Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Day Contest with Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones just released the first book in a series of 3 paranormal romances. I have had the opportunity to read this book and it was amazing. You don't want to miss this one!!!

The beginning
The Vampire Wardens

In blood they will find destiny and the eternal bond of passion...

The Wardens series begins with a trilogy of three brothers—Evan, Aiden and Troy Brooks are brothers (in order by human age: 34, 32, 28), who were early settlers of the town of New Braunfels, Texas, in the 1500s. When the town was haunted by a series of brutal animal attacks that left a half-dozen townsmen murdered, the Brooks brothers took things into their own hands. Armed and ready for action, they set out into the wilderness, determined to find this animal and kill it. What they found was a female vampire who decided the brothers were scrumptious morsels, worth keeping around for a lifetime. She attacked the brothers and turned them to vampires.
No sooner did she turn them, though, than another vampire appeared and killed her. This vampire declared himself a “Warden” of the Vampire Council. Wardens uphold the rules of the Vampire race, and report to the Council. Killing humans is punishable by death, and their ‘Maker’ had broken that rule. The brothers were then taken to the Council, where they were taught how to survive without killing, how to mingle with humans as if one of them, when to move on from a location so that they would not be suspected as vampires, and most importantly, who their enemies were and how to defeat them.
In the end the brothers were granted a financial dowry that had belonged to their Maker and given the choice of freedom, under Council rule, or an alternative—to become Wardens.
Now, the brothers travel together as Wardens, tracking outlaw vampires, killing them, and protecting innocent humans. It is their eternal duty.

Evan's Story

Vampire Wardens #1

The werewolf population is entrenched in a century long civil war, and now they are plagued by a virus that is turning wolves into killers. The Brooks brothers pursue one such rogue werewolf to Temple, Texas. It is in Temple that Evan encounters a beautiful nurse named Marissa who instantly melts the hundred years of ice running through his veins. When she is brutally attacked by the wolf, he breaks the rules of the Vampire Council and uses his blood to save her. Now, if he doesn’t kill the wolf by the next full moon, Marissa will become a killer wolf, and he will be sentenced to death.


*Clapping hands*

Lets give a round of applause to Ms. Lisa Renee Jones on this fabulous book about vampires, werewolves, love, lust, and sacrifice. This is a fast, hot read that kept me hooked the whole way through.

When Evan takes a job at a local tavern in order to gain information about a werewolf, he never realized that his life is going to change drastically. He notices Marissa right away and instantly knows he is gonna get to know her better. He realizes that unintentionally she has put herself right in a killers path and vows to protect her no matter what. Marissa is instantly attracted to Evan and after a night of drinks allows him to give her a ride home. Little does she know, this night is gonna be a tuning point in her life and she will never be the same again.

The chemistry between Evan and Marissa is explosive right from the beginning. The sex is hot and often. The passion is intense. Evan is a very protective, alpha male. Marissa is a strong female that I really liked. She didn't break down when she was informed about her situation but she also didn't take it lighly either. She was obviously upset, rightfully so, but she took it in stride. This story really did flow nicely with no real jumpy moments. I kept looking at my percentage meter, thinking to myself, is this going to be solved before the book is done? Well, it is, which shows that Ms Jones keeps you on the edge of your seat right up until the last pages of the book. This book left me wanting more. I cannot wait for the others in the series to be released.

Lisa has very generously offered a $25 gift certificate for Amazon and a copy of SECRETS EXPOSED to one random commenter. Lots of chances to win!!!

+1 ~ Leave a comment telling me if you like Vampire Paranormal Romance. 
           ~ If so, why? 
+1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB
+1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on Twitter
+1 ~ Follow this blog
+5 ~ Leave a review of this book on amazon, goodreads, etc 
           ~ post review link here
+1 ~ Total your own points

This contest will run through Labor Day Monday. I will choose a winner on Tuesday and post here. Please leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win.


  1. Follow her on FB and Twitter (2+)
    Following this blog (1)

    I go through moments when vampire paranormal romance gets too cliche. Then there is an author that totally blows that thought out of the water for me. What I especially like is when authors go outside the box with the vampires, incoporating something fresh and new into the mix, making the vampires their own.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  2. I follower her on Facebook +1
    Follow this blog +1
    I love pretty much all things vampires.
    I've been asked why a few dozen times.Theres more then one anserw tho.But the best is that there is just something about a tall dark and sexy man,who only comes out at night:)
    Thank you for this great giveaway!!


  3. I follow on FB, Twitter and her blog.

    Vampires are damn sexy. Reading about them is just hot. I never get tired of a hot sexy vampire. Some things just never grow old!

  4. I follow the blog & FB

    I like Vampire because they are dark, mysterious, forbidden and oh so sexy.

