Breath of Passion

Breath of Passion

by Lisa Kessler
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Breath of Passion by Lisa Kessler

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series of 2016 - The Muse Chronicles - Paranormal Romance Guild
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.”

Erica Sterling owns her curves, and inspires passion in every person she meets. It's the curse of having the Greek muse, Erato, lurking in her soul. After a hot night with a firefighter, she struggles to keep her distance from him. The gods have other plans, but Erica has crossed the line between passion and obsession once before, and she's never going back. Not even for her Guardian.
No one understands fire and heat like firefighter, Reed McIntosh. After being burned by a bad marriage, he's sworn off love. But he's never been with anyone like Erica, and after meeting her, a dormant ability is awakened inside of him, along with the desire to keep her safe.
When a stalker's threats turn up the heat, Reed will put his life ---and his heart--- on the line. But when the ashes settle, will love be too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997627442
Publisher: Lisa's Lair
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Series: Muse Chronicles , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 238,044
File size: 481 KB

About the Author

Lisa Kessler is a 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. 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

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Breath of Passion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
I know absolutely nothing about Greek mythology. I mean seriously, it’s all Greek to me. But I’m in love with Lisa Kessler’s Muse Chronicles series. A good thing about this series is that you don’t have to know or understand Greek mythology. You learn what you need to know through the characters. Breath of Passion is the third book in the Muse Chronicles series and is easily a standalone read. If you haven’t read the first two books, this one seems to catch you up. Erica Sterling is a human and one of nine women chosen by the Gods to be reborn as a daughter of Zeus. Her destiny, along with the others is to reopen a dilapidated theater and help inspire mankind through arts and science. The Gods knew that the Muses would face obstacles and challenges, thus they also selected nine men called guardians to fall in love with and protect the daughters. Federal Fire firefighter Reed McIntosh has been marked as a guardian. The two first met at the end of the second book, Legend of Love and sparks definitely flew. While Reed is all for seeing where the sparks lead, he isn’t looking for a relationship. His ex-wife has turned him off to trusting and loving women. Reed’s anti-relationship stance suits Erica just fine. After believing that she drove her last boyfriend over the edge, she’s not looking for a relationship. The two share one amazing night together, with Erica dodging any attempts Reed makes to see her again. However, things change when an arsonist seems to start targeting Erica before setting their sights on Reed. While the Muses haven’t seen or heard from The Order of the Titans (a group who believes that Kronos needs to be freed from the center of the Earth and bring back the Golden Age of Man) they continue to watch and be a threat. I’ve read all the books in this series and I have to say that Breath of Passion seems to be a game changer for the Muses and members of The Order. Lines will be drawn and new enemies emerge. So far, Breath of Passion is the sexiest book in the series. Erica is the Muse of passion, after all. What had me so invested in the story was not only the characters, but also all the emotions it stirred. There was a lot of happy squealing going on on my part. But there was also tears and sorrow. I need the next book in this series NOW!! **Personal Purchase**
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Plenty of steamy heat, emotion and danger in a perfectly-paced, action-packed tale! “Are all firefighters as hot as you?” Breath of Passion by Lisa Kessler is the third captivating installment in her Muse Chronicles series. It is the sexiest book in the series to date and my favorite. The series is built upon a 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." The muses have re-united and are committed to building a theater to inspire mankind. Unfortunately, there’s a crazy cult called the Order, which is actively pursuing their goal of releasing the Titans whilst keeping the Muses from progressing with their theater –by hook or crook. You should know that each novel can be read as a standalone, if that is your preference, but, I would recommend reading the series in order if at possible. While the romance is fully contained within this novel, the development of the danger plot has been building since the first book. That said, newbies to the series are never lost as Lisa seamlessly fills in the basics of what has transpired previously – without being boring to fans - as the story progresses. The heroine, Erica Sterling, is Erato, the Greek Muse of Lyrics and Erotic Poetry, and her gift is inspiring passion and fire. Flirting and foreplay are right up her alley! Erica believes that she drives men out-of-control, so she avoids relationships after being burned by an ex-boyfriend who turned into a menacing ugly stalker. Our hero is Reed McIntosh, a smoking hot firefighter and friend of Hunter, the guardian featured in book two. Reed actually met Erica through Callie, Hunter’s muse, and hasn’t been able to forget her since. Reed avoids relationships after his ex-wife lied to and manipulated him, ruining his opportunity to achieve his dreams. I really liked both Erica and Reed. Their back stories are heartbreaking whilst the chemistry between them scorches the scale. I also thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the other muses and the guardians we’ve met so far in the series. Lisa is a storyteller extraordinaire and she weaves her tales to where the characters become family. