Night Walker

Night Walker

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Entangled Select
  • Fort Collins, United States
  • English
  • 1620612313
  • 9781620612316
  • 913,721

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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. Praise for Night Walker 3 Stars: "In the first of her Night series, Kessler tackles a love that has waited 200 years. While the tale is tender and poignant, readers will sigh both in dreamy acceptance of a love that never dies as well as exasperation for the secrets the characters keep from each other." -" Sabrina Cooper, RT Book Reviews"
"Hot romance and cool characters make Night Walker an all-night read." - Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Best-Selling Author
"A stellar first novel with heart-stopping suspense and a hero to die for." - Angie Fox, NYT Bestselling author of THE LAST OF THE DEMON SLAYERS
"Lisa Kessler pens the kind of lyrical romance we all want to experience!" - Linda Wisdom, national bestselling author of A DEMON DOES IT BETTER
"Night Walker is a wonderful tale about the power and magic of a love that transcends time." -Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, author of the Vampire Moons series
"A soulful, timeless love story and an engrossing new take on immortal
mythology--if you're looking for a touching paranormal romance, Kessler's got
one for you!" - Christine Cody, author of the Bloodlands series
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3 Stars: "In the first of her Night series, Kessler tackles a love that has waited 200 years. While the tale is tender and poignant, readers will sigh both in dreamy acceptance of a love that never dies as well as exasperation for the secrets the characters keep from each other." - Sabrina Cooper, RT Book Reviews "Hot romance and cool characters make Night Walker an all-night read." - Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Best-Selling Author "A stellar first novel with heart-stopping suspense and a hero to die for." - Angie Fox, NYT Bestselling author of THE LAST OF THE DEMON SLAYERS "Lisa Kessler pens the kind of lyrical romance we all want to experience!" - Linda Wisdom, national bestselling author of A DEMON DOES IT BETTER "Night Walker is a wonderful tale about the power and magic of a love that transcends time." -Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, author of the Vampire Moons series "A soulful, timeless love story and an engrossing new take on immortal mythology--if you're looking for a touching paranormal romance, Kessler's got one for you!" - Christine Cody, author of the Bloodlands series
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About Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler loves to make up stories. Her work has been featured in print anthologies, and her vampire story "Immortal Beloved" was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. She was also a finalist in RT Book Review magazine's "Writing with the Stars" contest.
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744 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 35% (262)
4 31% (231)
3 20% (148)
2 9% (70)
1 4% (33)

