Thursday, December 13, 2007

T'was The Month Before Christmas...


A little holiday fun, written by a friend of mine about 35 years ago....

T’WAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS

T’was the month before Christmas, and all through the store
Each department was dripping with Yuletide decor
The Muzak was blaring an out-of-tune carol
And fake snow was falling on “Ladies Apparel”
I’d flown many miles from the North Pole this day
To check on reports which had caused me dismay
I’d come to this store but for one special reason
To see for myself what went on at this season
I hid in a corner and in a short while
I saw the store President march down the aisle
He shouted an order to “Turn the store tree on!”
And also “NOEL” in blinding pink neon
Up high hanging grandly from twin gold supports
Four hundred pink angels flew over “Men’s Shorts”
And towering up over the rear Mezzanine
A 90-foot, day-glow “Nativity Scene”
The clock on the wall said a quarter to nine
The floorwalkers proudly stood in a line
I watched while the President smelled their carnations
Then called out his final command—“Man your stations!”
When out on the street there arose such a roar
It rang to the rafters and boomed through the store
It sounded exactly like street repair drilling
Or maybe another big mafia killing?
I looked to the door and there banging the glass
Was a clamouring, shrieking, hysterical mass
And I felt from the tone of each scream and each curse
That the “Spirit of Christmas” had changed for the worse
The clock it struck nine and the door opened wide
And that great human avalanche came thundering inside
More fearsome than Sherman attacking Atlanta
Came parents and kiddies with just one goal—“Santa”
In front stormed the Mothers all brandishing handbags
As heavy and deadly as twenty-pound sandbags
With gusto they swung them, the better to smash ears
Of innocent floorwalkers, buyers, and cashiers
Straight up to the Fifth Floor the mob penetrated
And soon reach the room where the store Santa waited
I followed them closely, the better to see
This bearded imposter who dared to play me
He stood six-foot-five and weighed all of one-thirty
He’d lost half his teeth, and his costume was dirty
His beard dangled down like a wad of cheap cotton
His breath needed “Scope” and his “Ho-Ho” was rotten
Egged on by their parents the kids had one aim
To get to this man who was using my name
They mobbed him and mauled him, the better to plead
For the presents they sought in their hour of greed
The President watched with a gleam in his eye
As he thought of the toys that the parents would buy
Of all Christmas come-ons this crowd would attest
That visit to “Santa” was clearly the best
It was all too much for my soul to condone
And I let out a most UN-professional moan
The crowd turned quickly, and I’ll say for their sake
That they knew in an instant I wasn’t a fake
“I’ve had it,” I told them, “with fast-buck promoting!
“With gimmicks and come-ons, and businessmen gloating!
“This garish display of commercialized greed,
“Is so very UN-Christmas it makes my heart bleed.”
With that I departed up an emergency stairwell
Deaf to each plea, and hysterical yell
On reaching the roof to my sleigh I went forth
Where my reindeer were waiting to take me back North
The crowd came behind me and begged me to stay
And before they could stop me, I was off in my sleigh
But I turned to exclaim as I flew from the mob
“Happy Christmas to all—I’m resigning my job!”

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Coming Soon....

My first "sweet" romance in years is soon to be released by The Wild Rose Press, and I'm so excited about it!

Bella Signorina...
Based in part on the music of

In one of Rome’s trendiest caffè’s, Bianca comes to dance, and escape the loneliness that haunts her world. For many weeks she's been watching a special man, a handsome, charming stranger who dances, flirts, and leaves alone. Bianca is not anxious to fall in love, and yet… Something about the enigmatic Stefano has captivated her heart, and she is drawn to him in spite of herself. When she finally gathers her courage to approach him, and ask him to dance, little does she know that her entire world is about to change.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

COMING SOON from Lucy Monroe!


Coming NOVEMBER 27th from Kensington Brava!

The new release from fabulous romance author Lucy Monroe! Mark your calendars and get ready for a wonderful adventure!

Lucy is having wonderful contests and lots of fun at her Blog, too, so drop over and say hello -- the link is here on the sidebar! And don't forget to watch the video trailer that's right under this post!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New review!

As Fate Decrees
ISBN: 978-1-890463-41-8
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Review by ellen george

This is a superb story of the Pantheon of Ancient Greece - the backstory is on the back cover - there is just a slight mention of the prophecy and fate in the early text of the book, but the back cover explains the start and emphasis of this story so we know what we need at the start - The Oracle of Delphi tells Ares, Greek God of War, that he is to find a Champion of the Gods in a very lowly place - Find her and you will find the savior...

…In ancient Greece, slaves are being sold - out comes a fiery girl who fights against her captor - A stranger comes in and bids for her - no one else dares outbid him. She goes with this mysterious new master not knowing her new master is Ares, God of War… Then the world shifts. We are in 1999 Athens, Greece - Someone is destroying shrines and holy places in an effort to destroy the religions of the world and create a new religion - one religion - one god - and ancient holy places in Greece are being destroyed in an effort to show the world their old religions aren't as powerful as the new religion...

Both tales, as they merge, are masterfully told. The mythology is vivid, and the story of everlasting love and honor of the ancients is amazing. Am and Ares are together until the Fates decree she is to go and champion them at another time...

There is a possibility of a sequel to As Fate Decrees - further adventures of Ares and Amarantha, his now love, are truly a story fit for the Gods.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Now Available!!


As always, the serial is FREE, and this newest chapter is the lead-in to some very traumatic events in our hero's life... it's getting good, I hope you decide to ride on and stay with the adventure!!

Click on the image to go to the AMC1902 Rebel Knight page, or


Saturday, October 13, 2007

A kiss... or something more?

We all know the song, Casablanca is a classic in all ways. But, when writing all this romance, how do you approach the simple yet crucial aspect of a kiss and what it means? How critical is that first sweet touch to your story, your relationship, and your mood?

We’ve watched, those of us who love classic movies or are old enough to remember it, the evolution of this special moment over the years. From the romance novels we love to read and write, to the movies that have become so entrenched in our minds that they’re part of our culture.

Remember Gone With The Wind? What was more risqué than the sight of Clark Gable whisking Vivien Leigh into his arms and climbing that staircase with more passion than many more explicit scenes could ever evoke. And on the bridge, before he leaves her to the Yankees in the last days of the Civil War — isn’t that image, that kiss, burned into our memories as a kind of iconic representation of romance at its best?

Casablanca has its share of passion and romance, too. What new movies do you think come close to these in the embodiment of what we dream about, sigh about, and mostly just wish for in our private hearts?What about our books? At what point, do you think, a book crosses the link from romance to erotica, and can the two really merge and blend well without treading into the area of language so explicit it takes away rather than enhances? And, again, what about that crucial kiss?

