$500 GIVEAWAY! IF I WERE YOU SPECIAL EDITION from Author Lisa Renee Jones!

$500 GIVEAWAY! IF I WERE YOU SPECIAL EDITION
from Author Lisa Renee Jones!

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IF I WERE YOU has a brand new cover and is in WALMART stores NATIONWIDE beginning TODAY! This is a limited edition mass market paperback and 99% of the paperback copies can only be found in WALMART stores.

**This is book 1 in the INSIDE OUT series, previously published with a different cover. The INSIDE OUT series, is currently in development for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Must Love Dogs, The Boiler Room, Austin Powers and more!). To read more about the show and to get ready for a BIG update soon, please visit the series page**.

 

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From New York Times Best Selling author Lisa Renee Jones, a story with the heat of 50 Shades and the mystery of Pretty Little Liars. Now in development for cable TV with acclaimed producer Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp)

 

How It All Started…

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 expired.

 

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.

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For More information on The INSIDE OUT series page including: buy links, and excerpts for the additional books in this series.  Visit Lisa’s website here: http://bit.ly/1fWXnem

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

 

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

 

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. 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 at on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.
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Author Lisa Renee Jones is going all out for readers!

$500 gift card (winner’s choice!)

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Giveaway + Top Ten! MILES APART by Rhonda L. James

Giveaway + Top Ten! MILES APART
by Rhonda L. James

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Miles Apart by Rhonda L. James. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 August, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
So far this series contains 2 books: Across the Miles (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #1) and Miles Apart (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #2)

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Joyfully Spotlighted Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Tawny Weber!

Joyfully Spotlighted Interview with
New York Times Bestselling
Author Tawny Weber!

Joyfully Reviewed is thrilled to Welcome the lovely and talented

Bestselling Author Tawny Weber!

What is your most current work out?

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I just released A SEAL’s Proposal, which is the latest in my Sexy SEAL novella collection.  I’m super excited about this one!  And on the first of September, my latest Blaze Sexy SEAL, A SEAL’s Temptation, will be out, too.

 

Tell us a little about.

 

A SEAL’s Proposal is all about sacrifices, both for the hero in his attempt to be the best and for the heroine because she’s sure that once he’s achieved that dream, he’ll leave.  Its one of those stories that was so sweet to write, but really pushed my own emotional buttons (those are always fun!).

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A SEAL’s Temptation, my September release, was SO fun to write.  It’s about a shy SEAL home on leave to see his family—not knowing that his sister has found his perfect woman. Actually, his perfect woman doesn’t know either.  My Blazes are usually on the steamy hot side and this one definitely hit that temperature.

 

What inspired you to write your current novel/s?

 

I love SEALs.  Actually, I love all military heroes!  My husband was in the army, and I always feel that there is a little something extra heroic in these guys.  They give their all, and because they do it makes very specific demands on any relationship they have.  Exploring those demands and how love can overcome their costs always inspires me.

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

 

Both.  I always know who my characters are, and ideally I know their emotional issues and the conflict they’ll face in the story.  I try to have the dark moment—that part of the story where it all falls apart—in mind from the beginning, too, so I always know where the stakes are being raised to.  Other than that, my plot is vague.  I’ll have scenarios and settings, and always love scenes, but won’t know how they’ll happen or what position they’ll include until I write it.

 

Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far?

 

Mmm, that’s a tough question!  They’re all difficult in their own way, so its hard to pinpoint just one.   And any that seemed tough at the time tends to pale into a pussycat when I’m faced with the next set.  So to answer the question, I’ll say it was Shane O’Brian from A SEAL’s Temptation.  Not only was he a big tough guy, he is very shy. And while shyness has it’s own appeal, it’s not always easy to write.  Added to that, he goes through some really rough times (gotta read the book!) that weren’t easy to put on paper.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?

 

I don’t! I really wish I did, though, so I could have a fun story.  But I’m rather particular in that I never base a character on a real person because, well, real people never do everything exactly the way I want them to, and my characters need to be a little more agreeable to what I’m trying to do to them.

 

What do you find the hardest part of writing?

