Wednesday, August 8, 2012

*Giveaway Blog Tour* Blood Betrayed by Gabrielle Bisset



Gabrielle will be giving away signed cover flats from the Sons of Navarus series at each stop; $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter!

 ***Good luck to all***

The blurb:

I am everything forbidden. I am vampire.

Haunted by betrayal, Saint hides in the human world, giving his heart to no one and finding the only solace from his past in the arms of human women. Now as the Archons begin their takeover of the vampire world, this Son of Navarus has been marked for death.

Summoned to defeat the Archons by the world that shunned him, Saint must face his past and Solenne, the woman he loved and lost a century ago, for only in accepting her will his body and soul finally find salvation.

Now, let's welcome the author!!!!

Thanks to Cecile for having me here at All I Want And More on Blood Betrayed's tour!

I've been asked by many people if my characters talk to me. I know many authors have this happening to them, but this isn't how things work with my characters. I'm less an active participant in discussions with them and more someone who has the privilege of seeing their stories play out.

This isn't to say that my characters don't interact with me. When one is born in my imagination, he or she will knock around my mind for weeks giving me snippets of their personality. This most often happens in dreams.  I dream a lot about my stories and characters, so when I go to sleep at night, it's not surprising to have them come alive in my mind. I may see a scene from their story or just a snippet about their personality that I rush to write down once I wake.

I used to think I wasn't a normal writer because I don't have conversations with my characters. It seems so odd now, but I used to try to speak to them, to no avail. My characters don't seem to want to chat with me. They want me to see who they are, see their stories, and then tell the world about them.

Solenne from Blood Betrayed is a great example. I had already met Saint before I began writing his story, but his heroine hung back and kept herself hidden for a long time. Even after I started writing Blood Betrayed, I had no real idea who Solenne was. I knew I wanted Saint to have a strong heroine, but he hadn't shown me anything about her. That's probably because of their past, I realize now. So I began writing and it wasn't until the first scene where they're together that Solenne truly came to life in my mind. Then it was just a matter of capturing her spirit—that wonderful fire she possesses that is wrapped in toughness and strength—and her story. 

For me, it isn't that my characters talk to me.  It's that they invite me into their lives and let me be a part of their world so I can tell their stories. I feel very blessed that I get to spend time with them. It might be nice if they spoke to me, but I get the feeling they like our arrangement just as it is.


Excerpt:

Looking around the eighteenth century French country house, Saint saw that little had changed since the last time he'd been there. Expensively furnished, Solenne's home had been some important sire's until she'd decided that the French countryside offered little of the excitement an ancient vampire craved. At least that was the story Solenne had told. Who knew if it were true.

As he stared up at the crystal chandelier above his head, he said what he wished would be the last words he'd have to say to her. "Just tell me where my room is and where I can work out."
Solenne stood staring at him, and he felt her eyes boring holes through him.

"Saint, I'd hoped we could put the past behind us to work together. Can we at least talk?"

He lowered his gaze to meet hers and saw ocean blue eyes wide with hope staring back at him. That she could think that giving him some doe-eyed look and meaningless words would be enough to erase everything that had happened only made him more enraged about the situation.

"I'm not interested in talking or taking some stroll down memory lane. Just point me to my room and where I can work out."

The fiery look that instantly filled her eyes showed she was the same Solenne from all those years ago. He knew that oh-so-helpful woman from Vasilije's was just an act.

"It doesn't have to be like this. I'd hoped you'd be a bigger man and see how we could work together. I see you're the same man you've always been, unfortunately."

Links:
Website:  Gabrielle Bisset Romance  http://www.gabriellebisset.com/
Email:  gabriellebisset@gmail.com

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41 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing!

    vslavetopassionv@aol.com

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  2. The first line of the blurb: "I am everything forbidden. I am vampire." certainly gets your attention. Very well done.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Each of the Sons of Navarus books begins like that. The 1st book in the series, Blood Avenged, has "I am everything you desire. I am vampire." The 3rd book, Blood Spirit, scheduled for release this September has "I am everything you seek. I am vampire." The first line gives a little clue about the hero of the story and the tone of the book. :)

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  3. I love vampire series! I have the first one and need to catch up. Love the excerpt. Now I really need to get reading.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Mel! I remember you won the first book in a giveaway. The third book is coming out in September too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Blood Avenged eases the reader into the series, so you still have time to catch up. :) But the third book is coming out in September...

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  4. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Vampires are one of favorite supernaturals to read about. I think the they are forbidden is why they are so damn hot. lol
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. I love vamps too for just that same reason. Forbidden fruit is always the most delicious. ;)

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  6. I have read all of Gabrielle Bisset's books and they are amazing and very well-written. I 'highly' recommend the "Sons of Navarus" to everyone, you will NOT be disappointed.

    Gayle

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  7. hi gabrielle! can't wait for the next son ;)

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Thanks for having me here today on Blood Betrayed's tour! Great blog!!

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  9. Gabrielle, maybe one day one of the Sons will say something to you. But you are so lucky to be included in their world. Love your books and i recommend them to all

    Gloria ESau

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    1. Thanks Gloria! Right now, Ramiel is saying things I don't like. LOL

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  10. This is a great book! Also, Saint has a fabulous body!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Megan! Saint is delicious, isn't he?

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  11. I would love to read this series. I love reading about vampires. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  12. Awesome read!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  13. I think this sounds like one of the best yet about vampires. I can hardly wait to read it.

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  14. I need to catch up on this series.Sounds so good.Thanks for sharing the excerpt.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The series is only two books so far, so now's the time to jump in. :)

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  15. I would love to have the chance to read this series! Great excerpt Gabrielle. Thanks for sharing!

    rockchick531@gmail.com

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  16. nice posts, these sensual vamps are just to good to put down, cant wait for blood spirit, terek sounds amazing

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  17. The Sons of Navarus is a wonderful vampire series. I cannot wait until Blood Spirit releases in September. Read the series, you will not be disappointed. Gabrielle has a wonderful way of making you feel like you are right there with her characters.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. :)

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  18. I so want to read the Sons of Navarus series. I enjoyed the post today. The rafflecopter form seems to have disappeared. Congrats Gabrielle!
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  19. Very nice post. Thanks for sharing more about the characters.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Hi Gabrielle
    I think that in a way they talk to you, by letting you know what they want you to write about them.
    Thanks for the excerpt.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Great post!

    Becky01x(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Saint. Yum!

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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