Release Blitz & Giveaway : Hard Rules (Dirty Money #1) by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJones
Wall Street meets
the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering,
scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series
from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
How bad do you want it?
The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is
ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and
ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies,
deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back
into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a
woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only
thing anchoring him between good and evil.
Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of,
falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts
him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very
thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could
that destroy them both.
His hand curls around mine and he
drags it to his knee, and the way he’s looking at me, like the rest of the
room, no, the rest of the world, doesn’t exist, steals my breath. I
haven’t allowed anyone to really look at me in a very long time.
“Emily,” he says, doing whatever
he does to turn my name into a sin that seduces rather than destroys me.
“Shane,” I manage, but just
“Did you say yes to dinner
because you didn’t want to be alone?”
I am not sure where he is going
with this, if it’s about reading me or if he needs validation that I am here
for him, so I give him both. “I like being alone,” I say, and on some level, it
really is true. “I said yes to dinner because you are the one who
asked.” My lips curve. “Actually you barely asked. You mostly ordered.”
“I couldn’t let you say no.”
“I’m actually really glad you
“And yet you say you like being
“It’s simple and without
“Spoken like someone who’s lived
the opposite side of the coin.”
“Haven’t we all?”
“Who burned you, Emily?”
I blanch but recover with a
quick, “Who says anyone burned me?”
“I see it in your eyes.”
“Back to my eyes,” I say.
“Yes. Back to your eyes.”
Those two words sizzle, matching
the heat in his eyes, and my throat goes dry. “Then stop asking so many
He reaches up, brushing hair
behind my ear, his fingers grazing my cheek, and suddenly he is closer, his
breath a tease on my cheek, his fingers settling on my jaw. “What if I want to
know more about you?”
“What if I don’t want to talk?”
“Are you suggesting I shut up and
Yes, I think.
Please. But instead I say, “I don’t know. I haven’t interviewed you as you
have me. I know nothing about you. I want to know if you—”
He leans in, and then his lips
are on mine, a caress, a tease, that is there and gone, and yet I am rocked to
the core, a wave of warmth sliding down my neck and over my breasts. He
lingers, his breath fanning my lips, promising another touch I both need and
want, as he asks, “You want to know if I what?”
Hard Rules started this series off with a scorching and passionate
beginning. I completely found myself seduced by the characters and
completely captivated by the background mystery going on. Lisa created a
cast of characters that were unique and filled with vibrant life. I
always find myself swept away by my heroes and Shane definitely gave me
everything I want in a leading male. He oozed sensual power and he had
an aura of authority.
I felt he had that vulnerable layer when dealing
with Emily that showed he had a heart within that stone cold facade he
portrayed for everyone else.
Emily was shrouded in suspenseful mystery.
Her story is barely addressed yet I felt her character was honest..just
afraid. So many secrets and so many enemies that no matter where you
look someone is there testing their trust.
I was holding onto my kindle
with a death grip at the end. I'm anxiously awaiting the next
installment because Lisa you have really jerked the rug out from
underneath me with that ending. Some cliffhangers are painful and some
are so explosive they just leave you breathless. This one was both and
it hurt so good
New York Times and USA Today
bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed
INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be
produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd 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.
In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE
OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY
series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a
combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for
St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned
multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin
Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa
was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers.
Note From Lisa: About The Dirty Money Series
will have FOUR full-length books in it. The first four will be Emily and
Shane's story and there will be a fifth fir a secondary character’s story
(more information to come soon). I don't have covers or buy links for these
books YET, but I DO have titles and tentative release dates!
One - Hard Rules - August, 9, 2016
Two - Damage Control - February 2017
Three - Bad Deeds - August 2017
Four - End Game - February 2018
I am SO
excited for this series to come out, because it is so unlike my other series. I
am hoping my readers love it just as much as I did when I was writing it!
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