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Night Walker

(Night #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  982 ratings  ·  204 reviews
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
Paperback, 266 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Entangled Publishing (first published July 29th 2011)
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Lisa Kessler
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (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 Nhya~*~
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.
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
Tigris Eden
Jul 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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 await
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
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
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Night Walker' by Lisa Kessler is the First Book in the New Series called "Night". This is the story of Calisto Terana and Kate Bradley.
Calisto and Kate over 200 years ago were in a love affair but he was a Priest and she ended up being murdered. Calisto became a Night Walker / Vampire to ensure that he meets Kate again when she is reborn. Now is that time. But she doesn't know him and she is still in danger. But their love will over come this as it did time.
"My honest review is for a special
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm going to start with this beautiful book cover. When I saw it, the song "I'm too sexy for my shirt" came into my mind ;) And believe me; Calisto’s character in Night Walker is sexy. I fell in love with this dark, charming, gorgeous, and beautiful Spaniard. Calisto's love for Kate sent me on a first class trip to swoon heaven. And swoon Kate, he did.

Calisto has been waiting for Kate for over two centuries. Becoming a Night Walker was the price Calisto paid to be with Tala (Kate) again a
Jen Davis
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
This story just flowed and was not boring at all. The chemistry, the draw to him and her feelings OMG need I say more.

The author didn't leave anything out. Like she made this book to be real and that's why I think I really really enjoyed reading it.

Do I recommend YES I do
Shirley Frances
3.75 stars

Kate returns to her home town in San Diego after discovering her fiance with another woman. She has always been haunted by nightmares she can't decipher and by a feeling of loss and loneliness she can't pinpoint, but she has managed to make a life for herself regardless. Her nightmares come to her more frequently and change in nature too since she returns to San Diego and meets Calisto.

Calisto is a Night Walker. An immortal being who gave up the sun for a chance at reuniting with his w
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.

Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
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
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
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.

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Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
I have started this review before I finished the book, which isn't something I normally do.
However, I cannot say I am loving this so far. But....I can't seem to help but keep reading it. I kinda want to know what is going to happen etc.

The priest's intent is very obvious and all of the hints etc are a bit silly because its really quite obvious.

I am not loving the character of Kate either. Hmm will update below when I have finished this which will hopefully be on my lunch break today.

The storylin
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
The BookChick
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Crystal Guidroz
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
It was a chore to read this book... seriously.
It's predictable as hell, I never got to like or care about the characters and the cherry on top was the vampire from Spain who couldn't speak spanish (other than 'si'... ooooh, sexy!!).

The best part is the cover and you can enjoy that without wasting your time reading what's in it.
Beth (^v^)/
DNF at 50%. The story started out strongly, but then I just couldn't continue.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New twist on vampires

Liked the story development. New twist on “bloodsuckers”!
Interested in what comes next and how the story develops.
Enjoyed it
Kristin  Aragon
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Night Walker is told in the present with numerous snippets into Kate/Tala’s past life with Calisto/Gregorio. This made for the sweetest love story. The readers get to see Calisto fall in love twice. It also allows for the instant intense attraction between Kate and Calisto to be completely plausible. Calisto gave up his mortality after losing Tala. The man who made him into a Night Walker told him he would have her again. After waiting for over two hundred years he gets that chance. He can’t let ...more
Arianne Cruz
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love PNR? Kessler is an author to watch!

Accepting a new life as an immortal Night Walker to await the reincarnation of the woman he loved wasn't that difficult for Calisto Terana. It was the waiting that began to wear on him. Then Kate Bradley walked into his life...

Fresh from breaking her engagement to her cheating fiance off Kate's trip back home to San Diego isn't with the intention of finding someone new. Getting her parents' home ready to be sold is her mission until she crosses paths with
Dahlia (yadkny)
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
sandy forguson
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kate and Calista

Very well written story and enjoyed it very much compelling and passionate glad that Kate and Calista had their HEA they both an obstacles to overcome to be together th her would highly recommend
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