Santino Hassell 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

My patreon consists of various rewards (podcast, swag, ARCs, voting privileges), but 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 and novellas:

North Shore
- Beginning in March 2018, this gay 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.

Use of Hands - 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.

Infamous - serialized romantic suspense novel set in Key West featuring dancers, PIs, and a lot of passion, grit, and grime.

Thank you so much for being here! I could not be writing as much as I do without my readers, bloggers, and patrons!
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

Critique
$100 or more per month
-Send me the first 100 pages of a manuscript to get one round of feedback on pacing, character development, plot structure, and any other specific questions you have


-Will also give one round of feedback on  your synopsis and query letter


-Available for one round of questions via email after I send in initial feedback


**This is capped at 3 people per month because of time and not wanting to over promise. Please switch tiers once you have your work completed unless you have more pages for me to give feedback on!**

Goals
37% 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

My patreon consists of various rewards (podcast, swag, ARCs, voting privileges), but 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 and novellas:

North Shore
- Beginning in March 2018, this gay 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.

Use of Hands - 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.

Infamous - serialized romantic suspense novel set in Key West featuring dancers, PIs, and a lot of passion, grit, and grime.

Thank you so much for being here! I could not be writing as much as I do without my readers, bloggers, and patrons!

Recent posts by Santino Hassell

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

Critique
$100 or more per month
-Send me the first 100 pages of a manuscript to get one round of feedback on pacing, character development, plot structure, and any other specific questions you have


-Will also give one round of feedback on  your synopsis and query letter


-Available for one round of questions via email after I send in initial feedback


**This is capped at 3 people per month because of time and not wanting to over promise. Please switch tiers once you have your work completed unless you have more pages for me to give feedback on!**