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On the First day Of Blogmas We Have Lisa Renee Jone

Dec 9, 2009

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Hey Everyone! Welcome to the 1st Day of Blogmas!!! Today we have with us Author Lisa Renee Jones . Lets give her a round of applause *clap...clap...clap...clap...clap...* Thank you so much for being here today.

We have a wonderful interview instore for you , with a giveaway at the end!! So sit back in your chair, get all cosy and enjoy the Interview with:

lisa renee jonesLisa Renee Jones        

JJBC~Do you read your own books after they make it to final print?

LRJ~No- by the time I've gone through all the many parts of the publishing process, I've read them so many times, I feel like I can't read them again. And then-- if I do -- I'm terrified I will find something we missed or something I hate, which will only make me fret. And I am good at fretting!

JJBC~What do you like to Read? Your Favorite Genre?

LRJ~I love all genres. I think historical is my best escape because I don't write it so I don't think about craft. I just escape and enjoy. But I love contemporary and paranormal reads! Lori Foster and Sherrilyn Kenyon are two favorites.

JJBC~Do you have a favorite book /series?

LRJ~Kenyon is probably my favorite. I just love how she makes me laugh outloud in the middle of such dark moments.

JJBC~Did you always want to be a writer?

LRJ~No but I did some independent films and some stage and I think it was the creativeness in me trying to find expression

JJBC~How old were you when you began to write?

LRJ~Late 30's-- I owned a business I was about to sell and it allowed me to get back in touch with my creative side

JJBC~Is writing your full time job?

LRJ~It is.

JJBC~What’s a typical writing day for you like?

LRJ~I get up at 10ish and drink coffee and watch a little news. Then I do the misc admin stuff life and writing demands. I typically start writing about 1pm and then break around 8pm to run and workout.

JJBC~~Do you set a daily writing goal?

LRJ~Yes. I do. Depends on the project but I keep a schedule that has deadlines on it and the daily count needed to get there.

JJBC~Where do you like to write?

LRJ~It changes, I go through stages where I love a bookstore and times when I need to be in my office at home. Even times when my fluffy chair works and times when my desk works.

JJBC~Are there any processes you use when writing? Do you keep journals, sticky notes, chicken scratch on the back of receipts?

LRJ~I keep sticky notes taped to my desk with eye color and hair and stuff like that. But for an ongoing series I keep a word file with a details glossary.

JJBC~Do you prefer to write on a computer, typewriter, or paper and pen?

LRJ~I have a notebook computer that goes everywhere with me -- even to bed for a while before I sleep.

JJBC~What are you reading at the moment?

LRJ~I just got a Rachel Gibson novel on Audio. Can't wait to start it at the gym tonight!

JJBC~Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

LRJ~Just keep going. Keep reading. Keep writing. Stay open to advice and growth. Don't give up. I've had a lot of blows. I am not an overnight success. It's tough but if you want it, keep writing.


JJBC~Can you tell you tell us a little bit about Santa Baby?

LRJ~Santa Baby is my December release and its book 4 in the Dressed to Thrill Blaze mini-series. It's a fun story with a heroine finds her sexy side when she ends up, through a mishap, in a Marilyn Monroe costume.

JJBC~How did you come up with the idea for this series? From a dream, from watching tv, while reading another book?

LRJ~This is a mini-series I was invited to join and was honored and thrilled to be a part of. The authors are very talented. The premise was already set so I had fun coming up with my costume mishap.

JJBC~Did you have to do any type of research before writing this book?

LRJ~The heroine is a lot like me -- funny stuff happens to her. I really think she is more like me than any character I've written. No research needed!

JJBC~Who’s your favorite character and why?

LRJ~I'd say this one simply because I related to her.

JJBC~Are any of your characters based on people in your life?

LRJ~Just this one!

Thank you Lisa for this wondeful Interview!!!

