Sunday, August 21, 2011
Denise Rossetti and the Curse of the Tiny Tootsies
For example, I bought these red hussy heels when I signed my first real contract. Red patent leather with velvet bows and heels and an ankle strap. (Couldn’t believe my luck in finding them. It was An Omen.) They make me feel like a romance writer, you know? Also powerful and sexy, which in real life I am not, believe me! As an aside, my entire evening wardrobe is now red and black, a testament to dressing from the shoes on up.
Silly me! Having been burdened from birth with the Curse of the Tiny Tootsies, I should have known better. But – sigh – hope springs eternal in the heart of the shoe shopper. You see, my feet are a size 35 European, a 3 in the UK and a 5 in Australia and the USA (?). Not especially outrageous, you’d think. After all, my mother’s feet are a whole size smaller, poor darling.
I dream of having my shoes hand-made. I wonder if Stephanie Meyer does that? Or Janet Evanovich, or J. K. Rowling? Sigh.
When Denise Rossetti was very small, she had an aunt who would tell her the most wonderful fairy tales - all original. Denise grew up, as little girls do, but the magic of story still dazzles and enthralls her. On the good days, she likes to think of herself as Scheherazade's sister. On the bad days - not so much.
A two-time winner of Romance Writers of America Passionate Plume Award, Denise’s work has been described as "darkly intense, warmly romantic, and blazingly erotic". Reviewers praise her world-building and her ability to write "erotic scenes that exude sensuality without sounding at all cliché".
Her latest releases are The Lone Warrior (Four-Sided Pentacle #3) - http://www.deniserossetti.com/lone.html - with Berkley Sensation and Guilty as Sin (Phoenix Rising #4) - http://www.deniserossetti.com/guilty.html - with Ellora's Cave. Follow the links for all the details, including covers, first chapters and buy links.You can also find Denise messing about on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for her free monthly newsletter here - https://app.expressemailmarketing.com/Survey.aspx?SFID=79564
Posted by Lee Hyat at 12:30 AM