Tuesday, 24 November 2015

✤ Denial ✤ Lisa Renee Jones ✤ Careless Whispers #1 ✤ #Excerpt & #Giveaway

© Bianca Janeane
    

LISA RENEE JONES - DENIAL

• release day 24 November 2015
Careless Whispers (Inside Out SpinOff) #1
• #2 DEMAND - will be out 3 May 2016

Before you start reading this review and the Careless Whispers Series - you might want to read the whole
#InsideOutSeries
! Ella's books can totally be read as standalones, BUT you don't really wanna miss reading about Chris & Mark!!! Plus, Ella's story kinda begins in the Inside Out series!




★★★★★
5 Stars

 

Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan's best friend.

Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn't destroy her first.



”... two people lost in the stories of our lives, of our pasts.
And I swear to God I'll find myself in the end.


 
 
Ok - we all remember Ella, right?
She was Sara's best friend and neighbor, who supposedly had a new boyfriend and went to Europe with him? And that was kinda the last we heard of her. Sara tried to find her, but by the end of the #InsideOutSeries she still didn't know where she was. At least that's what I remember about Ella - and I suffer from #BookAlzheimers! So you might want to check your memories or just read the #InsideOutSeries again to make sure!

DENIAL starts with Ella waking up in a hospital room in Rome, Italy.
At least we assume it's Ella, because she can't remember anything. Not her name, not why she is in Italy, not who the hot Kayden guy at her bedside is - NOTHING!

They tell her she's been mugged the night before.
And mysterious (and verrrry hot) Kayden found her and has stayed by her side ever since - also, he's paying for the private hospital.
WHY?
Is he not really the stranger he claims to be??
And who was she running from? Why hasn't anyone reported her missing?

What will happen to Ella?
Is Kayden one of the bad guys?

Will she remember who she can trust?

Will everybody survive???

Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?


I'm not telling you that, of course!


This is only book #1 of the series, after all ☺!!!!
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I was so happy that Lisa decided to write a trilogy for Ella!
We always wondered what happened to her. And now we're one step closer to knowing what happened. ☺

I really enjoyed this book.
The whole mystery about it. You have no idea who the bad guys are. You just hope that the mysterious sexiness that is Kayden, is the good guy. But you kinda know that he hasn't told her everything yet.

I couldn't put it down. You just have to keep reading to find out what is what...but of course you also know that you probably won't find out much by the end of the book - because there are two more in the series!!! Grrrrrrr. ☺

Denial is a very sexy & mysterious & exciting & adorable Romance! #UnPutDownable

I loved that the story is set in Italy - and I can't wait to read how Ella's story will end - how she will fight for her Happy Ever After.



And now please hurry May 2016 - I neeeeed to know how this story goes on...
(see #preorderlinks below ↓)

 


ARC received for an honest review

I have this terrible disease called Booksalzheimer's, and I can forget about a book before I have even put it back on the shelf!

Denial spins off from the Inside Out series, but if you haven't read all of them, it wouldn't matter too much.

You should remember Sara's best friend Ella and how she disappeared, and how Sara was searching for her through her series.  She still hadn't been found when that series ended.

This series starts with Ella being found, and suffering amnesia. But as Denial progresses, I was collecting more questions than answers (though if you read Ms Jones' notes at the beginning of the book, she does say this will happen!!)

I adore Kayden - I am still wondering who he is, what he knows, who is he to Ella.

Poor Ella - who is she?  Who should she trust?  Will she ever remember everything?

There is so much suspense and mystery surrounding Ella, and I really want, no need to know what has happened to her.

I did find that for the first 70% of the story, things did tend to go around in circles a bit, with only small bits of information being released to the reader, and felt that it did drag a little bit (this could just be me though).  But the last 30% really ramped things up and when I got to the end I was disappointed there was no more.

As with all Ms Jones' work, she has left the reader wondering what will happen next.

It is going to be a long 6 months until the next part is out!
     



LINKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR


#2 - DEMAND - coming May 2016
 


GIVEAWAY

$25 Amazon gift card, 2 limited edition Denial coffee mugs, and 2 sets of limited edition Careless Whispers shot glasses. (5 Winners)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

EXCERPT


I couldn’t sleep. I meant to go to the kitchen and then I ended up here because I wanted . . .” His

reaction cuts like his anger. “Just never mind.” I try to move around him but his hands press to

the wall beside me, caging me, and now I’m angry. “Are we doing this again? Don’t bully me.

My stupid flashbacks are doing a fine job of that on their own. I said I’m sorry. Just let me go

back to my room.”

“You wanted what?”

“I wanted you to do what you swore you could,” I blurt, having nothing to lose when everything

is already gone.

“Only I don’t want you to fuck me until I can’t remember my name. I want you to fuck me until I

stop thinking about that man and the gun. Because you were right. Memories are the enemies

that never die. But I know you don’t want—”

His hand slides under my hair and he drags me to him, my hand flattening on the hard wall of his

chest. “I do want. So fucking bad it’s killing me.”

My palm is directly over his heart, and I can feel it racing, the air around us crackling with barely

contained passion. “I don’t need a hero to save my virtue tonight. I need you. So please. Fuck me

and then fuck with my head so no one else can. Let me choose my own sins.”

He is stone, unmoving, his body steel, his expression unreadable, the sexual tension crackling

between us. “You want sin, sweetheart,” he says. “I’ll give you sin.” His mouth closes down on

mine, his tongue licking into my mouth, wicked with demand, and I can taste his hunger, his

need. A deep, aching need I want to fill.





STALK LISA RENEE ON:


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ 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.

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