Crossing is #Free through July 6th!

Crossing, the first novel in the standalone Open Door Love Story series, will be free on all platforms until July 6th! After that it goes up to $3.99. Since the novels are connected, but can be read out of order, leaving Crossing permafree isn’t doing much for the other two books in the series.

I feel like Diving In and My Remedy are losing out because the subject matter of Crossing is a bit, ahem, controversial to say the least. All novels in the ODLS series are “issues” books, but Diving In and My Remedy deal with more mainstream issues and appeal to a wider audience.

But Stacey, you say, I like freeeee boooooooks.

Well, dudes and dudettes, join my newsletter. I give free books away all the times. (There are, like, 80 ways to subscribe to my newsletter up in this jazz, so fill one of them out and we can both rejoice!)

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Covers, unleashed!

I suppose I could have called this a cover re-reveal, but I’m feeling dramatic. :) So, why the cover change? I’ve been getting some feedback from fellow authors and some readers that the original covers were too sweet for the content in the books. I agreed, but also really liked the original covers.

After scanning all the New Adult sections on all of the platforms, I knew:

1. The covers needed to be sexier and darker.

2. That my stories are weird, but not step-brother-billionaire-shifter weird. ;) (For serious, there’s a lot of headless male torsos flanked by wolves and rich stepsisters happening right now.)

The Open Door Love Story series is New Adult Contemporary Romance and is intended for readers 18+.

 

He stole her lipstick…and her heart.

Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one night stands. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back.

When Dani finally discovers Liam’s secret, she must learn the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are, or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

E-book: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play, ARe 

Paperback: Createspace, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

 

Praise for CROSSING:

“Beautiful. Heart wrenching. A true tale of love. It’ll make you laugh, cry, and have you running out to buy a tube of red lipstick.” RaShelle Workman, bestselling author of the Blood and Snow series

“I’ve never read a novel that made me run the gambit of so many emotions. This is a New Adult novel that can’t be missed!” Magan Vernon, International bestselling author of The Only Exception

“I found CROSSING a very emotional, romantic, sexy, super funny book. I love all the characters. Thank you for letting me read it, Stacey, and trusting me and the world with this wonderful story of yours.” Angela Carlie, author of Dream Smashers

 

 

She was drowning and he was the only one who could save her.

Brynn Garrett is unsure about a lot of things. Was taking a year off between high school and college to learn the family dry cleaning business a smart move or a stall tactic? Is she maintaining a long distance relationship with her boyfriend Andy because she loves him or out of habit? And will her family of four ever be in the same room again since her older brother Liam broke their mother’s heart by simply following his own.
What she does know, is that ever since Gabe Riley rolled into her life with his beautiful smile and his easy confidence, Brynn is seeing herself less as a lost little girl and more as an independent woman who goes after what she wants.
And what she wants is Gabe.

 

E-book: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play, ARe

Paperback: Coming soon!

 

She followed his lead every step of the way.

Love has to be about more than drunk hook-ups and kissing in the rain … right?

After many failed attempts at rehab, Izzy Sundall moves to Oregon from Idaho to live with her aunt and uncle and work at their dog kennel. Fed up with disappointing her family, Izzy vows to never take another drink or sleep with another guy who doesn’t value her. Well, she vows to try.

When she meets Duncan Fieri – clean cut CrossFit God and former dog handler with the military police – Izzy is sure a good guy like him won’t look twice at a bad girl like her. But, he does look at her. Duncan has been where Izzy’s at and he thinks they can help each other navigate the tricky landscape of addiction and falling in love.
That is, until Izzy screws up, because that’s what she does. But maybe this time she’ll find the strength to love herself enough to let Duncan love her too.

 E-book: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play, ARe

Paperback: Coming soon!

 

Cover Reveal for Undercover Empath by RaShelle Workman!

Okay, so I have a super fun cover to show you today. International bestselling author RaShelle Workman has a new book coming out from Curiosity Quills Press, and the cover is GORGEOUS!

First, let’s see what UNDERCOVER EMPATH is about: Nineteen-year-old detective Rose Hansen has a secret. She can read a person’s intentions by touching their hands and that’s the least strange thing about her.

