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)