Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Before I introduce you to my guest blogger today, let me just share that my editor, Leah Hultenschmidt has posted my ERINSONG cover on her blog. If you have time, please pop over and leave a comment. Thanks!

Now, meet Stacey Joy Netzel. Her newest book, CHASIN' MASON is launching today! Tell us about your new story, Stacey.

Emily, thanks so much for having me today. I'd like to share the blurb for my new release, Chasin' Mason, and also tell you about my current contest.

One Contest—16 Chances to WIN! March 1-April 30th. No purchase necessary.

I'd love help spreading the word about my new western contemporary romance, Chasin’ Mason.

When his father announced his engagement to a gold-digger with a lying, scheming fourteen-year old daughter, seventeen-year old Tripp Warner left Warner Ridge Ranch and never looked back. Until the day he got the phone call that his father had died unexpectedly.

Reggie Reed lives with her guilt every day but can't quite work up the courage to track down the son of the man who raised her as his own. When Tripp shows up at his father’s funeral eleven years later--and a hell of a man to be reckoned with--he has no interest in her too-late apology. Worse, they’ve inherited half shares of the family ranch—but only if they work together to catch Mason’s Gold, the stallion a young Reggie let escape and made sure Tripp took the blame for.

Tripp proposes a secret competition to the beautiful witch who stole his life: whoever catches the stallion first gets the ranch all to themselves. It sounds simple, but once they’re out on the range, tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat and nothing goes as either of them expects.

Can they work together to keep the ranch, or will their past get in the way of their future?


What I ask of you, and what I’ll do in return: relying on the honor system, for every 20 bookmarks you hand out to family, friends, co-workers, mailperson, waitress, dental hygenist, librarian, hair stylist, tax accountant, ...well, you get the picture (*grin*), I’ll enter your name into a drawing for the list of prizes below.

Here’s the good part—the 16 prizes:

(1) Grand prize: $25.00 gift card (card choices listed on my website) AND one of my books of your choice.

(2) Print books of Welcome To Redemption, signed by myself and my co-author, Donna Marie Rogers.

( Our debut book received a 4 ½ Star review from Romantic Times Book Club. )

(3) e-books of Welcome To Redemption

(5) e-books of Dragonfly Dreams. (Nominated Best Short Romance e-Book 2007 by LASR: “…a heartwarming yet humorous tale.” )

(5) e-books of If Tombstones Could Talk. (4 Stars “…sweet, sensual and one of the most romantic stories I've ever read.” Romance Junkies)

So there you go. We all know someone who'd take a bookmark, so enter today! E-mail your name and address to and let me know how many bookmarks to send. If you think you can hand out 40, go for it—I’ll enter your name twice. You can visit my website to read an excerpt for Chasin’ Mason.

EARN 2 BONUS ENTRIES: 1. Mention my contest on your blog or website and e-mail me the link. (Emily's entered!) 2. Forward this contest e-mail to friends and family who love romance and cc me in.

NOTE: When I reach 75 entries, I will add another Grand Prize for a second lucky winner!

Thank you all for visiting today and I look forward to hearing from you. Happy Spring!

Well, you all heard the woman! She's put together quite a list of prizes. If you'd like more info please check out www.staceyjoynetzel. If you'd like to have Stacey send you some bookmarks to distribute, please send her a note at To buy a copy of CHASIN' MASON, visit I'll bet Stacey will be happy to answer questions here today too, so leave a note to let us know you stopped by!


Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Morning everyone! Just my luck, :), the link is down for The Wild Rose Press just now, but please check back a little later.

In the meantime, I'll post an excerpt for Chasin' Mason in a little while.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Stacey! I sent you a message at your web site! Its a surprise so I dont want to go into it here! But this is an awesome fun contest! I am going to try and link you to my FB page also! I cant wait to read your "Chasin Mason", although this Ms. Emily is getting me in trouble with all her great authors! My TBR is piling up LOL!! HI Emily :)

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Thanks, Jane! I wasn't sure how the contest would go over, but I'm very happy with the response. It's been great to meet new people this way, too.

Next up, a short excerpt for CHASIN' MASON!

EmilyBryan said...

Hi Jane,

I consider myself the Pied Piper of romance. I just play the tune and hope you like to dance!:)

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

CHASIN' MASON excerpt, after Tripp's father's will has been read:

“I have a proposition for you.”

She couldn’t help it, her gaze went straight to the bed. Just as fast she snapped it back up to his face. “A what?”

He lifted one nicely muscled shoulder in a careless gesture that didn’t fool her one bit when she considered the calculating gleam in his eyes.

“Maybe competition is the better word.”

