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Hi everyone –

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! 

I love this fun day where out on the California coast, we all pretend we’re from the Emerald Isle!

Ireland has always been one of the places on my dream list to visit. I haven’t been there yet, but I love looking at pictures and listening to the music. You can almost hear the magic in their folk songs, the turn of their Irish brogue, and the elusive beauty of the Gaelic language.

I decided to indie publish my short novella, Across the Veil, because at 27 pages it was too long to submit to short story anthologies, and too short to submit to eBook publishers. Across the Veil doesn’t take place in Ireland, but they do cross the veil between our world and Summerland, the land of the fae, the emerald isle. I had such a blast writing this one.

BLURB: Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.

Here’s the trailer: []

After learning about self-publishing, I still hoped to find a publisher for my novels. There are countless hours spent editing and and deigning covers, buying ISBN numbers, etc when you are the author and the publisher. The thought of publishing my novel myself overwhelmed me. So I sought out a small press publisher and found a treasure in Entangled Publishing. Not only did they make a WONDERFUL cover, but I ended up with a fabulous editor who really helped me polish the book into something I could be proud of…

With my publisher’s help, Night Walker is about to be re-issued in a new mass-market edition in May!!!

You can preoder your copy now and Barnes & Noble has even put it on sale! WOOT!!!

So preorder your copy and save! J

And now it’s your turn to be lucky! Ready? J

First Prize Winner
– Will receive an e-Book copy of Night Walker, Book 1 in the Night Series!

Second Prize Winner
– Will receive a signed paperback copy of Forgotten Treasures! (25 Short Stories)

Third Prize Winner
– Will receive an eBook copy of Across the Veil and signed Night Walker trading cards!

So how do you win the fabulous Blog Hop Prizes? EASY!

1) Leave me a comment about your favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day! 😀 Please also leave your email address so I can notify you in case you are a winner!

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Don’t forget to Hop by the rest of the Blogs to win more Small Press Treasures! J

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Ketas Keep Romance Blog 18+
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Lisas Lair – Lisa Kessler Author Blog 18+
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Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!
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  • St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday around here. We start at 7:00 am getting ready for the parade. It starts at 10. From there we go to the in laws and eat, eat, eat! Play games with the kiddos and eat some more. Some of us exchange gifts. Then it is off to the pub crawl while the kids stay with grandma and grandpa. Good Times! So what is my favorite…All of it!!

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  • Thanks For Joining Our Hop!

    Great Post and Give-away =D


  • I love everything about St. Patrick’s Day. From the wearing of the green, to the food – it’s just a magical day!

    Twitter Follower (@hesperialovesbk)


  • Tina B

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t really celebrate, but my favorite thing would have to be that everyone wears green. Since its my favorite color, I get to see it in its many shades today! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  • I belong under several different forms. I have also blogged, FB’d, and tweeted about this giveaway. Thank you for hosting.


  • Shannon

    Honestly I don’t have a favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day now that I’m a boring adult. I remember when I was younger it was all about the green: nail polish, hair spray dye, clothing, etc. I also have fond memories of searching for hours for four-leaf clovers – unfortunately I never found any…

    +2 I subscribe to your blog (bas1chs)
    +2 I follow you on twitter (@ggjunk)
    +? I added Night Walker to my TBR list!
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    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • I really love getting dressed up, wearing green clothes, painting my nails green, etc. St. Patty’s Day has always been a fun holiday for me with fond memories!

    Subscribed to your blog by email:
    Follow you on Twitter as @WickedlyBookish
    Added you as a friend and added Night Walker to my tbr pile as Jess<3WickedlyBookish(Bat-Jess)
    Signed up for the newsletter under same email address as above.
    Liked both facebook fan pages! 🙂

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'm terribly excited to see if I win! I'm so glad so many wonderful indie authors are participating! I'm proud to be featuring 2 of my favorite indies for this hop on my own blog. 🙂

    <3 Jess

  • Since I’m not really Irish, it’s all about the corned beef and cabbage for me. Yum!

