Friday, June 22, 2018

Pre-Order & Teaser for Mated On Hades!


The heat is on!
Mated on Hades will be LIVE JULY 6TH!


PRE-ORDER FOR JUST 99 PENNIES:



The Celestial Mates agency always knows what - or who - you need. 

Tarrik would do anything to avoid breaking his mother's heart, so he begrudgingly signs up for Celestial Mates and agrees to come home and settle down once the agency finds his match. There's just one catch: he's not ready to give up his free and easy life traveling the galaxy. And he's doing exactly as his mother asked, so what will it hurt if he makes himself as unappealing as possible on his mate application?

Juliette is a woman on the run. Her attitude, and more importantly her hacking skills, have pissed off all the wrong people. Now the target of a contract hit, she's decided the solution to her problems is to leave the planet as fast as she can. The Celestial Mates program is exactly what she needs. By the time her "mate" realizes she's impossible to live with, hopefully it will be safe for her to return to earth. She wasn't counting on a seriously hot alien who looked like the devil and could do the most sinful things with his tail...

The sparks fly at first meeting when their chemistry ignites. But they can barely stand to be in the same room with each other.

They shouldn't work at all.

But Celestial Mates always knows best.



******TEASER******

In the dark, her body thrumming with sexual frustration, Jules was no closer to sleep than she had been when the lights had been turned on. Despite the wall of cushions between them, she was far, far too away of the insanely sexy alien on the bed with her, less than a foot of distance separating them. How much body heat did a Hadesian emanate? Because she swore she could feel him.
Then she really did feel something, touching her ankle between the sheets, and she shrieked, kicking.
"Sorry, sorry!" Tarrik's deep voice actually sounded sincere. "That was my tail, sorry."
Jules' heart pounded so hard it felt like it was going to go right out of her chest as her fear of the unknown settled.
"Well get your tail under control," she hissed at him, pulling her legs up slightly, closer to her body and telling herself that she definitely was not going to think about the possibilities of a tail that had a mind of its own.
"It's not exactly easy," he hissed back. "I can smell your arousal. So don't bother lying and telling me that you aren't."
Heat flushed her cheeks and she was very glad the room was dark enough that he wouldn't be able to see her blush. "That's just a physical response - and you were the one who started jerking off while I was in the shower!"
"You stripped down in front of me!"
"You said you weren't attracted to me!"
"I lied, alright?!" There was a strange ominous red glow in the darkness and suddenly cushions went flying. Tarrik loomed over her, wings spread slightly in his agitation. Holy fracking radiation! He freaking glowed in the dark! "I'm attracted to you, okay? That doesn't mean I want to mate you."
"I don't want to mate you either, you overgrown ignoramus."
"But you want to fuck me, right?" The glow of his skin brightened a little more, illuminating her body as he taunted her, his own sexual frustration clear on his face. It was eerie and sexy all at the same time and this time when his tail curled around her ankle, the heat of his flesh warming her skin, she didn't jump or kick.
"Oh shut up and do something useful with your mouth," she snarled back, reaching up to grab his face and pull his lips down to meet hers.

******


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Author Feature! - Broken Hearts by Vanessa Bryce

Happy Tuesday! I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Vanessa Bryce whose first book recently came out! Broken Hearts is a Billionaire Bad Boy Romance available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

I ask Vanessa to tell me a little something about writing the book and this is what she had to say:

I had a lot of fun writing Broken Hearts, the first book in my 'Tycoons of Hollywood' series. I really love Kane's hard-ass, cocky character as he initially comes off as somewhat of a jerk, but his softer side is revealed as his feelings for Nikki grow. One of my favorite parts of the book is when he realizes he's made a mistake by pushing Nikki away, and the lengths he goes to in order to win her back. It's more than enough to make a girl swoon =)



What happens when a Hollywood Tycoon moves next door?
When billionaire bad-boy Kane Barton becomes Nikki's new neighbor, her world is shaken up as she tries to protect her newly broken heart from this sexy, hot stranger. 
But Kane is determined to have Nikki - and whenever he sees something he wants, he takes it.
Not everyone is happy about Kane and Nikki's budding relationship, and as egos collide, the stakes run high, and Kane's Empire is threatened. Will he choose to save his Empire or the one he loves?

Nikki:
Who am I kidding?
This fairytale I was living was nothing more than a dream.
And a dream that I was forced to wake up from.
It had only been a matter of time until I got hurt, but I was too blind to see.

