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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Interview: Gabrielle Bisset + giveaway

Gabrielle Bisset, author, picture
  Despite all those false rumors about us losing guests in the dungeon, Gabrielle decided to come visit us! 
*hands GPS tracking device to Gabrielle. mumbles something about freaking lawyers* 
Any way... Gabrielle travels with 8 vampire warriors in her head! Vasilije, Saint, Terek and Thane have already escaped and soon Ramiel will too in Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4)  

She is also quite the Alpha Male Diner cook! Check out her recipes for: Vasilije, Saint and Terek.

Sharon: Welcome to the Flock! Grab your moonpies some Kool-Aid and a beanbag chair. When we are done you can have a tour of the dungeon.
Gabrielle: Nice. Do you have anyone down there now? 
Sharon: The ‘special’ members of the flock tend to hang down there… then there is Jake, the dragon.

Sharon: You have three different series: The Destined Ones, The Sons of Navarus, and some historicals. How do these differ in story and heat rating?

Gabrielle: The Destined Ones series is steamy, but not scorching. It's still erotic romance, but not as graphic. The Sons of Navarus and the historicals are all very erotic, so readers can expect explicit words used. As for how they differ in story, both the Destined Ones series and the Sons series are paranormal, but the first is about a race of beings descended from humans but blessed by the Archangel Raziel. They're called Aeveren and they live 50 lives through reincarnation before they pass on. It's a very interesting concept that I've blended with them having special powers, so these characters have the ability to travel through time, read others' minds, manipulate others' thoughts, and even heal their own kind.
Stolen Destiny, Gabrielle Bisset, coverDestiny Redeemed, Gabrielle Bisset, cover
The Sons of Navarus series, on the other hand, is about a group of vampire warriors who must save their world from takeover by rogue vampires. This series is one that builds upon itself, so readers should start at the first book, Blood Avenged, and then move on from there to fully enjoy the story. 
Sons of Navarus, button, Gabrielle Bisset
The historicals are based in Victorian England and are shorter than the other two series. For me, writing historicals is relaxing because I teach history in my day job and love the subject. I also got to do a little BDSM in one of the novellas, while the other is quite funny (if I do say so myself). 
cover, Love's Master, Gabrielle Bissetcover, Masquerade, Gabrielle Bissetcover, The Victorian Trilogy, Gabrielle Bisset

Sharon: Bet you don’t teach the BDSM in your class <G>? What age do you teach? And bless you for being a teacher!
GabrielleI teach college students—freshmen mostly. 
Sharon: I really like the idea of characters being reincarnated. So many opportunities with that one.

GabrielleI think so too. It allows me to have them in any time period I like, which is great for the history lover in me! 

Sharon: Why do you think The Sons of Navarus series has done so well?

Gabrielle: I think it appeals to readers on a number of levels. First, it's a classic story of good vs evil. It's human nature to be drawn to that. Then it's sexy, and in the PNR/UF genres, sexy works. But on a deeper level, it's a series that allows the readers to become attached to the characters. While each book does focus on a couple, once their story is told they continue to be an important part of the non-romantic storyline. So if a fan loved Vasilije and Sasa in Blood Avenged, they still read about them in the later books, making the experience more fulfilling. 

Sharon: Have you done anything to people’s beloved character that got you chastised by them <G>? Nothing like a fan scorned!

GabrielleNot yet, but... 

Sharon: There are only 8 Sons, does that mean only 8 stories or do you see a possibility for creating more?

Gabrielle: I'm adding a new character to the group in Blood Prophecy, which comes out this spring, and there's a group of paranormal allies that very well might get their own series after the Sons is completed. Right now, it's all in flux. 
Sharon: So much smexy, so little time!

Sharon: You are a self-published author with a loyal fan base. Do you dream about getting a contract from a big publisher or do you think giving up control of your books would be too hard?

Gabrielle: I'm a perfectionist when it comes to editing, but giving up control of my series won't be difficult if I decide to go with NY because the big publishers have the same goals as I do: produce books that sell and live up to a standard that's been around for years. As for dreaming about getting a contract from the big publishers, I can't say I dream about it, but I can say I would definitely entertain the idea. For me, that part of the writing business is about one thing: getting my work out to as many readers as possible. If NY can do that and we want to work together, then I believe good things would come from that relationship. 

Sharon: If the Karma bus hit you right now, what do you think you would come back as?

Gabrielle: I think I'd come back a cat. 

Iron Man, wallpaper
Sharon: If (insert favorite kick ass heroine/hero from TV/movie) were my BFF we would...
Gabrielle: If Ironman was my BFF, we would have a great time with all those toys of his. LOL! 
Sharon: I would want to play with more than just his toys… just saying…

Sharon: What’s for dinner tonight?

Gabrielle: With any luck, tonight is pizza night. :) 
Sharon: Everyone hear that?! Pizza at Gabrielle’s tonight! I’ll bring the moonpies…

Sharon: Katie wants to ask if you know any single vampires and could she have names and numbers?

Gabrielle: I do. Tell her I'll hook her up after the interview. ;) 
Sharon: Um… can I see that list too?

GabrielleSure. I've got a few of their numbers. ;) 

Time for a little Rapid Fire!

Goosey Loosey, Disney
Sharon: Goosey Loosey or Henny Penny?
Gabrielle: Goosey Loosey. 
Sharon: Henney Penny was such a spaz!

Sharon: Grilled or fried?

Gabrielle: Fried. 

