Interview with Ava L. Lovelace

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Hong Kong and later on in Toronto, so I'm born and raised a city girl. Besides HK and TO, I love Manhattan, London, Seoul. I think many of the setting of my book is in the city. Though there is another side of me that wants to hide away in a hobbit hole living offgrid and write in peace. So I'm a little torn half the time.
Describe your desk
I don't have a specific spot that I work at. I often work on bed like 50% of the time which is a no no. But I have a comfy bed, and I can sleep like a log at the end of the day. So besides my bed, it would be my dining table or the local cafe.
When did you first start writing?
I started in my early 30s, it was a fun hobby. I built up a small collection of erotica and never thought of publishing them. But now here I am!!! Publishing books that are too hot for the mighty Zon, got banned a couple of time...teehee...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have seen success from others and I thought to myself. Why not me?
I have unique stories in my head, and I want to share them with the world!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the freedom to create. Writing is my outlet. I have other creative pursuits but somehow I always find myself going back to writing. I don't know how else to say it, but the love of writing comes from my gut, and I just follow it.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans/readers are everything to me. I want to hear from them. I want to know if they like my work, or if there are aspects that they don't like. And even if there is certain niche that they want me to try writing.

If they have their own naughty adventures that they want to share with me, they should email me here:
What are you working on next?
Currently I've been focused on taboo step love, the next challenge is to write a few bimbofication/mind control stories just to change it up a bit.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a young daughter so I have no choice to be drag myself out of bed!!!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read for pleasure. I love to cook and throw dinner parties for my family and friends. And of course, I spend lots of time entertaining and teaching my daughter.
What is your writing process?
I typically define the setting, characters first, then outline the plot by point form. Then I would review everything the next day after getting a good night rest and make my changes. Then I just write until the story is complete. After that, I will edit it easily three times to make sure I don't skip any words or any grammatical and spelling mistakes, and then to review for flow. That's it!
How do you approach cover design?
I think designing covers for erotica is very tricky because it's a fine balance of sexy and enticing, yet "not too much" deemed by the major distributors. What is considered "too sexy" is a grey area and it's not well defined.
You can see bigger authors can get away with overtly sexier images than an indie author. But if I produce a similarly sexy type of cover, I would get banned. That's just the way how the publishing world works. It's not fair but life isn't fair...Sometimes I just want to put a bowl of bananas and cherries on the book cover out of frustration, and ask the readers to read the first chapter to get a feel of the book.

So I will continue to trot the fine line of what is just the right level of sexy on my cover. Wish me luck!!!
Published 2017-12-13.
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Books by This Author

Seducing the Hunks of the House (A Taboo Fertile Step Love bundle)
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These curious and fertile Brats have set their sight on their hunky Men of the House. They want these hunks and they will stop at nothing. These brats will use all their tricks up their sleeves to get their attention and seduce them until these hunks give them DEEP and HARD in their TIGHT and WET centers. In return, these hunks will show their brats their hard loving ways, and give them...
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This innocent virgin BRAT is now 18! The Man of the House wants to give her everything that she dreamt of for her birthday. All she wanted is to feel his experienced c0ck inside her tight little p*ssy. She wants him to play rough with her cherry, and POP IT LIKE IT’S HOT.
Stretched By Daddy
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