Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cover Reveals and a New Series by Stacy Claflin

Look what Stacy Claflin has coming up… Cover Reveals and a new series.  

 Destroyed is the 7th book in the Transformed series.    It is coming soon, but here is a sneak at the cover.  Destroyed takes place shortly after Sacrifice left off. A plague now sweeps the supernatural world, killing off most of the Asrai and their descendants. (You know who that means.) Meanwhile, Eylin has troubles of her own - and she still hasn't told her parents her secret. She takes off, trying to clear her head, but what she finds could change everything. Actually, it will.

The Seaside Series is a set of sweet romance stories. 

Meet the Hunter brothers of Kittle Falls…

The Seaside novels are a series of contemporary sweet romances. They’re set in the beach town of Kittle Falls, following the Hunter brothers. They make their way back to their hometown and find the loves they couldn’t elsewhere.

Seaside Surprises – Jake, the heartbroken son who never left Kittle Falls
Seaside Heartbeats – Brayden, the successful cardiologist
Seaside Dances – Zachary, the struggling writer
Seaside Kisses – Rafael, the disillusioned fashion designer
Seaside Christmas – Cruz, the wild tattoo artist

Each book is a standalone, so you can start with any book in the series. That’s why they aren’t numbered. There are no cliffhangers.

Excpert from Seaside Surprises

(Unedited and subject to change.)

The bell rang and a pretty brunette walked in alone. Jake did a double take for that fact alone. During tourist season, everyone traveled in packs.

She looked about his age, early-twenties, and had long, wavy hair that nearly reached her waist. Her clothes were unseasonably warm. She had on long pants and long sleeves.

As the door closed behind her, she pulled her dark sunglasses to the top of her head and looked around the store. She had gorgeous, almond-shaped eyes that were refreshingly not caked with makeup. Most of the girls coming in looked like they hoped to run into a Hollywood producer who would hire them on the spot for the next blockbuster.

Jake got up and walked over to her. “Can I help you?”

Looking startled, she turned to him. “I just need a few things. I don’t think I’ll need any help.” She crinkled her cute, button nose as she gazed to the back of the store.

“Are you sure? I know where everything is.”

She turned back to him, her bright green eyes studying him. “I’m not even sure what I need yet.”
“No one else is here, so you may as well take advantage of my expertise. Once the next rush hits, I’ll be stuck at the register.”

One side of her full lips curled down. “I’ll risk it, but thanks.”

“Okay, but if you do need any help, you know where I am.”

She nodded, not moving her feet.

Jake studied her lightly freckled face. She seemed to have a lot on her mind, very much unlike every other girl running into the shop. People came to town so they could forget their worries and the locals were all busy with their own businesses that time of year.

“Just give me a shout if you need anything.” He went back around the counter, this time, leaning against it rather than sitting, so he could watch her. There was a sadness about her that made him curious. Jake wanted to know more, but she obviously didn’t want to talk.
She switched her purse to the other shoulder while still standing in the same spot. Finally, she went toward the far side, near the back where they had some refrigerated goods. He continued to watch her in the mirrors along the ceiling. The girl stopped and looked at a few things, but didn’t even pick anything up.

The door opened, forcing Jake to focus on ten new people in the store. He recognized a few of them who had been coming in regularly since the previous weekend. Another group came in, followed by another. The store was soon as packed as it had been all day.
He kept his eye out for the sad, pretty girl, but she didn’t come to the register. He couldn’t find her in the mirrors either, so she must have not found what she needed and slipped away when he was busy with customers

People came in and out for the next half hour before the store emptied again. He looked at he clock. It was only a quarter past three. Where were his brothers when he needed them?

The brunette came around an aisle, holding a few basic items. Where had she been hiding?
He smiled. “You found what you need. Sure I can’t help with anything else?”

She shook her head, the sunglasses falling over her forehead. “I’m good.” She pushed the glasses back and dumped everything on the counter.

Jake rang up the microwave dinner, milk, coffee, and cold cereal. He told her the total and waited for her to hand him the card so he could find out her name. Instead, she handed him some cash.

“No card? You’re not the typical tourist.”

“Nope.” She looked around, looking eager to get out of the shop.

Not that he could blame her. Jake couldn’t wait for the shop to close. “Where are you staying?”

“There are a lot of places to eat around here. You don’t need to eat this,” he held up the TV dinner before putting it into the bag.

She gave him a sad look. “I’m not a tourist.”

“Do you live around here? I thought I knew all the locals.” He did, actually, but he didn’t want to put her on the spot.

She took the bag and stepped away from the counter. “Keep the change.”

“But it’s over five dollars.”

“Get yourself a latte. I gotta go. Sorry.” She hurried toward the door, sliding her glasses back onto her nose.

Shaking his head, Jake watched as she left the store. If she wanted to lay low, she had come to the wrong town.

Meet Stacy Claflin

I have always been an avid reader and a writer. When I was a teenager, I would always be in the middle of at least five books. Not only could I keep up with each story line, but I also never needed a bookmark! I could grab any of the books that I was reading and remember what page I left off on. I don’t have that talent anymore, I’m lucky to remember what I went into the kitchen for when I get there.

I still love reading and writing. I am always in the middle of a ton of books to this day, but thankfully the kindle reader that I use remembers where I left off. I am also in the middle of writing a few novels, but I can really only focus on one at time.

There is more to me than writing and reading. I’m the mom of two amazing and adorable boys. I educate my boys from home. Oh, and I run a home daycare too. Some ask how I can get any writing done at all. That’s simple, I get up before 4:30 in the morning six days a week so that I can get my writing in.

I’m also a thyroid cancer survivor, I have been cancer free since 2008. Get your thyroid checked!
If you want to get to know me even more, follow me on Pinterest. The boards are a real form of self expression for me. You’ll see what I love, what inspires me, what I find humorous, and so much more.

I’m really excited because I’ve stepped out and grabbed a hold of my life long dream to publish novels. And the best part is that it keeps getting better and better. 

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