Wednesday, April 23, 2014

All Sorts of Stuff

Okay... so, my busy season at work is now over and I am in recuperation mode.  Seems like last year it took me less time to recuperate... but then again last year's busy season wasn't quite as crazy for me!  Plus, I didn't exactly have a restful weekend because I went to AwesomeCon in DC (similar to ComicCon but all things nerdy instead of focusing on comics... although there were lots of those too).  And I had a freaking blast.  Nothing more validating than dressing up as a superhero and seeing the kid reaction because you've got a particularly good costume - although the adults were pretty excited too.  I actually had a guy fan-girl over my outfit even though he was in line to meet an ACTUAL celebrity.  Pretty validating stuff =D

At any rate... an update on all things writing!

I'm about halfway through the next chapter of Taken by the Wolf and I'm almost done with chapter 14 of Taming the Tease =) So I feel like I'm on track to finish the former by the end of this week and have even more done with the latter.  Yay!  I'm trying REALLY hard to get Tease out at the end of this month/beginning of next month.  Things are going well, the characters are (at the moment) cooperating, so it's just a matter of plowing through the work!

Venus Aspiring is talked about and has an excerpt on Blak Rayne's blog, thanks to Jacqueline George of Yellow Silk Dreams.

Marriage Training got third place in the Clitorides Awards for Best BDSM story of the year.

If you haven't liked me on Facebook yet, you should do that: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Angel/1376950342579975

And there are still a couple autographed copies of Venus School available =)  So if you're interested, check out my previous blog post on how to get one!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Autographed Venus School

Okay...

so if you've read the previous blogpost then you know the rules.



The first seven people to comment on this post, with either your email address or a moniker (and then email me at goldeniangel with your moniker, if you don't feel comfortable putting your email address up on the blog comments), are going to receive the autographed copies of Venus School.  Unfortunately, I can only give away one copy to the very first person to comment.  All autographed copies after that will be $12 (if you're in the U.S. as that price covers shipping, possibly more if you're out of it depending on shipping) to be paid using paypal. 

It's inelegant, but it's the best way I was able to figure out getting autographed copies to people... hopefully it works for you guys!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Facebook & Autographs!

Okay... I've given into pressure.  Queenie presented me with a large number of very convincing arguments as to why I need a facebook page... so you can now "like" and "follow" me here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Angel/1376950342579975

I'll probably be a lot more active there than I am here or on Twitter.  Since on Twitter sometimes it's hard to break things down into so few characters and on here I feel like I have to write more than just a couple of sentences =P  I'm actually kind of looking forward to it.  I'm now following some of my favorite authors and seeing how they do their pages - and seriously, if you have any suggestions of things that you'd like to see on my FB page, please let me know! 

Now, the other thing I need to do...

I have received the paperback copies of The Venus School and I know some of you have expressed interest in autographed copies... so on Thursday April 17th at 7pm Eastern Standard Time U.S., a blog post is going to go up inviting you to let me know if you want an autographed copy.  The first seven people to comment on that blog post with their email addresses (or to comment and tell me that they want one and then email me at goldeniangel@gmail.com to let me know you're the one who left the comment, if you don't feel comfortable putting up your email in the comments) will get an email from me asking for your address.  I have to ship them personally so I'm going to be charging $12 for each book, to be paid over pay pal, which covers both the book and shipping, so no extra for shipping if you're in the U.S.  If you're outside of the U.S. then obviously we'll have to discuss shipping options and see what we can come up with =) 

The very first person to comment will win theirs for free and (as long as you're in the U.S.) won't have to pay shipping either!  I'll just send it to you.  Unfortunately I can't afford to do that for everyone, as much as I might like to for those of you who have been so supportive and have already been buying my books on Kindle, but I'd really like to do it for at least on person!

So yeah... Facebook... autographed copies of Venus School... and that's what's up this week!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Taken by the Wolf Ch. 19

Sooo... all I'm going to say is, try not to get too frustrated lol.  Chapter 19 of Taken by the Wolf is now out and everyone should remember the old adage "two steps forward, one step back."

