Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Now Available: Dealing With Discipline

So, after Venus Transcendent took longer than I thought it would to publish on Amazon I wanted to give Dealing With Discipline plenty of time to come out... and it ended up being available a day early!!! YAYNESS!!!!

Someone asked about a freebie day on my previous posts, I'm not doing those for the Domestic Discipline Quartet.  The main reason I did it for previous stories is because of their connection to Literotica and I felt that it was wrong to have a story with a connection to a free website not have a day when people could get it for free.  Since these books have no connection with the website they don't get freebie days.  I really hope that doesn't mean people won't shun me... but you know, I am trying to make a living here as well =)

If you're wondering about the pricing... the way Amazon does it is the author gets 35% of the royalties for books priced below $2.99.  You may notice I still have a lot of 99 cent books, although again those mostly have something to do with Literotica even though they've been edited/expanded.  Anything that I charge $2.99 or more for I get 70% of the royalties.  This is obviously a HUGE difference for me personally.  I may eventually start writing under another pen name that will charge more, but as long as I'm writing as G. Angel those books will always be $2.99 or less even if they're full length books (like this one) - unless Amazon changes its criteria.  I'm doing my best to balance my needs vs. wanting to make my work available for as many people as possible, which means pricing it as cheaply as I can while still making sure that I earn the majority of the royalties.

Anyway... hopefully I didn't put a damper on this blog post with money talk.  I can't even describe how excited I am to have another book out, and especially for this series which are my first books written entirely outside of Literotica.  YAY!  It's an incredibly satisfying feeling.  I'm really happy with the way this one came out and very much looking forward to the next one... I hope you enjoy the read and, if you do, please take a minute to leave me a review! =)  Thank you!!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

False Expectations

Soooo, I got a comment on one of my First Time stories basically cheering how hot it was and saying "I can't wait for my first time..."  and I'm like crap... if that's a girl (it was anonymous so I'm not sure) then I'm definitely setting people up for false expectations.  I mean yeah... sex can sometimes be the way it's described in stories, but it is so often NOT.

My first time was definitely nothing like any of my stories.  It didn't hurt, at all (apparently I had already lost my cherry although I don't know where... possibly to a bicycle), and it mostly felt like pressure down there.  Actually I had to reach down to make sure he was really inside, not because it was small but because it didn't feel ANYTHING like what I thought it would.  Eventually, after a few times, it felt more like stories described but the first few times it was mostly just... pressure.

But, you know, it made him so happy. =P

Books give us unrealistic expectations about love and sex.  So do movies.  I remember when my bestie and I went to see the last Twilight movie (part 1) and there were a couple of teeny-boppers sitting in front of us.  After Bella and Edward finally get it on the next morning she tells him "I can't imagine it ever getting better than that" the entire theater burst out laughing, bestie and me particularly loudly, and the teeny-boppers were looking around like "What? Of course it was magical and amazing!"  Gag me with a spoon.  Yeah, that's so not how it is.  LOL.  I'm pretty sure those teeny-boppers hated us cuz we were mocking a lot of the movie's ridiculousness when it came to "love" (or, you know, creepy, stalkerish obsession which is what Bella and Edward have) and we weren't quiet about it.

Anyway.  So that was my little "oh no" moment this morning... yeah I'm guilty of building up the false expectations too.  But I like to think of my stories as fantasies... I guess I just assumed everyone else did too.  Oops.

Writing wise... I am about 1/3 of the way through the next Marriage Training chapter and since I'm focusing on it I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of this week.  In the evenings I'm working hard on editing Dealing With Discipline which should be out either August 1 or 2 depending one whether I manage to finish and submit it this evening or tomorrow.  I'll let you all know as soon as it's out =)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

And-a Editing I Go!

I have finished writing Dealing With Discipline (YAY!) and am beginning the editing process this weekend!  Normally editing only takes me a couple of days, I don't know whether or not that will be the case here because I don't have quite as much time to put into it as I would really like to... was at Busch Gardens for a friend's birthday this past weekend and just got home right now and we're moving next weekend and there's still a lot to pack up around the apartment...

