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Lisa Renee Jones
Lisa Renee Jones

 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES which has sold to twelve countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned for a cable television show, to be produced by,and in development, with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

In 2013 Lisa signed on for 2 more books and 3 novellas in her Inside Out Series, again in a major deal with Gallery books. She is represented by Louise Fury with The Bent Agency and Shari Smiley at Resolution for Film and TV. The series continues to hit the USA Today and New York Times lists.

In 2014 she sold her self published first New Adult series, The Secret Life Of Amy Bensen, to Gallery books, after it spend 8 weeks on the USA Today and also hit the New York Times. An addition book and novella will be published directly through Gallery.

Her Tall, Dark and Deadly Series was on the New York Times list 8 weeks and the USA TODAY list 10 weeks. The series has sold more than 500k copies. Her Newest Series, The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, has thus far spent a combined ten weeks on the USA Today List and 2 weeks on the New York Times.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 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 Series....

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 

Lisa interviewed a member of Team Todd HERE:

In addition, Lisa is writing BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a serialized novella connected to her INSIDE OUT series to be released on (500k members), a site co-founded by mega hit A&E Storage Wars stars Dan and Laura Dotson with a press tour planned.     

Fiction writing
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction
August 2012

March 2013

Recently sold to Gallery books
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?


INSIDE OUT SERIES reading order:
Louise Fury/Literay -- Shari Smiley Gotham -- Film/TV