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Beg Me to Slay

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He will slay her demons, but his love could cost her life...

Four years ago, a strange creature attacked Tegan Ashton and no one believed her. Determined never to be a victim again, she’s devoted her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, she has to find the one man who might be able to help.

Gabriel Smith is a private i
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by Entangled: Covet
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Oh boy, what a superb paranormal adventure this proved to be! I really shouldn’t have been surprised, though, as I’ve loved every book I’ve read by this highly talented author - and this is certainly no exception!

After being attacked and bitten four years ago, Tegan Ashton just wasn’t believed when she said what happened. It has taken time, but she’s determined and resilient, taking steps to ensure she will never again be a victim by becoming an expert in martial arts and self defence. When she

Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Beg Me to Slay is proof that from the darkness triumph rises.. Lisa Kessler has once again managed to win my heart with this wonderful story. From her notes, she comments that this was written when she herself was struggling with the darkness and yet, what a triumph!! It stands to reason that her characters would have that same power.

Tegan Ashton had been attacked by a demon.. yeah hard to accept in our modern day world. She was attacked and tried to explain
Marta Cox
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have only recently discovered this authors work and I am so pleased that I have! The books I have read by this talented author just keep getting better and better and this one is amazingly good. Fast paced and pulsing with romance with a storyline that will get the readers heart racing . Welcome to a world full of demons and slayers!
Tegan is a woman with grit. Attacked several years ago by a man who still haunts her dreams, she has built a life for herself that whilst lonely at least keeps her
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ever read one of those books where when you reach the end all you can say was “HOLY CRAP! That was a good book!” Well this was one of those for me. Gabe was flawed beautifully. He was strong, loyal, and was so supportive. However he did have his issues he needed to work out to have the HEA he deserves. Tegan was broken while being strong at the same time. It shows the talent this author has to write characters such as these. The book showed us that while everything is not always rainbows and uni ...more
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
i honestly don't think paranormal MF are for me. or perhaps i haven't read the ones i'd enjoy. this one was okay, but we basically went back and forth with the relationship which, really, ruined my experience with the book.
but also, i've skipped many pages and rolled my eyes quite a fair amount of times.
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, demons
I will read all kinds of paranormal books, but I just really don’t like books featuring demons all that much. Sometimes, but not often. I picked this book up because I enjoyed the author’s work in the past, and actually I did think the premise sounded good.

Tegan endured a horrific attack four years ago, and ended up in a mental institution because she couldn’t handle her memories of that attack. She’s finally getting a sort of life back, owns and runs her own dojo, and is a black belt. Her whole
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The book description really does sum Beg Me to Slay up nicely. This was my first Lisa Kessler book and I was NOT disappointed. It's taken me a long time to embrace paranormal books because I have to suspend my reality. Everything about this book was believable. Lisa has managed to give you characters that you can visualize and a storyline that could be real.

Beg Me to Slay gives you romance, suspense, and a kick-ass hero and heroine, who refuses to
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beg Me To Slay was recommended to me by a friend who knows I have been going through a paranormal romance phase. She never fails me because this was fabulous. With suspense, action, fun and a sexy, passionate, yet surprisingly heartfelt romance, everything else ceased to exist around me whilst I was reading; it has a gripping storyline, is fast-paced yet flows perfectly, is realistic and descriptive to the point that it transports you into the supernatural world. I was captivated from the first ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebie
Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

It wasn't until I was 40 pages into this book that I realized I had always read the title wrong. It's not "stay" as in "stay here" but SLAY as in "slay the demons". Oh. Clever and catchy. And cute. Not a light-hearted read but not horror either. A nice paranormal romance where the heroine doesn't stand on the sidelines, but picks up the axe or sword and starts swinging. My favorite type.
The story moved fast and kept my interest.

