Junction X–Testimonials and Reviews

From Victor J Banis–author of The Man from C.A.M.P.

Both a haunting tale of sexual obsession and a stunning portrait of an ordinary man caught up in the throes of an illicit love and teetering on the brink of self-destruction, told with pinpoint psychological insight and mouth-watering prose, this is a splendid example of the storyteller’s art, reminiscent of James Baldwin.

From Mykola Dementiuk
Lambda Literary Awards Winner 2009/Bisexual Fiction

Erastes has written a beautiful novel about a man in his 30s and a 17 year old man/boy.  I can already see eyes going up as brows begin to scowl. “This is wrong, so very wrong,” I hear the naysayers voices muttering, but Erastes has taken an unmentionable subject and faced at it head on and seen beauty where blandness existed before. An amazing job, Erastes, you sure have a definite winner here!

From Erik Orrantia
Author of Normal Miguel, Winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Romance

A man desperately trying to derail the train on which his life rides—an anguishing and gripping account of latent self-discovery and a consequential adolescent infatuation in an age of judging eyes. At times endearing and romantic, embarrassing and cruel, Erastes has masterfully written another true-to-life novel steeped with hope and despair.

From Alan Chin literary critic and author

….If you are searching for a typical romance that will steam your glasses and make you feel good in the end, keep looking. If you enjoy a serious story of how mistakes cause pain, how passion can injure as well as please, then by all means, give Junction X a read.

From “Well-Read

Junction X isn’t an easy read. It’s not light and fluffy. There are no clear cut characters or situations – rather the complexity of the characterisation was breathtaking.

Frin Gerry Burnie author and reviewer

  …. this is a brave new frontier, sensitively and superbly written, and begging to be read both for enjoyment and contemplation. Five bees.

From “Top to Bottom Reviews”

Junction X is, simply put, a supremely heart rending tale of an ill fated romance, skillfully portrayed and perfectly poignant.

From Amos Lassen, reviewer

  ….Erastes use of the English language is an exercise in subtlety. She seems to handpick every word and when all is taken together, we get sublime gorgeous prose. When you take that prose and put it to a wonderful plot, you get magic and that magic is a trademark of Erastes.

From “Reviews by Jessewave

This is one gorgeously written story; it’s painful but intense. I’m glad I read it, though I don’t know that I’ll revisit it; it hurts too much. But one time through hurts so good.