Thursday, May 29, 2014

Taken by the Wolf Ch. 22

I seem to be getting back into the writing swing now that Taming the Tease is finished and out =)  Taken by the Wolf Ch. 22 is now up on Literotica!  And I'm about a third of the way through Chapter 23!  Very exciting!  I'm pretty sure that this story is going to be less than 30 chapters so we're getting very close to the end.  I know that chapter 21 was short - I was just trying to get something out since I hadn't gotten a chapter up in a while - hopefully this chapter makes up for that!

I'm already working hard on both the novella I'm writing for Hilary and Liam, and the final book in the Domestic Discipline quartet =)  I've missed the Victorian times!  Plus, Grace and Alex have been waiting very patiently for their story.  As much as I love Stronghold, I have to admit, it does me good to take a break from each storyline for a little bit.  Let things shuffle around in my head for a little bit.

Although I have already started on Lexie & Patrick's book.  If you've reading Taming, then don't worry... the little scene between Lexie and Patrick that she describes in the epilogue, we're going to see that in the prologue of the next book.  I'm not SUCH a big tease that I would completely skip over going into that scene from their POVs =D  Especially Patrick's!!!

In the meantime... just being my usual busy self.  Trying to keep up with everything I have going on.  It's a chore sometimes!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Summer

Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased / reviewed Taming the Tease =)  I had such a good time writing it and it's always incredibly heart-warming to hear how people appreciate my work!  Plus, it keeps me motivated to write... lots.  =D

I've got lots of stuff I'm trying to do this summer.  Finishing Taken by the Wolf is one.  We're soooo close to the end.  This is the longest Lit series I've ever written, and one of the more complex ones... honestly I'm kind of looking forward to doing something simpler.  Especially since the books I write have so many characters / side plots to keep track of, I need to make sure that I'm taking it easy on myself when I work on Literotica stuff.  I didn't do that with Wolf.  Once I'm finished with that, it will be MUCH easier for me to finish off From Terra, which I hope to complete by the end of summer =)

I'm actually aiming to have TWO books out this summer.

As I've previously talked about, I'm going to be finishing up the Domestic Discipline Quartet.  Alex and Grace's story has been a long time coming.  I've already started on it and they make my heart ache.  Claiming His Wife will also wrap all the other character's last little issues with each other =D  Which I'm looking forward.  Cynthia's going to be getting into all sorts of trouble, which poor Wesley will have to punish her over.  Eleanor and Edwin are definitely heading to some kind of show down.  I think Hugh and Irene have all their issues worked out, but you never know what might come up in the course of a book!  Sometimes characters have minds of their own.  My goal release date for that is August 2014.

However, I'm aiming to have a Stronghold novella released the month before that!  That's right, if you've read Taming of the Tease then you know who gets engaged, and I want to write a short little novella telling that story.  Patrick and Lexie will be out this fall, but I'll be working on their book all summer as well. 

I have lots to do!  But it makes me happy =)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Taming the Tease Hits Top 100!

I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH to everyone who already bought my book!!!

I scrolled down the Amazon page this morning, to check out the review that had been left and on my way my eye caught the Best Seller's Rank - it's #95 on Kindle Erotica Books and #97 on ALL Erotica Books!!!!!  I'm doubtful as to whether I'll ever make the New York Times Best Seller's list, but seeing myself on the Amazon Erotica Best Seller's List is just as exciting to me =)

Hopefully you are all enjoying Taming the Tease so far!  And if you do, please consider leaving me a review!  Those things are super helpful, both for possible readers, and for me.  Knowing what people like / don't like really does influence what goes into the other books!

I'm having trouble letting go of the Stronghold gang and shifting gears over to Domestic Discipline, but it's starting to come back to me =D  In the meantime, I'm working hard on the next chapter of Taken By the Wolf, hopefully will finish that up sometime next week. WOOT!

If you're in the U.S., I hope you have a wonderful 3-day weekend, don't forget to take a moment of time to remember what this weekend is about and honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country.  If you're not in the U.S. I hope you have a wonderful regular weekend! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Release: Taming the Tease

YAY!  Finally Rick Winter gets his girl!!!!

Isn't that a gorgeous cover?  Huge thank you to RaineyCloud9 - by designer Crystal Raine for putting it together!!!  I freaking love it. 

Taming the Tease is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords!

Rick Winter is tired of playing empty scenes with submissives, only to return home alone. He wants what he sees his friends getting - a real relationship with submissives who love them. Unfortunately, since his move to be closer to his friends and Stronghold, the kink club he goes to, the only woman that's really sparked his interest not only isn't a submissive, she's his neighbor. Since he's always had strict rules for himself about not becoming entangled with women that he can't avoid (just in case things go badly), Rick's doing his best to ignore the distractingly gorgeous and curvy Maria.

Maria Arias is the oldest of four sisters; the middle two are married and her baby-sister just got engaged. That doesn't bother her though, what bothers her are the assumptions everyone else seems to have about how it SHOULD bother her. She's just looking for some fun and maybe a few hot nights when she meets her sexy new neighbor, but he's staying aloof - mostly. After a series of mixed-signals, and one very clear warning to stay away from him, this vanilla tease is about to find out what happens when she flirts with a Dom who demands more than just a casual affair.

