*** Coming Soon – BURN – a vampire and shapeshifter romance ***

BURN

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satisfying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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** A Sneak Peak of BURN **

Here’s a first glimpse of the opening scene I’m working on for BURN, book 4 in the Underground Encounters series.

BURN

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satisfying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

Preorder Now!

 

Chapter One

Devon

When I got the call from a vampire named Stefano, I considered hanging up. Vampires. I hated them. Cold, dead creatures stalking the Earth and sucking sustenance out of others.

Pathetic.

Other acquisitions were just a job. Vampires were a vendetta.

Shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix—unless they had to. I loathed dealing with those blood-lusting, walking corpses. This one was willing to pay twice my fee on hearing of my reputation as a bounty hunter. I swallowed my revulsion and took the job. It was easy to rationalize—I was being paid to take down a vampire. If he disposed of her, even better—one fewer vampire in the world.

All I had to do was hunt down a female vampire who stole from him. It sounded like an easy gig.

The brochure conveniently left out how Cat’s Cove, as it was called, was also home to an underground Goth club that attracted “freaks and weirdoes” as one regular had described it online. In my research, I discovered it also attracted a small but growing crowd of supernatural beings. Rumor spread it was once owned by a vampire, but that might have been provoked by the name of the club—Vamps. After a fire, the club was bought and rebuilt by the current owner. Many described him as tall, brooding, and mysterious; some speculated whether he was a vampire as well.

After we landed in the US and waited at the long lines at Customs, I found the car rentals. Earlier I had requested a black car with tinted windows and plenty of space in the backseat and trunk, either of which might serve as a temporary abode for Miss Costa. I’d told the rental agent I had a lot of luggage. I smirked at the visual of having that bloody vampire bound in the car. Then I drove north to Cat’s Cove.

Stefano knew better than to hire a human to find Layla. They relied on paper trails and online transactions, both which vampires kept to a minimum, especially considering their extended life periods. He needed someone like me, with abilities beyond a typical human’s. With those and the skills I’d learned in the British military, I had established a lucrative career as a bounty hunter. And I was one of the best.

Most of my targets were scumbags. They deserved to be caught and brought to justice. Not all, though. On a few occasions, I suspected the person whom I was hired to bring in might be innocent. But I had to stay objective. It wasn’t my job to judge a person’s guilt or innocence. I was hired to track them down. This time, my target was the thieving vampire Layla Costa.

Tracking her down wasn’t that difficult, but it did take longer than I had expected. I caught her scent all over Stefano’s place. It was rather sweet, reminding me of herbs and flowers, and not the smell of the dead I’d associated with most vampires. This distinctive scent helped me track where she’d gone next.

With her photograph in hand and scent imprinted in my mind, I asked about her at each location. This required more social engineering than scent tracking, but between the two, one location led me to another. Eventually, I discovered that Layla Costa was now portraying herself as Angelica Blackwell, a singer for a heavy metal cover band called Bloodlust Diamond. She’d changed her appearance dramatically, but I could still discern the same features.

With her large, almond-shaped eyes on a heart-shaped face, she was quite striking—both as the dark-haired vampire Layla Costa and the wild heavy metal singer with teased multicolored hair

What did her looks matter? She was just another job. I would simply grab her, take her to Stefano and collect my money.

The hunt had started and I closed in on my prey.

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** #Nanowrimo #Nanowinner2017 **

I made it!

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** Dark Pursuit is on sale for #99cents – a Holiday Paranormal Romance at the chateau! #PNR #blackfriday **

Dark Pursuit is on sale for #99cents – a Holiday Paranormal Romance at the chateau! #PNR #blackfriday

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A sculptor with a haunted past, a musician with a shadowy secret, no one can survive the darkness alone…

A sculptor with a haunted past,

A musician with a shadowy secret,

No one can survive the darkness alone…

Escape into the world of the Chateau, a prestigious art colony that attracts more than simply poets, musicians, and artists. As a haven for vampires, gargoyles, and wolf shifters to practice their crafts, the Chateau has a concealed history.

One of dark secrets and shattered dreams…

Join the fans who have discovered a world unlike any other in Lisa Carlisle’s series The Chateau Seductions! Chalk full of fiery, forbidden romance and irresistible, misunderstood heroes, this three-book boxset will captivate fans of paranormal romance and lovers of all things gothic!

BOOKS INCLUDED-

DARKNESS RISING (Book 0.5 Chateau Seductions) 
Antoine Chevalier, a gargoyle shifter, wants nothing more than to cultivate his art, but when tragedy strikes, it destroys his dreams of being a world-renowned sculptor. Only one question remains—

How will he ever survive an eternity of darkness alone?

DARK VELVET (Book 1 of Chateau Seductions)

Ready for a respite from her hectic city life, grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted into a prestigious art colony like the Chateau. But when she meets her sponsor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing poetry near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sensual benefactor.

Touched by her poetic words, Antoine Chevalier offers Savannah Evans a residency at the Chateau. But when a physical attraction grows between them after her arrival, Antoine struggles with his feelings.

After all, Savannah deserves more than someone of his kind….

But, when danger arrives on the island, choices must be made.

The wrong decision could be fatal.

