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Christine Presents ~ Cold Blooded by Lisa Regan

Please welcome Lisa Regan author of Cold Blooded.

Lisa Regan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Cold-Blooded

by Lisa Regan

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GENRE: Mystery/Suspense

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INTERVIEW:

How did you come up with ideas for your books?

 

Most of my ideas come from what-if questions? Like with this book, Cold-Blooded, what if an investigation into a murder turned up an incredibly complex web of deceit? My books are always fictional explorations of some question I have or some scenario I’ve thought of—I want to see what happens and figure out why.
What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?

 

That I work full-time and write during the nooks and crannies of my day. I carry a little notebook around in my purse and write whenever I have a few minutes. Doctors’ waiting rooms are the absolute best. You have to wait a really long time and no one bothers you until they call you back to an exam room. I actually don’t even have a writing desk. I write on the fly, in longhand, and then grab my laptop from under the couch when it’s time to type things up.


As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

 

I just want to keep getting better. Every time I start a new book, I want to make it better than the books that came before it. Of course, that’s tough because reading is so subjective. Some people like my early books better than my later books, and other people like the more recent books the most. I try to challenge myself with each book though and learn something new about the craft. I’m writing a sequel to my first novel as well as a stand-alone. Then there will be more books featuring Jocelyn Rush.

 

         If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who      would it be and why?

 

I would be Jocelyn Rush from this newest book. She’s tough and direct and she gets to say whatever she wants to say without feeling badly about it. She never apologizes for being herself and saying what’s on her mind. She’s very assertive. I’d love to be more like her!
Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing?

 

I don’t belong to a group but I have a handful of critique partners who read everything I write before anyone else sees it. I’ll send stuff to them, they read at their own pace, and they give me very honest feedback about the problems in the book. Then I revise from there. Critique partners are awesome and invaluable. They really help you see things in your work that you’re too close to notice.
When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step?

 

I had written 4 novels in high school, and they were just terrible. Then I wrote one adult novel but that was horrendous as well. It was after I finished what would later become my first published book, Finding Claire Fletcher that I felt like I was finally at a point where other people could read my stuff and actually enjoy it. So in 2006, I started shopping Finding Claire Fletcher to agents. It got a lot of glowing rejections so I kept plugging along until I found an agent in 2010. It wasn’t really any one thing that prompted me to finally start submitting my work. It was just years and years of writing utter crap and then finally feeling like all that writing practice paid off. It took a long time for me to feel confident in something I had written. My family and friends were always supportive, even when I was writing the worst drivel in the world.

Do you outline your books or just start writing?

 

I just start writing. Then I’ll stop and outline a bit, then write, then outline and pretty soon I’ve got a whole book. I tried doing the outline in its entirety before writing a word, and it sucked the joy out of writing for me. I have to feel like I’m driving through fog, where I can only see a few feet in front of me, or it’s just not fun.
Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books?

 

I studied martial arts for 10 years (a long time ago) and a lot of that ends up incorporated into my books, especially when there are fight scenes.

 

Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit    about your book?

 

My next book is called Over The Edge and it is technically a sequel to my first book, Finding Claire Fletcher. Over The Edge is about a woman who plunges an SUV full of kids into a river and the investigation that ensues. It basically asks the question: what would drive a person to do something like that? I’m about halfway through it. I am also about halfway through writing a new stand-alone called Harm, which is about a boy who stops a school shooting using telekinesis and then ends up on the run from the government and a shady shadow organization. That’s a bit of a departure from my standard crime fiction but I think readers will like it.

 


Who is your favorite actor and actress?

 

My favorite actor is Denzel Washington. My husband actually met him—it was long before I met my husband. They were filming The Fallen on the street where my husband lived at the time and Denzel ducked in to avoid press. My husband said he was incredibly nice. I am so jealous! But yes, he is hands-down my favorite actor of all-time. My favorite actress is Jennifer Garner. I loved her in Alias and everything she’s been in since then. I’d love to see her as the lead in a television series again. I would definitely tune in!
Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book?

 

It’s hard to talk about any of the black moments without spoiling the entire book but let’s just say that there comes a moment where the main character has to make a very difficult choice—a life and death choice—that will make the rest of the investigation even harder than it already was but she does what she always does, which is make the choice she feels is right at that moment.

