Meet shifter Jared & psychic Taryn from Lisa Kessler’s Ice Moon #CMCon16 #AuthorSpotlight #giveaway
Please help me welcome paranormal romance author Lisa Kessler back to GraveTells!
Hey there! I’m so excited to be back on Gravetells! I think I was one of the first guests on the blog way back with my first book, Night Walker. Time flies! LOL
(DVK’s note: Yes! You were my very first author interview, and I was so nervous! But you, of course, were a total doll! Check out Lisa’s Night Walker interview here!)
Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Daytona Beach in February. Last year was my first time visiting the Coastal Magic Convention, and I had such a blast with the fabulous readers that I had to come back!
I’m not known for my amazing cooking, so I have no recipe to share, but I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at a food scene in my new release ICE MOON instead… 🙂
Hope you enjoy it!
Excerpt from Ice Moon
I rounded the corner to find the table already set with a third spot for me. Taryn was in the kitchen, taking out the casserole dish and a tray of garlic bread from the oven. “Need any help?” She placed both dishes on the stovetop. “Nope. I’ve got it.” Charlie snatched his plate off of the placemat and walked to the kitchen.
“Can I have a big piece?”
Taryn cut into the lasagna. “Will you eat it all?”
“Course I will.”
She glanced in my direction. “He’s always eaten like a horse. I have no clue where all the food goes.”
“Miss Lorna says I have a hole in my leg and the food falls out.”
Neither one of them would ever guess he had an elevated metabolism because he was a werewolf.
Once we were all seated around the table, Taryn’s gaze pinned me in my chair. “Since you and Charlie have been spending time together, I’d like to know a little more about you. How did you get into carpentry?”
“After I dropped out of pre-med in college, I needed to make a living. Math and geometry come pretty easy and I like working outside.” She started to laugh, but I shook my head slowly. “I’m not kidding.”
Taryn cleared her throat and shifted in her chair. “You gave up being a doctor to become a carpenter?”
I nodded. Most people had the same reaction, but none of them understood the real reason I gave up my dream and changed course. That was my burden alone.
She frowned. “Did the blood bother you?”
“I had my reasons, but seeing blood wasn’t one of them.” I rested my fork on my plate. “My turn.”
“Yeah. I answered your question. Now you answer mine.” I winked at Charlie before meeting her eyes again. “Why do you think you’re not a people person?”
Charlie turned toward his mom, too. We waited.
Taryn set her fork down. “Charlie wasn’t lying when he told you we’ve never had anyone over for dinner.”
I raised a brow. “I can’t imagine anybody in their right mind turning down your invitation.”
She took a sip of her water. “I’d rather be alone.”
“And you don’t like to be touched.” I put another bite in my mouth before I jammed my whole foot in it.
“I believe that’s two different questions.” She shifted her attention to her son. “Charlie, you haven’t gotten a turn.”
He swallowed the last piece of his garlic bread and grinned. “When did you get Tank?”
Hearing his name, Tank wandered over to his new friend, hoping for some snacks from the dinner table.
“I found Tank in a shelter. His owner moved into an elderly community and he couldn’t come with him. We both needed someone, so we’ve been partners ever since.”
Charlie grinned and worked on polishing off his dinner. I stared across the table at his mother. I wished she’d let her hair down, literally. Beautiful seemed too generic to describe her. Between her big, blue eyes, full rose lips, and her porcelain skin, if she allowed her long auburn hair to fall loose around her shoulders, it’d be very difficult for me to keep myself from touching her. Probably best the dining room table was between us.
Before I could stoke the conversation again, Charlie clanked his fork onto his empty plate. “May I be excused?”
Taryn glanced at him and nodded. “Sure. Get your pajamas on and brush your teeth. I’ll be up soon.”
He bolted from his chair, carrying his dishes into the kitchen. He stopped on his way back by to pat Tank, and smiled up at me. “Thanks for letting me work today.” He ran to his Mom’s side. “Night Mom!”
I expected him to hug her, or kiss her cheek, he seemed like he wanted to, but she stiffened in her chair. He backed up. “Bye, Jared.”
“See you later, buddy.” He hustled down the hall and up the stairs.
“He’s a great kid.”
She nodded. “He’s the only good thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he’s hired by the “Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe”. One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf howling within…
A gifted psychic with pyrokinesis, Taryn Goldstone wields fire beyond her control- sometimes with dire consequences. With Jason, she discovers that some flames are meant for passion-and healing. She has enemies who covet her powerful gift, but they are about to learn just how far a wolf will go to protect his mate.
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New to the series? Check out Moonlight (Moon #1) here: Amazon* | GoodReads
Jonzing for the next installment in the Moon series? Add Blue Moon to your GoodReads shelf here!
About the author
Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling 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. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.
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.
You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
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PSST! Did you flash back in GT history and check out Lisa’s Night Walker interview? If not, here’s what you’re missing:
Boxers vs Briefs? Star Wars vs Star Trek? Favorite non-romance book?
Check it out here! (Then come back to enter the giveaway below 🙂 )
Lisa is giving away your choice of e-book from her published book list to two lucky readers on today’s post! This giveaway is open world-wide! To enter to win, fill out the prize widget below. Don’t forget to leave a comment or question for Lisa!
- Already a fan of the Moon series? Who’s your favorite character?
- Do you love shifter romances?
- What did you think of the excerpt?
Hang out with Lisa at Coastal Magic Convention 2016!
Registration is open now! Click the link below for more details…
love the moon series its hard to say who my favorite charecter is
shifter romance is what i read 90% of the time so yeah love it.
the excerpt was just enough to snag you
Thanks for coming by Mary!!! 😀
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Moon Series!
I love the Moon Series and I really enjoy all the characters. The excerpt was great. I love shifter romances.
Hi Misty –
So glad you enjoyed the excerpt!
Can’t wait for you to read Ice Moon!
Thanks for the great post !! Love the excerpt and always a big fan of shifter storylines.
Thanks for coming by Sandy!
Hope you’ll check out the Moon Series!
I love shifter romances. The excerpt made me sad for both Charlie and Taryn at the end. I look forward to seeing them all made happy!
Hi Janie –
I promise they get SO lucky with Jared… Lots of happy by the end of the book! 🙂
Thanks for coming by!
i love this series!! my fav couple so far has been jason and kilian from harvest moon. the teaser i just read was hottttttttttttt! love lisa kessler!!
Hi Kathy –
I love Jason and Kilani too! But Jared and Taryn have lots of sparks.. literally! LOL
Hope you enjoy the book!
I do love books with shifters. I have not begun this series yet. Looks amazing.
Hi Mary –
Thanks for coming by!
Hope you’ll give the Moon Series a try…
Congrats on your new release! I love shifter books, but this is a new series for me!
I hope you’ll check out the Moon Series! 😀
Congratulations on the release of Ice Moon! Great excerpt. I love shifter romances and look forward to reading this book.
Thanks for coming by! Hope you enjoy the Moon Series!
I have not come across this series before, but am looking forward to becoming familiar with it. I love shifter romances as they give a whole new element for excitement, romance etc. It adds a little bit extra to the stories. The excerpt has sold me on reading this story. I need ot know what happens!