...because there's no place like love.

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you decided to stop by. My name's Angela R Sargenti, AKA The Queen of Short Attention Span Erotica. Got a minute? Then you have time for a quickie.

#ShortAttentionSpanErotica

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Homespun Cryonics

Hi, everyone!

If you'd like to hear my flash fiction story "Homespun Cryonics" on podcast, read by Morgen Bailey, here's the link.  There are two other stories in it by other authors, so you get a bonus.

Love,
Angie

Chris Takes the Mound

Hi, everyone!

I just wanted to tell you all that my sexy story "Chris Takes the Mound" is now available on Amazon for Kindle.  Some of you may remember it from a couple of years ago when it was published in Oysters and Chocolate.  Here's the link.



'Til next time, XOXO,
Angie

Monday, December 24, 2012

Have Yourself a Naughty Little Christmas



Hi, Everyone! 

I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  My latest book, "So Spankable!" should be coming out pretty soon.  I'll keep you all posted.  In other news, I think I'm almost well!  I'll be seeing an allergist next month for shots.  Turns out I'm allergic to darn near everything! 

It's not all about feeling yucky, though.  I had a chance to start rummaging around at thrift stores and antique stores because I want to redo my kitchen.  It's so gloomy with the dark floors and cabinets and Northern exposure onto a small courtyard shaded by trees.  It hardly gets any light, so I thought I punch up the color with a little cherry red!  And I'm going kind of retro.  So far I found the cutest little red plaid lunch box, a couple of old kitchen tools with the red enameled handles, a little white shelf, and a red hanging scale, like you'd see at a farmer's market.  I still have to put up some shelves and get some pretty curtains, but I'll take pictures as I go so you can see my work in progress.

Well, I'd better get going.  I have tons of stuff to do for Christmas.  Best love to all of you, and thank you for all your support.

Until next time,
Stay naughty,
Angie

Monday, December 17, 2012

My New Book

Hi, Everyone!

Sorry it's been so long.  I am starting to feel a little better, so I was able to finish a book I've been working on.  I e-mailed it to the publisher at the end of last week, so it shouldn't be long now.  It's going to be called So Spankable!  Hope everything's good with all of you and I'll post more later.

Until then, stay sexy,
Angie

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fan Fic

Hey, everyone!

Sorry so long, but I've been under the weather for the past month or so, and when I'm like that, my imagination evades me.  I mean, I find it hard to even write a tweet.

Anyway, I'm lying in bed and there's nothing on, so I watch Twilight: New Moon, since I've never seen any of those movies before.

Wow.  No wonder EL James wrote fan-fic out of the characters.  She was probably dying for something--anything--to happen.  I haven't read The Book yet, but I hope her characters have a little more life in them.  I guess teenagers find it romantic to lie about in a meadow staring at each other for hours. 

Even when there was some action, it wasn't exciting.  Bella jumps off a cliff into the sea and the werewolf boy Jacob, who has a huge crush on her, saves her.  You'd think at least that would evoke some kind of emotion out of them.  He just says in a normal voice not to jump off a cliff anymore and she doesn't even cry or look shaken up by her near-drowning.

On the upside, I hear Stephanie Meyers' books are much better than the movies, and we all know how movie-makers tend to screw up screen versions of good books.

I guess my point is, all you fan-fic writers should keep writing about the characters you love.  Who knows?  One day you might have a best-seller on your hands, too. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Darker Edge of Desire



Cleis Press has a call for submissions out, if anyone's interested: The Darker Edge of Desire.  Sounds interesting.  I might have to drum something up.  Suggestions, anyone?

Monday, October 22, 2012

NaNoWriMo

Hi, everyone!

I'm still working on my 90 day plan, but I've had to put it aside for a while for drum roll...Halloween and the play-offs and worrying about what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo. 

If you don't know what that is, it means National Novel Writing Month, where you take the whole month of November and write your butt off.  The goal is to have a 50,000 word novel at the end. 

Of course it's just a rough draft, really, but a lot of NaNoWriMo projects have gone on to be published. 

If you're a writer and you've never done it, it's fun, and helps build your self-discipline.  If you don't want to do one from scratch, pull out something you've been procrastinating on and work on it.  If you're interested, here's the link.

I hope you'll try it.  There's really no shame in not getting to 50,000 words.  I only got to about 36,000 words the last time, but it was still worth doing.  That's the novel I've been working on lately, called "Vengeance Jones."