Do you like the first kiss to be a tender discovery of passion that’s hinted at and now coming to the surface? Or do you prefer a smoldering clash of emotions and raw need? Is it the mood of the story that’s altered and shifted over the years do you think, or the perceptions of a society that’s become somewhat desensitized to gentler and more subtle interpretations of love and passion? Our books leave little or nothing to the imagination. No more fade to black after a passionate, lingering kiss between the hero and his love. Is that, do you think, a good thing, or something that leaves the reader with nothing to contemplate when the book reaches its end?

Music is explicit, movies are intensely so, and books tread ground that would make angels cower in terror at times. So, what are your thoughts on this diverse and somewhat controversial subject? What constitutes too much, and why?

Anyone recognize the guy in the picture? He's The New Voice of Romance.... If you'd like to be enchanted, click on his image and you'll discover something rather magical in this man's voice....

Saturday, September 29, 2007

New review!


SILENT DEATH
New Concepts Publishing

4 Angels: Adam Walker had always been a touchy subject for Shainna Barton. As her assigned partner by the Company, he was one of the most dangerous men she had met. The moment she saw him there was an instant attraction. He had a certain aura to him. Then again there was Kiku, and Shainna knew as long as Kiku Shimoda was in the picture, Adam would never be but a working partner to her. When Kiku is beaten, raped and her neck broken, her death becomes national news, leaving some to believe Adam was the killer. Shainna is certain he is innocent. Adam is well-trained and considered one of the Company’s best field agents. Inside, he carries a secret that others are not aware. He is a ninja and one of Japan’s death warriors who loves Kiku. After her death there is only one person he can lean on for support and that is Shainna. He never realized that deep down he harbored stronger feelings, for her that are about to surface in a most sensual way.

Silent Death is a story that pulls one into the action. The suspense mounts especially after the death of Kiku. Shainna and Adam are both refreshing characters that light up the pages. I liked how the marital arts was brought into the story and showed different sides of Adam. This reader could see the different layers of expression on his face with, grief, action or passion. Denysé Bridger packs a punch into a tale that shows love, compassion and wide ranges of emotions while finding a way of escape for a brighter tomorrow. I look forward to more of her stories.

Reviewed by: Linda L.
Fallen Angel Reviews

Buy it HERE

Friday, September 28, 2007

Newsletter Posted


Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that I've just posted my newsletter, on the theory that it's better late than never, right?

Lots of cool stuff to explore in this issue, so if you're not subscribed and would like to be, here's the link.

Romance and Fantasy Newsletter

AND, if you want a copy of the newsletter once you've subscribed, drop me a note and I'll get one out to you straight-away!!

Thanks!
Denysé

Friday, September 14, 2007

NEW release - Available NOW!

A Whisper of Humanity
Publisher: Forbidden Publications
Genre: Vampire
Heat Index: Erotic/Sensual
Book Length: Novella
Cover Artist: Rene Wilson
Editor: Rene Wilson

When Detective Faith Prentice is assigned as a liaison to the police force in Montreal, intent on helping the detectives there capture a killer who’s MO matches one she’s hunted at home in Los Angeles, she is ill-prepared for what awaits her in the beautiful jewel city of Canada’s French province. Mysteriously drawn to her temporary partner, Adrian Blackthorne, she rebels against his allure, only to be drawn into an even deeper darkness when Adrian’s past snares her—and she becomes a pawn in the deadly battle between the vampire Blackthorne and the powerful master he has long denied…

Read an excerpt here

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Drop in and have some fun!

Hey there!

I'm "on" today at the Romance/Erotica Writer's Blog.... and I'd love to hear your thoughts on today's little mindless amble... so pop over and comment, and at the end of the day I'll spring a surprise on someone!!

The topic is: Music as Creative Motivation

BLOG: http://romeroticawriters.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Have a great one, folks!!

Denysé

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A new review!

Title: Another Man's Wife
Author: Denysé Bridger
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Western
Publication date: 2007
ISBN: 1-59998-500-4
Pages: 47
Rating: 4 ½ lips
Reviewed by: Aviana, for Two Lips Reviews

Another Man’s Wife by Denysé Bridger is an engrossing short story based on the premise of coincidence. Elizabeth Davis just happens to be on the same stage as Federal Marshall Chris McQuade. It’s a coincidence that over the course of many days all the rest of the passengers disembark, leaving the two of them alone in the coach to surreptitiously stare and speculate about the other. Although the story is fairly brief, author Denysé Bridger packs in plenty of romance, action and gunplay – frontier justice style. Bodies fall left and right but the violence is essential to the plot and fortunately not graphic. There’s a great scene of McQuade and Elizabeth getting busy on the bedroll that brings new meaning to the phrase, coitus interruptus. If you like a good Western tale like I do, you’ll enjoy Another Man’s Wife.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

"LIVE" Interview on October 18th

This was supposed to happen on September 13th, at 6 PM (CT), but is now rescheduled for October 18th, same time!! I will be the guest author interviewed for on Internet Radio for the University of Regina. This is one more part of the promotional work for As Fate Decrees, which is in stores now -- all over the US and Canada!

To connect, visit the website here: http://www.cjtr.ca/, and click on Tune In. The interview will be audible via your Windows Media Player, or your MAC system's Media Player. Interviews are broadcast live with streaming audio.

I hope you'll tune in and let me know your thoughts, as always.

Thanks!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Drop by to WIN!!


Blogging today -- the Morning After -- at Silver Expressions, and will be giving away a copy of my new erotic anthology, Passionate Kisses, to someone who drops by to comment!! Pop in and say hello!!!

SEx: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/blog

Talk to you soon!

Denysé

Monday, September 03, 2007

New Release!

An exciting and sizzling new anthology collection will be released from Liquid Silver Books later today! Lots of diversity in the material, too, everything from Historical to vampire, to action adventure. Some material is being re-released, since it hasn't been available for awhile, and several stories are brand new! Some are highly erotic, others are sensual and seductive. I hope you'll sample this one and savor my Passionate Kisses....

Passionate Kisses
Genre: Multi-genre Anthology (erotic)
ISBN: 978-1-59578-372-1
Date: September 3rd, 2007
Cover by: April Martinez
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Passionate Kisses is a collection of seven short stories, three of which have been previously published. In this single volume you’ll meet agents who risk not only their lives but their hearts as they struggle to survive in an often harsh and heartless world; a jaded Colonel returning from the Civil War who finds solace for his soul in the arms of woman he’s just met; a vampire who unknowingly condemns all of his kind to the eternal night; a couple who live busy lives that often keep them apart, so they make their own special magic hidden away in the mountains

The collection includes the following tales of erotic romance:

ANY OTHER WAY, (Contemporary, previously published by Amber Quill Press): Protected Federal Witness, Carlos D’Alejandro and Agent Jade Whinton have had a relationship of convenience over the years, but when the people they love are killed, these two unlikely lovers are forced to face a truth neither of them has been willing to examine too closely, that their passion is more than intense attraction…

DESTINY MET (Post-Civil War): As the soldiers of the defeated Confederacy slowly make their way to the broken South, a jaded hero finds unexpected comfort in the arms of a lovely woman who has waited a lifetime to meet her destiny…

