Thursday, January 27, 2022

Throwback Thursday - Tempting the Domme

 #TBT to Tempting the Domme!

*spoilers ahead*

Oh man. My first Domme book. I've talked about it before, but just in case anyone didn't know, I did not originally intend to write this book when I started writing the Stronghold Doms series. I didn't fee like I would be able to write a Domme book.

I loved Olivia, but I figured she'd be a permanent side character and eventually I'd show her getting a full-time sub, but that I wouldn't actually write that story.

But then I kept writing the books and getting to know her more and more and she got deeper and deeper into my head and I realized that even though I wasn't sure how well I would do at it, I could hear her just as clearly as any of my other main characters and I wanted to TRY writing her book.

It didn't hurt that so many people kept asking if she was going to get her own book, and I could see that everyone else loved her just as much as me.

So I introduced Luke in Stripping the Sub and got that party started. I was still really nervous about it, so at the end of Stripping the Sub there were TWO epilogues for the first time - one for Sharon and Jake, and one for Olivia and Luke - and I asked readers to message me and tell me whose story they would prefer to read next.

It was a close call, but Olivia and Luke came out on top. Which, honestly, I think was right for the series anyway. Jake and Sharon still had a little bit more push and pull to do lol.

I surprised myself with how much I loved writing Olivia's book. It was fun getting to write about a woman on top. And, honestly, in some ways, not that different from writing about a man on top. I had so much fun with it that I knew, after her book, I would probably be writing more Dommes (and I am!).
Luke was such a hottie too. That was one thing, I really wanted to write about her with a new sub and bringing an Alpha man to his knees, because those were two things I was already super familiar with writing, I was just putting a new twist on them.

What did you think? Were you hesitant to read a Domme book? Were you excited about it?

Throwback Thursday - Stripping the Sub


#TBT to Stripping the Sub!!!!!

When I was writing the Stronghold Doms, this was one of the books I was most looking forward to because I could not WAIT to get to Ellie's story of healing. I knew, from the moment I introduced her, who she was, what she'd gone through, and that she was going to be getting her HEA with Master Michael.

This book does come with TW for discussion of a past assault/rpe though it's not depicted in the book.

Leading up to this book, a lot of the other characters had guessed a little bit about Ellie and talked about it. We saw lots of her and Master Michael kinda circling around each other. Found out that they'd known each other in the past.

In some ways this was both one of my easiest and hardest books to write. Michael and Ellie fit together SO well, but I also had to get through a lot of real life issues that can be hard to handle. I used a lot of conversations I've actually had with my friends and husband as the basis for the conversations in the books. Sadly, I also used a lot of the experiences I and my friends have had as basis for what each of the characters has been through, including Ellie.

This was such an important book for me. One that I knew was going to be difficult material but that I wanted to write anyway. I actually like to tackle some kind of issue in pretty much all of my books, but it's usually a little more subtle (in Sassy Sub, it was Angel having a bunch of close guy friends and that being OKAY and not creating an actual love triangle, Taming the Tease was a curvy heroine who loved her body, Mastering Lexie was my take on big brother's best friend, Breaking the Chain was toxic exes, Bound to the Past was about falling back in love - not never having fallen out of it).

This one felt pretty in your face. And I did worry that people wouldn't want to read about such serious subject matter in a kink book. What ended up happening was that I got so many messages and emails after the book came out, thanking me for it and readers sharing some of their own experiences. Which both warmed my heart that it meant something to them and made me incredibly sad how many people were touched by the book because they'd had their own experiences.

To this day, I think this might be one of the most important books I've ever written.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dungeon Showdown is Coming Soon!

 Only a few more weeks till my second Domme book! And this one is a Dom vs Domme showdown =D (Hence the title LOL)

What happens when one Dom desires another?
A showdown!
Dungeon Showdown by @goldeniangel is coming February 10th!

Preorder Now:
It's available on all platforms!

In this battle of strength and dexterity, only one dominant comes out on top...

After months of relentless game night flirting, Aiden finally gets his shot with fellow dominant Cyana. Too bad it comes with a major catch. Submission has never been his style, but a bet is a bet and Aiden won't back down. As one night of total surrender changes everything he thought he knew, this big bad dom isn't prepared to deal with the consequences.

How long can Aiden avoid Cyana and the pleasure that only submission can give him? Since they're preparing to stand by their mutual friends for a double wedding in lifestyle-friendly-paradise, probably not very long.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

#53 - Write a Letter to Myself

 Crossed off the first item on my 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge list!

