Title: Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
Author: Gabrielle Bisset
Sub-Genres: Paranormal, Erotic, Vampire
I am everything you seek. I am vampire.
Blessed with the gift of telepathy, Terek always knows what a woman wants. His gift has afforded him nightly sensual pleasures and exotic treats for centuries, but beneath the surface he yearns for much more.
Ilona can give him what his soul craves, but only if he trusts his heart. One fateful choice made out of desire puts all he cares for in danger. With a civil war and the threat of Archon hunters at every turn, this Son may lose everything if he can’t find the balance between heart and mind.
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.
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.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An avid reader of all types of books, I read my first romance even before I was a teenager. I must have been a very precocious young lady! I still remember the book, if not the title. It was about a Southern man during the years before the Civil War and his illicit affair with one of the slaves of a woman he “frequented”. I remember vividly reading the word “manhood” often in the book, and the slave’s name was Sukie. Isn’t it amazing what the mind can remember?
Fast forward a couple dozen years and I’m a college history instructor. I still love history as much as that romantic young woman did, so I teach it to college students, and the romantic streak has never gone away. Now I get to do things that have to do with my other favorite love: romance novels.
The idea for my first book came to me in a dream. I know that seems almost cliched, but it did. I woke up one morning after having an extremely vivid dream and began to jot things down that I was able to remember. Days later, I had the first pages written and the ideas that I had dreamed about had become the characters in my first book. Those characters are the basis for the first series I’ve written, The Destined Ones Series, about a people called Aeveren who have lived side by side with humans since almost the beginning of recorded time. The first book in that series, Stolen Destiny, was published in June 2011.
I’m still working on The Destined Ones books, and I look forward to what my imagination has waiting for me next. The second book about Aeveren, Destiny Redeemed, was released in October 2011. I’ve finished the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy, three erotic novellas set in Victorian England. The first one, Vampire Dreams, is a paranormal erotic romance. The second novella, another erotic romance but an historical, Love’s Master, involves some light BDSM. The third novella, Masquerade, is a straight historical, no kink or paranormal but still a great story.
And now I’ve begun a new paranormal romance series called The Sons of Navarus series that begins with Blood Avenged. Anyone who read Vampire Dreams will remember Vasilije, Brandon’s sire. Blood Avenged is his story. The second book in the series, Blood Betrayed, was released in May 2012, and this fall 2012 the third book, Blood Spirit, will be released. Since there are eight men in the Sons, I’ve got a good number of delicious heroes to write before it’s all over.
After that? Well, I’m in the planning stages of another trilogy, this time maybe novel length. But one thing’s for sure: no matter what the story is, it will involve gorgeous, Alpha male heroes, strong heroines, and steamy romance!