It's Fall my favorite time of year. The colors, the cooler weather, and Halloween! I do all kinds of things to celebrate this time of year and one of them is a 31 Days of Halloween celebration and I got some of my favorite authors and bloggers to participate also. So to kick of my 31 Days of Halloween is Lisa Kessler. So let's get to know more about 1 of my favorite authors and how she celebrates this time of year.
Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling 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. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.
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, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
I'm excited to be a part of a new Paranormal Boxed Set coming out just in time for Halloween, SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS! It will release October 20th and it features 12 authors with 6 full novels and 6 novellas... Hope you'll check it out! It's up for preorder now: http://goo.gl/dtb5Bc
Favorite Halloween Memory:
One year I dressed up as a werewolf and we wanted it to look authentic, so we collected yarn lint from my Mom's textile mill and stuck it onto all my exposed skin with double-faced tape. It hurt like CRAZY to get it off, but I looked awesome and won best costume out of my whole elementary school! LOL
Top 10 List/Halloween Movies (Werewolf):
#10 - Not my favorite, but without him, we might not have werewolf movies! Plus my werewolf hero in MOONLIGHT named his Jeep, Chaney, after the man who put werewolves on the map… THE WOLF MAN
#9 - You can’t go wrong with Stephen King. This one is creepy and scary! Not one of my favorite though because you never really have any empathy for the werewolf… For me, werewolf movies are about knowing the man behind the wolf. - SILVER BULLET
#8 - Okay this one was cheesy and silly, but you can’t help but fall in love with Michael J. Fox and his wolf family. I haven’t seen the tv show yet, but if you’ve never seen the movie, you should check it out. It won’t change your view of werewolves, but I bet it’ll make you smile. - TEEN WOLF
#7 - This movie got panned by the critics, but I enjoyed it for what it was. The atmosphere was very creepy and the fear of the townspeople about the wolf was palpable. I loved the two men you thought might be the wolf, and I won’t spoil the ending. If you love werewolves, don’t pass this one by. - RED RIDING HOOD
#6 - Okay you might be scratching your head here, but hear me out… This is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Rutger Hauer is cursed to be a wolf by night, so he’s not a traditional full moon werewolf, but I think it still counts, right? Also the scene where he and Michelle Phifer start shifting (she’s cursed to be a hawk by day) and they almost touch… Heartbreaking! Love this movie! So it might not be a traditional howl at the moon werewolf movie, but definitely worth seeing! - LADYHAWKE
#5 - I wish I had seen this one in the theaters. I let wishy-washy reviews keep me away and watched it on HBO instead, but WOW! I thought the special effects in this one were AMAZING! The dark tones of all the lighting and the gothic feel of the atmosphere put it over the top! I thought it was also fabulously acted with just enough romance to tear your heart out at the end. - THE WOLFMAN (Anthony Hopkins)
#4 - I can remember when MTV first started and we didn’t have cable! *pout* I went to a friend’s house when Thriller premiered and we squealed with delight and waited to watch it over and over. I love that at the end Michael wasn’t a vampire, he looked up at the moon and turned around as a werewolf creature… Nice! Add in VIncent Price’s laugh and this video never ever gets old. - MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER
#3 - LOVE this movie!!!! The rich backstory that began the battle between the vampires and the lycans made for an action-packed film with werewolves to DIE FOR!!! Loved all the passion and forbidden love… The special effects were also amazing. You definitely feel for the werewolves in this one. - UNDERWORLD
#2 - Hugh Jackman as a werewolf. Need I say more? *ahem*
It was a really wild ride of a movie with fun special effects and an ending that made me cry! (OF course I’m a total sap so your movie mileage may vary) Love this one and the Dracula was fabulous too!!! - VAN HELSING
#1 - My all-time still-to-this-day favorite werewolf movie is An American Werewolf in London. It’s got funny cheesy moments like all the dead in different states of decay haunting him in a movie theater, but man is it ever fun! I’ve never seen another werewolf movie like it and it still has lots of heart even after all these years! - AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
Great list of werewolf movies! I have a lot of the same ones as Lisa does.
Thank you for stopping by my blog for day 1 of my 31 Days of Halloween celebration. I would also like to say Thank You to Lisa for participating and for offering up 1 ebook of her book Moonlight.
Now for the giveaway. There is a rafflecopter that will be going on all month. You will want to make sure and check back everyday to see if another prize has been added to it so you can enter for it. :-)