Here's my Pinterest link if you want to get a feel for the characters.

Well, I'd better go.   Busy, busy, busy!  But I promise to finish the 90-day plan by December and start posting it.

Until next time, hugs and kisses!
Angie

Sunday, October 14, 2012

How to Gain the Courage to Submit II

Hi, everyone.

Some of you said my last post was kind of a tease, because they thought it was about the other kind of submission.
Well, I can write a post about that, too, but here’s the twist.

I had to put myself on the line and ask for what I wanted.

Now, you might think, ‘Big deal,’ but it is a big deal, because I’m basically pretty shy and we never talked about sex when I was growing up, so it’s not something I'm all that comfortable discussing.  I suffered through years of frustration, wishing the guy would just read my mind already and do what I wanted done, but you know what?
Most guys aren’t psychic.  You actually have to ask.

And it's hard.  Sure it is.  There's a chance he'll think you’re a total freak, but there's also a chance it’ll work out just fine.
 So stop being a wuss and go for it. 
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

How to Gain the Courage to Submit

So you want to be a writer. 

You've been writing for your own enjoyment for years.  If you're like me, you have a dozen or more notebooks filled top to bottom with your scribblings, dating back from your teens.

At some point, though, you have to let someone actually read your stuff, unless your goal is to compile notebook after notebook for your own amusement.  If that's what you want, that's okay, but why hide your light under a bushel?

Get it out there.

Is there a risk? 

Most assuredly. 

What'll that person, that very first person you show your work to, think?

They'll probably think it's not the best thing they've ever read, but they'll probably humor you just to be nice. 

The secret is, it doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter if it sucks because you'll keep writing, and when you keep writing and keep reading really good books by really good authors, you will get better, and at some point, you'll even find your own voice.

When you do that, you know you'll really have something, and once you find your own voice, it's time to submit.

For a beginner, you might want to write some stuff for free.  What this does is give you some publishing credits and build your confidence.

What this does is give you something to put in your cover letter, and gives you a link to some of your stuff for a writing sample, if they want it.

And guess what?

After you get a few things published, you'll gain some credibility, and then it's time to submit to a paying market.

Yes, this part will be scary.  You'll be hounded by self-doubt, and it might even get rejected, but so what?

Big deal.

No one ever died of hearing the word 'no.' 

Not that I've ever heard of. 

On the other hand, what if you get a yes?  Nothing'll make your heart soar like that.  Plus, a check (or PayPal payment) for your writing, no matter how small, means you're a professional writer, just like you've always wanted to be.

In other words, you're not going to hit the ball if you don't swing at it, and a no often just means it's not right for their publication, not that it's fatally flawed, so submit it somewhere else.  Over and over.  And in the meantime, keep writing.

You never know. 

It might be just the thing they're looking for, so go down swinging and never say die.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Every Night Erotica

Well, folks, I'm sorry to say that Every Night Erotica, a site I wrote a lot for, is no more.  The editor couldn't get enough submissions (365 a year) to keep it going.  I'm hoping eventually she'll start a new website called Every Week Erotica or something. 

Until then, I'll just have to think of other ways to keep you entertained.  In the meantime, you can read every story I wrote for Every Night Erotica--and then some--in my e-book "Start Me Up: A Collection of Erotic Love Stories." 

And if you like menage stories, check out my other one, "Working Out the Kinks."

Until next time, read something sexy. 
It'll do you good.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Start Me Up

Here's a new review for my e-book "Start Me Up: A Collection of Erotic Love Stories": 

Entertaining Sexy Stories by Kate Jonez, "Dark Fantasy Author."

START ME UP is a well written and entertaining collection of stories. My reading list doesn't usually include much erotica, but I found the characters in this collection engaging and the situations inventive. I'd recommend this for readers who enjoy good stories that don't have overly explicit graphic detail.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Homespun Cryonics

Seen my flash fiction piece "Homespun Cryonics" over at Morgen Bailey's blog?  You'd better hurry and catch it. 

Dana Kane

Hi, everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know the lovely Dana Kane is having a spanking story contest.  If you win, she'll actually spank you for free!  Pop on over to her blog and get the details.  I've already started working on mine.

Monday, October 1, 2012

28 Teeth of Rage

Hi, Everyone. 

Happy October! 

In honor of my favorite month of the year, I'm posting a review I just wrote on a book called "28 Teeth of Rage." 

