Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mid-Month Check In

I can't believe it's already the middle of November.

I also can't believe I really thought I'd have Breaking the Chain done in time for a November 15th release.  *sigh*  Yeah, that was some serious wishful thinking.

It's going to be released on December 15th instead.  I've got about 4-5 chapters left to write, then I'm going out of town right after Thanksgiving and then I'll be editing my butt off =)  It's possible that this book may go up early for pre-order just because of the chain of events... it depends on whether or not I manage to finish it before leaving for vacation.  I think I can get it done in time, but I'm not sure.  Either way, December 15th will be the official release date.

I'm pretty stoked abut it.  I'm always excited at the end of the book because that's when things start getting really climactic =)  Especially this book!  Drama drama drama.  SO much fun.

I'm really looking forward to my vacation though; I need to get away for a bit and recoup!  This is going to be an actual vacation too.  No day trips pre-planned, no events that I have to go to, nothing that I have to dress up for... as much as I love all of those things, I'm seriously just looking forward to hot weather, beach days, and spending some time with my family and hubby.  Serious relaxation ahead!  I desperately need it.

So what's meaner... ending this super short blog update with no tease?  Or ending it with a tiny tease that gives away no real information?

Oh heck, let's just go with the latter ;)

Sharon's dark eyes were sparkling with mischief.  It was obvious she was brimming with a secret that she was dying to share.  "Aren't you wondering why Andrew's not behind the bar?  And where Kate is?"

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cover Reveal & Update

Okay, so I'm going to try to be better about updating my blog this month!  Cuz I was pretty bad about it last month.

For starters... unfortunately I'm definitely not going to have Breaking the Chain done in time for a November 15th release date.  I'm 2/3 of the way through the book and it's going really well, but I've still got a bit to go.  So far I'm really enjoying it the story and I think (hope) everyone else will too when it is released!  The new release date is December 15th.  Due to Thanksgiving and the fact that I'm going out of town for a week during the holiday and won't be able to write, I had to push the release back a whole month.  Super sucky, but I'm hoping that everyone will feel it was worth the wait!  Jared and Leigh have been messing around with the original outline (as my characters always do) and I think some good stuff has come out of it.  I think I'm about 5-6 chapters away from finishing the book right now, which is a pretty good place to be.

After Breaking the Chain comes out, I will be working on the second book in the Bridal Discipline series, but I won't be focusing on it.  I'm going to be hauling butt to try to get Marriage Training to the agent, finally, and then focusing on getting a surprise project finished and some more Dark Angel titles out (second book in the Planets Apart series and some that are re-writes of Literotica work).  This isn't because I want to step back from the BD series, but because during the busy season of my day job, I have very little time / energy and it will be easier for me to work on things that aren't 100% new.  Also because I REALLY need to finish MT for the agent.  The good news is that I will be planning to release a book a month between January - April, but the bad news is that Gabrielle's Discipline probably own't be out till May / June depending on how much work I manage to get done on it while everything else is going on.


Back to Breaking the Chain!  Here's the GORGEOUS cover by the incredibly talented RaineyCloud9! (jic you missed it on Facebook or Twitter)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bad Angel! (and a teaser)

Holy crap I've been a bad girl about blogging this month!

My only excuse is that I've had a lot going on, so I kept forgetting to update the blog.  I did get out a newsletter though!  With a special, super long, teaser from Breaking the Chain.  If you want to get the newsletter, and those fun little extras which you can't get anywhere else, you can sign up at my website - http://goldeniangel.squarespace.com/

It's still under construction but it's looking good!  I've decided to have the wonderful woman who originally designed it for me both finish it and do the upkeep because it was taking time away from me that I would really rather use for more writing.  That I NEED for more writing.  Ugh.

I'm a bit behind on Breaking the Chain.  It's just not coming quite as quickly as I would have liked it to.  I'm still trying for November 15th, but it's more likely to be a December 15th release date.  After that, I'm going to start on book 2 of the Bridal Discipline series, although that won't be out till the Spring.  In the meantime, I'm going to do a couple of Dark Angel releases, which are actually re-writes of stories I've already done for Literotica... these are easier for me to do because I'm not writing a whole new story.  Since I'll be super busy at my day job starting in January, I figured that was a good way to keep releasing material even though I'll be slower at writing the main stuff.

