Tag: dubious consent

For the Shame of It: Janine Ashbless’s Named & Shamed

2017, Sinful Press; 2012, Sweetmeats Press.I know this is a strange thing to say, but the horrible Coronavirus situation that is raging around the world got me thinking about an excellent book of erotica that I’ve been meaning to review: Named & Shamed, by British author Janine Ashbless. It’s an odd connection, I’ll admit—pandemics aren’t…

My Treasured Tropes, #1: The Dubious Deal

Four reviews and a question.I am starting a new series here that I’m calling My Treasured Tropes. Instead of reviewing one book or film, I’ll be gathering together several works that center around or include one plot device that I find fascinating or arousing. (Mostly arousing). A trope is not necessarily a cliché. It can…

Cerebral Arousings: Romana Byrne’s Aesthetic Sexuality

2013, Bloomsbury PublishingFor my first book review in a long while (and the first anniversary of my first review here), I’ve decided to start a new category in my “Other Authors” column: The Genre. I have several essays planned that don’t quite fit into either “Classics” or “Recently Released”—reviewing a group of novels with similar…