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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BLOG TOUR: HARD RULES BY LISA RENEE JONES

Hard Rules release blitz About Hard Rules: Hard Rules Cover 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. 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. 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 Hard Rules Teaser 4 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!! 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! PLEASE be sure to sign up for my TEXT LIST (link below). That will be where/how I communicate when these titles, and others, are available for pre-order, on sale or when I have a big giveaway!   XOXO, Lisa Renee Jones Lisa Renee Jones About Lisa Renee Jones: 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. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily. Connect with Lisa: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaReneeJones Twitter - https://twitter.com/LisaReneeJones Instagram - http://instagram.com/lisareneejones Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LisaReneeJones Text List and Newsletter: http://bit.ly/LRJTextList Hard Rules Teaser 7   Enter Lisa’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway   Hard Rules Teaser 8 Release Week Blitz Schedule August 8th Chatterbooks Book Blog Review Bad boys and Bedtime stories book previews Review Sassy Book Lovers Excerpt Lustful Literature Review Wild Wordy Women Excerpt Read Love Blog Excerpt Reading Between the Wines Book Club Excerpt Sassy Moms Say Read Romance Excerpt Ellesea Loves Reading Excerpt blissfully bookerized Excerpt For the Love of Books & Alcohol Excerpt Fly Away on the Wings of a Book Review Curvy and Nerdy Review Maari Loves Her Indies Excerpt My Slanted Bookish Ramblings Review Musings of the Modern Belle Review JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC Excerpt Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt Wicked Babes Blog Reviews Review The Book Sirens Review She Reads New Adult Excerpt August 9th Reading Past My Bedtime Excerpt Inner Goddess Review A Taste of Sin Excerpt Book Angel Booktopia Review KT Book Reviews Excerpt BFD Book Blog Review Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review Devilishly dirty book blog Review The Book Hoarders Review BFD Book Blog Review Socially Awkward Book Nerd Excerpt Oh My Growing TBR Review City of Fandoms Review Novel Addiction Review Confessions From Romaholics Review Naughty Book Blog Review Ficwishes Excerpt Pink Lace & Silver Buckles Book Blog Review Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews Review Just Let Me Read Review Making it Happen Review August 10th REVENGE OF THE FEELS Review The Fairest of All Book Reviews Review Southern Vixens Book Obsessions Excerpt we stole your book boyfriend Excerpt Books, Books, The Magical Fruit Excerpt Literary Dust Excerpt Talking Books Blog Excerpt The Book Avenue Review Ramblings of a Bookworm Review Book Bitches Blog Review Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt Bookalicious Babes Blog Review My Favorite Things Review Whispers from the Mountains Excerpt Book Chauffeur Excerpt Escape Reality with Books Review One Book Boyfriend At A Time Excerpt A Sky Full of Stars Blog Excerpt TBR Book Blog Review Night Owl Reader Review 2 Girls & Their Kindles Review August 11th Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Excerpt PBC Review Friends Till The End Book Blog Excerpt Alpha Book Club Review Nobel Grounds Review HEA Bookstore Review Sharing My Book Boyfriends Excerpt Reviews by Crystal Excerpt Reading Is My Superpower Excerpt CherryRed's Reads Review Once Upon a Book Blog Review The Sisterhood of the Travelling Book Boyfriends Review Romance Book Nerd Excerpt Krista's Dust Jacket Review Amazeballs Book Addicts Review Dog-Eared Daydreams Review August 12th Book Lovers Hangout Review Teatime and Books Excerpt booksshelived Review The Opening Hook Review Renee Entress's Blog Review Tricia Review Wild and Dirty Book Blog Excerpt Reading Bliss Review Captain Reads A Lot Excerpt 2 girls who love books Excerpt Two Book Pushers Review Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Review Lina's Reviews: A Book Blog Review Loves Great Reads Blog Review TBR Book Blog Review Nice Ladies, Naughty Books Excerpt Book Bitches Blog Review Books Need TLC Review    

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