I'm excited to have Gabrielle Bisset here today sharing about her latest release as well as school memories. I know you will enjoy the excerpt and cover, especially if you love brooding vampires. Don't forget that Gabrielle will be giving away signed cover flats from the Sons of Navarus series at
each stop; $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter from all the blog stops. If you would like to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour
dates can be found here:
Thanks Melissa for having me here today at your blog!
As a college history prof and home schooling mom, back to
school means things to me that it might not to others. As someone who teaches freshman American history, it means meeting new students and breaking in a new crop of freshman. As a homeschooling mom, it means getting back to a schedule we haven't followed for months, which can be challenging, especially for a teenage boy.
I always loved back to school time. My mom would take me
school shopping in August and we'd buy clothes and school supplies. I always wanted to wear my new clothes immediately, but I would have looked silly wearing grey corduroy pants in August. I might have passed out from the heat too!
But the most fun were the school supplies. I'd get pencils, pens, rulers, folders, binders, book covers...all the cool things that
made going back to school so exciting. I loved school—I always have. It's no mystery why I still spend my time in school years after graduating. I loved learning new things and finding new books. I was a book geek way back then.
The first day of school I'd always have butterflies in my stomach. Even if I knew everyone in my class, it would still be so exhilarating to get back that I'd get nervous. Those butterflies would go away a few minutes into the day, but the excitement of school for me never faded. I'm still like that today. The first day with my classes always feels a little scary, but then I get up and begin my lecture and it's like I never had a day off.
Summertime will always be my favorite time of year, with
its relaxing days and wonderful warm weather, but there's something about getting back to school that still sends a zing of anticipation through me. In less than two weeks, I'll be back to
work teaching students about American history, and even though there are no new school supplies, I'll still love that first day back. And when my son and I return to home schooling, I'll feel the same way.
A new year, a new chance to learn so much. Love that!
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.
Looking around the eighteenth century French country house, Saint saw that little had changed since the last time he'd been there. Expensively furnished, Solenne's home had been some important sire's until she'd decided that the French countryside offered little of the excitement an ancient vampire craved. At least that was the story Solenne had told. Who knew if it were true.
As he stared up at the crystal chandelier above his head, he said what he wished would be the last words he'd have to say to her. "Just tell me where my room is and where I can work out."
Solenne stood staring at him, and he felt her eyes boring holes through him.
"Saint, I'd hoped we could put the past behind us to work together. Can we at least talk?"
He lowered his gaze to meet hers and saw ocean blue eyes wide with hope staring back at him. That she could think that giving him some doe-eyed look and meaningless words would be enough to erase everything that had happened only made him more enraged about the situation.
"I'm not interested in talking or taking some stroll down memory lane. Just point me to my room and where I can work out."
The fiery look that instantly filled her eyes showed she was the same Solenne from all those years ago. He knew that oh-so-helpful woman from Vasilije's was just an act.
"It doesn't have to be like this. I'd hoped you'd be a bigger man and see how we could work together. I see you're the same man you've always been, unfortunately."
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Gabrielle Bisset spends her days teaching college students American and
European history, but by night she's an erotic romance author.
Her first book, Stolen Destiny, was released by Siren Publishing in June
2011, and since then she's released the novellas of The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy--Vampire Dreams, Love's Master, and Masquerade--in addition to Destiny Redeemed. In December 2011, she released Blood Avenged, the first book in the Sons of Navarus series about eight vampires who must protect their world against an enemy that travels among their kind. Blood Betrayed is the second book in the series.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of
Website: Gabrielle Bisset Romance http://www.gabriellebisset.com/
Sons of Navarus Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfNavarusSeries
Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Bisset/135134056553049
Don't forget that Gabrielle will be giving away signed cover flats from the Sons of Navarus series at each stop; $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter from all
the blog stops. If you would like to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:
8/13/2012 09:55:47 pm
I always enjoyed going back to school. Catching up with friends. I know what you mean about the new school supplies, so much fun to shop for.
8/14/2012 02:23:11 am
Thanks for stopping by, Mary!
8/14/2012 01:03:13 am
Thank you for hosting Gabrielle today
8/14/2012 02:15:33 am
I enjoy when the kids go back lol, I didn't mind going back most years. Thanks for sharing some insight into your life as well as the exerpt. Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com
8/14/2012 02:23:50 am
Thanks for joining in the tour, Carin!
8/14/2012 02:22:10 am
Thanks for having me here today!
8/14/2012 02:24:42 am
The school shopping was always my favorite as well. My kids LOVE school shopping too. I always like to watch and see as to what they will pick out. Whether it's pencils and notebooks to their school clothes.
8/14/2012 02:34:26 am
It's just so cool to get those new things, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!
8/14/2012 02:24:51 am
it's been so long since i'm at school :)) but back to school always gave me mixed feelings, happy to see my friends again and grumpy cause i can't read and sleep and generally lazying all day
8/14/2012 02:35:28 am
I always miss the summertime too. There's just something about those lazy days of summer I love.:) Thanks for stopping by!
8/14/2012 03:30:54 am
enjoyed the post. long time since i was in school. but did breakfast club, and it was always exciting seeing new faces and seeing the fun stuff the children had new in their pencil cases. good luck with the marvellous series really enjoying them they are so sensual and exciting to read. cant wait for the next 1 blood spirit with terek story a gorgeous former monk turned vampire and meet his heroines and see what he does with his knifes
8/14/2012 03:58:52 am
Thanks for stopping by, Julie! I think the excitement of back to school is the newness of it. Terek is coming...just a few weeks from now. ;)
8/14/2012 03:47:39 am
8/14/2012 04:00:42 am
I'm still a summer person by nature, so I was always counting down the days. LOL Only a few more weeks until Terek...:)
8/14/2012 06:16:55 am
I always liked going back to school and catching up with my friends. The summers seem so much longer now. I can't wait for the kids to go back. With three, I've gotten to hate shopping for school supplies.
8/14/2012 07:16:46 am
Thanks for stopping by, Joanne! I know what you mean about shopping for school supplies. Now that I buy the books, it's quite pricey!
8/14/2012 03:05:35 pm
8/14/2012 04:27:39 pm
Nice post. Do you have a favorite part of history to teach?
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