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Review: Forgotten Treasures by Lisa Kessler

Published 15/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Forgotten Treasures
Author:           Lisa Kessler
Pages:             146 ( On my e-reader )
Catagory:        Short stories

The story:

Spooky tales told while huddled around a campfire. 
Memories of “the good old days” shared by grandparents. 
Alien invasions by flashlight, under the covers, after bedtime. 

Short stories are like Forgotten Treasures you find in a trunk in the attic, just waiting to be discovered. 

Inside this book lurks a Christmas loving demon, a pirate ghost who becomes flesh only one night a year, and an ancient Egyptian god who longs to be a god of rock-n-roll. 

These tales, and many more, are anxious for you to open the cover and dust them off. 

Voted one of the Top 10 Best Short Story Anthology’s of 2011 according to the Preditors & Editors readers pol


(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:


So first of all let me tell you that I love everything Lisa writes. So when I found out that she publiced a book with short stories I just had to read it. And just as I suspected she didn’t dissapoint me.
Some of the stories are beautiful, some are surprising and some are just really scary. I just know that some of the stories I’ve read will haunt me at nigt and keep me scared of the dark shadows. While others made me cry because they had such a beautiful and lovely ending. Once again I can’t help but just fall in love with the Lisa’s writing style.

The verdict of a book addict:


I love short stories and I love the way Lisa Kessler has wrote them down. I would recommend this book to everyone I know.

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Interview with Calisto and Kate

Published 26/08/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

I was so excited when I recieved an e-mail from Lisa Kessler this week, she was going to do a blogpost today on my blog but she had another idea. I could interview Calisto and Kate if I wanted to, of course she didn’t have to ask me twice if I wanted to do this. So a big thank you for Calisto and Kate for answering my questions! And a big thank you for Lisa for asking me if I wanted to do this. So everybody give a warm welcome to Calisto and Kate!

Hi Everyone –
I wanted to thank Annabel for her great interview questions for Calisto and Kate from my new novel, Night Walker.  I guess I’ll pass the keyboard to them…
Annabel:  First of all how are you both doing?

*Kate smiles and glances at Calisto, then over to Annabel*  We’re both very happy to be here tonight.
Annabel: I have some questions for Calisto first. How do you adjust yourself to every new century?

*Calisto meets Annabel’s eyes*  I fear I do not adjust well. I still cling to familiar music and books from my century.
*Kate smiles and pats his thigh* He still won’t let me set up an email account for him.
The computer is not an adjustment I ever plan to make. *a hint of a smile*
Annabel: How do you cope with everyone you lose in the meantime? I don’t think I could live that long and feel lonely.

*smile fades*  Since Tala’s murder, ordered by a man I once thought of as my friend, I distanced myself from everyone. In a way, perhaps that helped me to endure eternity.
Annabel: Which country do you prefer, Spain or America?

I have not seen my homeland since I came to the New World with Father Junipero Serra in the 1700’s, so I would say America is my home now.
Annabel: How would you describe your feelings for Kate?

*Taking Kate’s hand, he smiles at her, before gazing back at Annabel* How do you describe a feeling that is larger than words?
*Kate chuckles and shakes her head, smiling at Annabel* He tries to answer me with more questions too.
*Calisto’s smile fades, his voice deep with emotion* I love her more now than I ever have. She fascinates me and makes me laugh when I believed I had forgotten how.  Kate is the light to my darkness. The other half of my soul.
*He looks at Kate and adds* I am grateful and lucky to have her love in return.
Annabel: And now some questions for Kate… Like Calisto can you describe your feelings for him?

*Kate is still blushing from Calisto’s heartfelt words* Wow!  I’m not sure how I can follow that.  *Calisto’s smile widens* But I can say that before I met Calisto, I always felt like something was missing, almost like I was a stranger in my own life.
But from the moment I heard his voice, his Spanish accent, it all sparked something inside of me.  Not really a memory, but I felt comfortable with him. Safe. I confided secrets with him that I’d never shared with anyone. *holding Calisto’s hand a little tighter* That trust, knowing I wasn’t alone anymore, gave me an inner strength I never knew I had.
Annabel: Before I’m going to ask this question let me just tell you that you are such a great heroine! How did you find the strength to do all the things you did?! If I were you I wouldn’t know if I could handle everything like you did.

I didn’t know if I could handle it either!  *Kate laughs* I guess in the end you do what you have to do.  Live or die.  I’m glad I chose to live and keep moving forward.
Annabel: How do you handle knowing that your an old soul that has lived and loved this man before?

