I was so excited when I recieved an e-mail from Lisa Kessler this week, she was going to do a blogpost today on my blog but she had another idea. I could interview Calisto and Kate if I wanted to, of course she didn't have to ask me twice if I wanted to do this. So a big thank you for Calisto and Kate for answering my questions! And a big thank you for Lisa for asking me if I wanted to do this. So everybody give a warm welcome to Calisto and Kate!
Hi Everyone –
I wanted to thank Annabel for her great interview questions for Calisto and Kate from my new novel, Night Walker. I guess I’ll pass the keyboard to them...
Annabel: First of all how are you both doing?
*Kate smiles and glances at Calisto, then over to Annabel* We’re both very happy to be here tonight.
Annabel: I have some questions for Calisto first. How do you adjust yourself to every new century?
*Calisto meets Annabel’s eyes* I fear I do not adjust well. I still cling to familiar music and books from my century.
*Kate smiles and pats his thigh* He still won’t let me set up an email account for him.
The computer is not an adjustment I ever plan to make. *a hint of a smile*
Annabel: How do you cope with everyone you lose in the meantime? I don’t think I could live that long and feel lonely.
*smile fades* Since Tala’s murder, ordered by a man I once thought of as my friend, I distanced myself from everyone. In a way, perhaps that helped me to endure eternity.
Annabel: Which country do you prefer, Spain or America?
I have not seen my homeland since I came to the New World with Father Junipero Serra in the 1700’s, so I would say America is my home now.
Annabel: How would you describe your feelings for Kate?
*Taking Kate’s hand, he smiles at her, before gazing back at Annabel* How do you describe a feeling that is larger than words?
*Kate chuckles and shakes her head, smiling at Annabel* He tries to answer me with more questions too.
*Calisto’s smile fades, his voice deep with emotion* I love her more now than I ever have. She fascinates me and makes me laugh when I believed I had forgotten how. Kate is the light to my darkness. The other half of my soul.
*He looks at Kate and adds* I am grateful and lucky to have her love in return.
Annabel: And now some questions for Kate... Like Calisto can you describe your feelings for him?
*Kate is still blushing from Calisto’s heartfelt words* Wow! I’m not sure how I can follow that. *Calisto’s smile widens* But I can say that before I met Calisto, I always felt like something was missing, almost like I was a stranger in my own life.
But from the moment I heard his voice, his Spanish accent, it all sparked something inside of me. Not really a memory, but I felt comfortable with him. Safe. I confided secrets with him that I’d never shared with anyone. *holding Calisto’s hand a little tighter* That trust, knowing I wasn’t alone anymore, gave me an inner strength I never knew I had.
Annabel: Before I’m going to ask this question let me just tell you that you are such a great heroine! How did you find the strength to do all the things you did?! If I were you I wouldn’t know if I could handle everything like you did.
I didn’t know if I could handle it either! *Kate laughs* I guess in the end you do what you have to do. Live or die. I’m glad I chose to live and keep moving forward.
Annabel: How do you handle knowing that your an old soul that has lived and loved this man before?
I have to admit that was creepy at first. My whole life I had this horrible nightmare, and to realize I was really seeing my own murder in a past life. *shudders and shakes her head, tightening her grip on Calisto’s hand again* As my past started to come back to me, I really thought I was losing my mind.
Calisto helped by filling in the blanks for me. It did explain why I felt such a strong connection to him from the first moment we met, but I was glad that I fell in love with him before I remembered. Otherwise I might always wonder if it was real.
*Calisto nods* Kate is no longer Tala. The past brought us together, but we have different lives now. I fell in love with the woman she is today.
Annabel: Kate, are you happy with the life you’re living now and the choices you’ve made?
Yes. *smiles at Calisto* I like knowing whatever the future holds we’ll face it together.
Annabel: And finally a question for you both... What are your plans for the future?
*Lisa takes over the keyboard* I can’t let them tell you that... LOL I’m working on the edits for Night Demon (Book #2) so they’re not allowed to give you any spoilers.
We are keeping the conversations going on the Night Series facebook page! You can visit at http://facebook.com/NightSeries
Thanks so much for the great interview quesitons, Annabel!!!
THE NIGHT SERIES - Book One by Lisa Kessler
View the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTD8VdDCOc
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.
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.
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.
About the Author:
Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. 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.
Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th.
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
Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.
Thank you so much Lisa for this chance to do an amazing interview! And thank you again Calisto and Kate for taking the time to answer my questions. I can't wait for the next book!