BOUND (Contemporary, previously published by AQP) : Halloween is the setting for a very private party between two lovers, one of them a world-class, sophisticated intelligence operative who’s trying to teach his young and innocent lady that curiosity can sometimes take you places you’d be better not to go…

PERDITION (Historical vampire): Set in the ancient city of Alexandria, approximately 300 B.C., a High Priest in the Temple of Ra is seduced by an enigmatic woman who gives him immortality. Later, in the court of Pontius Pilate, at the trial of a man revered as the son of God, the Priest whispers a word of advice into the wrong ear, and condemns all of his kind to an eternity in darkness…

DREAM SEQUENCE (Contemporary, previously published by AQP): Two modern lovers, living often separate lives, discover that making time for romance isn’t always easy, but the romance of their secret getaways is purely the stuff of dreams…

1-900-SURPRISE! (Contemporary): Late home from a Congressional Hearing, agent Martin Fowler decides to introduce his young lover, Daniella Renault, to the intimacies of sex via the telephone…

THE HUNT: (Contemporary/Vampire, previously published by AQP) Nicholas is ancient, and his current lover, Callandra, is one of the few women he has known over centuries who not only enjoys the hunt, she glories in it. Tonight, their lust for blood and each other will take them to a murky underground nightclub, where the vampires will quench all their hungers...

I hope you enjoy this collection of tales both erotic and highly sensual. Let me know, okay?

AND, don't forget that my first major print release is now available in bookstores everywhere! As Fate Decrees, a new fantasy novel based on the mythology of Ancient Greece! It's also available online direct from the publisher, (who is offering FREE shipping in North America), and at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca! Details on my website!!

Denysé

Monday, August 27, 2007

Digital Design


This the website of the very talented young man who's designed/created the amazing trailer for my fantasy novel. Check out what other great stuff he does!! Click on the logo and have a peek!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Book Tour Featured Author

I received a lovely surprise mail this morning! Thanks so much to everyone who made this one happen!!!


If you're an author who wants to register to use this FREE service, click on the sign up link on the sidebar, or HERE

Hey Denyse—

I wanted to be the first to congratulate you on being Book Tour's featured author today (Sunday)! You referred more authors to the site than anyone else.

-Adam Goldstein
CTO, BookTour

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Musings and wanderings...

Sometimes you find yourself wondering and wandering, doing all kinds of mental aerobics as you contemplate written words and how worthwhile they might be to someone other than yourself. I’m having one of those days, can’t you tell? So I thought I’d just have a mindless amble along my own internal pathways and do it with words! Hey, writers do this stuff and call it therapeutic, don’t ya know?

It’s been an exciting and exhausting week, the release of my first major book, the idea of publicly sitting down to talk to an audience about the book, it’s creation, my thoughts on the process, and actually signing copies of the thing for total strangers. It’s overwhelming and exciting and somewhat terrifying, even though this is supposed to be the pay-off at the end of a long and excruciating process. I say supposed to be because the jury is still out on how rewarding it will all be to my over-taxed nerves and brain! You’re laughing now, I can feel it. People who know me are laughing… and they haven’t seen me face my audience yet!

Have discovered, via a much more observant friend, that I’ve been listed with Barnes and Noble, too, which is majorly exciting… What can I say, it doesn’t take much to make me happy as a rule, so I’m easily amused. Oh, and somewhat self-deprecating in case you haven’t noticed that before! Irony is a lovely thing…

I have about a dozen new projects on the go at the moment, but today is one of those days when none of them look good, honestly. Have taken to actually reading some of it, and that’s never a good idea for me. I usually don’t read anything I write, unless I have to, then it’s usually only to do the line edits. I love the story in my head, I’m not always wild about it once it’s on paper.

At any rate, I’ve probably babbled more than enough with this, so I will close this post with a wish that all of you are having a fabulous weekend. I’d love to hear from you once you’ve read the new fantasy, As Fate Decrees, since it is a real achievement and authors love to hear their readers comments, believe me. Take care of yourselves, one and all, and thank you for staying with me on this amazing journey…

Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm giving away a book today!

Hi everyone!

I'm on at SEx today... drop by and leave a comment on today's topic and at the end of the day, I'll be giving away a copy of my latest erotic romance, The Gates of Infinity!!!

See ya there!

http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/blog

Thanks.
Denysé

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Interviews and other cool stuff!!

SO, the first mass market release is now a reality, and I really hope you all enjoy the book and will let me know your thoughts!!

For those who want to hear me chat about this book, a new podcast interview has been posted, and you can listen here: New Audio Interview


Also, and exciting new promotional page is setup here:

Book Tour Author Page

If you’re an author and want to register, click here: Book Tour Sign Up


THANKS!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In BOOKSTORES tomorrow!


WANT TO TOUR THE WORLD IN TEN MINUTES? NEED SOME GOOD "GUIDE" BOOKS?

If time could be altered and you could take a 10 minute trip around the world, where would you go? What "guide" books might you need?

We have some suggestions:

Your first stop in this 10 min. tour should be Greece.

Who doesn't like Greece, with their ruins, culture, and extreme heat. To prepare for this first stop, read As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger and brush up on your Greek mythology. Set in ancient Greece herself, this book becomes available tomorrow (August 15th, 2007) through amazon.com, amazon.ca, and directly from the EDGE website. Let Denysé be your guide. Her
recent interview podcast even has some great advice on writing and getting published.


If you don't like the heat, perhaps this second stop will be more to your liking.

Strap on your skis and go to The Colorado Book Awards (see below for the link) where Rebecca K. Rowe's novel "Forbidden Cargo" is a finalist. The awards are held on October 17th 2007. After the awards, curl up by the warm, cozy, stone fireplace and follow the adventures of the Imagofas of "Forbidden Cargo" in their daring attempt to return to Mars from Earth.

Perhaps you would prefer to travel further south?

Then come down to Mexico and experience the infamous Gypsies' lifestyle. Amber Hayward's novel "Darkness of the God" follows Ana in her outright battle with Caldos for psychic supremacy.

This trip would yours to take, if only you could travel around the world in 10 minutes.

For now, we hope you can be satisfied by reading these "guide" books:

As Fate Decrees


As Fate Decrees






Always remeber to practice safe reading!

Justyn Perry, Marketing Manager
(http://www.edgewebsite.com)
Box 1714, Calgary, AB, T2P 2L7, Canada
403-254-0160 (voice) / 403-254-0456 (fax)
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing now includes Tesseract Books
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2007 Releases (Spring):
Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford (March 2007)
i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie (April 2007)
Tesseracts Ten edited by Edo van Belkom and Robert Charles Wilson (May 2007)
Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams (June 2007)

2007 Releases (Fall):
As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger (August 2007)
Keeper's Child by Leslie Davis (September 2007)
Darkness of the God by Amber Hayward (October 2007)
Tesseracts Eleven edited by Cory Doctorow & Holly Phillips (November 2007)

2008 Releases (forthcoming):
JEMMA 7729 by Phoebe Wray
Petrified World by Piotr Brnyczka
Clan of the Dung-Sniffers by Lee Danielle Hubbard
The Hounds of Ash and other Tales of Fool Wolf by Greg Keyes

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Contest / Reminder

Greetings,

As some of you already know, the deadline for our "As Fate Decrees" giveaway is close at hand. You have just four more days to enter your name. Visit the video page, and answer these questions.

