Waking up to photos of my book in people’s hands is a DREAM COME TRUE! The initial readers’ feedback is making me ugly cry, much like this video, I recorded a couple of days ago when I realized just how amazingly well things are coming together in support of this book.

I sold out of my first shipment on my website in two days, but more are on the way. If you ordered a direct autographed copy, it is slightly delayed, but as soon as I have books in hand they will ship out! I promise. When you order direct, I make 100% more on each copy sold and as a single mother, this is huge for me and my kids.

I am so lucky and blessed to be able to do what I love and for people to really connect with it.

Grab your kleenex and look away, this is my ugly face, crying the ugly tears, but since I have dragged you on every step of this journey so far, it is only fitting that you get to see this part too.

PS. If you are new and have no idea what “Scotland with a Stranger” is, you can check it out here and read a sample.

XOXO Ninya

Velvet Guild

Friends Don't Let Friends Stay Vanilla

Desperate times…call for sexy solutions.

Aimee is panicking, feeling like a middle-aged failure, barely scraping by, raising a teenager alone. She is also a submissive who yearns to be dominated in the bedroom.

Scotland with a Stranger:A Memoir

“Who goes to Scotland for two weeks with a stranger they met over the internet?” 

At forty-three, Ninya was depressed, out of shape, and filled with crippling anxiety after addiction, cancer, and divorce had destroyed nearly everything. One day, she received a message from a stranger.


This is the story of one life, lived two different ways.

In one reality, “Stasia” is the beloved daughter of doting parents who spare no expense in supporting her ambition and talent. 

In another reality, “Ana” washes dishes at a nursing home to buy her carefully-budgeted art supplies, waiting until her alcoholic father passes out before creeping downstairs to paint.  

First You Then Him

A Former Trainwreck’s Guide to Becoming then Finding a Healthy Partner

Wish you had a big sister to take you by the hand to tell you why things aren’t working in your life?

After two decades of making all the wrong decisions when it came to life and men, Ninya has learned a lifetime of valuable lessons about both.

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