Monday, August 24, 2015

Website & Stuff

I have a website!  It's not complete yet, but it's got some stuff up already -

Hopefully I'll have time to complete it soon =)

Things have been crazy!  Philip's Rules is doing really well, and going by the reviews people are excited by it which is awesome!  It has seven 5-Star reviews on Amazon US already, which I SUPER appreciate.  I am definitely looking forward to the next one, Gabrielle and Felix's story, but before that we're heading back to modern times and Stronghold!  I just got started on Leigh and Jared again and I'm already enjoying myself, which is great =)  It's a little hard to get back into the modern mindset, but it's good for me too.  And meanwhile, Gabrielle and Felix are percolating a little bit.

I think one of my favorite things about writing is that I don't always know where the stories are going to go.  Philip and Cordelia ended up having a kink that I'd never planned on - naughty couple that they are - which was a lot of fun.  Gabrielle acted out in different ways than expected, leading to some of the twists.  My plot outlines are ever changing!

As evidenced by the beginning of Breaking the Chain.  I'm still in the first chapter and Leigh and Jared have already deviated some from the plotline... partly because they're doing their own thing instead of what I had originally based the plot line on, which was the beginning of mine and hubby's relationship.  Making their own decisions and what not, which is certainly not a bad thing!  It's just funny to me how the characters can really end up messing around with my plans =D  I like it that way though, because I figure if I'm surprised by what they're doing, then you guys will be too!

Anyway, I'm going to give it another week and then I'll be posting my first teaser for Breaking the Chain =)  In the meantime, keep enjoying Philip's Rules!  Tell your friends!  Leave reviews! lol.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy Birthday / Release Day To Me!

It's my birthday and Philip's Rules is now available!

Married once to a Baron who needed a young bride to bear him an heir, Cordelia Astley found herself in an untenable situation after his death until Philip Stanley, the Marquess of Dunbury, asked her to be his bride. She knows he didn't marry her for love, but he was her white knight and, once they're married, she finds herself falling in love with him. It would be a fairy tale ending if it wasn't for her stepdaughter Gabrielle.

Having observed his cousins Hugh and Eleanor find happiness in their respective marriages, Philip doesn't see why his marriage should be any different. Especially since he managed to find a giving, submissive, delightful woman that drew him like no woman had ever done before. Everything would be perfect, except that she allows her stepdaughter to denigrate her and manipulate her. His method of correction for both Cordelia and Gabrielle isn't what either lady expected, but Cordelia finds confidence in his support and care of her... if only she would put him first instead of Gabrielle, Philip's life would be perfect.

A sexy spanking tale of desire, passion and love, Philip's Rules is the first of a new series spin-off of the Domestic Discipline Quartet (you do not need to read the quartet to enjoy this book).

Philip's Rules is an 80,000 word standalone novel set in Victorian times with a HEA and contains domestic discipline, spanking, birching, paddling, anal play and sex, the exciting danger of illicit situations, and some seriously delicious alpha men.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Friday, August 7, 2015

On Schedule!

YAY!  So far I am on schedule to get Philip's Rules out for my birthday on August 15th =)  WOOT!

I should be finishing the last chapter and writing the epilogue today.  This week has had a LOT of writing time shoved into it, but it's been good... I had the time for it this week, which was nice.  I'm really happy with how the book has gone so far, I'm getting good feedback from the beta readers, and I'm already looking forward to the rest of the series =)

I'm also hoping to have my first newsletter out sometime this month!  I'll have a link up sometime next week for sign-ups.  I'm not as good about updating the blog as I have been in the past anymore, I'm just too busy, and I won't be abandoning the blog, but I feel like the newsletter is a good option for people who aren't as interested in reading the blog posts but DO want to know when the next book is coming out.  Because, let's be honest, sometimes I just ramble on here and not everyone wants to know what's going through my head during the writing process, which I totally get.

In other news, I've (finally) started on reader requests for Lit.  The first thing I'm doing is re-writing Chapter 9 of Contest, which was a request made a LONG time ago and I'm excited to finally get to it.  It's certainly the most lacking chapter of that series and I'm going to enjoy doing it justice.  It's also probably going to be a couple chapters long.  I'm a little disappointed in myself for putting up so much information packed into such a short chapter the first time around.  At the time, I was doing the Survivorphile contest, which involved quantity over quality, but I was really trying not to let the quality of my stories suffer, and on that chapter I definitely fell short of that goal.  Soooo I'm really happy that I got a request to re-write it and I can now fix that!

And, of course, once Philip's Rules is complete and out, book-wise I will be turning my focus back to Stronghold to pick up Leigh and Jared's story where it left off!  I'm looking forward to that although I'm also super into the new Bridal Discipline series.  It's always fun having two series that I'm so inspired by!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Philip's Rules - Teaser

I think this is going to be the last teaser before the book comes out =)  SUPER excited.  I've only got about 4-5 more chapters to go I think... I'm really enjoying this book and I'm hoping you guys will too!  Also, once I manage to wrap it up, I really am going to get something out for Literotica.  I know I've been super bad about not focusing on that at all.  My mind has been super focused on Philip's Rules, which is def not a bad thing since it's coming out so soon!