1. What is the name of the song playing in "As Fate Decrees"?
2. What is the name on the cardboard box in "The World is Too Small for Sarcasm Poem" in i-ROBOT video?

We have had a few people already answer, however we still encourage more to participate because there are still some copies of the book left to give away!

To enter your name, visit our website, watch the videos that are linked off of the main page, and fill out the newsletter form complete with your name, address and email so that we may contact you if you win. Be sure to state your answers in the comment field. We strive for privacy, and we will not sell your information, or give it away, to any third party companies. And don't forget to prepurchase your copy off of Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, or through us - CLICK HERE - and take advantage of our free shipping in North America.

Amazon.ca (Canada)
EDGE (Publisher)

AS FATE DECREES
ISBN-10: 1-894063-41-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-894063-41-8
$15.95 US
272 pages

Thank you for your participation.

Justyn Perry, Marketing Manager
Box 1714,
Calgary, AB,
T2P 2L7, Canada
403-254-0160 (voice) /403-254-0456 (fax)
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing now includes Tesseract Books

Monday, July 30, 2007

Summer fun...


So, a fun new mini-interview and very COOL cookbook download to celebrate the hottest season of the year! Click on the banner, or here... and have fun!!!! Don't forget to check out the latest installment in my Island Escape fantasy series... wicked is a very good word for it!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Gothik Pyrates - Coming August 20th!


Greetings, mates!

For your consideration, we offer this, the cover for GOTHIK PYRATES - Voyages into Darkness, which goes to press on Wednesday, July 25th, and which will debut at Dragoncon in Atlanta in August!

Included in the collection is the erotic romance Alchemy, a dark tale of pirates and vampires.... by Denyse Bridger

Fair winds,
Barbara and William

Come for the Treasure, Stay for the Voudou!http://www.cyphrevoudou.com/

Home Port of the Gothik Pyrates: www.myspace.com/gothikpyrates

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Something sweet to ponder

Occasionally I find something that really makes me smile, and this was one of those things so I thought I'd share it with everyone.

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A Dog's Purpose - (from a 4 year old)

Being a veterinarian, I was called to examine a ten year old Irish wolfhound named Belker.

The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.

"Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God."

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Interview - Contest - Promo

Yes, it is all three, but in such a beautiful presentation. If you have a moment, drop by and leave a comment, and you'll be entered in the contest. The book being given away is the darkly seductive vampire thriller Descent Into Darkness, and of course, I always appreciate your thoughts and comments much more than you may realize.

Friday, July 06, 2007

New Interview (and you can listen to this one!)

Greetings from Greece!

Justyn here with EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

Yesterday morning, I had the privilege to sit down and talk to the one and only Denysé Bridger about her new novel coming out in August 2007, "As Fate Decrees". With her permission, I recorded the conversation and posted it up on our Podcast website (www.edgewebsite.com/podcast.html).

In the interview, she discusses things such as her characters, e-publishing versus print publishing, and the various aspects of writing fantasy.

Denysé is a kind, sincere person whose passion for writing comes through into her work.

Our podcast website is constantly getting updated and added to. You can catch previous podcasts at the link below, as well as subscribe to them.

Watch our website for a special addition coming soon. You won't want to miss it!

http://www.edgewebsite.com/podcast.html

Sincerely,
Justyn Perry, Marketing Manager
(http://www.edgewebsite.com)

Monday, July 02, 2007

*** CONTEST ***

Hi everyone!

As most of you know, I'm in the midst of crafting a beautiful romance set in Italy. So, ALL this week, I'm going to ask you to send me facts about Italy!! Amalfi in particular and Rome, of course. Places to visit, shop, nightclubs... anything and everything Italian is fair game.

If you mark your posts "Italy" -- I'll save them all, and at the end of the week, I'll make a random draw for a gift pack to be given to the winner. The draw will be made next Sunday, July 8th, and the winner announced on Monday morning.

All the posts must be made to my newsgroup, and I'm sure this can be a whole lot of fun!! Thanks in advance for participating, and I'll post the contents of the goodie bag later in the week, too.

Join The Newsgroup NOW!

Friday, June 29, 2007

How will your Fate be decided?


News from the EDGE

Good morning Friends of EDGE,There has been a lot of "buzz" around the office lately. All of it surrounding the discussion of fate, and how we are all affected by our past, present and future. One of the big questions being asked here is, "What if your fate was determined even before you were brought into this world?" Thankfully two of our authors have expressed their notions of Fate in their novels; one set in an ancient Greek civilization, and the other in a futuristic Cyborg/Robotic society. These books are indeed food for thought and are available from book sellers now. See details below. In other news, and in keeping with the "fate" theme of this newsletter, our fate has been changed this week - Mr. K. A. Bedford has signed a publishing contract with EDGE for his next novel. Yay! We've slated it for release in the fall of 2008. And from what we've read, his new book just might change your perception of fate. More to come.

Cheers,
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

AS FATE DECREES (Available August 15th 2007)

The gods of ancient Greece must find a mortal champion to defend their fate.

"Go and seek the one I have told you about, she is frailand in need of help. Look not of upper blood, for I haveseen her down in the dirt. She is held against her will.Find her and you shall find your savior." - The Oracle of Delphi

In ancient Greece the young maiden, Amarantha, is captured and sold in the slave market of Athens."What fates await?" she wonders. "And what divine design will the Olympian gods have for me?"As unexpectedly as she had found herself placed in chains, Amarantha finds herself purchased by a mysterious master who refuses to reveal his true identity.But he is no ordinary man, nor she an ordinary slave. Under her master's tutelage, Amarantha is trained as a fighter and challenged to prove herself in battle after battle until her skills are perfected and she is granted the right to know his true identity. He is Ares, god of war and the son of Zeus. And she is to become Champion to the gods of Olympus; bound forever to serve and vanquish all foes until the gods themselves grant her peace.

But even gods are not immune to the fickle twists of fate, and Amarantha is soon ripped from her quiet resting place and cast through time itself to do battle with a modern day reincarnation of an old foe - a madman bent on rewriting history to suit his own twisted desire. She must act quickly to win this battle, for the fate of all Olympian gods hangs in a delicate balance between immortality and the realization that even the gods themselves may be returned to the dust from which they arose.

