Friday, May 4, 2012

Night Walker ~ Book one of The Night Series

Book Review of Night Walker by Lisa Kessler

Book Synopsis:

     Book One by Lisa Kessler

Title: Night Walker
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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.

Author Information:
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
 Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.

Book Review:

I was a bit worried about reading “another vampire” book, but I am so glad I read this one.  Not only does Lisa Kessler have a bright fresh voice, she has a unique take on the origin and value of vampires or night walkers.  I was impressed with the fresh take on how ‘night walkers’ were created and for what purpose.

The view of a “monster” with a conscience was unique and not one that you hear of often.  I loved the chemistry between Calisto and Kate.  I loved that Kate didn’t fall at Calisto’s feet immediately but expressed a normal, rational distrust of her feelings based on her current life experiences.  The sexual tension was fabulous and the resolution unexpected and tender.

Some scenes were definitely inappropriate for younger readers.  There is physical violence, sexual violence, and sexual situations in the book that would inappropriate for readers not mature and old enough to handle it.  However, the violence is part of what drives the main characters and what created the situation leading to the Night Walker in the first place.  It is not dwelled on, nor is it handled immaturely.  However, use good judgment in the appropriate age and maturity level of readers.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.  My only real complaint is that the next book isn’t out yet and I’m dying to know what happens next.

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing Night Walker!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)

    Night Thief will be out in September...

    Lisa :)

    1. I'm glad the wait isn't a whole year. I just hate getting into a series and having to wait a whole year for the next book. My daughter has refused to start any new series' that I recommend until all the books are out because she gets so frustrated. I will be counting the days until September and adding Night Thief to my definitely must read list.

    2. Night Thief and Night Demon are already written and I'm finishing up the final book, Night Child, now... The whole series should finish up by the end of 2013... :)

      Not too long!

      Hope you enjoy Night Thief!

      Lisa :)