Maid for Pleasure … and available

Maid for Pleasure is my latest offering which takes the reader on a behind the scenes journey with a character starting out on a new lifestyle.

In this story, a young man is lined up to be made redundant and lose the room he rents. Right on time is an opportunity for him to consider … which will depend on his honesty, and to a certain extent on his willingness to be obedient.

How far will Simon be prepared to go for the delectable Harriet?

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Amazon Preview/Buy

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Interviewed by Tom Benson

My interview with erotica author, Katya Cumming, has been promised for some time, so with great pleasure, I’d like to introduce you to the new girl on the (writing) block.

Q1. Katya, I respect your decision not to provide a profile picture because of certain types of people. Would you be kind enough to give us a brief description of yourself and your background?

Two descriptions attributed to me have been curvaceous and statuesque, and I like both. I’m a thirty-something brunette from Edinburgh, Scotland, who works in fashion retail. Relationships are for those involved, so that’s where mine will stay. In my quieter moments, I read and write, and sometimes those things are done while I travel which I also enjoy. To keep in shape I swim, jog, cycle, and do aerobics.

Q2. What type of books did you read when you were younger?

While very young I loved adventure stories, but by the time I was a teenager, I’d progressed to romance. It was while babysitting for a neighbour I first discovered books with more interesting topics. The first erotica book I read was sci-fi, but it just made it more fun for me, imagining the things the aliens could do with the human body. It captured my imagination.

Q3. What attracted you to writing erotica rather than any other genre?

I was a fan of romance, but I needed more grit, and moved up to steamy romance. It didn’t take long before curiosity got the better of me and erotica was next. A couple of authors were okay, but most stories were more like plot-starved, sexual fantasy than erotica, so I decided to try my hand … if you’ll pardon the pun.

Q4. How long did you write before publishing?

In terms of time, probably about two years. I’d written some poetry and short stories which were well-received in writing groups, but novels are a different discipline and frightening at first. Over quite a long time I produced the early stages of three novels but I left them aside, adding to them occasionally.

Q5.  How long does it take generally from starting a story to seeing it published on Amazon?

I would suggest a minimum of four months. Once I have an idea I make a few notes and leave them aside to consider from which start point it might best evolve. I also tend to leave the manuscript aside regularly to let me work on something else. The Mistress, which is my shortest story so far was my quickest first draft. It took me fourteen days and I stopped at fifty-thousand words. I reduced it to forty-seven thousand words.

Q6. How many titles do you have available at the present time?

Now that my latest, ‘His & Hers’ is released, I have five books out there, all on Amazon KU.

Q7. Many authors depend on experience for their subject matter—how much of your work is a direct result of personal experience?

Small segments in different stories is the best answer. This is where the male of the species is different from the female I suppose. A guy who sleeps around for a while is sowing his wild oats and is a bit of a lad, but if a girl plays the field she’s a tart. In my mid-teens, I had two relationships with girls, but by the time I was eighteen, I’d confirmed I enjoyed a roll in the hay with a girl or a guy. I’ve been involved in a threesome twice.

Q8. Feminisation and strong female characters are prominent in your work—could you explain why you lean in this direction?

Sexuality is a deep subject. When you delve into the area of ‘gender-benders’ as they’re so cruelly labelled, there is a myriad of areas to explore. Crossdressing is a multi-layered topic and well-suited to the erotica genre. The why and wherefore create a story. Whatever men tell you, and you should know, if a woman is attractive and dominant it’s more likely to add spice to a sexual encounter, rather than be seen as threatening. What that dominant woman wants, she will get one way or the other. Only a chauvinist or a dyed-in-the-wool alpha male would think otherwise.

Q9. What is your response to those who say that erotica is simply literary porn?

If they’re describing a book which is no more than page after page of explicit sex scenes then I’d agree with them. However, if those explicit sex scenes are integral to and supporting a cohesive story, then it is not porn, it is strong erotica.

Q10. Do you believe there is a place in the market for erotica, and strong erotica in particular?

Yes, of course, or people like us wouldn’t be spending weeks and months developing a story to convey the activities of our characters. I’m an advocate of allowing people the freedom to read whatever they please, and if for example, a person has difficulty forming relationships, has an unsatisfactory sex-life or simply enjoys a bit of titillation, a graphic erotic novel might be a release for them, in a manner of speaking.

Q11. What’s your opinion of those who profess to be erotica authors but produce regular, small volumes of badly-written, graphic sex stories?

First of all, the only way they can be called authors is due to having composed the material. They are not necessarily creative people. A graphic description of sex is not particularly creative in itself. Secondly, many of these people rely on no more than three or four plots, usually involving a cash-strapped person, an experiment, or pure fantasy. There is little or no research and no substance. In my opinion, lazy writers are despicable because they are money-grabbers who also affect the reading public’s view of indie authors who are working hard.

Q12. Who are your favourite indie authors?

You are obviously one, Tom, and that’s not simply because of this interview. I’m also a big fan of Sarah Stuart who writes steamy romance, and Lesley Hayes who is just an incredible writer. For the joy of a true storyteller, I like Patrick ‘Max’ Power, Rebecca Bryn, Lucinda E. Clarke, and Mike Billington. I’m a massive fan of the Indie Author Support and Discussion group; all talented international authors. It’s handy to have something to frighten the pants off me so for that I depend on Anne Francis Scott.

Q13. Which, if any, other genres might you consider writing in the future?

I have a yearning to write something in the sci-fi arena, but I’m not sure yet whether I’d go with dystopian, apocalyptic or outer space.

Q14. Can you tell us about your cover designs and how they came about?

I feel that if not from a scene in a story, the cover should at least highlight one aspect or provide a hint of what lies beyond the title. You know as much about them as I do since you’ve made the effort to produce them for me.