Taming the Tease is the second book in the Stronghold series and contains erotic content, anal play, orgasm denial, all sorts of sass and lots of hot alpha-males.

As usual... this will also begin  my begging for reviews ;)  If you like the book, if you don't like the book... (but mostly if you like the book ;) the most wonderful thing you can do for me is write a review!!! =)  I hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Coming Soon

Okay, I've been writing like a mad woman and yesterday I finished writing Taming the Tease.  It clocked in at 120,008 words pre-editing.   I'm going out of town today and won't be back until Sunday, and won't have computer access, so I'm not going by to able to finish the editing until the beginning of next week, but it will be out towards the end of next week =)  And once I get back, I'll have a better idea of how long it's going to take me to edit.

Yesterday I also submitted a short chapter of Taken by the Wolf to Literotica, so that should hopefully be out sometime this weekend =)  Chapters should also start coming a lot faster now that my entire focus isn't on Taming

So that's what's going on... and now I have to go get ready for this weekend. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Angel Recommends: Elemental Pleasure

I haven't done one of this in a while!

I saw Elemental Pleasure on Facebook, promoted as being 99 cents for a limited time, and I picked it up.

So far there are two books out in the series, both are standalone books, and they're REALLY good.  Elemental Pleasure is still 99 cents if you wanna pick it up and check it out =)  Both are menage MFM books, but they're the most unique menage books I've ever come across.

The basic idea is that people join the Trinity Masters in order to achieve personal goals, success / etc.  It's the best and the brightest.  In return, each member pledges not to marry.  Eventually their partners will be chosen for them by the Grand Master of the Trinity Masters.  The Trinity Masters believe that triads are more stable than couples, and they match up partners based on all sorts of criteria.  Although the books are both MFM, that's not always the case within the Trinity Masters.  It's a secret organization of course, so two of the triad always marry while the other one arranges to be close by - sometimes a next door neighbor, sometimes a best friend who lives with them, etc.  And the triads are always created in order to further the possibilities each person within the triad can contribute to the world.

I'm not even sure if I'm explaining this all in a way that makes sense, but it's really well explained in the books.

And they are HOT.  It's so much fun reading about a menage where, instead of two guys working together to get the girl, all three of them are meeting for the first time and having to work out the dynamics of their relationship.  In the first book, Preston is a legacy Trinity Master, which means that his father and two mothers were also Trinity Masters.  He's open to the idea of being with another man, but Lance, the other male in their triad, is soooooo not.  Which leaves Carly, the lone woman, feeling a bit like a prize that the men are fighting over and she's not having any of that.  No matter how hot the sex is.

Primal Passion is the second book in the series and is $2.99.  I really enjoyed both of these books and I'm going to be looking for the third one when it comes out =)

So if you're looking for something to read while you're waiting for Taming the Tease to come out, that would be my recommendation!!! And for a little update on my own work, Tease is now at about 95k words and going strong!  My goal is to finish it next week, although I am going out of town next weekend so we'll see if that actually happens, but I've got new help for the editing stuff so hopefully that will go more quickly (and more thoroughly) than in the past and I can get this sucker out sometime during the third week of May!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mayday May Day!

I love May.  I love spring.  I love warm weather.  I especially appreciate that after days of downpours, so far there's been no sign of rain in my area.  Seriously, I was ready to start the ark building.

The first week of May is always particularly good.  There's May Day (May 1), May the Fourth Be With You (May 4), and Cinco de Mayo (May 5) which is also No Pants Day and my friends and I celebrate that the first weekend of May with party.  It's been a while since I've been to one of the parties, but I'm going this year.  I'll try to post a pic to my Facebook since I'm doing Facebook now =P

Pretty much all of my writing focus is on Taming the Tease.  Rather than being ahead of schedule, I'm now on schedule with it.  It'll be out this month.  I'm hoping to finish it as quickly as possible, and right now I'm on a major writing binge and having no trouble focusing my attention completely on it.  Which means Taken by the Wolf is getting a bit neglected, but that happens sometimes.  Yesterday I hit the 80k word mark for Tease.  Most of my books end up being 100k - 120k, so that should give you a good marker about where I am in the process =)  I'm not even going to try to predict how many chapters I have left to finish though.  The good thing is, Maria and Rick are much more cooperative than Angel and Adam were.  I've only needed to re-write the outline once, which was pretty exciting.  Some stuff has been added to it, but that mostly has to do with other characters.

Sooooo let's see... what can I tell faithful blog readers about Taming of the Tease?  Cuz I feel like blog readers should get an extra insight, as a thank you for keeping up with me and reading my posts =)  Having the blog and knowing that people read it and are interested in my stuff is a big part of what keeps me motivated to write, so I like to try and show my appreciation by giving you all little extras.  Here's a couple thinks about the upcoming book to tease you with ;)

1.  There's some debate about who the tease actually is: Rick or Maria (although right now it might just be me ;)

2.  Someone's going to get engaged.

3.  Someone's going to get their nipples pierced.

4.  Someone's going to get kicked in the balls.

5.  Several someones are going to get rip-roaring drunk and confrontational.

And by someone, I don't mean new characters.  All these someones are either Rick, Patrick, Andrew, Jared, Olivia, Lexie, Jessica, Hilary, Angel, Adam, Justin, Chris, Liam, or Leigh.

That's my tease for today!  Happy May Day!