Monday, 15 November 2010

Eyecandy Monday

Carpetbeater ... no, never tried one of those ... I imagine it would be loud.

Anyway, this instructional scene of domestic hygiene [REDACTED] is to celebrate the announcement of the lineup of forthcoming anthology Carnal Machines: steampunk erotica, edited by D.L.King and out from Cleis in May next year. My story, The Servant Question, is not in fact BDSM themed - but is about the trials of finding and managing one's household servants. It is a bit of a romp. And there is a carpetbeater in it...

I'm so happy to be in this collection! It has the most beautiful cover!

(I think steampunk is just the sexiest visual style ever. And the guys get to look as crazy as the girls.) 

The full line-up goes:

Human Powered by Teresa Noelle Roberts
The Servant Question by Janine Ashbless
Slight of Hand by Renee Michaels
Mutiny on the Danika Blue by Poe Von Page
Deviant Devices by Kannan Feng
The Perfect Girl by Jay Lawrence
Dr. Mullaley's Cure by Delilah Devlin
Her Own Devices by Lisabet Sarai
Lair of the Red Countess by Kathleen Bradean
Infernal Machine by Elias A. St. James
Doctor Watson Makes a House Call by Essemoh Teepee
The Treatment by D. L. King
Lucifer Einstein and the Curious Case of the Carnal Contraption by Tracey Shellito
The Succubus by Elizabeth Schechter

Pre-order from Amazon US : Pre-order from Amazon UK

And check this steampunk cutey out!


Jo said...

Isn't it all so appealing? When did it become so popular? I love it! The book looks great. Maybe I should get it for research purposes...

Craig Sorensen said...

Congrats on what looks to be a great collection!

And that carpetbeater image is awesome!

Danielle said...

oh i love both that pic as well as the cover..even so i m more of a paddle then a carpetbeater - man

anyway..steam punk is still a book with seven seals for me....a mysteriam...i should get that book just like jo for reasearch...and entertainment of course..:-)

congrats to you to be in that pretty pretty book

Beth said...

Wow, steam punk dalek? I'll take 3!

Janine Ashbless said...

I just love the steampunk look. It's a sort of collision of opposites: kinky and geeky, repressed and outrageous, proper and adventurous. And - unlike medivalesque LARP costume - it comes with a huge inbuilt dollop of self-mocking humour.

The Dalek is just adorable, isn't it Beth? :-)

Jeremy Edwards said...

Well(s) done, H. G. Ashbless!

Janine Ashbless said...

Ooh - very good, Mr Edwards!

Madeline Moore said...

'm with Jo. Research purposes, on account of I'm just starting to wrap my mind around what steam punk is. I love the words, steam punk, but the definition escaped me for awhile.

Gorgeous cover. WOnderful line-up. Congrats, Janine.

ps - no, a carpet beater is not all that loud at all.

Janine Ashbless said...

no, a carpet beater is not all that loud at all.

Hee hee! Thanks for that info, Madeline! Useful to know...