But I'm certainly going to try to make it so that the book comes out on August 1.  That's my goal.  =) 

I'm really happy with how it's wrapped up and I'm soooo looking forward to writing the next book as well as starting work on Stronghold.  But in the meantime I'm also really excited about going back through and doing the editing and fixing the little things that I want to get perfect and making sure that the storyline is streamlined and consistent.  I try to keep things consistent.  LOL. 

And in the meantime I'll be working on Chapter 11 of Marriage Training, which I have already started working on but was neglecting while I was trying to finish the book.  WOOT! Busyness!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Just a warning, this post might be a wee bit rambly...

Received a comment on my previous post reminding me that it's been 6 days since I last wrote a post and I was like "oh crap!"  Kinda can't believe it's been that long.

Balance is something I constantly struggle with in life.  In high school it was a huge group of friends, my family, a grandmother with cancer, a boyfriend, AP classes, honors classes, Chamber Singers, church choir, church handbells, church youth group, Council on the church youth group, Varsity swimteam and theater.  Now it's a large group of friends, my family, my husband's family, my husband, work, writing for Lit, writing books, ballroom dance classes and keeping up with the cleaning / meals / laundry / grocery shopping / etc.  Oh, and I'm moving in a week and a half.  And had already filled up my weekends with plans for this month long before I knew we'd be moving so all the packing is being done during the weekdays.


It gets a little overwhelming sometimes.  I've been concentrating so much on finishing Dealing With Discipline (and I'm SO SO CLOSE) that hubby was starting to feel neglected, which meant he was also getting passive-aggressive and snippy.  Although he's pretty dominant in the bedroom we haven't quite worked out the balance of how that works outside of the bedroom - especially when he doesn't want to interrupt me because I'm in the middle of writing.  I think if he just said "Hey Angel, get your fine ass over here so I can spank it" I'd probably drop whatever I'm doing, but the truth is sometimes he just wants to spend time with me and that makes it more difficult when I'm in the middle of a good writing bout.  Most of the time he's pretty patient with it, but the amount of time I've spent writing has taken a bit of a toll.

So for the past couple of days I've been trying to pay attention to him in the evening which means that Dealing is taking just a bit longer than I'd hoped.  It's also turning out to be a bit longer.  I thought I was working on the last chapter but I'm nearing the end of it and realizing that I'm going to need one more chapter before I move on to the epilogue.  Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I'm certainly not going to shortchange a chapter just because I'm excited and want to complete the book.  But I am SO very close that it's meant I haven't been focusing on other things at all.

I did have the opportunity to let my nerd out the past two days.  This past weekend I was up in Pittsburgh to visit a friend for a girls' weekend (first time in Pittsburgh and can I just say I really enjoyed it?  Wasn't at all what I expected) and we went to a gaming store and I got my first every cooperative game - Elder Sign - which hubby and I have been playing for the past two evenings.  We used to play games a lot more often so I figured it would be a good thing for us to do together and it's nice to work together on a game rather than against each other.  Took us a bit to get everything set up and understand how the game works but now that we have a better understanding of it the game play goes a lot faster =)  It's a fun game if you like dice/card games and we have a good time with it.  My nerd is showing! lol

Anyway... so that's what's going on with me.  Sincerely hoping to have Dealing with Discipline finished by Friday and be editing over the weekend (or, well, when I get back from Busch Gardens on Sunday lol).  I'm very much hoping to have August 1 be the publish date =)  That's the goal at the moment, which puts me right on schedule for when I originally said it would be out.  YAY!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Marriage Training Ch. 10

Woooo did something a bit different with Chapter 10 of Marriage Training when it came to Vivian's punishment... so far seems people are enjoying it =) Struggling a little bit with Chapter 11 because of the emotional stuff that I'm trying to set up, but at least things are now moving so people who wanted the pace to pick up should be happy!  We've moved on from just spankings to exploring new avenues of punishment now that Vivian's got her set routine =)

In other news... soooooo close to being done with Dealing With Discipline.  Only a couple of chapters away.  Really excited about it.  Have some free time today which I'm going to be using to pack (we're moving in a couple of weeks) but also going to be using to write and if I'm REALLY lucky I'll finish the writing portion today... if not then I'll at least get pretty close.

