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The Four-Sided Pentacle SeriesPhoenix Rising SeriesKaminski Family Stories

A note on reading order: Anything I write can be read as a stand-alone. (The only exception, in my opinion, is The Dark Rose, which is, after all, the fourth in a series.) Personally, I dislike hanging on and on and...on for the resolution at the very end of a series. That said, there are overarching motifs and of course, the world-building, which I make up as I go along. If you can, read my books in the order laid out below. If you can't, don't worry about it. You'll be fine - go ahead anyway. *smile*


The Four-Sided Pentacle Series: (In reading order)

The Flame and the Shadow

The Flame and the Shadow

Book 1 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series

Berkley Ace Trade, November 2008
Berkley Sensation Mass Market

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  • Three Top Picks!
  • Five Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies
  • Five Hearts from the Romance Studio
  • Recommended Read from Two Lips Reviews

       There cannot be one...without the other.
       Some are drawn to the light. Some are drawn to the dark. Some desire both.

       Grayson of Concordia, known on countless worlds as the Duke of Ombra, is a mercenary, a sorcerer of shadows whose soul is consumed by darkness. For Gray, the savagery in his heart is manifest in an entity he calls Shad. He has long resisted Shad's enticements, but when he's hired to kidnap a grieving fire witch, he seizes the chance to restore his soul-no matter the cost.
       Devastated by a shattering loss, Cenda's fiery heart has turned to ash. Doggedly, she has worked to master her powers and go on living, knowing she can never be whole again. When she encounters Gray, though, her will is no match for the dark fascination he exerts. But Cenda's newfound love and passion may not survive the terrible discovery of his betrayal...

    CAPA Award

    Unlaced

    Unlaced

    Rubies and Black Velvet is set in the Four-Sided Pentacle universe

    Berkley Heat, December 2008

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  • 4.5 Stars from Romantic Times!
  • Best Erotic Anthology 2008, CAPA Awards
  • Best Erotic Anthology 2008, Romance: B(uy) The Book

       Such fine exquisite lace. Such soft leather. Such a nice tight fit. Such impressive boning. Stories from Jaci Burton, Jasmine Hayes, Joey W. Hill and Denise Rossetti.

       Rubies and Black Velvet: A positively combustible novella of magic and erotic adventure — as dangerous as it’s desirable.
    It was a deceptively beautiful corset trimmed with heartsblood rubies, but fashioned by the vengeful spirit of a dark sorceress, a vixen of the dark forever. Once the black laces tighten around the vulnerable Meggie, so does the grip of a terrible curse. Now trapped in an erotic dance of domination and submission, as both cruel mistress and helpless slave, Meggie must do everything in her power to resist the corset’s hypnotic pull, or she could destroy the only man she ever loved.


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    Rubies and Black Velvet RBAV

    Rubies and Black Velvet

    #1.5 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series
    Rubies and Black Velvet is a novella set in the Four-Sided Pentacle universe
    Penguin Special, Berkley Heat, February 2013


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    Thief of Light

    Thief of Light

    Book 2 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series

    Berkley Sensation Trade, November 2009
    Berkley Sensation Mass Market

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  • 4 Stars from Romantic Times!
  • Best Erotic Fantasy nomination, 2010 CAPA Awards!
  • Five Kisses from Two Lips Reviews
  • Five Hearts from The Romance Studio
  • Five Stars from Manic Readers

       Some desires are impossible to resist...

       In the elegant, subtropical city of Caracole, Erik the Golden is widely known as irresistible; his Voice an instrument of incredible pleasure, the stroke of velvet on bare skin. But the Voice is a curse as much as a blessing, for once Erik used it to steal a soul, and now he must pay.
       Pruella Takimori McGuire 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 vanity, not a golden gift. If Erik cannot use his power to win Prue's heart, how can he truly possess her? 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.
       And all the while, a far darker power corrupts the foundations of Caracole - the Necromancer, who feasts on souls. When the Necromancer's hired assassin kidnaps Prue, Erik must harness his air Magick to recover the woman he has come to love more than life itself...


    CAPA Award

    Laced with Desire

    Laced with Desire

    Rhio's Dancer is set in the Four-Sided Pentacle universe

    Berkley Heat, 2 February 2010

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  • 4 Stars from Romantic Times!
  • Best Anthology winner, 2010 CAPA Awards!
  • Top Pick from Night Owl Romance Reviews

       More erotic corset stories from Jaci Burton, Jasmine Hayes, Joey W. Hill and Denise Rossetti.

                                                    Rhio's a battle-scarred veteran of both love and war, a soldier right down to his bootstraps. But he's never met a woman as fierce, as fascinating - as dangerous - as Dancer. And she's up to her pretty neck in political intrigue. She just might kill him before they're through, but what a glorious way to go!


