Monday, November 23, 2015

Tour-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: DENIAL by Lisa Renee Jones (Careless Whispers #1)

Meet Kayden in Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson,  Sara McMillan's best friend.  #SayYesToKayden
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From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in the CARELESS WHISPERS series.

Please note: This is the standalone spinoff of the INSIDE OUT series. New readers can enjoy this without reading INSIDE OUT but those who love INSIDE OUT will FINALLY find out what happened to Ella!

Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He's tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn't destroy her first.


I couldn’t sleep. I meant to go to the kitchen and then I ended up here because I wanted . . .” His reaction cuts like his anger. “Just never mind.” I try to move around him but his hands press to the wall beside me, caging me, and now I’m angry. “Are we doing this again? Don’t bully me. My stupid flashbacks are doing a fine job of that on their own. I said I’m sorry. Just let me go back to my room.”

“You wanted what?”

“I wanted you to do what you swore you could,” I blurt, having nothing to lose when everything is already gone.

“Only I don’t want you to f*ck me until I can’t remember my name. I want you to f*ck me until I stop thinking about that man and the gun. Because you were right. Memories are the enemies that never die. But I know you don’t want—”

His hand slides under my hair and he drags me to him, my hand flattening on the hard wall of his chest. “I do want. So f*cking bad it’s killing me.”

My palm is directly over his heart, and I can feel it racing, the air around us crackling with barely contained passion. “I don’t need a hero to save my virtue tonight. I need you. So please. F*ck me and then f*ck with my head so no one else can. Let me choose my own sins.”

He is stone, unmoving, his body steel, his expression unreadable, the sexual tension crackling between us. “You want sin, sweetheart,” he says. “I’ll give you sin.” His mouth closes down on mine, his tongue licking into my mouth, wicked with demand, and I can taste his hunger, his need. A deep, aching need I want to fill.

For more information about Lisa's CARELESS WHISPERS series and to read chapters one and two of DENIAL visit her website at:

My Review

Lisa Renee Jones, I now dub thee Queen of Romantic Suspense.  Seriously, if there's one thing I know I can count on when I pick up one of her books, it's that I'm in for plenty of suspense and a large dose of sexual tension.  Here in Denial, she sure doesn't disappoint at all.  

From page one, I was totally sucked in to this story and I read it straight through in a single sitting...which of course means once I finished I was already desperate for the next book because hello--cliffhanger.  I've come to expect that from her books, but that doesn't mean I'm not squirming in my seat here absolutely NEEDING the next book.

I love how Ella remains strong and determined to survive even with no memory.  And Kayden...oh yes, I'd definitely #SayYesToKayden and you will want to as well.  He has his own secrets, some of which we learn during the story, but others we have to wait to find out (there's that damn cliffhanger again), but regardless-he's one hell of a strong, passionate, enigmatic alpha male that will have you bringing out the sighs and swoons.

Let's not overlook the supporting characters, who at first may seem cut-and-dried, but by the end of this story are really shrouded in mystery as well.  While I might have gotten one impression about them to start, by the end I wasn't so that's another puzzle to solve.

Oh...and treasure where have I heard that before?  Oh yeah...

5 intriguing, tension and suspense-filled stars for Denial, and now I'm sitting here wanting to DEMAND the next book (get it?  I know, you're groaning out there...).  No, you don't need to have read the Inside Out series to understand anything in Denial--but personally, I'm glad I did since I went into this already having a tiny bit of background for Ella.  But it honestly does stand alone from that series, and can certainly be enjoyed on its own.  If you're a Lisa Renee Jones fan, you are going to NEED this book.  If you've never read her books before, this will certainly turn you into a fan.  Recommended for 18+ due to adult language and sexual content (oh yes, that'll get you riled up too...).

About the Author:
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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.

$25 Amazon gift card, 2 limited edition Denial coffee mugs,
and 2 sets of limited edition Careless Whispers shot glasses. (5 Winners)

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