Interview with Jerome Brooke
Jerome Brooke is a fellow Goodreads author who agreed to do an interview swap with me. He writes dark and erotic fantasy fiction, set in an alternate ancient world. Here’s what he had to say when I interviewed him about his work:
I noticed your books’ subject matter tends towards vast empires, warriors, warrior-priestesses, and dark rituals. Are you inspired by golden-era pulps like Conan the Barbarian and The Dying Earth?
I use the Conan tales as a model – long novels do not work with ebooks – on Amazon, longer paperbacks are expensive – So, I write short stories or novelettes – tales that can be read as solo texts – but have serial elements – and have narrative elements. Like Conan or Sherlock Holmes, the stories read as a group resemble novels or television serials.
Your stories take place in an alternate ancient world. How close to you stick to real historical events?
I use traditions, myths and other historical elements. For example, people may wear Roman togas etc.
How do you do your research?
I may check a fact in Wikipedia.
Are there any special challenges to writing erotic fiction?
I have had stories under contract with publishers, with rewrites, and even had artwork done. But had publishers cancel. This is true for “sexy nuns” stories or interracial taboo topics.
I noticed Good Samaritan Press, your publisher, is based in Thailand. How did you find them?
I have operated GSPress myself for many years.
And there you have it. If you’re interested in learning more about Jerome Brooke’s writing, you can check out his page on Goodreads.