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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!


As another year draws to a close, I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful, safe, and prosperous New Year. It is my hope and wish that 2007 will bring you all the joys, successes, and happiness your heart reaches for, and that you achieve all your dreams. Thank you once again for being part of my journey, and for sharing the gift of your friendship and caring with me through your words of support and pleasure in my work. I hope the coming year allows us to explore more worlds and stories together. Have a Happy Holiday, and may all life's Blessings be yours, today and always.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas everyone!


Have a safe, and very happy Holiday Season. Thank you also, every reader, for making 2006 such a wonderful and successful year. And, for those of you who don't know already, this pretty Siberian sweetheart is Holly, the family pet!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wicked Escapes

Okay, I've just been given "permission" to break some exciting news! Beginning in the New Year, and for the entire year of 2007, I will be a featured columnist with Wicked Escapes eZine.

My column is to be called Denyse's Island Escape, and it will feature a series of very HOT, sexy short stories, all set on a deserted island where two couples have been stranded after their yacht is capsized during a storm. The series is called Stranded, and when one woman dies, that leaves one very sexy gal and two men who want her... Do they share, or does one suffer seeing his best friends together while remains alone and grieving?? Wait and see.... The first segment arrives in January!! Hope to see you then!

If you want to check out this wicked little zine, click on the URL below!

Wicked Escapes eZine

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Queen of the Damned - The Director's Cut


Hello everyone! If you have a minute, would you mind popping over to this site and signing an online petition to support the release of a Director's Cut of the movie Queen Of The Damned, which stars Stuart Townsend. It won't take long and will be much appreciated!

Thanks!!

QOTD Online Petition

Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Birthday, Stuart!


Today Stuart Townsend is 34 years old. As most of you know, I have adored this talented, sexy young Irishman from pretty much the moment I first saw him. He's inspired characters in several of my books, and I am currently writing a fan novel based on the role that I love him in more than any of the others he's done. So, if you'd like to join me in wishing Stuart a wonderful, happy birthday, leave a comment or a message. I'm planning to send all the greetings to the webmaster of his fansite tomorrow so they can be sent on to him. If you'd like to visit his wonderful site, it can be accessed from here, or directly from my website!

Stuart Townsend Fansite

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

STUDS 'R US Anthology


Okay, this link will take you directly to your FREE erotic romance anthology. Enjoy it... It's a reader gift that was a lot of fun. For more details there's a post a little down from this one!

STUDS 'R US

Monday, December 11, 2006

Devane 2: An Unspoken Betrayal

Tomorrow I'll be blogging this new release at SEx, so drop in and post a comment on the topic of the day, which is related to the book, and enter my Morning After contest...

SEx: Silver Expressions Blog

Devane Files 2 - AN UNSPOKEN BETRAYAL
Genre: Victorian Mystery/Romance
Date: December 11th, 2006
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

The riveting sequel to Out Of Hell...

Almost a year has passed since the murder of Robert Bradshaw, and Inspector Michael Devane has married Bradshaw's lovely widow, Bethany Anne. Life has become a thing to be enjoyed again, and the past is slowly being put to rest. But less than a day after they return to London from their honeymoon, Bethany's closest friend, Daphne Ashton, arrives with a problem that will require Devane's special brand of insight and investigation-as well as his return to the case that never quite rests, that of the elusive killer known as Jack The Ripper.

Once again on the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, Devane's dreams are haunted by blood, violence, and a growing certainty that he is being drawn deeper into a mystery that is, perhaps, best left unsolved. Recently free of an opium addiction, the pressures mount, leaving Devane to wonder if he has known all along who the Whitechapel murderer is, and chose to seek refuge in drug-induced ignorance rather than accept a truth that could destroy much more than his new life if it became known...


Read an excerpt:

“Welcome back, Inspector,” Sergeant David Goodwin’s broad face split into a grin when he saw who it was coming into the busy office. “I trust you enjoyed your time in France, sir?”

“Very much, Sergeant,” Devane smiled warmly, genuinely pleased to see his friend and colleague again.

“I didn’t expect to see you here quite this soon, Inspector,” Goodwin observed. He took the opportunity to look closely at the younger man. Devane didn’t look different, yet there was something very changed in him. The dark hair was as untidy as it always was, the ebony depths of his eyes sharp and insightful, and his dress simple and elegant, tailored to fit his slender form to perfection. His skin, normally pale, sometimes almost ashen, was sun-kissed and glowing with health, and Goodwin nodded in satisfaction. “Marriage appears to be doing wonders for your well-being, Inspector,” he remarked.

Devane draped his suit jacket over the back of his chair and sat down, lighting a cigarette as he considered his sergeant. He smoked in silence for a few minutes then offered Goodwin a smile that was vividly colored with humor.

