Interview with Derek Pulse

Describe your desk
My desk is extremely neat; it's my mind that is a jumbled mess. Seriously, though, I find that I can write anywhere, as long as I have a flat surface on which to rest my laptop or tablet. Sometimes I think my desk and office exist these days more as a cultural museum than as a practical workspace.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family moved around a lot when I was growing up. This had the effect on me of not counting on long-lasting friendships, or as I hit the "horny years", long-lasting romances. When I started writing erotica, this "brief encounter" attitude, even if it was something that I had outgrown in real life, very much remained in my subconscious. It is no wonder, then, that so many of my lead characters are simply looking for a good time (even if the romantic in me sometimes forces them to settle down by the end of the story).
When did you first start writing?
I was writing bad sci-fi when I was ten years old, bad horror when I was fifteen, and bad erotica when I was in college... but to horny college students, there really is no such thing as "bad erotica", so that work was greeted with great enthusiasm by most of the dorm mates who read it (I printed out copies for them, because you do NOT want back those pages after an excitable 18-year-old guy is through with them).

I started writing stuff that was of a quality that I was actually proud of, oh, by the time I graduated college. And no, I'm not going to say exactly how far back that was.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Oh, so MANY stories behind this one... but it all started with all of the news stories of washed-up former child actors, usually in some kind of drug-fueled legal trouble. One night I thought to myself, "What if a genuinely nice former teen star, not really a bad boy, but someone who just never had a real shot at long-term fame, suddenly had a gigantic amount of money waved in his face? Would he really be able to turn it down, no matter WHAT he was asked to do to earn that cash? And in the end, might he not actually begin to enjoy some of the somewhat perverted hoops that a billionaire voyeur might ask him to jump through?"

To say any more would reveal too much about future books in the ROLE OF A LIFETIME series... let's just say that Donnie DeGeorgio is going to find out that he's into some stuff that he would have never even considered trying out on his own.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, I've always been an author, and there's always been this gigantic wall in front of me. The "indie" route was a natural choice. We now live in an era in which new, exciting opportunities are now available for artists, if they only dare to reach for them.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
If you're reading this, then you already know the answer. Accessibility and visibility. And this is provided with no expense to the author, and a pretty fair division of profit.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's good to just get the words out of my head and onto the page. When someone actually READS those words, the joy increases tenfold.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world.
What are you working on next?
The next several books in the Role of a Lifetime series, plus some other projects that I'm currently keeping under my hat. Readers will see more release of Role of... first, because I want them to get in far enough to see where the whole saga is progressing. After that, though, its volumes may alternate with releases from one of my other little (naughty) notions.
Published 2016-01-23.
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Books by This Author

The Role of a Lifetime - Book Seven: Kingdom of Glass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Actor Donnie DeGeorgio was hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to "play" his adopted son. The goal: move into Burke's household and seduce all REAL family members. Donnie is now endeared to the entire household. But as his love for Burke’s daughter, Amy, deepens, Donnie wonders how long he can continue living a lie. Meanwhile, tabloid reporters seem to be coming dangerously close to the truth...
Role of a Lifetime - Book Six: The Grande Dame
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,950. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Donnie DeGeorgio, actor, was hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to "play" his adopted son. The goal: move into Burke's household and seduce every REAL family member. Donnie has now fallen in love with Burke's daughter Amy. But he must balance that relationship with a new "phase": The seduction of Marguerite Burke, his employer's mother; an older woman filled with strange secrets and desires...
Role of a Lifetime - Book Five: Guys, Girls & Games
Series: Role of a Lifetime. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,840. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Donnie DeGeorgio, actor, was hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to "play" his newly-adopted son. The goal: seduce every REAL member of the Burke family, all for the tycoon's voyeuristic pleasure. But now that Donnie has betrayed his employer, how far will Burke go for revenge? And will Donnie do ANYTHING to protect the girl he loves... even if it means giving in to the desires of her twin brother?
Role of a Lifetime - Book Four: Princess
Series: Role of a Lifetime. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,650. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Donnie DeGeorgio, actor, was hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to "play" his newly adopted son. The goal: move into Burke's household and seduce every REAL member of the family, all for the tycoon's voyeuristic pleasure. Burke's wife has been successfully bedded, but now Donnie has to pursue young daughter Amy. But with Amy's hatred of her stepmother surfacing, seducing her MAY be impossible...
Role of a Lifetime - Book Three: Lady of the House
Series: Role of a Lifetime. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Donnie DeGeorgio, former teen actor, has been hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to take on the "role" of his newly adopted son. The purpose: to move into Burke's household and seduce EVERY member of the family, all for the tycoon's voyeuristic pleasure. Donnie's first challenge, Burke's beautiful wife, Eleanor. But can Donnie do what it takes to satisfy this cold brunette's strange passions?
Role of a Lifetime - Book Two: Moving In
Series: Role of a Lifetime. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,890. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Donnie DeGeorgio, former teen actor, has been hired by billionaire Nelson Burke to take on the "role" of his newly-adopted son. Purpose: to move into Burke's household and seduce EVERY member of the family, for the tycoon's voyeuristic pleasure. But as Donnie studies up on his part, he is pulled in by the charms of the home's beautiful Latina maid, Maria. This temptation wasn't part of the deal...
Role of a Lifetime - Book One: The Audition
Series: Role of a Lifetime. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Donnie DeGeorgio - Former teen star. Nelson Burke - Billionaire marketing genius. Donnie has a career problem. Nelson has a voyeurism fetish. When Nelson meets Donnie, and Donnie meets Nelson's receptionist, you have enough heat to set a book on fire. You have: Role of a Lifetime - Book One: The Audition