Another Sneak Peek into Dancing with My Elf

Here’s another sneak peek into my new release, Dancing with My Elf, this time from Lucas!
Dancing with My Elf
This firefighter performance was one of my favorites. Ladies loved a man who could rescue them from a blaze, and it riled them up. The scenario amused me as a half-dragon shifter, since I embraced fire rather than feared it.
 
Wait, who was that at the back of the club? My eyes bulged. Was that my—landlord? What in all of Hades Crazies was Nova doing here?
 
Awkward.
 
I wouldn’t let Nova distract me from my performance. This was how I made a living and enjoyed it. Who was the cute brunette sitting beside her? She scanned the club with a serious expression that stood counter to all the happy ones. Why wasn’t she paying attention to my performance? Forget avoiding Nova, now I wanted to know what was up with her friend.
 
As the next performer came out on stage, I stopped by tables, shaking my moneymaker. Ladies ran their hands down my chest and dangerously close to the thunder down under as they stuffed dollar bills into my G-string. The more women I danced with, the more fun we had.
 
That was what was so great about this job—everyone left happy.
As I headed toward the back of the club, Nova attempted to shield her face with her auburn hair. Too late, I’d already spotted her. Ah, I could have fun with this. I sauntered over to their table. The brunette’s gaze was now fixed on me. That was better. I put a lot into my performances.
 
I bent down and teased Nova, “What are you doing here? Making sure I make my rent money this month?”
 
Her face glowed like fiery lava even under the dim light of the club. “No, of course not. I’ll explain later.”
 
“That’s right. Now’s the time to dance.” I turned my backside toward her and twerked, laughing to myself as I pictured her mortification. This would be a great story to tell the other dancers at the end of the night.
 
I turned around to ensure I gave proper attention to Nova’s friend. As I moved closer, the lights reflected off red and golden streaks in her hair. I wanted to make sure every woman who came here had a good time—if they wanted it. I put my hands behind my head and rolled my body from shoulders to hips, watching her pupils widen.
 
I leaned forward and asked, “Hey, Nova’s friend. I’m Lucas. What’s your name?”
 
“Zoe.”
 
“Are you having a good time tonight, Zoe?”
 
“I am indeed.” She tipped her head. “You’re quite the dancer.”
 
Her praise encouraged me to show off, especially after her disinterest earlier. I bent down, putting my hands on either side of the seat cushion behind her, and maneuvered into a sensual body roll.
 
Her scent reached me, confirming her elf blood. But also, something else…
 
Something I never thought possible. My dragon woke with instant awareness, drinking this moment in. Every muscle inside me turned rigid. Mistake.
 
Instead of the seductive move I’d planned, my sudden stiffness knocked me off balance. As I fell on top of Zoe, she braced herself by raising her arms and darted aside. I still managed to pin her left shoulder.
 
“What are you doing?” She pushed my chest back with surprising force.
 
Bewildered, it took me a second too long to catch up to what was going on. Part of her was still pinned beneath me, and I pulled back. “Sorry, I stumbled.”
 
Stunned by the unfamiliar buzz flowing like a current beneath my skin, I blinked through the confusion. What in blazing saddles just happened? Whatever it was, it swept through me with the literal effect of knocking me off my feet.
 
My dragon rumbled with satisfaction. ????.
 
 
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A Sneak Peek of Dancing with My Elf

Here’s a sneak peek into my new release, Dancing with My Elf!
Dancing with My Elf
Zoe:
The call about a demon sighting led Nova and me to investigate at a club that could be described as Alice in Muscle-land. Half-naked men with tanned, ripped bodies, danced for women at various tables while another performed on the stage.
 
In all my time as a detective for the Salem Supernatural Network, I’d never investigated at a venue quite like this.
 
I inhaled, attuned to any unusual scents. Cheap perfume and cheaper beer invaded my nostrils. Nothing that heightened my wariness of a prowling baddie.
 
The closest dancer wore a silver banana hammock. He rolled his body in some sort of sensual grind that the nearby women responded to with raucous enthusiasm. After he maneuvered before each one, he slipped away with more dollar bills sticking out of his cloth.
 
Dragging my gaze from that show like a rubbernecker passing a highway pileup, I searched for dark magic or anyone suspicious.
 
A man wearing tight white spandex shorts with what appeared to be concealing a cucumber welcomed us and took our drink order. The current song faded out, and the cowboy on stage strutted away with far fewer clothes and several more dead presidents dangling from his briefs and boots.
 
The next song began, “I’m too Sexy.” An attractive guy with blond hair past his chin, dressed as a firefighter walked on stage. He pouted like a model and strutted as if working the catwalk.
 
Nova dropped her head into her hand. “Oh, no. It’s my tenant Lucas.”
 
She attempted to hide her face, but Lucas spotted us and danced in our direction.
 
Abs. What fine abs.
 
