...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.


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


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!

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.