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Supernatural Smack Down: Lisa Kessler’s Calisto Terana

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…..

Round 2: Fighting for DFT – Calisto Terana

Calisto Terana vs. Gideon

Remember to check out Parajunkee’s View site and choose wisely…tweet #SuperSmack

Name: Calisto Terana

Book Series: The Night Series

Job: To most mortals I am a Philanthropist, but to criminals and those who would threaten me or the woman I love, I am judge, jury, and executioner.

Height: 6’

Weight: 190

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown (Red when bloodlust or rage consume me)

From (Location): I am originally from Spain, but for the past two centuries I have called San Diego my home.

Significant Other: Kate Bradley

Signature Move: I do what must be done. No hesitation.

Kill Highlights: This was not a highlight for my adversary, but after he wounded me and attempted to consume my immortal blood, I tore his black heart from his chest and drank it dry to be certain he was never changed.

Enemies: The Fraternidad del Fuego Santo, and perhaps my maker.  I have not yet decided if he is friend or foe, but I do not trust him.

Favorite Pastime: Over the centuries I have mastered the piano, and music has been my comfort as the world changes around me.

Author jumping in here…  I’m so excited I got Calisto to agree to take part in the Smackdown event!  (And not just because I love to interview him and listen to his thick Spanish accent…  Shew!)

Sadly, he couldn’t stick around because he and Kate are busy fighting the Night Demon in book 2 right now…  Instead, here’s a scene with Calisto and one of the monks from the Fraternidad who made a fatal error in coming to Calisto’s home to threaten him.

He burst into the passenger seat of the car, taking pleasure in the terrified gasp of the driver.

“Father Tomas De Cardina, I presume?”

The monk recovered from his shock and quickly thrust the cross that hung around his neck into Calisto’s face. “Stay back, creature of Satan.”

Calisto laughed. “Is that what you think I am?” He reached out to clasp the crucifix, and with a jerk of his wrist, snapped the gold chain from the monk’s neck. “If you know so much about me, then surely you know the church helped to make me what I am.”

He shook his head. “Lies! You sold your soul to Satan himself, and now you are his apprentice. You are an abomination before God.”

Calisto smirked. He heard the blood coursing through Father Tomas’ veins at an alarming rate, tempting him, calling to him.

“What you believe is of no consequence to me. I will not be threatened, least of all by the Fraternidad, and never at my own home.”

Surprise filled the monk’s gaze, and his mental chant faltered. “I have not forgotten the signet of the Fraternidad.”

He held up his left hand, showing his own ring. His personal signet bore the holy fire of the Fraternidad, but it also included a finely carved bird soaring across the top. Lifetimes ago, it symbolized the dove of peace, but now Calisto considered it a raven, his Night Walker spirit animal.

A bead of sweat made its way down Father Tomas’ forehead. “We know what you are, and we will do what we must in the name of God to insure that you make no others.”

Calisto frowned at the unexpected answer. “Why would I make another?”

Father Tomas kept silent, staring at the crucifix in Calisto’s hand. Again Calisto attempted to reach the monk’s mind, only to find the same repeated chant shielding the monk’s true thoughts.

He grabbed Tomas’ robe and yanked him closer. “Answer me!”

Frustration burned through Calisto. He felt his eyes glow crimson with rage.

“Santa Maria!” Father Tomas gasped and jammed a knife into Calisto’s abdomen, stabbing up underneath his ribcage.

Calisto’s eyes widened as pain seared through his chest. Blood spilled from the gaping wound, but his body tingled, healing from the inside out. He let go of the monk with one hand and plucked the knife from his torso, wrenching it free from the fanatic’s clutched hand.

Father Tomas struggled like a wild animal in the presence of a predator. Calisto dropped the knife to the floor of the car and clutched the monk with both hands. He drew Father Tomas closer.

His fangs grazed the monk’s skin just below his ear. The priest fought to break away, but Calisto’s grip was inescapable. The more the monk struggled, the stronger his pulse became. The scent of blood combined with fear intoxicated Calisto. His thirst clawed to the surface, threatening to seize control.

“Let me go! In the name of God, let me go!”

Calisto’s voice was no more than a cold whisper. “I have no God. Not anymore.”


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About Lisa:

I have always loved to make up stories. My first published work was The Wonders of Unicorn Creek in 6th grade. The 9 page epic was published by my tiny elementary school.

Since then I’ve published short stories in anthologies like: Dead Souls, Ladies of Horror 2009, Hell Hath No Fury, and magazines like: Sinisteria, Horrorfind, Twilight Times, The Writers Hood, Savage Night, The Murder Hole, Behold and Shadowkeepzine.

My story ”Immortal Beloved” was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and my story “The Third King” won second place in Behold’s short story contest.

Night Walker, Book 1 in the Night Series was released in August, and next year will see the release of a novella and Books 2 & 3 from Entangled Publishing.

When I’m not writing, I also sing. I’ve performed with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies. I’m married to an incredible man who is also a great writer, and we live with our two teens in sunny San Diego, California.