Focus. I was here to find demons, not conquer my dry spell.
 
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New Release – Dancing with My Elf!

Dancing with My Elf

Part of the Salem Supernaturals series.

A delusional dragon shifter thinks I need his help. 

Ha. I’m a detective. Why would I need help from an exotic dancer on a case that involves dark magic? We’re searching for demons, not dollars.

Lucas is persistent, as if he knocked some sense loose flying too close to the sun.

But I don’t need this scaly shifter’s help solving crimes. Or his all-too-personal attention.

Even if he entrances me while he dances by rolling his amazingly chiseled abs…

Such fine abs.

No, focus. Demons are a bigger threat than my dry spell.

So whatever he’s offering, is a big, fat nope.

Fated mates and awkward introductions.  Fans of New Girl and Lucifer will love the Salem Supernaturals series – paranormal chick lit with a splash of romance, comedy, and mystery!

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An Excerpt from Hot in Witch City

Hot in Witch City

A wolf shifter thinks I’m his mate.

Not going to happen. 

I’m half-siren and all single. No way am I giving up my freedom for some delusional furball.

Even if he’s kind of cute. And considerate. And has warm eyes.

Besides, I have enough going on with running my retro rock club. And when an unexpected relative shows up there one night, it shakes me to the core.

The last thing I need is to add another complication to my life, especially something as mundane as monogamy.

Fans of New Girl and What We Do in the Shadows will love the quirky roommates in the Salem Supernaturals series – paranormal chick lit with romance, comedy, and mystery!

 

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Excerpt

Nova motioned behind her. “And this is Sebastian.”

This guy was as dark as Lucas was light and had a full beard. His expression was dead serious, the opposite of Lucas’s friendly smile.

“Hey, Sebastian.” I greeted him with a pleasant smile.

His mouth opened, but nothing came out. He stared at me, and I sighed. This wasn’t unusual. I attributed this effect to my siren blood. What exactly that meant, I didn’t know for sure. My mother abandoned me soon after I was born and took with her all the answers to the questions about that side of me. I’d never forgive her for it.

His nostrils flared, and he gazed at me with curiosity, like I was an undiscovered flower species.

Sebastian stepped closer—too close. Into my personal space.

When he sniffed me, I backed away. “What are you doing?”

“It’s you,” he declared with a fascinated but wary glance. “You’re the one who’s been driving my wolf crazy.”

I huffed. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Sebastian, since we haven’t met until now.” Planting my hands on my hips, I said, “Quite an odd first impression, I might add.” 

His eyes flashed with amber amid the dark brown, and he leaned closer. “It’s your scent.” He inhaled once more. “I know it. I’ve smelled it at our house and—” he glanced around, “—here at the club.”

 A low, vibrating growl rumbled from his chest.

“Get yourself under control,” Lucas warned under his breath.

Holy tridents. I pointed at Sebastian’s chest. “Are you insane? You can’t let your animal side out in public.”

Sebastian’s eyes glowed brighter, almost golden, as he stared at me. He released a low, mournful moan that sounded more wolf than human. “Mine.”

“Oh no,” I groaned and stepped back. A possessive wolf. “I’m most definitely not yours. And don’t even think about shifting in here.”

 

Read what happens next in Hot in Witch City.

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Release Day for Hot in Witch City!

Hot in Witch City

A wolf shifter thinks I’m his mate.

Not going to happen. 

I’m half-siren and all single. No way am I giving up my freedom for some delusional furball.

Even if he’s kind of cute. And considerate. And has warm eyes.

Besides, I have enough going on with running my retro rock club. And when an unexpected relative shows up there one night, it shakes me to the core.

The last thing I need is to add another complication to my life, especially something as mundane as monogamy.

Fans of New Girl and What We Do in the Shadows will love the quirky roommates in the Salem Supernaturals series – paranormal chick lit with romance, comedy, and mystery!

 

Get it at Amazon or in Kindle Unlimited!

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Hot in Witch City Released on July 1st!

Hot in Witch City

Paranormal Chick Lit

Salem Supernaturals Book 2

Release Date 07/01/2021

ASIN: B08ZQ44M24 

 

A wolf shifter thinks I’m his mate.

Not going to happen. 

I’m half-siren and all single. No way am I giving up my freedom for some delusional furball.

Even if he’s kind of cute. And considerate. And has warm eyes.

Besides, I have enough going on with running my retro rock club. And when an unexpected relative shows up there one night, it shakes me to the core.

The last thing I need is to add another complication to my life, especially something as mundane as monogamy.

Fans of New Girl and What We Do in the Shadows will love the quirky roommates in the Salem Supernaturals series – paranormal chick lit with romance, comedy, and mystery!

 

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/hot-in-witch-city-a-paranormal-chick-lit-novel-salem-supernaturals-book-2-by-lisa-carlisle 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57790203-hot-in-witch-city 

Excerpt

Nova motioned behind her. “And this is Sebastian.”

