Mission: Repair – Book 3 of the Rise Again Warrior Series

I am super excited to announce that Mission: Repair is now available on e-book, paperback, and hardcover. Audio will be coming later this year.

This story was a difficult one to write. While my Rise Again Warrior books are very emotional, this one dove deep into depression, PTSD, TBI’s and suicide. During the writing of this book, it was sometimes hard not to get lost in my own depression as I dealt with my life and those of my characters. There were days that it was brutal and I only wrote a few hundred words before I needed to walk away.

Needless to say, I poured my heart and soul into this book.

I am also sincerely humbled by the reviews that continue to come in for Mission: Repair and the rest of the books in the Rise Again Warrior series. It is a true honor to be able to bring this series to you. These stories aren’t just mine, but from the men and women who have walked these roads. They are heartfelt emotions, sometimes dark and twisted, and other times full of love and passion for life.

In Mission: Repair, I have a special dedication that I wanted to make sure people see. Both of these men sadly lost their battles with their demons, and I send tons of love to Mariah and Gigi. I love you both dearly for all that you do and for all that you have overcome in their absence.

Check out a few Review Quotes:

“This emotional story was well worth the read with the great character and plot development that kept me so invested with the character’s journey that I couldn’t put my kindle down.” Goodreads Reviewer, Pat

“I think this is perhaps the best of the series or perhaps this one just hit with me. Gracelynn and Brady’s story is all too common but as told here it is a story that unfolds and you are right there with them. I love the way Stacy just pulls you in and makes you feel as if you are in the story.” Goodreads Reviewer, Kate

“This series is simply put, amazing. It gets right down to the nitty gritty, the painful subjects that people either choose to ignore or don’t believe are there and this latest book well it had me in tears right the way through.” Goodreads Reviewer, Debbie

“This is a very emotional book well worth reading. I can’t imagine what Ms. Eaton went through writing this book. The book sure made me stop and think about how much I have to be thankful for, and open my eyes to what the brave men and women that are protecting our country can go through.” Goodreads Reviewer, Becky

About Mission: Repair

Technical Sergeant Brady Vanover had a solid career in the United States Air Force, along with a loving wife, and two young children. Everything was his for the taking, but after a non-life-threatening injury on deployment, Brady is for the first time unsure of his future.

Brady continues to struggle with his pain, fight the system, and figure out where his life will go now. With anger issues growing and his need to self-medicate with alcohol and pain medication, Brady finds himself teetering on the edge of losing himself and his family.

With the help of the Rise Again Warrior organization, Brady will have to work hard to repair what he has damaged, both mentally and physically.

For more information on the series Visit my Rise Again Warrior Page

Writing Timelines

I’ll be honest, I hate timelines, they are a pain in the butt. Sadly, they are very necessary in books. How many times have you read a story and went, “What? Wait a second. That’s not right!” Sometimes it’s minor, and sometimes it is MAJOR! Enough to annoy a reader and turn them off from your books.

I work hard to make sure my timelines flow in my books. I track them through a spreadsheet in Excel, and one of my proofreaders loves to nit-pick them so intently that I believe she has an addiction. It’s a good addiction!!! One that I seriously appreciate!

Last week I wrote about 27,000 words on a new book. Riley is the fourth book in the Loving a Young Series, and it is coming out in February. I was rocking right along until I paused and went, Wait! I need to adjust the timing on this! Then I made changes. I ended up having to make more changes and add in two chapters, and then I needed more changes.

Then I realized I had screwed the timeline up so much that I didn’t even know what everyone was doing or when!! So I had to stop and find another way! I ended up using my regular calendar connected to my email.

Now I have it all down correctly! But man did that take a while to get it corrected! Now, when you click on those lines, there are notes about the chapters and details of what needs to happen when! Perfect!

I do have to add that while Riley is an intense timeline – it is now where as crazy and intense as The Twisted Love Series! This picture is the timeline that used to be on my wall – That is 11 feet of timeline!! Take about details to track on that series!

Roadtrips for Inspiration

This past weekend my husband and I took a fun roadtrip so I could get a first hand perspective of a town for an upcoming book that I am co-writing with another author (Love Inked, The Twisted Love Series). It was a spur of the moment decision to head up and check it out and one I am so glad that I made!

Sunday morning, hubby and I jumped in my car and hit the PA Turnpike to go west and then north to the little town of Centralia. Now, it might sound that exciting to go visit a small town in the middle of no where, but this town has some serious history. If you search Centralia PA, you’ll see it listed as the Town that is No More. Google lists it as a Ghost Town.

Why is that? Well, it’s because Centralia was once an up and coming mining town, and in 1962 while burning some rubbish at the landfill, they started a fire in a mining shaft below ground. Today, the fire still burns underground (and is expected to burn at least another 200 years) and the entire town has been evacuated (expect about 7 residences who refuse to leave). The history is quite fascinating, and my visit there was awesome!

The series that I’m writing with Amy Manemann is a Romantic Suspense/Police Procedural series, and while the majority of it takes place in Philly, Centralia is going to play a big part in the upcoming books. Love Inked, Book 3 in the series will introduce the town, and Book 4 (Title not announced yet) the two female detectives will visit.

Now what’s in Centralia? Not much. A bunch of streets that have no signs, but navigation will tell you what their names used to be. A lot of plots of land overgrown between the roads, broken cement stairs that used to lead to homes, and lots of graffiti! There are a few homes left, and a municipal building along with a church and two cemetarys.

What I also found there was a whole lot of inspiration for our series. As I looked around, I could picture where things would happen, and I felt like Kali (the character) was ready to take on the investigation! That little creek in front of me here, well let’s say that you might see that again on the pages of a book.

All in all, my hubby and I had a great time. Not only doing the research, but just spending the day with each other. I’m blessed that I have a husband who is so encouraging and willing to help me out! Now I can’t wait to figure out my next location so we can visit that one too!

If you want to know more about my trip and the Twisted Love Series, join the Twisted Love Series Addicts Group on Facebook, and check out the first two books, Love Lorn by Amy Manemann and Love Torn, by me. Those two books give the back story on the upcoming Book Love Inked that releases on January 3rd.