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Monday, October 8, 2012

Lisa Kessler Night Thief blog tour (giveaway)

The Diner is open and Lisa Kessler is sharing her favorite dish, Night Walker. Take a seat and grab a fork so you can dig into Kane. He is the alpha male from her latest release Night Thief.



Kane (Night Walker) 

Recipe Created by Lisa Kessler 

Night Thief (A Night Series Novella) 


1 – Immortal Soul 
1 – Never buttoned up shirt 
1 – Pair of dark blue eyes that glow crimson when you’ve pissed him off 
2 – Cups of sex appeal 
2 – Cups of deadly 
1 – Cup of arrogance 
1 – Jaguar spirit animal 
A pinch of looking-too-damned-good-on-a-horse 
A dash of Swagger 
Mix together and bake for centuries… 

Recipe yields one 6 foot tall, tan and chiseled, immortal Night Walker who lives to protect, but remains a loner in a world of men…

Until a thief steals more than his gold pocket watch. 

Taste Test
This scene takes place after Marguerite has stolen Kane’s pocket watch and he tracks her… (1840 – Paris) 

She wore her golden hair up in a loose knot, with stray curls falling down her neck and framing her large round eyes and high cheekbones. Nothing about her was subtle or forgettable like a thief should be.

When he took the watch from her hand, he noticed a flush of color rising from beneath the velvet choker on her neck. Enticing. “You are a flamboyant thief.”

He never saw the slap coming.

“How dare you!” Her hands balled into fists at her sides.

Kane smiled and reached for her hand, drawing her soft fingers to his lips. Her struggles were nothing against his inhuman strength. Pressing a cool kiss to her knuckles, he stared into her eyes.

“Forgive me for being so rude,” he murmured. “You are the most lovely, delicate, and beautiful thief I have ever seen.”

This time, he caught her other wrist before her slap made contact with his cheek. Her bright blue eyes widened. “Let me go.”

“Not yet.” He tipped his head slightly. “I have a confession to make.”

“You?”

He released her. “I have been watching you, waiting to make your acquaintance. I wore my watch tonight hoping you might take it from me.”

A crease marred her brow. “Why?”

“Because you intrigue me. I have never met a thief quite like you.”

Her eyes searched his, and for a moment, he thought she might apologize for taking his property.

“I did not steal your watch.” She set her chin. “I found it.”

Marguerite placed the watch in his palm, and she closed his fingers around it. Glancing at his hand, she frowned.

“Your skin is cold.” She released him. “Are you sick?”

He shook his head. “I am well.”

She went back to the table and gathered her other treasures. “It is good fortune that our paths crossed again so that I could return your watch. Sadly, I will still need to find the other owners.”

“We could give the items you found to the police.”

“No!” She snatched up the satchel and hid it behind her skirt. He watched her clear her throat and her composure returned with her charm. “I could not trust another person with these valuables. Tomorrow, I will go back and inquire with the host to see which guests might be missing their belongings. It is the only way to ease my mind and know they will be returned to their rightful owners.”

“How thoughtful of you. With Le Voleur D’or stalking the streets of Paris, they probably fear their belongings are lost forever.”

Her back straightened and her lips pressed together as if she were a royal princess. It was all he could do not to kiss her. What was wrong with him? He should be angered, or in the least, willing to turn her over to the police.

His shoulders tensed at the thought of an officer touching her.

She cleared her throat. “What do you know of Le Voleur D’or?”

He stepped in closer to her and kept his voice low. “I have been told she has golden hair and her beauty is so blinding that no one notices her pluck their wallets from their pockets. I also understand that she charms her victims until they no longer care that she has lightened their coin purses.”

He tipped his head down. The scent of her hair and the sound of her heartbeat enticed him. Kane ached to taste her. Such an unusual woman. He bit back his desire and whispered near her ear. “Is my description far from the truth?”

She met his gaze. The candlelight flickered in the clear sea-blue of her eyes. “Perhaps you were not charmed enough, Monsieur Bordeaux.”