AS FATE DECREES
Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 1-894063-41-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-894063-41-8
5.5" X 8.5" -- $15.95 US/16.95 CDN
272 pages

ABOUT HYDROGEN STEEL (Available now)

When retired top homicide inspector Zette McGee, late of Winter City, Ganymede, gets called out of her mysterious retirement to help Kell Fallow, a desperate former android accused unjustly of murdering his wife and children, she knows she has to help him, for Zette has a secret she is desperate to keep, and Fallow knows all about it. With the help of her best friend, the elderly but very suave former secret agent Gideon Smith, and his ridiculously impressive personal starship, the Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Zette sets out (a) to help the accused man, but also (b) to keep Gideon from finding out her own awful secret, even as everything they learn in the investigation keeps pointing to it. But when Kell Fallow is killed by a bomb he didn't know was buried in his guts, and when a homebrew android identical to Zette destroys her home on the luxurious Serendipity habitat, Gideon and Zette go on the run, only to run afoul of sabotage, spies, nasty infections, and bad guys galore and ordinary machines come to relentless, murderous life. The case will take Zette and Gideon on a terrifying journey into the darkest reaches of human space, in pursuit of an ancient truth -- and will bring her into deadly contact with that truth's keeper, the awesomely powerful firemind, Hydrogen Steel, an artificial consciousness evolved far beyond its original design, and which is utterly determined to keep that same truth from getting out, at any cost.

HYDROGEN STEEL
Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 1-894063-20-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-894063-20-3
5.5" X 8.5" -- $19.95 US/19.95 CDN
384 pages

These books will leave you wanting more.

Check out our website http://www.edgewebsite.com/) for news as it happens over the coming weeks.

Your friendly Neighbourhood Oracle,
Brian Hades, Publisher (http://www.edgewebsite.com/)
Box 1714,
Calgary, AB, T2P 2L7,
Canada
403-254-0160 (voice) / 403-254-0456 (fax)

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing now includes Tesseract Books

2007 Releases (USA):

Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford (March 2007)
i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie (April 2007)
Tesseracts Ten edited by Edo van Belkom and Robert Charles Wilson (May 2007)
Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams (May 2007)
As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger (August 2007)
Keeper's Child by Leslie Davis (September 2007)
Darkness of the God by Amber Hayward (October 2007)
Tesseracts Eleven edited by Cory Doctorow & Holly Phillips (November 2007) and more...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Author musings....

I think we’ll chat about something serious for a few minutes. You know me, once in awhile I like to contemplate the written word, what it means, and how it affects people. The past few months have been a real education for me in some ways, as I’ve discovered there’s always a dark side to the way people perceive motives that often begin purely and are genuinely born of love and inspiration and admiration. As artists we draw on everything that touches us, be it music, images, emotions, words overheard entirely by accident from strangers; these are all things that stir the imagination and begin building a story. Life itself is filled with the tools writers use to craft their tales. Every song, every look, every scent. It’s all part of what brings words to life when they’re put in the correct order for a reader to absorb and live.

In romance writing, you take your readers on a journey that is very clearly defined from the first page. This is a story of two people who will go through the same journey every heart that loves goes through. What will make it a unique and pleasurable trip for the people reading their story is how we present it, and how well we present it as writers. Boy meets girl – girl meets boy, however you want to look at it, that must be where it all begins. These people HAVE to be real, first to the writer, then to the reader, of course.

Personally, I often find it easy to cast a creation in my mind before I begin to write, and let than image show me where to start. For the most part who I begin with in my head is seldom who I end up with on the page. No matter how strong the face is, the person, and their unique heart, becomes an entirely different entity as the story unfolds. My current projects have strong, solid images as inspiration, but already both these heroes are emerging as very different men than the ones who gave them their faces in my mind. So, when that happens, is the new person on the page at all connected to the image that brought him into existence? What do you think? In my heart, I always see the original face, but the person who has come into being is also very special and totally apart from his/her image.

It probably won’t surprise anyone who’s read a romance to discover that very often, the author falls in love with the hero/heroine along the way, too. I often love my hero, and wish I was more like my heroine. There is always one trait of mine in every heroine, though I try consciously not to make her me. I think we need to have an anchor that ties us to our characters so we can understand them and bring them to you, the reader, as whole people. A minor trait, be it hair colour, or a personality quirk, that’s the thing that gives a writer the starting point to build a well-rounded and empathetic character. If you can’t relate to the people, how can you care about them and their happiness.

So what makes an unpleasant, unappealing hero or heroine, do you think? I’d love to hear some thoughts on that subject, so please let me know? At the same time, feel free to tell me what traits you like best in your favourite heroes and heroines, too, of course.

Also, as a final thought to consider, I’d like to offer a challenge to you. I am writing a very special novel at the moment, and if you’d like to be part of it, this is how it will work. I’m looking for a sensual, romantic scene to be used in the book. If you have a romantic “scenario” in your mind that you would like to read in a published novel, tell me about it. If I use your scene in my final draft, with your permission, it will be included in the manuscript that I submit. You will receive credit for your contribution, as well as a signed ACR (Advance Reader Copy) once the book is prepared for press. Sound like something you might like to get in on? Leave comment here, or email me, and I promise I will get back to you ASAP, okay?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

*NEW* Rebel Knight posted


AMC1902, the American Motorcycle Company, welcomes you to the world of Nick Red Cloud, REBEL KNIGHT.

Set in 2010, Rebel Knight is an on-going adventure story. Join us every two-three months for a new installment in this series. Nick Red Cloud is a private investigator with a haunted past, hunting down the people/person responsible for the loss of several hundred lives, including his wife. Red Cloud Investigations is a division of the Sky-Hawke Group, a conglomerate owned by Nick’s cousin, Robert Sky-Hawke. It was in one of the corporate buildings, targeted by industrial espionage, that Nick lost his wife, and ended up hospitalized for many weeks. Nick’s office is in San Francisco, but the base of his real operations since his wife’s death is a high-tech fortress near Death Valley. He is able to move around the country at will, usually with the aid of the Sky-Hawke corporate jet, and his preferred mode of transportation: a motorcycle.

To learn more about the bikes that will be featured in these stories, visit us at

The story begins here…

Chapter Four: HUNTED has just been posted!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Release Today!


ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE
by Denyse Bridger
Available now: Buy Here
ISBN: 1-59998-500-4
Length: Short Story
Price: $2.50 (US)
Publication Date: June 5, 2007
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Passion flares between a federal marshal and his enemy’s wife.

Outlaws descend on a stagecoach winding down its long journey between Missouri and Wind River, Wyoming. Federal Marshal Chris McQuade is one of the two occupants of the stage, and the ensuing battle leaves three dead men on the trail.

McQuade’s unlikely partner in the deed is a woman he’s been attracted to from the start of the trip. It isn’t until they’re forced to go on alone together that he realizes he’s falling for the wife of the man he’s been sent to bring to justice. Despite the ring on her finger and the role he plans to play in making her a widow, passion ignites and McQuade is surprised to discover that Elizabeth Davis is as helpless as he is to deny their need for each other.