Only one person knows, her partner Jack.

At least that’s what she believes until a handsome, shirtless stranger appears on her doorstep in small town Blush Valley, California. He leaves her an envelope, but not before articulating his disappointment in her for ignoring her powers. The contents send Rose on a path toward the supernatural, solving her parents’ murders, and possibly even saving the world.

Aside from that, Rose and her partner have two important cases they’re working. The first involves a missing child. The other is the death of a stripper. Once it is ruled a serial killing, a very hot FBI agent from L.A. shows up and is given lead. To make matters worse, he asks her to go undercover. As a stripper. And that is just the beginning of her troubles…

And now for the cover!

Amazing, right? I love the colors of it, and the brightness of her eyes, and the sort of electricity or curled lines of her thoughts. It’s fantastic!!

About RaShelle Workman: RaShelle Workman is a bestselling author, wannabe chef, and dog lover. She’s publishing a brand new series entitled UNDERCOVER EMPATH with her amazing publisher, Curiosity Quills. She’s also been self-publishing since 2011 and has no interest in stopping.

Her motto is: LOVE HURTS. LOVE HEALS. So LOVE HARD! And it shows in the different genres she writes.

Her most popular series to date is BLOOD AND SNOW, a reimagining of Snow White with a vampire twist. There are several series within the Blood and Snow world, all inspired by different fairy tales, including THE CINDY CHRONICLES, THE BEASTLY SERIES, and THE EVER AFTER SERIES as well as several short stories. In 2016 she’s releasing a new adult series from the world entitled THE DARK MOTH SOCIETY. The series has sold more than a million copies worldwide since release of the first book in 2012.

RaShelle is also the author of The Immortal Essence series (ya sci-fi romance), Sleeping Roses (contemporary romantic suspense), and Across the Ages (ya time travel romance). Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher.

Currently, RaShelle lives in Utah with her husband, three children, and their three dogs. Visit her website to join RaShelle’s EXCLUSIVE mailing list and be entered to win a signed paperback copy of Blood and Snow volumes 1- 4 (Special Edition). And be sure to like her Facebook page for all the latest news.

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My Remedy is live! Love and #CrossFit

Love and #CrossFit anyone?

My Remedy is out and ready to be read! I hope you all enjoy this novel – these Open Door Love Story books are always so fun/heart wrenching to write. Ha! My Remedy is about a lot of things – self-hatred, addiction, PTSD, falling in love, trying to fix other people – but something that I personally hope all you readers get out of it is the transformative power of exercise. And not just CrossFit. I run more these days than anything, but I continue to work out because it keeps me sane (ish). Once I figured out that my chubby middle-aged body could run a mile and do 30 burpees and execute a pretty hefty deadlift, something switched on in my brain and my life has improved.

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After many failed attempts at rehab, Izzy Sundall moves to Oregon from Idaho to live with her aunt and uncle and work at their dog kennel. Fed up with disappointing her family, Izzy vows to never take another drink or sleep with another guy who doesn’t value her. Well, she vows to try.

When she meets Duncan Fieri – clean cut CrossFit God and former dog handler with the military police – Izzy is sure a guy like him won’t look twice at a girl like her. But he does, because Duncan has been where Izzy’s at and he thinks they can help each other navigate the tricky landscape of being an addict and falling in love.

That is, until Izzy has what Duncan considers a misstep – one that he may not be able to get over. One that he may not be able to fix.

Only then does Izzy realize, she’s had the power to fix herself all along.

My Remedy links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HVuKZ6

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id991113828

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121843385?ean=2940151751452

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-remedy

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Stacey_Wallace_Benefiel_My_Remedy?id=pnzDCAAAQBAJ&hl=en

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-myremedy-1795035-149.html?referrer=552d671996f8a

 

Indieversary Saleabration!

I love a weirdtastic combo word, as is apparent in the title of this post. And in the word weirdtastic.

