Interview with Golden Angel

How old were you when you started to write? What inspired you to start writing?
I was 22. I'd been reading Literotica for several years, but because I'm a speed reader I was starting to run out of the stories that I really enjoyed and new ones weren't coming out quickly enough for me, and a lot of them didn't have exactly the kinks I was looking for or they would have some and not others and I started thinking "Maybe I should just write what I want to read." And so I did. My first series, Office Play, ended up getting a lot of really supportive comments from people and it made me want to keep it up... especially because I def got off on writing the EXACT kind of story that I wanted to read. Still do.

Last year readers on Literotica started encouraging me to sell some of my stories and that's what led to publishing on Amazon and Smashwords.
Who do you read (erotic and otherwise)?
Lately I'm reading a LOT of Victorian romance, although I also hit up the occasional BDSM novel. My automatic-buy erotica/romance authors are Cherise Sinclair, Lexie Blake, Stephanie Laurens, and Kallypso Masters. I also will almost always buy things by Laura Lee Ghurke, Lisa Kleypas, Carolyn Faulkner, Elizabeth Powers, Julia Quinn, Maggie Ryan and Laylah Roberts.

When it comes to 'otherwise' - I am a GIANT sci-fi fantasy nerd. Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning, Mercedes Lackey, and Gail Carriger are among my current buys. On my shelves are also Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Spider Robinson, Angus Wells, Piers Anthony, Elizabeth Moon, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey, Sara Douglass, Eric Flint, David Drake, Brian Jacques, Laurell K. Hamilton, Frank Herbert, Terry Goodkind, Kate Elliot, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, etc. (I have a ridiculously large library).

And when I'm not reading either of those, I'm reading historical fiction or history books focusing on the Tudors, especially Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn =)
What genre would you classify your books as? What draws you to this genre of books?
I would definitely classify my books as erotic romances. A lot of the stuff I have on Literotica I would classify as pure erotica, although even there I would say I'm slowly moving in a direction towards erotic romances. Part of what draws me is that I find relationships between people absolutely fascinating. I love exploring the different ways a relationship can go right or wrong and I love that there are endless variations on the same love stories, depending on the people involved in the story. Plus... I love the sexy stuff.
What advice would you have for young writers?
Don't give up, because writing is one of those things that you can always get better at - that's one of the most lovely things about it. When people give you CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, don't get pissed, LISTEN to it. It's incredibly hard to listen to people tear up your work, but sometimes (a lot of the time) they have a point. Don't be afraid to change things. Also, know when to stand up for your work. I got TORN apart in my creative writing class by the professor in college, but one of the things that she kept saying was that it wasn't literary... but I knew that the audience I wanted was more general, I wanted to write more pop-literature than what she considered "true" literature. But I still took a lot of her advice on things that I thought were applicable. The best thing you can do is be open minded and be willing to look at your work with a critical eye, listen to constructive criticism that is given to you and READ. Read lots of work by authors that you love, study what they do and how they do it and try to apply it to your own writing. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be as good a writer if it wasn't for all the reading I do.
What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book of all time is The Merro Tree by Kate Waitman. It has everything I love in it... an underlying message, an emphasis on the importance of the arts, romance, intrigue, a bit of a mystery, an underdog overcoming everything to succeed, and so many moments when I want to either cry or leap for joy. It's an incredible piece of work and it kills me that more people don't know about it.
What is your favorite quote?
Funny enough, neither are from a book, although one is from a movie made off of a book =)

"There's a skinny woman inside me, screaming to get out... but I can usually shut her up with cookies."

Seriously, that's one of them. The other one is from the Lord of the Rings:

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know... It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding onto something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.
What does the future hold?
Ah good question. And I have SO many answers. I definitely want to keep writing... I'd love to eventually make it my full time job. That would be my dream. However, even if I never make it that far, I'm going to keep providing stories to Literotica and books to Amazon and Smashwords.

Once I'm done with the Domestic Discipline Quartet I'm going to start a series that will include the book version of Marriage Training (from Literotica) and will be called The Society of Sin. There will be four other books in the main series, about Gabriel's father and step-mother, his two sisters, and another two characters that will be introduced in the other books.

