A Passionate Plume nominee!
I'm particularly fond of the Passionate Plume Award bestowed by the Passionate Ink Chapter of Romance Writers of Australia. There are two reasons - Tailspin and Strongman, both of which have won the Fantasy/Futuristic category this award.
Winning it for the third time is far too much to hope for, but I can't help thinking how wonderful, how amazing that would be... Can't wait for the announcement at the RWA Conference in Anaheim. Ohboy,ohboy,ohboy!
12 February 2012
Guess what? The Lone Warrior won!!!
I'm absolutely thrilled!
What's the latest?
Four Stars from Romantic Times!
Rossetti's latest offering in the Phoenix Rising series is an exciting and absorbing ride. A cleverly built alternate world supports a story that teems with passion and features a compelling manhunt. Readers will love this book, as the three new characters are brilliantly written and the return of previous characters are equally as fascinating.
Michael is a master thief, arrogant and clever, until he steals from Liseriel the Gray. Sent to hunt him down, Liseriel tries to ignore her almost overwhelming attraction to him. Partnered with Daxariel the Burnished, she is attracted to Dax as well. Determined to ignore it all she focuses on tracking down Michael, but he is also toying with them and makes his attraction to both of them known. When several children are kidnapped for trafficking, they join forces to find them and, along the way, find a love that just might conquer all.
From The Romance Studio
The story of Mehcredi's childhood will suck readers into this book. It is hard not to feel compassion for her, even though she's an assassin, simply because nobody else has throughout her whole life. She is a thoroughly endearing character with her desire to learn and become a part of humanity, to no longer be on the outside but an active participant in life. Even Walker, with his initial disdain for her, cannot resist her. Mehcredi's lack of guile eventually breaks through the walls Walker has built around himself to keep people out. The sparks that fly between them quickly change from anger to passion and they cannot keep their hands off of each other, no matter how many times Walker tells himself it's a bad idea. They are each what the other needs to heal the wounds from their pasts, and their love for each other is evident in all of their interactions.
Denise Rossetti has written a fantastic addition to the Four-Sided Pentacle series. All of the previous main characters make an appearance in this book and add dimension to the story as they slowly accept Mehcredi into their fold. The book has a very satisfying ending and will leave readers anxious for the next one in the series.
A Selection of Wonderful Reader Responses
Still one of my favorite erotica, fantasy series. One of the things I love about Denise Rossetti's menages is that you don't feel as if the relationship between the two men in the triad is somehow just incidental. I always come away feeling that everyone involved is deeply in love with the each other. ~ Angela
Wow, just finished the first speed read and adored it. There are very few writers of M/M/F stories I will read and Denise is one of them. I think it is because the relationship between each of the members of the triad is explored... Daxariel, Liseriel and Michael captivated me from the beginning. ~ 'Mountie' (Pamela)
It's no secret to those that know me, that I am a diehard fan-girl of Denise Rossetti's work... She is such a natural, gifted storyteller, that if by some chance, you're not of this planet and have yet to experience the full impact of one of her 'tour de force' books...then you are truly missing out on the sheer magnificence of it all... Her 'world building' is so superbly crafted that it all seems wonderfully familiar and is as easy to slip into as a favored pair of slippers... Her characters and plots are fresh, original and so deliciously real and powerful that though 'tough -chickie' I might like to think myself...tears and sighs are simply par for the course... ~ Pearl
Denise Rossetti is one of my favorite authors. She's an autobuy for me. The strong characters, deep emotion, and sexual situations were melded so perfectly with the world she's created. The language is lovely, and the story riveting. A must-read for fantasy lovers who like their romance hot. ~ Marie
This was by far one of the best MMF I read for a long time now. Just for info, this can be read as a stand alone. I did not read yet the previous but after this one, I have no doubt that I will and soon! This story take place in a fantasy world but it is not a complicated story with many words that the author invent and we need a dictionary (blah BTW). No! This story is easy to read and you will totally fall in love with the characters. For once, we have an author who understand that we (readers) need a novel not a quickie. The length of the story allow us to know the characters and follow the plot. ~ Frederique
17 January 2012
All the finalists are up on the ARRA blog and an awesome list it is too. If you're a member, please - go vote! (Especially if you're voting for meeee!)
