March’s Featured Author crosses multiple genres of erotica with paranormal mystery. Please welcome D de Carvalho
- What would you say are the main advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published or the other way around?
Control is the main advantage for me. I make my covers, I write my stories, I edit my stories or work with a buddy of mine to edit them, I publish, market and promote. It’s all about me, and I can reap more rewards for my efforts than if I published traditionally. I’m also a grumpy old fart and if I sat around waiting for a traditional contract, I’d likely be dead before I saw a book for sale in any form.
The main disadvantage is the work. In some ways, it would be great to just hand a draft over to someone and say, “Let me know when it’s published.” But then again, that’s a bit like handing your lover over to someone else and saying, “Let me know when she’s pregnant.” Neither approach works for me.
- Do your friends and family know that you write?
I’m a very private person. I write under a pseudonym, and the only person who knows who I am and what I do is my friend and fellow author, Francisco Cordoba.
- Are you a morning person or a night owl?
That depends on how much sleep I get. It doesn’t really matter to me. I’d be awake around the clock if I could. There’s so much I want to do and experience. Sleep is really a pain in the ass.
- Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
No. As soon as I set goals and limits, I feel cramped. I try to sit still and let my mind free to wander. Then I write whatever oddities come into my head. When the story stops coming, I stop.
- So, what have you written?
Most of my writing is not fit for human consumption. I consider it my apprenticeship. But I have two books currently published and available on Amazon: Hot Pink Heels and Hot Pink Dragon. There are many more to come including my current WIPs Hot Pink Tentacles (about a sex-therapist alien with a disgust for humans who is sent to Earth by mistake), Hot Pink Dick (about a bumbling private eye), and Hot Pink Links (which I will leave to your imagination).
D de Carvalho is a native of far-flung locations, and a grade A student of life, Carvalho developed his passion for fine foods and erotic encounters at a young age. He is proud to be a practicing member of the BDSM community, as well as a self-confessed and widely acknowledged grumpy old man.
In the Hot Pink series, D. de Carvalho serves up a smorgasbord of hot ‘n spicy erotic tales with no holds barred. Whether you savor sweet romance or crave the delicious tang of dark desire, Carvalho caters with tales to tempt every taste. Each sexy story arrives with a side order of humor, sprinkled with a touch of suspense, paranormal or mystery.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/D.-de-Carvalho/e/B01M2579HF/
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/hot_pink
Hot Pink Heels (amazon)
Hot Pink Dragon (amazon)