is the culmination of decades of pop music fandom (if you know me, you've surely heard me gushing about one pop star or another - it's in my DNA!)
Stars Collide is a grumpy/sunshine celebrity romance between an up and coming young pop star with a very bubbly, very queer brand, and a reserved legend of pop music who's lonely and jaded after twenty years of stardom. She's always assumed she was straight but never understood why she's never had much passion in her life. When they're teamed up for a duet at the Grammy's, well, it's safe to say that both of their worlds will be rocked that night...
Cover Illustration by Carolina Melis.
From Rachel Lacey, award-winning author of Read Between the Lines, comes a sexy slow-burn romance about two dynamic divas who collide on the world’s biggest stage
Eden Sands has been a star for twenty years, but it’s lonely at the top. Her mediocre marriage just ended, and her inner circle is smaller than ever. The stage is the only place she’s ever felt like she truly belonged, and yet, her last album flopped, and her upcoming tour hasn’t sold out. Eden’s desperate for her star to shine bright again, but when her team suggests a collaboration with an up-and-coming young star to give her a boost, she balks.
Anna Moss is pop music’s rising star. She’s idolized Eden Sands for most of her life—so it’s a dream come true when she’s invited to perform with her at the Grammys. Anna’s tired of being defined by her bubbly persona. She wants to be taken seriously as an artist, and a duet with Eden could be just what she needs.
As Anna and Eden rehearse, they soon realize they have more in common than their musical talents. Now they just have to decide if what is between them is a one-hit wonder or the making of a romance worthy of one of the greatest love songs of all time.
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Cover reveals are one of my very favorite things to share, and this one has been a long time coming! I've been waiting to redeem Lauren since I first drafted Don't Cry for Me back in 2019, and now, her time is finally here.
She'll Steal Your Heart will be out October 25th! It's the 4th book in the Midnight in Manhattan series (but like all my books, it can be read as a standalone.) It's an age gap, online friends to lovers book set in a cat cafe, and I happen to think this is the sexiest cover in the series (I can't quit staring at it!)
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A thief seeking redemption forms an unlikely connection with a former lawyer looking for a fresh start of her own, but what starts as friendship soon feels like much more…
Last year, Lauren Booker fled New York with a warrant out for her arrest. Now she’s back and ready to make amends for her crime. She wants to rebuild her life, and Brooklyn is home. There’s not much waiting for her here now, though, nothing except an online friend who’s brought her so much joy during one of the hardest years of her life. When they finally meet in person, Lauren’s unprepared for her attraction to Mia, but she’s even less prepared to discover that Mia has an unexpected connection to her crime, putting Lauren’s plans in jeopardy.
Mia Solano has also had a difficult year. Recently divorced, she walked away from her legal career after a health scare caused her to reexamine her priorities. Now Mia owns a cat café, and she’s struggling to adjust to a slower pace of life. She finds an unlikely friend in Lauren, but Lauren’s legal troubles force Mia to revisit a part of her life she’s trying to leave behind. She can’t explain why she’s so drawn to Lauren. They shouldn’t have much in common, and yet, they just seem to click.
As the connection between them strengthens, Lauren and Mia wrestle with growing feelings, but neither wants to risk their friendship by crossing that line. With Lauren’s court date looming ever closer, they might lose everything, including each other.
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I am so excited to reveal the cover for Love on Location with you today! Love on Location is a sapphic travel-themed anthology, with all proceeds benefitting an international LGBTQIA+ rights organization. The anthology features stories from me, Lily Seabrooke, Milena McKay, Jacqueline Ramsden, Jamey Moody, Margaux Fox, and Johana Gavez. It will be out on May 15th - only 2 weeks away!
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My story is called Out of the Blue, and it is a grumpy/sunshine romance about two women who find themselves unexpectedly sharing a mutual friend's beach house for the weekend. Pre-order your copy now, and it'll be yours in two short weeks! :)
I am SO EXCITED to introduce you to the first book in my new Love in the City series, coming from Montlake Romance in December! If you've heard me mention that I wrote a sapphic You've Got Mail inspired book, well, this is it!
Cover by: Caroline Teagle Johnson
Read Between the Lines releases December 14th!
