Friday, March 1, 2013

Author Spotlight - Gabrielle Bisset

Today, in our Author Spotlight feature, we have Gabrielle Bisset!  

Born and raised in the northeast, Gabrielle married young, moved to Europe, and planned to live the life of a military wife.  But as often happens, life had different plans. With a young daughter, she returned to the United States and began life anew. Four years later, she graduated summa cum laude from Marywood University with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in history. In love with books but just as in love with the study of the past, she chose to pursue a graduate degree in history at the University of Scranton, graduating magna cum laude with a master's degree in history.  

Here's a look into Gabrielle's unique view of the writing process and of her latest series, THE SONS OF NAVARUS...
I began writing years ago because I wanted to emulate the stories I'd loved. Now in an age that seems to glorify everything fast, I'm a bit of a relic. I believe that great things take time (you know--Rome wasn't built in a day). I take my time as I write and edit as I go because after a decade of being an editor and English composition instructor I know of no other way. Much of the joy of writing for me comes in the choosing of the exact word that can deliver just what I want a character to express to affect the reader the most.

And now I've begun a new paranormal series called The Sons of Navarus series that begins with Blood Avenged. Anyone who read Vampire Dreams will remember Vasilije, Brandon's sire. Blood Avenged is his story. The second book in the series, Blood Betrayed, was released in May 2012, and this fall 2012 the third book, Blood Spirit, was released. I've even reworked the original Vampire Dreams to be an official prequel to the series, Vampire Dreams Revamped. As the series progresses, readers are drawn into the civil war between the Sons and the Archons who seek to take over the vampire world. It's a power struggle to the death, for only one side can win this battle.

The joy of storytelling isn't in the end result but the journey, not only for the writer but also for the reader. In a world that seems increasingly disposable, I work to create tales that find a home in readers' hearts and memories. 


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...


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