Van Zant Siblings World

When I started to write the Van Zant Series, I thought each sibling might have a story to tell, and it would be neat and tidy and—then I met the big family, which can only be described as dysfunctional, gregarious, and insanely loyal. I discovered the eleven siblings are disastrously beautiful down to the bottom of their damaged souls, their stories dangerous and messy.

The series, once only a single title for Brian years ago, Survival Instinct, now continues with the introduction of Alexandra in  Surviving the Big Mistake …

and continuing in Consequences of the Big Mistake, Learning from the Big Mistakes, Shibari Presence, Healing From the Big Mistakes, and Revelations of the Big Mistakes.

Jessica is introduced in Learning from the BIG Mistakes because the sisters, Alexandra and Jessica, may be separated by six years in age but are connected by a love and loyalty to each other that is boundless. There is nothing one would not do for the other, because they are more aware and understanding of their siblings’ pain than their own.

Jessica’s own story is told in two parts: Learning to Breathe and Learning to Breathe Again; Jessica and Alexandra’s storylines converge in Shibari Presence.

Two siblings, Julian and Liam, star in a breakout series that explores age play, the DDLG and BDSM lifestyles, and spanking: A Little Bedtime Series. Currently told in three books known as Koko’s Book One, Two, Three—A Little Indulgence, A Little in Danger, and A Little Kinky Adventure—will extend to a fourth book soon. On the Van Zant World timeline, A Little in Danger and Revelations of the Big Mistakes coincide.

I can’t wait to introduce even more siblings, so I hope you love reading about this family as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing their story. So drop me a line at roxyharte@gmail.com or visit my blog at www.roxyharte.blogspot.com to leave me feedback. I love hearing from my readers.

 

Van Zant Sibling Alexandra Book 2 Now Available

Alexandra Van Zant Book 2 is now available.
#NewRelease #KU #KickAssHeroine #SecondChanceLove

A dangerous foe, multiple super-sexy temptations, and a president with an agenda are a few of the consequences caused by the big mistake.

A madman planning an Extinction Event wants geneticist, Alexandra Van Zant, to help him usher in a new era in earth’s history, where humans are the endangered species. And he will kill every single person she cares about to gain her cooperation. With the body count climbing, Alexandra’s betrothed Patrick “Gabe” Gowan asks his Irish pub’s co-owners to be her bodyguards, only slightly awkward since the four’s sex tape is still trending on social media. Faced with three hot men guarding her body day and night, this sexual novice is completely unaware two are skilled dominants hoping to tame her, and one is a submissive hoping she can learn to dominate him.

How long does Gabe really think he can keep her in the dark, when his two best mates are intent on bringing all his kinky secrets out into the light of day? When Alexandra is attacked with a biological toxin and believes she’s dying. The decisions she makes during that ninety minutes will change the game for everyone.

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Meet Brian Van Zant

When I started writing for the publisher Loose-Id in 2009, it was in response to an call out: Basically gay men in any setting, action/adventure, danger 40K words or less…

Survival Instinct, 2010

I was ready for something new. My Chronicles of Surrender were doing well, I was getting lots of fan mail, but I wanted to hit the big time, or something close…

I sent out more manuscripts to Harlequin than anyone should have to send and I always got very nice “We pass at this time, but please submit again” letters…
Then I went to a Writer’s Convention and one of the editors who had rejected my work had open calls to Talk To An Editor and Pitch your book! I was memorable apparently, because this very nice woman explained that my novels were a little to daring, a little too risque, and maybe “tone them down a bit… and for the love of all things holy stop writing in First Person, Present tense.”

So, I dusted off my favorite Harlequin submission, “Just Tobias” changed the female heroine to male, addressed all the gender issues inherent to that decision, rewrote it as third person past tense and rewrote every sex scene to gay sex… trust me, my melancholy is making it seem so much easier than it was…

2016 review, by Delta, The Romance Review

SURVIVAL INSTINCT was born.. .
Just Tobias became Just Brian… don’t worry, Tobias Red Hawk, Native American medicine-man-in-training, paramedic, and park ranger is still my lead alpha. The original female lead “Tobias” became my male lead “Just Brian”… as in Dr. Brian Van Zant, archeologist and Cincinnati Natural History Museum curator, and recently widowed…

A few years later, I pitched a series to my Loose-Id editor to create the Van Zant Siblings series and rough drafted three siblings (Alexandra, Jessica, and Jake) with sample chapters.
They loved the idea and the diversity of the characters and stories I had planned. Survival Instinct then became the first story in the series Van Zant Siblings.  The reviewers who read it loved Brian and Hawk’s love story. The Review by Delta at The Romance Reviews .

