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Saturday, October 18, 2014

An Interview with RJ Cree; The bad boy of erotica!

RJ Cree's Barnes and Noble page
      As some may know, I have ventured into the realm of publishing not just for myself but for another. That individual is long time friend RJ Cree--though some of you may know him by the name CreepyrJ. 
     I discovered RJ on Literotica.com where I got my start. I read a little known story called Fighter and I fell in love with it and begged to do the editing. Since that time RJ and I have been buddies and have even written together--though our collaboration never panned out due to time constraints. 
     One thing that I found interesting about RJ was his fearlessness when writing erotica as well as IR/multicultural romances with a black female heroine and white male love interests. I felt that he didn't write stereotypical women and had a voice that I certainly could identify with.
    I am pleased that he's finally taken the plunge to publish--although I've been poking at him to do so for several years--and yes I know I was getting on his nerves. I think he agreed basically to shut me up! I had to sweeten the pot by agreeing to do the editing, publishing, cover design etc. Hence the reason that RJ is my only client under Pepper Pace Publishing...in other words, this is not easy. But for RJ it has been my honor and privilege.


1.    Q. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a simple guy that has simple, well sorta, tastes. I have done many things in my life and seen many cool places in the world. I grew up a military brat, and joined up when I was of age. I now live on the east coast and am happy with my life so far.

2.    Q-You’ve been writing for several years. I first discovered you on Literotica.com under the name CreepyrJ. What made you finally transition from writing free stories online to finally publishing?

I wrote there as a test to myself. I had ideas for writing a scifi tale and needed to challenge myself to learn to write better. I saw my works did pretty well, not like oh dear god he is it! But I have seen them do well enough it made me wonder if I could drop a tale and do well. My transition is one that came about by being gently nudged to it.

3.    Q. What do you write? Is there a specific genre that you prefer?

I generally tend to write what I feel. I have written a scifi book I’m trying to complete and get published. I have a paranormal story I’d love to get done and see how it does. I write what feels right to me.

4.    Q. I refer to you as the Bad boy of Erotica. Despite the genre you write under you always keep your sex scenes alive and very hot, while maintaining an entertaining storyline. What is your process of writing such hot love scenes? Is it difficult for you to keep it fresh and interesting?

I have a sick, twisted, and generally perverted mind LMAO! If I feel it then I go with it, if not I tweak it and prod it and…oh wait that might be kinda dirty in of itself.

5.    Q. What can we expect from you in the future?

As much as my feelings can make go. Like I said I have a few other stories that are nearly done. A few of them are sci-fi and a few are romance and some harder tales. I even have a steampunk book in mind, and a few chapters of it written as well.

6.    Q. What is the hardest thing about working with Pepper Pace, lol???

Ummmm…she likes the Cincinnati bengals lmao!

7. Q. Is there anything you’d like to add?

I just hope I can write a few stories people will enjoy. If not, then I will keep hashing them out until even the folks who hate me, and I’m sure there are a few, grudgingly say, “Well that one didn’t suck.” To all of the readers who enjoy my tales, I ain’t dead yet!

Thank you RJ for the interview. If you would like to contact RJ please see his Facebook page where he interacts with his readers and friends. All books are in digital format only and can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles for $2.99





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A question from Tumblr

I get many great questions on Tumblr--and some not so great. Here is one that I'd like to share with you. 

