About Stacy Eaton

Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time. Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

In honor of Veterans

I know that Veterans Day was a couple of days ago, but that doesn’t mean they can’t, and shouldn’t be honored every day of the year. You might not agree with the politics of war, and this isn’t about politics. In fact, I’m the last person to ever speak about that. This post is about the special men and women who sacrifice their lives, their families and their own futures for us.

In my family, we have had many military service members. From grandfathers to fathers, to cousins, to my former spouse, and to my son. Yep, my former spouse retired not too long ago from the Navy, and I remember well my years as a military spouse. It’s a hard job keeping your family going while your spouse is away. Now, my son is almost to his halfway mark in his military career, and like his father, he is a United States Sailor.

I have the most utmost respect for our service members. I always have, and it breaks my heart to hear the suicide statistics or see a veteran homeless on the street. It truly does.

That’s why I started writing a new series called RISE AGAIN WARRIOR. It’s not your normal macho military series when the special forces trained guy saves the day. No, this is about how our fierce service members are fairing after fighting in a war. It is a romance series, but it is so much more.

This series will be an intense and emotional journey through the lives of many service members, their families, and their friends. Focusing on the trials that they face after wartime is over, and they have returned home to a nation that sometimes seems to have forgotten what they were fighting for, and what all of these people sacrificed in the name of Honor & Duty.

The first book of the series, Mission: Believe, was released on November 10th, in honor of Veteran’s Day. The second book is slated to release in May 2020 for Memorial Day.

My hope with this series is to let those servicemen and women know that they are not forgotten but also to help those who don’t understand to do just that: To understand the sacrifices that were made for our Freedom.

It is an honor to write this series, and while I am always proud of the work that I accomplish as a writer, I am humbled by this story and the future of this series. I hope you will take the time to check it out.

Check out a few Review Quotes:

“Oh, 5 Stars is not near enough for this amazing story. Stacy Eaton made me forget I was reading a story and I felt like I knew each and every one of these characters personally!”

“This is an incredibly heart wrenching and passionate story. The writing, emotions, characters, events…..all of it was perfection! It deals with Military warriors, civilian warriors, love of family, devoted friends and a beautiful story of trust, and love. It shows us how we need to honor those who have served our country and respect those who are helping them when they return. Even the secondary characters were wonderful.”

“Ms. Eaton takes on a subject that most people overlook. The trials and turmoil that our wounded men and women face when they return home from war. “

“This is a different type of romance book – this book is not for the faint of heart – I love that the book focuses on a segment of the population not often highlighted – veterans wounded in action. The synopsis provided gives you the bare facts of the book – what it doesn’t give you is the raw emotions you will go through while reading the book – anger and sadness but you will cheer for these characters. It is the kind of book you cannot put down – you want to savor and slow down but you also want to know what happens. Then you will need to sit and process all you read or rush out to sign up as a volunteer and help change things.”

About Mission: Believe

Staff Sgt. Shane Logan is lucky to have come from a privileged family, and after losing both of his legs in the war, he now has the best prosthetics that money can buy. While he is trying to move forward with life, he struggles with the past and the way people react to him and his disability.

Dr. Lauren Falcone works tirelessly to help veterans deal with the trauma and pain of their deployments. Her unique virtual approach to therapy keeps her busy, and the assistance she provides to service members as they recover mentally helps her resolve her own anxieties.

When Shane meets Lauren at a fundraiser for his father’s organization, he wonders if there just might be a chance for him to get his dream off the ground and maybe find a normal life with someone who can look past his flaws and see the man he is inside.

Shane and Lauren are drawn to each other by their hope to make life easier for veterans, both physically and emotionally. Their goal is to build Shane’s dream organization, Rise Again Warrior, that will assist veterans to integrate more easily into society and have the opportunity to receive state-of-the-art technology and therapy.

Now, if they can only have faith in themselves, learn to deal with their own demons, and believe in each other, they might find a way to bring this dream to fruition.

The Start of a Career

Recently I finished writing my 48th book and I went back to look at just how many words that I had written. When I counted up the numbers from my first drafts, it was over 3 MILLION words! Oh my! That’s not even counting the words written in edits, marketing, website, emails, and posting on social media!

After I realized that, I recalled that it was exactly 9 years ago that I sat down and wrote my first book. I’d never wanted to be a writer, never experienced that “Oh, I’d love to write a book” feeling. Nope, never.

So how did I start writing? Well, that’s a interesting story!

In was October of 2009, and I was on duty working a night shift (I was still working in law enforcement then). It was the middle of the night, and I was drinking a cup of coffee from my local Wawa. While getting my caffeine fix, I stretched my legs at a park in our Township and enjoying some much needed fresh air.

Cops live on instinct, and as I stood there, my spine prickled with unease and I glanced around. On the far side of the parking lot, near a corpse of trees something was watching me.

At first, I thought it was an animal, but the eyes were to far off the ground. They almost glowed in the darkness and I wondered if maybe there was a large tree stump or boulder in that area that an animal might have climbed up on, because the distance between the eyes and the ground was more similar to a person, then night stalking critter.

