We adore love-triangles, don’t we? After all, if one gorgeous man wanting you so badly he will do anything for your love is thrilling, how much more two gorgeous men? To be so desirable that they are fighting it out for you – that’s a trip. That’s validation.
And think of the delicious torment, trying to choose between them! The emotional drama, the pathos, the guilt! It’s the stuff romantic fiction was made for.
Especially when one of the guys is wild and reckless and just-scary-enough, and the other in contrast is protective and wise and devoted. The bad boy versus the good boy: the demon lover versus the good husband. The one who makes you feel alive versus the one you’d actually want to make a life with.
It’s not just a choice between two male archetypes, it’s a choice between two sides of your own soul – the devil on one shoulder and angel on the other. You want freedom and you want order. You need excitement and you need security.
Who do you choose?
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.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I live in the north of England, with my husband and two elderly ex-racer greyhounds. I’ve had a bunch of weird jobs over the years (including toilet cleaner and full-time Viking) but these days I write full-time.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
“Cover Him with Darkness” started as a short story published in “Red Velvet and Absinthe” – then Cleis Press asked me to write the novel!
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
I’ve always loved writing, but what got me started for real was falling in with a group of friends who wrote short stories to read aloud to each other.
Passion inspires me – lust, love, desperation, the will to survive. I love writing about people in extreme situations.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write in bed – and what I need is TIME. I can’t snatch five minutes here and there, I need a good long two-hour session to sink into the mindframe.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
Inspiration comes to me when I’m taking a shower!
What do you like to read?
I have a fondness for non-fiction travel books. Anything that opens my eyes to other ways of living, or things outside my comfort zone.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Don’t do it for the money or the fame J