Release Date: September 22, 2017
ISBN: 9781940550015
eISBN: 9781940550060

Cover Him With Darkness

by Janine Ashbless

In rural Italy, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel — a prisoner. Only the elder holy man knows who this prisoner is and even the priest does not know how long he has been there — hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. His fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have imagined. His lovely young daughter, whose innocence and devotion to god he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men and yet not. She looks in his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she lives in fear that her father will catch her. One day he does and sends her off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. But she never forgets her silent love. Cover Him with Darkness is a thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.

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About the author Janine Ashbless

British erotic romance author Janine Ashbless likes to write paranormal and dark fantasy-themed erotica and has a lifelong interest in mythology, folklore, and history. A rising star in the paranormal romance and fantasy realm, she has won many awards and has been published by HarperCollins and Ellora's Cave. She lives in London. "Deeply erotic ... I thought I was done with the whole vampire thing,...

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Books by Janine Ashbless

"Sharp and enticing"Publishers Weekly


"This fascinating take on angelic mythos is dark and gritty in a way that will suck readers right into the plot. The characters are well written and complex in nature. Ms. Ashbless does a spectacular job weaving the twists and turns in her story. I look forward to the next book in this promising new series."Coffee Time Romance


"Calling Cover Him With Darkness a romance is like calling a Lamborghini a cute little car. Janine Ashbless has broken every unwritten rule of writing romance and makes it work most spectacularly–it’s dark and gritty and so beautifully written that the words are pure poetry."—Kate Douglas, author of Wolf Tales


"I fell in love with Cover Him With Darkness just from the synopsis alone. This book did not disappoint me at all. I had to keep reading to see what would happen next. Cover Him With Darkness was a very well written book. Please read Janine Ashbless because her writing captivates you from the very first page. I am looking forward to reading what else she comes up with. In the story, Milja was brought up to protect the being that her family has protected for generations. The only problem is, she becomes fascinated with him and feels bad for how he is treated, and she wants to help him. After her father passes away, she finally releases the being, but it brings repercussions. She must choose; the archangel she set free, or the people who want him back underground."–Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!


"Janine Ashbless has long been a master at conjuring the erotic in myths and legends. Now she's taking on religion and all I can say is wow. Just wow! What is evil? What is good? Can the faithful have completely missed the point? Sexy food for thought: Cover Him With Darkness is an intensely wild ride."—D.L. King, editor of Seductress and The Sweetest Kiss


"This book was truly a fantastic read. Janine Ashbless amazed me over and over again with her presentation of the sort of tribal religious mystique of Montenegro and especially with her detail of its jagged scenery. I felt I was on a tour and actually bearing witness to the stunning mountainous landscape—I walked along the narrowest of goat trails, could feel the drafty little church atop its cold mountain, taste the bean soup... and the dream sequences between it all?... help me. No... Gimme."—Rose Caraway, author of The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica


"One of the hands-down masters; Janine Ashbless showed me that erotica can be literature."— Violet Blue, editor of Best Women's Erotica 2013


"Ashbless’ tale of ancient texts and ruthless churchmen at first seems of a piece with some Dan Brown thriller, though Ashbless is a much better writer—certainly far more intelligent and imaginative than the purveyor of The Da Vinci Code. A more apt comparison might be early Anne Rice; in scale and pacing this novel is pleasingly reminiscent of books like Queen of the Damned, without the tiresome existential inner monologues or cloying narrative excess that overtook Rice after the first blush of literary and financial success."—Terrance Aldon Shaw, author of Erotica for the Big Brain blog


"One of the most talented, original and brave authors in the erotica field"—Shanna Germain


"The best erotic fairytale writer around."—Saskia Walker


"Vivid and tempestuous and dangerous, and bursting with sacrifice, death and love."—Portia Da Costa


"Haoly bajeesus, I LOVE LOVE LOVE books that surprise me!"—Home is Where the Wine is Reviews


"Janine Ashbless does an amazing job combining innocence and darkness in this story. Cover Him With Darkness is the perfect combination of romance, erotica, suspense, and action. It had me up all night reading. The extra coffee needed in the mornings was well worth it."—Omni Lust


"The prose is beautiful. I thought the book was very well written. I love the mystery of who the prisoner is before it’s revealed and the lore surrounding it. The story is very compelling and unpredictable... While this is considered a romance, it’s not terribly romantic."—Buffy's Ramblings


"It exceeded everything I could have wanted. Reading the novel was like being consumed. I am not exaggerating, there were times I lifted my head from it and I was gasping for air. It is that intense."—F dot Leonora 


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