Monday, May 14, 2012

Virtual Book Tour - Review, Guest Post & Giveaway: Lisa Kessler's "Night Walker" (Book One in the Night Series)



THE NIGHT SERIES - Book One by Lisa Kessler

Title: Night Walker
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Courtesy Of:  Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com

View the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTD8VdDCOc

Welcome to Sapphyria's Book Reviews Lisa!!!

The Nature of Time… Who Wants to Live Forever?

Hi everyone –

Thanks for having me on your blog today!

Einstein’s theory of relativity never made sense to me as a kid, but as an adult who watches days turn into weeks in the blink of an eye, I now understand. The longer we stay on earth the faster time seems to race because one day becomes a much smaller fraction of your life than it was as a small child.

So what if you’ve been on earth for centuries? How fast would years blend into decades when you’ve lived over 200 years?

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 new 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.

My hero, Calisto Terana, has 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, but he had no idea he would wait centuries for her to live again, to see her face one more time. As the world around him changed, 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.

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 heavily 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. And I think the cost goes up every year as time races by even faster…

So if you got the chance to live forever, would you take it?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…

Lisa
Synopsis:

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.

Saph's Review:

For centuries Calisto has been waiting the words of the Shaman who created him to come true. Now he's come across Kate, the woman he is certain is his past love reincarnate. Kate, on the other hand, has no memories of a past life-only bad dreams and vague familiarities concerning flowers and signet rings. She's wounded from a former relationship and leaves Reno, where she's a Choir Director in a middle school, and comes back to San Diego. A chance meeting with Calisto turns her world upside down and has her questioning her sudden and intense attraction to this tall, dark stranger.

I enjoyed the different take on Calisto and the Night Walker label. He didn't consider himself a vampire. His Night Walker blood allowed him to arise at night but it was also used to heal the wounds on humans around him. The organization searching for him and trying to destroy him, however, finds his kind an abomination. They will stop at nothing the keep Calisto from bringing forth another of his kind...namely Kate. Will Calisto be able to right past wrongs and protect Kate from the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo?

The book intermittently hops from the present back to 1775 and it's done seamlessly and without flaws. Everything flows together well and the flashbacks help develop the story. We get insight into the past of Calipso (original name - Gregorio) and Kate (the reincarnate of Tala) throughout not only those flashbacks but also from within Calipso's memories and Kate's dreams.

Lisa Kessler is a fantastic writer. Her paragraphs come alive with every word and her descriptions are so vivid. Example: Pg. 19 "The music spoke words he couldn't recite..." Calisto and Kate are such tortured souls and Lisa does an excellent job bringing them together. The emotions that they emit are very believable and I was able to experience them myself. This book draws you in like a great novel does and takes you on an
incredible journey!
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Giveaway Details:

Tour wide Lisa is giving away a signed paperback of Night Walker, a signed Night Walker poster and a $25 Amazon giftcard 

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3 comments:

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Night Walker!!!

I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)

Lisa

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I enjoy books that exist in more than one time period but it can be difficult to follow if the author doesn't do it well. From your review it sounds like it is done very well here!

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this book. I really enjoy paranormal books.