Interview with Nik.A Lezz

How do you approach cover design?
I try to ensure that the cover reflects the story it relates to. I know that it is petty, but there is nothing more annoying, for me, to discover that they don't match, eg. the story is about a blonde and the cover shows a brunette.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing for quite a while now, but it is just over five years ago that I began to get serious. I confess that there is usually more that one story on the go at once, some can spend months, years even, without being touched again and not all of them get finished and published, but I find it easier that way. So if one piece of work is not flowing then I can move to a different one and make some progress, it helps me avoid the frustration of complete writers block. A lot of writers are escapists and for me it often feels a bit like going to visit different friends, or even enjoying an alternative life, for a short time, and you don’t even have to leave the house!
What is your writing process?
I find that inspiration can strike from the strangest and most innocuous of things, and later improvement can then, sometimes, lead the story off in a completely different tangent from originally intended. I often find that my mind will wander to possible story ideas, or dialogue, when doing the boring and routine jobs of life, like cutting the grass, vacuuming, and grocery shopping or just sitting at the traffic lights waiting for them to change. However, I would like to point out that although I write erotica, it does not mean that I think about sex all day!
Sometimes I find that a story will flow from start to finish in natural order, including the sex scenes. Other times they get written in chapters out of sequence and later reviews pull them into line and order. Alternatively I will get the basic outline of the story down and then go back and put the flesh, naked and otherwise, to it!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy having a ‘giggle’ as the piece develops; writing always gives me a buzz when it’s going well, which can be quite addictive. If only one person has enjoyed reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it then it has been worth it, more people liking it are just a bonus. The satisfaction that I get from writing is one of the reasons that my work is always free.
Describe your desk
I don't really have a desk per say, generally I work on a lap top, which can be moved around, but sometimes if the computer is not handy I will write longhand on various bits of paper and then type it up later.
My favourite time of day to write is early morning, just as the sun is coming up on a new day and the household and surroundings are quiet enough to concentrate. Tucked beneath the nice warm duvet whilst getting new sentences down on the keyboard is a great way to start the day. Most frustrating is when an idea or a character development comes to you at an inopportune moment, when there is no pen and paper to hand.
So, if you see a desperate person out in the street, or in a shop, frantically patting their pockets, they probably haven’t just been robbed, they are more likely to be an inspired writer looking for something to jot down on! Although a hastily scribbled note can sometimes take a while to decipher, it is better than thinking that ‘I will be sure to remember’ that vital character direction, which has just come to me and then finding that I haven’t, and actually, it’s just beyond recall no matter how hard I try.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Honestly, I don't remember the first story that I wrote but I do remember the one that made me decide that I wanted to do more writing on a regular basis.This was years ago, long before I began writing erotica, and it was about a cricket ball going through someones window. I sat down in front of the keyboard and the story just flowed, everything was right about this piece of work. I really enjoyed writing it and I felt I had achieved something. It was the first time that I got that addictive 'buzz' of satisfaction, which inspires me to create more work.
What do you read for pleasure?
I admit that 'high brow' Literature is not my thing, but I have a wide library of books featuring Adventure, Espionage, Thriller, Crime, Paranormal, Erotica, Romance. I have read a lot of stories on an e-reader but, for me, you cant beat holding an actual paper book in your hands. I have this really annoying habit that if I begin a book and am enjoying it, I get fixated reading it until I have finished, so I try not to read anything tome like!
What do your fans mean to you?
I find it quite annoying, the modern worlds desperation to have everybody review and rate everything all the time, for me if you don’t enjoy something e.g. shop service, book, restaurant etc, then you don’t go back. If you did like it, then repeat custom shows, they must be doing something right, so I recognize the greatest compliment to my work is the silent majority who save the story into their library, giving them the opportunity to re read it at a later date.
For those who have taken the time to leave a comment and review my work, I appreciate it. It is always nice to receive positive feedback but negative comments can also be helpful in a writer’s development.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I sometimes suffer from mild depression so getting out of bed can be harder on some days than others. However, I find my writing a useful tool - you can always make one of your characters have a worse day than you're having!
I have discovered that sitting before the keyboard and letting everything just flow from your mind, through your fingers and onto the screen really helps. You don't have to be writing an actual story just put down whatever comes to mind, it doesn't need to make sense or be grammatically accurate but trust me it really helps. It isn't even necessary to type, it works the old fashioned way- with a pen and paper, just as well. The secret is to keep going until you have got everything down in one go, its very cathartic.
What are you working on next?
There are a couple of projects on the go, for those who enjoyed You Really Shouldn't Have Done That, one of them introduces Tony's sister and its almost finished, I know where I want the ending to go but I just have to find a realistic scenario to get it there.
The second one is longer than my usual work and is in the final review stages, its more of a sci-fi genre and is set on an alien planet where a woman has been abandoned into slavery.
I know from personal reading experience that not every book / story written appeals to everyone, wouldn't life be boring if it did? I hope that people enjoy reading my work, if you didn't I am sorry to have wasted your time, but at least you can give the delete button some exercise, and life’s too short to battle through a story you really don’t want to finish.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Like I have mentioned before, I do not write to make money and Smashwords is an easy and effective way to share your work with other people and I would recommend the site to other budding writers thinking of publishing for the first time.
Published 2014-11-05.
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Books by This Author

Sex On The Brain
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Simon Williams lives an isolated life on a rural Welsh farm where often he has to rely on his recollections to help quench his desires.
Not All Exercise Is Bad For You
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Kelly does not make a good patient when she is feeling ill, she is easily bored and has to make her own entertainment. However when her friend sends her a gift to apologise, Kelly’s day definitely gets brighter.
My Lady In Red
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Recent months have been difficult for John and Alice but they have come through it all and it has made them stronger, and closer, than ever. Now on her special night John remembers just what it is about his wife that he loves so much and how near he came to loosing her. Some readers may find some scenes upsetting.
I Wasn't Expecting That!
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(4.00 from 1 review)
An ex convict, freshly released from a penal colony, is looking for a way to relieve some tensions, which had been building during his imprisonment. In a dark, smoky bar he meets a female the likes of, which he has never known before and the outcome of this brief encounter is definitely not what he had expected.
Frosty The Snowman
Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short festive story. Erin receives unexpected visitors during the night but has she been overwhelmed by the Christmas spirit or did it actually happen? Warning: contains scenes of questionable consent that some readers may find offensive.
Passionate Intensity
Price: Free! Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(4.00 from 1 review)
Talia was sold into slavery on an alien planet and she will do anything to get off it. As a driver she hopes to gain enough notoriety for someone to help her escape but she attracts the attention of The Inspektor, a powerful man, in control of the GenMod’s. She finally gains her passage off the planet but it means becoming a slave of a different kind. **Some readers may find some scenes offensive
Neighbour From Hell
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Living in the flat beneath a party animal named Al is not always easy, for Jane Jones who likes to keep herself to herself. However, when her neighbour becomes ill it falls to Jane to take care of him, and that means all of his needs! But he’s in for a few surprises too.
Anika's Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
**Some people may find certain scenes offensive** Three books in a series: Don’t Pay The Ferryman: Anika receives a parcel in the post containing a beautiful Amethyst necklace. Feeling compelled to wear it, she tumbles into a restless sleep where things are not what they seem and some things are downright weird. The most terrifying of all is encountering the mysterious ferryman she has been war
You Want Me To Do What!
Price: Free! Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Tony’s back, and off to a Christmas party, where he gets into more drunken predicaments, as only he can. This is a follow up to ‘You Really Shouldn’t Have Done That’, but this time he gets involved with a girl!
Life Sucks
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
a travelling salesman gets lucky, in a night away at a hotel when he meets an anonymous woman.
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Getting to know each other, after meeting in difficult circumstances, Darren and Karen find that they have lots in common, but is it enough? Both have personal issue that could jeopardise their budding relationship. Will taking things to the next level make or break them?
Not Meant To Be
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A very short story about how easy it is to miss the one that you are perfect for.
Lucky Susie The Hyde Park Floosie
Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After getting rather tipsy at a party, Juliet is one of the last guests there and that is when things begin to get really interesting as the after party, party, begins.
Cum For Dinner
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Tom is returning to his flat when he encounters a homeless woman and things take an unexpected but pleasurable turn.
You're The One That I Want
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A misunderstanding, due to a meddling colleague, leads to a quarrel, between Simon and Devon, but it does not take much for reuniting passion to overwhelm them.
Something So right
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Waking up with a strange man in her bed is not the norm for Kendra but something felt right about their encounter, which was why she was willing for things to go further.
Nemesis
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Amy sees her school nemesis waiting for her, out in the darkness of the audience. It has taken a lot for her to get her life back together, but just the sight of him brings back painful memories. Now she has to decide if she will let him win once more or can she conquer her fears and emerge triumphant.
