Hi, Angel Propps, nice to meet you!

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Thank you for taking some down time and spending it with us. Let’s start this off with a beverage. We have coffee, tea, some sort of juice (I think it’s been in here a few weeks) and soda. What would you like?

The mystery juice. I have a lingering cold (cough cough) maybe that will cure it. Lots of antibodies in moldy fruit.

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a prominent figure in the Leather/BDSM communities. I hold an International title (Women’s International Leather Legacy) that is connected to the LA&M so I get to work very closely with the women of my community—past, present and future women, which is very exciting for me. I am a whip fanatic and along with my butch dyke daddy type partner I own a company called Owhips that sells singletails. I get to travel the country teaching classes on everything from genderfucking and Trans issues to Leather History and specialty whip cracks and throws as well as a few other subjects. CBT is my favorite form of entertainment aside from my guitars.

I’m an extreme extrovert except when I’m not, which is often. I like chocolates, Moscato and walks on beaches until the gulls start shitting. I check out around that point and head back to a balcony. I am allergic to meat. No, it is not an excuse from an apologetic vegetarian; I really am allergic. I once fell off a cliff in Colorado and have a tendency to sleepwalk. I think that covers it…

When you received news that your manuscript had been accepted by Storm Moon Press, what were the first words that fell from your mouth?

Oh cool!

What forces brought you over to the GLBT Genre? Do you focus on one part of the QUILTBAG or do you write various identities, expressions, or orientations? What made you want to write what you do?

I also write a lot of het romance under a pseudonym, so for me, writing lesbian erotica is coming full circle. I’m definitely lesbian, and that is where my desires really lie. I love the way I can take paths I might not have taken in life and have the characters who do take them with me come out with fresh knowledge and having had a good time.

Would you care for some cookies? We have chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal with or without raisins and a package of mystery ones. We have cake too. Your choice.

I just had a gorgeous Godiva macaroon with chocolate dipped bottom so sweets are a pass at the moment. I’ll take some pretzel crumbs if you have them though…

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How many hours a day do you spending writing?

Honestly, it varies. Some days I write 10,000 words in a few hours, other days I struggle for twelve hours to write 2,000. I travel a lot, so for me, writing is mostly done at home or in airports or on planes. It depends on so many variables I can’t even hazard a guess. This week, I have not written at all because we are out at a friend’s lake house swimming and tubing and getting our asses sunburned. I suppose this interview is as much as I have written in seven days.

Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?

If I am in the grip of something, I go with it and work out the bugs later. Sometimes, slowing down puts the ideas running through my head effectively to rest which sucks really hard.

When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?

It depends. Sometimes, it just shows up wholly formed, and other times, I have to really work it out, and then change it as I go to fit the storyline or to fit the outline.

Of your characters, do you have a favorite and why?

Yes, but not in any published work. It’s the story I am working on right now, which will be a full-length novel, but it is not romance or erotica. I love to write horror and have sold a few pieces over the years so I am working on a horror novel with a character that is definitely someone I honestly love.

Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?

Yes, of course. I close the laptop and beg a friend to borrow their lake house, lol. See, there is a reason for my sloth. Seriously, I stop. I don’t try to write through it, though I know people that works for. It just makes mine worse; it frustrates me. I tend to go out a lot when it happens, seeking new experiences or something to shake me visually or aurally.

Do you have a particular spot in your house that you call your comfy zone? (The place where you write.)

Either upstairs in the living room because I can hear my partner if he needs something or in our downstairs, which is a full-on dungeon complete with custom benches, crosses, stocks, gyno table and built in cages. And whips, paddles, canes, floggers, all sorts of yumminess which makes it a great place to write.

When you’re in the mindset to write, do you put a sign up that warns others not to disturb you while at work?

No, I don’t need to. I write at conferences and people will come into my vending booth and ask me what I’m writing. I also put my writing down a lot to teach people how to use a whip or to beat someone with one or to let my partner hit me with one, so being disturbed is not an issue for me; it gives me a break, and I need them, to be honest.

How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?

I am totally goofy. Everything makes me laugh.

What question is your most frequently asked as an author?

“If I do a scene with you, are you going to write it about it later?”

What are you working on now?

A horror novel/coming-of-age tale.

Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your lifestyle as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive, both in your work and out of it?

I try really hard not to seal myself off in a hermetic bubble. I can do that, even at conferences. I get a little withdrawn after a lot of travel and tend to want to stick close to home, not leave the house. At conferences, I will go to my room and close the door, ignoring everyone, and forgo parties, etc if I am tired or withdrawing. It makes me feel tired and dulls my thoughts, so I take long walks and go out even though I would rather not. I also try to stay open to new stuff, because it is far too easy to get comfortable and not look up when I just come off seven weeks of travel and all I want to do is curl up and write.

I spend an unimaginable amount of time watching people play and fuck, so at home, I like to try new stuff, too, which can really work to keep things going.

What kind of books do you like to read outside of the GLBT Genre?

There have very been few books I ever met that I did not like.

Pick one: Scientist, Astronaut, Retail, or Horse Trainer.