Tegan Ashton was attacked by a demon a
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Tegan survived an attack on her life four years ago, an attack that has made her draw back from life in a way, she rather stays home or in her dojo, training martial arts, in a sense hiding.
When she one night sees her attacker again, she needs to take action. Hiring a PI turns out to be the smartest thing, since he seems to know the creatures of the night. Does he have to be so yummy though?
Gabe can´t believe he´s face to face with someone who´s survived an attack from a demon, but how to break
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars – A fast-paced, suspenseful, emotion-packed ride!

Tegan Ashton suffered an attack four years ago and her assailant has never been found. She has tried to rebuild her life, learning martial arts and self-defense skills to be able to protect herself, even opening her own dojo, but her emotional scars have never healed. After spotting her attacker while watching the beach on a local motel’s webcam, she decides to hire a PI to help her find him and help bring closure to her attack.

Gabriel V
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it

If ever there was a book to make you re-think the bar dating scene, this is it!! When a night out drinking led Tegan into the waiting arms of what she thought was a hunky fellow patron, she found herself a victim of something no one could explain even though she was adamant that her version of the events were true. But her past came back to haunt her, and the attacker that plagued her nightmares was back and determined to find her. She needed help, and when she visited private investigator Gabe,
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

I always wanted Buffy to end up with Ripper, which would have required a time machine and somewhat of an attitude change on Ripper’s part before he settled down and became Giles. That almost makes sense if you look at it sideways.

But this story made some of these dreams come true, and in a really hot way. Only this slayer is the guy, and he hunts demons instead of vampires.

Work with me here, people!

Two people with the same secrets, except they both need som
Heidi Sturgess
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books-read
I was given this book by Author Groupies in exchange for an honest review.

Well to start off with I was left in a puddle of drool ..... LOVE the cover !

My palm was itching to rub over that chiselled chest *blush*

First page and I fell in love ~ the reference to the Welsh Gaelic got my dragon blood pumping ! Being Welsh from descent I can proudly call myself a South African Welshman ♥

Tegan is viciously attacked her perpetrator was "kind" enough to leave her with a "souvenir" ,he never was caught
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tegan Ashton is tired of being a victim. After being attacked four years ago she has retreated from the world, focusing on her dojo and honing her self defense techniques. Until the night she sees her attacker burying a woman’s body on a beach and she knows she has to act. When the police don’t believe her she takes matters into her own hands and hires a private investigator to find the man that attacked her. What she gets is a demon hunter that not only believes she was bitten in her attack but ...more
Kelly Smith Reviews
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Kessler has given us vampires, werewolves and jaguar shifters. Now, in her latest book Beg Me To Slay, she brings us demons, slayers and witches.

Tegan was attacked by a demon four years ago, but she didn't know what be was at the time, and when she sees he followed her to San Diego, she knows that she needs to do something to stop him from finishing her off, so she hires a private investigator/paranormal investigator.

Gabe is sexy as Hell, but the truth he reveals to her sends her world into
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tegan was attacked and bitten years ago. When she tried to explain to the authorities what had happened, they thought she was crazy. Tegan has relocated and tried to move on with her life pretending that everything is ok, but when she recognizes the killer of another woman on a beach near her home as her own attacker, she knew her assailant had followed her and that she had to seek help and closure. She started interviewing private investigators and just when she was fixing to give up finding an ...more
Review to come; totally enjoyed this PNR!
I love a female protagonist who can take care of herself and yet is still ultra-feminine, a little needy because of a past issue, but is willing to stand and fight, side by side with the man she grows to trust and love. This is what you have in Tegan Ashton. Four years after being attacked, she is shocked to find someone on the beach while she's watching her favorite webcam. It's her attacker and it looks like he's burying the body of
Another hit for Lisa Kessler as I loved "Beg Me to Slay." It's a well-written novel full of intrigue and romance, along with some demons and witches, and one gorgeous, sexy demon slayer thrown into the mix. As for the two protagonists, Gabe and Tegan, you can't help but love them as they're both strong individuals, physically and mentally, with a lot of hot passion sizzling between them. Tegan is a heroine that's so likeable and endearing as she's a strong, independent woman who can really kick ...more
loved it!!!

