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Lure of Obsession

Lure of Obsession by Lisa Kessler

Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!

Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the 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.”

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 Praise & Awards

2016, 2017 & 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series – Paranormal Romance Guild

A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more…

“Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time.” #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon

Finalist –  2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest – Best Paranormal Romance

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 – The Paranormal Romance Guild

Top 10 – Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors & Editors readers poll

About the Author

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.

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, and has performed with 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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My Review

4 Stars

Melanie Jacoby, Mel is the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry. She is one of the muses and you can see how this affects her. She is working with the other muses to renovate a theater. Her roommate, Nia is the Muse of Astronomy. Mel comes home to find Nia dead, pushed down the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective that is assigned to Nia’s death. Nothing looks like foul play but he just can’t call her death accidental. It doesn’t help that when he arrives on scene he sees a vision of a man in a mask push Nia down the stairs.

Together Mel and Nate find themselves drawn to each other. The muses are to have guardians and these two have just connected. Together they work to solve the murder of Nia and learn about The Order of Titans and their plot to bring back the Golden Age of Man.

I really enjoyed this series. It has a great plot that kept me on my toes and I absolutely loved the relationship between Nate and Mel. Of course the Greek mythology just added so much to the story, although I would have liked to learn more about The Order of Titans.

This is the first book that I have read from Lisa Kessler but it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read about the next muse. But I think I can wait with so many of her other books to read in the mean time.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


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The Misfit Tribe and the Secret of Mystery Island by BJ Rowling

Some secrets are best kept hidden… and some are just too magical not to share.

Teenagers, who unexpectedly acquire a vast collection of magical, mystical powers and abilities, find an ancient map. This map leads them on a quest for buried treasure to a mysterious island filled with hidden secrets, booby traps and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. What could possibly go wrong? A lot!

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About the Authors

B.J. Rowling, a native of England, is an author, screenwriter, producer, actress and cousin of Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling.

D.G. Lloyd is an American-Australian author, screenwriter, producer, actor and script coverage analyst.

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My Review

5 Stars

JJ has overheard his parents talking about not having enough money and losing the house. While he is exploring in the basement with his brother they find an old treasure map. Together the brother get a group of friends together to go find the treasure. But when they get to the island they discover that they are not the only ones looking for the treasure. Robert is going to get the treasure and not let the kids get in his way.

Twists and turns and challenges that keep the greedy from the treasure about and kept me engrossed. There were a couple times that even I guessed wrong at the puzzles. I love all the traps and how the kids and I were always on our toes. This story reminds me of the movie The Goonies. This group of kids have their own quirks that together make them a great team. Of course Robert is a creep and determined to get the treasure for himself.

This is a great story for young adult readers with lots of action, adventure, mystery, and magic. I recommend checking out this book. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait for more from BJ Rowling and DG Lloyd.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


I would like to thank Book on the Bright Side for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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