Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest post with Gabrielle Bissett hosted by Bewitching Tours. Giveaway

Please welcome Gabrielle Bissett

Loving The Vampire

I want to thank Laurie for having me here at Bitten By Paranormal Romance. What a gorgeous blog this is!

For anyone who spends their time in the paranormal world, vampires are front and center. That’s not to say weres, shifters, mermaids, and zombies don’t have a strong following, but for me, it’s the vampire who reigns supreme. And why not? A monster at heart, he’s always smooth and sexy, with years of experience to offer a young lady. Who doesn’t like that? (I’m talking about adult romance here. I can’t speak for YA vampires, although I did see Twilight and was not attracted to that vampire. Don’t hate. He just doesn’t have the adult smooth thing going yet.)

Even the nicest vampire has an edge to him. Any creature that can bite you, suck out every last ounce of your blood, and leave you a shell of your former self is edgy. That writers choose to make them sweeter or sexier than they really are doesn’t change the fact that every vampire is a potential killer.

But that’s what makes them so desirable. They’re the quintessential mad, bad, and dangerous to know guy.

My vampires, Brandon and his sire Vasilije, are on opposite ends of the vampire spectrum. Brandon still possesses the kindness he had when he was a human. He finds Arden one night when he’s hunting for prey, but his attraction to her is built upon not only her physical appearance but her personality. He’s charmed by her. But he’s also seductive, in a very dark and brooding kind of way.

Vasilije, on the other hand, is a pure hedonist. He desires things because he’s bored or he finds them appealing. Women are toys. No more. He treats those he sires as toys also. He’s deliciously evil, just the way a bad guy should be.

So which do you prefer in your vampires? Do you like the good guy, who will still drink from you, or the bad guy, who may put your life in danger every time he eyes you up? Comment for a chance to win a copy of Vampire Dreams.

Here’s an excerpt from Vampire Dreams to whet your appetite:

Brandon knew by midnight all in the house would be asleep, including Arden. He remained at his desk in his study, waiting patiently as the minutes ticked away. When the grandfather clock in the parlor announced midnight, he quietly ascended the stairs to her bedroom.
Once inside her room, he stood with his back pressed to the door watching her. How beautiful she was in sleep! As beautiful as during waking hours. As the glow of the moon streamed in and bathed her in its light, he was reminded of the vision of her the night before and told himself she was a natural child of the night.
She remained asleep, and as he watched, aroused by her peacefulness, his passions created a storm in him he struggled to control. So innocent, yet so desirable.
He’d purposefully avoided her since waking, sure his need for her would be met by the response of a proper lady. No, he’d have her this way and wait for her to come to him.
Almost timidly, as if what he might find may cause him to lose control of his desire, he peeled back the blanket and sheet to reveal her body covered only by a thin white nightgown. Mere fabric was all that stood between his desires and sweet satisfaction.
He stopped a moment as she unconsciously recognized the change in her sleep, and when she stilled, he sat silently on the bed next to her to study her. She was so delicate—how would she respond to his touch?
Struggling to restrain himself, he gently touched the soft collar of her nightgown and tugged on the silk ribbon at her neck. Opened, it revealed a tease of what was to come. One by one, he untied the ribbons that held the fabric closed, until he’d revealed her beautiful breasts and body.
How he wanted her! That it must be like this for now he accepted, but he eagerly awaited the time when she’d choose to come to him. In a whisper, he spoke the chant that would awaken her as if in a dream.
When she opened her eyes and gazed up at him with a knowing look, his heart pounded against his chest in fear that the enchantment hadn’t worked and she was conscious of him. But soon he saw her eyes cloud over with passion as she reached out for him and searched for his mouth with hers.
The moment his lips touched hers, his cock hardened. The feel of her tongue touching his sent his fangs shooting into position, and he slowly ran his fingertips over a pearled nipple. Hypnotized, she watched as he removed his clothes with a mere thought and returned to her, his body desperate to be next to hers.
His mouth replaced his finger on her nipple, and he tenderly sucked as she arched up toward him wanting more. Like this, she was so willing and wanton, her desire meeting his. His fangs grazed her skin as he bit down on the base of her nipple, drawing a soft moan from her throat.
Her hands tugged at his hair, urging him to continue his sweet assault. The feel of her excited skin against his lips as he sucked aroused him more, and he yearned to have her in his mouth.
Trailing kisses over her stomach, he stopped just above her dark triangle and inhaled the scent he’d enjoyed the night he’d rescued her.
She had wanted him...

Vampire Dreams can be found at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Readers can contact Gabrielle at and visit her blog at

Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman.  One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon Ridley and offered a place in his home as his maid.  Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet, but just as she has secrets, so too does he.  A vampire hundreds of years old, he yearns for the companionship she can give him.  But for that he must make her one of his kind.

Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own.  For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him.  But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her.  He must first obtain the approval of his maker, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before. 

College history professor by day, Gabrielle Bisset spends her nights and weekends writing erotic romance.  An avid reader since childhood, she read her first romance novel before she'd entered high school and was hooked.  Every step of the way since, through college and grad school, moving to Europe, marrying and having children, romance novels were with her.  In addition to a love of reading, Gabrielle loved writing.  After a humble start with her high school newspaper, she continued to write in college and grad school, enjoying the erotic romances she wrote far more than the research papers she was assigned.  A desire to eat and have a roof over her head led to a teaching job, but the desire to write never went away.  

Her first novel, Stolen Destiny, will be released by Siren Publishing on June 29, 2011.  In addition, her trilogy of erotic novellas set in Victorian England will be released summer 2011.  The first novella, Vampire Dreams, will be published on June 10, with the second novella, Love's Master, and the third novella, Masquerade, out in July and August.  
Website:  Gabrielle Bisset
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