Santino is creating gritty romance
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I am a romance novelist who has written books featured in Hypable, Washington Post, Book Riot, Vulture, Jezebel, RT Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. My novels are often called gritty, and they feature (both queer and hetero) characters from varying walks of life. My books often have a very high heat level and always end in a happy ending. I've written about football players, teachers, boxers, longshoremen, vampires, socialites, psychics, and billionaires (not all in the same book!).

A $5 pledge gives you access to ALL of the below writing

In the writing tier you will find dozens of short stories (ranging from angsty to SUPER steamy) featuring new characters or which revisit characters from my books. There are many backstories about characters from my most popular series, so you can dive into those even if you haven't read them yet!

Serial style novels:

Five Boroughs (NYC-based romance)
North Shore
 [Now Complete] - Beginning in March 2018, this romance about Charles--a leggy dancer with anger problems--and Luis--the former boxer who accidentally helped to bust up his prior relationship--as they go from enemies to lovers while dealing with the fact they're neighbors.
Cross Island [Ongoing] - Lawyer Clive thinks his battle with a stalker is over once he wins a civil case against him, but the war of privacy has just begun once the settlement is announced. A new threat leaves him in the stalker's crosshairs, and him saddled with a 24/7 bodyguard--Luis Quinones, a tattooed outcast with an attitude.

The Barons (sports romance)
Use of Hands [Now Complete] - Months after his contract is terminated with his NFL team, Rocky is in therapy and dealing with his decade-long fear of anyone knowing that he's gay as well as his anxiety and anger issues. He meets Case Bianchi, a mechanic with a chip on his shoulder, after his first outing to a gay LGBT event, and they have an instant connection. The problem? It was one of Case's friends who wound up on the receiving end of Rocky's anger issues during the previous NFL season.
Unnecessary Roughness [2019] - After yet another breakup, sports agent Joe isolates himself in Westhampton and gives up on romance. That is, until his ex gets engaged and Joe decides to pay infamous gold digger Vinny Bianchi to be his pretend-boyfriend.

Infamous Trilogy (Key West noir)
Infamous [November 2018] - serialized romantic suspense novel set in Key West featuring dancers, PIs, and a lot of passion, grit, and grime. When the gorgeous (and much younger) Poe shows up asking legendary Jackson Corsair to help find his missing friend, Jack finds himself once again traveling a path that always leads to darkness.
Scandalous [2019]
Notorious [2019]


Thank you so much for being here!
Tiers
Writing tier
$5 or more per month
What you get access to:

-Exclusive shorts featuring characters from current/future books (alt. POV chaps, back and side stories)


 At least 1 NEW story per month!

-Monthly chapters of a M/M novel that is released serial-style only on Patreon

-Exclusive updates, excerpts, and news

Podcast tier *New in 2018*
$10 or more per month
**Temporarily on Standby**


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards

-Every month, I'll ask patrons for questions or topics they want to hear me talk about, and I will post a monthly podcast where I discuss those topics

Writing PLUS tier
$15 or more per month
 **Temporarily on Standby** 


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards

-The ability to vote on which exclusive content I work on each month 


-*New in 2018* Access to full digital copies of the exclusive Patreon shorts (will start this in PDF)

Swag tier
$20 or more per month
 **Temporarily on Standby** 


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards


-Access to giveaways of remaining stock of paperbacks and swag


==


On hold

-Get exclusive swag items! You'll receive a post card, a bracelet, magnet, or another fun item relevant to SH books once a month OR several items every other month.

