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Angel Martinez

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Angel Martinez currently lives part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head. She has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Angel's alter ego writes the all-ages science fiction - Sandra Stixrude.


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Angel Martinez Hi Colette!

First off - thank you so much! So good to hear you enjoyed Damien and Blaze. Second, yes. There is a sequel in the works. (Bad author, bad,…more
Hi Colette!

First off - thank you so much! So good to hear you enjoyed Damien and Blaze. Second, yes. There is a sequel in the works. (Bad author, bad, to take so long, I know.) I've had a lot of contractual, business, and writing obligations this past year - we're coming to the end of them now.

The sequel, titled "From the Noblest Motives," takes place a few months after the end of Rarely Pure. While Damien is still front and center, Shudder will have his own story to tell. Thank you for being patient with me - too much scrambling does not a focused writer make.(less)
Angel Martinez Thank you, Patricia! I'll admit to having too much fun with Shax and Co. The Brimstone boys were a comfort write for me after writing darker pieces.…moreThank you, Patricia! I'll admit to having too much fun with Shax and Co. The Brimstone boys were a comfort write for me after writing darker pieces. The soul needs a break sometimes. Yes, I have more planned but it may be a bit. There are a lot of things waiting in the wings, I'm afraid.(less)
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First time things - so shiny and new! Quinn's Gambet (AURA 1) has a bunch of firsts attached to its release:

Quinn's Gambit

* QG is the first time I've co-authored anything for publication. Bellora Quinn and I have written together for fun for many years, but we finally decided to stop fucking around get serious.

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Canines, Crosshairs and Corpses (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: What's a Lord of the Dead to do? Hades' bride of several thousand years has served him with divorce papers and she doesn't just want him out of her life, she wants the palace and the dog, too. Hades' nephews and his faithful ferryman, Charon, are determined to find their uncle something to distract him before he expires of brooding misery. Tiberius Snyder had a good future, until his mother dies and his employer shuts down. When he finds himself alone with nowhere to live, he turns to panhandling and to drink, depression slowly killing him. He just wants a place to sleep out of the cold wind, but Death finds him in a dirty alley. Odd. Ti never thought Death would be so hot...
Wild Rose, Silent Snow (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and then again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow. Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through the process of rescuing their enchanted princes.
A Matter of Faces (from the Cabin For Two anthology) (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Snow, storm, transportation woes, gravity well mishaps - the list of disasters that might strand someone in the wilderness is endless. But what happens when two men are marooned together? Close quarters and intimate situations strike sparks, whether the men are strangers or lovers on the emotional rocks. A Matter of Faces by Angel Martinez A data privateer crash lands on a barely habitable moon where he's found by a research scientist who refuses to show his face.
Sub Zero (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: A cryo-revived investigator…mysterious boxes and a beautiful, evasive young man…always send the right man for the job…even if he's been dead for a hundred and twenty years.
Vassily the Beautiful (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Vassily Belikov, composer and pampered son of privilege, suffered neurological damage in the accident that killed his father. Resentful of people treating him as an invalid, he lives as a recluse, dependent on his mother. All that changes the day she brings home a new husband with two sons of his own. When deep-space pirates capture Vassily’s mother, he's left to the mercy of his cruel, amoral stepfather. Fighting addiction, fear, and his own physical shortcomings, he's forced to seek out the criminal mastermind Baba Yaga for a crucial piece of equipment. While she agrees to deal with him if he beats his Exoticus addiction, paranoia and mysterious intentions infuse her household. Drawn to her fierce, suspicious youngest son, certain his actions are all carefully measured, Vassily must find the courage to face both his fears and his desires if he expects to survive.
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Uh, what? A cobra shifter, who can only come while he sings? Yup! Angel Martinez…. I’m pretty sure I can say this is the only time I have read about a snake masturbating again..." Read more of this review »
Dragons, Diamonds, and Discord by Angel Martinez
"4.5 heart review by Vicki

Ah! A dragon! Hermes! New York City! Oh yah…..

We’ve seen Hermes in the last two books, he’s a bit flaky, but a sweetheart. I was hoping he’d get his own story, and here it is! Hermes has his fingers in several pies in the..." Read more of this review »
Canines, Crosshairs And Corpses by Angel Martinez
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Hades in modern world, playing at being PI - who could afford to hire him I've no idea. It wasn't like he actually need the pay anyway! :)
I so enjoyed this story. Didn't often get to see Hades depicted as the good guy. Charon, Hades' loya..." Read more of this review »
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“Sometimes the soul goes through a nuclear winter, and hope has to go dormant. It's there, though. Waiting for the right moment to sprout.”
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“Diego considered while he stroked the thick ruff of fur around Finn’s neck. "Fiction isn’t lying. Everyone knows it’s imaginary. It’s not as if the writer’s being dishonest and misleading the reader."

"Though it’s still not true."

"Well...no, it’s not."

"Honest lying." Finn laid his head on Diego’s thigh. "I like that.”
Angel Martinez, Finn

“i did what heartbroken, lost soldiers have done for centuries. I made my way home to my mother."- Richard Von Schaumburg”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship, Angel! Hope you are having a great day. :-)


message 3: by Kat

Kat Holmes I just read Aftermath. It's a great story.:-)


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Angel Martinez Kat wrote: "I just read Aftermath. It's a great story.:-)"

Thanks, Kat!


Gaa-chan Totally loved Finn :D KYAAA! Can't wait for the sequel.


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Angel Martinez Gaa-chan wrote: "Totally loved Finn :D KYAAA! Can't wait for the sequel."

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.

I will try to keep you posted - waiting on a contract for the moment...


Catherine Okay... Looks like Lioness may get some action after all. I do hope more people pick it up and soak in the love and humor!


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Lisa Alexander-Griffin Thanks for the friendship, Angel! :)


Michael Mandrake Thanks Angel! :)

Hugs!


message 10: by Michael (last edited Mar 25, 2011 08:30AM)

Michael Mandrake BTW, Im adding you trailer to our youtube... LOL

http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelMa...


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Angel Martinez Michael wrote: "BTW, Im adding all your trailers to our youtube... LOL

http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelMa..."


Ooo, thank you!


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Angel Martinez Dustin wrote: "Howdy thar Angel !!!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thank ya mighty kindly.

Yer new friend,
Dustin Adrian Rhodes

Official Author Website"


Hi Dustin! Good to meet you!


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Angel Martinez Jayne Louise wrote: "Thanks Angel for accepting friendship, Blondie recommended. X"

Hi Jayne Louise! Thank you for the request!


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