Interview with Anhelo Publishing

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family, my cats, and a head full of ideas that demand to be put into words.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading a lot, and doing what needs to be done around the house, going out, and playing lots of video games!
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading erotica by other authors I've met, and I really enjoy reading horror stories, too.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since elementary school. Teachers often complemented me on my stories and quite a few of them were read out in class as 'good examples'. It was extremely encouraging, and made me want to get good enough to feel confident in publishing my work.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom! I love being my own boss and working at my own pace. It's very liberating.
Has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Absolutely! I love this platform. Even though I've just started out, seeing my works published really motivates me to get in and write more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy creating characters. I love writing all these different kinds of people and the situations they are involved in. I always do my best to come up with new things and try to avoid repetition. It can be challenging, especially when writing short erotica, but I like to think I'm doing okay so far.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'd never be confident enough to publish if it wasn't for the people who I did private commissions and requests for. I was encouraged by friends and readers to start selling my books on an open platform, and I will always be grateful for their support.
We, writers, are nothing without our fans.
The attention and time they give to my work means the world to me.
Describe your desk
A bit of a mess. A big 'ol PC, some plush toys, notes and plans for future stories, and usually one of my cats.
How do you approach cover design?
I do the covers myself. I try to make them relate to the story and keep them simple but colourful.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't done much marketing, yet. But, so far, I'd definitely recommend everyone to make a Twitter account and a blog, for starters.
Published 2018-01-12.
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Books by This Author

Seducing Daddy #3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
My step-father organized a lovely gathering for my college graduation. I would have preferred to spend some quality time with him on my own, but I'm sure I can work around this. Besides, having my mother and so many of my relatives here, when I plan to get naughty with daddy, only adds to my excitement!
Seducing Daddy #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
It's Spring break, and I'm coming home to be with my step-father. The man who's looked after me and cherished me ever since mom passed away. But now it's time for me to take care of step-daddy, as only I know how...
Mother learns obedience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
My father's taken another wife - Haruka. His... fifth? Sixth? She says she wants us to be a family. I think she's just after the family credit card. Either way, I know she'd be so much better under my careful control instead of my silly old man's. She just needs care, attention and a firm hand.
Seducing Daddy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Michael has been more of a father to me than my real one ever was. He's kind, handsome and a gentleman. So it breaks my heart when I tell him that my mother is having an affair. But it's okay. I'm a grown woman now, and I know I'm all he'll ever need if he gives me a chance. Just one good chance to show him what I can do...
Sister's Games: Gifts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Spend another exciting taboo evening with Akina, the free-spirit woman who's turned her younger step-brother Elliot into her private, handsome little plaything. But he may be falling for his Asian step-sibling, and for the first time in her life, Akina's content to let it happen. She isn't about to let him go anytime soon. That's all... right?
Sister's Games: Bonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Picking up immediately from Sister's Games comes a new taboo tale starring the mischievous Akina Miyuki: shameless, deviant, philosophical and cunning. Akina has her prize in the form of her younger step-brother, Elliot. Now she just has to train him up, and everything will be perfect. One happy, naughty family. But she hasn't prepared for how addicting the sex is starting to get.
Curious Games
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Before she was the "Best Big Sister ever," a younger Akina Miyuki sets off for a week in the city to learn as much as she can about life and art. Along with her "sisterly" friend Karin, she encounters Oliver - a rugged, handsome teacher who dares her to push her limits and embrace who she really is inside. But is the world ready for the real Akina?
Sister's Games
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,090. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
When Elliot's mother remarries, he sees an opportunity to spend two weeks relaxing as much as possible and to admire his crush from afar. But Elliot doesn’t plan for his older step-sister, Akina. Expressive, artistic and shameless, she only wants to help her new little brother in every way she can! After all – isn’t that what family do for each other? A story of life, friendship and lust!
Infidelity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
James' life is rather typical. He's married, has two children and a successful job. But everything is upended while he's away at a conference and he meets Carrie, the confident executive. She's sensual. Seductive. Open-minded. She's everything his shy wife isn't, and she wants James. An extramarital affair tale with stolen glances, secret lives, whispered promises and explicit sex scenes.
Gabby Gets Around: A horny milf story!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Gabriele's in her sexual prime. So what if she's married to a boring husband with two loud pre-teens to worry about? That's why God invented pickup sites and roomy back seats. The first chapter of an ongoing story, Gabby Gets Around is brimming with steamy, explicit erotica starring an adventurous cheating milf, a young man she meets online and the side of a rural road. For adult readers only.