You can also find Lisa here:
Lisa's Newsletter
Lisa's Books

***Wait....don't go...there's more !!! Lisa has generously offered to Stop by through out the day to answer  questions any of you lovely fans has , and she has a also offered a signed copy of  " Hot Holiday Nights from Alluring Tales and  Captive by the Beast " for me to give away to one lucky reader !!! 
Lisa has also generously given me a signed copy of " Lone Star Surrender" to add the extra contests at the end of 12 Dayz of Blogmas. So go ahead ask away!! The contest Ends Dec. 23 with a vlog drawing on Dec 25th

Giveaway Rules:
1~ Answer the question:
     Whats your favorite Holiday Read? Do you have certain books you like to read during the holiday ?
2~Follow JoJosBookCorner Blog
3~Follow Lisa on Twitter
4~Follow JoJosBookCorner on Twitter
5~Sign up for Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter

*** Please leave what country you are in on your comments.....*taps chin* it may have to do with something at the end !!!

42 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Adi Lin December 9, 2009 at 5:28 AM  

Marilyn Monroe? Sounds interesting XD

Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favourite authors too, I'm currently reading book 1 of her new League series and it's really good so far!

Do you have a favourite Dark Hunter book? Mine is Dance with the Devil, I loved Zarek ;)

I don't have a particular book I read during the holidays but I do like to pick books that have something to do with cold/snow or anything with a Christmas theme to it!

I follow you both on Twitter @AdiiLin and I just signed up for Lisa's newsletter.

I live in the UK where it has yet to snow :(

pattepoilue December 9, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

Great interview =)
I have yet to read a book from Sherrilyn Kenyon but it's on my TbR-list!
I love the cover for Santa, Baby! This look like a fun book to get in the Xmas spirit.

I don't have a specific book for the Holiday, well not that i can think of. But there are movies that i watch every Xmas (since i was little little), such as the Sissi Imperatrice...It's not Xmas Holidays if i don't watch these ;)

I'm from France (see Jojo! i'm behaving!i'm such a good girl lol)

Deana December 9, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

I enjoyed reading this interview. Thank you. I know it seems weird but I reread Anne Rices the Witching Hour every year around this time, not a holiday book, but it's what I do. My question WHen you get stuck at a point in your story and don't know what to do, What do you do to get your mind back on track.

I follow you both on twitter, and now am signed up for the news letter. I live in Maryland, USA.



Veronica December 9, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

wow! love the interview! I love to reread the Patrica Briggs' series, Mercy Thompson and Christine Feehan's Dark series especially around this time of the year.

I follow you both on twitter. I Follow this blog and just signed up for Lisa's newsletter.



Veronica December 9, 2009 at 8:49 AM  

Forget to add, I from Texas, USA.

Sally,  December 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

I don't actually have a holiday book that I re-read. I read constantly though and if I really like a particular series I will usually re-read it again. Sometimes several times, lol. I will have to find a good holiday book that I could re-read each year. I do that with movies, why not with books, right?!!!

Sally,  December 9, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

Sorry, forgot to ask a question. What has been your biggest thrill as an author so far? And I'm from the US.

s7anna December 9, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

I'm in Ontario, Canada so I know I'm not eligible for today's contest. :( Anyhoo, I still thought it'd be fun to participate...
*Fave holiday read : I don't really have any...I like to read holiday themed romances as well as other sub-genre of erotic romances. I just enjoy having the chance to catch up on my reading.
*I'm already a follower
*Don't use Twitter

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque

Anonymous,  December 9, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

Great interview.

I tend to read Holiday anthologies, whether they be romance or paranormal romance. I'm currently reading a Murder for Christmas collection.

I follow you both on twitter, follow you with Google reader and signed up for her newsletter.

I'm in the US.

Karin December 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

I enjoyed Santa Baby. My favorite Christmas song is Santa Baby by Eeartha Kitt - especially this version!

Karin December 9, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

Sorry, I am also from the USA

throuthehaze December 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

I don't have any specific books I like to read during the holidays although I just read Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter and thought it was great.

follow JoJosBookCorner Blog

following Lisa on twitter @throuthehaze

following JoJosBookCorner on twitter @throuthehaze

I am in the US

JoJo December 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

Thank you again Lisa for your interview! This has turned out great! And thanks to all of you who have stopped by to visit so far! Spread the word, the contest is open till the 23rd!!! remember Even if your not in the US please still participate it will count in the end!