Q15. Why have you avoided being interviewed until this point?

Again this is an area of which you have a good grasp. For your benefit and to aim for credibility, I didn’t think it was fitting to be revealed until I’d produced at least five titles in my name and achieved significant sales. I felt that for a long time I was locked away, waiting. When you decided to bring my work to the fore, create my character, my name, and give me my own website it meant so much to me.

Thank you, Tom, for this interview and for bringing me and my work to the attention of the wider public. I do understand how difficult it has been for you to maintain this secret aspect of your life as an author while you’ve worked on my development.

 

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Thank you for opening up to me, Katya. Please, finish your coffee before you get dressed. It’s been great working hand in glove with you and I look forward to your next in-depth tail … oops, I mean, of course, your next in-depth tale. I’m happy we finally have your personal story out there.

And to all who are interested in Katya’s naughty tales, here are links to her work.

Amazon Author Page

Coming soon ….

His & Hers – available

My fifth naughty tale, His & Hers is now out there on Amazon ready and waiting for you. Once again I’ve taken a theme which allows the characters to explore crossdressing, feminisation and domination. Of course, where would those subjects be without a bit of curiousity …

Whether you’d like to imagine being a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ or one of the characters, it’s totally up to you, but however you read into the story, my one hope is that you’ll be entertained.

Reviews are always welcome, so if you get the urge … just go right ahead.

Here are the links to zip you straight to Amazon:

Amazon – Preview/Buy

BookLinker – Universal

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For the benefit of any of you lovely people who are enjoying my stories, the characters of the sixth novel is well developed, as you’d expect, and Home Maid should be published by December 2019.

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Girls with Extra – available

Are you a guy who has fantasised about crossdressing, or perhaps you’ve tried it and want to go to the next level?

How far would you go with your feminisation?

Would you feel strongly enough to want to lose that extra appendage that maintains your male designation?

In Girls with Extra, we find out what could happen to a guy who has experimented with the idea of crossdressing, but things went wrong and he decided to leave his old life behind. Going to another country to start again alone might appeal to some, especially if it means they can indulge themselves in a bit of dressing-up.

Martin finds it isn’t so easy to just walk into a department store and buy delicate feminine lingerie, but a recent acquaintance comes to his aid and Martin’s life blossoms. Actually, his life broadens to the point where it becomes two lives, and that’s just the start.

Feminisation was always simply a phrase to the man in this tale, but he is to learn that it is one further step along from his increasing desire with his crossdressing fetish. 

Getting together with somebody who shares his sexual interests had always been one of those secret ‘dreams’ for our Martin, but it took his new start to awaken deeper desires that he had never admitted—even to himself.

Will those fanciful ideas become a reality?

Here we have somebody who is not so much living the dream, but living the fantasy.

Like my other titles, this is a proper story, not a list of sex scenes covering a few pages.

Here are the links to either preview or buy the book.

Amazon Preview/Buy

BookLinker

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A Threesome

I’m delighted to report that my third title is now available, and I’m enjoying the benefits of having worked simultaneously on different stories.

The Mistress is out there, so now my Amazon page and my blog no longer look as is if I started out yesterday. Three titles out there now, and another to come soon. Yes, there will be more, but at least now I can pander more to a readership if I get feedback.

Once again, with my latest tale, I’ve used dominant female characters and submissive males, which appeals to me on several levels, so I’m hoping it works for both the male and female erotica readers out there.

Crossdressing, humiliation, bi-curious, lesbian and a few other areas are explored apart from keeping to my self-imposed promise, to ensure there is always a cohesive story. Without a story, however fanciful, an erotica author is simply producing smut with names.

As I’ve done so far and will continue to do, there will be no magic pills, potions, or college bets. At some point purely for fun, I might produce a sci-fi tale, but we’ll see how things go with my present ideas.

I’ll update my Work in Progress (WIP) over the next few days, but in the meantime, thank you for the visit and making this venture real for me.

The Mistress … is coming

My next tale is a novella, but at 47, 000 words it’s a decent length. I know size is important to some of us, and what better than something just long enough with plenty of meat on it?

Tiffany, The Mistress, is the owner of more than one establishment, plus of course, she’s gorgeous so pretty much anything she wants—she gets; including information. One of her businesses is a club, and the other is her combined investigation agency and corrective training centre—T.I.T.S.

T.I.T.S., or Tiffany’s Intimate Training Services is not somewhere a guy wants to end up, but so many men go spreading their wild oats when those days should be over—for example, if they’re married. By the time they’ve spent a few days with T.I.T.S. their lives have been altered, and they’ve seen the error of their ways.

If you like to see a bit of cum-uppance be sure to watch out for this title. There is sex and because it seemed right, there is a plot. Well, it is a story.

Target publication date is 18th April, but The Mistress might come earlier …

The Woman Next Door – is now available

My second book is a novella and features a small cast. I’ve already learned if you want an intimate story, activity with fewer participants will help.

The Woman Next Door examines what happens when a married couple moves to a remote community in rural Perth, Scotland. To be more accurate, the story features the antics of Brad, the husband, who takes a keen interest in the life of their nearest neighbour.

Natasha, the attractive dark-haired woman who lives a short distance away is seemingly unaware of being watched through binoculars—but is she unaware or teasing?

Brad is unable to resist and gets close—too close as things turn out, and he gets caught. Life is set to change for the inquisitive man who seeks more excitement.

Now Available! Please click on the book cover.

Updated 2nd March 2019 to highlight publication.

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My debut novel, Neighbourhood Watch has been out there in the big wide world for a couple of weeks now. It’s selling well, but like most erotica authors I might have to wait a while for reviews.

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