Angel’s Keeping by Brantwijn Serrah

  
Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Keeping-Blood-Brantwijn-Serrah-ebook/dp/B01A30FZU6/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451726329&sr=1-6&keywords=brantwijn+serrah

Even fallen angels can wish for a miracle.

As a succubus, preying on humans is Raschael’s business, and mortal feelings are nothing but a waste of time. So maybe her king meant to punish her when he sent her out to hunt on one of the most holy mortal holidays. Or maybe he just wanted her far, far away, so he could banish Raschael’s one and only friend.

 

Now Raschael must track down a missing fallen angel, and she doesn’t have a clue where to start. Bigger predators are closing in, and Rasche’s only lead is a Christmas stripper named Noelle.
 

 

Book excerpt

 

The waitress ditched her tray of drinks and took Rasche by the hand, leading her into one of the back rooms. The Christmas theme survived even in the private show quarters, though with a more generous degree of triple-X action. The small space Raschael’s escort chose had been decorated with garlands and wreaths, and a stocking hung by the door, but on top of the holiday trimmings there were also striking boudoir pictures. They all contained the same sweet, golden angel, but in much less “angelic” form.

 

Raschael spun to address the woman personally. “Who are you?”

 

By way of answer, the woman nodded her head at the bright red stocking. Noelle, it read in sapphire blue, glittery letters across the trim.

 

“Noelle?” Rasche asked. “Really?”

 

“Yes, really,” Noelle replied with a brilliant smile. “It really is my God-given name. Honest.”

 

“Alright, Noelle, then about Kyrie–”

 

“Oh, now, now.”

 

Noelle took Rasche’s hand again, stroking her fingers, and led her to the soft red leather seat stationed in the center of the room. She gestured for Raschael to sit and, before Raschael could stop her, climbed expertly up into the succubae’s lap.

 

“First thing’s first, gorgeous. How about we get a little more…intimate?”

 

She raised a hand and snapped her fingers. The faded strains of Blink 182 from the main room became inaudible, as Lady Gaga’s “Speechless” flowed into the room’s own speakers. Noelle lowered herself over Raschael’s body, rocking in time with the sultry piano, wrapping arms around the fallen one’s neck.

 

Forgetting herself for the briefest of moments, Raschael closed her eyes and let the first swell of carnal desire stir to life in her loins and chest. The dancer didn’t stop her when she lifted up her hands and cupped them over warm, soft buttocks.

 

Noelle smelled of warm vanilla. She had a luscious body, petite with classic curves, Renaissance in a way…but with eyes closed, Raschael’s mind made her Kyriel, little and lithe and naughty. Under her hands, Noelle’s plump hindquarters might have been Kyrie’s slim, boyish ass instead, and the sweet scent of heather rose up with the remembered sounds of Kyrie’s intoxicated desire, from earlier in the evening. Rasche lowered her face to nuzzle against a plentiful swell of tender breasts, and she sighed before she could stop herself, moving her body against the other woman’s with yearning.

 

“Why don’t you tell me about your friend,” Noelle whispered against her ear, gyrating ever-so-delightfully against Raschael’s body. “Why are you out searching for her on Christmas Eve, hm?”

 

“She ran away,” Raschael said. Her palms caressed the dancer’s ass greedily. “And I’m responsible for bringing her back before she gets in trouble.”

 

Noelle tsk’d her. “Now, now, Raschael. You make her out to be some sort of bad puppy.”

 

The dancer extended a leg and swung herself neatly around, facing away now to grind her pert little rear down on the succubae’s lap instead. Noelle’s hands stole to hers and guided them up to stroke tits through gauzy white fabric. Raschael’s fingertips found stiffened nipples, and she teased them through the thin material.

 

“Who told you my name?” she asked. “Kyrie?”

 

“Mm, could be…”

 

Noelle’s hands closed, warm, over Rasche’s own, as the dancer welcomed her to knead, stroke, and caress. Rasche inclined her head to breathe in deep, relishing the scent of beautiful blonde hair.

 

“Listen, honey,” she whispered. “I’m sure as hell enjoying this, and if I had the time to spare I’d be all over you in ways you can’t even conceive.”

 

“Mm-hm,” Noelle replied. Her hips rolled in languid, mesmerizing rhythm, and Rasche let out a little growl as she returned the the motion in kind.

 

“Oh, sweetness, I’d fuck you until you couldn’t stand,” she said. “But not now. You’re going to tell me if you’ve seen my girl, and where she is, and then we’ll see about making it up to you. Sound good?”