Anyway, here's the teaser.  Enjoy and have a great weekend! -

"Sweetheart?"  Philip's fingers tipped her chin up to look at him as he peered at her in concern and she realized she'd started woolgathering.
Licking her suddenly dry lips, she scrambled to form a coherent response.  "I don't know..."  
Her voice trailed off, because she didn't know exactly what she wanted to say.  The emotions swirling inside of her weren't just confusing, they were inappropriate.  She couldn't possibly tell Philip that she didn't want him to punish Gabrielle because she didn't want her stepdaughter so close to him, physically.  Gabrielle had poached Cordelia's suitors before, but it was obviously something that Philip hadn't fallen for.  But, for the first time, Cordelia found that she had something she considered hers, that she didn't want to share. 
Something hot flared in Philip's eyes.  A look that Cordelia already recognized and, after last night, finally understood the full ramifications of.
"I'd be happy to show you, sweetheart."
Not understand but willing to led Philip lead the way, she didn't protest or try to pull away as he led her over to the chair behind his desk.  When he suddenly tugged her over his lap, so that her stomach was resting on his hard thighs, Cordelia let out a frightened squeak.  Her heart was suddenly pounding as she realized how very vulnerable she was.  It was one thing to know how much bigger and stronger her husband was than her, it was another to have it demonstrated so clearly.
When he flipped her skirts up, tipping her further forward so that she had to put out her hands to keep balanced on his lap, Cordelia finally came to her senses.  She tried to squirm away, but his hand on her waist kept her easily in place.
"Philip!  No!" she squeaked, her voice not nearly as firm or demanding as she wanted it to be.  
"Now, if you were Gabrielle, I wouldn't have you over my lap," he said, in a lecturing tone of voice, completely ignoring her protest.  A warm hand rested on the curve of her derriere, making her skin heat through her drawers. "Wives go over laps.  Gabrielle will bend over my desk or the arm of one of the chairs.  However, she'll get to keep her drawers."  Cordelia squeaked again as she felt her own drawers being slid down her body, baring the pale curves of her bottom cheeks.  "You'll be spanked on your bare bottom when you're naughty."
Philip's hand caressed her smooth skin and then gave her cheek a light tap, just hard enough to sting.  Strangely, a frisson of pleasure went through her body at the little slap, making her bite her lip to keep from gasping.  Even though Eleanor and Irene had mentioned pleasure, Cordelia found it extremely embarrassing considering her current predicament.  
"Should I show you now?"  Her husband's voice was teasing, flirting, as his fingers stroked her cheeks.  Even so, Cordelia immediately tried to wriggle away.

"No, thank you!  I understand perfectly now, thank you!"

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cover Reveal - Philip's Rules

RaineyCloud9 has done an absolutely GORGEOUS job on the cover for my new series!!! I'm so excited to share it with you all =)

I'm super stoked about this series, especially with amazing covers like this!  Just looking at it makes me happy =)  Hopefully the book will be worth of the cover!

I'm aiming for an August 15th release date and I think I can make that... *crosses fingers*  There's still a lot of work to be done on it, but I'm moving along pretty quickly too =)

Sadly, I have been getting very little done for any other books (well, other than Marriage Training, which is also moving along nicely, but that's a separate thing at this point) or for Literotica.  My head is all wound up in DragonCon, which is coming up so fast!!! Only 40 more days till I head down to Atlanta, and that means only 40 more days to get all my costume pieces together.  UGH.  Which is why I have less time than usual.  Between the writing and the costume making, I haven't had a whole lot of time for blogging.  It's like my head is fuzzy from being filled with all the things I'm doing!

I hope everyone has a great weekend... check in next week for another teaser from Philip's Rules!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

All the Things

There are so many things!!!

I've got DragonCon coming up in 57 days (ACK) and I'm not done with all my cosplays yet.  Not even close.  lol.  So I've got a lot of time going towards that right now.

On the flip side, I'm trying to get the Marriage Training book to the interested agent by this Friday.  Or, at least, most of it.  So there's a looooooooooot of work going into that right now, because that's where all my focus is.  Once it goes to the agent she sends it out to an editor and then I guess it comes back to me for changes and then we'll see where things go from there!  It'd be really cool to have a book that I hadn't self-published =)  Although, if no publisher ends up picking it up, that's what I'll do of course, so don't worry, you'll get to read it.  It's going to be very different from the Lit story though; much less dark, much less s/m, more traditional romance... so far I'm actually liking it a lot.   There's a lot more Gabriel, Vivian's got more of a personality and the school is much more interesting.  I've also already got an idea for a follow-up book.  Cuz you know, I need more ideas for books right now.  *sigh* LOL

After this Friday I'll be focusing back on Philip's Rules!  I'm glad everyone seems to have enjoyed the teaser - and the little teasers that I put up on Facebook =)  So far I'm really having a lot of fun writing the book and the early stuff that I've seen for the cover looks gooooooooorgeous.  I think it's going to be really good.  My goal is to finish it by the end of this month.  I think I'm about halfway through it right now, so I know I'll have it finished in August if I don't manage the end of this month, but I'd really like to do a July release if I can... and then I can get back to Stronghold for a bit =)  Leigh and Jared are swimming around my head.

I'm also going to get started on reader requests for Lit soon... I've just had so much going on that I haven't been able to start on those at all.  Free time?  What's free time?  I'm pretty sure that shit's a myth.

So yeah... that's what's going on in my world for now.  I'm a busy busy bee!