Interview with Tonya Kinzer

What do you read for pleasure?
When I'm reading for pleasure, I usually download a crime novel or suspense. I love seeing how authors unfold a story and reveal important details one at a time to their readers. The best part is being totally surprised at who the villain is in the end, especially if the author has made me think it might be one character when its the total opposite!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is #5 in The Boss's Pet series of the Dom/sub lifestyle and I wanted Sondra to be able to take charge of what her subjects felt, to be able to push them beyond their pain limits to experience more pleasure for the final release. In book three, I wrote about her first experiences with another female and have included at least one f/f in books four and five. I'm happily married but the female body has always interested me in how some are able to have that sexual magnetism that attracts both sexes. A woman doesn't have to be pencil thin to be sexually attractive.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The most effective marketing happens when I advertise on websites where my readers play and also on websites in the genre I write, which is mainly BDSM and Dom/sub lifestyles. I do have a new western romance series that has nothing to do with the BDSM lifestyle - a few readers asked if I would write something that didn't have anything to do with that genre and I did. I hope readers check out my Wild Fillies series, Come Tame Me is book 1.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords provides the avenue to reach so many readers via their channels to other book stores such as B & N, Kobo, Sony, Apple and so many more who are still coming onboard with the company. Thank you, Mark Coker!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My life is very busy beyond my writing desk and I can't always hit my personal deadlines, let alone the deadline of a publisher. I have enough stress keeping up with myself as it is. Perhaps one day I won't be so busy. Writing for a publisher is not out of the just doesn't work for me right now.

Being an Indie author also gives me the freedom to release books when I want them out to my readers, along with doing my own covers. I don't have to accept what someone else thinks is a good cover for the idea I have for the cover and then neither of us being on the same page.
When did you first start writing?
As a child, I would make up stories on my way to school. Those early stories included small elf-like creatures that lived at the base trees, especially if the bottom was gnarled with hidden nooks and crannies, where something might hide. Perhaps one day I might start a children's series of books about those very elves - under a different pen name, of course! *wicked laugh*
Published 2014-01-21.
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Books by This Author

Essential Pleasures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
She positions herself, as instructed, atop the massage table to await her Master! She's been on her best behavior and he's promised her something special, but she must wait for him. He knows she loves it when he gives her a massage and she can't wait to feel his hands on her body, loosening her knotted muscles. His hands are gentle and soothing.
Dreams Do Come True
Series: Through His Lens. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sandi and Kiera are best friends and live together in Sandi's apartment. Sandi is a successful model and her photographer is in need of more models. She's had strong feelings for Kiera ever since they moved in together, but she's kept those feelings to herself. She'd like nothing better than to help Kiera realize she'd be better off with a female who loved her.
Erotic Fantasies Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Step into the pages of several short stories that are sure to whet your appetite and stir your imagination. All things are possible within the dark corners of our mind where fantasies take shape just for our own entertainment. Eleven different stories will take your mind on an erotic journey and arouse your deepest desires.
Under Her Command
Series: The Boss's Pet, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Nick and Sondra continue to explore the world of the Dom/sub lifestyle. Sondra learns even more as she delves deeper into the lifestyle she now craves with her boss/partner/master! Her body still betrays her to receive what it must have and if that's another be it. She’s learned that her mind allows her to escape pain only to enjoy pleasure to its fullest.
Come Tame Me
Series: Wild Fillies, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Cassandra's sharp shooting skills surpass even the men who compete and those same skills come in handy when she's presented with the challenge of taking back her father's ranch. She's been gone ten years and knows the men will think she's just a high-maintenance female from back east. They'll all have a surprise when she starts giving the orders and takes back what belongs to her!
Master's Email
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Each day, she knows she has to check her email first thing in the morning. What surprise will he have for her to perform today? The hidden cameras placed around the house capture her activities so he can view them at work. Some activities she's been ordered to perform, some she does as a treat for her Master. She can't help misbehaving in hopes of being spanked when he gets home.
Their Submissive Switch
Series: The Boss's Pet, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,380. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Nick continues to teach Sondra more about the lifestyle they share and the things a submissive needs to to follow rules being one of the most important. Sondra strives to make Nick proud of her as she learns all he shares with her he aware she's learning more than he ever imagined? How will he react if and when Sondra decides to take what SHE wants for a change?
Sharing Among Friends
Series: The Boss's Pet, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Nick Carrington is fully aware that Sondra may have fantasies of her own. Can she trust him enough to share those with him? Not only has she satisfied his clients with great investment strategies in the office, she will eventually satisfy a few of the Doms that he's good friends with, she just isn't aware of that yet.
The Contract
Series: The Boss's Pet, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 23,080. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
(NEW Revised Edition) Comfortable with her life, Sondra wasn't looking to start a new relationship let alone a new life style but Nick presented a challenge to her. The time together at the office spilled in to more time away from the office that eventually leads to a deeper relationship. He introduces her to a life style she'd never experienced nor heard much about but is fascinated with.
Office Training Goes Home
Series: The Boss's Pet, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Somewhat new to the world of bondage, Sondra agrees to become a submissive. It just so happens, her Dom is her boss and business partner at the office. Can she obey all she is instructed to do or will her training and punishment continue in the dungeon at home? Can she handle all she has agreed to?