Here goes:

A Carnival Ride of Blood and Guts    

When Strom Wheldon returns from Afghanistan a deeply depressed and embittered double-amputee, his wife Jodi buys him a Skil saw to cheer him up and keep him busy fixing up their home. Unbeknownst to her, the saw embodies the evil spirit of a Yaholo Indian chieftain.

Strom's new saw is trouble from the start. It injures him the very first time he tries to use it, and soon it starts telling him to commit unspeakable acts.
 
As time goes on, the evil spirit makes a bargain with him. If he will feed its insatiable bloodlust, it will perform for him a miracle and give him back his legs.

When I first heard the title of this book, I thought it would be a typical slasher story along the lines of Friday the Thirteenth, but the person who asked me to review it assured me it wasn't your standard torture-porn fare, so I went ahead and agreed to do it.

There is gore, and blood and guts aplenty, but there is a deeper story, too, about love and its healing redemption, about the nature of greed and man's desire for what cannot be.

The story sucked me in right away and made me want to keep reading--even through parts I found a little disturbing. (Spoiler alert: if even fictional acts of violence against animals bothers you as it does me, you might want to skip ahead when it gets to the part with the dog.)

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to other horror fans. It is gripping and downright horrifying in all the right places.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Crock Pot Love

Here's a recipe for seven different dinners using the same basic technique:
                                                                                  
It's no secret.
 
I love my crockpot, and I'm here to make you fall in love with yours, too. 
 
I'll show you seven easy dinners you can make in yours whether you're home, at work, or even fast asleep!
 
First, get a cheap roast (on sale, if you're on a budget like we are.) I usually use cross-rib roast (like the one pictured here) or some kind of cheap boneless pork roast (shoulder, I think.) 
 
Stick it in a crockpot and put enough water in it to come about halfway up the side of the roast. More or less won't really matter, unless you plan on making gravy. Then you might want it a little more concentrated, so use a bit less. Add six to eight beef bouillion cubes, a bay leaf or two and some salt and pepper (to taste.) If you want to and have them on hand, you can also add some carrot, celery, fresh garlic, sliced onion, etc. 
 
The point here is, it's very versatile. 
 
Cook on low 8-10 hours (you can go over a little, not a big deal.) 
 

 
Now here's where it sort of branches off.
Generally, we just shred the meat and used it for BBQ Beef Sandwiches or Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
 
Just take the meat out, let it cool so you can handle it, shred it and dump a bunch of BBQ sauce in it and heat it up. 
 
Voila! 
 
Dinner. 
 
A lot of times I cook the meat overnight, put it in a big bowl in the refrigerator with some of the juice on it, and shred it when I get home. Then I just put the barbeque sauce in it and heat it up on the stove.
 
You can do the same thing with chicken, but this time, you'll use chicken bouillion cubes, of course. For all of these, you can add or subtract any spices you want, add herbs if you feel like it, etc.
 
Also, if you want Italian Beef sandwiches , add two of those little Italian salad dressing mix packets to the water when you start to cook it. I personally add eight of those tiny little Trappey's peppers to it, too. I would definitely save some of the juice to put on the sandwich, in that case.
 
You can also just use any of this shredded meat for nachos, burritos, or tacos. 
 
 
If I do that, I usually add a tablespoon or two of dried oregano, maybe some cumin, and sometimes after I shred it, use some green sauce in the same way I used the BBQ sauce, but feel free to do whatever you want. 
 
This is one recipe you can't screw up. 
 
I have fun loading the crock pot because I'm just running around the kitchen throwing things in and I know I'll have a delicious meal and even enough for some leftovers.
 
Of course, you can always just leave the roast whole and eat it for pot roast.  All you'd do is strain the juice and thicken it up on the stovetop. 
 
And don't be afraid to cram the potatoes right in there with it.  Red potatoes work really well for this. 
 
So there you are.  Seven--no, eight--different ways to make dinner using one simple technique!
 
Until next time, stay sassy and well-fed.
XOXO, Angie

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blown Away

I've been looking at the "Hey girl" pins from Ryan Gosling on Pinterest, and I thought they were so cute I decided to borrow the idea.


Menu Plans

Hey, everyone.
 
Remember the ninety-day menu plan I told you about a while ago?  Well, I'm up to seventy-seven, and I decided when I get to ninety, I'll post them (one at a time, though.)  You know what that means, don't you?  You'll never be able to say "What am I going to make tonight?"
 
As a bonus, I might even include the recipe and/or grocery list that goes along with it.
 