But Elizabeth’s husband has witnessed a much-too-intimate encounter between his enemy and his wife…and now he is out for revenge.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, mild language.

Friday, June 01, 2007

June Newsletter


The newsletter is finally back, and the June issue has just been posted. Aside from lots of news about my upcoming releases, there is a new feature where you get to meet very talented authors whose books are highly recommended! The newsletter is a single mailing that is issued once a month, or every 4-6 weeks. So, if you're not already subscribed, drop by and sign up!

Thanks!


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Romance - Italian style...


Hey everyone!

Tomorrow is blog day at Liquid Silver Books for me. I've chosen a shocking topic -- it's called Romance - Italian style... It's about the fascination we in North American have with European men as heroes. I hope you'll stop by when the post appears in the morning... about 8 AM ET. I can't wait to see what kind of replies are left, and of course, as usual, there will be a prize given away at the end of the day!

See you there!


Saturday, May 12, 2007

The first kiss... (an excerpt)

For everyone's who asked about a little more of the novel I'm presently writing, here's a little glimpse of things to come in the story that was inspired by Patrizio Buanne.... A special moment that the romantic in you will love...

* * *

Patrizio Bartolinni watched the sadness coming back into Jillian's eyes, the bleakness that hadn't been there since he'd brought her to his home in Amalfi to recover. They talked more and more about things that he'd never thought to speak about with other women, and he suspected he was hearing things from her that she'd never said aloud to anyone in her life. It was comforting, and the intimacy was something rare and special to him. Not at all like the sexual intimacies he enjoyed with many other women who'd passed through his life in recent years.

He reached over and touched the smooth curve of her cheek, letting his thumb caress silken skin as he waited for her to look at him again. When she did, the pulse of his heartbeat quickened, and he wondered at it for a moment before he spoke to her, forcing his mind to put the words in English, rather than the Italian that flowed so naturally from him when he was caught by emotion.

"No man has the right to take away the beauty of a woman's self-confidence, bella," he whispered, the seductive sound a warm breath that caressed her spirit as much as it reassured her injured heart, "do not let someone so unworthy of you take yours."

Tears glistened in her eyes, and in the afternoon sunshine the moisture that clung to her thick lashes caught the rays like fine crystal. Her smile was tentative and he finally allowed himself to move, to take what he'd wanted from the moment she'd stepped into the morning light and joined him for breakfast. Patrizio's fingers slid into the thick, waving mane of her hair and he leaned forward to touch her lips with his, tasting the hint of coffee that lingered, before he deepened the kiss into something that spoke of passion and awakened desire…

Monday, April 30, 2007

A new book from Margaret L. Carter


AQUATIC ARDOR
by Margaret L. Carter
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-039-8
Publisher: Amber Quill Press

Mortal and immortal meet at the boundary of land and water: An undine who loves a mortal gains a human soul. Melia doesn't want that. She intends only to seduce the owner of her lake into preserving the land around it from development. But love ensnares both of them. She risks losing her heart and winning what she never wanted -- humanity.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

My inspiration.... Always


Another beautiful voice for you to discover


This young man calls Nashville home, and he's an amazing, talented singer of Classical music. You should definitely check out his official website and his MySpace. I promise you won't be disappointed in the least!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spanish Romance


Romance has a face and a name in Spanish, too.... It's this incredible, romantic singer... He's absolutely magical, and a truly special man.


Click on his image to go directly to his website, or if you'd like to visit MySpace and enjoy his music there: César's MySpace

Monday, April 23, 2007

Coming Soon from Forbidden Publications



Here's the first look at my debut with new publisher Forbidden Publications...

A WHISPER OF HUMANITY
Vampire thriller (erotic)
Tentative May '07

When Detective Faith Prentice is assigned as a liaison to the police force in Montreal, intent on helping the detectives there capture a killer who’s MO matches one she’s hunted at home in Los Angeles, she is ill-prepared for what awaits her in the beautiful jewel city of Canada’s French province. Mysteriously drawn to her temporary partner, Adrian Blackthorne, she rebels against his allure, only to be drawn into an even deeper darkness when Adrian’s past snares her—and she becomes a pawn in the deadly battle between the vampire Blackthorne and the powerful master he has long denied…

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New York Times Book Review

Thought you might like to see this very cool news. Please pass the word along, that Canada's Grande Dame of Speculative Fiction has had such wonderful recognition!

April 15, 2007:

The New York Times Sunday Book Review included Élisabeth Vonarburg's 'A Game of Perfection' in their round up of "Fiction in Translation".

Reviewer David ITZKOFF summarized the novel and concluded with, "... it is fascinating to watch Vonarburg grapple with the psyche of a man who might live for centuries or more, whose desires and motivations need not conform with those of us who'll get a mere 75 years if we're lucky." [MORE on A Game of Perfection]


Thanks for helping share the news.

Janice
Janice Shoults, Marketing Director
Box 1714, Calgary, AB, T2P 2L7, Canada
403-254-0160(voice) / 403-254-0456 (fax)
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing now includes Tesseract Books

2007 Releases (USA):

Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford (March 2007)
i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie by Jason Christie (April 2007)
Tesseracts Ten edited by Edo van Belkom and Robert Charles Wilson (May 2007)
Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams (June 2007)
As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger (August 2007)
Petrified World by Piotr Brnyczka (September 2007)
Keeper's Child by Leslie Davis (September 2007)
Darkness of the God by Amber Hayward (October 2007)
Tesseracts Eleven ed. by Cory Doctorow & Holly Phillips (November 2007)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Five-star review for SILENT DEATH


SILENT DEATH
Available from: New Concepts Publishing
A "Love Bites" short story ($2.50)

Five Roses:

Adam Walker is a finely honed killing machine. As one of the Company’s finest field agents, he holds a closely guarded secret - Adam is in fact a ninja, one of the deadly race of Japanese mythical warriors. When his lover and friend, Kiku, is brutally killed, Adam seeks out his revenge in the deadliest fashion. If he is to keep his actions secret from the Company he must enlist the help of Shainna Barton, a fellow agent and the only person Adam truly trusts. While Adam dishes out his revenge, Shainna covers for him on a mission. What neither of them could predict is the depth of their friendship and where that friendship will lead them…

Silent Death is a mere eighteen pages in length, but those few pages had this reviewer riveted to the seat! Ms Bridger has an evocative style of writing that draws the reader into the story from the opening paragraph. I was shocked to see Adam loose someone so early in the story, but the relationship he has with Shainna is both touching and thrilling. If you are looking for an erotic respite, a brief read, a well thought out plot and intriguing characters, you would do well to dip into Silent Death.

Reviewed in March 2007 by Donna,
for A Romance Review

Monday, April 02, 2007

New Review for Rebel Heart


This story has long been near and dear to my heart, because it's the forerunner to my serial story, REBEL KNIGHT with Branscombe Richmond, the story officially sponsored by the American Motorcycle Company. So, seeing a review like this is a real pleasure. I had to share it with everyone!!



