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Author: Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Fangs, Fur & Fa La La - A Paranormal Christmas Collection

Fangs, Fur & Fa La La
  • Number: B07H36DT8G
  • Release: 2018-12-03
  • Authors: Lisa Kessler, Donya Lynne, Sharon Kay Penman, Zoe Forward, Kristen Strassel, Valerie Twombly, Margo Bond Collins, Julia Mills, Kathryn Hearst, Regina Morris
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Merry & Bright

Merry Delfino left the police force because she could not stomach the brutal things people did. Now nothing angers her more than finding traps set on her land—except finding those traps full and putting the poor animals out of their misery. But this Christmas Eve, one trap caught a naked man. One who can turn into a fox. She knows she should stay out of whatever trouble landed Tyler Bright in that trap, but she can’t resist the mystery he brings with him. And soon she discovers she can't resist him, either.

One Night With A Witch

The last thing MI6 agent Eli Morgan expected was Pleiades witch Avery Donovan showing up to “rescue” him. Turns out she’s his biggest threat when an unexpected love spell hits them. Now he can’t keep his hands off the woman he vowed never to touch.

But something evil fights to posses Eli’s soul. The only one who can truly save him is his soulmate. Can’t be Avery. What they feel is spell-induced. Or is it?

Melting Jack Frost

Jack Frost, yes, that Jack Frost, missed his chance with Ginger when they were teenagers… But she’s returned to Holly Valley, and he’s determined to win her back. Can a cocky Winter Elf, a salty old wizard, and a food-motivated reindeer restore Ginger’s beliefs in Christmas and in love?

Wolf Tracks

On a gut instinct from the Chicago alpha, Bailey Hart is assigned to work a missing child case. Using her empathic abilities for search and rescue is new for her, as well as constant contact with powerful dominant male Hudson Chase. Bailey is used to being bombarded with people’s emotions, but now, the sizzling lust from Hudson tests the limits of her focus. His inner wolf calls to her own on a level that’s new, primal, and too tempting to resist.

The Lone Wolf’s Wish

Shane Dodd has lost everything, his Pack, his home, and hope. His only wish this Christmas is to live long enough to exact revenge on the Nero assassin he believes killed his Pack. But when he steps between a bullet and a Piper Holland everything changes. The woman dressed as one of Santa's elves is his mate. She ignites a flame in his heart. But hope and love are dangerous wishes for a lone wolf.

Raven’s Gift

Orphaned as a baby, Raven has no idea she’s a lycan . . . or that she’s in heat. But when she meets her hot new landlord Barrett, a lycan who was born mute and finds her as captivating as she does him, Mother Nature—and the chemistry between them—will reveal the mind-blowing truth in one passionate, turbulent night.

Her Dragon’s No Angel

Take one snowbound dragon, combine with one Christmas Angel, throw in a healthy dose of an attraction only the Universe could have conjured and top with the largest blizzard in a hundred years. 

Destined Desire

Dionora’s ex-fiance approaches the Vampire Council for a new marriage contract, not knowing Dionora’s current job makes her responsible for his next bridal match. Revenge is sweet with this sensual romantic comedy.

Intercepting Christmas

When Tessa, producer of the reality show The Real Werewives of Alaska, reconnects with her wolf shifter husband Cole for Christmas, she learns love is best unscripted. But will Cole put their family in danger when they cross paths with an all too familiar pack in Sawtooth Forest? 

Finding Hope

Chance doesn’t do romance. After the firefighter has his heart broken, his idea of a relationship consists of one night with no attachments. But the dragon shifter finds himself drawn to Hope, the waitress at the local diner. When Chance finally admits they belong together, it might prove too late. Turns out Hope didn’t run far enough from her past and it may be the end of them both.


Song of the Soul - The Muse Chronicles Book 7

Song of the Soul
  • Number: B07BMVB8YJ
  • Release: 2018-11-05
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more...

