- Book One - Hard Rules - August, 9, 2016
- Book Two - Damage Control - February 2017 (more info here: http://lisareneejones.com/damage-control-release)
- Book Three - Bad Deeds - August 2017
- Book Four - End Game - February 2018
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
BLOG TOUR: HARD RULES BY LISA RENEE JONES
About Hard Rules: 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. REVIEW: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS Exquisitely written and masterfully plotted, Hard Rules was an addictive story filled with suspense, intrigue, and sensual romance. With its smart dialogue and richly written characters, Shane and Emily's story pulled me in and did not let go until I read the final words. This book tells the story of two people coming together with an intense passion amidst hidden truths, dangerous secrets, and a feuding family on the brink of war. "There is something going on between me and this man. Something I don't understand." Jones did such a remarkable job with these characters, making them richly layered and deliciously complex. Emily is someone with closely guarded secrets and a reluctance to let anyone into her life. She is sweet yet strong, and is running from something in her past. She did not plan on someone like Shane coming into her world and turning it upside down, but that is exactly what he ended up doing. Shane is such an incredible character. Intelligent, hardworking and driven, he is a person who operates with a strong moral code and is determined to pull his family's business out of the shady dealings that it has been immersed in for years. He is a man who cares about his family but refuses to stand by and allow them to continue operating through corruption, greed and lies. He wasn't looking for a relationship either, but when his path collided with Emily's, he found that he couldn't resist her. The pull between the two of them was so strong and I loved the chemistry that existed between them. These were two people who were so different, yet so similar at the same time. Their reservations about letting someone in didn't stand a chance against the inexplicable, burning connection they both felt. "She was strong, but sweet and soft in all the ways this life, and my family, has made me hard." The intimacy between Shane and Emily was unbelievably hot, and only got hotter as they got to know each other further. Jones knows how to write a great romantic scene, and I absolutely loved the dynamic between the two of them when they came together in the bedroom. Shane is incredibly sexy, possessive, and passionate, and holds complete control and doesn't let Emily forget it. "We are one in this moment, two people lost and found in each other, both of us fighting a battle the other understands in ways no one else can." There was so much happening in this story with Shane and his family, and Emily and her past, and there is so much more that will surely unfold in the upcoming books. There are many players involved, and everyone has their own agenda. We were left with one heck of an ending, and I am dying to see how things are going to play out. I am not sure how I will be able to handle the wait until the second book releases. This was a fantastic start to what is looking to be an unforgettable series, and I cannot wait to see what is in store for Shane and Emily in the next installment. [caption id="attachment_18613" align="aligncenter" width="830"] Elegant young man in tuxedo looking down while sitting on a stool, on grey studio background.[/caption] Get your copy today: eBook Kindle: http://bit.ly/HardRulesAmazon B&N: http://bit.ly/HardRulesBN iBooks: http://bit.ly/HardRulesiBooks Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/HardRulesCA Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/hard-rules Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lisa_Renee_Jones_Hard_Rules_Dirty_Money_1 UK Edition (releases same day as US!) Kindle UK: http://bit.ly/HardRulesAmazonUK Kindle AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Hard-Rules-Dirty-Money-1-ebook/dp/B01A5THWYC/ iBooks UK: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/hard-rules-dirty-money-1/id1071864845 iBooks: AU: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/hard-rules-dirty-money-1/id1071864845 iBooks NZ:https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/hard-rules-dirty-money-1/id1071864845 Print Amazon: http://bit.ly/HardRulesPaperback B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hard-rules-lisa-renee-jones/1122597986 Other links found here: http://lisareneejones.com/books/hard-rules/ Add it to your GOODREADS SHELF: http://bit.ly/HardRulesGoodreads [caption id="attachment_18617" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Close-up portrait of a passionate young people in love.[/caption] EARLY PRAISE: "Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment." -Kirkus Reviews "High-octane romance set above the glittering lights of Denver is enhanced by the dominance of a powerful man and the cunning sweetness of a woman who isn't cowed or swayed by his wealth...a fascinating mystery and characters with distinct voices." -Publishers Weekly A NOTE FROM LISA: This 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 books 3 and 4, but I DO have a little information on book 2, DAMAGE CONTROL!!