Getting to know Lisa Carlisle

darkvelvetHi, I’m Lisa Carlisle and I write a variety of romance and suspense, from paranormal, new adult, and military, and probably some more! I’m in a great mood today as I just pulled my head out of the rewriting hole and send off my latest paranormal romance, called Dark Stranger, to my editor.

Yes, I made my self-imposed deadline! Big exhale. I may actually be able to cook dinner tonight instead of leaving it all up to my husband as I worked through revisions. He’s a better cook than I am so nobody is complaining. 😉

Dark Stranger is the third part of the Chateau Seductions series, which is set at an art colony housed in a castle on a remote New England island. It takes place in the present, but has a gothic edge. I’m thrilled with how story turned out. When I finished the previous story, Dark Muse, I had the opening scene for Dark Stranger, but nothing else. I don’t plot, but let my imagination wander when I write, and the storyline surprised me. I think it ties up the series quite well. I may write more from the Chateau in the future, but for now it’s a trilogy with each part of the series focusing on a different couple. It’s scheduled for release next month and available for preorder now.

If you’re interested in reading more about the forbidden romances at the Chateau, visit

Here’s some info about part 1:

Dark Velvet

Chateau Seductions

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life.

When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against.  She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

 A New Adult Erotic Romance

Paranormal / gargoyle / vampire / shapeshifter


“The setting on DeRoche Island was beautiful, and felt like it was from another time. The chemistry between Savannah and Antoine is sure to draw the reader in as well. 
Dark Velvet is the first novella in the Chateau Seduction series. I am very excited to read Carlisle’s next installment!”

 “Dark Velvet has a dark eroticism that makes you want to be Savannah. It is a book that is a good, quick and darkly thrilling read.” 

 “…insanely hot chemistry between the female protagonist Savannah & vampire Antoine.  Their intensity starts off right away and you’re not a chapter in before it takes off like a rocket!”

 “Sexy, dark, full of intrigue, art, and paranormal sexiness, Dark Velvet has it all in one hot package!”

 “An Enchanting Story, as rich and sexy as Dark Velvet  – This is a seductive Gothic tale that will draw you in from the first page.”

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About Lisa Carlisle


USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent heroines. She’s honored to be a multi-published author writing in different genres since she’s wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade.  For much of her professional career, she’s written non-fiction — but she’s discovered writing romance is the most fun. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All Romance Ebooks.


When she was younger, she worked in a variety of jobs, moving to various countries. She backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. She owned a bookstore for a few years as she loves to read. She’s now married to a fantastic man, and they have two kids, a cat, and many fish.


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