Amber Quill Press
Contemporary / Interracial / Multicultural / Suspense / Thriller
ISBN: 1-59279-509-9
Reviewed by Jo
for Joyfully Reviewed

Francesca Daniels lives alone with her art, as a matter of fact she has always been a loner her entire life. Francesca once let a man into her life and that proved to be a grave mistake that she took to confirm her way of life. Nick Red Cloud, a private investigator, came riding into Francesca’s life one night. They were instantly attracted to one another and the attraction soon lead to flames.

Nick has not told Francesca the entire truth about himself and why he is there. When he discovers that he has brought her worst nightmare to her door, Nick fears he might have lost the love he just found. Nick pulls every string he has to help Francesca, but can he convince Francesca that he really loves her and wants a life with her forever?

Rebel Heart deals with a subject matter that can be tricky. Francesca has survived an attack, which leads her even further into her life as a loner. Nick has accepted a job thinking its just going to be a simple job. Neither anticipates nor realizes just how their lives will change forever, both good and bad, by this simple meeting. I was truly touched by how Ms. Bridger worked her story around the background of physical assault. The compassion, fear, rage and love that were expressed by the characters made Rebel Heart a love story that all women can relate to. I recommend Rebel Heart as a story that any type of reader would like in their library. I know I am happy to have it in mine and I plan on re-reading it several times.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

It's official! August 2007

For Immediate Release

3-Day Novel Contest winner, Timothy J. Anderson says that Science Fiction Authors Deserve More Credit.

[Calgary, AB, March 31, 2007]

Timothy J. Anderson, author of Resisting Adonis, is the winner of the 2007 Book Television Three-Day Novel reality TV series.

In an email interview conducted earlier this week, Mr. Anderson revealed his thoughts on how it felt to win...

"Well, mixed. There were two science fiction manuscripts in the competition, and I am sorry to say mine wasn't one of them. Good science fiction is hard to write. SF writers don't get enough credit for how hard they work to make SF live on the edge. I knew I couldn't do a good enough job of SF in 3 days."

"I'm thrilled to have won, but I also have a great deal of respect for the work other writers turned in."

"One of the prizes is a writing retreat at the Banff Centre courtesy of the Writers Guild of Alberta. The Centre is where I wrote the first draft of "Resisting Adonis" ... It will be a joy to return to the scene of those crimes and spend a week working on a project."

To view a short video interview with T. J. Anderson please click here

Janice Shoults, Marketing Director
(http://www.edgewebsite.com)
Box 1714, Calgary, AB
T2P 2L7, Canada403-254-0160(voice)
403-254-0456 (fax)EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing now includes Tesseract Books

2007 Releases (USA):

Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford (March 2007)
i-Robot Poetry by Jason Christie by Jason Christie (April 2007)
Tesseracts Ten edited by Edo van Belkom and Robert Charles Wilson (May 2007)
Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams (June 2007)
AS FATE DECREES by Denysé Bridger (August 2007)
Petrified World by Piotr Brnyczka (September 2007)
Keeper's Child by Leslie Davis (September 2007)
Darkness of the God by Amber Hayward (October 2007)
Tesseracts Eleven ed. by Cory Doctorow & Holly Phillips (November 2007)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Coming Soon...


THE GATES OF INFINITY
Genre
: Fantasy/Adventure erotic romance
ISBN: 978-1-59578-348-6
Cover art: April Martinez
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Thaer is a world that mirrors our own, but in many ways it is both the past and future of Earth. Magic and sorcery are commonplace, and beneath the vast sands of Cairos and the waters of Venicia, lie secrets that may hold the key to travel between worlds and time itself. All things are tied to the presence of a legendary pirate captain, a skilled mage, and a sorceress who has never known her true origins.

As the spells weave amid treachery, and betrayals both known and unknown, the tempestuous storm gates are opened and salvation or destruction looms in their swirling, fiery depths. Will time be turned inward, or can the Fate of two worlds truly rest on the success of a terrified reporter from modern day New York? A woman whose fate was written in another world and time, and who now holds the key to the unpredictable power contained within the Gates of Infinity?

This is my next release from Liquid Silver Books, and if you'd like to read an excerpt, click on the publisher link above. I think this one is going to be very good, and I hope you'll really enjoy the adventure once it's released!

Friday, March 23, 2007

New Interview!


Hi there!

I’ve just done a new interview with Love Bites Romance Reviews. Aside from interviews, this site is loaded with wonderful extras and things for all readers of romance to enjoy, so do take a few minutes and have a look around!

My interview can be read by clicking on the banner above. Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on things, as always!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A wonderful debut novel!


Available March 26th

THIEF OF A GODDESS HEART
By Colleen Love
ISBN: 1-59578-299-0
Cover Art: April Martinez
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Ivy Jones has had a challenging life. She's learned to distrust men, and has sworn off the male population, she firmly believes she has no use for a man. Even her cotton candy pink chopper is a not-so-subtle defiance to all things masculine.

As an Archeologist, Ivy is excavating in an ancient temple and has the good fortune to make the find of a life time-an intact and perfect Athena. But the statuette is more than it appears, there's an ancient curse associated with the Athena-a curse that lies in wait, to be discovered by a believer of the Goddess herself. It takes possession of Ivy and life begins to take on some unexpected twists. Aside from the fact that she can't leave the statue for long without ill affects, things get steadily worse when The Athena is stolen and she is forced to rely on a smooth and persistent man on whom her life may depend.

Dane Knight knows trouble when he sees it. As a Navy SEAL turned Private Investigator, he has encountered more then his fair share, and has sworn off taking any new cases. Until the theft of The Athena is brought to him. He's drawn into the assignment, unable to resist, especially after he meets Ivy Jones, the Museum's Head Curator. Dreams haunt him, dragging him deeper into the case, and he begins to soothe her angry, neglected spirit. As she learns to trust him, he begins to peel back the layers, and soon discovers there is more to the case than a mundane theft.

Working together Dane and Ivy do find the statue, and Ivy discovers something more precious than anything else, the cure to her curse.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Ripper Murders revisited!


Jack The Ripper -- So, did that get your attention?

Seriously, if you have an interest in the infamous Ripper, you might just enjoy my mystery/romance series The Devane Files. Set in Victorian London, a few short years after the Ripper murders, this set of stories/books introduces you to the fictional Inspector Michael Devane. Devane is a complex hero, flawed, scarred emotionally, and suffering the tortures of opium addiction and clairvoyance.

In the first book, OUT OF HELL, Devane is called upon to investigate a gruesome murder in the Kensington district. When he meets the not-so-grieving widow, Michael senses a soul-mate worth living for, if he can prove she’s not the one who killed her husband.

Book Two is AN UNSPOKEN BETRAYAL, and once again, the roads of a current investigation into blackmail take Devane back to the streets of Whitechapel and the ghosts and memories of the infamous, unsolved Ripper murders. As he delves into the present case, things surface that make him wonder just who the Ripper was, and if he is indeed, still alive, and known to the police department that was meant to catch him and stop him?