Kane:
I was on top of my game.
A master of my own destiny.
I let myself get close to a woman once, but she proved to be like everyone else in my life.
I promised myself never again.
Until I moved into a new house. A new neighborhood. A new neighbor.
She’s sexy. She’s sultry. She knows what she wants, but she’s withdrawn.
There’s a wall up that no one can break down. That is, no one until she met me.
I am going to smash down her walls, and I’m going to show her what a real man can do.
I won’t let her into my world, but I’m going to rock hers.
I’m going to blow her mind.

***This is a full-length novella with plenty of steam, no cliffhangers or cheating, and a HEA.***

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday Sneak Peek!

I am so excited to be part of the next wave of Celestial Mates books (this wave starts releasing tomorrow!) and wanted to share a little teaser from my upcoming release, Mated On Hades =)  It comes out on July 6th, will be available on KU (like all the CM books are), and is on pre-order sale for just 99c!



The Celestial Mates agency always knows what - or who - you need. 

Tarrik would do anything to avoid breaking his mother's heart, so he begrudgingly signs up for Celestial Mates and agrees to come home and settle down once the agency finds his match. There's just one catch: he's not ready to give up his free and easy life traveling the galaxy. And he's doing exactly as his mother asked, so what will it hurt if he makes himself as unappealing as possible on his mate application? 

Juliette is a woman on the run. Her attitude, and more importantly her hacking skills, have pissed off all the wrong people. Now the target of a contract hit, she's decided the solution to her problems is to leave the planet as fast as she can. The Celestial Mates program is exactly what she needs. By the time her "mate" realizes she's impossible to live with, hopefully it will be safe for her to return to earth.

The sparks fly at first meeting when their chemistry ignites. But they can barely stand to be in the same room with each other.

They shouldn't work at all.

But Celestial Mates always knows best.

***Sneak Peek***


"What?!" Tarrik was practically sputtering, because the words his mother was saying made no sense - although he could feel her joy over the vidcall even though his ship was several galaxies away from Hades.
"They found your mate! They're going to bring her here and she should arrive the day after you do," his mother said, her tentacles all writhing and twining around her body in happiness. 
Behind Tarrik, he could hear his bridge crew trying to stifle their laughter. 
Gark it, if he'd realized this was a personal call he would have taken it in his cabin, not on the bridge where everyone could see. Tarrik gritted his teeth, because even though he was frustrated, annoyed, and embarrassed, he was also not about to yell at his mother in front of everyone either.
Especially not when she was literally quivering with joy. 
"They can't have found her," he protested, quickly remembering to take on - "So quickly, I mean. They can't have found her so quickly, it's barely been six months!"
Six months, three uninterrupted trade runs through the cosmos. Definitely not enough time to get used to the idea of being ground-bound. 
Tarrik also shuddered to think exactly what kind of female the agency could have found that would actually match to the abysmal application he'd filled out. He'd mostly just exaggerated or embellished, but he had flat-out lied in a few places to make himself look at terrible as possible.
"They are very good at what they do," his mother said happily, and he could practically see the visions of grandbabies dancing in her head. Having born one son herself - unusual for her people although typical for Hadesians - she was still hopeful for multiple grandchildren. "They always manage to find the right match!"
That was their slogan. Tarrik gritted his teeth into something resembling a smile. "Apparently."
His negativity softened slightly as his mother beamed back at him, her eyes flashing from lavender to dark indigo, indicating her deep emotions. It wasn't her fault, after all, she just wanted what all Hadesian mothers wanted from their offspring. He would just have to meet this so-called mate... and if she truly was a match for the application he'd filled out she'd probably be so awful that his mother would support him sending her back to wherever she came from.
Plus, then he could pretend to be heartbroken it hadn't worked out and get some leeway for at least another six months. 
This might not be so bad after all. 
Smiling a little more genuinely now, he nodded at his mom. "Thanks for calling, mother. I'll be home in another ten-cycle and I'll see you and my mate then." 
"I'm so excited!" The ends of her tentacles waved, her eyes still darkly indigo with her emotions. "I'll send you the information they provided. I can't wait to meet my son's mate!"
The vid switched off and Tarrik groaned. 
A heavy hand clapped his shoulder and he turned to glare at his first mate and best friend, Mrik grinning at him like a Vizii drunk on panchi fruit. Tarrik glared back. 
"Congratulations!" Mrik crowed, obviously finding this turn of events hilarious. He'd already been amused when Tarrik had first told him about his plan, now he was definitely enjoying himself at Terrik's expense. Snickers sounded around the bridge. "Our illustrious leader, leading the way as always."
"Don't get too used to the idea," Tarrik growled. 
His com beeped, alerting him to the incoming file message. Jerking it away from his belt, just so he could look at something other than Mrik's smirk or the rest of the crew's poorly hidden entertainment, Tarrik looked down at the screen and clicked on the file. 
Mrik's howl of laughter was nearly as loud as Tarrik's cry of outrage. "A garking useless human?!"

