Interview with Amber Skye

What are you working on next?
I recently completed my 15th novella/novelette. At the moment, I have stepped back to catch my breath. As soon as my characters speak to me, I will have no choice but to let the words flow. The voices never stay quiet for very long!
What do your fans mean to you?
Writing is a two-way street. I always think of the riddle "If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, did it really make a sound?"
Without readers, my work sits lonely in the digital ether. My readers are like my teammates!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy working out, practicing martial arts (I possess a second-degree black belt in Karate), reading, watching sports, and spending time with my wonderful family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm very active on social media and discover most of my reading material on Twitter and Goodreads.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Laci's Lingerie is a story about a college girl who is home for the summer and takes a job at a local mall. She's seduced by her bosses and discovers she is electrified by the Sapphic lifestyle! I published Laci's in April 2016.
How do you approach cover design?
Book covers matter. People really do judge a book by its cover! I usually find an iStock photo for around $12 and do the font myself. I have learned a few tricks over the past two years, and I feel I've improved my skill. As an erotica writer, being provocative yet tasteful has been a good recipe for success. In my opinion, simple covers work better than elaborate ones.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use the Kindle app on my iPhone most of the time.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Hands down, promoting on Twitter has worked best for me!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Southeastern United States. Nearly all of my characters are southerners, and I use local dialect and vernacular to bring out their personalities and traits, y'all!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is being read! When a reader picks up one of my stories and invests their time into my creation, I am both flattered and humbled. Furthermore, my hard work is rewarded when they interact with me about a story of mine they have completed. Whether this occurs through a review, rating, or comments on social media, I truly appreciate their interest and feedback! I never take a reader for granted!
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are diverse and depend somewhat on genre.

Jonathan Franzen is my favorite author of literary fiction. Lee Child and Michael Connelly are both masters of suspense mystery thrillers, and Patrick Brown and KT McColl are my favorite indie authors.

When it comes to erotica, I have many favorites: Ella Ford, Veronica Savage, Patient Lee, CM Blackwood, and a host of others!
Published 2018-03-14.
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Books by This Author

Community Cervix
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,690. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Harper and Nicole spend an afternoon digging in the dirt during a neighborhood workday...and discover they dig each other!
The Pink Posse
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 31,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
A young married woman explores her sexuality with three beautiful southerners when they visit Tybee Island for a long weekend! It's quite an education in lady loving for the new recruit, but an adventure she will never forget!
Block Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Sunny and Jane sample more than the buffet during a neighborhood Block Party! Enjoy a naughty and taboo lesbian love affair from the pen of Amber Skye!
Crack of Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,450. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Dawn is a people pleaser. When she reluctantly moves from Iowa to Georgia, she learns all about pleasing her new mistress, the hot and sultry Fiona. A chance meeting outside the condo's elevator changes everything for Dawn, who discovers she is only too willing to submit to her domineering and mysterious neighbor. And Dawn's big butt gets plenty of ass play in this steamy girl-on-girl BDSM story!