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He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…

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.

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns t...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Entangled Publishing (first published July 27th 2011)
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Lisa Kessler
Jun 07, 2011 Lisa Kessler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Night Walker will be available August 2nd!!!

I can't wait to share this story with you...

Thanks for all your support!
 ~*~Princess Nya~*~
Solid 2.5 Stars

I was really disappointed with this one. It started out strong, but from chap 6 on to the end it lost something. A lot of somethings'.

I did like how we are shown the history of Calisto in the midst of the present time. I thought that was incorporated nicely and what kept me intrigued with the story. Especially when I would grow frustrated with these two stuck in their heads for the majority of the story and not really allow for the intensity we are told is there, to shine through....more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Night Walker was a stellar read from new-to-me-author Lisa Kessler about a soul deep love that never dies.
Two hundred years ago Father Gregorio Salvador fell in love with one of the local tribeswomen, Tala. Secretly meeting under the veil of darkness they found each other’s soul mates in one another. When Tala discovers that she is with child, Gregorio decides to leave the church and start a new life with his love. Confessing his sins and asking for absolution, Gregorio rushes to join Tala – onl...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Romancing the Dark Side Review:

A beautiful story of a love that stands the test of time!

In his mortal life he was a priest named Father Gregorio, who fell in love with a native woman, Tala, which was murdered and lost to him in an act of the utmost betrayal by his Brotherhood. Forsaking his life and driven only by vengeance, Gregorio is given immortality as a Night Walker and a second chance at love. Now living as Calisto Terana, a wealthy collector of fine art and pieces, he patiently awaits t...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
After a failed engagement, Kate has returned to her hometown to seek solace in her old friends and family-home. But it's only a few weeks before she meets Calisto - a sexy, mysterious stranger who sets her heart racing. Calisto is alluring and strangely familiar. But Kate hasn't healed from her broken heart and thinks it's too soon to try to love again.

Calisto can't believe it when he lays eyes on Kate. She is the reincarnation of Tala, his lost love... the reason he became an immortal. He has b...more
Tigris Eden
This is the first review that I have ever done that was very hard for me. I am sharing this with you because I feel that it needs to be said that sometimes as a reader we may run across things that test even our own boundaries not just as a reader but as a person. With that being said I have much respect for Authors who evoke emotions into their readers. It says a lot about the Author’s creativity as well as their writing capabilities. As a writer I know that to have a reader tell you that your...more
Michelle
I loved this, it's such a fresh approach to the whole "vampire" mythology. Lisa has spun a tale that kept me captivated from the Prologue right through to the last word in the epilogue.

The heroine, Kate was likeable she does have a tendency to run from her problems until she gets her head round what's going on, then she's there fighting with everything she has. Calisto had the mysterious yet gorgeous stranger thing down, the more we get to know him the more I fell in love with him. He's endured...more
Kiki
Lisa Kessler is a definite wordsmith. I enjoyed the language and descriptions in this story which added a strong, dark tone to the building of the suspense and the romance. The storyline captured the elements of romance right away, melding them perfectly with the dark paranormal elements to make the story crescendo at the end of each chapter while still leaving you wanting more.

The use of flashbacks was handled with skill, the transitions easy to follow making it like reading two books in one. A...more
Guilty Pleasures
KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.5 Stars

Night Walker introduces me to another new author and a new take on the blood sucker. (Can’t call him a vampire.. he hates that romanticized word.. LOL) I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!!!
Kate Bradley is reeling from the breakup of her engagement. She is more upset at the loss of her future plans and the betrayal than actually losing Tom. She heads home to San Diego to not only heal, but to finally deal with the loss of...more
WildAboutBones
Night Walkers, rogue monks in a secret Brotherhood, a megalomaniac monk and a love that spans centuries make for a great sensual paranormal romance in this first of Kessler's new The Night series.

