Ring in 2014 and Win A New KOBO From Jill Sorenson and Lisa Kessler!

Ring in 2014

Happy New Year!!!!

Jill Sorenson and Lisa Kessler are ringing in 2014 with two brand new releases, BADLANDS and BEG ME TO SLAY!!!  Both books are set in beautiful San Diego, CA, and we thought what better way to kick off the New Year than with a virtual scavenger hunt around San Diego… The grand prize? A brand new KOBO eReader!!!

We also have books and other goodies to kick off your 2014… Yay!

How do you enter? Read the posts below and visit our websites to gather answers for the Rafflecopter. Every correct scavenger hunt find that you enter into the rafflecopter gains you another entry for the KOBO!

Happy Hunting!

Hi Everyone –

Lisa Kessler here!  Happy New Year! I’m so excited about my new book, BEG ME TO SLAY!

Here’s the Blurb:

He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…Beg Me To Stay

Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don’t realize exists.

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse – hearts.

I’m a HUGE fan of paranormal TV shows, specifically ANGEL, and when I started writing this book, I decided to set it on the west coast too, but instead of Los Angeles, Tegan owns a karate dojo in Leucadia, up in the Northern part of San Diego County, and it was fun to layer in the beach town flavor into a demon slayer story.

Throughout the book you’ll travel through San Diego County from the Belly-Up bar in Solana Beach to the Gaslamp district downtown, and a few other places in between!

I’ve given you two scavenger hunt answers here… To find more answer for the Rafflecopter entries, and an excerpt from BEG ME TO SLAY, please hop on over to my website

And here’s Jill Sorenson with her brand new release BADLANDS…

Thanks Lisa!! BEG ME TO SLAY sounds awesome. I’ve been to the Belly-Up and the Gaslamp District. It’s so fun to read about places I recognize.

BADLANDS takes us off the beaten track, to lesser-known and seldom-visited areas of San Diego County, deep in the Anza-Borrego Desert.


BadlandsLove is the most dangerous territory of all.

Every day, bodyguard Owen Jackson puts his life on the line—and keeps his feelings for Penny Sandoval locked away. Assigned to protect Penny’s father, a presidential candidate, Owen can’t get emotionally involved. That is, until Penny and her young son, Cruz, are abducted and taken deep into the California badlands.

Owen knows the bleak territory from his childhood. Worse, he knows the gang leader making ransom demands—his own brother, Shane. When a terrified Penny escapes into the desert with Cruz, Owen has to save her: from the elements and from the gang in close pursuit. Owen has hidden the darkness in his past from Penny. Now his only chance of keeping her alive is to let her see the man he really is—even if it means losing the only woman he’ll ever want.

I love remote getaways and harsh settings, in romantic suspense and real life. You can check out my blog for personal photos of the Arroyo Tapiado mud caves, the Goat Canyon Trestle, and the Salton Sea. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Margay says

    New Year’s resolution is to stop making resolutions and set goals instead – they’re more achievable.

  2. Judi L says

    I just bought Badlands. Hoping to start it this week. New Years resolution? Live a healthier lifestyle in 2014.

    • says

      Hi Megan,

      I’m not sure if this question is for me but I usually feel kind of sad or empty when I finish a book. Not sure why that is! I’m happier in the beginning. Love to research and start new projects.


    • says

      Great question Megan!

      It depends for me… There is a HUGE rush to finally reach the end and I know I’ll have to go through and edit it and read it a few more times by the time the book is published so it’s not usually sad.

      However! I just finished writing the final book in my Night Series last night and YOW that was a hard book for me to write because I knew I was saying goodbye to all of them so I was very sad and also felt the pressure of wanting to wrap everything up for all the characters… Shew! I had no idea it would be such an emotional book for me.

      So last night I cried while writing that final chapter and then I partied after the book was done! Bittersweet!

      Happy New Year!

      Lisa :)

  3. lindy tefteller says

    New Years resolution: get my house organized (rid of all the things I keep for some reason) and get a new job!

  4. Margaret says

    New Year’s resolution: have more patience with my kids (which I am epically failing at already and the new year has just started…arghhh!!!). Congrats on your new releases and thanks for the fun giveaway – I love the scavenger hunt idea!

  5. Jbst says

    Both books sounds good. The term of California badlands is new to me, but can see where it fits.

  6. Karen Origer-Greco says

    Great giveaway. My New Year’s resolution is to get my house more organized and less cluttered.

  7. SoCalGal5 says

    I am reading Badlands right now and am loving it! I love San Diego and it is fun to read about areas I know about.

  8. Nicole H. says

    Great giveaway. My 2014 resolution is to get my shit together and have less.

    Less unread books.
    Less stuff.
    Less undone projects.
    Less me.

  9. Denise Van Plew says

    Loved Lisa’s Book but after reading the expert and looking at Jill’s books they look scrumptious.