Guest Post and Giveaway: Lisa Kessler, author of Night Thief!

Please welcome Lisa Kessler back to the blog! Lisa is the author of Night Walker and the brand new novella, Night Thief! Lisa is giving away an ecopy of Night Thief to 1 commenter, so be sure to check out the details at the end of the post!

Hi everyone –
I’m so excited to be back on My Bookish Ways!!!

I visited a few months back with Night Walker, the first book in my new Night Series, and today I’m back with Night Thief. This novella is actually a prequel to Night Walker, so if you’re curious about the series, you can try the novella first and it won’t spoil Night Walker…

Here’s the Blurb:
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.

So what is a Night Walker? When I started writing the series, I wanted a vampire-like race that wasn’t related to Vlad or the European vampire mythos… My researching led me to the oldest civilization in the Americas, the Maya. The more I researched, I also brought in some Native American history, and the Night Walkers are the result.

They’re immortal, and they drink blood to live, but they actually do “live”. Every night when the sun goes down, their hearts beat and they breathe. Night Walkers also have a spirit animal that they can shift into at will.

I love reading and writing about immortals because you can weave in real history with this being who actually lived in during that time. As a writer it gives me lifetimes to play with, to make this character who they are today. So fun!

What about you as readers? Do you enjoy paranormal stories with vampires or other immortals? What are your favorite traits of an immortal or vampire?

One commenter will win an eBook copy of Night Thief! (Ends 10/8/12)

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37 Comments:

  1. I’ve been a fan of vampire tales since I was a kid, and my love for them in all their incarnations has not wanted one bit now that I’m an adult. I like old school vampire, but I also really like when someone brings in a fresh twist to genre. Night Walkers sounds like a good addition to vampire and immortal creatures, I’ll have to check the books out!

  2. Hi Lisa!!!

    I like my vampires sexy and irresistible 😀 But I also like them gentle and sweet

  3. I like PNRs with immortals. I suppose I prefer my vampires to be old school alphas, which I’m a bit more willing to accept since they’re born way back when.

  4. Love the ancient Mayan “vampire” concept! So creative. Actually, it explains a few things. My reading list just expanded by a book.

    Good luck with the release!

  5. Hi Lisa! HUGE congrats on the book – I cannot wait to read it looks so good. Don’t put me in the giveaway since I already bought but wanted to drop by and say hi! Loved the post!

  6. Hi Lisa,
    What a stunning cover! Congratulations on Night Thief. I’m off to Amazon now to download. I can’t wait to read.

  7. Victoria Zumbrum

    I love to read about both but my favorite is vampires. I find them very fascinating, strong, powerful and gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

    • Hi Victoria –

      I’m a vampire lover too!!! 🙂 It was fun to craft a new type of vampire into Night Walkers though!

      THanks for commenting…

      Lisa 🙂

  8. Paranormal is one of my favorite genres. Reading about vampires and shifters is always new and different when I read different authors. Being immortal is always a plus, and that comes with super speed, mind control, and that bite. I like the vampires to be a bit bad boy, confident, stubborn, fights for what he believes in, loyal, a sense of humor and some sort of flaw or stumbling block to get over before finding happiness. The same goes for the shifters, bad boys, confident, possessive, stubborn, sense of humor. The fact that they can shapeshift into something besides a human form is so awesome. Plus their ability to heal quicker is is also great.
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    • Hi Julianne –

      I love the extra powers they get too!!! 🙂 It was fun toying with regular vampire powers and adding in Night Walker powers too…

      THanks for commenting!!! Hope you enjoy the book…

      Lisa 🙂

  9. Hi
    I like vampires that are strong, sexy and care about their women.

    • Hi Daniela –

      You’re so right!!! And something about being around for a few hundred years guarantees they know how to treat a woman…. Yum! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

  10. I love vampires that are strong and protective. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    • Hi Natasha –

      I agree!!! And Kane in Night Thief is definitely strong and protective… 🙂

      THanks for commenting!!! I hope you enjoy the book!

      Lisa 🙂

  11. I enjoy paranormal stories with vampires or other immortals… doesn’t matter which or both. I especially enjoyed Lisa’s Night Walker:)

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  12. I love vampires. I kind of like the indifference they appear to have towards everything. But it’s just a facade when it comes to those they care about. Thank you.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Hi Viki –

      Oh me too!!! Kane, the hero in Night Thief, has no concept of time until he gets to know Rita and suddenly the nights are never long enough… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy the book! 🙂

      Lisa

  13. Omigosh!
    What a gorgeous cover! And of course, I LOVE immortals. You’re totally right about the historical connection… plus they talk all fancy-like.

    XOXO!
    C

  14. Thanks for the great post and congrats on the newest release! I’m kinda a Paranormal/magical creature/being ho… I read and enjoy them all 🙂

  15. I like paranormal stories with vampires and other creatures. I like vampires that are alpha.

    • Hi Bn –

      Vampires are the ultimate alphas, right? They could kill you, but they choose to love you instead… Yum! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!!! I hope you enjoy the book…

      Lisa 🙂

  16. I love reading paranormal, I like when the hero’s are sarcastic and naughty. Love the cover, sounds like a great series.

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  17. I loved Night Walker SO much and can’t wait to read this prequel!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Lisa 🙂

  18. The cover was a bit of a turnoff for me but the description of the most book has made me want to check this series out.

    • Hi Larry –

      The cover is definitely skewed toward female readers…

      I’m glad you’re still interested in reading it though!

      I’ve been surprised how many male readers are enjoying the NIght Series! 🙂 I think eBooks are great because you never have to see the cover you can just enjoy the story inside…

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

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