*** Shipping time may vary depending on location.***

Voting tier
$30 or more per month
What you get:

-ALL previous rewards

-The ability to weigh in and vote on content
ARC tier
$50 or more per month
What you get access to:

-Access to all previous tiers


-Ability to give insight/advice/voting on how this Patreon runs going forward

Goals
32% complete
If I reach this goal, I will be a full-time writer and will be able to release books and extra content faster. My Patreon will get double the promised rewards for all tiers!
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I am a romance novelist who has written books featured in Hypable, Washington Post, Book Riot, Vulture, Jezebel, RT Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. My novels are often called gritty, and they feature (both queer and hetero) characters from varying walks of life. My books often have a very high heat level and always end in a happy ending. I've written about football players, teachers, boxers, longshoremen, vampires, socialites, psychics, and billionaires (not all in the same book!).

A $5 pledge gives you access to ALL of the below writing

In the writing tier you will find dozens of short stories (ranging from angsty to SUPER steamy) featuring new characters or which revisit characters from my books. There are many backstories about characters from my most popular series, so you can dive into those even if you haven't read them yet!

Serial style novels:

Five Boroughs (NYC-based romance)
North Shore
 [Now Complete] - Beginning in March 2018, this romance about Charles--a leggy dancer with anger problems--and Luis--the former boxer who accidentally helped to bust up his prior relationship--as they go from enemies to lovers while dealing with the fact they're neighbors.
Cross Island [Ongoing] - Lawyer Clive thinks his battle with a stalker is over once he wins a civil case against him, but the war of privacy has just begun once the settlement is announced. A new threat leaves him in the stalker's crosshairs, and him saddled with a 24/7 bodyguard--Luis Quinones, a tattooed outcast with an attitude.

The Barons (sports romance)
Use of Hands [Now Complete] - Months after his contract is terminated with his NFL team, Rocky is in therapy and dealing with his decade-long fear of anyone knowing that he's gay as well as his anxiety and anger issues. He meets Case Bianchi, a mechanic with a chip on his shoulder, after his first outing to a gay LGBT event, and they have an instant connection. The problem? It was one of Case's friends who wound up on the receiving end of Rocky's anger issues during the previous NFL season.
Unnecessary Roughness [2019] - After yet another breakup, sports agent Joe isolates himself in Westhampton and gives up on romance. That is, until his ex gets engaged and Joe decides to pay infamous gold digger Vinny Bianchi to be his pretend-boyfriend.

Infamous Trilogy (Key West noir)
Infamous [November 2018] - serialized romantic suspense novel set in Key West featuring dancers, PIs, and a lot of passion, grit, and grime. When the gorgeous (and much younger) Poe shows up asking legendary Jackson Corsair to help find his missing friend, Jack finds himself once again traveling a path that always leads to darkness.
Scandalous [2019]
Notorious [2019]


Thank you so much for being here!

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Tiers
Writing tier
$5 or more per month
What you get access to:

-Exclusive shorts featuring characters from current/future books (alt. POV chaps, back and side stories)


 At least 1 NEW story per month!

-Monthly chapters of a M/M novel that is released serial-style only on Patreon

-Exclusive updates, excerpts, and news

Podcast tier *New in 2018*
$10 or more per month
**Temporarily on Standby**


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards

-Every month, I'll ask patrons for questions or topics they want to hear me talk about, and I will post a monthly podcast where I discuss those topics

Writing PLUS tier
$15 or more per month
 **Temporarily on Standby** 


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards

-The ability to vote on which exclusive content I work on each month 


-*New in 2018* Access to full digital copies of the exclusive Patreon shorts (will start this in PDF)

Swag tier
$20 or more per month
 **Temporarily on Standby** 


What you get access to:

-ALL previous rewards


-Access to giveaways of remaining stock of paperbacks and swag


==


On hold

-Get exclusive swag items! You'll receive a post card, a bracelet, magnet, or another fun item relevant to SH books once a month OR several items every other month.

*** Shipping time may vary depending on location.***

Voting tier
$30 or more per month
What you get:

-ALL previous rewards

-The ability to weigh in and vote on content
ARC tier
$50 or more per month
What you get access to:

-Access to all previous tiers


-Ability to give insight/advice/voting on how this Patreon runs going forward