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3.12.2012

Lucky-in-Love with Lisa Kessler [+ GIVEAWAY!]

Hi everyone -

Thanks to Rhianna for inviting me to blog today!

I'm a romantic at heart, but after my divorce, love was not one of my favorite subjects. In fact, I spent my first “single” Valentine's Day at a performance of Macbeth! LOL

So eventually the bitterness waned and it was time to dip my toe into the dating pool. With two preteens at home, I had a long list of qualifications for these poor men. And rapidly I started to realize that I may never find Mr. Right.

But meanwhile, I had a wonderful long-distance online friend who was going through something similar. We met in an online writer's group, and when I admitted to the group that my divorce was imminent, this friend emailed me off the loop and became a lifeline to me during a difficult time.

Eventually we met and person, and it felt like all the pieces fell into place. He made me laugh and didn't seem to mind that I can't walk in a straight line and I hate pairing socks. He also wasn't jealous of my writing time. He even encouraged me and believed in my abilities when my own faith in my writing wavered.

But he lived on the east coast and I lived with my kids on the west coast.

It would never work out.

The long distance relationship was too tough on me. The hellos were too short and the goodbyes lasted for weeks.

But something magical happened…

He called me one night and said, “I'm going to quit my job and move.”

I may have choked on my tongue. “What? But what about your job?”

“There will be other jobs. But there is only one you.”

Okay I still get little floaty heart-shaped bubbles over my head when I retell that story, and we've been married now for over 5 years! LOL

We ended up getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas a few months later. Life's too short not to have fun, right? ☺

And I still feel extremely lucky!!! In this huge world, we found each other. You can't ask for more than that…

Lisa Kessler


About Lisa:
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.

Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.


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About Night Walker:
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.



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14 comments:

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

What a great story! I love that you had Elvis marry you!

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Maria -

Having Elvis marry us was a BLAST!!!

I recommend it highly!!! LOL

Thanks for commenting!

Lisa :)

Montage said...

How inspiring! Love does conquer all! I can't wait to read Night Walker!!! Even if I don't win I'll buy it, looks great!

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks Montage!!!

I hope you enjoy the book too! :)

Lisa

Marian L said...

Great story, Marian

Lisa Kessler said...

Awww thanks Marian!

I appreciate the comment!

Lisa :)

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

great story, thank you for sharing:)

Linda Henderson said...

What a lovely romantic story. I think getting married by Elvis would be fun. I always said if I ever got married again, not happening, I would get married on Halloween and have everyone come in costume.

Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks for commenting Loretta! :)

Nice to meet you!

Lisa

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Linda -

We'd both been married before and we just figured we'd go for fun the second time around...

I highly recommend an Elvis wedding in Vegas! We had a BLAST!!! :)

Thanks for commenting! And invite me to the Halloween wedding! I'd totally come in costume! :)

Lisa

Sheri Fredricks said...

That was a very beautiful story of how you met and married your husband. Life is funny, isn't it? I can't share due to lack of space, but something similar happened to me. Best wishes on your writing career!

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Sheri -

Thanks for the good wishes and teh comment!

So glad you were lucky in love the second time around too! :)

Lisa

Sophia Rose said...

That is a great second chances story. Thanks for sharing it!
I had to laugh a bit about the 'Macbeth' on Valentine's Day.

maddylee said...

Thanks for sharing! Such a great love story. I agree that life is too short to not have fun :)

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