Review: Across The Veil by Lisa Kessler

by Sharon S. on June 11, 2011 · 6 comments

in 5 Stars, Another Planet/Dimension, Bride Stealing, Contests, Fantasy, Fey / Fae, Guest Reviews, J-L, United States of America

by Sharon S., guest reviewer

Across the Veil is a wonderful little short story. I usually don’t read short stories unless they are by an author I know, about characters I know. There is just not enough time to slip into a new world and care about the characters.

Lisa Kessler was able to capture my interest in this world (I want to know about it) and write a romance that felt real. It made my heart go a pitter-patter <G>. It is less than 26 pages, but there is a lot of story in there.

The story is about a Fae princess that leaves her home (in another dimension) to escape having to marry Faldo, who she doesn’t love. She also left behind the one man she did love, his brother Keth.

Keth and Talia shared a moment of passion and Faldo found out. It was within his right to have her put to death because she was betrothed to him. So to protect Talia, Keth pushed her away thinking she would marry Faldo and be safe.

It has been 5 years since she left and Faldo tracks down Talia, looking for Keth. He never forgave his brother for the betrayal and has grown hateful and bitter. Talia and Keth must work together to save each other.

Kessler is a talented writer and I look forward to the release of her first novel. Keep an eye out at LRP for an interview with Kessler as well as a review of Night Walker.

Here is the blurb for Across the Veil

Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.

You can visit her at: http://lisaslair.com/

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: Across the Veil

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Lisa Kessler has offered an ecopy of Across the Veil to one lucky reader. Leave a comment to enter! Last day to enter: June 18, 2011.

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1 JenM June 11, 2011 at 4:38 AM

Hmm, I’m a bit confused. The blurb that was posted doesn’t sound at all like the story summarized in the review.

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2 Sharon S. June 11, 2011 at 7:27 AM

uh, you are right! i will go check on that and fix it!! Yikes..Thanks for the heads up

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3 Sharon S. June 11, 2011 at 7:32 AM

checked, that is the blurb for her first book that is coming out in August. It was suppose to be at the bottom of the post to promote her book, the blurb for this short story was suppose to be at the top of the post. I’ll get it fixed

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4 Lisa Kessler June 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Hi Sharon –

Thanks so much for the review!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the story…

Lisa :)

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5 Jen B. June 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM

I love to try out short stories for new to me authors. I would love the chance to read this.

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6 Tura Lura June 12, 2011 at 9:55 PM

This sounds interesting; please enter me! ^_^

I love reading short stories (or novellas) as an introduction to a new author.

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