Tegan was attacked four years ago, but most people thought she was cray when she tried to explain what happened. After the attack she starts to pretend everything is ok so that people leave her alone.

she starts learning to defend herself, opens a Dojo to prevent her from being a victim again.

than she sees the same man, who attacked her, murdering a women. for fear that people think her cracy again, she looks for a private detective. not only because of the murder she witnessed but als
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in place of an honest review.

Tegan Ashton was attacked four years ago and it took her life away from her. Now she does martial arts and self-defense. She owns her own dojo and teachers kids. She was put into a mental hospital for a year because everyone thought she was crazy when she told them what had attacked her. She goes and hires Gabe who is a paranormal private investigator.

Gabe is a demon-slayer and when he see's the bite mark on Tegan's body, he knows who i
Shawna The Crazy Bookseller
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
I was given an ARC ebook by Entangled Publishing for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book and I hope there is a follow up to continue the story of Tegan and Gabe.

Tegan is still dealing with an attack that happened 4 years ago. To make sure that she was never helpless again she threw herself into self defense and martial arts, and then opened her own dojo. Then one night she saw her attacker, leading her to seek out of P.I. to help do what the cops never could, find the man who attacked an
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
That was definitely page turner, so many twists!

Gabe is a PI that looks into paranormal too, maybe that's because his a slayer, Tegan, yes Tegan that is like Megan with a T!! Lol, well she's troubled she was attacked and now her attacker is back, but he was no human, he was a demon......and he wants her!!

Gabe is on her side but his very bossy and insists he stays with her, she's having none of that, well for a while at least. There relationship developed so nicely and it wasn't all sweetness lot
Laurel Johnson
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a BIG fan of Lisa Kessler and she has not disappointed me yet. I loved this book. Tegan is a tough as nails woman who was attacked by what she thought was a man and whom was never caught. When she sees a body being buried on the beach and no one will believe her she hires no nonsense demon hunter/PI Gabe. There is an attraction neither wants to recognize but can't help. They fight the demons, their attraction and everything else thrown at them. This is a fast paced story that keeps you on t ...more
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another home run by Lisa Kessler! I love Tegan and Gabe individually, but when you put the two of them together, WOW. They are an awesome team! I love how, when faced with her first demon, Tegan just picks up a weapon and starts kicking butt, and she wasn't afraid to remind Gabe of it every chance she got! I do have to mention there was one part in here that did have a shock factor for me, and I am usually pretty good and guessing the shock factors before they happen. I don't want to give anythi ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler, is the story of two emotionally and physically wounded survivors whose paths cross not once but twice.. I enjoyed Gabe and Tegan as characters, they were like-able, well written, equally strong, and had a good chemistry and connection. The story was filled with various types of demons, a small cast of characters, an easy to follow plot, some great action scenes, and tidbits of humor. The sex is tasteful and not graphic, supportive of the building relationship of ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The author has offered us two extremely strong characters. Tegan who was attacked by a demon and survived and Gabe a. PI/demon hunter who she hires to find her attacker. Together they discover not everything is what it appears to be and in order to live they need each other. As I read this story I found lessons of acceptance. Yes it's a paranormal romance but I believe some books offer up so much more. This was very enjoyable! ...more
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! A fun and engaging paranormal romance. Loved Gabe and Tegan. They both had bad (as in really bad experiences) to overcome. They were stubborn and loyal, always putting others ahead of themselves.

The demon-fighting scenes were well-written and action packed. These two worked so well together.

Definitely some streaminess and an HEA. I hope there is more to come in this series!
Zara West
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
There's a demon on the loose, and he's coming for the victim he failed to kill. But don't worry imperfect Gabriel demon killer is there to protect her. This book will delight paranormal fans who like their demons tempered with a bit of humor. ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your ark team.I loved this book I couldn't put it down highly addictive it was perfectly written from start to finish !! ...more
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