*** Lisa Carlisle’s When Darkness Whispers Named a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews! (@lisacbooks) *** #bookreviews #PNR #romanticsuspense

When Darkness Whispers has been my most difficult to write to date. So much is incorporated into this book with mystery and suspense and the past playing a role in the future. One wall of my study was once covered in sticky notes with things I had to address! My editor’s computer crashed several times with all the questions and comments. I almost gave up on it. The rewrites were too daunting. But, bit by bit, I tackled each note. And each revision made the book stronger.

And now, I’m thrilled to share that it was named a Top Pick by both Night Owl Reviews and The Romance Reviews! <3


“Readers seeking a paranormal military romance need to check out “When Darkness Whispers.” This book has a well developed plot and many layers to the characters.”

~ 5 stars and a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!

When Darkness Whispers

When Darkness WhispersSome memories are better left forgotten…

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can’t be distracted from her mission. With American servicemen being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it’s more than priority. It’s critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face with Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn’t seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements–a serial killer. One that doesn’t appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can’t escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else’s future, but how can she succeed if she can’t even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

When Darkness Whispers is a paranormal romantic suspense novel you won’t want to put down! Go undercover with a supernatural team into a world of vampires, gargoyles, shifters, demons, and ghosts. If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you’ll love When Darkness Whispers!


See what other readers have said:


Wow If I could give this story more than 5 stars I would... Suspense, Mystery, and Thrills all in one book.” ~ Book Nook Nuts

What a fantastic page-turner that wowed me from the get-go! An action-packed, contemporary PNR must read full of suspense that kept me glued to my seat! … This has a fresh, new storyline, with great descriptions, full of surprises and witty dialogue with relatable characters that will keep readers engaged & turning pages just like I did!”  ~ Amazon reviewer

An awesome read! I couldn’t put it down… Out of all the books I have read from this author, I have to say that this book is now my new favorite.” ~ Amazon reviewer

Wow Ms. Carlisle has outdone herself this time. You have action, adventure, suspense, forgotten love, shifters, what more can you ask for.” ~ Amazon reviewer


When Darkness Whispers

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To celebrate the preorder for Mystic Realms – 21 paranormal and urban fantasy tales – the authors are giving away backlist ebooks. 21 Authors – 21 eBooks – 21 Winners – one winner per author.

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Mystic Realms features my story Just Tell Me What You Want


Her wishes will leave him breathless

Things couldn’t be worse for Ranson, an out-of-work genie. Once coveted for his ability to grant wishes, he and his kind are reduced to commodities and subsist on gig jobs through an employment agency catering to elite clients.

Ranson’s recent masters and mistresses worked him to the bone before tossing him aside for newer, more advanced genies with specialized knowledge in rigging the stock market, getting candidates elected to office, changing the weather… Damn. He sucks at that stuff. His sole talent is granting wishes for women to retain their youth.

Alexandra Prescott, billionaire CEO of a film and TV conglomerate, is only twenty-nine but figures a genie can keep her looking good without surgery, a necessity in beauty-obsessed Los Angeles. Not sure what to expect when he arrives, she’s surprised how tall, virile, and luscious, he is. A real hottie and no pushover. Tired of the crap he’s put up with, he insists she treat him with respect, not merely as a service she’s rented.

She’s game and wants to get to know this bad boy. Up close and personal, they explore what they both crave: heated days, wicked nights, learning their strengths and weaknesses, touching each other’s souls. Wow.

They fall hard and fast, but in order to secure their future, there’s one last, nearly impossible hurdle they have to face…

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I Almost Forgot… and other Quirks with @meganslayer #iamwriting #procrastination

Sometimes it feels like I need a running list or notebook on my person so I don’t forget the things I want to do or have to do. Like, if I don’t have it tattooed onto my arm, there’s a good chance it’ll get forgotten in the course of the day. I’m sure I’m not alone. I’m sure there are others who are multitasking so much, things get lost in the shuffle.

Yesterday was a good example. I had a whole slew of things to accomplish, but the one thing I wanted to do…remember my boots so I could slog around in the mud…yeah, I went home once and wrote it on my hand, yet I still forgot. Came time for the mud slogging and, hello…no boots. I’m going to use that for a book. I am. I can’t be the only one who plans and plans, only to be thwarted by my own brain seepage.

Maybe it is just me. I doubt it. But if I have a list (except when it’s on my hand because that proved futile), I tend to do better. I know what I’ve got to do and can cross off what’s done.

I do the same thing with my writing. Want to get 3k written today? I put it on a list. Want to hunt for cover art image? List, here it comes. Promotion? You guessed it.

What about you? Do you have things you have to write down or are you good at remembering it all?

Speaking of remembering, here’s my latest novel, Finding Michael. It’s about remembering what coming home feels like and find a place to belong.

Finding Michael by Megan Slayer

Pride Publishing

Contemporary Erotic Gay Romance

Super Novel


Going home could be just the thing his muse needs and his heart desires.

Tristan Paulson needs the words to return. He loves his career penning novels of small-town love, but his muse has gone missing. If he can’t write, he can go back to his roots and sort through the items his newly deceased uncle left behind. Once in Sullavan, Ohio, he realizes just how much he loved the place. Then he sees the handsome librarian—Michael is just the kind of guy he’s always wanted. How can he go back to the big city when Sullavan calls to him?

Michael Kane wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his books and the written word. He knows heartbreak and isn’t in the mood to put himself out into the dating pool again…until he sees Tristan. He wants to be with Tristan, but he’s too shy. A handsome man like Tristan wouldn’t be interested in a quiet man like Michael…would he?

Out now from Pride Publishing: