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Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Review: Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

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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 slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse - hearts.

Tegan Ashton had been attacked four years earlier by a man who she recently witnessed burying a woman on the beach. There are things about her attack that she hadn't told anyone because they would have thought her crazy.

Gabe is a demon hunter and private eye, hired by Tegan to find the man who attacked her. He is emotionally scarred after losing someone close to him in a most horrible way. He knows there's more to this guy stalking Tegan, but how does he explain exactly what's going on without freaking her out?

I liked that although Tegan had been attacked and had been through hell afterwards, she could still kick some demon ass. She owns a dojo and teaches karate, so she knows how to defend herself.

The twists and turns this story took really made it a page turner. Gabe and Tegan are given small bits and pieces of a much larger puzzle and have to try and figure out why a demon wants Tegan so badly. When they finally piece everything together, I was shocked and excited to see where this story was going to end up. It's like seeing the final pieces in a good mystery and knowing how all the facts go together and why things happened the way they did.

These two have pasts that prevent them from wanting to meet someone new to love, pasts that have wounded them emotionally, but once they are alone together there's not much that can keep the sparks from flying. The emotional scars start to heal as they get rid of the demons who have haunted their past, but they still have a long way to go. These two are made for each other but they never would have met if Tegan hadn't been attacked and she never would have found out about the secrets in her family if she hadn't met Gabe. This book shows us that even if we don't know why things happen the way they do, they happen for a reason. Sometimes we find out why and sometimes we don't. Tegan and Gabe do and it makes the whole story come together so wonderfully.

The sex is hot and even though Gabe is a big bad demon hunter, he knows how to seduce a woman. There were some kick ass fight scenes. Nothing like battling demons and witches to get the heart racing.

If you like Demons, dragons, witches, black magic and two people who find each other right when they need to, then this is the book for you.

5 sheep!

About the Author:
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.


  1. Thanks for reviewing Beg Me to Slay!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book...

    Lisa :)

  2. With love of the paranormal and my own Welsh heritage, how can I resist? Just downloaded the Kindle version, looking forward to the read. Thanks for reviewing this!