Tracie Puckett

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Tracie Puckett is an award-winning stage actress, an international bestselling author, and the proud owner of an ever-growing collection of Vera Wang dresses. She's published eighteen titles in both young and new adult, and her newest series is scheduled to debut in February 2016. Tracie spends most of her daytime hours writing, reading, and daydreaming... and romance is always the name of the game! 

Alongside her best friend and fellow romance author, Lashell Collins, Tracie co-created (and now hosts) the monthly internet show Book Chat. A perfect parallel to their real lives, each of the broadcasts focuses heavily on books, writing, and romance. Tracie considers this new journey one of the best filled timeslots in her schedule, as there's nothing she enjoys more than talking, learning, and laughing with other romance writers. 

In the rare occasions when she's not playing matchmaker to fictional characters or planning out the next segment of Book Chat, you can likely find Tracie zooming down the hills of Ohio's greatest roller coasters!

Where to find Tracie Puckett online

The One New Thing
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2020 by Tracie Puckett. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seventeen-year-old Victoria Bradley has one goal: survive her last year of high school undetected. But when her new and handsome English teacher challenges her to step out of her comfort zone and try one new thing a day, she finds herself on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.



The Best Kept Secret
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
In a small town like Brighton, there are always whispers, and Victoria must find a way to keep her deepest secrets hidden from everyone—including the people she trusts the most.
A Little Beyond Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
An imminent tornado threatens destruction in Oakland, and Julie is forced to take shelter. Riding out the storm with Luke, Matt, and Kara, she quickly finds herself thrown into the past, forced to confront painful truths of then and now.
Just a Little Series (Part Two)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,620. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A compilation of the next four novellas in the series: Just a Little Insecurity, Just a Little Surprise, Just a Little Honesty, and Just a Little Reminder.
Just a Little Sequel
Series: Just a Little, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
The final installment in the Just a Little series. It’s one year, two months, and five days later, and Julie is still dealing with a lot of doubt...
Just a Little Series (Part 1)
Price: Free! Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A compilation of the first four parts: Just a Little Crush, Just a Little Embrace, Just a Little Sincerity, and Just a Little Promise.
Webster Grove
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 93,860. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
A complete compilation of the Webster Grove novellas: The New Girl, Under the Mistletoe, Secrets to Keep, Coming Out, and All Good Things.
All Good Things
Series: Webster Grove, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Webster Grove, Book 5 Upon her arrival in the familiar town of Webster Grove, Steph takes on a directing position for the high school drama production – putting her in very close quarters with a man who hasn’t quite forgiven her for her long absence.
Coming Out
Series: Webster Grove, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,070. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Webster Grove, Book 4 Secrets from the past are slowly unraveling, close relationships are falling apart, and big revelations stand to test the strength of true friendships.
Secrets To Keep
Series: Webster Grove, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Webster Grove, Book 3 Secrets, secrets, are no fun! And with each day that passes in Webster Grove, eighteen-year-old Steph is learning that lesson the hard way.
Under The Mistletoe
Series: Webster Grove, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Webster Grove, Book 2 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Webster Grove, but seventeen-year-old Steph isn’t in the mood to celebrate....
The New Girl
Series: Webster Grove, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
(4.00 from 1 review)
Webster Grove, Book 1 Seventeen-year-old Steph has her heart set on a new beginning for the eleventh time.

Smashwords book reviews by Tracie Puckett

  • Sade on the Wall on Nov. 21, 2012

    My (in a super little nutshell) synopsis: Sade and Jackie are best friends; they’ve grown up in the same town, lived on the same street, and have been best friends for most of their lives. But when Sade feels her friend slowly slipping away, she desperately reaches out with hope to decipher Jackie’s incredibly cryptic behavior. Suddenly, Jackie isn’t coming to school. She’s ‘hung over’ day after day. She’s ditching their regularly scheduled girls’ nights… and that’s just scraping the surface of her odd behavior. And Sade isn’t the only one who’s noticing. The kids at school are talking, but Sade doesn’t want to believe it’s true. But the more she sees, the more she learns, and the more people talk, Sade can’t help but wonder if she’s lost her friend to those little, colorful pills and nighttime raves. Now, my review: I love reading across many genres, and it rarely happens that I run across a novel that stands out among the rest. But this one is an exception. “Sade on the Wall” is especially unique (for several reasons). 1. Drama. The drama in this book is unlike anything you’ll find in most young adult novels. Sade and Jackie are dealing with serious (and unfortunately realistic) struggles that threaten their friendship, their safety, and their lives. While the challenges they face are overwhelmingly emotional, there are small glimpses of hope in every page you turn. There’s a wonderful balance to this story—not too much drama, not too little… just enough. 2. Relationships. The relationships in this book are unique—and I’ll refrain from saying much about the dynamic of Sade’s family. It’s something you’ll need to explore (and enjoy) on your own. In the end, it was just refreshing to read a realistic take on the modern family. 3. Support. With every good drama, the protagonist needs incredible support. Sade found the comfort and strength she needed in many characters, but mostly in her brother Corey (my favorite character). It was unclear at the beginning what kind of part Corey would play in this story, but it became increasingly clear (with every page) that he would be the ultimate confidant and friend. 4. Romance. Okay, okay. That’s a bit of a stretch. But there is a little bit of a romantic interest sparking between Sade and a boy in her biology class. Being a dramatic story, I didn’t expect to find this kind of relationship. But, I did. And I’m glad I did. I loved how he brought out the best in Sade with his quirks, charm, and goofy one-liners. There was nothing incredibly special about him, but Sade thought so—and that was enough to make me root for them. In the end, he really steps up and carries Sade through her pain. 5. Friendship. We’ve all been there. We’ve also had those relationships that threaten to emotionally destroy us at any given second. We love our friends, want the best for our friends, but sometimes their decisions weigh too heavily on our conscience. That’s what Jackie was to Sade; a best friend, but a burden. If you had a childhood best friend, you’ll find something about Jackie and Sade’s relationship that reminds you of yourself (and relationships with others). 6. Sade. She’s a character that comes to life right before your eyes. From the first page to the last, Sade is developing. She’s growing. Her loyalty is probably the most admirable thing about her, but it’s also her Achilles heel. What did I love most about Sade? She’s the perfect protagonist. She’s perfect because she’s not perfect. She comes with her own set of faults and problems, and it’s impossible not to root for her. In the end, I smiled. I laughed. I cried (my poor Kindle was soaked!). This is definitely a book for the young (or the young at heart). It will grab you and touch you on so many levels. Final note: A quick look at my past reviews on Amazon will reveal that I am big Elizabeth Barone fan. I am hooked on her ‘Sandpaper Fidelity’ series, so when I read that she was releasing “Sade”, I was anxious to get my hands on it. Though I am a loyal fan, this was an honest, unsolicited, and unbiased review. This review is nothing but my honest, heart-felt opinion. Well done, Liz. “Sade” will stay with me forever.
  • When Lightning Strikes on Jan. 30, 2015

    Woo! Hooray for another steamy romance full of the characters I love! I'm in awe of this most recent novel by Alexis Anne, and I'm confident that it's my favorite in the series thus far. While it was fun to see the snippets of our beloved Jake and Eve pop up every few chapters, it was wonderful to watch Greg take the spotlight this time in all of his foul-mouthed glory. Marie is a strong-willed, independent, and self-sufficient mother, and it's so refreshing to find a lead female character with the capability to function (happily!) without a man. THIS is a protagonist I can get on board with. What I love about Marie's relationship with Greg is that a lot of their romantic journey centers around how much she WANTS to be with him. She knows she doesn't NEED him, and I truly believe this speaks volumes about her character. However, at the opposite end of the spectrum, I feel Greg needed Marie in order to save himself from becoming a person even he couldn't recognize. There was so much give and take with these two. They completed each other in ways even they didn't realize they were incomplete. For a love story with as powerful a beginning as this one had, I'm hopeful to see more of Greg and Marie in the future. *fingers crossed* [Purchase and Review Information] 1) Rating: 5/5 Stars 2) Did I pay for it? Yes. Kindle and paperback formats. 3) Would I recommend it? Absolutely! 4) Would I read it again? Yes. 5) Disclaimer: This was an honest and unsolicited review.
  • Secrets of Lunar Falls on Jan. 30, 2015