This is actually two stories in one: 1) Calisto's life 200 years ago as Father Gregorio Salvador with his love, and loss, of Tala and 2) Calisto's life present day finding Kate and wooing her amidst the dangers of the Brotherhood. Kessler does a good job of handling the past and the present. Every time...more
Saly
I loved Night Walker, I really did, there was never a dull moment and I especially loved the old flashbacks which made us see how Father Gregorio after losing the woman he loved Tala lost his faith in the church and how to see her again became an immortal, a Night Walker.

When the book starts Kate is leaving Reno where she teaches music after she catches her fiancee with another woman. She realizes that she hasn't faced her parents death which happened a few years before and maybe rushed into a r...more
Crystal
I love this book! As you all know there is so many vampire books out there and really there is only so many ways you can spin a story line to make it different from all the other vampire books out there. Well, Lisa Kessler has done it......"Night Walkers".
This first book in which I hope will become a running series introduces us to Calisto. After the love of his life Tala is brutally murdered he seeks solace in her tribe and eventually becomes a "Night Walker". What is a Night Walker? You must r...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
When Father Gregorio Salvador found the broken, lifeless body of his forbidden love Tala, he started on a path that would lead him to an endless life of death, bitterness and isolation. As Calisto Terana, he immediately recognizes Kate Bradley as the reincarnation of his lover Tala, but he can not come to her as a human any longer. Now he is a Night Walker, a predator of the dark, and he brings danger in his wake. Kate has no inkling of her past life, only an immediate attraction, a weird sense...more
Beth ♥Addicted to HEA♥
DNF at 50%. The story started out strongly, but then I just couldn't continue.
Dahlia (yadkny)
Sep 06, 2011 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Lovers
Shelves: favorites
When everything else in the world changed around him, she was always his constant – even in death.

Once a man of the cloth, Calisto Terana is once more within arms reach of attaining a second chance with his one true love. The lonely centuries spent waiting never knowing will finally have become worth it. However, long since forsaking his vows and committing the ultimate mistake of confession, Calisto still finds himself watched by the people he once believed were his brethren. Their judgment of...more
Andrea Guy
Night Walker was a bit of a surprise to me. Lisa Kessler has created a vampire that isn't really a vampire. I think. I wasn't really sure what the difference was between the two creatures, but I loved Calisto, a Spanish priest turned Night Walker/philanthropist. Really what more can you ask for in a creature of the night? Oh and he's smokin' hot and really sweet.

I love the element of reincarnation that brings Kate into his life. The dreams she has really helps her in grasping her connection to C...more
Vicky
Received as a free ARC from NetGalley

Night Walker is a book about love that never dies. Please note that it is a dark paranormal that contains two rape scenes and a graphic murder. It is not a pretty book, but it is a good book. One of the biggest problems I had with this book was the feeling I'd read the book before - not trying to be funny here - but I could swear I've read this book before, at least a couple of years ago, but I couldn't find anywhere that said it was a reprint.

(view spoiler)...more
Kristin  Aragon
I don't remember where I first saw this book, but it is definitely one of those OMG-the-cover-is-amazing-I-need-to-read-this-right-now books. I am completely ecstatic that I did. Calisto left me dreaming sweet dreams all night long and Kate was an amazing protagonist. She was a little bit broken, but not so much that she was afraid to love again.

Kate Bradley is the leading lady in Night Walker. She walked in on her professor fiance kissing a grad student. Ugh! Then he wanted to talk about it...w...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
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After reading Lisa's short story Across the Veil a while ago when she told me about Night Walker I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and start reading it. I knew it was going to be amazing because she is such a great author and in no way was I disappointed. I loved everything about it. It's definitely my kind of book and I honestly can't say a bad thing about it.

I was actually quite surprised that I liked it as much as I did as it is wri...more
Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
I can’t say enough good things about Night Walker by Lisa Kessler. I fell in love with the story, Lisa is a wonderful writer! You really get caught up in what the characters are feeling and going through; the different points of view really helped the story to come alive.

He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her… Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana fallen in love with a women named Tala. But she was killed by a zealous priest.. Calisto’s heart was forever broken he lost the lo...more
Darkfallen
This book is definitely filled with suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat mixed with equal parts of delicious moments. I mean look at that cover....can you say YUM YUM RAWR?!?!

