May 3, 2012

Night Walker by Lisa Kessler: Guest Post & Giveaway {Bewitching Book Tours}

Hi –

Thanks so much for having me on the Sit Here and Read blog! I love it!

I’ve always been an avid reader. As a kid, I remember being so excited when the librarian added a little red dot sticker to my library card! It meant my book limit increased. I could check out 10 books at a time instead of 4… My little book-lover heart swelled!

And even though I’m writing books now, I still read. Every day. There is something about escaping into a story that helps me relax and decompress from real life. If I’m reading a series with characters I really love, it’s like visiting with old friends.

Usually I read paranormal romance and urban fantasy, occasionally horror, (Have you read Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box? Super spooky ghost story! Loved it!), but right now my kindle is full of YA which is rare for me! LOL I’m loving Kelley Armstrong’s YA The Calling and I just downloaded Jeri Smith-Ready’s Shine the final book of her amazing YA trilogy.

But in spite of the wide range of genres, my taste always leans toward darker stories. I like really twisted villains, and stories with life and death on the line. Nothing keeps me turning pages like trying to figure out how our hero is ever going to get out alive and earn his happy ending! LOL

Since Night Walker was published, I have gotten such a kick from hearing from readers who hate my villain, Brother Mentigo, so much that they email me to tell me they cheered when he finally got what he had coming to him.

As a writer, I hope readers keep those pages flipping just to see Calisto finally nail Brother Mentigo in a final showdown at the end… Because as a reader, those are the kind of books I eat up! LOL

So what kind of books attract you? Do you like it dark and suspenseful, or light and fun?


I love both types of books but I especially enjoy the dark and suspenseful that keeps me on my toes. 
Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

Genre: Paranormal Romance
He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…

Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.

They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…

Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.


About the Author: Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th.

When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at her Website, Twitter, Facebook.

Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.


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42 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a really good read. It's one I will definitely put on my to-read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Emily!!! :)

      Night Walker loves to be on to-read lists! LOL

      Lisa :)

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  2. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. I'm glad Night Walker caught your eye Maria!!! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  3. OMG - You are such a talented woman besides being a fantastic writer. I've enjoyed getting to know you through our various connections.
    I loved Night Walker and can hardly wait for the rest of the series.

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    1. Hi Janna -

      I'm so glad you enjoyed Night Walker!!! :)

      It's been great getting to know you too!!!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  4. Lisa is the coolest :D I will be seeing her June 3 :)

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    1. Hee!!! Thanks Arianne!!! :)

      And the signing in June 9th... Can't wait to see you again!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  5. I love a great paranormal story, and second chances at love stories. Congrats on the print release of NIGHT WALKER!!!

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    1. Thanks June!!! :)

      It'll be so exciting to see Night Walker on bookstore shelves!!! WOOT!!!

      Lisa :)

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  6. This sounds interesting I have read a lot of reincarnation books lately and some I liked and some I didn't so it will be interesting to see if I enjoy this book or not!!!!

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    1. Hi Bridget -

      Oh I hope you'll enjoy Night Walker... It's got a lot of suspense in it so the reincarnation isn't the central plot. :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  7. I've been needing a reincarnation novel. They are very few and far between. Sounds great!

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    1. YAY!!! Hope you enjoy Night Walker Vivien!!! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  8. I've never read anything like this story before!! I'll be adding it to my TBR list for sure!! thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

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    1. Thanks for adding Night Walker to your to read list Alicia!!!

      I hope you enjoy the book! :)

      Lisa

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  9. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Natasha!

      I hope you enjoy Night Walker!

      Lisa :)

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  10. this sounds great :D thank you for the giveaway :) xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sian!

      Lisa :)

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  11. Hi
    I too love to read paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but I don't like horror... I guess I'm hust looking for some HEA :)

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    1. Hi Daniela -

      For me, I love horror and enjoy being scared, but I'm really disappointed when good doesn't triumph over evil. That's my favorite part of a good horror novel is when the good guys win like The Stand from Stephen King.

      Happily Ever After rocks... :)

      Lisa

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  12. Oh I like both dark and light books though I draw the line at horror. This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Hi Sophia -

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

      Lisa

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  13. As a librarian, I love that you have such a vivid memory of the librarian "upping" your check-out limit. Positive library experiences in youth have a lasting, positive impact on reading habits.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Catherine -

      Nice to meet you! I love librarians!!! :)

      Yes that sticker on my library card made me SO proud to be such a voracious reader... She definitely impacted my life in a positive way!

      Thank you for all you do to encourage reading and share stories!!!

      Lisa :)

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  14. I just love paranormal. I can't read enough. Thanks for finding me another one.

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    1. Thanks for commenting!

      I hope you enjoy Night Walker!

      Lisa :)

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    1. Thanks DeeDee!!! I love the cover too! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  16. I hope that she finds her lover, I need a happy ending, Please!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Dynie -

      Calisto and Kate have a rough road ahead of them, but I promise you a very happy ending... :)

      Hope you enjoy the book!

      Lisa :)

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  17. I wanna read this book...!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Thanks for commenting Kimberly!

      I hope you enjoy Night Walker!

      Lisa :)

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  18. The book sounds great. Definitely going into my TBR pile.

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  19. I wanna read this book!! Oh man!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

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  20. Awww... "He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…"! Second chance at love!

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  21. This sounds GOOD. And the cover is pretty Ni-ice too!

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  22. This book is on my want to read list

    Froggy

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  23. Hi! I've been dying to get my hands on this book! Who wouldn't read a book with hot sexy abs on the cover? Hehe (;

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I'd Love to try a new author! Thanks!

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  25. Love the excerpt sounds like a great read :)

    debi01760@hotmail.com

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