Guest Interview: Erotica Author Malia Mallory
Today we welcome erotica author Maria Mallory to our pages!
Why don’t you start by telling us about yourself? Thank you so much for hosting me today! I started self-publishing my writing last year. I’ve been writing on and off for a long time but only got serious recently. In previous careers, I’ve been both a proofreader and a copyeditor and these skills have been very useful. I live in Hawaii with my husband and our cutie dog. I’m hoping that I can make writing my new day job J. I spend my “free” time, such as it is, cooking, reading and watching documentaries.
Do you read primarily print books, ebooks, or both? I have both but I’m buying more ebooks to save space. I am even replacing some of the physical books I have. We have a large number of bursting bookcases in our house and it really helps.
Do you own an ereader? Why or why not? If so, what’s on it? I do! I read on my Kindle, iPad and iPod touch. I was a late adopter but it is a great way to carry many books at one time and it doesn’t take up much space. My husband and I have a huge collection of books and it is nice to cut down.
I have all sorts of things on my ereader. I have cookbooks, writing books, fiction. I’m very enamored with the idea that I can have lots of books without having to find the space for them. It is also nice to have something to read on hand when I get held up, say in a line at the post office.
Tell us about your writing: How long have you been writing? What genre(s) do you write in? What have you written (short stories, novels, etc.)? What works are currently for sale? Where? I’ve been writing since I was a child but didn’t publish anything until last year. I have many notebooks of partially completed ideas hanging around. I’ve had the idea for working my way through the ABCs thematically for quite a few years. I had opportunity to take some time to do this so I dove in and that is where I started last year.
My blog tour centers around my series called The ABCs of Erotica. So far, I’ve published A is for Anal, B is for Beach, C is for C*ck Ring, D is for Domination and R is for Revenge. A through C are also available as a combined volume.
I have also written a few stand-alone stories including Santa’s Backdoor Baby and Mia’s Cop Craving. I’m working on the sequel for Mia’s Cop Craving as well as a steampunk erotica novella entitled Clockwork Caning.
What made you chose to write erotic literature in particular? Is there any other genre you’d like to write? And if so, why? I think I started focusing on erotica because I already had some written that I could begin to work with. I also am interested in mainstream romance, erotic romance and historical romance.
What do you like most about writing? Least? I find it difficult to find the time. I am a terrible procrastinator. I need to be more disciplined about putting aside specific blocks for writing. It is so easy to fritter away time. However, I really enjoy hearing from people that they were entertained by a story I wrote. I also like the feeling of satisfaction I get when a story is complete.
Are you a plotter or a pantser? I’ve written posts about this. I’m a pantser…who is desperately trying to become more of a plotter. I’m hopeful that a little prior planning will help me be more productive during my writing time.
Any advice for those who want to write? Practice, practice, practice and read all you can both about writing and in the genres you are interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Do things professionally. Get edited. Get good covers. Put your work out for beta readers. Present the best possible product you can.
What’s the most useful book on writing you’ve ever read? You know, Stephen King’s book On Writing is quite good. He is very inspirational and had a great deal of terrific advice.
Which is your most popular work in terms of sales? Critical acclaim? Which is your favorite book you’ve written and why? I think the bestselling book thus far has been Santa’s Backdoor Baby followed pretty closely by Mia’s Cop Craving. They are almost neck and neck. I was very fortunate that I received some nice reviews for both of those.
Is there a way for fans and others to contact you?
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/@MaliaMallory
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/MaliaMallory
Web Page – http://www.maliamallory.com
Tell us about your latest release – we’d love an excerpt, too!
My most recent release is The ABCs of Erotica – R is for Revenge. This is available as a stand-alone title and it is also part of the Plump & Sexy: BBW Erotica Anthology. It was originally entitled R is for Rubenesque but beta readers commented that the theme was much more focused on the revenge aspect and they were right so I changed it.
The story is about a woman who is working as an assistant to a very difficult boss. Eventually she cannot take it anymore and quits. Luckily she lands another position immediately but winds up in the arms of her new boss. He offers her the chance to get back at Victoria (her former boss) and she can’t resist.
EXCERPT – The ABCs of Erotica – R is for Revenge
He gave Victoria a questioning look. “Well?”
Her face was flushed, and her eyes bright. She simply nodded
“Put your hands together over your head.”
Victoria stepped underneath the hanging ends of the scarf. She crossed her wrists and lifted her arms over her head. Michael wrapped the silken scarf around her wrists and tied them in place. He returned to the drawer and fished out a black eye mask and then returned and tugged it in place over her eyes.
“How do you feel?”
“Excited … Michael, what are you going to do?”
“I’m not sure yet. I guess you’ll have to find out.” He waved his hands around her eyes testing the eye mask. When he was satisfied that Victoria couldn’t see, he crossed to the closet and opened the door quietly. He motioned Grace to come out, but he held a finger to his lips. Grace slipped off her shoes and tiptoed across the room.
Michael returned to Victoria. “You look a little warm. I think you have too many clothes on.” He moved behind her and grasped the waistband of her skirt. He undid the button and lowered the zipper. As it fell to her feet, Victoria’s matching red panties were revealed. Grace moved behind her and could see they were not just panties, but a thong, and Victoria’s ass was exposed.
“My, my, those panties show off your ass. It looks so inviting.” Michael laughed and removed the ping pong paddle from the drawer. He pressed the nubbed rubber face of the paddle against Victoria’s ass. “How does that feel?”
Victoria only gasped in response.
Malia Mallory is the author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which includes so far A is for Anal, B is for Beach, C is for C*ck Ring D is for Domination, and now, R is for Revenge. The ABCs of Erotica covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released Mia’s Cop Craving and Santa’s Backdoor Baby. She has hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and AllRomance Books.
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