Once I'm done with the Stronghold series, or if I finish The Society of Sin first, I'll be starting on a new book series that will be set in the distant future. It's somewhat based off of Carolyn Faulkner's book Prima, except that I didn't agree with her vision of the future. I haven't come up with a title for the series yet, but I've come up with the plots for four or five books in it. The idea is that a disease has killed off a large portion of the population, but proportionally was much worse for women, and now we've gone back to a medieval mindset even though most of the technology is still in place, because women need to be protected / cherished as the bearers of children, etc. They are to be well-loved and also well-disciplined. Because of the lack of women in general, men often save up in groups - either brothers or close friends - to buy a wife ;) I'm still working out how the society works, but by the time I'm writing it I should have that all worked out.

There are several series that I want to work on, as well as a couple of standalone books, many of them in the Victorian timeline, some Westerns (cowboys... yum), and some contemporary. I'm also working towards two other pen names, one of which will focus more on romance and one of which will focus more on shorter / darker novellas that will usually be focused on a fetish (demon sex, were-animal sex, etc.). I've noticed there are a lot of novellas out there that sell for $2.99 and as long as they're about a specific kink, they do pretty well. So I kinda want to try my hand at that. I'll def announce all new releases on the blog, because a lot of them are going to only be 99 cents for the first week =)
Published 2013-10-16.
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Books by This Author

