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Night Owl Reviews Names INFLAME a Top Pick! <3<3<3

My newest release, INFLAME, was named a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews! I’m so excited. I love being a BAD author and am thrilled to see readers enjoying my contribution to this awesome shifter world. 😀

INFLAME

A gargoyle shifter and witch romance

Is the curse finally broken?

That must mean the witch is dead.

And he wouldn’t have the satisfaction of destroying her himself…

Lucan, a gargoyle shifter, is finally freed from his stone statue and ready to make up for lost time – a plan that includes acting on the inexplicable pull to the mysterious blonde who waltzes into the underground club where he works.

Elise has hunted Lucan down for one purpose. No way can she allow herself to get distracted by his captivating presence and magnificent eyes.

She blurts out the news: He’s a father.

He’d conceived a child with the witch who’d cursed him — Elise’s sister.

This complication means she must ignore her attraction to him. A fling with him is strictly off-limits.

But, when Elise needs his help to protect her niece and Lucan’s daughter, that dangerous desire might be too difficult to resist…

INFLAME is part of the Bad Alpha Dads project and is a fiery, standalone, paranormal romance in the Underground Encounters series.

Step into Vamps and discover a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, passionate witches, and gorgeous gargoyles!

Available at Amazon and in KU!

*** When Darkness Whispers Named a TOP PICK by Night Owl Reviews! ***

“Readers seeking a paranormal military romance need to check out “When Darkness Whispers.” This book has a well developed plot and many layers to the characters.”

~ 5 stars and a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!

It was also recently named a Top Pick by the Romance Reviews!

When Darkness Whispers

When Darkness WhispersSome memories are better left forgotten…

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can’t be distracted from her mission. With American servicemen being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it’s more than priority. It’s critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face with Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn’t seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements–a serial killer. One that doesn’t appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can’t escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else’s future, but how can she succeed if she can’t even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

When Darkness Whispers is a paranormal romantic suspense novel you won’t want to put down! Go undercover with a supernatural team into a world of vampires, gargoyles, shifters, demons, and ghosts. If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you’ll love When Darkness Whispers!

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Wow If I could give this story more than 5 stars I would... Suspense, Mystery, and Thrills all in one book.” ~ Book Nook Nuts

What a fantastic page-turner that wowed me from the get-go! An action-packed, contemporary PNR must read full of suspense that kept me glued to my seat! … This has a fresh, new storyline, with great descriptions, full of surprises and witty dialogue with relatable characters that will keep readers engaged & turning pages just like I did!”  ~ Amazon reviewer

An awesome read! I couldn’t put it down… Out of all the books I have read from this author, I have to say that this book is now my new favorite.” ~ Amazon reviewer

Wow Ms. Carlisle has outdone herself this time. You have action, adventure, suspense, forgotten love, shifters, what more can you ask for.” ~ Amazon reviewer

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*** The Romance Reviews Names When Darkness Whispers a Top Pick! ***

When Darkness Whispers

I’m thrilled to share the news that When Darkness Whispers was named a Top Pick by the Romance Reviews!

Some memories are better left forgotten…

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can’t be distracted from her mission. With American servicemen being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it’s more than priority. It’s critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face with Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn’t seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements–a serial killer. One that doesn’t appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can’t escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else’s future, but how can she succeed if she can’t even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

When Darkness Whispers is a paranormal romantic suspense novel you won’t want to put down! Go undercover with a supernatural team into a world of vampires, gargoyles, shifters, demons, and ghosts. If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you’ll love When Darkness Whispers!

READ NOW! 

See what other readers have said:

Wow If I could give this story more than 5 stars I would... Suspense, Mystery, and Thrills all in one book.” ~ Book Nook Nuts

What a fantastic page-turner that wowed me from the get-go! An action-packed, contemporary PNR must read full of suspense that kept me glued to my seat! … This has a fresh, new storyline, with great descriptions, full of surprises and witty dialogue with relatable characters that will keep readers engaged & turning pages just like I did!”  ~ Amazon reviewer

An awesome read! I couldn’t put it down… Out of all the books I have read from this author, I have to say that this book is now my new favorite.” ~ Amazon reviewer

Wow Ms. Carlisle has outdone herself this time. You have action, adventure, suspense, forgotten love, shifters, what more can you ask for.” ~ Amazon reviewer

“I think Lisa Carlisle has turned into mystery books! Daaamn and this was a good one!” ~ Amazon reviewer

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When Darkness Whispers

“Carlisle has built a very different, imaginative, and complex world…”

I’m always happy to read reviews from readers who have fun getting lost in my world as much as I do. Here’s a review of Knights of Stone: Mason.

