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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!