Blue Moon


With: Lisa Kessler

**Congratulations to “Bn100”, the winner in Lisa’s giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!**

Hi everyone –


I’m so excited to be visiting Just Paranormal Romance today!

My new release, BLUE MOON, features Logan Reynolds, lead singer for Logan and the Howlers. Logan is also a werewolf!

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She’s his muse, his mate, and completely off-limits…

He’s a jerk, a recluse, and her newest assignment. 

Until he broke her heart, Vivianna Lopez loved Logan Reynolds.

Five years later, she’s an aspiring music journalist and he’s the camera-shy lead singer of Logan and the Howlers. 

Armed with a backstage pass, Vivi’s back in her hometown of Reno, nestled in the shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She must score an interview with Logan to land her dream job – otherwise it’s back to Boston, with no scoop and no job. It’s just business–at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Logan still loves Vivi, his soul mate, but there’s something even she doesn’t know about him: He turns into a werewolf every full moon and a secret organization is hunting down his Pack. 

Vivi may not have Logan’s senses, but she can sniff out that he’s hiding something. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the truth about him – and his Pack – is revealed. 

And then he really will lose her.


I had so much fun with this book, and the playlist really impacted and inspired my writing. I ended up with 85 songs on the playlist for Blue Moon, so I won’t share them all, but here are a few that had the most impact.

First off, Logan’s big hit in the book is Madness in the Moonlight, and in my head, he screams his pain just like Jack White singing Love is Blindness…

One of the big love themes for this book was Come to Me by the GooGoo Dolls. This one really captured their love affair for me…

And this one really digs into the pain inside of Logan without his mate Anna… Best Part of Me by the St. Leonards…

This one was Anna without Logan. This was her pain when she realizes she’s not over him after all… Here I Am by Air Supply…

This one played often as they tried to work through the pain of the past. Logan was so worried he was too late to make things right with Anna… Higher Window by Josh Groban…

Logan and Anna had plenty of passion in this book, and this song played often when she’d finally let her guard down and they got sexy… Desire by Ryan Adams…. I had the Live in London version, but this one is similar…


Hope this helps you sink into the music of Blue Moon! Writing a rock star werewolf was a blast for me!

If you’ve read BLUE MOON already, do any of these songs resonate with you? And if you haven’t read it yet, do you like reading with the music that was used to write the book?

Thanks again for having me visit!




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  1. Blue Moon sounds great…I like hearing what songs helped inspire an author or what songs they think capture the mood of the book. Music can really help to set a mood and it’s fun to see what music means to others too.

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  2. Omg I love Lisa Kessler!!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. interesting playlist

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever considered books in relation to music. I’m the type of reader that gets immersed into the book. It took my hubby quite a while to figure out I was laughing/crying/ranting at book characters and not COMPLETELY crazy. 🙂