 

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BLURB:

 

Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney’s killer. Now, retired from the police force and with only months to live, he enlists the help of private investigator Jocelyn Rush to clear the case once and for all.

Armed with little more than a theory as to who murdered Sydney, Jocelyn tries to lure a killer into the open. But unraveling the mystery means facing off against a cunning psychopath whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. When more bodies start to pile up, Jocelyn has to decide just how far she’s willing to go to catch a cold-blooded killer.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

She stumbled, crying out as her left foot tangled with a rogue tree root poking up through a crack in the concrete. Her hands shot out, prepared to break her fall, but her legs stuttered, almost of their own volition, finding purchase. She stopped, leaning against the offending tree. Her chest heaved. Sweat ran down her forehead and into her eyes, irritating them. Laughter erupted from her diaphragm. How many times had she run this path? Hundreds. Sprained ankle by way of tree root was a rookie move. This was exactly the problem. This distraction.

 

Pop.

 

It sounded like a firecracker and registered as a searing, stabbing pain in the back of her right thigh. Like a hot poker. Before she could react, another pop sounded, this one closer. Then two more. She suddenly tasted dirt in her mouth, and her temple was resting on that damn tree root before she could even begin to process what was happening to her. Her legs wouldn’t work. Panic, hot and frenzied, closed in on her. What was happening?

 

“Help,” she said, but her voice came out small and squeaky. She thought she heard footsteps approaching from behind. Sydney willed her legs to move, to stand, to scramble, to run. She reached forward with her right arm, feeling for the base of the tree. She had to get up. As her surroundings began to fade to an inky, charcoal blackness, she felt a tug on her lower body.

 

“Please,” she croaked.

 

Then the darkness swallowed her.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime/suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner up in Best Novel in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards for 2013. Her second novel, Aberration won Best Twist in the 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Book Awards. Her third novel, Hold Still was released by Thomas & Mercer in 2014 and has been translated into German. She is at work on her fifth novel. Find out more at www.lisaregan.com.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.lisaregan.com/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Regan/e/B009YY091I/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Regan-189735444395923/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lisalregan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6443334.Lisa_Regan

 

COLD-BLOODED BUY LINKS:

LINK FOR AMAZONhttp://www.amazon.com/Cold-Blooded-Lisa-Regan-ebook/dp/B017I2QP88/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1446571159&sr=8-3&keywords=cold-blooded

LINK FOR iTUNEShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1055224082

 

LINK FOR NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cold-blooded-lisa-regan/1122889576;jsessionid=53E1B483F296F6F3064D9B299C1D33A0.prodny_store01-atgap09?ean=2940152715040

 

LINK FOR KOBOhttps://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/cold-blooded-19

 

LINK FOR AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cold-Blooded-Lisa-Regan-ebook/dp/B017I2QP88/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446601096&sr=8-1&keywords=cold-blooded+regan

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Lisa Regan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC  to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC  to a randomly drawn host.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1476

 

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19 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Cold Blooded by Lisa Regan

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    January 25, 2016

    Thank you for hosting

  2. Mai Tran
    January 25, 2016

    What is your favorite genre to read?

    • Lisa Regan
      January 31, 2016

      It would be crime fiction although really, I am open to anything that will hold my interest.

  3. achristay
    January 25, 2016

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • Lisa Regan
      January 31, 2016

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your hosting me! 🙂

  4. Thais Pampado
    January 25, 2016

    This books sounds great! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and interview.

  5. Rita Wray
    January 25, 2016

    I liked the interview.

  6. Betty W
    January 25, 2016

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, well, actually the entire post was terrific, thank you!

  7. momjane
    January 25, 2016

    Exciting excerpt. I loved it.

  8. Theresa N
    January 25, 2016

    Sounds like a great mystery.

  9. Victoria
    January 25, 2016

    Great post, I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Roselle Torres
    January 26, 2016

    thanks for sharing! I enjoyed every bit of story 🙂

  11. Eva Millien
    January 27, 2016

    Great interview and excerpt, sounds like a thrilling book, thanks for sharing!

  12. nikolina84
    January 28, 2016

    I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

  13. Ree Dee
    January 29, 2016

    Great interview! This sounds like an exciting pae turner! I can’t wait to read more. Thank you.

  14. Lisa Regan (@Lisalregan)
    January 31, 2016

    I tried replying to each comment but they do not seem to be appearing. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped and commented and for all of your kind words!

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