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USA Today Bestselling Author Announcement!

I am beyond excited to announce that LOVE UNDER FIRE hit the USA Today Bestselling List at #44.  LOVE UNDER FIRE is a romantic suspense box set of which 50% of the pre-order proceeds, along with proceeds from the first week’s sales, will be donated to the PETS FOR VETS program.

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My contribution to the set is entitled THE CODE ENFORCER.

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Can they overcome their painful pasts—and a murder investigation—to find happiness together?

Blurb:

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?

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

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If you haven’t already nabbed your copy of LOVE UNDER FIRE you can still do so:

Amazon / Universal Link

WHEN LOVE SPARKS DANGER, GET READY FOR AN EXPLOSION

EVERY SALE HELPS A VETERAN GET A PET!!!

Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of 21 BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE PUBLISHED stories all in one amazing romantic suspense limited time boxed set.

From Around The Edges of Every Day Existence Lurks Mystery, Betrayal, Greed, and Death

With every turn of the page, feel the heat of adrenaline as fear lights up the night. Fight alongside the tenacious heroes and heroines as they battle for survival. They’ll put everything on the line to thwart the evil coming after them.

They want to trust in the power of love. But is it enough?

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Bookbub Deal of the Day! Check out Missing Out on Life for just $.99

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Jaded by the past. Closed to a future. Shocked by unveiled secrets. They were meant to be together.

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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?

Amazon / Nook / iTunes / Universal Link

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Bookbub Deal of the Day! Check out Taken by Surprise for just $.99!

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Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancé, chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life, and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own. No men needed!

Unfortunately, disaster follows her. Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating ex- fiancé finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past. Additionally, Clare’s alleged involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping. With Clare’s life in danger, irresistible Police Chief Jack Ricco will do whatever it takes to keep their newest resident safe.

Will Clare and Jack be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iTunes / Universal

So this happened today – I made the top 100 Amazon Author Rank in Some Sub-Categories!

 

Val in top 100 of Amazon

 

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AND – The Love Under Fire boxed set I’m in is currently at #423 on Amazon!

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Part of what is so great about this boxed set is that 50% of the pre-order proceeds will be donated to #petsforvets!

Help authors help VETERANS and PETS!

WHEN LOVE SPARKS DANGER, GET READY FOR AN EXPLOSION!

Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of 21 BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE PUBLISHED stories all in one amazing romantic suspense limited time boxed set.

From around the edges of every day existence lurks mystery, betrayal, greed, and death.

With every turn of the page, feel the heat of adrenaline as fear lights up the night. Fight alongside the tenacious heroes and heroines as they battle for survival. They’ll put everything on the line to thwart the evil coming after them.

They want to trust in the power of love. But is it enough?

EVERY SALE HELPS a VETERAN get a PET!!!

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iTunes: https://apple.co/2NkgkcD
Nook: http://bit.ly/2IMhydl
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GCTP7CJ

Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mleeJP

 

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Book Lovers Day!

Get 40 #Books for #99c! #BookLoversDay Deal! #Romance #Suspense #Thrillers

Re-Blogged post by Kathryn Knight:

As far as I’m concerned, every day should be Book Lovers’ Day!  As a reader and an author, I can’t imagine a day that didn’t include immersing myself in a story.  I’ve been doing a series of individual cover reveals for the Romantic Suspense Box Set that will contain my next novel, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm, and right now, you can get an amazing deal if you pre-order this Box Set of 21 Romantic Suspense Thrillers.  These are all NEW stories from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Bestselling Authors!  The best part?  We’re donating a large portion of our proceeds to Pets for Vets, a charity that pairs rescued animals with military vets in need of companion animals.  I am so, so happy about this.  As a huge fan of rescuing animals, and a daughter, granddaughter, and wife of military veterans, this is so important to me.

Right now, we are offering an unbelievable deal, to get the ball rolling and maximize visibility:  we’re offering the entire set for just 99 cents if you Pre-order NOW on either Nook or iTunes (or the iBooks phone app).  That means you can order the set today, and have it hit your e-reader on release day, November 13th, automatically—a fun surprise just in time for holiday travels and a little escapism when the chaos of the season gets too stressful, or a snowstorm gives you some time to unwind.

As a special thank you, you get 19 FREE books and novellas today!  All you need to do is take a screenshot of your iTunes or Nook order and send it to:
stephanytwrites@gmail.com


You’ll get codes to download any or all of the 19 titles in the photo above for free!  So help us meet our goal to support Pets for Vets and download Love Under Fire today, and then redeem your free books and find some new authors to love!  LINKS:

Love Under Fire on iTunes

Love Under Fire on Nook/Barnes & Noble

Our big Love Under Fire Facebook party is coming up too, and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate!  There will be tons of giveaways, and you’ll get the very first peek at excerpts from the Box Set novels listed below. Join the Party here, and we’ll see you on August 13th.  Happy Book Lovers’ Day!

Titles in the Love Under Fire Box Set:

Kathryn Knight – The Haunting of Hillwood Farm

Stephanie Queen – Ace Under Fire

Casi McLean – Reign Of Fire

Valerie J. Clarizio – The Code Enforcer

Chris Patchell – Deception Bay

Aaron Paul Lazar – The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel

Alyssa Richards – Chasing Secrets

K.M. Hodge – Summer of ‘78

Pamela Fagan Hutchins – Buckle Bunny

Judith Lucci – RUN for your life

Stephany Tullis – Blue Lady’s MISSION UNDER FIRE

Fiona Quinn – Cold Red

Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire

Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet

Linda Watkins – The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Under Fire

Suzanne Jenkins – Running with Horses

Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies

S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies

Jinx Schwartz – Baja Get Away

Uvi Poznansky – Virtually Lace

Summer Fun!