Um… hmmmmm… I own a human pony. Does that count as to me being a Horse Trainer? I’m sure she thinks it does…

Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?

We are renovating an old family property in Florida as a DIY project and in our spare time. It has brought me a lot of joy and tears, honestly, but it has been a lot of fun, too. I never thought I would like scraping off old wallpaper, but I honestly do. Maybe it satisfies my masochistic side. I do a lot of yoga, read, cook—I love to cook and missed being able to on the road so much I started taking crock pots, electric skillets and blenders on trips where we drive instead of fly. I make a mean grilled ricotta, nutella and banana sandwich as well as lentil soup and stir fries in my room. The maids hate me.

Any special projects from you at Storm Moon Press that came out recently or will be coming out soon we should watch for?

YES! I was recently in the Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies anthology! My story “She’s the Boss” is in there, and I hope to have some other things in to the great team at SMP soon!

Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?

www.owhips.com

I’m also on Fetlife as angelwrong.

It was a pleasure having you here with us today. Please come by and let us know how you’re doing from time to time. OH! And before you leave, can I get your help here in the kitchen? Thanks!!

Sure—oh wait—you want me to do dishes? Damn… I am going to need those cookies after all. Chocolate chip please…

Gay and Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies: A Multi Authored Anthology by Storm Moon Press


Title: Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies
Author: Multi-Authored Anthology
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Pages: 118
Characters: Anthology-Many Characters
POV: 3rd and 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Kisses: 4.5




Blurb:

Ah, the allure of the office romance. The sly smiles across the room as you wonder if anyone else knows. The danger of being caught by the boss. The thrill of those stolen moments in the copy room or supply closet. It’s this feeling that we’ve condensed, distilled, and captured in the short shorts of Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies. We’ve compiled thirteen brief tales of men and women getting it on with a co-worker or a boss in a steamy office romance.

Some of them are established and have been sneaking around the office for some time, like Lori Hunt and her P.A. Ms. Lovell in She’s the Boss or Tom and Neal in Personal Assistance. Others, like The New Guy’s Greg and Eli or the awkwardly-named Rebecca A. and Rebecca B. from Tele-Romance are just beginning to experience the allure that can come from keeping the secret. Nor are such trysts confined to the office itself, spilling out into stairwells, copy rooms, gyms, and even computer server rooms. Whatever the case, though, they’re sure to arouse your imagination, and maybe even leave you looking at your own co-workers a little bit… differently.

Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies includes:
Skype Wars by Rob Rosen
Hands On by K. Piet
One Week by L. Alonso Corona
Working Lunch by Ann Anderson
Personal Assistance by K. Lynn
She’s the Boss by Angel Propps
The New Guy by John Amory
Stair Walking by Harper Bliss
1-888-BOREDOM by Raven de Hart
Fair Play by Anna Hedley
His Nonexistent Coffee Break by Lor Rose
Tele-Romance by Erik Moore
Three Strikes by Piper Vaughn

Review:

Skype Wars by Rob Rosen

New technology naturally breeds new means for having sex. Skype, for instance. Paul needs his computer to work, but IT is doing maintenance. So Paul contacts his go-to-guy, Craig, who he secretly has a crush on due to many emails with smiley icons, and just Craig’s friendly manner. One small Skype session to help out leads the two men talking, and then having sex via Skype.

Hot internet sex with cameras is an excellent way to start this anthology. Paul and Craig are so cute together, and though not on the same floor of the building, the sex is hot. This is told in the first person.

Hands On by K. Piet

Sarah and Gwen are massage therapists who have no clients due to wintery conditions. Sarah has a huge crush on Gwen, and their solitary snow-bound situation allows them to get closer through an impromptu massage that goes spectacularly right.

This was a hot little lesbian tale. From Sarah’s point of view, we are left wondering is Gwen lesbian or not. A massage doesn’t always have to lead to sex, now does it? Fortunately for smitten Sarah, it does. The writing is close to the skin, palpable, sensual. Sarah’s sweet shyness vs. Gwen’s strong straightforward character made this a likable read.

One Week by L. Alonso Corona

Tom and Michael are colleagues on the same floor as salesman. Michael is sort of Tom’s boss but not quite. And they’ve had a heated moment in the backseat of a car, and though Tom kind of resents Michael for being so perfect, they’re trying to figure each other and their attraction out.

I admit this wasn’t for me. The story is told in the present tense which threw me a bit. Never been a fan. But once I got used to it, there were timeline confusions: I couldn’t distinguish what happened in the past and what in the here and now. Still, this was the most realistic story of all of these. We are very much in the dark about what goes on inside the mind of another—unless we allow ourselves to get close, even with the risk of losing our hearts. And that was what made this story stand out in the end.

Working Lunch by Ann Anderson

Janice is on a lunch break when she is surprised by her lover, Amber. Even knowing people can walk by or start coming back to the office any minute, Amber goes down on Janice—under her table.

Sneaky and sexy. This was just a window into the relationship of these two women, but the danger of getting caught while giving oral can certainly spice up sex. Hot, and recommended.

Personal Assistance by K. Lynn

Tom is the personal assistant to the most disagreeable boss in the office, Mr. Thompson. However, when no one is looking, there is tenderness in said boss, and Tom knows how to work (with) his boss.

