Holding Out for a Hero by T.E. Kessler @TE_Kessler @zooloo2008

Today I want to introduce you to the science fiction romance  Holding Out for a Hero by T.E. Kessler.   This is the first book in the Not Human series out of a 6 books series; books 1 to 3 are already available.   Below is the book blurb, an extract and a little about the author.  T.E. Kessler’s books contain mature themes.

Book Blurb:

Who says your boyfriend has to be human?

Macy’s life changed forever when, as a child, her mother was murdered. The killers were never found, and Macy grew up looking for injustices and making them right.

She became a journalist, interviewing celebrities but lately found stardom shallow and pretentious.

There was just no putting right a teen-idol rockstar.

Things changed when her best friend was attacked but rescued by an unlikely hero.

The hero was a Jelvia.

Humans lived in fear of the Jelvia.

The Jelvia killed humans for fun.

Macy just saw a hero that she’d been looking for all her life.


Macy Shaw, a journalist, has become obsessed with Jelvias, a species living alongside the human. Taking advantage of her obsession, her boss calls on her to interview Narcifer, a Jelvian man, over the whereabouts of the Jelvian leader, Aldarn. Ultimately, Macy falls for Narcifer until it becomes clear to her that she’s a pawn between her world and the world of the Jelvias.

They broke apart, panting heavily.

‘I love the way you interview,’ he said.

‘It’s not going to plan. You can’t keep your hands—or tongue—to yourself!’

His mouth twitched. He was still kneeling between her legs. His hands brushed up her thighs, opening them again. ‘We need to discuss the payment,’ he said, pulling his gaze from between her legs to her face.

‘We haven’t finished the interview.’

‘I want a down payment before I reveal more.’

Macy’s heart began to thud. She’d already guessed he had an unconventional sexual appetite and felt she was about to find out how far he was going to push her.

. . .

‘Narce…’ she said.

He took his mouth away and looked at her. Slowly he grinned, reassuring her. ‘It’ll make you horny as hell, and we can stop at any time. Just say “stop”.’ He bent his head and kissed her belly, drawing flesh up into his mouth. She knew she’d have a hickey there tomorrow.

She giggled, a nervous sound mixed with excitement. ‘Okay,’ she consented. She took hold of his head and pulled him up. She held his face in front of her own. ‘I say “stop”, and you’ll stop?’

About the Author

If T.E Kessler were Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones), the introduction would read something like this:

T. E Kessler the first of the Midlands in Great Britain, Queen of sci-fi romance, Mother of the Jelvia: Not Human series, Writer of books, Ruler of the TV, the Unburnt in the kitchen and the Breaker of promises (when it comes to diets).

On a serious note, Kessler enjoys writing sci-fi because of the blank canvas it presents to her. While she can invent science, worlds, aliens and creatures, she also injects strong emotion into the core of her books. She likes to explore human failures and victories in modern-day society and mix them with sci-fi themes, so expect to find human tragedies while turning the pages.

Her books contain mature themes.

Series so far…



SPIDER book 3

…with another three books to conclude the Jelvia: Not Human series. Each book has its own story with satisfying endings.

Follow T:E: Kessler at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kessler69

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18902601.T_E_Kessler

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/t-e-kessler

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@t_kessler

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TE_Kessler

Website : https://louisewis3.com/

Purchase links:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RJSP169/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RJSP169/

 If you have read any of this series, do please let me know what you though in the comments below.

All the best, Emma

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