Gabrielle's entire family is telepathic. She's more at home in the laboratory doing scientific study than in her sister's world of action and adventure. She was converted by Vikirnoff Von Shrieder. She resisted the Carpathian world and refused to learn its customs.
Gabrielle clung to her love for Gary Jansen as her last tie to her human life. After he was converted, they almost married, but discovered on their wedding night that they were not lifemates. She tried to convince him to marry her anyway, even following him on a mission he undertook to remove himself from her presence. She caught up with Gary at the gates of a monastery of ancient warriors and met her true lifemate Aleksei there.