Halloween is a fun time of year for me and all my ghouls. I’ve always been fascinated by magic and what might be lurking the shadows. Passion, love, jealousy, power and immortality also fuel many of my plots, but I’m not a villain… I just enjoy writing them…

I hope you enjoy reading them!

You can visit Lisa around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Lisa Kessler?

Night Walker

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This giveaway is provided by Entangled Publishing

Two winners will each receive a copy (1 e-book ) of Night Walker by Lisa Kessler

Available on August 2, 2011 from Entangled Publishing

About the Book:

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 Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.

They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…

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.

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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37 Responses to “Supernatural Smack Down: Lisa Kessler’s Calisto Terana

  1. SapphyriaNo Gravatar
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    Great contest! I love the competition between paranormal characters!

    Saph
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  2. RebeLovesBooksNo Gravatar
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    I agree! I love character interviews and these types of polls/contests between characters. They’re lots of fun!

    Lisa’s book sounds great! I am a bit disapointed that she didn’t use her “Cruella DeVille” photo for the blog, lol. That pic cracks me up!

    rwschwarz11ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. erin fNo Gravatar
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    Awesome post and giveaway! Thanks sooo much!

    GFC ~ erin
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  4. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I voted for Gideon :).

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  5. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Calisto Terana, and I can’t wait to read Night Walker.

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  6. Jen D.No Gravatar
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    Gotta go with Calisto on this one.

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  7. Renée GschaidNo Gravatar
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    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. ProserpineNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Gideon! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  9. AndraNo Gravatar
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    Mmm, cover. That is all. Thanks for the giveaway!

    andra(dot)always(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    This looks like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway

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  11. BarbaraNo Gravatar
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    Love to read this..awesome cover..YUM! where can I get me one o those LOL…umm..Gideon got my vote.

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  12. Ron C. NietoNo Gravatar
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    I love this contest! Your interviews are too funny, and it’s such a great chance to get to know more hotties!

    Gideon’s got my vote this time. Bad guys win… The worse, the better!

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  13. Michelle BledsoeNo Gravatar
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    I have seen this book on many blogs and I would really,really like to read it. Gideon sounds awesome.

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  14. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    It’ll be interesting to see how the reincarnated soul/fated mate tropes are handled by the author. I’m looking forward to reading the book and finding out.

    mdturett at juno dot com

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  15. VanessaNo Gravatar
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    This story sounds awesome. Can’t wait. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. LizzieBethNo Gravatar
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    Awesome contest. GL to all those of us entering. Thanks for the chance to win it. Read the excerpt. Makes me want to read this book at the more!

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  17. LizzieBethNo Gravatar
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    Forgot to post up my address. Sorry about that. XD

    ten.labolgcbsnull@5901hteBeizziL

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  18. Lisa KesslerNo Gravatar
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    Hi everyone!!!

    Calisto asked me to thank all of you for your votes! :)

    This has been a lot of fun!!! Please tell your friends to come by and vote…

    Lisa :)
    PS – Rebel I’ve got my Power Suit on, no worries!!! LOL

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  19. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a really interesting book. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the info and giveaway!!

    mandy(at)fuse(dot)net

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  20. AmyNo Gravatar
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    Would love to read this book, haven’t read any of Lisa’s books yet. I voted for Calisto.

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  21. Na S.No Gravatar
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    Thanks for the giveaway. I voted for Calisto.

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  22. BrendaNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Gideon. Both books are now on my to be read pile! Thanks for the awesome smackdown picks and the giveaways! ten.tsacmocnull@7mednerB

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  23. MLNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Calisto. I can’t wait to check out this book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  24. Nora-Adrienne DeretNo Gravatar
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    Voted for Calisto, and I’m looking forward to reading this new series.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. Anne RNo Gravatar
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    Great giveaway, Thanks!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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  26. NellieNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for the awesome chance to win interesting books.

    solimond (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. SandyG265No Gravatar
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    I haven’t read anything by Lisa but this sounds like a good story.

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  28. Laura KayeNo Gravatar
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    You know what I think of that cover, Lisa! Slurp! :)

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  29. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    I have really been wanting to read this book. I voted for Calisto. Thanks for the great contest. ten.labolgcbsnull@31146kcirtapb

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    I’ve read some excerpts of this and I’d love to read it.

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  31. Jolene ANo Gravatar
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    Great post and giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

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    This looks like such a hot book! I definitely want to read!

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  33. LadyVampireNo Gravatar
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    Definitely a book I want to read! The cover is just killer. ;)

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  34. donnasNo Gravatar
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    Congrats on the release! Ive been looking forward to reading this since I first heard of it.

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  35. Lisa KesslerNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for all the votes for Calisto!!! :) You rock!!!

    And I agree about the cover… It’s full of YUM!!! LOL

    Lisa :)

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  36. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    Kesslers’ books are awesome!

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  37. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    Sounds interesting! I’ve never read anything by this author before XD

    Kalliandra2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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