Thursday, October 11, 2012

Night Thief Blog Tour ~ Guest Post and Giveaway with Lisa Kessler

Hi everyone  

Thanks for having me on the United by Books blog! 

Night Thief is my new novella in the Night Series, featuring my immortal Night Walkers.  

What are Night Walkers?  Theyre similar to vampires, but theyre descended from the Mayans.  Kane, the hero in Night Thief, is one of the original Night Walkers, born into immortality, and he would tell you that Night Walkers are in the mortal world to uphold and protect it.  

He would also tell you that immortality is not a gift.  Eternity is a responsibility.

Heres the blurb for the book:

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.

And heres an excerpt…  This scene takes place after Marguerite has stolen Kanes pocket watch and he tracks her…

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, drawingher 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 herslap made contact with his cheek. Her bright blue eyes widened. “Let me go.”
“Not yet.” He tipped his head slightly. “I have aconfession to make.”
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, hethought she might apologize for taking his property.
“I did not steal your watch.” She set her chin. “Ifound 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 yousick?”
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 itbehind 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 Dorstalking the streets of Paris, they probably fear their belongings are lost forever.”
Her back straightened and her lips pressedtogether 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 officertouching her.
She cleared her throat. “What do you know of Le Voleur Dor?”
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, thenmet 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.”

Thanks again for letting me visit, and I hope you were charmed enough to want more of Night Thief!  

Lisa Kessler
Don't be a stranger...

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Mina said...

Exotic and intriguing! Loved the excerpt :)

Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait to read more, =)

Happy Thursday!

Winnie Lim said...

Sounds really great!!! I'll be sure to try this series.

crystalg123 said...

I am so excited to read this book! This is such a great series and has become one of my all time favorites. Lisa Kessler is a fabulous writer who easily draws us into her world and makes us feel as if we are truly experiencing what the characters are!!!


Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Mina -

I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!!! THanks for commenting!

Happy Thursday Linda!!! I hope you enjoy the book!!! :) THanks for commenting!

Hi Winnie - SO glad you're excited about the Series! THanks for commenting!!! :)

Hi Crystal - You made my day!!! :) I'm so glad you loved Night Walker!!! And I hope you'll enjoy Night Thief as much as I enjoyed writing it! :) Thanks for commenting!!!

Lisa :)

Carol L. said...

Hi Lisa,
I definitely have Night Thief on my TRL. I Loved Night Walker with Calisto and Kate. A great read and I know Night Thief is going to be just as enjoyable. Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Ann Q said...

This is exactly the type of book that I like to read.I love a good story along with the romance.

June M. said...

Great excerpt Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing it :)

Mary Preston said...

NIGHT THIEF looks and sounds amazing. My kind of book.

sin said...

Love the exert. Can not wait to read it.

Janna Shay said...

Loved the excerpt. Can't wait to read it.

Good luck on your tour.

donnas said...

Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.

Cassie Hoffman said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds amazing!

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks so much for the super comments everyone!!! :)

I had such a wonderful time writing Night Thief, and I hope you'll all enjoy the story as well!!! :)

Lisa :)

JanD said...

Nice way to catch a thief. Thanks for the excerpt.

jmcgaugh said...

Lisa, it sounds good, and I like the different "vampire/immortal" concept.

Lisa Kessler said...

Thank you!!! :) I hope you enjoy the book!!

Lisa :)