Thursday, August 23, 2012

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy #1) by Lisa Renee Jones Blog Tour Stop

*****THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK TARGETED FOR 18 YEARS AND OLDER*****
OUT AUGUST 24th in all formats at all e-tailers!

Fifty Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct

Book 1: If I Were You
Book 2: Being Me
Book 3: Revealing Us

About IF I WERE YOU…

How it began…

One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expires.

Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—-dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure she was okay.
Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her.

The dark, passion it becomes…

Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of which I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.
All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know me, and he says I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.

BOOK TRAILER

BOOK SONG BROKEN BY LIFE-HOUSE
MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 POSIES

***THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK, 18 YEARS OR OLDER. CONTAINS MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG ADULTS***

OH MY FLIPPING GOD!!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES AND BASIC INSTINCT. Man where to begin with this review. I have read a lot of erotica and adult books lately but I have to say That Lisa has added some things to her story that stands out among the rest. I did not feel like I reading about Fifty and I sure as hell did not thing basic instincts because this story really has so many dimensions to it I could not get my head wrapped around it. First the characters are so different from any I have read about. I know a lot of people have said no one can fall in love that fast, well to them I say they may not but other people do and it is reality.

I have done some research into the BDSM world and I have talked to people who are in it and I can see the pull towards it and I can see how people fall in love so fast because it is like a drug and the adrenaline rush you get from it is like no other. To them it is like para gliding or bungee jumping the adrenaline brings you places you have never been before and before you realize it you are hooked and can't remember how it has happened. So now that I have bored you with a little back ground I will get to the real deal and this the story.

Sara is a school teacher that is on summer vacation. She is looking forward to spending some quality time reading and enjoying her summer of tutoring students. One night her neighbor is over watching TV and enjoying Sara's company when her boyfriend calls her to go over to his house. The neighbor leaves and forgets her journal and Sara being curious reads it and is shocked to read what is in it. The next day the neighbor comes back to make sure she has not lost the journal and Sara is embarrassed because she read the journal. That is when her neighbor tells her it is not hers but it belongs to the woman who left her stuff in storage and is selling it. The neighbor is so excited about the paintings and the other journals and Sara tells her she can't sell someones private things.Her neighbor tells her she will make a lot of money by selling this things and has no intention on keeping them.

Sara is so shocked by this but what can she do. Then the neighbor comes and tells her the next morning she is eloping with her boyfriend and she is on her way to Paris and Sara can have the storage unit and sell it or whatever but it is her's to keep. Sara is excited because she really enjoyed the journals. They were dark and dirty and there is something in those journals that call to Sara. She decides from that moment on she will find this Rebecca and return her things to her. Sara's first stop is trying to find out information on Rebecca and when she starts to dig in the storage unit she finds a brochure for the gallery she worked at. Sara is excited because she loves art and majored in it in college. Sara goes home and looks up information about the gallery and decides she will go to a unveiling of a famous painter that she loves for a charity. While there she meets this guy who she is so taken with. Their is something about this guy and he is so knowledgeable about art that they talk and before you know it they are talking about different artists.

As Sara is looking for the Art gallery owner he finds her and they talk about Rebecca which he says she is on an extended vacation but Sara is not buying it. Then the oddest thing happens and Sara ends up selling a painting to a couple looking to buy a piece for their main party room. The owner of gallery is impressed by Sara and asks her if she would like to work for him and she agrees. See Sara has a secret that she is keeping and that is she has always wanted to work in the art industry but it does not pay the bills. So she has stayed away from it and became a teacher instead. She is not happy being a teacher because her passion is in the art world where Mark the gallery owner has offered her a great summer. After agreeing to work for him and start that Monday Mark asks her if Chris Merit who is one of her favorite artists she studied in school proud of her for selling his painting. She has no idea what Mark is talking about and he realizes that Chris never told her who he was. The guy she was talking to the whole time was Chris Merit and she never knew it.

Sara will soon learn that their are lots of lies and secrets shrouded in the disappearance of Rebecca. As she reads the journals and delves deeper into the life Rebecca had she will find out Rebecca was a tortured soul and did things in the name of love. She allowed her heart to rule instead of her mind and her instincts. She should have followed her instincts because some things are better left alone. Will Sara follow the same path as Rebecca or will she carve her own path? Will she be forced to face her own demons? Will Sara's past come back to haunt her? Will she be caught up in a love triangle? Or will she chose Mark or Chris? As Sara will soon find out everyone has a past and the past can be a dangerous thing. Will she succumb to lust? Will she giver herself to a broken damaged man? This is such a must read for this summer I am going to re-read it a thousand times! I love the story line and the ending is OMG! I have no words for the ending except I NEED BOOK TWO RIGHT NOW!!!!!! PRONTO!!!!!!!!