“This is the first time that I have come across gargoyle shifters, though, and I must say: Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but I was duly impressed. Carlisle has built a very different, imaginative, and complex world that was a lot of fun to get lost in.” ~ The Novel Girl Reads

Knights of Stone: Mason

Highland Gargoyles, Book 1

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After a bloody and divisive battle twenty-five years ago, the inhabitants of the Isle of Stone—namely, gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters—have lived apart, divided by borders none are permitted to cross. But when Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts that are the talk of gargoyle territory, she sneaks away from her coven to see for herself. Night after night, she returns, not just for the music, but for one particular gargoyle who shifts into human form to play guitar at these avant-garde shows.

Her attention has not gone unnoticed. For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, unaware she’s not just a visitor from another island. But when he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he knows that no matter how strong the temptation, anything between them would be forbidden.

Despite everything that should keep them apart, Kayla and Mason can’t resist their dark attraction and plan to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. The magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all. Kayla and Mason are soon caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate of the isle forever.

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* Reviews are coming in for Tempted by the Gargoyle — and they’re hot! *

I’m thrilled to read the early reviews.

“This is my favorite Gargoyle story from the author yet.”

“Wowzer I’m in love with this author, she had me hooked from the beginning  and there was no way I was putting it down.”

“So thrilling, action packed, and romantic. I can’t wait for more.”

“Omg! Omg! Let me start by saying that! This book is exactly what I have been waiting for!… These two characters had such great chemistry, that I can completely see a future for them in series form, and I for one cannot wait for that to happen!”

“…a good hot steamy mysterious read.”

“I loved Larissa and Roman’s story.
Good storyline as always, murder, suspense, action, and let’s not forget smexy characters.
Ms. Carlisle series just keep getting better and better.”

 

Tempted by the Gargoyle

Tempted by the Gargoyle

Meet your perfect match this Saturday night–or your perfect match for the night.

The eclipse of the red Supermoon sends crowds into Boston for an evening hyped up for a night of passion, one not to be missed. Boston police officer Larissa Riley wants nothing to do with the media-driven event, but her friend convinces her they need a night out after all they’ve gone through. They visit a new gothic-themed club where Larissa is disturbed by the attractive stranger eying her.

Roman, a gargoyle shifter and commander of the Stone Sentries, patrols from the rooftop of a club on the night of the eclipse. The Supermoon bodes danger and he puts all his sentries on watch. When a blast of dark magic soars past him, he searches for its origin and fixes on a brunette. Something about her is different, demanding all senses be on high alert. Is she dangerous? Or is she in danger?

Deciding a night with a hot stranger would be good for her, Larissa invites Roman back to her hotel, unaware he is surveilling her. The night takes a dark turn as secrets are uncovered and danger moves in. Her beloved city is under attack. Larissa must decide who to trust before all is lost, including the fate of her closest friend.

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Early Reviews for Knights of Stone: Bryce — heartbreaking, triumphant, sexy, witty…

I’m thrilled to read some of the early reviews of Knights of Stone: Bryce from readers:

  • “Third book in the series and I think my favorite…
    This book was heartbreaking in parts, triumphant, sexy, witty…Amazing characterization with a fast paced plot. Loved every second watching these brothers grow and I can’t wait to see which brother is next.”
  • “I loved this story, Bryce may be the best of the clan of brothers but he shows Alpha tendencies also. Mairi’s story is sad, this book will make you laugh and cry…
  • “This is a wonderful love story as well as having plenty of action and adventure. And it still shows how some males can be very dense at times until something hits them over the head to make them realize it. Loved this self-contained story that is also part of a series.”
  • “This book will keep you reading long into the night.”

Knights of Stone: Bryce

Knights of Stone: BryceWhat happens when love interferes with plans, during the most unfortunate of times?

Gargoyle shifter, and the last of her clan, Mairi, is running for her life, desperate to keep hidden. When she spots two winged creatures flying high above her in the Highlands of Scotland, she momentarily panics, thinking they’re the same beasts who murdered her family along with her entire clan. Realizing they’re gargoyles like her, she takes flight and discreetly follows them to an island.

Bryce, beta of his clan and drummer for the Knights of Stone, senses something is amiss on the Isle of Stone. At first, he believes he’s merely discomfited by the rumors of atrocities occurring in the Highlands. However, he discovers an intruder on the magically-concealed island home. Once he ascertains that the flame-haired beauty is the sole survivor of a traumatizing attack, he returns to the Highlands to warn his former clan.

Somewhere between cautioning the clan and realizing the necessity of destroying the beasts that threaten them all, Mairi and Bryce discover an attraction that quickly evolves into a consuming passion. A problem even greater than the murderous fiends becomes apparent – the love they share may not survive the battle.

For a unique shifter romance series with hot men in kilts, read about the brothers in the Knights of Stone today!