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    Rhio's Dancer

    Rhio's Dancer

    #2.5 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series
    Rhio's Dancer is a novella set in the Four-Sided Pentacle universe
    Penguin Special, Berkley Heat, May 2013

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    ARRA WinnerThe Lone Warrior

    The Lone Warrior

    Book 3 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series

    Berkley Trade, 3 May 2011

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    "Rossetti is a master with strong world building and intriguing personalities. A must read!" ~ Keri Arthur, NYT Times Bestseller.

  • Best Erotic Romance 2011, Australian Romance Readers Association
  • Best Paranormal Romance nomination, CAPA Awards!
  • Five Hearts from The Romance Studio
  • 4 Stars from Romantic Times

       Sworn to vengeance. Blinded by love.

       Only one thing can bend a body of steel and melt a heart of ice.

       Walker, an earth shaman, has dedicated his life to the annihilation of the demon warriors who destroyed his desert tribe. As the lone survivor of the massacre, he atones by wreaking vengeance as a lethal mercenary. But his latest captive is a daring and new kind of challenge.
       She is the assassin Mehcredi, forced to work alongside Walker as penance for her crimes. Abandoned as a child, Mehcredi has no concept of human relationships, no reserve, no fears, and she boldly walks through Walker’s barriers as if they were mist.
       Embarking on a journey of naked revenge—and pure ecstasy—they will discover pleasures once alien to them both. But in their shadow is the most powerful and reviled demon warrior of them all—the Necromancer. He’s vowed to destroy Walker and Mehcredi once and forever, even if he must hold the entire world ransom to do it...


    ARRA FinalistThe Dark Rose

    The Dark Rose

    Book 4 in the Four-Sided Pentacle series

    Berkley Intermix, 11 September 2012

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  • Finalist, Best Erotic Romance 2012, Australian Romance Readers Association
  • Recommended Read, 5++ rating from Romance Junkies

       Even beautiful things cast dark shadows...

          Rosarina of the Garden is the most desired courtesan of her time. She is also a spy, sent on a deadly mission to Green IV. She cannot afford to trust anyone, least of all the Quintus, a Technomage with his own agenda - and the unnerving ability to crack her cool composure.
       Rose is a challenge Quin can't resist, but he's a threat she's been ordered to...neutralize.
       Duty and passion are a dangerous combination in the paranormal world of the Four-Sided Pentacle.
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    Phoenix Rising Series: (In reading order)

    Golden Rose Winner Gift of the Goddess

    Gift of the Goddess


    Book 1 in the Phoenix Rising series

    Ellora's Cave, 2006

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  • Best Debut and Best Erotica, Golden Rose Reader's Choice Award, 2007
  • Second Place, Erin Aislinn's Book Cover of the Year, 2007
  • Erin Aislinn's Book cover of the Month, February 2007
  • An All About Romance Staff Choice for 2006

       The Law of the love goddess Lufra states that no man may take his pleasure inside any part of a woman's body, unless she has climaxed first.
       Each time, every time.

       But when warrior-scout Anje is taken captive by Brin, Lufra's shaman, she discovers that not even divine law can protect her from the erotic wiles of two determined men.
       Huge, dark and enigmatic, Brin wears a tattoo of the holy dragon on his magnificent body. Years of erotic training have given him skills and stamina Anje cannot match. But it's the strength of his will that threatens to conquer her very soul, while his beautiful young friend, Trey, has a bravado and a vulnerability that make her mouth water.
       Anje fears Brin's arrogant prediction may be true-"You'll surrender, scout, and you'll glory in it. You'll abandon yourself and adore it. Because you trust - trust absolutely." Screaming and cursing her ecstasy, she learns that dark raptures are addictive.
       But neither man is what he seems and all three are pawns in a suicidal scheme to placate an angry goddess. Saving her lovers will take everything Anje's got - as a woman and a warrior.

    Reference: Miriliel's Encyclopedia


    Tailspin

    Tailspin


    Book 2 in the Phoenix Rising series

    Ellora's Cave, 2007

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    Read an Interview with Mirry

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    Passionate Plume Finalist!
  • Winner, 3rd Passionate Plume Award
  • Three Recommended Reads!
  • Staff Pick, Loves Romances and More
  • Erin Aislinn's Book cover of the Month, July 2008


  •    From his magnificent tawny wings to his wicked feathery tail, Miriliel the Burnished is masculine perfection.

       One glance, and Fledge knows she's outclassed. After all, she's a small, ordinary circus girl with no education, no looks and no prospects. Mirry's not only a warrior of the Aetherii but a scholar of renown. Mesmerized by the power of his personality and her desire to be mastered, Fledge gives herself up for lost.
       But she can't help thinking, if only she had wings, she'd soar with Mirry in a Mating Flight for the ages. If only.
       Mirry has lots of things on his oh-so clever mind. An ageless demon's captured his friend, Janarnavriel the Noir, and it's using the dark warrior's beautiful body for a perverted playground.
       All Mirry has to do is rescue his friend, finish his encyclopedia and educate Fledge. By the time he's finished, she'll know how to read, write and submit for her pleasure-and his. In between, he needs to kill a deathless demon, sort out his complicated feelings for Jan and show Fledge the secret of an Aetherii orgasm.
       Not to worry. He's made a list.

    Reference: Miriliel's Encyclopedia


    Strongman

    Strongman


    Book 3 in the Phoenix Rising series
    Ellora's Cave, 2008

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    Ebook: Ellora's Cave
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    Passionate Plume Winner!
  • Winner, 4th Passionate Plume Award
  • Five Stars from Reviews by Jessewave
  • Jessewave's Top 10 books for 2008 - Honourable Mention
  • Readers' Favourite Gay Books - 2010
  • Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews
  • Desert Island Keeper
  •    A hard-bitten mercenary who's had a gutful of mud and blood and death, Fortitude McLaren joins the Ten Nations Fair as a roustabout.

       Tough, cold and competent, he's shocked and angered by his hunger for Griff, a circus acrobat. Brought up in the bigoted society of the Straight Church, Fort regards manlove with casual contempt. Not for him. Never for him.
       Athletic, cocky and single-minded about he wants, Griff sets about getting it. Fort fights with everything in him, but Griff affects him like no one else. It's not just his strong, supple body. Fort is irresistibly drawn by the openhearted friendship the other man offers so freely.
       Fort may have found a friend, but the cruel memories of his childhood are the greatest enemy of all. When a job for Jan the Aetherii puts Griff in danger, Fort discovers what's really at risk - everything he is and everything he's ever believed in. To save Griff's life and preserve his own sanity, Fort must not only fight the battle in his soul, he must win it.

    Reference: Miriliel's Encyclopedia


    ARRA Finalist

    Guilty as Sin

    Guilty as Sin


    Book 4 in the Phoenix Rising series

    Ellora's Cave, 2011

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    Passionate Plume Finalist
  • Finalist, Best Erotic Romance 2011, Australian Romance Readers Awards
  • Third Place, 7th Passionate Plume Award
  •    Michael’s bad, bad, bad—all the way to the bone. A single heated encounter with the master thief and level-headed Liseriel the Gray has never been so furious—so intrigued—in her life. Neither has Michael. Danger’s always been his drug of choice.

       With his huge bronze wings and sweet, serious smile, Daxariel the Burnished is everything the thief is not—a generous shining spirit, an honest loving soul—and a virgin.
       It's going to take two Aetherii to catch a thief. Lise and Dax are both so godsbedamned good, Michael can’t wait to debauch and defile, to make his Aetherii beg for dark erotic pleasures. It’s the only way he knows to win—and win he must, because there’s something about wings and tails and trust freely given that has him reeling.
       Exquisitely trapped between Michael’s intoxicating wickedness and Dax’s steadfast love, everything Lise believes about duty is dust on the wind. How can she crave both these men, different as night and day?

    Reference: Miriliel's Encyclopedia


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    Kaminski Family Stories: (In reading order)

    Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction I

    Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction I

    Come Howling

    A Kaminski Family story

    Ellora's Cave, 2007

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    Ebook: Ellora's Cave
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  • Five Hearts from Loves Romances and More
  • Five Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies
  • Five Stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews

       Being a banshee is a lifetime Curse - and a magical pain in the ass.

       It's lonely, oh so lonely. Needing a career change in the worst possible way, Maeve O'Brien the banshee visits an employment agency. Surely someone will listen!
       Luc hangs on every single word. The woman's voice is sex incarnate. She might dress in bag lady chic, but a single whisper and he's got the hot chills. Two sentences and he's hard enough to pound nails. It's his brother's agency, but to help Maeve - Hell, Luc would do anything, even go to devil.

    A Red Hot New Year

    A Red Hot New Year

    Coming on Strong
    A Kaminski Family story

    Avon Red, 2007

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  • 4.5 Stars from Romantic Times!
  • Five Hearts from Loves Romance and More
  • Five Hearts from Romantic Studio

  •    Sam Jones's laid-back charm and Aussie drawl have never failed him - until he meets Gina McBride.

       The little Yank has to be the most skittish woman he's ever met, and the most intriguing. Making love with her is an experience that makes Sam's eyes roll back in his head, but she won't do it with the light on. Then there's that sexy little growl in the back of her throat when she comes, and she's so strong...
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