Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From Terra ch. 12

Lord Plath is back!!!  I know some of you were missing him =)

Chapter 12 of From Terra is now available... however, don't get too excited, he doesn't stick around at the end ;)  That might be coming in the future, but not yet...

I'm having a blast writing this series.  In part because it's giving me some good experimentation with a different kind of character (Chryssa cracks me up) and also with alien life forms =D  I really want to write a sci-fi book eventually, so this is good practice.  Maybe several sci-fi books... Anyway.  I'm  having a lot of fun with this particular Lit series.

Also having a lot of fun working on Mastering Lexie, as usual.  I'm glad to see that everyone seems to have enjoyed the teaser!!!  I've been writing my butt off... I'm over 30k words so far =)  YAY!  The cover is coming together, I've seen the first draft and RaineyCloud9 is outdoing herself this time.  It's freaking sexy.  I'll be making it available for pre-order soon!  YAY!

So, for those of you who like the gay male porn, I've got a fun recommendation for you - another YSD author just came out with a new erotic short.  You should check out Blak Rayne if you're interested.  Her new release is called The Jock.

‘Time is evanescent. Memories are forever.’

Stuck in a traffic jam on the highway, in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave, Adrian Greene has more on his fevered mind than praying for rain and getting home. With little else to do, his thoughts stray to a better time in his life—his youth and an adventurous three years spent with his first boyfriend. If there’s one thing he longs for, it’s a chance to relive it all.

That's a fun little erotic story =)  I'm also going to be doing some stuff around Christmas time with the YSD authors that will give you a chance to pick up the Venus School as part of a bundle and check out some of the other authors.  I love the bundled books that are available, because it's SUCH a good way to check out a bunch of authors at once.  We're also probably going to be putting together some kind of short anthology.  I'm going to write something for it, but I don't know what yet.  

I'm going to write a Christmas erotic short about Stronghold.  It might go into the anthology, but either way I'll let you know where/when to pick it up.  If nothing else, I'll end up posting it on The Lost Angel Works.  Do you remember Gina from Venus Aspiring?   She's a submissive that Liam talked to in the lounge, while he was trying to get up the interest to play with someone, before Hilary returned to Stronghold.  Well, he ended up suggesting to Master Will that he play with Gina, and the two of them have been scening at the club since then, but she's starting to get frustrated because she wants more than a club partner, she wants a relationship like she sees the other Stronghold women getting.  Is she going to get her Christmas wish or end up with the Christmas blues?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mastering Lexie Teaser

Teaser time!!!!  I'm at about 30k words on Mastering Lexie (working on Chapter 5).  For those of you who keep track, my books are usually somewhere between 80-100k words.  Which is actually a little longer than the average novel length (70k words).  =)  This particular teaser is the very beginning of the book.  I haven't done a Prologue for any of my Stronghold books so far, because I haven't felt like I really needed one, but I wanted to go back over some of the events from Taming the Tease, so I figured that would make a good prologue.  Specifically, I didn't want us all to miss out on Lexie & Patrick's confrontation in his office, the one that she talks about at the end of Taming when she's at Girls' Night.  