  5. I love vampire romance, I'm so addicted to them. Vampires have been so interesting to me since I was a little kid and watched Dracula with my mom on tv.

    I'm a gfc follower.

    total points 2

  6. I love a vamp story-they come across as very sexy. The thought of someone drinking your blood- essentially, your life force- is highly erotic to me. They can be written as very dark, alpha heros and I like that.
    Total of 4 points:
    Follow LRJ on Twitter, Follow LRJ on FB, Comment and follow this blog.
    Thanks for the contest

  7. i love vampires cause they have an eternal life to devote to you

  8. I love a vampire story. It is thrilling and slightly erotic to read about a vampire's bite. I like that they are dark and sensual creatures.

    I'm a follower.
    +2 points

  9. Enjoy vampire stories, something about a vampire, dark and mysterious and very sexy.
    Blog follower
    Total 3 points
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  10. I love vampire paranormal romance. Great heroes/heroines and passionate romance.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Follow Lisa on Twitter
    Like Lisa on Facebook
    Follow your blog
    Total points 5

  11. I just recently branched into reading the paranormal genre and have maybe read 3 vampire romances. Two I enjoyed and one I did not. I've decided to broaden my horizons and try new things so I'm not really sure where I stand with vampire romances yet. (+1)

    friend request sent on facebook (+1)
    follow blog (+1)
    total points (+1) = 4


  12. I love my vampire paranormals but it's all in the writing which ones i like. lol Some are really good while others not so much.

    I have bought Hot Vampire kiss but not had a chance to read it yet. Maybe thhis weekend.
    I follow Lisa on FB, twitter and i follow this blog
    +5 points
    Lisa B
    modokker at yahoo dot com

  13. I love vampire paranormal romance! I think it is because it is nice to think of a gorgeous man that not only lives forever, but can make YOU live forever and have your love be truly everlasting.
    I left a comment here +1
    +1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB
    +1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on Twitter
    +1 ~ Follow this blog
    +1 ~ Total your own points
    Total of 5 points :)
    Ashley A
    I am VelveKisses22 on twitter, Ashley Anne Applebee on Facebook, AshleyAnne as a GFC follower and EdgesAngel22 on here for commenting :)

  14. +1 I LOVE vampire paranormal romance for its sensuality. I enjoy the dark quality with the no clear cut right and wrong.
    +1 I follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB as Jody F.
    +1 I follow Lisa Renee Jones on Twitter @jone402
    +1 I follow this blog as Joder
    +1 Total my points

    My total for everything is 5!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  15. Hi, Lisa,

    I have to be honest: I've only read
    one-half of a paranormal romance and
    one day I will convince myself to finish it! I have a total of two such
    books which I won in author contests.
    I can agree with the majority of today's commenters that the heroes
    are dark and mysterious. I think my reticence stems from not being able
    to handle the scary films which my sibs, Honey, and our kids all just love! It got so my kids would say,
    "Mom, you can't watch this next film!" I would then go to my room,
    dig out a book, and read while they
    all watched whatever Chainsaw/Freddy/
    Halloween film was the favorite at that point!

    Pat Cochran

  16. I love vampire romances because vampire are sexy at least when they are the heroes LOL +1

    I am a friend of Lisa on FB +1
    I follow Lisa on twitter +1
    I am a follower of the blog +1
    Reviews are posted on Amazon, Goodreads & B&N:

    +5 (or +15 if 5 for each one)

    Total: +10 (if 5 for all reviews or +20 if 5 per review)

  17. I gotta confess, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, all paranormal romance! So, vampires rate right up there. They are dark, mysterious, eternally handsome, strong, clever, sexy, smart, interesting and talented lovers (hey, after being around for so long, they should pick up on a few things; not to mention having the time to practice them!) And, girlfriend, reading about his 'bite' and all that occurs with it...HAWT! That alone right there makes the read worth it!. +1

    +1 Follow this blog
    +1 Follow Lisa on FB
    +1 Total points (4)

  18. I really enjoy Vampire romance - they can give the best hickey's and who doesn't love a man with a tortured soul?
    Can i have a pity vote - first day of school and I am sooooo tired! :)


  19. Vampire romance brings us the ultimate bad boy and the sense of danger. I love them for that reason.
    blog follower
    follow Lisa on twetter and facebook
    total points
    5 points

  20. I do like Vampire/Paranormal Romance because of the long life spans, the danger and darkness and the committed love stories that are usually a part of it.....

    I like Lisa on Facebook
    I follow Lisa on Twitter as crazymidwest gal
    I am following this blog via GFC

    Thanks for the contest!