Sharon: Stomp your feet or clap your hands?

Gabrielle: Clap hands.
Sharon: Pepsi or Coke? 
Gabrielle: Coke. Pepsi is too sweet. 
Sharon: You wound me *sob*

Sharon: Hug or handshake?

Gabrielle: Hug. 

Sharon: Basket of Baby Harp Seals or Basket of baby Sea Otters?

sea otter, baby
Gabrielle: Uh, I guess if those are the choices, I'll be hanging out with the otters.
Jughead, Archie, comics
Sharon: Comic books or manga?
Gabrielle: Comic books. 
Sharon: Do you have a favorite comic? 
GabrielleI don't, but when I was a child my mother had a collection of Archie comics. To this day, I think of that kid's crown when I call someone a Jughead. 

Sharon: Comedy or Tragedy?

Gabrielle: Tragedy. There's so much more to pluck from sadness. 

Sharon: Shy nerd or out-going jock?

Gabrielle: I'm more shy jock, but if I have to choose, I guess I would go with the shy nerd. 
Sharon: If it weren’t for that coke thing I would let you have shy jock, but nope! <G>

Katie: *Katie slips Gabrielle a shy jock* Coke rules! 

Sharon: Is there anything you want our readers to know before we head into the dungeon?

Sons of Navarus, Gabrielle Bisset, graphic, buttonGabrielle: Keep an eye out for lots of great things to come as I get ready for the release of Blood Prophecy this spring. It's going to be a huge turning point in the story, so don't miss it!

Thanks to Gabrielle for stopping by. While we give her the VIP tour of the dungeon you guys check out her Sons of Navarus series and keep an eye out for Blood Prophecy (book #4).

About the Author:
I'm a UF/PNR author. For me, a book does more than just tell a story. It transports readers away from their daily lives to another place where they can be a part of something different than the common and everyday. I'm always so touched when readers tell me they felt like they were a part of the story when they read my books.

When I'm not writing, I can be found reading romance novels but often mysteries, cookbooks, and anything dealing with ancient and medieval history and European history, in general. I also love the outdoors, so I enjoy the wonderful weather Pennsylvania has to offer. I live there with my son and a herd of pets.

Gabrielle is giving away a smexy Sons of Navarus Mouse Pad!
Sons of Navarus,  mouse pad, Gabrielle Bisset

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  1. I think I would like Gabrielle. She has all those men with her.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Debby! I do like spending my time with the Sons. ;)

  2. Thanks for having me here today! It was fun! :)

  3. My hero/heroine BFF would totally be Wonder Woman. I would be asking to borrow her Lasso of Truth every time I thought someone was full of BS! Thanks for the interview and awesome giveaway!

  4. I would be Bff's with Sasa! But maybe someone more wicked to bring me out of my sorta shy,scaredy cat person I am!-)

  5. after seeing Henry Cvill in his Superman outfit, id say superman. but i gotta go with Terek as my hero, hes just such a classy son. loved the interview ladies

  6. Wonder Woman. She can totally kick some a** and she had a great outfit.
    Gabriella this was a great post. You are a new author to me. I'm going to amazon now to get one of you books.

  7. Great series!
    Awesome giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!

  8. Love the post Gabrielle...I hate picking just one...but I guess I would go with Batman, he's got the toys and little bit of a dark side.

  9. Rachel Morgan (Kim Harrison Hollows Series) Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I would like to be friends with Acheron (Darkhunters by Sherilynn Kenyon series)- he is just so cool. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Fun interview. I'd say Batman.

  12. Mine would be Thor :).

  13. Charley Davidson (by Darynda Jones) she's the Reaper and so freaking bloody hilarious!

    1. oops my email is; renee-moore(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

  14. I would have to say Savatar from the DH series. He is a little see-all and know-all. Plus I would get to hang out on his island and surf all day ;)
    Great interview and rapid fire! *shhhh* I'm a Coke girl too :)

  15. Thanks to everyone who stopped over today! It's great to see old friends and meet new ones. :)

  16. I would have to say superman...We could fly...

  17. I would have to say Acheron. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    kandj7299 at verizon dot net

  18. I really like Cinder from "Cinder." She's quirky and all alone, but I would like to be friends with her. So what, she's a cyborg! I also like Valek from "Poison Study." He has such a presence about him and he doesn't let people get close to him easily. I would also like to be friends with Katniss Everdeen (J-Law style). Frankly, I just wanna be friends with Jennifer Lawrence!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  20. I loved the interview!!! It was great :) Awesome work Sharon and Gabrielle.
    I am counting down the days until Blood Prophecy..

    Which hero/heroin would I like to be my BFF? Hmm There are so many choices I don't know which one to pick :)

    1. thanks! It is always fun when an author plays along with us

  21. Great interview. Gabrielle is an awesome writer and I love the Sons of Navarus. And if I had to choose for a BFF I would definitely pick all the sons. I can't just pick one (don't want to hurt anyones feelings) besides they are all scrumptious and I am greedy. :)

  22. Thanks for the fun interview ladies, I do hope she did not get lost in your dungeons! I would love to be friends with the D'Artigo Sisters by Yasmine Galenorn. Of course just so I can ogle their gorgeous boyfriends/husbands.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  23. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway. My hero/heroine would be Batman.

    bmack31919 at yahoo dot com

  24. I would love to be best friends with Charlie Davidson of Darynda Jones Graves series. She's a hoot. Or Jane Jamison from Molly Harper's Jane Jamison series.