Janine Ashbless is an award winning, multi-published author of erotica and - occasionally - erotic romance. Her first book was published in 2000 and she's written many novels since. She's always used elements of fantasy, mythology and folklore in her writing, with occasional forays into horror. Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake and eating it, and vacationing in countries with really bad public sewerage. She's a role-playing geek who can sometimes be found running around in the woods hitting other geeks with a rubber sword. It is unlikely she will grow up anytime soon.