Lure of Obsession

Lisa Kessler
Lure of Obsession
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Lisa's Lair
Release Date
August 2016
Book 1 of The Muse Chronicles
Action/Adventure Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."

Melanie Jacoby teaches English at Crystal City High School. She's also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn't prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target.

The Order of the Titans are eager to bring about the return of the Golden Age of Man, and they're prepared to kill the Muses to complete their mission. But Nate's desire to protect Mel is almost as strong as his hunger for her.

And tragedy isn't part of his plan.

Book Review by Elizabeth Ramsay (reviewer)
Oct 06, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
182 people found the following review helpful
Mel and Nate race to find a killer in LURE OF OBSESSION.

When Melanie (Mel) Jacoby was eighteen, the muse of tragic poetry awoke within her. She began dreaming of a broken down theatre and she moved to Crystal City when she realized the theatre was real. In the city, Mel met the other eight muses and they started a consortium to rebuild the theatre and start a new Theater of the Muses. In Crystal City Mel finds a job as an English teacher and a sense of purpose inspiring the next generation. Then she returns home to find her roommate Nia, a fellow Muse, dead and her world starts to fall apart.

Detective Nate Malone is assigned to investigate Nia's death. He is all set to rule it a tragic accident until his birthmark starts throbbing and he has a vision of someone in a Chronos mask pushing Nia down the stairs. It turns out that each Muse is assigned a Guardian and Mel has just found hers. It comes not a minute too soon as the masked man appears to view Mel as his next target. Can Nate help the Muses discover who is targeting them and stop the threat in time or will Mel become the next victim?

Lisa Kessler delivers a fast-paced thrill ride. Not only are her main characters fully developed but the supporting cast, including Nate's partner John and the other Muses such as Callie, all have individualized role to play. The addition of the little girl Maggie to the novel fleshes out Nate's backstory and integrates well into the central plot. It is nice to read a novel where everything moves the plot forward without feeling contrived. Ms. Kessler has a gift for prose fiction and great things can be expected from the rest of her series. Anyone interested in Greek myth, fantasy or simply looking for a good read should grab this novel.
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