D.T. Peterson is here to talk about writing, inspiration, and Seduction in Red. Read the excerpt and blurb! Don’t forget to enter the contest for the free ebook at the end of the post.
My Interview with D. T. Peterson
1. What was the inspiration behind Seduction in Red?
I wanted Seduction In Red to not be The Cove, my first book. Whereas my first novel was about conforming and keeping your emotions and feelings hidden, I wanted to this work to outrageously open. Times and attitude have changed immensely since i was growing up. Seduction In Red was in part inspired by today’s youth and their willingness to express openly who they are and how they feel.
2. What came first, the title or the plot?
I enjoy writing to plot foremost. Usually I decide on a title once I’m well into writing the story. I want the title to convey a sense of the work, or hint its possible outcome.
3. Philadelphia is a fascinating city. Do you use that as your location?
While Philadelphia is a great place, it is not depicted in the book. There are several locations which are local to the area. I am drawn to smaller, intimate settings.
4. Favorite childhood book that had the greatest impact on you as a child and as a writer?
I can’t say that any one book or author stand out as being particularly earth shattering. I’ve always been drawn to mystery and science fiction.
5. Favorite comfort food, and favorite comfort read?
Eating is something I do when I’m hungry, I can’t say I do it for comfort. I do have a few favorites..steak ,lobster, crab legs. A good old fashioned meal brings back memories of the past in some sense. I’m a political junkie, so I tend to read about current events. I find science incredibly interesting as well, it is after all the key to our future.
6. Is contemporary fiction your favorite trope to write in?
Yes, It is. I enjoy writing about present day events, the conflicts and the emotions which shape our daily lives. I believe it is the journey, our passions and struggles, which define us as a person and a society.
7. As a writer, do you plan out your stories start to finish or see where the characters take you once the process starts?
Generally, I have a beginning and an end in mind, although the ending is subject to change. I know the characters I want to portray, the mood of the story. Beyond that, things tend to develop as the story progresses.
8. What’s next for D.t. Peterson?
I’m currently working on my 3rd book, Illusions In The Mist, a story about a transgendered cybil of sorts.
Along with a blurb and excerpt, D.T. Peterson has a contest for all to enter. Check it out below!
D.t. Peterson lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling, and being outdoors. His hobbies include canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting, and furniture making. His debut novel was The Cove.
Title Seduction in Red by D. t. Peterson
Cover Artist: Jared Rackler
Sales Links: Amazon
Seduction in Red Blurb:
Trevor is young, rich and single; completely open and out about who he is, unwilling to hide it from anyone. Cody is shy and inexperienced, exploring the desires he secretly craves to fulfill for the first time. Unknowingly, they venture down a path which neither of them could have ever imagined.
Seduction in Red Excerpt:
“I’m Trevor,” he said smiling broadly, stretching out his hand.
“Hi, I’m Cody,” I said shaking his hand.
He held my hand longer than I was used to and I gazed at the rings on his fingers and the bracelets on his wrists.
“How did you know what I was drinking?”
“I noticed you as soon as you walked in,” he said, seductively, smiling.
“Yeah, I’ve never seen you before. You must be new.”
“Oh,” I half smiled back, “I’ve never been here before. It’s my first time.”
“Thought so,” he continued, in between swigging on his beer and checking me out.
“Huh?” I replied, leaning closer towards him, unable to hear him above the music.
“C’mon,” he shouted above the blaring disco music as he grabbed the beer bottles off of the bar, “follow me.”
He led me around the dance floor, to the back of the club where it was less noisy.
“Here,” he said sitting down, closely, next to me at a table, “This is better.”
“It is, I can hear you now.” I agreed.
“You’re really cute,” he started, “but you look really young. How old are you?”
“Just turned twenty one,” I stated proudly.
“Sweet,” he said grinning deviously, “but you look younger…”
“I get that a lot…” I replied.
“It’s cool, I’m twenty three. Not too old for you is it?”
“No idea yet,” I replied nervously.
“Can I ask you something?”
“Yeah,” I replied.
“Have you done anything yet?”
“Yeah, you known, been with another guy?”
“Oh, no. Not yet.”
“Hot. But you want to?”
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.”
“Guess that’s why you’re here,” he chuckled.
“Yeah, I suppose so, I’m curious…”
“How about you?” I asked.
“Me?” he said proudly, “I’ve been out awhile. Can’t ya tell?”
I could actually. He had an air of confidence about him, secure in knowing who he was, not caring about what anyone else thought. He had long blonde hair and stunning blue eyes. He was almost androgynous looking. I couldn’t help but not look at him as I had followed him from the bar, gazing at his lean and slender body.
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
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