So here's a bit of the prologue to whet your appetite =D

I'm going to this.  Yep.  I am really, totally going to do this.
Squaring her shoulders, Lexie pushed the front door to Stronghold open and stepped into the all too familiar lobby.  A lobby that she'd spent far too much time in over the last year and a half, just as a way to get her foot in the door.  Well she'd gotten that, and she'd even gotten past that door onto the main floor of the BDSM club.  Unfortunately, her forward momentum seemed to have stalled out there.
And she was so damn tired of waiting.
It seemed like half her life had been spent waiting.  Waiting to grow up enough that it wouldn't be creepy for Patrick to notice her as something other than a little sister.  Waiting for him to realize that she was definitely interested in the lifestyle that he led.  Waiting for him to realize that working the front desk of Stronghold wasn't scaring her off of the lifestyle, that it was actually making her want it more.  
Waiting for him to sweep her off her feet - or at the very least, push her onto her knees.
She'd tried the waiting game.  Acted the brat to get his attention when she felt like he'd been ignoring her for too long.  Hoped that one day he'd lose his temper enough to actually punish her; to treat her like a real, adult woman, a sexual submissive, and not just the annoying little sister of his best friend.
There were times, moments, when she saw flashes of attraction in his eyes.  He hadn't done a scene with any other woman since she'd started working here, not even when she'd had a boyfriend, so that had to mean something, didn't it?  The other submissives seemed to think so.  Some of them had been kind of pissed at her about it at first, but none of them had tempted him into breaking his abstinence.  Which Lexie was grateful for.
She would have dealt with it, but it would have sucked. 
By now he should be at least as sexually frustrated as she was.  After all, she hadn't done anything beyond making out with her last boyfriend.  Trevor had been a poor distraction from Patrick.  Honestly, it hadn't really been fair to Trevor either, because she'd been using him.  Then again, he'd been a jackass, so she hadn't really felt bad about it at the end.  
All of which had led her here.  Today.  Wearing a coat and heels and nothing else.  Unless you counted the two silver hoops through her nipples, which were rubbing against the front of her coat and making her pussy cream at the exquisite sensation.  She'd been covering them up and hiding them under her bras while they healed; letting her breasts bob freely felt wonderful not.  Not like she had more than a handful anyway.  She'd never really needed to wear a bra until she'd gotten her nipples pierced and needed the barrier between the sensitive nubs and the rest of the world.
It hadn't hurt that bad when she'd had them done, but by the next day it had hurt like a bitch.  Especially when her breasts brushed against anything.  So the bra had served two purposes.  A hardcore masochist, she was not.  
"You can do this," she muttered to herself, wiping damp palms against the short trench coat. 
The club would be empty right now, except for him.  Everyone who worked at the front desk knew that Patrick was always here long before the club opened, in his office working on the books or advertisements or whatever else he needed to do to keep the club running.  He liked the quiet of this time of day, especially since when the club was open he preferred to be out on the floor.  
She hadn't told anyone she was going to be here today, which wasn't like her.  But she didn't want the pressure of people waiting to hear how things went.  Especially because things could definitely go horribly wrong.  She was baiting the bear in his den, grasping the reins from a complete control freak, and hoping against hope that it wouldn't blow up in her face.
Hopefully this would prod him into some kind of action.  Getting jumped and ravished would be nice, but she didn't hold out much real hope for that.  Maybe a spanking or some kind of punishment, something that would at least give her the chance to show him that she could take it.  Even if he just agreed to let her onto the other floors in Stronghold, where people were actually doing the interesting things, instead of making her stay on the main floor at the bar with all of their friends watching over her, in exchange for getting out of his office... she would take it.  It would still be progress.  
So he'd been her older brother's best friend for years... he wasn't actually her older brother, even if that was the excuse he used for bossing her around.  She'd acquired a whole bevy of big brothers from Jake's friends, all of them Doms at Stronghold, all of them super over protective.  Lexie called them the Sentinels, after the robots from the X-man.  They were illogically, unwaveringly devoted to their cause since Jake shipped off to Afghanistan, and Patrick was their leader.  
Slowly but surely, she'd been working on inserting herself into Patrick's life.  Showing him that she could handle his needs - hell, that she wanted the same things.  Lexie preferred it when Patrick was bossing her around.  It didn't just turn her on, it made her feel grounded.  She'd spent her entire life with bossy older men, thanks to Jake.  Sometimes she liked to poke at them, because it was fun, but she felt happiest when Patrick would put his foot down and draw her back into line.  He was the only one that ever did so, the rest of the guys always deferred to him.
It made her feel secure.  Cared for.  Even treasured sometimes.  Of course, it could also get a little smothering sometimes in a way she didn't care for, and that's when she tended to act out.  Wishing that he would spank her or tie her down and tease her mercilessly until she was begging to orgasm.  The kind of things that the couples in their group did together.  As Lexie watched enviously from the sidelines.