A CAPA Nomination for The Lone Warrior!
How about that? The Lone Warrior has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the Cupid and Psyche Awards from The Romance Studio.I'm thrilled! The winners are announced on Valentine's Day. Cute, huh? Anyway, fingers crossed, because the competition is absoutely awesome.
17 October 2011
A lovely review from Two Lips!
Ms. Rossetti is a fantastic story teller; the characters are rich and fully developed and complement each other well. The world building is completely fantastic and is well written. I like that Ms. Rossetti is able to write both compelling story lines with a touch of humor.
I really liked Dax; his ability to see others as they really are was refreshing. His sweet personality and loving nature didn't stop Dax from being tough when he needed to be. Michael was entirely decadent; you’ve got to love a bad boy. But I don't think Michael is as bad as he pretends to be. Lise is so all about duty and what she is supposed to do. She appeared a little stiff but learned how to let go and be happy, I was glad to see that.
20 May 2011
A wonderfully insightful review from Lovin' Me Some Romance!
An endless well of emotional complexities, THE LONE WARRIOR is a soulful epic destined to leave you breathless. Fearless in every way, Denise Rossetti tackles two incredibly multifaceted characters, gifting them the time and space to grow believably into themselves and their love.
Mehcredi's innocence gifts both Walker and the reader with the chance to relive human emotions that we take for granted such as anger, guilt, desire and love. These are not unfamiliar to the reader but to Mehcredi they are and to re-experience the impact of what makes us human is exhilarating. And Rossetti doesn't short change this pairing. She dedicates nearly every word to Walker's and Mehcredi's character development. No question lay unanswered, no dilemma unresolved leaving the reader to close the book with a sigh.
8 May 2011
From Rosie at Fangbooks...
This is a fantasy that is sure to entice you with its blend of magic, danger, suffering and wit. Above all this is the story of the last Shar, Walker, a shaman with a deep connection to the earth but alienated from everyone around him, and that of Mehcredi, abandoned at birth but determined to survive. Theirs is an emotional journey as well as a quest to find meaning. Frankly...I loved them both!
If you're looking for a fantasy romance with a hero you'll adore and a heroine who'll entrance, with a good dollop of danger, magic and intrigue, then this will be perfect adventure...
A glowing review from Romantic Times!
In this poignant story about the rise of a young woman who suffered injustice, Rossetti's heroine is thoroughly captivating. You'll want her to get everything in life that she wants and deserves. And for the paranormal romance lovers who are as serous about worldbuilding and imagination as they are about romance, The Lone Warrior will not disappoint.
14 February 2011
"Four choices to fulfill your sensual sexual desires and all of them are yummy good."
Night Owl Romance
"Hot, steamy, sexy and downright yummy!"
Four new stories of bold abandon—from the authors of Unlaced...
Rough hands rounding the curves of a soft warm body—caressing, stroking, edging her toward exquisite pleasure...
Seduction is a cinch in these four all-new sizzling stories
from the hot authors of Unlaced...
Follow the author links for a preview of each sizzling story!
Jaci Burton breaks the rule of mixing business with pleasure when two professional rivals cross paths at a tropical resort. She figures she can handle a fling with no strings attached. He's out to show her that she figured wrong.
Jasmine Haynes explores the lust of a former supermodel who needs to finally fulfill a no-holds-barred sexual fantasy. Finding two men to do it with is easy. But are they up to giving her all the pleasure she's been denied?
Joey W. Hill reveals the erotic bond between a master and the beautiful submissive who stole his heart. Recapturing their night of unparalleled passion won't be easy—until a specific piece of lingerie comes into play.
Denise Rossetti goes beyond the limits of desire when she pairs a battle-scarred veteran of love and war with a woman who's just as fearless and twice as dangerous. What happens between them is positively combustible. But what a way to go.