To read excerpts from these books, please visit my website, or here to read reviews and purchase information.

Vampires and darker desires...

At the end of this month, my vampire anthology, A WORLD IN DARKNESS, will no longer be available. The book is a collection of erotic vampire tales, four in all, and have been among my best sellers. So, I thought it might be time to introduce you to my entire vampire catalogue. The following titles are currently available as electronic books, and there are excerpts and reviews to be read on my website. If you like a tale of dark, obsessive passion, some of these books just might appeal to your inner demons!!

Blood Wine and Pales Roses (novella) that features a lonely artist who finds inspiration and danger in the eyes of a ghost who is much more deadly than she could ever have imagined.

The Hunt (short story) takes you to an underground Goth bar, and the two decadent and passionate vampires who are seeking prey and pleasure as they indulge their twisted longings.

Whom Gods Have Favored (novella) is a trip back in time to the ancient city of Pompeii, where a proud General of Rome finds life and death with a devoted slave girl he buys at the market on a whim.

Storm-Singer (short story) moves into the world of Nyx, to an isle inhabited by a dark Prince and his consort, both of whom are creatures not quite human, but with all too human needs and desires.

These four books are the titles of A World In Darkness, now available at Amazon.com

ALSO AVAILABLE are the following tales of dark desire:

Descent Into Darkness is my first full-length novel, and it’s a story that transcends time, moving from the ancient world of Mesopotamia, to modern San Francisco, where a master vampire catches a glimpse of the woman he once loved and abandoned to an angry mob in Colonial America. As he draws her back into his seduction web of deception and madness, history begins to repeat itself, with deadly consequences.

Alchemy (short story) combines the ageless appeal of pirates and vampires, and begs the question, do vampires dream as they sleep and if they do, what do they see?

Join me, and find out!! All these titles, and their “previews” are available on my website. Click on the link below and take a few minutes to explore the darkness… You might find something sensual and alluring waiting in the shadows for you…

Click here to learn more about my Vampire Tales

The beautiful cover art for A World In Darkness is available as a desktop download from my site as well: Click here

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Available at Amazon.com


For some reason, Amber Quill Press has decided to dump this book from their site. So, for anyone who would like to get a copy of the paperback, it looks like Amazon is it. If you click on the image, you'll be taken to the right page.

A World In Darkness is an anthology collection of four of my best rated vampire tales, and I hope you'll enjoy them. If you like sensual, driven, obsessive vampire lust, then this is definitely the collection for you to indulge in!

To check it out, or offer a review, click here, or on the image to the left!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

NEW Release available!



SILENT DEATH
by Denyse Bridger
Genre: Erotic Action/Thriller
Available from: New Concepts Publishing

Shainna Barton has long struggled with her feelings for Adam, her partner in assignments by the Company. As worried as she is that Adam has turned to her only in grief because of Kiku's death, though, she can no more resist the desire he so expertly arouses in her than she can refuse his request to cover for him in his mission of vengeance.

Rating: Contains violence, adult language, and graphic sexual content.

Excerpt available at my website or at New Concepts Publishing

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Preview excerpt from AS FATE DECREES

I've just posted the Prologue of my forthcoming Greek Mythological Fantasy novel, AS FATE DECREES. The entire first chapter is now available for you to read at my blog in MySpace. Feel free to comment! This book will be my first mass market paperback, and it's very exciting to see how things are being prepared for the launch! That's still a few months away, but I can't wait to see it happen! If you have any comments to offer, as always, your thoughts are very welcome. You can reach the excerpt via the link below.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

5 Angels for OUT OF HELL



The Devane Files Book One: Out of Hell
Author: Denysé Bridger
ISBN: 1-59578-268-0
Available from: Liquid Silver Books
5 Angels

Haunted by the Ripper murders, Michael Devane now faces another gruesome murder. It is no secret that he uses opium to help with his visions that help him solve some of his toughest cases. Unfortunately, his visions also cause him pain and anguish. Hoping to solve the murder of Robert Bradshaw, Michael questions Bethany Davenshire-Bradshaw for some clues. However, he soon realizes that there is more to Bethany than meets the eye, and the attraction between the two is making the case harder to solve. Not to mention the fact that one of his visions shows Bethany in the room at the time of the murder. Can he prove she is innocent and have her for his own?

This story brings us into a time when gruesome murders were not an everyday occurrence. Michael Devane’s personality reflects that of a cop who has dealt with pain, and Ms. Bridger does an excellent job in describing his emotions and the turmoil he feels. There were parts of the book that made you look over your shoulder to make sure there wasn’t anyone behind you. The attraction between the main characters is immediate, and one can’t help but hope for Bethany’s innocence in the murder of her husband. The secondary characters also brought life to the story blending into the plot line with ease. Out of Hell is a different look into the times of the Ripper murders.

Reviewed by: JoAnn
Fallen Angel Reviews

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Featured Author & Wicked Escapes chat!



Hello again, everyone!

Just to keep you current, I’m now the featured author in MySpace with The Faeri Group! The feature looks great, so I hope you’ll all take a minute to have a peek. Let me know what you think, too, okay? I will be adding a couple of new book covers soon, since I’ve just signed two new contracts this week! (You can click on the link below, of the banner!)

I will also be chatting with my fellow Wicked Escapes columnists at Joyfully Reviewed on Friday, February 23rd, between 12-6 PM – Eastern Time, so if you’d like to drop in and say hello to us, or talk about the zine, everyone’s welcome! The URL is listed below.

That’s it for the moment, I’m off to get more work done!

Thanks — always!!

The Faeri Group
Chatting with Joyfully Reviewed

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Updates on Forthcoming Releases

Another busy period is coming up, but I wanted to let everyone know what progress things are making. So, to keep it current, this is what's been taking place over the past two days!

I've just completed edits on my next book, Silent Death, my first with New Concepts Publishing, and it looks like a March release. Silent Death is an erotic thriller, with a heavy dose of Martial Arts, as the hero is a ninja! It was great fun to write, believe me.

The next one will be my first book with Forbidden Publications, and if you're a lover of paranormal/vampire tales, then A Whisper of Humanity will be one you don't want to miss! I believe it's also scheduled for March, but I'm not certain of that, so will have to keep you posted.

Another Man's Wife will be out with Samhain Publishing, tentatively in June. This is the revised reprint of my very first pro release, A Safer Haven, which won the Amber Heat Contest back in 2004 -- and won me my first five-star reviews as well!! It's a Western, and I have a great fondness for it, so I'll be happy to see it back on my catalogue!

I've also just been offered contract for a new fantasy novella called The Gates of Infinity. This one involves pirates, time loops, and magic! Liquid Silver Books will be the publisher!

I think that's it for today, as you can see, busy weekend already! I have to finish my Wicked Escapes column today, and will announce when it's ready for reading!

Have a great weekend everyone!!