Anyway.  Here's a teaser from Breaking the Chain... and keep an eye out for the cover reveal which is coming soon =)

What have I gotten myself into?!
Even though she’d literally just asked Jared for this, Leigh couldn’t help the feelings of uncertainty and doubt that were creeping through her.  Now that she was being faced with the reality of a spanking, his big hands and strong arms suddenly didn’t seem quite so fascinating.  Scary was more like it.  He looked up at her, calm and implacable as he patted his leg again, indicating where she was to drape herself across him for her spanking.
But with her pants down?
“You can keep your underwear on,” he said, as if reading her mind – or maybe her consternation was just that easy to read, “but a spanking over jeans doesn’t do much good, so they need to come off.”
"Right," she muttered, slightly sarcastically as she fumbled with the button for her jeans.  Because the fabric was just sooooooooo thick. 
Am I seriously doing this?!
It appeared that she was.  Blushing furiously, she quickly shoved down her jeans to her knees and practically threw herself across Jared's lap.  Not that she really minded him seeing her in her underwear, but these weren't exactly the circumstances that she'd pictured it happening.  It was more embarrassing than sexy to be stripped down to her panties... a little exciting too, but she couldn't help but feel shy.
The rumbling chuckle that followed her ungraceful flop just made her blush harder, but embarrassment wasn't the emotion which spread warmth through her body when Jared's big hand came down to rest on her butt cheek.  He really did have huge hands!  Just one covered most of her cheek, and it wasn't like she had a small ass.  Her hips, butt and thighs were kind of out of proportion with her slim upper body, but it didn't seem like Jared was complaining as he caressed her.
The warmth spreading through her pooled in her center, making her pussy get even wetter.  Especially when she felt the hard bulge of his cock pressing against her side.  But she wasn't supposed to be this turned on, was she?
"Um, aren't you supposed to be spanking me?" she asked as she squirmed slightly, trying to find a more comfortable position to look over her shoulder at him.  It was hard to without craning her neck.  
Jared gave her butt a light slap, more sound than sensation, but it was enough to make her jump slightly in surprise. 
"Part of a spanking is the waiting... if it's a pleasurable spanking, that's to build your anticipation in a good way, if it's a punishment spanking it's to give you time to think about why you're in this position."
"So which is this?" she asked, even though she knew she'd requested this spanking as a punishment.  She gave up trying to look at him and instead focused on the fabric of his couch and the wood grain next to the rug on his floor, which she could actually look at without hurting her neck.  A shiver went down her spine as he rubbed his hand across her ass, as if readying the whole surface in preparation for what was to come.  The fabric of her panties was much thinner than her jeans, and she was feeling really grateful that she hadn't worn a thong, even if the flimsy underwear wasn't exactly protection.
"Well I'd hate for you to get a bad impression of spankings," he said, sounding amused.  "So let's start with giving you an idea of what a pleasurable spanking is like and then I'll give you a taste of a punishment spanking, since you were a very bad girl today."
The last part of his speech could have sounded corny or sexy, but in Jared's deep tones that didn't contain even a hint of amusement anymore, it sounded kind of scary.  
But she didn't have a whole lot of time to dwell on it because-


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy October Teaser!

Happy October!!!!

I adore October.  Partly because Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being my #1).  Also because, even though I hate scary movies and tv shows (they give me nightmares), and I'm terrified of scary books (I pile stuff on top of them when I'm done reading and leave them on a diff floor of the house so that I can go to sleep at night), there's a very small part of me that kind of likes being creeped out.  Just a little bit though.  And by a little bit, I mean I was worried about watching Scream Queens (which I started watching last night and am loving.).  Fortunately the Supernatural series seems to have helped me become a little bit more hardened when it comes to scary stuff.  Although I'm not ready for American Horror Story yet, even the previews to those give me the heebie jeebies.

