3.17.2012

The Many Personalities of Jennifer Ashley...

I read constantly.  I have all my life.  My personal book collection is extensive and the librarians here in town think I'm the shit.  If I allow myself a true day off (this makes me giggle madly) I can consume 3 full novels.  


I have varying tastes.  I've read non-fiction, horror, young adult, fantasy...but my true love is erotica in all its guises.  In small-town Oklahoma, the selection sucks if you're into anything other than cooking, crafting, or God.  


How "Mortal Temptations" by Allyson James got by the guardians against smut - I have no idea.  Obviously, they didn't read it.  That is how it came to pass that in 2009, my virgin brain (snorts in disbelief that I can write the word) realized that women wrote about (sssshhhh) men being with men...you know...sexually.  I read that book inside 2 hours.  Hot.  Not kidding.  Wanted more.  Everything I want has to be ordered online and thank the good lord it comes in padded envelopes since my mail lady knows every-damn-body.  Allyson took my virginity and I became an M/M erotica fan slut overnight.  


But wait...there's more!


A few months ago, our local library was given a grant and I found out about this great "new" author Jennifer Ashley.  I had no idea her alter ego was so awesome.  


If you haven't read "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie" then you should be flogged.  Why?  Because it features one of the hottest characters I've ever read...and he has a form of autism which wasn't exactly diagnosed in 1881.  Yes.  Autism.  Hotness.  Rages.  Still hot.  


How the hell she did this so beautifully while still maintaining the seriousness of what Ian went through, I'm not sure.  What I do know is I was floored and in love...and promptly re-read the book.  I own it now, as well as "Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage" and "The Many Sins of Lord Cameron".  Waiting on pins and needles for "The Duke's Perfect Wife", Jennifer.  God willing it will be in my hands soon!


An alcoholic, a man abused, a sex addict.  Really?  Yes.  Really.  And each one is amazing.  Here is the insane part...they are the same person.  Yes!  The writing style, character development, and plots are wildly unique to each of her personas.   I would have never known.  


Jennifer/Allyson - I love both of you.  I don't know how you keep it all straight and yet separate in your mind but you manage to kick ass doing it.  I'm panting in anticipation for Hart's story - he's the baddest of the bad, I think.  Ian has a place of honor above my laptop - so few do.  I think I need to read his story again.  


If you haven't read anything from this author, get off your ass and make it a priority!

3 comments:

Mary D said...

I LOVE Jennifer Ashley. I won The Dukes Perfect Wife in a contest. I read it in 24 hour, would have been faster, but I had my grandchildren with me. They are 2 and 3, so they really didn't care if I wanted to read this amazing book. All I have to say is I heart Hart! Oh how I loved this book!

Lindsey said...

I absolutely love the Mackenzie's. "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie" is one of my all time favorite books. It is amazing, as is the rest of the series. I am looking forward to reading Hart's story in April. You're right she is kick ass!!

Shayne M said...

Mary and Lindsey - thank you both for your comments. I adore all of her work but the Mackenzies really stuck with me because the themes are so original. Who else has written main characters who are autistic and victim's of spousal abuse by their former woman??? No one.

I read them over and over - I'm dying for Hart's story.

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