Hey folks, how have you been so far this glorious summer?  What have you been up to?

Today I’m going to a friend’s house for her annual Fourth of July Party! She usually throws a pretty good bash and I’m happy to be able to attend this year especially since I’ve missed the last several.

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Several weeks back, the hubby and I were on vacation.  Dodging raindrops, we hiked in Shenandoah National Park and the Smoky Mountains.  Our bear count topped out at seventeen. This guy caused a pause in our hike though.

Shenandoah bear

Hiking flat ground isn’t good enough for the hubby, he always feels the need to climb something so we trekked up Mt. LeConte in the Smoky’s.  Here’s my proof:

Mt LeConte

I’d love to hear and see what you’ve been up to. Show me some pics in the comments.

Enjoy the warm days!

Guess who’s on the USA Today HEA blog today talking about their new release?

I am thrilled to be Joyce Lamb’s guest today on the USA Today Happy Ever After blog. Thank you, Joyce, for allowing me the opportunity to talk about my new release entitled Missing Out on Life.

The interview not only has information about the new release but also includes tidbits about me and my writing style. I invite you to check it out: https://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/

Here’s some info about the book:

Tag Line:

Jaded by the past. Closed to a future. Shocked by unveiled secrets. They were meant to be together.

Blurb:

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?

 
Buy Links:
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Calling all ARC & Beta Readers!

Do you love reading romantic suspense, contemporary or paranormal romance books? Do you want to get your hands on books before the general readership? If so, I’d love to add you to my ARC and/or BETA team. Please contact me if you are interested in being a BETA reader or if you are interested in reading and reviewing ARCs (advance reader copies) in exchange for an honest review. I release about two stories per year. In case you need some convincing, check out these accolades:

Reader email: I finished your book last night and am hoping you are working on your next one.   You definitely have the talent for writing.  I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery and you seem to have that same flare/style of writing.

Reviews:

Covert ExposureI loved this book. It was a quick, enjoyable, sexy read. Ms. Clarizio knows how to build romance so that it’s not just meaningless sex inserted into a story. You can feel the attraction between the Detective Spinelli and the Red haired beauty, Shannon O’Hara. – Jewel Walker

Missing the Crown JewelsI enjoyed how the characters developed along with the plot. I like the mystery and being able to try and figure out who the bad guy is. I especially enjoyed the goid, decent men in the story who will protect and love and cherish the female! Really enjoyed the book! – LaRae G

Family ForeverJust adored this book! Your heartstrings are tugged on both sides.  – Carolyn P.

Plan InterruptedI finished this book yesterday, and I’m still thinking about the characters today. Other reviewers have summarized the story, so I’ll point out that I absolutely loved the way Valerie portrayed Joe’s character and his tenderness as a father. Her ability to reflect the emotions of all her characters is excellent, and I couldn’t believe how many times I was moved to tears while reading the book. The story certainly isn’t typical, and I thoroughly enjoyed Plan Interrupted. Keep up the good work, Valerie. I’m a fan! – Maddie Cochere

MISSING OUT ON LIFE, a Chandler County novel is scheduled for release on June 14th. If you like romantic suspense books you may be interested in this one. ARCs are available! If interested please email me at valclarizio@yahoo.com.

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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

Blurb:

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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Check out the Chandler County Facebook page to learn more about the other books and authors of Chandler County. Did I mention there was fun and games on the FB page as well? Prizes, too! : https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

Sign up for the Chandler County newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dhNpsn

 

Calling all ARC reviewers and BETA readers!

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Do you love reading romantic suspense, contemporary or paranormal romance books? Do you want to get your hands on books before the general readership? If so, I’d love to add you to my ARC and/or BETA team. Please contact me if you are interested in being a BETA reader or if you are interested in reading and reviewing advance reader copies in exchange for an honest review. I release about two stories per year. In case you need some convincing, check out these accolades:

Reader email: I finished your book last night and am hoping you are working on your next one.   You definitely have the talent for writing.  I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery and you seem to have that same flare/style of writing.

Reviews:

Covert ExposureI loved this book. It was a quick, enjoyable, sexy read. Ms. Clarizio knows how to build romance so that it’s not just meaningless sex inserted into a story. You can feel the attraction between the Detective Spinelli and the Red haired beauty, Shannon O’Hara. – Jewel Walker

Missing the Crown JewelsI enjoyed how the characters developed along with the plot. I like the mystery and being able to try and figure out who the bad guy is. I especially enjoyed the goid, decent men in the story who will protect and love and cherish the female! Really enjoyed the book! – LaRae G

Family ForeverJust adored this book! Your heartstrings are tugged on both sides.  – Carolyn P.

Plan InterruptedI finished this book yesterday, and I’m still thinking about the characters today. Other reviewers have summarized the story, so I’ll point out that I absolutely loved the way Valerie portrayed Joe’s character and his tenderness as a father. Her ability to reflect the emotions of all her characters is excellent, and I couldn’t believe how many times I was moved to tears while reading the book. The story certainly isn’t typical, and I thoroughly enjoyed Plan Interrupted. Keep up the good work, Valerie. I’m a fan! – Maddie Cochere

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