Monday, October 1, 2018

End of an Era! - A Ramble About Stronghold

I can't believe it's over...

I mean, granted, it's NOT over in some ways, because I'm going to be writing the spin-off series about Marquis, but really, the journey I started in The Venus School is now done. It's pretty incredible to look back and see how far the story has come, not just in terms of characters, but also myself as a writer since that was my first self-published book!

When I started the Venus Rising Quartet, I was doing it as a response to readers on Literotica who were pushing me to put the story somewhere they could buy/own it. I figured, sure why not. I had a vague thought in the back of my head that I could go ahead and turn it into something more than just a one off, I was interested in exploring what happened to Jessica, Justin, and Chris when they got home, and so I decided to turn it into a Quartet. Hilary was also in my head and I figured maybe I could give her a story too, intertwine it with the threesome.

At the time I was reading a lot of BDSM club books, most notably by Lexi Blake, Cherise Sinclair, and Sierra Cartwright, and I thought - wouldn't it be fun to write a book about a club, like these other books I love reading so much? And I already kind of had the set-up because of Olivia's friendship with Justin and Chris and the references I'd made to her and their friends.

I wasn't sure if I would actually write that series, but I decided to go ahead and start introducing Justin and Chris' friends, thinking that if the Venus Quartet had any kind of positive response that I would go ahead and write that BDSM club series that was teasing my imagination, and I'd use their friends to do it.

To my delight and surprise, The Venus School book version seemed to pick up more even more readers than the Lit version had, many of whom were definitely interested in seeing the rest of the story. I was having a blast writing about Justin, Chris, and Jessica and getting into Liam and Hilary's story, as well as introducing the rest of the Stronghold Doms. Mr. Winter insisted on coming home with them too, and since I'd already said he was friends with Justin and Chris during Venus School I decided he should be part of the Stronghold Doms too. I wanted to write their stories and started jotting down ideas for them, characters started to develop in my head, and by the time I was writing Venus Transcendent I had definitively decided to write the Stronghold series.

Adam was first, and I went into it knowing his character would be based on my hubby and would end up with a character based on me. I knew Rick would be next and that he'd get a curvy, sassy heroine. Obviously Patrick and Lexie were being set up from the very beginning, all the way back in the Quartet. I also was already setting up Leigh and Jared, because they were based on how hubby and I actually got together, which meant they both needed to be seen with their exes for a few books (and kept apart until the right time!), and I knew Andrew's ex would eventually be coming back into the picture. I also knew Ellie and Michael would end up together and started laying the groundwork for that.

There have definitely been a few surprises along the way though!

For instance, Michael and Ellie's book was originally going to be the last one.

Although I'd introduced Olivia in the Venus books, I'd never intended for her to have a book of her own. Just thinking about writing a Domme book intimidated the heck out of me and she originally wasn't interested either. Pressure from readers as well as Olivia deciding that yes, she wanted her own HEA, finally convinced me that I was going to need to write her story. Her sub showed up a book earlier than he was supposed to; originally he was just going to be a guy who came to the club for the Dominant class and ended up attracted to the instructor instead of a submissive. Then Luke showed up in Michael and Ellie's book and he was just so right for Olivia that I realized I was going to have to rewrite my whole outline.

Sharon was a completely unexpected character who appeared in Pieces of Stronghold. Until that time, I wasn't sure how Andrew's ex was actually going to return and I definitely didn't expect her to have such a hilarious and outspoken bestie who would also need her own book. Jake was originally supposed to be a side character, he was not going to have his own book, but once Sharon entered the picture and the two of them started clashing, I knew the series was going to be longer than I'd originally planned.

I have had such a good time writing this series. Every time I started a new book, it felt like I was coming home. Maybe it's because so many of the characters are based off of my group of friends, maybe it's just because I've spent so much time with them, but it's incredibly strange to know that the overall series is now done.

There will still be a few short stories and novellas I'm sure. I would like to write a novella for Justin, Jessica, and Chris' commitment ceremony in 2019. I also have a short story coming out for Rick and Maria in a Christmas anthology that will release this December. I also will probably eventually write a short story for Patrick and Lexie's wedding.

And, of course, all of the characters will show up in Marquis, but the focus will no longer be on them and we won't get as much interaction with them for the most part. It makes me so sad.