  

 
When she isn’t visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can’t handle coffee unless there’s enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, American Horror Story or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws.

In addition to her novels, Brantwijn has self-published erotic short stories available on Smashwords or Amazon. She’s also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm and the anthology Coming Together Through The Storm. She hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at http://brantwijn.blogspot.com.

 

Social and buy links

Brantwijn’s Facebook Page :

Foreplay and Fangs blog :

Foreplay and Fangs on Facebook :

Find Brantwijn on Google+

And on Goodreads

Say hi to her on Twitter

Angel’s Keeping at Champagne Books

 Top 10 Fun Activities

For Pulling Your Writerly Head out of Your Ass

 

The Writer’s Block is strong with me. I’m rarely clever enough to face it head on and I can let it put me off a project for months. Sometimes years.

Any writer develops their own ways of processing writer’s block, but if you’re like me you may want to have a ready list of activities to combat it and keep your head in the story. You don’t want to lose that fabulous feeling of being in your character’s world if you can help it. So, in addition to the shield and sword of attacking writer’s block, may I suggest 10 Fun Writing Activities to Distract you From the Block.

 

1. Have a frank conversation with your characters – Sometimes a chat with your characters can help you get to the heart of the complication. “Alright, guys…what the hell is your problem?” is a good place to start.

2. Create a “Dream Cast” including celebrity pictures – Character breakdowns in the form of a “Dream Cast” are a popular extra feature requested by readers and reader blogs. They’re fun to do, too. Go through your cast of characters and try to imagine who might play them in a bit Hollywood Blockbuster. Create a file including pictures of your chosen actors and actresses, and describe why you’ve made these choices.

3. Create a playlist mapping out the plot – Take a look at movie scores and soundtracks, and create one for your book. Arrange it in a way that “maps out” your story. When I create my playlists I put the pieces in order so that when I listen to it beginning to end, it reflects the tones and scenes I imagine, also from beginning to end.

4. Skip ahead to a scene you really want to write – For me, this is usually a sex scene. I’ve been known for the phrase, “When in doubt, throw in some sex.”

5. Write a scene that’s not actually part of the book, but that you really want to write – Maybe it’s a “behind-the-scenes” interaction between characters, a conversation with a few of the supporting cast, a “Who Would Win” matchup between conflicting powers that couldn’t take place within the confines of the plot. As a bonus you can use this as “Special Features” later on!

6. Do a character bio – A very in-depth one. Examine one of your cast on a close, intimate level. Here’s a sample of a character questionnaire, but you can find many more online. These are fun, not to mention useful, for getting closer to your characters. You may learn something new about them.

7. Yell at your characters. No, seriously – I find myself in arguments with my characters all the time, especially when that “frank conversation” doesn’t work. It may seem silly, but I know I’m not the only author who does it. It’s helpful to try and get into your character’s heads and understand their frustrations, also to recognize their voice and speech patterns. Remember not all characters sound like you do, and not all characters sound the same.

8. Map things out and get visible references – If your block feels related to a confusion about mapping, layout, building architecture or geography, do some image searches and get a more visual idea of what you are trying to describe.

9. Watch a movie or read a book but only if it directly relates or evokes a setting relevant to your work – Remember you’re trying to stay in the right headspace. When I wrote Lotus Petals, I watched Memoirs of a Geisha during my down time; during the writing of Goblin Fires, I’d take a break with Jim Butcher’s Cold Days, which is full of fae characters and magical situations.

10. Go back and re-examine the thing that initially inspired you to the work –In other words, get back to basics, go back to your roots, visit the work’s “inner child”. Immerse yourself in your original inspiration again and go back to that first moment you fell in love with the idea.

 

Hopefully these exercises can help you get around that pesky block without ousting you from the story or leaving you bereft of ideas. If you’re like me and you don’t want to get derailed from your story for a good long while, finding ways to keep the creative juices flowing in the right channels while casting off the shackles of writer’s block can be a valuable skill.

 

Author bio and picture if possible

When she isn’t visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can’t handle coffee unless there’s enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, American Horror Story or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws.

In addition to her novels, Brantwijn has self-published erotic short stories available on Smashwords or Amazon. She’s also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm and the anthology Coming Together Through The Storm. She hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at http://brantwijn.blogspot.com.

 

Social and buy links

Brantwijn’s Facebook Page :

Foreplay and Fangs blog :

Foreplay and Fangs on Facebook :

Find Brantwijn on Google+

And on Goodreads

Say hi to her on Twitter

Angel’s Keeping at Champagne Books

Angel’s Keeping on Amazon

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: