Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop today on the Book Birthday Blitz for Lure Of Obsession by Lisa Kessler. I am so excited to share my review with you on this fabulous book! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway below, so make sure to check it out! First a thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Lisa Kessler and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…
Lure Of Obsession
(Muse Chronicles #1)
Nate Malone/Melanie Jacoby
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
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.”
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
Lure of Obsession is the first book in author Lisa Kessler’s “Muse of Chronicles” series. This is actually the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reading from Ms. Kessler and I really enjoyed it. I immediately became invested in the characters and found myself having to read just one more page to see what was going to happen! I’ll definitely be finishing this series and will be looking into Ms. Kessler’s other books.
Melanie “Mel” Jacoby is a teacher at the local high school. She’s also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, ever since she turned eighteen. Ten years later, she and her fellow muse sisters are working together to restore a Theater to bring together the thinkers, artists, and dreamers of the world. When her roommate and Muse sister is murdered, they must convince the police it wasn’t an accident and protect themselves from a killer.
Nate Malone is a detective. He’s dealt with hundreds of witnesses, but yet something about Melanie Jacoby brings out a protective nature he’s not comfortable with. When strange visions appear and his birthmark starts to enflame, Nate starts to think he’s insane.
Wow, what a great start to this series! Ms. Kessler did a fantastic job of setting the stage for what’s to come in this series. We’ve got nine young women who are the reborn Muses. With the rebirth of the Muses, there are also Guardians whose powers won’t be revealed until they meet their Muse. So when the Muse of Astronomy is murdered, her roommate Mel meets a detective who happens to be her Guardian. This sets up our first Muse/Guardian couple. I immediately liked both Nate and Mel. They are both attracted to each other but Nate has issues from his past that makes him not want a permanent relationship. When Mel becomes the next target for the killer, Nate steps in to protect her. They were both great characters and I quickly wanted to see them get their HEA.
I really enjoyed this book! I felt Ms. Kessler’s writing was excellent and she did a wonderful job of balancing everything within the story to give us a little bit of everything. It wasn’t just a romance, it wasn’t just a murder mystery, nor was the Mythology/Paranormal overwhelming. Just a perfect balance! Since this is the first book in the series, we meet the other Muses and will be seeing their stories in the following books. Of course, the villains are still on the loose so we will be dealing with them in the coming books also. Drama, suspense and a sweet romance make for a great read and a fabulous start to this series. Can’t wait to meet the rest of the Muses and their Guardians!
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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.
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