Friday, November 4, 2011

Interview and Giveaway With Lisa Renee Jones

United By Books is very pleased to have the lovely Lisa Renee Jones on our page today! 

Award winning author, Lisa Renee Jones, has published more than fifteen novels in several different languages, spanning multiple genres of romance – contemporary, romantic suspense, dark paranormal and erotic fiction. In each book the hero is dark, dangerous, and sexy. She debuted for both, Nocturne and Blaze, on the Bookscan bestseller list.

Lisa has some wonderful series to check out and to name a few they are The Vampire Wardens, Zodius Series, The Masters, and The Underground Guardians. 

Q1)~ For those who don't know you. Please tell us a little about yourself?

Lisa: First thanks so much for inviting me today! I live in Colorado with my fiancé and my cat and right after RWA in July we are getting married in Vegas at Paris Hotel and then flying to the real Paris!:) I owned a large staffing agency for 11 years so writing was a second career. My fiancé was a  Physical Therapist for many years and now he’s about to start med school which is why we came to Colorado.

Q2)~ When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

Lisa: I always loved books and I did a lot of acting as a teen and then even as an adult. I got back into the film industry in Austin and did independent films. To really do anything with acting I had to go to LA or NY so I looked for another creative outlet. I started by writing a script and that morphed into a book.

Q3)~ Do you have any interesting writing quirks or something you must have with you to start your writing process?

Lisa: My cat and my coffee lol! And I’m serious. My cat is my writing partner and my morning coffee just feels like the thing that gets me started.

Q4)~ What do you enjoy doing in your down time? 

Lisa: Movies and television. I am a television fanatic. We have so many shows we love. We like to get them on Netflix and watch entire seasons over a weekend. A little piece of heaven!

Q5) ~  If you have a TBR pile can you please share what books your looking forward to getting to and who your favorite authors are in that stack?

Lisa: I gobbled up Karen Monings Fever Series and the Mercy series by Patricia Briggs. I adore Galean Foley. I don’t write historical and she does it so beautifully. I just get to escape.  I love my pal Donna Grants books too.  I always have a copy of Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard on my shelf and a lot of her older books.

Q6)~ What is your favorite part of writing?

Lisa: The end is the best and worst. I hate letting go of the characters but I really love knowing the story is complete. The characters often haunt me for days after I finish.

Q7)~ Please share some juicy details about the book or series you are featuring today.

Lisa: Well the series has a lot of hot military guys and you will meet the hero for book three in quite a lot of detail in book two. One of the fun things about the series is that it’s set in Nevada, and book two has a lot of Vegas, which comes from my love of Vegas. I’ve been many times.

Q8)~  Was there a character you enjoyed writing the most?

Lisa: I did like Sterling quite a lot. He’s a Mel Gibson Lethal Weapon kind of guy. He’s damaged but he’s never lost his giving soul. He’s a good guy to the core and nothing he’s experience, no matter how horrific, has touched that when it would have most people.  

Q9)~ What can readers expect next from you?

Lisa : Troy’s story -- Hot Vampire Touch – is the completion of my Vampire Wardens trilogy and that is out in November. In that book you will meet the hero for Wicked Werewolf Night out December 13th.

Q10)~ Do you have certain scenes you love writing more than others?

Lisa: No. I like them all. I like experiencing the growth of the book and the characters inside the cover. The sex scenes are the most draining. They have come from the characters and they need to be emotional, not just physical. They take me the longest.

Q11)~ Is there anything else you would like to say or share with the readers stopping by the post today Lisa?

Lisa: Thank you again for having me. And I have a signed copy of my Blaze Texas Hotzone trilogy to give away.  

To enter just comment here – for one entry.

Go LIKE The Storm that is Sterling on Amazon for a second entry!

Please make sure you leave a valid email address to be contacted if you win.