Peeping George
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
George is busy working, minding his own business when he sees something unexpected. Feeling compelled to step in when the adulterous wife's husband returns, he is rewarded when she has a special way of saying than you.
Off To See The Wizard
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
After a hard game, out on the cricket pitch, bowler, Scott is tired and needs treatment on his strained shoulder. However, by the time he leaves the physio's room he is thoroughly drained!
You Really Shouldn't Have Done That
Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
Having to walk home from a night out in a country pub tests two lads friendship to the limit. One act of idiocy leaves his friend having to rescue him by unorthodox methods. Warning: contains scenes that some readers may find upsetting
The Exploits Of Eni, Meaney, Myne & Mo Episode 2 - Oops!
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A case of mistaken identity could have got Justin Meaney in serious trouble with his girlfriend but thankfully she wants to join in.
Running Bare
Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Helene abandons her husband in an isolated beauty spot and then sets him a stiff challenge. He has to make his own way back home before a new set of batteries in her dildo run out, or she'll leave him. The problem is she takes nearly all of his clothes with her.
The Tree Of Life
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.40 from 5 reviews)
Jessie loves the spring, it means she can spend time amongst nature. It is wonderful what you can find out in the woods, and her commutes to work have never been such fun.
The Exploits Of Eni, Meaney, Myne & Mo Episode 1 - The Dresser And The Singer
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The first in a series featuring Eni, Meaney, Myne and Mo. This short story features opera singer Maureen who has just finished a performance and her dresser Enid who helps her to get rid of excess adrenelin with an orgasm or two.
James And The Giant Bubble Butt
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
James receives an unusual souvenir on his stag do and when he gets jilted at the altar the following day, the gift helps to perk him up by opening up new opportunities.
So Scandalous!
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Two unattatched people, Martha and David, meet at a family wedding - what’s so scandalous about that?
Wham Bam Ma'm
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Sean’s stuck in a lift but thankfully there is a kind lady trapped in there with him, to offer a distraction.
The Saturday Night Club
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(4.00 from 1 review)
four like minded people have come together to form ‘the Saturday night club’ where they can enjoy themselves in a safe consensual manor, with the benefit of anonymity.
How Does Your Garden Grow
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A broken leg has left warren stuck in his bedroom with nothing to do. Until his girlfriend turns up, his only entertainment is watching his next door neighbour working in her back yard and day dreaming about her.
Because Of Sarah
Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(3.00 from 1 review)
early experiences have made, loner, h.d klencher into 'the pleasure provider', as he likes to think himself. once he secures his girlfriends he is determined that they will not leave him until they are exhausted and overcome with a helpless satisfaction which is strong enough to conquer their fear and anger. however he meets his downfall when justice takes a hand in reversing his fortunes.
I Need It Now
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
after an argument with her fiancée, pixie has to go to the ball alone. however a masked man and plenty of champagne help her to enjoy herself once she’s there.
Only For You
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
cammie's neighbour comes to her assistance when she locks herself out. however she is embarrassed when she realises that it was him watching her masturbate on the balcony the previous night. as an alopecia sufferer, starting new relationships has not been easy for her but morris seems to find her lack of body hair a turn on rather than a turn off.
Honey, I miss you..
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A short story about how Jaqui decides to make an effort and mark her husband's birthday in a special way.
Happy Anniversary Sweetcheeks
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Unable to sleep, Ellie has the wicked idea of marking her anniversary in a new way, which involves sex toys and handcuffs much to her husbands consternation. It is not often that she gets to overpower her muscular spouse but it is a fantasy of hers, so she is determined to make the most of the occasion in an effort to help Adam enjoy the experience to the max.
Snakebite
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A cage dancer attracts the attentions of a customer who wants a private dance. She experiences a surge of wicked delight when she discovers his tattooed chest. They have more in common than she first thought, only her tattoo is in a much more unusual place! This is a revised, second edition.
Cupboard Love
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
after an argument with her boyfriend, sophie is trapped in a cupboard when an earthquake strikes but she is not alone - resulting in a furtive encounter of unexpected pleasure.
The Revenge Of Sister Hood
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
the murder of a close relative has a life changing impact on the previously lascivious sister hood. now she is out for revenge.
Txt m8tes
Price: Free! Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
best mates with benefits, joy and jason live life to the full, eagerly embracing all that comes their way. that is until something goes wrong for jason affecting both their lives.