Stay sassy!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Standalone Story Out: Feedback

I'm not asking for feedback, the story is called Feedback ;) Non-con.  Although if you want to leave feedback, it's always much appreciated.  I'm not like the chick in the story lol.  I just needed to write something easy and different from the other stuff I've been working on.  It was nice to get it out!  I would have liked to have done a reader request, but I just wasn't in the mood for any of the ones that I had.  Sometimes that happens. 

Anyway... soooooo close to finishing Dealing With Discipline that I can practically taste it.  As usual, when I get a few chapters away from the end, I'm pretty much entirely focused on that one story.  I'm looking forward to finishing, not just because it always feels good to finish something (it does) but because I'm looking forward to sharing it and because I'm looking forward to having more time to devote to Stronghold.  I was rather hoping to be done with Discipline at this point in the summer to be perfectly honest, but it ended up being a lot longer and more complex than I'd originally planned.  Still!  I think it's a good thing... and that's why I made the original "out" date August... but I'm still hoping to get it done before then.

Hope everyone's had a good start to their week!  If Lit is putting things out by time of submission then the next chapter of Marriage Training should be out in the next couple of days.  I'll keep you updated ;)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Weekend Almost Turned Into a Porn!

Okay... I've had a couple of things happen to me in my life that I've thought "Wow... this could so have turned into a porno / Literotica story!"  One of them I eventually did turn into a Lit story (River Walkers) by changing the events of what actually happened.

This past weekend... was slightly more explicit. LOL.  So, hubby and I went to the Running of the Bull in Dewey Beach (which was AWESOME) with my bestie and her boyfriend.  We'll call them Bestie and Boyfriend for the purposes of this blog. 

Bestie and I have been friends since high school and I'm pretty sure our mothers expected us to become lesbians and marry each other.  We are pretty handsy and physically affectionate and if we were at all homosexually inclined we probably would have fulfilled our mother's expectations, but we both like the penis and neither of us are even remotely interested in vaginas, although we play with boobies a fair amount.  Especially each other's.  Hubby has long since resigned himself to the situation.  Boyfriend has come to accept that being with Bestie means he's basically part of a foursome rather than just a couple. 

So of course there's lots of sex and gang-bang jokes on our way down to the beach since we're all four of us sharing a hotel room, although we were also meeting other friends when we got down there.  But those friends weren't going to be in the same room as us. 

Running of the Bull involves a LOT of drinking and at some point Bestie and Boyfriend disappear cuz they went to say hi to some of Boyfriend's other friends... they never re-met up with us the way they were supposed to and they weren't answering their phone so hubby and I decide to head back to the hotel room.  We joke that they're probably in there doing it since they disappeared.  Get back... nope, just passed the eff out on the bed.  They wake up enough for us to make dinner plans with them since we wanted to go to the beach for a couple of hours and we leave again.

When we come back again I joke "I should probably knock on the door just in case they're getting it on."

Knock, put the key in and enter... and OOPS.  They are obviously in the midst of pulling the covers over themselves and quickly getting off of each other.  We're in the doorway going "uh... should we turn around?"  Bestie still has at least her top on that I can see so I'm honestly not sure if they're trolling us, all of us are laughing...

At which point Boyfriend (while laughing) pulls off his condom with a SNAP of rubber and THROWS IT ACROSS THE ROOM.

At which point I realized that no... no they were not trolling us.  Bestie and I are both "OMG!"  Granted, Boyfriend was still drunk, but his explanation later was that he thought it would somehow conceal what they were doing.

He also later told hubby and I that our faces were epic.   I honestly wish we could have gotten some kind of photographic evidence of the entire situation.

Obviously if this HAD turned into a porn then things would have gone very differently when I asked if we should leave, but it was definitely the closest I've ever come to actually being in a scenario that could be the beginning of a porno.  And also freaking hilarious. 

