Release day: The Dark Rose
Today is the official release of The Dark Rose by Denise Rossetti (ebook, Berkley Intermix). Here’s the blurb:
Rosarina of the Garden is the most famed—and desired—courtesan of her time. She is also a spy, the heir-apparent of Caracole’s Spymaster, sent on a deadly mission to Green IV. She cannot afford to trust anyone, least of all a man with his own agenda—and the ability to crack her cool composure.
Technomage Quintus is on Green IV to repair the great Machine that keeps the planet habitable. He doesn’t expect to encounter the Dark Rose again, but he’s determined to make the most of it. She’ll be a most pleasing lover… once he convinces her to accept his offer.
But there is more in play on Green IV than either know. The Necromancer is waiting for the perfect moment to exact his revenge. If Rose and Quin cannot learn to trust each other then the Necromancer will rule—and even love won’t be enough to save them.
Denise dropped by today to tell us about this book:
The Dark Rose is the culmination of the Four-Sided Pentacle series, the end of a cosmic battle between good and evil–talk about high stakes! I had a ton of fun with it. *grin* The book is set on the world of Green IV, where a skewed version of Regency Ireland meets science fiction–with a dash of steampunk and a great big dollop of fantasy thrown in. I also love writing about characters who are infinitely more resourceful and brave than I’ll ever be. In The Dark Rose, we have two people who recognise their match on a deep, instinctive level. But guess what? They’re too darn clever to trust each other. Here we have Rose, a courtesan as devious as she is lovely, pitted against Quin, the foremost Technomage of the day–a man of undoubted intellectual brilliance, but completely devoid of tact or finer feelings. He infuriates Rose as much as he fascinates her. Rose is a challenge Quin can’t resist. He’s a threat she’s been ordered to … eliminate.
All ARRA members who comment on this post will win a book of their choice from Denise’s Four-Sided Pentacle books (including the anthologies). Check them all out here. Giveaway closes on 1 October 2012. (The winner was Rosalie)