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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gabrielle Bisset and Her Character Interview/Giveaway with Vasilije and Saint

Whoa, now how's that for a nice "Welcome" photo montage?  Love it!
Today I have the awesome pleasure of welcoming Gabrielle Bisset to Fictional Candy.  And guess what?!?  She has an awesome interview with Vasilije and Saint from Blood Avenged and Blood Betrayed!! I don't know how she managed to get these two sexy vamps together, but the woman has definitely got some power of her own, eh?  So sit back, check out her fabulous interview, and then enter the giveaway to win a set of brand new cover flats!! And even better, the giveaway is International!!  You do NOT want to miss this one, trust me!  So enough of me rambling on, without further delay, here is Gabrielle and her men!!


Gabrielle:  Hi Liz, and thanks for having me here today to interview two of the main characters from my first two books in the Sons of Navarus series.  I want to welcome Vasilije from Blood Avenged and Saint from Blood Betrayed.

VasilijeThanks, pet.  You know, I love doing these kinds of things with you.  Do you remember the one where the women all left those comments about where they could find me?  You have the most delicious friends, love.

Saint (turning with disgust toward Vasilije):  God, you're obnoxious.  Gabrielle, it's nice to see you again. 

Vasilije (turning his face toward Saint):  Gabrielle knows how I am.  You're just a stick in the mud.

Gabrielle:  Vasilije, please.  Saint isn't a stick in the mud.  He's just not as...well, he's just more a gentleman than you are.

Vasilije:  Stick.

Saint:  Thanks, Gabrielle.  Perhaps the Romanian should learn some manners. You'd think for how old he is that he would have picked some up along the way by now.

Gabrielle:  (winking at Saint):  Okay, enough.  You two promised you'd be nice while we're here. 

Saint:  We did.  So what can I do for you today, Gabrielle?

Gabrielle (turning toward Vasilije and smiling):  See?  I told you we'd have fun.  Saint, why don't you give us some info on who you are, and then Vasilije, you can let everyone know whatever you want about yourself.

Saint:  I'm called Saint, but my real name is Declan.  I was made vampire during a battle of the First World War in France.  My brother, Teagan, is one of Vasilije's vampires. And I'm one of the eight Sons of Navarus.

Gabrielle:  So you and Vasilije are sort of like brothers-in-law?  Or would it be like cousins?

Saint:  I wouldn't go that far.  Let's say we know each other for a long time. 

Vasilije:  Not going to mention anything about the criminal past, Saint?

Saint (smiling):  No.  If Gabrielle wants me to talk about that, she'll ask.

Gabrielle:  And Vasilije, for anyone who hasn't read Blood Avenged yet, why don't you let them know a little about you?

Vasilije:  My pleasure, pet.  I'm the son of a Romanian prince and a vampire since the late 1500s.  I have many vampires I've sired, and they're all very loyal to me. And I'm one of the Sons of Navarus too.

(Saint silently glares at Vasilije.)

Gabrielle:  Saint, you're obviously in very good shape.  I think most people think vampires are sickly looking creatures.

Saint:  You mean like the Romanian here?  I hope people understand that look is his choice, not a requirement of being a vampire.  I take care of myself. 

Gabrielle:  Vasilije, before you say it, I will.  Saint, he doesn't look sickly.  He's just not built like the brick outhouse you are.

Vasilije:  Thanks, pet, but Saint here can keep all those bulging muscles.  Have you ever seen what he has to do to look like this?  I saw him work out one time and nearly threw up.  It's the mark of a man who doesn't know where to spend his energy.

SaintWhere should I spend it?

Vasilije:  On women, of course.  Why exercise when there are women to seduce?

SaintAren't you with Sasa, now?  Hasn't that effectively put an end to your seducing?

Gabrielle:  Vasilije, you seem suddenly silent.  Something wrong?

Vasilije:  No, pet.  Saint's right.  I am with Sasa, but that doesn't change who I am.  I just seduce one woman now.  I still wouldn't spend my time in a gym for hours.

Saint:  As long as you don't mind having a body like that pale kid from Twilight, knock yourself out. I prefer a better look. 

Gabrielle:  Okay, let's move on.  How about I ask you both the same question and each of you answers it.  That will help readers know a little more about the both of you. First, what's it like being a vampire?

Vasilije:  Pure pleasure.  I can't imagine a better life. 

Saint:  It's not a bad life.

Gabrielle:  Okay, next.  What's most important to you?

Vasilije:  To enjoy everything life has to offer. What else is there?

Saint:  To protect the woman I love.

Gabrielle:  I don't think I could have asked a better question to show the difference between you two.  Okay, next question.  What's more important, the future or the past?

Vasilije:  The future. 

SaintThe past. 

Gabrielle:  Interesting.  Okay.  Boxer briefs or tighty-whities?

Vasilije:  Pet, can you imagine me wearing tighty-whities?  Really?  I'm more a commando man.

Saint (grimacing):  Too much information from the Romanian. 

Gabrielle:  Well, Saint?

Saint:  Boxer briefs, but the thought of this one only having pants separate him and me creeps me out.

Gabrielle:  Moving on.  Redheads or blondes? 

Vasilije I prefer brunettes, but I haven't found a woman's hair color to be a big issue. I like them all.   