    This is my favorite Lashell Collins title to date. This book was a risk for the author (although that’s not apparent in this novel for even a split second). Somehow Collins writes as though she’s been writing paranormal for her entire career. Funny enough, though, one look at her backlist will prove that paranormal is far outside the realm of anything she’s ever written. Yet here she is—pushing the limits, discovering new and hidden talents, and proving once again that there’s really no sub-genre of romance that she can’t conquer. So this is book one in the Lunar Falls trilogy, and I’m in awe of this series already. Let’s begin with the hero. Gabe. Ah, Gabe! *takes a moment to swoon* He’s a winner. Hands down. He’s truly the ultimate Alpha male, but he has this incredible sensitivity to our heroine that is simply breathtaking. I loved everything about him. The reader gets to spend a great deal of time inside Gabe’s head, and I admired how well Collins orchestrated his thoughts. While sometimes sexual and possessive, I never once felt offended or put-off by his intentions, thoughts, and/or actions. The author handled everything about this character flawlessly. Carly, our heroine, is badass to the core. She knows who she is, what she wants, and she's not afraid to speak her mind. I love that she can hold her own; this sets her miles and miles apart from most of the female protagonists we encounter in romance nowadays. She’s independent, but not stubbornly so. She has her place in the world… and she owns it. Plus, she’s a pet owner (to one very lovable creature!), and her relationship with Lobo speaks volumes about who she truly is on the deepest level. She's motherly, kind, and big-hearted. She’s everything I love to see in a heroine, and she’s everything I wanted for Gabe (and vice versa). In the end, I love that Collins leaves the reader with a serious element of mystery. This makes for an exciting wait for the second book. I’m already questioning characters and their motives, and I'm sensing that Carly's backstory is going to eventually blow us all away. I’m anxious. I am SO stuck in this world, and that’s a GREAT sign that the author is doing something right! This book is a perfect mix of paranormal and romance… but more to my liking, it’s a perfect mix of lighthearted and dramatic. To say that I’m eager for part two is a vast understatement. I’m dying. I need it … like, yesterday. Final note: I have a serious crush on (supporting character) Joe. [Purchase and Review Information] 1) Rating: 5/5 Stars 2) Did I pay for it? Yes. Paperback ($12.34 USD) and Kindle pre-order ($0.99 USD). 3) Would I recommend it? Yes, a hundred times over. 4) Would I read it again? Absolutely. 5) Disclaimer: This was an honest, unsolicited, impartial review.
  • Lies of Lunar Falls on Jan. 30, 2015

    Wow. I’m still at a loss for words after reading this most recent novel by Lashell Collins. Just like the first in the series, Lies of Lunar Falls is packed with mystery, secrets, and startling revelations that will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the bitter end! The romance between Gabe and Carly only intensifies as their relationship grows, and Collins does a masterful job of balancing Gabe’s love life with his many responsibilities around Lunar Falls. The characters grow. Relationships strengthen. Lunar Falls begins to see some much-needed change. I’m eager to get my hands on the final novel in this series (and finally get the answers to my burning questions!). I highly recommend this second book in the series. If you loved the first one, there’s no doubt you’ll devour this second installment in a heartbeat! Just wow. What a powerful story of love, trust, and conflict. Truly moving. Five stars, hands down. [Purchase and Review Information] 1) Rating: 5/5 Stars 2) Did I pay for it? Yes. 3) Would I recommend it? Absolutely! 4) Would I read it again? Yes. 5) Disclaimer: This was an honest and unsolicited review. Final note: I’m still crushing (hard) on Joey Koontz. ☺