Monday, November 7, 2011

Lisa Renee Jones ~ Guest Post and Giveaway

One of the fun things about creating characters is deciding their likes and dislikes. We as people have quirky little things we love. For Sterling in The Storm that is Sterling  – he loves M&M’s and Dr. Pepper! Here is a little look at his addiction:

Becca inhaled. “Food smells so good.”
He reached for the bag and offered her a burger and fries. “It’s probably cold by now.”
“I don’t care,” she said popping a fry and sighing. “I feel like it’s been a lifetime since I had a good fry.” She unwrapped her burger and spread the fries on the paper. “I’m actually hungry too. It’s the first time in well… a really long time. Got any ketchup?”
He snatched up the packets in the bag and piled them on the table before reaching inside the fridge. “I’ve got water and Dr. Pepper.”
“No Coke?” she asked, mockingly appalled.
“I have a pretty serious Dr. Pepper addiction,” he admitted, passing her the can. “Doc Kelly—she heads up our scientific team—she gives me hell about it. Says all the sugar is bad for the body.”
She accepted the soda. “But you don’t care, I take it?” She gave him a smile, light and full of humor. The ten­sion from her demand for proof he wasn’t working for Adam had faded, if only for a short while. It was the first time he’d seen her at ease, and he liked her this way. He also felt like a complete asshole, because he was about to tranquilize her and betray what little trust he’d earned.
“If a GTECH can’t survive a few too many DPs,” he said, “he’s in real trouble when the Zodius start shoot­ing. I think Kelly thinks it makes us feel human if she acts like were human.”
She dabbed her mouth. “I guess there is the plus side. You can now justify your vices.” He leaned back on the chair and studied her, watching her slim, ivory neck as she swallowed. Delicate.Kissable. “Am I to believe you have no vices?”
She smiled, and it was as if the sun had shined right there at that table. Sterling had seen a lot of female smiles—demure, seductive. He’d not seen a lot of sun­shine smiles. “Still like my Snickers bars.”
He grinned, reaching inside the fridge again, before dropping a package of peanut M&Ms on the table. She laughed. “Your version of my Snickers bar?”
“You betcha, sweet plum,” he said, winking.
She snorted. Feminine.Cute.“Sweet plum? That’s a new one.”
“What can I say?” he queried. “You inspire my creativity.”
She waved that off jokingly and picked up the candy. “You keep M&Ms in the fridge?”
“A man has to do what a man has to do to protect his candy. This place is a dump. The air doesn’t work half the time, and they melt, which turns a bag of pea­nut M&Ms into a bag of messy peanuts, and that’s just not right.”
She shook her head and laughed. Soft and musical.

We all have our favorite things. Every year at the holidays DH and I get the special edition chocolates form Godiva. I love love love these treats!

Check out the cool flavors this year!

Our Chef Chocolatiers are pleased to present their latest creations - meticulously crafted and inspired by the most exquisite desserts, from classic American bakeries to fine European patisseries. Our 24 pc. Ultimate Dessert Truffles Gift Box includes our classic Red Velvet Cake Truffle, luscious Chocolate Éclair Truffle, decadentChocolate Lava Cake Truffle, and always popular Crème Brûlée Truffle. In addition, this assortment features our Caramel Apple Tarte, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake,Chocolate Soufflé, Pecan Caramel Tarte, Vanilla Mousse, Strawberry CrémeTarte, and Tiramisu truffles. 24 pcs. (16.8 oz)

So what is your favorite holiday treat?

Just tell me so I can try it, lol and you get a chance to enter to win a goodie bag of books and Bath and Body Shop fun!


Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers and has shown himself
to be just about indestructible. But beautiful, brilliant Rebecca
Burns knows that even a Super Soldier needs comfort, and so
much more…
But she can see that deep down,
hes just a man…
Sterling and Rebecca’s teenage romance was interrupted,
but years later the heat between them flares back to life.
Even though it endangers everything they’re fighting for, it’s
impossible to resist picking up right where they left off…

Read an extra excerpt HERE

For more information about Lisa Renee Jones and her books check out her website


  1. My hubby love M&Ms but for me, I like smarties. Great excerpt
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. My fav holiday treat is my Grandma's homemade pecan pie!!! TO DIE FOR!!! It's that good!!! ;-)

  3. Welcome to my blog Lisa! I am so happy to have you. Don't enter me into the contest, I just wanted to agree with you that chocolate has got to be my favorite treat but that is all year round, lol. During the holidays I love rosettes. Those deep fried star shaped things that are covered is sugar. Mmmm yummy, if made right they melt in your mouth and my MIL makes them just perfect every year. She has shown me how to make them but I just can't perfect it.

    The Storm That is Sterling was such an amazing book. I sincerely hope everyone gives it a try cause I promise it won't let you down.

    Thanks again!!!


  4. Great post Lisa!!! My fave treat is Cheese Straws that me and my mom make. I still say my mom's are the best and forever will be. We make all kinds of goodies this time of year, from peanut butter balls, to peppermint patties.............

    PS don't enter me in the contest.

  5. OOOOOHHHHHH very cool post. I haven't read anything by Lisa, YET, I must check her out. My guilty pleasure is Lindor White Chocolate Truffles =)

  6. I haven't read anything by Lisa yet, but I am looking forward to reading this book.

    My favorite treat is Chocolate truffles. I just ordered some from the Swiss Colony. I get myself a box each christmas. lol

  7. Stopping by to show my love to Lisa.


  8. I'm a sucker for cookies and any sort of baked goods! :)

  9. OMG love the chocolate tradition - Yummy thanks Lisa.

    My favourite holiday treat is eating all the yummy sweet dishes on the table with no regrets, and worry about picking up weight during the festive season. I so enjoy my lemon meringue pie.

    Rita from South Africa

    p.s. hope contest is opened internationally

  10. Hi everyone! I'm craving chocolate and cookies now lol! I love me some sugar cookies!
    Thanks for stopping by and thank you Leagh!

  11. My favorites tend to be fudge. Whether chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, all plain or with additions such as crumbled oreos in them....YUM!!!

    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. One of my favorite treats at Christmas is See's Candies, chocolate pecan fudge.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  13. My favorite Christmas treat is my Grandma's Norwegian Krumkake cookies! They are a waffle like cookie shaped like a cone that you fill with whipped cream...they are to die for!! Recently we discovered they are awesome filled with cheesecake too!!
    Congrats on the new release!! Sterling sounds like an awesome read!!
    Ashley A

  14. Hi, Lisa:
    I've been on an M & M kick for awhile, but since Halloween (well, to be honest before...)I've been hooked on candy corn. I know that I'm eating pure sugar, but those suckers are so addicting!! I'm not a Christmas person, but I do love a gingerbread cookie or 10! Congrats on the new release, too!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  15. My favorite holiday treat is turkey and cornbread dressing, and for dessert, pecan pie.

  16. Mu mouth watered reading the flavors in the Godiva chocolate. Me, I love any dark chocolate filled with a pure raspberry center, One bite and it oozes into your mouth. Yummmy. And then there is the Pumpkin Pie with vanilla ice cream on top.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. My favorite holiday dessert is a toss up between a warm apple crumb pie topped with whipped cream and then those little Ferrera Rocher's in the gold wrappings:)


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