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 more than ten 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).
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 Ellora’s 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 a 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 woman owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.
- Lisa’s first effort at writing won the Romantic Times Aspiring Author contest and went on to be published by Five Star, the largest library publisher in the world.
- Lisa’s series romance have frequently hit the top 100 for Bookscan.
- Lisa’s books have been published in more than fifteen languages, and with the debut of her INSIDE OUT TRILOGY that number is growing rapidly.
- Lisa has not only published with NAL, Sourcebooks, Kensington, Berkley, Ellora’s Cave, and numerous small presses, she is a successful indie author. Just her Vampire/Werewolf series and her Tall, Dark, and Deadly series alone have sold more than 200,000 indie copies as of later 2012.
- Before becoming a writer, Lisa was the successful CEO of a multi-state staffing agency with many awards to her name as a female leader in business. In 1998 her company was name the top 7 woman owned growing business by Entrepreneur Magazine.
- Booklist says: Jones’ suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Alpha, military, and paranormal romance readers will want Jones’ entire series.
Indie books phenom Lisa Renee Jones’s INSIDE OUT trilogy, pitched as 50 Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct, to Micki Nuding at Gallery, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, with Gallery re-issuing the first book in the series as an ebook on September 13, 2012, by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency (world). Film rights: Shari Smiley(recently sold Gone Girl which has Reese Witherspoon attached). - Publishers Marketplace
Lisa Renee Jone’s INSIDE OUT Trilogy is making waves in the USA and across the world. She has signed partnerships with Storage Treasures (in association with Storage Wars), Adam and Eve, and there are more coming!
The release of Lisa Renee Jones’s first book in her INSIDE OUT TRILOGY — IF I WERE YOU — as an indie book August 24th was followed by a negotiated sale to Simon and Schuster only three days later, and inked on September 12th. In the short window of time the story was released it climbed to Barnes and Nobles top 100 and broke the top 50 at Amazon, while garnering more than 2500 reviews at Goodreads. Inspired by a journal her fiancee found when buying and selling storage units (yes like the show but before the show) Lisa calls this her SHADES OF GREY meets BASIC INSTINCT. Why Shades of Grey? The dark, damaged characters and passion. Why Basic Instinct? Because the main character Sara finds an erotic journal and begins to read. Sara becomes as obsessed with the writer of the journal as the writer is with the two men in the journal, and they with her. She seeks out the woman to be sure she is safe and becomes absorbed in her life, where she meets two powerful men — one of which draws her into an intensely passionate affair. Simon and Schuster has re-released IF I WERE YOU in e-book and is coordinating the print release of the entire trilogy for early 2013. Sales to at least seven foreign markets, several with pre-empts and auctions, with the intent it be released as the next 50 shades. In almost all cases the series has sold to the 50 shades publishers.
- Happy Ever After (August 2012) — By Justine Ashley Costanza, USA TODAY
- Perez Hilton (July 2012) — If You Love 50 Shades Of Grey …
- The Reading Cafe (November 2012) — An Interview with Lisa Renee Jones
The Reading Cafe is happy to have the fantastic Lisa Renee Jones as our guest today.
- Shut Up and Read (September 2012) — Author Interview with Lisa Renee Jones
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- 50ShadesOfGrey.com (September 2012) — Romance Novel Follow Up –
Spotlight On Lisa Renee Jones “If I Were You” — In our effort to keep 50 Shades fans up to date, we are also covering other romance novels that our fans like. On September 5, we wrote about a new breakout novel called “If I Were You”. Readers responded to our story in impressive numbers. Thank you! This site is primarily devoted to 50 Shades, but we feel it is effective to share some of our favorites with you too.
- Fiction Vixen Book Reviews (September 2012)
- Unwrapping Romance (August 2012)
- Talk Supe (August 2012)
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Thank you everyone!!! And I can't wait to bring you the next adventure in the INSIDE OUT series. Official news soon I promise. Some details on my book page now and below.
Hi all --
I was trying to wait until the official announcement to tell more about INSIDE OUT but some people are getting upset because they don't know what is happening next and even feeling frustrated. I appreciate that you are that invested in the characters!
I'll have official news VERY soon.
Some of you have ask about the word 'trilogy' but you also all see that there is much more to come, and you've expressed the idea of not knowing what happens to Mark, Ava, Chris, Sara, and even Rebecca, is not a good one. And Ricco and Mary are in some pretty hot water, too! Ryan is also an issue and Chantal and Rey. I don't plan to leave any of them ( or you) hanging. I'd planned more books from the day I outlined the series but to spin them off into another series. With the TV stuff and the connected characters staying so interwoven though that just made no sense the change the series name. So the stories continue as I'd always planned and with the same series name.
#4 is in Sara's POV and #5 is in Mark's POV. Another reason I originally called it a "trilogy" was I planned to make 4 and 5 in Mark's POV. I wanted that shift to be clear. However as I wrote #3 I decided #4 has to be in Sara's POV. There are just too many things to do with her and Chris we still need to visit. These characters are so alive they make decisions for me and I think many of you would be upset with me if you didn't get to see the final pages of Chris and Sara from inside their relationship. There will be lots of Mark though in #4 as it was originally planned in his POV.
Ella is a completely new trilogy that will be a completely new storyline.
Hang in there with me and we'll share more soon.
I can't wait to tell all!
XOXO After Dark has If I Were You up as a free read on their site.
My part starts at around 15:19.
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