United By Books wants to say thank you to Lisa Renee Jones for taking the time out of her busy writing schedule to join us for this awesome interview and giveaway! Also being one of Lisa's street team members "Lisa's Angels" we are also hosting another giveaway of her ebooks Hot Vampire Kiss and Hot Vampire Seduction in the post below this. If you havent checked those reads out feel free to comment on that post as well.


WK said...

Great Interview!!
And Sterling is a great book!!


Jocelyn Modo said...

LOVE you Lisa Renee Jones!

Jennifer said...

I love her books! Thanks for the giveaway.


Carla said...
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Carla said...

Just wanted to stop by and show my love to both Lisa and Lindsey cuz I love you both!!

If you have not read Lisa's books yet YOU MUST TRY ONE!! You will be hooked after the first few pages. Just ask my mom. :-) She tried Michael the other day and told me she could'nt put it down.

And Lindsey...YOU are AWESOME!! The blog looks great!!!

Don't enter me in contest. I just wanted to say hi!!


flchen1 said...

That was such a fun interview! Thanks for sharing some of that, Lisa! I have to agree with previous commenters--Lisa's books are a real treat! I can't start them towards the end of the day because I know I'll be up late finishing ;)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Anya said...

Just found about this and had to stop by and show you some fan love. Ooh, great interview! It sure is mighty nice of you and Lindsey to host this awesome giveaway! Thank you, Lisa and Lindsey!



Eva's Flowers said...

Great interview! Your covers are awesomely hot *g* Thanks for the giveaway...


Barbara said...

Great interview! I liked Sterling on Amazon...this trilogy looks good too! Lisa, I didn't realize you had sooo many books out there. I'm gonna have to take a closer look..

roro said...

Great interview! Your covers are freakin blazing
rogcaprino at hotmail dot com

Aemelia said...

Great interview! I can't wait for #3 in your Zodius series to come out...and your wicked hot paranormals are just that!

AprilR said...

Just wanted to share some love for Lisa. Great interview..Love Sterling,and your Vampire Wardens series is awesome. Keep them coming....
Thanks for sharing...

msmjb65 said...

Interesting interview. Thanks for your generosity and adding more if your books as giveaways. I'm entering them every where I can!!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

susan said...

I just started reading Sterling and it sure is good. I love the three books featured here..what hotties on the cover. I sure hope to be entered in the contest here as I would love to have three men like this show up at my door..even if they are on the cover of the books. ha ha susan Leech

Brenda Hyde said...

The first book I read of yours was Lone Star Surrender, and I loved it. I didn't know what to read next until I read Michael and then Sterling's book. So, different, yet just as wonderful:)

I'd love to read The Texas Hotzone Trilogy-- those covers are yummy!

wayfaringwriter at gmail dot come

June M. said...

The Vampire Warden books are on my wishlist. I am definitely going to have to get these 3 books and read them. Thank you so much for the great interview.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

The Vampire Warden series is excellent. Everyone should read them. As for Sterling and Michael I can't think of a single word that would cover the drool worthy, want to slap your mamma, hawt reads to describe both these books. They are definite KEEPERS. Everyone needs to read them so see what I'm trying to say.

Great contest, please include me also.

Linda said...

SIgh! Who can resist dark, dangerous & sexy heroes?

Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

books4me said...

I didn't know you wrote for Harlequin, Lisa. Do you still?

Paranormal is my first love in books but I love a book about a man in uniform. My hubby is an EMS out when he comes home in uniform...YUM!

books4me67 at

Pat Cochran said...

Hey, Lisa,

Been hearing lots of great things about
Sterling! Haven't read it yet, but it is
on my bookstore shopping list!!

Congratulations on all the upcoming
releases! Great prize on offer!

Pat Cochran

Carol L. said...

I enjoyed the interview. The covers are awesome. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway and this opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview! I look forward to reading Lisa's work, and Lindsey what a great job you're doing here! So proud to call you my friend...Love ya much, Shauna


danielle estes said...

great interview becoming a huge fan of yours Lisa