But at the same time, I'm so excited too. I think I've set up some fun scenarios for Marquis. I already know Freddy is finally going to get his HEA there. The Baby Doms and the newbie class of subbies need their own stories. Several of the Stronghold side character subs have spoken up in my head, letting me know they'd like happily-ever-afters too, and Marquis seems the perfect location for it. And, of course, the warring Chef and Sous Chef in the restaurant need to work out some of that tension going on between them...

I don't know what my writing schedule for 2019 is going to look like just yet, since I'm a few weeks out from having my first baby I don't want to commit myself to any hard and fast dates, but I can promise that the first Marquis book WILL come out sometime in 2019 and so will the novella for the Venus wedding. And as sad as I am to say goodbye to Stronghold, I am so looking forward to both of those =)

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Disaster or happily-ever-after?


Hardcore Vanilla is NOW LIVE!!!



GET IT EVERYWHERE:
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"Sharon Bianchi knows just how lucky she is. Not everyone's grandmother leaves them a trust fund and virtually no worries. But money doesn't mean Sharon's life has been perfect, and after the childhood she had she's more than grateful to have found friends who love and accept her for who she is and not what she can do for them. Even if she does have to put up with constant side-eye from Lexie's big brother, Jake.

With a little help from his friends, Jake Standish has made a successful return to civilian life after serving in the Army. There's only one issue: his unfortunate attraction to the last single woman in his social circle. Sharon is loud, crass, and completely over-the-top. Everything about her grates on him -- including the way he can't get her out of his head.

One very explosive New Year's Eve will set these two frenemies on fire for each other. Is theirs a collision course with disaster or happily-ever-after?"


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Monday, September 24, 2018

It's the FINAL Stronghold Dom novel!


Hardcore Vanilla by Golden Angel releases September 30th!



PRE-ORDER FOR JUST $2.99!



Hungry for some Vanilla? Here's a little taste:

Sharon Bianchi knows just how lucky she is. Not everyone's grandmother leaves them a trust fund and virtually no worries. But money doesn't mean Sharon's life has been perfect, and after the childhood she had she's more than grateful to have found friends who love and accept her for who she is and not what she can do for them. Even if she does have to put up with constant side-eye from Lexie's big brother, Jake.

With a little help from his friends, Jake Standish has made a successful return to civilian life after serving in the Army. There's only one issue: his unfortunate attraction to the last single woman in his social circle. Sharon is loud, crass, and completely over-the-top. Everything about her grates on him -- including the way he can't get her out of his head.

One very explosive New Year's Eve will set these two frenemies on fire for each other. Is theirs a collision course with disaster or happily-ever-after?

This is the last book in the Stronghold Doms series but can be read as a standalone.



About me:
Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a "kinky" bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn't get them out, she's pretty sure she'd go just a little crazy.
She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.
She believes the world is a better place when there's a little magic in it.

Find Me Online!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

What if your favorite sexy sci-fi read was more than just a fantasy?


What if your favorite sexy sci-fi read was more than just a fantasy?!
It can be with Alien Captive by Lee Savino & Golden Angel!!!

AVAILABLE NOWWW:


Who knew reading sexy alien abduction stories could get a girl into trouble? Or that an e-reader could also be the gateway to another galaxy? I definitely didn't... but here I am anyway, mated to the Tsenturion High Commander just like the unwilling human heroines in my favorite sci-fi romances.

The Commander demands obedience. He intends to claim me, train me, and turn me into his perfect little pleasure trophy. He doesn't believe in love. I don't believe in giving in without a fight. There's no amount of discipline or ecstasy that could break me to his will... I hope.

Alien Captive is a hot alien abduction romance, starring one feisty human and the Tsenturion Warrior strong enough to potentially master her.

Disclaimer: the authors are not responsible for any actual alien abductions that may result should you purchase this book.



About The Authors

Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a "kinky" bent who is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

In addition to being an author, Lee Savino is a mom and a chocoholic. She's written a bunch of books, all smexy romance. Smexy = smart + sexy.
Visit Lee's Website → https://www.leesavino.com

Friday, August 31, 2018

NEW RELEASE- Alien Captive is live!


Let the abduction and the seduction begin!
Alien Captive by Lee Savino & Golden Angel is NOW LIVE!!!

GET YOUR COPY NOW:


Who knew reading sexy alien abduction stories could get a girl into trouble? Or that an e-reader could also be the gateway to another galaxy? I definitely didn't... but here I am anyway, mated to the Tsenturion High Commander just like the unwilling human heroines in my favorite sci-fi romances.