Saint Redheads.  I like a woman with some fire in her.

Gabrielle:  That wasn't always the case, Saint, was it?

Saint No, but a man can see the error in his ways.

Gabrielle:  Favorite food?

VasilijeSteak.  But not because it has blood in it.  That's lame.  I just like a good steak.

SaintAnything with pasta and vegetables. 

Gabrielle:  Favorite drink?

Vasilije:  As you know, Gabrielle, alcohol doesn't affect us like it affects humans, so we don't drink for any other reason than to enjoy the taste.  For me, scotch would be my favorite.

Saint:  Red wine. 

Gabrielle:  Is there anything that you two aren't night and day about?

Saint:  (turning toward Vasilije) We're on the same page about killing Archons.

VasilijeSaint's right.  For all our differences, I wouldn't want anyone else standing with me against the Archons.  All that working out comes in handy when you have to do battle with your enemy.

Gabrielle:  Vasilije, I think that's the nicest you've ever been toward Saint.  Is there anything else you want to tell readers?

Saint Stick around because things are going to get exciting. 

Vasilije At the risk of making this some kind of group hugfest, Saint's right.  Readers are going to love where you're taking this series. 

Gabrielle:  Thanks to both of you for sitting down with me today.  I appreciate it so much.  I'm going to leave everyone with this question:  If you could ask my two heroes anything, what would you like to know?  And thanks again to Liz!


I am everything you desire
I am everything you fear.
I am lust and appetite.
I am vampire.

I am everything you desire. I am vampire.
Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer.
When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije's need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning...

I am everything forbidden. I am a haunted creature.
I am darkness and shadow.
I am vampire.
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

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  1. Great interview everybody! Another thing you guys have in common is your love for Teagan.

    And Saint? That pale kid from Twilight has a wonderful face LOL.

    1. I love these guys even more now :)...except for the Twilight crack LOL

  2. lol, I love these guys great interview!

  3. Thanks for having all of us over to chat, Liz! :)

  4. Love the banter betweent he Vamps :)....What is not to love about a mysterious and emotional vampire??...

    1. So true! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. These guys are so funny! They couldn't be more different, but you can't help but love them both. Such a great series so far!

  6. Oh my.. These two sure give me plenty of laugh reading the interview. I wonder, if we lock them both together for a day, what will happen.. Hmm..

    On to the question. What's NOT to love about vamps? Well, except a certain glittering pale vamps, i love everything about vamp ;)

    1. Hi Sienny! Saint is much bigger, so I think Vasilije would be in trouble. ;)

  7. Ooh, vampires are dominant, sexy, and seductive!

  8. I enjoyed this interview!!
    I like vampire because they are immortal and mysterious :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Filia! Love mysterious men ;)

  9. Loved the interview! I haven't read either of these books so I can't really ask the characters any questions - I could ask Gabrielle how many books she's planning in the series though. I love to read about vampires - I think it's the long lives, the aspect of danger that is associated with immortals and because they have been portrayed so many different ways. They are the ultimate bad boys!

    1. Hi Maria! There are eight Sons Of Navarus, and each one thinks he should get his own book. And even when they're good, they're bad. ;)

  10. oh i love vamps and these 2 are so different, but fighting for the same cause.immmortals at their best. my question is: what do you find are the good and bad about being immortal

    1. Each Son is different, so each book will have a different feel. It's going to be good. :)

  11. Very fun interview. I like vampires because they're dangerous and alpha.

    1. These two are so much fun to interview. :)

  12. What do you guys like to do for fun?
    I really enjoyed reading interview.

  13. Vasilije here--I like to have a good time. That's why I live in a big city like London whenever I can. So much to do. ;)

    Saint here--A cookout (yes, vampires have cookouts, just at night) with friends and a game of touch football (American style football) is fun.

  14. Thank you everyone for coming by! Good luck on the giveaway!

  15. Great Interview! So funny. :)

    I want to ask the gentlemen if they find modern fashions (particularly for women) rather sloppy. Do they miss the days of dresses on ladies? I think Vasilije would have enjoyed the *ahem* easier access of a dress on a gal. ;)

    And for Saint, well, I wonder if he might find the attention to appearance it took more appealing.

  16. I like the way this one thinks, Gabrielle. I love a woman in a dress, so the old days were better. But don't forget if you go back to when I was born, those dresses didn't offer easy access at all. All those layers. The effort just to...

    Thanks, Vasilije! I think Jenn got the basic idea of where you were going with that. Saint?

    I'm not as focused on women's outsides, let's say, so I like a lot of modern fashions. Then again, I'm not from Vasilije's time. I was made vampire in 1916, so I've always been sort of modern, unlike the Romanian. However, I can say I prefer dresses to anything else. They're just sexier.

  17. Why thank you Vasilije. I like the way you think too. I love a nice, thick piece of juicy meat I can sink my teeth into...

    And if I wore one of those old fashioned dresses, I surely wouldn't have worn all the layers underneath. *winks* If I got cold, I'm sure that I could find someone to lend me some body heat.

    Saint, I agree. Dresses are sexier. Especially more so than a dumpy pair of sweat pants. And I think a great brain - someone smart and funny - certainly holds appeal. Although from what i hear your outside isn't shabby. ;D


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