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Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011

Please welcome Lisa Renee Jones to The Qwillery. Lisa's most recent Zodius novel, The Storm That is Sterling, was published on November 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca.


TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery!

Lisa:  Thank you so much. I really appreciate you having me.

TQ:  What inspired you to write the Zodius series?

Lisa:  A combination of things. I love Vegas which is the backdrop and I’ve always been fascinated by Area 51. My now deceased father-in-law was special forces as were his brothers. My ex was Army. Before my father-in-law passed he hinted at being at the rumored alien cleanup site. Actually he said he was there. He was sworn to secrecy and minus a few hints he took the truth to the grave. Even that, made me research the stories of people threatened and even mysteriously dying to keep secrets. It was easy for me to think that something like the Zodius project might be going on. And, of course, a hot Army hero is always fun to write about!

TQ:  Tell us about The Storm That is Sterling (Zodius 2)?

Lisa:  Sterling was a big part of The Legend of Michael so readers meet him in book one. He is a damaged hero with a lot of pain but he never gets bitter. He just lives a bit like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, on the edge, ready to die. And he has a wicked sense of humor he hides behind.

TQ:  How do you choose your characters' names?

Lisa:  Sterling was a waiter at Carrabas in Austin, Texas, one of my favorite restaurants, but in general I play with names and think about how the character I’m developing fits the name. For some reason, a name just attaches to that character and feels right. I already told a lady at my gym I have to use her name though in the future. It’s Xia and I think that is cool and unique like Sterling.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in The Storm that is Sterling?

Lisa:  That is really hard because there are so many. I think probably a scene in a bar near the end of the book is my favorite because of a revelation and the emotional content.

TQ:  Which character has surprised you the most in the Zodius series so far?

Lisa:  The love interest for Caleb. I planned something for him and then this other character stepped forward and claimed him. You’ll be able to figure that out in The Danger That is Damion. I don’t want to say a name and give it away.

TQ:  In the Zodius series who has been the easiest character to write and why?

Lisa:  Sterling was pretty easy to write because I just ‘got’ him from the minute I invented him. He was alive on the pages and I love his humor that just pops out of my head because it feels like him.

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Zodius Series?

Lisa:  I have 6 outlined and I have ideas for more.

TQ:  What's next?

Lisa:  Well in late November – as in this month – I have HOT VAMPIRE TOUCH which is book 3 of my indie Vampire Wardens series. Then on December 13th WICKED WEREWOLF NIGHT which is a connected story to the Wardens and you will meet the hero in TOUCH. I have lots going on next year including The Danger that is Damion in May, a new Blaze trilogy, a Spice Brief, more indies, and some things I hope to announce soon!

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Lisa:  Thank you so much for having me!


About The Zodius Series

The Storm That is Sterling
Zodius 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, November 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011
He may be invincible to everyone else. . .

Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers and has shown himself to be just about indestructible. But beautiful, brilliant Rebecca Burns knows that even a Super Soldier needs comfort, and so much more ...

But she can see that deep down, he’s just a man …

Sterling and Rebecca's teenage romance was interrupted, but years later the heat between them flares back to life. Even though it endangers everything they're fighting for, it's impossible to resist picking up right where they left off . . .


The Legend of Michael
Zodius 1
Sourcebooks Casablanca. May 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011
HE IS A LETHAL WEAPON…
One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.

HE IS HER ENEMY…AND HER DESTINY…
Cassandra holds the key to Michael’s power, and his pain. With loyalties divided and against insurmountable odds, Cassandra’s heart propels her to Michael’s side—but can her love do anything but destroy him…

No ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…


The cover for The Danger That Is Damion (Zodius 3), which will be published in May 2012:

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011
Pre-order: Barnes and Noble


The Vampire Wardens

Cover for Hot Vampire Touch (Vampire Warden 3), which will be published later this month:

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011

Vampire Wardens 1 and 2
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011
Hot Vampire KissAmazon : Barnes and Noble : Kobo : Smashwords
Hot Vampire SeductionAmazon : Barnes and Noble : Smashwords


The cover for Wicked Werewolf Nights, which will be published on December 13, 2011:

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011


The Vampire Wardens series and Wicked Werewolf Night are e-book only.


