Light of the Spirit

Light of the Spirit

by Lisa Kessler

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The gods never sleep...
As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn’t explain. And if he doesn’t figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia’s smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he’s not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.
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: 9780997627473
Publisher: Lisa's Lair
Publication date: 09/18/2017
Series: Muse Chronicles , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 61,933
File size: 451 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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Light of the Spirit 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE Lisa Kessler’s Muse Chronicles series. The series combines the present day world with Greek mythology. It isn’t necessary to have knowledge of Greek mythology before reading this series. In my opinion, I think it’s better if you don’t. I previously said that the third book, Breath of Passion was a game changer for the series. It was, but Light of the Spirit takes the events of Breath of Passion and expands on them. I’ve read all four books and I believe they can be read as standalones. However, I think that some events in Light of the Spirit will be more clear and understandable if you read Breath of Passion first. Lia Youlos was destined to be a muse from birth. Her Greek parents even named her Thalia, after the Muse of Comedy. In this generation of muses, Lia just so happens to be the Muse of Comedy; making people smile and laugh is her passion. After feeling responsible for the death of his sister, Cooper Hanover changed from the easy going, fun-loving guy he use to be be. He’s now almost always serious and has pretty much forgotten what it’s like to laugh and smile. He’s a paramedic for Crystal City and he loves what he does. Lia and Cooper first meet when the theater Lia and her muse sisters are restoring catches fire. Something extraordinary happens that night, but it results in Cooper landing in the hospital. Now, he feels a little rattled and is afraid to return to the job he loves. It seems that something big is on the horizon and the gods need Cooper to be the guardian he was chosen to be. Light of the Spirit reveals some surprising information regarding the muses and The Order of the Titans who are a group that has been around as long as the various nine daughters of Zeus. The Order needs to stop the muses who want to inspire mankind through arts and science. Their ultimate goal is to release the Titans from their prison of Tartarus and bring back the Golden Age of Man. Things are changing and old enemies unite as a new enemy emerges. I can’t wait for Devoted to Destiny, the next book in this series. **Received a copy of the book from the author and reviewed voluntarily.**
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, sweet and sultry paranormal urban fantasy romance! “You're not crazy." She was serious, no hint of a smile. He cocked a brow. "And how do you know that?" "I cut hair for a living." Her dark eyes glinted with playfulness, easing some of his jacked-up nerve. "I see crazy all the time. You're not it.” Light of the Spirit by Lisa Kessler is a wonderful, sweet and sultry paranormal urban fantasy romance. It’s the fourth installment in Lisa’s planned seven-book series chronicling the latest rebirth of Zeus’ nine muses and their guardians. Light of the Spirit is the best installment yet! You will indubitably want to read this in one sitting. It works very well as a stand alone read if that is your preference. That said, I recommend that you read the series in order because it’s exciting and wickedly fun! Light of the Spirit is the story of the Muse of Comedy, Thalia “Lia” Youlos, and a hot paramedic, Cooper Hanover. Our hero and heroine are extremely likable. Not surprisingly, the bad guys are not. In addition, there’s some characters in this installment whose alliance and whose ulterior motives may be questionable. Lia has officially found her guardian and just in the nick of time as the Order is specifically targeting her for eradication. The situation is complicated because Cooper, nicknamed Apollo by his fellow paramedics, has no idea how he miraculously raised Reed from the dead in the last book. Cooper, himself, almost died at the time and neither he nor his doctors can explain his strange new abilities. Therefore, Cooper is understandably anxious at the lack of answers and fearful that the same white healing energy may exhibit in him again – this time fatally. Lia visits Cooper regularly while he’s in the hospital where they discover that they are strongly attracted to each other. Cooper is looking forward to spending more time with her out of the hospital setting and Lia is trying to devise ways to discover if he has the tell-tale birthmark marking him as a Guardian without his knowledge. I couldn’t help but laugh-out-loud at the consummate scene. Then, if it’s an affirmative that presents another dilemma: How can she tell him that he is a Guardian and what that entails without freaking him out? In the end, will laughter turn out to be the best medicine for Cooper? It’s a joy watching the chemistry and the bond between Lia and Cooper grow even while I can’t help but fret as the threats around them multiply. Lia can feel the sadness in Cooper but doesn’t know why he’s heavyhearted. The Muse in her only wants to make him smile and laugh. The woman in her wants him… period. I love how Cooper rolls with the flow and, how learning what he is, instead of scaring him, actually gives him strength. Lisa Kessler is one of my favorite authors. Seriously, I have inhaled everything she has published and I still eagerly look forward to each new book! Light of the Spirit is a well-written, engrossing love story with a danger plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats! Fans can only hope that the muses and their guardians are able to stay ahead of the perils ahead. I’m holding my breath waiting for the next book in the series releasing January 2018! Bring it on!!!! My full review is posted at Reading between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
pwall55 More than 1 year ago
Wow, just when you think you know who are all the major players, bad and good, Lisa Kessler throws you for a loop in this exciting Greek god/mystical series with Light of the Spirit. It is the fourth book in The Muse Chronicles bringing new problems, enemies and a new guardian. This is Lia and Copper’s story but it is also a major story-line for the overarching muse theme. The plot thickens in ways that you never see coming. Amazing in that the twists and turns in this story were completely believable but also unexpected and extremely surprising. Greek god politics, violence and danger make a roller coaster ride as the bond and romance between Cooper and Lia heats up. Start at the beginning of this series that I highly recommend for fantasy fans everywhere. Lisa Kessler never disappoints in world building, character dynamics or plot development. Can’t wait to see what happen next! An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher/author.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Comedy isn’t always kind but the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos, is a total sweetheart. In Light of the Spirit she finds her Guardian in stoic paramedic Cooper Hanover. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and she is determined to make him laugh. But they never counted on love. This is a fun addition to the series and we find out a lot of new things. I look forward to the next installment.