I still can't believe that he threw the condom across the room.  Bestie kept asking him HOW that possibly could have been his first reaction.  Personally I thought it was a perfectly reasonable reaction but maybe that's just me LOL. 

In writing news - I'm about 4 chapters away from being done with Dealing With Discipline and I submitted another chapter to Marriage Training this evening.  Keep an eye out for Feedback, a standalone Non-Con that I wrote for Lit... it was submitted on Thursday and should be out sometime this week!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Little Tease & Some Updates

I've got a little Dealing with Discipline teaser, very short... I'm about 4-5 chapters away from being finished with the book which makes me VERY happy.  I can't wait!  Unfortunately I'm going to be away this weekend and won't be able to work on it, but still.... I've gotten a lot of writing done this week on it and on the next chapter of Marriage Training which I'm about halfway through right now. 

Yesterday I submitted a standalone story to Lit so that should be out sometime next week.  I just needed a break from the Victorian characters and was in the mood for something much rougher than what Adam and Angel are currently involved in, so went for the standalone.  It's short.  Things like that only take me about an hour or two of writing and then I can get back into the more involved stories which take me much longer (unfortunately). 

I'm really happy with where everything's going right now though! 

Oh, also, thank you everyone who has voted on my Literotica Nude Day story, Camp Kink!  I greatly appreciate it.  It's now got that happy little red H next to it, so even if I don't place in the competition at least I know I did a good job!  If you haven't voted, and you've got a minute to read, I hope you check it out!  I think it's a pretty good story =)

Anyway, here's the Dealing With Discipline teaser:

The three of them together was more than enough to make the ladies swoon, even without Hugh's angelic looks to complement them.  Lord Brooke cut as dashing a figure as Hugh did, even if he rarely smiled and often looked quite forbidding, Wesley still had the look of a pirate but the ladies seemed to find his tanned skin and lack of fashion to be just as intriguing as Alex's well-tailored clothes, and Edwin's dark good looks were always well presented by the clothing his valet dressed him in.  Still, he had no interest in the fluttering sea of females that they were often surrounded by in the evening and was grateful that he had Eleanor constantly on his arm.  He'd gotten into the habit of glaring at the men who asked her to dance, not because he thought they might have a chance at flirting with his wife - he knew he kept her well satisfied - but because it invariably left him without her as a shield from those amorous ladies of the ton that were not being attended to by Wesley and Alex.  


But there was no point in dwelling on the stresses of the evening when he was at White's, that was the point of the club - a bastion against the women's social whirl.  Currently he was enjoying listening to Wesley read aloud the latest letter from his mother, outlining the various antics of his ward which were giving her much grief. 


"And therefore," Wesley rounded up, his hazel eyes sparkling with good humor as he read, "I despair of ever marrying the wretched girl off.  If you know of any gentleman who is willing to take a wife unseen, I beg of you to increase her dowry to whatever amount will incite him to take her off my hands."


The trio of men howled with laughter.  Although Lord Brooke was only socially acquainted with the Dowager Countess of Spencer, even he knew what ends she must be driven to in order to make such a bald and rude statement.  Edwin was beside himself at hearing of her troubles; she'd managed Wesley and his brothers with an iron fist - albeit a rather kindly one, especially when compared to their father - but this one slip of a miss barely out of the school room had her writing to Wesley twice a week now with complete exasperation and frustration.  The young woman sounded like an unmanageable hoyden. 


"Perhaps you should get yourself to Bath and take the chit in hand," Edwin said grinning.  "But whatever you do, don't bring her back to London.  I've had to blister Eleanor's bottom on a regular enough basis as is, there's no need to introduce her to any more bad influences."


Wesley laughed, but Alex gave a start and looked at him in surprise, the expression looking rather unusual on his stony face.  "Blister her bottom..." he echoed, saying the words as if he was tasting them and was unsure of the flavor.


"My wife has a sad tendency to need some... corrective treatment quite often," Edwin said, not at all ashamed to admit it.  Wesley already knew and there weren't any other gentleman close by enough to hear him speak of his wife in such indelicate terms.  "Part of her father's understanding with me when I married her was that I would provide it."


