Interview with Rose Masters

How do you approach cover design?
Generally it involves friends who are comfortable modelling for an 'adult fiction' story and luckily I know some girls who are cool with it as it means I don't have to 'source' pictures from the web. I try to make my covers sexy but also classy and tasteful so as not to turn readers off the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I read a lot of fantasy stuff, anything that helps my imagination and while for the moment I enjoy writing erotica or 'adult fiction' I'm also dreaming of writing a fantasy short story to get started in that genre too.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I recently discovered a group on facebook called the "Smashwords Authors Global Network" and since there are already 300 members there I find it's a good tool for chatting with other Smashwords authors. I usually try and find 'e-book review' web sites that I can market my stories on.
Describe your desk
It's messy and has a lot of tacky cutesy stuff on it. My Hello Kitty calendar, my sunflower, bits of paper with ideas for stories here and there and three books I'm reading. My cat Buttons usually likes to sit on my desk and watch me write as well.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New York and so the city is generally on my mind when I'm writing, a lot of my stories are set in nightclubs or in big cities as that's what I'm familiar with. Characters are usually 'city girls' too, always in a rush to be somewhere or do something.
When did you first start writing?
Probably in the last year or two I decided to try and write more seriously and devote more time to it. It's always been a bit of a hobby but now it's starting to become something more too.
What's the story behind your latest book?
At the moment I've published a few short stories and they're all what I guess you'd call 'first time' stories where a girl is curious and wants to discover something new. After I publish a short story collection I'd like to try my hand at something new, experiment a little we'll see where it goes.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I first discovered Smashwords I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought the quality of an Indie author's work would be pretty average if a major publisher hadn't green lighted their work... then I read Richard Batchelor's The Temp Pest and Mikey Lee Ray's Confessions of a Gaming Attendant and I thought "wow! how do these guys come up with these great ideas?" I wanted to start off publishing a few short stories and then branch out into longer stories so Indie seemed the way to go. It's hard to get a publisher to publish short stories I think. Well that and poetry.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm still very new to Smashwords and to publishing online but already I've had a few people read my stories so that's definitely encouraging for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Probably when a story is finished and I'm reasonably happy with the final product or when a friend calls me to say they enjoyed reading it.
Published 2014-02-03.
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Books by This Author

The Pussy Parade
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Rebecca has a wild night out at a lesbian club, where she meets Melissa, a sexy stripper!
Closet Lesbians
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Best friends Sophie and Katrina get down and dirty in a changing room as they prepare for a date! WARNING: Contains hot lesbian sex!
Booty Duty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Two hot sexy cops Emily and Joanne 'disturb the peace' of a quiet night by having hot raunchy sex on the bonnet of their squad car!