Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Rambling Time!

I haven't done one of these blogs in a while...

Partly because things have just been CRAZY.  It's busy season at my day job and I barely managed to finished Chasing His Squirrel on time, so it's not like I've had a lot of time to blog.  Or even think.  I'm totally zombie-brained for the most part right now, but as my work is slowing down (most of my stuff was due last week) the creative side of my brain is sparking up again!  HOORAY!

I know people were getting impatient with Taken by the Viking chapters taking even longer than usual to come out, but I'm picking up on writing those again =)  Which means now people can be impatient with other things, like plot progression (even though the story line is moving twice as fast as Taken by the Wolf did), Jordan's lack of remorse (even though we're not yet at the point in the story where Jordan would even SHOW any kind of realization that maybe he's done something wrong going by the way I wrote the Wolf - and I'll be honest, I can't see him ever regretting it), and the fact that the non-con story is full of non-con sex.  Don't even need parenthesis for that one to help explain what's wrong with the expectation lol.  Some days the comments make me giggle, some days they make me face palm, and some days they make me wonder if I'm just not being clear enough in my writing... but overall I'm really happy with how the story is going so I'm not stressing about it.

And don't get me wrong, I really do appreciate constructive criticism, but honestly, I can't move the plot any faster without sacrificing character development, I can't change Jordan's character without wrecking the way the original story went, and the story is clearly marked in a certain category so I don't understand why expectations would be different.  I do appreciate the people who comment in return to some of the more head-scratching comments I get. =)

I AM looking forward to getting past the point where the Wolf ended (which is part of why this story line is progressing twice as fast).  I don't want to give everything away, but Jordan & Trish's are not the only points of view that are going to be included in the very end of the series.  So that's a fun little hint of what we have to look forward to!

On the book side of things - I'm a couple chapters into Stripping the Sub which is Michael & Ellie's book.  Either Jake or Olivia is up next in the Stronghold series and I'm not 100% sure which it's going to be... a lot is going to depend on the events of this book =)  Because things could really go either way.  I'm really excited about Michael & Ellie's story.  Yes, we'll get a tiny peek at their back story, just like we did with Andrew and Kate.  Which I've already finished writing and it makes me happy.  Heck, they make me happy.  It's going to be an interesting ride because I think Ellie is the first heroine in the Stronghold series who is really against having a relationship (the closest I've gotten to that before is Leigh, who wasn't really looking for a serious relationship, but she definitely wasn't against it either).

I'm *hoping* to get Stripping the Sub out by the end of May but we'll see how fast I manage to type =) That's my goal.  After that I'll be back in the Victorian era for Benedict's Commands.  YAY!!!!  He's rattling around in my head but he's letting Michael take the front seat for now ;)  Michael's been waiting a lot longer after all lol.

So that leaves the question... what are my in between books going to be?!

My in between books are mostly Dark Angel titles, although I also consider the Big Bad Bunnies series to be in between books, because I'm mostly working on them throughout the year.  BBB is the only one that has a "due" date though, as I really like to release them on April Fool's day for some reason.  The others, I just work on whenever I'm in the mood to write by the character from my main project is really talking to me and I can't focus on whatever I'm writing for Lit.  This happens more often than you would think.  Sometimes taking a break from a current project gives my brain time to recuperate its passion for that project and then when I come back to it, my fingers fly!

Right now I'm about halfway through converting Keeping It In the Family and House of Fantasy: Elena's Story from Lit into Amazon appropriate novellas.  KF got sidetracked and I didn't like where it was going so I set it off to the side.  It was getting too romance-y and that's not what I wanted.  Hopefully when I pick it up again later I can get back on track.  On the other side, Elena is doing EXACTLY what I wanted when I thought about expanding her story so I'm hoping that if Stripping the Sub isn't ready by the end of May, that Elena will be.  SO either way, I should have something coming out next month.

After that I'll either write another Planets Apart novel - next stop on our intergalatic tour is Sirius, which is entirely devoted to human pets ;)  Won't lie... I'm looking forward to it.  I haven't done anything with pet play before and I think it's going to be fun to explore - or a second installment of Annie's Adventures now that she's back in college after her summer with the sybian.  Not sure which yet!  If you have a particular favorite, feel free to use some peer pressure lol.

