Interview with Brianna Summers

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada which is basically a gigantic playground for adults. Name a vice, we got it. Part of me got desensitized to the gambling, sex and drugs and what not, but I never really got involved in those vices... they're for the tourists. Still, it's a fun little place if you want to describe the extremes in human behavior. So my stories of late reflect this I think. Characters put into extreme situations, case in point is my "Harry Potter" parody, "Cherry Popper and the Pimpmaster's Stone" am currently working on the sequel too.
When did you first start writing?
My friend Mikey Lee Ray, an Aussie author suggested I should try writing as a form of therapy to help me get over the depression and other issues I was going through at the time. And it was very cathartic I have to admit, this was a few years back but I never imagined my writing would be read by thousands of people and yet some of my stories already have been on Smashwords so that's pretty damn cool I think.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I started out writing erotica or 'adult fiction' but grew bored with the genre. I had a few people in my social circle saying 'Bree you totally gotta do a parody of something' and so I did. Even though Harry Potter's not the newest series of books out there and there's a whole bunch of other stuff like all the vampire books and what have you I figured it was a good place to start. It's a series that allows extreme situations to arise with great comedic results, something that will shine through in subsequent books I think.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think traditional publishing as a model is a colossal failure for new authors. Begging someone else at a huge publishing house just to get a look in and always waiting for their approval. I know some of my latest stories are great and the feedback backs this up, my motivation to take the 'indie' road was to show people that I could make a name for myself without having a huge publisher behind me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's too early to say, success is a long way off. When I can write full time without needing a 'day job' to keep me going and my writing pays the bills I'll consider myself 'successful.' That said however I think Smashwords helps by getting your name out there to people who otherwise wouldn't know about your work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think it comes from getting feedback from fans who say they read and enjoyed a story and are looking forward to the next story or the next installment of it if it is a series. I've gotten some great feedback thus far vis a vis my "Cherry Popper" story and it's inspired me to write parodies of the other six novels. I think over time this could well be an indie cult classic. Fingers crossed.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the inspiration and motivation to keep going. Their positive feedback validates my belief in myself that I can make it as an author in the long term. It's great.
What are you working on next?
I am currently editing the sequel to my "Harry Potter" parody and it is titled "Cherry Popper and the Chamber of Sluts." But despite the porno sounding title it's a parody / satire not only of Harry Potter but of so much in popular culture today. Everything from big name celebrities to stupid dance crazes to Florida's "Stand your ground" law gets made fun of in this book. If you want witty and outrageous humor that pulls no punches, then this is your book.
Who are your favorite authors?
A lot of fantasy authors but not the new ones. C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkien are right up there. William Diehl for his "Primal Fear" series, that was cool. George Orwell, William Goldberg, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley there are so many it's hard to pin it down to just a few.
Who are your favorite authors?
A lot of fantasy authors but not the new ones. C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkien are right up there. William Diehl for his "Primal Fear" series, that was cool. George Orwell, William Goldberg, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley there are so many it's hard to pin it down to just a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
some would argue poorly lol. I spend way too much time playing video games, watching movies, television and reading. Listening to music. I think you need a good combination of real world smarts or 'street smarts' as well as 'book smarts' to make it as a writer. It's a combination of real experience and imagination, everything I read or watch helps my imagination so it all helps. You never know where your next story idea is going to come from after all.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
random searches depending on what's on my mind at the time or sometimes recommendations from friends online.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not entirely, I think there's definitely a learning curve with writing. If I looked at my first story I'd probably be embarrassed about the quality of it. I definitely think I'm improving as I go though.
What is your writing process?
storyboard what I'm writing, think about beginning, middle and end and how it's going to flow. What happens along the way, what about subplots and twists and turns. I think writing parodies helps with this as you begin by studying the original and learning that way.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do remember reading 1984 at school and Animal Farm and I think they were pretty profound pieces of writing. It opened my eyes to the depth of a great author's imagination.
How do you approach cover design?
Depends on the genre, with a parody I start with the original and then adapt it. With my own designs I use models and try and find something that suits the mood of the content / genre.
Published 2013-08-22.
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Books by This Author

Call of Booty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Sex, booze and video games as two hot girls learn to please each other for the 1st time !
Fantasy Girls
Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
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Rebecca finds herself in a strange new world where not all as it seems and no one is who they seem either.
1-800 Pizza Slut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Kristen's last pizza delivery takes a turn for the erotic when a girl uses mind control tricks to make her an obedient sex slave in a lesbian threesome!
Sleepover Sluts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
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On their 18th birthday Abigail and Britney's friends will give them a present they'll never forget!
Pussy Power
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
This hot collection of lesbian stories contains some very hot, dirty and sexy fantasies. Enjoy!
Mixed Doubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Four women begin the day with some tennis and end up serving each other something else entirely.