The reason I even remembered this challenge was because of a note I wrote myself when I did the challenge ten years ago, which I opened a few months ago.

So I put writing a note to myself as #53 on the list this time because that was a really cool thing to do and opening it up and reading it made me really happy and kicked off me doing the challenge. I won't tell you what went into this year's letter (mostly because I don't want to be able to come back and look at it, I want to wait another 10 years and have completely forgotten the contents by the time I open it again) but if you want to see me reading the previous letter, here's the video I did when I opened it!

It's pretty amazing to see how much has changed in one decade =) Here's to the next!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Calling All Bloggers / Readers Who Wanna Pimp A Season for Smugglers!

Want to help me share A Season for Smugglers on social media / blogs and also apply to get an ARC? 

Title: A Season for Smugglers (Deception & Discipline, #3)
Author: Golden Angel
Genre: Steamy Historical Romance
Tags: arranged marriage, scandal, bluestocking romance
Release Date: April 21
Tour Dates: April 21-23
Review copies will be available

This tour is hosted by @TheNextStepPR

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Domestic Discipline Quartet Has Had a Glow-Up!

 I am SO excited - I gave the Bridal Discipline series a glow-up for last January and I just LOVED those covers so this year I decided to give the Domestic Discipline as similar treatment. As much as I did like the old covers, I am completely obsessed with the new ones. They're so modern-bodice ripper looking (which is pretty on point for WHAT they are too) and I cannot stop staring at them. 

Huge thank you to Wicked Smart Designs for this gorgeous glow up!

Birching His Bride is FREE on all retailers!

Amazon     Apple    Google Play     Kobo    Nook    Everywhere Else

I'm sooooooooooo obsessed. 

And even the boxset got a new treatment!

CLICK HERE to grab the boxset if you want to jump into the whole series =) 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

101 Things in 1001 Days

 About 10 years ago I did a 101 things in 1001 days list and I remember it be really awesome. Of course, I didn't remember it at ALL  until I opened up the letter to myself that I wrote for it (Click here to see THAT video) but once I did I was like oh yeah... that was pretty awesome.

And, honestly, I've gotten in a bit of a rut, especially since the pandemic started. I remember doing a lot of really cool things, finding new recipes (some of which are now my favorites to make) and really enjoying what I was doing. It shook things up. Since the pandemic started, doing new things hasn't been easy and being motivated to try has been even less so. So, I figured let's make a new list and do this. I'll keep updating the blog as I go in case anyone's interested... see what I do when I'm not writing / reading lol.

Start Date: 1/6/2022

End Date: 10/3/2024

Relationship Goals

1. Go on a trip with hubby to somewhere we've never been before

2. Go on a family trip to somewhere we've never been before

3. Pack a picnic and enjoy it in the sun as a family

4. Have a girl-date with my sister-in-law

5. Do a girls' family trip with my mom, sister-in-law, and daughter

6. Call my grandmothers once a month through the 1001 days

7. Have a date night with hubby once a month through the 1001 days

8. Add a new member to our family through adoption

9. Have a family game night

10. Do a professional family photo shoot

11. Go to one of Dad's nature things without complaining

12. Take my daughter to the ballet / live show

13. Adopt a pet from the shelter

14. Give three "just because" presents

15. Mail care packages to my aunts just because - Leigh, Ann, Jenny, Nancy, Sarah

16. Host a fancy tea party for my daughter

Travel Goals

17. Visit California

18. Go to the Star Wars section at Disney Hollywood Studios and ride all the rides

19. Family trip to the beach

20. Vacation with friends at Deep Creek

21. Take a solo weekend getaway trip to recharge

22. See one of the biggest balls of twine in the U.S.

23. Go on a segway tour

24. Go to five cities I've never been to before

    1. Grand Rapids, MI

25. Go to five new conventions I've never been to before

Work Goals

26. Hit either the NYT or the WSJ Bestseller list

27. Start a new pen name

28. Have at least one booktok tikok go viral

29. Meet Lexi Blake (and don't embarass myself)

30. Go to RAM

31. Put all of my books into translations in German

32. Have three tiers on my Patreon

33. Take an entire week off writing / marketing / everything

34. Join NINC and attend their convention

35. Be a speaker / run a panel or class at a convention

36. Submit a book to a major publisher using my agent

37. Read We Should All be Millionaires

38. Read Wide for the Win and mark important pages

39. Read Self-publishing in German and mark important pages

Home Goals

40. Finish the basement

41. Make this house warm!

42. Finish my office (purchasing one new piece with every book release)

43. Put up a fence around the yard

44. Get a Christmas AT-AT yard decoration

45. Get curtains / blinds for all the windows in the house

46. Customize the closet in my office

47. Unpack EVERY BOX

Just for Fun Goals!