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Author Feature: The Viking's Possession by Felicity Brandon

I'm so excited to be doing my very first author feature for the talented Felicity Brandon! I just love her books; they're sexy, fun, and often full of spankings ;) Keep reading for more information about her latest release and a sexy teaser from The Viking's Possession!

She's also got a great contest happening on her Facebook page so make sure to click over and check that out before the June 15th deadline!


War captured her, desire captivated her, but can her Viking captor truly possess her?


After she saves the life of Prince Anders, the Viking warrior who took her as his captive and tamed both her body and her heart, nineteen-year-old Princess Aurelie of Donrose knows that she can never return home again. She will belong to Anders forever, as his bride and his possession, destined to be used and enjoyed as thoroughly, shamefully, and often as he pleases.

Though Anders has proven many times that he is more than willing to punish her bare bottom harshly for any disobedience, with war fast approaching between her brother and her husband, Aurelie puts her own life in danger in the hopes of making peace. But when her reckless gamble goes wrong, can Anders rescue his headstrong young wife before any harm comes to her?

The Viking's Possession is the sequel to The Viking's Conquest, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. It includes spankings, and sexual scenes, including some scenes of sexual humiliation. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

******


Ignoring me, Anders presses on, pushing the phallus inside my ass. I buck against my bondage as it invades me, utterly conflicted by the experience. The ropes make it impossible to prevent this intrusion, and we both know it. This is why Anders has chosen to secure me in such a bizarre way. My sex and my ass are totally exposed, and vulnerable to his every dark desire.


“Feel my phallus claim you, my sweeting.” His voice floats from down between my legs. “You will take this for me for the rest of this punishment, and whilst you do, you’ll remember who is in charge. You’ll remember who can touch, claim, and explore, and who must yield, receive, and endure.”

I groan again, my head now flat against the bedding as the stone fills my ass. It’s not the largest implement, and Anders’ manhood is certainly longer, but the hard, cold stone is different to what I’m used to. It’s odd and unsettling, reinforcing Anders’ point with perfect clarity—he is in charge. He is in control. All I can do is take it, take the phallus and take my punishment.

Once he is finally satisfied that I have taken the length of the stone, Anders swats my ass playfully. “Good girl,” he says teasingly. “You will keep that phallus in place until I tell you otherwise.” His body shifts and his face comes into view over my bound body. “Do you understand?”

I’m nodding even before I’ve had time to process his question. This is what Anders does to me. He takes my usual clear-headed wilfulness and turns it to mush. I can argue, I can push and protest, but in the end, I know I will always submit to this man. “Yes, I understand, my LofĂ°ungr,” I murmur.
He nods, smiling as he leans down to plant a chaste kiss on my panting mouth. “Now, let me pleasure you some more…”

His body slips from view and I squirm needlessly in my ropes. It’s like I cannot keep still because I know now what he has in mind. He doesn’t want to pleasure me at all, he only wants to build me up to the brink of ecstasy, before abandoning the pursuit. He wants to torture me with denial—that is my punishment. As his mouth descends to my pulsating sex once more, I’m overwrought with misery. His ministrations are amazing, his tongue flicking over my excited nib at perfect intervals, whilst the phallus fills my ass in its hard and denigrating way.

Within a moment I am right there again. My mind reels, and I consciously try to control my breathing, reasoning that I can fool Anders. Perhaps if I don’t make my burgeoning pleasure so obvious, I can trick him into thinking I am not at the brink. Perhaps I can achieve my orgasm after all? The idea gives me a glimmer of hope. I close my eyes, willing myself to remain as calm as I can in light of his merciless pursuit of my suffering, but oh, Gods, it’s just too good. Before I know what is happening I am panting again, my nipples beading painfully as Anders takes me right to the brink, before—inevitably—stopping short of allowing me to climax.

