About the author

Janine Ashbless

<p>Janine Ashbless is a writer of fantasy erotica and steamy romantic adventure. She likes to write about magic and myth and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human.</p><p>Janine has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000. She&#39;s also had numerous short stories published by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, and Ellora&#39;s Cave among others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology &#39;Geek Love&#39;.</p><p>Born in Wales, Janine now lives in the North of England with her husband and two rescued greyhounds. She has worked as a cleaner, library assistant, computer programmer, local government tree officer, and - for five years of muddy feet and shouting - as a full-time costumed Viking. Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake <em>and</em> eating it, and holidaying in countries with really bad public sewerage.</p><p>Her work has been described as: &quot;Hardcore and literate&quot; (Madeline Moore) and &quot;Vivid and tempestuous and dangerous, and bursting with sacrifice, death and love.&quot; (Portia Da Costa)<br /> <br /> Janine blogs regularly at www.janineashbless.blogspot.com<br /> &nbsp;</p>