48. Make the Cinderella and Stepsisters cosplays

49. Make court outfits for all my friends for Renn Fair

50. Do a cosplay photo shoot with Cinderella & Stepsisters

51. Do another horror cosplay photo shoot

52. Do another Amazon-free month

53. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

54. Watch the Witcher 

55. Watch the Wheel of Time

56. Ask 10 Friends to recommend a book and read them

   Adam - Storm Front by Jim Butcher

   Mel - Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Saffron Foer

   Tania - Year One by Nora Roberts

   Stella - Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

   Vivian - Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

   Chloe - 

   Stephanie - Dumpty by John Lithgow

   Jimmy - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

   Krystle - Verity by Colleen Hoover

   Addison - Silver Devil by Theresa Denys

57. Learn how to play Moonlight Sonata on the piano

58. Buy a lottery ticket once a month for a year - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

59. Host a fancy dinner party and use the fine china

60. Visit a museum I've never been to 

61. Get a tattoo

62. Watch 10 terrible shark movies that I haven't seen yet

   Sharks of the Corn

   Toxic Shark

   Shark Huntress

   Virus Shark

   Land Shark

   Shark Season


   Sharktopus vs Pteracuda

   Oiuja Shark


63. Answer 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind

64. Watch a meteor shower with hubby

65. Watch the new Sex in the City show (with Katie?)

66. Turn off all electronics for a weekend

67. Re-read Tamora Pierce's Trebond books

68. Watch the Dune movie

Food Goals

69. Make a diabetic friendly dessert / snack for 10 gatherings

70. Use my Intermittent Fasting app every day

71. Be vegetarian for a week

72. Eat at 10 restaurants I've never eaten at before in my own city

    1. Hot pot!

73. Make 10 recipes I've never made before

74. Complete a 30 day Eat-at-Home challenge

Health & Fitness Goals

75. Get my A1C down to below 6.2 for 4 visits in a row

76. Exercise twice a week for a month

77. Run in two 5k races

78. No soda for 1 month

79. Buy a new fitbit

80. Wear the fitbit for a full month

81. Do 10 squats every day for a month

82. Stretch every day for a month

83. Meditate every day for a month

84. Go to bed before 11pm every night for a month

Helping Others Goals

85. Adopt a family for Christmas

86. Sponsor a charity on Facebook for my birthday

87. Donate to One Simple Wish five times

88. Be part of a charity anthology - Hero Daddies 

89. Tip my server 100%

90. Donate to a food bank

91. Do a random act of kindness for a stranger

Things for Life

92. Get my will updated

93. Go one month without spending money on anything other than necessities

94. Don't eat out for a month

95. Find a new primary care physician

96. Get tested for ADD / ADHD

97. Start a 529 for Little Fuss

98. Add money to my retirement fund for 12 months in a row - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

99. Renew my passport

100. Make my 2019, 2020, and 2021 photo albums

101. Get a mole checkup with the dermatologist

That's a lot! As I recall, I didn't finish my list last time but I got about halfway through it and I had a good time doing it. Looking forward to seeing how this time goes!

Monday, January 3, 2022

99c Sale on the Poker Loser Trilogy!

 Get three books from me for only 99¢ when you grab The Poker Loser Trilogy today!

She's willing to gamble everything for a truly good time.

Wealthy and privileged, Allison has lived a comfortable and boring life. But it's a life full of secrets, too. When she finally admits that she's ready to walk on the wild side, she makes her confession to the one person who has the experience to make all of her fantasies a reality.

As handsome and roguish Todd challenges Allison to a less-than-innocent game of poker, she recklessly bets it all - herself included - and gives Todd everything he needs to relieve her of her "good girl" guilt.

With the chips in his favor, Todd has no trouble forcing Allison into fulfilling every fantasy she's ever had. But as her inhibitions are replaced by a more vulnerable feeling, Allison needs to know whether Todd's all-in or just bluffing when it comes to her heart.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

What's Coming in 2022?!

