Hello, welcome to Writer to Writer Wednesday, we are so very glad to have you with us. The Hellfire Herald would like to extend a warm welcome to Karina McKinley
How are you doing today? Thank you! I’m doing well. Thanks for having me!
Keira: You have a story coming out soon though Amazon entitled Anytime, Anywhere. What is that about?Karina: It’s a collection of explicit erotica. There will be multiple volumes. Each volume is a collection of short stories featuring a variety of sexual scenarios and situations. The situations are fairly common experiences, such as a movie, dance club, interviews, etc., with an added high sex element.
Keira: What made you choose that title?
Karina: I liked the ring it had. It’s short and simple and implies a certain element of bold sexuality.
Keira: Where did the idea for your story come from?
Karina: I’ve been interested in explicit erotica for many years, as a reader. I finally decided to write it myself. I like writing about normal scenarios in which sexual encounters don’t “normally” happen, but many of us fantasize about them happening. And then allowing the characters to live out many people’s fantasies.
Keira: Please share a particular detail about one of characters.
Karina: My characters are normal, everyday people. They’re just more open to having sex in unexpected places than most of us are. To answer your question about a particular character, Erica is a typical 30-something woman who’s dating. She’s been on a few dates with Paul. She likes his company, but the sparks just aren’t there. He’s too boring for her. Until their fifth date at a movie. Paul shows a different side of him, which Erica finds really appealing. I follow Erica and Paul through a few dates and their newfound sexual chemistry.
Keira: Please tell us about any future projects you are planning.
Karina: I plan to continue the Anytime, Anywhere series in multiple volumes. I may also write other erotica that would not be a part of that series, if something jumps out at me or a really great, unusual idea hits.
Keira: Are you currently running any contests? What are they?
Karina: No, I am not currently running or participating in any contests. I prefer to focus on writing and publishing at this time.
Keira: How many books have you written?
Karina: To date I have six separate erotica ebooks published. Four of which contain unique stories, while the other 2 pull stories together from different works. For example, I have Volumes I and II of “Anytime, Anywhere” available separately, but I also combined them in a “deluxe” edition that comes with a bonus story that isn’t found in either volume separately. So I don’t count that as a totally separate, “new” piece, it’s just a way for a fan or a reader to make better use of their money and purchase both volumes at a reduced price rather than buying them individually.
Keira: We have a special place for unpublished writers in our hearts, here at the Hellfire Herald. So what advice would you give to an unpublished writer?
Karina: I would tell the unpublished writer to go for it! If you feel a pull in your heart to write, then write! If you believe you can make it, you can! I’m a firm believer that our thoughts create our reality. Whatever you think and more importantly, believe, is what will come to fruition in your life. I’ve seen it time and time again in my own life. You don’t have to know how it’ll all work out when you start. The important thing is to just start! Give it a shot. Wouldn’t you rather try and have it not work out than never try and never know? Life is short, so I believe you should always go for what interests you, whenever possible. Another piece of advice I’d give is to listen to yourself first and foremost. Lots of people will have opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do, what you should and shouldn’t write about and how to write it. The best way to live without regrets is to do what YOU feel in your heart is right for YOU. Whatever stories you have playing in your head, write those!
Let’s get personal…
Keira: Do you work at job outside the home or is this only career?
Karina: Writing is my career. It still feels strange to tell people I’m a “writer” though when they ask. Before working as a writer full-time, I was a teacher. It was at the end of the 2011 school year that I decided I wanted to be a writer and quit my job in a school. I definitely practice what I preach when it comes to doing what you love and following your heart. I also do odd jobs for my grandmother, which provides me another source of income than just my writing.
Keira: What’s your favorite thing to do?
Karina: Spend time with animals! Especially dogs and cats. I volunteer at the local animal shelter in my area, spending time walking and playing with the dogs there. Occasionally the cats too (playing with, not walking). I also have 4 dogs at my house right now, and 3 cats, and they are a great source of happiness and love!
Keira: Are you a reader?
Karina: Yes! I love reading and have recently gotten my first ereader, which I love! It makes it so much easier. I especially like looking for “unknown” authors. My favorite genre to read for pleasure (aside from erotica) is contemporary fiction.
Keira: Is writing your only talent?
Karina: No, I’m also a runner. Nowadays I run primarily in 5Ks (3.1 miles). I have even placed in the top 3 females in some 5K races I have participated in.
Keira: Can you share your blurb with us? Sure!
Anytime, Anywhere, is a collection of explicit erotic short stories. Included in these stories are the following scenarios: Two college roommates attend an end-of-the-year bash in a nearby apartment. It isn't your everyday college party! Read on to see what exactly these roommates do with strangers they just met! Mena is flying for business, again. But this time she is seated next to another business traveler who proposes they make the flight a little more fun. What exactly will Mena and her flying companion do at 30,000 feet and will they get caught? Shelby goes out to a club with some friends. She is having fun dancing until a stranger comes up behind her and wants to dance with her. Only, he doesn't want to just dance. What all happens on the dance floor? Read to find out! Corinne is at a baseball game with her boyfriend. But he quickly learns it's not just a game to Corinne. He sees her exhibitionist side come out for the first time, and much, much more! Brandon is faced with a project for his college Communications class. The group whose web video gets the most hits gets the A. Brandon has an idea for the video, but will his classmates Megan and Brittany go for it? Read on to get a behind-the-scenes view of what goes on in a college dorm room! A couple attends an outdoor summer concert. She is really into the band, but he is into her, in more ways than one!
This is just a short description of a handful of the stories included in Volumes I and II. There are more stories included in the ebook.
You can find Karina on: Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003505698002
Or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/KarinaMcKinley
You can find,Anytime, Anywhere: Volumes I and II on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Anytime-Anywhere-Volumes-II-ebook/dp/B0080T6X5Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336909304&sr=1-3
Here are links to my other ebooks:
Anytime, Anywhere: Volume I http://www.amazon.com/Anytime-Anywhere-Volume-I-ebook/dp/B0080T6YD0/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336909304&sr=1-2
Anytime, Anywhere: Volume II http://www.amazon.com/Anytime-Anywhere-Volume-II-ebook/dp/B0080T6Y3K/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336909304&sr=1-5
The Window Series: Stories featuring Exhibitionism and Voyeurism. http://www.amazon.com/The-Window-Series-Exhibitionism-ebook/dp/B007A4WVF6/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336909304&sr=1-4
The Authority Series http://www.amazon.com/The-Authority-Series-ebook/dp/B007GEQVH4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336909304&sr=1-1