Bridget Essex

Biography

My name is Bridget Essex, and I’ve been writing about vampires for almost two decades. I’m influenced most by classic vampires–the vision of Carmilla (it’s one of the oldest lesbian novels!) and Dracula. My vampires have always been kind of traditional (powerful), but with the added self-torture of regret and the human touch of guilt.

I have a vast collection of knitting needles and teacups, and like to listen to classical music when I write. My first date with my wife was strolling in a garden, so it’s safe to say I’m a bit old fashioned.

I have a black cat I love very much, and a brown dog who actually convinces me to go outside. When I’m actually outside, I begin to realize that writing isn’t all there is to life. Just most of it. ;D

I’m married to the love of my life, author Natalie Vivien.

The love story of the beautiful but tragic vampire Kane Sullivan and her sweetheart Rose Clyde is my magnum opus, and I’m thrilled to share it with you in The Sullivan Vampires series, published by Rose and Star Press! Eternal Hotel, the first book, is available now!

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Books

A Wolf for Valentine's Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Trish Dalton has put her wild, adventurous days behind her. She's grown up and settled down in her veterinarian practice she built from the ground up, but a secret part of her misses the untamed woman she used to be. But her quiet life is about to get thrown upside down when she goes--unwillingly--on a yoga retreat in the Rocky Mountains and meets the beautiful, exciting Kennedy...
The Valentine's Day Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Misty Hoover thinks she's content with her simple life--she's single, yes, but she has a dog she loves and a sense of humor about everything that gets her by. Until she unexpectedly encounters a ghost from her past: a woman she's never stopped thinking about... A short, romantic story about love and second chances on Valentine's Day.
Forever and a Knight
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,430. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A warrior woman, a DJ from Boston, and a love story that's out of this world...Josie is a very normal woman living a very normal life, but that's all about to change. One night, she's transported from her basement into another world--falling (literally) on top of the woman of her dreams...a woman wielding a sword.
The New Year's Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Juline Brewer isn't going to go to her sister's New Year's party. She's thought of every excuse in the book why she can't make it, but the truth is Juline can't imagine going to a New Year's party that her ex is going to attend. Shane & Juline broke up earlier in the year & Juline has spent ten months away from the woman who drove her crazy in every good & bad way. Tonight will change everything.
Don't Say Goodbye
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,140. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What if you fell for the most impossible woman: your best friend's girlfriend? A heartwarming, poignant romance.
A Wolf for the Holidays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Mandy’s not having a great December. She was given a rescue “dog” (who looks more like a wolf) by her lackluster girlfriend as a Christmas present. Mandy lives in a studio and can’t keep her new pet, but that's the least of her problems when she’s woken up in the middle of the night by a gorgeous naked woman…who just happens to be stealing a pair of jeans from her dresser. A holiday romance!
Eternal Heartbreak
Series: The Sullivan Vampires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,890. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What if you had feelings for two different women? Rose Clyde fell in love with a vampire—now her heart is torn between a connection she can't explain and a love that might, finally, come easy. And the rebellious heartbreaker, Tommie Sullivan, with her bright green eyes, her sarcastic smile and her spellbinding intensity, is determined to sweep the heartbroken Rose off her feet...
The Halloween Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Samantha Knowles lives a very busy life and doesn't have time for the Halloween party her best friend is throwing, but shows up anyway to be supportive. But things don't go exactly as planned & Sam finds herself locked in the bathroom..with a gorgeous stranger. This woman is sexy, funny, warm and charming, and Sam happens to think she's wearing the most convincing vampire costume she's ever seen..
Wolf Town
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,050. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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A love story about a werewolf, a witch and an odd little New England town... Amy Linden and the beautiful Morgan MacRue were meant to be together. But will quirky (and sometimes dangerous) Wolf Town keep them apart?
A Knight to Remember
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A librarian, a warrior woman, and a love story that's out of this world... Holly is a very normal woman living a very normal life, but that's all about to change. One night, during a very powerful storm, a gorgeous woman appears in her backyard...wielding a sword.
Dark Angel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Can love save a soul? Cassandra was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She'd stayed out at the bars until last call, and on her way home was cornered in an alleyway by four men. That night might have been her last...until she was saved by an angel. But Cassandra soon realizes that the captivating woman who saved her life is no angel... A dark and sensual vampire romance.
The Protector
Series: Lone Wolf, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What would you do if the woman you loved was the one person you could never be with? Elizabeth Grayson doesn't want a bodyguard--but with her life in danger, her father hires the mysterious Layne O'Connell to keep his daughter safe. Sarcastic, charming and secretive, Layne must keep Elizabeth alive. But protecting her heart wasn't in the job description.
Eternal Dance
Series: The Sullivan Vampires, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,150. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What would you do if a chance at love slipped through your fingers? Rose Clyde fell in love with a vampire—but before her love story could unfold, the captivating Kane Sullivan was snatched away from her. To make matters worse, the woman who stole Kane away has told Rose she must leave the Sullivan Hotel, and any chance she might have ever had with Kane, behind her...
Meeting Eternity (The Sullivan Vampires, Volume 1: Books 1-3)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,790. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Would you risk your life for love? The Sullivan Vampires is a beautiful, romantic epic that follows the clan of Sullivan vampires and the women who love them. Advance praise has hailed this hallmark series as “Twilight for women who love women” and “a lesbian romance that takes vampires seriously! Two thumbs up!”
Eternal Thief
Series: The Sullivan Vampires, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Would you sacrifice everything so the woman you loved could be happy? Rose Clyde knows she should never have fallen in love with a vampire, but love isn’t exactly something you can plan—or predict. She came to Eternal Cove, Maine, for a chance to restart her life, but she could never have expected that the beautiful old Sullivan Hotel would be run by the captivating woman, Kane Sullivan...
Big, Bad Wolf
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? From the outside, librarian Megan Upton appears to live a quiet, painfully ordinary life. She’s lonely, but she’s content, more or less—that is, when she isn’t being haunted by wolves. She sees their hulking shadows in blizzards, and their shapes stalk her dreams. When a twist of fate brings the beautiful, enigmatic, hungry-eyed Kara into Megan’s life...
Eternal Kiss
Series: The Sullivan Vampires, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Is love worth the highest cost? Rose Clyde wanted a chance to restart her life, so she dropped everything at her best friend’s urging, and moved to Eternal Cove, Maine, to work at the strange old hotel there. But there was more waiting for her at the Sullivan Hotel than a fresh start. From their very first meeting, her new boss, Kane Sullivan, an enigmatic & mysterious woman, has Rose spellbound..
Eternal Hotel
Series: The Sullivan Vampires, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013 by Rose and Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Would you risk your life for love? When Rose Clyde takes a new job--working the front desk of an old hotel up the Maine coast--she isn't prepared for Kane Sullivan, her new boss. This captivating woman, from their very first meeting, has Rose spellbound. But as the strange old Sullivan Hotel begins to reveal its dark secrets, Rose's life hangs in the balance & an even greater danger looms...

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