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!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

MBL Originals

Maggie B. Lawlor is the artist who did the beautiful artwork you see on the opening page of my website. She now has her own website/showcase for her lovely work and enormous talent. You can click on the image above, or the link in this post, and see for yourself what wonderful things she's creating now! Maybe even commission something for your own website or personal collection!

Monday, February 05, 2007

As Fate Decrees - Coming Soon

Okay, folks, here it is -- the first "public" outing for the cover of my very first mass market, non-erotic fantasy novel. The book is based on Greek Mythology, is set in Ancient Greece and Modern Day Athens, and is the beginning of what could easily be a series, or a stand-alone novel. The book is slated to be released in Canada late this summer, and six months later will go on to International release.

I love the look of the cover, and if anyone would like to read an excerpt, let me know and I'll post a file to my newsgroup, and/or here!

Media Kits are being prepared by the marketting department at EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy, so if you'd like to be added to the announcement list for a kit/promo when they begin sending them out, send me a note at:, and I'll see that your name is on the list I'm compiling for the Marketting Supervisor. If you click on the cover image, it will take you to the "coming soon" page of the EDGE site, and scroll down... You'll find me!!


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Your thoughts, please?

Okay, just for a change of pace, I’d like to pose a serious question to my readers and seek your response to this. Those of you who are registered at my newsgroup may have already seen much of this being discussed yesterday, but I’m still having a hard time working out how I feel about it all, so would like the perceptions of others.

Saturday was a difficult day for me, as an author and as a person. I've been happily writing a new romance novel this past month, a novel aimed at Harlequin's "Presents" line. The book was inspired by someone I love very much, and has been almost magical to write. When I went to MySpace yesterday, I discovered new messages -- not nice ones. A few of his fans have accused me of exploiting his popularity to further my own interests. I can honestly say that this interpretation of my actions never even occurred to me as I shared the idea and the early pages of the book with some of his fans. They were all as enthusiastic as I was, and embraced the project. Personally, I'd rather slit my own throat than ever exploit the talent and work of someone I greatly respect and admire, but... Having let the hurt, (believe me when I tell you some tears were shed), and anger subside a little, I'm honest enough to see that some people might see it in the light it was presented. Which leads me to a question for all of you to consider, and maybe even offer some insight on: When does admiration and inspiration become exploitation, in your opinion? If the object of your "inspiration" is another artist who is vastly more successful than you are, are you really exploiting that art to further your own goals?

The second part of that question also needs addressing: Does anyone, without knowing you at all, have the right to decide what the motives are behind your creations as an author? Inspiration is a different thing for anyone who writes/creates, and my motives are generally not the same as the next author's, even within the same genre. So, does a fan have any justifiable reason to tell me that I dare not write a particular story? Your thoughts? While I am not exactly under attack here, I have been down this road before, so I'm looking for honest thoughts about how to handle it?? I know it stopped me cold and not a new word has been written despite my best efforts to ignore it all. Today I am still ambivalent about the book.

So, the floor is yours, my friends and readers. Tell me what you think??? And thanks in advance for any insights you care to put forth.