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Author Lisa Rayne . . . in short

Lisa is an award-winning author, a speaker, and an advocate for mainstream distribution of fiction featuring multicultural protagonists. An avid reader, the only thing she likes more than curling up with a good book is writing one. She provides readers with romantic fiction and edgy thrillers featuring smart, sexy characters of diverse backgrounds.

Lisa’s stories offer more than just romance. You’ll find a mystery or suspense, a personal challenge, or perhaps some family drama the characters must overcome. While she includes plenty of sexual tension, and a sexy love scene or two, her characters develop meaningful relationships and intimacy beyond the bedroom.

So, if you’re looking for love stories where romance isn’t simply spelled s-e-x, you’ve come to the right place!

Get the fuller story => About Lisa.


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This author has charted a path for herself as a dynamic storyteller.

Bonita Thornton

Founder, STCC Book Club


~ ~ Featured Event 2018 ~ ~

Join Lisa June 14-16, 2018 in her hometown of Kansas City, MO
as she hosts the RSJ Book Lover Convention.

Featuring such great authors as:


USA Today Bestseller Farrah Rochon,
NAACP Image Award Winner Pamela Samuels Young, and
two-time RWA Golden Heart Finalist Piper Huguley.


What’s the RSJ Convention you ask?

We think the folks over at Everfest sum it up best:

“If you’re a sucker for steamy romance tales, follow your love-stricken heart to the RSJ Convention in Kansas City. With an emphasis on black love stories penned by black authors, you’ll encounter an abundance of page-turners looking to sneak their way to the top of your reading list. Readers can meet authors and even attend a series of workshops to test their writing chops. Those who write or read multicultural characters are encouraged to attend the conference full of adventures, exploits, industry forums, workshops and more.” ~Everfest, Bringing People Together Offline In Celebration

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Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center | 2345 McGee St Kansas City, MO


~ ~ Publishing & Career Highlights ~ ~

March 25, 2017 » 2017 Emma Awards » RUNAWAY HEART wins 2017 Emma Award for Novella Romance of the Year, and QUARTERBACK CASANOVA wins 2017 Emma Award for Book of the Year!

March 13, 2017 » NOW AVAILABLE! » RUNAWAY HEART: A Novella » Get your copy now! (Kindle | Nook)

February 6, 2017 » Coming Soon! » RUNAWAY HEART novella in ebook » Runaway Heart will be released as a stand-alone ebook in late February. Now that the Rings of Passion anthology is no longer available, look for the novella at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and other online retailers.

December 31, 2016 » Limited-Edition Trade Paperback » RINGS OF PASSION now available in print! » Purchase your copy of the trade paperback via Amazon or Barnes & Noble online retailers. [Update: The limited-edition sales period has closed.]

September 5, 2016 » Award Nomination » COUNSELOR UNDONE is a Swirl Award Nominee for Best Cover! » Vote to offer your support! Read the blog post to find out how. [Update: Voting has now closed.]amazon-hot-new-releases-2

August 15, 2016 » New Release » RINGS OF PASSION, the Summer Games inspired sports romance anthology set in Rio de Janeiro and containing my first novella RUNAWAY HEART, debuts as an Amazon Hot New Release! Read more . . .

June 9, 2016 » Print Release» Quarterback Casanova now available in Trade Paperback!

February 17, 2016 » Blog Post by Author Lisa Rayne » Best Seller: It’s a Football Thing… » Quarterback Casanova debuts on not one, but two, Amazon Best Seller Lists! Too cool, right?

February 16, 2016 » New Release» Quarterback Casanova now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

November 9, 2015 » Print Release » Counselor Undone now available in Trade Paperback!

August 11, 2015 » Debut Release by Author Lisa Rayne » Counselor Undone now available on Kindle!

5 Stars, What a read:

Loved this book. Forbidden romance steams these pages. Great characters with some unexpected qualities will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Get a glass of wine, a comfy chair and enjoy!

~ Amazon Customer


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