Sunday, October 8, 2017

Benedict's Commands Now Available for Pre-Order!

The next book in the Bridal Discipline Series is almost here!!!!

Benedict's Commands is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon at the special $2.99 pre-order price.  =)  October 28 is release day and the price will go up on Amazon to $3.99 and it will be $2.99 for the first week on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.


Love? Marriage? Lady Christina Rowan, Dowager-Marchesse of Stanhope, doesn't think so. She avoids both heavy emotions and heavy commitments, and has ever since she discovered the truth behind her first husband's death. As a widow she's found freedom in having lovers without love. When she began to have feelings for her current lover, Benedict Windham, brother to the Duke of Manchester, she immediately cuts him loose before she can become too attached.

Or so she thought.

Time away from Christina has made Benedict realize how deep his own feelings for her run; not only is she the most exciting lover he's ever had, he's actually fallen in love with her. So when he returns to London for the Season, he's determined to court his former lover and turn her into his wife. 

This book contains spanking, BDSM, anal play, and erotic scenes.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

All The Things

Goodness... so much going on.

Well, first things first - what's NOT going on.  I've been just terrible about finishing Taken by the Viking for Literotica and I feel bad about it but my mental energy is just so low right now it's going to be all I can do to finish up Benedict's Commands on time.  As much as I love my Lit readers and fans, the book deadlines take higher priority for me.  It doesn't help that Jordan and Trish haven't been very talkative in my head.  I do plan to finish them up before Christmas, but it's probably going to have to wait until BC is done. 

Why is my mental energy so low?  Well, I'm pretty much completely stressed out, anxious, and depressed, and while I'm doing my best to distract myself and keep my spirits up (and manage to do a pretty decent job), it's really draining.  I'm also not sure if I'm actually keeping my spirits up, or if I'm just so drained I don't have the energy to really be miserable anymore.  Or if I've just become so used to being in this state that I've stopped really noticing it as much. 

If you've been following my Facebook you know some of what's going on.  My best friend's father, who was basically my second dad (and I literally mean that, half the time I hang out with her parents she's not even there, they're a big part of my life and have been for over a decade) had been dealing with health issues for a while.  In June it got bad, they managed to get him into home hospice care at the very end of June, just in time for his and Momma's 41st wedding anniversary.  I live just down the street and so was going over pretty regularly to help out, taking turns with their kids to keep them company in the evenings and make sure they didn't need anything.  July 12 he passed away.  Bestie was out of town and called me immediately.  I went over to help Momma and her son deal with calling hospice and the funeral home and the family.  It was one of the hardest weeks of my entire life.

After that I was helping out on Momma duty, we were taking turns making sure she had someone with her every evening for the first few weeks.  Obviously something I was happy to do, just as I had been going over before he passed, but both things are still emotionally draining, esp while grieving.

A week after Poppa's funeral my own grandmother went into the hospital for what could have been a life-threatening condition but fortunately wasn't because she was admitted in time. 

A week after that Hubby's stepmother called, she was in an ambulance with his dad and they thought it was his heart.  Obviously not something you want to hear at any time, but two weeks after Poppa's passing it was especially panic-inducing.  We rushed to the hospital.  It turned out it wasn't his heart but he needed gall bladder surgery.  Surgery happened on Monday, things were looking up.

Friday he was rushed back to the hospital.  Something was REALLY wrong neurologically and they couldn't figure out what was going on.  This culminated in a brain bleed Tuesday night which, if it didn't stop on its own and they had to go in to stop it would have put his chances of survival at only 20%.  Fortunately over Tuesday night it did stop on its own and he was doing much better Wednesday morning.

We were in his hospital room getting the good news Wednesday morning (HUGE relief) when my mom texted me.  My grandfather was on  his way to the hospital, they thought he'd had a stroke.

Cue my biggest breakdown.

Since then, everyone has been getting better, I finally started feeling better, until two weeks ago when we found out my Great Aunt has aggressive cancer.  She may or may not make it to the end of the year.  I'm supposed to be going to visit her this weekend but haven't heard back from any of my recent emails (and she's a little deaf so calling isn't the best option) so I've gotta reach out to one of her kids and find out if I'm still going to visit this weekend.  I would really like to, but at the same time it's not exactly a happy visit since it's very possibly the last time I'll see her if she doesn't make it to the holidays.

And last week hubby's aunt on his mom's side tried to kill herself, fortunately her brother found her and got her to the hospital in time.

So that's where I'm at and why I am running low on creative mental energy.

However, where I'm running a little higher is on energy for things that will distract me from what's going on in my life and require no creativity... so cue perfect time to start getting serious about audio books!  People have been asking about audio books for a while and Venus School was the only one I had available.

I am happy to report that Venus Aspiring now has a narrator and is in production.

Chasing His Bunny has a narrator and is in production.

Chasing His Squirrel has an interested narrator and I've made an offer so hopefully it will be in production soon.