 

DARK MUSE- (Book 2 of Chateau Seductions)

Shy and often misunderstood, Gina Meiro hasn’t had to worry much about meeting new people at the Chateau, at least not until a new resident arrives–a rock guitarist more suited for a billboard. But when she stumbles right into his welcome gathering, Gina has a feeling her carefree days of painting at the medieval-styled castle are over…

After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing more than solitude to work on new songs. But when a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he’s tempted by the opportunity.

He must keep his distance, but something about her is too difficult to resist.

And a threat might unveil his dark secret…

 

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PRAISE FOR CHATEAU SEDUCTIONS

Dark Velvet

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

“…insanely hot chemistry between the female protagonist Savannah & vampire Antoine. Their intensity starts off right away and you’re not a chapter in before it takes off like a rocket.” ~ Paranormal Romance Junkies

“While it is a story about struggle, it is also about love; and doing whatever needs to be done to be with the one you are attracted to. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gina and Dante. This story has the perfect amount of witty banter, sex, and romance.” ~ Books and Beyond Fifty Shades

 

Dark Muse

“Gina and Dante had chemistry galore! I liked that we get to be there for their first entertaining meeting and then watch their flirty attraction take off. It’s a fast-paced tale and their relationship goes from sweet to very hot quickly! Dark Muse is not just a romantic tale. In addition to Gina’s and Dante’s love story, the island, itself, is not without danger.” ~ Reading Between the Wines

“A wonderful continuation of the Chateau Seduction Series. Involves the previous characters, but definitely a stand alone book as well. I love the new (to me) aspect of the paranormal. I often find hot sex scenes are put in merely to enhance the scene, but in these books the romance and sex intertwine and fit perfectly into the story.” ~ Long and Short Reviews

 

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Happy Halloween!

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Hope you have a spooktacular night! I can’t decide what I want to do more–watch my favorite Halloween movies, read an Edgar Allan Poe story, create some spooky concoctions, the list goes on! What’s your favorite thing about Halloween? Favorite movie? Book? Etc?

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Guest Post from Angela Ackerman: We’re In This Together: Celebrating Writers Who Persevere #writerspersevere

Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s backstory which will shape their motivation and behavior afterward.

Because Angela and Becca have spent the last year exploring painful human struggles, they wanted to highlight a very important aspect of overcoming difficult circumstances: it can make us stronger. I promised to let Angela hijack my blog today, so please read on!

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Hi everyone! When you set out to find examples of inner strength, you don’t have to go very far. Right here in the writing community we see it every day. Writers more than anyone understand the swirl of emotions as we work toward publication. We dream of making it and seeing our books in the hands of readers…yet doubt and frustration can be a constant companion. For us, there is a lot to learn, much to steel our nerves for, and unfortunately, a host of real-world problems that can try to derail us. And, even as we slowly move forward and grow, we can sometimes feel like impostors. This is a tough road.

But the fact that writers face this battle, day after day, and KEEP GOING…this should be celebrated! We need to be reminded that we are much stronger than we sometimes believe. We dream, create, and force ourselves to keep striving. Through the ups and downs, we persevere!

Have you encountered something on the writing road that made you question yourself? Have you faced an obstacle that required a force of will to get past?

If so, we want to hear about it! Join Becca and me at Writers Helping Writers from October 25-27th, where we are celebrating writers and their stories of perseverance. Stop in, and tell us about a challenge or struggle your faced, or if you like, join this event by writing a post on your own blog and share it using the hashtag #writerspersevere. Let’s fill social media with your strength and let other writers know that it’s okay to question and have doubts but we shouldn’t let that stop us.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

We also have a prize vault filled with items that can give your writing career a boost, so stop by Writers Helping Writers. I would love for one of you to win something that will help you get closer to your goal!

If you struggle, remember to reach out to others. We are in this together, and by supporting one another, we cross the finish line together (and then keep going!).

Happy writing!

Angela & Becca

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*** New Release – Ignite – a Steamy #shifter #PNR, free in #KindleUnlimited ***

Ignite

We all have secrets.

Some so closely guarded for the safety of ourselves—and others…

Lily won’t consider a permanent relationship. 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.

He’s a computer geek by day, and rock star by night. How could she resist such a combination?
She can’t—but must keep an emotional distance. No one would understand her furry little secret. It could be dangerous. Especially during the full moon.

Yet, she might be the one in danger…

Ignite is the third installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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Each book in the series can be read on its own, however, most readers will likely enjoy starting with the novella, Smolder. And don’t miss the novel Fire, which was named a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews! Visit the series page. 

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“When Darkness Whispers, by Lisa Carlisle is an excellently entertaining quick and smooth read.” ~ Boundless Book Reviews.

When Darkness Whispers

“When Darkness Whispers is listed as a paranormal romance; however, it also has action, adventure, science-fiction, and suspense. There’s something in this story for readers of all genres.”

“When Darkness Whispers, by Lisa Carlisle is an excellently entertaining quick and smooth read.”

~ Boundless Book Reviews.

When Darkness Whispers

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! 

Other Reviews

A Top Pick by the Romance Reviews!

 

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

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Blue or Gold? Help Me Pick the Cover for Enticed by the Gargoyle!

Update: Votes are in. The cover for Enticed by the Gargoyle will be…

Drum roll…

Blue! 

Thanks for voting!


I’m having a difficult time deciding between the blue and gold for book 2 in the series, Enticed by the Gargoyle. I love them both! I need your vote. Which do you prefer?

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