Monday, June 27, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLAST + BOOK REVIEW: "Blue Moon" by Lisa Kessler

She’s his muse, his mate, and she’s completely off-limits.

He’s a jerk, a recluse, and her newest assignment.
Until he broke her heart, Vivianna Lopez loved Logan Reynolds.
Five years later, she’s an aspiring music journalist and he’s the camera-shy lead singer of Logan and the Howlers.
Armed with a backstage pass, Vivi’s back in her hometown of Reno, nestled in the shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She must score an interview with Logan to land her dream job - otherwise it’s back to Boston, with no scoop and no job. It’s just business–at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
Logan still loves Vivi, his soul mate, but there’s something even she doesn’t know about him: He turns into a werewolf every full moon and a secret organization is hunting down his Pack.
Vivi may not have Logan’s senses, but she can sniff out that he’s hiding something. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the truth about him - and his Pack - is revealed.
And then he really will lose her.
Each book in the Moon series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Moonlight
Book #2 Hunter's Moon
Book #3 Blood Moon
Book #4 Harvest Moon
Book #5 Ice Moon
Book #6 Blue Moon

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Look, let me be honest here: there are times I wonder why I review Lisa's books. Why? Because I say the same thing over and over in each review: this woman's books are f**king amazing! I am not a werewolf person at all, but I find myself deeply invested in the fate of the Pack...and of Nero as well. While each book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend you read them in order only because by the time you reach Blue Moon, you will be as hopelessly in love with each Pack member and their mates as I am.
I love dual POV in stories, and each book has them, and especially in Blue Moon, Logan's voice really comes across strongly. Perhaps it is because I love music and musicians, but I really felt for his character. I think he is the most emotional member of the pack, and I fell in love with him almost as hard as I fell for Gareth (sorry, Logan, I still love Gareth the best).
While Lisa writes great love scenes, I have to once again bring up her brilliance in writing action scenes and mysteries. She's been slowly unraveling the history of Nero and interweaving these disparate characters' stories together for six books now, and not many authors can do what she has done. There's action, suspense, mystery, and romance, all bundled up in a well-written adventure that you might be able to read in one sitting (it took me two because my e-reader's batter died).
You do not have to be a fan of werewolves OR romance to like these books. I don't often do romance, but Lisa can bring happy tears to my eyes. Check out the Moon Series and pick your favorite Pack member!
(Oh, and I have to mention again how much I LOVE the jaguar shifter Sebastian. I think he'll always be my favorite character in this series.)

5/5--yet another brilliant Moon Series installment!

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Author Bio: 

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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