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.
If you could be anything but a writer what would you want to be?
As an author have you ever been star struck by meeting one of your favorite authors? If so who was it? – Okay this is embarrassing to share, but one year when I attended BEA (Book Expo America) William Shatner was signing his latest book. I waited in line, feeling completely normal. But the moment it was my turn and I was standing across the table from Captain Kirk, my brain froze up! I couldn’t say hello, and then I took a picture of his head while he signed my book! *blush* And it took me two steps before I realized I hadn’t said Thank You! I turned around and thanked him and he looked at me like I was a nutcase. Ah well… LOL
What were your favorite books growing up?
I had a few… The Phantom Tollbooth, The Mystical Beast and all my books of Shel Silverstein poems! I had lots of Where the Sidewalk Ends memorized!
What book/book series would you love to see be made into a movie?
There is a shark thriller series by Steve Alten that is SO amazing! The first book is called Meg and it’s been optioned for a movie something like 8 times! There is a scene in the book with a helicopter, watching the Megladon shark from the air… It’ll take your breath away and I really really would LOVE to see it on the big screen someday!
What movie from a book was so bad you wish they hadn’t made it?
The Running Man. I really loved Stephen King’s book, and if you haven’t read it, you should! J It’s not a long one, but the books was suspenseful and fabulous and then I rented the movie and YIKES!!! Arnold Schwarzenegger in yellow spandex and the announcer from Family Feud!!! Schnikies! It was barely recognizable from the book… *cringe*
Do you have a playlist of songs you listen to when writing?
Always and it’s different depending on the book I’m writing… Usually each character will have a theme song and there will be songs that are the mood and feel of the book. I also use lots of movie soundtracks while I write.
Does your playlist change for every book or stay the same through the series? (if your writing a series)
Some of the songs stay. Like all of my Night Series playlists all include Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever” and my werewolf series, all the books include a really cool song by a band called Sea Wolf… The song is “You’re a Wolf”… All my wolves have that on the playlist! LOL
~QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS ~
- Favorite Food?
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Disneyland & Hawaii
Favorite TV Show?
Favorite Paranormal? (witch, vampire, zombie etc)
Night Walkers! LOL
Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?
Favorite Fruit or Veggie?
And finally…..I have to ask….Frogs or Toads?
Ha! Frogs are cute, but Toads drive cool cars… Don’t believe me? Check out The Wind in the Willows! LOL
Thank you so much for joining us on Froggarita’s Bookcase! We hope you stop by again soon! Froggy
Lisa Kessler spun a moving story that had me falling for the main character Calisto. You could feel his agony and pain over losing his love and having to wait centuries for her to be reborn. Kate hasn’t had it easy herself. Her whole life she has been haunted by dreams. Terrifying dreams of her own death. I loved reading the flashbacks scenes where we learn little by little more about what happened in the past so we could understand more of what they both went through.
Night walker is an enthralling paranormal romance that I just loved! I started this book and did not stop reading until I finished it! This book had me turning the pages till the wee hours of the night! I had to know what was going to happen and I wasn’t disappointed! I can’t wait for book 2 Night Demon!
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.