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Monday, November 4, 2013

Interview: Lisa Kessler (Hunter's Moon Book Tour) + giveaway

Believe it or not PNR author Lisa Kessler has come back for a second interview with us... guess that memory spell worked. The second book in her Moon Series, Hunter's Moon, has released so we wanted to talk shifters, sandwiches with extra meat, street teams, and I think a ukulele is mentioned.

Sharon: Hello Lisa! It has been two years since we last interviewed you. How has life been treating you?
Lisa: Hi Sharon! *waving* It has been a crazy two years, but I’m thrilled to be doing what I love and sharing more paranormal tales. Great to be back on I Smell Sheep too!
*Katie and Sharon are glad the memory spell worked an Lisa doesn't remember the hippopotamus*

Sharon: During our first interview (you were promoting Night Walker) I asked about the shifter series you wrote, but it wasn't released yet. You were shopping it around… So how did that work out for you? <G>
Lisa: Ha! Sorry it took me so long to find a home for the Wolf Pack! I actually was so busy with the Night Series that I set the Moon Series aside, until I met my agent in July 2012. She fell in love with the wolf pack in Reno and started shopping the series. We had multiple offers, but I was thrilled when my publisher, Entangled, made us an offer and even made room in the schedule to publish the first two books, MOONLIGHT and HUNTER’S MOON, this year! BLOOD MOON will be released in July 2014… Shew!

Katie: What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
Lisa: Hi Katie! *waving* I love my Evil Queen costume my daughter, Panda, made for me, so I’ll probably wear it again, although if I could find a great Crella wig again, I’d probably dust off that costume this year… Decisions! <G>
Katie: Right? I'm having a hard time also!
Lisa: Halloween Rocks!
Lisa getting her evil on (2011)
Sharon: Since the last we spoke you have created a street team. Has having one helped promote your work or is it more a labor of love? What advice do you have for an author wanting thinking about putting one together?
Lisa: Oh I love my Night Angel Legion!!! I really think my street team definitely helps to promote my work, for sure! And I have so much fun with all of them. I hope they all have fun too!

That would be my advice for anyone considering setting up a street team. Keep it real and keep it fun. After polling my street team, I discovered most of them aren’t there for free books or t-shirts, they want to see covers and excerpts and blurbs before the general public and they want to be involved behind the scenes. I really enjoy having a special group I can SQUEE with so it’s super fun for me!

Katie: If you were a sandwich what would you be filled with? What kind would Aren be?
Lisa: I would be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Probably Boysenberry jelly…
Aren would be a Monte Cristo sandwich…  So yummy! LOL
Sharon: *drool* I think I will have a Monte Aren Cristo Sandwich with extra meat… <G>
Katie: Yeah, she went there!
Lisa: *laughing* Another reason I love the Sheep!!! J

Sharon: The hero in your new release, Hunter’s Moon is Aren. What is it about him that will melt the readers… er, hearts! Yes, let’s go with hearts.
Lisa: Aren is sexy, smart, and tough, plus he’s loyal and protective. I had so much fun writing him! He also loves Elvis so my playlist when I wrote the books was super fun too. Aren has a romantic side that only Sasha gets to see and he definitely melted my heart. I hope he’ll do the same for readers too… 
Sharon: Got a favorite Elvis song?
Katie: A little less talk! Oh duh, not my turn.
Lisa: My Hunter’s Moon playlist includes Elvis singing “A Little Less Conversation”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”, and a really sexy version of Elvis singing “Fever”…

My hubby and I got married in Vegas by Elvis. Most fun wedding ever! And he sang Love Me Tender, so I think that’d probably be one of my favorite Elvis songs… *g*

*we will now take a moment to appreciate the icon that is Elvis! Let's sing along with Lisa. (song starts at 0:48sec)*

Sharon: If my friend wanted to catch themselves a shifter from The Moon series world, how would they go about doing that?
Lisa: Visit Adam’s horse ranch, Whispering Pines, in Reno. All of the Pack stops by there often, so you’d have a very good chance of running in to some super-hot eligible shifters.
Sharon: *high fives Katie* ROAD TRIP!
Katie: Let me just grab the car and some moonpies for the trip!

