Please welcome Trek and Gabrielle Bisset !
Thanks to the lovely bloggers at Bitten By Paranormal Romance for having me over today to interview my newest hero, Terek, from Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)! It's great to be here.
Gabrielle: Hello, Terek. Thanks for joining me here today.
Terek: My pleasure, Gabrielle. Vasilije told me about this place when I mentioned to him that you were interviewing me at a blog with the word Bitten in the title. He seems to have liked it.
Gabrielle: That's good since he's returning later this month to be interviewed, along with Saint. If you'd like to join them, you're more than welcome.
Terek: (raises his eyebrows and grins) Three vampires at once? Feeling brave, Gabrielle?
Gabrielle: (blushes) You know me, Terek. Plus, with you and Saint around, I know I'll be in good hands.
Terek: True, but remember, we're vampires, after all, even if we are your vampires.
Gabrielle: I love the sound of that. My vampires. Very cool. Okay, we should get going on this interview. Let's start off easy. Pronounce your name for the readers. I know some get confused at times.
Terek: It's pronounced Ta-reek. The second e is a long sound. Sounds like Monique, not Derek.
Gabrielle: Okay. Here's another question. Tell me three words that you think describe you to a T.
Terek: Loyal. Passionate. Dedicated.
Gabrielle: I love those in a man! Here's a slightly more difficult question. What do you say to people who think you're a man who keeps his female vampires around him for selfish reasons?
Terek: I say they don't understand the different kinds of love there are in this world. For some people, there's only physical love. That's great, but there are other, more subtle kinds of love that maturity brings. I've been on this Earth for 700 years. I know the love that is all hearts, flowers, and things like that either matures into something else or is dead pretty quickly. I keep some of my vampires around me because they're my family. I've been with these women for years, some for centuries. We've moved past the infatuation stage.
Gabrielle: But what about Ilona, the heroine of Blood Spirit? She didn't understand that for a long time.
Terek: No, she didn't. I'm partially to blame for that because I'd grown so comfortable having them around. It's like when a man gets used to hanging out with his friends for so long that he doesn't realize the woman he loves wants some alone time. Ilona is a very vocal woman, so it didn't take long for me to figure out I had to show her she was the one and only woman I wanted.
Gabrielle: I'm wondering if things would have been different if you could have used your power of telepathy on her.
Terek: I doubt it. Even if I could have read her mind, she's so strong emotionally that she would have been a challenge for me. But I like a challenge.
Gabrielle: Okay, I'm going to shoot some quick questions at you and we'll end it on that. Okay?
Gabrielle: Favorite meal?
Gabrielle: Favorite drink?
Gabrielle: Favorite part of a woman's body?
Terek: (runs his tongue over his fangs): If I have to pick just one, then I'll go with legs. I love where I finish when I begin at the ankle and take my time moving up. There's nothing like looking up as I caress a woman's thighs with my tongue and see her loving the same thing I'm loving.
Gabrielle: I think it's getting a little warm in here. Maybe it's time to end this interview with an excerpt from Blood Spirit. Thanks Terek! While I'm giving the readers a little taste of your book, will you ask Saint and Vasilije to join us so we can do the interview for later this month?
Terek: As always, Gabrielle, it's my pleasure. I'll be right back with them.
Blood Spirit Blurb:
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.
Ilona sighed. "Terek, I don't seem to be like any of your other vampires."
She was right.
"I have thousands of vampires, Ilona. You've just seen the ones who live here."
"Are they all women?"
Shaking his head, he laughed. "No. Not all of them. Does that matter?"
He saw it did matter by the way her bottom lip quivered ever so slightly. "Ilona, what's wrong?"
She closed her eyes and turned away so he couldn't see her face. "I've never been like this. I don't know what's wrong with me. I barely know you and my head tells me I have every reason to hate you. I know this. But I'm consumed by jealousy at the thought of you with these women and thousands I haven't even met."
Terek stared silently at her, unsure of what to say. It was perfectly natural she would be attracted to him. Vampires were sensual beings, and the pull of a sire to a vampire was common. Everything she was experiencing was exactly as it should be.
Before he could tell her this, she turned toward him. "I don't want to feel this way toward someone who doesn't feel anything for me."
The shame in her voice bothered him. Why did she think he felt nothing for her?
"I care about you as I care for all my vampires."
That wasn't exactly the truth. In fact, he cared much more for her after only such a short time.
"Chattel. Or worse, as a plaything. Somehow you've made me care for you, and I'm simply the latest addition to your collection."
"Ilona, you're not a plaything or part of a collection. I didn't choose to sire you. You were dying because of another vampire's choice and begged me to save you."
"Even worse then. I'm a mistake you're saddled with."
Terek winced at the pain of her words. Mistake. She believed she was unwanted and unloved. She had no idea the effect she had on him and how much he struggled against the growing feelings for her inside him.
He let his desire control him and leaned toward her, taking her in his arms. A need to feel her mouth yielding to his overtook him, and he kissed her hard, needing her to understand how much he wanted her.
But she didn't yield. Instead, she met his desire with her own, snaking her tongue past his lips to tease the tip of his tongue. Such a common act he'd experienced countless times before with women now excited him more than he could believe, and his cock sprang to life, pressing hard against his hipbone.
She tasted like some exotic fruit Jasmine seldom found at the market—a treat he rarely got to enjoy but relished so much more when he could. She clung to him by the neck as she pressed her body to his, leaving him in no doubt as to what she wanted.
He wanted it too.
"Ilona..." He stopped, unsure what he'd wanted to say as she slid her hand down the front of his pants.
Looking at him, her eyes wide, she said, "No, don't say anything. I need this. I don't want to think about who you are with the others. Even if you have to pretend, then pretend. Just let me have something about being a vampire that brings me happiness."
Her hand felt like silk as she slid it up and down his stiff cock, grazing the tip just enough to make his hips come up off the bed. His mind was nowhere else but right there with her.
Groaning his desire for more, he tugged a fistful of hair, pulling her head so she looked into his eyes. "No pretending."
Thanks so much to Bitten By Paranormal Romance for having Terek and me over today, and for more about Terek, the Sons of Navarus series, and other goodies, readers can stop by my blog to enter the Blood Spirit/Sons of Navarus Paranormal Fall Fling giveaway. There will be weekly prizes and grand prizes at the end of the fling, including gift cards, ebooks, and Sons of Navarus swag. Visit http://gbisset.blogspot.com/p/paranormal-fall-fling.html for all the details on how to enter!
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