Author: Denyse Bridger 
Location: Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada  
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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 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 400 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.

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 have begun appearing on the American Motorcycle Company website, the first episode appeared in April 2006. The serial is available for free, and can found at the company’s Home Page.

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 include a new Historical/Western romance, an adventure/fantasy, and possibly a sequel to As Fate Decrees in the near 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 fantasy novel for EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy, and have plotted and planned a submission designed for Harlequin Books, as well. All very exciting things to look forward to!! Plus, a new vampire novel with an ancient Sicilian Prince as my hero.

The projects that are closest to my heart at the moment are the breath-taking romantic creation called Amore Senza Confini, a book that is being written with Vincenzo Chiofalo, my handsome, charming partner, and a man with so much talent he never ceases to amaze me with the beauty of his words, his vision, and his spirit. Also in the works is a romance novel set in Italy, featuring a handsome International Italian singer. That singer is in reality my wonderful friend Riccardo Foresi, who is working with me to coordinate music from his soon to be released debut CD, with the actual story I’m creating for him. So, once we’re finished, this project will be truly amazing, too!!

To stay current with all these projects, or to just say hello, please feel free to email me anytime, there’s a contact link on the mail menu. I promise I will do my best to answer everyone, though it may take a day or two, so please be patient! Or, feel free to sign up for my newsletter, which is called Romance and Fantasy. If you prefer to chat with me and other readers, the newsgroup is open to everyone. Denysé Bridger News.

Getting Rid of Rosie

by Lynda Simmons
Getting Rid of Rosie

Rosie Fisk was once Samantha Marcello's best friend-but that was before she ran off with Sam's fiancé, Michael, seven years ago. Since then Sam has found a new love, The Silver Swan, her pub. And just as it seems that time has healed all her wounds, Michael walks back into her life-and now he's a widower.

With Rosie out of the picture, and unable to ignore the feelings she still has for him, Sam takes the opportunity to reconcile with Michael. But Rosie isn't about to let death stop her from keeping them apart. Her ghost has been hanging around her husband, playing on his grief and guilt-and only Sam can see her.

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