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...



In Bonds of the Earth

Romance Novel: Second in the Book of the Watchers trilogy

The second in my fallen angel series, In Bonds of the Earth, has been released by Sinful Press!


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 attended Eroticon 2017, on the 4th-5th March 2016 in London.

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

Latest Blog Post

Erotic horror

Franz von Stuck: The Sin (1893) 

No, I'm not talking about the current state of publishing...

I was asked in an interview during my last blog tour what it was that I'd like to write but haven't done yet. And I said that I'd like to write some real erotic *horror* - not "dark fantasy", but no-holds-barred horror. Which would make for an, ahem, interesting combination with erotica, because there is WAY more (self-)censorship in the erotica genre. As a society we're far more scared of being corrupted by sex than by violence.

Anyhoo, this last week or so while I've been away from the blog I've been writing a longish short story which is definitely Erotic Horror. And should break several rules of good taste. And might be a bit triggery.

Also I visited my parents.

(No connection.)

Watch this space 😉