Guest Post: Interview with S. Nano for Mistress of the Air

How long have you been writing for?

I started writing in 2006 quite late in life, having not done any creative writing since my school days, which was many years ago! I was inspired to take up writing by a dungeon mistress I served for a number of years who was skilled at creating scenes, assuming different characters and improvising. Initially the stories I wrote would get woven into the sessions this imaginative dominatrix conducted. After a few years, I thought my stories deserved a wider audience so I began contributing them to the Literotica writing site. Then I went a step further and began submitting stories to publishers and had some accepted. My first published work was the story ‘Lord Nano’s Nemesis’, about a ghostly highwaywoman, which appeared in the Xcite anthology Dark Desires in 2011. Since then I’ve had a book and numerous short stories and novellas published, Mistress Of The Air being my second full length novel.

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Friday Rec: In Bonds of the Earth by Janine Ashbless

When the opportunity to review Janine Ashbless’s sequel to Cover Him With Darkness came up, I was delighted. I enjoyed Cover so much and have been eagerly waiting to find out what happens next to Azazel and Milja since I finished reading it – Janine left us with a gasp at the end of it, and does the same thing here again! Which really just goes to show how good she is at her craft.
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Guest Post: Interview with Janine Ashbless – In Bonds of Earth

I am delighted to have Janine Ashbless back here on my blog. The first time was for Cover Him with Darkness, a dark erotic romance novel about angels (you can read that interview again or indeed for the first time). I enjoyed Cover Him With Darkness so much that when the opportunity to read the next in the series and grill Janine about writing it I leapt at it (though I worry I got too enthusiastic and probing in my questions, but Janine has been a most gracious interviewee – thank you!)
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That darn sock!

The cold time of the year is approaching. For me, that means my long and funky socks come out to play and I get to enjoy the pleasure of wearing them and the occasional compliment.

But my lovely socks had holes in them.

I could simply chuck them. But that didn’t feel right – four otherwise good pairs of socks only had holes in the toes and heels. What was I to do? Learn to fix them seemed the only way forward.

Now, I made this decision a while ago. Months back I watched a YouTube video on how to do it and I bought a darning mushroom. This nifty little item has been sitting next to my neglected, unworn socks waiting to be used. I’ll do it this afternoon, I’d say. The weekend, tomorrow. Yet they say untouched.

And autumn is here now. I couldn’t put out off much longer – I’d be out of socks before too long. So today I picked them up, raided our chaotic sewing box for needle and thread, re-watched the video, and set to work.

It’s a small thing to be proud of, but I am. I’ve saved some favourite items of clothing and learned a new skill. And I watched the  Paddington film too while doing it.
Now to learn how to join granny squares of different sizes.


Currently reading: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight