31 January 2014

Interview, Book Spotlight, Giveaway: Author Lisa Kessler discusses her latest paranormal romance, Beg Me to Slay


One of my favorite authors is joining us tonight to help wrap up our January Book Blitz. Please welcome Lisa Kessler, whose paranormal romances keep you on the edge of your seat while your Kindle gets smoking hot from some very steamy love scenes. 

If you haven't read Lisa's Moon or Night series, you should. They are fantastic! Tonight, she's here to discuss her stand-alone title, BEG ME TO SLAY, that was recently released by Entangled Covet. Welcome Lisa!
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Lisa, welcome to FFF. Can I get you some coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? A lemon bar or chocolate chip cookie?

Yum! I didn’t know treats would be included! Yay!

(EVW) I love your paranormal romance series and am curious about why you’ve chosen to write in that genre. Do you believe that ghosts and other things that might go bump in the night might exist?
(LK) I was always a horror reader growing up which is funny in itself because I’m the biggest chicken… LOL But when I first started publishing short stories, horror was my genre, paranormal romance allows me to bringing the dark and scary with the heat and happiness of a happily ever after…

And as far as ghosts I’m a definitely believer! LOL

(EVW) BEG ME TO SLAY is a action-packed story, but has some beautiful tender moments between the two protagonists. What is the most fun to write - the love scenes or the fight scenes - or both?
(LK) BOTH! I loved writing Beg Me to Slay and raced to the keyboard to write more. Gabe was so hot I had to fan myself a few times! LOL

(EVW) As someone who’s family hails from North Wales, the fact that you’ve incorporated the Red and White Welsh Dragons in this story just made me shout, YEAH! Will we be seeing more dragons / demons in the future? Is this the start of a new series?
(LK) I wrote this one as a stand-alone, but I’ve gotten so many requests for more, you never know… LOL Gabe did mention there are other Slayers in the world and if a President of Hell really wants to make an appearance we might need the Slayers to come together to fight… Not that I’ve been thinking about a sequel… Much! LOL

(EVW) What books should we be looking out for next from Lisa Kessler?
(LK) I’m hoping to self-pub a Night Series novella, NIGHT ANGEL in March and then the final book in the Night Series, NIGHT CHILD will be out in April… Whee! And coming up in July, BLOOD MOON, the next book in the Moon Series… Should be a busy year!

(EVW) Tell us a little more about Lisa Kessler, the singer, since most of us know you as Lisa Kessler, the writer.
(LK) I’ve been Lisa Kessler the singer longer than the writer… I used to perform a few times in a year in operas and musical theater and I’ve had professional jobs singing for churches and weddings for over 20 years now. Music is my first love and you’ll often find it in my books too!

I have a couple of music CDs out, but most of my focus is on the books these days. I wish I had more hours! LOL

(EVW) Lisa, you are all over social media - blogging, tweeting, and posting your updates and parties to Facebook. How do you find time to write?! Seriously, social media seems to consume so much time now for writers that I don’t know how you all manage. Do you have a Street Team in place? If not, do you have plans for one? And how can your fans help out?
(LK) I have the most awesome street team and we’re always happy to welcome new members to our Night Angel Legion!!! You can find us on facebook, or send me an email through my website… more info here: http://www.authorlisakessler.com/join-the-night-angels/

(EVW) What author(s) influenced you the most growing up? Who’s on your bookshelf now?
(LK) There are so many!!! Here are a few of the biggies: Anne Rice, Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Christine Feehan, Dean Koontz…and many more!

In my kindle I’m excited to keep up with Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jackie Kessler, etc.

Thanks for letting me visit!

Your so welcome, Lisa. It was a pleasure. Please join us again and we can discuss shifters and vampires too!
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BOOK SPOTLIGHT
Entangled Covet
ASIN B00H0UT5UO
Price $2.99
Publication Date: December 30, 2013

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.

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ABOUT LISA


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.

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EXTRAS

Here are some fun videos about dragons and ghosts in Wales

Fun video of a proposed monument to the Welsh Dragon


Origin of the legend of the Welsh Dragon (in Welsh with subtitles)


Castle Ghosts of Wales