Release Day and a review…

pandorasshame2  Yay! Pandora’s Shame, book four of the Secrets series, released today. It’s been whirlwind three months of releases to get this series out there. And I just found out that the fifth story, Drea’s story, will be released on September 12th!  This series has been a two year project for me, so I’m really excited, and a little sad, to be almost done with releases. Guess I’ll have to find a secondary character to write about, eh? 🙂

Here’s the blurb for Pandora’s Shame:

Settled in her new career as a teacher, letters threatening to divulge Kate Storm’s past and ruin her future force her to ask for help in an unconventional way. Enter Cole Madison, a retired-Ranger-turned-protector, with the scar on his back validating that women are nothing but trouble. Until he sees Kate.

Buy links can be found at the bottom of this blog or by going to my website.

Oh, I almost forgot my other great news. I got an awesome review for Masquerade (book 1) from Romancing The Book. Melissa said:

“I read this book in one sitting, and I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the two different story lines and liked that they did not compete with each other. This book is like a book within a book. The main and secondary characters were appealing and realistic. I loved the ending of Beth and Anthony’s story, and all the pieces of the puzzle seem to fall in place. Overall, this was a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.”

Links for Pandora’s Shame:

Evernight Publishing

All Romance eBooks

Amazon

I hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Lace

 

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Cover Reveal – Pandora’s Shame (Secrets book 4)

Another stellar cover from Sour Cherry Designs! Pandora’s Shame, due out Wednesday, August 27th!
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And the rest of the series:

For more information, visit my website.

First Chapter and a Giveaway

Evernight Publishing has posted the first chapter of Masquerade, the flagship story in my Secrets series. And we’re giving away a free digital copy to one lucky commenter. Here’s the link:
http://evernightfirstchapters.blogspot.com/2014/08/preview-first-chapter-of-masquerade-by.html?zx=435946140a9d0afa

And don’t forget, Pandora’s Shame, book 4 in the series, is due out next week…August 27th! I should have a cover to show you soon.

Secrets…

Woohoo! I just got the release date for Pandora’s Shame, the fourth of five stories in my Secrets series. It’s due out August 27th! Now starting the email stalking to catch a glimpse of the newest cover.

In the meantime, the first three stories are widely available, starting with Masquerade.
Masquerade Poster copy

Available at:
Evernight
All Romance eBooks
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Secrets Series – $.99 SALE and a New Release

Masquerade (Secrets 1) is on sale! Not sure how long it will last, but my publisher dropped the price temporarily to $.99 on Amazon! How cool is that?

As well, Perception (Secrets 3) is now available. This is the third installment of my 5-story Secrets series. In this story, Michael gets a little closer to the reclusive Drea. While she doesn’t quite know what to do about that, she still manages to help another couple past the roadblocks that are holding them back. Here’s what Melinda and Dylan’s story is about:

Laid off from her job and evicted from her apartment, life couldn’t get much worse for Melinda Atkins. Dylan Maguire invites her to stay with him, but the strings attached are more than Mel is ready to take on. After all, she’s ten years older than him. And more years than that separate her and the models he photographs. He will lose interest.

Dylan Maguire has tried everything else to convince the woman he loves that he’s forever material, that their age difference doesn’t matter. He’s out of options. Afraid he’s on the cusp of losing it all, Dylan submits a request for help.

Buy links:
Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/perception-by-lace-daltyn/
All Romance eBooks (ARE): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-perception-1591178-149.html
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00MI9GQTU

And an excerpt:
“All you have to do is tell me what’s wrong.”

“Fine. You want to know? Do you really want to know?”

“Yes, damn it.”

Melinda gulped down the rest of her wine and stood up, almost nose-to-nose with Dylan. “Well, here it is, then. I not only lost my job, I’m getting evicted from my apartment. They’ve sold them as condos. And guess what. Having no job, I’m guessing I won’t qualify to purchase said apartment.”

The shock on Dylan’s face almost made her want to laugh.

“Yeah,” she said. “It’s that bad. Everything in my life just tanked.”

“Not everything,” Dylan said. “I’m still here, and I’ll be here for you.”

“No, you won’t.” Mel felt the bitter taste of her laugh. “And you’re too young to even understand that.” She walked away from him, over to the fireplace, desperate for some distance. It took longer than she thought to get her emotions under control. Taking a deep breath, she turned to him. “Look, Dylan. You can’t fix this. I have to figure it out. Please, just leave it alone.”

Dylan reeled as if she’d physically slapped him. In a way, she had. In a matter of seconds, his face went from disbelief to a smooth, blank stone. “I see.” He yanked his shirt over his head, then turned away and slipped on his shoes.

Mel almost broke when his shoulders slumped for a moment, but he straightened them. And she knew as he turned back, what he was about to say would devastate her.

His voice was quiet, but volumes of emotion filled the simple words. “Just so you know, this thing between us…this age thing—” He pointed to her, then tapped his own chest. “It’s all you. I know where I’m at and where I want to be. With you. Forever. For the long haul, not the short term.”

He grabbed his jacket. “So this problem between us? It’s not me. It’s you.”

He looked like he was going to say more, but he shut his mouth tight. Mel could see him struggling to keep the emotion in and it killed her that she was hurting him like this.
In the end, Dylan walked over, kissed the top of her head, and muttered a “call me if you need anything.”

Cover Reveal – Secrets 3: Perception

Coming August 7th, only SIX days from now!

I just got the cover for Perception, the third installment in my five-novella SECRETS series.
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I wish I could find the right words to describe how in love I am with the covers for this series. The creator, Sour Cherry Designs, gets me. Seriously, she turns my suggestions into a visualization that I love each and every time.

As with the first two stories, Perception continues the story of reclusive philanthropist, Drea Fortier, who is unable to see any possibility of her own happily ever after, so she helps others find theirs. Here’s what this novella is all about:

Laid off from her job and evicted from her apartment, life couldn’t get much worse for Melinda Atkins. Dylan Maguire invites her to stay with him, but the strings attached are more than Mel can take on. After all, she’s ten years older. And more years than that separate her and the models he photographs. He will lose interest.

Dylan Maguire has tried everything else to convince the woman he loves that their age difference doesn’t matter. He’s out of options. Afraid he’s on the cusp of losing it all, Dylan asks for help.