Now, here I am, dusting Survival Instincts off, updating, expanding by 30% with hotter and sexier scenes…

2018 Van Zant Siblings – Brian Bk 1

Meet Brian:
After discovering his husband was sleeping with his twin brother, museum curator Brian Van Zant’s faced with another shocking loss. Both men are killed in a car accident, leaving him no answers, no closure. No chance to say, “I hate you,” or “I love you,” and not sure which he’d have said if given the chance. Now, months later, Brian still hasn’t put his life back together. Without a plan or a destination, only knowing he can’t face his lonely present until he frees himself from the past and starts over somewhere else, he runs away.

Meet Hawk:
Tobias Red Hawk is a Park Ranger in Montana, where being out of the closet still seems like a dream. After saving the life of blatantly gay and thoroughly attractive Brian, he begins to question his conviction of staying secretly gay. But before he can face his own identity crisis, there is a mystery to be solved at the top of the Bitterroot mountain range and the answers may lie in the myths of his childhood.

When Hawk’s past returns to kill him, both men discover there’s nothing like facing death up close to make a man find his Survival Instinct.

Now, Fast forward… 2018 has become the year The Bottom Fell Out of the small publisher market. Loose-Id announced their closing… becoming the 3rd publisher to close on me in a year … and leaving me with a backlist of 33 books to find publishers for, but I decided no can do and jumped into self-publishing with both feet.

This year is dedicated to my back list and getting all of my novels back on line, including the Chronicles of Surrender, which readers have been clamoring for!

BRIAN VAN ZANT

The Series Opener… Previously Published (2010) by now closed Loose-Id. This MM Erotic Action Contemporary Romance was rated a TOP PICK by the Romance Reviews! The Romance Review

SURVIVAL INSTINCT
ROXY HARTE

Van Zant Siblings – Brian Bk 1

After discovering  his husband was sleeping with his twin brother, museum curator Brian Van Zant’s faced with another shocking loss. Both men are killed in a car accident, leaving him no answers, no closure. No chance to say, “I hate you,” or “I love you,” and not sure which he’d have said if given the chance. Now, months later, Brian still hasn’t put his life back together.

Without a plan or a destination, only knowing he can’t face his lonely present until he frees himself from the past and starts over somewhere else, he runs away.

Tobias Red Hawk is a Park Ranger in Montana, where being out of the closet still seems like a dream. After saving the life of blatantly gay and thoroughly attractive Brian, he begins to question his conviction of staying secretly gay. But before he can face his own identity crisis, there is a mystery to be solved at the top of the Bitterroot mountain range and the answers may lie in the myths of his childhood.

When Hawk’s past returns to kill him, both men discover there’s nothing like facing death up close to make a man find his survival instinct.

Author’s Note: 54K words, MM, BDSM, prev pub Loose-Id, Now available in ebook and print

 

 

Babies, Littles, Middles, Brats?

DISCLAIMER: This information concerns the Adult Lifestyles ABDL and DDLG and does not in any way, shape, or form refer to or apply to actual children. Please do not ever compare adult lifestylers to actual pedophiles who are sick, twisted individuals.

Let me start by saying that the information on this page is based on my experiences and by no means a complete list of all the ways that the dynamics I am about to cover can be expressed. This information is intended only as a starting point of discovery or affirmation.

Wherever you fall in the ADBL-DDLG-BDSM spectrum, you are okay, you are valid and your choices, urges, needs are completely natural and nothing to be ashamed up. If you have come up against prejudices, disgust, fear, judgement, hate… I’m sorry you had to experience those things… but there are safe spaces where you can express yourself fully… and there is great joy and empowerment in finally accepting and embracing who you are!

In the realm of ABDL and DDLG there is a lot of confusion and prejudice still linked to the lifestyle choices of those who partake in the subcultures of BDSM known as ABDL (Adult Baby Diaper Lover) and DDLG (Daddy Dom Little Girl). Even among longtime kinksters there are misconceptions and misunderstanding… for vanilla outsiders, the confusion can lead to hate and disgust. Making it hard for people who long to live the lifestyle to be themselves or even ask the questions that would help them figure out who they are and what they want in a relationship.

If you have urges to regress, or feel like you’ve never really been fully adult, that being an adult is actually the role you’ve been forced to play, but that is a lie, because you are clearly ill-equipped emotionally to adult… never fear, there is a place for you where you can be yourself and find the love and validation you’ve longed for.

  • Little Age

Let’s start with the basics… Most littles can identify what age group their inner little fits into:

  1. Infant – the youngest age regressor, typically infant-toddler
  2. Baby Girl/Boy – approx 3-5 yrs old
  3. Little – approx 6-10
  4. Middles – typically tweens to teens

So let’s break it down…

  • What is an Adult Baby, Diaper Lover? And what does the relationship look like when someone says they are into this lifestyle?

