Gabrielle Bisset

Friday, August 31, 2012

Romancing The H0P

Welcome to the Romancing The Hop Bloghop! As a romance author, I have the wonderful job of creating sexiness and romantic moments for my characters. It's a good job. ;) 

So what do I think is romantic?  Often times, it's the little things like the touch of a man's hand on my side when we're walking. No, it's not a huge PDA, but it's a subtle clue to how he feels about me.  I'm sure it must feel fantastic to have your boyfriend/husband buy the Times Square billboard and declare his love for you there, but for me, I prefer the smaller touches.

I remember the first romantic thing a boyfriend ever did for me. It was my junior prom and my boyfriend and I were seated with two couples we didn't know and my friend and her boyfriend, who fought the entire time we waited for the food to come. (Always adds ambiance when people are fighting like cats and dogs next to you. Sets the mood. LOL)

Well, I can tell you the fighting stopped (but then got so much worse after) when my boyfriend proceeded to feed me my fruit appetizer. I have no idea where he got this idea, but it silenced the table and the three tables around us. Even the adults in the room stopped to watch. It was sexy and romantic all at once. Very cool teenage memory. ;)

Now on to the giveaway! I'm in a romantic mood and now I'm thinking about being fed (Mmmm...), so I'm going to give away a copy of one of my Sons of Navarus series because I can't think of anything better than a romantic dinner with one of those vampires! It will be winner's choice, so they can choose Brandon, the sexy, lonely vampire from Vampire Dreams Revamped; Vasilije, the sensual hedonist from Blood Avenged; or Saint, the brooding, haunted vampire from Blood Betrayed. (If you're new to the series, the prequel, Vampire Dreams Revamped is a good place to start. The third book in the series, Blood Spirit, will be released on September 17, so you can be all caught up by the time it arrives!)





To be entered, leave a comment below and do as many of the Rafflecopter entries as you like. The more you do, the better your chances are of winning.The giveaway is open internationally, so an email gets you in. And after you finish here, be sure to hop around to the rest of the blogs. There are THREE grand prizes in this hop. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. You can enter over 100 times!


Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack!

Be sure to visit as many blogs as you can to be entered and good luck!


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67 comments:

Jane Pillatzke said...

so exciting I just love all the vamps Gabrielle has created her mind knows no ends to beautiful romance I'm forever enchanted by every book and forever excited over who comes next

miki said...

So romantic memory, i think i prefer the small gestures too it's better than one big and ^perhaps more sincere

thank you for this opportunity to win your book ( not a print version this time but still thank you)

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Gayle Latreille said...

This is without a doubt, the best Vampire series I have every read. You give a terrific new twist to these hunky vamps that no-one else has done.

Love them all and can't wait for Sept. 17th!!!

Gayle
gayle2b74 at gmail dot com

iamindeed said...

I'm a little things that add up sort of person... that romance that doesn't require a ton of plan, but exists because you think about the other person and something that you picked up on impulse reminds you of them.

I don't know which I would start with - I love paranormal romance..

thank you for participating

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Kelsey Summer said...

Great post. I haven't read your books yet, but I've been eyeing them for a while now.

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Jean MP said...

Nothing like those small gestures, for romance.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Shannon Ro said...

Thanks for sharing that story. I think Brandon would be my favorite of the books.

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Rachel said...

Wow! What an awesome blog hop! I would absolutely love to win a Kindle Fire!! Rachel R.
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Rosanna Leo said...

Gabrielle...that officially classifies as the best teenage memory of all time! Seriously, so wonderful. You have a terrific site, BTW. Happy hopping!

Rhonda D said...

Well, I feel totally jipped by prom now. Thank you very much. LOL mine wasn't bad but nothing like that!
I would love Blood Avenged. Thanks so much for participating in the hop and for the awesome giveaway!
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laurie said...

thank you for sharing such a wonderful memory. i do agree its the small things that count the most

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Kaylyn D. said...

Wow that was some teenage boy. lol Why were those kinds of boys nowhere to be found when i was in high school. I also like small touches. MY hubby isn't big into to PDA but he always holds my hand. I think it is cute lol
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Kaylyn D. said...

Wow that was some teenage boy. lol Why were those kinds of boys nowhere to be found when i was in high school. I also like small touches. MY hubby isn't big into to PDA but he always holds my hand. I think it is cute lol
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

Nay Nay said...

What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven!
<^_^>
I’m a sucker for the HEA. All my favorite authors give me a great story line, characters I can identify with, hot love scenes and a perfect HEA!
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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Sebrina said...

I wish there was more romance in my life....maybe someday. But, I think the little things are what counts the most, and they can be done often! LOL
I loved your prom story, that is just priceless!!
Thank you for the chance at your giveaway, and I'd totally go for Blood Betrayed!
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Diana Leigh said...

Thanks so much!

Diana
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Delphina said...

