Monday, March 23, 2015



Three lives entangled…

Sam- Carefree, innocent, and in love. All is destroyed when life has other plans. Love isn't easy, especially when your heart is torn in two.

Alec- The weight of a life changing secret is suffocating. His love for her is his oxygen. Will his love be enough or will he be too late?

Emmett- Life gives and life takes away. Tormented by what and who he can’t have. Will he fight or lose his soul?

When fate steps in, their lives are irrevocably changed.

Love's Secret Torment is the story of three people's search for answers as they deal with life's cruel turns. Does surviving their destiny and living with the aftermath come at too great a cost? Join them on their journey as they face the rocky steps of a fate-twisted adulthood.

Shannon's 4 Star Review:

Sam met and began dating Alec and over the period of a couple of years, they fell in love, chose colleges together and made plans for the future.  Well Alec was hiding some serious secrets and decided it would be better for Sam if he just left her and saved her from the pain he knew she would experience.  What he didn't know was that his leaving her caused her more pain than she would have experienced if he had stayed.
Sam decided after months of dealing with the pain and loss of her relationship with Alec that she would go visit her girls at Auburn University.  There she meets Emmett who's one of the biggest players on campus.  Though he tells her he's a player and she says she's not ready for a relationship they spend the night together much to the chagrin of her friends.  Sam decides she's going to attend Auburn instead of going to the school she and Alec were both accepted into.  After months of staying on and off with Emmett she finds herself falling in love again.  She's very leary of falling because of the pain and hurt she experienced with Alec but she decides to love with all of her heart instead of holding back.

Life from this point on pretty much sucks for Sam.  She discovers truths and secrets that she never even dreamt were a possibility.  She experiences more hurt and loss in just a couple of years than most young girls should ever experience.  She learns that true love never just disappears because relationships are over.  Together, she, Emmett, and Alec are tied together through the secrets and the pain.  

First loves, true loves, heart break, and goodbyes fill this book and filled my eyes with tears.  I loved the flow of the book, the details, and the friendships that abound in the book.  I don't know how much loss and sorrow one girl must suffer but this girl is so much stronger because of all that life and fate have thrown at her.  There are twists and turns that I never seen coming and they really kept me drawn in. I loved having the different point of views from each of the characters.  I could really feel and experience what they were going through. I can't wait to read more from this debut author seeing as how she knocked this out of the park!

This is a definite must read! It's sweet, exciting, angsty, and full of surprises, twists, and TORMENT! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! Stacy, you have another avid fan!

Reviewed for Stories and Swag! Book Blog
Shannon "LovesBooks" Daniel
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Excerpt – Sam’s POV

The sound of tapping woke me up. I cracked my eyes open, waiting for everything to
come into focus. The sun peeked through my bedroom curtains. It was such a
beautiful morning. Shaking my head with a wry smirk, I crawled off the bed,
knowing only one person would be plinking pebbles at my window.

I shuffled to my window and spread the curtains wide. Smiling up at me was my
Alec. I didn’t know how it was possible and had never experienced anything like
it in my life, but damn, I loved him.

He waved me down, and I noticed he had a Starbucks cup in his hand. He knew me too
well. I was a coffee and hot tea junkie and thanked God every single day that
we had a Starbucks within five
miles from anywhere in town. I threw my bathrobe on over my sleep shorts and
tank top and ran downstairs to see what my sweet guy was up to.

“Hi baby,” I said as I wrapped my arms around him and my body molded into his.
morning Samone,” he said back as he smiled. “I have a surprise for you,” he
chuckled, knowing how I loved surprises, especially from him. 



About the Author

Stacy is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance
author. Her debut novel "Love's Secret Torment" is tentatively due
out in February, 2015. She has started her second novel "Sweet
Conundrum" due out later that year.

Stacy lives with her husband Mike, son Austin
and chocolate lab Gage just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She loves the seasonal
weather changes, taking walks with Gage and spending time with her family and

While happily addicted to Starbucks writing is
her passion and sharing her stories with the world is a dream come true.

Follow Stacy on social media:


Twitter: @StacyLDarnell


Instagram: @StacyLDarnell

TSU: @StacyLDarnell

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