Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lisa Renee Jones announcement and free read

Lisa Renee Jones is just bubbling over with a secret....and since she can't share that one yet, she wants to give out an e-copy of Dangerous Secrets!  If you don't have a copy yet, act fast...this is a limited time offer only.  And don't forget her great contests, especially if you purchase a copy of her mesmerizing story, If I Were You!  Click on the picture immediately below to be taken to the Amazon page for the free download but don't's a limited time offer!

My review for If I Were You is on Night Owl at this link.  (it is on Amazon under ELF2060 at this link with the title of 'A Seductive Read' but given that there are more than 70 reviews...I think it might be a bit difficult to find, lol).  Be aware that the overall tone of reviews is extremely positive and not just because so many of us who submitted them are fans.  I was immediately drawn into this story which appealed to me on several levels, my incurable nosiness, my curiosity about the stories behind people's actions, my willingness to work for what I really want, my propensity for volunteering my opinion on things that I think I have some knowledge about and my concern for people even if I don't know them well.  My only complaint is the cliffhanger ending that left me tapping my toes and grumbling about the wait for the sequel!

From the author's newsletter:

Big News about
Dangerous Secrets free to celebrate what I can't share just yet!

Dangerous Secrets is Free for KINDLE for 3 days only!
The Inside Out news will be coming in late this week or early next week so stay tuned for something exciting! 


Dangerous Secrets --- Luke and Julie's story!
72,000 words! 

Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.

When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.

But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end?

About the series... 
The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.


Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct

Book 1: If I Were You
Book 2: Being Me
Book 3: Revealing Us

He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn't find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don't understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.

More About IF I WERE YOU

How it began....

One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I'd question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She'd bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expires.

Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman's life, feeling uncomfortable , as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman's life, and yes, read her journals---dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I'd never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure she was okay.
Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn't know. I was becoming her...

The dark, passion it becomes...

Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I've been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of which I envision as one I've read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn't find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don't understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.
All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don't even know me, and he says I know him. Still, I keep asking myself -- do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn't it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.


His fingers knot in my hair and I gasp at the unexpected bite of his grip, holding me steady. "Is that all you got?" I demand, shocked at how much I want more. How much I want whatever is beneath his surface.

I'm not scared. I'm aroused. I'm ready.

His eyes probe mine, his expression hard, intense. "I thought you were a good little school teacher."

"You're corrupting me," I declare, "and I seem to like it." I barely issue the challenge before he's pulling my mouth to his, and he is kissing me with unrestrained, burning passion. I taste the part of him I want to know, the part he's afraid of, and I burn to know more. Maybe he's right. Maybe I am playing with fire, but I cannot stop myself. Beyond reason, I will push him until he reveals everything


  1. I really, really don't like cliff hanger endings. I think each book should be a complete book, a stand a lone book that works well in a series. I don't do cliff hanger endings.

  2. Yes, but I have been blindsided before (Karen Marie Moning, Jim Butcher, Shiloh Walker etc.) and although I growl, I do still anxiously await the next book...I just complain bitterly while I am waiting. We are definitely an instant gratification society and it's even worse when you have to wait a year for the next book but fortunately that happens less and less. This one is still definitely worth reading, even if you wait until closer the the publication date of the next one, lol.