For a long moment, we watched one another, the hair rose on my arm, and I glanced around, taking a step back toward my patrol car, intent on turning on the Spot-Light. When I looked back, it was gone, and a shiver raced down my spine.

I was rarely a nervous person on duty and had no problem walking into the dark and investigating something, but that night, I got back in my car and left the park. I spent the next couple hours driving around and wondering what I had seen, and then maybe it was because it was three in the morning and I was tired, my mind began to weave a story.

What if I was on a traffic stop, and the driver attacked me? What if while I was being attacked, someone was watching me? What if that someone wasn’t exactly human? What if that not exactly human person was a vampire? What if that vampire came to my rescue?

By the time I got home, my early-morning-exhaustion-filled-mind had not only woven a fantasy but had created a plot. That afternoon, I sat down and wrote the first chapter of My Blood Runs Blue.

It was the start of something fantastic. A way for my mind to unleash the stresses of life. In the next 6 years, (2010-2016) I wrote and published 15 books. In 2016, I retired from law enforcement after my second major concussion – and since then I have published 33 more books. I’m in the process of writing my 49th and 50th book now and can’t wait to celebrate that milestone!

Busy Summers & Peanut Butter!

If you are like me, you can’t believe it’s almost the middle of August! Where do our summers go? So busy!! Since June, I have finished writing four books, took a 12-day vacation, and now have had my almost 3-year-old grandson with me for a week and he’s staying for at least another week. Luckily, I have all my books written for this year so I can enjoy my time with him!

A few other of our Authors’ Billboard Authors have talked about Food in their monthly posts, so I thought I would share that I just learned how to make fresh peanut butter! It is so simple – All I do is pour a jar of Honey Roasted Peanuts into my brand new Pampered Chef Cooking Blender and set it to grind mode! Less than 3 minutes and I have perfect peanut butter!!! So good and no extra sugars! And thankful that I have this because my grandson has a peanut butter addiction!

Now, I’m not sure if my characters in the My Blood Runs Blue Series enjoy peanut butter or not, but the gang sure does have a knack for trouble! My Blood Runs Blue was the first book that I ever wrote, back in 2010. Shortly after that, I wrote Blue Blood for Life, and then the series got put on hold while I started writing a lot of other books.

In 2016, I got the chance to write a short story, The Pulse of Blue Blood, which is actually meant to go in between My Blood Runs Blue & Blue Blood for Life. For a long time, the series sat waiting for me, but I am working inally finishing it up. Mixing the Blue Blood, book 4, comes out August 21st – and the final book, Blue Bloods Final Destiny will release in the spring!

At the time that I started writing, I was a police officer. This series deals with Officer Kristin Greene finding out that there is a whole different world out there, and everything that she knew isn’t necessarily correct. It’s a sexy paranormal series with a lot of police procedural details. And right now, My Blood Runs Blue, The Pulse of Blue Blood and Mixing the Blue Blood are all $0.99 each.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!!! Now off to make jam in my new cooking blender to go with my peanut butter!

Birthday’s!!

Yep, you guessed it. Today is my birthday, and it’s a big one. The Big 5-0!! Honestly, I never thought I would make it this long in life. I can think of harrowing moments from my earlier years. Not to mention being in law enforcement for sixteen years, but now that I have, I hope I have another forty years to live!

For today’s post, I’m going to share a few things about me that you probably didn’t know.

I was born in Middletown, N.Y. on June 13th, 1969, and went to 13 schools before I graduated high school. I have had 23 addresses in my life, but I’ve lived at the last one for 16 years. So 23 addresses in 34 years of life. Do you know something I’m really good at? You guessed it – Packing!

My favorite place to live was in Sarasota Florida, and it’s where I’ll be spending a few days with my family this next week to celebrate my birthday. I even lived in Hawaii for a short time. By the time I’d gotten back to the mainland, I had overdosed on fresh pineapple!

I love classic cars (Mustangs and Challengers especially), Disney, photography, walking on the beach, watching a sunrise – and a sunset. I love music and movies, and I adore my family.

I don’t drink alcohol, it messes with my brain and after two concussions, I have enough issues with that. My favorite breakfast food is bagels and cream cheese with a slice of tomato, but I don’t eat bread anymore. In fact, I don’t eat any processed foods or things that contain sugar. I miss ice cream, but I’m healthier than I have been in years!

I have two children, a son who is almost twenty-nine and a daughter who is almost sixteen. My kids are almost exactly 13 years apart, and my grandson is 13 years younger than my daughter. My granddaughter threw off the 13-year rule when she was born 2 years after her brother. I guess we’ll keep her in the family, she is kind of cute!

One thing about birthdays, I’m not a fan of receiving gifts, but I sure do love to give them! So this month, this is my gift to you:

Below are three books of mine that are all FREE! Make sure to grab a copy and treat yourself! I hope you enjoy them!

Tangled in Tinsel (The Celebrations Series): www.books2read.com/Tangled-in-tinsel

Cured (The Heal Me Series): books2read.com/Cured-HealMeSeries

Love Torn (The Twisted Love Series): http://books2read.com/LoveTorn-TwistedLoveSeries

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