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 Hi Andrea!

First of all - thank you! For your support and your kind words. :) This is kind of a busy month - so bear with me while I try to organize…more
Hi Andrea!

First of all - thank you! For your support and your kind words. :) This is kind of a busy month - so bear with me while I try to organize release and WIP news in my brain...

End of May, Amber Allure released the first in a new paranormal humor series for me (Offbeat Crimes is the series name) - "Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters," which is about a squad of paranormal misfit cops in Philadelphia.

The second Offbeat Crimes books is due out 6/21, titled "The Pill Bugs of Time."

Earlier this month, Mischief Corner Books released a science fiction short story (not romance) for me titled "The Color of his Crest." (On the more serious side of the house for me.)

On Tuesday, (6/16) Totally Bound releases the second AURA novel, the sequel to Quinn's Gambit, titled "Flax's Pursuit." It's up for pre-order everywhere, but only Totally Bound website customers get it on Tuesday. Everyone else has to wait until 7/14. ;)

I just sent the fourth Brandywine Investigations novel to Amber Allure, titled Books, Bulls, and Bacchanals (that's the story for Dionysus.) Don't have a release date quite yet - probably late summer, early fall would be my guess.

*whew, gasp, pant* Finally? I'm currently working on a new Brimstone story - there will be two new ones this year. The first is a Brimstone prequel, a little Shax and Verin adventure quite a bit before the events of Hell for the Company. Mischief Corner will probably have that first one out later this summer (though it depends on how fast I write) and the second Brimstone will release as part of the Autumn anthology over at MCB.

There. Aren't you sorry you asked? ;)

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The Annual Holiday Story - 2019!

Tomorrow is the launch of the Annual Angel Martinez Lesbian Science Fiction Humor Holiday story (AAMLSFHH) launches for 2019. Heck knows we could use some humor to end this year.

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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.
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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.
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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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This prisoner is tortured and experimented on and has been conditioned to remove his memory and resistance.
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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."

", it’s not."

"Honest lying." Finn laid his head on Diego’s thigh. "I like that.”
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“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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"Though it’s still not true."

", it’s not."

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

message 12: by Angel

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

Ooo, thank you!

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

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

Michael Mandrake Thanks Angel! :)


message 8: by Lisa

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

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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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...

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

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

Thanks, Kat!

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

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

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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