Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Guest post by Lisa Kessler, author of NIGHT WALKER

Hey guys, I'm excited to welcome Lisa Kessler, author of Night Walker to Fall Into Books today as a guest poster! Also, Lisa is giving away a signed paperback copy of Night Walker and a $25 Amazon gift card! See the end of the post to enter!

Night Walker History and Mythology

Hi everyone -

Thanks so much for having me on the blog today!  I'm excited to share my latest release, Night Walker, with you.  This is the first book in the Night Series, featuring blood drinking immortals similar to vampires, but they're actually descended from the Mayan civilization.

When I started to write Night Walker, I wanted to set the book in San Diego.  It's easy to forget that the west coast has lots of interesting history to share, and I wanted to pull that in.  So I started researching at the oldest building in San Diego, the Mission de Alcala.  I learned so much about Father Junipero Serra and the Spanish missionaries exploring the New World and settling in San Diego.  They were masters at spreading Catholicism and their culture, pulling in the native Kumeyaay tribes to work and farm…

But the more I researched, the more a European vampire didn't seem to fit.  They're too flashy and lived in a much different world in 1700's Europe than my setting on the untamed west coast of the New World.  So I turned my research to one of the oldest civilizations in the western hemisphere, the Mayans.

Combining Mayan mythology and Kumeyaay research, I came up with the Night Walker race.  It's been exciting as I write the series to see the world unfold, and I hope readers will enjoy a new “western” twist on vampires…

Do you enjoy paranormals that weave in real history?  I'd love to hear from you…

Lisa J

As a historian, I LOVE Paranormals that weave in real history! Great work Lisa, and thanks for stopping by!

About the book:
THE NIGHT SERIES - Book One by Lisa Kessler
Title: Night Walker
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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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.

About the Author:
Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved was a finalist for the Bran 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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  1. I love Calisto, I instantly fell in love with him and so many bad things had happened to him I just wanted to jump right into the book and hug him and tell him everything would work out. I had so much heartache for him and all I wanted was for him and Kate to get together so everything would work out for them. At time I wanted to break down into tears for him, I was so heartbroken for him. This usualy never happens with me. I cry and get emotional at books all the time but usually it's for the female character not the male character and I was really surprised at how much I felt throughout the book but not to sympathise with the female but with the male.
    I loved seeing most of the story through him. You got to see his feelings and you felt them along with him. I loved how in the book we got flashbacks and got to see him and Tala. When Tala was killed my heart broke for him and more than anything I needed things to work out between him and Kate. I felt everything through him, his heart break over Tala's death, his hope for his and Kate's love and his fear that she would be taken away from him again.

    1. Awww thank you SO much for the wonderful comment!!! I hope you post your review on Amazon! LOL

      I'm glad you felt Calisto's turmoil through the book. He definitely earned his happily ever after! :)

      I hope you'll check out Night Thief... It comes out in September and takes place in 1840 in Paris! :) It's a Night Walker prequel...

      Thanks for commenting! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

      Lisa :)

  2. glad to be here and enjoyed reading the latest news. The books all sounds great and I would love to read this one.sue Leech

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sue! :)

      I hope you enjoy Night Walker!


  3. Book sounds really good! Would love to win your contest!

    1. Thanks Lynne! :)

      I hope you enjoy Night Walker!

      Lisa :)


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