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Peek Inside Beg Me to Slay

Gabe, private investigator by day and demon slayer by night, has vowed to defend people from a threat they don't realize exists. When Tegan Ashton's assailant returns to finish what he started, only Gabe can help her. Their 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.

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He'll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart...

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 investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After those closest to him were murdered, he vowed to defend people from a threat they don't realize exists. But his biggest threat might be the feelings Tegan brings out in him. He cares–too much. And since everyone he loves dies, he has to struggle to keep things professional.

Fighting the hordes of demons on their tail is a breeze compared to dealing with the secrets they refuse to share.


"BEG ME TO SLAY has most of the things I love in a paranormal romance: a kick-ass heroine, a gorgeous and mysterious hero, a good story, some cool action scenes, and steamy romance. Definitely a must-read if you're into this genre." --The Romance Reviews

"The book had a surprise I never saw coming and I couldn't put it down till I had all the answers." --Paranormal Romance Guild

"Beg Me to Slay is proof that from the darkness triumph rises..." --Tea and Book Reviews

"Kessler's characters are written so exquisitely that you can't help but love each of them"

"The chemistry between Gabe and Tegan is electric. I loved the world Lisa Kessler has created with demons, demon slayers, witches, and paranormal folklore." --Reading Between the Wines Book Club

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664115
Release Date: Dec 30, 2013
Page Count: 200
Imprint: covet
Genre: angels and demons, paranormal, witches
Tropes: overcoming odds, redemption

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By Elaine May 17, 2016

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 ...more

By Shauni December 23, 2013

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 triu ...more

By Marta December 19, 2013

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 t ...more

By Roseanna December 16, 2013

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 deserv ...more

By Lorna May 05, 2015

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 ...more

By Kim Reads December 29, 2013

Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

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 be ...more

By Nicola March 30, 2014

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 ...more

By Linda January 04, 2014

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 smartes ...more

By Margaret July 12, 2014

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 emotion ...more

By Erin December 29, 2013

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 e ...more

By Marlene January 11, 2014

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 the ...more

By Heidi December 09, 2014

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 pu ...more

By Megan January 05, 2014

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 beli ...more

By Kelly August 14, 2014

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 t ...more

By Linda December 30, 2013

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 a ...more

By a_tiffyfit December 30, 2013

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 ha ...more

By Pamela October 10, 2015

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 str ...more

By Crystal December 30, 2013

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 ...more

By Claudia January 01, 2014

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 ag ...more

By Shawna August 11, 2016

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 i ...more

By Madison November 06, 2015

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 romanc ...more

By Tracey December 22, 2013

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 ...more

By Laurel December 28, 2013

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 hunt ...more

By Holly August 11, 2016

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 s ...more

By Paris (kerbytejas) January 01, 2015

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 vari ...more

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Lisa Kessler

About the author

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror 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, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at She loves hearing from readers - [email protected]

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