Every touch is...
Laced with Desire
An excerpt from The Lone Warrior!
Walker and Mehcredi's story has made it through edits and copy edits, so now I can give you a glimpse of two characters I grew to love more and more.
I adore the dynamic between them. Walker is so damaged, so closed off and cold. He's deadly. Any 'normal' person would respect the warning signs, but not Mehcredi. She has no concept of human relationships, no reserve, no fears, and she boldly walked through Walker’s barriers as if they were mist. Poor man, his reactions were priceless!
15 September 2010
It's been a year since that time in the hidden valley. Griff decides it's time for a celebration - a party in Fort's honour. But what gift can he find for the big man when he's already given his heart and soul? Hmm...
25 March 2010
STRONGMAN IS AVAILABLE IN PRINT!Ellora's Cave | Amazon |Barnes & Noble | Australian Bookstores
5 May 2010
The Flame and the Shadow is a Recommended Read from Two Lips Reviews
There is magic, love, and plenty of angst to keep you turning the pages. This novel would make any lover of fantasy and magic cheer. I loved it and didn't want it to end. The electricity between Cenda and Grayson is off the charts and will keep you wanting more of them! When you want a love story that is magical and one you won't want to put down, you want The Flame and the Shadow.
25 February 2010
Thief of Light is one of those amazing books that comes along very rarely. Ms. Rossetti has crafted a unique world and culture, and filled it with complex, wonderful characters that draw you in and won't let you go. This is complex world-building and enthralling story-telling at its best.
Prue is a wonderful heroine - human as she hides from past pains, yet stronger than she ever believed when she needs to be. Erik is a wounded hero that calls out for love - blessed with a divine gift, he has maintained his humanity in the face of what has been unbearable temptation. Together they are one of my favorite romantic couples.
All in all an extraordinary tale. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of romance and space opera.
8 January 2010
Five Hearts from The Romance Studio for Thief of Light!
...wonderfully drawn, real characters that readers can relate to. The sexual tension between them ratchets up as they both struggle with their attraction. When they eventually succumb, their encounters burn up the pages while also warming the heart with the tenderness that blossoms between them.
Denise Rossetti does a wonderful job of keeping the relationship between Erik and Prue the central focus of the book even as she weaves in the overarching plot that ties it to the first book in the series. The sense of menace is felt throughout the story and will keep readers on edge as it draws closer to Erik and Prue. Though the ending is completely satisfying, there are some aspects of the plot that seem unresolved and will leave readers anxious to get their hands on the next book in the series. This is one book, and series, I recommend whole heartedly to anyone who wants a little fantasy and magic woven into their romance.
31 January 2010
Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews for Laced with Desire!
Laced with Desire gives you four choices to fulfill your sensual sexual desires and all of them are yummy good. Written by some of the best authors in this genre, you get a great taste of their writing style and some wonderful stories that will keep you warm on a cold winter's night.
Dancer giving Rhio glimpses at her real self and not the persona she puts on as a slave was pure delight. This was a fantasy story mixed well with erotic romance.
I strongly recommend Laced with Desire. Any one of these stories would be worth the cost of the book. The authors do an outstanding job. Not one of these stories is like another in this book and they showcase their little nitch well. Besides I can't think of a better way to spend a lazy day than to read about alpha males, hot sex and interesting place.
8 January 2010
Five Kisses from Two Lips for Thief of Light!
...a fascinating read that I had a hard time putting down. The character of Erik had me cheering for him from page one. When you want a beautiful love story with characters that make you want more, read Thief of Light. I for one would love to read more books like this from Ms. Rossetti! Thief of the Light will be on my keeper shelf for sure. This novel is the second in the Four Sided Pentacle series but can be read alone and enjoyed completely.
8 January 2010
Four Stars from Romantic Times for Laced with Desire!
Rossetti's fantasy tale - the sex scenes are incredible.
5 December 2009
Another lovely review for Thief of Light!
