Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Guest Blog with Lisa Kessler

I’m so excited to be on the Fang-tastic book site today!

This is my first stop in my first Book Blog Tour for my debut novel, Night Walker! Did I mention I’m excited? LOL

I’ve been a voracious reader ever since I was a child, idolizing the authors who wrote new worlds for me to escape into. I never dreamed I would one day write a book and see it published.

After I had my daughter, I got bitten by the writing bug. I started writing every night, just for fun. Before I knew it I had filled up my computer’s hard-drive with characters and stories that would never see the light of day.

Vampires were always my favorite characters to write. I really enjoy writing a character who has watched the world change, with lifetimes of memories and experience. It’s also fun to figure out how they keep themselves going in an endless night.

Having them be dark and dangerous doesn’t hurt either! :-)

My hero, Calisto Terana, has been alive for over two hundred years. He traded his soul for the promise of redemption and the chance to find his one love when she lives again.

He had no idea he would wait so long.

By the time he meets Kate, hope has turned to bitterness. Instead of using his Night Walker abilities to heal, he now uses them to hunt and feed on the refuse of humanity. He’s thrown completely off-balance when he realizes he finally has another chance to love her, but she has her own baggage and no memory of him.

It’s been a long hard journey to finally see this book published, but the moment I get to hold a copy in my hands every second will have been worth it. Thanks so much for stopping by today on my first blog stop!

I’ve got a new page up on my website with some photos and music that are featured in the book… http://lisaslair.com/NightWalker.html so stop by if you’re curious.

Also, I’m having a virtual Night Walker release party with prizes and fun on facebook, so consider this your invitation and click that you’ll attend…:-) http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1732769362783&sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=219541484756584

I’m trying to think of something to do in real-life too, to celebrate Night Walker’s release day… (Besides be a dork and cry! LOL) Have any ideas?


Book Description:

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.

Title: Night Walker
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-12-1
Mobi ISBN: Coming soon!
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-13-8
View the book trailer at
Books 2, 2 1/2, and 3 coming December 2011, January 2012, and June 2012!

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 http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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


Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks for being a guest Lisa. Happy to be your "first official tour stop".

One week until the official launch of Entangled and Night Walker- woo hoo!

lynnrush said...

Yay, Lisa. Awesome! Enjoy the journey!!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

How exciting! Major congrats. Entangled is coming out with a bang!

Lucianne Rivers said...

Can't wait for your virtual launch party!!!

Chris Marie Green/Christine Cody/Crystal Green said...

Whoooo! Counting down the days. : )

Hi y'all! said...


I think you should have an at home launch party where you invite all your friends and read to them from your book. :-)


Rayka Mennen said...

HI Lisa,
what a great cover and I love that first line in your blurb. Good luck with your release.

Shea Berkley said...

Congratulations on your first stop on your blog tour! Have fun!!

BookGirl said...

Hello Lisa,

Great first post on your blog tour! Have fun on the rest of your stops! And enjoy the release of your book because your book is amazing!

Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Roxanne -

Thanks SO much for all your help getting the word out about Night Walker!!!

I can't imagine a better publicist to have in my corner!!! You rock!!!

One more week.... Whee!!!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Lynn -

Thanks for stopping by!!!

It's been quite a journey! LOL

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Julia -

Thank you!!!

And I defintiely think Entangled is ready to make the publishing world take notice! LOL

Very exciting to be a part of it!!!

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Lucianne -

Thanks for commenting!!!

I hope you'll come by the virtual launch party! We're going to have prizes, contests, book excerpts, and fun all around!!!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Chris - (I love all your aliases! LOL)

Thanks for commenting!!!

I can't believe the book is FINALLY coming out!!! Next week!!! SQUEE!!!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Melinda -

Thanks for the idea!!!

I'd have to be sure to pick a part of the book to read that wouldn't make me blush and giggle! LOL

I can write steamy, but I'm not mature enough to read it out loud without laughing! :)

Thanks for commenting!


Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Rayka -

I love the cover too!!! :)

And that tagline Entangled came up with is so perfect! It really captures the heart of the book...

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks Shea!!!

I feel like I'm starting a marathon! LOL


Thanks for commenting!


Jus Accardo said...

Awesome first stop, Lisa!

Before you know it, it will be release day! :D

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Bookgirl -

Thanks so much for commenting! :)

And I'm really glad you enjoyed Night Walker!!! Can't wait to share your review! LOL

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Jus! *waving*

I know! Release day is right around the corner! Yikes!!! LOL

It's very exciting though! YAY!!!

Thanks for commenting!!!

Lisa :)

Marie Andreas said...

I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you Lisa! You and your books are going to take the world by storm!

Lisa Kessler said...

Awww thanks Marie!!! :)

World Domination would Rock!!! LOL

But I'd be happy with people just enjoying the book... :)

Thanks for commenting!!!

Lisa :)

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom said...

HI Lisa! Finally- here it is - Night Walker. Can't wait to read it. Have a fangtastic launch party! I'll share some cyber champagne in your honor.


www. lindathomas-sundstrom .com

laura said...

I'm so excited about this book. I think you should celebrate by attending a readers convention!
*wink wink*

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Linda! *waving*

Thanks so much for the cyber champagne! LOL

It's hard to believe Night Walker is finally coming out! :) YAY!!!

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Laura! *waving*

I think going to a readers convention sounds like a fabulous idea!!! LOL

Can't wait to meet you in person at RomCon!!! Fun!!!

Thanks for commenting!!!

Lisa :)

Rachel Firasek said...

Congrats, Lisa!! I'm excited to see all of the Tours launching. Woo-Hoo! I also can't wait to read this! Vamps rock.

Lisa Kessler said...

Hey Rachel! *waving*

Thanks so much for stopping by my first stop on the tour!!! :)

I'm excited and nervous and beside myself that Night Walker is finally heading out into the world... I hope you enjoy it!!! Calisto is the bomb... (He'd roll his eyes for sure if he heard me call him that! LOL)

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Nina Croft said...

The book sounds great and Calisto definitely sounds my sort of hero!

Rosalie Lario said...

Congrats on your upcoming release, Lisa! Yeah, I have a weak spot for vamps too. Beyond sexy!

Sharon said...

Hey Lisa! Congrats on your fist stop. It is going to be a busy month :) I can't wait read Night Walkers, I live the name Calisto!

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