Hello Lisa, thank you for coming to UTC. For the people who do not know you, tell us a little about yourself.
I am a former CEO of a multi-state staffing agency who left the corporate world behind to chase a dream and I’m so glad I did. I’m still a workaholic though and I now live in Colorado instead of Texas. My kids are grown but my fiancée and I have a cat we treat like a kid, she is my writing partner. I’ve even dedicated books to her. 🙂
What kind of research did you do for Inside Out trilogy? (Specifically storage auction, art and subclubs)
Long before the show Storage Wars, my fiancée and I were buying storage units at auction. I have done extensive research one the places mentioned in the series – the art galleries, the winery, clubs, they are all based on actual places. I also visited New York, San Francisco, and Paris. I like for readers to be able to see and “experience” the actual places as they read.
I know that there fans that have deep love for Chris Merit and/or Mark Compton. Who do you think the fans love most and can you tell us what the draw is for each of them?
I think it may be a tie… There are many reasons to love each of them and they are both so different but also the same. The male raw dominance in both of them is what is the biggest draw I think.
The mystery and suspense in this erotica series is phenomenal. Do you read a lot of mystery? What genre do you fancy most?
Thank you. I love to read but don’t get to do it as often as I would like. I listen to audio books while working out. I try to listen to what is “hot” right now.
Tell us about the novellas of this series and the serial Behind Closed Doors.
Rebecca’s journals add so much more to The Inside Out series. They give you an inside look into the relationships that Rebecca has with the Master and the other characters as well.
What can readers expect now with REVEALING US?
This is Chris’s story. His secrets are revealed and we find out if Sara can handle them. I think Revealing Us ends in a way that wraps Chris and Sara’s story but there are still unanswered questions that will be answered in books 4 & 5. I will officially announce those books soon.
IF I WERE YOU
Inside Out, Book 1
The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
Inside Out, Book 2
The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the missing journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca—but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?
Inside Out, Book 3
The third and final installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance trilogy—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You’ve discovered Rebecca’s secrets. You’ve discovered Sara’s secrets. Now Sara will discover “his” deepest, darkest secrets…but will those secrets bind them together—or tear them apart?
REVEALING US TOUR SCHEDULE:
9/01- Under the Covers
9/01- Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
9/02- KT Book Reviews
9/03- Sweet & Spicy Tales
9/03- A Cauldron of Books
9/04- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic
9/05- Sassy Book Lovers
9/06- Book Nerd
9/06- Smoldering Heat
9/07- Live, Read & Breathe
9/08- Inner Goddess
9/08- Romance Junkies
9/09- Just Contemporary Romance
9/10- Bookin’ It Reviews
9/11- Swept Away by Romance
9/12- Schmexy Girl
9/12- Night Owl Reviews
9/13- Let’s Get Romantical
9/14- Delphina Reads Too Much
9/15- Cocktails and Books
9/15- Saucy & Sinful
9/16- Scandalicious Book Reviews
9/17- Tome Tender
9/18- Wicked Readings by Tawania
9/19- The Reading Cafe
9/20- Liezel’s Book Blog
9/20- Redheaded Bookworm
9/21- The Boyfriend Bookmark
9/21- Book Lovin’ Mamas
9/22- Reading Between the Wines
9/23- Love Between the Sheets
9/24- United by Books
9/25- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
9/26- My Secret Romance
9/27- Offbeat Vagabond
9/28- You Gotta Read Reviews
9/28- Brynna Curry’s In Shadows Blog
9/29- Proserpine Craving Books
9/30- Ramblings From This Chick
9/30- Reader Girls
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 an autographed copy of IF I WERE YOU, a Red Tote & Swag to one lucky winner at the end of the tour.
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