This sequel is just as magical and enticing as The Flame and the Shadow with its science fiction flare, futuristic drama and depth of characters readers love. This is another piece of the puzzle Rossetti has placed before us. In my opinion, the wait is too long in between these stories. I am anxious to read the next part in this fabulous story arc.
Mandy at Fresh Fiction
13 November 2009
Hussy Approved Reading Material from Vamp Fan Girl - woohoo, a true badge of honour! VFG must be all Rossetti-ed out by now, poor thing. She's done me proud.
THE FLAME AND THE SHADOW:
A story filled with betrayal, flaring passion, corroding deceit with the end of the day being saved by the truest form of love. Gray encompasses nearly all my favorite hero attributes. He's dark and dangerous. Skillful and passionate and when the right woman finally comes along, he'll risk his very life to see her happy. Sigh... You become immersed in an incredibly beautiful and fascinating land. An exhilarating and passionate read, one that I most definitely recommend especially if you like your romance on the steamy side.
RUBIES AND BLACK VELVET (UNLACED ANTHOLOGY):
This novella was brimming not only with burning eroticism, but also with an emotional intensity that had me clinging desperately to the book to discover what was to happen next. The deadliness of corset was actually incredibly fascinating and lent a magical and sinister air to the novella. Its danger to Meg and John is believable as well as their struggle to defeat it. And once again an author has shown that love can conquer all, even a demon corset.
THIEF OF LIGHT:
Once again I was ensnared by the beauty Rossetti created with seeming ease, although I'm sure it was a labor of love. Colors exploded in my mind's eye and the landscape left me in absolute awe. I'm still more than curious to discover who might be the witches or wizards that are gifted with water and earth and if good will win over evil.
My favourite instrument is the human voice. Speaking, singing, reading, laughing - whatever.
I'm intrigued by telephone conversations, the way we communicate without the added dimension of body language. Even if it's a telemarketer, my intuition is running wild, trying to imagine what the person on the other end looks like, what they're wearing, feeling, thinking. I love regional accents, salty slang, bass baritones and interesting intonations.
Your voice is such an integral part of the person you are. Think about it - whether it's a husky contralto, a southern drawl, a teasing brogue or a tinkling falsetto - your voice presents you to the world.
A deep velvet baritone reduces me to a hormonal puddle. I'm in awe of Stephen Fry's artistry in the [British version of the] Harry Potter audiobooks, while Alan Rickman could read me the phone book as a bedtime story.
So I couldn't help but wonder: What if a man's voice were a gift bestowed by the gods, so beguiling no one could resist it? What would he do with such fantastic power? How would it affect his personality, especially his moral character?
Enter Erik Thorensen. On the outside, big, blond and oh-so-charming - but inside, a man fighting a grim battle against constant temptation. His Voice is an instrument of incredible pleasure, the stroke of velvet on bare skin. But the gods' gift is a curse as much as a blessing, for once Erik used it to steal a soul, and now he must pay.
Prue is the business manager for the beautiful courtesans of the Garden of Nocturnal Delights. She deals in numbers, not Magick, and when Erik turns his charms in her direction, she sees only a performer's vanity. How is it she can resist what others can't? She's either a torment devised by the gods to drive him mad - or Erik's last hope of salvation.
Some desires are impossible to resist...
I do hope you enjoy Erik and Prue's story.
Warmest Wishes,Denise Rossetti
2 October 2009
Romantic Times reviews Thief of Light! Woohoo! *happy dancing at Rossetti Towers*
This stand-out novel pulls readers into a steamy romance with a fun plot. Eccentric enough in its otherworldly setting to be enjoyed from a fantasy standpoint, on a romantic level the chemistry between the easily likable main characters is sizzling and realistic. Rossetti paints a vivid picture that truly allows readers to escape. 4 Stars
3 September 2009
A wonderful review for Strongman from Joan/Sarah F. at Dear Author. I love it when someone "gets" what I'm trying to do. This reviewer did.
The romance is most beautifully perfectly done. Each step in their relationship reveals more about the individuals, where they come from, who they are, why their partner attracts them, and what they're going to do about it. The focus of the story is mainly Fort's journey and I just fell in love with him as he fell in love with Griff but had to push himself to accept it.
