Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Phillips & Cold Dead Night

Posted September 7, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lisa Phillips, mystery/suspense / 9 Comments

Cold Dead Night JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Cold Dead Night by Lisa Phillips, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Lisa on the blog today to chat about her new book!

Cold Dead Night

COLD DEAD NIGHT by Lisa Phillips
SERIES: Brand of Justice #1
GENRE: Christian Suspense
PUBLISHER: Two Dogs Publishing
RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2022
PAGES: 404

The FBI betrayed her. Now they need her.

Private Investigator Kenna Banbury lost everything two years ago at the hands of a serial killer. From the ashes of that encounter, she’s built a life she believes in, searching for the lost and forgotten all over the western US.

Bringing her own brand of justice.

When a series of murders drags her into an FBI investigation, Kenna finds herself back in the place where it all went wrong. Struggling to make sense of the case, Kenna’s past and present collide in a deadly plot that risks another betrayal and threatens to shatter everything she’s built.

Kenna faces the ultimate test in this first book of a brand-new series from Lisa Phillips.


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Hi Lisa! Welcome to the blog!

Lisa: Definitely winter! I live in Idaho where we have four complete seasons. The cooler months are the best.

Carrie: I’m with you! C’mon winter!

Lisa: Only dogs. Cats are scary.

Carrie: I have a hesitant relationship with my niece’s cats but I’m a dog person, all the way!

Lisa: Both all day long! Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon – but only hot Yorkshire with milk in it.

Carrie: sounds very cozy 🙂

Lisa: Neither! I’m watching Star Trek and Bluebloods on Paramount plus right now.

Carrie: Yay for Tom Selleck!

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Lisa: Juggling tasks on my to-do list.

Carrie: I neeeeeed this superpower lol

Q: Tell me some good books you’ve read recently.

Lisa: The BEST book I read recently is DEFENDING HONOR, a Lynette Eason Elite Guardians novel by Kelly Underwood. I’m so excited about this book. It comes out Oct 4th and it has the best kiss EVER in it.

I also recently read Susan May Warren’s trilogy about RJ and York. Talk about swoon!

Carrie: well, if I hadn’t already been eagerly waiting for DEFENDING HONOR, i would be now – you had me at “best kiss EVER” 😀

Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?

Lisa: My desk is a functional place to get things done. The couch in my bedroom is a good spot to hide from my homeschooler and two rowdy dogs. The dining table is a great place where I can keep an eye on everything.

But my favorite spot to write is in my car, in the parking lot of a park. I can people watch, and have quiet space to work.

Carrie: You are the first person ever on my blog to say that your car is your fave place to write! lol And I love the reasoning

Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce Cold Dead Night as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?

Lisa: The cover model for the Brand of Justice series features actress Katie McCarty as the main character Kenna Banbury. During the photo shoot she BECAME Kenna. It was amazing! Katie will be on each cover for the whole series, and if the books ever became a book or movie she should definitely play Kenna. She IS Kenna!

Carrie: oh that’s awesome!

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Cold Dead Night?

Lisa: I love romance in novels. It’s the best. But Kenna isn’t ready for that yet. She’s got healing to do, and a journey to go on. I would love it if readers came away encouraged that God has His own timing. Sometimes it isn’t what we want, but it’s good.

Carrie: Amen ♥

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Lisa: Coming next! Book 2 in the Brand of Justice series, BURN THE DAWN, comes out Thanksgiving week.

BUT – before that I’m starting a romantic suspense series, Benson First Responders. The first book, ALLEGIANCE, comes out end of October.

Lisa Phillips

USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author Lisa Phillips is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). Since then she’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

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Cold Dead Night JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Cold Dead Night and merch including a custom pen and chapstick.
(3) additional winners will receive an ebook copy of Cold Dead Night.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 5, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 12, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only except books available internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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