My Third Book is Out!

March 25, 2014

Just popping in once again to let you know that my third novel, Hold Still, a stand-alone set in my native Philadelphia which I hope to develop into a series is now available in ebook format. The print version will follow in the next week or so. It actually went live last week but I haven't officially announced it till now. So if you're interested, below you'll find the cover, description and buy links. It is as gritty as it gets, so if you could stomach my first two books, you'll probably like this one too! Not to worry, my next book will be a little off my beaten path.  Anyway, here goes!

After saving her three-year-old daughter from a car-jacking, off-duty police detective Jocelyn Rush ends up in the ER.  The last person she expects to run into is Anita Grant, former prostitute and an old acquaintance from Jocelyn’s days on patrol.  In spite of her obvious injuries—mutilated hands and feet—Anita refuses to talk about what happened. Reluctantly, Jocelyn backs off, and Anita's case goes to Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit.

Before long, Jocelyn is pulled into the SVU’s investigation.  Anita is finally ready to talk, but only to Jocelyn. Her story is harrowing, even to a seasoned veteran like Jocelyn. Working with SVU, Jocelyn’s investigation unearths a series of similar crimes going back four years.  Three men are preying on local prostitutes, viciously assaulting and mutilating them. 

The police apprehend two of the suspects, but the third eludes capture. As the hunt for the most sadistic of the three intensifies, and his crimes escalate, Jocelyn and her colleagues have precious few leads.  Then a monster from Jocelyn’s past resurfaces.  She doesn’t want to be reminded of the terrible secret that destroyed her family nearly twenty years earlier, but the man offers her a lead that could crack Anita’s case.


To solve it, Jocelyn must connect her past with her present—before a sadistic attacker sets his sights on her.

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Shameless Promotion of My Fellow Writers: Carrie Butler's New Release (and why it is super freaking awesome)

March 19, 2014

Psst!  Over here!

I'm just popping in to let you know that one of my favorite authors (and favorite people in the world), Carrie Butler, has released a new novella in her Mark of Nexus series.

It's called Honesty.

It is only 99 cents right now.

It is incredibly awesome!!!!

It's no secret that I love Carrie's books. As I always say, that says a lot about her abilities because I generally can't get through anything that is either paranormal or romance--let alone both. But she is converting me one bo...

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Why You Should Read the Otherborn Series by Anna Silver

March 7, 2014

I connected with author, Anna Silver through SSP (my publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing). She recently released the second book in her Otherborn series, Astral Tide. She had approached me about reading and reviewing them. Normally, I don't read very far out of my genre, but I had heard from another writer that her work was quite good, so I thought I'd give it a shot. 

I am so happy I did!!!!

I read both of these books in 3 days. I couldn't stop reading. So before I gush about how freaking awes...

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Guest Post: Top 5 Favorite Writing Tips by Elizabeth Seckman

February 26, 2014

I've asked the lovely and incomparable Elizabeth Seckman to join me today as part of her Fate Intended blog tour. I asked Elizabeth to tell me her Top 5 Writing Tips, so here she is! (It's really great stuff!)

Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there. Anton Chechov…the rule we know as Che...

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Post-Release Post #6: Signings and Events

February 7, 2014

I've been to a half dozen signing events in the last year.  The most successful one was the FCF launch where I unloaded 155 paperbacks.  The least successful one was at a farmers' market on the hottest day of the year when I sold 2 books.  Everything else was in between.  What I've found is that bookstores don't really want authors.  Our local, neighborhood indie bookstore, in spite of being touted in our local, neighborhood paper for their "outreach" with local authors, actually told me, "Au...

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My Next Book

January 24, 2014

I finally have a release date for my new book!  On March 25, 2014, I will release my third novel, Hold Still. The synopsis is below, but the real reason I wanted to talk about it is so you can see the freaking awesome cover which was designed by Carrie at Forward Authority Design Services.  I love this cover so much, I can't stop looking at it.  So here it is!  Voila!

Here's the synopsis (but don't go away because I want to tell you about how 2 of my favorite books are available in audiobook f...

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Best Books of 2013

January 19, 2014

It's always hard to do a post on books I've enjoyed cause as you may know, I won't finish a book I'm not completely and totally into so basically, if I read it, I thought it was pretty awesome.  I don't suffer through books anymore--not even mediocre ones.  There's simply not enough time.  I read a lot of amazing books in 2013.  I discovered Dennis Lehane whose books spoke to my soul.  I read all of his Kenzie/Genarro series and cried when it was finished.  His books are like drugs.  All this...

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Honesty Cover Reveal

January 13, 2014

Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5)

Category: New Adult  Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book Description:
Note: This title is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) and Courage (Mark of Nexus #2). Cole Blake is more than just a roguish ladies’ man. He’s also a dedicated worker—so dedicated, in fact, that he’s willing to blackmail his boss with a falsified sex tape in order to keep his job. And his proactive efforts don’t end there. After hours, he uses his Dynari abilit...

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Post-Release Post #5: The Year in Review

January 3, 2014

I had all these good intentions of doing a Happy Holidays post and a Happy New Year post . . . but those things didn't really work out.  Although I do hope you all had a fabulous holiday, and I hope 2014 brings wonderful things and good health to all!  

My family and I were sick almost the entire month of December and when we weren't there were school obligations, Christmas-type obligations and other things that needed tending to.  But I had been working on this post piecemeal and I think it's...

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12 Days of Christmas Tour & Giveaway with Author, Jane Lark

December 4, 2013

12 Days Banner Final

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour with Jane Lark.

After signing with publisher Harper Impulse, Jane, author of the smash-hit Marlow Intrigues series, has decided to end 2013 with a bang! She’s gathered together some of the industry’s best authors to create one enormous Christmas giveaway.

The huge prize is made up of more than 30 books, a combination of signed paperbacks and eBooks, and two gorgeous book bags. It’s the perfect early Christmas present for any bookworm and all you’...

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About Me

Lisa Regan I am a crime/suspense writer, author of Finding Claire Fletcher and Aberration available now from Sapphire Star Publishing. This Blog is also available at for Blogger Folks!