“And what exactly would we be competing for?” she asked.

“The ranch.”

Reggie would’ve laughed, except he was dead serious. She crossed her arms. “What have you got in mind?”

“Who ever catches Mason wins everything, simple as that. Loser leaves.”

Her stomach gave a sickening lurch. This is why he agreed to the terms of the will. She knew he’d flipped to the other side too fast. But Ernesto hadn’t lied when he said she’d been trying to catch the stallion for years, though how he knew about it, she’d love to know. No way did she want to go up against Tripp like this, not with the ranch at stake. Mason was smarter than any horse she’d known.

Tripp stepped closer, crowding her personal space as he leaned in and taunted, “Afraid you can’t catch him?”

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Well, I got lucky and bought my copy late last night, so it's already loaded on my Kindle and ready to read *G* Happy Release Day, Stacey!!

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Thanks, Donna! I just hope everyone likes CHASIN' MASON half as much as they've liked THERE'S ONLY BEEN YOU. :)

Cate Masters said...

Happy release day, Stacey! Love that cover - the paint pony's gorgeous! Wishing you many happy reviews and sales!

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Thanks, Cate! It's nice to share a release day with you. :) Your book, SEVENTH HEAVEN, sounds really good! Have a great day with it. :)

Edie Ramer said...

Stacey, I love the cover! Will you have the print version in Green Bay? If so, I'm a buyer. :) I think someone said that TWRP puts the print and email versions out at the same time.

Diana, love your Erinsong cover, too! I read Leah's blog every day, though I rarely comment, and I saw that yesterday. Very cool!

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Looks like the website server fixed the problem!!

Hey Edie! Yes, I will have print copies at the WisRWA conference in June. Thanks for stopping by. :)

EmilyBryan said...

Loved the excerpt, Stacey! Sounds very exciting and I'm a sucker for horse stories.

After 19 years of marriage my DH and I moved to Wyoming and since we had acreage we decided to get some horses. I'd ridden a few fat Shetlands as a kid, but wasn't really a rider. Little did I know I'd been sleeping with a centaur all those years. My DH can RIDE!

What a thrill to see him galloping across the meadow and keeping his seat even when his quarterhorse, Cody, decided to have an impromptu rodeo. The DH made sure that horse knew there was only one stallion in the paddock. I have a picture of him with my little mare, Star on my website. She was 1/8 Welsh pony/7/8 Quarterhorse so she was short enough for me to mount with no trouble.

Edie--Thanks! I love the ERINSONG cover too! And you should comment on Leah's site next time. I know she loves to hear from readers and writers. Since your DEAD PEOPLE is under consideration at Dorchester (Best of luck, BTW!), it can't hurt to keep your name visible.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Emily, those shetlands can be little buggers. As a kid, I rode a friend's shetland who wanted back to the barn and nothing was stopping him. I broke the darn rein trying to get that guy to stop. He won.

I don't ride like I used to. Busy with work, family, writing. I may not have many more years with my Kaleb, so I really need to spend more time with him.

Too funny about your DH. A man on a horse is very sexy. My dh is sexy, but he doesn't ride at all. He'd love to sell the horses and plant trees in the pasture. Nope. You married me with horses, they stay. LOL

Edie, even though you didn't win AT, I really hope to hear DEAD PEOPLE will be available soon. :)

Emma Lai said...

Congrats on the release, Stacey! My TBR list just seems to keep growing and growing.

Emily, it sounds like you are one lucky woman. What's sexier than a man who knows how to take control?

Lori K said...

Stacey, Congratulations on New Release Day! Love your blurb and excerpt--Tripp sounds hot!! Best always, L

Amy Atwell said...

Stacey--congrats on your release. Great cover, great blurb, and I loved the excerpt. It's so wonderful to see your career grow!

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Emma- thank you. I know exactly what you mean on the TBR pile. :)

Lori- thanks for stopping! I love Tripp. :) Then again, I love all the guys I write. LOL

Amy- there will be a day VERY soon when I say the same about your career. Thank you for visiting. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

As soon as I finish this post, I'm moseying on over to TWRP and getting your Chasin' Mason. Tried earlier, but...

This is such a great idea for celebrating your release day with all of us.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Mary Jo, I love sharing this with all of you! Thank you for coming by and for picking up a copy of the book. I can't wait to get my copy of BLACK RIBBON AFFAIR when it's released.

Add your beautiful book cover to your blogger profile so everyone can see it!

Laurel Bradley said...

Congratulations on your latest release, Stacey. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Thank you, Laurel! :) I hope you enjoy it.

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks for stopping by, Stacey! I enjoyed having you here.