I have to admit that was creepy at first. My whole life I had this horrible nightmare, and to realize I was really seeing my own murder in a past life. *shudders and shakes her head, tightening her grip on Calisto’s hand again* As my past started to come back to me, I really thought I was losing my mind.
Calisto helped by filling in the blanks for me.  It did explain why I felt such a strong connection to him from the first moment we met, but I was glad that I fell in love with him before I remembered. Otherwise I might always wonder if it was real.
*Calisto nods* Kate is no longer Tala.  The past brought us together, but we have different lives now. I fell in love with the woman she is today. 

Annabel: Kate, are you happy with the life you’re living now and the choices you’ve made?

Yes.  *smiles at Calisto* I like knowing whatever the future holds we’ll face it together.
Annabel: And finally a question for you both… What are your plans for the future?

*Lisa takes over the keyboard*   I can’t let them tell you that… LOL  I’m working on the edits for Night Demon (Book #2) so they’re not allowed to give you any spoilers.
We are keeping the conversations going on the Night Series facebook page!  You can visit at http://facebook.com/NightSeries
Thanks so much for the great interview quesitons, Annabel!!!
Lisa
THE NIGHT SERIES – Book One by Lisa Kessler
Title: Night Walker
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-12-1
Mobi ISBN: Coming soon!
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-13-8
Books 2, 2 1/2, and 3 coming December 2011, January 2012, and June 2012!
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 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.
Thank you so much Lisa for this chance to do an amazing interview! And thank you again Calisto and Kate for taking the time to answer my questions. I can’t wait for the next book!

Review: Night Walker by Lisa Kessler

Published 26/08/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict



Title:               
Night Walker
Author:         
Lisa Kessler
Pages:            
267 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:      
Paranormal romance

The story:


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

( taken from goodreads )
The view of a book addict:


I loved this book, being a member of the street team for this book I couldn’t wait to read it and I wasn’t dissapointed. The only time I was dissapointed was when I read the last page of the book because I want to read more!

I fell in love with Kate for being such a wonderful character and I fell in love with Calisto for being himself. I just couldn’t put the book down, but I had to because I had to work. The story just captured me from the first line, and it wouldn’t let me rest until I read the last sentence. And even now I can’t get the book out of my head because of the amazing ending that tells me that there is more in store for Kate and  Calisto. I caught myself screaming at my e-reader when the book became exciting and I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t help myself and fear for Kate and pray she wouldn’t die. 


The verdict of a book addict:


This story just keeps you on the edge of your seat and praying you find someone like Calisto. An amazing book by an amazing author! The only thing I can do now is wait for the next book to come out! If you ask me this book is one of the best books that came out this year!

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Wishlist monday #16 Nightwalker by Lisa Kessler

Published 20/06/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
Booktitle:
Night Walker
Author:
Lisa Kessler
Release date ( if known) :
August 5, 2011
Catagory: 
Paranormal Romance
Goodreads summary

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



Why do I want to read this book?

Is there any reason why I wouldn’t want to read this book? NO! I want to read this book because I believe this is going to be a great series and that I’m going to be addicted to it after reading the first chapter. Sometimes you just have a feeling about a book. And I’ve got a feeling this book is going to be amazing!
Check out the booktrailer for this book:

Review: Across the Veil by Lisa Kessler

Published 20/06/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Across the Veil
Author:           Lisa Kessler
Pages:             26 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:        Paranormal Romance

The story:


Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.

“Across the Veil” won Romance in the Backseat book review’s Paranormal Fight Club short story contest. 

Short Fiction

The view of a book addict:


If you ask me this story was too short, I loved every page of it and I would love to read more about Talia and Keth. The story was amazing and I loved the main characters. It kept me to the edge of my sweet the whole time and I couln’t wait to read the next page, I just had to know how this would end and what would happen to Talia and Keth.
I really enjoyed Lisa’s writing style, she just draws you into a story and won’t let you go even after you’ve read the end of it. I’m still thinking about what’s happening next to Talia and Keth.

The verdict of a book addict:


An amazing story, with great characters and a great ending that keeps you thinking about the main characters even after you’re finished with the story

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The Night walker series by Lisa Kessler

Published 19/06/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

So yesterday I was just on the Bewitching book tours blog and I came across this series. Of course I couldn’t do anything else than drool over the cover. But after reading the blurb I just couldn’t wait to read the rest of the book. When I saw there was a street team for this book I had to join to spread the word about this amazing series. So here are the cover and the blurb that drew me in:

NIGHT WALKER BLURB:
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.
I just can’t wait for this book to come out. I even asked to be scheduled into the Booktour hosted by Bewitching book tours. So be sure to check back on august 26 for a guest post by Lisa Kessler! 
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