Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anna Bayes Drops In To Visit!

Today the lovely and talented Anna Bayes drops by to chat about writing, book cover design, and her newest release. Take it away, Anna!


Thank you so much for having me here today, Vicki!

I’m Anna Bayes. I’ve begun writing erotic short stories in November, 2012 and got my first story published with Torquere Press in January, 2013. After three ebooks, I had decided that I preferred to publish on my own. There is a lot to learn, and much more promotional work to do, but it’s been a fun process, and I love the control I have over everything: the precise minute I get my ebook out, the book cover and the places I like to have it advertised on.

The idea of designing my own book cover was daunting at first, but after going through sites that sell pre-made ebook covers (here is a nice one: I realized that all I needed was to choose a good stock photo, add effects to it, change the background color or texture, add my book’s title and my name, play around with the fonts and sizes, and that’s it. It turned out to be an extra outlet for creativity, which was satisfying on its own.

For those of you who want to try it out on your own, here’s an article that shows you step by step how to manipulate images on a Word document. Yes. Before you buy Photoshop or try out other softwares, why not use Word just to get a feel for it? Here’s the article:

I’m a bit less frightened about being an Indie today. There’s actually quite a nice ring to that word now that I label myself that.

Here’s my first self-published ebook, Snug Fit: a sweet, contemporary M/F erotic romance. Hope you enjoy it!

Title: Snug Fit

Category: contemporary, M/F erotic romance

Format: ebook

Pages: 12

Blurb: Friday night, 7:52pm. Kate's dress feels too tight, the restaurant seems too fancy, and her date is running late. She has decided that tonight is a bad idea after all, until a stranger two seats away begins talking to her.


I feel lighter already peeling myself out of that dress, letting my hair down and skipping into the shower.

The sound of water splashing onto the tiles pleases me so. I lather myself up, smelling of peaches. I giggle as I remember how Mike said I could be dry and strong, but sweet like apples too. I can be more: sugary and juicy like peaches. I intend to let him find out.

I cup my breasts over the rich foam, and then flick my thumbs lightly over my nipples, sending an electric current down my spine directly between my legs.


Just the thought of Mike is giving me the shivers.

I continue working on my nipples with my thumbs, pressing down and rubbing them in a circle, feeling how hard and sensitive they are, enjoying the tension building up in my core.

My legs part and I lean my whole body against the wall, the pink tiles kissing my skin and escalating the heat inside me. I let the water rain on my back as my fingers move down.

I am drenched; my clit is throbbing, begging for attention. I moisten my fingers with my own juice, and then glide up to envelope my protruding knob. It is Mike’s eyes, the changing colors of his pupils, that are branding their fervor in my head. I covet his large, comforting hands; wishing it is his thick, warm fingers concentrating on my clit, driving me into delirium.

Fuck, I want him.

I push two fingers from my left hand in my gaping pussy while envisioning his cock entering me, pounding away and claiming me as his.

My hips buck into my hands, my knees shake as I rock myself to the image of Mike gripping my ass and ramming into me like a starved madman.

I bite my lower lip so hard it bleeds as I hold my breath and ride my lust; the world fades as the lack of oxygen makes me dizzy and dims my sight. I almost black out before I let out a long and guttural scream.

Intense? That was more of a near-death experience.

I am making him mine.

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Author Bio

Anna writes contemporary, paranormal, BDSM and LGBT erotic romances. She is herself a bisexual submissive, and finds writing the perfect outlet for her wild ideas.

In real life, Anna is an introverted bookworm, looks sweet and kind of innocent, but don't let her brown eyes fool you.

Find and follow Anna everywhere!

Twitter (@anna_bayes)


Anna Bayes said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Vicki! :-D

V.L. Locey said...

You`re more than welcome, Anna. =)