Venus Transcendent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,350. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Jessica went to the Venus School of Sex she never imagined that she would fall in love with one man, much less two - now it's time to face her family and make them realize that she's choosing her happiness over other people's judgments. This is the last book in the Venus Rising Quartet.
Venus Desiring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,470. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The third installment in the Venus Rising Quartet.
Venus Aspiring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Justin and Chris are willing to fight for Jessica, to prove to her that she can trust them despite their deception, and to convince her to give them a chance to see if they can turn fantasy into reality.
The Venus School
Price: Free! Words: 85,550. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Want to expand your horizons? Learn about pleasing yourself and your partners? Explore some desires you've kept hidden from your partner? The Venus School of Sex is the place for you.
Arabella's Taming
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Why bother being good if it's not going to even be noticed, much less acknowledged? Lady Arabella Windham has tried to behave, but when it's clear the man she loves still sees her as an unmanagable hoyden and is contemplating marrying someone else, she throws caution to the wind and the consequences for everyone are life long.
Tempting the Domme
Series: Stronghold, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,070. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
It takes a strong man to win the heart of an even stronger woman... This alpha male likes a bossy woman in the bedroom, but is he really prepared for what it means to submit?
Benedict's Commands
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,120. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
What's an alpha male to do when his chosen wife doesn't only wants to make love, not be in love?
Stripping the Sub
Series: Stronghold, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,980. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Michael wants nothing more than a real chance with Ellie, but so far she's been keeping him at bay. Now she's willing to give him a chance, but she's having an easier time with steamy sex than she is with any real intimacy. Can Michael strip away Ellie's defenses or will her walls defeat him once and for all?
Lydia's Penance
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,390. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When a desperate woman traps an honorable man into marriage, can they ever be reconciled? Especially when she won't tell him why she chose to use such desperate measures to marry him. Isaac can't picture his new bride, Lydia, as a fortune hunter or social climber, but he can't trust her either, when she's keeping secrets. Lydia willing comes to her spankings, ready to pay her penance.
Bound to the Past
Series: Stronghold, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kate and Andrew have a past that starts to catch up to them again when they begin to renew their relationship in the present. Can they make it to a future together? This is part of the Stronghold series and can be read on its own, although is more satisfying when read as part of the series. The book is approximately 87k words and has a heat level of SMOKING HOT.
Gabrielle's Discipline
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency
How can Gabrielle find happiness when the man she's married to is in love with her stepmother? Felix wants nothing more than to win his new wife over, but she's keeping secrets from him, secrets that eventually come between them. A sexy spanking erotic romance set in Victorian times!
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This novella was written at the request of readers who wanted to know what was happening between Felix and Gabrielle during Book 1 of the Bridal Discipline series, however it is not necessary to read Philip's Rules in order to enjoy this novella, nor is it necessary to read this novella in order to enjoy the upcoming Gabrielle's Discipline.
Breaking the Chain
Series: Stronghold, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,450. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Jared and Leigh both know what it's like to be trapped in a seven year relationship where they give more than they get, the question is whether or not they can move on from them. Leigh's taking her first steps into the world of kink and Jared wants to be her Dom, but his ex isn't ready to let him go without a fight.
Philip's Rules
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,080. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Cordelia had no idea that marriage to Philip would include rules and spankings, but as his new bride, she does her best to follow his rules. Luckily for her, there's pleasure to be had in both following and breaking the rules.
Pieces of Stronghold
Series: Stronghold, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,220. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
With Jared and Leigh both on the rebound from long-term relationships, will they be able to move forward? Or will the past always cling to them? And, more importantly, how will their friends manage if things go badly between them?
Poker Lose Bundle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,750. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
The complete Poker Loser Trilogy - Forced Bet, Back in the Game and Winning Hand. This series has a HEA, but it's also a bit of a dark romance. There's blackmail, spanking, BDSM, dubious consent, voyeurism/exhibitionism, some group sex in the first book, and not a hole left untouched. Enjoy.
Mastering Lexie
Series: Stronghold, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,590. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Falling in love with your big brother's best friend is always a bad idea, but that's exactly what Lexie's done, and she's ready to prove to Patrick that she can be the woman, and submissive, that he's always wanted. For his part, Patrick already knows he wants Lexie, but he's trying to do the right thing by his best friend and her big brother. His self-control vs. Her determination.
Claiming His Wife
Series: Domestic Discipline Quartet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,990. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
The final installment of the Domestic Discipline Quartet - Alex wants to reconcile with Grace, but can she ever trust him again? Eleanor knows she has to reveal her pregnancy, but will Edwin still love her once he can no longer bed her? Wesley is going to marry Cynthia, but can he provide her with both the excitement and discipline she needs? At least Hugh and Irene have things under control.
On His Knees
Series: Stronghold, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,150. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Liam and Hilary are in love, living in the same apartment, and Liam's ready to take the next step... he just has to get her father's blessing, find the perfect ring and construct the perfect proposal.
Taming the Tease
Series: Stronghold, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
This is the second book in the Stronghold series. Rick Winter is a Dom who wants a submissive who is also his girlfriend. When his flirtatious, curvy new neighbor Maria starts teasing him and sparks his interest, it doesn't take long for some serious sparks to start to fly! Unfortunately, Maria's never been anything but pure vanilla and she's in for a shock when Rick takes her to Stronghold!
The Sassy Submissive
Series: Stronghold, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 145,040. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A spin-off series from G. Angel's "Venus Rising Quartet" - Adam Rawn from Stronghold finds himself attracted to a Domme he meets when visiting Rick at a new BDSM club. But he's never been attracted to a Domme before and he can't figure out his response. What he doesn't know is that Mistress "Angela," whose real name is Angel, is just masquerading as a Domme. The sparks are about to fly!
Punishing His Ward
Series: Domestic Discipline Quartet, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,230. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(5.00 from 1 review)
A continuation of the Domestic Discipline series, focusing on Wesley's introduction to his ward, Miss Cynthia Bryant, who is both untamable and utterly appealing to him. Eleanor and Edwin join them in Bath, deepening their own relationships, while back in London Hugh and Irene are privy to a startling announcement from Lord Brooke.
Dealing With Discipline
Series: Domestic Discipline Quartet, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,050. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(5.00 from 1 review)
The second book in the Domestic Discipline Quartet, following Birching his Bride, Eleanor is testing Edwin's feelings for her and Irene is reconciling herself to her marriage with Hugh. Both of these new brides find themselves over their husbands' laps more than once.
Birching His Bride
Series: Domestic Discipline Quartet, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,690. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
A spoiled new bride, a sexy alpha-male husband, and some seriously hot discipline set in Victorian England. Can Edwin tame his new bride?