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Happy July 1st!

Welcome to July! It seems like May through June was a whirlwind of travel and conferences. I am so looking forward to July where I’ll be consumed by starting yet another project during Camp Nanowrimo–while finishing up several others!

So here’s a quick recap of conferences. NEC-RWA book signingIn late April, I attended the New England Conference of Romance Writers of America. After soaking in great info at the panels, I signed copies of Rock Me Tonight and Night Encounters at the book fair. Here I am with the lovely Loretta Chase.

In late May, I visited New York for Book Expo America to be one of Ellora’s Cave’s authors signing at its booth. I’d take almost any reason to visit NY, being surrounded by books, authors, and publishers makes it a book lovers dream. After checking in, my author pal Heather Elizabeth King and I walked around Times Square and checked out a cover band. The next day we were in full BEA mode. After checking out as many booths as we could before our signing, we met up with fellow author Kerry Adrienne, EC staff, and cavemen at the EC booth. The next several hours flew by. We signed book cover flats, and had fun chatting in between. We talked with librarians, authors, book store owners, and readers, who stopped by. And then we hit the many rows and rows of booths. I found an advance copy of an R.L. Stine book for my youngest sister, who was a huge fan growing up. 

iPhone 2014 139Late that afternoon, I met up with Heather and her friends later at Ellen Stardust. I never heard of it before, but was blown away by the great atmosphere. The servers each took turns singing Broadway songs or modern hits and some of them were amazing. I can’t remember what I ate, but I ate every last bite so it was good! Later that night, we met up with some of my friends at a bar downtown and finished the night dancing. 

While waiting in line in NY, I checked my email and was thrilled to read one from Night Owl Reviews. They reviewed Bloodlust and Metal, part of my Underground Encounters series with Ellora’s Cave. Made my day! Here are some snippets:

“Heavy Metal, vampires and shifters make a great combination in this mesmerizing paranormal romance.” 

“The attraction between Devon and Layla radiates from every page and no matter how much they fight it the sex scenes are red hot and scorch the reader with their fiery passion.” 

“The relationship between the two keeps things real interesting and the danger, passion and action heats things up even more and the drama with the band adds a little more spice to the story as well.”

Here’s more on Bloodlust and Metal.

Bloodlust and Metal

bloodlustandmetal_msrFourth in the Underground Encounters series. On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit. The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.
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“Heavy Metal, vampires and shifters make a great combination in this mesmerizing paranormal romance”

While at Book Expo America in NYC, I was delighted to read a fantastic review of Bloodlust and Metal from Night Owl Reviews. Here are some snippets:

Heavy Metal, vampires and shifters make a great combination in this mesmerizing paranormal romance.  

The fast paced plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of action, suspense, drama and romance.  The author describes the story with well written scenes and events that capture the imagination and spine tingling tension builds throughout the story as Layla and Devon try to solve the mystery and danger comes looking for them both. 

The attraction between Devon and Layla radiates from every page and no matter how much they fight it the sex scenes are red hot and scorch the reader with their fiery passion. 
The relationship between the two keeps things real interesting and the danger, passion and action heats things up even more and the drama with the band adds a little more spice to the story as well. 

Intrigued? Here’s more info.

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Bloodlust and Metal

Fourth in the Underground Encounters series. On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit. The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
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Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop

What is it about paranormal characters that makes them so irresistible? Vampires, shapeshifters, gargoyles–I can’t get enough of them. And when you pair them with a rock setting, I’m hooked. Something about the dark, solitary figure of the paranormal characters and the bad boy/bad girl image of the rock star draws me in.

I’m Lisa Carlisle and I write a paranormal romance series for Ellora’s Cave called Underground Encounters. Paranormal characters and humans meet in an underground goth club–vamps, shifters, gargoyles, and sometimes rock stars! Here are the two recent releases in the series (each can be read on its own, not necessarily in order).

Bloodlust and MetalBloodlust and Metal

Book 4 in the Underground Encounters series

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Reviews

“Bloodlust and Metal is a wonderful and enticing story.”