Final Book of The Muse Chronicles - Trinity the Muse of Music

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Magnolia Mystic - The Sentinels of Savannah, #1

Magnolia Mystic
  • Stars
  • Number: B07F67WM72
  • Release: 2018-07-23
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Two words: Immortal Pirates. It doesn't get better than that! Sexy, spicy, and so much fun--I can't wait for the next one! - Alyssa Day, NY Times bestselling author

Skye Olson is a psychic like her mother, and her grandmother before her, but a bad break up with the man she thought was her soulmate has left her confidence in her abilities shaken. While she's in crisis, a real estate tycoon from Atlanta swoops in with his eyes on her shop.

Colton Hayes spent his mortal life plundering royal ships with his pirate crew, but one holy relic changed everything. Now he and the rest of the crew protect the port of Savannah from their captain who traded his cutlass for a fountain pen.

When Colton discovers the captain wants to build a hotel in the heart of historic Savannah, he sets out to stop him, but nothing could prepare him for the sexy smile and violet eyes of the Magnolia Mystic.


Dance of the Heart - The Muse Chronicles Book 6

Dance of the Heart
  • Number: B078NBYVSS
  • Release: 2018-06-18
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more...

He's willing to lay down his life, to save hers...

Tera Muldoon not only runs her own dance studio, but she's also secretly the human vessel for the Muse of Dance. Having her name at the top of an immortal's hitlist isn't helping her social anxiety issues, but everything changes the day she hires a bodyguard.

Gavin Thompson is the best at what he does, and when his security company is hired to protect a dance instructor, he thinks it's business as usual. But no one warned him being with Tera would blur the lines between personal and professional interests. What started out as a job might be his only chance at a future he never dreamed possible.

They just need to live to see it.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Devoted to Destiny - The Muse Chronicles Book 5

Devoted to Destiny
  • Number: B07BDCT18L
  • Release: 2018-03-11
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more...

His curse could save her life...

Mason Knowles is a carpenter with a secret. He's a Lycan, cursed by Zeus to shift into a wolf. With each transformation, the curse becomes stronger, threatening the man to succumb to the animal forever.

Clio Clarke is the human vessel for the Muse of History, devoting her life to studying the past. But when destiny brings Mason into her present, Clio realizes she still has plenty to learn about love and trust.

Mason discovers he's Clio's Guardian, gifted with inhuman strength, however, it will take more than might to stop an immortal from hurting her. He'll sacrifice anything, even his own humanity, to keep her safe, but this shift could be his last.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Light of the Spirit - The Muse Chronicles Book 4

Light of the Spirit
  • Number: B0716DWLX8
  • Release: 2017-09-18
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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The gods never sleep...

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn't explain. And if he doesn't figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia's smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he's not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Breath of Passion - The Muse Chronicles Book 3

Breath of Passion
  • Number: B073RTY4XQ
  • Release: 2017-07-05
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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Erica Sterling owns her curves, and inspires passion in every person she meets. It's the curse of having the Greek muse, Erato, lurking in her soul. After a hot night with a firefighter, she struggles to keep her distance from him. The gods have other plans.

No one understands fire and heat like firefighter, Reed McIntosh. After meeting Erica, a new ability is awakened inside of him, along with the desire to keep her safe.

When a stalker's threats turn up the heat, Reed will put his life ---and his heart--- on the line. But when the ashes settle, will love be too late?

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Legend of Love - The Muse Chronicles Book 2

Legend of Love
  • Number: B071DNPHR3
  • Release: 2017-04-24
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy.

Her newest patient, Hunter Armstrong, is a Navy SEAL. Driven, confident, and dangerous, and he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, loving Callie could lead to his destruction.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Lure of Obsession - The Muse Chronicles Book 1

Lure of Obsession
  • Number: B01G5NXKRU
  • Release: 2016-08-01
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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Melanie Jacoby teaches English at Crystal City High School. She's also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn't prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target, but Nate's determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her.

And tragedy isn't part of his plan.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


Ice Moon

Ice Moon
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B015MPPDNG
  • Release: 2015-11-16
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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One touch and she is his...

Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he's hired by the "Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe". One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf howling within...

A gifted psychic with pyrokinesis, Taryn Goldstone wields fire beyond her control- sometimes with dire consequences. With Jason, she discovers that some flames are meant for passion-and healing. She has enemies who covet her powerful gift, but they are about to learn just how far a wolf will go to protect his mate.

