Today I am delighted to turn Delighted Reader over to Lisa Kessler, author of Night Walker.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Thanks so much for letting me visit the Delighted Reader blog today!
I’m in San Diego, and being so close to the Mexican border, Cinco De Mayo is very festive around here! Lots of dance, soccer, and delicious Mexican food!
Another Latin American tradition we celebrate is Dia de los Muertos.
If you’re not familiar with it, Dia de los Muertos is the holiday celebrating ancestors who have passed away. On November 1st and 2nd the veil between the living and the dead is thinned, and we celebrate with them.
In San Diego, when the calendar changes to October, you start to see skull sugar cookies… And skeletons posed in all fashions of life, playing in a band, dancing, etc.
But these aren’t scary Halloween-type ghouls.
Dia de los Muertos is actually a joyous celebration for loved ones who have passed away. On the evening of November 1st, candles are left at gravesites to remember loved ones. It’s a beautiful, moving event to behold.
In my novel, Night Walker, Calisto has been waiting over 200 years for his one love to live again. Their paths finally cross on the night of Dia de los Muertos as Calisto is leaving his offering of flowers in memory of his lost love.
Here’s an excerpt from the book… Hope you enjoy!
I hope the excerpt helped you feel the mood of Dia de los Muertos. It is supposed to be the one night a year that the veil between the living and the dead is blurred, and instead of being a time of mourning, it’s a time to remember and celebrate…
Do you have any international holidays you recognize? I’d love to hear!
THE NIGHT SERIES – Book One by Lisa Kessler
Title: Night Walker
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.
View the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTD8VdDCOc
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.
Want a chance to read Night Walker?
Lisa is giving away a signed paperback of Night Walker, a signed Night Walker poster and a $25 Amazon giftcard.
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