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This month meet Sinderella, author of fantasy romance Tainted Wings*!

*Tainted Wings contains explicit sexual content that may not be suitable for readers under 18


We all know Lucifer is the one who despises all humans, but little did we know that the Devil himself would fall in love.


When God banished him from Heaven, he was saved by a powerful human witch. Virago gave him a home, showed him how to love, and birthed his very own children, but sometimes everything we love has to come to an end.


Thousands of years after Virago was killed, Lucifer finds her again, but without her past life memories. Afraid of the consequences her memories could bring back, Lucifer tries everything to keep her safe, but his sons have different plans. They spent years wishing to feel their mother’s love again.

Now that Virago has been reborn, the Princes of Hell are faced with a choice: to revive her memories and risk her life again, or let it all be?



Meet Sinderella and read a preview of Tainted Wings below!



Tell me a little bit about your writing journey. How long have you been writing and how did you get started?


"I started writing when I was a kid, but I only wrote very short stories. Then I got into it more when I was 17 and wrote fanfiction for the DC fandom. I ended up leaving the fandom when I was around 19 and started writing on Wattpad. I wrote a very cringey book called The Virgin and the Pornstar, which will always be the book I dislike the most with a passion. To this day, I still don’t understand why people love it so much. Then I came up with Tainted Wings and even though it was only my second attempt at writing a book, it will always be my baby."


Why fantasy specifically? Is it something you write often, or is this your first venture into the genre?

"This was definitely my first venture. Before Tainted Wings, I never knew I’d be into writing anything fantasy/supernatural related. Now I love it so much because it gives me the liberty to think outside the box. Now I’m planning on writing eight spin-offs to Tainted Wings and I also have two other fantasy books I want to write… Is that crazy? I don’t think so! And just letting you know, they’re all romance related!"


What are your goals for your writing?

"Right now, I’m just having fun. It’s only a hobby, but I think down the line I may end up publishing my books. Not The Virgin and the Pornstar, though. We don’t talk about that haha! I do think my purpose in life is to create. I love writing and drawing and making YouTube videos, so there’s a high possibility I’ll end up publishing."


What inspired Tainted Wings?

"Anime. The Seven Deadly Sins anime to be exact. Also the show Lucifer! Both really had me thinking, What if Lucifer fell in love with a human and she gives birth to the seven deadly sins? Then boom! Tainted Wings was born. I instantly started planning out the book the same day. I remember at one point I was thinking who would even want to read it, but I pushed that kind of mindset away and now today I have people asking me for the spin-offs!"


Who is your favorite character in it and why? Tell me a little about them.


"My main character, Virago. Mostly because of how fun she is and how much she loves her family. Present Virago is the type to take care of you at a club even if she drank a lot herself. Past Virago is very motherly. Mix the two together in Book Two, and you get yourself a funny mom who may have snuck some wine in her breakfast. I also love how she can make the actual Devil become so sweet and kind. She has the power to put him in his place, too."


What are some challenges you faced in writing the romance, and balancing the romantic and fantasy elements? How did you deal with those challenges?


"It was surprisingly only a bit challenging! When I was planning Tainted Wings, the story basically told itself and just used me as a vessel to write. But I did ask myself if I was writing too much romance. I think what helped balance everything out was the fact that Book One was actually split between past and present. Most of the romance was in the past, while the rest was in the present."


Do you have anything else you'd like to say to the readers?

If you ever read Tainted Wings, let me know in the comments! I enjoy reading everyone’s thoughts and it always makes my day. And if you enjoy fantasy/supernatural books with steamy scenes, then stay tuned for a bunch more!

 

The sound of a tree branch snapping behind her gave her a fright. She turned around, ready to kill the intruder but it was just Lucifer standing by the lake. The thought of covering her body was there, but the lust in Lucifer’s eyes made her confidently present herself.


Spending time with Virago every day, Lucifer was bound to feel something for her and he knew it. Whether it was lust or love or just a small crush, he undressed regardless of the feelings he had.


Virago watched him enter the lake, walking towards her. Her heart was beating irregularly and that’s when she knew she couldn’t continue ignoring the love she had for him. The entire time, she was afraid of confessing, afraid of losing him, but here he was staring at her with that same fear, love, and lust. She tried her best not to look down, keeping her eyes on his.


Lucifer took another step forward until her breasts pressed against him. Not a single word was said. He leaned down, holding her warm cheeks in his hands. He took his time to savor the moment until he passionately kissed her under the full moon.

 

Read Tainted Wings for free, or follow Sinderella on Wattpad, Twitter, or YouTube!

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Okay, apparently last month's review, Seafire, was lacking in the gayness people were expecting (not that I knew anybody was expecting that until after I read it, but whatever.) Well I found the gay ship. It's not pirates, but it's still great. Here you go.



After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, Designed to be the playthings of royals, took over the estates of their owners and bent the human race to their will.


Now, Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of her family… by killing the Sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. Crier, who was Made to be beautiful, to be flawless. And to take over the work of her father.


Crier had been preparing to do just that—to inherit her father’s rule over the land. But that was before she was betrothed to Scyre Kinok, who seems to have a thousand secrets. That was before she discovered her father isn’t as benevolent as she thought. That was before she met Ayla.



Review

I knew right away Crier's War was going to have a ton of things I like in a book. Awesome worldbuilding? Check. Political intrigue? Check. Creepy, cunning antagonist I love to hate? Check. LGBT+ representation? Check. Right from the first page Crier's War drags you into a fascinating world where Automae--artificially made beings, designed to be perfect in every way--rule over humans, and I couldn't get enough of the history and mechanics of it all. Seeing it from the perspectives of both noble Lady Crier and lowly human slave Ayla hit me in the face with all the horror and beauty at once, and I loved both leads. What begins as a simple plot for revenge becomes so much more complicated and kept me on edge trying to predict the twists and turns. And can we talk about the chemistry between Crier and Ayla? It was electric.