    Total Points = 5

  21. I don't like, I LOVE Vampire Paranormal Romance!!! Why? Because it's the best subgenre out there! I fell in love with reading after reading a story with Vampire Paranormal Romance and from there haven't looked back:) Thanks for the giveaway... I love Lisa's books!

    +1 ~ Left Comment
    +1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB
    +1 ~ Follow this blog
    +1 ~ Total your own points = 4

  22. Vampire Paranormal Romances are enjoyable to read. They are intense, sexy, sensual and dark.

    +1 Sent a friend request to Lisa Renee Jones on
    +1 Follow Lisa on twitter @minibea
    +1 GFC follower: nicolesender
    +1 Total your points
    +5 Total points


  23. +1 ~ I love vampire and paranormal romances! Mostly because it's a world I've been intrigued by for ages because I find Vampires and Were-Animals fascinating. Plus with the romance thrown in they get pretty hot! =)
    +1 ~ friend requested Lisa Renee Jones on FB.
    +1 ~ Follower of this blog
    +1 ~ Total your own points = 4

    Valerie Long

  24. I love an alpha and vampires are *very alpha . The smex is long and slow, and they tend to be wealthy and intelligent. That matters at some point in a relationship .

    Thanks for the chance.
    +2 points
    sstogner at gmail dot com

  25. Vampires are alluring, beautiful, and all-powerful, something humans all aspire to be. They're mysterious, too, and it's human nature to be drawn to mystery, so I guess those are all the reasons why I love vampires and vampire fiction.

    However, I adore a tale with werewolves too!


  26. Vampires... What's not to love?

    +1 ~ Left Comment
    follow blog (+1)
    +1 ~ Total your own points

    romaaneja at hotmail dot com


  27. I feel as if I read this for a tour. Hmmm. I am lucky if I can remember yesterday.

    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  28. I can't seem to place my finger on what it is exactly that draws me to vampire romances. It likely has to do with the danger.

    I follow here (as Romancing the Book), left a comment and am now totalling up my entries... for a grand total of 3

    admin.bookblog AT

  29. I like Vampire Romance because the happy ever after is forever, but it's getting hard to find something new and non clichéd in the genre. I am so glad that Lisa Renee Jones came up with this idea as it sounds brand new and interesting.

  30. I love vampire romance. The heros are sexy, dangerous, generally have some extra powers. They are complete alphas, often tortured souls, they are immortal, when they find their heroine they bond for life.

    +1 ~ Leave a comment
    +1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB: June Manning
    +1 ~ Follow Lisa Renee Jones on Twitter: JuneAnnM
    +1 ~ Follow this blog: GFC-June M.
    +1 ~ Total your own points

    5 Points
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  31. Vampire romances are sexie because the vampires are strong of mind and body. Most are very old and know what they want. Their soul mates are the only ones who make their long lives worth living.
    +1 comment
    +1 FB-Michelle Penton Bledsoe
    +1 Twitter-MABledsoe
    +1 GFC- Michelle Bledsoe
    +1 Total your points
    = 5 points
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  32. I love vampire paranormal romances, because the heroes are hot.
    +1 comment
    +1 Follow Lisa Renee Jones on FB: Marlene Breakfield
    +1 Follow Lisa Renee Jones on Twitter: @mbreakfield
    +1 Follow this blog: GFC- Marlene Breakfield
    +1 Total your own points
    +5 = total

  33. Vampire paranormal romances was the genre that got me started in my now obession with the genre and sub-genres (erotic vampire paranormal romances anyone? *smirky grin*)
    Comment +1
    GFC as MJB +1
    Add points +1
    Total= 3
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  34. hi i like the blog and book it self
    i am follower on face book twitter and re twitter and then goggle and the one listed on here i think it about 7 and then here is my addy

  35. +1 Facebook Follower
    +1 Twitter
    +1 GFC Follower as Jess

    +1 I love vampire paranormal romances because anything goes;)
    +1 total=5
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  36. I can't tell you why I love paranormal or more specifically vampires; I've read them for a long time...
    I follow your blog daily: +1

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  37. I like paranormal romance & vampires because they just make the stories better.
    +1 Twitter-annereeths
    +1 follow this blog

    3 total

    Areeths @ new DOT rr DOT com

  38. +1 I haven't gotten into vampire PR, but I do love vampire stories, so I'll have to find some of Lisa's work!

    +1 I follow on Twitter @FakeGradSchool
    +1 I follow with GFC
    +1 I'm totalling my own points

    = 4 total points

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  39. Thank you to all who entered the contest and a special Thank you to those who reviewed Lisa's book. I have picked a winner!!!


    Congratualtions to...


    I will email you shortly. You only have one week to claim your prize or I will have to pick a new winner.


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