"Lisa Kessler is an up and coming author to remember!" - Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author


Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon
  • Number: B014CR0OES
  • Release: 2015-09-28
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Some wolves were never meant for a mate...

Dr. Jason Ayers unleashes all of his rage and his frustration through fists and brute force in an underground boxing ring. The werewolf may be the pack's doctor, but he can't even heal his coma-stricken father after the Nero Organization's attack stopped his heart. And as his Pack brothers settle down around him, he still refuses to believe in the fairy tale notion that every wolf has a true mate...

In hiding and on the run, nurse Kilani Akamu is a loose end that Nero is desperate to tie up. She can't afford to be attracted to a doctor-especially one as unexpectedly hot and complex as Jason. Yet the sexual sparks arcing between them are undeniable...and Kilani's precognitive senses warn her that temptation is inevitable.

All it takes is one touch to send Jason's wolf howling. But even if he could protect her from Nero, he can't protect her from himself...


Blood Moon

Blood Moon
  • Stars
  • Number: B00Q1YU3NS
  • Release: 2014-12-15
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A lone wolf…

Gareth Takoda is the last surviving member of his family. Guilt, grief, and bitterness have isolated him from his Pack, and driven him into his own private purgatory.

A new Pack member…

Nadya Dalca was bitten by a genetically-altered werewolf from Nero’s top secret Lycan Squad, a death sentence for every wolf in the project. Her empathic abilities and fighting spirit have helped her survive her first full moon, but the poison in her veins is pushing her body to its limits.

‘Til death do they part…

In an effort to save Nadya’s life, the door is opened to Nero. But will the experiment save her life, or push the Pack in deeper with the enemy? One kiss and Gareth’s course is changed forever. He’ll face down death one more time, but this time, he’s planning to win.


Night Child - The Night Series

Night Child
  • Number: B00IWUXWS2
  • Release: 2014-04-28
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A psychic gift...

Muriah La Deaux's latest job requires her to locate an ancient codex detailing a prophecy of an immortal birth. But before she can deliver it, her client is brutally murdered. Now a man with chaos in his eyes wants the codex she's hiding.

An immortal child...

Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the survival of his entire race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to protect Muriah on a risky mission--locate the lost scrolls that will trap their foe--but his tenuous grasp on his sanity is slipping.

The ultimate sacrifice...

Muriah's headstrong spirit awakens feelings in Issa that are best left buried. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made...


Beg Me To Slay

Beg Me To Slay
  • Number: B00H0UT5UO
  • Release: 2013-12-30
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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He'll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart...

Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her. 

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don't realize exists. 

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse - hearts.


Hunter's Moon - The Moon Series

Hunter's Moon
  • Stars 4 Stars
  • Number: B00E2PSL7I
  • Release: 2013-10-21
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Sasha's future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she's on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.

When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she'll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead.

Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she's also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

"A fabulous read. Lisa Kessler is an up and coming author to remember!" 

Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series - On Moonlight


Night Thief - A Night Series Novella

Night Thief
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00C74VCSG
  • Release: 2012-09-28
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch.

Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets.

Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.


Moonlight - The Moon Series, #1

Moonlight
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00CGFGS3A
  • Release: 2013-07-15
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.

Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back—even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.

It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.


Night Demon - The Night Series

Night Demon
  • Number: B00BU40QAY
  • Release: 2013-03-18
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Deep within the Yucatan jungle, a demon has awakened...Gretchen Finch’s job would be much easier if she weren’t alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature—the Night Demon—that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it’s impossible, she’s beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her. Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he’s about to find out more than he’d ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent Gretchen.Together, they must find a way to stop the inexplicable violence and mass destruction surging across the earth before the Night Demon destroys more than just mankind.


Night Walker - The Night Series, #1

Night Walker
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781937044138
  • Release: 2011-08-01
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…

Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.

They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…

Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.


Across the Veil

Across the Veil
  • Number: B004S7MJAK
  • Release: 2011-03-14
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Lisa's Lair
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Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.


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