The paranormal has always fascinated me

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With: A.L. Kessler

The paranormal has always fascinated me, from telling ghost stories to trying to capture ghosts on tape in my grandmother’s basement. Researching cases of vampirism, to the ancient gods of Egyptian mythology. On a trip in high school I stalked grave yards for ghosts and imagined what it’d be like for vampires to roam the streets amongst the humans. Would a werewolf go to eat at a normal restaurant? How did we know that these creatures didn’t just live next door without us knowing? My grandmother told me my imagination was too wild for my own good and that I needed to stop filling my head with non-sense and focus on school. (which was probably true as I was a horrible student.) My mother said something similar to me in grade school, clearly I survived school with my wild day dreams. I found myself drawing characters who could summon dragons and other creatures from different realms. I had an entire imaginary world growing up, with paranormal creatures everyone was afraid of or didn’t want to think about. Urban legends like Bloody Mary fascinated me (and yet, scared the living day lights out of me. I didn’t sleep in a room with a mirror for weeks after that one.) These were the things I surrounded myself with growing up.

 

 I didn’t really start reading paranormal books until high school when a friend introduced me to Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. That’s where I fell in love with the genre for fiction. I loved the idea of taking something that, in my family, was considered taboo and non-sense and applying it to the real world. At that time, the genre Urban Fantasy had yet to be labeled, it was just paranormal, or fantasy. When I started putting pen to paper to create novels out of my day dreams, I realized that I had found the right place for me. This was what I was going to be, a paranormal author. The term Urban Fantasy was born, and I knew that’s where I was going to be, that’s where I was going to find my home. I remember walking out of the computer room and telling my grandmother “I’m going to be an author.” My grandmother looked over her paper and raised a brow. “Don’t quit your day job.” Was what she responded. Of course, I wasn’t going to quit my day job, I didn’t have one to quit. It was her way of saying that’s a hard journey, even if the words stung a little bit. Twelve-ish years later, here I stand…I get to introduce myself with “I’m A.L. Kessler and I’m a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author.” And yet, in a way, my world hasn’t changed. I still surround myself with thoughts of the paranormal and what-ifs.

 

A.L. Kessler is the author of the Amazon Best Selling series, Here Witchy Witchy. She’s a member of the Pikes Peak Writers and Midnight Writers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her next book, The Edge of Darkness is due out July 25th, 2016. Her coffee and chocolate addiction get her through her busy life of being a mom, wife, student, and author. You can find out more about her at www.amylkessler.com

 

THE EDGE OF DARKNESSedgeofdarkness
An Original Vampire 

Zaaren has spent the last three hundred years asleep and woke to a new world. He doesn’t expect was Lucius’ growth in power and his sister’s defiance. As Zaaren struggles to find where he fits in with Lucius’ plans, he chases a ghost from his past. But his plans change when he befriends a Hunter. 

A Hunter 

Crystal is no stranger to vampires, but the last thing she expected was to be trading information with an Original. Corruption within the Hunting Society leads her to a trail of betrayal and death. Her own past is catching up to her as she navigates dangerous waters. 

In both Societies…things are about to change

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About A.L. Kessler

A.L. Kessler is the author of Dark War Chronicles. She dabbles in paranormal romance, steampunk and urban fantasy. Since she was a teenager she’s loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she’s not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, training a playful puppy named Zelda, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband, she’s either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles. For those who like things on the more spicy side, she leads a double life as Alexandra Webb.

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Dark War Chronicles

Dark War Chronicles

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Beyond the world of humans, a supernatural war rages on. Surrounded by secrets, power, and bloodshed the people of Lucius’ territory struggle to stay in control. With the looming threat of the Vampire Circle raising the Father of all Vampires, it’s every creature for himself — Choose your side.

 

Reading Order:

The Touch of Night (DWC #0.5) Note: This short story is not required to read to understand the over all arc of the story and is now only available in the boxset.

In the Light of the Moon (DWC #1) Kassity’s & Jaxon’s Book

Dance in the Moonlight (DWC #2) Renee’s & Coran’s Book

On Torn Wings (DWC #3) Orion’s & Dani’s Book

Past Demons (DWC #4) Tegan’s & Kaden’s Book
DWC Shot Story Collection (Includes In the Shadows of the Moon DWC #4.5, Into the Night, DWC Hunters #0.5, and The Blood of Night, DWC Origins #1) Kassity & Jaxon, Isadora & Ayden, and Zaaren.

The Edge of Darkness (DWC #5) Zaaren and Crystal’s book July 25th, 2016

 

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Here Witchy Witchy

Abigail Collins is the top of her department and handles the high profile cases that come to the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. Come join her adventures as she chases the bad guys while helping with crimes that don’t make it to the authorities.

Reading Order:

No More Black Magic-Book One
Deathly Magic-Book Two
(not available on Kindle Unlimited) Demon Days- A Case File of Abigail Collins Short Story, available in A Weird Thing Happened at the Bookfest Anthology

 

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Just a Little Death

When most kids go to college, they think freedom, excitement, and maybe they are just a bit terrified. My experience was different. In addition to getting to know the new roommate and some serious test anxiety, I found out I was the daughter of Death. But learning that three others and I are supposed to stop the apocalypse from happening was more than just a little terrifying. The world may be ending and angels, demons and horsemen have become part of my everyday life, things suddenly seem impossible. I am Sammy Zadkeil and I am a Child of the Apocalypse.