Calisto has walked the earth alone at night for centuries now. Waiting for the day he will be reunited with his beloved Tala. He payed the ultimate price to wait for her. He gave up his soul and the sun for an immortality that would allow him the ability to await her reincarnation to walk the earth again. B...more
Cocktails and Books
I always love when an author comes up with a new twist on an "old" character. In the case of Night Walker, it's putting a Native American spin on the vampire tale.

Calisto Terana is a Night Walker. He was given his powers by the Old One who vowed Calisto would live to see his love live in another life and be reunited with her. He willingly gave up the sun and accepted immortality for the hope that he would see is Tala again. He's lived hundreds of years waiting for that moment and not much else.

K...more
Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

***slight spoilers***

Kate Bradley has strange dreams that seem to occur at the same time each year, but after her parents passed, she finds them recurring constantly. The strange thing about the dreams is that they seem so real and are about the same thing,her own death and a man that seems to possess her love and she returns the affection. After she catches her fiance with another women, she runs away from her teaching job as a choir director in Reno and returns home to San D...more
Rhonda
A little different take as most vampire books lately. I liked it, but I would rather have a more heroic lead.
Calisto used to be a spanish priest that came over to teach the natives and change thier ways. He fell in love with Tala a native and she was pregnant with his child. He confessed his sins to another Priest and told him he wanted to leave the priesthood and marry her. Tala was killed that same day and he was filled with wanting revenge. Calisto was made a night walker and told she would l...more
Arianne Cruz
A story with eternal possibilities...

Where do I even start? This book was incredible. Now, I might be a bit biased because I've met the author and spoken to her many times, but this book, truly is a work of art.

Calisto Terana is a love sick man who wanted a second chance to love his Tala. He became a Night Walker and waited for centuries until Kate Bradley came along. She was the reincarnation of Calisto's true love. How sweet is that?

Calisto's real name is Gregorio Salvador, very Spanish indee...more
Kristina
Night Walker is a tale of true love that spans hundreds of years.

Night Walker is the tale of Kate and Calisto. Kate is alone more than ever after she finds her fiancé cheating on her with one of his students. In order to get away from her pain, Kate flees Reno for her hometown Point Loma. It is there that she meets a new man that she mysteriously has instant attraction to. Not only that, but her nightmares of a young woman being chased are getting worse. Calisto is a Night Walker- a being that...more
Jennifer (Books&Barks)
Night Walker is the first book in a new series by Lisa Kessler, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every bit of this novel! It combines two types of supernatural themes, vampirism and reincarnation. It seems that reincarnation is beginning to be a more popular theme in paranormals, and as long as they stay this good I’ll keep reading them. I’ve only read a few but so far I haven’t been disappointed.

Calisto Terana, as he's currently known, is a Nightwalker. In 1775 though, he was known as Father G...more
Proserpine
The first chapters were really enthralling : to know about the two main characters was really interesting! I enjoy the history of Calisto and his past. How and why he became a Night Walker was something different, something I never read before. I was eager to see Kate and Calisto be together! But then I lost a bit of interest just before the middle of the book. I don’t know why but it’s seems to me that it takes a lot of time before they start a relation!

Kate is a humble women who has to go thr...more
Bookie | The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Description:
He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her...
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.

She's haunted by dreams of her own death...

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 C...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
This book has been on my reading list ever since I saw that gorgeous cover. (You all know I am a complete cover whore right??) So I definitely jumped all over the chance to be part of this tour for Bewitching Book Tours.


This book is a love story between Calisto and Kate, but 250 years ago they were Gregorio and Tala. He's lived since that time as an immortal Night Walker. She's been reincarnated as Kate, although she still relives Tala's memories in her dreams. Theirs was an interestin...more
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“The monsignor called after him, “If I am to blame, then why have I not met the same fate as Brother Mentigo and Brother De Cardina before him? Why am I still alive?”

Calisto glared over his shoulder at the monsignor and growled. “Because there are worse punishments than death. Live with your guilt, old man. May it rot in your heart and kill you slowly for many
years to come.”
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