Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Octobers paranormal romance characterfest with Gabrielle Bisset and giveaway !

Welcome to Characterfest

Characterfest is a month long event where you’ll find a different character interviews written by the author each day. Each interview has a giveaway(s) make sure the giveaway is open to you and if so add a comment or question along with your email. I will close all giveaways at the end of the week and add the winners to the winners post on that Tuesday. Odds are if you won you’ll be hearing from me.

One thing I will ask is if you could please twitter or hit the facebook likes button on the post so that others can see the interview. I want to get these authors out to as much as I can and you’re my go between in this event.

I hope you enjoy each interview and please try to make it here each day to find out whom or what’s next. If this goes as planned I will be hosting this next year. 

Please welcome Gabrielle and Vasilije to Bitten

Interview with Vasilije from Vampire Dreams

Thank you, Laurie, for inviting us to Bitten By Paranormal Romance today. My name is Gabrielle Bisset, and I’m here with Vasilije from Vampire Dreams.

Gabrielle: Vasilije, welcome.

Vasilije: How are you, Gabrielle? This is the perfect place for me, don’t you think? Bitten By Paranormal Romance sounds like somewhere I fit in very well.

Gabrielle: I’d say so. I haven’t seen you in a little while. You look different—you cut your hair. I like it.

Vasilije: (winks) You know me. I’m always up for something new...or an old friend who’s come to visit. I’ve been spending my time in New Orleans lately. What a city! The things a vampire can get into there...my mouth waters at the thought.

Gabrielle: You’re a bad boy, Vasilije. I hope you’ve been at least trying to behave yourself in The Big Easy.

Vasilije: That’s what I love about you, Gabrielle. You always set me up perfectly. The Big Easy? Mmmmmmm....I’d say it has been.

Gabrielle: I swear you have a one track mind! Are all vampires this way?

Vasilije: You mean sensual and interested in enjoying the pleasures of a woman’s flesh?

Gabrielle: (blushes) I guess, yes.

Vasilije: Are you blushing? I like a woman who blushes.

Gabrielle: (glares at him) Answer the question.

Vasilije: Yes, to answer your question, vampires are sensual beings. It’s one of the reasons humans find us so appealing. There are those vampires who fight their true nature, but I have no use for them. Why anyone tries to fight their nature is beyond me. What a fruitless effort.

Gabrielle: Is that all you are?

Vasilije: Of course not. I’m not a one trick pony, pet. Vampires are also quite deadly, especially when we’re angered.

Gabrielle: Have you been angered recently?

Vasilije: I did have a bit of a problem with a voodoo priestess. But that was settled.

Gabrielle: Settled?

Vasilije: (leans back in his chair and smiles) I drained her. Settled.

Gabrielle: Oh. (shifts uneasily in her chair) Okay, let’s talk about something else.

Vasilije: Anything you desire. I’m at your command, my dear.

Gabrielle: Why do I get the feeling whenever you say those words that, in fact, it’s the exact opposite?

Vasilije: (stares at her and licks his lips) Someday, Gabrielle. For now, I will be your servant in whatever you wish. What would you like to talk about?

Gabrielle: Why do you think vampires are so popular in romance?

Vasilije: (smiles) Going the safe route? Okay. Why are we so popular in romance? Because women want a man who knows how to please them, knows how to take their bodies places mere mortals simply can’t even imagine. As a vampire, I can make love to a woman better than any human man and when I sink my fangs into her, the feelings she experiences as I take from her while giving her what she desires are what her fantasies are made of.

Gabrielle: But can’t other paranormals do similar things?

Vasilije: When I take from a woman, every part of my mouth delivers what she wants. The mouth is a very sensual part of the body, and vampires focus on that. We like other parts of the body too, of course, but when I’m sucking the blood from a woman’s neck or wrist or anywhere else on her body, not only are my teeth involved, but my lips and tongue.

Gabrielle: You prefer drinking from one of the many vampires you’ve sired. Why is that?

Vasilije: I can feed from a human, but the blood is so much weaker. The minute a human becomes a vampire, their blood becomes so much richer. When I drink from one of my vampires, I get more of what I need. But the experience for me is the same sexually whether it’s a human or vampire.

Gabrielle: Is it always a sexual experience?

Vasilije: Yes. I mean, there are those psychopaths who drink from people and then murder them, but I don’t understand them at all. Why would I murder someone who’d given me such a gift? I’d rather make love to a woman than murder her. I may sire her, but that’s not death. That’s just a different kind of life.

Gabrielle: Okay. Now here are some questions readers have asked me. First, what nationality are you?

Vasilije: I’m Romanian by birth, but in truth, the answer to that question is, I’m vampire.

Gabrielle: And when were you born?

Vasilije: 1577.

Gabrielle: How many vampires have you sired?

Vasilije: Hundreds. If I took the time, I could give you an exact number, but for now, hundreds will do. I know where each one of them who still exists is, though. As their sire, a piece of me is in them wherever they go.

Gabrielle: And what about your sire? Can you tell me a little about him or her?

Vasilije: My sire is long gone, killed by hunters in the 1700s, so unlike most other vampires, I don’t have to worry about permission to do anything.

Gabrielle: Do vampires consume anything but blood?

Vasilije: Of course! I don’t know when, but somewhere along the way someone got confused and started to believe all we ever consume is blood. Drinking another’s blood nourishes our own blood, but food is necessary to exist.

Gabrielle: Is there any downside to being a vampire?

Vasilije: None. I’ve had the opportunity to live through centuries while humans live only for a fraction of time. I do as I like, ever since my sire was taken, and the world is mine for the taking.

