Part 50 Shades, and With the Thrilling Suspense of Gone Girl, the Inside Out Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones is in Development for Cable TV

Share Article

Part 50 Shades, and With the Thrilling Suspense of Gone Girl, the Inside Out Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones is in Development for Cable TV

News Image

The sizzling and suspenseful Inside Out series is in development with acclaimed producer Suzanne Todd of Team Todd at the helm (Alice in Wonderland, w/Johnny Depp) and a network already in place, will appeal to fans of edgy thrillers and those who like some spice thrown in with the action. The Inside Out Series, starting with If I Were You, follows schoolteacher Sara McMillan as a stranger’s journal comes into her possession. The journal writer is missing and Sara begins leading her erotically charged life. It’s a gritty, erotic mystery that will appeal to both male and female audiences. With Book 4 (No in Between, August 2014) in the series coming soon, the mystery of the journal writer’s disappearance will soon be revealed. Press kits, copies of arcs to preview the series, insider tidbits and promotional items, are being offered to members of the press, influential bloggers, YouTube channels, and industry professionals. Simple email me at PRLisaReneeJones(at)gmail(dot)com for details. Fans can email Rebecca(at)team-todd(dot)com and say, "I want to be an INSIDER" to get special updates as casting begins direct from Team Todd! Rebecca is a reference to the journal writer Sara from the book becomes obsessed with.

Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality. 

  • Suzanne Todd, Producer of Alice in Wonderland

The discovery of the series:

Lisa Renee Jones and her then fiance, Diego, used to buy and sell storage units (quite sometime before the reality show Storage Wars). In one of the units Diego found a journal, started reading from, and spent years convincing Lisa to write a story that revolved around a similar situation. From Diego’s consistent encouragement and Lisa’s creative talents — The Inside Out Series was born.

After years in the New York Publishing world, Lisa dared to self publish book 1, and within 14 days it had been auctioned off to Gallery Books in a Major deal. The TV deal followed only a short while later.

More about the series:

The Inside Out Series follows the life of Sara McMillan who comes into possession of some journals left in a storage unit. Unable to resist, she begins to uncover the dark, erotic secrets the pages hold. Entries that would fuel her fantasies and change her life in ways she could never imagine.

How it all began:

"One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything that I knew about myself, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expired.

Soon, I was standing inside of a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying and dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure that she was okay. Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her.

The dark passion it becomes…

Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of whom I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that calls to me, that awakens desire in me in ways that I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways that I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.

All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know myself, and he says that I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more." - IF I WERE YOU

About the author:

Lisa Renee Jones is the New York Times Bestselling Author of more than 30 books, and is published in more than 20 countries. She's represented by Shari Smiley at Resolution for Film/TV, and Louise Fury at The Bent Agency for Literary rights. Prior to becoming a writer, Lisa owned a staffing agency. At only age 27, her company was on the Entrepreneur Magazine’s top ten growing women-owned business list.

More about the Inside Out Series:

Find out more about Lisa at

The series begins with If I Were You.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (March 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476726043
ISBN-13: 978-1476726045

The next in the series is book #4: No in Between
Publisher: Gallery Books (August 19, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147677241X
SBN-13: 978-1476772417

Blanca Thompson
Press Assistant, New York Times Best Selling Author, Lisa Renee Jones

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Blanca Thompson
since: 01/2009
Follow >
Lisa Renee Jones
Like >
Follow us on
Visit website