It is my great pleasure today to host author Lisa Kessler as she talks a little about romance and that all important first kiss.

Make sure you check out the below for info on her book and a great giveaway she’s got for readers, plus a list of the other stops on her blog tour.



Hello everyone –

I’m very excited to be on Romance Reads today!!!

What could be more romantic than that first kiss, right?  In my new release, Hunter’s Moon, my heroine had shot, tasered, and kidnapped the hero in the first book. The wolf inside of him recognized her as his mate the moment she head-butted him. Whoops! So you can probably guess their first kiss was not typical! 🙂

Needless to say, this enemies-to-lovers story is hot with passion and fueled with distrust. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the first kiss…


The wolf inside me growled, recognizing her as my mate and wanting more. Her lips were soft but not fragile. She was cautious but not resistant. Her body molded to mine. She returned my kiss, her lips parting, allowing me to taste her. I held her tighter, closer. God I couldn’t get close enough to this woman. Our tongues explored with an unspoken hunger, passion, need.

She spread her fingers wide against my chest, sliding her hand up until her fingertips brushed the skin along the base of my neck. Her touch sent lightning through my veins, my blood pumping until I was sure she could feel how much I wanted her.

And I didn’t care. She was my mate. Mine.

I claimed her lips over and over again, savoring the warmth of her mouth. She moaned into the kiss, and my gut tightened. I’d never wanted anyone like this before. Passion burned hot through my entire body as I crushed her against my chest, wishing we didn’t have clothes between us. My hand slid up her back, brushing over the bulge of her gun.

In an instant, reality slammed into me, and without any warning, Sasha broke the kiss and stepped back.

I raked my fingers through my hair, watching her, waiting. If she expected me to apologize she was going to be sorely disappointed.

I’d never be sorry for kissing her.

So what is your favorite moment of a paranormal romance? The first kiss, first eye contact, first reveal of their true identity, or?

Thanks for having me on the blog and I hope you all enjoy Hunter’s Moon!



LisaKessler_HuntersMoon_1600RGBHunter’s Moon

by Lisa Kessler

Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she’s on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.

When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she’ll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead.

Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she’s also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

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Lisa KesslerAuthor 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. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Tour Dates:

10/21:  Spotlight – Reading Reality

10/23:  Guest post – Romantic Reads and Such

10/24:  Guest blog/review – Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

10/25: Guest post – Becky on Books

10/28:  Guest blog/Review – Simplistik

10/29: Interview – Books n Kisses

10/31:  Guest post – Ramblings From This Chick

11/1:  Spotlight – You Gotta Read Reviews

11/1: 2nd stop – Spotlight/Review – Naughty Little Kisses

11/2:  Spotlight – In Shadows

11/4:  Spotlight – Indie Authors Books and More

11/4: 2nd stop – Close Encounters with the Night Kind

11/5:  Guest blog/Review – Books to Get Lost In

11/6:  Interview – Romance with Flavor

11/7:  Review – Starry Night Book Reviews

11/8:  Interview – Book Bliss