I had been struggling with how to end the series when a fan, Gemini, suggested to me part of what you're going to see in this chapter.  It's not the end (we're still at least 10 chapters away from that) but it's got some set up for the end.  However, we've got an extended trip back down the rabbit hole before we get there =D  In this chapter I played with electricity, something that I haven't done in other stories... and something that I've only BARELY experienced myself, although I did do research.  And I have an electricity kit, but hubby and I haven't set it up or used it yet.  *sigh*  It's something we want to do, but that's the kind of sex that you need to schedule (well, at least one of us needs to) and things have been too crazy lately.

Despite the craziness lately, I have managed to start getting a LOT of writing done!!!  It's super exciting.  I've mostly been focusing on Taming the Tease because I really would like to get that out before May 15 (possibly by May 1).  That's the goal.  And I'm trying.  I'm a little bit over halfway done with it at this point (over 58k words!!!!).  I've written some of the most fun scenes I've ever done... I hope everyone else will enjoy them as much as I did, because I was giggling as I was writing them.  So crossing my fingers I get that done quickly =)

At the moment things are looking pretty good because now that I can finally write again, it's just spilling out of me! Hopefully that will continue without a problem!

Also, my next blog will be about how to get an autographed copy of Venus School, so keep an eye out for that!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Venus Aspiring Is Now A Real Book!

Sooooo I now have two books out in paperback format!  Venus Aspiring is now available on CreateSpace as well, thanks to Yellow Silk Dreams (which you all should check out since there are some other great authors on there as well =)

The copies of Venus School that I'm planning on autographing are currently being shipped to me.  If it goes well, I might do something similar with Venus Aspiring.  If you want to buy a book on your own, you can always email me at goldeniangel@gmail.com with your address and I will send you a sticker insert that you can put on the inside cover of the book as an autograph from me =)

And in the meantime... I'm working my ass off but I've actually also managed to get a bit more writing done.  I'm about halfway through Taming the Tease right now, maybe more.  Hit over 53k pages today!  Woot!  I'm so loving it too... having a really good time writing this one.  I hope you all enjoyed the teaser.  Rick and Maria are making me so happy!  Plus the side characters are cracking me up...  yesterday I wrote a fun little scene where a few of the Doms, including Rick, helped out Angel with the 'final exam' of her self-defense class.  I hope everyone finds it as enjoyable to read as I did to write, because I was constantly giggling.  It happens a lot this book.  Maria cracks me up.  Rick reminds me of one of my best friends which is both fun and frustrating.  Didn't know he was going to turn out that way.

Really hoping to finish that up either by the end of this month or at the beginning of next =)  So far looking good for it!

Also about 1/3 of the way through the next Taken by the Wolf chapter.  YAY!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Release: Stronghold Novella

April Fool's!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah I know, I'm a bitch.  Do people outside the U.S. do this???  April 1 we play practical jokes on each other.  One year, before we actually got engaged, Hubby and I announced our engagement on FB.  No one fell for it, sadly.  I never do the "I'm Pregnant" April Fool's thing though because um... helloooooo, talk about jinxing yourself!!!

At any rate, this is my clever but really not-so-clever and probably kind of mean way of playing an April Fool's joke on SOMEONE this year and also of letting you all know that I'm going to be writing some Stronghold novellas!  And the first one is going to be about Liam and Hilary and it's going to go between Taming the Tease and Lexie and Patrick's book Protector.  I know, I know, I get a lot of people telling me how excited they are for Lexie and Patrick's book, but the novella isn't going to take me very long to write (hopefully) and it's going to be about a very exciting event that happens in Taming the Tease but which I actually won't be able to go into detail during the book.

Oh, also, in other news... it only took one day for From Terra Ch. 5 to be out on Literotica (crazy! but awesome).  So if you're interested in that, you can read it now.  It's a short chapter but it sets up some important stuff.