INTERVIEW WITH LISA RENEE JONES

Lisa thank you so much for stopping by Kaidans Seduction. It is the day before your release of If I Were You and I know you are busy busy getting ready for your release. I first want to say that I was so RIVETED by IIWY that I stayed up until 3am in the morning to finish reading it and when I got to the end I yelled at my kindle fire OH NO OH NO…… such a riveting ending. You have the right kind of spice and mystery going on. Chris oh Chris be still my heart he is the ultimate bad boy wrapped up into a beautiful package and Mark oh man tall, dark, and handsome comes to mind but controlling to the nth degree to is HOT! Well enough of my rambling because I could go on for days about the book and skip the interview but the girls have already told me they would kill me if I did not ask you some questions.

What inspired you to write IIWY?

My fiancee and I had started buying and selling storage units, and he’d found a journal he began to read. He was immediately enthralled and couldn’t stop reading. The author had drama and even a murder next oor. It was then that he began to urge me to write a story about a journal found in a storage unit that was both sexy and mysterious. He loves thrillers and so do I. At first I wasn’t excited but I began jotting down notes and over time the story took root. I think it became more powerful because I took so much time learning the characters.

When will we find out what happened to Chris in his childhood to make him the way he is?

These answers will come in book 2 for sure

Can you tell us why Mark and Chris do not get along?

This is also part of book 2:)

When will we find out what happened to Rebecca?

Book 2 will give you a firm conclusion to Rebecca’s story

Why did Sara really give up her career in the arts?

There Is a lot about Sara’s family that will be discovered in book 2 and it has a lot to do with all of her decisions

What is the significance of the song Broken by Lifehouse?

Both Sara and Chris have some history yet to be revealed and they both feel very broken

What is the significance of the wine Chateau Montelena?

Chris is from Paris and the Chateau helped put Sonoma on the map by being chosen in a wine competition in Paris

Can you give us 5 random facts about Sara, Chris, and Mark that we did not get to read in the book?

I’m afraid to do this because there are so many things you discover in book 2 and I don’t want to ruin the experience:)

When will the second book be released?

Book 2 is Feb 1 and Book 3 May 1

How much research did you do for the BDSM part of the book?

I did quite a lot and boy did I get some stuff I wasn’t looking for. You stumble onto a lot of stuff when you research and weed through it to find valuable, quality information from people who really know what they are talking about.

Lisa, than you so much again for stopping by and sharing your world with us. I am HUGE fan and can’t wait to read more from you. I am just so excited for you and Congrats on your new release tomorrow!

A short excerpt from IF I WERE YOU:

His fingers knot in my hair and I gasp at the unexpected bite of his grip, holding me steady. “Is that all you got?” I demand, shocked at how much I want more. How much I want whatever is beneath his surface.

I’m not scared. I’m aroused. I’m ready.

His eyes probe mine, his expression hard, intense. “I thought you were a good little school teacher.”

“You’re corrupting me,” I declare, “and I seem to like it.” I barely issue the challenge before he’s pulling my mouth to his, and he is kissing me with unrestrained, burning passion. I taste the part of him I want to know, the part he’s afraid of, and I burn to know more. Maybe he’s right. Maybe I am playing with fire, but I cannot stop myself. Beyond reason, I will push him until he reveals everything.

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9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book!!!

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  2. This book looks so awesome! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  3. I am very eager for this book. It sounds great.
    (Is the rafflecopter messed up? It is not showing any entries)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. My dream man would be more of a combination of many different heroes. He would be an alpha man, intelligent, dependable, strong, dedicated, caring, respectful, have a sense of humor, and of course be tall, dark, & handsome.

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  4. Wonderful post, enjoyed question & answers, trailer & preview.

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  5. Great post and questions. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Great interview and what a fantastic giveaway,Thanks for sharing :)

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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  7. I am married to mine!
    He is an amazing man who would do anything for his family and he's pretty sexy too! ;)
    Great interview and excerpt! Wow!
    Awesome review too.
    Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway!

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