She was so damn tired of watching from the sidelines.  That thought helped her gather her courage.  Her head tilted up, chin in the air, and she squared her small shoulders, marching - as best she could on 4" heels - to Patrick's office door.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

So, when I did my "what do you want me to blog about?" blog entry, someone asked to know about my favorite things so that readers could get to know me better.  In case anyone's wondering, because of the title of this blog, Sound of Music is actually not one of my favorite things.  In fact, I kind of can't stand it, probably because when I was growing up, there were only two VHS' at my grandparents' beach house we would go to every summer, and we weren't allowed to bring more because those were rainy day activities only and only once we got tired of playing board games.  The family didn't support watching TV.  Those two movies were The Sound of Music and The Last Unicorn.  I always chose to watch The Last Unicorn, the rest of my family loved The Sound of Music.  Even though I'm into musical theater, I still can't stand it.  Give me The Last Unicorn any day!

Let's see... other favorite things...

Reading, obviously.  I'm super into sci-fi/fantasy when I'm not reading trashy romances.  My favorite book of all time is The Merro Tree by Kate Waitman.  It's utterly fantastic.  Normally I hate it when books go back and forth between the present and the past, but she does it RIGHT and it's SO good.  Engaging, sexy, entertaining, haunting... it's one of the few books that has a scene that I will cry at EVERY single time.  Not because it's particularly sad, exactly, but it's so tragic that it's beautiful, even though it's actually not tragic at all because it's only a reminder of past tragedies... kind of like crying at a memorial.  If you ever read it, it's when Mikk does the glass dancing.  It makes me ache inside of my chest.  I just love that book.  Everything about it.  My second favorite book of all time is the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  What can I say, I have a thing for trees!

I love anything to do with dressing up in costume, especially for pirate stuff!!!  I'm getting really into cosplay lately =)

My favorite movies are Love Actually, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, the Princess Bride, Sleeping Beauty, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rodger's and Hammerstain's Cinderella (the one with Leslie Ann Warren), Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  Those are the ones that I can watch over and over and over again.  I'm also a big fan of Boondock Saints, the Court Jester, Condorman, Rustler's Rhapsody and Clue.  I watch all of those at least once a year.  

I don't have a favorite band or song or anything like that.  I'm currently obsessed with Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."  But I love pretty much all kinds of music except for hard rap or really heavy metal.  Although, like Angel in Stronghold, when I'm super pissed off I do listen to my O-tep CD, which is normally too screamer for me.  I'm just not a big music person.

Hmmm... obsessions.  Currently Doctor Who and Harry Potter are probably my top two obsessions.  Especially Doctor Who, since I can watch the classic stuff so there's lots more for me to see.  On the other hand, I get super fan-girly about Harry Potter.  Guess who's going to check out the new HP World this year?!!!!! Sooooooooooo excited.  At some point, there's going to be a new character in the Stronghold novels that has a Doctor Who obsession so that she and Angel can get into nerd arguments about which is better, Doctor Who or Harry Potter.  heh heh heh. Honestly, I don't know if I could choose.

So yeah... those are a few of my favorite things.  If there are any that you're like "what the heck is that and why do you like it?" just leave a comment and I will be happy to try and convert you to the dark side. ;) 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Memories & Kisses

So one of my fellow Yellow Silk Dreams authors has released a new book this weekend, if you're looking for something to read.  Muffy Wilson's Memories and Kisses is available for sale in a LOT of places!:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/muffywilson
Memories & Kisses has three stories of old loves remembered; a grieving woman rescued from the sea, two childhood friends growing old friendship into passionate loving, and two long separated teenagers finding that time has mellowed them both and maturity has brought a passionate intensity they had never imagined. All three stories are of rekindled love that survived decades of longing and is now ready to burst into flame. 
I won't lie, I copied that all directly from her blog post about it, which you should check out because she has a lot more information about the book if you want to know more about it before you buy. =)
What's going on with me this weekend?  From Terra Ch. 11 just came out on Literotica!  As I said (because some people have already asked), Lord Plath isn't back yet... but he will be for Chapter 12 =)  And hopefully I'll get The Venus School all prepped for it's re-release so that my next release blog will be about my own book! =D

Friday, October 10, 2014

Re-Vamping Venus


So, I've been getting some help with my earlier books... The Venus Rising Quartet being the major ones at the moment.  A wonderful woman is editing them as I write this, and she's already finished two of them, so I've just gotta go through and make all the changes and get them formatted and then I'm going to slowly start re-releasing them.  I was thinking about trying to do them all at once, but I think it's best if I just get t hem out there as fast as I can.