Looking like he was torn between being appalled and intrigued, Alex leaned forward.  "Are you... are you speaking of..."


Remembering his own amazement when he'd discovered that Eleanor received the same kind of discipline from her father that he had from his own, Edwin grinned.  "Spanking.  Occasionally something harsher if she truly deserves it; I've only birched her once but I know that her father did so on multiple occasions before she was presented."


"We witnessed it," Wesley said with a grin as Alex looked to him confirmation.  There was a bit of shock in the lord's eyes.  "Believe me, Nell richly deserves any discipline that Edwin hands out to her."


"I have spanked her just for the pleasure of it on several occasions," Edwin confessed.  "She enjoys that as much as I do.  Of course she doesn't enjoy the punishments at all, but she's just as eager for conjugal bliss following them as I am."




The expression on Alex's face was one that Edwin had never seen before; indeed, Alex rarely showed very much emotion at all.  Now he looked almost dazed, as if the world had tilted on its axis and he was seeing everything in a new light.


"Don't tell me you've never thought of turning your wife over your knee," Wesley said, his voice filled with amusement.  Immediately Alex's face hardened, and Edwin shot his friend a glance.  As far as he knew Wesley was the only one who dared bring up Lady Brooke to Alex.  As ever, he ignored the warning looks he was receiving from his two friends.  "She certainly deserves it."


Surprisingly, Alex didn't rebuke Wesley.  Instead he looked almost thoughtful, although there was no definite change in his expression.  Just a slight softening around the eyes as he sat quietly.  Edwin could almost hear the gears turning and he wondered if Alex was giving the suggestion serious consideration.  He almost asked what exactly had happened to estrange the couple, but he wasn't quite that close with Alex.   


"Perhaps," Alex said eventually.  "I shall take it under consideration."  Downing the last of the brandy he'd been drinking, he set the glass down on the table and gave his friends a slight smile. From Alex that really just meant a slight upturn of the edges of his lips.  "I must be off.  I shall see you gentleman later."

Monday, July 8, 2013

Birching His Bride Now Available on Smashwords

So if you're not a Kindle reader, Birching His Bride is now available on Smashwords.  Yay! 

I see Birching His Bride as sort of an introduction to the Domestic Discipline quartet, rather than being a full fledged novel in and of itself.  For example... it's about 59,000 words long in totality.  Book 2, Dealing With Discipline, is already over 62,000 words long and I'm only about 3/4 of the way through it.  I'm on Chapter 13 and I think it's going to have about 18 chapters, not including the prologue and epilogue.  But that's also why Birching His Bride is only 99 cents.  Gives people a chance to read and decide if they want to invest their interest (and money) in the full quartet.  That's how I see it anyway. 

I'm glad I did it that way because the storylines are getting very crossed at this point... much more interwoven than I originally thought they'd be.  But I'm having a very good time with it =)  Looking forward to hopefully finishing it up in the next couple of weeks... it all depends on how much time I end up having to write. 

So yeah... also working hard on the next Marriage Training chapter, which is coming along nicely. 

In the meantime, don't forget to vote on my submission to Literotica's Nude Day contest: Camp Kink

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Marriage Training Ch. 9

For those of you who are fans of Birching His Bride, hopefully you'll enjoy this chapter of Marriage Training with a birching for Vivian!

Yeah, she's a good girl but things are going to get a little rougher for her now and I am soooo looking forward to it!  I know we lingered on spankings for a few days, and people were starting to feel that it was repetitive, but that was for a reason.  She needed to get into a routine and get used to the idea of discipline/punishment and her body get used to mixing pleasure with pain, and now we can move on from that!  Especially because her bottom isn't going to be up for more punishment for a little bit now which is going to force Mrs. Banks to get creative ;)


Having a lot of fun with this story.

