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Lisa Kessler 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.

What books/authors have influenced your writing? There are so many! Off to top of my head, Anne Rice, Kelley Armstrong, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Patricia Briggs, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and the list goes on...

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.

and I received so much reader email requesting his story that I decided to write it! NIGHT ANGEL takes place in Ireland right after the epic battle at the end of NIGHT DEMON. Colin is left permanently scarred for the first time in his immortal existence and he isn’t dealing with it well, but one night he meets Juliana who has lost her hearing, but still plays piano. Her injury from a bombing has not not doused the fire of her spirit, and through her, he learns to truly heal. Of course, being part of the NIght Series, there is also a wicked antagonist who has his sights set on destroying Colin, and now that he’s discovered his weakness, he’s determined to bring the immortal Night Walker to his knees. I loved writing this novella about Colin discovering his Angel, and Juliana has so much heart, I hope she’ll win reader’s hearts as well.

What genre do you consider your book(s)? Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Do you write an outline before every book you write? No, I usually begin with a scene in my head and an idea of the ending, then I start writing and discovering more about the characters as I go. I feel like I’m watching a movie in my head. It makes writing fun because I want to know what happens next. What are your favorite books to give — and get — as gifts? I love to receive a book from a friend who LOVES the book and can’t wait to talk about it with me. My favorite book gifts are usually hard covers, but my favorite is out of print now! *sigh* It’s called THE LOCH by Steve Alten...  Such a fun book to discuss whether or not Nessie could really exist. Tell us about your latest release. I’m super excited about my March release because it’s an indie release for me, and it’s a novella I wrote because of reader requests! NIGHT ANGEL is Colin’s story from my Night Series. He wasn’t slated to get a book and the series will end in April with NIGHT CHILD, but between releases I wrote a short story for Colin 78 |

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