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Erastes

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Born in Essex, England in 1959, Erastes attended Southend High School for Girls.

Erastes is the penname of a female author who lives in Norfolk, UK. She drew her inspiration to write historical fiction from works such as Gaywyck by Vincent Virga and the novels of Mary Renault. Erastes was the Director of the Erotic Authors Association for two years and is an active member of the Historical Novel Society. She is the moderator of Speak Its Name, an influential blog dedicated to gay historical fiction.

Erastes has been writing since 2003, and details of all her books and short stories can be found on her website.

Her second novel, "Transgressions," was one of the flagship releases by Running Press in their M/M Historical Romance line which is bei
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According to Jim Butcher – I’m a witch. I’d like that – I would have always liked it. My birthday is Halloween, which is the best birthdate in the universe, imho, and from my earliest memories I was always convinced … Continue reading →
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
"So many people like this book...I am sad to say I really didn't.

Firstly, I don't like books that start in the present in some post-cataclysm environment and then tell the story in flashbacks. This totally ruins the suspense for me. I already know..." Read more of this review »
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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bore-x and crake. this is a very all right book. i was just unwowed by it. initially, i liked the pacing of the book, and the way the story was spooling out between the present and past, doling its secrets out in dribs and drabs. but the charac..." Read more of this review »
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"I am calling complete, and total, bullshit.

There are so many things wrong with this book that it's hard to know where to begin. For starters, the idea of having a couple of different timelines going at once, and shift tenses according--present te..." Read more of this review »
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What did I think? Not a great deal to be honest.

I had a vision of Sheldon Cooper talking about Smallville. "It took me ten years to see a man I knew could fly, fly!"

That's how this book felt to me. We get pretty early on that mankind's been wiped out
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Don't get me wrong, i'm on book four and as fantasy escapism they are a good page turning read, but I have to say I am disappointed with them too. I only noticed the claim on the recent books which asserts that the series is the natural successor to ...more
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Erastes Aleksandr wrote: "Heya & welcome!"
Thanks! Cannot work out how to add videos. This interface is NOT user friendly!


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