I'm uploading other books for narrator auditions and am reaching out to narrators when no one auditions immediately... so far the Big Bad Bunnies series has definitely attracted the most narrators, but I'll keep working until I can find a narrator for every single one of my books!  I'm going to try and get a couple of my Dark Angel titles narrated as well. 

And so far, Benedict's Commands is still on schedule for an October release, after which I will hopefully bang out the last few chapters of Taken by the Viking and then jump right into Tempting the Domme for Stronghold

Woo!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Dark Angel Release - Forbidden Fantasy House

Who wants to read something dark?!

My latest Dark Angel release is now available on Amazon to buy or borrow using Kindle Unlimited =)

Forbidden Fantasy House is based off of my Literotica story "Fantasy House: Elena's Story" - so many people were interested in Lance as a character that I ended up turning this into a full blown novella =) The original story is still in there as well, but now we see how Elena got to the Fantasy House, and what happens after Lance sees her leaving it =)

Enjoy!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MZ58ZG


Friday, June 30, 2017

Stripping the Sub is Released and VOTE on the Next Stronghold Book!

Stripping the Sub is now out on Amazon, Smashwords, & Barnes and Noble!!!!




When you reach the end of the book, come back to this blog post and vote on whether you'd like to read Olivia & Luke or Jake & Sharon's book next!  Because I'm having a lot of trouble deciding who I want to write, so I figured I'd let the readers choose!

No need to rush - the poll will remain open until the end of August =)


EDIT - I'm struggling with embedding the poll, but you can vote on it in one of two ways - scroll down to the very bottom of my blog and the poll will be there OR click on this blog's title and then scroll down to the end of that page.  Basically, the poll is always at the bottom of the blog.

<3

Friday, June 23, 2017

Special Pre-Order Price for Stripping the Sub!

Stripping the Sub is finally up for pre-order!  After it releases on Amazon, the price will go up to $3.99.

As usual, it will be available on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords for the special $2.99 price for the first week after release =)


Ever since Michael Waverly joined Stronghold and recognized Ellie Sanders he's wanted to scene with her, but over time it's turned into something more than that and he knows a scene just won't satisfy him. Unfortunately, she's been avoiding him and she has a reputation for never doing more than just a scene. For the first time, her defenses seem to be down and she's willing to give him a chance. But while she's willing to sign a club contract with him, will she ever be willing to open her heart?

Ellie is so full of secrets sometimes she feels like that's all she's made of - all the things she doesn't want other people to know about her. The person she's most afraid of revealing all of her secrets to are Michael - her one-time protector and crush in high school, now grown into a devastatingly attractive sadist at Stronghold. She wants to play with him. More than that, she wants to know if maybe she has a chance for a normal relationship with him... the first man in a long time that she's both trusted and been attracted to. Unfortunately for Ellie, normal has always been out of her reach. The most important secret of all is the one she's keeping from everyone, especially Michael, because there's no way he'd ever want her if he knew the truth behind her damage. 

But communication is everything in BDSM and Michael's determined to strip back all of Ellie's defenses and claim her as his own... with a determined Dom like that, what chance does a scared subbie have of keeping her secrets?

This book contains BDSM, sadism, masochism, whipping, sensory play, bondage, and all sorts of kinky fun with a guaranteed HEA.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Upcoming Release, Cover Contest, and Things!

Okay, so first thing's first - if you have a minute and haven't already voted for my cover for Chasing the Squirrel, help me out and go vote! I made it through one round and would love to make it into the final 50 =) Here's the link and it only takes a second: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/470/

Second thing... Stripping the Sub!

I am hardcore loving the story but things are just SUPER crazy right now in real life so I've been slower about writing it than I thought I would be.  I just haven't had as much time to write.  I'm pushing the release date back but just a little! I just want to make sure I have time to finish it without rushing and to get it fully edited for release, so the new official release date is June 30th (so it will still be out in June! YAY!).

I'm sooooooooooooooooooo close to finishing it and I just adore Ellie and Michael.  I know I say this every time, but this really might be my favorite book now.  LOL.  They're a lot of fun, although of course there's drama too, but overall I just love watching them come together.  Plus, some other fun things are happening within the group that I'm enjoying as well.

As soon as I finished StS, I'll get out another chapter of Taken by the Viking.  I know that story has been put on the backburner and I'm going to try to plow through and finish it by the end of July.

The next book I'll be working on is Benedict's Commands for the Bridal Discipline series, and I'm really excited about getting back to that world!  I can't believe there are only 3 more books planned for it (including BC) and only two more for Stronghold after StS!  EEK!  So after 2018, I'm going to be starting a lot of new stuff - one of which is my new vampire series which will actually be released sometime this year (I'll be working on editing it and getting it out while working on other things as well; it shouldn't take too long since the whole thing is already written, it just needs some tweaking.)

So that's what's up... I hope everyone's having a great start to their summer!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All The New Things!