My one complaint is that the pacing dragged at places. I was dying for more action and suspense, which was so fantastically done. But this is only book one of a series, so I can be forgiving since there was so much to set up for what looks like a thrilling ride in the next book. I'm excited to see what comes next.

Final score: 4.5 stars


Decide for yourself - Buy Crier's War here!

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Looking for something new to read and short on money? You're in the right place, where I'll be featuring aspiring authors and their (free!) work!


This month meet Domi Sotto, author of werewolf romance Lone Werewolf!


Ancient magic and werewolves aren’t supposed to be center-stage for a pop-star!

When the music idol plucks Volya out of his orphanage, he is over the moon, star-struck and a little in love… until the very man who makes him dizzy asks him to use his werewolf instincts to break a curse.

Werewolves?

Curses?

Him?

As much as Volya wants to help, the price proves too steep. It’s learning why the ancient werewolf culture had rejected him and left him alone among the humans. It’s living through the violent ancestral memories. It’s becoming a wolf.

And it all hurts like the hellfire.

The more werewolf Volya becomes, the more he burns to confront his secretive tribe and fight his way back in against the injustice. He only wants to finally belong… and then his heart throws in a curved ball, forging the first soulmate bond of his life.

Alas, Volya cannot run with the werewolves and keep his human soulmate too.

He has to choose.


Meet Domi and read an excerpt of the book below!


Tell me a little bit about your writing journey. How long have you been writing, and how did you get started?


"I started writing in the last century, a good 30 years ago. I think I was pretty typical. Wrote tons of poetry as a teenager and a few stories with pen and on paper, some of them even finished. In my twenties I got into fanfiction for a videogame I was playing with angsty elves and the like, because it was the late nineties. Then I wrote and coded modules for this and the other video-games, which took me into my mid to late twenties. I tried original short stories too, learning to finish things. Finally, after taking a few years’ break, I decided to write a 50K novel and ended up writing far more than that. Far, far more."


Why fantasy specifically? Is it something you write often, or is this your first venture into the genre?


"I write fantasy when I don’t write sci-fi, basically. The non-speculative novels are still in the minority among my body of work. I figure that all stories are fantasies anyway, so why not just run with it, go as big and wild as it gets?"


What are your goals for your writing?


"I only have one goal–write a book so good that people can’t put it down."


What inspired Lone Werewolf?


"Two things. Firstly, the brutal Bronze age culture, the Yamnaya, who were the first horse-riders that we know of. Secondly, the sadness with which I watch legislation directed against people finding happiness in love. It upsets me when it is passed in any country, but in this particular case it was Russia."


Who is your favorite character in it and why? Tell me a little about them.


"It’s a hard question, but at the end of the day, I believe that each book is written because of one character, the protagonist. In Lone Werewolf, my main character is Volya Wolkov, and he surprised me with the amount of growing he did. I value his good heart and that he starts the story as an adolescent starving to be loved, and finishes the story as a man willing to offer love. At some point, his lover compares him to Peter Pan, but Volya finds a way to grow up. It’s a sad and, at the same time, powerful transformation."


With werewolves being so popular, what makes your version of them stand out?


"It’s Assassin’s Creed but with Werewolves. I’m afraid my werewolves stand out a little too much, actually. I tried to reimagine a lot of concepts, Alpha and soulmate’s bond, rework them to show ancient and existential conflict of us versus them. I don’t write about shame or submission to a powerful man. I write about the uncertain ways of love, discoveries and ancient visions."


Do you have anything else you’d like to say to the readers?


"Wattpad has a lot of everything, including some seriously good books. And a good book is the right book at the right time for the right person. Seek out those, and you’ll find a few satisfying hours, I promise."


 

At first, Volya didn’t realize he had a date with destiny at the principal’s office. And who could blame him? It was just before geometry. He was better at math than every other guy in his orphanage, so he was kinda looking forward to sitting together with his best mate Toshka. He planned to doodle or space out during the class, but nope, no dice.


“V-AAH-lya Wolkov,” the loudspeaker’s announcement blared down the halls of the three-storey building, like archangels’ trumpets. “To the principal’s office.”

The call had to be extra-loud like this, because Volya’s math teacher, a twitchy alcoholic, recently took to keeping everyone outside before the bell. This was to save his frayed nerves. Similar consideration wasn’t made for their nerves. The bunch of boys jostled in the dingy hall, twiddling their thumbs. Even with Volya’s top-notch, off-the-charts hearing, he could barely hear what Toshka was saying over the useless chatter of their other classmates. It was a decent approximation of being confined with ten monkeys, a rooster and a weasel in a sealed barrel.


Before the echo of Volya’s mangled name died down, heat rushed into his face. Thank God for the mop of curly hair that hung into his eyes and the burned-out halogen lamps in the hall. When he turned red, he turned very red.


“Sod off,” Volya muttered preemptively. Sniggering broke out on all sides of him, anyway. All conversations ceased, so he could hear Toshka’s breathing now. Which wasn’t much of a comfort, because it sped up in anticipation of trouble, intensifying to a bit of a whistle at the end of every inhale.


“Valya Wolkov,” the loudspeaker sputtered through the hiss of static for the second time. “To the principa—”


Volya pounded the wall behind his back with his fist. His name was V-O-lya, with an O, as in a word volya , yes, volya , the word that meant freedom, not Valya with an A. Volya was an idiotic name, all right, but was a little respect too much to ask for? He had lived in this stupid orphanage for long enough. They should have effing learned his name by now.


It was all he owned.

 


Read Lone Werewolf for free here, or follow Domi on Wattpad, Instagram, or Twitter!

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