Category: Guest Posts

Cover Him with Darkness

Guest Post: Interview with Janine Ashbless – Cover Him With Darkness

Cover Him with Darkness

Today I’m very pleased to have an interview with Janine Ashbless about her latest novel Cover Him With Darkness, an erotic romance of angels and demons set in Montenegro. A highly recommended read and a very enjoyable interview if I do say so myself.

So, angels and bondage. Tell us about the fascination.

Ah. It’s the contrast – the idea of something that’s massively powerful and dangerous but tied up and helpless right now. And the implied question: What happens if he breaks loose?
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Guest Post: Spidermilk by Konrad Hartmann

Spidermilk coverSpidermilk opens with Eddie Stover and his business partner, Sylvia, riding on an elevated maglev train through a future version of Philadelphia. Through the windows they gaze upon a mixture of gaudy lights and burned desolation. Lon Sarver, in the editing comments for Spidermilk, mentioned imagining Vangelis playing during this scene. The notion got me thinking. What would a soundtrack be like for the novel?

Joy Division came to my thoughts. Perhaps the band’s bleak, strange magic reminded me of the mood I was trying to create, a sense of horror within urban decay. I remember watching a documentary about the band, and one member described the crushingly dismal setting of post-war Manchester, living for years without seeing trees. But maybe I was reminded of Ian Curtis’ seizures. Eddie Stover suffers from seizures brought on by a brain implant, a black market device used to block out a particularly traumatic memory. Eddie must either endure the seizure side-effect, or live with the constant recollection of his horrific past. Curtis faced the prospect of crushing depression as a medication side-effect or dangerous seizures without the medication.
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Guest Post: Fifty Shades of Green

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A Horned God in Her Garden— “Phallus Impudicus”

I’d like to welcome Rebekah Shardy to the blog today to talk about her story “Phallus Impudicus” from Fifty Shades of Green. Over to you, Rebekah!

As a married middle-aged woman, I hiked alone in wild places and sometimes felt the unexpected flush of raw desire. This inspired me to write about the lonely divorcee, Carol, whose bed (and flower beds) have been neglected far too long. Despite following the conventional female script, her once-rambunctious gardens, both real and metaphorical, are withering. What is a woman to do?

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Guest Post: Female Characters in The Bone Cup by LJ LaBarthe

Bone Cup CoverThank you so much for having me again, Jacqui. I’m so happy to be visiting your blog again!

The last book of the second trilogy of “The Archangel Chronicles” is out, and I’m very excited to talk about it. This book is called “The Bone Cup,” and is book six in the series. (Full list of all books is here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=598) The blurb is:

Gabriel and Michael, hand in hand and leading the Brotherhood of Archangels, the Venatores, and the Archdemon Guild of Glass Knives, march into the mouth of madness to retrieve the Holy Grail with the blessings of both God and Lucifer. They cross dimensions and battle for the future of all realities: Heaven, Hell, Earth and Purgatory.

In Purgatory they are reunited with Naamah and meet her children, who are terrified of her. One of her allies is an angel, but they can’t identify the traitor. Gabriel faces his worst fear when Michael is injured and he might lose the unwavering comfort Michael embodies. If Gabriel cannot save the Holy Grail, he risks losing more than his one true love—all of creation might be destroyed along with them.
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Guest Post: Undone and the Language of Lust by Kristina Lloyd

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Delighted to welcome Kristina Lloyd with a guest post on the language used by erotica writers with reference to her latest novel, Undone. Over to you, Kristina!

Every now and then, a writer will receive a review of their work which is scare more than an upchuck of subjectivity. You know the sort I mean: “Amazon were late delivering this book so I had to go to the Post Office to collect it because I wasn’t at home and I stubbed my big toe on the step on the way to the counter. My poor toe was throbbing all evening and I couldn’t concentrate on the book. ONE STAR! I WOULD GIVE IT NO STARS IF I COULD! OH MY TOE!”
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