Friday, February 10, 2006

The wonderful Ashley Lister!

Ashley Lister has reviewed The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica over at The Erotica Readers and Writers Association. He had this to say about my story, Rapt.

In the seasonal rush to celebrate Christmas it’s all too easy to overlook the good things of the holiday season. Some of us get so focused on making that single day a success for our loved ones that the tunnel vision doesn’t allow us to appreciate the magic that makes Christmas a time like no other.

Specifically, I’m talking about the kind of magic that is described in Saskia Walker's wonderful short story Rapt. This is a tale set outside Heathrow Airport where strangers share a cab on Christmas Eve to avoid the traumas of magical Christmas traffic congestion. As with all Saskia's fiction, the story is exciting and credible and beautifully delivered.


After yesterdays brooding about the RT aricle and quality in erotic fiction, Ashley's words about my work made me smiiiiiile. Thank you, Ashley! So, it was back to work with faith restored. Ah, the fragile author ego...

7 comments:

Ruthie said...

Rapt. Merry Christmas. Heh.

wendywoo said...

Yeah, Ash is amazing! He wrote the most fantastic review of my Designed For Sin, and I've adored him ever since... :)

Saskia Walker said...

Ruthie ~ Alison Tyler, the editor, matched it up with a story called Unwrapped, which was fun too!

Wendy ~ I bet Ashley has a harem of satisfied erotica authors ;-) Because he's an author himself, he reviews with that perspective.

raine said...

Ah, the fragile author ego...

How true, how true, lol!
But I don't think you have a thing to worry about. ;-)

Sam said...

I thought I'd stop by and say hi... and thanks for visiting my little web place.

Fantastic words in the review - you must be thrilled! I'll certainly buy a copy of your latest 'Heat' novel when it's out.

Sam xx

Sasha White said...

Well deserved praise for you!! Yay!

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks Raine, Sam and Sasha! Your words are appreciated. Looks as if the doubts never go away. LOL