This time I screech in frustration, not caring what the consequences of my outburst will be. Damn him! Damn this man who has captured me in just about every way possible. It’s as though this Viking can read my mind, and he knows instinctively when I am about to explode. He is the only man who has ever known me carnally, and it seems he is truly at one with my body.

“Now, now, Aurelie,” he tells me, admonishing me in a gleeful way. “What did I warn you about that pretty little mouth?”

My eyes fly open, and I moan out of instinct, my hips—still rolled forward by the bondage—struggling desperately for some stimulus as Anders shifts from the bed. I’m vaguely aware of him stripping beside me, and then he disappears from my view, striding to the other side of the room. By the time he returns, I’m desperate. The weight of the contradiction afflicts me. The same things that irritate and repel me—the strange bondage, the phallus shoved inside me, and the unrelenting denial of pleasure—also arouse me. I know without needing to check that I am soaking with desire. Anders is playing my body like an instrument.

“Open up, my sweeting,” his voice coos from my left side.

I blink up at his towering naked form. His body is hard, chiselled perfection, and his cock juts out eagerly in front of him. My eyes dart to his hand, which he presents to me. Between his thumb and forefinger is one of the small orange fruits he had taunted me with in the Viking camp. My belly knots in anxiety. I know what is coming next.

“Now, Aurelie,” he tells me, his tone increasingly insistent.

My lips part slowly, my breath shaky with apprehension as I comply.

The expression on Anders’ face is pure lust as he appraises me. “I warned you, my sweeting,” he purrs, and I watch as the fruit moves into view, descending slowly toward my waiting mouth. “I asked for silence, and since you cannot comply, instead I offer you fruit. I’m sure you remember my favourite fruit, Aurelie.” He chuckles at his own words. “I always keep a bowl of fresh fruit in my chambers.”

If he expects a reply, then he gives me no time to offer one. The orange fruit slides perfectly into my mouth, capturing my teeth around its soft flesh. He grins down at me, satisfied with what he sees, and I do not try to resist. The fruit, I suppose, is inevitable. He must have known I would never be able to contain my responses during this penance, even if I hadn’t. This is what Anders had planned all along.

The realisation makes me wretched, or at least it would do if I wasn’t so intolerably turned on.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Upcoming Awesomeness!

There's a lot going on in Angel-land, not the least of which is I'm going to start trying to be a more active blogger. Not daily or anything, but if I can get something up once a week or once every two weeks if things are slow, that sounds great!

In case you haven't been keeping up with me elsewhere - I'm pregnant and I'm currently about halfway through my pregnancy. She's a girl and she's doing great (better than I am in fact, Type 2 diabetes meant I had to get my blood sugar - which had been in great ranges for a diabetic - down even further so now I'm on the keto diet... on the other hand, I'm loving the diet and I'm doing well enough on it that the doctor mentioned I might actually be able to reverse my diabetes). She's due in October and I'm gonna be really upset if she comes early because I'm also doing my first convention this year... which I signed up for before I became pregnant and of course it's 2 weeks before her due date.

So if you're interested in romance conventions and *hopefully* meeting me, as far as I'm concerned I'm going to be at RomCon 2018. =P

Other things going on!

I've started a YouTube Channel because I finally found a concept for it that I loved lol. First video is now up! WOOT!

I'm part of some really great upcoming multi-author projects, including a hush-hush box set that will be out in August (more on that when I can), a sexy-nerd anthology (not sure when that's coming out), and I'm going to be part of the next wave of Celestial Mates books! Mine is called Mated on Hades and will be released on July 6th. It will be available on Kindle Unlimited but is also on a special pre-order sale for 99c through July 6th, so if you prefer to own the best price is NOW.


US Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DMDWXPM
UK Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DMDWXPM
AU Amazon - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07DMDWXPM
CA Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DMDWXPM

Then it's off to the races... how much writing can I get done before baby arrives? LOL

The goals for this summer: co-write a book with Lee Savino, release one alternate penname book, and finish the last Stronghold Doms book for release on September 15th =)

I'd also really love to get the first book in my reverse harem series, and epilogue novella for Stronghold, and the two prequel novellas for my two new series out later this year but we'll see... I've gotta be somewhat loose on scheduling to see how baby affects everything! Still, that's a LOT to be excited about =)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Arabella's Taming- Last day at special 99c price!


JUST 99 PENNIES FOR ONE MORE DAY!

Have you gotten your copy of Arabella's Taming yet?