Anyway, to make up for the fact that I'm mean, here's that Taming the Tease teaser I promised you all last week =):


The rest of the week, Maria didn't make it out to the pool while the Greek God was there.  Which was disappointing.  She ended up having to work later than usual a couple nights and was just too exhausted the next morning to get up early enough.  Not that it kept her from the pool, but being there just wasn't nearly as exciting without the possibility of running into him.  And it kept her thinking about the fact that he lived just a floor below her. 
Every so often, she actually had a full Saturday off.  This was one of those weeks and she decided to make some granola.  A guy with a body like that who worked out every morning probably wouldn't want a plate of brownies, but she could make some pretty killer homemade granola.  It was healthy, easy, and gave her an excuse to more formally welcome him to the neighborhood.  

Yeah, most people weren't that neighborly anymore, but that was okay.  He had no way of knowing that she didn't normally do this.  And she had mentioned Mrs. Pierce yesterday, so he knew that she was friendly with at least one of her other neighbors.  The others she at least all knew by name, which wasn't too hard since there were only three floors of apartments, with four apartments on each floor except the ground which only had three plus the laundry room.  It was part of why she liked living in a garden apartment; even if you didn't know your neighbors, you at least knew who they were after a couple of months.

The smell of toasted oats, almonds and coconut filled her apartment as she got ready.  When she took the tray out of the oven, everything looked nicely browned and crispy.  Yum.  Just give it time to cool and then she'd add something a bit sweet, maybe raisins or even chocolate chips.  Or maybe just a bit of honey.

She'd picked out her favorite pair of jean shorts - not daisy dukes because she didn't like her ass cheeks hanging out, but they fitted her curves nicely and came to just about three inch under her butt which meant that she was still showing off a fair amount of leg but she didn't feel like she was showing too much - and a bright blue tank top.  Thick straps with a deep V-neck that was edged with lace, it had an empire waistline so that the under her bust it fluttered a little more freely, covering the parts of her stomach that she wasn't a huge fan of.  Strange how she could feel like walking out in a bikini, but she didn't like it when her clothing was stuck to her rolls.  

Maria shrugged.  Just one of the many contradictions of being a woman she supposed.

Since her hair was relatively well behaved today, curling without too much frizz, she decided to let it fly free.  Chances were she'd put it up later, but sometimes she liked the feeling of the big mass bouncing around her shoulders and upper back.  It just felt fun.  Plus she'd been told by a lot of men that they loved seeing her hair like that - although most of them wanted to touch it and run their fingers through it which just made her want to smack them.  Naturally curly hair did awful things when people ran their fingers through it.

Mixing the granola up with some raisins, deciding against the chocolate chips, Maria hoped he would be home.  It was the middle of the day on a Saturday though, so her chances should be pretty good.  Unfortunately she wasn't on the side of the building where she'd have a view  of the pool, but if he followed his usual pattern it was too late in the day for him to be there anyway.  Humming to herself, she wrapped up the granola in the red-colored plastic wrap she had left over from Christmas (still).

When she rapped on his door, she shifted back and forth on her feet, feeling a bit nervous and hoping that he really was as nice as he'd seemed at the pool.  

"Coming," she heard him call.

Well at least that answered the question about whether or not he was home.  She shifted her weight again, finding a comfortable position and pasting a smile on her face before she could talk herself into abandoning the granola at his door and running.  It was just nerves.  Totally normal.

The door opened and she nearly dropped her jaw.  He was wearing a black tank top that was practically suctioned against his gorgeous body and a pair of workout shorts and he looked absolutely, effortlessly delicious.  The dark color of his tank top just made his golden boy looks even brighter and his blue eyes glow even bluer.  Everything about him screamed confident male, from the shaggy mess of his hair to the way he was leaning against the door frame.  It wasn't until a slow smile crept across those mobile lips that she realized she was staring.

"Um... hi again.  I brought you some home-made granola.  You know, to welcome you to the neighborhood.  Officially.  I was gonna make cookies, but I wasn't sure if... um yeah."  Mentally screaming at herself to shut up, Maria thrust the granola at him.  His eyebrows went up in surprise, but he accepted the offering, the warmth of his hand brushing against hers and making her skin tingle as he took the packet of granola from her.  

