Book Tour & Giveaway: Gabrielle Bisset on writing Blood Prophecy and making the hard choices
Please help me welcome Sons of Navarus author Gabrielle Bisset!
Thanks for having me here today at GraveTells! I’m touring blogs all month with Book Monster Promotions talking about my Sons of Navarus series in preparation for the 4th novel in the series, Blood Prophecy, which is coming May 14, 2013. For readers who’ve followed the Sons from the beginning, it will be a real turning point, and for readers who haven’t begun the series yet, there’s more than enough time to get lost in the Sons’ world.
It’s less than two weeks until the release of Blood Prophecy, and I have to admit I’m a little nervous along with being very excited. The fourth novel in the series, it’s a much longer book than the previous Sons novels and involves a lot of plot twists that might be considered controversial.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the status quo anyway.
The reality is that a writer has to make choices when she or he writes a book. The hope is that readers will enjoy the story, even if they disagree with the plot turns, but it’s always a risk when the choices include things that might be upsetting. Readers get attached to characters acting a certain way, and when they grow or change, that can be challenging.
For me, I have to be proud of what I put out at the end of the day. Blood Prophecy was a labor of love, and in many ways, I mean labor. It took much longer to write than my books usually do and for one of the few times in my writing career, the story and characters were in control far more than I was. I actually sat on the story for weeks, unsure of what I’d written, before I sent it to the editor. When I finally did send it to her, I decided that there were some areas I would be willing to change, but a few that were staying, no matter what. Those parts are the ones I’m proudest of.
So in less than 14 days this author will release another book and hope that readers enjoy the story as the series moves toward its conclusion. Whatever happens, I’m happy with the choices I’ve made and my characters are too.
Thanks for having me here today! Readers can grab the first five chapters of Blood Prophecy for FREE as they wait for the May 14th release of the full book. Find links and details at my website at www.gabriellebisset.com For more information on the Sons of Navarus series, readers can visit my website for excerpts, buy links, character profiles, swag (romance trading cards), and free desktop wallpapers to bring those delicious Sons to your computer. And look for Blood Prophecy coming soon!
- Vampire Dreams Revamped (Sons of Navarus Prequel)
- Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1)
- Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2)
- Longing (A Sons of Navarus Short Story)
- Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
- The Deepest Cut (A Sons of Navarus Short Story)
- Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4) Free preview here!
Sons of Navarus links:
I am everything you fear. I am vampire.As the two Sons chosen to decipher the Prophecy of Idolas, Ramiel and Thane journey to find the key to defeating the Archons. Together with Noele, a born vampire, they confront their fates as they fulfill their duty to their world. Along the way, they’ll find love, but death and betrayal lurk in the shadows, threatening everything dear to them.Descended from the gods and warriors all, each Son’s loyalty will be tested. Every action has consequences, and the choices they make now seal their fates. Alliances as old as the vampire world itself are reforged, and the Sons’ duty is clear. Stop the Archons. Or die trying.
Read an excerpt
“Solenne,” he said almost in a whisper to not startle her, but it didn’t work. She spun around with her arms covering her full breasts that strained against the thin fabric of her tank top, but she couldn’t cover the bruises along her collarbone and across her shoulders.
Obviously inflicted that night, their redness had begun to fade to a deep purple where fingers had pressed roughly into her tender skin. Solenne saw the look of shock he didn’t try to hide from his eyes and scrambled to grab a shirt from the back of a nearby chair.
“What is this?”
“Nothing. Just leave it be.”
Saint took the shirt from her hand and threw it on the bed. “No.” Dipping his head, he softly pressed his lips to the darkest bruise on her left shoulder. Fucking Archon!
Gingerly, he ran his fingers over her skin, gently touching each bruise before raising his head to look at her. “Solenne, I promise you here and now I’m going to kill the one who did this. I’ll drain him drop by drop until he begs for the release a stake will bring.”
Eyes wide with tears looked up at him, their blue color pale and watery. “Saint, don’t touch me like this if you don’t mean it.”
He meant it. He’d meant it in every dream he’d had of finally returning to her. Taking her face in his hands, he kissed her long and deep, drinking in the delicious taste of the lips he’d missed for so long.
God, he’d yearned to once again feel the touch of her skin next to his! Year upon year of lonely nights interrupted only by pale replacements ebbed from his memory now as his hands once again learned of the woman he’d always loved.
Solenne molded to him, setting his senses ablaze. His body craved to join with her, to finally reclaim that piece of his heart lost so painfully nearly a century ago. He slid his hands under her shirt to her breasts and worshipped them—their fullness in his palms, their deep pink tips pebbled from desire that begged for his mouth’s attention.
Taking her hand, he led her to the shower. “Don’t move.” A quick twist of the faucet handle and warm water streamed down from the showerhead.
“Do I look like I need a shower?” she asked in a teasing tone as he slipped the tank top over her head.
Saint looked down at her sexy mouth as he slid his thumbs under the waist of her shorts. “Always fighting me.”
Crouching in front of her, he slid the shorts down her legs and off her feet. Eye level with her pussy, he looked up and licked his lips. “I hope you don’t plan on fighting me now.”
He didn’t wait for a reply before he drew his finger up her wet slit. Solenne’s eyebrows knitted and she bit her lip. Her eyes slowly closed and tiny moans filled his ears.
“Don’t close your eyes. Watch me.”
Solenne obeyed and her eyes grew wide as he slid his thumbs through her delicate folds to open her up, unveiling to his eager eyes her excited clit. Saint inched closer to her soft skin and whispered against her, “I’ve waited so long for this.”
About the 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 offering the following great prizes! This are tour-wide giveaways, so leave a comment for Gabrielle then fill out the Rafflecopter to enter!
Autographed copies of the first three books in the series (Blood Avenged, Blood Betrayed, Blood Spirit) and SWAG (bookmarks, trading cards, cover flat, etc.) to ONE lucky winner.
THREE runners up will receive a SWAG pack
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SONS OF NAVARUS Blog Tour
04/01/13 – 05/03/13
04/01 – Books-n-Kisses
04/02 – Books, Books & More Books
04/03 – Mad Hatter Reads
04/04 – Wicked Readings
04/05 – I Smell Sheep
04/08 – Book Lovin’ Mamas
04/09 – Salacious Reads
04/10 – Riverina Romantics
04/11 – Urban Girl Reader
04/12 – Reading Between The Wines
04/13 – Beach Bum Reads
04/17 – Paranormal Book Club
04/21 – Page Flipperz
04/22 – The Reading Cafe
04/24 – Paranormal Haven
04/28 – Book Lovers Hideaway
04/29 – Alexx Mom Cats Gateway
05/01 – GraveTells
05/02 – Scenes From A Chaotic Mind
05/03 – Ramblings From This Chick
05/03 – Scorching Book Reviews