About Lisa

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011
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. You can find Lisa on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog for regular updates. Lisa now has a Fan Page at Facebook.

Lisa's Links

Website
Blog
Facebook
Facebook Fan Page
Twitter



The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  There are 2 prizes:

     Prize 1: A gift basket including 2 books, candies, Bath and Body Works goodies, and bookmarks. (US and Canadian mailing addresses only)

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011

     Prize 2: Hot Vampire Kiss (Vampire Wardens 1) and Hot Vampire Seduction (Vampire Wardens 2) e-books. (International).

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - November 18, 2011


How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

If you wrote a novel, short story, novella, etc. 
what would be the name of your Main Chararcter?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. Let us know if you have a US/Canada mailing address by putting "US/Canada" in your comment so we may include you in the gift basket random drawing. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  Prize 2 "e-book copies of Hot Vampire's Kiss and Hot Vampire Touch" contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with an e-mailing address. Prize 1 the "Gift Basket" contest is only open to humans with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contests end at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, November 25, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter. No purchase necessary.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*



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Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011

Please welcome Lisa Renee Jones to The Qwillery.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Lisa:  Probably that I write most of my books with my cat by my side. She follows me to my office every morning and leaves when I leave. If I forget to bring her bed to my office in the morning she yells.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Lisa:  My fiancé has influenced my writing for numerous reasons. He loves books.We met in Barnes and Noble. He believes in me even when I don't. He LOVES paranormal and he's a big ole comic geek. All his talk about comics and paranormal stuff often come to mind when I am writing and I've indulged, and ended up liking things, I never thought I would have before meeting him.

As for writers I love. There are so many for different reasons. Donna Grant, Cynthia Eden, Caridad Pineiro, and Jennifer Haymore are all part of Dangerowmenwriting.com with me and I adore each of them as people and as amazing writers.

Karen Moning is a Goddess to me. She can write third person Highlanders and UF in first person, and I love both equally. I love Patricia Briggs Mercy series. I love Gaelen Foley and her way with words. I love Linda Howard-- especially Mr. Perfect. That book is one of my favorites EVER. I could go on and on.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a panster?

Lisa:  I use to be a panster but I had an editor had HQ that wanted really detailed outlines in advance and it turned out, as much as I dreaded writing them, they helped me. I don't always stick to the plot I outline up front, but I come fairly close.

TQ:  What inspired you to write Michael?

Lisa:  The character himself came to me because I love hot alpha men and I think soldiers are so brave and true heroes. That makes them need, and deserve, love all the more.

TQ:  Why did you choose the name Michael for your male main character? and Cassandra for your female main character?

Lisa:  When I first start writing a story I play with name and roll them around. A character starts forming in my mind and names just come to me. Often there is nothing more to it than the name that feels like the character. But Michael was a little different. His name is the name of the Archangel Michael -- who protect and does battle -- who attends thinks necessary but not always pleasant. That embodied my character to me.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Michael?

Lisa:  Lots of research of medical research in terms of DNA tampering, as well as, conspiracy theories of Area 51. Legend of Michael isn't sci-fi. There are no aliens or alien ships-- but if there was DNA recovered from so incident even decades ago -- what medical research and possibilities could evolve? I've been to Vegas MANY times, so the Vegas scenes that are highly prominent in book 2, were easy to write realistically.

TQ:  Describe Michael in 140 characters or less.

Lisa:  He ain't no Superman. He's Batman. Dark and lethally hot.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in the book?

Lisa:  When he follows her into the bathroom in the hotel not long after they are reunited, and its clear, despite all that has happened, the desire between them is still scorching hot.

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Zodius Series?

Lisa:  I have three books contracted in the Zodius series. I have another 3 plotted.

TQ:  What's next?

