Author Guest Post and Giveaway: Gabrielle Bisset

Thank you, Lisa, for having me here at your World of Books for a stop on Destiny Redeemed’s book tour.  Like you and your readers, I love to read a lot.  When I’m not writing, I’ve been known to read up to ten books a month.  I admit, I haven’t had one of those months in a while, but whenever I get the chance these days, I read whatever I can get my hands on.

 

My earliest memories are of books.  I remember getting an old Nancy Drew book from my mother and being enchanted by the story.  The characters were so alive to me and the story seemed to jump right out of the pages.  I fell in love with mysteries from those Nancy Drew books, and my love only intensified when I moved to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.  Those foggy streets ofLondonfelt like they were right outside my home, and Holmes and Watson were as real as anyone I knew. 

 

No matter what kind of day I had, I could lose myself in a book.  Stories took me around the world and to every period in time.  From those stories, I fell in love with the English language and history.  It was no surprise that I chose to major in those subjects in college, even going on to earn a graduate degree in history.  Like those stories I grew up on, history was full of interesting characters and events that came alive for me. 

 

I teach history to college students now, in addition to writing books, and some history always finds its way into my stories.  Destiny Redeemed is no different.  My characters are Aeveren, and one of the things that make them special is that they live fifty lives through reincarnation. Because of this gift, they have memories of the past, often back to ancient times. The main character, Amon Kalins, has lived forty-seven lifetimes, and he’s lived in ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Viking times, and 18th century England, among many others. Because of this, he’s lived through history as it was happening and this colors any story he’s in.  The heroine of Destiny Redeemed, Thea, has lived almost as many lives as Amon at forty-five lifetimes, and she’s seen many places and times also, such as ancient Etruscan Italy, the court of Louis XIV of France, and 19th centuryRussia.

 

I’m very fortunate to be able to tell stories that others enjoy while continuing to quench my thirst for knowledge about the past.  In the end, though, my aim is always to create the kind of stories that fueled my imagination growing up. A great story can transport a reader to other places and times, and if I can do that for a reader, that’s sweet success. 

 

To learn more about Destiny Redeemed and my other books, visit my blog at http://gbisset.blogspot.com/ and my website at http://www.gabriellebisset.com/  Readers can also find me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/gabriellebisset 

Giveaway Time:

7 ebook copies of Destiny Redeemed are being given away tour wide
 
Giveaway closes after the end of the tour

 

Destiny Redeemed
By Gabrielle Bisset

Blurb: 

Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won’t rest until he’s safely back imprisoned within Nil’s cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn’t forgotten her.

Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hellbent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil.


About the Author:

An avid reader of all types of books, I read my first romance even before I was a teenager. I must have been a very precocious young lady! I still remember the book, if not the title. It was about a Southern man during the years before the Civil War and his illicit affair with one of the slaves of a woman he “frequented”. I remember vividly reading the word “manhood” often in the book, and the slave’s name was Sukie. Isn’t it amazing what the mind can remember?
Fast forward a couple dozen years and I’m a college history instructor. I still love history as much as that romantic young woman did, so I teach it to college students, and the romantic streak has never gone away. Now I get to do things that have to do with my other favorite love: romance novels.

The idea for my first book came to me in a dream. I know that seems almost cliched, but it did. I woke up one morning after having an extremely vivid dream and began to jot things down that I was able to remember. Days later, I had the first pages written and the ideas that I had dreamed about had become the characters in my first book. Those characters are the basis for the first series I’ve written, The Destined Ones Series, about a people called Aeveren who have lived side by side with humans since almost the beginning of recorded time. The first book in that series, Stolen Destiny, was published in June.

I’m still working on The Destined Ones books, and I look forward to what my imagination has waiting for me next. The second book about Aeveren, Destiny Redeemed, is scheduled to be released on October 13. I’ve finished the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy, three erotic novellas set in Victorian England. The first one, Vampire Dreams, is a paranormal erotic romance. The second novella, another erotic romance but an historical, Love’s Master, involves some light BDSM. The third novella, Masquerade, is a straight historical, no kink or paranormal. After that, a paranormal romance set in the great city of New Orleans is up in December–Blood Avenged. Anyone who read Vampire Dreams will remember Vasilije, Brandon’s sire. Blood Avenged is his story.

After that? Well, I’m in the planning stages of another trilogy, this time maybe novel length, that will come out in 2012. But one thing’s for sure: no matter what the story is, it will involve gorgeous, Alpha male heroes; strong heroines; and steamy romance!

Bewitching Book Tour Stop: Iron City

Iron City
By David Scott Milton
Publisher: White Whisker Books

Date Published: September 1, 2011
Genre: Dark Mystery
Frank Kalinyak, disgraced ex-cop, returns to Pittsburgh, Pa., “Iron City”, his hometown, from Tucson where he has been living a desperate existence since the death of his young daughter. He has been summoned home by Bobby Mack, an Assistant D.A., to find out who murdered an old high school friend. Kalinyak is swept into a whirlpool of bizarre killings, religious fanaticism, church duplicity, hustlers, cops, junkies, old friends gone bad. Amid the fractured landscape of Iron City, rusting mills, rotting industry, he struggles to find sense in his life. Ultimately he must ask: who is he and can he survive?

“David Scott Milton can write like an angel… a writer hell bent on fulfilling the legacy of John Steinbeck, carrying on the tradition of James Jones and exploring his own heights.” — Alabama Journal

Available for the Kindle on Amazon and on BN for the Nook, will be available in print in November

 

About the Author:


David Scott Milton (born September 15, 1934) is an American author, playwright, screenwriter, and actor. His plays are known for their theatricality, wild humor, and poetic realism, while his novels and films are darker and more naturalistic. As a novelist, he has been compared to Graham Greene, John Steinbeck, and Nelson Algren. Ben Gazzara’s performance in Milton’s play, Duet, received a Tony nomination. Another play, Skin, won the Neil Simon Playwrights Award. His theater piece, Murderers Are My Life, was nominated as best one-man show by the Valley Theater League of Los Angeles. His second novel, Paradise Road, was given the Mark Twain Journal award “for significant contribution to American literature.
You Tube Video of David reading from Iron City http://youtu.be/U-ERnDTWhaA 

Tour Stop: Courting Demons


Courting Demons
By Kerri Nelson

Blurb:
Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick.
 
They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.

“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” –Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
http://jupitergardens.com/Courting-Demons-by-Kerri-Nelson-print.html

In print and for the Kindle at Amazon.com

Author Bio:

Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.

A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.

Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: www.kerrinelson.com 
Follow her on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/kerribookwriter
Visit her author blog here: www.kerribookwriter.blogspot.com
Visit her industry blog here: www.thebookboost.blogspot.com