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Summary

Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!

Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the 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, but Nate's determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. 

And tragedy isn't part of his plan.

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.

A sexy new paranormal series from best-selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more... 

"Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time." (New York Times best-selling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon)

©2016 Lisa Kessler (P)2020 Lisa Kessler

Critic reviews

2016, 2017, 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series - Paranormal Romance Guild

Finalist -  2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest - Best Paranormal Romance

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 - The Paranormal Romance Guild

Top 10 - Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll

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  • Shayay19
  • 21-07-20

Entertaining story with some fun ideas!

Narration was good, but I wasn’t a fan of her male voice. Overall, a nice listening experience.

I'm going to love reading this series! I love the premise of muses being reborn and having guardians! And of course, some type of evil out to get them! So much fun and romance!

Melanie is the first muse's story we get, Melanie is the Muse of Tragic Poetry, and her roommate, who was also a muse, has died. Melanie and the other muses suspect foul play, but the police say it was accidental. Nate Malone is the detective on the scene, and when he meets Melanie strange things begin to change for him. Melanie and Nate begin to feel a pull towards each other, but both have reservations about the situation.

I love that there is a bit of mystery to the story, and I enjoyed the action scenes. Melanie and Nate have great chemistry, and are really sweet with each other. The sex scenes had just the right amount of spice and heat and emotion! Nate was a sweetheart and I liked his need to protect Melanie. Melanie was fun and tough, and I loved that she has a bit of spunk. I love that we get POV's from both Melanie and Nate, but we also get the bad guy's POV, which I would have liked a bit less of, so there was a bit more mystery, but that didn't ruin the story for me. Also, the Maggie situation was a little weird for me, I don't know why it didn't quite mesh with me because it was a sweet aspect, but something about it sat wrong for me, but that also didn't take away from my enjoyment of the rest of the book.

I love the combination of romance and suspense, so I am really looking forward to reading more books in this series! I enjoyed the other muses, and can't wait for their stories and for them to get their own guardians! I also enjoyed the writing, and look forward to reading more books by Lisa Kessler!

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  • welch
  • 28-06-20

Omg!

At first I read the books and listening to the audiobook just made everything much more emotional. It’s amazing listening to this book come to life. I loved it so much and the narrator!

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  • Chelle9699
  • 27-06-20

Hooks you from the start

I love Greek mythology and this played along greatly. Melanie is an amazing character and her journey with Nate will draw you in. I was in rooting for them the whole story. the story plot is well thought out and rises and falls beautifully.

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  • Kimmi Crook
  • 25-06-20

such a good story!

The voice actor is really good at making each character sound deferent and definitely enhanced the feel of the story. I love this series and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a feel good story.

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  • Linda
  • 24-06-20

Love the Muses 1

So love Lisa Kessler style and rhythm in this story of healing, growth, and love.

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  • Donna Key
  • 05-10-21

Lisa Kessler is a new artist for me.

The premise of the series is fun and interesting.

I admit when she touched on a child needing parents I got nervous. I shouldn’t have.

I liked the characters attitudes, backstories and spunk. The dialogue was good.

The plot was interesting. A bit Percy Jackson for grownups. Sweet and fun with some feels too.

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  • Gina Johnson
  • 30-07-21

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Great narration. Great story line surrounding the muse of Poetry and her guardian. Their love story and the danger that surrounds them.

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  • Somanea Khoeurm
  • 05-06-21

Very Engaging Storyline

Gwendolyn Druyor does a good job with the narration of this book. I really enjoy listening to her narrating the story. I know some about the Greek Gods but this is the first time I heard about Zoos 9 daughters. The muse and their guardians. This is definitely an enthralling storyline. This series caught my interest, it has romance, suspense, and the thrills, for sure I will have to read the next book in the series. I was given a free code from unleashed audio for my honest review. Yes, this is my honest take on the book. I like it a lot.

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  • JH & DDDH
  • 10-04-21

Good first of series

Mel is the first of the Muse sisters to find her Guardian realize they are in a war with the Order, those who believe the Titans will rise again to save mankind. Excellent world-building in present day, and character development of the 9 Muses who will carry the series. There's plenty of action, suspense, some sex and death, and overall good story line. I've already listened to books 2 and 3 and will review with similar enthusiasm.

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  • H Collins
  • 07-10-20

Another great story by Lisa Kessler

First the negative- I feel like the narrator reads very slow, especially on the male characters parts, and I had to increase the speed quite a bit to make it more enjoyable.

Now the good- I love the concept of this series. Lisa does an amazing job if creating worlds and making them feel like it's a possibility. I have to say there was a character that I was hoping would end up being a guardian and then towards the end of the book, we meet his wife. Now maybe it had been mentioned before and I just didn't remember it, but thought that could have been a great eye opener for him. All in all though, more than worth the listen and I look forward to meeting the other muses.

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