Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Big News & Giveaway: Inside Out Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones

Those of you who are regular followers of The Revolving Bookcase know that If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones was easily one of my favorite books of 2012. Well, since it's initial indie release last year, there has been huge excitement surrounding it. First, it was picked up, along with it's yet-to-be-released sequels, by Pocket books. Next, a series of novellas featuring Rebecca's Lost Journals were released. Then it was announced that the Starz network optioned the trilogy for a series with a possible release later this year! And today, the print copy is being released by Pocket with it's beautiful new cover. And all of this excitement is so well-deserved by Lisa Renee Jones, who is absolutely one of the hardest working authors I've known. To celebrate all of this fantastic-ness, I'm re-posting our dual review of If I Were You AND giving away the first two ebooks of Rebecca's Lost Journals: The Seduction and The Contract (read my review)! Just enter using the rafflecopter below and good luck!

Dual Review of If I Were You:
Laura's Review:

After being teased by the first chapter a month or two ago, I was extremely excited and anxious to finally be able to read this book. I was not disappointed at all! Author Lisa Renee Jones has managed to create a book that is not only a well written and engaging story, but does double duty as a super-hot and sexy romance novel as well. A great feat indeed! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of her previous work, but If I Were You is, by far, my favorite of hers to date. I just loved it! From page one, it grabs your attention with an interesting and suspenseful storyline and in-your-face sexuality. I could not put it down! I was vacationing in Ireland when I read it, and I found myself wanting to stay in bed and read instead of going out to sight see. It's been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey with good reason - damaged and super-possessive male introduces (somewhat) innocent female into a whole new world beyond her imagination. He's super possessive and super protective (swoon!) and the sex is oh-so-very hot, and I have the feeling it's just going to get hotter in the upcoming books. For those tentative readers who are shying away from the BDSM books, this one would be a good one to start with because it's introduced and discussed without being overly graphic (yet?). I loved the mystery aspect and storage wars theme, and I learned a little about both art and wine while reading it - what more could you ask for in a book?! After having only read book one of a planned trilogy, I already can tell I'm going to like this series even more than the Fifty Shades one. I cannot wait for book two!

If I Were You: 4.5/5 stars
Cover: 4/5 stars
Audience Rating: R (explicit sexual content)

Tanya's Review: 

This is the first & only book I have read by Lisa Renee Jones and I need to remedy that fast.  This book had me from page one and I had a hard time putting this one down. Everything about this book made me want more. Every page I read I had more questions. What happened to the woman who wrote the journals? Who was the man in the journals that could make a woman do such things? Where can I find these men? Who  can you trust? I love a good mystery and when you mix in some smoking hot love scenes I am all for it. I felt that there really was not that much BDSM in this book, just a slight mention of it but I have a feeling we will be seeing some more of it in the next books. I enjoyed watching this somewhat shy woman go after her dreams and into this very different world than her ordinary teachers life. Our heroine has some choices to make and I am unsure of who she should trust as there are two very dominant powerful men that are having an interesting power struggle over her. I can not wait for book two in this series as when this one ended I was in shock and I really wanted just maybe another chapter to answer some of my questions.This is one read I am definitely telling fans of Fifty to read. 

  If I Were You :    4/5 stars                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 Cover:      4/5 stars    

Links to buy
Amazon paperback: If I Were You
Kindle version: If I Were You
Barnes & Noble: If I Were You

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  1. Loved If I were You and can't wait to read The Seduction and The Contract.


  2. Great review! I loved If I Were You and the two journals. So looking forward to more of the story!

  3. Thanks for the great review! I've been reading such awesome reviews for this author and I can't wait to read her books :)

  4. I loved If I Were You!! Great reviews! And I love the look and layout of your blog, it's cozy!

  5. Lisa Renee Jones is on my list of favorite authors. I love her work and am looking forward to this new series. Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. So excited to (possibly) watch this play out on TV!

  7. I LOVED the first book in the series and can't wait for the second installment!

  8. Whew, the covers of these books are HOT (and I do mean, as my 8-year old grandson says, "lady hot").