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each book in this fun and thrilling series. Breath of Passion features plenty of steamy heat, emotion and danger in a perfectly-paced, action-packed tale. I giggled, swooned and cried. Needless to say, I was riveted and did not want to put this book down until I’d read the story all the way through. Now I can’t wait to find out who our next guardian and muse combination will be! My full review is published at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Storp More than 1 year ago
Erica's soul houses Erato, the Greek muse of lyric poetry. Erato is associated with Eros, the god of desire (Cupid is his Roman counterpart). Erica believes that her erotic nature drives men to their limits, so she keeps men at an arm's length after being burnt by a boyfriend-turned-stalker. And Reed, a smoking hot firefighter (and friend of another guardian- this relationship was hinted at in a previous book) has been burned by an ex-wife who took over and ruined his life. With the order (crazy cult trying to bring down the muses) ramping up and Erica and Reed's pasts working against them, can they have a happy ending? Or will they (and others) continue to be hurt when an arsonist starts threatening what matters most to them? This is the third book in the series, and while it can kind of be read alone, I really wouldn't recommend it. This was another solid book in the series, so if you liked the first two, you'll definitely enjoy this one. If you haven't read the first two, go back to start (book one). Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. :-)
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps on getting more enthralling! It involves the Muses, nine daughters of Zeus who are reborn and, having connected with each other, are working to rebuild a theatre to inspire mankind. One of them has already been killed by a cult striving to oppose them and free the Titans but some have now met their Guardians, each of whom has a special power that helps them protect their muse. This is definitely a hotter, steamier read but what else would you expect with a firefighter and the Greek muse Erato involved? Reed McIntosh is the Federal firefighter, working on the military base to protect those serving in the armed forces. He is divorced and his marriage to a wife who lied and manipulated their relationship and ruined his opportunities to achieve his ambitions, leaving him determined not to let his heart be involved again. Erica Sterling, however, is just the one to tempt him to change his mind! She is the Muse of Erato, the Greek muse of lyric poetry and the erotic nature inspired by this god of desire, and believes she can’t be in a long term relationship after her ex branded her with fire and became a threatening stalker. The chemistry between Reed and Erica is off the scale hot and, despite their reticence, their attraction is explosive and just can’t be ignored by either of them. However, their relationship isn’t the only fiery aspect of this fast paced, exciting story. The cult, a stalker, arson and double dealing all take place in this superb sequel took me into the exciting, action packed story, turning the pages intent of discovering what happened next as soon as possible. This author skilfully writes stories which take the reader into the heart of them, making it easy to relate to the characters and to empathise with them in the scenarios which are brought to life within the pages of her stories. This is the third story in the series and, whilst it could be enjoyed as a standalone, I recommend reading them in sequence as they each build upon events in the previous stories. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series in the near future and highly recommend this story and the whole series - they’re brilliant reads to escape into! I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Erica Sterling has the Greek Muse of lyrics and erotic poetry inside of her. She and her sister muses have come together to inspire the world again. Reed McIntosh is a firefighter for Federal Fire. When he meets Erica through his best friend's girlfriend, he can't take his mind off her. After running into her weeks later, he finds out from his friend that he's actually fated to be her Guardian. This is the third book in the series and I'm totally loving it. I really liked both main characters and felt for everything they had been through. The great thing about this story is that it wasn't predictable. There were a couple of curveballs, one of which had me pleading with a new character. It was a great story that I was able to read quickly. I can't wait for the next one. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book