Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lisa Kessler - Night Walker Giveaway & Interview

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.

My Review

Who doesn't like star crossed lovers? I love them. The characters were very relate-able and I found myself investing in them as the story went. The plot and pace kept me glued to the book. With twist and turns, Ups and downs, I couldn't stop. Lisa's writing style is to be expected, great. The originality was awesome. Never read a story about star crossed lovers, with a vampire twist. Not to mention the cover art is to drool for. Wouldn't you agree?

My Rating 5 stars!!

Author Interview

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I live in San Diego with my husband and my two teens. I'm a sucker for Disney and dumb comedies like Dodgeball, Anchorman, and anything by Mel Brooks! :)

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I was an only child growing up so I was always making up stories. I wrote for fun for years every night, but it wasn't until about 10 years ago that I started working towards publishing.

What surprised you the most about the writing/publishing process?

When I started to write my first novel, I thought the writing was the "work", but I was wrong! Editing and tracking down call for submissions, all the business side of writing is much more difficult. Writing the book was fun, getting it published was work! LOL

How do you develop your plots and characters?

Do you use any set formula? No, I write by the seat of my pants. I start with a character, put them in a scene and see what happens. I usually get an idea for an ending pretty quickly, but how the characters will get there is a mystery! LOL

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

I think creating believable characters that readers can relate to is probably the most important element for me.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Right now I'm finishing up edits for Night Demon, Book 2 in the Night Series. I traveled down to the Yucatan a few years ago to tour the Mayan Ruins and get a feel for the area. This book really opens up the Night Walker world and you get to see where they came from.

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He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her... Now, over 200 years later, dark forces attempt to steal his chance at redemption.

How did you come up with a story that was such a whirl wind of events?

The root of it was the desire to write a vampire book with vampires that weren't from Europe. I wanted to use the history in my hometown so I started researching the Mission de Alcala and the story started to come together from there... :)

How long did it take you to write it, and did you have any writer’s block along the way?

I never had writer's block and I wrote the first version in under 6 months. I've had to do some pretty extensive rewrites though before it was finally published... :)

Will we be seeing a following book to this stories?

Yes! Night Demon will be released in December! I can't wait for you to meet even more Night Walkers and a Mayan demon too!

How did you come up with the character Calisto?

My Night Walker originally came to the new world as a Spanish priest to help build the Mission de Alcala in San Diego. I went through many Spanish baby names, saying them out loud until I found Calisto and it felt just right... :)

I always must ask, If you could pick one actor to portray Calisto on the big screen who would it be and why?

There are a couple of options... In my head as I wrote the book, he looked and sounded like Antonio Banderas in the Mask of Zorro, but he could also be Johnny Depp from Don Juan De Marco... (Great movie! *swoon*)

Was there anything you find particularly challenging when writing this book?

Not while I wrote it, but the editing was a long daunting process and I learned as I went. My poor husband has read 4 different incarnations of Night Walker before I finally found a publisher for it! LOL

What were your feelings when you first saw the cover of your finished book?

I loved my cover from the first moment I saw it! The moody blue night background and the gorgeous Spanish man on the cover... Perfect! I loved the tagline my publisher came up with too. It really nailed the heart of the book.

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