Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brand New Covers; Same fun, sexy adventures!

Okay, you're going to see this and think...again?

Well...yes. I've had the covers for my Italy series redesigned, AGAIN. Really, this will be the 3rd cover for Lost In Italy, and just the second for Run To Rome.

"But Run To Rome just released!" you say.

I know, I know. But the thing is, I always wanted a couple on the cover to signify the ROMANCE genre, and darker colors to convey the SUSPENSE.

My first cover for Lost In Italy was done when I was brand new to Indie publishing, and I really liked it because it had the two pictures that fit my characters exactly. (I still have people that say they prefer this one to the next.)


Fast forward one year, and even though the book had received good reviews, sales were pretty slow. So I decided to invest in a cover with a bit more of a professional look. My second cover designer gave it a great suspense tone, but now it was lacking the romance. We tried to make a couple work on the front, but I couldn't find a picture that fit my characters AND would look good with this new suspense design, so we stuck with the suspense and relegated Halli to the back cover all by herself.

Boy, did I miss Trent!

Sales definitely picked up with this cover and I was very pleased--so much so that I had the same designer do book 2 in the series to match. The Run To Rome cover came out just how I imagined it side by side with Lost In Italy and I loved it. I still love it!

And yet...a part of me also STILL wished for those couples on the front. These covers, while perfect together, didn't say romance, and sales weren't what I hoped they'd be for the great reviews the books received.

I'd been keeping an eye on some work a talented cover artist was doing for some friends of mine and finally I worked up the nerve to send her my two character photos for Trent and Halli to see if she could combine them into a single, natural looking image.




I am beyond thrilled with them and so happy to have the gorgeous couples on the front now. I don't know if this will lead to increased sales, but I'm REALLY HOPING because I think Ravven did an awesome job!

So there you have it. That's the downfall and beauty about Indie publishing. If I feel something is not working, it's on my shoulders to fix it. But I CAN fix it and try something else to try to give books I believe in a chance to fly.

I'd love to hear from you--do you like the new covers?? 

~ Stacey

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another BARGAIN you don't want to miss!

Hello, and Happy Saturday!

I'm reporting today on another BARGAIN BUNDLE that you don't want to miss. The SUGAR & SIN boxed set includes SIX full length books, and is on sale for the ridiculous price of


Great books by award-winning, bestselling authors - and all yours for one low price. This promotional price won't last forever, so if you're looking to try out some new authors for a great deal, don't wait!

Titles include:
Chasin' Mason by Stacey Joy Netzel
Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between bitter enemies, but once tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat, all bets are off.

Deadly Addiction by Kristine Cayne
A violent clash of cultures tests the forbidden love between a Native American man and a white female cop.
When police sergeant Alyssa Morgan and Rémi Whitedeer meet, their forbidden attraction flips both their lives ass over teakettle, but they aren't the only ones in turmoil. After the duo uncovers a drug-fueled conspiracy on the Blackriver Reservation, blood is pitted against blood, and Rémi has everything to lose.

His Lady Godiva by L.C. Giroux
Dr. Michael Dennison put broken bodies back together so no one would have to live like he did. As many obstacles as he had overcome, he never wanted to burden a woman with his disability. He was safer never to risk his heart. Violet Bellows lived a guarded life. The accident had taken so much from her but she still had something to give. For her surgeon she would risk everything to make him hers, body and soul.

Love By Design by Liz Matis
In this Sex in the City meets HGTV romp sparks fly on camera as interior designer Victoria Bryce breaks in temporary co-host Aussie Russ Rowland. Arguments over design plans and measurement mishaps ignite passions behind the scenes.
But when the past collides with the present will the foundation they built withstand the final reveal?

Run Rosie Run by C.C. Mackenzie
Think Easy Virtue meets No Reservations
She’d wasted enough of her life madly in love with a man she could never have. Perhaps it was time to give another man a chance. But now Rosie has two men who want her and will stop at nothing to win her heart. Which one will she choose...

Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone
Organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is a promise he made to his mother. Can Jaya put the lists down long enough to enjoy the ride?

Six full length books, Over 1000 pages, from six top selling authors. If you like your contemporary romance on the steamy side this boxed set is for you!


COMING SOON: Barnes & Noble, Apple