 

Besides actually sitting down and doing the work?   The toughest thing for me would be the external plot.  I’m a character driven writer, so creating them is pure pleasure.  Figuring out what they’re supposed to do? Now that’s the work for me.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

 

I made my living as a tarot reader for quite a few years. That might be a surprise.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

 

I’m not big on guilt, so I tend to revel in my pleasures. Well… maybe I do feel a little bad about the six Oreo’s I ate at three in the morning.  But not bad enough to stop from eating them again tonight LOL

 

 

What TV Show/s are you addicted to?

 

I write so much I rarely have time to watch TV on a regular basis, so I tend to buy them buy the season and glut.  I love Castle, Once Upon a Time, Star Trek: TGN (I’m marathon watching this right now with my daughter) and MASH.

 

Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in?

 

I love to scrapbook and make cards, but don’t seem to have much time for it anymore.  I really wish I did! I still collect supplies though – its sort of an addiction.

 

What do you need before you start writing?  Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don’t flow?

 

Iced tea.  Lots and lots of iced tea and a quite place to write.  I’m happiest in my comfy writing chair, with my playlist blasting through my headphones and a huge glass of iced tea by my side.

 

Does music influence your writing?  If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?

 

I create a playlist for each book I write, but its too informal to be themed.  Its more whatever music inspires or is in my head when I’m writing.  But using that playlist to write to keeps me in the story, even after I’ve completed it. That comes in handy for edits that arrive a month or so after I’ve started a new book!

 

Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time?

 

I am usually juggling two stories in the writing stage and at least one more in the back of my head or on the plotting board.  And then there are those rare times that I’m working on nothing!  I don’t seem to have an in-between, though.

 

Where were you when you got your first contract?  What was the book and who did you tell first?

 

I was in bed, sleeping!  It was Memorial Day here in the states and my husband was home so when the phone rang at 9am, I didn’t even lift my head from the pillow. When he came in, nudging and pushing me to wake up I did, though. I’ll always be thrilled that I got the call when he was right there beside me.

 

Where do you want to be in the next ten years career wise? Do you have any specific goals?

 

I want to make the most of the path I’m on and get as far along it in the next ten years as I possibly can. I love what I’m writing and look forward to expanding it, growing with it and taking the stories deeper and bigger as I move forward.

 

How old were you when you read your first romance book? 

 

I think I was ten when I read my very first romance novel.  I’d say I was precocious!

 

What is your all-time favorite romance book?

 

Nora Roberts’ Three Sisters trilogy.  I love those books.  They might, maybe, be supplanted by her Dark Witch trilogy, but I’m not sure yet.  We’ll see how the Dark Witch stands up to a half-dozen more readings, then I’ll know for sure.

 

What author causes you to “go fan girl or guy”/ squeal over/anticipate upcoming books?

 

Nora Roberts.  I love her books so much!

 

If you still have one of those pesky non writing jobs what is it?

I don’t, I’m a full-time writer and love that I get to be!

 

Do you have a favorite movie you have seen in the last few months and an all-time favorite?

 

I love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies because, mmm, Johnny Depp!  But my current favorite would be a tossup between Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings?

 

I’m currently rewriting A SEAL’s Sacrifice to make it a longer story, and am working on another Blaze SEAL that I haven’t yet titled.  The hero is a cowboy and is so yummy that I keep getting distracted!

 

If you could co-write with another author who would it be?

 

Oh, that’s a tough question! I’ve never thought of co-writing and figure my process would drive other authors crazy.

 

Where can readers find you _________? (Include all links you want, Facebook, Twitter etc….)

 

Website:  http://tawnyweber.com

 

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TawnyWeber.RomanceAuthor

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TawnyWeber

 

Pinterest:   http://pinterest.com/tawnyweber/

 

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

 

Only that I love hearing from readers and wish everyone a wonderful reading adventure!!!

Interview & Giveaway with DARE TO ROCK Author Carly Phillips!

Interview & Giveaway with DARE TO ROCK
Author Carly Phillips!

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Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Carly Phillips and her upcoming release,

DARE TO ROCK!

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Interview with THE HIERARCHY OF NEEDS  Author Rebecca Grace Allen

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