Still more time and chances to win…

The Tasty Books virtual blog tour is going strong and there are still lots of ways to enter for a chance to win a gift certificate or a copy of the first book in my Secrets series, Masquerade. Just comment at one (or all) of these sites (you’ll also get a chance to see what they thought of the series):

Queen of the Night Reviews

Deanna’s World

Born to Read Books

Crazy Four Books


There’s also a GREAT Scavenger hunt going on with some awesome prizes over at Night Owl Reviews, so be sure and check it out!


Best of luck, everyone!

Lace Daltyn



Winner – Evernight’s Roll Out The Red Carpet Birthday blog hop

RedCarpetBlogHopEvernight Publishing really knows how to celebrate birthdays. Their blog hop this year was amazing, and I’m thankful to everyone who took the time to read my blog and comment. I got some great responses to my question about what secret you thought one of my novellas might be hiding. Some of those comments were pretty darn close, too. I can’t be specific…after all, that would spoil the surprise, right?

Anyhow, I’ve selected a winner for my blog prize from this hop, which is a $10 ARE gift card and a digital copy of one of my stories. I’m happy to announce that




was selected as this year’s winner. Congratulations, JanD! I’ve emailed you privately with the speficics. And hopefully, I’ll see you all at next year’s party!


Lace Daltyn

Review – Masquerade, book 1 of the Secrets Series

I am SO stoked that Masquerade got this awesome FIVE-cup review from Coffee Time Romance! This first story in the Secrets series holds a special place in my heart, first because I wrote this introduction to Drea’s story first and it became the idea that sprouted a series. And Beth and Tony were the perfect couple to start it off with. They have some serious hurt going on, and Drea can help them past it.

Here’s what Delane at Coffee Time Romance said:

Beth is tired of letting the words of her ex-husband determine her ability to feel happiness. She answers an ad and is given the chance to find the pieces of her lost in a hopeless marriage.

All Tony was looking for was another chance to see Beth; the woman he could never forget. He hurt her and himself deeply due to the lies of another woman and now he hopes Beth can forgive him and give him one more try.

Beth wants Anthony, but there are rules and one is no fraternizing with the guests or the other employees. Is she willing to throw away the chance to find herself for one night with Anthony? Will discovering Anthony’s true identity change how Beth feels, or will she feel betrayed and walk away?

The story of Beth and Tony will bring a tear to the reader. I was intrigued by the by the character Drea who orchestrates happily ever afters for others but unable to find it for herself. The writing is smoothly flowing and keeps the reader’s attention through every page. I highly recommend the writing of Ms. Daltyn and the Masquerade which is an opening salvo to a series which promises great things.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

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Winner – Evernight Facebook Party

On October 7th, Book Enthusiast hosted a kickoff Facebook party for Evernight Publishing’s 4th birthday. There were a lot of folks participating and it was fun times for all.

Winners were selected by Rafflecopter and I’m happy to announce that


was selected as the winner of a complete digital set of my Secrets novellas, along with a $10 Amazon gift card.

Congratulations lsm31! I’ve emailed you privately with the particulars!
Lace Daltyn

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Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing! #BDayBashBlogHop

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews and paparazzi style interviews.
Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!
Don’t forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!
Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy books…Secrets banner for TRS copy

Over the past 4 months, the five novellas of the Secrets series have all been released. I’m thrilled with how well the SECRETS series has been received so far. Here’s a review that I loved from Melissa over at Romancing the Book:

“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.”

Thank you, Melissa! And thank you to all of you who read. Period. It doesn’t matter what genre, even if I am partial to romance. 🙂 What matters is that you enjoy reading.

Here’s what the stories are about:

The world is full of secrets.

Drea Fortier, a reclusive philanthropist whose tortured past influences her belief that there can be no happily ever after for her, reaches out to help others in the hope she can transform their pain and give them hope for the future. Drea’s own story, along with that of her assistant, Michael Smith, is slowly revealed throughout the Secrets series.

Book One: Masquerade

Frigid bitch. The words seep into Beth Ritmour’s soul, no matter how hard she tries to deny them. A year after her divorce, they still haunt her. So when a mysterious benefactor offers a solution to her problem, Beth takes a vacation from her job as a dental hygienist and follows a cryptic note to Chicago, where she’s soon ensconced as a waitress at Club Masquerade. Although how she’s going to prove she’s not frigid is hard to figure out when the boss makes it very clear that sex, or any precursors to sex, with patrons or employees is strictly taboo. It’s not an easy rule to follow, especially when one deliciously hot bartender keeps very, very close tabs on her.

Book Two: Ivory Tower

Jenna Wilton is afraid of getting lost. On the brink of moving from a life under the controlling thumb of her mother, to the arms of her husband, she’s afraid she will never have the chance to know herself. When a mysterious note bids her to leave in the middle of her wedding shower, she slips out the back door and into a world where the choices are hers to make.

Book Three: Perception

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.

Secrets 4: 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.

Secrets 5: Metamorphosis

All the pain, anguish, and terror of Drea’s life coalesce in this fifth and final segment of the Secrets saga. Michael Smith is determined to show Drea Fortier there is life after bad. And she’s had some powerful bad in her life. As he and Drea fight to keep that past from killing her, the Dom in him tries to show Drea that submission can be good. Healing. Loving.

All five Secrets novellas are available at:

Okay, let’s get back to the blog hop and keep that red carpet rolling…

Answer my question (listed below) in the comment section for a chance to win (be sure to include your email address):
* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC
* My blog prize: $10 All Romance eBooks gift certificate and a copy of your choice of one of my ebooks.
Question: Picking one of the story blurbs above, what do you think is the secret that’s unveiled in the story?
Okay. Time to HOP to the next stop!

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Click here to pick the next blog to visit…

And good luck, everyone!
Lace Daltyn

Secrets Conclusion: Metamorphosis released today!

With the release of Metamorphosis today, the Secrets series reaches its end. Drea Fortier’s the reclusive woman who has helped four (or more?) couples find their way past the secrets in their lives. In this final novella, all the pain, anguish, and terror of Drea’s life coalesce. Michael Smith is determined to show the woman he loves (sight unseen) that there is life after bad, all while trying to keep her past from killing her.shutterstock_90644329

It took me about a year and a half to write these five stories. The entire time, there were a few pictures I used to inspire me and keep me focused on these characters. This is the first picture I found and is absolutely Drea Fortier, hiding from her past, ignoring the present as much as possible, and not able to even consider a future.

In Metamorphosis, the cowl comes off and we get our first good look at the woman who’s remained hidden through all these stories. As Michael tries to help Drea claw her way out of the darkness in this final story, I focused on these two pictures.

To me, they say HOPE. And that’s something I believe we all need to survive.

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Buy Links:

Evernight Publishing

All Romance eBooks


 Thank you all for coming along with me on this amazing journey! And stay tuned for more information, including a contest.





Secrets series

In a few short hours, Metamorphosis, the final book in the SECRETS series, will be live and available at Evernight Publishing, All Romance eBooks, and Amazon. Whew. I’ve been living with this series, and these characters, for a long time. It’s almost painful to have this final story about to wing it’s way into the e-sphere. But I’m also very excited for you all to finally see Drea’s story unfold.

In anticipation of Metamorphosis’ release, I offer these digital postcards, reminders of the folks Drea has helped so far:

Masquerade Poster copy

Ivory Tower Poster copy

Perception Poster copy

Pandora's Shame Poster copy

And a teaser to hold you over until tomorrow:

Metamorphosis Poster copy