BLOG HOP: Hands up anyone who thinks Angelika Devlyn is a pen name!

Well, go to the top of the class and give yourself a good girl/boy point — because you’d be right! Funny that! :) But what the hell made me choose it, huh? 

Hello Blog Hopping Buddies! Here we are again! This time the question was asked by little old me, and yeah, I am going to answer my own question. LOL Why not? :)

Thursday, July 7th 2011:
QUESTION: Pen names: Do you write under a pseudonym or do you prefer to use your own name? Why? If you have a pen name, how did you choose it?

My response:

Well, obviously Angelika Devlyn is not my real name, however, since I write erotica I felt I had to use a pseudonym, as I worked in a profession were it really wouldn’t do me any justice to admit everything I do in my private life. And why should I? LOL In all honesty, I would have probably lost my job had they known about my secret affair with naughty words. And that’s all they are when you think about it, words. Words with the power to make you lose your job!

I chose my pen name for many reasons. I wanted a name that was representative of the genre I wrote, and my cheeky personality. For me, tongue in cheek it may be, Angelika Devlyn did just that.

I hoped it would show I didn’t take life too seriously, without sounding unprofessional and childish. I loved the play on words, the angel – devil and good girl – bad girl idea. It also went very well with my reviews of other erotica books. It wasn’t a name taken in most forums or on Amazon where I posted my reviews, and further on down the line it also kind of fit when I wrote an agony aunt/uncle style column, ‘Ask the Spanking Mavens’, with spanko author, Devlin O’Neill, where I actually played the part of a character called Angelika Devlyn, who always ended up being cheeky and doing something wrong for which I got spanked at the end of every episode. LOL

No, we are not related.
Yes, I had named myself Devlyn before I met the grumpy professor, Devlin. :D
So, that’s my excuse! What’s yours?

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Yep, that's me!

My WIP

No, I haven’t misspelled the word whip, although that could be wishful thinking. WIP stand for my Work in Progress. If you look in the third column (right hand sidebar) you can see a cute little cartoon character I have added to show you the current word count for my “main WIP”. Even though I have added 4 more progress bars in the centre column, the cheeky chappy on the right should make more progress on a daily basis; if I am sticking to my routine as I should be.

Well, that’s the plan. And just like the A Team, I love it when a plan comes together, so lets hope it does. Otherwise, both sets of cheeks will become slightly flushed and that is something I am really trying hard to avoid.

I can’t sit down and write if I can’t sit down, can I?

Proper Intro…

While I am hoping to share good news with you here, I think I’d better write a proper blog post after yesterday’s frustration with my new friend WordPress. Plus I need the practice and I won’t get that sitting in front of my computer fuming, will I?

So, let’s start from the very beginning.  What I’ve been up to in the past.

I’ve reviewed for the Erotica-Readers and Writers Association (ERWA)

I was also a TOY reviewer (grins) for Chimera.co.uk, although there is no evidence of me being there any more! Honest, I was, guv. Still, like the good girl I am, here’s a link to their spanking new site. And very nice it is, too.

Oh, yeah, nearly forgot. I had a little bit of a thing going on with Professor ‘Truly is the Devil’ Devlin. We worked on a little project together called The Spanking Mavens. Below I shall, for prosperity, add the old bio I had for when I worked with the Devil as the bottom half of The Mavens. And a link to the archives if you are interested. Don’t I just spoil you!

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Ask the Spanking Mavens!

It’s a ‘letters page’ where I’m writing it along with Devlin O’Neill, the author of several erotic novels and a self-professed expert on spanking. Okay, he does seem to know a little about it, so I thought we’d try to address some of the questions that people, me mostly, have about the art of slapping a bum. Anyone who has questions of that sort, feel free to write to me, Angelika Devlyn. Just put Ask the Spanking Mavens in the heading somewhere, so I know it’s okay to use your letter, and you can sign it with any pseudonym you like, but mine, of course.

Archives can be found here: http://www.alternative-read.com/askthespankingmavens.htm What red bottomed fun!

Gosh! The files there go way back to 2006. Doesn’t time fly when your bottom is not being spanked?