Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lisa Kessler Night Thief blog tour

Who Wants to Live Forever?

Hi everyone –
I’m excited to be on the Bitten By Paranormal Romance blog today! 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever?  I think my fascination with immortals started with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, carried into the Highlander movies and tv series, and finally culminated for me with my Night series.

I’m intrigued to understand how a person (or being) can keep their lives relevant when the world around them is constantly changing, and they’re not. Anne Rice’s Lestat searched for pleasure and entertainment, but eventually found himself aching for meaning and redemption. In the Highlander television series, Duncan MacLeod, engrossed himself in learning languages and fighting styles while continuing on his “There can be only one” path in The Game.

The immortal Night Walkers in my Night Series each face the challenge of facing eternity and watching the world grow and die around them. 

In Night Walker, my hero, Calisto Terana, walked the earth for over 200 years hoping for another chance at love and redemption. After his love was murdered in 1775, he gave up his soul to the night for a second chance to love her.  He had no idea he would wait centuries for her to live again, to see her face one more time. As decades turned into centuries, he amassed wealth and power, but his heart hardened and bitterness took the place of hope.

Only his memories of her and his desire to love her again keep him going.

In my latest Night Series release, Night Thief, Kane is one of the original Night Walkers, born immortal. As a Mayan God, time has never had any real meaning for him until the night he crosses paths with a mortal woman who steals more than his gold pocket watch.

His feelings for her force him to get involved in the mortal world around him and give him the opportunity to experience life instead of stand as a silent sentinel.

As I wrote the books for the series, each Night Walker hero has his own reason for facing eternity. For some it’s love, for others it’s duty, and for some it’s a quest for answers, but the burden of endless night weighs heavy on their shoulders.

On the surface, immortality, life without the fear of death seems like a great idea, but I think it comes with a hefty price.

So if you got the chance to live forever, would you take it?  If yes, what would keep you going as lifetimes pass by?  And if not, why would you rather remain mortal with only one life to live?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…
Night Walker – The Night Series - Book One  (Available Now)

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

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…

After catching her fiancé 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 Thief – A Night Series Novella (Available Now)
After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch.

Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets.

Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.

BIO - Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and also won the Romance Through the Ages for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. 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 is an active member of Romance Writers of America serving as President of the San Diego Chapter.  She’s also a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Paranormal Chapter of RWA. You can learn more about Lisa and her books at

Lisa lives in southern California with her husband and two amazing kids.
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  1. Hello Lisa - I'm a fan for sure...Your Night Series definitely speaks to my paranormal romance cravings;) Congrats on your latest...I want it *smiles*

  2. I have not read this series, but I have added to my TBR list. I love books about immortals and can't wait to start this series.

  3. I love finding out about new authors!!!

  4. I think I would want to live forever. Think of all the things you could do, all the people you'll meet and places you'll see.


  5. Hi Kay Dee! *waving*

    I hope you enjoy Night Thief! I had a total blast writing it! :)

    Thanks for commenting!

    Lisa :)

  6. i wouldn't want to live forever if my loved ones didn't
    i'm really interested in your series so thank you a lot for this opportunity to win one of your book

    all the best

  7. Hi Sheryl -

    Thanks for adding the Night Series to your to-read list! :) Hope you enjoy the books...

    Immortals are yummy, aren't they? :)


  8. Hi Diane -

    Thanks for commenting! Hope you enjoy the Night Series! :)


  9. Hi Joanne -

    I think that's the part that makes immortality so tempting! Could you imagine having the time to read every book you wanted, and learn new languages and travel the world?

    But losing everyone I care about would kill me... Eternity would be a heavy burden!

    Thanks for commenting!

    Lisa :)

  10. Hi Miki -

    I'm with you... I think it would be tough to live forever unless your family and friends could see eternity with you!

    Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy the Night Series!

    Lisa :)

  11. I wouldn't want to live forever if the love of my life and my children wouldn't live forever also.

    Wishing you much success with your career.

  12. Loved the interview. Can not wait ti red Night Thief. Enjoyed Night Walker very much.

  13. The eternal conundrum of paranormal romance is that the paranormal lover stays as s/he is while the mortal lover fades and dies. It's a challenging bit of work to write about that, but yes, you seem to have done it. Well done.

  14. Just added the books to my TBR list! Great post :)

  15. I agree Janna!!! If my family and friends couldn't be immortal with me, then I'd rather just have one lifetime... :)

    THanks for commenting!

    Lisa :)

  16. Hi Sin -

    I'm so glad you enjoyed Night Walker! Calisto's story was truly the book of my heart... :)

    Hope you enjoy Night THief too!

    Thanks for commenting!

    Lisa :)

  17. Hi Maria -

    Thanks for commenting! :) I hope you enjoy the Night Series... Immortals are definitely fun to contemplate...

    Lisa :)

  18. Hi Rosie -

    Thanks so much for adding Night Walker and Night Thief to your TBR list!!!

    Hope you enjoy the books!

    Lisa :)

  19. Lisa, this series looks like another's going on my must reads! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I have to say that NIGHT THIEF looks absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I do judge by the cover.


  21. Thanks so much PC!!! I hope you enjoy the Night Series!!!

    Lisa :)

  22. Hi Mary -

    I love the Night Thief cover too!!! :) And since my hero hardly ever buttons his shirts, it was perfect! :)

    I hope you enjoy Night THief!

    Lisa :)


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