Monday, December 16, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

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:

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Maria Zannini said...

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

Dianne K. Salerni said...

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.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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 :-)

Angela Brown said...

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

Catherine Stine said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Sheena-kay Graham said...

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

shelly said...

You're such a nut! LOL!

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

LOL! I know :-) Just can't help it.

River Fairchild said...

Best of luck to Rayven! :)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, River :-)

Kimberly said...

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

Yolanda Renee said...

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!

raelynbarclay said...

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

SA Larsenッ said...

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.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Awesome news! Can't wait to read some.

cleemckenzie said...

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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