Welcome to the very first in my weekly Sexy Saturday series!
Each Saturday we’ll meet and greet an author of erotic romance or erotica — the guests will usually be authors of M/M, but we might occasionally have an M/F or F/F stop by. It’s all good, clean, sexy fun!
Today’s guest is DP Denman. Welcome, DP!
DP Denman is the author of the recent release Changing Tide (from North Shore Press). She is an MM romance writer and LGBT rights activist who currently resides in beautifully soggy Seattle.
1) What was your first experience with erotica / erotic romance?
My first experience was reading PWP short stories online published by a variety of amateur authors. They were hot if not physically realistic unless there are more contortionists out there than I realize.
2) Describe your journey from reading to writing to publication.
Like many writers, I started reading at an early age and have harbored a deep affection for books ever since. As a child writing stories and plays happened in fits and starts but I never took it seriously. It was just a way to pass the time. It wasn’t until I was older that writing became a coping mechanism and then a hobby. I spent several years writing online web series as a means of practicing what I learned from conferences and seminars. Eventually I got to a point where publishing mutated from a pipe dream to a viable option.
3) What scene or book was the biggest challenge to write?
The biggest challenge so far has been my new series Saving Liam, scheduled for release in 2014. Without giving too much of the story away, there is a lot of intense emotion involved in several of the chapters and it takes a bit of finesse to get those on paper without being too heavy handed.
4) Do you have any tips or advice for aspiring writers of erotica / erotic romance?
My advice for aspiring erotica writers is pretty much what I would give to writers in any genre. Don’t get too caught up in the “right way” to spin a story. There are grammatical rules you have to follow and it’s vital to your success that what you put out there is your very best work. Aside from that don’t worry about copying someone else’s blueprint. You’re unique and it’s ok for your stories to be in a unique voice. If we all sound the same readers will get bored.
5) Tell us a bit about your latest release.
My latest release, Changing Tide is about a man named Jack who is attempting to settle for something that doesn’t really make him happy because he thinks that’s all there is. Then he meets someone who changes his mind but it’s not as easy as falling in love and living happily ever after. The man of his dreams is running from a painful past and is reluctant to slow down. Meanwhile, the man Jack has settled for up to that point doesn’t want to let go. Trying to keep what he wants and get rid of what he doesn’t inspires more chaos than Jack anticipated.
Thanks for stopping by, DP!
If you’d like to purchase a copy of Changing Tide, you can find it here: http://ow.ly/qbX3X
And if you’d like to connect with DP online, you can find her at these links:
- Website: www.dpdenman.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/dpdenman
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dpdenman
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dp.denman
- Blog: http://dpdenmanauthor.blogspot.com/
- Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/115738291816175758885