Book Review: Beg Me To Slay by Lisa Kessler


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 fighting is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse – hearts.

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 About the Author: 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. You can learn more at



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 My Review:

So, I’ve been reading a lot of paranormal romance lately. And to be honest they are all seeming to blur together. They follow the same story/ character arcs and tend to have the same ol’ favourite monsters knocking about. To me, the one thing that tends to stand out about a good paranormal romance is the romance itself. It’s not difficult to make the supernatural sexy or interesting, but the real good PRs are the ones that make you feel for the characters, and Beg Me to Slay, although indulging in those well worn troupes, did deliver a main character that was almost instantly likeable, the problem was that the romance was, well a bit instantaneoinstantaneous too.

From a writer’s perspective, it was beautifully written and the opening scene was a real hook that kept me reading long after I should have gone sleep, but my problem was still with the love connection that gave nothing other than attraction and a mutual need to ‘get a job done’.  It was a little jumpy in places, but I’m guessing that is because I was reading an ARC rather than the finished manuscript.

All that said, the book was very good and had an interesting plot line.

The front cover doesn’t give much away and, from a marketing point of view, doesn’t set itself apart from the many other books fighting for their place in this overcrowded genre. Am I starting to grow tired of six packs and stubble?

Overall I’d give Beg Me To Slay 4 out of 5 stars –  A paranormal romance definitely worth a read for fans of the genre.

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