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Big Announcement!

Guess who is trying something new. Me, that’s who.

I’m straying from romantic suspense and contemporary romance and diving head-first into the spectacular world of time travel.  For those of you who really know me, I mean, REALLY know me, you know I don’t stray from the norm very much. First, I’m a Virgo. By nature, Virgos are pretty regimented. Second, I’m a finance director/accountant by day, again a part of my life that keeps me on a disciplined, logical, ordinary path. Yet, here I am, announcing to you that I’m dabbling in the world of time travel.

Time travel – The concept of traveling through time to the past or future. There’s no real supporting logic, yet I’m doing it. Or, should I say Blake and Ariel are doing it. We’ll get into this more in a minute but before that I want to show you the cover. You are the first to see it!

Show of hands…who wants to take this new and exciting trip with me? Get that hand up there! I promise you a great ride into an uncharted world of time travel preservers and protectors, and you’ll get little snippets of romance and history along the way.  You don’t even have to pack a bag for this journey. I’ll take you out of this world and back before you know it.

What’s involved with taking this journey and where do I sign up?

Here’s the what, and where. I’m looking for reviewers for this new adventure. If you like time travel romance with historical elements I invite you to join my review team.  If you are interested please email me at valclarizio@yahoo.com. In your email, let me know the following:

  • Have you reviewed and posted reviews before?
  • What outlets do you post your reviews on (Amazon, ibooks, Goodreads, etc.)
  • Can you read this ARC (electronic) by the middle of March and post a review on or within a couple of days after the official release of the book?
  • Do you promise not to share the electronic ARC with anyone else?

The time travel book I plan to release is entitled Time WARped.  The release is scheduled for the middle of March of 2020.

Here’s a bit about the book.


When Veteran Blake Cornelis visits his great grandfather’s Civil War grave, he is whisked back in time to Gettysburg, where his ancestor was a hero. His mission—to preserve his family’s decorated military record, because his cousin, Evan, is determined to steal the Cornelius heroism for his own family’s ancestry. Fighting Evan is demanding and requires unremitting vigilance. Fortunately, the gods have sent Blake an exquisite guardian angel to help him.

Ariel, a time travel Protector, is tasked on this journey with safeguarding Blake, and she vows to do that—at any cost. But the attractive hero from Wisconsin is unlike others she’s been assigned to protect. The intense attraction between them casts them into deadly peril on the battlefield.

Blake and Ariel are sent into other wartimes, and as secrets unfold they realize they must sacrifice all to conquer his evil cousin, for the Cornelis honor is not all that is at stake. The fate of the American people lies in their hands. But Evan is a formidable foe, determined to achieve his mission, and since he has nothing to lose, he’ll do whatever it takes to succeed—no matter the cost.

Pre-Order Links:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Time-WARped-Preserver-Protector-Novel-ebook/dp/B083HMGLSB

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/time-warped-valerie-j-clarizio/1135967098

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/time-warped/id1493744849?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/time-warped-7

Universal Link:  https://books2read.com/u/bowG1A

I look forward to starting this new adventure with you!

BookBub DEAL – Nab a copy of THE CODE ENFORCER for just $.99! – BOGO Deal, too!

The Code Enforcer is out!

Book #1 in the Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall Series

Tag line:

Will this damaged cop and wounded veteran overcome their inner demons in order to work together to escape the claws of death and perhaps find love in the process?

 Book Description:

Having been made the laughing stock of her hometown by her cheating ex-fiancé, Investigator Markie Pearson has sworn off overly-confident, good-looking men. When Bryce Hawk strolls into town, Markie quickly realizes he’s the classic example of a man she needs to keep at a distance.

Ex-Marine Bryce Hawk moves to small-town Wisconsin after his military career-ending injury. All he wants to do is hide in his mundane job as the city’s code enforcer while he sorts out his life. What Bryce doesn’t account for is Markie, that emerald eyed beauty, walking through his office door on day one. Too bad it’s too, late. Women are not in his plans, nor will they ever be…especially Markie, the one who gets his dormant juices flowing while irritating him at the same time.

