Friday, 21 January 2011

Simply the Best

Yay! - Best Women's Erotica 2011 and Best Bondage Erotica 2011 are both now available east of the Atlantic as well as in the USA. So benighted Brits can check out my sweet threesome story Abigail's Ice Cream, and my fin-de-siecle corruption story The Ingénue (excerpts after the links).

An interesting review of BWE2011 has recently appeared on Amazon US. Rebecca says:

Even though some of these stories did not turn me on, they were all beautifully written, without exception. I have yet to read a collection by editor Violet Blue that fails to impress me in terms of the storytelling and the sex, but this one didn't have much romance. I don't expect to find all that many sweetheart stories in such a wide-ranging collection, but I was disappointed by the utter lack of softness (with one exception - I adored "Abigail's Ice Cream" by Janine Ashbless).

So there you go - I am officially the soppiest, most romantic thing on the block!
Who'd have thunk it?

Best Women's Erotica 2011 at Amazon UK : Amazon US
Best Bondage Erotica 2011 at Amazon UK : Amazon US

To celebrate being adored (thank you Rebecca!), I have put two new pages of notes about these stories up on my website (Go to the main page and scroll down to the list of short stories). I've also written my master's thesis fairly extensive notes on my Viking story The Grief of the Bond-Maid, for those interested in the background to the story.


Fulani said...

That's cool, to be in both at the same time - congratulatinos!

Jo said...

Hah, that's funny :)

Great stuff!

Janine Ashbless said...

It made me chuckle, certainly. Thanks guys :-)

Justine Elyot said...

Hahahaha, you soppy old romantic you! But a lovely mention, all the same :).

Craig Sorensen said...

Yep, softly romantic. That's what springs to mind.


Madeline Moore said...

Yes your work is so romantic, usually, though, only in the last sentence, where we discover that the guy who is raping her is doing it because he told him to, or something. I dunno, Janine, I know 'practically snuff' was swinging the pendulum a tad too far in one direction, but soppy romantic is definitely swinging it too far in the other.

Janine Ashbless said...

Don't worry, folks. I might venture into the realms of romance upon occasion, but I don't think I'll ever be soppy. I like my romance searing and life-threatening :-)

Jo said...

You may soon be frightening legions of new romance fans who come questing for tenderness on the back of that review :)

Janine Ashbless said...

Bwa ha ha!