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 twelve 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).
Her self published Tall, Dark, and Deadly series has sold at 300,000 copies as of April 2013 and has hit the USA Today and New York Times Best Seller Lists.
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.
On the Inside Out Trilogy....
Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.
- Suzanne Todd, Producer of Alice in Wonderland
In addition, Lisa is writing BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a serialized novella connected to her INSIDE OUT series to be released on StorageTreasures.com (500k members), a site co-founded by mega hit A&E Storage Wars stars Dan and Laura Dotson with a press tour planned.
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction
Lisa writes for several New York Publishers while also being a successful indie author. Her self published Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series was on the New York Times 8 weeks and USA Today list for 10 weeks -- nearly 300,00 copies sold as of April 2013! Her highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT Trilogy has been optioned to STARZ with producer Suzanne Todd developing.producing. (Lethal Weapon, Must Love Cats and Dogs, Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers and more)
You can read her interviews with USA TODAY Here:
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Net Galley June 22nd Release date July 22nd The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
Book 1 Escaping Reality
He will become her passion, her desire, her escape from a dark reality she so desperately craves…
At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now, she is no longer Lara Montgomery, but Amy Bensen, a woman constantly haunted by the past and what lurks in the shadows of her mind. Nine years later, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. She begins to allow herself more freedom, a real life. She lets her guard down and the past punishes her, forcing her back on the run.
Seeking the sanctuary of another big city where she can disappear, Amy flees New York for Denver, with no plan in place, only a place to live that a realtor has lined up for her. It is on the plane that she meets a dark, wealthy stranger, who draws her into a flirtation and awakens emotions she’d rather not feel. Amy leaves the man behind when they land in Denver, but her stranger isn’t as willing to say goodbye as she is, nor is he any easier to escape than her past.
Her stranger is Liam Stone, one of the most famous architects in the world, a reclusive billionaire who will seek her out. He will find her. He sets his sights on Amy at a time when she is alone and vulnerable, and doesn’t take “no” for an answer, sweeping her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if everything she thought she knew about her life is a lie and he knows more about her than she even knows about herself?
OPTIONED TO STARZ for cable TV
Sold to 10 foreign markets to date
Exciting BIG news about THE INSIDE OUT TRILOGY - READ IT HERE !
Book 1: If I Were You
Book 2: Being Me
Book 3: Revealing Us
About IF I WERE YOU…
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.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING…
…. I was enthralled from the moment I picked up the book.
….I devoured this book in about 12 hours
….I loved it, loved it, loved it!!! I can’t wait for the next book to come out!!! Two thumbs up!!
….Sexy, enchanting, and mysterious are the best words to describe the characters and this story. If I Were You is an extremely suspenseful, captivating story.
….My, my I loved this book!
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.
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
Rights handle through Louise Fury L.Perkins Agency
Tall, Dark, and Deadly Series -- RIGHTS AVAILABLE - New York Times 8 weeks and USA Today list for 10 weeks -- 300,000 copies sold!
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.