Monday, October 5, 2015

Guest Blog + Giveaway: Harvest Moon by Lisa Kessler

UFI welcomes Author Lisa Kessler. Thanks for Joining us!!

Hi everyone –

I’m super excited to be here on the Urban Fantasy Investigations blog to celebrate my new book, HARVEST MOON with all of you!!!
This is the 4th book in my MOON SERIES which centers around a werewolf pack in Reno Nevada…  I have such a blast writing these books. They’re action-packed and usually play out like a movie in my head and I write the story as fast as I can to keep up.
I hope readers feel immersed in the action like a movie as well, and that leads me to my Top 10 Werewolf Movie List. Perfect as we head into Fall and Halloween, right?
Get your popcorn ready and let’s do this…

#10 - This isn’t my favorite werewolf movie, but without it, werewolves may never have reached their legendary status.
The Alpha of my Pack in Reno is Adam, and he named his Jeep, Chaney, after the man who put werewolves on the map…
#9 - Okay I’m already going to break the rules of this list and include an AMAZING werewolf TV Show on Netflix! If you haven’t checked out Hemlock Grove yet, it’s definitely worth watching! :)
#8 - Okay this one was cheesy and silly, but you can’t help but fall in love with Michael J. Fox and his wolf family. I haven’t seen the tv show yet, but if you’ve never seen the movie, you should check it out. It won’t change your view of werewolves, but I bet it’ll make you smile.
#7 - And because I’ve already broken the “movie” rule, here is another AWESOME werewolf TV show you should binge watch if you haven’t seen it! Unlike the movie, the show isn’t a comedy and it’s VERY addictive…. TEEN WOLF!
#6 - Okay you might be scratching your head here, but hear me out…  This is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Rutger Hauer is cursed to be a wolf by night, so he’s not a traditional full moon werewolf, but I think it still counts, right?  Also the scene where he and Michelle Phifer start shifting (she’s cursed to be a hawk by day) and they almost touch… Heartbreaking! Love this movie! So it might not be a traditional howl at the moon werewolf movie, but definitely worth seeing!
#5 - I wish I had seen this one in the theaters. I let wishy-washy reviews keep me away and watched it on HBO instead, but WOW! I thought the special effects in this one were AMAZING! The dark tones of all the lighting and the gothic feel of the atmosphere put it over the top! I thought it was also fabulously acted with just enough romance to tear your heart out at the end.
#4 - This one is a two-fer rule breaker, because I’m going to recommend the book series AND the TV Show!!! Can you guess? That’s right…. BITTEN!!! And definitely read the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong… The books are even better than the show!
#3 - LOVE this movie!!!! The rich backstory that began the battle between the vampires and the lycans made for an action-packed film with werewolves to DIE FOR!!! Loved all the passion and forbidden love… The special effects were also amazing. You definitely feel for the werewolves in this one.
#2 - Hugh Jackman as a werewolf. Need I say more?
It was a really wild ride of a movie with fun special effects and an ending that made me cry! (OF course I’m a total sap so your movie mileage may vary) Love this one and the Dracula was fabulous too!!!
#1 - My all-time still-to-this-day favorite werewolf movie is An American Werewolf in London. It’s got funny cheesy moments like all the dead in different states of decay haunting him in a movie theater, but man is it ever fun! I’ve never seen another werewolf movie like it and it still has lots of heart even after all these years!
Thanks again for letting me visit…  So what do you think? Did I miss any of your shifter favorites? Let me know in the comments…  And I hope you’ll check out HARVEST MOON too!

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She's a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance, 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.

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Harvest Moon
Moon #4
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Some wolves were never meant for a mate...

Dr. Jason Ayers unleashes all of his rage and his frustration through fists and brute force in an underground boxing ring. The werewolf may be the pack’s doctor, but he can’t even heal his coma-stricken father after the Nero Organization’s attack stopped his heart. And as his Pack brothers settle down around him, he still refuses to believe in the fairy tale notion that every wolf has a true mate...

In hiding and on the run, nurse Kilani Akamu is a loose end that Nero is desperate to tie up. She can't afford to be attracted to a doctor—especially one as unexpectedly hot and complex as Jason. Yet the sexual sparks arcing between them are undeniable...and Kilani's precognitive senses warn her that temptation is inevitable.

All it takes is one touch to send Jason's wolf howling. But even if he could protect her from Nero, he can't protect her from himself...
The MOON Series:
Book 1 - Moonlight (Lana & Adam)
Book 2 - Hunter's Moon (Aren & Sasha)
Book 3 - Blood Moon (Gareth & Nadya)
Book 4 - Harvest Moon (Jason & Kilani)
Book 5 - Ice Moon (in Nov. 2015)

Author's Note –
While all of the books can be read as standalone novels, you may enjoy reading the rest of the series as well.


If you love suspenseful/mystery shifter stories, don't hesitate to hit the "buy" button on the Moon Series! - Snarky Mom Reviews 

Dark. Sexy. Emotional. Take a wild, suspenseful journey with the Moon Series!
-Kelly Smith Reviews 

Swoon worthy werewolves fighting to protect their pack from an evil organization bent on destroying them. With true love and steamy sex scenes, what more could you ask for? The next Moon Series book to come out of course! - RPriestEllgyCo 

I love every book I have read by this author; the Moon Series is no different. An exciting run with shifters, science, and sexy sizzle. - Cosmic Palate Reviews

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