Cover Him with Darkness. If you loved an angel… How far would you fall with him?
Part One of The Book of the Watchers
By Janine Ashbless
240 Pages, 6″ x 9″
Publishing November 1, 2014.
Janine Ashbless is a writer of fantasy erotica and steamy romantic adventure – and that’s “fantasy” in the sense of swords ‘n’ sandals, contemporary paranormal, fairytale, and stories based on mythology and folklore. She likes to write about magic and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human.
Janine has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000, and her novels and single-author collections now run into double figures. She’s also had numerous short stories published by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, and Ellora’s Cave among others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology Geek Love.
If You Loved an Angel… How Far Would You Fall with Him?
What happens when the daughter of the village priest falls in love with an archangel banished from heaven? Milja’s heart is struck when she catches a glimpse of the preternaturally beautiful prisoner her father keeps captive beneath his church’s altar. Torn between tradition, loyalty and her growing obsession with the fallen angel, will Milja risk losing her family, and her eternal soul, for the love of this divine being? Janine Ashbless will transport you to a world where good and evil battle for true love.
Cover Him with Darkness is a dark and gritty story that keeps you turning pages long after you should have turned out the lights and gone to sleep. For me it felt more like a romance than erotica, there are just a couple of real sex scenes with other mentions but this didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the story at all. I really enjoyed it, and as soon as I finished it I was eager to find out when sequels will be forthcoming (no news as yet). Having only read short stories from this author before I had no experience of her novels but if this is an example I will be looking out for more.
The main character, Milja is believable and someone you feel yourself empathising with. You understand her choices, and what motivates her. This was a fascinating look at religious beliefs and fantasy, and you can see how much research the author has done to make events, if not quite believable then realistic.
I’m also giving one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy of Cover Him with Darkness (this will require you giving me your name and address so I can forward the details on to Cleis Press who will send out your prize). The giveaway will be open for a week and then a winner will be picked. Please note competition only accounts and people who are ‘taking the piss’ will be disqualified. Giveaway starts on Monday 17th (having issues with Rafflecopter). Follow the link to enter.
Competition now closed. Winner was @Rhea_Dsouza_ Congratulations Rhea.