Katica Locke

Biography

I learned at a young age that books were precious and that the written word was a powerful means of communication. Since I have social anxiety and find it hard to speak to people, writing has become my voice. I’m able to say what I really think and feel without the irrational worry that comes with speaking.

I grew up and still live in Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. I’m within walking distance of the Willamette River, and a couple hours’ drive from both the coast and the mountains. Since writing doesn’t pay the bills yet, I also work for the school district, as an educational assistant at the same elementary school that I attended.

I love camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock-hounding and spend my free time writing, reading, or watching TV, movies, and sporting events. I’m a huge football, bullriding, and NASCAR fan.

I’ve been writing stories since I was ten, and in all these years, the one constant in my writing has always been the magic, the supernatural, the inexplicable. Nothing inspires me like fantasy, be it dragons or vampires, faeries or demons.

I’m fascinated by human interaction, probably because I’m so bad at it, and few things in life bring out the raw intensity of human emotion like love and sex. Even when writing about faeries or demons or fantasy cultures, the needs are universal. Love is love, no matter what planet you’re on. Love is not the domain of the rich, or the powerful, or the beautiful. It belongs to everyone and that’s why I enjoy writing erotica. The fact that guy-on-guy action is really hot doesn’t hurt, either.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I really remember was when I was about nine years old. The story was about a dragon, a unicorn, and a dwarf on some kind of adventure. So clearly, fantasy was in my blood from an early age.
What is your writing process?
It all starts with an idea. That idea could be a short scene, a theme, a character, a bit of dialogue, or a setting. Usually, I'll let that little idea sit for a while to see if it will grow into a story. Then I sit down and outline. I haven't always done this step, and sometimes I still fly by the seat of my pants for short stories, but I've found I have better rate of completion for stories that I have an outline for. It's like a map, showing me where I planned to go. I don't always follow it, and sometimes I usually revise the outline as I write, but I like to have one before I start writing.

Once the outline is finished, I write the first draft. When that's done, I like to walk away from the project for a while, so I can come back to it with fresh eyes. Then it's time for editing and revision. I usually do three edits: one for content, one for grammar, and one for typos.

After that, I let it sit for another while, then come back to do formatting and cover art, to ready it for publishing. This whole process can take anywhere from a couple of months for short stories to a couple of years for novels. It took me five years to write, edit, and publish 'Broken Wings'.
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Books

Magebound
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,750. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Inexplicably drawn to his master, Lark struggles against his own fears and desires as he works side by side with the seductive mage. Never has he been so enchanted by anyone, which raises a frightening question: Would Lord Sactaren bewitch his slave in order to lure him into his bed? In a world where sex is magic and lust is power, can Lark trust what he feels, or has he simply been Magebound?
Long Winter's End
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Can Myrran redeem his people and bring an end to a year-long winter?
Christmas Confessions: Dragon Lover
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: American English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
As Andrew and Sydney celebrate their first Christmas together, a startling confession throws their seemingly perfect relationship into chaos. On a night of magic and miracles, the two soul mates discover the power of unconditional love and acceptance. Contains explicit M/M dragon/human sex.
Faerie Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: American English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The lives of two men - one a lonely werecourgar, the other an abused faerie slave - intersect unexpectedly thanks to a spur-of-the-moment Christmas gift. One wants to go home, the other wants a Master to love him; can they both find what they seek in each other, or will cultural differences keep them apart?
Breach
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,280. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Roan Echarn, a young man with a terrible secret, accidentally steps off the train in Devaen, he is forced to put himself in the reluctant employ of Ishaan Darvis, a wealthy recluse whose tragic past is anything but secret. Can an incubus and a sexsomniac build a relationship based on sex, secrets, and lies?
Broken Wings
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Series: Alyrrawood University. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,950. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
In this erotic gay fantasy novel, Jakil LeMae arrives at Alyrrawood University, the prestigious all male school for mages, vampires, faeries, and werefolk. If a suicidal faerie and a homicidal wereshark aren't bad enough, the school is rumored to be cursed, and if the monsters in the mist don't kill Jak, a certain lust faerie might. Explicit sexual content, M/M and M/M/M, and self-harm.
A Solitary Flame
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Series: Alyrrawood University. Price: Free! Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
In this erotic M/M short story from the world of Broken Wings, Kessex discovers that opposites attract when he begins college at Alyrrawood University. A shy and socially awkward young man, life becomes complicated for Kessex when he develops a crush on his roommate, Dorrance, a handsome and charming earth mage. Explicit sexual content, M/M, and questionable consent.

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Smashwords book reviews by Katica Locke

  • Blood Claim on Sep. 01, 2014

    A short, fun story about magic and monsters, I really enjoyed Blood Claim and was disappointed when it was over. The pop-culture references were a tad jarring at first, but once I got used to them, very cute and really added to the characterization. I hope Ms. Waring writes more stories about Valentine and Kellan, and their fascinating world.
  • The Backward Approach to Ebook Success on Sep. 18, 2014

    Not a lot of information that I didn't already know, but I have been doing my own research for a while. For someone just starting out, this book would be of much greater value. Very easy to read and well-written, and worth the time to read, even if just to reinforce what I had read elsewhere.