What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

vadeluna07 said...

Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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DeeDee Griffin said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The Sons of Navarus series sounds great!
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Lona said...

I have only read Vampire Dreams Revamped but would Love to win Blood Avenged. Great giveaway.

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katsrus said...

Great story. I would of stopped to watch too. LOL. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop.
Sue B
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susanmp said...

I love Vampire stories so your books are going on my wishlist immediately.

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Cryscringle said...

Yes, I'd definitely like to start out this series with Vampire Dreams Revamped. I love vampire romance! :)

Crystal Craig
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Barbara B. said...

I love vampire romances! Thanks for the chance to win one of yours!

Barbara
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Michelle Bledsoe said...

To me little gestures are more romantic that the big ones. It means the other person is paying attention.

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DANIELA said...

I love vampo books and Gabrielle's are hot! If you haven't started reading Sons of Navarus series you defenitely should!

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Adria said...

I am always looking for new vampire series to read. There's just something sexy about fangs and hot guys.

Adria
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Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

I love those little things too :) So much better than the over the top moments.

Thanks!
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Veronika said...

Love the giveaway! Thank you!
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mcv said...

Feeding your loved one is a courtship ritual among many species.
Your prom date must have been really into you.
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Cassandra said...

The little gestures always mean the most to me :) Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!
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Qwillia Rain said...

For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
Thank you for participating in the blog hop!
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Loupe Duffy said...

Yay! Right up my alley. Loving this hop and the opportunities to discover new authors.
Thanks for the chance!
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kittyb78 said...

Great covers.
Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.
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Krystal Shannan said...

Fun Blog Hop! Love your blog. krystalshannan@yahoo(dot)com

JoAnna said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love vampires!

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Yvette said...

Dinner with a sexy vamp?! Oh yeah..
Yvette
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booklover0226 said...

I look forward in continuing this series.

Thanks,
Tracey D
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Foretta said...

Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

thanks for the contest!!
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Shan said...

I am always loving for more sexy paranormals to read about, so thank you for being a part of this hop or I my have never found these particular vamps.
As for as romance goes grand gesture are great in the beginning, but after spending years with someone its the little things that count.
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Vanessa N. said...

Love vampires so I would love to have dinner with any of your vampires. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Eileen said...

I love the small gestures of romance.
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thanks for the chance.

Shadow said...

Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all!
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Stephanie Huff said...

Thanks for participating!

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donnas said...

Thanks for being part of the hop

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Mary Jo said...

Looking forward to reading your books!

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Elizabeth H. said...

Sexy covers! You are on my to-read list! Thanks so much for joining the hop and for the awesome giveaway!
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Patti said...

Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

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HaveBook WillSurvive said...

Romance is the little things but also being best friends.

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Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
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Sal said...

I would love to read those books. I love to find other authors that I haven't read yet!

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latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway I love vampires my favorite! What a fun blog hop!
Latisha D
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Mel Bourn said...

Thanks for being on the hop! I love stopping by. I am ready for Blood Betrayed. *fingers crossed*
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Paloma Beck said...

I need to start with Brandon in ReVamped - he's been in my TBR pile waiting to be read. Hopefully I'll get to read it soon. beck.paloma@gmail.com.

Kim D said...

Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!
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jessica said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great labor day weekend! Love the covers and sounds like awesome books.
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Yazmin said...

Wow your books sound like fun! Thank you for being part of the blog hop and the giveaway. :)

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Emily said...

Thanks for participating!

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Tamara Hoffa said...

loving the hop
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Jo said...

It's odd - I think that those small romantic gestures start meaning more to me the older I get.

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Donna said...

Thanks for the contest!
Romance can be as simple as holding hands with your loved one!

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bettycd said...

the little things are often the most thoughtful
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Mydurango618 said...

Why I like Romance Novels….The reason I like Romance Novels so much is because it is one place where I can be anywhere like England, Scotland, Rome, Ireland, or anywhere in the US. I can also be in any time like 1200’s Scotland, 1500’s England, 1900’s Chicago. I can be anyone like a princess, a servant, a werewolf, a duchess, a vampire, or a lost soul. But no matter what I get the privilege and the experience to overcome many different obstacles and find love. I am a mother of three teenagers as well and there are many days when I need an escape and my heart needs a rest from the trials of being a parent and trying to do what is best for everyone but yourself. I have overcome cancer, loss, and financial problems and Romance Books let my heart soar and feel free. Let me tell you in this world, and during this time where life can have so many struggles it is great that you can be, have, and do so many things to find love and romance and still be yourself!

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Sue Sattler said...

I love these blog hops and the chance to win such great books. Of course even if I don't win, I have them on my list.

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June M. said...

Love paranormals! Thanks for the giveaway: :)
June
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Pyper541 said...

I've heard wonderful things about your books I think I'll read your Victorian trilogy first. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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Sherry said...

Your books look wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.
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