Please welcome Gabrielle Bisset to the blog!
Thanks so much, Julie, for having me here today!
Like Julie, I have a few names I write under, depending on the genre. For PNR/UF, I write under Gabrielle Bisset, and for contemporary romance, I write under the name K.M. Scott. My first novel under the K.M. Scott name, Crash Into Me, will be released on August 28.
Readers who’ve enjoyed my PNR/UF books will find many similarities in the writing style I use in my contemporaries, but with one major difference. My contemporary romances include a lot more popular culture references, which is a result of my love of what my father used to call “the boob tube.” If there’s someone who loves to watch TV more than I do, I haven’t found them yet.
I’ve always enjoyed television. Even as my teachers were preaching that it was a waste of time and would rot my brain, I loved it. Like Bill Murray‘s character in the movie Scrooged, I grew up watching TV and it was a major part of my childhood. Cartoons, sitcoms, soap operas, and mini-series all filled my days and nights.
All those years of watching TV have affected my brain, and the details of all those shows are rattling around in my head. Not surprisingly, they come out in my writing, and my contemporary romances are the perfect place for those references. Just last night, I was writing a scene and included one involving Mr. Spock and the original Star Trek episode that had the crew of the Starship Enterprise in a parallel dimension. The one detail that has stuck in my mind for years and came out in the story was Spock’s parallel universe goatee. (I swear it fits. And no, the hero isn’t like Mr. Spock.)
While my contemporary romances are erotic, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for fun and silliness. Those are part of what makes romance sexy. I’ve got years of TV references just waiting for the perfect scene and the perfect couple, so keep an eye out for them in my books. And since I still have the TV on for hours every day, I’ll have popular culture references ready to go for years of stories!
Thanks again, Julie, for letting me stop over and talk about my TV addiction! And for readers, do you have any TV memories that have stayed with you for years? I’d love to hear about them!
Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.
He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.
The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?
K.M. Scott/Gabrielle Bisset has been writing since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she was in her job as a college history teacher and the mother of two children that she finally began to pursue her dream of writing. Her first book was published in June 2011, and her PNR/UF series The Sons of Navarus is a bestseller and fan favorite. Under her K.M. Scott name, she’s now writing one of her longtime favorite genres, contemporary romance. Her first book under that name, Crash Into Me, is the first novel in the Heart of Stone trilogy and will be available at all major retailers on August 28, 2013. Readers can find her online on Facebook chatting when she isn’t writing or working at her day job. Readers can also connect with her on Twitter and at her blog.
Thank you Gabrielle for guest blogging today! Do you have any memories of TV that have stayed with you through the years? Let us hear about them in the comments!