Sunday, March 4, 2012

Welcome, Gabrielle Bissett to DIO

When I first began writing my current release, Blood Avenged, I knew I wanted the book to be the first in a series.  The idea of a group of vampires, the Sons of Navarus, sworn to protect the vampire world and the most ancient members of it appealed to me.  What also appealed to me was having the chance to write a variety of heroes. 

The first hero, Vasilije in Blood Avenged, is every ounce a hedonist.  He loves physical pleasure and seeks it out at every turn.  Over four hundred years as a vampire, he's a very sensual character who has seen so much of the world, so writing him was a delight.  Almost everything he says and does in the story is so thoroughly based in his desire for pleasure. 

Here's the blurb for Blood Avenged for a little taste of Vasilije:

I am everything you desire.  I am vampire.
Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer.

When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije’s need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning...

Even the book's cover conveys his pure hedonism. 

And then there's the hero of the second book, Blood Betrayed.  Saint is a very different kind of character.  A far younger vampire, he was turned on the battlefield during the First World War.  Saint is a hero haunted by his past, so he's got some demons to deal with, especially concerning the heroine of the story, Solenne. Because of this, he's darker and more brooding than Vasilije ever could be.  He's also a criminal in the vampire world because he refuses to sleep with anyone but human women.

Here's the blurb for Blood Betrayed for a little sampling of Saint:

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.

And the cover of his book reflects his haunted nature.

Writing a series is great fun in many ways, but the ability to choose what kind of heroes will be showcased is one of the most enjoyable.  There are eight vampire heroes in the Sons of Navarus, so I'll have the chance to write six more after Vasilije and Saint.  I can't wait! 

Readers can find out more about Blood Avenged, Blood Betrayed, and the upcoming books in the Sons of Navarus series by visiting my blog at

In addition, readers can find me at these places too!

Website:  Gabrielle Bisset
Blog:  Gabrielle Bisset: A Writer's Blog

Amazon Author Page

Thanks Ginger for having me here at your blog today!  It was a pleasure.


Nicole Garcia said...

Nice interview. Gabrielle is a great writer. I am currently reading Stolen Destiny, and it ia so good. I have read Blood Avenged, and it has become one if my favorite books. I can't wait for Saint's story. This series is going to be good.

Cheryl said...

See, I do love you! lol

Anonymous said...

See I love you to....and each time I visits your site...I enjoy it tremendously.

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Great post!

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