Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hunter's Game: Play The Game, Be Seduced, But Don't Lose Your Heart

Demetri with his dark gift commands the night. One look can seduce and one touch is a delight in carnal fantasy. He is arrogant and obscenely so but he's earned his right to be with a well sculpted body that promises nothing but pleasure and eyes that see right down to the soul. Sensual lips whisper dark fantasies yet this walking fantasy is not the knight in shining armor on the white horse. Demetri is as lethal as he is beautiful to look at. He relishes in his vampirism and his power. Cliantha is his chosen one; and its not quite known if she loves him or if he is simply an addiction to a fueled madness. For all Demetri's power and his mastering of her body; she holds secrets that not even he knows. She walks the streets at night knowing she is a siren's call to any and all men. However, if they knew what her company offered, well they'd still fall over one another to get a moment of her time. What is Demetri's game? Is she a pawn or is she the hunter? Amidst the primal passion they share, what secrets are Cliantha hiding? More to the point, will this Master of Raw Seduction do when he ends up tangled in a web that even he may not be able to get himself out of?

Hunter's Game

Denyse Bridger

Denyse Bridger has done it again with her Quickie from the New Dawning International Book Fair, Hunter's Game. I read this and I had to read it a few more times and it is more than just a bodice ripper-the woman didn't have time to have a bodice on to rip! Just what is a Quickie? A Quickie is like a short story-a bit shorter than a novella that are becoming wildly popular with Kindle, Nook, and other E-Reader devices. Quickie's are ideal for those who want a quick read. Hunter's Game for those who love romance especially paranormal romance will fall in love with this Quickie. 


I am a native of Atlantic Canada, born in the country’s Easternmost province, Newfoundland, and raised in Nova Scotia. A lifelong dreamer, I began writing at an early age and can’t recall a time when I wasn’t creating in some artistic form. An active interest in the American West, and to a lesser extent the American Civil War, has been a lifelong obsession. Cowboys have been a love-affair that began at the tender age of three, and eventually expanded to encompass an equally timeless passion for pirates, Greek Gods, and Ancient Egypt. The other side of the Old West intrigue is an affinity for Victorian England, particularly the 1885-1895 part of the century. The other endless love affair in my life is Italia and all its magic, beauty, and dazzling culture.

My first major fantasy novel is AS FATE DECREES. (Available in bookstores everywhere, and on Amazon.com.) The novel relies heavily on Greek Mythology, and is set in Ancient Greece and modern Athens. If you enjoy a tale of Gods, Destiny, and the battles of an Eternal Champion, this is the book for you! Not surprisingly, there’s a touch of romance throughout, of course! “It’s what I do best, after all!” The next fantasy novel, already in the works, is about pirates, parallel worlds, and sorcery.

At this point in my career, I’ve had published in the vicinity of 500 stories and novellas, in almost any genre you can name. “The only thing I haven’t tried yet is hard-core science fiction, and horror. Since I don’t consider vampires as I write them to be the fodder of horror, I classify those stories as Dark Fantasy.” Many of my vampire stories have appeared in Margaret L. Carter’s anthology, The Vampire’s Crypt, and Night To Dawn, published and edited by Dawn Callahan for the first two years, and now published by author/editor Barbara A. Custer.

My poetry has been published internationally, as well. I’ve also been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Fan Quality Award, which is given annually for excellence in fan-written fictions based on film and television. As of May 2005, there are four awards in the collection, and no less than a dozen nominations to my credit. I’ve had one of my books end up being a finalist for book of the year in 2008, and been a finalist for the Aurora Award six months after As Fate Decrees was released. I’ve lost track of the 5 star reviews, but I am always grateful for each and every one of the amazing endorsements given to my work. Readers are everything, because they are the real reason any author is successful.

In 2006, I formed a partnership with actor/producer/singer Branscombe Richmond to create and write a serial that is best described as a modern day western. (Think motorcycles in place of horses!) Installments of the book appeared on the American Motorcycle Company website, the first in April 2006. Since then, I have gathered all the segments together and they will be released as a novella in future, with a conclusion to the story of our Rebel Knight. The first half of the tale is again available from XoXo Publishing™ in eBook format.

Simply The Best was the title of my first full-length erotic romance novel, and was my debut title with Liquid Silver Books. Upcoming projects are diverse and many, with a possible sequel to As Fate Decrees in the future. In the erotic romance genre there is also lots to explore, including the Victorian mystery series set in and around the infamous Ripper murders; and soon a set of tales that take place at a Venetian Masquerade Ball; as well as many other stories set in a variety of genres.

I am presently at work on several very exciting projects, many of which are inspired by the wonderful romantic love songs of Italy, and the wonderful men who have brought this music back to today's audience. I am working on a new vampire/fantasy novel that has involved a lot of world building and will be very detailed and possible series if all goes well. There is also a new vampire novel with an ancient Sicilian Prince as my hero.

I've been lucky enough to add Ellora's Cave and New Dawning International Book Fair to my list of publishers this year, and I hope to have many future releases with these two great companies. My first books with them have been well accepted and very successful, so a huge thanks to readers for that!