Anonymous asked a question

Hi, Its seems to me that there is recurring portrayal of black men in your novels being very negative to the growth and confidence of black women, your descriptions of them are in a sense a caricature of what the media is depicting black men as being right this very minute and honestly it is not helpful and is quite damaging. I enjoy your books but I found this slightly disturbing is this how you see them? Why is that it takes a white man to liberate these women? Please don’t think I am rude it’s just in the society in which we live in and the way black boys and men are being persecuted and are ALL treated like criminal, don’t you think we should be protective of them? I am not black so maybe I am being ignorant but I just wanted your thoughts on the matter.
Pepper's Response:
Not to mince words, I found what your wrote to be offensive—not in the fact that you were frank with your question but that you’ve formed a negative opinion of the black men in my stories and then prescribed your thoughts to me as if I share them.
  I don’t believe that I’ve turned the black men in my stories into ‘caricatures’. In fact the black men who happen to be antagonist within in any given story that I’ve penned are no different than any white antagonist. The relationships that my characters have are no different than the relationships that you, me or any other person might have whether they are black, white or any other race.
  Romance writers (such as myself) write about relationships. Our characters may move from a bad one to a good one—or from the loneliness of having no relationship at all to having someone in your corner. Writing about a broken relationship between two black people is far from ‘suppressing the growth and confidence of the black female lead’. One thing that you should know about my writing is that I mainly write about broken heroes/heroines and although there are at times outside forces that might bring them down, my attempt is to show that when they grow in their own self-confidence then there is NOTHING that can bring them down. In other words, the black men that they may have been involved with didn’t pimp them out, call them bitches and hoes or knock them up and leave them with babies to take care of. The so-called caricatures that you equate to my black male characters happen to just be people who have fallen out of love and have moved on. Period.
  Wide sweeping generalizations such as ‘there is a re-occurring portrayal of black men in your novels being very negative…’ or ‘your descriptions of them are caricatures of what the media is depicting’ are the worst critiques one can give because then I’m forced to venture a guess at instances when you’ve seen these negative aspects in my books.
  Did you not like Ashleigh’s boyfriend D’Angelo from Beast? Did you find that being a ‘kept’ man was a negative portrayal of a black man? Then I’d point out that Ashleigh herself was a self-proclaimed ‘fluffy girl’ that only wanted the handsome man on her arm. Her own shallowness is what caused her pain.
  Or what about The Throwaway Year—two people had fallen out of love and the man was the one who had the guts to walk away first. Anonymous, let me ask you a question. This is a question that you should answer to yourself and not to me. How many white authors have you written to ask why they don’t write stories uplifting the view point of black men in the media? Do you think that is a task only for black writers? Are you asking me to stop writing about black female antagonist and begin to write about black male ones? Are you going to ask author John Greene to stop writing about white people who are clueless about the state of affairs with black men in America? Do you understand why your questions are not just ignorant but racially biased? No?
  If you want to read conscientious books that uplift the state of cultural affairs there are plenty of them out there. I myself write romance stories about black female protagonist who are working hard to fix themselves and finding love along the way. Oh and you asked why does it take a white man to uplift these women. Uhm…because I write interracial love stories. Let’s ask Stephen King why he writes stories that ‘scare’ people because…well it’s scary and the world is scary and why write about scary things?
  Yes I’m picking on you a bit. Mostly because you deserve it for not recognizing that your question in itself was racially insensitive. But also because I have no doubt that you submitted this question solely for the purpose of criticizing me and my stories.
  We’re done here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mama Pace has something to say...


Everything is Everything book I available for pre-orders!

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Pepper-Pace-Eveything-ebook/dp/B00NI4BXWY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410492279&sr=8-1&keywords=pepper+pace+Everything+is+Everything 

Everything is Everything is now available for pre-orders at Amazon.com. There will be a paperback version of this novel and it will also be available for Nook through Barnes and Noble. Also, thank you for your patience in regards to book II. It is in the works! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pepper Pace Inventory for sale at Etsy


Hi. I have some inventory that I need to clear out. There are only a very few items so if you are interested you will need to grab them fast. When the inventory is gone the shop gets closed. Thanks everyone. 


Pepper Pace Products on ETSY

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Duty Honor Courage the top of 3 Amazon charts

As a self-published author I have reached some great goals. I'm glad to see that as an independent publisher I am helping my client, RJ Cree acknowledge some of his own. Thanks to you friends, fans and family for all of your support--on the behalf of RJ Cree and myself. Available at the following digital sites for $2.99:
Amazon.com 
Barnes and Noble

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Duty Honor Courage E-book trailer











Introducing my latest endeavor with author RJ Cree. Duty Honor Courage. Digital book only. Available August 23rd on Amazon for Kindle and Barnes and Noble for Nook. Preorders now available at Amazon.com