The sex, by the way, was amazing. Fort is the title's "Strongman," but Griff is a tumbler and can give as good as he gets. Evenly matched, each sexual encounter is a fight for dominance and it's hot and fascinating and each scene is integral to both plot and character development. B+
28 August 2009
James Griffin's stunning cover for The Flame and the Shadow continues to win awards. Now it's the Romance Writers of Australia Cover Contest. Ah, the Cover Gods have been good to me...
17 July 2009
IT WON, IT WON!
First place in the Futuristic/Fantasy/SciFI section of the Passionate Plume Awards for erotic authors.
Think I'm happy much? *grin* I feel like a dog with two tails and I'm waggin' 'em both. I'd be delighted to win the Passionate Plume any old time, but this one's special. For two reasons - firstly, Tailspin won the same award last year. That's twice in a row! Go me!
Secondly, Strongman is a male/male erotic romance. I'd wondered how it would fare in an open contest. Interesting, isn't it? I've always considered that love is love is love - regardless of the skin-suits the people are wearing.
Sadly, I wasn't able to attend the Passionate Ink party this time. Last year's effort in the US and Canada pretty well broke the back of the Rossetti budget. Ah well.
Winners receive a gorgeous silver charm in the shape of an inkpot and quill (passionate ink, geddit?) Mine lives on the charm bracelet I wear every day. Oh me, oh my, now I get a pair. *happy, happy dancing*
Tailspin is now available IN PRINT
Happy, happy, so happy...
Read an Excerpt
15 April 2009
STRONGMAN is a finalist in the Futuristic/Fantasy/SciFI section of the Passionate Plume Awards for erotic authors.
It's hard to express just how delighted I am about that. Because, you see, Tailspin won the award last year, so I kind of thought I'd done my dash with the Passionate Plume. Also, Strongman is male/male erotic romance and that's not to everyone's taste.
Winners receive a gorgeous silver charm in the shape of an inkpot and quill (passionate ink, geddit?) Mine lives on the charm bracelet I wear every day. Oh me, oh my, I'd love to have a pair. *grin*
5 March 2009
The Flame and the Shadow has been garnering some wonderful reviews.
I couldn't put it down...darkly intense, warmly romantic, and blazingly erotic.
Barbara Vey's Beyond her Book at Publisher's Weekly
A dark erotic tale, satisfying on many levels...enjoy the rich development of this fantastic world and its characters, sharing their amusement and passion while squirming at the chilling horrors they face.
Cenda is endearing as the unlikely heroine and Gray is deliciously wicked as the antihero with a mysterious dark side.
Paranormal Romance Reviews
A riveting tale of passion and pain, magic and mayhem. I was bound to the book by the detailed imagery and sheer writing genius. Denise Rossetti delivered a spectacular first mainstream fantasy novel, and will soon be soaring with Anne Bishop and the like.
Dark Angel Reviews
22 February 2009
Vote for TAILSPIN as 2008 Book Cover of the Year!
You may recall that in last year's competition, Mr Gorgeous (aka the cover of Gift of the Goddess) was pipped at the post by a pod of whales - admittedly a particularly attractive group of cetaceans, but still... You can read all about the crushing disappointment here. I'd really like to do better this time!
Voting is simple, and the instructions are on the voting page right here. Every voter will be entered in a drawing for the winning title. Not too shabby!Voting closes on April 15. I'll remind you! Click the small image on the right to see it full size.
15 February 2009
UNLACED won a CAPA Award from the Romance Studio!For Erotic Anthology of the Year. Isn't that great? *beams* It totally made my day. Just goes to show what happens when you team up with a group of fabulous authors like the J-girls. (That is: Jaci Burton, Jasmine Haynes and Joey W. Hill)
And because we're so clever, we get this beautiful graphic to show off.
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The Amorous Adventures of Alice
Rackety Kate and the Pirates
© 2009 Denise Rossetti
Rose graphic courtesy of Corbis