Hi Lisa welcome back to UTC this month for our Burning Up July event!
Tell us a little about Escaping Reality.
This is a new adult that is a sexy mystery like INSIDE OUT but a completely different storyline and the characters are VERY different. Amy is much younger than Sara from INSIDE OUT in more than age. She had to go into hiding when her family was murdered and she doesn’t know who is hunting her. So she’s had to lead a very sheltered life and yet she is very independent. Enter Liam Stone (rich, successful, confident, good looking) who will make her feel safe for the first time ever. But does she dare trust him?
What’s your favorite thing about your hero that you think will make us fall in love with him?
He protects Amy. He gives her room to have her secrets even though he knows she has them. He knows how to be alpha without being an arrogant ass. And he is generous in all ways, both in passion and in everyday, life.
Tell us what inspired you to write a New Adult Genre novel.
Amy came to me back when I was writing IF I WERE YOU and I started jotting notes about her and her story. I really don’t know what inspired her. She just came to me, and spoke to me. She needs love and deserves it, but her circumstances make it almost impossible for her to find or even believe she deserves it herself.
A lot of your fans are used to the sexy scenes you give your novels. How much smexy can we expect from Escaping Reality?
It’s very sexy. In fact, sexy happens much faster than in IF I WERE YOU. Circumstances sometimes dictate when it happens and Amy is in the right emotional place when she meets Liam to need an escape he is more than happy to give her.
Talking about escape from reality, if you were given a chance to live in a book, which genre would you pick?
I love suspense in my writing but I’m not sure I want to go through what I put my characters through in real life. They shred me when I write them as it is. I like I would like to live a contemporary romance without the danger I put my characters in:)
And now for some fun, fill in the blanks:
*Before I go to bed I…
I answer emails right after writing until my eyes are shutting.
*I would date…
Well I am about to get married lol… But David Gandy is my pinup for Liam Stone so right now I’m having a little love affair with him
*I would marry…
My fiancé September 14th
*I would bang…
LOL My fiancee but David Gandy was in my mind while writing the smexy scenes in Amy’s book
*Never Have I ever…
Been to Italy and I plan to fix that by the end of the year
Lisa Renee Jones’s first New Adult release
Book 1 of THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN Series
RELEASE DATE: July 22nd
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?
And look for Book 2: Within the Fire!
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FOLLOW THE TOUR
Lisa Renee Jones ESCAPING REALITY Tour Schedule
July 1 – July 31
7/01- Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic (interview) http://miscellaneousthoughtsofabookaholic.blogspot.com/
7/01- Urban Girl Reader (spotlight, excerpt & review)
7/02- Book Mom’s Reviews (spotlight & review)
7/03- Book Monster Reviews (spotlight & excerpt)
7/04- So Many Reads (spotlight with excerpt)
7/04- Trine’s Review Cave ( spotlight with excerpt)
7/05- Book Nerd ( spotlight & review)
7/05- Nette’s Bookshelf ( spotlight, excerpt & review)
7/06- Spiced Latte Reads (spotlight)
7/07- Buffy’s Ramblings (spotlight and excerpt)
7/08- United by Books (interview)
7/08- Riverina Romantics (spotlight and excerpt)
7/09- Cocktails and Books (interview and review)
7/10- Hesperia Loves Books (spotlight, excerpt and review)
7/10- Sassy Book Lovers (spotlight and excerpt)
7/11- Shh Mom’s Reading (excerpt & review)
7/12- Book Lovin Mamas (interview & review)
7/13- Literal Addiction (spotlight and excerpt)
7/13- Ramblings From This Chick (interview)
7/14- The Reading Cafe (Interview & review)
7/16- Books, Books & More Books (spotlight with excerpt)
7/16- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review)
7/17 – Inner Goddess
7/18- GraveTells (interview and review)
7/19- Under the Covers (interview and review)
7/19- Flirting with Romance (excerpt with spotlight)
7/20- Redheaded Bookworm (excerpt & review)
7/21- Crazy Four Books (spotlight, except & review)
7/21- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (spotlight, excerpt & review)
7/22- Offbeat Vagabond (interview and review)
7/22 – Froggarita’s Bookcase (interview)
7/23- Scandalicious Book Reviews (excerpt, spotlight and review)
7/24- True Story Book Blog (character interview with Liam and review)
7/24- Underworld Love Addiction (spotlight & review)
7/24- Salacious Reviews (spotlight and excerpt)
7/25- Liezel ( spotlight, excerpt & review)
7/25 – Scorching Book reviews (spotlight & excerpt)
7/26- Books-n-Kisses (spotlight)
7/26- Musings From An Addicted Reader (Spotlight and review)
7/27- Reading Between The Wines (spotlight and excerpt)
7/28- Brynna Curry’s In Shadows Blog (spotlight)
7/29- Salacious Reviews (spotlight & reviews)
7/30- Christine’s Blog (interview, excerpt and review)
7/31- My Secret Romance (spotlight, excerpt and review)
7/31- You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that 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.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and Facebook daily.
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Lisa is giving away a canvas bag with Escaping Reality on one side and Revealing Us on the other side, and a package of signed INSIDE OUT and ESCAPING REALITY goodies to one lucky winner when the tour ends.
- Meet our new reviewer team + Blogiversary Giveaway! - May 5, 2021
- Excerpt + Giveaway: On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner - September 3, 2020
- And The Winners Are… - September 2, 2020