Welcome to the website of Janine Ashbless! I'm a writer of fantasy and paranormal erotica and - more rarely - scorching romantic adventure. I like to write about magic and myth and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human. And hot filthy sex, obviously...




To my absolute delight I am immortalised on the "Islands of Erotica" in the Map of Literature by artist Martin Vargic. You should so buy this awesome best-seller of a book!

I will be attending Smut by the Sea, on the 28th May 2016 in Scarborough, where I'll be giving a workshop on "Writing Fantasy Erotica"

Nine Worlds Geekfest, on the 12th-14th August 2016 in London,

and FantasyCon UK, on the 23rd-25th September 2016 also in Scarborough (no connection!)

Recent Publications:

Falling Deep

Erotic Novel: Second in the Lovers' Wheel quartet

Coming Together in Verse

Three Poems: On Erotic Vocabulary, Minotaur and Song for Whoeveryone

Libidinous Zombie

Short Story: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Cover Him with Darkness

Romantic Novel: First book in The Watchers trilogy

Latest Blog Post

Lucky for some

It's my 13th Wedding Anniversary this weekend!
(We've actually been a couple since 1988, but it took us a long time to get married because we are really lazy).

The fab fantasy portrait above of Mr Ashbless and me was painted by our very talented friend the Nibjockey - who can also be found fronting for his muse/alter ego the Monkey Ghost over on FB. Thank you Matt!

Now I'm going to be busy for a few days celebrating. Back Monday :-)