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Press Release - Sealed With A KISS

by Lydia Criss

In the 1970s, KISS conquered the world of rock, redefined it, owned it. But there were no looks behind the curtain, no glimpses behind the masks of makeup, blood and hype. Until now. Sealed With A KISS brings us an uncompromising frontline look at KISS's legendary glory years and their storybook rise to unprecedented rock and roll fame.

Told from Lydia Criss's unique firsthand perspective as Peter Criss's wife (1970-79), Sealed With A KISS is the book KISS fans have been craving for decades. The hardcover book is an imposing chronicle of images and words; measuring 10" X 12" and weighing in at four-and-a-half pounds, its 368 pages are overflowing with more than 1,500 photos and graphics that have never been published anywhere else.

The book covers three distinct eras: Peter and Lydia's life prior to KISS, from their initial meeting to their marriage and Peter's early struggles through over 500 grueling club gigs; Peter's entry into KISS and their skyrocket into superstardom; and finally, Lydia's separation and eventual divorce from Peter, and her life in the decades that followed as a successful entertainment photographer (Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Rod Stewart, and The Who are among the many acts she has lensed). Accompanying the 125,000-word manuscript, Sealed With A KISS is permeated with live photos of KISS, from their early club days to sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden not to mention hundreds of behind the scenes photos and obscure mementos which Lydia collected along the way.

Sealed With A KISS is available exclusively through the author's official Web site: Payment via PayPal and money orders will be accepted.

For more information, please visit and be sure to catch a previously unpublished "Photo of the Week" from Sealed With A KISS.

August, 2006

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Sealed With A KISS - The true inside story by a real insider!