Interview with Alana Church

Interview with Alana Church
When did you start writing erotica and why?
I started writing erotica about two years ago. I had been sampling some of the erotica available for free on the internet, and decided that I could write better than the majority of the stuff that was out there. This led to my first published e-novel, ""The Guardians of Heklos,"" a gargantuan book well over 100,000 words long. Since then, I have published, in stand-alone or anthology form, over forty erotic stories. It gives me great pleasure to share my passion for erotica with a wider audience.

What inspires you to write in your genre?
I write in two main genres: Urban Fantasy and Taboo. One of these is tolerated by the mainstream. The other, obviously is not. I believe that stories can teach us something about ourselves. In my stories, no matter how hot the sex is, it comes down to a core of love and respect between our protagonists. I cannot write erotica if I do not believe the characters truly care for one another. Which is why taboo can be so incredibly satisfying. When done correctly, seeing two people go against every social norm in order to prove their love to each other can be a beautiful thing.

What makes you different?
I take great pride in my world-building. If a reader can't believe in the world the characters inhabit, how can they believe what follows after? So my stories take the time to build my characters and where they live. I have set several stories in Des Moines, Iowa, because I think the idea of a coven of witches living in Iowa is hilarious. Also, I am one of the few authors that I know of that goes in for urban fantasy as anything more than an excuse to throw sexy werewolves into their stories. I think shifters are boring. Give me horny witches, a sexy nature spirit or a hot succubus any day! Also, I take a great deal of pride in my editing. Mistakes in spelling and grammar can pull the reader right out of our imaginary world. It is my job, as an author, to make sure that doesn't happen.

Learn more about this author and their books on Amazon: Alana Church