Wednesday, August 01, 2007

HARD AND FAST by Lisa Renee Jones - and a CONTEST!!


I have followed the writing career of Lisa Renee Jones http://www.lisareneejones.com/ almost from the very beginning. Many of the first ebooks I devoured were Lisa's and I'm thrilled to have witnessed her career skyrocket. HARD AND FAST is Lisa's first Blaze and is now available - here's the back cover blurb:

For Amanda Wright—new reporter on the pro baseball block—this rule is harder to keep than she had thought. Especially with the team's star pitcher, gorgeous Brad Rogers, sending signals her libido can't possibly miss. How can she indulge her craving for Brad and still prove she can play with the big-league journalists?
From their first illicit kiss, their private ball games lead to delicious pleasure. Then she discovers Brad is hiding a big secret that could make her career—or blow his. And suddenly she has to choose: the best story of her life… or the best sex!

I've read HARD AND FAST and adored it - Lisa has written characters who are intelligent, caring and sensitive, both with very definite ideas about what they want for themselves, now and into the future. Neither is looking for love, and isn't that always when it hits you the hardest? Fun baseball scenes and locker room talk are excellently incorporated into this book and it will especially make for fun summer reading while you watch the boys of summer on television! Add all of that together with an abundance of deliciously passionate romance and you have a beautifully crafted love story - a home run, so to speak!
Lisa has an exciting incentive for readers who buy HARD AND FAST - if you contact her lisarenjones@aol.com about submitting your sales receipt, from either brick and mortar stores or online stores, she will in return send you either an EC print book or a Secrets volume (maybe some other goodies as well) as a thank you. How great is that?? Please keep in mind that first week sales are extremely important to an author, so act fast and get your own copy.
Lisa is very generously offering an autographed copy of HARD AND FAST and I'm offering an unsigned copy as well, right here! Many of you already know that my contests are very simple and always easy (tell me I didn't just hear someone say "just like her" lol) You comment here that you're interested in winning a book and you're entered. Invite a friend to visit and when they also express an interest in winning and they're entered - if they mention that you sent them over, you'll get a second entry. The more friends who mention your name, the more times you'll be entered to win.
I'll draw the names of the two winners on Monday, August 6th at approximately 9:00 p.m. (Eastern).
I hope you'll check out HARD AND FAST as well as Lisa's upcoming releases, EXCLUSIVE, an anthology with Eden Bradley and Jaci Burton, releasing in September '07 from Berkley Heat and her Silhouette Nocturne, THE BEAST WITHIN, available in November '07. I would ask that you keep in mind that THE BEAST WITHIN is NOT a western historical, something Lisa fears readers may think after seeing the cowboy on the cover.
Thanks so much for stopping by - click the link below to take a quick trip to Amazon to order your copy of HARD AND FAST!
Laurie
http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Harlequin-Blaze-Renee-Jones/dp/037379343X/ref=sr_1_1/104-1683269-9826358?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185974497&sr=1-1

27 comments:

Debbie said...

I have been following Lisa's success story as well and I'm thrilled that finally she is getting the attention she deserves. Lisa is an autobuy author for me and so I have already ordered Hard and Fast and just sitting here waiting for the post to deliver it.

Much more success to you!!

Anonymous said...

cant wait to read hard and fast
it looks so interresting


peg360@hotmail.com

Lisa F. said...

When I first starting reading ebooks, Lisa was one of the authors you recommended to me, and she very quickly became one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to reading this new one, also.

CrystalG said...

Hard and Fast sounds great. Love the cover.

Anya said...

Lisa sure got me hooked from just reading the blurb/excerpt.. not to mention the title, lol!!

Amy S. said...

Hard and Fast sounds great!

tetewa said...

This sounds like a great read!

JOYE said...

Enjoyed the visit. I would love to win a book

Anonymous said...

Hard and Fast sounds like a great read.

Love the cover and the title and I would also love to win a copy of the book!

Thanks,

Terri W.

Barbara said...

Hey Laurie-

Sounds like a great book. I don't think I have read this author before although I do remember seeing the book in the stores recently....great cover.

Am on a bit of a budget lately or else I would have probably picked the book up.

Thanks for sharing this author with us.

Sue A. said...

I'm really thrilled for Lisa! Here's to a great first week of sales for Lisa!

sandyy456 said...

I'd love to win a book! Lisa's a great author!

cas2ajs said...

Sounds like a great read. Please put me in the running for a copy.

Cheryl

bamabelle said...

Hi Laurie!

A big congratulations goes to Lisa on Hard and Fast being released! The book's cover is phenomenal! I enjoy Lisa's writing and the Blaze line as well. Thanks so much for the contest and information. :)

Judy F said...

Ok let me try this again.

I loved this book. It was everything Laurie said.

I will have to look up some of LIsa's other work.

Tee said...

First off let me say that Laurie is all she says and more. A kind and loving person. As for Lisa's book, never read one but I am looking when I go shopping. Would love to win, but if not that is okay too.

Cathy M said...

Can't wait to read Hard and Fast and I am looking forward to the Knights of White books as well. Thanks for doing what you do Lisa:)

Ali said...

Congrats to Lisa on the release of Hard and Fast!
Oooh, and I really look forward to the Knights of White books and definitely the Exclusive anthology :)

robynl said...

I'm interested in a chance to win Hard and Fast; please and thanks.
Nice of you to offer the contest.
The excerpt is yummy!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to read the book so please enter me in the draw.

Thank you.

Carol

buddytho@gmail.com

Minna said...

Can't wait to read that book!

Christina said...

I'd love to win a book!

Cathy said...

would love to win a book

bluecat said...

i would love to win a copy of lisa's book. please enter me in the contest

Cherie J said...

Would love to win a copy of Lisa's book. Please enter me.

Sasha said...

Lisa Rocks! I'm so glad you read and loved her firdst Blaze! I can;t wait to see more form her.

Anonymous said...

Helllooo! I missed all these comments... I don't know why but I guess I popped in before people started talking! Thank you all for the support and interest. I can't believe I missed everyone:(

Lisa