Ash Penn

I've written stories about men loving men for as long as I can remember. In the days before computers and the internet, I used to hide my stories away convinced there was no market for women who wrote gay male fiction. Fast forward a few years (okay, quite a few years) and there's not only a market, but a whole empire out there for writers like me. I'm thrilled to be able to contribute my stories and take pride in what I write.

Many of my characters enjoy making my life as difficult as possible by refusing to take the easy pathway to love. They prefer to swagger through the undergrowth and laugh at me as I point at my story outline and demand they get back on the route I painstakingly mapped out.

Lately I've discovered it's far easier to let them dictate what happens and when, although I do get my revenge when it comes to giving them an undesirable trait or two to contend with. My characters are as flawed as their love lives, but they will usually find a kind of imperfect perfection in each other by the time I type 'The End'.

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Ash Penn - BTS Red Carpet Review Nominee 2014

Moving On has been nominated for a BTS Red Carpet Award in the Erotic category !

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Ash Penn - Rude Magazine feature

Sex definitely isn’t easy to write. The main emotion I experience when writing those scenes is frustration. Sex scenes need to be incredibly sensory to evoke the ideal response from the reader, and the difficulty is in creating new and fresh descriptive prose. I approach sex scenes exactly as I do any other. The only difference being I need silence rather than background noise, and I prefer to work at a desk rather than on the sofa. 

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Reviews (7)

The relationship that builds between the two men is wonderful.It really teaches you to remember everyone is worth being loved and is ok to lean on close friends for comfort!

Oh, my lord Rent Mate is one very intense, at times dark, emotional story that is so worth your while reading!! This is my first book by Ash Penn but it will definitely not be the last... I can...

Fluid writing, with intriguing characters... I look forward to reading more by Penn in the future. Recommended to fans of MM romance, who need a bit of fear and suspense to spice things up.


With a delicate balance of physical passion and deep emotionalism, Ash Penn shows readers just enough of the past to bring the present to life. While tackling the subject of twincest, C...


I enjoy the relationship angst between Aiden and Kai…It is a gripping story of two men whose lives have been tortured and altered by a love and attraction to each other that t...

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