Friday, February 23, 2007

Nikki Magennis - about the author






A Scottish author of erotica, erotic romance and other erratic types of writing.



I have lived in Scotland since I was three years old, from the north to the middle and a little to the side.

I'm an art school drop-out, sometime poet and have a typing speed of 80 wpm. Hold on, this isn't a job application, is it?

I had about a hundred jobs before I became an author - from barmaid to life model to tutor to theatre work. Obviously, I much prefer sitting on my arse making up stories all day. *Cough* I mean writing.

My work's usually burrowing about in the connections between people, trying to work out how and why people live and love and fuck. I'm terrible at describing it, but here are what some other people have said about it:


Reviews


NOVELS


"THE NEW RAKES is a fascinating, sexy and exciting read. Ms. Magennis has written a story with great female characters, sexy males and a plot that doesn’t quit."


5 pixies, Becky Gaede at Dark Angel Reviews


"Nikki Magennis’s Circus Excite – a beautiful and very hot book full of magic and wonder and smut. Literary erotica. In a good way – a really good way."


Mathilde Madden for Reflection's Edge Reviews



“CIRCUS EXCITE by Nikki Magennis is not only a hot read, it’s also full of intriguing detail about this unique erotic circus setting.”


Saskia Walker, author of Reckless and Double Dare







SHORT STORIES



'Glittery, dark and gorgeous'

Alison Tyler on 'Madrid'


'Nikki has a gift for saying a hell of a lot with an almost minimalist number of words. Hair Trigger introduces a fetish relationship from its climactic beginning through to its cataclysmic denouement. The description is rich and colourful and the power is superbly strong.’


Ashley Lister at the ERWA reviews F is for Fetish



"When the short forms are used with ├ęclat and real severity, they are bright and entertaining gems of understatement that create a much larger and more lush sense of authentic pleasure precisely because they excite by inference. The obvious comparison is well-executed haiku, which leave the subtle imprint of nature in a few syllables. Like Haiku, Nikki Magennis’s “Sweets” makes short, but thorough, work of the erotic potential in sucrose."


Steven Hart for Erotica Revealed reviews Frenzy


With a nod to O. Henry, this story, presented by Nikki Magennis, transports us with its use of sensory majesty. A reader can hear the screech of rusted chain, see the colors of yellow jackets and wind-burned faces, feel the mist rising from the ocean, taste the lust, and smell the sex. But most importantly, there is love—rooted, passionate, sacrificial—the best kind.



Desdmona, on ‘Salt’ (honourable mention, Desdmona’s tattoo story comp 2007)



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Contact the author: nikki dot magennis at googlemail dot com

Read a full list of publications here.

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