Sharon: Would your werewolves eat sheep? Cause you know, safety first!
Lisa: Ha! No, I think the sheep would be safe… Although you might want to keep them inside on a full moon night… Safety first! LOL
Katie: Also, our Sheep have teeth. Just saying.
Lisa: For sure!  These are no Bo-Peep sheep! <G>

Katie: Not to change the subject and all, but what about the Night Walkers (rawr!) are we going to see any more of those sexy beasts?
Lisa: YES!!! I’m actually writing the final book in the Night Series, NIGHT CHILD, right now. This book brings all the Night Walkers you know and love back together, but our hero this time is Issa and the heroine is Muriah who you met in NIGHT DEMON. So far it’s been a blast to write and the villain is crazy cool so I hope readers will enjoy it! It should be out in March of 2014.
*time to take another moment to appreciate the man-titty covers that are the Night Series*

Sharon: What is your go to comfort food when life sucks?
Lisa: Chocolate or ice cream…
Sharon: Any toppings?
Lisa: Hot fudge, melted peanut butter, nuts and whipped cream! Yum!

Katie: Do you paint your toes or finger nails? What color are they right now?
Lisa: I’ve been so busy this year that I haven’t painted a single finger or toe… *sigh* Next year should be a little less crazy so I hope to change that… I love having purple toes!

Rapid Fire:

Sharon: Banjo or ukulele?
Lisa: Ukulele

Katie: Witches or Wizards?
Lisa: Witches

Sharon: Four leaf clover or horseshoe?
Lisa: Horseshoe

Katie: Howdy or Hey?
Lisa: Hey

Sharon: Businessman or cowboy?
Lisa: Cowboy
Sharon: Spurs on or spurs off <G>?
Lisa: Off… Oh myyy… *G*

Katie: Flame thrower or rocket launcher?
Lisa: Flame Thrower!
Katie: Disco inferno!

Sharon: Growl or purrrr?
Lisa: Growl

Katie: Ursula (From Little Mermaid) or the Evil Queen (Snow White) 
Lisa: Evil Queen for sure!

Sharon: "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" or Rock/Paper/Scissors?
Lisa: Rock Paper Scissors
Sharon: 1-2-3 THROW! *Sharon throws scissors*
Katie: *throws a pink bunny in the air* Sorry, wrong game.

Sharon: Built like a tank or built like a swimmer?
Katie: Built like a tank! Oh sorry, you weren't asking me.
Lisa: LOL Hmmm… I’m sadly more pear-shaped!
Sharon: No, silly! Not you, man-candy… <G>
Katie: *pets Lisa and sings soft kitty, warm kitty*
Lisa: *blush* Ha!  Okay…  I like both so how’s that for wishy washy? LOL

Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she's on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.

When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she'll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead.

Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she's also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

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Lisa 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


  1. Thanks for the super fun interview!!! :) (And the Elvis serenade! *swoon*)

    Great to be back with the Sheep!!!

    Lisa :)

  2. The Moon series sounds great and I'm adding it to my TBR list. Thank you! Much Love, Amanda Brown

    1. Thanks for adding the Moon Series to your TBR list!!! I hope you enjoy the books...

      Lisa :)

  3. Loved the interview. Can not wait for the next in both series.

    1. Thanks for coming by Sin! :)

      I'm super happy you're enjoying both series!

      Lisa :)

  4. LOVE this book!!! Great interview. Werewolves are my favorite. The earrings are awesome!!

    1. Aren't the earrings cute??? :)

      Thanks for coming by and commenting! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

      Lisa :)

  5. Thanks for the fun interview ladies!

  6. I like the Evil Queen costume.