Gabrielle: Blood Avenged is the story of Vasilije and Sasa. Vasilije is an ancient vampire who’s committed his existence to enjoying the pleasures of life. Hedonistic and jaded, he nevertheless adores women, who he sees as one of the best pleasures this life can give. The murder of one of his vampires takes him to New Orleans to find the killer, and there he meets Sasa, a human woman who moves him more than any woman has in centuries. As they seek the killer, Vasilije and Sasa find what they’ve both been missing in their lives while they learn that the murder of his vampire is just the beginning of terrible changes that have begun in the vampire world.
The idea for Blood Avenged came from a conversation with one of my students about power struggles in ancient Rome. Blood Avenged is the first book in the Sons of Navarus series about a group of eight vampire warriors who must put down the law and order vampires, Archons, who seek to take over and impose their own rule on their world. I’ve always been interested in the idea of power and those who hold it, and when I began to think about a vampire series, the idea of power and vampires meshed beautifully.
Gabrielle: I hand write all my books, even those that are 300+ pages, so I must have my notebook and pen handy. I also like to have my favorite drink, iced tea, beside me. I’ve also been known to enjoy a beer as I write too. And I must have music on as I write. I can’t stand silence as I’m working—it’s almost deafening.
Gabrielle: Sensual, smart, and emotional
Gabrielle: I write erotic romance because as I began to write romance I found my scenes were just too hot for mainstream. I didn’t realize they were so sexy, but readers began to call my stories erotic and I saw they were right. As for a genre I’d like to try, I already write in a non-romance genre, historical fiction, and I love that too. Historical fiction allows me to pursue ideas that just won’t work in romance, mainly due to the fact that they don’t have the required HEA ending. As for a genre I’d stay away from, I think I’d find writing horror almost impossible. I’m pretty much a scaredy cat, so I can’t even watch a horror film without begin frightened out of my wits! I can’t imagine being someone who writes it. I dream about my stories quite often as I write them, and I’d be stuck having nightmares all the time. 🙂
Gabrielle: I loved reading Agatha Christie as a girl, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories made me fall in love with the Victorian Era. Then the classics that I studied in college made me want to tell the stories I’d been writing since I was a child, so I don’t know if I can name one author who’s inspired me because there have been so many.
Gabrielle: Five star reviews and nominations for awards are nice, but for me, the highlights come when a reader friends me on Facebook or Twitter and tells me they loved one of my stories. The first time it happened I think I had a grin on my face for an entire day. I love when I get to spend time talking directly to readers.
Gabrielle: I know from speaking to readers that they’re looking for more interaction with authors, so I like to do guest posts, interviews, character interviews, giveaways, and fun posts like story inspired playlists. What other interactive ideas would readers like to see from authors?
Gabrielle Bisset spends her days teaching college students American and European history, but by night she’s an erotic romance author. Her first book, Stolen Destiny, was released by Siren Publishing in June 2011, and since then she’s released the novellas of The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy–Vampire Dreams, Love’s Master, and Masquerade–in addition to Destiny Redeemed. In December 2011, she released Blood Avenged, the first book in the Sons of Navarus series about eight vampires who must protect their world against an enemy that travels among their kind. She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of pets.
Website: Gabrielle Bisset Romance http://www.gabriellebisset.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Bisset/135134056553049
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