Interview with Made in DNA

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Erotic ROBOTECH fan fiction. I'm pretty sure it was sparse on actual plot, but there were a few girls in my history class writing erotic fiction, they dug it. I think it was the erotic death scenes that took them by surprise.
What is your writing process?
Everything around me influences my fiction. The perfect example would be "Sakura Blossoms". As of this writing, it is currently cherry blossom festival season in Japan. The idea of sex in the vending stalls inspired me to write that quickie. As for my science fiction work, thoughts about how technology works, tech news or time spent B.S.ing with friends will often inspire something, directly or indirectly.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Science fiction and cyberpunk. The idea of the future and where technology can take humanity thrills me. It's the reason I write in the two genres myself. I want to create a sense of wonder.
What do you read for pleasure?
While I still have a several hundred paper books, I have switched over to ebooks. I generally prefer science fiction, but I often take advantage of free ebook offers for two very specific reasons. 1) It's an inside look at what is popular with readers, as well as 2) an inside look at how my rivals-in-arms are crafting their work.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my Android smartphone, but I purchase a variety of formats, so I have a couple of different reader apps including Japanese ebook apps. I do also have an iPad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Marketing is the bane of my writing "career". I'm awful at it. However, I am starting something new this year. I would very much like to engage readers more through mailing lists, a blog and giveaways.
Describe your desk
Messy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Midwest U.S. Good question. I'm not sure. Perhaps it allowed me the quiet time I needed to learn how to enjoy reading.
When did you first start writing?
Long ago, but as far as deciding to write to publish, in 2007.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Sex in the park.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not quite convinced that there are publishers out there who are interested in publishing my work.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Isn't that rather obvious?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The entire process.
What do your fans mean to you?
They keep me cool in summer.
What are you working on next?
Office sex quickie and several adult science fiction novellas.
Published 2014-04-11.
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Books by This Author

Full-Metal Orgasm 69003
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Full-Metal Orgasm is an indie eMagazine of original prose fiction -- sex in science fiction for adults. Each issue will feature a number of short fiction stories, each up to 10,000 words in length. Frank language and adult situations.
Full-Metal Orgasm 69002
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Full-Metal Orgasm is an indie eMagazine of original prose fiction -- sex in science fiction for adults. Each issue will feature a number of short fiction stories, each up to 10,000 words in length. Issue 69001 is the premiere issue, and features 7 short stories. Hardcore sexual themes and situations. Adults only.
Full-Metal Orgasm 69001
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Full-Metal Orgasm is an indie eMagazine of original prose fiction -- sex in science fiction for adults. Each issue will feature a number of short fiction stories, each up to 10,000 words in length. Issue 69001 is the premiere issue, and features 7 short stories. Hardcore sexual themes and situations. Adults only.
Parallactic Orgasm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Set in the far future, this anthology is a collection of technological tales of greed, murder, lust, adventure and sex by sexpunk author Made in DNA. Six original sexpunk short stories with cyberpunk, science fiction, transhuman and post-human elements. Hardcore adventure and lust.
Bukkake Brawl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,160. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(4.33)
Mei is an indentured slave in the brawl pits of Yue Fong, a floating city on the lawless seas. When her little sister is brutally murdered by a midget man-god with a cock the length of a firehose, she must rage through sex, semen and sharks to exact a revenge. / Adult content. Contains four total works: BUKKAKE BRAWL, MEDIA WHORES, SAMMIE VERSUS THE TENTACLE RAPE and DOMEKI.
#VSS Anthology Volume 01
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(5.00)
Everyday hundreds of 140-character (or less) stories are posted to Twitter. This is a collection of just a few. # is a hashtag—an identifying marker—allowing users on social networking services to separate out and/or convey certain messages to other users utilizing the same markers. 'VSS' stands for 'very short story'. The #VSS Anthology contains over 150 stories by 37 authors.
Conformity Bullet
You set the price! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Urban
(5.00)
In a dystopian future, friends and foes sometimes wear the same mask.
Slug Orgy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
On a hot summer evening, in a dark park away from the hustle and bustle of hotspots like Shibuya and Shinjuku, other-worldly spirits tempt a young woman to the edge of ecstasy, and then threaten to abduct her forever...
A Real Woman Too
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
BeeZee--one of the few android P.I.s in the gritty, glitzy city--lives hand-to-powerpak, wondering where its next full recharge might come from when a hot number walks in the door and tries to hire it to murder her cheating husband! NoirPunk thriller.
MicroFiction Madness
You set the price! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
Four separate short works originally created on/for Twitter. "Edo Nights", "Domeki", "Sammie Versus the Tentacle Monster", and "HyperReal Japan" will treat you to strange tales, some no longer than fifty characters, some as long as twenty-five 140-character lines. Though short in length, this is a powerful ebook of sex, blood, violence, humor, zombies, tentacles, demons, ninja, samurai and more.
Media Whores
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.60)
Deep beneath the seething, zombie-infested landscape of Nippon, the city of New Tokioh has sunk itself thermometer-like into the sphincter of the Earth. At its heart, a media-maven who plays the cultural libido of a city-state desperate for stimulus. A man, a woman, the yakuza, and zombie sex! Originally a Twitter novel.
de Sade Assassins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Ana is a cold, hard bitch. And Flower knows that. But she loves her still. This is the reason she sets off through a ravaged world of ghouls, vampires, mutants and crazed AIs to hunt her down and kill the whoring traitor. Sextreme hyperviolence in the post-apocalyptic world of assassins. Sexpunk, a portmanteaux of ‘sex’ and ‘cyberpunk’.