You're welcome.
 
Until next time, keep the love simmering.

XOXO,
Angie

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe Wreath




Hey, everyone. 

I finished my Edgar Allan Poe wreath.  How do you like it?



Here's how I made it:  Bought a foam wreath form, a large punch, some ribbon, and a crow at Michael's.

Use the punch to cut out circles.  I used an old romance book I picked up at Goodwill for fifty cents.


 
 
I used a pencil to make the circles into little "flowers."  Remember
 how you did it with tissue paper in elementary school?
 
 
 Next, heat up your hot glue gun and start attaching the flowers to the foam wreath.  This will take some time. 
 
 
 
 
And after a while, you have a pretty cool wreath all ready to decorate. 
 
 
 
 
 
You don't have to do the same theme I used.  This wreath can be decorated many different ways.
 
I hope this helped!
Now get out there and start crafting.
Until next time, XOXO
Angie


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Check in on the zombie survivors...




You have to do a lot of really horrible things to survive the zombie plague: Grinder on After Old Joe.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Food Love

Well, readers, they're finally done with the construction on my place.  Yay!  If you've ever been through even a slight remodel, you know what a pain it is.  It's been hard to write, but I think I can settle in now and get something done. 

Right now I'm working on a story about vampires and virgins.  It should be fun.

Also, I've started this big project where I plan out what to cook for ninety (yes, that's 90) days straight without a repeat.  So far I have 65 of them, and now I'm really scraping the barrel to find the last 25.   I'm talking complete meals, too, with starch (rice, pasta, bread) and vegetable.  It's hard to choose which ones to use, because I have to consider cooking times, what goes with what, do I have enough burners, etc. 

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.  I just wanted to let you know that, yes, I do think of other things besides sex.  Although that's paramount, of course.

Until next time, I wish you sweet kisses.
Angie.

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

October

Hi, Everyone!
 
I'm busy making myself a Steampunk outfit for Halloween and looking forward to my very favorite month of all, October.

Why October?
 
Well, first of all, it has a cool birthstone, the opal. 
 
 
 
It's got post-season baseball (go, A's!)
 
 
 
There are spooky movies galore.
 
 
 
And the October Antique Fair is awesome. 
Last year I saw not one, but two real coffins for sale and a couple of homemade prop ones. 
Here's the schedule, in case you want to check it out.
 
 
 
Soon there'll be fresh apples right out of the orchard for making yummy apple pies and applesauce.  The leaves will turn pretty colors so you can wax them and use them for things.  I plan to use mine to make a garlad to hang around the back door.  You don't mind stealing a little extra time in bed with a good book or a loved one to cuddle.
 
 
 
And best of all are those exciting plans for Halloween.  I have a theme I've been thinking of for my (possible) party, but I need to sit down and plan it out further.  And don't forget how very deliciously naughty cosplay can be.
Until next time, keep those kisses coming!
Angie

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shyness

The issue of Leo DeGraunce I guest-edited is up, and you can read it here.  The theme of the month is shyness.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Organized

Hi, everyone! 
Sorry so long since a blog post, but I've been trying to get my life organized.  As you probably know, I moved in March, so it's still a mess, and then they came in August and did a bunch of construction, so it's worse than ever. 
I am getting a handle on it, though.  I'm getting a lot of ideas off of Pinterest, if anyone wants to check out my account there.  Tons of recipes and household tips, plus teasers for some stories I'm working on. 
Hope you like it! 
Now back to work. 
Until next time, hugs and kisses,
Angie

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jane Austen-Style Birthday Party






I'm having the most fun planning my Jane Austen-style birthday.  Check out my pinterest board here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My First Threesome





My First Threesome comes out Thursday!
(I didn't see it on Amazon yet, but I imagine it'll be on the publisher's website: Ravenous Romance )
Look for my story, "My Special Day."
That is all.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Anything For You

Hi, everyone! 
Today is the release date for "Anything For You: Erotica for Kinky Couples." You can get your copy here.

My First Threesome






I'm not sure of the release date yet, but I'll keep you informed.  Be sure to look for my story "My Special Day."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Star-Crossed

I was just sitting in the stands when the baseball broke my nose.

 The pitcher—the one who threw it—came to the hospital with me. He sent flowers the next day and visited me a week after that.

 The upshot?

We’re in love.

We married when we realized how much we had in common.

He’s jinxed and I’m the queen of freak accidents.

