A Difficult Decision

We have all seen how much the world can change in the last two years. With that, so do priorities. With significant issues needing to be focused on around my house, I had to prioritize my family and our household. In doing so, I started working outside the home again.

My job is a very important one, and I am passionate about what I am doing, but it is intense, and it is hard to switch that intensity off to write sometimes. I travel a lot and spend hours teaching classes online and in person. My creative side isn’t always at its best when I am home.

I have been working on Mission: Gratitude for the last several weeks. It was set to release in November, but unlike the first four books, this story is not flowing the way I expected it to. It’s been like pulling teeth, and I know better than to force the issue.

With the deadline closing in, the stress was growing. These books go through a much more in-depth editing than my other romance novels. Scenes are reviewed by special people who have given input on the technical aspects of the story. The story is then read by a couple of ARC readers before it even goes to editing, then it goes through 3-4 rounds of editing with my main editor before it goes through two separate proofreaders, and then on to more ARC readers. This process takes months, and I don’t even have a quarter of the story nailed down.

That is why I have canceled the pre-order for Mission: Gratitude. It was a tough decision, but one that I believe I needed to make. I will not rush this story. It is not like I am just trying to give two characters a happily ever after, but I am showing how people overcome struggles that some of us could never quite comprehend.

When will it be released? Well, when it’s ready. I will not put it on pre-order again but will immediately release it once it has been written to my satisfaction and has gone through the entire editing process.

My sincerest apologies to those of you who have been waiting for it. I know this is the second time I have canceled the pre-order, and it frustrates me to no end that I have had to do that. I just can not rush the books in this particular series. I do hope that you can understand how difficult this decision has been.

Sincerely – Stacy Eaton

Mission: Courage is now Available!

Mission: Courage is the fourth book in the Rise Again Warrior Series. A series that focuses on what our veterans go through after the war and their careers are over.

After years in the Army, Gianna Roberts is detached and unsure of herself and her future. When a chain reaction occurs, she finds herself falling into the deep, dark, den of demons called alcohol.

With Gianna physically self-destructing with her abusive addiction, she’s unable to care for herself and her son. The day that Nate Hardy takes a stool beside her at the bar, is the day her life might change.

Nate is not a stranger to addiction and has been battling with it himself for five years. His job is to find servicemen and women and bring them back to Rise Again Warrior for help.

Behind the wire, a fragile relationship will grow. Nate will help Gianna find the courage to face sobriety, but will it be at the cost of his own?

Join us for another emotional, intense, heartbreaking, and realistic story of hope, despair, addiction, and PTSD inside the wire of the Rise Again Warrior Complex.

Early Reviews for Mission: Courage

From tragedy to triumph, this book took me on a roller-coaster ride of anguish, pain, and suffering as Gia went from the brink of total destruction to finding hope in a long, dark tunnel. Although a work of fiction, the plot made me wonder about the many thousands of people around the world who have served their country in the military, or who have to deal with the effects of human tragedy and destructive forces on a daily basis as part of their work.

Margarget Watkins – Amazon

This is a gut wrenching, emotionally charged story that will have you reaching for the tissues all the way through this book!!

Patti – Goodreads

Stacy has done it again with book 4 of the Rise Again Warrior (RAW) book. This time we meet a female veteran – Gianna, an amazing mechanic who has served multiple tours in the sandbox. This is a story that runs you through all the emotions – and some of it is hard to read. But, knowing veterans who have served over the last 20 years in the sandbox and returned – this is real, this is raw.

Kate – Goodreads

Stacy blew me away with this book. Emotions were pushed to the limits. She gets into the heart and soul of what service people go through. The guilt, the anguish of being alive when so many don’t make it. The depth is incredible and raw!

Suze Joyce – Goodreads

This book is so emotional so be prepared to have Kleenex with you! It is such a moving book that I felt all the emotions going on in the book. Ms. Eaton has such a gift with her writing that I am always in the book with the characters or become the character.

Becky Claxon – Goodreads

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