Interview with KT McColl

How did you get started?
I've been a technical writer for about 20 years -- it only feels like more -- and like most tech writers, there resided within me a fiction writer wanting to come out. One day, I was doing laps in the local pool and my mind started to drift as it often does when you're doing laps. By the time I'd finished my workout, I'd plotted my first story, which became the opening chapter of Incubus.
I posted the chapter on Literotica, not knowing what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised at the reception.
After about 40 submissions to Literotica -- some roundly panned but most well-rated -- I decided to take the plunge and get into e-books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is always a challenge, but there are days that it just flows and you re-read what you've written and have one of those "wow" moments.
And of course, there are the readers who take the time to let you know that you've done a good job. That's really what gives me the greatest pleasure.
How do you come up with your ideas?
Stephen King said that he tries to create sympathy for characters and the turns the monsters loose. Not that I'm trying to be Stephen King or anything, but my approach is not all that different. I try to create normal, everyday characters and the throw them into unusual erotic situations. For example, Incubus has a grad student who wakes up to find that she'd been visited by an incubus. Swallowtail has a typical alpha male who falls under the influence of a dominatrix half his age. Outsourced begins with a wife telling her husband that she wants to outsource her lovemaking.
What are the biggest challenges?
Because I typically write erotica, the biggest challenge is to make the sexual situations interesting without falling into cliche. Members typically don't throb and loins don't too often melt at a touch. Most interesting to me is the psychology of characters when they find themselves in strange or challenging situations.
Another challenge is to find the time to write. I get up early in the morning and try to get some work done before the house erupts and I have to go to work (though I sometimes, unbeknownst to my employers, manage a few paragraphs on my Blackberry while at work). I need the quiet hours, because there's nothing that pours cold water on the writing of erotica than a kid looking over your shoulder and asking why you're typing so furiously and why you're always closing the laptop whenever someone comes close.
The most recent challenge is publishing in a big ocean (Literotica is a small lake by comparison) and getting noticed. While I had harbored the delusion of "Publish it and they will read", I realize that this is not the case. Marketing is necessary but time-consuming. And I'd rather be writing.
What are you working on now?
I'm currently working on a sequel to Incubus which is tentatively called Succubus. I'm hoping to publish it in mid-2014. Of anything I've written, Succubus excites me the most. It's certainly more ambitious in terms of plot and has been a great deal of fun to write.
What's the story behind the book you're currently writing?
When I first published Incubus, I found that a lot of readers liked the character of Kat and felt that she had had a rough go of it. Kat is one of those conflicted characters that I like so much -- caught between being a succubus and all that entails and wanting the things that one would expect are denied demons.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans are everything. When you publish, it's as though you're sending your baby out into the world with no assurance that you'll ever hear anything from it again. As an indie author, you can't necessarily expect stratospheric sales, so any time you hear from a fan or get a rating or review, it's reassuring that your baby is having an impact somewhere.
Published 2013-11-30.
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Books by This Author

The List of Things Undone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,160. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
When two middle-aged high school acquaintances meet at a funeral reception, both are reminded that they have far more road behind them than ahead. After an unexpected night of passion, this realization is soon expressed in a list of things undone -- fantasies and experiences they have long denied themselves.
The Demon's Apprentice
Series: Demonsong. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
When Mercy, an unassuming university student, is unwittingly drawn to the dark side of lust, little does she know that she has become a pawn in the timeless battle for souls. As her life descends into carnal abandon, the demons come to realize that the greatest threat to them could be one of their own.
The Last Fembot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A reformed sinner, a programmed seductress, and a world arrayed against them... Jude was just scavenging the deserted town for supplies... little did he expect to find an abandoned fembot tucked away in a forgotten corner of the basement.
The Devil's Own
Series: Demonsong. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,680. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
The battle between good and evil heats up when a pair of rogue angels abduct Britt, half-demon and consort to an incubus. Will the demons be able to rescue her or can Britt seduce her way out of a sticky situation?
Bedtime Reading for Libertines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
A series of erotic shorts that features a reluctant attendee of a corporate party who succumbs to the silent advances of an anonymous woman; a busy professional woman who outsources her sex life; a suburban husband who is visited by a door-to-door orgasm salesperson; a woman who satisfies her hunger for meat by visiting an unusual farm...
The Succubus and the Seminarian
Series: Demonsong, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
The second book of the Demonsong series sees the succubus, Kat, in Heidelberg, where she is intent on making a new life for herself. However, a chance meeting with a visiting seminarian soon sets into motion a plan that will have far-reaching consequences.
Lamb
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A middle manager at his company's holiday party meets a woman who, though she doesn't speak a word, expresses herself in an unexpected way.
Anglerfish
You set the price! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
A lifeguard, an older woman, and one summer. A coming-of-age story that shows that some May to September romances last a lifetime.
Incubus
Series: Demonsong, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,320. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
For an incubus who feeds off his victim's lust and fear, Britt seems to be an ideal candidate – young, impressionable, and hungry. Yet Damian soon discovers that there's more to Britt than meets the eye. This girl, it seems, has a secret, and it isn't long before the steep cost of their forbidden liaison becomes known.
Outsourced
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Leslie is a busy, professional woman. When she decides to outsource the lovemaking part of her marriage, both she and her husband get more than they bargained for.
Swallowtail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,730. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When the nameless protagonist of Swallowtail is seduced by a young and aloof goth princess at an art gallery, he thinks of it as little more than an anonymous, erotic one-off. However, it isn't long before he embarks on a journey of submission that redefines the nature of pleasure and the instruments used in its pursuit.