In other news, my submission to the annual Nude Day Contest on Literotica is also available!  Hopefully it's also enjoyable.  It's not a hardcore BDSM story but I think it's a pretty fun one and I enjoyed having more going on plot wise than in a lot of my other stand alones.  Please, if you read it, don't forget to vote by clicking on the stars at the end of the story!  Honestly, I'm not sure if I'll place in this contest because not everyone's into the BDSM-y portion of things, but this is my first time attempting this contest and I'm just happy to be a part of it =)  Especially since I wouldn't have had a story to submit without all the helpful suggestions from readers of this blog.  I'm thrilled with the story that came out of it.

Today I've got a fair amount of free time so I'm working on getting some writing done... while I'm in the mood to write I'm also finding it hard to focus which means that every 10-20 minutes I'm switching which story I'm working on, but I'm also getting a lot done overall so that's good!  I think I'm about 3/4 of the way finished with Dealing With Discipline at this point, getting a little bit done on Stronghold and beginning work on the next Marriage Training chapter.  Woo! 

Happy weekend everyone... hope you enjoy the new reads and hopefully I'll have even more new stuff for you soon!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Nude Day Writing Contest!

Hey everyone!  So my submission for Literotica's Nude Day Contest is now available - it's called Camp Kink.  Thank you SO much to all of you who responded to my blog post requesting ideas... the resulting story is an amalgamation of all of those responses.  It was kind of amazing how many responses all seemed to have similar themes, which was great for me because it made it possible for me to include at least a little something from everyone!  In order to vote, all you have to do is read the story and then indicate the number of stars you think it should get =)

I really had no idea what to write for this contest going in but I'm really happy with the final project.  A lot of people suggested camping/hiking, some suggested a BDSM type camp, someone suggested a couple trying to get their marriage back together, etc.  Of course I liked the BDSM idea but I also knew that not everyone on Lit likes those kinds of stories, so this one is kind of BDSM lite... I wanted to make it enjoyable for everyone, even those who don't normally read BDSM.  Not sure how well I'm going to do with this particular contest, I know my other contest story was easier to relate to, so we'll see!!!

Anyway.  For those of you living in the states with me, Happy Fourth of July!!!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thank You Plagiarism Notifiers

I just wanted to do a shout out to those of you who have contacted me over the years about authors on other sites who have plagiarized my work.  I consider it the highest compliment that you recognize the work and realize what has happened and I am so grateful that you do something about it rather than just clicking onto a different page.  Over this past year in particular I've received more than one e-mail from an anonymous personage letting me know that this is going on.

I work really hard on my stuff, both for Amazon books and for Literotica and it is mind-boggling and hurtful to me that someone would just lift the hours that I've spent writing and claim them for their own.  The most recent instance they didn't even bother to change the names of the characters.  I just don't understand what would drive someone to do that.

The only upside?  When I checked it out today's report I saw that several people had left comments complimenting the writing.  Nice to know they liked it... would have been nicer if I had been the one they were praising.  Reported it to the website and for once it was on a site where I could leave a comment and let the thief know exactly how hurtful and upsetting I found their actions. It's possible that they might care and learn from this... I hope so.

I find it difficult to describe the utter feelings of fury and helplessness and upset that swamp me whenever plagiarism is reported to me.  My hands get all tingly and kind of weak, my stomach all nauseous and churning... and I start wondering why someone would be so disrespectful.  They can't possibly feel good when reading the praise can they? Because it's not like they did the work?

It's a question that plagues me often.

Speaking of writing... I got a bunch done today.  I'm almost done with my submission for the Literotica Nude Day Contest.  Hopefully I'll manage to finish it before the contest is over! Ack. It's rather long, I really should have started working on it earlier.  I also did a lot of writing yesterday and managed to get the next chapter for Marriage Training submitted so hopefully that'll be out by the end of the week.  In the mean time... I'm definitely on track to have Dealing With Discipline published in August although I'm really hoping to get it done this month.  As you know I was hopeful to have it finished in June but I didn't realize how long it was going to end up being.  I'm about 2/3 of the way through currently, maybe even closer to 3/4... I just need to keep up my current speed!

Anyway... just wanted to say that I'm thankful and appreciative of all my readers, but I did want to do a special shout out to those of you who, understanding how much my work means to me, have let me know when I need to protect it.