About the Author:
Gabrielle Bisset is author of Stolen Destiny, Destiny Redeemed and a novella series called Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy.
Holly: Hello Gabrielle! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Gabrielle Bisset: Hi Holly! Thank you so much for having me here at Full Moon Bites. I’m a college history professor who writes erotic romance novels. My first novel, Stolen Destiny, was published in June by Siren Publishing, and since then I’ve been an indie author publishing a trio of novellas—Vampire Dreams, Love’s Master, and Masquerade, which make up the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy—and my newest novel, Destiny Redeemed, which was released just recently.
Holly: Being an erotic romance author by night and a college history teacher by day must be very interesting; has the two worlds every collided in real life?
Gabrielle Bisset: Only my close friends at school know what I write, but history is never far away from my mind, so it always appears in some fashion in my stories.
Holly: When did you start writing; and when did you decide to publish?
Gabrielle Bisset: I feel like I’ve been writing forever. There are a number of unfinished novels sitting in dark drawers in my house, never to be seen. I decided to publish Stolen Destiny, which is the second novel about Aeveren—the first being a finished novel but still in the drawer—last fall.
Holly: Were you nervous about getting published writing erotic romance, being a history teacher even though you did use a pseudonym?
Gabrielle Bisset: No, strangely enough I wasn’t. I didn’t think people would find me if I used a pseudonym, and the reality is that I’m not doing anything wrong. I teach adults, so it’s different than if I were teaching high school students. However, I still don’t think a person teaching those students has anything to be ashamed of with erotic romance either.
Holly: Can you tell us about your first novel in your Destined Ones Series, Stolen Destiny?
Gabrielle Bisset: Stolen Destiny is about a man named Varek Leale, a man imprisoned in Aeveren prison, Nil. He’s released to find a murderer and is given the chance for love again with a destined one, Callia Reynolds. However, Varek doesn’t have the powers necessary to find the killer and must turn to an Aeveren with the ability to manipulate time. That man is Amon Kalins. Amon helps Varek and Callia find the murderer, but he falls in love with Callia and manipulates time to steal her away. Varek must work with the very people who have imprisoned him to get her back or he may lose her forever.
Holly: What inspired the world you have created in this series and its characters?
Gabrielle Bisset: I woke up one morning and had the idea of a race of people who lived many lives through reincarnation. The idea blossomed into more when I began to think of it and Aeveren were born. From the initial idea came their living fifty lifetimes, but then I decided they would be blessed by the Archangel Raziel, who is the archangel in charge of reincarnation, with two more gifts: powers beyond what humans had and destined ones, fellow Aeveren who they’re drawn to across distance and time as their soul mates.
Holly: Can you tell us a little about the plot and characters in the second novel that you just released
October 13th 2011, Destiny Redeemed? Amon was actually in the first book, was he not?
Gabrielle Bisset: Amon was the romantic villain in Stolen Destiny and ended that book in Nil for his behavior over his forty-seven lifetimes. He’s an ancient of the Aeveren race and very powerful, with the ability to manipulate time in addition to possessing mental powers. He’s a broken man when his Sidhe servant Gethen frees him from Nil and needs a healer. Thea Forester is brought to him to heal him and events progress to show that she’s to be his fourth destined one. However, the Council of Nil isn’t going to rest until he’s back in Nil, and Thea becomes a pawn they use to capture Amon.
Holly: I also saw mention on your site of a work in progress called, Destiny Unbound; but no information on it. Do you have any plans for future books in the Destined Ones series?
Gabrielle Bisset: Destiny Unbound is about half complete, actually. It’s the story of Thoren and Priest, two brothers who were cursed lifetimes ago to remain with one another. Each lifetime they reincarnate to they’re still brothers. There’s a great deal of animosity between them because they’re very much opposites. They were Amon’s sons in their first lifetime and because of his behavior, they’ve been cursed. However, in their current lifetime, the part of the curse that denied them destined ones has been broken, and they both want the same woman, Shayla. But their past lifetimes threaten all their happiness.
Writing these books takes a lot of work since they involve a number of historical times, so while the first two came relatively quickly, mainly because Amon’s story almost wrote itself it came so easily, the third and fourth ones planned will take more time. Destiny Unbound may come in 2012, though.
Holly: You have a novella series as well called, Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy. To quote from your site: “Three stories of sex and love set in Victorian
.” Can you tell us a little about this series and your inspiration for it and your characters? England
Gabrielle Bisset: The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy is a series of three novellas joined by a theme. Most trilogies are joined by characters, but I chose to join the three novellas by the theme of Victorian England. I find that time period so wonderfully decadent, especially when it comes to sexuality because everything was underground. While Queen
may have been a bit prudish, much of Victorian England was not. Victoria
Holly: You are currently working on a spin off of sorts of Vampire Dreams called Blood Avenged which is Vasilije's story and coming December of this year. For those who have not read Vampire Dreams can you give us background info to go on?
Gabrielle Bisset: Vasilije is a vampire sire. He’s made hundreds of vampires in his over 400 year existence. As a character, he’s hedonistic, selfish, and downright hard to resist. And he knows it. Blood Avenged is the result of so many readers asking me if he was getting his own story. In it, he’s in our modern time and has come to
to find out who has killed one of his vampires. There he meets an empath named Sasa who isn’t all she claims to be and together they seek to find the killer. New Orleans
Holly: What can we expect from you next?
Gabrielle Bisset: After Blood Avenged, I’m going to begin another trilogy, possibly novel length this time, about witches who fall for some very interesting men. Look for those books in 2012. And I will definitely be thinking about the next Destined Ones book too.
Holly: Where can we purchase your novels and novellas?
Holly: Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?
Gabrielle Bisset: I love to hear from readers, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
They can also find me at my blog at http://gbisset.blogspot.com/ , my website at http://www.gabriellebisset.com/, Facebook (I’m always looking to meet new people) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002481284652&sk=info , and on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/gabriellebisset
Holly: As a history teacher what would you say is your favorite time period and why?
Gabrielle Bisset: This is always a tough one. It changes from day to day, one day medieval and the next day ancient. I love the medieval period tremendously, but I also love ancient history, especially theBooks by Gabrielle Bisset
and Empire period. It just has so much power and grandeur, and the figures are just bigger than life. Those two time periods would be in a tie for my favorite. Roman Republic
Gabrielle Bisset has offered to giveaway an eBook copy of her novel, Destiny Redeemed to one winner along with some book swag if the winner lives in the US. Sorry international readers but you still get a chance to win a eBook copy of Destiny Redeemed!
"Destiny Redeemed-paranormal romance
Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won't rest until he's safely back imprisoned within Nil's cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn't forgotten her.
Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hell-bent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil."
- Ebook giveaway is open to US & Canada & International
- Swag only open to US only
- Giveaway will run from October 31st 2011 - November 14th 2011
- Winner will be chosen randomly, contacted and announced on November 15th 2011
- You must complete the mandatory entry to be qualified to win.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact back before another winner will be chosen.
- One entry per-person please!
- If you enter, you are acknowledging that you read and accept the giveaway/contest policy.
- Giveaway is provided by the author.
- Go you the giveaway post HERE.