“The relationship between Devon and Layla in intricately built to lure the reader in. The enticement of love built from the ashes of the past is like catnip keeping the reader sitting on the edge. The evolution is amazing and demonstrates life can change even the most hardened heart.”
~ Coffee Time Romance and More

rockmetonight_msrRock Me Tonight

Third in the Underground Encounters series

Lily Everett wants a lover, but won’t consider a permanent relationship, because she harbors a secret she’s certain no one will understand. When she meets the singer of a rock band at an underground nightclub, she’s disarmed by his sensual voice and mischievous good looks. After an icy introduction, Lily warms up to Nico’s charms.

A computer geek by day, Nico dons a rock singer persona by night. He’s tired of women pursuing him just because he’s in a band—the sex may be handy, but he wants something more. He’s intrigued by Lily’s reticence.

Keeping her emotional distance proves difficult the more Lily uncovers the intelligent, considerate man hiding behind Nico’s bad-boy persona. Their encounters are hot-hot-hot, but Nico wants more from Lily than sex. When Lily lets down her guard and reveals her other side, Nico’s shock destroys their closeness and they both doubt they can overcome their differences.

A Romantica® paranormal/shapeshifter erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Reviews

A Summer Pick by All Romance Ebooks!

A Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews
The chemistry between Lily and Nico is off the charts. The sex is hot and steamy. They are a great match together in and out of the bedroom. ~ Night Owl Reviews

The one area that never failed to excite in this story was the sex – anywhere and everywhere… Lisa Carlisle has penned a really good story here in this installment; I’m now going to search out the first two in the series. ~ The Jeep Diva

Giveaway

At the end of November, Gargoyle’s Embrace will be released, a short hot story in the series. In preparation for the release, I’m giving away a copy of Bloodlust and Metal, where a shapeshifting bounty hunter is hired to track a young vampire. It should be a straightforward job, but Devon struggles against his attraction for Layla. Vampires and shapeshifters don’t mix. 

For a chance to win a copy, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Comment on what you think about paranormal romance with rock ‘n’ roll. What type of paranormal character do you think is best suited for the role?
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Six Pack Stud-a-Thon Hop with Lisa Carlisle

Welcome to the Six Pack Stud-a-Thon Hop! I’m one of the authors participating in this fun event.
Who doesn’t enjoy admiring a six-pack? Almost impossible not to drool. I’m looking forward to an event next month with six-packs galore–Ellora’s Cave Romanticon. Last year was my first time there and I spent the first few hours trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. The Caveman walk around shirtless for our viewing pleasure. It’s heaven…
Here I am with them after receiving a Rising Star award. Did you even notice me in the middle? No, I didn’t expect you to with all the  eye candy! It’s okay, I get it. 😉
Rising Star at Romanticon
So in a few short weeks, I’ll be heading back to Ohio for this fantastic event. This year I’m on a panel with fellow EC authors discussing our On the Hunt novels, books featuring bounty hunters. We will be discussing what makes bounty hunters so irresistible. Do you agree? If so, why or why not?

I’m giving a copy of my latest novel Bloodlust and Metal. Look on the cover, it features Alpha Caveman Nick as my shapeshifting bounty hunter Devon. Very sexy indeed. For a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter entry below.

bloodlustandmetal_msrBloodlust and Metal

Book 4 in the Underground Encounters series

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

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Coffee Time Romance 4 Cup Review of Lisa Carlisle’s Bloodlust and Metal

I’m thrilled to share a wonderful 4 cup review of Bloodlust and Metal from Coffee Time Romance and More:
“The relationship between Devon and Layla in intricately built to lure the reader in. The enticement of love built from the ashes of the past is like catnip keeping the reader sitting on the edge. The evolution is amazing and demonstrates life can change even the most hardened heart.”

bloodlustandmetal_msrBloodlust and Metal

Book 4 in the Underground Encounters series

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Paranormal Romance and Rock and Roll – Two New Releases by Lisa Carlisle