Jailbait
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
On her eighteenth birthday Melissa and her friends go out drinking to celebrate. But when they get in trouble with the law will they be able to get out?
It's Always The Shy Ones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Kate is a quiet art student until she meets Persephone. Will the hot sultry exotic woman be able to help Kate get out of her shell?
Amanda's Day Off
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
An unexpected third party joins Amanda and her friend Paige when they skip school. And she has a few hot sexy lessons to teach them.
A Helping Hand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Alison is just getting over a break up and is feeling new urges in her yoga class. Good thing she has a great teacher to help her.
Panties In a Twist
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,420. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Five sexy, sizzling and hot little stories containing some of your favorite fantasies.
Rest Room Rebound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Melissa receives an unusual cure for a broken heart during her friend's hen party.
Madison Gets Caught
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Madison has been a naughty babysitter. How will she be punished? With some hot cock!
Photo Finish Fuck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Lisa and Sandy meet up by chance at a cafe and from there things get hot and steamy between the two.
Courting The Cougar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
This sexy little story is what happens when a young college student lusts after a more mature target. But is Miss Watson more than he can handle?
Our First Threesome
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
When Ivy's sex life is getting dull she and her partner decide another woman is just what they both need!
Slippery When Wet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
A short story collection that features some of the hottest, sexiest scenarios. Sexy teen schoolgirls, an all girl car wash and much much more!
Keep The Customer Satisfied
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Faith and Penny are two hot schoolgirls who will do anything to make the sale.
Shock Therapy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Courtney is a typical shrink who decides to take a different approach to solving problems, a very sexy and mind opening approach!
When Good Girls Go Bad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Katie is the wallflower even in her own group... but she has a secret admirer and she'll never believe who it is!
Slippery When Wet (Stand Alone)
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
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The car wash takes up a new business strategy for bringing in customers. But that's not the only thing that's changing.
Smoking Hot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Natalie is new in town and recently single; can Cassie lend the cute brunette a hand... or tongue to help her out?
We Like Short Shorts 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Hot schoolgirls, adventurous teens, cheating adults, swinging game players and much more in this hot, sexy story collection!
Kittens and Cougars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Part 2 of the 'Moving On Moving In' story.
The Soft Touch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Alex seduces Brad's wife but is the next seduction the one she or Brad expects? Part 2 of 'The Firmest' Story.
Bad Bad Kitty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Mikey and the twins find a new girl to play with in part 2 of the 'Playing Games' story.
Payback's A Bitch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Sun plus sand and seduction equals sweet sexy revenge in part 2 of the 'Sex On The Beach' story.
That's What Friends Are For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Stacy, Rachel and their open minded Art History teacher take a trip that ends in hot steamy girl on girl sex.
We Like Short Shorts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » General
These 5 stories contain all your hottest fantasies from schoolgirl seduction to first time lesbians to hot tropical sex and much more!
Moving On Moving In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Dawn's a shy and cynical young teen girl, Amy is the cutie next door who moves in and has a few surprises in store for her new friend.
The Firmest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Alex is the eager beaver, Brad is the overworked boss. When temptation becomes too much something's gotta give.
Playing Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Two twin sisters equals double the fun for Michael.
Sex On The Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
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Hot guys plus horny girls plus tropical island equals sex on beach... HOT SEX!
Student Body
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Stacy's a bad girl, her teacher's a strict but horny woman. Will punishment lead to submission?
So You Want To Write Erotica?
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: American English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Essay » Author profile
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A short author's guide for those wishing to write erotica and also for the enjoyment of those who like to read it.
Mixed Sweets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
My first erotic short stories collection, collects the stories "Fucking Miss Lana" "Hexed By The Ex" "Foreign Tongues" and "Punishing The Maid." Also contains links to a free story (hypnosister) and others. Enjoy!
Fucking Miss Lana
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Lana finds another way of passing her driving test... a very hot and erotic way with multiple partners.
Hexed By The Ex
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Chris pays the ultimate price when he finds out the hard way that his ex is a witch!
Foreign Tongues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
A hot little tale of what happens when two girls take their friendship to the next level, warning contains hot and explicit girl on girl sex!
Punishing the Maid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Tim Masters has had enough with the drunken antics of his hot Latino maid Sofia and decides there's only one way to punish her... with his cock!
Hypnosister
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(4.78)
A hot little tale of forbidden lust as two twin sisters give in to their forbidden feelings for each other.
Girls on the Prowl - Volume 2 - Nightclub Orgy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Mirror mirror on the wall who's the luckiest redhead of all?
Girls On The Prowl: Volume 1 - Madison
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
A young sexy redhead desperate for work and money is offered a chance to take part in an all new reality show broadcast live on the Internet... there's just one small catch.
Seducing My Roommate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(3.00)
Christine discovers another side to her sexy roommate Jasmine.