Interview with Harvey Marcus

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm releasing a short series of stories about photography and playing games. Only the photography sounds potentially sexy, but the video game is a rescue simulation of barely-clothed avatars, and the reward for a successful rescue is the challenge of video sex (also performed by the game players). Pretty hot!
What are you working on next?
The next big project is the epic tale of what happens when Harriett gets an assistant who moves in with them. Not what you think! I'm also trying to organize an overall Harvey Marcus Sexual Journey Reading Guide, to put stories in context and sequence. No mean feat. And I've identified gap-fillers (get your mind out of the gutter) - stories to fill in time frames that have no stories, for continuity. Wow, I must be really busy!
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! One feedback message, review or comment from a reader means more to me than the pennies I get when dozens of people purchase my work.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in my grandfather's closet, reading the sexy paperback novels he hid there. I had no idea that anyone wrote such erotic material and published it.
How do you approach cover design?
I keep my covers simple, with just a few graphic elements that I spruce up with some barely-hidden sexual object.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story the day my wife said "No" to having sex. I needed an outlet, and writing stories about sex in a humorous way seemed the perfect therapy.
Describe your desk
It is utter clutter. Stacks of documents, brochures, art supplies, car rental agreements, empty plastic bags - you name it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nobody in real publishing invited me in.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My trusty desktop computer.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is an easy way for me to bundle up and share series of stories with a similar theme.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When someone sends me an email and says how much they enjoyed the sex and the humor in one of my stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don't. My desktop is adjacent to my bed, so I can write all day without getting vertical. Except for my male organ, which gets vertical often.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping and eating. And if I want to get aroused, I read one of my stories. They make a lasting impression.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My grandfather had an old wooden box of sex novels in his closet. I'd sneak in to read them on occasion. Okay, as often as possible. One had a man show up for a physical, get misidentified as the doctor, who subsequently had sex with a female patient. The sudden mistaken identity leading to consensual sex blew my mind! I devoured all of the books, bending the spines at the good parts so I could revisit them easily. In my heart, I knew someday I'd contribute to sexual literature.
What do you read for pleasure?
My own stuff. And I have to say, it's pretty good. After writing and editing it, it still gives me an erection.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about a young man whose penis was all bent out of shape, and the misguided prescription from his physician to have sex to straighten it out. His mother starts out giving his hand jobs, fellow students and teachers contribute to the therapy, and finally so do the nurses and the doctor's own daughter. It's called Corkscrew. I might release it some day, especially if I get reader requests for it.
What is your writing process?
I mentally picture a male and female and ask, "What would cause them to have to take off their clothes?" Each unique answer is a story.
Published 2017-07-31.
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Books by This Author

Harvey Marcus Catalog
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
This catalog of Harvey Marcus' sexual adventures is a solicitation for reader feedback, to influence what unpublished stories are released next. Please leave a REVIEW specifying what stories you'd like to read, and I'll focus on completing or editing those.
Virtual Farbey and Benny
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,150. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
While Mr. Marcus’ former intern Andy is away, he spends time with Andy’s girlfriend Cassie. They find a mysterious package containing "Rescue from Farbey's Island," an unreleased video game left for Andy by Keiko, a rival for Andy’s affections. Cassie insists they play, and they do, to a sexual conclusion.
Through The Lens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,080. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Harvey Marcus works alongside two local photography studio professionals to improve his skills, in preparation for a second shoot with one of his daughter Annie’s classmates, an up-and-cuming model. In the process of being a student, he lives out one of his greatest sexual fantasies.
Photographic Memory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Harvey Marcus has had a couple of experiences with his boss's boss Dick Tashun's niece Reese. Therefore, hooking up with fellow employee’s offspring has an established precedent. Because of a business trip, he's about to get to know another co-workers daughter quite well. Smile pretty and say, "Ooooh, Mr. Marcus."
Breakfast (Cereal) In Bed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Harvey Marcus gets an unexpected invitation to the funeral of one of his high school classmates, starting with a private jet ride to Nebraska. He meets the father-in-law, a cereal magnate, the widow and and the widow's sister. He is immediately sucked into intimate relationships with the women of the family, much to his surprise.
Love in Black and White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Christoper and Makayla got married on the rebound to share their mutual sexuality. As soon as Chris bought a condo and Mickey moved in, she got the writing assignment of a lifetime, out of town and away from her new husband. Their physical dependence would have been tested by her absence, except Chris decided to drive up and take a room nearby. Mickey wasn't available but Chris still had needs.
Spreading Joy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Harvey Marcus, with a lot of time on his hands, plans an encounter with the needy sister of one of his daughter Annie’s ex-boyfriends.
Snap, Crackle, Pop
You set the price! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Harvey Marcus gets cajoled in helping a neighbor's daughter assemble her costume for a dance show. But the words both the mother and daughter use are more about what he might do to her, not her outfit.
Annie's Adventures
You set the price! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Three Harvey Marcus stories revolving around his daughter Annie. Breaking The Sub: Annie wins a sexually-oriented battle of wills and won'ts. Volley Balling: Mr. Marcus recalls his impersonation of a volleyball trainer for Annie's team. Erin Go Bragh-less: Mr. Marcus confronts violence and jealousy aimed at his daughter by a classmate.
One For Good Luck
You set the price! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
(5.00 from 1 review)
One of Harvey Marcus' daughter's classmates has the odd notion that he is her good luck charm and associates interactions with him as responsible for previous successes.
Office Mating
You set the price! Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
(5.00 from 1 review)
Harvey Marcus is finally selected to accompany his company's hot shot sales guy on a business trip. But when the sales guy gets deathly ill, who do they choose to take the trip with Harvey? Isadora, the smart and sexy technologist who seems to harbor two very different personalities.
Mirror Image
You set the price! Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Harvey Marcus' wife Harriett got herself a job. She asks Harvey if he'd like to come along to California while she attends orientation and makes some client visits. Harvey enthusiastically agrees before he learns that her boss is bringing along his young daughter, who has her sexual sights on her old man. When she fails in her seduction attempts, she recruits Harvey to assist.
Service With A Smile
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
The sequel to Dots and Dashes of Color, Harvey Marcus fights temptation when his wife Harriett invites a high school senior into their home to perform a ministry.
Dots and Dashes of Color
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,370. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Harvey Marcus' life becomes exponentially more complicated when he receives an unusual invitation from his new neighbor Harry Cocksworth to attend a father/daughter swap event at a resort in Wisconsin, sponsored by Harry's employer.
Self-Teen Reflection Improvement Program
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,010. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Rod's parents only wanted to help him succeed in the new high school sexual education program. But when father Dick coerced his wife Cassi into performing foreplay with her stepson, things went further than any of them would have predicted.
One To Groan On
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
(5.00 from 1 review)
Harvey Marcus takes the opportunity to give his own special gift to a series of young women who turn eighteen, the age of consent.
The Cock Clock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
What happens when a man with a sensitivity for making young women's first time memorable takes possession of a time traveling device that opens up the world of possibilities? And what are the consequences of his actions?