Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Writer Wednesday: Gabrielle Bisset & a Fall Fling Giveaway

Thank you, Carrie Ann, for having me here to celebrate the release of the third book in the Sons of Navarus series, Blood Spirit! And the celebration doesn't stop until the last day of October. All month the Blood Spirit/Sons of Navarus Paranormal Fall Fling giveaway has weekly prizes along with grand prizes of gift cards, ebooks, and cool Sons of Navarus swag at the end of the fling. Be sure to keep reading after the post for details on how to enter!

I thought it would be nice to let my heroine take the reins today, so without further ado, here's Ilona from Blood Spirit.

Thanks, Gabrielle!  Hi everyone!  My name is Ilona, and I'm the heroine in Gabrielle's book, Blood Spirit. It feels weird saying that since to me I'm just Ilona, or at least I used to be. But since I met Terek that night just a short time ago, I've found myself involved with a lot of stuff I never really knew existed.

I guess I should tell you a little about myself. I'm a vampire. I'd always known they existed. I mean, everyone knows that. I just didn't ever think I would be one. My sire is a vampire named Terek, who is also the man I'm madly in love with. He's everything I've ever wanted...tall, dark, drop dead gorgeous, and powerful...oh, I guess I got a little off track there.

I can tell you there's a lot of trouble brewing in the vampire world. I'm new to this, but it seems that the Archons, the law and order vamps, want to take over everything. They're already doing things that are pretty awful. I don't want to give anything away, but Terek and the other vampires he knows are going to do everything possible to make sure the Archons don't succeed.

When Gabrielle told me she wanted me to come here and talk about my role in Blood Spirit, all I could do was smile. You see, my role for most of the book is giving that incredible man of mine a hard time. I didn't want to fall for him. I didn't want to be a vampire at all. It was very hard for me to accept who I was, but Terek never let me give up. Now that I look back on all that, I realize what a fool I was. I mean, have you seen him?  I must have been crazy!

Well, all I can say is thank God I came to my senses before one of the thousands of female vampires who call him sire figured out what makes him tick. When you read our story, you'll see what I mean. I guess sometimes you can't see all the good that's right in front of you.

Here's a sample of my being difficult with that incredible man. What on Earth was I thinking?

Terek held his wrist to her lips and waited for a sign that he hadn't been too late. Seconds grew to minutes but finally she opened her eyes and looked up at him in the darkness. As a new vampire, she wouldn't be able to see him, but he saw her.
"Remain still."
Reaching for a match, he lit a candle on the nightstand next to the bed. In the pale light, he was struck by the frightened look on her face, and he reached out to tenderly caress her cheek, as any good sire would for one of his vampires.
"Where am I?" she asked as she flinched from his touch.
"My home. What's your name?"
"Am I still in Cocentaina?" she asked as she sat up quickly, immediately falling back onto the bed.
"Remain still. You're not ready to move yet. What's your name?"
For the second time, she didn't answer his question, and Terek wondered if she could be in shock from the attack. He didn't want to upset her, but he needed to know her name. Carefully, he listened to her thoughts but heard nothing.
Finally, she whispered, "Ilona."
"Ilona, I'm Terek. Do you remember what happened?"
Brown eyes stared up at him, wide with fear as tears welled up in them. "No...yes..." Her hand reached for her neck. "What did you do to me?"
She attempted to roll away from him, but Terek held her fast to the bed. Eyes that had just been so full of fear flashed rage at him. "Let go of me! What have you done to me?"
Never before had one of his vampires looked at him as if he were a villain. "I've done nothing to harm you. You asked for my help, and I gave it willingly."
"You've made me a monster."
"No, not a monster. Vampire."
Tears rolled down her cheeks as Ilona sobbed uncontrollably. "Vampire! No!"
Terek brought his wrist to his mouth and pierced his skin. Holding his arm near her mouth, he watched her anger turn again to horror. "Ilona, take from me. This is who you are."
Closing her eyes, she shook her head.
"I may not have chosen you, but I'm your sire now. I won't let anything or anyone harm you, Ilona. I promise."

Thanks again to Carrie Ann for having me here today with Ilona, and I hope readers will stop over at my blog to enter the Paranormal Fall Fling giveaway. There are weekly prizes and grand prizes at the end of the fling with gift cards, ebooks, and cool Sons of Navarus swag. Visit to enter!

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  1. i love this character interviews , i have read the three son's books and i loved them and can't wait for the next one. such a great interview ladies
    margie subia;

  2. Thanks so much for having me here today!

  3. Nice Blog and an even nicer Vasilije. :)


  4. Sorry I missed the actual live interview, but loved reading this, I htink I found another new series!

  5. I haven't read them yet, but I think I'm already in love.

  6. love the interview. IIona you have a wonderful hero. your very luck to have such a gorgeous sensual vampire in love with you. Terek is so special. i absolutely loved reading Blood Spirit. it was a wonderful, sensual romantic, emotion read. i wish Gabrielle all the best.

  7. I also missed the live interview, but really enjoyed reading this.. :) I have read all three books in the series and look forward to the next one.. Sons of Navarus rocks!!

  8. So nice hearing from Ilona today. What an amazing book Blood Spirit was. And I can totally understand why Ilona fell in love with Terek. I can't wait for Book #4 Blood Prophecy to be released. I am lovin' this series.

  9. Hi ladies and thank you for the interview with Illona!!! This was a real cute one and love to get glimpses into more of what and how they feel about things!!! Anxiously awaiting Blood Prophecy! Is it here yet??

  10. Loved the interview and Nice Blog and an even nicer Vasilije. :)