Thursday, 11 December 2008

News - and Book Giveaway

Nice things. Nasty things. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster week on the writing front. Luckily the nice things are more important than the nasty ones.

First, I've signed a contract with Cleis Press for my short story Scorched, which is to appear in the anthology Playing with Fire: taboo erotica in April 2009. The anthology's theme isn't smoking (I don't think that's taboo. Yet.): it's couples who get up to things that push or break the boundaries of their relationship. That's certainly the theme of my story, which is all about a woman who is carrying on with the flat-mate behind her boyfriend's back - and what happens when he finds out.

Secondly, there's a really nice review of Wildwood over at writer Saskia Walker's blog. (Oh, and thereby hangs a tale...)

And thirdly, my author copies of Dark Enchantment have just been delivered. This collection of my paranormal and fantasy short stories is out in the UK in January (and the US two months later) but YOU CAN WIN A COPY NOW. How? Go over to Nikki Magennis' blog where she's interviewing me this week as part of her "writing that touches" series, and leave a comment on the post. A winner will be picked at random.

Good luck!


Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Yay, we're in an anthology together! Can't wait to read your story. :-)

Janine Ashbless said...

Read? You mean we should take time off writing to read?!
Yes, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one Dayle - it should be edgy stuff.

EllaRegina said...

Congratulations on all of it, Janine!

Janine Ashbless said...

Thanks Ella. The funny thing was I didn't actually submit this story to PWF - it was one I wrote just because I wanted to, and I decided to sub it to Alison Tyler for "M is for Master" but it was way over the max wordcount. Alison very cannily (and kindly) bumped it sideways into a different collection it suited even better. That's what a good editor does.