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From award-winning author Rachel Lacey comes a playful romance about a Manhattan bookstore owner and a reclusive author who love to hate—and hate to love—each other.
Books are Rosie Taft’s life. And ever since she took over her mother’s beloved Manhattan bookstore, they’ve become her home too. The only thing missing is her own real-life romance like the ones she loves to read about, and Rosie has an idea of who she might like to sweep her off her feet. She’s struck up a flirty online friendship with lesbian romance author Brie, and what could be more romantic than falling in love with her favorite author?
Jane Breslin works hard to keep her professional and personal lives neatly separated. By day, she works for the family property development business. By night, she puts her steamier side on paper under her pen name: Brie. Jane hasn’t had much luck with her own love life, but her online connection with a loyal reader makes Jane wonder if she could be the one.
When Rosie learns that her bookstore’s lease has been terminated by Jane’s company, romance moves to the back burner. Even though they’re at odds, there’s no denying the sparks that fly every time they’re together. When their online identities are revealed, will Jane be able to write her way to a happy ending, or is Rosie’s heart a closed book?
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It's cover reveal time for Hideaway, my book for the Vino and Veritas series in Sarina Bowen's World of True North, as well as four other books in the series! These books are all part of an interconnected world set around an inclusive wine bar and bookstore in Burlington, Vermont.
Release Date: April 5, 2021
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Cover Design: Christine Coffey
One woman’s hiding place is another woman’s home.
After becoming an inadvertent viral sensation—and losing her job and her girlfriend as a result—Phoebe Shaw retreats to Vermont. Renovating her late grandmother’s cabin into a vacation rental seems like the perfect way to lie low for a while. But the last person she expects to encounter on the property is the woman whose kiss was her teenage sexual awakening . . . and whom she’s never quite forgotten.
Taylor Donovan has been hiking on the trails behind the Shaw family’s cabin her whole life. As children, Taylor and Phoebe were best friends before sharing a secret summer romance when they were sixteen, which left Taylor brokenhearted when Phoebe fled at the end of the summer. Now the property has become Taylor’s home away from home, and she wants nothing more than to convince the Shaws to sell it to her. But Phoebe’s return puts a crimp in those plans--and brings back old feelings she thought she’d overcome.
Of all the things Phoebe regrets, leaving Taylor is at the top of the list, but Taylor is determined to protect her heart. Yet the pull between them is stronger than ever. This time around, will love stay hidden . . . or finally see the light of day?
Hi everyone! Who's ready for a cover reveal? How about a giveaway? Well, I have one of each for you! It's in Her Kiss is the second book in my Midnight in Manhattan series, and I'm so excited to show you the cover today. This is a f/f contemporary romance set in the exciting world of Broadway. Keep reading for the giveaway!
Two Broadway actresses, one starring role, and a kiss that might turn rivals…into lovers.
Sophie Rindell has dreamed of performing on Broadway since she was a little girl. But after more than ten years of auditioning, she’s still waiting tables and sleeping on a friend’s couch while she waits for her big break. When she lands an audition for a new musical called It’s in Her Kiss, she’s sure this is the one. Not only is she auditioning for the lead, but it’s a queer role, the role of a lifetime for Sophie.
Julia Vega has been working on Broadway for years now, but she hasn’t landed a starring role…yet. When she meets Sophie at the audition for It’s in Her Kiss, she senses a kindred spirit. They’re both talented and driven, but unlike Sophie, who’s been out since high school, Jules is still coming to terms with her sexuality. This role—if she lands it—could help define more than her career.
As their rivalry heats up, Jules and Sophie fight an attraction that blazes hotter than the spotlight. When the curtain rises on opening night, love might take center stage.
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If you read the first book in the series, Don't Cry for Me, you've already met Jules (she named Josie and Eve's theater kittens!) Speaking of Don't Cry for Me, I'm giving away a signed copy on my Facebook page, so head on over for a chance to win.
I certainly couldn't have imagined when I wrote It's in Her Kiss that it would release during a pandemic or that Broadway would have shut down for the year. I hope you're all staying safe and healthy.
Don't Cry for Me, the first book in my new Midnight in Manhattan series, will be out on April 21st, and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with you! This is a f/f contemporary romance with an opposites attract trope, the slowest slow burn I've ever written, and rescue kittens!