It's available everywhere:


BLURB:
Lady Arabella Windham, sister to the Duke of Manchester, has given up on ever attracting the positive attention of Lord Thomas Hood. After discovering he still sees her as the same hoydenish young woman she was in the past, no matter her current perfectly ladylike behavior, and realizing she will never match up to his infamous list of attributes for a wife, she throws caution to the wind and becomes more reckless than ever.
Why bother being good if it's not going to even be noticed, much less acknowledged?
When her return to feckless and indiscreet behavior results in disgrace however, it's Lord Thomas Hood who is caught up in the scandal with her. With a strong-willed bride determined to make her new husband dance to her tune and a stubborn lord determined to curb his new wife's imprudent ways, is a happily-ever-after even possible?
Despite being part of a series, Arabella's Taming may be read and enjoyed as a standalone. 



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Saturday, June 2, 2018

How To #FightLikeARomanceAuthor

I've shared a lot of this information over the past few weeks, ever since #cockygate started, and I decided it would be good to have it all in one place. If you think this will be helpful, feel free to share the link.

Basically, Romancelandia has woken up to a lot of the problems that were being hushed up or talked very quietly but not very loudly about, and a lot of people want to know - what can I do to help? Which is wonderful!

So I've put together this list and if anyone thinks I'm missing anything please let me know (you can comment or email me at goldeniangel@gmail.com) and I'll add to it.

1. Follow @cockybot on twitter - you'll get daily updates about trademark filings - @cockybot is the fastest and easiest way to stay apprised of new trademark filings and it's pretty clear which ones are legitimate and which ones are way too generic.

2. If you see trademark popping up that you think is too generic, the good news is it's easy to protest once it's been filed!:

Here's the letter of protest: https://teas.uspto.gov/ccr/lop
The form is easy. Check "too generic" and upload screen shots of similar books as evidence.

Kevin Kneupper also provided a "how-to" on twitter for a more in-depth explanation

3. Check out the affected authors - Tara Crescent, Jamila Jasper, Nana Malone - Tara is being sued by FH and Jamila and Nana both had to change covers at the last minute due to FH's threats - as well as the heroes of #cockygate - Bianca Sommerland and Jenny Trout who broke the story after talking with Jamila (I also highly recommend following them on Twitter and Bianca's YouTube channel as they have been ON TOP of updates); Kevin Kneupper who saw the original tweets and immediately jumped in with his invaluable knowledge of IP law to file a petition; Courtney Milan who has been providing legal updates and commentary along the way, paid for the hearing transcript out of her own pocket, and is on the RWA board; and Suzan Tisdale, who lent her powerful voice and platform to #cockygate. 

4. Contribute to the RWA's perseverance fund, which is used to help fund the memberships for authors who wouldt' otherwise be able to afford them (and if you're wondering why membership is important, just look to how they and the Author's Guild are funding Tara's defense in #cockygate)

5. Buy a copy of Cocktales! It's a limited release anthology which will be on sale through August and all proceeds are going to "authors already impacted by creative obstruction" and the RWA's advocacy fund. 

6. But trademarks aren't the only issue! What about book stuffing? Report them to Amazon. You should be able to do that from your Kindle. Also, check out Heather C. Leigh's video on what's happening, why it's bad, and give her some love because the scammers threatened legal action for exposing their scammy tactics.

7. You've heard of something new? #GetLoud <--- and follow that hashtag on twitter. If you're not comfortable getting loud, talk to someone. I don't have the platform of someone like Bianca or Jenny, but my door is always open just to chat or if you want someone to help you get loud. Keeping things in the dark is how people get away with doing shady things, and they WANT everyone to be quiet about it because that way they can continue doing what they're doing. If you're unsure and just want to chat privately, that's ALWAYS okay, sometimes it's hard to get loud, but there is support here for you if and when you're ready to. 

8. Engage your readers - this goes with GetLoud! Don't just be loud with other authors or in author groups. You don't have to name names or anything, but one of the first things I did when I decided to pull the vast majority of my books from KU was explain WHY. They had NO idea some of the things Amazon was doing to innocent authors who had been unwittingly caught up in Amazon's determined but overly wide sweep to get rid of scammers. I'm already out but I'll be bringing up book stuffing to them soon, just so they know. And I see a lot of readers on twitter who have become a huge part of reporting when they see something wrong. The readers are the biggest part of the romance community, so they need to know what's going on.

That's all I have so far - please, if you know of something I'm missing, definitely let me know and I'll add it! I'd like to have all of this in one, easy-to-find place for both myself and others. 

Stay Sassy <3