Interview with Francesco

This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell
readers about himself or herself.
Tell us about
yourself, please.
I am the Crown Prince of La
Città Natale di Alba,
The Birthplace of Dawn. My parents have decided that
it is time for me to marry and produce heirs, and continue my grooming to rule
our kingdom. The problem being, the endless parade of potential brides has left
me feeling suffocated and less than interested in my destined role as ruler.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
When I first spotted my beloved, she was in a small village,
and I was directed to the La Locanda di
Pericoli Nascosti,
(The Inn of Hidden Dangers), an Inn owned by her mother,
the stunning Bella Venezia. I didn’t realize that Bella was a jealous woman who
hated any other as beautiful as she is. She kept her own daughter imprisoned in
a tower, out of sight, and out of reach of any man who desired her. And I desired
her more than any other woman I have ever known or seen. I was determined to
make her my queen, but first had to find a way to reach her.
What inner doubt
causes you the most difficulty?
Fear that I will not be strong enough to do what is asked of
me, to rule my people as they deserve. To keep the love of my fair Caparicia.
In the story world
your author created, explain what it is you fear most and why.
Bella told me her daughter was dead, that she arranged this
still fills me with rage. No amount of threatening or anger could undo what she
had wrought, until the arrival of my brother, and a witch who was willing to
help…. though the price she would ultimately ask was a high one.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Capricia, the fair and innocent girl who stole my heart, and
my ability to think about any other. She is kind, gentle, beautiful, and
strong, all a man could desire in a queen for his people.
What is your family
My brother, Matteo, is my best friend. He would have made a
fine king, but he was not interested in the burdens of ruling. Ironically, the
burden he did choose to carry is one much heavier than ruling our kingdom has
ever been. I miss him, and curse his Fate each dawn.
Why are you happy (or
not happy) with the way your story ended?
I am happy with my story because my queen is at my side, and
she is the joy in my life. What I am not happy with is the fate of my brother,
but I have no given up hope that one day his burden will be lifted and he will
find his way back to us.

About the Writer

Canadian born and
bred, and 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. My life has had several
on-going love affairs that shape much of what I write.  In the past half
dozen years, I’ve released books in all lengths and genres, and it’s something
I hope to continue to do for many more years. A visit to my websites will show
the diversity of what is currently available, as well as other surprises and
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
The biggest challenges with this book were to do the
original fairytale justice, keep the sequence, but also to add some touches of
my own to the existing storyline. To do that meant writing succinctly, and not
allowing the story to expand into wordiness that would run it off on tangents
not relevant to the main story. I hope it worked!
Why did you choose
this character for the interview today?
Today is release day for this book, but apart from that, I
love Francesco and his brother Matteo, they are regal and formidable, and
Are any sequels
planned for this book?
My publisher has suggested a sequel, and I am toying with
the idea of telling Matteo’s story, since his nobility is beyond question and
there is a very intriguing story there waiting to be told.
What would your
readers be surprised to learn about you?
That I am exceedingly shy, and probably that this is one of
the very few books I have published new in over two years as I’ve worked at
rediscovering my passion for writing and telling stories.
Why should readers
who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
If you like traditional fairytales with a hint of sexy
sensuality, this is a story that has those elements and is basically a short,
fun read that I hope makes everyone smile at the end of it.
Is there anything
you’d like to say to your readers?
Thank you – always – for your continued support and
enthusiasm for the worlds I love to explore and create. I hope they bring you a
small amount of joy because that is where the real success of our work lives.

About the Book

Title: Favola
Genre: Sensual romance
Author: Denysé Bridger
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
In the town of Favola, a prince and a lovely girl imprisoned
by her mother’s jealousy find passion and love… but will it be enough to
outsmart the machinations and fury that their devotion inspires in the
beautiful Bella Venezia? An Italian fairytale is re-told for an adult

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