Friday, November 20, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ice Moon (The Moon Series, #5) by Lisa Kessler

Title: Ice Moon
Series: The Moon Series, #3
Author: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 290 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-443-0
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Imprint: Select Otherworld

1. What was your inspiration behind writing the Moon Series?

It all started from a short story.

I had met Ray Bradbury back when I was trying to find a publisher for Night Walker. All the rejections were sucking out the fun of writing and I asked him what I could do to help improve my craft. He smiled and told me to write a new short story every week, for a year.
During that year of stories, I wrote a short story about a woman on the run during a new moon night, opposite of a full moon for a werewolf. She had no idea she was shifting into a black jaguar once a month. Anyway, the short story morphed into the first chapter of MOONLIGHT, which then became the Moon Series because I wanted to write a book for every member of Adam’s generation of the Pack.
So far it’s been a blast and I’m grateful to Ray every single day. Without his suggestion, I don’t know that the Moon Series ever would have happened!

2. When you sit down to start writing, what routine do you have, like putting on music, grabbing a beverage, or something else? 

Good question! I actually have a playlist for each book, so I have music, and I light candles and burn incense. It not only keeps me in my chair until the incense has burned out, but the smell from the candles tells everyone else in the house that I’m writing and to leave me be for a while. We have a saying around here, “Wow. Smells like writing!” SYMBOL 74 \f "Wingdings" \s 11

3.Who would you say are your biggest influencers.... Anne Rice and Ray Bradbury, anyone else?

Definitely those two and I would add Christine Feehan and Kelley Armstrong and Angie Fox too... Christine was so supportive of me when I first finished Night Walker that she got me in touch with her agent who read some of my short stories that had already been published. She also gave me some of the best advice ever…
The first time I met Kelley Armstrong at Comic-con, she convinced me to join RWA (Romance Writers of America) and without them I may never have gotten published. Networking through RWA helped me find my publisher and my agent! And when Night Walker did finally get published, she was kind enough to give me a cover quote!
And Angie Fox is super savvy and fun. I entered a short story contest because I saw the first prize was a full novel critique from Angie! I won, and if you’ve read Night Walker, that final chapter with the bathtub love scene… Angie’s idea! We laughed later because I gave her credit for the closure sex scene at the end of the book! But after she suggested I add that scene at the end, the next time I submitted Night Walker, I had a contract! She’s a genius!

4 Where did the Moon Series begin, a thought, a memory, or did your muse just crack the whip? LOL

You know, I still don’t know really. I was writing a new short story every week. Some weeks it was harder than others to come up with an idea. But Lana popped in my head. A tiny woman ordering a giant bacon cheeseburger, and she intrigued me. After the short story I wanted to know what would happen next and a few months later, MOONLIGHT was finished. I loved Lana & Adam, and I wanted to spend time with the rest of the Pack so I wrote Hunter’s Moon right afterward.

Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he's hired by the "Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe". One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf howling within...

A gifted psychic with pyrokinesis, Taryn Goldstone wields fire beyond her control– sometimes with dire consequences. With Jason, she discovers that some flames are meant for passion–and healing. She has enemies who covet her powerful gift, but they are about to learn just how far a wolf will go to protect his mate.

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Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
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.

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.

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  1. I really enjoyed the interview. I ♡ Lisa :-)

    - April

    1. I agree.. I Love Lisa too... She has grown so much as an author. #GoWolfPack

    2. I agree.. I Love Lisa too... She has grown so much as an author. #GoWolfPack

  2. Awww I love you guys!!! :D

    So glad you'r enjoying the Moon Series so far!!

    Lisa :)

  3. Wicked interview! I love Lisa Kessler so bad! She wrote my forever book boyfriend- Gareth from Blood Moon. It is a wicked series..Love it <3


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