When the municipal code violators that Bryce is investigating are murdered, Bryce becomes Markie’s number one suspect. Or, is he another target? Is she?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Enforcer-Crime-Passion-Stalk-ebook/dp/B07RC8G99Z

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-code-enforcer-valerie-j-clarizio/1131437315?ean=2940156470877

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-code-enforcer/id1471564063?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-code-enforcer

Universal: https://books2read.com/u/3nKVY9

BOGO DEAL – Purchase this book via Kobo, Barnes & Noble or ibooks and email your receipt to valclarizio@yahoo.com and I’ll gift you a copy of LOVE THAWS A FROZEN HEART.  Offer limited to the first 20 copies and expires on 7/19/19.


His lips silenced her words and his large hands cupped her cheeks, heating her skin. His flavor seeped into her. The kiss that started as urgent slowed, calmed, teased her to the brink of uncontrolled desire. He paused, lingered, and then returned to a soft, slow seducing pace. This guy knew how to kiss.

Bryce. The guy kissing her beyond the ability to think was Bryce. How?

Shit, who cares? His lips felt so good she kept in sync with him. Could do this for hours.

Bryce pulled back. The hope it was just a pause and he’d resume faded quickly as he edged back a bit farther.

Sheer disappointment raked through her. Distance clouded over the desire in his gaze. Where was he going off to?

Markie took a step toward him. He took a step back and shoved his hands in his pockets. His sun-darkened face turned white.

“Are you okay?”

His gaze landed on the floor. “I’m fine. I’m sorry.”

Her heart hammered. “Sorry you kissed me?”


This certainly wasn’t the behavior of a confident womanizer. “Bryce?”

He slowly lifted his gaze to meet hers. “I’m sorry, but I shouldn’t have kissed you. It was a mistake. We work together. We shouldn’t do this.”

That was the biggest line of crap she’d ever heard. What was he afraid of? You can’t kiss someone with that much emotion—heart—and not really mean it, feel it. So it couldn’t be how he felt about her that made him back off just now, something else bothered him. What?

After several beats of uncomfortable silence, she fished her car keys from her pocket. “Okay then. You’re probably right. This is a bad idea.”

She spun around and headed for the door, holding hope he’d call after her.


Moving slowly, she climbed into her vehicle and started the engine, all the time wishing that front door of his would open and he’d step through it to stop her from leaving.


If it hadn’t been for the swirling desire in his gaze when they stared at each other in silence, she wouldn’t have held hope he’d come after her. Between his intense stare and the seducing movement of his mouth when it was pressed to hers, there was no way he didn’t desire her. So why did he fight it?

Peeling back the layers of Bryce Hawk just became her new life mission.

It’s Cover Reveal Day! Check out this beautiful cover for MISSING OUT ON LIFE!

This week is cover reveal week for the soon-to-be released books in cycle three of the Chandler County series. MISSING OUT ON LIFE is my second book in the series. Pre-order links coming soon! #romanticsuspense

Missing Out On Life


Meredith Wellington receives a call that her sister has been murdered. Her two young nieces land on her doorstep. An instant family is the last thing she needs as she reaches for the top rung of the corporate ladder.

Jeremiah Crown, aka Coach, lives a simple life managing his family’s Kentucky horse ranch. When a damsel in distress decked out in a suit and spiked heels needs assistance, he’s more than happy to help out. Happier still to realize this corporate powerhouse doesn’t recognize him as the man she’d deemed an enemy in high school twenty years earlier.

Once she realizes Coach’s identity, any chance of a romantic relationship disappears. When Meredith places her nieces low on her priority list, Jeremiah reconsiders his attraction to her. When danger comes calling, Meredith realizes this kindhearted veteran has the skill set to help her, if only she could set aside her pride to ask.

Can two people overcome past misunderstandings in time to thwart approaching danger?

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Last year in May I released MISSING THE CROWN JEWELS which is on sale right now at all major ebook retailers  for just $.99.  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks / Kobo / Playster


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