Gabrielle Bisset

Friday, February 1, 2013

Blood Avenged #Vampires in #NOLA

When I began writing Blood Avenged in the summer of 2011, I was offered the opportunity to travel to New Orleans for the very first time to attend the Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Halloween Ball. I jumped at the chance, and from the moment I stepped into the French Quarter, I was in love with the city.

I love to set my books in exotic and fabulous settings, and with New Orleans I had an incredibly sensual backdrop perfect for a book about an incredibly sensual vampire. Vasilije is everything New Orleans is. Hot, steamy, seductive, delicious.

Being in The Big Easy gave me the opportunity to do on-site research for the story, and it's one of the things I'm proudest of with that first Sons of Navarus book. The scenes described are the result of being able to walk (and ride the fabulous streetcars) around New Orleans to appreciate the unique and wonderful vibe that city has. I'm always so thrilled when a reader says, "I loved reading about the city in Blood Avenged. Is it really like that?"

It is and more! I fell in love with New Orleans and my main character Vasilije on that trip. Blood Avenged is as much a book about Vasilije and erotic vampires as it is about the great city of New Orleans.

For more on Blood Avenged (including a very sexy excerpt), visit my website at and to see more pictures about the book, check out Blood Avenged's Pinterest board at

And watch for the audiobook version of Blood Avenged coming soon!


julie beasley said...

ive red a lot about this wonderful city, i get there 1 day. loved the way you described it

janette said...

I have always wanted to go there. I have always been intrigued with the history and culture. I am just waiting until my kids get older so I can run away there and maybe bring my hubby.

kazza16 said...

I have visted NOLA too!
In August 2012 I had the pleasure of attending Authors After Dark and can absolutely see where your inspiration for Vasilije has come from.
The French Quarter is steeped in history and mystique, with an all too real decadence as well!
Loved NOLA and love the Sons even more!