SJD Peterson’s latest release, Tuck and Cover will be available on Saturday November 24th, 2012! SJD is here today to talk erotica, bravery and inspiration, so get ready to get steamy.
What are three words to describe your upcoming release Tuck and Cover?
Badass Alpha Rangers
Where did the inspiration for the Rough Rangers series come from?
Both my brothers are career military. One is a Marine who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. The other just came back from Afghanistan.
Is there a message behind the Rough Rangers series, and if so, what is it?
I think that if there is one message it’s probably the, sacrifice and strength needed to be in love with another soldier, an Army Ranger no less, is immeasurable.
What was the hardest part of writing the Rough Ranger series, which book was the hardest?
Battle Buddy, the first book in the series was by far the hardest. I’d never written in 1st POV and it was a hell of a challenge.
How would you define erotica?
Erotica, in literary works, I’d best describe as sensual and sexual in nature. However, the arousing aspects complement the overall story rather than being the main focus.
What is your favorite piece of erotic art? It can be any medium you like.
For sure, the erotic art discovered at Pompeii, especially the murals in the Lupinar.
What misconceptions do you feel are out there about the erotica/erotic romance genres?
Probably the fallacy surrounding the genre that it’s nothing more than porn. Yes it’s sexual, yes it’s arousing, but it’s so much more. It’s evolved and grown and many of the stories are not much different than mainstream romance, with well-developed characters and plots. The only difference is the sex scenes are more explicit.
What can we expect from the next book in the Rough Rangers series?
The next book is titled Sua Sponte in Latin means, “of their own accord” which is the Rangers motto. Book #3 will be the first full-length novel in the series and is set in Afghanistan.
How do you feed your inspiration and keep your creative muse happy?
I write every day and have a healthy relationship with the voices in my head. Nothing keeps my creative muse happy like staying off Facebook, Twitter and Cocky boys. As long as I show them a little love everyday they don’t get to cranky and keep talking.
If you could trade places with one of your characters which would it be?
I’ve answered this question before and since have written quite a few new books and I still have to say Ed Boyd from Masters & Boyd. It’s the story of a married couple who have lost sight of what is truly important in their lives, each other. The way Carrick loves Ed without bounds, the lengths he’s willing to go to keep Ed happy and feeling loved is extraordinary.
What does being brave mean to you?
Brave means facing something with courage. My brothers are the bravest men I know. Like I mentioned above, they have both been deployed, leaving their families behind and heading into a hostile environment. To do what your country asks of you even when you’re scared sh*tless? Yeah, that’s what it means to be brave.
What are your plans for the rest of 2012 and beyond?
After Tuck & Cover I have a free read coming out in December called, Riveted. It’s a story about Ty and Blake from Ty’s Obsession and will be the kick off to a new BDSM series called Guards of Folsom. I also have a new novel coming to Dreamspinner press in March called Plan B and currently working on a series called Honor, Duty and Respect about two young men attending the Citadel, with my best friend Scotty Cade. Oh and I have a special project I’m working on, a very unconventional, dark kind of story, that I’m super excited about. I can’t really say much about it yet, but it’s going to be EPIC and released in May.
Where can my readers find you and your work online?
They can find my work at Dreamspinner press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_424
And at Silver Publishing: https://spsilverpublishing.com/index/book_authors_id/139/typefilter/book_authors/
They can visit me at:
Or they can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org