Interview with Victoria West

How do you approach cover design?
My skills as a photographer come in handy when it comes to creating my cover design. Since my stories are erotic in nature I utilize my extensive fetish wardrobe consisting mostly of leather during a photoshoot. I get an idea in my head for an image, call up a friend of mine who is a model and a similar size as myself and shoot a variety of pictures.

Then I edit the pics in Photoshop/Illustrator to create the title, font etc.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Fire Starter - It's the first book by Stephen King that I ever read. I was riveted and could not put it down.
You'll See It When You Believe It by Dr. Wayne Dyer - His books are positive and true.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - I am a Mac user and have been fascinated with their products for years. I loved getting insight to one of the greatest minds of our time.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read mostly metaphysical books for pleasure. Books on how to stay in the moment and meditation.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle and Nook
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Finding groups on the internet who have an interest in erotic topics such as Female Domination.
Describe your desk
It's a mess. Dusty. Pens, paper, laptops, table top Mac, printers, routers etc. are strewn about. The random sticky note with something unintelligible scribbled on it that at one point I must have thought was important.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was an army brat so I grew up all over the place. It really had no influence on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
Believe it or not, I have only been writing books for less than a year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind all of my books is based on my own experience as a woman exploring her dominant side. Approaching men from a completely different standpoint than I was raised, to be the aggressor. It's very eye opening when you see how much power you can have over a man if you approach him the right way.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A friend suggested that I write about my experiences.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Not yet but I hop it will.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Taking the pictures in my head and turning them into words.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me. I have reached many men and women with my books and the response has been nothing but positive. My books have helped both men and woman embrace their sexuality and feel secure about who they are as people.
What are you working on next?
Thinking of writing more main stream fiction, murder mystery books.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
A spend a lot of my free time with my dogs.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
Just write. No process. It just flows from me like a stream. Some of my stories and books seem to write themselves.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
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What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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North American or European Swallow?
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How many questions must I ask before I am allowed to complete all of these questions?
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I have no idea.
Published 2017-08-02.
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Books by This Author

Make Him Work For It
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Ms. Barbara's exploration of Female Supremacy and dominance over males in and out of the bedroom began with exploiting one of her male co-workers, Kevin. In this series Mr. Barbara explores the weaknesses of the male mind and how he is naturally enslave by his own libido.
Training Kevin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Putting a submissive male through a BDSM bootcamp helps shape him into the precious pet that you desire. After just a few days his reactions are immediate. His devotion grows and your needs are met in every conceivable way.
A Woman's Guide To a Female Led Relationship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
There is a saying, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" I say, "the way to a man's mind is through his penis. This is a book on how to take control of your relationship through erotic control and getting what you want as a woman in and out of the bedroom.