Rachel Rossano


I have loved the written word from the moment my mother first sat down to read me a story. A well woven story is a joy to read and leaves the reader with a sense of completion, yet wanting more. That is what I am striving for in my work.

I am a happily married mother with young children. Currently I spend my days happily chasing little ones. Writing and editing fit in the spaces but are never far from my thoughts.

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Novels of Rhynan
Romance novels set in the nation of Rhynan, a fantasy nation similar to medieval England.
Theodoric Saga
A series of novels revolving around the love stories of the men of the Theodoric family.


The Making of a Man: A Short Story Anthology
Series: Novels of Rhynan, Book 2.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.
Honor (Second Novel of Rhynan)
Series: Novels of Rhynan. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,530. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When a dark-eyed woman challenges Dentin's honor, he finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose and Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, Dentin finds his priorities shifting.
The King of Anavrea (Book Two of the Theodoric Saga)
Series: Theodoric Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Romance
A reluctant king, a blind queen, and a marriage that sparked a rebellion... Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, constantly battles with his council over who will run the country. When the council insists on a treaty with Sardmara, he agrees. However, the treaty quickly becomes an arranged marriage. Ireic offers up himself for the sake of Anavrea. But after he signs, no princess appears.
Wren (A Romany Epistles Novel)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
A bounty hunter meets a denounced nobleman. In her world, Wren Romany is as unconventional as they come. Born to a large, devout family and then forced out to fend on her own, she earns her living as a bounty hunter. Seeking shelter for the winter, she offers her hunting skills in exchange for shelter. She gains more than just room and board.
Duty (First Novel of Rhynan)
Series: Novels of Rhynan. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,980. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation. Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, is ordered to marry Brielle. Together they face complications from their pasts and the shaky politics of a changing regime. Then Brielle is implicated in her cousin’s treasonous activities. Can a marriage of duty survive treason?
Word and Deed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"Word and Deed" is a short story set in the Medieval time period. Death or an arranged marriage, Verity refuses to accept the choices. Verity Favian's father dies unexpectedly. Her half-brother, Verdon, lays claim to all their father left behind: title, castle, and her. Verdon cannot touch the land set aside for her dowry so he offers her hand for sale to the highest bidder.
The Crown of Anavrea (Book One of the Theodoric Saga)
Series: Theodoric Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a time when castles were the strongest…in a place where combat was face to face…Labren was on the run. In a time when slavery was legal…in a place where kings were all-powerful…Eve, a slave, appeared in the right place at the right time.
The Mercenary's Marriage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Trained as a mercenary soldier, Darius was a man of decisive action. He was also a man of compassion. Brice was born a slave. Abused and beaten, she learned quickly to avoid being noticed and to stay away from men. A siege brought them together. Would he be able to earn her trust? Would she be willing to put her life in his hands?

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Rachel Rossano's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Rachel Rossano

  • Redemption on April 18, 2011

    Jaimey Grant’s "Redemption" thrills the emotions. Her main character grabbed my interest from the first page. Dare, Darius Prestwich, is a rogue with an almost invisible honorable streak. The heroine, Lady Genevieve Northwicke, or Jenny, was not as colorful, but she caught my interest and held it. Above all she appears to be a good fit for Dare. Both characters made some choices that surprised and shocked me. It took me a while to process some of the off-page behavior. I was forewarned, though, that Ms. Grant’s fiction tends toward the rougher side of Regency fare. The plot moved like a runaway phaeton, sweeping the reader along behind barely controlled horseflesh. Don’t expect much opportunity to observe the scenery. I never lost interest as I eagerly plunged onward. I particularly enjoyed the supporting cast and the biting and quick dialogue that filled the novel’s pages. All the characters and their interactions made me eager to meet them again. Also, Grant’s descriptions delighted me. I found myself highlighting sentences just so I could revisit my favorites again. Overall, "Redemption" is an exciting and engaging read. I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading my next acquisition by her, "Deception."
  • Mistletoe Magic, A Christmas Regency Short Story on Dec. 09, 2011

    A sweet tale of love, it is the perfect way to spend an hour savoring the romance of another time. Bravo, Donna Hatch, well done.