“I spent the first month of my marriage in a clinic, David,” he admitted softly. “Your days of dragging me out of opium dens in the East End are over, old friend.”

“I am very glad to hear it, Inspector,” Goodwin replied.

The big man spoke lightly, but the barely audible catch in his voice told Devane how sincerely relieved he was by the news. Before they could continue their conversation, a knock on the door made Devane look upward.

“Constable?”

“A woman here to see you, Inspector Devane,” he answered smartly. “Miss Ashton, she says.”

Devane’s eyebrows rose and he tossed Goodwin a wry smile.

“Show her in, Constable...?”

“Owen, sir.”

“Constable Owen. Thank you,” Devane nodded.

In less than a minute, Daphne Ashton strode into the small office and looked around, her distaste evident in every line of her body. As was her custom, she was dressed to perfection in the latest fashion, every tiny detail a testimony to taste, elegance, and wealth. The only variance Devane could see was her choice of colors; on the few occasions he’d seen her before, she was always in striking, flamboyant shades. Today, for her excursion to a police office, she had chosen a heavy shade of plum, and a hat that veiled her pretty features.

“Would you like to sit down, Miss Ashton?” Devane offered.

“This is hardly a social call, Inspector,” she snapped impatiently.

He smiled, just a little. “No,” he agreed, “but that doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable while we talk.”

“Comfortable,” she repeated, and the derisive note was in no way disguised. “I assure you, Inspector, I would not be comfortable here under any circumstances. Can we speak privately?”

At this point she hadn’t so much as glanced at Goodwin. Devane cast a questioning look at his sergeant, who had risen the instant she’d entered the office. He nodded his understanding and picked up several of the files that littered his desk.

“If you’ll excuse me, sir, I’ll see about filing some of this.”

Devane waited, and when the door closed behind his friend he stubbed his cigarette out and gestured again to the chair in front of his desk. This time, Daphne sat, barely. Hovering close to the edge of the seat, she looked like a bird poised for flight.

“What’s happened since last night?” he asked. “I’ve barely arrived here myself.”

“So Bethany told me,” she replied. “This arrived in the morning post,” she said and tossed a plain ivory envelope onto his desktop.

Devane picked it up and let the undercurrents of emotion filter from his touch to his sensitive mind... The images rushed at him like an oncoming train, their speed and impact blistering his psyche and battering his carefully cultivated control. The whirlwind of color and sounds churned like a tempest, and he instinctively reached inward and slowed the influx enough to distinguish what he was seeing: Daphne Ashton was clear and laughing happily for a moment, then she danced away from his sight, only to reappear in the next heartbeat, this time beautifully naked and smiling coquettishly as she posed gracefully on a chaise longue. The man behind the easel remained hidden, but the shift in Devane’s mental attention also changed the taint of the images, and bright joy was extinguished. In its place came the onslaught of anger and contempt, so potent that the very taste of it was bitter in his mouth. As the acrid flavor grew metallic and thick, Devane’s spirit cringed away, and as it had the night before in his nightmare world, his life exploded in pain and a wash of scarlet gore...

“Devane!”

He dropped the envelope and drew back, his hand shaking so violently that he knew she couldn’t possibly have not seen it. There was annoyance in her eyes as she stared at him, and no trace of any warmth or concern.

“Have you been to an opium den already?”

“What?” The query sounded stupid and sluggish, even to him.

“Does Bethany know about this?”

He smiled thinly, and the cloak of composure fell into place naturally.

“There is nothing for Bethany to know, Miss Ashton,” he stated quietly. “I no longer chase the dragon, but I still see many things. Your lover is not a lover at all, is he?”

She was on the defensive now, and it galled her to have to confirm what he obviously had gleaned from his brief contact with the missive she’d received.

“He wants five thousand pounds, immediately, or he will sell the paintings to a gallery in London. That’s the price I am to pay for my trust.”

“A small price for a woman of your means,” Devane noted coolly. “Yet you choose to bring this to me instead? Why is that?”

“If I request a sum of that amount, there will be questions, and I can hardly account for five thousand pounds and nothing to show for the expenditure.”

“You could always produce the paintings,” he suggested.

“I did not come here to listen to the insults of a... a...”

“Careful, Miss Ashton,” he advised. “My wife is not here to keep us from speaking our minds.”

“You appear to be doing so in spite of that,” she retorted.

He nodded, and even offered her a sincere apology for his rudeness. She was unimpressed.

“I’ve said I will look into this, Miss Ashton,” he reaffirmed. “I will. When does he want an answer to his demand for money?”

“Within two days,” she said, sighing heavily. “I can’t arrange it, Devane, and the scandal will destroy my family, as well as my own prospects.”

