Monday, December 16, 2013

The Voices in my Head

I shared Me, Myself and I with you before. You remember them, the angsty/sometimes-logical/sometimes looney tunes/all-the-time sassy trio that make me, well, who I am.

Well, I'm also going to allow for another voice to have her say.

Presenting to some, re-introducing to others, Rayven Godchild, my erotica/erotic romance alter ego who's been rather patient with me in getting to the point where I can embrace publishing under the pen name. The content was never a bother. I do love a hot, sexy, detailed story that can leave the reader in a wanton state. But there were other life-related things unnecessarily attached...chains I've decided needed releasing.

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Coming soon will be a 3 to 4 short story series entitled Confessions of a Sex Fiend, the first one being TASTING CHERRY. You'll enter the world of Chancellor Baltimore, a male escort formerly with an agency turned solo act.

I'm waiting to hear back from AuthorHouse to make sure they cancel whatever they need to cancel on their end so I can re-publish Secret Lilies, my suspense romantica that I self-published several years ago, a tale of love, murder and obsession.

For now, I just wanted to let you know what I was up to this weekend. Yeah, busy with getting Rayven Godchild set up. Please feel free to like/follow/share as you wish.

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So, have you ever used a pen name before or considered using one?

22 comments:

  1. Wow, Angela! You're so talented in so many genres. Congrats on re-releasing your book.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. Erotic romance was where things started. In a way, it's a return home lol!

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  2. I hope you can put Author House behind you soon.

    Re: pen name
    I considered it once, but I figured it would be too much trouble keeping track of more than one identity. One was bad enough. :D

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    1. I'm making good strides putting them behind me....far, far behind me :-)

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  3. Good luck, Angela! And I recommend that you don't sit around waiting for Author House to get back to you. Bug them. Mention a lawyer.

    Author House bought iUniverse after I self-published the original version of WHTD with them. I ended my contract with them when I got the deal with Sourcebooks, but Amazon continued to see the old version of the book because iUniverse/Author House had given them the electronic files. It took a letter mentioning lawyers and copyright infringement before it was straightened out. (And I never got royalties for the illegally sold books, either.)

    My experience is not an isolated one. Every author I knew from iU who ended their contract had exactly the same problem.

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    1. I hope I don't have to go there but if I do, well, I'll just have to do what I have to do :-)

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  4. Good luck with the new series and hope you get your contract cancelled.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. From Dianne's comment, I may need a little extra in the way of luck :-)

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  5. Confessions of a sex fiend--LOVE that series title--it's both funny and sexy.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I hope readers really enjoy the short stories when I release them :-)

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  6. Always write what is right for you. No matter what name you use.

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    1. I hear ya, Sheena-kay, I'm looking forward to this new venture.

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  7. Wow, you've got drive! Good luck with new series, I have no doubt there will be a lot of interest. :)

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  8. I got out of my iUniverse contract, but it still cost me. Good luck with your separation!

    And wishing you all the best with your new series!

    Happy Holidays - and a prosperous New Year!

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  9. I saw the invite on Facebook. Thanks for the details here. Wishing you all the best with your alter ego :) Congrats!

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  10. I do like this pen name. I haven't had the need to contemplate a pen name. But I'd never rule it out. Love the idea of these shorts. C sounds ... hmm ... Yes, I'm grinning.

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  11. Awesome news! Can't wait to read some.

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  12. The closest I came to a pen name was choosing C. Lee. Not very imaginative, I'll admit. And I'm still not sure why I did that, except I wanted to separate my writing life into two parts: my non-fiction and my fiction. I used to write non-fiction under Cheryl McKenzie. So glad you stopped by my blog to say hi, Angela. You always make my day with your smile.

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