She was just about to flee until she realized that his eyes had dropped to her chest and he was making a slow perusal of her own outfit.  Warmth flooded through her and she suddenly felt a million times more comfortable.  When his eyes came back up to hers, unashamed of his blatant examination, she was able to smile at him completely naturally.

"Thanks," he said.  "It looks delicious.  And for the record, snickerdoodles are my favorite."

"Favorite?"

His smile was almost blinding. "Kind of cookie.  But granolas one of my guilty pleasures.  I've never had homemade granola before."

"It's really easy to make."

"I'll have to get you to teach me sometime."  He glanced over his shoulder, she couldn't see at what.  "I'd invite you in for a drink or something, but I was actually just about to head out to hang with some friends."

"Maybe some other time," she said, letting some of her natural flirtatiousness slip into her manner, since he seemed like he might be receptive.  "I'm the daytime manager at Murphy’s Meals, if you ever wanna come in and visit.  I can get you a drink for free."

Rick gave her a long measuring look and she actually got the impression of his eyes shuttering a bit, shutting her out.  The change was subtle but abrupt and she blinked.

"Sorry, I probably won't be able to do that." 

She huffed, bringing herself back fully upright, thoroughly annoyed.  Yeah, she got it.  Shouldn't have been surprised that a guy that looked like him would be willing to have a drink with a girl that looked like her in private, but not out where someone might see them.

"Shocker," she said with an eye roll, falling back on her normal sarcasm.  God guys like him pissed her off.  Jerks who didn't hide their asshole tendencies were at least honest.  

As she was about to turn and flounce away, his free hand snapped out and grabbed her arm.  Not hard enough to hurt, but it was not a gentle hold either.  Maria jumped.  Damn he moved fast.  

"What do you mean by that?" he demanded.

She raised an eyebrow and rolled her eyes at him.  "I'm just saying I should have expected someone as in shape as you wouldn't want to be seen out in public with me for a drink.  You're nice enough when there's no one around to see or judge you, but not when someone might be watching.  Guys like you are so predictable."

"That's not what I meant."

"Sure it wasn't.  Look, I don't really care if you're a jerk, I'm used to it.  I just don't know why you bothered pretending not to be one, if you're going to be an asshole at least be an honest one."  

The little growling noise he made under his breath didn't frighten her, although he was going to get it in the nards if he didn't let go of her and soon.  It was amazing how many guys didn't want to think they were 'that way' and got pissy when it was pointed out to them.  Maria considered it her duty to shove their prejudices in their faces.  Some of them even came out the better for it. 

He flipped her around and pressed her up against the wall and she stared up at him.  For some reason, even though she was trapped and probably should have been screaming for her life, she didn't feel threatened.  Just turned on.  Blinking, she stared up into a pair of very angry looking blue eyes.  His body was long and hot and very... very... hard.

Everywhere.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Taken By the Wolf Ch. 18

More proof that Literotica's release times for stories are unpredictable! lol.  As if I needed more proof.  Chapter 18 of Taken by the Wolf is now out!  It's got a little bit more with Trish and Jordan, and also sets up Bella and Alex to go back down the rabbit hole.  Some people might find where I'm going with this in Chapter 19 a bit frustrating... just remember, two steps forward, one step back ;)  This is going to be one of the longest series I've ever written for Lit, but it's also nearing it's end... we're somewhere around 2/3 of the way through!

This week I've had a bit more time to do some writing, which has been wonderful... I'm actually almost done with the next chapter of From Terra.  I have a busy weekend but I'm hoping to finish it up and submit it by Monday evening =D  And I've been getting a bit more work done on Taming the Tease.  I'm hoping I might be able to release that at the end of April / beginning of May.  It'll really depend on my workload at the beginning of April

Weekends... I'm just crazy busy. 

Oh, and good news, those of you looking for autographed copies of Venus School, I'm going to be ordering them on Monday, so hopefully they won't take too long to get here and I'll be able to set up a way to get them out to those of you who want them!