He refrained from comment about her lack of consideration for those thing prior to the relationship she’d entered into.

“Tell your family you will join us for dinner tonight,” he directed quietly. “If things go in our favor, I should have some idea of this man’s identity by that time.”

She nodded, but declined to offer him the gratitude his discretion deserved. She was gone only a few minutes when Goodwin returned.

“Where are we headed now, Inspector?”

Devane buttoned his jacket and grabbed his overcoat off the rack beside the office door.

“Whitechapel,” he replied succinctly. He didn’t need to look back to know Goodwin was frowning, but following him anyway…

Friday, December 08, 2006

STUDS 'R US

AVAILABLE NOW



STUDS ‘R US

This is a brand-new, all original, erotic romance anthology. And it’s FREE from your favorite author websites NOW. The collection’s theme is pretty simple. Like the name says, STUDS!! The anthology features some well-known names in erotic romance, and several very talented newcomers you’re bound to love. With ten hot, sexy stories, you’ll find something that appeals to your wild side. All these sizzling hunks have one thing in common, they’re tradesmen, and they’re ready for passion…

Take a look at what’s waiting for you:

PIRATE TO PIRATE (Darragha Foster) What happens when descendents of infamous pirates meet in a 21st century work-place setting? Set sail for romance and high adventure as Illuminado Constantine and Saber MacLean unfurl their sails and board each other's ships...behind the closed doors of Saber's classroom after all her students have gone home. Shiver me timbers! Pirate to Pirate is a tale of a school custodian with a plank worth walking and his lady love.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION (Lila Dubois) As a staff writer for the wicked hot TV show Touch Me Lisa Hunt needs to get over a few things in order to get down to business. She had no idea that Marcus Connor, the head of Grip and Electric would be more than willing to be her partner in the dark fetish-filled fantasy she was trying to explore…

NAUGHTY & NICE (Chaos DeLight) When Mistletoe Holly's furnace fries, Johnny Santa is just the man to fix it and turn up the heat over Christmas.

MAGIC ON THE ROOF (Colleen Love) After Mother Nature lashes her fury and rips the roof off of her house, Natalie gets more then she bargains for with a shy, soft spoken southern man.

STARGAZER LILIES (Kelley Vitollo) Deciding to do some remodeling, Lilly Sinclair hires a landscaper to come in and give her yard a makeover. Imagine her surprise when the muscle bound man at her front door is Hayden, her high school sweetheart, the one who got away... then...

RENOVATION (R.L. Stuemke) Noemi Jasper spends a lot of time in her university library, both as a part-time employee and as a graduate student working on her thesis. Unfortunately, this makes it easy for her angry ex-boyfriend to find her, but Noemi discovers that she has some unexpected allies, including the handsome worker who's repainting the walls of her favorite study area.

HUBBY FOR HIRE (Paige Burns) Kinsey Morgan has taken a short term leave from renovating client homes to take on the task of remodeling a house inherited from her Great Aunt. Now, she’s got one month left to get her house finished. The last thing she wants is a sexy stud for the job, so who does she call? Hubby For Hire. But the man who shows up at her door is anything but pot-bellied, or bald, and there’s no ring on his finger…

SUPPORT YOUR FIREFIGHTERS (Colleen Love) The local fire chief has forgotten his birthday. Lucky for him, someone important remembers and gives him the ultimate gift. Herself.

CAN I LEND YOU A HAND? (Jessica Jerome) Katie Adams just wants to lead a nice quiet existance after getting her heart broken, but Jake Michaels can't wait to get his hands on the new tenant. Will she give in to the sexy maintenance man?

PIPE DREAMS (Denysé Bridger) Jill Boyd is living her dream, she’s a successful writer and she owns her remote cabin near a small town. As luck would have it, though, the dream springs leaks on a regular basis! And, the local plumber is the embodiment of every hero Jill has ever created, but never dared to really hope for…


Studs ‘R Us will be available for download in PDF format on Monday at the following link:

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Romance Junkies Interview

Well, much as I hate to bump Patrizio down a post...

My interview with Romance Junkies was done a couple of weeks ago, and it's just been posted to their website. So, if you have a minute pop over and have a look! It was fun. I'm starting to feel less like a total waste of time when I do these things, so I hope I don't come off as a complete twerp!!

Denyse's RJ Interview

Monday, December 04, 2006

The voice of Romance


Quite by accident a couple of nights ago I discovered this amazing singer. His voice captivated me from the instant I heard it. He was being heralded as the new voice of romance, and I think it's a title he is very capable of carrying. If you haven't already heard him, take a few moments to visit his official website, the music you'll hear there will have you heading out to locate his CDs, believe me!! What an amazing, incredible talent...