She's my peep and I love supporting friends. She writes a wicked-good romantic suspense book (I tell you, it's always the quiet ones you have to keep an eye out for!). And I LOVE this cover.
As a romantic suspense, Lisa has more leeway with her covers. As much as I love the hot man chest (case in point: my own covers), it's nice eye-relief to have something else. No worry about the cover models not matching the physical traits of the actual characters (sorry, Liz :-). And the subtleties make all the difference. The red, like splashes of blood. The house looming over the reader ominously (I get a serious "The Shining" vibe here, where the building is as much a character in the movie as the people. Gettin' the willies just thinking about it!). The stoic evergreens as silent observers.
With a cover like this, I can't wait to read the book. Check our the blurb:
Armed with a new identity, Reid Patterson plans to join the FBI hoping to right the wrongs of The Order, a sinister faction controlled by his murderous, biological family. But Reid’s plans go awry when a young girl pleads for his help, bringing fresh threats, a beautiful woman, and a thrill-seeking boy. The countdown begins ticking toward a fiery contest of will and passion.
Foster care psychologist Holly Babson, dreams of a life where her escaped convict father and the memories of her sister’s horrific death are both locked away. While helping a runaway teen, death returns to her doorstep, revealing the teen’s connection to The Order. Holly’s life pivots as her past, her fears, and her heart are locked in vicious turmoil.
Denied a place in The Order, wealthy businessman Ivan Sinclair will stop at nothing to reclaim the top seat in his family’s insidious organization. A deadly game is his vehicle to amass even more power.
Reid and Holly’s worlds collide with the diabolical force of The Order and Ivan’s cold-blooded plot. Together, they must fight for their lives while learning to trust their hearts.
Coming in June!