Author Interview: Lisa Renee + giveaway

I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Lisa Renee from Australia, to celebrate the release of her new novel Polarized Love. You can get a copy here!

To celebrate her new release, Lisa is doing a Book Launch Giveaway – a package worth $49! Read on to find out how to enter.

 

Welcome Lisa Renee!

Where are you from?

I’m a third-generation Australian, living in Perth.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

When I tell people I have seven children, it usually gains some raised eyebrows. LOL.

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside writing and reading?

I enjoy developing businesses. I even branded and manufactured an organic smoothie and latte range, which I sold in Australia.

What inspired you to start writing?

I’ve read several lovely Christian novels of first-time love. Unfortunately, not all of us experience a healthy, lasting marriage. I’ve met women whose husbands have turned away from their faith and marriage vows. I want to encourage those women that God can bless them with a faithful man.

My message is not to rush ahead of God’s timing. My characters are more cautious since they know life can throw unexpected blows. They learn to trust and open their hearts again, which takes time.

My first series tackles the central issue of divorce. More Than A Second Chance also addresses the challenges of infertility and grief. The story wraps around a new romance with plenty of humor and light-hearted moments to balance out the themes.

The second novel, Acres of Promise, also shows the challenges of raising a teenager as a single parent.

The third in the series will address mental health issues. Gee, I sure don’t take the easy tropes!

Where is your series set?

Another desire of mine is to see more Australian themed novels released into the international market. So, the Single Again series begins in Perth, Western Australia. The third novel’s heroine ends up in the United States. Polarized Love releases Sept 1st 2020. All of my books have an American main character involved.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process?

Once into the flow of the story, I love seeing my main character’s personality shine through the dialogue. My female protagonist usually has a sassy aspect with lots of “spunk.”

What would you like readers to say about your books?

I’d like readers to feel encouraged through their trials and the body of Christ to swap judgment for compassion toward those that have made mistakes but desire to move forward, putting the past behind them where it belongs.

What’s your inspiration for writing Christian fiction?

I feel compelled to write about real-life people where their tragic story has a restorative ending. Real people overcoming setbacks inspires me.

Books available by Lisa Renee 

More Than A Second Chance

Does Cassie deserve another chance at love?

Cassie Chambers, a dedicated youth worker, is determined to rescue the troubled youth in the city of Perth, Australia.

Cassie has made mistakes but hasn’t allowed tragedy or divorce to stop her. She devotes every working hour at Youth Connect. But her own needs are neglected.

American Chef, Chris Evanson offers work experience to young men from Youth Connect. Cassie and Chris’s encounters become more than sassy bantering with a hint of attraction. Chris is a sincere romantic.

How will Chris respond when he finds out her secret? She must tell him before he falls in love. Will he believe she deserves more than a second chance?

To complicate matters, one of Youth Connect’s troubled teens needs rescuing. She’s pregnant and moves in with Cassie, bringing absolute chaos. Chris gains insight into what life with Cassie involves. Does he still want the total package? Will Cassie finally find her true soul mate?

Free Five Chapter Sample:

Buy the full length novel here

Acres of Promise

Join the journey with Chantelle Anderson as she actions all in her power to prevent her teenage son from falling into a life of crime and drugs.

Along the way, in her vulnerable state, she struggles to find a suitable life partner. With the trials she’s experiencing with her son, who’d want to take on the whole package? Unless, God intervenes and shows He hasn’t forgotten Chantelle’s desperate situation.

Acres of Promise is a beautiful story of how God restores what was lost and stolen, replacing it with more than we can ask or imagine.

Free Five Chapter Sample:

Buy the full novel here:

Polarized Love

Polarized Love begins with a fun, romantic encounter on the shores of Rottnest Island. An American Navy chaplain meets a feisty Australian journalist investigating the Quokka mystery.

Why are the rare marsupials dying on the Island? Will the handsome American, Lachlan Peters, help Bethany Michaels with her cause or distract her from her mission?

Beth has served her family and father’s church faithfully, and now it’s her turn to leave the nest and spread her wings. But does her dad push her into the arms of the right man to launch his daughter into her God-given destiny?

When an American sailor, Nick DeHann, arrives on the shores of the West Coast of Australia, Beth is swept away with the promise of high aspirations. As the rushed relationship unfolds, Beth finds herself torn between following someone else’s dream or settling for the comfort of home and all she’s ever known.

Lachlan Peters returns to San Diego from his time in the Navy and tries to gain his footing in a life that has passed him by. Will Lachlan realize what he’s missing out on before Beth commits to another man?

Chock-full of romantic comedy, fast-paced action, and inspirational romance, Polarized Love offers a life lesson you won’t soon forget.

First six chapters free!

Buy the full length novel here

Click on the image to enter to win a package of goodies worth $49!

book launch

About Lisa Renee

Lisa Renée is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Omega Writers, Australia.

Lisa adores babies enough to have seven of her own. Recently, Lisa has taken up breeding Ragdoll cats instead of breeding humans.

The tribe lives in Australia, where Lisa and her husband enjoy their writing projects and publishing ventures.

Where to find Lisa Renee

Website  https://www.lisarenee.com.au

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/lisareneeauthorwriter  

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/lisa.renee.author/

Twitter  https://twitter.com/lisareneeauthor

Amazon Author Page  https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Renee/e/B07VXPD47T

Before you go – check out my book review of Polarized Love here

Published by Sara Beth Williams

Contemporary Christian Romance author, wife, mother, believer in Christ, freelance publicist,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: