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...
First seen in the novella Vampire Dreams, #1 in the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy, Vasilije's back in modern times and just as hedonistic as ever! Contains adult sexual situations and language.
#1 in the Sons of Navarus series
Blood avenged is not just another vampire novel! I read a LOT of paranormal romance books and this is on my list to read again. I was completely taken in from the start!
Vasilije is a 400 year old vampire who's sire was killed in an act of vengeance and jealousy. With his sire gone, he has nobody to answer to. He has lived for centuries doing what he pleases. He has sired many of his own vampires in that time, so when he turned another young man, it was really no different then any other time. That is, until he finds out that this young man has connections to Tatiana. They have a history and it's an understatement to say that there is some bad blood between these two. From this point on their rivalry sets fire to the pages.
Sasa is an empath who is a human. She is taking care of her sick mother and would do anything to see that she is safe and not in any pain. Unfortunately, she gets caught up in the middle of Vasilije and Tatiana's conflict and she just doesn't stand a chance. She wants to do what's right but she must protect her mother at all costs. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place!
This book is HOT! Vasilije is everything you could ever want or dream about in a vampire! He is seductive and cunning. He has a very powerful and commanding presence. He is mysterious, dangerous and dominating. If you are looking for a dark and erotic romance with a sexy and fiercely passionate vampire, then you have found exactly what you are looking for right here! I look forward to reading more books written by Gabrielle Bisset!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?My name is Gabrielle Bisset, and I write erotic romance, usually paranormal romance, but I have been known to write an historical from time to time. My day job is a college history teacher, and I live in Pennsylvania with my teenage son and a herd of pets.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?I read early as a child and a lot, so I think possibly writing was a natural extension of loving the stories I'd been exposed to. My friends and I used to write screenplays in middle school based on the television shows we watched. Just writing that makes me smile because we had such a wonderful time doing it. But there was always something to write about.
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?Good writing must be factually correct, first and foremost. Far too often lately, it's become fashionable to say facts don't matter because many readers won't know anyway. That's not the point. Books provide us with information, and if a story is based in a factual time and place, such as something historical, it must be accurate. To put out a book that's inaccurate concerning mannerisms and details of a time is more than just embarrassing. It encourages the idea that a book has no worth other than entertainment, and therefore, is easily thrown away and forgotten.
In addition, good writing must affect the reader. Good writing moves the reader to love or hate, laugh or cry. You always know when you've read something good because it stays with you. Of course, authors affect the reader through a well-constructed plot, full characters, and the use of language, so they're all important too. Often, though, readers won't know why a story resonated with them. They won't know it was the subtle choice of one word over another. What they will know is that after they finish the book, the story and the characters are a part of them.
Can you share a little bit of your current work with us?Currently, I'm working on the follow up to Blood Avenged, called Blood Betrayed. It's the story of Saint, one of the Sons of Navarus and an entirely different kind of character than Vasilije. Saint is far more a man shaped by his past, and he's got a lot of demons to overcome. Here's the blurb:
I am everything forbidden. I am vampire.
Haunted by betrayal, Saint hides in the human world, giving his heart to no one and finding the only solace from his past in the arms of human women. Now as the Archons begin their takeover of the vampire world, this Son of Navarus has been marked for death.
Summoned to defeat the Archons by the world that shunned him, Saint must face his past and Solenne, the woman he loved and lost a century ago, for only in accepting her will his body and soul finally find salvation.
In Twitter fashion use 140 characters or less, sum up Blood Avenged for us.An ancient grudge comes to fruition in New Orleans and what Vasilije finds in his revenge is just the beginning...
How did you come up with a story with such a whirl of events?My stories are usually big and I have to scale them back so I don't get a Lord of The Rings size story. :) I like stories that take the reader to a number of places and events, so a whirl of events is the norm. I begin with an idea and then after thoroughly outlining it, the story takes on a life of its own. I love that about writing!
Can you tell us what your favorite scene is from the story?I love the first time Vasilije and Sasa are together. It's very sensual and very earthy, just like he is.
I must ask, if you could pick one actor to portray Vasilije on the big screen, who would it be and why?I have a hard time with this because I can't find one that really fits the part. A while back on the show ER there was an eastern European actor who would be perfect (assuming he hasn't aged!) but I can't remember his name.
Was there anything particularly challenging when writing this book?I decided right after I began writing it that I wanted it to be the start of a series about a group of vampires sworn to protect their world in the face of the Archon uprising, but I didn't want to go too much into the non-romance story in the first book. The challenging part to writing Blood Avenged was to not include all those great details and to save them for the later books.
Just for fun ;)
Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Milk chocolate
Tea or coffee? Tea
Favorite beverage? Iced tea
What are you currently reading? Guns, Germs, and Steel
Is there anything else you would like to add? I love meeting readers. They can find me online in a bunch of places.
Website: Gabrielle Bisset
Blog: Gabrielle Bisset: A Writer's Blog
Amazon Author Page
Blog: Gabrielle Bisset: A Writer's Blog
Amazon Author Page
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