Interview with Alex England

What are you working on next?
I've completed the I'd Rather Be Fucking and Alex England Shorts series for now and will be concentration on individual stories and novels. I want to develop my book list over the next 6 months with more intense erotic relationship stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Watching my partner getting dressed!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
For me its the three 'Rs' - writing, running and reading. I also travel a lot, which is where I get inspiration for many of my stories. The world is a very erotic place - you just have to look and use your imagination!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
All sorts of places - the web, mainstream media, recommendations from friends, chance encounters..... and I keep up with favourite authors.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That was way back in my childhood, long before I became an erotic writer! I've been writing all my life. The first successful one was at primary school - about a trip to a department store. I got 98%! Wow. I remember writing about the blast of heat as you walked through the door, and seeing all the cuddly toys looking down from high shelves.
My first erotic story involved my best friend's sister......and her underwear. Still sends shivers down my spine today, the thrill of it!
What is your writing process?
I have been a poet for a long time and my prose tends to follow the same process - I'm a 'develop as you go' writer rather than a planner. I start with an idea, or a phrase, or a person, and just see where it goes! Most of my I'd Rather Be Fucking stories developed like that.
I write in intense bursts, then need a break and something physical like a run or a swim or a bush walk, then another burst. I have written myself to a standstill and gone on so long I've developed headaches, which is not a healthy way to go.
Sometimes the writing is a delight and sometimes it is like pulling teeth.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No - too many, too long ago! I remember a few children's stories - one of my favourites was Gus The Firefly. Gus saved the day by lighting up the sky with a message to stop a train......I found the book in a second-hand bookshop a few years ago and I was overcome!
How do you approach cover design?
Covers are very very important. I have selected books myself many times on the strength of the cover.
I like strong, bold covers that reflect something of the story inside. I don't go for explicit covers with naked bodies, I prefer suggestive images, which is the essence of erotic writing.
I look for images that might suit a book, then I get my designer partner, Firefly, to do the graphic work according to my instructions. I have tried to create an 'image' for my books, a brand look, so they are easily recognizable.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read all sorts of books! Erotica, historical fiction, literary works, crime.....I'll have a go at anything. It all helps with the creative process, having as wide a field of interest as possible. Everything and anything can find its way into an Alex England book......
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use a Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'll tell you in 6 months time.......
Describe your desk
I don't have one! Or rather, I have lots. Any flat surface will do.
Published 2014-12-02.
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Books by This Author

Poems - On Sex and Love and Intimate Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
A selection of thirty one poems about sex, love and intimate things.
Wives - Ownership and Punishment
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,360. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
A wife is an absurdly erotic thing. She is a chosen one, a special one, she is the preferred one. Many wives love being owned and dominated by their husbands. They feel safe and secure in that relationship. Husbands sometimes need to punish their wives. The stories in this book explore what it is like to be such a wife, and such a husband. These are the lucky ones.
Erotic Moments With Your Woman - A Guide for Men (and their women too!)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual enhancement
Eroticism is all around. This guide offers suggestions to men and women on how to eroticize their daily lives doing normal, everyday things (if you consider applying melted chocolate to genitals, or choosing your woman's underwear, as 'normal, everyday things'). Author Alex England does. Here are 38 suggested activities for the erotically-enhanced couple. Anyone can do it. Why not you?
Alex England Shorts - Ten Erotic Moments - Vol 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Alex England Shorts are 10 erotic short stories of exactly 500 words. These are erotic moments….a place, an activity, a piece of clothing, a part of the body, a feeling. Described in precise detail in 500 words. Have you had you Short today? Don’t hold your breath for too long…..
I'd Rather Be Fucking - Compendium
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
This Compendium Edition brings together the nine stories from Vols 1, 2, and 3 of the I'd Rather Be Fucking series. And includes a new story, The Writer. So you get 10 of the best! These are short stories of ordinary people doing ordinary things but they all have a secret - they'd rather be fucking. What are you doing today? Would YOU rather be fucking?
I'd Rather Be Fucking - Volume 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
Three short stories of ordinary people doing ordinary things. The life guard on patrol on a beach in Australia; the air hostess on a flight to Singapore; the museum attendant in the TATE Modern in London. But they all have a secret - they'd rather be fucking. Find out what happens in these sexy stories from Alex England. What are you doing today? Would YOU rather be fucking?
Alex England Shorts - Ten Erotic Moments - Vol 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
Alex England Shorts are 10 erotic short stories of exactly 500 words. These are erotic moments….a place, an activity, a piece of clothing, a part of the body, a feeling. Described in precise detail in 500 words. Have you had you Short today? Don’t hold your breath for too long……
Alex England Shorts - Ten Erotic Moments - Vol 1
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Ten short stories of exactly 500 words. These are erotic moments….a place, an activity, a piece of clothing, a part of the body, a feeling. Described in precise detail in 500 words. Don’t hold your breath for too long……
I'd Rather Be Fucking - Volume 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Three short stories of ordinary people doing ordinary things. The window cleaner suspended outside an office tower; the woman watching the occupants of a camper-van in the traffic; the farmer's wife picking up a new farm worker from the station. But they all have a secret - they'd rather be fucking. What are you doing today? Would YOU rather be fucking?
I'd Rather Be Fucking - Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Three short stories of ordinary people doing ordinary things. The tourist wandering around the Forum in Rome; the Princess attending to her royal duties; the adult daughter with her parents at a National Trust property. But they all have a secret - they'd rather be fucking. What are you doing today? Would YOU rather be fucking?
Sarah and Jenny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Jenny is living an ordinary domestic life with her husband Tom and their children, her one highlight being coffee with her neighbour, the gorgeous Sarah. Then one day things take a different turn, and Jenny discovers that exciting sex does not necessarily need to include Tom. She also learns what use Sarah has for a cucumber in the kitchen, and what are those marks on her friend's bottom?
The Sisters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,730. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Dan has one million reasons to fuck his three sisters. Can he win the bet? Claire is married; Bethany is headstrong; Jill is businesslike. He has to have them all on the same day, which gives him about three hours with each of them. And there is one other complication - he must have each in a different way. Will the sisters go along with Dan's plan, or leave him frustrated in more ways than one?