    I am a twitter follower acm05
    RSS follower Anne M.
    Have your book on GR to read shelf Anne
    E-mail subscriber
    And already liked you on FB.

  • I love celebrating St Pattys day with an Aunt that is 3 years younger than me and an Uncle that is 4 years older than me, we have so much fun wearing green on this special day because between all of our kids we have to be on guard for the little pinchers lerking around. LOL
    I follow
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    by email:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • I just love the corned beef and cabbage. lol It’s the only day of the year that we eat it.
    Email follower: Lmackesy at gmail dot com
    Goodreads friend: Lauren Mackesy
    Nightwalker on TBR list

  • Hi Lisa.

    Just hopping through to visit. Great giveaway!

    Jean Murray (included in the Small Press Blog Hop)

  • Sophia Rose

    We are low key in our celebrations in our family. We wear the green and enjoyed the American Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage. Then we’ll sit down to a movie set in Ireland or with Irish characters.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
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  • Got to say your one talented Lady and love your work. I’ts a plesure to be in this blog hop with you.

  • Green tea and spending the day with family.
    Thanks for the giveaway

    • also subscribe to blog

  • Julianne

    St. Patrick’s Day really isn’t all that special for me. We don’t do anything special to celebrate. But I
    do wish I could visit Ireland someday. I sooo like the idea of exploring the Irish castles. Those that are inhabited and those that are not. Finding some ghosts would be cool too. I am looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
    follow by email: luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com
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  • Nikki

    I used to be a diehard celebrater until I became a mommy…I traded the green beer for green cream cheese cupcake icing!! LOL!! Great Trade!! I stalk you everywhere Lisa and I hope you had a wonderful Saint Paddy’s day!

  • Denise Z

    My favorite things about St. Paddy’s day are corned beef and cabbage and beer bread – yep there are not many things better, unless it is winning a good book 😉 Thank you for the fun!

    • Denise Z

      OOPs got involved with the fantasy of the corned beef and beer bread and forgot to complete my comment LOL
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      I added Night Walker to my TBR list, follow on goodreads, and facebook (Denise Zaky)
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  • Susan W.

    We don’t do anything for St. Patrick’s Day. I even forgot to wear green! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • Sebrina Cassity

    I think my favorite part is hanging out with friends at the local Irish Pub. Although, since hubs had to work, we didn’t get to hang out this year. I just hung out at home doing some Spring Cleaning! Blah! I did have a couple Rum and Cokes though! LOL
    Without further ado, here is my ‘stalker info’: *laughs*
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  • thanks for participating in this blog hop! I

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  • Tracey D

    I enjoyed the post and look forward in reading your works, Lisa.

    +2 I subscribe to your blog (booklover0226 at gmail dot com)
    +2 I follow you on twitter (@bl0226)
    I am a GoodReads friend (Tracey D) and have added Night Walker to my to read list
    +5 I get your newsletter
    I liked both FB sites (Tracey D)

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  • bn100

    I like the corned beef.
    I subscribe to your blog.
    I added Night Walker to Goodreads.
    I subscribe to your newsletter.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  • Joanne B

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    subscribe to your blog- Networked Blog-Joanne Balinski
    Twitter follower- @JoanneBalinski
    Goodreads friend- Joanne Balinski
    added Night Walker to to-read list
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    Joanne B

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    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  • VanillaOrchids

    I just like the idea of people dressing up in lots of green. Other than that, I don’t really do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

    +2 Network Blogs: Pam Rosensteel
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    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • I love all the green and shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!

    Already a twitter and goodreads follower!

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

  • Shadow

    My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is the parade. Seeing everyone dressed in green, in leprechaun outfits, everyone having fun. Its a joyous time! 🙂 Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!
    Im subscribed to your blog
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    Friend & Fan on goodreads- Shadow Kohler
    Added Night Walker to my to-read list
    Signed up for your newsletter
    Liked both facebook pages- Shadow Kohler
    (Already did all of this)

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