Dena Celeste


Dena Celeste is a queer non-binary author hailing from Florida. They have over a decade of experience as a BDSM enthusiast, and served as an educator and volunteer at several community events. The creativity of their muse is highly enhanced by their spouse and their community, surrounded by endless examples of the ways in which dynamics can present.

This experience informs so many of the ways Dena’s characters view life and communicate with each other, high on honesty, openness, and consent. That being said, Dena likes to explore the darker edges of these intense physical and mental experiences. Their writing reflects the beautiful ways pain and pleasure can be woven together, whether grounded in this world or venturing out into the universe.

Dena intends to share many tales of living with and exploring power dynamics, from the subtle to the overt, all while working towards a satisfying finish for each and every character.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read romance, for the most part. I enjoy many sub-genres of it though. Erotic, of course, but also contemporary, young adult, sci-fi/fantasy, and paranormal.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Well, I wound up getting a Kindle Paperwhite to replace my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0. I can now read in any/every lighting, and that thrills me to bits!
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Where to find Dena Celeste online


Astral Lovers
After the death of her husband Eric, Jasmine crafts rituals that let her visit him beyond the veil. There, they reaffirm the bonds that connect them, in love and in kink, and encourage each other on the paths life and death have set them on.


Samhain Embrace (Book One of Astral Lovers)
Series: Astral Lovers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
One rainy day in late February, an accident ripped Eric away from Jasmine, leaving her without a partner in magic, marriage, or kink. Eight endless months later, with ritual carefully crafted and executed, Jasmine crosses the bridge from this world to the next where Eric awaits. Limited to the witching hour, Eric and Jasmine make the most of their time in a mix of heady passion and raw emotion.
Servant of the Sun
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Arya is an insolent pleasure slave who must learn a lesson. Tomas is a handsome lowborn guard in the Realm of the Sun, tasked with reinforcing her place. His plan for Arya involves pain, pleasure, and the turning of her pride into something vastly more useful: determination.

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Smashwords book reviews by Dena Celeste

  • Georgia: Restrained on Feb. 21, 2014

    This was so hot, I was blushing as I read it! The sex was steamy, but even more, the connection between Zoe and Georgia is palpable. Kink, pleasure, a dash of pain, and a beautiful relationship: what more could I ask for?
  • So Much to Learn on Feb. 21, 2014

    I'm not even all the way through this story, but I'm already in love with it. The writing is superb, and the characters leap from the pages. The relationships are complex and fascinating. And the love story is giving me butterflies even as I read it. I really can't put it down. This is an "I think I'll just stay up all night to finish this." kind of book. Definitely worth a read or three!
  • Private Lives, Public Property on Feb. 25, 2014

    I fell in love with Jessie L. Star's writing in So Much to Learn, and promptly bought up her other stories. In Private Lives, Public Property, she has given me yet more characters to adore and become very attached to. Each character is so well realized, and so vivid, that I just can't help but gobble up each book to find out what happens to them.