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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Interview with Author Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway

Please give a warm welcome to author Lisa Renee Jones. Lisa is back to celebrate her upcoming release of Escaping Reality and has stopped by to answer some questions.

Bestselling author Lisa Renée Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which will debut internationally across many countries in 2013. Booklist says that Jones’ suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Alpha, military, and paranormal romance readers will want Jones’ entire series. (About the Zodius Series — Storm that is Sterling)

In 2003, award winning author Lisa Renée Jones sold her Austin, Texas based multi-state staffing agency and has since published over thirty novels and novellas across several genres. Her staffing agency LRJ Staffing was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Her debuts with Blaze and Nocturne hit Bookscan’s Top 100 list and her Blaze Hot Zone trilogy made a showing on the list in 2011 also.

Places to find Lisa Renee:

First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I’m a full time writer who lives in Colorado. My kids are grown but I have a cat I treat like a child. I left the corporate world behind to write and I’ve never looked back.

Did you always want to be a writer?
No. I did a lot of acting and Austin, my hometown, is a big film hub. I did some independents and was at a point I needed to move to continue. I just couldn’t with my kids so years later, still craving that creative outlet, I picked up a book, and started writing when I finished it.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
Both. For my mysteries like INSIDE OUT and ESCAPING REALITY I have to outline but I usually don’t stick with it.

Where do your ideas come from?
Usually they start with a key character and the life they’ve led and their situation. I tend to outline the world they live in and all the characters in the world. By the time I do that, the story forms.

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
Infinite possibilities. Infinite danger. Infinite passion. New Adult. She shouldn't trust him b/she does. She shouldn't want him b/she does.

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
Those with passion and angst. I love when I take a journey with the characters and live the emotions they do.

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it? 
I love Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. It has all those things I just described with the mystery those of you who read my books know I love.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
Sex scenes. They have to be emotional turning points for me. They can’t be just about sex or the scene is at the wrong place and time. IF I WERE YOU didn’t have as much sex as BEING ME because the characters were not read and I wasn’t going to put sex in the book just to include sex.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why? 
Nora Roberts. Stephen King. EL James. All gifted and savvy.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
A novella called PLAY WITH ME for a NY Publisher and then I start on Amy part 2 and then INSIDE OUT part 4.

Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breath? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard down, the ghost’s of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

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Up For Grabs For Entire Tour:
  • 1 lucky person will win a a canvas bag with Escaping Reality on one side and Revealing Us on the other side + swag

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  1. Oh this book is going my bookshelf to read for sure.

  2. Yay more new books to read!.. It sounds amazing! Cannot wait to read.. Thank you!
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  3. Magnifique! beautiful books to add to my reading list! thank you!

  4. I just finished reading Escaping Reality and gave this amazing book 5 stars. Glad to have found Lisa's books! I love your blog!