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,

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:

Coming Together in Verse

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

Libidinous Zombie

Short Story: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Summer Seduction

Erotic Novel: First of the Lovers' Wheel quartet

Cover Him with Darkness

Romantic Novel: First book in The Watchers trilogy

Latest Blog Post


Deadpool breaks new ground for the X-Men franchise.

For a start, this has to be the first ever Marvel movie where the hero enjoys
1) being pegged
2) a nice wank with a toy unicorn
3) an obsession with IKEA furniture

It's a whole new world for superheroes...