So... the last little thing to leave you with... title reveal!  Next Big Bad Bunnies book is going to be Chasing His Hippo.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Release: Chasing His Squirrel

I don't know why I like releasing the books in this series on April Fool's Day, I just do.  There's something silly and fun about them that I really enjoy.  I hope you enjoy this too!

Don't forget, the nicest thing you can do for an author is leave a review ;)



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When Brady Bunson first meets Jesse O'Neal, she's sick and dying from one of the illnesses that have ravaged the small shifter population. As a shifter squirrel with a tiger ancestor way back in her family line, Jesse is actually an ideal candidate for Dr. Montgomery's work... all the pain the Bunson family has gone through will finally save a life instead of ruining one.

Although Brady is falling for Jesse, he doesn't really know what to do with his emotions. The Company is still out there and his family won't be safe until they're taken down - and now that Jesse is a successful experiment using the same science, she won't be either. Having spent most of his prime dating years in a lab, all of his relationship experience from high school tells him it's unfair to ask Jesse to put her life on hold for him in a long distance relationship while his focus is entirely on taking down The Company to ensure the safety of those he loves, even if she's included in that group.

But he has more trouble letting her go than he thought he would.

Chasing His Squirrel is approximately 65k words and contains some sizzling hot sexy times between an alpha male and a young woman grabbing hold of her second chance at life with both hands.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Dark Angel Release - Annie & the Sybian

I've got a new Dark Angel title out for the end of February!!!  And it's free on Kindle Unlimited =)

If you liked Annie Rides the Sybian on Literotica then you'll probably like Annie and the Sybian =)  It's a re-write of the Literotica story and it's kicking off the start of Annie's Erotic Adventures.  It's NOT a romance, which is why I decided it was a Dark Angel book.  It's also not as dark as Annie Rides the Sybian was; while there's a slight hint of coercion, it's very clear Annie can leave at any time, to conform to Amazon's requirements, and that's the biggest change from the Lit story.  I wanted to turn it into a sexual awakening story and then be able to have her erotic adventures continue.  I'm not sure yet where she's going to go, but I have a feeling it's going to be a lot of fun to do an Annie book once a year!

When Annie's parents' neighbor Mark tells her he has a Sybian, she doesn't know what that is, but when she gets back to college and looks it up, she becomes obssessed with the idea of riding one. Once she's back home on summer vacation, the opportunity arises when Mark leaves town and she's house-sitting for him.

But riding the Sybian is the least of Annie's dark fantasies, and after Mark returns and she finds out he had cameras down in his basement where the Sybian is located, she has an opportunity to live out more of her fantasies. She offers a trade: she'll ride the Sybian in front of Mark, live, if he'll delete the vidoes of her. Mark accepts the trade and Annie dives into an erotic, perverse rabbithole of sex for Sybian rides, pleasure for pleasure, and her darkest fantasies come true.

Annie and the Sybian is an erotica novel, approximately 25,150k words, full of Sybian rides, sex, double penetration, a horny eighteen year old, and a HFN ending. It is NOT a romance. Annie's adventures will continue when she goes back to college. There is no cliffhanger.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Terrible Bad Shark Movie Addiction Begins

February is going to be the month of bad shark movies for me, I can already tell.  Just in case anyone else gets bitten by the bug, I figured I'd start reviewing the ones I've been watching.:

Shark Lake
I had high hopes for this one because it had Dolph Lundgren in it.  I watched this the same night as Avalanche Sharks and Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark.  Despite the higher quality of acting, cinematography, and plot from the other movies, I found it to be the least enjoyable.  It was too mediocre to be a good movie or a bad movie and Hubby and I found ourselves fairly bored while watching it.  The plot/acting wasn't good enough to keep us engaged and the sharks attacks weren't bad (or constant) enough to be the enjoyable, schockly B-horror movie quality we were looking for.  It was like they aimed for Jaws and so went over the Sharknado territory but never quite hit "good movie" territory.
Final Thought: Not bad enough to be part of a bad shark movie night

Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark
Bad... oh god it was so bad it was almost good.  The quality was not helped by Hubby's absolute fury at the technology explanations sprinkled throughout the movie (basic technical jargon that, if you have any sort of technological knowledge apparently made absolutely NO sense, as I was informed multiple times).  We also didn't realize that this was the third such movie being made, which means we missed out on lots of character building (I assume) and the beginning of the movie jumped straight into the action.  I was pretty okay with it jumping straight into the action.  The action was hilariously, gloriously bad and by the time Mecha Shark is on land and causing all sorts of havoc, Hubby had given up on anything in the world making sense and I was dying laughing.  I would recommend watching this after a couple of drinks, especially if you have any working knowledge of computers, robotics, or physics.  Hubby declared it more nonsensical than Sharknado.
Final Thought: I really want to see the first two now

Avalanche Sharks
I enjoyed this movie a stupid amount.  Even hubby enjoyed this movie, if I use the term "enjoy" loosely, although I'm not sure he wasn't just beaten into submission by this point as it was the third movie we'd watched that evening after Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark and Shark Lake.  The story is hilariously improbable - not only are these snow sharks, but we immediately discover they're GHOST snow sharks.  Amazing.  One of the main characters has "made up" a story about the mountain where he and the other characters (can't remember anyone's name - totally unimportant) are traveling to, and of course the story he's made up is actually totally real.  The sharks are huge, bloody, and hilarious.  The death scenes are entertainingly schlocky.  The cinematography is awful and hilarious (a series of nature shots that goes on for like a minute, switching every ten seconds or so... is it time passing? is it just nature?  can they possibly show another one? - yes! Yes they can!). The acting is good enough to be bad-good and there's plenty of hilarity to be had.
Final Thought: So far, this one is definitely my favorite.

3 Headed Shark-Attack
Hubby's first comment when he looked up to see what I was putting on was "Danny Trejo and Rob Van Dam"?!  We shouldn't have gotten our hopes up that they would help.  Although Danny Trejo was definitely the highlight (and the best actor) in the movie.  It was so, so, so bad, to the point where it was just pushing being too bad to be enjoyable.  They do start the movie off right, with lots of bewbs, almost as an apology for what you're about to watch.  Rob Van Dam doesn't bring any of his WWE charisma, unfortunately (he's totally got his boring baby-face on the entire movie).  Danny Trejo is a total badass, but not in nearly enough of the movie.  What saves the movie is the absolute ridiculous antics of the three-headed shark and its totally implausibility when it comes to attacks, which are fantastically awesomely awful.  There's even a twist in the movie, which nearly had me crying with laughter.
Final Thought: Not for the faint of heart - have alcohol on hand in case you can't take it.

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Release - Lydia's Penance!

Lydia's Penance is now released!





When her home situation becomes unlivable, Lydia hopes to escape through a marriage and her qualifications for her new husband are not long. She's not looking for love, passion, or even fidelity but just a man who won't abuse her. When she overhears the Duke of Manchester declare to his brother that he doesn't care who he weds, it seems like her prayers are answered. The Duke is powerful enough to protect her, has a reputation as a good and honorable man, and doesn't care who he marries. Unfortunately she's a too-old bluestocking with nothing to tempt a duke into wedding her, and desperate times call for desperate measures.

When Isaac finds himself trapped into marriage with a grey-eyed beauty who used underhanded and dishonorable means to secure his hand, at first he's not quite sure what to think. His new wife is a study in contradictions and, even worse, she's keeping secrets. His carefully controlled world is making less and less sense, and his duchess is spending more time over his lap - in a distinctly un-fun manner - than he would like. 

Lydia wasn't looking for love, but the more she comes to know her husband, the more her own feelings grow for him.

Isaac could never trust a woman who trapped him, but what if she had good reasons for doing so? What if, despite her secrets, he fell in love with her?