I am hard at work on Breaking the Chain and truly enjoying what's going on so far.  Even more enjoying that the characters are working with me for once instead of going off on their own tangents lol.  Hopefully I can stay on schedule!  I'm aiming for a November release... it'll def be out before Christmas but I'd really love to have it out before Thanksgiving if I can!

Anyway, since it's October, to cheer myself up from the grey gloomy rain that the hurricane is causing on the East Coast, I thought I'd tap into my sadist side and torture you all with a very short tease... I love this scene because I feel like Jared is finally coming into his own and I've been waiting to see this happen!

"Can we just be friends for now?"  Leigh cringed almost as soon as the words were out of her mouth.  Ugh, how arrogant did she sound, as if she assumed that he had broken up with Marissa for her!  Assuming that he was telling her because he wanted to try and date her now... again... whatever the hell they'd been doing before Marissa had come back.  Hanging out.
Jared's mouth quirked in a smile, reassuring her.  "Of course."  But then he stepped forward, his focus narrowing, and his eyes were suddenly hot and hungry and so very intent... Leigh felt her thighs clenching, pressing down on her pussy as Jared suddenly, and for the first time, went completely Dom on her.  He leaned down and her heart pounded as she wondered if he might try to kiss her.  Instead, his mouth bypassed her lips and cheek and he whispered in her ear.  "As long as you know I'll be trying to change your mind."
Oh geezus... his deep, velvety voice rumbled through her and she felt her nipples tightening.  For the first time ever, she felt completely off balance around him.  Yes, she'd been attracted to him for a while.  Yes, she loved it when he touched her and seemed to be protective of her.  Yes, she'd thought he was hot.  Yes, some part of her had responded when he'd found out about her high blood sugar and had said he'd spank her if she was his sub and he found out she was risking her health that way.
None of that compared to right now. It was as if some kind of switch had flipped within him, now that he'd sent Marissa on her way and she'd gone.  A switch that had set free a side to him that he hadn't really used with Leigh before.  
Sweet jeebus it was hot.
"Come on, little girl," Jared said as he straightened, before wrapping his arm around her shoulders.  Leigh's nipples throbbed as his hand dangled down near her breast and she had to quell the urge to twist her body so that he'd actually be touching her there.  "Let's get back to the party."
Her knees actually felt shaky as he led her back to the kitchen.
Apparently the party had split up a bit, because the kitchen was full of dominants without a subbie in sight.  Even Olivia was up here, standing and talking with Andrew and Michael.  When she saw Jared and Leigh walking into the room, her grey eyes flashed approval and Leigh stifled the urge to stick out her tongue at the nosy Domme.  Everyone knew that Olivia hated Marissa.  Leigh had a feeling that Olivia would cheer for Jared having sexual relations with an animal before getting back together with his ex.

Slightly relieved to have an excuse to get away from Jared, whose presence she suddenly felt both uneasy and exhilarated by, she scampered downstairs to where the submissives were.  She needed to recover her equilibrium.  Who knew that Jared going all sexy and commanding on her would rock her so badly?  Even being called little girl had made her go squishy inside, and he'd called her that plenty of times before... it was just, somehow different now even if she couldn't put her finger on exactly why.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ramble Rumble

It was pointed out to me that it's been 5 days since my last post, and since I know I'm not going to post another one in the next couple days (going out of town for a wedding, as well as celebrating mine and Hubby's wedding anniversary tomorrow!) I figured I'd come on here and ramble a bit about what I'm up to lately.

If you follow my facebook, you already know that I've rewritten the entire outline for Breaking the Chain.  Lots of things changed when I decided to write Pieces of Stronghold.  I introduced Kate an entire book earlier than I meant to; originally the scene where she comes to defend Leigh in the parking lot was slated to happen towards the end of Leigh's book.  But I like it better this way because she and Andrew (and everyone else) will have more time to adjust to her presence.  Things are going to be dramatic enough between them anyway.

