By A.C. James
Today, I’m talking with erotica writer Leena Darling. If you like what you read, please investigate her books on Amazon.
A.C. James: Hello, Leena. Please tell us something about yourself and how you came to be a writer.
Leena Darling: Hi, A.C.! Thanks for having me today. I’ve been writing for about five years now, and I’m traditionally published under another name…but I wanted to try something extra naughty and new, so I started writing erotic shorts under a new pen name. I’m a sucker for spanking stories, dark erotica, and pseudo-incest stories, so that’s what I’ve been writing.
A.C. James: Yes, I love a good spanking… er… I mean a spanking story 😀 What have you had published to-date? What do you think of eBooks?
Leena Darling: I’ve published two pseudo-incest stories, Dominated by Daddy and Pounded by Daddy. I’ve also written some dark erotica, bdsm erotica, Christian domestic discipline stories (yes, really!), and spanking erotica.
I love love love e-books. Most of the books I buy aren’t even available in print, so e-books have changed my reading habits entirely, for the better of course. I’d die without my Kindle!
A.C. James: I read a lot of digital only books and I just love my Kindle. My mother in-law is a recent Kindle convert since she can adjust the font size. Have you self-published? If so, what lead to you to become an indie author?
Leena Darling: Yes, all my Leena titles are self-published. It’s hard to find a publisher who will publish a story like Pounded by Daddy, or an extreme dark erotica story like Kidnapped by the Dom, so I decided to self-publish for this reason. I like being an indie author. It’s fun, and I especially like having total control over my books.
A.C. James: Unfortunately, it’s difficult to pitch and market erotica. I’ve been in rooms full of writers and find that the word erotica tends to invoke giggles, snickers, or frowns—even from seasoned writers. Do you have a favorite of your stories or characters?
Leena Darling: Yes, my Naughty Bride series is my favorite. This series focuses on Rick and Sara, a newly married couple who practice domestic discipline. The stories are hot and at times humorous, and I really fell in love with the characters as I was writing. I ended up combing all four stories in this series into one book called Spanking the Naughty Bride.
A.C. James: Four stories involving spanking. That’s a whole lot of spanking going on 😉 Do you manage to write every day, and do you plot your stories or just get an idea and run with it?
Leena Darling: Yes, I write every day, usually in the mornings as I consume cup after cup of coffee. I usually write a summary of my stories before I start writing the actual story. I feel like I write faster and better if I know where the story is going ahead of time.
A.C. James: I’m just the opposite. My nights are filled with writing because my youngest will be two in July and my daughter is four. Fortunately, the oldest is in school. What point of view do you find most to your liking: first person or third person? Have you ever tried second person?
Leena Darling: I enjoy first person and third person equally. Second person gives me chills LOL and I’ve never tried it. I’d feel like I was talking dirty into a stranger’s ear!
I actually read an erotic story on a blog the other day in second person point of view. You nailed it—it felt like someone was talking dirty to me. I guess it’s a good thing that I like dirty talk. What are you working on at the moment or next?
Leena Darling: I’m working on the sequel to Pounded by Daddy, and also the next story in my Christian Domestic Discipline Marriage series. A weird combination, I know! I hope to release those stories later this month.
A.C. James: Excellent! Stop back and share an excerpt. I’d love to have you. Where can we find out about you and your writing?
Leena Darling: Please feel free to visit my blog!
A.C. James: Thank you for interviewing today on my Paranormal Passion blog! Good luck with the sequel to Pounded by Daddy and we look forward to having you back when it’s released.
Leena Darling: Thanks again for having me, A.C.! This was fun!
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