Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I studied journalism and publishing at university, and at one point started up my own publishing business. I didn't really know enough or have enough experience to make a successful go of it, but it helped give me the knowledge I needed to establish myself as an author (and artist). As it turns out, that was really what I wanted to do anyway.
I'm fairly independent and I would rather decide what I should publish and do than wait on a publisher to make a decision about my work (with their profit in mind), so I've been following my dreams and reveling in my stubbornness.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Yes and no. I was originally looking to work as a journalist, which is quite different from writing erotica, but they do have writing in common. I spent years writing on roleplaying sites for fun, and I think that's where I learned to write stories. I worked in different jobs but I kept an eye out for options where I could write for a living along the way.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Most of the authors who have inspired me haven't written erotica, so far as I'm aware. They include Brandon Sanderson, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, George R. R. Martin and Elizabeth Haydon.
Tell Us About Your Collection:
Mischief Bundle is a collection of three short stories, which form books 1 to 3 of the Nymphalicious Chronicles. They're paranormal romance/erotica set in a new fantasy world. Fantasy is one of my favourite genres to read, so I wanted to have a go at creating erotica in a fantasy setting.
The three books that make up Mischief Bundle are Mischief Incarnate, Mischief Dreaming and Shifter Mischief.
Mischief Incarnate centres mainly on the romance between two characters, Ursula (a human woman) and Aleana (a nymph). However, this story isn't just F/F and there are satyrs, human men and also (female) naiads in the story.
Mischief Dreaming is much more F/F, and continues the romance between Ursula and Aleana. Ursula has returned to civilization to tie up some loose ends, while Aleana awaits her return. She dreams of Ursula... and if I tell you too much more, it will spoil the story.
Shifter Mischief introduces two new characters, Alesander (a snow leopard shifter) and Maera (a naiad). Alesander is hunted by satyrs on their side of a great shield that separates their population (and dimension) from the main story world. It's during his escape attempt that he meets Maera, and she helps him find his way through. Love blossoms. :)
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I enjoy seeing the romance bloom between the characters. You can always say 'these characters are going to fall in love', but the way it plays out on the page and the characters come together is what I like best. I love seeing that happen because in a way it's so instinctive, and it naturally evolves.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I think self-publishing (in the general sense) is going to continue much as it has, but my instinct is that some of the booksellers may place greater limitations on what can be published through them and perhaps even how frequently.
Self-publishing has become preferable for a lot of people and there are more options available out there for people to self-publish than there used to be. I think it's only going to get easier, and it will be more necessary for systems to form that rank content for quality.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
I designed it myself. I use a combination of stock art, nice fonts and Photoshop layer styles. I've created all of my covers and I plan to continue creating them.
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