Author Denyse Bridger can be found all over the World Wide Web at these links! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Great Blog Experience: 16 Weeks With the TTCVBT

The Great Blog Tour Experience

            Some months ago, I signed on the Tasha Turner Coaching Virtual Blog Tour. I wasn’t quite sure what exactly a blog tour was but being a recently published author I wanted to take part in the tour for a few reasons. First, I wanted to learn better how to promote myself as an author through my blog. Secondly, I wanted to connect with other authors who had the same passion about writing as I did. Now that it will officially come to an end this Sunday, I’m kind of sad about it. All summer long I’ve enjoyed completing my blog assignments and being part of TEAM TURNER. I’ve gotten so much out of the experience and I’m grateful to Tasha Turner and all those authors who hosted me on their blog space. It was a wild ride, wasn’t it?

            I learned so much such as how to write better Twitter and social network pitches. I never knew that just the right tag line on a pitch can really affect how much interest and traffic to a blog. I also learned that Bruce Blake had a lot of time on his hands in his younger days. Hopefully there was no apple pie involved. Marketing on the Internet is a powerful tool and if it is done correctly, then it yields positive results. Here I just thought blogging was just posting updates from daily life or in my case, posts that pertained to my writing and recent publications. I never knew that it was so much more. There are literally thousands of people that look at blogs every day and how many blogs are passed over because they didn’t have a hook or something to draw the attention. Tasha Turner’s Coaching Virtual Blog Tour helped me see that a blog is so much more than some online journal or space to just say, “Hi, I’m an author and this is me and what I write.”

            Aside from the sometimes challenging assignments, I found myself meeting and connecting with my hosts or those who I was to spotlight on my blog as friends. No matter what our persuasion was in terms of our writing genre, we all were connected by our passion for writing. Authors like Catrina Taylor, Anjie Harte, Laci Page, Ellie Mack, and Linda Bolton all love to spin tales of romance fiction whether it’s contemporary or fantasy. Authors like Bruce Blake, Joseph Eastwood, Amadi Kyym(Natalie Starr), Raymond Frazee, Scott Bury, and others wove tales of crime and mystery with lots of intrigue. Their heroes were sometimes the least likely ones. Then there were those authors who write stories of self discovery, life journeys, and stories of the heart like Ed Griffin, Doug Simpson, and Allison Bruning. I know I am leaving so many of the wonderful authors that were apart of the tour but it’s hard to squeeze so much fantastic into one blog. In doing the tour with all these great people, it was amazing to see how they thought and where their creative processes not only took themselves but their readers as well. Plus, we just had a great time getting together; I mean don’t they even throw soirees at mental hospitals? I think we did McMurphy and the guys proud. Even Tasha Turner herself survived, so who’s for breaking out all those Village People records? Okay, maybe that is going to far, even I can’t picture Bruce Blake in an Afro wig or Allison Bruning in platforms. However, I think Laci, Anjie, Ellie, and Catrina could have pulled off the hot pants. Who knows right?

            In closing, the Tasha Turner Coaching Virtual Blog Tour was awesome to be apart of. I would recommend Tasha Turner to any writer, blogger, or author who like me is just trying to make their way to the top. Putting yourself in her hands is a guarantee that you are making the right steps on the right path. For all my blog tour friends, whether we only had one interaction either hosting or as a guest, it was a pleasure in knowing all of you. For some of you, we hang out at the same padded cell (which reminds me, Laci-its your turn to bring the cheetos). I learned far more than I thought I would. I accomplished more than I thought I could, and in the end, I have great new friends that come from all walks of life and writing. I wish all of you much success! Just remember your faithful host here when you hit it big and you’re strutting the red carpet, okay!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Author Spotlight: Laci Paige

I want to take a moment and thank Laci Paige for being my guest this week. Now pull up a chair or bean bag and read the special treat that Laci has provided for her book, Let's Keep On Trucking.

Blurb from “Let’s Keep On Truckin’” (By Laci Paige and Decadent Publishing, heat level 4).
Lily loves traveling on her job since no one can do it better than her. Being out on the open road gives her plenty of time to reflect and avoid unwanted attention, but somehow it always finds her....

When she comes across Ryder, first at a grocery store, then at a rest stop, sexual desire sparks and she knew she had to have him. If only her ex hadn't shown up, igniting a fantasy she never thought possible.

Seeing Alex in a whole new light, Lily realizes second chances are in order, but will she have to choose between the two men? Or could she be happy with both?
In the candy aisle, I felt someone looking at me. Turning my head, I gazed past a man standing near me. A very nice looking man, but I ignored him, or at least I tried to. His green eyes locked on mine. Warmth and tingles spread throughout my body causing my knees to go weak. The man’s face held sharp features, and his sultry lips rewarded me with a demure smile. I would’ve loved to feel them on mine. He stepped closer to me. My heart rate spiked. Nodding to the shelf in front of us, he focused in on something and reached for it. He stopped mid-reach, and our gazes met again. His arm lowered. I knew I couldn’t look away, and I had a feeling he couldn’t either. I bit my bottom lip, and I saw him take notice. He leaned in close to me, mouth parted to speak.
“Excuse me,” a voice requested. We stepped away from each other so the woman behind us could retrieve candy from the shelf. She sure took her time. Separated by the woman, I kept glancing over at the man. He, too, continued to gaze my way. There was something about him; he made something stir inside me.
Author Bio:
When Laci’s not reading or writing she can be found spending time with her husband supporting their children. Laci enjoys camping, hiking, & photography. And she loves to chat with fans on Twitter and Facebook. Laci and her family currently reside in Hampton Roads, VA.