LISA ALFANO is a lifelong New Englander who has called the Connecticut shoreline home for four decades. She creates twisted characters living in flawed worlds that feature strong female characters. Previously traditionally published, Lisa is excited to add the title of indie author and publisher to her resume.
She is the author of the psychological thriller novels, FRACTURED SECRETS and SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN (formerly titled PMS GIRLS). She is excited about the release of her new YA fantasy series: the THORNE CHRONICLES. DEAL OF JAGGED THORNES: a THORNE CHRONICLES PREQUEL is available now. CAGE OF TANGLED THORNES: THORNE CHRONICLES BOOK ONE (Release Date: July 25, 2023) is available for preorder now.
When she is not busy creating new plot twists and intriguing characters, Lisa enjoys walking on the beach with her rescue pup and working on her monthly newsletter. Sign up on her website for her monthly newsletter to be the first to learn about her new projects www.lisaalfanoauthor.com.
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Sleep With One Eye Open (PMS Girls Saga, Book One)
Perpetual Mercy School for Young Women (aka PMS) caters to the uber rich and powerful.
Attending an all-female boarding school filled with bullies and egos can be a trying experience, but for fifteen-year-old Air Worthington it becomes a nightmare when she discovers the truth about her new, exotic roommate, Bentley "Jess" Jessup. When Jess' psychological games push Ari to the brink of sanity, Ari finds herself drowning in lies and danger, unsure who is friend or foe. Torn between preserving her father's political career and her own self-preservation, Ari must decide if she will be a victim or a survivor.
The one thing Ari knows for sure is that "A Worthington never cowers."
Thriller/psychological thriller/suspense/domestic thriller
EVERYONE HAS SECRETS, AND SOMETIMES THOSE SECRETS KILL
Sophie Mathieson is trapped in a mediocre marriage and a mundane job that she hates. She counts the days of her life with numbers instead of calendar days; numbers that correspond to the length of her employment at Heller Corporation, or as Sophie refers to it, Hellco. On day 9,680 Sophie begins receiving threatening messages from a mysterious man. Terrified that her husband, Jack, will discover her secret, Sophie must find a way to deal with the faceless man behind the text messages before the life she worked so hard to construct comes tumbling down around her.
Dan Zane is a respected young doctor with a bright future. When the demons from his youth resurface pleading for help, he must choose between the family that abandoned him and his oath to, 'do no harm.' Heeding the call for help may lead to a cure for what ails his family, but in doing so, Dan risks not only his career, but his soul.
When Sophie and Dan's lives collide, they discover that they are pawns in a sinister game of secrets and revenge; a game more dangerous and ruthless than either of them imagined. They must learn to trust each other if they hope to survive, but it's difficult to trust when the enemy has no face.
Deal of Jagged Thornes: A Thorne Chronicles Prequel
The winds of Iosia are thick with whispers of unthinkable horror… "Magic has returned... The Thorne King is in danger!"
Can a Spare prince and a future countess set aside their hatred for each other to save not only their own lives, but the entire Kingdom?
In the early days of Iosia, chaos and dark magic ravaged the kingdom. The first Thorne King and his revered Sentinels—shifters blessed by the gods with the ability to transform between human and animal form—defeated the Onyx King and his evil magicians. With magic extinguished, and the Onyx magicians banished, all of Iosia enjoyed peace and prosperity under the rule of the House of Thorne for generations.
Leopold Thorne, second son of King Percival Thorne, revels in his role as the Spare prince; content to remain in the shadows, without a crown upon his head, or a wife in his bed. With his military deployment approaching, Leo sets out on one final adventure of good-natured debauchery with his best friends, and stumbles into a nightmare with the potential to ruin his future.
Lady Astrid is the only child of the Earl of Sprusset. As a future countess, Astrid refuses to bow to society's claustrophobic rules. She has no intention of relinquishing her independence to a husband or children. Faced with the prospect of losing her family's estate, courtesy of her father’s gambling debts, Astrid enters into a deal with a stranger—a vile creature who now holds her future, and her freedom, in his calloused grip—a deal as impossible to escape as a thicket of jagged thorns.
When tragedy strikes the Kingdom, Leo and Astrid’s paths cross once more. An unexpected attack by a shape-shifting Sentinel leaves them trapped—together, injured, and lost. If they hope to survive, Leo and Astrid must set aside their animosity and work together.
Can Astrid set aside her pride and trust a beast to save her life? Will Leo allow himself to rely on the one woman who has the power to destroy not only his heart, but his kingdom?
"An intriguing prequel from Lisa Alfano to launch her Thorne Chronicles series... I recommend Deal of Jagged Thornes to readers who enjoy fantasy stories with engaging characters.” Five Stars, Readers’ Favorite
Cage of Tangled Thornes: Thorne Chronicles Book One
YA Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Magic and unrest have returned to Iosia. No one in the Kingdom is safe... Not the Heir, and certainly not, the Spare.
Seventeen-year-old Princess Ysabelle, firstborn of King Leopold Thorne and Queen Astrid, is the beautiful and ambitious heir, willing to do anything to attain her birthright—even marrying the enemy—a man who threatens not only her future, but also her heart. While Ysabelle loves being a princess, her younger sister, Dahlia, does not.
Sixteen-year-old Princess Dahlia is the feisty, rebellious Spare who longs for a life beyond the castle walls; a life free from the restrictive rules of her royal family, her sister's relentless bullying, and society's judgmental glares—one where she does not have to conceal her disabilities from the world… A life where she can spread her wings and fly.
After centuries of peace, trouble is brewing in Iosia. King Leopold seeks to quell the unrest and prevent war with a royal wedding. For the first time since the Guardian Wall was erected—separating Valdisia from Caelius and the other regions of Iosia—those of Thorne and Onyx blood stand side-by-side in Thorne Castle, but all is not as it seems. Magic exists once more in the Kingdom. Darkness is lurking; feeding on secrets, seeking to pit sister against sister—Heir against Spare—to alter destinies. Can a Thorne save Iosia once more, or is the real enemy wearing the crown? A YA Fantasy that features strong female main characters.