Friday, 7 September 2012

"THE HOTTEST book you will read this year"

"Jurgen" illustration by Frank C Pape, 1921

Just catching up on a couple of reviews of Named and Shamed. I am confused, frankly. I'm sorta used to getting responses like "I may need therapy after reading this book," and aspersions being cast upon on the state of my sanity or moral rectitude. That was for my previous, relatively restrained, books, so I was braced for outrage this time round. But Named and Shamed, which is in a league of its own for crazyass smutitude, has been really well-received so far!

Maybe it's because it doesn't LOOK like it's supposed to be romantic. No one approaches it under any illusions...

Anyway ... over at Oysters and Chocolate, Michelle Augello-Page describes Named and Shamed as "an extraordinary and unique story." She says: "Tansy is a brilliant character, reminiscent of both the tarot’s fool and the archetypal hero ... Because Tansy is so accepting, so receptive, so clearly enjoying her sexual adventures, she provides an interesting comfort zone for readers as they negotiate this wild and refreshing and uninhibited sexual terrain where anything, and I mean anything, is possible."
Full review here.

And Cara Sutra (Dominatrix and winner of Xcite's award for Best Sex Blog UK 2012) says "Janine Ashbless uses all the powers of her astonishing imagination to bring you the most debauched tale of sorcery and depravity you’re ever likely to read ... Named and Shamed takes other erotic literature and beats its backside black and blue with bramble branches." She gives it 10 out of 10!
Full review here.

Thank you Michelle and Cara!


Chris said...

" it black and blue with bramble branches."

Laughed out loud, what a great thing to have said!

Janine Ashbless said...

It's a great quote, isn't it?!