Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jar of Hearts....Family Stone short story featuring Shane and Keisha

I'm working on the final edits for Shane and Keisha. Hopefully this short story will be out soon!! I am also going to release the entire Family Stone collection of novellas in one large box set ebook *and* in paperback!

I don't usually like short snippets from books. It's hard to capture the emotion and the context of a character in a few sentences. But I love this line from Jar of Hearts (in Shane's POV) and thought I'd share.

All his life, all he’d ever wanted to do was fly. Nothing had even come close to the high he got from being thousands of feet in the air. But standing on Keisha Johnson’s front porch had just come a close second.

Here's the blurb from Jar of Hearts:

Prickly Keisha Johnson has the hots for Shane Washington. But she’s not about to reveal her inner soft heart to the player pilot and open herself up to hurt, until a favor to their boss sends them undercover and under the covers. Can she trust his sensual attention or will he shatter her fragile heart?

If you want to know exactly when Jar of Hearts and the box set are released, sign up for my newsletter here.
And don't worry if you've already read the first four, Jar of Hearts will be available as an individual download as well. I only send newsletters when I have a new release coming! Happy Spring!!! :) :)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Fat Tuesday!!!

Laissez le bons temps rouler!! Even if you aren't in crazy NOLA, enjoy today. Who doesn't love a good excuse to let loose?

Image from

May you be the one to find the baby in the cake.... :) 


Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Daily Romance giveaway

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I am participating in My Daily Romance blog's anniversary giveaway. The link to their site is Here

Covers of books being given away!!

I am in giveaway group one (if you are so inclined :) ) but there are three groups total with a ton of books!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Family Stone Boxed Set...Cover Reveal!

So the box set of the Family Stone novellas is coming soon!! Along with a bonus short story featuring Shane Washington and Keisha Johnson. Love these two. :) Below is the cover for the box set which will also be available in trade paperback in mid-March! :)

<3 p="">Lisa 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Still The One, Family Stone #4 Jack is here! To Celebrate, Stone Cold Heart, Family Stone #1 is FREE!

Hi all--
I'm happy to announce that Jack Stone's book, Still The One, is now on sale!!! So pleased that this book is finally released (a little late due to an unexpectedly dead laptop). Jack is the fourth book in the Family Stone series.

Jack Stone, oldest Stone sibling, is determined to keep his family strong. Family is everything. So he starts Global Humanitarian Relief and Stone Consulting to do some good and keep his family together. But when he has to team up with his old flame, Bliss, on a missing persons case, an evil threatens him, his family and the one woman he could never forget and doesn’t want to let go. Can these two former lovers put aside past hurts and heal their hearts?

And to celebrate Jack's release, Stone Cold Heart, Jess's book is FREE on Amazon and Kobo. (Sorry BN Nook users, BN will not price match :( :( )

So if you haven't picked up your copy of Stone Cold Heart yet, this is a good time to download for FREE!! :) Just a reminder that it really helps authors if you leave a review (good, bad, or meh) on websites. 

Thanks for all your support!! I hope you enjoy reading about the Stone siblings as much I enjoyed writing about them. :) 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday with the Pens Fatales....

Just for fun....

Throwback Thursday--Pics of the Pens

Lisa, LGC, Adrienne with pal Trish

Rachael, Juliet, LGC & Gigi at Rachael's Book Launch!!

LGC, Juliet, Me, Gigi and Rachael!! Book Launch

Cocktails after the Launch

Juliet, Rachael, & Sophie at LGC Bday party

Adrienne and Martha with pals Alicia Rasley & Trish Cetrone at LGC Bday

Juliet, LGC, Rachael & Adrienne at LGC Bday

Pal Cyndy Rymer with Lisa and Adrienne at LGC Bday 

Happy Throwback Thursday!!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

interview and giveaway at Fab Fantasy Fiction

Hi all--
Emsy over at Fab Fantasy Fiction interviewed me this weekend. If you want more insight into the development of the Family Stone series and characters, head on over to her website.


If you answer one small question: What's your favorite philanthropy (and why if you care to share)? You will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win all three Family Stone Novellas, Stone Cold Heart, Carved in Stone, and Heart of Stone. You can enter until February 2nd.

Happy Weekend!!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Happy Birthday John, RIP

I used to watch this show while I was babysitting. I'd watch the opening montage and dream about living in the city (Chicago for me) when I was older.

I still watch SNL but these old skits have a special place in my heart. Happy Birthday John. RIP.

SNL John Belushi

ps. Yahoo was not letting me embed in the post. Not sure why!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More about Riley Stone

This is a section from a post over at my group blog, but I thought it was relevant enough to post here on my own blog.

A little bit more about Riley Stone the hero of Heart of Stone.

This story is near and dear to my heart because Riley suffers from dyslexia. I have loved to read since I was a wee one. Dyslexia runs in my family. My sister has it and my oldest son has it. I can't imagine having to slog through switched and backwards letters (a simplification really) to get to a story. And plenty of dyslexic people never get to appreciate the power of story because it's just too difficult. In my family, everyone reads so we just kept looking for books that would appeal to my son until he found a story so compelling that he wouldn't give up just because it was hard. (For him, it was Harry Potter). If you know someone who has dyslexia, keep giving them books to try. Unfortunately for Riley, by the time someone who cared came into his life, it was too late. But that doesn't mean he can't make a difference. 

Also, I just started a Tumblr. I know another social media site!! -- this will be mostly pictures of random things throughout the week that interest me or have relevance (hopefully!!) in some way.

And check out my Facebook page:

Okay that's my pitch for today. :) :) Hope you are having a SPECTACULAR Tuesday.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Heart of Stone is here!

The third novella in my Family Stone series is now available!!

Riley's story: Heart of Stone is out. Available at Amazon and BN. Coming to Kobo soon. :)

Amazon | BN | Kobo

Riley Stone is the handsome brother, the charming one. Everyone who meets him compares him to his father, which in his mind is not a compliment. But he's never met a woman he couldn't charm, until he meets Di, an acerbic, smart-mouthed, passionate activist who has no time for him or his charm. On the run, in the midst of danger, the blistering passion they share explodes. Can these two opposites find common ground, or will Di smash Riley's stone heart?

So here's the deal with Riley's story. 

I wrote this story months before Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. I debated adding in the disaster to the story but ultimately I chose to take literary liberty by pretending it didn't happen. However it did happen and millions of people were affected.

So here is my pledge: Originally I planned to price this story at $1.99 instead I am pricing it at $2.99 and I will donate $1.00 for every copy sold through March 31, 2014 to Save the Children.

I hope you read and enjoy!! 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year! here's to 2014

Hope 2014 is a STELLAR year!! Enjoy today because tomorrow all those resolutions and goals kick in!!!!