Friday, June 17, 2011

Vampire Dreams Blog Tour: Interview with Gabrielle Bisset

I'm really excited to have author Gabrielle Bisset here today on my stop of the Vampire Dreams Blog Tour!

Gabrielle is a romance writer who's "romantic world is filled with strong, sexy heroes, determined heroines, and steamy love.  As a writer of erotic romance novels and novellas, she feels blessed to spend her time with wonderful characters who seduce, charm, and love to the fullest." (www.gabriellebisset.com)

Keep reading to find out more about this romantic author and the sexy vampire world she's created!
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Welcome to Romancing the Darkside Gabrielle!

Give us five (5) interesting facts about yourself.
  • I hand write everything, no matter if it's a short story or 350 page novel.
  • My hair is naturally curly, but I usually straighten it, unless it's summertime.
  • I have a master's degree in history, and love anything about European history. (That's probably not very interesting, is it?)
  • I gave birth to my first child while living in Europe.
  • I live in a place where the average age is 65. (Yes, you may feel bad for me. It's slim pickins here for a single woman.) 

    Where do you usually write your books?

    I write sitting on my bed. Since I hand write everything first before typing, I can be found with a pen and notebook whenever I'm writing.

    Vampire Dreams is set in 19th century London, why did you choose this particular period vs. modern day?

    I think Victorian England is very interesting, particularly because it was a very sexual time. True, most of the sex was underground, but it was a pretty randy time. And it's a very dynamic time too. The British Empire was at the height of its power, and that feeling of power resonated throughout Britain.

    How would you describe your vampires, are they the dark and brooding or suave and romantic type?

    My vampires in Vampire Dreams are dark and brooding. I just love me a brooding man! They're always so full of mystery.

    What scenes do you find most challenging when writing?

    For me, any kind of physical fight scene is the most challenging. I've never actually fought anyone, so it's totally foreign to me. However, I have a great friend who is also one of my beta readers and he always checks my fight scenes for veracity. It's really funny to see him look up from the page and say, "And exactly how do you think this character could do that?"

    How do you handle writer’s block?

    I use the trick I was taught when I was learning how to do academic writing. Just keep writing and mulling over ideas. Things will eventually begin to flow again.

    What do you want your readers to remember about your books?

    I'd like them to remember the romance and the sensuality that the characters convey.

    If you could travel in time, where would you go?

    My first thought is to say I'd travel to the day before David Beckham met that wife of his and work my mojo, but if I am to be serious, I would say I'd love to go back to Ancient Rome--the time of the Roman Empire. But Victorian England would be interesting too.

    What book is currently on your nightstand?

    There are two books currently on my nightstand. Blood Sin, by Marie Treanor, and The Artist, The Philosopher, and The Warrior: Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and The World They Shaped, by Paul Strathern.

    Can you tell us a little about your current projects?

    My first novel, Stolen Destiny, is set to be released by Siren Publishing on June 29. It's the first in a paranormal romance series entitled The Destined Ones, and involves a race of people called Aeveren who live many lives through reincarnation. I also have a second novella set in Victorian England coming out in July entitled Love's Master. It's not paranormal like Vampire Dreams, but is more about light BDSM. The third novella in the trilogy set in that time period, Masquerade, is a straight up historical, and that will be released in late August. And finally, the second novel in The Destined Ones series, Destiny Redeemed, will be released in late September.


    Just for fun:
    Vampires or werewolves?
    Vampires.

    Morning person or night owl?
    Oh, night owl. Not a big fan of the morning.

    If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want for company?
    I would want my friends and family. With them, we could make it through. Since I'm the professor, I'm going to have to be in charge of the coconut bicycle, but the others can do what they do best. (Gilligan's Island joke. Lame. I know. )

    What’s your current guilty pleasure?
    Until recently, it was watching The Borgias on Showtime. Now I'm just waiting for True Blood to return.

    What’s your favorite vacation spot?
    I love Walt Disney World. In fact, I'm going there with my son, my best friend, and her daughter in August.

    Thanks for joining us today Gabrielle! 


    About the Author:


    College history professor by day, Gabrielle Bisset spends her nights and weekends writing erotic romance. An avid reader since childhood, she read her first romance novel before she'd entered high school and was hooked. Every step of the way since, through college and grad school, moving to Europe, marrying and having children, romance novels were with her. In addition to a love of reading, Gabrielle loved writing. After a humble start with her high school newspaper, she continued to write in college and grad school, enjoying the erotic romances she wrote far more than the research papers she was assigned. A desire to eat and have a roof over her head led to a teaching job, but the desire to write never went away.


    Her first novel, Stolen Destiny, will be released by Siren Publishing on June 29, 2011. In addition, her trilogy of erotic novellas set in Victorian England will be released summer 2011. The first novella, Vampire Dreams, will be published on June 10, with the second novella, Love's Master, and the third novella, Masquerade, out in July and August.


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    3 comments:

    1. Thanks Lori for the great interview! It's great stopping by your gorgeous blog. Love it!

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    2. Amazing interview! And I'm a night owl too =P

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    3. Wonderful interview - thank you for sharing.

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