Janine Ashbless is a multi-published British author of erotica and erotic romance. She lives with varying numbers of rescued dogs (mostly greyhounds) and a longsuffering husband. She was probably lost to the world of reality at age 13, when she started playing Dungeons & Dragons. It was all downhill from there on, and she was bound to end up as a writer.
Janine likes best to write paranormal- and dark-fantasy-themed erotica and has a lifelong interest in mythology, folklore and history. She loves to travel abroad and wishes she could get back into 1920s LARP, if only she had the spare time.
Visit her at her blog, where she witters on about Victorian art, Minotaurs and writing dirty.
In a remote and mountainous part of Europe, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel a prisoner. Even the holy man does not know how long he has been there—hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. The priest's fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have ever imagined. His lovely young daughter Milja, whose innocence and devotion to God he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men, and yet not. She looks into his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she is torn between family loyalty and her growing connection to their prisoner. One day her father discovers their forbidden intimacy and sends Milja off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. Cover Him in Darkness is a dark and thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.
And on the One-Thousand-and-Second night, Scheherazade told this story.
By day, Taqla uses her forbidden sorcery to move freely about the city of Damascus in the guise of an old sage. Her true identity known only by her faithful servant woman, Taqla is content with the comfortable, if restrictive, life that keeps her safe from the control of any man. Until she lays eyes on a handsome merchant-traveler. Suddenly her magical disguise doesn't rest so easily on her shoulders.
When long-time widower, Rafiq, hears that the Amir's beautiful daughter has been kidnapped by a scheming djinni-and that she will be given in marriage to her rescuer-he seeks the help of "Umar the Wise" to ensure he will be that man. Yet as he and the disguised Taqla set off, he senses that his prickly male companion is hiding something.
In a moment of dire peril, all of Taqla's secrets are stripped bare-her fears, her sorcery and, worst of all, her love for Rafiq. Yet the princess's life hangs in the balance, and there is no running away or turning back. Even though passion may yet betray them all...
Warning: Scary monsters and creepy ruins in the desert-check. Pagan gods that demand blood-sacrifices-double check. A handsome hero who looks good in a robe and even better out of it-oh yeah. Check, check and check. That's worth a heroine dropping a veil or two.
“Well, what we really need are small girls who are good at shouting and like hanging out with tall, muscular blokes.”
“Sign me up!”
And that was how I got into coxing.
Eight tall, muscular men, straining every sinew, and one itty-bitty young woman urging them on with all her might.
Joanna is the coxswain for a British university rowing crew, all of them fit and muscular and hot. Although she’s fantasized about each of the men, she has always been careful to keep her relations with them strictly platonic. But now she’s leaving for a new job—and they’re going to have a farewell party they will never forget, as all Jo’s wildest dreams come true on this final night together.