Interview with Jacky Lang

Published 2014-02-15.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing all my life, but it was the gentle, firm and constant nagging of a close friend that pushed me to get something published and out there to the public. So, on a Vegas vacation during the summer 2012 I finally pulled it together and put my novella "Love & Money" out as an ebook. Like many risky decisions in life, once it was over I wondered what took me so long to make the jump.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like many indie authors I wanted the joy of telling stories without the layers of red tape associated with traditional publishing routes. As an indie I have total control...but total responsibility. It's been a real learning experience and I think has kept me closer to readers than the old-fashioned way of releasing books and stories.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Absolutely nothing compares to the joy of having a reader tell you they enjoyed your story. Of course the thrills of actual sales numbers and glowing reviews are pretty great too. I love it when people tell me they can relate to my characters. I try to create characters that are believable and allow readers to see the diversity of the real world in my stories. Not everyone who finds romance or has a secret sexy side should be written as young, twenty-something and rich...I love it when someone tells me they saw themselves in my writing.
Where do you get your story ideas?
Inspiration for stories surrounds us all the time. Anything from a news story about students turning to prostitution to pay student loans (the germ for Love & Money) to a viral video of two hot guys kissing (the impetus of Fan Service) to my personal love of all things scientific and geeky (the spark for PassionCon and the sequel Passion Streaming) can fuel my desire to write a story. I particularly love to give voice to the kind of characters that don't normally get a lot of real estate in romantic or erotic works. Sometimes a casual remark by a friend turns into an entire chapter's worth of inspiration. Ideas are everywhere; the greater issue is selecting the best.
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Books by This Author

The Book Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Marybeth and her friends have chosen a sexy, naughty, read for their monthly book club. A little too much boredom mixed with a few too many cocktails leads this group of North Carolina housewives to act out some of the scenes from the book. Will their new adventures upset their suburban lives now that the line between fiction and fact has been forever blurred?
Fan Service
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
A sexy short story about what happens backstage in the K-Pop world.
Love & Money
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Bookish but beautiful redhead Erin leaves college with a mountain of debts she cannot pay. She joins other co-eds in a daring new career at "the mansion" where she sells her virginity to pay the bills. Has she made a terrible mistake, or will she find real love through the world's oldest profession?