Sedona Sin

Sedona Sin

by Lisa Kessler

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Overview

A new Alpha will rise...

Asher Mateo's future was stolen the night the Sedona Pack Alpha marked him to be bitten. Drafted into the werewolf Pack, Asher was forced to become a man he hardly recognized. After heading up a rebellion to overthrow their Alpha, Asher can't wash the sins from his hands and yearns for a fresh start. But he can't bring himself to leave Naomi and her twin boys. Without a strong Alpha to lead the Pack, all their lives are at risk from a new threat who will stop at nothing to expose shifters to the world as blood thirsty killers.

Naomi Rossi used to be a graphic designer with a black belt in karate and deadly aim with ninja stars, but under a full moon a wolf bite left her changed forever. Now she's a single mom to her twin boys, and doing her best to help her friend Asher see himself the way she does, as a leader. But a passing touch, threatens all of her plans as her wolf recognizes this man is destined to be much more than a friend...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161633472
Publisher: Lisa's Lair Productions
Publication date: 02/25/2019
Series: Sedona Pack , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 191,622
File size: 482 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. 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 http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Sedona Sin 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
The engrossing opening salvo in Lisa Kessler’s new Sedona Pack paranormal romance series! We were just a group of people who survived psychological tortures and imprisonment at the hands of a tyrant. Sedona Sin is the engrossing opening salvo in Lisa Kessler’s new Sedona Pack paranormal romance series, a spin-off from her popular Moon series. Sedona Sin is the first full-length installment in this shifter world following the previous bridging novella, The Lone Wolf’s Wish. I’ve inhaled them all. That said, it’s not necessary to have read her Moon series and/or the bridging novella to fully enjoy Sedona Sin as Lisa fills in everything you need to know about previous events and characters. This is the story of future alpha Asher Mateo and single mom Naomi Rossi. As the story opens, the Sedona Pack is a pack without an alpha. Unlike most packs, the Sedona Pack is a diverse mixture of born shifters, those turned against their will and volunteers. The former cruel, authoritarian alpha committed atrocious acts to retain power – including turning humans against their will, imprisoning and torturing members. Thankfully, that alpha has finally been overthrown in a rebellion in which Asher played a key role. Unfortunately, many of the pack members now have no idea how a true pack should function. One thing is clear: If the pack is to survive what is headed their way, they need to pull together and unite under an alpha. Asher and Naomi were both changed against their will under orders given by the old alpha and have become close friends. Naomi is a single mother with twin sons. Naomi’s twins are being targeted by jaguar assassins loyal to NERO to be used to reveal the shifter world to humans. Asher and Naomi have a lot on their plates coping with their developing feelings, considering who would be best suited to lead their pack, protecting Naomi’s twins and responding to threats. I found it easy to root for them from the first. Being a bitten wolf, not the son of an alpha and lacking the support of the pack elders and some of the born wolves, Asher doubts his ability to become an alpha, but Naomi’s faith in him never waivers. Neither want to accept what their wolves already know – that they are fated mates. They both want their hearts to be onboard too. Naomi’s cute twin toddlers provide comic relief from the building suspense and impending danger. It was hard to choose, but please find following a few of my favorite lines from Sedona Sin: “I’m not ready to say goodnight yet.” “Then don’t.” I raised a brow. “If I go with you, I might not be able to resist kissing you again.” “Oh, I’m counting on it.” She grinned. “Get in.” --- “You know we can still be friends.” “I’m counting on it. But tonight, I want more than friendship.” --- “Naomi’s twins were the future. If this Pack was going to live to see it, we needed an Alpha. Staring down at this perfect face, the choice seemed clear: I’d do whatever it took to be sure they were safe. Even if it meant becoming the new Alpha of the Sedona Pack.” Lisa is one of my favorite authors. Her books never fail to pull me in and Sedona Sin is no exception. Sedona Sin is an enjoyably addictive read demonstrating serious series potential and packing heat, heart, suspense and action. It appears that Vance’s long-awaited story is next and I can’t wait! Go Wolf Pack!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Sedona Sin is a fantastic start to what looks to be a fabulous series. Asher may not have been born a werewolf or an alpha but by god he is now and he will do whatever it takes to protect his pack. Three years as a werewolf hasn’t been long enough to embrace all the changes to his life and now the fates have thrown another change at him but this may just be the best thing yet. This book is sweet and sexy and thrilling through and through.
PenKay More than 1 year ago
This book is the first book in a new series by this highly talented writer. I do admit that romance isn’t in my top three favorite genres…or I should say romance by itself. However, this author is so entertaining that I will read just about anything she writes. This book is just like all of her other books, filled with excellent writing, intriguing characters, and a touching romance with a suspense-filled plot thrown in. I loved the characters Asher and Naomi, and their path to true love. I am also eager to see what is in store for the other characters who were just as great, and how they are going to deal with the threat to their lives and pack. If you love paranormal romance, you can’t go wrong with this book, or really any book by this author. I highly recommend this book! I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