Shapeshifters, vampires, and rock ‘n’ roll — a perfect match for a summer read. I’m very excited to share my new releases out at Ellora’s Cave. These are two stories I had a great time writing. I wrote the first draft of Bloodlust and Metal during National Novel Writing Month last November, going to “write-ins” at local libraries to meet up with fellow authors. In Rock Me Tonight, it was a blast to explore the characters. A software engineer who doubles as a rock singer meets a woman with a very different type of double life.  Read on for more. 🙂

bloodlustandmetal_msrBloodlust and Metal

Book 4 in the Underground Encounters series

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

rockmetonight_msrRock Me Tonight

Third in the Underground Encounters series

Lily Everett wants a lover, but won’t consider a permanent relationship, because she harbors a secret she’s certain no one will understand. When she meets the singer of a rock band at an underground nightclub, she’s disarmed by his sensual voice and mischievous good looks. After an icy introduction, Lily warms up to Nico’s charms.

A computer geek by day, Nico dons a rock singer persona by night. He’s tired of women pursuing him just because he’s in a band—the sex may be handy, but he wants something more. He’s intrigued by Lily’s reticence.

Keeping her emotional distance proves difficult the more Lily uncovers the intelligent, considerate man hiding behind Nico’s bad-boy persona. Their encounters are hot-hot-hot, but Nico wants more from Lily than sex. When Lily lets down her guard and reveals her other side, Nico’s shock destroys their closeness and they both doubt they can overcome their differences.

A Romantica® paranormal/shapeshifter erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy now at:
Ellora’s Cave
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Reviews

A Summer Pick by All Romance Ebooks!

A Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews
The chemistry between Lily and Nico is off the charts. The sex is hot and steamy. They are a great match together in and out of the bedroom. ~ Night Owl Reviews

The one area that never failed to excite in this story was the sex – anywhere and everywhere… Lisa Carlisle has penned a really good story here in this installment; I’m now going to search out the first two in the series. ~ The Jeep Diva

 

Lisa Carlisle’s Stop on the Bad Boys Hop

Bad Boys… can’t resist them. Definitely my type when I was younger.

But yikes, they’re bad for a reason–they’re trouble!

Two of my main characters in recent books are bad boys. In Bloodlust and Metal, Devon is a shapeshifting bounty hunter out for numero uno.  In Rock Me Tonight, Nico is a software engineer by day, but a singer of a hard rock band by night.

Leave a comment and enter with Rafflecopter below for a digital copy of one of these two new releases! Let me know which bad boy appeals to you more–Nico or Devon–and why. One lucky winner will win a digital copy of either Rock Me Tonight or Bloodlust or Metal.

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Bloodlust and Metal

Book 4 in the Underground Encounters series

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

For more info or to buy now, visit Ellora’s Cave.

rockmetonight_msrRock Me Tonight

Third in the Underground Encounters series

Lily Everett wants a lover, but won’t consider a permanent relationship, because she harbors a secret she’s certain no one will understand. When she meets the singer of a rock band at an underground nightclub, she’s disarmed by his sensual voice and mischievous good looks. After an icy introduction, Lily warms up to Nico’s charms.

A computer geek by day, Nico dons a rock singer persona by night. He’s tired of women pursuing him just because he’s in a band—the sex may be handy, but he wants something more. He’s intrigued by Lily’s reticence.

Keeping her emotional distance proves difficult the more Lily uncovers the intelligent, considerate man hiding behind Nico’s bad-boy persona. Their encounters are hot-hot-hot, but Nico wants more from Lily than sex. When Lily lets down her guard and reveals her other side, Nico’s shock destroys their closeness and they both doubt they can overcome their differences.

A Romantica® paranormal/shapeshifter erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

For more info or to buy now, visit Ellora’s Cave.

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New Release: Bloodlust and Metal – vampires, shapeshifters, and 80s rock

I’m thrilled to announce the 4th book in my Underground Encounters series has been released by Ellora’s Cave. I wrote the first draft during National Novel Writing Month last November, moving from library to library for write ins. It was so much fun to write — a shapeshifter and vampire who clash, 80s rock and metal, and set around Boston and London.

It’s part of Ellora’s Cave’s On the Hunt theme, which features bounty hunters. And some super hot scenes, too!

bloodlustandmetal_msrBloodlust and Metal
By Lisa Carlisle

On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.

The situation doesn’t go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an excerpt

Buy at Ellora’s Cave