So, if you missed my Facebook live feed on Sunday, there's a lot going on!

I'm currently working on making all my series titles (Venus Rising Quartet, Stronghold, Domestic Discipline Quartet, Bridal Discipline, and Big Bad Bunnies) available in paperback on Amazon by the end of June!  So far the Venus Rising Quartet is the only one that is totally completed, but I have the first 2 1/2 books of the Stronghold series already available and I'm about halfway through getting Mastering Lexie submitted.  Birching His Bride is also already available.

If you would like a signed copy of anything, there are two ways to do that:

1. The free option - just email me at goldeniangel@gmail.com and let me know that you'd like a virtual signing.  All I'll need is who you'd like it made out to and your address, and I will sign a sticker (just like these: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JF8QN0O ) and mail it to you and you can put it in your book!

2. The more expensive option - So, I'm not doing any signings of my books anywhere in the near future, but if you email me, I can purchase the books that you're interested in, sign them, and mail them to you.  In the US this will cost $25 per book for most of the books (books like Birching His Bride and On His Knees, which are shorter and therefore cheaper would be more like $15 per book), outside of the US it would very likely be more but I'd have to check into shipping.  It's pricey, but I still wanted to make it an option if anyone is interested.

That's what's going on in the Amazon / paperback world.  I'm also going to try to step up on getting more audiobooks available once I'm done with these.

Another new thing that's happening is I've started making my books available on radishfiction.com which is a website that specializes in giving you books on your phone.  You just download the app and the books are already formatted to be read on your phone, and you pay by the chapter so if you decide you don't like a book and want to stop reading halfway through, you've only paid for what you've actually read.  It's a pretty cool premise.

I'm going to use it in two ways (and I'll be announcing on Facebook every time I put out totally new content on it, so if you follow my page you'll have a good idea what's going on, although I will also periodically update this blog with information about what I'm doing on Radish).

1. Three weeks before a new release is going to be out, I'll release one chapter a week on Radish.  Since the first three chapters on Radish are always free, this will give everyone a chance to read the beginning of the book at the same time without having to pay for any content twice.  The rest of the book will be made available on Radish on the same day it's released everywhere else, so people can choose what platform they'd rather read the full book on.

2. I have an entirely new book - well, kind of an old book since it's actually the first thing I've ever written - which I'll be releasing exclusively on Radish first using their Freemium option - Freemium makes the first three chapters free and after that, every week, a new chapter is released for free, so you can either wait and get a chapter a week for free OR pay to read chapters early.  I was planning on publishing this book sometime next year, so I figure releasing it on Radish first will be a good way for me to get feedback / gauge interest in the book.

My new-old book!  Is going to be part of a series.  I'm torn about what to call it because I REALLY want to call it Movies Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Vampires, but because it's going to be part of a series I'm not totally sure I'll be able to keep up with the need for awesome titles like that.  We'll see.  At the moment I have three books in my head for it and it may just end up being a Trilogy (MGMUEAV, then Movies Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Life, and Movies Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Love).  The other titles I've come up with in my head are Before the Dawn, In The Light of Day, and A Hot Night, but I'm a little worried they're too close to being Twilight-y.

Why is the next chapter of Taken by the Viking taking so long?  Ugh, a couple reasons.  One is that Michael and Ellie have lodged themselves so firmly in my head and are so demanding (not to mention I feel the deadline approaching and I always focus more before the deadline) that there's not much room for any other characters.  Jordan and Trish have been pushed back inside my head and it's possible I won't get their next chapter out until after I've finished Michael & Ellie's book.  This is also largely due to the fact that I currently have less time for writing right now too.  We're about to go on vacation with hubby's family next week, I'm organizing things for my bestie's bridal shower and bachelorette party which are happening in the next couple of months, and as soon as hubby and I get back from vacation we only have a couple days and then it's AwesomeCon and I have a BUNCH of work to do on my cosplays before the con (ONLY 15 DAYS LEFT!!! AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!)  On top of all the regular work, friend, family, sick kitty, life stuff.  So, unfortunately, Trish and Jordan are on the back burner until I can get Stripping the Sub done (hopefully before my self-imposed deadline).

I'm a little more than halfway through StS, but I'm moving FAST.  If I can keep up my current writing schedule, even with everything else going on, the book is still on track to come out June 20.  Hopefully I'll have it out for pre-order by the 10th.  If you're wondering about whether the first chapters will be up on Radish - yes they will be!  The prologue will be posted tomorrow and I'll make a Facebook announcement once it's live =)

Later this summer, once I'm sure people have had a chance to read StS, I'll be asking all of YOU who the next Stronghold book should be - Jake or Olivia!  but first read the book because that way you'll be able to make an informed decision ;)

Okay... so... is there anything else?  Paperbacks, signings, Radish, TbtV, StS release... I think that's it?  If you can think of anything I missed, let me know!