This book is 101k words, contains a trapped alpha male, a distressed and desperate young lady, quite a few spankings, and the creative use of ginger. Heat level - incendiary.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Live Q&A + Lydia's Penance Update!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!  I know I did!  It was over FAR too quickly, but one upside to that is we're THAT much closer to Lydia's Penance release!!! WOOT!!!!  I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of this one... it's a little bit different from the previous books, a little bit more leaning BDSM-y than the previous books, and I really enjoyed playing around with the "trapping a man into marriage" trope.

I'm always reading these Victorian romance novels books where the "bad guy" woman tries to trap a man into marriage, and he always manages to escape and I just couldn't help thinking, "What if he didn't escape?  What if the plan succeeded?"  I also really disliked how it's always the "bad guy" who makes the attempt too.  Way more fun to try and make it the heroine doing the trapping!!! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  So yeah.  Super excited to see how everyone enjoys Lydia's Penance!

It's currently on pre-order for the special $2.99 price till the end of this week on both Amazon and Smashwords, so if you have some gift cards to spend, grab it now before the price goes up after release this weekend... at least, that's what I would do.  If you want to wait till next week, that's cool with me too, it's actually better for me =P  But, you know, trying to give my loyal readers a jump start discount!

So something fun I'm doing - I've had people request 'release parties' and things like that and I'm not really sure I'm there yet, but for the new year and since Lydia's Penance will have just released, I'm going to do a live Q&A on my Facebook page on January 2nd, 4pm US EST.

I will be answering questions live, as people type them, as well as answering some questions people have sent in prior to the Q&A, and the video will be up after the Q&A is over too, for people to watch if they can't make it for the live part =)

All you have to do is like my page on Facebook and you'll be able to see the event - https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Angel-1376950342579975/


And you can RSVP to the official event page for a reminder! - https://www.facebook.com/events/652937851555445/


If it goes well, I'll do more in the future!!! I won't lie, I'm pretty bad at the whole marketing thing, but I'm trying to get better.  I think part of it is, I never really meant to do this... it started out as free stories on Lit and then eventually turned into a whole big unexpected thing.

Speaking of free stories on Lit - Taken by the Viking is still going strong!  I'm having fun writing Trish and Jordan's POV.  I like seeing the rest of the Earth compound, discovering more about Jordan, and seeing Trish slowly giving in... fairly dark romance, considering the circumstances, but it's still enjoyable to me.  A different kind of challenge, esp since I've gotta balance the non-con with knowing they end up together in the end!  It's lots of fun =D

Okay, I'm going to end this here because I'm tempted to start babbling on about Lydia's Penance before anyone's even had the chance to read it!!! ACK!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Now Available for Pre-order! - Lydia's Penance

Lydia's Penance is now up for pre-order!!! That's right, I'm declaring that I'm GOING to have it finished and released on December 30, 2016 lol.

I figure that's a good release date so that people who don't have extra money before the holidays (like me!) will hopefully get gift cards to spend during them and will be able to jump on the special $2.99 pre-order price before the price goes up to $3.99 when it's released!

Pre-order is only available on Amazon; Barnes & Noble and Smashwords readers will have a special $2.99 price for the first week after release before the price goes up =)



When her home situation becomes unlivable, Lydia hopes to escape through a marriage and her qualifications for her new husband are not long. She's not looking for love, passion, or even fidelity but just a man who won't abuse her. When she overhears the Duke of Manchester declare to his brother that he doesn't care who he weds, it seems like her prayers are answered. The Duke is powerful enough to protect her, has a reputation as a good and honorable man, and doesn't care who he marries. Unfortunately she's a too-old bluestocking with nothing to tempt a duke into wedding her, and desperate times call for desperate measures.

When Isaac finds himself trapped into marriage with a grey-eyed beauty who used underhanded and dishonorable means to secure his hand, at first he's not quite sure what to think. His new wife is a study in contradictions and, even worse, she's keeping secrets. His carefully controlled world is making less and less sense, and his duchess is spending more time over his lap - in a distinctly un-fun manner - than he would like. 

Lydia wasn't looking for love, but the more she comes to know her husband, the more her own feelings grow for him.

Isaac could never trust a woman who trapped him, but what if she had good reasons for doing so? What if, despite her secrets, he fell in love with her?