“In my rush to find you, I was nearly run down by a coach.”

She glanced down at the watch in his hand, then met his gaze again. “You do cherish that watch.”

He bent closer to her, until his lips nearly brushed hers. “It was not the watch that I was after.” 




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.

About the Author: 
website-FB-twitterLisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

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.

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

She loves hearing from readers - LdyDisney@aol.com


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40 comments:

  1. I love this series and all the differences it has compared to other books I have read. Lisa has created an amazing world. sdylion(at)sdylion(gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the Night Series!!! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  2. I love the recipe! I'll take two! ;) This sounds like a great series!
    bookedandloadedATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Ha! :) Two Night Walkers... SHew! I hope you enjoy the series Annie!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  3. I have not as yet read this series. I think I need to read more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. HI Debby -

      Thanks for checking out the Night Series!!! I hope you enjoy the books!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  4. Great recipe, and I am looking forward to reading the book. The stories I have read by Lisa have certainly wet my appetite for more!

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    1. Thanks Aurian!!! I'm glad you're enjoying my tales... LOL

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy Night THief!

      Lisa :)

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  5. Thanks for a great post! I haven't read this series yet but it looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Erin!!! I'm glad the Night Series caught your eye! :)

      Hope you enjoy the books!

      Lisa :)

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    1. Hee! Glad you enjoyed the recipe Kerry!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  7. Nice post and recipe.

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    1. Thanks bn!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      THanks for commenting!!!

      Lisa :)

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  8. love the recipe and yumm taste test. How can I sign up to be a taste tester??? :) thank you for the post and a chance to win the book

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    1. Hee! I'm glad Kane whet your appetite, Sin! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  9. Neat recipe and taste test. Sounds fun

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed cookin' up some fun with Kane! :)

      THanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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    1. so you are saying what? you love Kane? he does sound delicious!

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  11. Loved the excerpt. I do love a heroine who is unorthodoxed. And I would love to volunteer to, ummm, taste Kane ;)
    Thanks so much for the recipe and the excerpt & giveaway!

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    1. Ha!!! We should all get to taste test Kane, right? YUM!!! :)

      I'm glad you enjoyed hte excerpt! I had a blast writing Marguerite! She's definitely unorthodox, but I promise she has a super good reason for her actions... LOL

      THanks for commenting June!

      Lisa :)

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  12. I haven't heard of this series before! I will most definitely check it out!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the series Arely!!!

      I hope my Night Walkers win your heart... :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  13. Thanks so much for the giveaway..:D

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    1. You're welcome Abby!!!

      THanks for commenting!! :)

      Lisa

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  14. Lisa, what an awesome cover, and excerpt. I love both, and the interaction between the characters is SO good:)

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda!!! Kane and Rita had such incredible chemistry right from the beginning of this book so it was REALLY fun for me to write...

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  15. that is one hot cover. I love immortal stories!

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    1. Thanks Kah!!! I hope you enjoy the book!!!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  16. I'm very curious about how information about the Mayan civilization will fit into this story.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Di -

      You only get a breif taste of the Mayan civilization in this novella, but Night Demon will sink you right into the Yucatan and the Mayan Night Walker world... :)

      Hope you enjoy the books!

      Lisa :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! Enjoyed it ;)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe Winnie!!! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa :)

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  18. Loved the excerpt and looking forward to more. Congratulations on the new release :)

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    1. Thanks Denise! :) I hope you enjoy Night Thief!

      Lisa :)

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  19. THE BEST recipe EVER... OMG yummeh! LICK! OH and I cannot wait for people to say WTF??????????????? to my twitter profile picture...

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    1. YAY!!! Glad you enjoyed it Kriss!!! And Kane is only just warming up! LOL

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy the book!

      Lisa :)

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    2. lol, nice twitter pic and soooo not what people will expect man titty!

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    3. You're rockin' the hot abs!!! LOL

      Lisa :)

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