Please Welcome Author Lisa Kessler!!!

Hi everyone –

Thanks to Leanne for giving me and my new novel, Night Walker, a spot on her beautiful blog today!

I met Leanne on Facebook, in a book group. Not only is she fun and intelligent, but this girl loves books! I’m so glad we met, and not only has she pointed out some great books, she also posts fun make-up tips too. J

But I never would have known any of that if it weren’t for social media. As a debut author, I wonder how many people would have heard about my book if it weren’t for facebook and twitter and amazing book bloggers?

Social media has not only made our world smaller, it has also brought readers and authors together.  As book stores close, online book groups and book bloggers become even more important to bring attention to new books and new authors.  Without them, it’s tough for a book to gain exposure in the crowded online marketplace.

In Night Walker, my hero, Calisto, is an over 200 year old immortal who doesn’t like cars or computers.  So he had to find his one love when she was reincarnated the old fashioned way, in a dark courtyard on the evening of Dia de los Muertos. J


Kate watched them wander off before kneeling closer to the cross. Unable to stop herself, she traced her finger along the T in the center.

Behind her, someone cleared his throat. Kate jerked her hand away and shot to her feet. When she turned around she found a tall, dark-haired man staring at her.

Her cheeks flushed with heat. She hoped he hadn’t witnessed her touching the relic. She waited for some kind of admonishment, but he didn’t say anything.

Not with words.

Something in his dark eyes captured her. His gaze wandered over her face like a tender caress, and strangely, instead of screaming for Lori and Edie, she caught herself imagining his touch on her skin.

“I hope I did not frighten you,” he said.

His deep voice resonated through the empty courtyard, and the intimate tone weakened her knees. The hint of a Spanish accent didn’t hurt, either. Nervous laughter escaped her before she could contain it.

Her face warmed all over again. “Just a little startled. I didn’t see anyone else out here.”

He stepped closer without encroaching on her personal space, his eyes locked with hers from beneath thick lashes. “Forgive me.”

She swallowed hard and prayed she wasn’t blushing. “No problem.” She looked away before she embarrassed herself even further, focusing on the cross. “It’s beautiful isn’t it?”

“Si.” He nodded slowly. “Yes, it is.” His barely there smile made her think he wasn’t referring to the flowers or the cross. “I am Calisto. Calisto Terana.”

Expectation hung as heavy as the scent of eucalyptus, as if he waited to hear something more than just her name.

“I’m Kate.” Instead of offering to shake his hand, she tucked a stray lock of hair behind her ear. “It’s nice to meet you.”

“The honor is mine, Kate... ” His accent colored the vowel in her name. It had never sounded more beautiful. She reminded herself to breathe.

When he hesitated for a moment waiting for her to speak, she realized she hadn’t shared her last name as he had. She flipped through a rapid pro and con mental checklist, and decided it couldn’t hurt. Maybe they would meet again.

“Bradley,” she said.

A sexy smile curved at the corners of his lips. “I hope this will not be our last meeting.”

She glanced around the shadowed courtyard, feeling vulnerable, and almost gave in to her first instinct—to run. But she remembered her promise to herself. Be strong. Take action. She lifted her chin and said, “I guess you never know.”

With a smile that said he had every intention of seeing her again, he tipped his head. “Buenos noches, Kate Bradley.”

Her heart raced and her palms sweated when she realized he meant to leave. No man made her palms sweat. Ever.

His gaze held hers for a moment, full of unspoken promises she didn’t understand. Without another word, he walked away.

Thanks again to Leanne for inviting me here today!

So what do you think about social media?  Is it a great way to meet people, or are you like Calisto and enjoy meeting someone the old fashioned way?

I’m very chatty online, so feel free to connect! J


Amanda said…
Yay Lisa that man sounds hot! I am so excited and glad you are on Leanne blog it is great seeing everyone supporting each other
Lisa Kessler said…
Hi Amanda! *Waving*

Isnt' it cool how social media brings us all together? :) I love it!!! LOL

THanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lisa :)
Lisa Kessler said…
Thanks Eli!

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

Lisa :)
Leanne109 said…
Thanks for being a guest Lisa!!!
Lisa Kessler said…
Awww anytime Leanne!!! I love your blog!!! :)

Talina Perkins said…
Hi Leanne and Lisa! Wonderful excerpt! Oooh so sexy! ;-)Thank you so much for sharing it here today. I love meeting new authors and Lisa, I just added you to my must read list!

Lisa Kessler said…
Hi Talina -

I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt!!! :)

And I'm on your must read list??? YAY!!!

Hope you love Night Walker!

Lisa :)
Shanon Grey said…
The group is phenomenal. I love it. Leanne is incredible and has brought you and your story to us. I love the except. Thanks for sharing.
HI Lisa. The book is terrific.


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Lisa Kessler said…
Thanks Linda!!! :)

Your blurb looks great on it too...

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)
Shelley Munro said…
Another wonderful excerpt, Lisa. Social media is such an interesting species. I almost wonder what will come next! I like chatting to people on the other side of the world, which I couldn't do as easily without social media.
Lisa Kessler said…
Thanks Shelley!!! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! :)

I agree with you about social media! I even chat with friends in Australia now who are in the future from me! LOL How cool is that???

Thanks for commenting!

Aubrie said…
That's a wow of an excerpt! I also love the picture of you with the hair blowing. :)
Kathy Lane said…
Social media. An intimidating phrase that has caused me to avoid my computer on more than one occasion. Thanks for the reminder that, as a writer, I have good reason to embrace things like Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and Calisto sounds like a hottie I wouldn't mind embracing, too. ;)
Lisa Kessler said…
Hee! Thanks Aubrie! :) I'm never sure if I like the hair blowing or not... I'll add your vote to the "like" column! LOL :)

THanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lisa :)
Lisa Kessler said…
Hi Kathy -

Social Media can get overwhelming sometimes, but I swear I have met the coolest people ever from Twitter and blogs!!! :)

It definitely makes the world smaller...

And I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Calisto is definitely a hottie! LOL

Lisa :)
Lisa Kessler said…
Hi Shannon!!! *waving*

I'm so sorry I missed you comment earlier!!! *BLUSH*

But I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, and I'm SO grateful we all met on facebook!!! :)

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)
Lauren Hunter said…
Love blogs, love social media, and loved the excerpt! :) It amazes me how fast you can connect with large numbers of people, communicate, share, learn. Can't get enough of it. Heck, I'm here doing this when I should be working on my new book. lol!

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