Attributes of their behavior might include:

  1. Non-verbal, communicating  with happy or sad sounds not words
  2. For the most part, the adult baby is free to express themselves as an infant.Bottles
  3. cribs
  4.  Thumb or Pacifier Sucking
  5. Bed wetting/Diaper wearer
  6. Tantrums
  7. Cuddler
  8. Range of motion restriction ie diaper-type spreader with wrist restraints
  9. Enjoys being held, carried, and cared for completely. ABDL can cuddle for hours.
  10. Watching cartoons is a favorite escape for many.
  11. Naptimes are more requirement than luxury for them to function well.
  12. Needy…Needy…Needy
  • What is a Little?

A little is an adult who behaves in the role of a child at a certain age, and there can be different  ages from older toddler to younger child. Typically less than 7 or 8 years old.

A little typically adapts to their circumstance, at home alone, or with their Daddy and close,  trusted friends, they can be at their littlest. At work most littles act their age or manage to find  jobs that support their personality. During a single day many littles float somewhere between the spectrum of their two personality types…

Although DDLG can be a subset of the BDSM community, just as pet play or pony play, the greater difference is that littles and Daddies/Mommies are not pretending, or role-playing, but rather sharing an aspect of their personality. In the BDSM community age or role play for a single scene isn’t terribly unusual, but this type of scening is not DDLG because DDLG is not age play. For an adult who is little, little is their identity.  It’s a mix of feelings and emotions, it’s a way of interacting with the world from their most innocent  inner being.

Preferred behaviors might include:

  1. Pacifier user
  2. Sippy cup use
  3. Needy…Needy…Needy
  4. Cute dresses, lacy socks, and Mary Janes
  5. Any pastel clothing that reflects their younger persona, including but not limited to T’s, hoodies, and accessories with cartoon characters…
  6. however there are also Goth/Creepy Littles who prefer black clothing and a decidedly darker vibe and that’s okay!
  7. Likes to play be it coloring, gaming, or sports… littles like to be entertained and can be very needy of attention.
  8. Many littles suffer high anxiety and fear of rejection. Sadly, most have experienced more than their fair share of abandonment, rejection, and judgement.
  • What is a Middle/Brat?

There are also  older adult littles who identify as tweens or teens and are typically referred to as Middles or Brats. In DDLG, unlike BDSM a Middle or Brat personality is not shunned, ridiculed or punished for this endearing and maddening personality trait…both middles and brats are inherently mischievous, and often challenge the rules if not going so far as to break them in hopes of rattling their Doms or earning playful punishment. 

Few go so far as to be so disobedient as to earn true punishment and therein lies the problem for a straight BDSM dominant who does not like this type of submissive. Most Middles/brats struggle under a hardcore dominant and the relationship is doomed to fail, or worse, the dominant succeeds in breaking their playful spirit.

Personality Attributes:

  1. Fun-loving, playful, mischievous
  2. Blushy, giggly
  3. Tricksters, pranksters, jokesters
  4. Rebellious/Rule breakers
  5. Quick to regret
  6. Back talker
  7. Bubble-blower Gum smacker
  8. Patience tester
  9. Needy…Needy…Needy
  • What is a Daddy/Mommy Dom?

A lot like typical dominants in a BDSM relationship. They take charge  of their little as a Master would their submissive; they enjoy being in control of the scene, however like for littles, the Daddies/Mommies aren’t role-playing either. Being a caregiver/nurturer/mentor/protector/disciplinarian is an integral part of their personality. It is always a good practice to have a limit checklist and safe words in place.

  1. Provide Mental/Physical/Spiritual support
  2. Protect
  3. Provide care for
  4. Play partner, all types of play from online gaming, board games, playground time, hiking, rock climbing…any enjoyable activity that allows the little and Daddy/Mommy to bond and strengthen their roles.
  5. Sexual Partner –  A Daddy/Mommy Dom and little relationship is generally also a sexual relationship, unless it is specified in the limits list that the relationship is a no-sexual one.
  6. Enforce agreed upon rules of behavior and guidelines to provide structure to their littles day.
  7. Provide multiple check-ins to inquire about day an provide task accountability whether phone calls, video chats, texts, etc.
  8. A Daddy/Mommy Dom will typically base their care around what a little needs. For example a little with self-harm history or present issues will visually check skin for self-inflicted wounds or prepare, provide rules around meals going so far as to monitor calorie intake and be on the lookout for sudden weight gains or losses. An exercise program, chore list,  or outline academic expectations/workplace goals. Provide emotional/physical support/follow-up around scheduled doctor or therapist appointments.
  9. A Daddy/Mommy Dom and little relationship may be part of a greater polyamorous relationship where the little may be a little/sub/pet for one r more other family members.
  • What is a Caregiver?

Typically provides guidelines, rules, structure, mentoring, discipline as agreed upon much like a Daddy/Mommy Dom would; however a CGL is a non-sexual relationship.

  • What’s the difference between a Daddy/Mommy Dom and a Master/Mistress?

