Monday, August 22, 2011

Night Walker by Lisa Kessler-Character Interview & Giveaway: Bewitching Tour Stop








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

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.






CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH CALISTO
Hi everyone –

Thank you to Laurie for giving me a spot on her blog today!

As the blog tour continues, I’m really excited to have Calisto with me today… It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for his Spanish accent, but I’ll do my best to keep this professional-ish! LOL

So Calisto, welcome to Laurie’s blog…

Buenas noches to all of you.


I guess I should tell everyone we had to conduct the interview at night… Obviously. Any way… *trying not to be distracted by the hint of a smile I see on his face* Calisto, I know you were from Spain originally. Have you ever gone back?

I have not. When I became a Night Walker, I knew there was nothing left for me in my homeland.


Now that you’ve found Kate, do you think you’ll ever take her back there?

To Spain? *he raises a brow and shakes his head* No. I would not take her anywhere near the Fraternidad del Fuego Santo. I hope they will finally leave us in peace, but I will always be on guard for their return.


Speaking of Kate, I was going to share an excerpt here from your first meeting. Can you set the scene for us? How did it feel the night you finally saw her face after more than 200 years of waiting? *watching him rake his fingers back through his dark hair with a smile on his face makes my heart skip a beat*

For a moment, I could not believe my eyes. I wanted to take her into my arms, but she did not know me. Such torture to see the one you have always loved and not be able to speak your heart.


So as you got to know her again, was she different than you remembered? Did you fall in love with her all over again?

Si. I love her more now than I ever did before.


*I hope he can’t see the little heart shaped bubbles floating over my head* On that note, Iet’s share a short excerpt from Night Walker.

The night their paths finally cross on Dia de los Muertos, he recognizes her instantly, but she has no conscious memory of him. So while Calisto aches to pull her into his arms, he’s forced to keep his distance…


EXCERPT:

Kate watched them wander off before kneeling closer to the cross. Unable to stop herself, she traced her finger along the T in the center.


Behind her, someone cleared his throat. Kate jerked her hand away and shot to her feet. When she turned around she found a tall, dark-haired man staring at her.


Her cheeks flushed with heat. She hoped he hadn’t witnessed her touching the relic. She waited for some kind of admonishment, but he didn’t say anything.


Not with words.


Something in his dark eyes captured her. His gaze wandered over her face like a tender caress, and strangely, instead of screaming for Lori and Edie, she caught herself imagining his touch on her skin.


“I hope I did not frighten you,” he said.


His deep voice resonated through the empty courtyard, and the intimate tone weakened her knees. The hint of a Spanish accent didn’t hurt, either. Nervous laughter escaped her before she could contain it.

Her face warmed all over again. “Just a little startled. I didn’t see anyone else out here.”


He stepped closer without encroaching on her personal space, his eyes locked with hers from beneath thick lashes. “Forgive me.”
She swallowed hard and prayed she wasn’t blushing. “No problem.” She looked away before she embarrassed herself even further, focusing on the cross. “It’s beautiful isn’t it?”


“Si.” He nodded slowly. “Yes, it is.” His barely there smile made her think he wasn’t referring to the flowers or the cross. “I am Calisto. Calisto Terana.”

Expectation hung as heavy as the scent of eucalyptus, as if he waited to hear something more than just her name.


“I’m Kate.” Instead of offering to shake his hand, she tucked a stray lock of hair behind her ear. “It’s nice to meet you.”


“The honor is mine, Kate... ” His accent colored the vowel in her name. It had never sounded more beautiful. She reminded herself to breathe.

When he hesitated for a moment waiting for her to speak, she realized she hadn’t shared her last name as he had. She flipped through a rapid pro and con mental checklist, and decided it couldn’t hurt. Maybe they would meet again.

“Bradley,” she said.


A sexy smile curved at the corners of his lips. “I hope this will not be our last meeting.”


She glanced around the shadowed courtyard, feeling vulnerable, and almost gave in to her first instinct—to run. But she remembered her promise to herself. Be strong. Take action. She lifted her chin and said, “I guess you never know.”


With a smile that said he had every intention of seeing her again, he tipped his head. “Buenos noches, Kate Bradley.”

Her heart raced and her palms sweated when she realized he meant to leave. No man made her palms sweat. Ever.

His gaze held hers for a moment, full of unspoken promises she didn’t understand. Without another word, he walked away.


*********



So I have one last question for Calisto… How tough was it to walk away from Kate that night? *he lifts his gaze, dark eyes locked on mine*

It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.



Thank you, Calisto, for being on the blog with me today! I think we’re giving away a digital copy of Night Walker, so please leave a comment… And if you’ve got any questions for Calisto, I’ll try to get him back tonight to answer them!


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.

