Friday, February 17, 2012

Entangled in Love Character Interview and Giveaway with Lisa Kessler

Happy Valentine’s Day from Calisto Terana (aka the Hero of Night Walker)…

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much to Roxanne for inviting me to Fangtastic Books today!  I’m very excited to get the chance to meet up with Calisto, my Spanish hero from Night Walker, to discuss this holiday of love of and chocolate…

(Since you’re reading and can’t hear his deep voice and strong Spanish accent, imagine Antonio Banderas speaking…  And if you have seen the Night Walker cover, you know that Calisto has a body made for love!  Now you understand why I was so excited to have an excuse to interview him! LOL)

*Ahem*  Let’s get started.  Thanks for chatting with me tonight, Calisto.

Buenas Noches, to all the Fangtastic blog readers.  I hope that you enjoyed a romantic Valentine’s Day.

How did you and Kate celebrate? *Calisto smiles and my heart thumps.  He glances at me and I realize he can hear my heart thumping.  Crap!  Okay now I’m blushing.*

I surprised her with a diamond ring.

An engagement ring?

*He nods, his lips curving at the corners, threatening to de-rail me with another smile* Si. I have wanted to marry her for centuries. 

And she said…

*Calisto laughs* She said yes.

Wow.  *I feel mushy romantic emotions welling up*  For the people who haven’t read your book yet, can you explain how big a deal this is?

*He shrugs his broad shoulders and I swear I can feel a ripple of power* I will try. 

I have loved Kate for over two hundred years.  We met on the coast of San Diego.  I was a mortal man then.  A priest.  I came to the new world from Spain to help convert the savages.

I met a young woman named Tala.  She had the most amazing eyes.  In the lower corner of her right iris, I could see a lighter crescent of color, as if she carried the moon in her eyes. 
We started to meet at sunset.  She taught me the language of the Kumeyaay people, and in trade, I taught her to waltz.  She always had a song to share.  *He shakes his head with a distant smile* I fell in love with her.  Although it went against my vows, I never regretted the way she fit into my arms, the way I felt when she smiled up at me.

But I trusted the wrong man with my secret and I lost her. *His hands clench into fists* She was murdered before we could wed, and I chose to give up my soul in trade for immortality to wait until her spirit was reincarnated.

And now you’re finally going to get married!  *I hope he can’t see the fluffy hearts floating over my head*

I see nothing over your head. *his dark eyes sparkle with mischief*

Ack!  I forgot you can hear my thoughts. *BLUSH*  So let’s see if I can make you blush…  Have you heard some of the reviews about Night Walker?

*Calisto shakes his head*

Well let me share a few with you…

Kelley Armstrong, a #1 New York Times Best Selling author said “Hot romance and cool characters make Night Walker an all-night read.”

And Fresh Fiction Book reviews called Night Walker, “Haunting and beautiful.”
Night Owl Book Reviews made your story a Top Pick and said “After reading this captivating tale of love, lies, betrayal, and redemption, I am hard pressed to find things I didn’t like.”

*Calisto smiles* I am honored that my love for Kate has touched readers.  I am very grateful to you as well, for giving our story a voice.

I loved every second of writing Night Walker.  Definitely no regrets.  Thanks so much for sharing your big news with the readers here at Fangtastic Books!  Bye Calisto.


*Calisto leaves.  I can see him walking to Kate’s battle-scarred VW Bug.  She’s waiting for him, leaning against the front hood.  He pulls her up into his arms and kisses her.  My heart melts.  And then I remember I’m still here… On the blog… with you!*


Well, thank you for reading!!!  So I wonder if we’ll get to see Kate and Calisto’s wedding?  He didn’t say when they were getting married…  Hmmm…

Maybe I could get an invitation for all of us? 

Do you enjoy reading about weddings in novels?  Let me know what you think…  One lucky commenter will win a free eBook copy of Night Walker

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

THE NIGHT SERIES - Book One by Lisa Kessler

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

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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.

Night Demon

Book 2 The Night Series

Coming in 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

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

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Caridad Pineiro said...

Love reading about weddings in novels! Muchissimas gracias to you for sharing sexy Calisto with us.

Rachel Firasek said...

Read your blog this morning and realize that many congrats are in order. :) So, CONGRATS! & Great post!I heart Calisto!!!

LynnRush said...

LOVE LOVED LOVED this book. Congrats on all your success. Enjoy the journey!

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Caridad! *waving*

I like reading about them too, but I've enver written one... It might be a cool thing to add to the end of the series since Calisto began it...

We'll see! :)

Thanks so much for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Rachel -

Thanks for the congrats!!! I'm still happy dancing today... :)

But I've heard Night Demon edits are headed my way next week so time to stop dancing and finish the novella... Whee! LOL


Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Lynn -

I'm so glad you enjoyed Night Walker!!! :) Can't wait for you to meet Kane in Night Thief too! Yum! :)

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Laurie said...

You are new to me, but I'm intrigued. Looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for the giveway.

Barb P said...

I love reading about weddings! To me, that means a happy ending (hopefully). Thanks for the wonderful interview and giveaway. I've been wanting to read Night Walker for quite a while now.

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Laurie -

I'm so glad Calisto caught your interest... :)

I hope you enjoy Night Walker!

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Barb -

I like to read about weddings too! :)

Maybe I can get Calisto to invite us in Night Child... Hmmm... :)

Thanks for commenting!


traci16 said...

Loved the character interview with Calisto....and yes I do love reading about weddings in books. Congrats!!!! Would love to read!!

Chelsea Rafferty said...

Stopping by to show support :) Honestly, don't know on the weddings, I have no real preference... though I do like the "promise" of forever whether its a plan for a wedding or the living together etc :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Traci -

I'm glad Calisto caught your attention! :)

I hope he'll give us a peek into the upcoming wedding... Maybe in book 3? We'll see...

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Chelsea -

Thanks for the support!!! You're the best!!! :)

I'll keep you posted on the upcoming nuptials... We'll see how it works for Book 3... :)

Thanks for commenting!


Joanne said...

*fans self* I love Calisto. Great character interview. Congrats on the book. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Joanne -

So glad Calisto swept you off your feet! :)

Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy Night Walker!


JenM said...

I love weddings. I love watching them on TV and I love reading about them in books. Calisto sounds pretty yummy.

Debby said...

IO have never read one of your books but am looking forward to changing that. I do enjoy weddings in the stories I read. It does make for some interesting happenings.
debby236 at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Great interview! The book sounds very good.

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Jen -

SO glad you enjoyed meeting Calisto! :)

Maybe he'll even invite us to his wedding? Hmmm...

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Debby -

I hope you enjoy Night Walker! :)

I'm hoping we'll be able to see Calisto's wedding too... We'll see!

THanks for commenting! It's great to meet you!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi bn100 -

I'm glad you enjoyed Calisto's interview!

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

stacey said...

Love Paranormal Books and would love to read this one.

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Stacey -

THanks for commenting! I'm glad Night Walker caught your eye...

Lisa :)