News & Updates

Pack your bags!

June 8, 2023

You know how you normally get ready for a vacation–stock up on toiletries, buy new sunglasses, plan out all your outfits. Well, it’s time to do all those things and get ready to travel to Daufuskie Island!

A.C.’s newest women’s fiction book will be releasing October 17, 2023 and she’s revealing the cover today!

Leave It To Us is the story of three estranged sister who are brought together by tragedy and renew their bond through love. After inheriting Grandma Betty’s beloved beach house, Lana, Yvonne and Tami must return to the island of their most memorable summer vacations to renovate the property before deciding what will become of its future. During a life-changing month on the shore, the Butler sisters not only uncover family secrets, but a broken bond is being repaired through personal revelations and a newfound desire to keep their family legacy alive. Preorder this beautiful story of resilience and renewal today.

We’re coming in hot!

April 25, 2023

AC joins a group of amazing authors who invite you to journey to different cities to celebrate Juneteenth with the men of Mr. Black, an organization honoring Black love, Black culture, and Black history.

In Mr. On Your Knees you’ll meet Jared Desdune (of the famous Desdunes featured in a few of the Donovan Friends books), a successful hotelier looking to further cement his goals by hosting Miami’s biggest and best Juneteenth celebration. What Jared doesn’t anticipate is the love he’d lost to show up as the event designer. Now, as they’re forced to work closely together to elevate both of their careers, he not only won’t be able to keep Desi Kane out of his mind, but he’s helpless to stop her continued claim on his heart.

Mr. On Your Knees also has connections to The Corporation series.

Are you ready to take a trip?

February 21, 2023

Q:  What do you get when you mix a cynical travel blogger, a barbeque expert, a Merle Great Dane puppy and hot cinnamon buns together?

A:  A slow burn love affair on the lovely Crescent Island!

Take a trip to Lacey Baker’s island off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and fall in love with Parker BBQ’s succulent meals and Ms. Annabelle’s famous cinnamon buns. Allie Sparks isn’t buying any of that great marketing copy, instead she’s ready to debunk the tales of a matchmaker on the quaint little island. What she ends up finding is her best friend’s brother, Ryan Parker and his rambunctious puppy, Optimus. And the matchmaking begins!

Read the excerpt for a peek into island life, then prepare to take your trip to the island for Her Unexpected Match.

On The Road

February 6, 2023

February will be a busy month as AC hits the road! If you’re in the Waynesboro, VA or Orlando, FL area, stop by and say hello!

Banners Hallmark Waynesboro Grand Opening!, 801 Town Center Drv., Waynesboro, VA. Signing the newest Lacey Baker release, HER UNEXPECTED MATCH, Fri. 2/10 & Sat. 2/1 @11am-2pm

Round Table Readers Book Club, Discussing HAPPY IS ON HIATUS, Durham, North Carolina, Sat. 2/18 @1pm

Coastal Magic Convention, Wyndham Orland Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL 2/23 – 2/26. Signing as A.C. & Lacey at the booksigning which is FREE to the public Sat. 2/25 4-6pm

A Preorder form is available if you plan to pop up at any of these events and want to have your book signed and ready for pick up!

A Merry Treat!

December 29, 2022

AC is closing out this festive season with a scorching hot story re-introducing The Corporation and all the love connections to be made via the infamous club of pleasure. Slay manages the club’s London location with ease until he hears the sexy Willow sing. Now, she’s all he can think about even as her dreams of a career in music interrupt their path to love. Read the first chapter of A Merry Invitation and then order your copy today.

It’s Ridge Day!

November 29, 2022

Ridge, the troubled Donovan is finally here to make his mark in this story about healing, strength and love. Enjoy an excerpt of Ridge & Talaya’s new beginning, then order your copy today. New to the Donovan Dynasty? Get started with book 1, Dane, now.

All Access to Ridge!

November 25, 2022

We all know that RIDGE is coming in just a few more days. But here’s your chance to grab an All Access Box featuring signed paperbacks, commemorative glass and more! Be the first to receive exclusive new series swag before the launch (more details to come) in this limited-edition box by preordering yours today!

Chapter Reveal!

November 14, 2022

We’re just two weeks away from the release of Ridge, Donovan Dynasty book #3! This searingly passionate story of secrets and self-worth follows Ridge Donovan and Talaya Richmond as they journey to love with a few suspenseful pitstops along the way. Read the first chapter of Ridge, then, hurry to preorder your copy before release day!

New to The Donovan Dynasty series? Get started with book #1, Dane, today.

It’s Time To Get Happy!

July 1, 2022

Today’s the day! Happy Is On Hiatus is available on all platforms in print, ebook and audio!

When Rita McCall discovers another one of her husband’s affairs, her life takes a dramatic turn and she leans on her family for love and support. Her cousins–Sharae and Jemel–have always been there for Rita and this time is no different, but Sharae is also about to face some life-altering secrets. The Aunts and their family’s legacy of feeding the soul will guide them through painful secrets, betrayals and empowering revelations in this bighearted multigenerational novel. 

Find out how Rita and her family finally get to their happy place–read the first chapter and order your copy of Happy Is On Hiatus today!