Secret blowjobs when anyone could walk in? Not bad, especially for a couple who work diligently to keep the true nature of their relationship a secret. Tom has remarkable patience, and Neal shows his true colors while being pleasured. Definitely worth the read.

She’s the Boss by Angel Propps

Lori Hunt is the bitch queen of hell-also-known-as-office, and Ms. Lovell is her PA. However, behind the closed door of the boss-woman’s office, all bets are off. The boss becomes the slave.

A short glimpse into the intimacy between two women, BDSM elements are abound as domination shifts from employer to employee. There was only one bit that I didn’t like, which was the boss lady calling her PA daddy. BDSM vocabulary, yes, but sounded so off. Other than that one word, this was sexy all the way. There’s a masculine prop to this heated encounter, but under the circumstances it works. This is in the first person.

The New Guy by John Amory

Eli Grey is rich, but his family situation puts him in need of a job at the first of every month. A real job so he can learn to be self-sufficient. As a result, he’s the perpetual new guy. Until he becomes the assistant’s assistant to the exec of Mech Tech, Greg Fallon. A chance meeting in the restroom leads to an unanticipated but very welcomed sexual encounter.

This story has the best line in the anthology: “Aaand I just saw my boss’s penis, and it’s not even lunchtime yet. Great.” The unexpected sex here draws the reader in, just like this particular job with benefits draws Eli in. Recommended read! This is written in the first person and present tense.

Stair Walking by Harper Bliss

The heroine here, speaking in first person, is drawn to Delphine, a masculine, unapproachable woman at their company who always seems to know everything, but is the total opposite of a people person. One day after work in the stairwell, the heroine is surprised by Delphine who takes total command of their sex.

We are not given a name for the heroine, since she speaks to us directly. Delphine is not a pleasant individual and she uses crass language and has a distinct lack of manners. But when she’s in charge in a sexual situation, submission becomes sweet for our heroine. I personally wasn’t taken with Delphine as I’m not fond of mean people, especially in romances. But… where the story leaves off we’re given a glimpse of the woman’s other side.

1-888-BOREDOM by Raven de Hart

Being a temp sucks. Being a temp who’s about to get fired sucks even worse. But having an office fling in the copy room with the post boy, Tommy, as a last hurrah? Not bad at all.

This was a fun little romp, perfected by the liberal use of a copy machine during fiery sex. Yay! When working in an office, getting a pic of your butt or your orgasm face is an absolute must. And we get a cute HFN ending. Quite liked this one. This is in the first person.

Fair Play by Anna Hedley

Ethan is an assistant to another jerk of a boss, Mr. Vincent Berk. Then one day Ethan has enough, and tosses a cup of hot coffee on his boss—the same cup Mr. Berk said was too cold. Guess it wasn’t, huh. What happens next is a spanking—but just who’s doing the punishing?

Who hasn’t had a bad boss in their work history? You know, the one who complains about everything, even things that aren’t real. But disciplining has its merits, here especially. Turnabout is fair play. This was exciting and rough, very good.

His Nonexistent Coffee Break by Lor Rose

Harris is the assistant to Dean Ingold, a total dick of a boss. Yes, there’s obviously a theme here. When Harris tries to leave to quit his job, Ingold tells him he can’t due to his family situation, and pretty much forces Harris into a sexual encounter. I won’t ruin what happens after the sex, but there are surprises in store here.

This one was my least favorite story in this anthology. From the first page, there’s a lot of cursing, all the way through, quite unnecessary. Then there’s, what at first glance seems like, the rape scene mixed with cheating. Sure, that’s not the right conclusion, but I was so turned off by this that by the time I was proven wrong with my assumption, it was too late to start thinking about passion, let alone love. I was left cold and disappointed.

Tele-Romance by Erik Moore

Rebecca A needs the help of Rebecca B to get his work stuff done. RA has a crush on RB, and one evening of working late an innocent little remark on the messenger chat reveals the possibility that maybe it’s more mutual than RA thought.

This was fun and sexy, even though the two ladies are only having sex via messenger. You get a sense of both women, and they turn out to be different than either of them thought. Their talk, brief and punctual due to their method of communication, sets you at the edge of your seat. Just don’t drop the keyboard like RA. I liked this a lot.

Three Strikes by Piper Vaughn

Jeremy Saitou is a cocky, insolent brat who’s making Shawn Cole’s, the manager, job that much harder. Then Jeremy breaks the rules by calling a client, well, a poopoo head, and as his third strike Shawn is supposed to fire him. Shawn is totally in lust with Jeremy, but his impudence cannot be tolerated. However, Jeremy tells Shawn that to keep his job he’ll let Shawn fuck him. Will Shawn take up the offer?

I love Piper Vaughn’s work, no secret. Shawn’s feelings grow as Jeremy makes an effort to behave, and as a result we see Jeremy from a different point of view too, as opposed to his smartass attitude. Jeremy has a surprising vulnerability in the end, and seeing these two come together was so sweet and so damn hot. By far my favorite story. A wonderful ending to the anthology.

Reviewed By: Susan

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