This guy was as dark as Lucas was light and had a full beard. His expression was dead serious, the opposite of Lucas’s friendly smile.

“Hey, Sebastian.” I greeted him with a pleasant smile.

His mouth opened, but nothing came out. He stared at me, and I sighed. This wasn’t unusual. I attributed this effect to my siren blood. What exactly that meant, I didn’t know for sure. My mother abandoned me soon after I was born and took with her all the answers to the questions about that side of me. I’d never forgive her for it.

His nostrils flared, and he gazed at me with curiosity, like I was an undiscovered flower species.

Sebastian stepped closer—too close. Into my personal space.

When he sniffed me, I backed away. “What are you doing?”

“It’s you,” he declared with a fascinated but wary glance. “You’re the one who’s been driving my wolf crazy.”

I huffed. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Sebastian, since we haven’t met until now.” Planting my hands on my hips, I said, “Quite an odd first impression, I might add.” 

His eyes flashed with amber amid the dark brown, and he leaned closer. “It’s your scent.” He inhaled once more. “I know it. I’ve smelled it at our house and—” he glanced around, “—here at the club.”

 A low, vibrating growl rumbled from his chest.

“Get yourself under control,” Lucas warned under his breath.

Holy tridents. I pointed at Sebastian’s chest. “Are you insane? You can’t let your animal side out in public.”

Sebastian’s eyes glowed brighter, almost golden, as he stared at me. He released a low, mournful moan that sounded more wolf than human. “Mine.”

“Oh no,” I groaned and stepped back. A possessive wolf. “I’m most definitely not yours. And don’t even think about shifting in here.”

 

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If you like paranormal chick lit with quirky roommates, rising mystery, and awkward romantic pursuits, you’ll love the Salem Supernaturals series!

 

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A Sneak Peek into Mark: A Marine and Billionaire Romance

Mark

“Since I pulled off the part of an old friend to get you out of your predicament, you can do something similar to get me out of mine,” Mark proposed.

Cora furrowed her brows. “How?”

“You pretend to be my girlfriend at the grand opening of my hotel on Saturday.”

Cora laughed. “That a bigger commitment than the thirty seconds where you acted like my old friend.”

Ah, she wasn’t easy to convince, intriguing him all the more. “True. I’ll make you an offer to sweeten the deal.”

She raised her chin. “Oh, and what are you planning to offer me, Mark?”

He fixed a steady gaze on her. “Escape.”

Find out what happens when these two opposites try to pull off a fake relationship!

Read Mark: a Marine and Billionaire Romance, the newest release in the Anchor Me series by USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle!

Celebrate the Release of Mark: A Marine and Billionaire Romance!

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You could win a signed paperback of Angelo, a second chance Navy SEAL romance, which is book 1 in the series, a Harlequin Feel Good book bag from a romance party in NYC, a blue handcrafted heart pin, and a blue beaded bookmark. Perfect for a day of reading at the beach, especially as these are great beach reads!

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Release Day for Mark: A Marine and Billionaire Romance!

Mark

She’s a Marine. He’s a billionaire.

Can these opposites pull off a fake relationship?

After a broken engagement, Cora is done with dating. She wants to finish out her final year in the military stationed in Okinawa, Japan, without any more complications. Then one night, she pulls an attractive stranger into a ruse to escape an uncomfortable situation.

Mark is intrigued by this beautiful woman who fabricates a story of them being old friends. He grew up a military brat and wants nothing to do with that world. But he could use their instant relationship to ward off attempts at being set up at the grand opening of his resort next weekend.

So he makes her an offer she can’t refuse–escape.

All she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend and then she’ll be pampered with all the luxury his resort has to offer.

One night. One fake date. A perfect plan.

What could go wrong?

Find out what happens next in this Cinderella-inspired military romance!

If you like opposites attract and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Mark and Cora’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

Escape into the Anchor Me series with USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle with Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes!

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The Countdown is on to the Release of Marine and Billionaire Romance!

Mark

She’s a Marine. He’s a billionaire.

Can these opposites pull off a fake relationship?

After a broken engagement, Cora is done with dating. She wants to finish out her final year in the military stationed in Okinawa, Japan, without any more complications. Then one night, she pulls an attractive stranger into a ruse to escape an uncomfortable situation.

Mark is intrigued by this beautiful woman who fabricates a story of them being old friends. He grew up a military brat and wants nothing to do with that world. But he could use their instant relationship to ward off attempts at being set up at the grand opening of his resort next weekend.

So he makes her an offer she can’t refuse–escape.

All she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend and then she’ll be pampered with all the luxury his resort has to offer.

One night. One fake date. A perfect plan.

What could go wrong?

Find out what happens next in this Cinderella-inspired military romance!

If you like opposites attract and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Mark and Cora’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

Escape into the Anchor Me series with USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle with Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes!

Learn more and preorder now!