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The Because Fiction Podcast

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Taking the pulse of Christian fiction, Because Fiction explores the lastest trends in Christian fiction, discusses genres, specific authors, new releases, and classics as well. If it's Christian fiction (or something readers love), we talk about it.


Episode 83: A Chat with Romantic Suspense Author, Lisa Harris

Popular author of contemporary romantic suspense, Lisa Harris wows her readers with novels of danger, intrigue, and justice.  Or, at least that’s what I’ve found in the ones I’ve read!  Lisa and I chatted about her US Marshals series and her latest book (just released this month), The Chase.

We get more of Madison and Jonas from the first book, and we also learn what’s coming up in the series and in her entire book world. Hint: next spring is going to be a doozy!

Oh, and she’s just another one of those authors who is out to sabotage my productivity. Just sayin’.

Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. I also want to thank Misty M. Beller, Bethany House Publishing, and the book A Warrior’s Heart.


Why Authors Like Lisa Harris Are Destroying My Productivity Goals

Someone suggested that authors are trying to keep me too busy to write because of the glut of books in the marketplace.  Someone else suggested that I’m just jealous that she finished other suspense series, and mine is still waiting for me to get my bum over there. Yeah. Not it.

They’re just doing it because they’re so good at what they do.  Both the Lisas (Harris and Phillips) are writing amazing suspense books that I don’t want to put down. Other authors are writing historical or fantasy or… and… um… wow. Just sayin’. Wow.

Lisa and I chatted about what she’s learned while researching the US Marshal Service, what they do and don’t do, and she confirmed a suspicion I’ve long held. Law enforcement agencies are not as territorial as TV and movies make them out to be. Shocker.  Then again, come on. Let’s face it. Conflict drives story. Can you blame the screenwriters?

It’s understandable if not accurate.

The U.S. Marshals Series includes The Escape which starts off with a huge twist at the end of chapter one and a hero (Jonas) who got my loyalty the moment he didn’t hesitate to give up his vacation to do his job.  WOOT!

Now Madison and Jonas know each other from past books, and next spring, Lisa Harris has a novella coming out, Point Blank, that will connect the U.S. Marshals series to her Nikki Boyd books (That series starts with Vendetta!)  So, after you read The Chase and you have to wait for The Catch, you can read the Nikki Boyd series and voila!  Something to keep you waiting for all the new, cool books!

Oh, and she’s also in this fabulous box set coming out in October!

Dangerous Pursuits: 15 Stories From Today’s Most Popular Mystery and Suspense Authors

This collection is just $0.99 before release and for fifteen books?  Yeah, I preordered mine!

When not writing, Lisa Harris loves to read romantic suspense and thrillers, but… she’s like a lot of authors. She finds it hard to turn off the inner editor, so she often reads historical fiction instead. I loved when she said not knowing what is accurate makes the reading experience more enjoyable.  I so get that!

About The Chase by Lisa Harris (#notPhillips). 😉

US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing–it’s time to get back out into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery in progress that’s gone wrong–and things are about to get worse.

For these bank robbers, it’s never been just about the money. It’s about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else–someone close to them–gets hurt . . . or worse.

From Seattle to the San Juan Islands, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you on a nonstop chase where feelings are complicated and failure isn’t an option.

You can find more about Lisa and her social media accounts at her WEBSITE.

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