Gabrielle: Do you find it lonely?

Vasilije: (leans forward to touch her leg) I think you worry about me, love. Would you like to do something to make sure I’m not lonely?

Gabrielle: (clears her throat) So other than the problem with the voodoo priestess, how has your time in New Orleans been?

Vasilije: (grins) I like this city, Gabrielle. The music, the food, the people. And the weather is so much nicer than London. I’m looking forward to Halloween in a few days. I expect it will be quite a good time.

Gabrielle: I think you may be right. In fact, I’m going to be in New Orleans in just two days, right before Halloween. I’m attending the Anne Rice Vampire Ball.

Vasilije: You’ve been holding out on me, pet. I would love to have you stay with me. We’d have a great time.

Gabrielle: I’m staying at a hotel, but I’m sure we’ll see each other while I’m there.

Vasilije: I wouldn’t allow you to leave my new city without spending time with you. Maybe this will be when we change from me serving you to you serving me.

Gabrielle: (smiles and chuckles) I never know whether to take you seriously or not, Vasilije.

Vasilije: (a dark look comes over his face) Definitely seriously, love. Anytime a vampire talks about making you his servant, he’s serious.

Gabrielle: Oh...well...thank you for talking with me today, Vasilije. I guess I’ll be seeing you in just a couple days.

Vasilije: I’ll be waiting.

I’m giving away some Vampire Dreams swag along with a copy of Vampire Dreams (or any of my other books for readers who have already read that book), so be sure to leave a comment along with email to enter. And look for Vasilije’s book coming out early in 2012!

BUY LINKS for Vampire Dreams:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0053ZGVXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1307105364&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vampire-dreams-gabrielle-bisset/1031459709?ean=2940012952592&itm=1&usri=vampire%2bdreams%2bgabrielle%2bbisset

All Romance eBooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-vampiredreams-557242-139.html

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/62746


  1. Hi Gabrielle!!! I so enjoyed your interview with Vasilije!!! He's comical & very flirty!! I can't wait to read his story next year!!! I haven't read Vampire Dreams yet. I can't wait to!!! Sounds very intriguing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :-)

    What inspires you to write paranormal romances?


  2. Oh boy, look out Gabrielle...I think Vasilije means business! Great interview! I would love to win Vampire Dreams...and look forward to reading Vasilije's story in 2012. In the meantime, how you gonna 'splain to him that being his 'servant' wasn't exactly what you had in mind???


  3. Vasilije sounds very talented....with his mouth =) What a fun character to read! I have to mark on my calendar when his book will be out!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Thanks everyone! I'll have to keep my wits about me this weekend in New Orleans. And Vasilije's book, Blood Avenged, is actually ahead of schedule, so it's set to come out in December, right before Christmas.

    jfort357: I got the idea for my first paranormal romance from a dream. From that came my first novel, Stolen Destiny and my newest release out now, Destiny Redeemed. I also got the idea for Vampire Dreams from a dream. I think because I've read so many of them (and often right before bed) that they must be on my mind. :)

  5. This sounds wonerdful,my kind of book. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    elliott2668(at) yahoo(dot) com

  6. Thanks for having this giveaway!

    derangedpegasus at gmail dot com

  7. I really enjoyed the interview! Sounds like an awesome book! Can't wait to read it!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  8. I really enjoyed that character interview! This book sounds great! I have not read this series but it is going on my list. Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  9. How exciting to be in New Orleans for Halloween! The ball sounds fantastic too. I would expect that Vasilije would have an automatic invite to the ball. What does he think of parties like that, ie.e where people pretend to be vampires? Does he win the costume contest? =P

  10. Great post!
    This sounds so good! Would love to win! WildAboutBones {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. Phaedracamille,

    Unlike many of my fellow vampires who dislike when humans dress up like us, I enjoy it. It's like they're wearing a big neon "Bite me" sign. But I don't dress like that (most vampires don't), so you wouldn't know I was, in fact, a vampire until you heard the sound of my fangs snapping into my mouth. By then, love, it would be too late. You'd be mine.


  12. I have had my eye on your books for a while now...they all sound right up my alley!

    Thanks for the chance!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  13. Great interview and the covers are WOW! Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for the chance.


  14. I love character interviews! They are generally so much fun and allow you to learn more about the characters. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway.
    Happy Halloween!
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  15. I've had Vampire Dreams on my wishlist for some time now.I enjoyed the interview and thanks for the giveaway.


  16. Oh I would love to win this book. Please drop my name in the hat.


  17. Very sexy! Thanks for another great post.

  18. Such a fantastic conversation. You know I need to get to know these characters more.


  19. Vasilije can serve me any time!


  20. Love character interviews!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  21. Thanks for this post! And if he is looking for a volunteer tell him to find me!

    Can't wait to read this one.

    musicalfrog@ comcast.net

  22. Great interview and another good book to read.

  23. I just loved Vasilije. He seems to be very entertaining, I can't wait to read his book. I always love to meet new to me authors and books so I look forward to reading some of your books. Thanks for the interview and chance to win Vampire Dreams and swag.


  24. Hi
    Great character interview and thanks for the giveaway!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  25. Gabrielle, what a fun interview! Can't wait to start reading this series!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

  26. Hi Gabrielle, loved the interview. I would agree with Vasilije, New Orleans is a fun city.

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  27. Thank you for the great interview I loved Vampire dreams and would love to read more books of yours! Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  28. I think I like Vasilije a lot - definitely my type of vampire :) and one day I am going to visit New Orleans its been the sight for many of my favorite books.



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