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Denise Rossetti

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When I was very small, I had an aunt who would tell me the most wonderful fairy tales - all original. I grew up, as little girls do, but the magic of story still dazzles and enthralls me. On the good days, I like to think of myself as Scheherazade's sister. On the bad days - not so much.

I remain an incurable romantic who loves happy endings, heart-pounding adventure and the eventual triumph of good over evil. All hail the guys in the white hats - unless the ones wearing black are

I live in a comfortable, messy old house in the Australian suburbs. I'm small, noisy and tend to wave my hands around a lot, which can be unfortunate if the tale I'm telling happens to have explosions in it.

I'm visiting with the wonderful Romance Bandits today, talking about Good Guys and Bad Guys. I'd love you to join us - and there's a chance to win a copy of Guilty as Sin!
Click here for the Romance Bandits launch party for Guilty as Sin!

Keep well and happy!

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Description: A free story I write just for fun. Sexy, romantic and very, very silly. One chapter a month. In case you don’t know how it works… You and I are participating characters in these adventures, one every month. Cool, huh? By joining my newsletter list, - - you get to make the decisions about our heroine’s love life (via a Yahoo Poll), and you receive each chapter a month in advance of the website. Majority rules and our girl does what she’s told. Though I have a funny feeling about Kate…I play god(dess) which pushes all my evil-type buttons, and sometimes newsletter readers get to create characters and situations. It’s all good healthy wicked fun and occasionally, there are prizes. Oh, and lots of hot, kinky sex. Yeah!At the end of every newsletter chapter, you usually find three choices or a contest question with prizes.

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For our Spell-It-Out: F.I.R.S.T. Q.U.A.R.T.E.R.L.Y. Challenge, help us choose for the letter "R" (there are 3!) - Round III.

Voted for in Round I & II, so far for "R":
◆genre: Romantic Suspense
◆genre: Regency
◆character: rake/rogue
◆genre/theme: Racy Romances
◆author: J.D. Robb
◆color: red
◆author: Nora Roberts
◆title: starts with "R

theme: Regal/Royal (book about a regal/royal
  11 votes 26.2%

author: Robyn Carr
  9 votes 21.4%

series: starts with "R"
  9 votes 21.4%

author: Richelle Mead
  4 votes 9.5%

author: Karen Robards
  3 votes 7.1%

title: with the words "regal" or "royal"
  3 votes 7.1%

author: Kimberly Raye
  2 votes 4.8%

authors with "R" as their middle initial
  1 vote 2.4%

author: Denise Rossetti
  0 votes 0.0%

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message 18: by Tammi

Tammi Thank you for the friend invite.

message 17: by Denise

Denise Icedave wrote: "Hi Denise, I really liked Strongman :o) ...and thanks for the invite ;o)"

My pleasure. So glad to hear you enjoyed Fort and Griff. *smile*

message 16: by Icedave

Icedave Hi Denise, I really liked Strongman :o) ...and thanks for the invite ;o)

message 15: by Josee

Josee Thanks for the friendvite!

Josephine Myles Hi Denise - thanks for friending me! :)

message 13: by Eden

Eden Winters Hi Denise! Thanks for the friending!

message 12: by Jen4607

Jen4607 Thanks for the friend invite. Your Phoenix Rising series is one of my favorites.

message 11: by Vio

Vio Hi Denise thanks for the friend invite!

message 10: by Haylee

Haylee Hello Denise, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you

Lauraadriana Thanks for the friends request Denise! I do absolutely love Josh Lanyon he is great. Your books also look pretty awesome!

Denise Angela wrote: "So I just read your newsletter and saw that you included me as one of your Goodreads reader reviews... it made my day! I really do love your Pheonix Rising series and *fingers crossed* hope that we..."

Hey, thanks for the wonderful review, Angela. I sooo appreciate that you would take the time and trouble not only to write something positive, but to explain why you enjoyed the book.

As for another story - I have a set of characters in my head already, kicking and screaming to get out. Hopefully, after The Dark Rose is finished...

FV Angela So I just read your newsletter and saw that you included me as one of your Goodreads reader reviews... it made my day! I really do love your Pheonix Rising series and *fingers crossed* hope that we get to see another story soon.

Denise Angelia wrote: "Hi Denise. Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed Strongman."

My pleasure, Angelia! And thanks so much for the kind words. *smile*

Angelia Sparrow Hi Denise. Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed Strongman.

Christine Hi Denise,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues. We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ

Denise Thanks Gail. The conference was fabulous. I blogged about it - of course! ;-)


message 2: by Gail

Gail Koger You're down under! Love Australia and hope to go back some day. I have a fan in Sydney! Small world. Good luck at your conference!


Christine Hi Denise, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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