Oh and I'm in the US *Snickers* hehe

Sally,  December 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

DUH!! I also forgot to mention that I've done each of the steps to enter the contest: I've answered the question, I follow JoJos Blog; I'm following Lisa and JoJo on Twitter and I've signed up for Lisa's Newsletter. :)

jeanette8042 December 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

My favorite holiday read at the moment is Hot For The Holidays by Lora Leigh!

I'm a new follower!

Live in US!

April December 9, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Hey Lisa!! It's so awesome to see you as part of this 12 Days of Blogmas celebration!! Great interview and the book looks and sounds AWESOME!!

I can't think of just one favorite book that is a holiday fav. Two of my fav. holiday authors are Richard Paul Evans and Donna VanLiere. Their books are a must each year!

I follow your blog, JoJo

I follow you on twitter, JoJo

I follow Lisa on twitter

I am signed up for Lisa's Newsletter!


Minna December 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

I read just about anything.

I am signed up for Lisa's Newsletter!

I follow your blog, JoJo

Ivy December 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

Great Interview! I really liked all the questions asked. It's always nice to get to know more about the author.

Mi favovite Holiday Read is Wolfsbane and MistleToe (Christmas themed anthology)

I follow your blog :D

I now follow Lisa on Twitter :D

I follow you on Twitter :D

Twitter ID: @BookReaderTimes

Signed up for Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter.

I am in the US :D

Thank you and Lisa for the great interview and giveaway!

scottsgal December 9, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

My favorite holiday reads are Debbie Macomber christmas books - feel good books for the season

msboatgal at

dor December 9, 2009 at 5:38 PM  

I am reading Paper bag Christmas but Santa Baby looks real juicy.

Follow you on goggle friend but wish I could subscribe by email.

Signed up for Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor December 9, 2009 at 5:39 PM  


dorcontest at gmail dot com

elaing8 December 9, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

great interview.Lisa is a new author to me.

1~I don't really have a favorite holiday read but I am reading Hot for the Holidays and enjoying it.I also don't have books I like to reread over the holidays.


3~Follow Lisa on Twitter @elaing8

4~Follow JoJosBookCorner on Twitter @elaing8

I live in Canada


KarraMoeller December 9, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

I was here early this morning but couldn't think of any questions to ask, so I left...:(

Sadly, I still haven't thought of any questions, but I'd like to say that after reading this interview, I've found a new author to check out! :)

As for your question, JoJo, (What's your favorite Holiday Read? Do you have certain books you like to read during the holiday?) I don't have any particularly favorite books that I like to read this time of year.

I read books that I happen to stumble upon either by author reviews or recommendations by others (or just randomly going to the bookstore and picking something up).

I live in the Chicago area and pretty much any book is a good book to cozy up with while braving the cold and snow.


For the giveaway, I've completed all of the requirements, so enter me, please, baby!

(And if you haven't guessed, I'm in the U.S.)


(KarraMoeller on twitter, as well as karra dot moeller at gmail dot com for email.)

Amanda Leigh December 9, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

Great interview! It looks like I have some new books to add to my tbr pile.
To answer your question, I don't really have anything I read during the holidays every year. I did when I was younger, and still have all those books, but I have them packed away in a box somewhere for safe keeping.
Lisa, do you have a favorite paranormal movie? Top 3 maybe?

-I'm a follower
-I subscribed to Lisa's newsletter
-I live in the USA

flchen1 December 9, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

Hi, Jo and Lisa!

A favorite holiday read? I love the Brava anthologies and the Debbie Macomber Angel books--I don't think I've got one that's an annual must-read, but I do have Santa, Baby on top of the TBR for this year :) I'm also a sucker for anthologies, so there are new ones to enjoy every year!

--Fedora, in the USofA
- already a follower of JoJos blog, Lisa&JoJo on Twitter, and already signed up for Lisa's NL

Anonymous,  December 9, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

Interesting post,Lisa. I don't have a favorite read for the Holidays. I guess it would be whatever I happen to be reading at the time.
I follow JoJos Book Corner Blog.
I sighed up for Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter
I live in the USA

Dee December 9, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

Great interview.

I don't have a favorite holiday read but I have read Santa Baby and I loved it! This will be one one my favorite holiday reads from now on.

