Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jaded Hearts and inspiration

Where does inspiration come from? It’s a question writers are often asked, and everyone has a different answer for it. From book to book, there is often a different answer to the question. My latest release is called JADED HEARTS, my second with Ellora’s Cave, and it’s a virtually re-written short story that was originally published back in 2004. The second time it was issued, it was buried in an anthology that never sold more than a dozen copies, so this version will be very much a new one for anyone who decides to settle in and read it. Longer by almost half, and extensively revised, this was inspired by a small, secondary character from a show I loved about ten years ago. The character made about a half dozen appearances, often on screen for less than two minutes at a time, but he intrigued me–and Carlos D’Alejandro was born in my imagination. I think he’s got a lot more to say, and there is a great adventure waiting to be told, I’m sure.

Have a look at my latest book here, and if you have read it already, let me know if you think a sequel is something you’d be interested in, please?

Jaded Hearts
By: Denysé Bridger

Protected federal witness Carlos D’Alejandro and Special Agent Jade Lazlow–Whinton have had a relationship of convenience over the years. Jade’s retired, but when her estranged husband needs her, he uses her attachment to the enigmatic Carlos to lure her back into the field. When she recovers from near-fatal wounds and discovers the deceit, she goes to the one man who will never lie to her. Carlos.

The idyllic Pacific island paradise D’Alejandro calls home is the stuff of fantasy, but it isn’t long before reality knocks on the door and shatters their peace. The news is grim. People they loved have been killed, and these two unlikely lovers are forced to face a truth neither of them has been willing to examine too closely—that their passion is more than intense attraction.

Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere and has been extensively revised for Ellora’s Cave.

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Tina Donahue said...

Congrats on your release, Denyse - sounds mega-hot!! :)

Denysé Bridger said...

Thanks so much, Tina!! It was a fun one to write, believe me!! ;)

Fiona McGier said...

I love Hispanic heroes! And female agents...sounds like another for my TBR list!

jean hart stewart said...

Great excerpt... know you'll have lot of luck with this....

Denysé Bridger said...

Thank you so much, Fiona, and Jean. I enjoyed this one, and that's not always the case, so I hope people like it.

Blessings to all... D

Roberta said...

Looks really great, Denyse - and the cover is wonderful! Congratulations on the release; judging from the excerpt, this one should fly.