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ariannecruz07 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't into werewolves until I started reading Lisa Kessler's Moon Series. Now that a new pack had emerged, I was excited to dive right back into their world. Welcome to the Sedona Pack Series. Asher had the desire to unite everyone into a true pack, but the misgivings of his past and the insecurities of being bitten rather than born weighed heavy on his shoulders. It also didn't help that the born wolves weren't too keen on abandoning traditions of born wolves ascending. Watching Asher overcome the mental obstacles of ascending to Alpha was quite the thrill. When I read the Moon Series, they already had an Alpha, so any respect paid to him was quite normal. In this new town, everyone was scattered and had nowhere to belong. Witnessing Asher grow into the Alpha he was always meant to be was so intense and such a joy to read. Whenever he would exhibit his Alpha qualities to those who dared defy him, I got really excited at the show of dominance. The way they surrendered to him was the best thing! Reading this book in public proved quite the challenge because I couldn't pump my fist and exclaim out loud just how excited I was whenever there was a fight scene. The first time Naomi showed her fighting skills, I was at the edge of my seat. She was an expert with throwing stars! I'd always loved throwing stars, and for them to be included in this new series was such a treat! She was absolutely deadly with them, and she was a badass fighter. Even though she became emotional at some point, her head was clear enough to recognize what was best for the people she cared most about. I loved that she didn't let her emotions rule her decisions. There were so many awesome characters in this book, and the twists and turns were incredible. Certain characters that I didn't particularly like in Moon Series proved to be more than they seem in this book. I'm so excited to dive more into this new world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to review this book and here are my thoughts on it. Lisa Kessler is an amazing story teller, I got immersed in the story faster than you can say sexy werewolf. Asher aside being a powerful and sexy werewolf is a dream of a man. He isn't afraid to ask for help, he is quick of mind but most importantly he's loving and caring. He takes into consideration Naomi's opinions and feelings and he can take others opinions too. Naomi is anything but a damsel in distress, she a force to be reckoned with, no one messes with a mama bear... well wolf on this case. She knows how to fight she is strong willed but ain't afraid to lean on Asher when thing get away over her head. Together they are quite the pair. The story is amazing I read the whole book on one sitting, my only regret is that it wasn't longer LOL, I could have spend easily a week reading more. There's action, romance, friendship, suspense and so much more that I can't wait for the next book on this series. There's a saying in my country "if you love the cow you love the calf" it basically means that if a man is truly in love with a woman and she has children, he loves her children as his own. I cannot describe how Asher and the twins relationship affected me. It felt so real, so beautiful. I think it made me fall even harder for him. God I wish I could tell you guys more but I would have to spoil the hell out of this book and I wouldn't ruin it for you no matter what. Just know this, pick this book up as soon as you can you won't regret it and I'll deeply appreciate it cause I would have someone to talk about it LOL. I'm a sucker for werewolves, any shifters really and I fell in love with Lisa's way back when I started reading Paranormal Romance. She is the only author that still holds my interest no matter what kind of book she puts out there.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic start to new shifter series! I loved reading the fantastic Moon series by this talented author, a series which involved the Reno pack of wolf and jaguar shifters in a suspense filled battle with NERO, a government backed organisation striving to create and control super shifters. However, I don't think you necessarily need to have read the Moon series to enjoy this one - but I highly recommend you do so - I always eagerly awaited every book in the series, thoroughly enjoyed reading them - and listening to them as audiobooks, too. The Sedona Pack was mentioned in that series and I was thrilled to discover they are to have their own series! The Sedona pack is something of an anomaly as their Alpha had somewhat megalomanic tendencies and was prepared to do just about anything to further his power, including imprisoning and torturing others. That Alpha was overthrown when members of the pack, led by Asher, rebelled. Now they have no Alpha and most of the members have little if any idea of how a pack would normally function. Two people who were bitten on the orders of the old Alpha, forcing them to become shifters, are Asher and Naomi. They both survived the cruel practices of their Alpha and are now close friends with growing feelings for each other. They discover that there are still jaguar assassins loyal to NERO who are threatening their pack, especially Naomi's twin sons, and a politician who is threatening to expose the shifter world to humans. They're going to have to determine who will lead and protect their pack whilst still reconsidering their developing relationship and making discoveries of other threats that could change the shifter world. . . . As legends prove true, fated mates meet but all is not well as jaguar assassins threaten and politicians hint at revelations. This is a brilliant start to this new series and has me hooked and wanting to read more already. The characters are well developed and scenarios portrayed so well the reader becomes immersed in this paranormal world with its threats, dangers and heartwarming romance. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and am definitely eager to read more in this series as soon as they become available - I can't wait! I requested and was given a copy of this book without obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Evampire9 More than 1 year ago