The Commander demands obedience. He intends to claim me, train me, and turn me into his perfect little pleasure trophy. He doesn't believe in love. I don't believe in giving in without a fight. There's no amount of discipline or ecstasy that could break me to his will... I hope.

Alien Captive is a hot alien abduction romance, starring one feisty human and the Tsenturion Warrior strong enough to potentially master her.

*Disclaimer: the authors are not responsible for any actual alien abductions that may result should you purchase this book.

About The Authors

Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a "kinky" bent who is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

In addition to being an author, Lee Savino is a mom and a chocoholic. She's written a bunch of books, all smexy romance. Smexy = smart + sexy.

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Visit Lee's Website → https://www.leesavino.com

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Announcing my new *dark* pen name: Sinistre Ange!

Hello readers!

This year has been a lot of upheaval as I found out that I was sharing my alter-ego pen name "Dark Angel" with someone... and then the other Dark Angel was removed from Amazon for violating their Terms of Service... and so I decided to do a total re-brand of my dark and erotica works and will be publishing them under the name Sinistre Ange:



As Sinistre Ange I'm going to be doing some exciting things - including making some of the books available outside of Amazon! They're also getting proofreading updates and some of the short story anthologies are getting new material as well. If you already purchased the anthologies, don't worry - the new material will be uploaded automatically or will show up if you re-download the book through the "Manage Your Content" page on Amazon. For those of you who haven't picked up these books before, now is your chance! =) 

See below for the books which have already been re-released and I hope you enjoy my rebirth as Sinistre Ange!

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Dark Tales

A collection of very Dark Erotica - the scenes are blazing, the relationships are not traditional (if they can even be considered relationships), and a happily-ever-after is not guaranteed. These tales are NOT for the faint of heart!

Click here for these five short stories!
Available EVERYWHERE for just 99 cents.

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Annie and the Sybian
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 obsessed 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 when Mark returns and she finds out he has 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 videos 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.

Get it here for only 99 cents or
FREE on Kindle Unlimited until Sept. 15!

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Dominated by the Bull

Meg and Russ' sex life is becoming stale, but she's still shocked when he starts encouraging her to flirt with his co-worker Leo Crisp. She's also shocked by how attracted she is to the large, black, handsome man and how easy it is to follow his dominant commands.

With her husband's encouragement, Meg's reluctance is overcome... and then the tables are turned as she begins to truly enjoy her black bull and her husband becomes conflicted.

Get it now- FREE on Kindle Unlimited

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Amaya's Old Fashioned Daddy

Amaya has always felt deprived of a real childhood. Her parents were more interested in social status and their business than anything else, and she and her siblings were expected to fall in line. From watching her friends, Amaya knows her childhood wasn't normal and so when she reads about the prison planet Hebe where nonviolent criminals can choose to be sent, she's immediately interested. Hebe sounds like exactly what she wants - she can have a second childhood and still all the fun, sexy parts of being an adult.

Unfortunately for Amaya, she didn't read the fine print, and her new Papa and Nanny are much stricter than she ever imagined they would be.

Get it now- FREE on Kindle
Unlimited until Nov. 18!

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Enjoy your time on the dark side and Stay Sassy,

~Angel

Friday, August 17, 2018

Are you ready for a sexy abduction? Coming August 31st...


Mated to a commanding alpha alien?
Yes... but only because she turned on her e-reader...

Alien Captive by Lee Savino & Golden Angel will be LIVE on August 31st!!


FOLLOW ANGEL → http://bit.ly/2G68e3O
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ADD TO YOUR TBR → http://bit.ly/2v0RvdD


Who knew reading sexy alien abduction stories could get a girl into trouble? Or that an e-reader could also be the gateway to another galaxy? I definitely didn't... but here I am anyway, mated to the Tsenturion High Commander just like the unwilling human heroines in my favorite sci-fi romances.

The Commander demands obedience. He intends to claim me, train me, and turn me into his perfect little pleasure trophy. He doesn't believe in love. I don't believe in giving in without a fight. There's no amount of discipline or ecstasy that could break me to his will... I hope.

Alien Captive is a hot alien abduction romance, starring one feisty human and the Tsenturion Warrior strong enough to potentially master her.

*Disclaimer: the authors are not responsible for any actual alien abductions that may result should you purchase this book.



About The Authors
Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a "kinky" bent who is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.
In addition to being an author, Lee Savino is a mom and a chocoholic. She's written a bunch of books, all smexy romance. Smexy = smart + sexy.
Visit Lee's Website → https://www.leesavino.com