Taking a Me Break

The last year has been rough. Between health, house issues, and mental health, I have been in a constant state of up and down for months, and it’s time to take a break.

Generally, when I needed to feel better, I turned to my writing. I would lose myself in my stories, passionate about what I was doing. I always thrived on my crazy busy schedule, and I lived for deadlines, but it’s time to take a different approach, and that approach will affect my current schedule of books.

In early November, I had hand surgery. Four weeks later, I was back to work. Shortly after Christmas, I ended up being sick for a month. Then I got back, only to have surgery again in early March. Now as we start April, I’m still recovering from my major facial surgery, and my mental and physical health is in dire need of a jump start.

So that’s what I am going to be going. I’m going to take some time off to focus on my physical and mental health. I will still be writing, but I will only be doing a fraction of what I typically do.

What does that mean for the books coming out? Well, many of them are being put on hold. I hold myself to a high standard, and if I can’t write to that standard, then why write? Right now, I need to focus my energy on myself.

How long of a break will I take? Well, let’s just say that it will be at least three months, but it could be longer if I find that I need more time.

What books will be on hold?  Let’s take a look.

Finding Love on a Dude Ranch will release on April 8th. Evan, Loving a Winston Series, Book 2, will be released in later April (Not May as originally reported)

Reckoning (Blue Blood Returns Series, Book 5), is one that will be on hold but I do hope to have that released before the summer.

Mission: Gratitude (Rise Again Warrior Series, Book 5), originally set for July release, will release later this year. I do not have a date at this time. This series is so near and dear to me that I want to make sure I am in my best mindset to write it.

That brings me to the Twisted Love Series that is co-written with Amy Manemann. Amy is currently working on the next book, Love Crossed, and while the publication date may change slightly, we still anticipate the book coming out this summer. The final two books in the series, Love Twisted, and Love Lies, will release later this year.

Typically, I look at my books 5-7 months out and plan on when they will release, put them on pre-order, and then write them. For the next year, I’m going to change that, and focus on writing stories a bit slower, and once they are ready, do a release without a preorder.

This will allow me to focus on my health, my home, and my family. It has been a tough decision, but one I am not regretting. I hope that my readers can respect and appreciate my decision, and I look forward to getting back into the swing of writing, once I find myself, mentally and physically again.

Mission: Accept wins the Gold!

Just announced!

Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Mission: Accept” by Stacy Eaton in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0844XG5NK.

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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