Angel, the trans character in Dom of Destruction, is loosely based on the real life persona of Venue Xtravaganza. Or, perhaps more accurately, inspired by him/her.
I watched the movie Paris is Burning years and years ago – it came out in 1990 – but it’s one of those films I’ll remember forever. And to this day I remember how Venus just seemed to jump off the screen, his/her persona was so vibrant and alive. His/her presence always palpable. I was sad and shocked to learn he/she had died in such a tragic way. http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/17921/1/the-legacy-of-venus-xtravaganza
Part of me wants to bring Venus back and give him/her the happy ending he deserves. If I get up the guts, book IV of my Love Hurts series with MLR Press will be about Angel aka Venus finally getting to realize his dream and become a woman.
In book III, Dom of Destruction, Angel’s ex Dom, Gar, finds out he is trans and it’s a bit of a shocker for him. Oops! Sorry Gar, sometimes funky things happen to good characters! But for Angel, it’s been a process and a long journey just getting to the space where he knows what and who he really wants to be and admitting that to himself. I applaud Angel for his bravery and vicariously, Venus and all her counterparts as well. Because nobody should ever have to suffer that way!
One day, Venus. One day….. I’ll do your story right!
Blurb for Dom of Destruction:
When new and impulsive sub, Brian is injured in a bad scene, the incident opens old wounds for his sometimes-Dom, Gar. While doling out revenge, Gar must come to terms with his fear of relationships and learn the shocking truth about his former lover, Angel.
Meanwhile, Paul’s uncontrolled jealousy of Brian comes to light and Geoffrey threatens to cancel their engagement if he won’t get his anger under control. In different ways the aftermath of the sadistic Dom’s destructive force puts these four men on the track to future happiness, but some will suffer more scars than others.
Warning: The MC in this story is baited into a scene of BDSM play and is abused.
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