 I even got bit by an emu once.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Loved To Death

My husband is the sweetest. 
He took me to Loved To Death, the antique store featured on Oddities San Francisco.  I'll be writing an article about my experience soon, but let me tell you, Wednesday Mourning is just as pretty in person as she is on TV. 
And she's nice. 
Anyway here's Herbie, the shrunken head I got when I was there.  I stuck him on that wooden artists' doll just for the picture, but I kind of like him that way. 
What do you say?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples" is coming and should be out in Mid-August.  You can pre-order it here.   Be sure to look for my story, "What If."  I think you'll like it.
.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Five Easy Steps to Testing the Waters of Kink

1) Stick a toe in:
Try something easy and non-threatening, like a blindfold and a feather duster (clean, used only for this purpose. Unless you’re really kinky and like things dirty.)
2) Stick your whole foot in:
Try something fun, like a daring piece of lingerie or a sexy new outfit. There are places to get all kinds of different outfits. You or your loved one can dress like a cop, a school girl, a pirate, and you don’t even have to wait until Halloween. My go-to place for costumes and all kinds of stockings is www.3wishes.com. Check them out yourself and see if something doesn’t tickle your fancy. (That being said, I’m not affiliated with the company in any way, nor am I getting any kickbacks or commissions.)
3) Stick both feet in:Now’s the time to think of ways to incorporate what you’ve done already with something new. Put the executive lady or the naughty little fairy over your knee for a light spanking, or tie your man to the bed blindfolded and tease him. (We favor the under-the-bed restraint system with soft, padded cuffs that can be tucked away between the mattress and box spring when not in use. Plus, if you’re like me, it’s a turn-on even knowing it’s there.)
4) Tread a little further. You’re up to your knees now and getting used to it:See? The water’s not as cold as you thought. Now’s the time to choose a safeword you both agree on. (We just say safeword, but you can pick any word you like, as long as it’s something unusual enough to grab your partner’s attention. Use something like ‘lunchmeat’ or ‘window’ or ‘doorknob,’ not ‘no’ or ‘stop’ or ‘please.’ This is a signal that you really do want to stop and you’re not just playing around.
5) Now back up and make a real splash by doing a cannonball:You can experiment with BDSM further, or you can play around in the shallow end for a while by trying out a few new sexual positions, role-playing (a good use for your costumes) or incorporating different sex toys into your bedroom routine. If you’re too shy or embarrassed to go to the adult store, you can order them online and they’ll arrive in plain, unmarked packages. (The key is communication, so it’s a good idea to choose one together.)
So communicate with your partner. Find out how far you’re both comfortable going, and don’t be afraid to test your boundaries a little. You’ll find there are many ways into the pool, so come on.
Jump right in.
There’s room enough for everyone.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Love is in the Air

Hi, Everyone!

I finally got to do it.  I finally got to take a helicopter ride while we were on vacation in LA to visit some friends.  If you haven't tried it yet, it's like floating.  Sort of the effect you get from snorkeling, but you don't have to breathe through a tube.  Cross one off the old Bucket List!

Until next time, you stay sexy!
L.A Helicopter Tours in Long Beach
Angie

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nanoism

Hi, everyone.

I just wanted to tell you about a fun new site I found for flash fiction--on Twitter!  Your story has to be 140 characters or less, of course, but check it out if you are into FF.  There are pages and pages of stories to scroll through if you are a reader instead of a writer.
http://nanoism.net

Until next time, stay sexy!
Angie

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yay, boys and girls! 
"Start Me Up: A Collection of Erotic Love Stories" is here!  There are lots of fun stories featuring Vamps, Shape-shifters and Seducers, and a lot of flash fiction in between.  If Working Out the Kinks was too heavy for you, please give this one a try.  They're mostly straight Vanilla stories and you're sure to find something you like!
Love,
Angie   

TinyURL.com/StartMeUpEroticStories

Friday, May 4, 2012

Big Girls Bounce

Hi, everyone.
First of all, I'd like to tell you how I came across this book.  I won it off of Goodreads, in exchange for a review.  If you don't know Goodreads and you are a writer or a reader, you should check it out at http://www.goodreads.com.  You can add your library and share it on your blog, facebook, etc.

And now to the book. 



Here is my review:

With breezy writing and a tongue-in cheek approach, this collection of short stories is as fun as sipping sweet tea on the front porch with your best friend.
And I gave it four stars out of five.

Final note:  This book is not erotica.