Thursday, March 7, 2013

Interview with author Angel Payne

Author: Angel Payne
Release date: 2/26/2013
Cover Artist: Dee Allen

How does Angel come up with such Alpha male characters?

Wow. That’s a really good question! I’m super glad that you think they’re so cool, though! I love all the guys I’ve ever written. When I start creating them, though, I don’t think, “how am I gonna make this dude…MANLY??” LOL! I usually just sit down and have a chat with him. I ask about his past, his childhood, the things that shaped him into being who he is…and most importantly, why the Dominant and submissive dynamic is important to him. It’s not all about wanting to just spank someone. It’s about A LOT of deep emotional things that are meaningful to both people in the relationship.

Does she have any writing rituals that she does while writing?

Well, let’s see…first I have to kiss a chicken and then pray to the moon three times. Bwa ha ha! Sorry…I’m being a complete sassy mama, aren’t I?

Since I still work a VERY full-time job that requires me to travel a lot, I think I’ve learned how to carve writing time no matter where I am or what I’m doing. Sometimes, I literally have to steal the moments! I can write on airplanes, trains, in terminals, at the kid’s track team practice…it’s so special to me that I grab a chance to do it whenever and wherever I can.

What types of books does she enjoy reading in her free time or what does she like to do with her free time?

Well, I love to write erotic romance because I love READING it, too! Most of my favorites are women I am super proud to know personally now. (Though you should have seen me the first time I met Cherise Sinclair. I was pretty much salivating all over the floor and embrassing myself.) In addition to Cherise, I am a HUGE fan of Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Kallypso Masters, and many of the HDP authors, too. Outside the genre, I read across a lot of genres. I love Stephen King’s non-horror stuff. LOVED the Mark Owen book, “No Easy Day.” And I’m getting ready to start “Gone Girl.”

Favorite type of music to have playing while writing?

I SO wish I could listen to music and enjoy it while writing. But music is a transitive experience for me. I’m SO into it when I’m listening to it that trying to write at the same time would be REALLY hard. When I’m enjoying music, and it makes me experience different feelings, I think to myself, “I have to remember this so I can channel it the next time I write…” Additionally, because words are SO important to me, then concurrently, so are song lyrics. Some of my favorite musical artists are ones who write gorgeous lyrics. Adele is INCREDIBLE. Matt Bellamy of Muse is a demi-god of lyrics. I also love Green Day, The Killers, and just about every Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ever written.

Does her family read her books?

My sister TRIED to read “Three-Part Harmony.” She got as far as page 10 before the “ew” factor set in. I think my mom kind of knows what I write, but we NEVER discuss it. My husband reads a lot of my stuff. He’s my biggest fan. I so heart him!!

Michele, thank you so much for having me on your blog!! I’m so grateful, and I hope everyone enjoys SAVED BY HIS SUBMISSIVE.


The W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces, Book One
By: Angel Payne
Release: February 26, 2013

Make way for the Warriors Intense in Love & Domination—the W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces!

These eight soldiers signed up for the Alpha Squad in more ways than one. They fight for their country with every drop of passion in their bodies, and they fight for their women even harder: with every ounce of commitment in their soul.

Book One:
GARRETT: The Fire Dom
Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit—because frankly, the guy doesn’t care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the impenetrable armor of a finely-tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit’s craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories, and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.
It’s a plan that works—until one night, deep in the jungles of Thailand, Garrett’s world is upended when memories become reality. The unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, only the head count on the retrieval is unexpectedly doubled. Sage and her teammate, believed dead, are very much alive. Only now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn’t know what to do. He has changed in dramatic and daunting ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he’ll want to claim her, restrain her…dominate her.
Is Sage’s love strong enough to let Garrett back in not only as her fiancĂ©, but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can it be that Garrett’s discipline is exactly what her soul needs to find its way back to life—and love—once again?

Author Bio:

Well, hello there! My name is Angel, and I’m so happy to meet you.

Like many, I’ve had a journey to get here.

I’ve loved reading all my life, and have been writing nearly that long, too. I think it started when I penned an 80-page novel about a time-traveling family for a 5th-grade school project. You could say I was hooked. In middle school, I moved to the hardcore stuff: the paragraph-at-a-time “swap-stories” with all my besties. (C’mon…don’t lie…you remember those too!) Needless to say, the stories featured lots of French kissing, mindless groping and angsty drama – but I knew I’d found a niche when I was invited to participate in several more swap-stories on campus.

Some years, various entertainment writing gigs and a half-dozen historical romances later, I discovered the world of erotica – and home. (Not to mention a great place for all that angst I never gave up.)  I love this genre – change that to love this genre – and hope my stories speak to your heart as well as your blood pressure, as well as your courage to explore new things and express your truth in beautiful new ways.

And where do I do all this? Well, if you ask my hubz, he’d likely say “on another planet,” especially if I’m in story-brewing mode! The rest of the time, I live in Southern California with him and our gorgeous child, where I’m abnormally interested in travel, coffee, wine, shoes, super heroes, fetish wear, ridiculous pop culture trends – but most of all, hearing from fellow readers and erotica lovers like you!

Remember: play safe, love completely and never, ever be ashamed to live your truth.


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  1. Thanks for the interview. If I wrote erotic romance, my sisters would be asking me in-depth, detailed questions. They would probably want me to set-up demonstrates too. LOL! Book sounds fabulous.

  2. I definitely would not want any of my family to read my stories if they had any sort of erotic content to them. I am actually very shy IRL, so I think most people would be shocked if they knew that I read erotic romances, they would have heart attacks/strokes if I wrote them ;)
    Thanks so much for the great post/interview.

  3. Another great interview along the tour! I love the cover, this book is one I couldn't even wait until the end of the contest, LOL! I h bought it, read it, and love Garrett & Sage; looking forward to seeing them in future books! Anxiously awaiting the next book!
    Thank you for the contest!
    Bluebirdsub 24 at gmail dot com

  4. This is definitely a book I'm going to read!