Interview with Urszula Volkov

Published 2021-10-26.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As cliché as it sounds, I've always loved writing and I've always been drawn to erotica so it just made sense to start publishing my own stories. It's become a really fun hobby that I enjoy and I appreciate that people take the time to read my stories and give me feedback.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a fantastic platform that allows me to write what I want and share it across multiple stores. I appreciate the creative freedom I have here on the site and I love being able to publish risque content that I otherwise would be too shy to share with people elsewhere. This site gives me the courage to indulge in fantasies I have and express them in a way that is both artistic and accessible to a large audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like being able to create fantastic scenarios and stories that turn both others and myself on. It's great fun to write characters that are sexy and fun and let them explore their sexuality in my writing. I also like pushing myself and working to improve my writing and story telling abilities, self publishing stories has given me more incentive to work towards being a better author while experimenting with my style and the erotic genres I write in.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me, I feel very flattered that they purchase my work and take the time to read what I've written. I sincerely hope that they enjoy my work and that it brings some sexy fun and entertainment to their day!
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on my first novel, I don't want to give too much away but it's a fantasy themed erotica and I hope that readers will enjoy it. It's very different from what I've published so far, but I'm hoping that it will bring more diversity to my catalogue and provide readers with something to really sink their teeth into. It's far from finished, but I like what I have written so far and I hope others will too!
What is your writing process?
I normally start with an idea. I get inspired by things that turn me on or an intrusive thought that I find interesting and leaves me asking myself, "what if?" Once I have an idea I normally start by taking some notes on the characters and who they are as individuals and what they look like, from there I insert them into a scene and I try to let them organically grow into the role. Once I have that done the story is nearly ready for publication since I primarily focus on short but intense scenes, then it's off to edit the story and make a cover!
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a bit of everything, I really enjoy fantasy and science fiction but of course I love a steamy erotica or romance too! When I'm not in the mood for fiction I usually read history books or other non-fiction because I'm always interested in learning more about the world and people in it.
Describe your desk
My desk is an absolute disaster zone! It's covered in pens, pencils, notes and books. As much as I try to keep it organized I can never seem to manage to keep it that way, but it is kind of cozy and makes me feel like a real writer when I sit down and sip my coffee while taking notes and typing away!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family is originally from Eastern Europe but I don't have many memories of my home country. I came to the US when I was very young and we settled in New England where I still live today. Growing up in a household where we were fresh from another country was interesting, I think that my parent's choice to instill in me our native culture's values and identity have very much shaped the kind of writer I am today. My parents put a heavy emphasis on academics and reading instead of watching the television. This really helped me grow to appreciate literature and instilled in me a deep love of reading and the written word.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing for fun when I was in high school. I started writing fan fiction as many do at that age and from that I progressed to writing other things. Unfortunately once I entered college my creative writing took a long pause due to the heavy course load I had and work. I'm sort of re-discovering my love of writing and storytelling and this site has given me an opportunity to share my love of the written word and my stories with others!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm normally reading or spending time with family and friends. I also spend time discussing story ideas with my boyfriend and listening to his opinions about them and the characters I come up with. I also enjoy going on walks through the city on nice days when I can take in the scenery and enjoy the weather. Autumn is my favorite season so once Fall hits I'm normally outside all the time wondering around the tree lined streets of my neighborhood.
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Books by This Author

My Son's Best Friend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ken has a secret that he's keeping from his family, he loves gay porn. But when his son's best friend Kyle catches him and holds it over him he gets in over his head and his life is forever changed. Can Ken keep his passion for men a secret from his family? Find out in My Son's Best Friend. This is a gay erotica focused on m/m relations.
Army Boys
Series: The Basic Boys Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
Jake joined the Army, but he's not having the best time in basic training. It doesn't help matters that he's gay and surrounded by hot guys all day. Can Jake keep his attraction to the others a secret? Will he ever start to feel like he belongs in the Army? Find out by joining Jake as he trains hard and plays harder! Army Boys is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.
He Came From Mars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Science Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Allen just turned 18 and is looking forward to escaping the farm he grew up on and attending college. But one night he has a very peculiar dream that changes his life forever, or was it a dream? He Came From Mars is a gay science fiction erotica focusing on m/m relations with alien beings as well as father/son incest.
The Remaking of Colton
Series: Colton, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
(3.00 from 1 review)
Book 3 of The Colton series. Dominic and Colton's relationship continues to deep as they explore new an exciting kinks with Frasier and Oliver. After much training Colton has been remade into Dominic's perfect submissive but has he earned the right to co-Dom with Dominic? The Remaking of Colton is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.
The Taming of Colton
Series: Colton, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book 2 of The Colton series. As Colton adjusts to his new normal, Dominic decides to deepen their relationship with the help of a few friends. Join Colton as he is further tamed by his Master, Dominic and continues to expand his horizons and explore the depths of submission. The Taming of Colton is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.
The Breaking of Colton
Series: Colton, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
Book 1 of The Colton series. A new dynamic develops between Dominic and Colton as they enter into a Dominant/Submissive relationship. But can Colton accept his new role as Dominic's submissive? Find out as Dominic works to break Colton of his heterosexuality and turn him into the perfect boy-toy. The Breaking of Colton is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.
Turning Him A Straight Boy's Awakening
Series: The Basic Boys Collection. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
Mike ends up working out more than just his muscles at the gym when he makes a new friend. Turning Him A Straight Boy's Awakening is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.
Locker Room Confidential
Series: The Basic Boys Collection. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Everyone knows that what happens in the locker room stays in the locker room. After all, boys will be boys! Come and join Brian as he bonds with his sexy teammates after winning the big game. Locker Room Confidential is a gay erotica focusing on m/m relations.