The other cool thing is that they're going to have new covers!  RaineyCloud9, who has started doing my covers ever since Stronghold, has re-done the Venus covers and they are soooooooo pretty it slays me.  For an example, here's the new cover for The Venus School:

Freaking love it!  So thanks to these two fabulous women, we're going to have some updated / redone Venus Rising Quartet soon.  I'm hoping to get The Venus School uploaded to Amazon by Sunday so that it'll be out as early as Monday.  For those of you who already own it, don't worry, there's no need to repurchase.  I think the new version should be automatically downloaded to your reading device, as long as you have the old version still on there.  If no, then (I know for Amazon) you can delete it from your device, go to the website, go to "Manage Content and Devices," search for The Venus School and re-download it, and that will get you the new version (once it's out).  I'll make an announcement once it's available on all the markets.

I'm also going to be taking this opportunity to get books 3&4 out in paperback =)  Which, again, more formatting.  ACK! lol.  Worth it though.  Once they're all out in paperback, I'll probably hold some kind of contest for getting the autographed set.

Also this weekend, keep an eye out... I submitted Chapter 11 of From Terra last night, so hopefully it'll be out sometime this weekend or early next week =)  No, Lord Plath hasn't returned... yet... but I think the chapter's a lot of fun anyway.  And he'll be back in Ch. 12!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Almost Forgot...

So between being busy and being sick, I almost forgot I have a blog! LOL

Bad Angel.

Plus, I've been taking a bit of a break from doing anything mentally taxing now that Claiming His Wife is out.  Of course I've been doing a little bit of writing, but definitely not at the rate I was doing to get that book out on time.  I needed a bit of a mental break.

I have gotten started on Mastering Lexie though.  I'm almost done with the second chapter and it's already more than 15K words.  Woot!  So that's something.  I always have a bit of a slow ramp up before my writing pace really picks up at the beginning of a book.  I think it's because everything's still kind of percolating in my head and the characters are still developing.   The second half of a book always comes out of me MUCH faster than the first half.

Especially this book, because I'm dealing with a cliche subject (best friend's little sister romance) and I don't want it to be cliche.  Or, at least, not too cliche, although some are hard to avoid.  That's one of my big things though, is I'll read books that deal with these kinds of subjects and I get super annoyed about the cliches that are used.  Like, whenever there's a guy who digs his best friend's little sister, she's always super innocent / naive / likely either a virgin or has never been with a guy that actually managed to make her orgasm, and he's always a super experienced player who is trying to resist temptation because he doesn't actually think he's good enough for her and knows his friend also doesn't think he's good enough for her.

So going into Mastering Lexie, I already know that Lexie is not a virgin.  She's had good sex before. She's definitely not innocent although she might be just a little bit naive.  And while she's inexperienced when it comes to BDSM, she has experimented a bit with her previous boyfriends.  Patrick is definitely not a player.  He doesn't flaunt other women in front of her and hurt her feelings / use women to try and replace her.  He's a good guy and he wants a relationship.  He's just not sure he can have one with her, and it's not because he thinks he's not good enough for her.  Although I won't get into the reasons on here, because I don't want to give away too much of the book =)

But yeah.  One of the things that I love about writing is "fixing" the things about other books that bother me LOL.   I want my characters to be realistic.  Andrew's really the only player character that I have, and that's going to cause some trouble for him eventually.  I'm really not into the whole "players are sexy" and the idea that the right woman will make them change.  It'll be interesting.  Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing him get schooled a bit, although that's not going to happen for a while.  But that's a tease to look forward to!

Anyway.  That's what's going on with me!  Fairly immersed in the Stronghold world right now.  I'm also doing a little bit of work on the Marriage Training book.  I might be changing the name of it just to differentiate it from the Lit story.  We'll see.  And I'm working on getting the Venus Rising Quartet edited so that it can be re-released with new covers (thanks to RaineyCloud9 who has done some gorgeous work on them!).