Lisa

2011
--June A Taste of Pleasure Harlequin Spice Brief
--June Self published full length romantic suspense
-- Hot Secrets Book 1 in The Walker Brothers Trilogy
--July Bound and Pleasured Harlequin Spice Brief
--August Exposed and Pleasured Harlequin Spice Brief
--August Self published full length romantic suspense
-- Dangerous Secrets Book 2 in The Walker Brothers Trilogy
--October THE YARDELL CHRONICLES book 1 NOT DEAD ENOUGH --written as LR JONES -- Urban Fantasy
--November Zodius Book 2 THE STORM THAT IS STERLING

2012 so far:
--Spice Brief -- TBA
--March YARDELL book 2
--May THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION Book 2 of the Zodius series
--June Book 3 in The Walker Brothers Trilogy
--Sept Blaze trilogy book 1 - America's Next Top Dancer
--October Blaze trilogy book 2 - America's Next Top Dancer
--November Blaze trilogy book 3 - America's Next Top Dancer

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Lisa:  Thank you for having me!


About (some of) Lisa's Books

The Legend of Michael
Zodius 1
(May 1, 2010)
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
He is sin and satisfaction, lust and damnation, a lethal weapon created from greed. A human soldier injected with alien DNA, he is a legend. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side, and returned to the light. Women desire him, hungry for his raw passion. Men envy his power; they lust to control him. But there is no controlling a creature such as he, no taming the primal fires within him. Michael revels in his superior strength and trains as a fighting machine. But when he encounters scientist Cassandra Powell, he begins to long for a more human connection...









Pleasure with Purpose
(April 18, 2011)
e-book
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
Heather and Brad have been close family friends for ten years but both have secretly pined for each other, secretly fantasized about one sultry hot night together. So when fate delivers them a chance at that night -- will they take it -- and risk a lifetime of friendship being destroyed? Or will they pretend they can really wake up tomorrow and pretend it never happened?













Texas Hotzone Series:

Jump Start
Texas Hotzone 1
(January 1, 2011)
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
A battlefield moment of clarity leads Sergeant Bobby Evans back to the Texas town he fled long ago. His new mission—winning back the woman he wants, by any naughty means necessary.



Jennifer Jones spent seven years aching with the memory of Bobby's blistering kisses—and his sudden, silent departure. Now he's back, looking to pick up where they left off—naked and voracious. But Jen won't get burned again, no matter how hot Bobby turned out. Two torrid weeks, then she'll give him his marching orders…or not!





High Octane
Texas Hotzone 2
(March 1, 2011)
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
Well-known newspaper journalist Sabrina Cameron has arrived in Austin, Texas, to reinvent herself. Besides a new job and new friends, what better cure for her control-freak tendencies than to skydive for the first time in her life?

Supersexy jumpmaster Ryan "Cowboy" Walker is just the wild man to push Sabrina to her limits—both of them know it on sight. The high-octane experiences that follow, meanwhile, have nothing to do with leaping from a plane. Talk about losing control!

But when Sabrina's suddenly forced to choose between new loyalties and old…it'll not only force her to choose who she's going to be…but who she's going to be with.

 
 
Breathless Descent
Texas Hotzone 3
(May 1, 2011)
Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
Ten years ago, an impulsive eighteen-year-old Shay White kissed Caleb Martin—her brother's best friend. The resulting chemistry was hot enough to send Caleb running. Now he's back…an ex-special forces operative getting his skydiving business off the ground. But Shay figures that all that sexual tension was a "forbidden fruit" sort of thing. A simple kiss should put that fantasy to rest, right?

Wrong. Instead, Shay and Caleb find themselves caught in a web of need and decide to finally do something about it…in the most exquisitely carnal way possible. Now Shay and Caleb are tumbling into a lust-fueled freefall—are they headed for a safe landing or the kind of crash that will change their lives forever?
 
For a comprehensive list of Lisa's Latest Releases click here and for Upcoming Releases here.


About Lisa

Interview with Lisa Renee Jones and Giveaway - May 13, 2011
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. Her awards include first place in the Romantic Times Aspiring Writers Contest. She currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO, where she is working on her next Zodius novel, The Renegade Conquest (working title), to be released in November 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.lisareneejones.com/ and http://www.sourcebookscasablanca.com/.

Lisa's Links

Website
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Facebook



The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win the Texas Hotzone series (Jumpstart, High Octane, and Breathless Descent) and a Pleasure with Purpose e-book from Lisa and The Legend of Michael from The Qwillery.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Human, Alien, or Half and Half?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
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