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eBook Review for the Adventures of Ambrose Horne by Chrissie Bentley


Review by Korben Rushe

This might be controversial, but for me, the best erotic fiction isn’t all about the sex. With no pun intended, it really should be about the full package. And that’s what Chrissie Bentley delivers in this collection of short stories which sway from the poignant to the ludicrously funny. And that package includes – rest assured – lots of hot Victorian action!

Set in the era already SO dominated by that other fictional detective, Ambrose Horne does a very good job at establishing himself as the sleuth who takes a refreshingly different approach to uncovering the truth – more often than not a horizontal one.

When I started reading this book, I worried that after the first few stories, the plots would grow a bit samey or contrived (as they did in that TV programme Rosemary and Thyme – after all, just how many murders can a couple of landscape gardeners unearth?!) but thankfully this is not the case here. In fact, not only has the author managed to create a charismatic hero (who has a Bond-esque way with the ladies) and some entertaining and testing plotlines, but she’s impressively highlighted a social truth: that almost everything in this life comes down to sex, greed or both.

I can’t wait to read the next two instalments of Ambrose Horne.

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April 27, 2010 Posted by | eBooks Reviews | , | 1 Comment

Author Interview with Chrissie Bentley


Interview with Chrissie Bentley

Q. What was your childhood ambition?

To be a writer… I just hadn’t decided what I wanted to write.

Q. How did you end up being an erotic writer?

Initially (seven years ago) to relax, and to take my mind off a failed relationship… revenge therapy.  But then I discovered how much I enjoyed the writing process, and began publishing stories online. Continue reading

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Author Interviews | , | 1 Comment