Speaking of drama... Breaking might be the most dramatic book in the series so far.  I'll give the same spiel I gave Facebook - there's gonna be crazy "take me back" antics, a public spanking, almost sex between exes, magic pussy, a proposal, a rejection of a proposal, a fight, some injuries, a hospital visit and a pregnancy.  I'm pretty freaking excited about all of it.  Granted, my characters don't always follow the outline they're given, but I think Jared and Leigh might be a little different.  They seem to like the re-write and so far I haven't had to do any new re-writes =P Which is unusual and exciting LOL

Ack.  Anyway.  I haven't started yet on any new Lit stories.  Things have just been crazy.  IRL I have all my cosplay stuff that's going on, my friends, a wedding this weekend, my family, and hubby... our 4 year wedding anniversary is tomorrow =)  Our tradition is to order Chinese food and watch our wedding video, usually followed by sex and then watching something nerdy.  Lately we've been watching the Netflix Daredevil tv series.  It's not my favorite superhero tv series, but it's soooooo much better than the Ben Affleck movie.  Then we have to get up super early on Friday morning to head to the airport.  It'll be nice to get away for the weekend and celebrate good friends getting married =D  Plus... hotel sex.  I don't know why but hubby and I just love hotel sex.

So ah... after that TMI back to my writing stuff lol.  Another reason I haven't been getting much done for Lit is that I've been working on two other projects when I'm not in the mood for Breaking, but I am going to try to get something done for the website soon.

In the meantime... Philip's Rules might be my most popular book to date and I just want to thank you all for reading / leaving reviews.  I love that book and I'm so happy and excited that everyone else seems to also.  It's been super exciting lately because as I scroll through the "if you like this, you might like this" feed on Amazon of the books I'm reading, suddenly MY book will pop up!  Right alongside major authors that are published through a publishing company!  And every time it's like Christmas for me =)  So thank you all very, VERY much for reading, leaving reviews, making recommendations, and giving me warm fuzzies on the regular =)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Breaking the Chain Teaser

That's right!  It's time!  I have enough for a teaser =)  Super stoked about this book.  I'll admit, I haven't done a whole ton of writing on it in the past few weeks but it's def where all my focus is now =)  WOOT!

