Thursday, October 13, 2011

Riptide Publishing Blog Tour

Riptide Publishing

First Watch By Peter Hansen

Have you enjoyed Riptides First Wave Tour so far? We have been having a blast. Today we at Sinfully Tasty Reads are bringing you an interview and giveaway with Riptide Publishing author Peter Hansen. He will be giving away any backlist book from Rachel Haimowitz, Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt, Brita Addams, or Cat Grant ("Frontlist" books, i.e. Riptide releases and newest non-Riptide release, are excluded, as are the Courtland Chronicles). To enter leave a meaningful comment with your e-mail address. Don't forget to keep following the tour and come back to us in November when Riptide Publishing will be back for more fantastic fun!!!!

If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who would it be?

Anyone living? Or anyone ever? Because if we're talking about anyone ever, I had Siegfried Sassoon in mind when I was writing "First Watch."

What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing?

I love to draw, and I'm something of a gym nut.

What would constitute your own personal happily ever after?

Living with my girlfriend in a house that's floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

Do you own an e-reader?

I've got a Kindle.


I'm a scholar, and my period of study is a few hundred years before our own. Thus, most of the works that I want to read are a) IMMENSE and b) in the public domain. An e-reader is the only efficient way to carry around the complete works of Shakespeare, The Rover, and Clarissa all at once.

Are you a book hoarder?

You bet your ass I'm a book hoarder.

What’s the one question you wish people would ask you when you tell them you’re a writer? 

Gosh, how do you find time to write?

How do you answer it?

I don't sleep. Ever.

If you were doomed to spend the rest of your life on an island with only one book, one person, one food (coconuts and fish aside), and one object from the modern world (computer, deodorant, vibrator, etc.), what would they be?

Complete works of Shakespeare, my girlfriend, avocados, and a computer.

Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written?

I haven't written nearly enough characters yet to have a favorite! Andile Harper's pretty splendid, though.

Why is he your favorite?

He's completely against type for me—by which I mean, he's actually half-decent at holding a conversation and he doesn't overreact when things get rough—and he's an excellent foil for my more typical, taciturn warhorses.

Where are your favorite online hangouts? What are your daily must-stop blogs and websites?

Twitter is a must-visit. I also spend ages on the 'sexisnottheenemy' tumblr and Project Gutenberg.

Speaking of online hangouts, where are yours? Where can your readers find you?
Twitter: P_HansenWrites
GoodReads: Peterhansen


  1. Hi, Peter! *waves* I loooove avocados. Especially when they're pureed into guacamole dip.

    Psst. How you going to power that computer on a deserted island? =D

  2. What a great interview; I really enjoyed it.

    First Watch's cover just "pops" for me. I love it more and more each time I see it. I'm adding it to my pre-order list.

    I look forward in keeping up with your works, Peter.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. I so understand your need for an e-reader as a scholar, the works you have to read can be very big :P Project Gutenberg is a great site to get books, even though you can't use it to cite.

    luciatea01 (at)

  4. *waves* Hiya Peter. Great interview m'dear :D

  5. Great interview and very happy to have you here. I think all of us who read books are book hoarders since everyone I know has tons of overfilled bookshelves. There's never too many books though.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  6. Great interview. I'm undertand you because I have a Sony ereader and it's fantastic have many classics in my hand.


  7. Great interview.Loved your answer to the book hoarder Who isn't ;)

  8. Hi Peter..
    IF.. and that is a big IF..
    IF I wasn't already sold on your would have definitely had me with:
    "You bet your ass I'm a book hoarder."
    I am very much looking forward to First Watch.
    One more day and we are half way.. the 28th seems SO far away as a reader. I can only imagine how YOU must feel!

  9. "You bet your ass I'm a book hoarder."

    Haha! LOVED that answer! lol...

    Hi Peter!
    It's so nice to meet you!
    Absolutely loved your interview and am SOooooo Looking forward to First Watch! xD
    *________* Mmmff~~ That cover... *swoon*

    arella3173_loveless @

  10. Great interview! I love learning about new-to-me authors :-)

    smaccall AT

  11. I had to look up Siegfried Sassoon. I'll have to keep him in mind when I'm reading First Watch. =)

    adara adaraohare com

  12. Great interview looking forward to first watch


  13. @Rhianon I'll build a wind-powered generator out of coconut hulls and bits of creeper.

    @booklover0226 Thanks for chasing me around on this crazy blog tour. Can't wait to see how you like the story!

    @Lucia At last! Someone understands! I suspect that I got into weightlifting because my Complete Works of Arthur Conan Doyle was so effing heavy.

    @Amara Awww, you're a sweetheart.

    @joder I keep trying to condense and switch from paper copies to e-copies, and then I see somone's put a box of free book in the teacher's lounge and something takes over ...

    @-Maria- It's pretty great, isn't it? My girlfriend has recently been reading Victorian treatises on the supernatural on her Nook; if it weren't for e-reading and Project Gutenberg, she'd have to get grants to travel across the country and study these things at a library. I, for one, welcome our new silicon-based overlords.

    @elaing8 No reason to be coy, I figure. ;)

    @cas2020 Do I have a little countdown on my calendar right now? ... well, no, but if I did, I'd be completely justified.

    @Loveless3173 I haven't yet seen a bad cover from Riptide. I can't wait for the shorter ones to get bundled into anthologies--I need print editions like you wouldn't believe.

    @Bookwyrm369 Glad to see you around!

    @Adara Edouard's blonder than that, but otherwise, it's pretty close. Sassoon's kind of a gormless-looking guy, but he does the wide-eyed look very well.

    @Sarah Thank you!