INTERVIEW and giveaway: LISA FOX

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Lisa Fox who is giving away an ebook copy of her latest release Knightly Desire to a random commenter on today’s interview. Knightly Desire was released in March and there’s a bit of a May-December romance dynamic between Brant and Gabrielle in addition to the scorching hot chemistry. Gabrielle is about fifteen years younger than Brant.

Titling a book is the very last thing Lisa does, because it’s always difficult for her–so she likes to put it off as long as possible.

“First, I send an email to everyone I know saying, ‘Help! I have no title for this book!'” she said. “After they respond with a number of suggestions, I systemically reject them all. Then, I drink some coffee and stare off into space wondering what I am going to call the book. I come up with a number of titles that have absolutely nothing to do with the book I’ve just written and have to reject all those too. I suddenly come up with something brilliant, but I when check Amazon, I find there are five hundred other works of varying length and genre with same title. I drink more coffee. Play on the internet. Obsess. I think about writing other books. And then slowly, out of somewhere in the ethers, an idea forms and a title comes.”

Lisa’s writing space changes depending on the season. In the fall and winter, she likes to sit in her overstuff recliner, wrapped in blankets. In the spring, she likes to sit at her desk in her bedroom, because there’s a wonderful breeze. And, in the summer, she likes to sit outside in her background and enjoy the warmth.

As you might guess, Lisa absolutely hates the winter and she told me she honestly doesn’t know why she lives up north.

“One day I will move again, back down South,” she told me, “where the weather is more civilized.”

She’s actually from New Rochelle, New York, and told me that the best part about it, apart from it being the setting of the Dick Van Dyke Show,  was that she could catch a train any time, any day, and be in New York City in about forty minutes.

“If you were stranded on a desert island and were only allowed to have five modern conveniences with you, what would they be?” I wondered.


  • Toilet Paper – I think this a thing most people overlook and take for granted, but I could not live without it. It is indispensable. 2.
  • A Complete Barista Set-Up Including a Never-Ending Supply of Fresh Ground Coffee – no explanation is really necessary for this one. 3. A Source of Electricity – so my coffee machine works 4. A Working Email Account – I could live without the internet, but I need my email. Besides, how else would I submit new things for people to read?

5. Hugh Jackman.”

Lisa doesn’t watch a lot of television–she prefers to spend her downtime playing video games–but she told me that she really likes American Horror Story.

“I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it actually because I generally prefer my horror in written form rather than visual,” she said. “Horror movies and shows can be very, very cheesy, often little more than cliché-riddled gore-fests, but American Horror Story is well-written and perfectly acted.”

Things that make her happy?  Writing, cookies, her PlayStation, lazy summer afternoons, champagne, new shoes, beautiful men, coffee, the smell of the ocean, chocolate cake, and reading really good books.

Finally, I asked, “What is something you’d like to accomplish in your writing career next year?”

“I’d like to just keep on putting out new work. I feel like every time I finish a story and it gets accepted, it is a huge accomplishment. And I love that feeling, the mixed tremble of anxiety and delight when I see my editor response in my inbox, the awesome thrill getting new cover art, the crazy, hectic plans for release day promo. I’d like more of all of that for the rest of my life!”

About the Author:  4_23 LF_logo_2World-renowned neurosurgeon, jet fighter pilot, secret member of American royalty, seducer of legions of beautiful, outrageously sexy angels and demons and vampires and werewolves and the occasional pirate, Lisa Fox has done it all… in her own mind. In reality, she can generally be found at her desk with a cup of coffee close at hand. Or maybe a martini. It really depends on the day.



Twitter: @LisaFoxRomance


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A routine mission turns disastrous when knight Captain Brant and his men encounter a renegade mage. Injured and near death, Brant is brought to a nearby sanctuary of the god Ison, where the chaste sisters heal all those in need.

He is given into the care of Gabrielle, a talented healer. She is young, vivacious, bold—and a mage. She is everything wrong for him, and yet their desire can’t be denied.

Brant lives for his duty. Gabrielle belongs to a god. The lust-filled passion between them is powerful—and forbidden. But their erotic bond cannot be ignored, no matter the consequences.


  1. I agree about the chocolate cake

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