I already follow JoJos Book Corner Blog
I'm following Lisa on Twitter
I already follow JoJosBookConer on Twitter
Signed up for Lisa's newsletter

I live in Canada

RKCharron December 10, 2009 at 1:05 AM  

Hi :)
Thank you for the great interview with Lisa. I really enjoyed learning about her writing process.
I don't have a favorite holiday read.
I Follow JoJosBookCorner Blog
I Follow Lisa on Twitter
I Signed up for Lisa's Newsletter
(I stopped following JoJos on Twitter because JoJos didn't follow me back, JoJos is Listed though)

Misty December 10, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Hi Lisa,
Congrats on the New Release of Santa Baby. I am going to have to start at the beginning since this is part of a mini-series. I have yet to be disappointed by Blaze reads.

I love that you related this to Marilyn Monroe, I'm definitely going to have to go to Harlequin and pik up this series while they are having there holidays discounts.

I did all above besides twitter, I don't tweet. Hope I can still be considered in contest.

misty_labean yahoo com

Misty December 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

Sorry forgot to add I live in Florida USA of course.

misty_labean yahoo com

dsandyboy December 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

Please enter me. n I love to read mysteries by Jonathan Kellerman.

dsandyboy December 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

Biographies are of interest during the holidays.

ErotRomReader (Janna) December 11, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

I actually don't care much for seasonal reads in December. I enjoy reading them in July as well and in December I don't mind reading the non seasonal ones. Therefore I don't have a favorite holiday read ;)
I did the signing up and I'm doing all the following. I'm from the Netherlands.

tetewa December 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Anything by my two favorite authors, Sherrilyn Kenyone or Janet Evanovich!

Linda Henderson December 11, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

I like to read my Debbie Macomber Christmas books again during the holidays. She writes great Christmas books. I live in the USA.
I follow on google
I follow on twitter as BookOwner
I follow Lisa on twitter as BookOwner
I signed up for Lisa's newsletter

seriousreader at live dot com

Rex Robot Reviews December 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

1~ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! I always make sure to read at least one Christmas book in December... and I start it on Christmas day. (My gram always gets me an X-mas book for Christmas)
2~Following JoJosBookCorner Blog!
3~Following Lisa on Twitter!
4~Following JoJosBookCorner on Twitter
5~Signed up for Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter

buddyt December 12, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

I don't read any specific book for Christmas, mainly because it gets so bust preparing for the Christmas lunch, buying and wrapping gifts, etc that my reading tends to suffer.

I am a Follower from South Africa
I Follow JoJosBookCorner on Twitter
I am subscribed to Lisa Renee Jones Newsletter.


buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

skyla11377 December 12, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

1. Whats Your Favorite Holiday Read?
I Will Read One Of My Favorite Author's During The Holiday's Especially If They Have A New Book Out or Coming Out.
2. Do You Have Certain Books You Like To Read During The Holiday ?
I Love Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austin. This Story Never Gets Old For Me. it Is In Constant Rotating In My To Read Pile.
3. I Follow JoJosBookCorner Blog.
4. I Follow Lisa On Twitter.
5. I Follow JoJo On Twitter.
6. I Signed Up For Lisa Rene Jones Newsletter.


joder December 13, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

1. I always read A Christmas Carol--you can't go wrong with the classics. I also read every steamy Christmas anthology that comes out at this time of year too. Afterall, with so much snow we have to have something to keep us warm!
2. I follow the blog
3. I follow Lisa on twitter (@jone402)
4. I follow the blog on twitter (@jone402)
5. I already get Lisa's newsletter

I'm from the US

justpeachy36 December 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I always like to read some sort of Christmas novel during the holidays. This year it was The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I follow JoJosBookCorner Blog
I follow Lisa on Twitter
I follow JoJosBookCorner on Twitter
I signed up for Lisa's Newsletter

Spav December 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

1. I read all kinds of books, even in Christmas.
2. Follow blog
3. Follow Lisa on twitter
4. Follow Jojo on twitter

I'm from Spain

booklover0226 December 23, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

I enjoy reading The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
I follow the blog (booklover0226)
I follow Lisa on Twitter (as bl0226)
I follow JoJo on Twitter (as bl0226)
I’ve signed up for the newsletter

I’m in the USA

Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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