Moving on…

Hey! Glimpse was published on April 20th, 2010, thus officially making me a writer of published things. As is customary, I will give unto you the free books, on this, my indieversary. :)

All six episodes of the Day of Sacrifice series are FREE on Amazon 4/20-21st. After that you can read them for free on Kindle Unlimited, but everyone gets them for free on Monday and Tuesday. The Omnibus isn’t on sale, so don’t go buying that when you could have them all for free, unless you just want them all stuck together or you’re trying to do me a solid and float me $1.75.

The first novel in all of my series are Free or $0.99 (because Amazon) 4/20 – 4/30.

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Thank you so much to all of you who have read and reviewed and related to my books these past five years. This has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least, but it’s only made me nauseous and wish I hadn’t eaten that cotton candy a few times. I’m grateful to all of you for keeping me employed – I think we all know I’m not good at much else. (For instance, I tried to include a pair of lips to show that I was giving you all a loving kiss, but it mostly just looked creepy and out of place.)

MWAH!!! XXOO,

Stacey

My Remedy Release Date – May 1, 2015!

My Remedy has a release date and a description! Woot!

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After many failed attempts at rehab, Izzy Sundall moves to Oregon from Idaho to live with her aunt and uncle and work at their dog kennel. Fed up with disappointing her family, Izzy vows to never take another drink or sleep with another guy who doesn’t value her. Well, she vows to try.

When she meets Duncan Fieri – clean cut CrossFit God and former dog handler with the military police – Izzy is sure a guy like him won’t look twice at a girl like her. But he does, because Duncan has been where Izzy’s at and he thinks they can help each other navigate the tricky landscape of being an addict and falling in love.

That is, until Izzy has what Duncan considers a misstep – one that he may not be able to get over. One that he may not be able to fix.

Only then does Izzy realize, she’s had the power to fix herself all along.

My Remedy update and photo shoot outtakes

Today was an awesome writing day! I bought a new e-book yesterday on outlining – Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker – and re-outlined the nearly all the way written except for that one part…and that other part My Remedy. Something was off with the pacing, and this book helped me fix it! I’m feeling confident that it will be completely finished and ready for beta readers by April.

In the meantime, I thought I’d show you all some of the photos from the shoot I did last September for the My Remedy cover. I was having a difficult time finding photos of athletic couples who still looked like normal people. (All the stock photo models were weirdly shiny and posed.) One day at the gym, I realized that this women in my class looked a lot like Izzy, and was her age! Better yet, her boyfriend was also a crossfitter. Thus, Hayley and Nick became Izzy and Duncan. :)

Now, the characters may resemble them, but in appearance only. Izzy and Duncan have not got their shit together by a long shot, and that’s not true at all of Hayley and Nick. (I keep having flashes of mortification over everyone at my gym reading My Remedy and freaking out that I’m soiling the reputations of two good people – especially Hayley’s dad!)

Here’s the final My Remedy cover:

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And here are some other contenders from the shoot. I’m confident I chose the best photo for the job, but I sure did love some of these others!

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Hayley and Nick were good sports! I took over 100 photos of them in action – and this was all before a WOD!

For more crossfitty photos, checkout the My Remedy board on Pinterest.

True Confessions Blog Hop – The Losing IT Authors Tell All!

Confession:  I have two.

1. I never wait until the final novel in my trilogies or series for the love interests to get it on.

2. Nothing bad ever happens to my characters because they have sex. (I ruin their lives in pretty much every other way possible, though. Ha!)

I made these rules up for my writing after reading Twilight. I devoured those books in no small part because I could not wait for Bella and Edward to do it.  (I know I’m not the only one – there would be no #FSOG otherwise!) And then all the horizontal action goes down in two pages and she gets knocked up with Nessie. WHA????

I mean, damn, when their world is falling down around them and their lives are going to hell, I think the least I can do for my characters is let them enjoy having safe, consensual sex.

In the case of Penny and Wyatt from Found (Penny Black #1) Penny is the experienced one and Wyatt is the virgin. Although, they both have the usual worries that lead up to getting naked with someone new. In the novel I give you the before and after and, the uh, climax is glossed over – because it is an upper YA novel after all – but for my short story in the Losing It collection, I’ve filled in the awkward, sweet, fun, and sexy middle.

I hope you enjoy it! From my dirty mind to yours…

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