4 pm.
Leigh stared at her phone.  She'd been texting Jared at this time, every day, for weeks until yesterday.  They'd been... not dating exactly, but not not dating. Ugh.  Being single was so confusing.  They'd been seeing each other.  Talking every day.  She hadn't realized how much she'd come to rely on sending him a stupid joke at 4pm, every day, and getting some kind of response from him until yesterday, when it hadn't happened.
It was like a craving.
Just text him.
Friends could still text each other.  And Jared had said that no matter what happened, he still wanted to be friends.  Leigh wanted that too.
She didn't blame him for needing some space.  His ex, Marissa, had turned up on his doorstep, promising him everything he'd ever wanted from her.  They had seven years of history together.  Seven years of effort, of trying to make their relationship work.  She and Jared had been seeing each other, sort of, for maybe a couple months?  
Yeah, in a romance novel, Marissa and Jared would be the main story line.  The second chance romance.  The woman who realizes everything she's about to lose and goes to make the effort to keep her man.  Leigh would be the other woman.  The stalker 'date' who wouldn't let go.  The bad guy.  
Leigh's own story line was much more depressing.  Definitely not a romance.  Lately it kind of felt like a soap opera.  She was the girl no one wanted.  Not even the guy she'd been trying to make things work with for seven years.  Michael, her ex-boyfriend, the man she'd thought was the love of her life, her soulmate, her everything, hadn't been satisfied with just her.  He'd wanted to date other women.  To know what it was like to have sex with other women.  Until this most recent break up, they'd only ever had sex with each other.
Since the break up, Leigh had slept with a couple of guys.  Enough to know that, while sex could be fun without emotion, she preferred it with.  It was definitely more fun with.  Unfortunately, Michael didn't want to get back together and the only other guy that she'd started to feel emotions for... well, they hadn't gotten that far before his ex had shown up on the scene.
Lucky bastard.
It didn't really hurt that much.  Compared to having her heart ripped out of her chest and crushed by Michael, this little scratch by Jared was next to nothing.  She'd cried a little bit over it, of course.  She really did like Jared and she felt a little bruised, but she also felt happy for him.  Jared deserved to be happy and she was glad that his story was getting the fairy tale ending it deserved.
She might have also cried a little bit because she was envious.  Part of her wanted to scream - why him?  Why not me?
What was it about Jared that had brought Marissa back to him that Leigh didn't have?  Why didn't Michael want her back?
Yeah, he called sometimes.  Yeah, he'd been pissed about her sleeping with other guys - although she thought that might be because, so far, he hadn't managed to do the same with another woman.  But he didn't want her back even though he didn't want her with other guys.  But he wasn't willing to give up trying to date other women.  Asshole wanted to have his cake and eat it too.
Sometimes she really hated him.
Yet, she knew that if he'd come back... would she have given up Jared?  
The idea of completely giving up on Michael was so foreign to her.  They'd been through so much together.  She still missed him, as if he was a limb that had suddenly dropped off.  Michael hadn't just been her boyfriend, he'd been her best friend.  She still found herself wanting to call him when something funny happened to her.  Or to pick up a six pack of his favorite seasonal beer when she was at the store.  Having Jared had helped a lot with all of that.
Was she just sad because Jared was a distraction from Michael and now he was gone?
No.  It might be partly that, but it was so much more complicated.  Spending time with Jared had made her happy.  He didn't try to change her.  He didn't judge anything she said.  Michael's job had started to grind away at their relationship; he'd wanted her to look differently, act differently, from the person she'd always been, to be the person he thought she needed to be in order to help him advance.  She'd tried, she really had, but she'd felt so stifled.  So boxed in.  Being with Jared made her feel free, especially because he really seemed to like who she was.  He liked it when she was silly.  It made him laugh and that made her feel good because she liked to see him laugh...
Ah fuck it.
She was going to text him.
But what?  A joke didn't seem quite right... maybe a quote... or a funny picture...
Ten minutes later, Leigh was still scrolling almost aimlessly through her phone when she finally saw it.  The exact perfect thing to send.
Her stomach churned with anxiousness as she typed it out, but when she hit the send button, her shoulders felt lighter too.  No matter what, at least she'd reached out.  At least she'd tried.
She and Jared could still be friends.  They hadn't gone very far with the whole dating thing anyway.  Leigh didn't want to just give up, she wanted to keep him as a friend.  Not to mention, it could make their whole social group very awkward if they weren't.

Still, she vowed to herself that if he didn't text back, or if he didn't seem that enthused about her texting him, she would let it go.  Not cling.  Not try to hold onto something that wasn't there.  She wasn't going to be the villainess in his story.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I'm back!

I'm back from DragonCon!

My head is still not on straight though.  It's all cosplaycosplaycosplay up in here.  Doesn't help that I have a possible photo shoot this upcoming weekend and a definite one next weekend, and then a wedding to go to in Denver the weekend after that!  EEP.  Talk about overscheduling myself.  UGH.  Why do I do this?

I've told my friends that I'm a cosplay masochist because I always choose complicated shit (which is kind of good cuz it's always pushing me to learn new things and improve) but now I'm starting to think that maybe I'm a life masochist too.


So, good news, something new is coming out soon, mostly because I had nothing to do with it!  I'm reviewing the audio book for The Venus School and so far it's sounding AMAZING.  Love the girl who's doing the reading, I think she's got a super sexy voice.  I've just gotta finish the review and approve the book so hopefully that should be available sometime next week!  YAY!  If it seems like it's something people are into, hopefully she'll be willing to do the second book as well =)

In the meantime... I've overscheduled my writing stuff as well.  Because I'm a writing masochist.  My  main focus is on Breaking the Chain, but I also have a commissioned work that I've gotta finish by next Friday, as well as trying to finish Marriage Training for the poor writing agent who has been waiting fricking forever.  On the side I also have the reader requests for Literotica, my next Dark Angel book, and a surprise book that I'm hoping to have up for pre-sales by March (my first pre-sales book!) that will release April 1st.

All this while doing my usual life stuff of fall Renn Fair, cosplay, friends' birthdays (I swear, they were all born in the fall!), my wedding anniversary (this month), holidays. spending time with friends and family, and my day job.


But like a true masochist... I do it because I love it.  Even when it hurts.