I live life by one simple quote..."When Life Gives You Lemons, Throw Them Back and Scream, "Limes, Motherf&%$er, I Want Limes!"
It's this rebellious attitude that started me on the path of writing fiction novels. I write because it allows me to escape the routine of every day life. I write about relationships, not just romantic relationships. My books focus on the relationships between friends, siblings, lovers, and parents.
My characters are a reflection of the people I has encountered along my journey to find who I am as a writer and as a person.
I am "just a small town girl", born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. I now live in Atlanta, Georgia. I often think of Atlanta as a place were dreams are formed and then people get out to live them.
My writing career began at an early age. I was just in high school when I began working on me first novel. As I studied Biology at Georgia State University, I began my second novel, Change of Heart, and quickly decided that Biology wasn't where my talent lied. Despite many protests, I switched to Creative Writing which was instrumental in jump starting my career.
I often say that music is my influence and without it, I would not be alive. Other than music, I also enjoy reading and watching movies, and spending time with the people I love.
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- The Toilet Business
on June 19, 2011
The first words that come to mind when I started The Toilet Business..."Girl, I know exactly what you mean!"
From endless job to endless non gratifying job just to pay the bills, any person who reads these tales can relate.
I laughed from page 1 until the end of the book and when I say end, I mean the very last page. Stacy's humor is quirky and a little bit sarcastic. She's hilarious!
I knew that I was going to like this book when I read the introduction:
"I didn't really figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was thirty-five"
I'm 31 and I just recently just figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up so I completely related to this statement and this book overall! I'm glad that Stacy shared her hilarious work experiences so those of us who go through the same things know that we are not alone :)
- Perfect Copy
on July 15, 2011
Clones...always have been and always will be EVIL.
Poor Brina is so focused on loving and caring for the boy she feels is a replacement for the one she lost that she can't see the forest for the trees...at first.
When geneticist Mathew Roman dies and leaves his small staff of three alone with a genetically engineered child, all hell breaks loose in the cabin nestled deep in the woods. With all the men around her injured, weak, dead, Brina steps to the plate to protect the youngest clone with everything she has, including her life.
Perfect Copy is a perfect, can't put down thriller; a good thriller that is a bit creepy and has you checking the dark shadows of your house for silent homicidal clones that you know aren't there.
In Perfect Copy, Gaines delivers that eerie feeling that any thrill seeker craves. Well done!
- Tracking Shadows, Shadows of Justice book 4
on July 19, 2011
I don't read a lot of sci-fi or futuristic books. However, I have the pleasure of being in a Blog Tour with this incredible lady and I had to see what my competition was bringing to the table.
Tracking Shadows has given me cause to be a little nervous.
The first line sucked me in and I couldn't put my Kindle down. Murder, smugglers, a little dry humor. This book had it all. I don't think I'd make it in Chicago 2096 at all. No sugar...no coffee; you know I'd be Slick Micky's top customer :)
There were a few times I had to go back and re-read a few things (was he invisible?) but other than that I really enjoyed the book and am honored to be sharing a tour with Regan.