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Monday, April 27, 2015

When a sister gives a sister a gift - Denyse Bridger on #Handbag Monday #fashion #accessories #vampire #MFRWorg

When a sister gives a sister a gift...

Handbag Monday  

This is my main handbag, the one I’ve carried for the past twenty years. My sister paid $300 for this bag, and decided afterward she couldn’t carry this bag and her work portfolio, too. She went to a small bag she could tuck into her work bag. She gave me this awesome Italian leather purse and I’ve been using it ever since. I swear it weighs about five pounds, and I carry everything in it. The usual things, wallet, cards, plus an amazing array of stuff that is somehow essential. My mom no longer carries her bag, so I have her medication when we go out, my rosary, which I’ve carried with me since I was about nine years old, lighter, pens, notebook… it’s all there. The bag itself is high grade leather, very durable, and it’s never been in for repairs… I love this bag!

Wow, Denyse, you sister was so generous. But what I find hilarious about this picture is the groceries surrounding it. Do they fit in the bag too? LOL

Death has many shades and shapes... Deep within the ageless Carpathian Mountains, an ancient evil wakes. Imprisoned many centuries ago, the creature has waited, patiently, for the one destined to grant her freedom. Arienne Lereaux has studied the preternatural menace called "vampyre" for most of her life. She is an expert in the field. Loosely affiliated with a secretive organization called The Institute of Paranormal Research and Investigation, she turns to them when she unearths what may be the first representation of the vampyre ever to exist.

The enigmatic and attractive Head of the Institute, Adam Raven, has spent a lifetime tracking the clues left by his mother's disappearance in the mountains of Romania nearly twenty years past. When Arienne arrives at the secluded island headquarters of the Institute, he wonders if she holds the key to finding his lost mother. But before too many days pass, the city of Vancouver is rocked by a series of grisly murders. As it races to find the culprit, the Institute faces an evil unlike any it has encountered before...

In the middle of their hunt, another branch of their network is making a scientific breakthrough in genetically heightened telepathy. The team responsible may soon hold a weapon that will have world powers at their door—until their lead scientist vanishes after leaving Toronto to consult Raven and his people. Ancient myth is suddenly not myth, and evil may take many guises before the Institute can restore the delicate balance that was destroyed the night Arienne stumbled into a remote castle in the mountains half a world away…

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Has someone ever given you a bag you just adore? 


Florence Cronin said...

Hi, Denyse ... that is one wonderful bag and that your sister gave it to you makes it even more special.

The cover and blurb from your book can pull the reader into a world that will frighten and intrigue them at once. Good sales to you :)

Cathy McElhaney said...

Beautiful bag! It must be worth the $300 to have lasted 20 years! My favorite bag was one I found in my mothers closet after she died. It still had the tags on it and it was sooo 'me' that I am sure my mother bought it for my birthday and didn't have the opportunity to give it to me. I still love it even though it didn't last 5 years. I have it put away
Your book sounds very interesting! Hope it sells great for you!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence and Cathy! so glad you could join in Denyse's fun today. Many hugs.

Denysé Bridger said...

Vivki, that's my working counter where I put the bag to photograph it! *lol* Lots of herbal teas, kettle, and a great assortment of mugs - including the two from M&M World in Las Vegas - gifts from my sister, too. She's wonderful and my best friend in the world.

Florence, yes, the bag is very special to me. Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy, I'm sure you're right about the treasure you found in your mom's closet! What a terrific gift and memory to have!

Hugs to all, Denyse

vicki batman said...

lol, Denyse. I have to admit I've been to that store and the one in NYc too.

Denysé Bridger said...

Haven't been there yet, but she took some great pics during one of her visits, and it looks totally fun!!

E. Ayers said...

I've never carried a purse for that long - ever! Guess I'm too hard on them. Now I've quit carrying one. I keep stuff in the car or I stuff it in my jeans pockets.

Denysé Bridger said...

I've never had a purse that held up this way, either - I guess the price really was worth it for this kind of quality. It's got years to go, too...

Melissa Keir said...

I love that you can fit so much into your bag. My husband bought my latest purse and that was a must have on the list.

I really enjoyed the blurb and wow, what a cover! I wish you all the best!

Angela Adams said...

That is my kind of handbag!

Denysé Bridger said...

Thanks, Melissa - I'm so pleased you like the book cover, too - I did it myself, with the publisher's permission, and everyone seems to like it!! What a relief!!

The bag is great!! Desiree laughs at me when she picks it up at times...

Denysé Bridger said...

Hi, Angela! Thanks - I love it!!

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