Dance of the Heart

Dance of the Heart

by Lisa Kessler

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He’s willing to lay down his life, to save hers... Tera Muldoon not only runs her own dance studio, but she’s also secretly the human vessel for the Muse of Dance. Having her name at the top of an immortal’s hitlist isn’t helping her social anxiety issues, but everything changes the day she hires a bodyguard. Gavin Thompson is the best at what he does, and when his security company is hired to protect a dance instructor, he thinks it’s business as usual. But no one warned him being with Tera would blur the lines between personal and professional interests. What started out as a job might be his only chance at a future he never dreamed possible. They just need to live to see it. 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999464113
Publisher: Lisa's Lair
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Series: Muse Chronicles , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 67,838
File size: 475 KB

About the Author

Stay up-to-date on new releases and giveaways by subscribing to Lisa's newsletter here: 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. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. 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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ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Tensions are reaching a boiling point in the “war” between Kronos, the father of Zeus, and this generation’s reborn daughters of Zeus, known as muses. Now that Kronos has escaped Tartarus, he wants retribution on Zeus for overthrowing and imprisoning him. His way to do so is to retaliate on the human vessels of Zeus’s daughters. Prophecy states that every muse will have a guardian with abilities to protect them in their time of need. Tera Muldoon is this generation’s Muse of Dance. She is a former ballerina who owns her own dance studio where she teaches various forms of dance from ballet to jazz. Tera is quiet and shy, and thus up until this book, readers have been left in the dark about her. As a child, she was homeschooled. Her stage mother abused her and kept her isolated from everyone and anything that wasn’t dance/ballet related. For the past three years, Tera has had a restraining order against her mother and to her knowledge she didn’t know where she was. But that is about to change. After a knee injury changed the course of his life, Gavin Thompson has lived to serve and protect. When it’s decided Tera needs a bodyguard, Gavin is hired at the request of Nate Malone a friend and husband/guardian of the Muse of Tragic Poetry. Gavin has no problem laying his life on the line because, “My work is my life. I don’t have any loose ends. Whenever fate decides it’s my time, I won’t have any regrets.” But he also knows that he’s good enough to survive any obstacles thrown his way. “But are you her Guardian? We’ve been waiting for him to find her.” Yes he is. Almost immediately Gavin is tested and his gift from the Gods is beyond comprehension. Gavin arrives just in time and he is everything Tera needs. “I’m not use to having an anchor in the storm.” “You have one now.” And Gavin will fight with all his strength and determination to keep Tera and the other muses safe. Dance of the Heart is the sixth book in Lisa Kessler’s Muse Chronicles series. This is a standalone read that brings all the previous muses and couples together. The only potential spoilers are that the powers of the other guardians are mentioned and the super-villain from a previous book is still around. Personally, I would binge read the whole series. It’s simply incredible. Lisa is truly a wonderful storyteller who has the ability to put the reader into the pages of her books. For me, the Muse Chronicles are stories that once I pick up, I forget about the rest of the world. I love the world and characters she has created. Dance of the Heart has passion and suspense. You’re left wondering how certain things are possible. There isn’t a cliffhanger so to speak, as Gavin and Tera’s story has reached its happy for now status. However, there is one more book in this amazing series that will have the final muse finding her guardian and potentially being the most explosive book in the series. **Received a copy of the book from the author and reviewed voluntarily.**
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Dance of the Heart may be my favorite of the series to date. Tera has survived a stage mother, an eating disorder and dancing on the Metropolitan Opera’s stage. Now she has a Greek Titan gunning for her. She may need a little help. When the guy she’d crushed on from afar during her high school days turns up as not only her bodyguard but turns out to be her fated Guardian she is tickled. I love that Tera is stronger than she knows and that Gavin is perfectly flawed. Their dance gave me shivers of delight.
thicks More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and I most definitely enjoyed this the true ending to the story. Loads of intrigue and of course the muse of Dance finds her guardian. It's all in good fun watching Tera come out of her shell. She shows us just how strong she really is. It's a sweet story as she and Gavin find their place in each others lives. Most importantly everything gets tied up nicely by this author as we say adieu to the muses and their guardians they will be missed. This author has given us a groups of people who as individuals knew something bigger was in store for them. They loved, lost, explored, grew, created and became a family. You can't help but fall in love with them as they battle for mankind. Awesome series.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Be prepared to be blown away! “Dance with me.” Dance of the Heart is the sixth fabulous installment in Lisa Kessler’s Muse Chronicles series. It can be read as a stand alone if you insist, but be aware that there is a plotline which has been building with every release. That said, Lisa is great about filling in necessary information from what has transpired previously – so there’s no worry that newbies will ever be lost. But, the series is so wonderful. If you can, read it from the first. You won’t be sorry. This is the story of Tera Muldoon, Zeus’ Muse of Dance, and security expert Gavin Thompson. As Dance of the Heart begins, we learn that Tera is being targeted by an immortal who wants to brutally torture her to lure Zeus to him. Enter our heroine, Gavin. He’s ex-military, owns his own security company and takes on the task of keeping Tera safe. But, when he was hired, he had no idea that he was pitted against an angry, impervious god and his minions. When Gavin finds out, will he stay or go? I honestly think this is the best yet in this series! I know. I say that every time, but Lisa keeps raising the bar! Tera and Gavin are likable, genuine and wonderfully written and I connected with each from the first. They are a sweet couple with a delightfully sexy chemistry. Both are damaged goods due to their pasts. Tera is shy and doesn’t know how to trust anyone. Through Lisa’s vivid imagery, I could picture Tera dancing and watching her break out of her shell. Meanwhile, Gavin is all business, doesn’t believe in the future and is baffled on how to deal with the irresistible pull between them. Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Dance of the Heart: “Come up when you’re finished down here.” He raised a brow. “I don’t have any alarms to check up there.” That sexy sparkle was back in her eyes. “Then I guess you’ll just have to check me.” --- “I just discovered I’m completely unprepared to seduce you.” “I swear to you, Snoopy has never looked sexier.” --- “Tera, will you dance with me?” She sniffled and laughed all at once. “You don’t dance.” “That was before I met you.” Thankfully, Lisa doesn’t end her books with cliffhangers and Dance of the Heart’s ending couldn’t have left me on a higher cloud. However, this story does include an interesting introduction to the upcoming final couple, Trinity and Mikolas. Trinity is the last muse who still needs to meet her guardian. I’m excited and sad to read their HEA as their enemies-to-lovers tale will mark the conclusion of this awesome series. But, first, I look forward to seeing Mikolas do some major groveling. Dance of the Heart is sweet, hot, humorous, suspenseful and teeming with danger. The action scenes kept me gasping on the edge of my seat while the sexy times between Tera and Gavin had me laughing and swooning. The scene where he swept her off her feet will remain in my heart for a long time. I enjoyed catching up with previous favorite characters who all played parts. This series is quintessential paranormal urban fantasy. Pick it up and prepare to be blown away.
PenKay More than 1 year ago
One of the reasons I am drawn to Ms. Kessler’s books is just how well she draws the reader into the romance of a story, and this book is no exception. Tera is a shy, withdrawn person except when it comes to dancing, and I love how well we feel her hesitation. We also get to see one of the reasons she’s this way with the introduction of her mother. The author did so well in this characterization that I just wanted to slap her mother silly! Along comes her Guardian, and she begins to come out of her shell, and wonderful love shines through. Added to that, there is great action and an interesting plot. I am sad this series is coming to a close soon, but I am eager to see what happens next. If you love great romance with a side of mystery, give this series and author a try! Highly recommend! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.