I've been working on this one for a while (and am about halfway through writing the second book in the series, which will take us to Broadway! 🤩) I really love it, and I hope you will too. I'll be talking a lot more about this book and series over the next few months, but for now, enjoy the blurb below, and please let me know what you think!
A frosty television host, a bubbly bar owner, and a litter of abandoned kittens. The recipe for ratings gold…or heartbreak?
Eve Marlow has her eyes on the prize: a third season of her popular business makeover show, Do Over. But when her ratings take an unexpected dive, Eve needs a blockbuster new client, or she can kiss season three goodbye. She has her work cut out for her, and that’s before she discovers a litter of newborn kittens in a trash can. Now she’s desperate to find someone to take them so she can concentrate on reviving her career.
Josie Swanson had to put her kitten rescue on the back burner when she inherited her father’s bar two years ago. Since then, she’s invested all her time and energy into keeping it afloat, but despite her best efforts, Swanson’s is going under. When she gets a phone call from Eve Marlow, host of the television show Josie applied to earlier that year, the woman she’s convinced can save her bar, Josie hopes her luck has finally turned.
Eve knows what she needs to succeed, and it isn’t Josie—or her bar. There’s no denying the chemistry sizzling between them, though. Josie’s personality is as vibrant as her turquoise-tipped hair. She stirs things in Eve that haven’t been stirred in a long time, but there’s a reason she keeps her heart under lock and key. Eve stands to lose a lot more than her TV show if she lets her guard down, no matter how tempted she is to see if Josie’s love would be worth the risk.
It's cover reveal time for book 3 in my Almost Royal series, Let Your Hair Down, which comes out on August 27th (so soon!) If you've been waiting for Ruby's book, it's almost here, and I'm so excited for you all to read it. Our favorite geek girl has left the castle, she's let her hair down, and she's ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Yes, this is a Rapunzel-inspired story with a fun romp across Europe (and a British hero!)
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THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
Ruby Keller is going rogue, or at least that’s the hashtag she’s using to document her vacation: #RubyGoesRogue. Illness kept her confined to her bedroom for much of her childhood, and as a result, she’s always played it safe, hiding behind her laptop and overanalyzing every decision. When a friend’s wedding takes her to London, she decides to push herself out of her comfort zone and take an uncharted adventure on her own...no laptop, no itinerary, and no one to get in her way. A chance run-in with a handsome British stranger was definitely not on the agenda…
Flynn Bowen travels the globe for his family’s chain of upscale hotels and resorts. He’s struggled to find his place within the business, so when his parents allow him to oversee the construction of a new location in Dubai, he’s determined not to let them down. When he meets Ruby, he’s enchanted by her passion and bravery, not to mention the chemistry between them. If circumstances were different, he could fall for this vivacious American beauty, but fate has only given them one magical day together. Can they find a way to grab their chance at love, or will geography—and their own inhibitions—tear them apart?
It's cover reveal time for the second book in my Almost Royal series, Once Upon a Cowboy! This is a gender-swapped Beauty and the Beast story with a virgin widower hero, a scarred heroine, and rescue horses. It will be out July 2nd!!
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A TALE AS OLD AS TIME
Megan Perl went from beauty to beast when a car accident left her permanently scarred. Before, Megan was outgoing and vivacious, always with a man at her side. Now? She spends more time behind a camera than in front of it. She’s ready to turn her hobby into something more by offering photography sessions at the castle where she works. This year is dedicated to her career, not men. If only she wasn’t so crazy-attracted to the cowboy who’s renting the stable on the castle grounds…
Jake Reardon is no stranger to tragedy. After a fall left his bride in a coma on their wedding day, he was forced to watch her slowly fade away in a hospital bed. Now, he finds himself in the unwelcome position of virgin widower. At Rosemont Castle, he can finally focus on establishing his career as a horse trainer. The only problem is that his new landlady makes him hotter than the Virginia sun.
Sparks fly every time Jake and Megan cross paths, but there’s no way he’s going to lose his virginity with the woman who manages the property he’s leasing. As their attraction grows, though, so do their emotions. Jake carries his scars inside, but Megan has to wear hers for the world to see. Can love heal their wounds, or will it tear them apart?
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