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I discovered Lisa Kessler when I read her excellent novella, Across the Veil, and could hardly wait to read Night Walker. I love paranormal romances and Lisa does not disappoint with Night Walker. She masterfully weaves Indian mythology and vampiric lore into a romantic thriller spanning multiple lifetimes. Calisto is a Spanish priest who falls in love with Tala, a native at the mission where he was working. The lovers are tragically torn apart by the betrayal of a trusted Church confidante. Inconsolate, Calisto gives up his mortality to become a Night Walker serving humanity while fervently hoping to find his beloved Tala again. Alas, the Church misguidedly continues to pursue Calisto believing him to be a follower of Satan even as the couple falls in love again. Are they doomed to have their past repeat itself? Don't miss this tale of star-crossed lovers... This will be a keeper on my bookshelf and it's an excellent start to a new series.show more
by Linda Townsend
Reincarnation. Blood. Sex. Murder. Those are all the main ingredients to Lisa Kessler's "Night Walker", the first book in the Night series, and they make for one amazing vampire story. The story is about one thing, once you get straight to the heart: true love. Father Gregorio Salvador, in 1775, gives up the priesthood to be with his one true love, a native heathen named Tala, a lovely girl with "the moon in her eyes"; a phrase Gregorio uses to describe the crescent moon in one of Tala's eyes. Tala is brutally raped & murdered by one of Gregorio's fellow priests, and he then chooses to give up the sunlight and his mortality to see her again in another life. Thus, he becomes not a vampire, but a Night Walker, doomed to walk at night and drink the blood of the living to stay alive. Travel to today. Kate Bradley has just broken up with her cheating finance, and returns home to San Diego to straighten out her life. While at a local church, Mission de Alcala, she meets a sexy, mysterious man named Calisto Terana in the cemetery, to whom she is extremely & unusually attracted to. When Calisto (Gregorio) sees the moon in Kate's eyes, he knows that the moment he has waited over two ventures for had come: his Tala lives again. They could live happily ever after, if not for a few obstacles: Calisto's overbearing assistant Betty, the disturbing dreams Kate has always had, depicting her death back in 1775, Calisto's Night Wallet status, and, oh, right, the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo is still looking for Calisto, and well stop at nothing to keep him from turning Kate into a Night Walker herself. And, just who is this Jose that Betty is suddenly infatuated with? Lisa Kessler penned not just a vampire novel, but one that merges religion, love, un-death, hate, and all the goods and evils of they human soul. If you love dark, sexual, fast-paced vampiric love stories, I highly suggest you pick up this book, and also its sequel "Night Thief", from the amazingly talented Kessler. You can find her on her website and on Twitter at @LdyDisney You can purchase "Night Walker" at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and download it for your Kindle.show more
by Kelly
I won this in Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.. A tender and twisted storyline with with emotionally intense characters and a world that is as much modern-day as it is historical. A truely heartfelt read. Can't wait for Book 2 Night Demon.. OMGosh I love Calisto!! He can be so gentle if he loves you, and your worst nightmare if you're the scum of the earth, especially if you piss him off. My kinda Otherwordly Outlaw, or in this case, Hero! What I like about Kate is even though she keeps second guessing herself, running from the past, she has heart, Can fate be changed this time? Lisa has created a refreshingly tender and twisted world of tragedy, deep love, mysteriously twisting and turning, and characters that run deep with raw emotions, putting you on the sidelines watching as the story unfolds. Night Walker is one tenderly twisted storyline filled with emotionally intense characters and a world that as much modern-day as it is historical. A truely heartfelt read! I recommend this book for those 18 and over due to language and provocative scenes.show more
by Lovetiggi
Lisa Kessler's book Nightwalker grabbed me from the start. Kate has returned to her hometown, after her fiancée is caught with another woman and a student at that. All she wants is to be with her old friends and family, to try to get over her heartbreak. Fate has other plans though, and she meets Calisto, a very attractive and mysterious man. Kate is confused and frightened by the strong and pulling emotions Calisto makes her feel. Turns out they are both old souls, destined to be together. Life has given them yet another chance to try to get it right and be together forever. Kate, however, thinks it is too soon to be with another man, not realizing that this relationship has already been started... about 250 years ago, when they were Gregorio and Tala! Talk about setting the scene! Calisto is a Nightwalker, a peaceful species, not to be confused with vampires, who are evil beings bent on the destruction of others. Calisto was made an immortal by the old one so that he could one day find Tala in her reincarnated form and love her again. Kate is a very believable, broken hearted but wanting to be loved woman. She just has to get past her fears, which, of course, our hero will work at diligently. The seriousness of the story is tempered with touches of humour throughout the book and it only makes it better. Our bad guy, Jose Mentigo, also a former priest, is the guy you love to hate. His warped outlook makes him the perfect villain. Told from the present and the past alternately throughout the book, we are able to get a better feel of what went down and what was all involved. I love the way Lisa did this. It makes what Calisto is feeling seem that much more real and believable. He is a hero of love, totally devoted to Kate from the start. This book is a very exciting whirlwind of action and emotion. The story is never rushed but moves along at a good clip, keeping you on your toes. With great character development, world building and smooth writing that flows from one page to the next, I highly recommend this book and will be looking forward to the next one in the series. It is definitely a paranormal romance for the soul.show more
by Dawn Doyle
Night Demon is a well-crafted, fast-paced paranormal romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Lisa Kessler once again demonstrates her talent for words as she weaves her tale of paranormal romance and meshes it with the ancient Mayan realm. She takes her vision of night walkers, vampires with shape shifting capabilities, and mixes in ancient deities and demons, to make this adventure riveting. The characters are well-developed and draw you into their dark world as they battle the unseen evil that is threatening to destroy the human race. Lukas and Gretchen, who have been working together to decipher the ancient Mayan glyphs that were found deep in the Yucatan rain forests, discover they must battle evil as they fight the smoldering attraction they have for each other. Lukas, a night walker who was accidentally turned, is obsessed with finding a way to end his abhorrent immortal life and is convinced that the answer lies in the ancient glyphs. Gretchen, an archaeologist who is helping Lukas decipher the glyphs, finds herself being drawn into a world she had no knowledge of existence. The story line is rich in detail with complex characters that will bring out a multitude of emotions in you. The plot is solid and flows unfettered, the chemistry is hot, and the romance steamy. Lisa does an amazing job of drawing the reader into her world of night walkers. Night Demon is a fascinating descent into the dark realm of the paranormal and will have you reading non-stop from beginning to end. This book is an intriguing and highly recommended must read. I received a copy of the book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Janna Shay Author of Fair Playshow more
by Janna Shay
This book was riveting! From the moment I started it, stopping reading it was an issue. I was captivated with the storyline! It gripped me and would not let go! Ms. Kessler definitely knows what it takes to keep a person coming back for more! I shall be faithfully awaiting the next book to see how it all works out for the Night Walkers.show more
by Priscilla Pomeroy
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