Wednesday, 1 February 2012

They don't sparkle


Hokay! - *deep breath* - this is it! My latest erotic novel: Red Grow the Roses, available NOW for pre-order! It's all about vampires. Well, no ... it's all about sex and power, and the players are vampires.

It is not romantic. It is not remotely nice. It is not Twilight.

Here's the blurb:


Maybe you’ll be lucky. Maybe he’s not human. He’ll take you in his arms and you’ll feel his strength - a strength that makes it impossible to fight him. But you’ve already lost the will to resist, that moment he looked into your eyes and showed you all his hunger and his promise. You knew then. You knew that this is what you are for – what we are all for - with our warm beating hearts and our aching sexual needs.

We are for them.


There are six vampires in the city. Ageless, terrifyingly beautiful and always hungry – not just for blood but for the other pleasures the human body offers. Sadistic chanteuse Estelle; feckless Ben; Roisin, the mirror-ghost; Wakefield, haunted by his own damnation; Naylor, the most feral of them all. 

And Reynauld is the Good Shepherd, the one who holds them all in check. But his grip on his own humanity is fading, and when Wakefield accidentally kills a woman and Naylor gets the blame, a power-struggle erupts between the city’s immortal undead.

Red Grow the Roses tells of bloodlust and sexual desire; for vampires the two are indistinguishable. These transgressive, startling stories draw the reader down the darkest and most seductive paths of pleasure - to where the monsters are waiting.



Red Grow the Roses is a novel told in series of linked short stories. It's full-on erotica with (count the symbols down the cover!) tales covering group sex, fem-sub, fem-dom, bondage and whipping. (Something for everyone, eh?) There's pain, and there's blood, of course. There's love too, but it's rarely the healthy sort.  

And nobody sparkles.

Red Grow the Roses is out in Kindle format on 7th February, from brand new publisher Mischief. You're going to be hearing a lot more from them in the near future too!

Amazon US : Amazon UK

Are you scared yet? I bloody am...

12 comments:

Jo said...

This sounds FAB.

Janine Ashbless said...

Yes, if you like 'em playing rough this should be right up your street Jo! :-)

Kat Black said...

Ooh look forward to it - sounds tasty!

Also, very exciting to see the Mischief name emerging at last. Are you first off the press?

Janine Ashbless said...

Yep, I think I'm the first, Kat - to be followed by many other well-known names! They're doing an official launch later in the year sometime.

t'Sade said...

Oh, that looks absolutely yummy.

And I love the idea of icons on the side to tell what is inside. I should do that for my books...

Janine Ashbless said...

Although you might have to spend time working out what they mean - that list is simply my best guess, to be honest!

Kat Black said...

Keep an eye out for me in the vanguard ;)

Janine Ashbless said...

Yay Kat!!!

Jeremy Edwards said...

A new imprint's first release! That's Ashblesslutely fabulous, Janine! Very excited for you!

Janine Ashbless said...

Ashblesslutely

It's never going to make it into the Oxford Dictionary!

Madelynne Ellis said...

Congrats, Janine. Looking forward to it, and thanks for dipping your toe in the water first.

Janine Ashbless said...

I'm not sure it's dipping my toe in first! I feel more like I'm jumping in with my fingers crossed :-)