This new series is off to an excellent start which isn’t all that surprising considering who the author is. Asher and Naomi are two strong, vibrant characters that easily draw readers into their story as they try to keep everyone alive and struggle with the attraction that sizzles with lots of heated chemistry. The relationship is one that the characters aren’t sure they want to pursue due to their friendship and the events of the past which has lots of turbulent emotions flowing from the pages but it sweet and inspiring as they try to come to terms with all the changes in their life. On top of the relationship issues this story is about one wolf’s rise to Alpha status, a status that he doesn’t think he’s good enough for, or ready for but one that he desperately needs to make happen if he is to pull the pack together and keep them safe from their enemies. The plot is fast paced and full of thrilling suspense, adrenaline pumping danger and surprising twist which keeps readers glued to the pages. The story has several obstacles and adverse elements to be overcome, one being the threat of the shifter world being exposed to the humans, jaguar enemies trying to eliminate and/or capture the Sedona pack, the need of an alpha for the pack and the friction between born and bitten making things difficult for this group of shifters. This new direction in Lisa Kessler’s shifter world is exciting and promises lots of deliciously intriguing future stories as well as continuing her creative and fascinating world of wonderful characters and thrilling suspense that readers can’t help but become enthralled by.
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is the start for a new offshoot series from the Reno pack. Asher and Naomi were both bitten and taken into the Sedona pack, but after an uprising of the members they are now leaderless and just trying to survive. Asher doesn't believe he has what it takes to be the leader but with the pack floundering and Naomi's twins in danger, he steps up and tries to be the leader that they all need. All while figuring out his true place in this new world and realizing that Naomi is his mate. I loved this book! Naomi and Asher are both extremely strong individuals who have been through a lot but still manage to keep going. They both had to adjust to their lives changing in ways they never expected and now with the pack needing a leader, their lives are changing even more. But they also realize what true family is and it's not always about blood. Most of the wolves were turned without giving permission and are now having to figure their way out as they go along. Having an alpha who went through the same thing just makes it easier (in my opinion) for those people to be able to move on and adjust. And to know that these people will have your back? It's an awesome thing. I love how Naomi and Asher's story plays out and how they seem to always accept each other. Even when they may not accept themselves. It's a beautiful thing!
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
The Wolf Pack is back and I just loved the story that has delivered! Sedona Sin was the perfect start to this new series, with action, suspense, a bit of heat, and all the heart and feels that Lisa Kessler always delivers. Asher and Naomi are both just trying to survive in a pack that has no Alpha. Asher and Naomi have become close since the pack rebellion, and Asher knows that the pack needs a leader – especially now that there are young pups to protect - but becoming Alpha isn’t something that just happens. I loved Naomi’s belief in Asher. She knows that he has what it takes to lead the Pack, even if not everyone in the Pack agrees. Being a bitten wolf and not the born son of an Alpha makes Asher doubt his ability to become Alpha, and not having the support of the elders and some of the born wolves doesn’t make things any easier. But Naomi’s faith in him never waivers – even when things go sideways. One of my favorite things about reading paranormal romance is the different lore that is created for each world. In Lisa Kessler’s world, a skin-to-skin touch between two fated mates is all it takes to let their wolves know that they are meant. But since both Asher and Naomi have been bitten and not born it’s hard for them to get past their human ideals – ensuring that their hearts are also on board with what their wolves already know. I loved watching their love story unfold and, even though things weren’t easy with the threats to the pack, and it was hard, especially for Naomi, to accept so many things about their new world, seeing Asher and Naomi find the other half of themselves in each other was just perfect. And throw in a set of adorable shifter pups and it was hard to not root for these two from the first page. One of the things I love most about this new series is the diversity in Pack that is developing. Pack isn’t defined by how you were born or what type of shifter you are, Pack is defined as where your heart and loyalties lie. I am so intrigued to find out how all this diversity will move the series arc forward and can’t wait to read more. I also loved the cameo from the Reno Pack from the author’s Moon Series. This is a spin-off from that series, so having Adam and Luke support Asher as he brings the Sedona Pack together and becomes Alpha added so much to creating a legitimacy and setting a strong foundation for the Sedona Pack. I am a huge fan of Lisa Kessler and always love everything she writes, but I have to say that I think this may be one of my favorites to date. There is so much potential for future stories as this new threat is explored and getting to know more about the Sedona Pack in Asher and Naomi’s story has me waiting for not only Vance’s story, which looks to be next, but finding out what Lisa has in store for the rest of the pack since they are all so unique. I can’t recommend this book and author enough to anyone who loves not only paranormal romances, but to anyone who loves a book fill