The greatest difference between Daddy Doms and a Dominant seems to be their approaches: Nurturing caregiver/mentor vs controller. Both Daddy Doms and traditional dominants have rules they expect to be obeyed.

A Daddy’s rules will reflect his and his littles goals for the little’s personal growth, may address an abusive or fatherless past, and may address a little’s worst personal habits. In many cases the little in their care may have fallen onto one or more self-harm paths, including but not limited to cutting, eating disorders, addiction.

  • What is a Lolita?

Lolita’s may or may not also embrace the ABDL or DDLG Lifestyle. So do not assume.

On the fashionable streets of Japan, women and girls of all ages dress in mid-list couture dresses  adorned with frills, lace, and intricately patterned fabric. The baby-doll dresses end in sea of ruffles just above the knees, and giant bows pin their long hair into place.  Fans of this style of dress are popping up around the globe.

Types of Lolita’s Include: Classic, Country, Gothic, Mourning, Old School, Pirate, Punk, Shiro (white), Sweet

Koko, the character in my A Little Bedtime Story series, is both little and Lolita. Buy it here:

Koko Series, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Reveal: Van Zant Siblings-Brian Book One-Survival Instinct

Working on getting all of my books online, following the closure of Loose-Id, Samhain, and Ellora’s Cave. Damn, it’s been a hard year! and left me with 33 novels without a publishing house. So, I am publishing them all myself…

All three of Koko’s current books in the A Little Bedtime Story/Van Zant Siblings-Julian and Liam series crossover are now available:

  1. A Little Indulgence
  2. A Little in Danger
  3. A Little Kinky Adventure

Now for the cover reveal!

Quite different from the original 2010 Loose-Id cover, yes?

Van Zant Siblings-Brian Book One-Survival Instinct, 2018

 

 

PRINT! PRINT! PRINT! PRINT! PRINT! PRINT! PRINT! PRINT!

Yes, you read that right! You can now get Koko, Julian, and Liam in print! You can read the first few chapters with the “look Inside” feature at the link 🙂

Koko wanted a Daddy, now she has two!

Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D67VKBH
Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982946385

Koko is a Lolita J-Pop mega star, facing a Eurasian Tour after the death of her guardian. Mentally, physically, and emotionally not ready to face a grueling road trip, her doctors insist she renege on her professional obligations, but an attempt to delay the tour results in threats from her record label’s owner.

Julian Van Zant is an aging rock star who had one great experience in his life that outshone all others: an age-play relationship with a woman named Angélique. However, she fled for a normal vanilla life.

A chance encounter with a woman he knows only by reputation leaves him worried about her safety. When she offers him the chance of a lifetime to be both her travel companion and Daddy, it seems like he’s finally been given a second chance.

Will Koko’s learning that Julian and his brother Liam are a package deal ruin everything? And will once burned and far less-forgiving Liam be willing to risk his heart to the little who has the power to rip him to shreds?

Author’s Note: Although the protagonist, Koko, is well beyond the age of consent, she presents part time as a “little”; that is, she acts like a young girl. The sex in this series takes place between consenting adults, but those with a history of childhood sexual abuse or incest may find this triggering.

 

5 STAR Review for Prodigal Slave!

Prodigal Slave, 2018 edition updated and expanded with sexier scenes

FIVE STAR REVIEW by Gabrielle Sally of  Romance Reviews!
Apr 13, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]

Familiar with the parable of the “Prodigal Son,” seeing the title of Roxy Harte’s PRODIGAL SLAVE, I was instantly intrigued and knew I wanted to read it. Add in that this story takes place twenty years later, and there’s a much younger man involved, and my fingers commenced to tapping on the screen as the pages flipped by.

Reading this story, I almost feel as though I’m in Charlotte’s head. Her thoughts, insecurities, questioning are all very real and very typical of a divorcee in her forties with children. The idea of returning to a life she walked away from in order to have children, the seeming expectation that things wouldn’t have changed despite the amount of time long past, and the grappling that comes with the realization that our bodies have changed and we are no longer blessed with the vigors of youth.

Ms. Harte sets an unhurried pace to the story, which I found slow going at times but after having finished the story and gone back to re-read some parts, I understand why it was necessary and it works.

This story has a bit of everything. There’s the love story, redemption and second chances, bit of kink (BDSM), and relations involving two men (one much younger) and a woman. What’s not to like?

I will conclude by saying that there aren’t enough well-written stories with older female characters. Women in their forties and fifties (and beyond) still lead very vivacious and scintillating lives, yet authors (and many readers) seem insistent on sticking to late teens and early twenties. All that said, Ms. Harte’s story is all that and more. So if you love that your female (and male) characters are older and still as vibrant and sexy, then grab a copy of PRODIGAL SLAVE.

Available in ebook and print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CDDNZ9R
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980710139