 I am SO excited about 2022. I feel like there are so many cool things ahead this year.

First of all - I've got a tentative release schedule. Even though I say tentative, pre-orders are up for almost all of them! 

February 10 - Dungeon Showdown - the final installment in the Dungeons & Doms trilogy. Aiden and Cyana have a little bet going... loser has to submit. Will one night of passion be enough to put this Dom and Domme on a new path to romance?

March 1 - A Mischievious Little Mardi Gras - my first and hopefully NOT last co-write with Stella Moore! We had SO much fun writing this one. It is part of the Rawhide Ranch series and so will be in Kindle Unlimited - she's picking back up with Hayleigh and Connor from Hayleigh's Little Halloween and Vicky and Saul from my Chef Daddy novella are coming to visit the ranch! These two head chefs are longtime friends, but Hayleigh and Vicky are meeting for the first time and they're going to find out they have quite a bit in common - especially when it comes to insecurities about their Daddies.

March 8 - The Duke's Pursuit - this is my second book with Cleis Press and I'm SO excited. My first was Marriage Training and I was thrilled when they wanted to pick up another standalone from me. This one was one I've been wanting to write for a while - there are so many romances where the Hero does the heroine dirty and then off he goes to have many sexual adventures with so many women while she remains chaste until he returns for their second chance. Well, this time, the heroine wants nothing to do with the H and so he has to stay chaste to prove he's serious about wanting that second chance, while she gets to enjoy all sorts of sexual adventures, since it's not like she wants love anyway. Can he show her that there's a difference between love and sex, and that he deserves a second chance?

April 21 - A Season for Smugglers - book three in the Deception & Discipline series! I am SO excited about this one. Lily is a perpetual blue stocking and she needs a man intelligent enough to keep up with her. Not only is Captain Nathan Jones her intellectual equal, but he's a very... inventive inventor with a particularly kinky bent. Circumstances force them into marriage and they're both determined to catch the traitor, but will they end up catching each other's hearts as well?

June 31 - Law & Disorder - aaaaaaaaaah I feel like I've waited so long for this book! When I was writing the Stronghold Doms series, I had so many requests for a book for Iris, but she wasn't ready yet. Now she is! And she was so much fun to write as a side character in Master Chef, I can't wait to watch her drive Master Law nuts in her own book!


September 20 - A Season for Spies - The final installment in Deception & Discipline! And this is a book I've had in my head for years. YEARS! I was never sure when I was going to be able to write it but finally I realized I could write the Deception & Discipline series and that the characters that had been bugging me for so long would be perfect for it. Evie and Anthony are like fire and fire and things are gonna get combustable! 

October - Taking the Reins by Sinistre Ange - the long awaited fourth book in the Planets Apart series! Finally. I know. I suck. lol. But it's gonna happen this year!

November - Switch Play - Masters of Marquis Book 4.... I can't say too much without spoiling some things that are going to come out in Law & Disorder, but let's just say that this is going to involve another fan favorite from Stronghold, one of the newbie submissives who also showed up for the Dom class in Master Chef, and they've got an antagonistic history that goes back to high school.

And that's my year! Except wait, there's more! lol. 

I've been struggling to get enough Sinistre Ange books out and part of that is lack of time... so this year I'm teaming my alter ego up with Vivian Murdoch, a fabulous dark romance author, and we're going to write some dark, smutty filth together. We're aiming to get two books out this year although we're not going to be doing preorders. We've already started working on the first one - it's about paying off a debt to a mob boss and it's haaaaaaaaaawt.

The other thing I'm doing also involves Sinstre Ange - last year I started releasing a serial called Dawn of the Alpha on Kindle Vella and Radish, but I know that those platforms aren't for everyone, so I've also set up a Patreon account for those who would prefer a different avenue to reading the serial!

Patreon is set up a lot like a blog. For $1 a month you'll get access to all the past chapters of Dawn of the Alpha as well as each new chapter on a weekly basis - it'll be sent out on Wednesdays, just like it is on Kindle Vella and Radish. You'll also get the chance to make comments on the posts, interact with me, and help me figure out what else I should offer my patrons =) If this sounds interesting to you, go ahead and CLICK HERE! It's super easy to sign up and it's also super easy to cancel. 

Other things that are happening are that I'm getting my books translated. I'm also trying to get more of my books into audio. I'll have some blog posts coming up about those soon! It's going to be a busy year! Thanks for coming along with me on the ride =)