Lisa's Links (find her here):
Website |  Blog  |  Twitter  | Facebook







GIVEAWAY
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 Ends Aug. 29th 11:59 CST.

WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED! Congrats to Twinmom101!!



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Tue Aug 23  Books Read ‘N Make-up Done   Night Owl Romance Blog
Wed Aug 24  Guest Blogger: Lisa KesslerNIGHT OWL ROMANCE BLOG
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Fri Aug 26  My Book Addiction – Guest Blog & Review
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34 comments:

loves to dive said...

Oh La la, love the accent. Would love to read the book.
lvs2dv at gmail dot com

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Would love to win this book! So far all the books I've read from Entangled Publishing were wonderful :) And thank you for an intriguing character interview!
impy80 at hotmail dot com

Bwyatt said...

Awesome! Sounds yummy. THanks for the giveaway.
britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt...

Lisa :)

Lissette Martinez said...

Umm.. Me encantaría hablar en español con el.. ~ I'd love to talk with him in Spanish, lol
Thanks for the excerpt!

Lissette_125(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Lissette -

I'll see if I can get Calisto to come by tonight for some Spanish talk... LOL

Thanks fro commenting!

Lisa :)

thefictionalbookshelf said...

Lisa is a very talented writer. I love reading her work. As far as Night Walker goes I've been drooling over that cover design for quite some time. Thanks for the character interview.

Lisa Kessler said...

Thank you!!! :) Isn't the cover amazing??? I got very lucky!!! :)

Thanks for commenting!!! I'm glad Calisto made a good impression...

Lisa :)

Cate Lord said...

Great interview and excerpt, Lisa! :)
Best wishes for your book release.

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks Cate I'm glad you enjoyed Calisto's brief interview... :)

He promises he'll visit again tonight... Woot! LOL

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

desitheblonde said...

i am not going to be here next week but if the cover is good as the book it will do great and wo ho for you
desitheblonde@msn.com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Thanks for the excert...I would love to read more!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Lisa Kessler said...

Thank you Desi!!! :)

I love the cover too! Yum!

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Maria -

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! :)

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa

Krystal said...

I love character interviews and I loved the excerpt, thank you for this giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks Krystal!

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt and interview! :)

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Loved the excerpt Lisa! I really like your writing style. Having read this excerpt I really want to win this contest! my email addy is missy__ann@hotmail.com

twimom101 said...

great interview!!
I cannot wait to read this..thanks for the giveaway!
twimom101@yahoo.com

Na said...

I would love to read your book Lisa. I really like how they are able to connect without words.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks for the great comments! :)

So glad you enjoyed the excerpt and interview!

Lisa :)

Anne R said...

Great interview. Thanks! The book sounds great, can't wait to read it.

Anne

areeth AT new DOT rr DOT com

Lisa Kessler said...

Thank you Anne!!! :)

I hope you enjoy the book...

Lisa :)

Lisa Kessler said...

And for Lissette... I have Calisto here to repond to your comment for him...

Lissette said, "Me encantaría hablar en español con el..."

*Watching Calisto start to smile*

Usted me adula… ¿Qué usted querría discutir? ¿Quizás la manera el claro de luna brilla intensamente en las ondas del océano aquí?

*watching him leave the room before fanning myself* Shew!

Okay Lissette, I think he had fun speaking Spanish with you... :)

THanks for commenting everyone!

Lisa

LadyVampire2u said...

Loved the excerpt! This sounds like an awesome book and I would dearly love to read it. Thanks for the chance!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Lisa Kessler said...

Thank you!!! :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt...

Thansk for commenting!

Lisa :)

Beverly said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing. Great giveaway - thanks for hosting.
Please enter me. Old follower.
bevsharp@desch.org

Lisa Kessler said...

You're welcome Beverly!!! :)

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

latishajean said...

This sounds really good would love to read this book! Thank you for the great giveaway!
tishajean@ charter.net

DANIELA said...

Buenas noches Lisa and Calisto, Hi Laurie
This was an interesring character interview.
I'd like a chance to win this book. Thanks!

Daniela.
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

ruby95660 said...

This book sounds interesting. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

ruby95660[at]yahoo[dot]com

winnie said...

Really liked the excerpt and would love to read more! Thanks for the giveaway!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Diana said...

I loved the excerpt of the book and the cover is amazing.
Thanks for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

The winner of this giveaway is WINNIE. Congrats to Winnie who was randomly selected from all eligible commenters using Random.org.

Thanks to everyone for your great comments and interest.

Laurie said...

Ok....I had to pick another winner because Winnie (Lucky girl) won a copy on another tour stop. So, again, using random.org, twinmom101 is the NEW Winner!! Congrats Twinmom101.