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“If you like shifter books, romance, and hot alpha men, you have to read this series.” ~ Alpha Book Club

Yesterday, Knights of Stone: Lachlan was released and I’m thrilled at the early reviews. Here’s a bit from Alpha Book Club:

“I started reading this book and in what seemed like minutes I was hooked. I could not put this book down. It was funny, sexy, and fascinating.”
“If you like shifter books, romance, and hot alpha men, you have to read this series. These magical creatures will bring a smile to your face and maybe put you in a happy place.”
~ 5 Stars from Alpha Book Club!

Knights of Stone: Lachlan
Highland Gargoyles Book 2

Knights of Stone LachlanAs the new alpha of his gargoyle clan, Lachlan takes on a leadership role at the historic peace talks between the wolf shifters and tree witches. Cooperation is crucial to their survival. The magical veil over the Isle of Stone is weakening. But unity is hard to achieve when tensions are running high. So is Lachlan’s concentration when a sexy wolf shifter rushes to the talks. Her wild beauty is mesmerizing.

Raina has her hands full with pack problems, from pack mates succumbing to blood lust to animosity toward her species. The source of her problems is clear-the gargoyles. If they hadn’t lured the humans to the island with their unconventional rock concerts, she wouldn’t have to deal with the fallout. She wants nothing to do with them, especially their alpha. His not-so-surreptitious glances are hard to miss. Nope. Not the kind of attention she needs. She’s heard rumors of the rebellious, attention-seeking rockers–and of their endless string of females.

But when humans come to investigate the wolf attacks, Lachlan and Raina must work together to coerce them off the island. And time spent together sparks a forbidden attraction. If unexpected love were their only problem, they’d be able to deal with it. It’s not. Time is running out, for them and their island.


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If you haven’t read part 1 in the series, it was just named a Staff Pick at All Romance! 

Knights of Stone: Mason

Knights of Stone - MasonGargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle’s territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows.

For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she’s a visitor from another island. When he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden.

Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all.

This novella was originally released as part of the USA Today bestselling Highland Shifters paranormal romance boxed set.

A STAFF PICK at All Romance!

“Kayla and Mason fall in love despite their differences, despite being different. It is a new way of telling Romeo and Juliet. You cannot be with them because of something their ancestors did, and the kids saying I do not care about that, I want to be with them regardless. A lesson many of us need to learn. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting something a little different from their normal.”
~ 5* from Books and Beyond Fifty Shades

I love a paranormal book that has multiple beings, in this book there are Gargoyles, witches and  wolf shifters. The plot has twists and turns taking you through such a unique and mysterious world… Great story, great characters… Very unique!” 
~ Up All Night, Read All Day Book Reviews

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We Love Kink Reviews Dark Velvet – “I couldn’t put this book down…” – 4.5 Love Taps!

I’m thrilled to read this review of Dark Velvet by We Love Kink Reviews:

“This book is great.  It starts out in a Castle and when Savannah and Antoine meet.  Then things start heating up.  I couldn’t put this book down until I was done.  It’s a great read.”

4.5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

 

Dark Velvet (Chateau Seductions #1)

by Lisa Carlisle

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art coDark Velvetlony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

New adult erotic romance (18+)
Paranormal / vampire / gargoyle / shapeshifter

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Chateau Seductions Part 2

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Paranormal Romance Junkies Gives 4 1/2 Fangs to Dark Velvet – “Insanely Hot Chemistry”

I’m thrilled to read the review from Paranormal Romance Junkies on my new release Dark Velvet:

“Looking for a sexy vampire novel? If so, then this is definitely a must buy!”

They gave 4 1/2 Fangs to the novella, the start of a new series of new adult erotic romances set on a remote New England island. Paranormal aspects, a medieval-styled castle, and a hot as hell hero.

Another recent review:

“Sexy, dark, full of intrigue, art, and paranormal sexiness, Dark Velvet has it all in one hot package!” 

Dark Velvet

Lisa Carlisle

Chateau Seductions series

darkvelvetGrad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

New adult / paranormal / erotic romance

It is on sale for only 99 cents for a few more days! 

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“Filled with action and a couple of blazing hot sexual encounters” ~ review from TRS

Thrilled to wake up to a review from the Romance Studio of Gargoyle’s Embrace.

“I enjoyed this paranormal romance story. This is a fast-paced story that is filled with action and a couple of blazing hot sexual encounters between the two main characters. I liked Tracy. She is strong and very intelligent. She has trust issues thanks to her creepy and crazy ex-boyfriend. But deep down she knows that Danton would never hurt her. I also liked her inner monologue, especially when it came to what she thought about Danton. I liked the gorgeous Danton too. He is strong, protective and simply adorable. I loved the way he was more than willing to fight her battles, but when danger found her, he let her fight the person — if you can call him a person — who wanted to hurt her. The love scenes between them are melting hot.”

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