Crave author G.M. House joins us for a quick 5 question interview. Her story is featured in our Craving One Night anthology.
- Do you Google yourself?
*Laughs* Yes, I have and it was no surprise that G.M. and House pulled separate items. My sir name, House, pulls up three companies that draw house plans. G.M., of course, pulls up General Motors. I’ve been told many times over, that my name is rather masculine and it is fun to play that up every once in a while. So, it was no surprise that my Google search turned up masculine things.
- Do you prefer reading traditional paperback/hard cover books or ebooks? Why?
I prefer traditional paperbacks or hard cover. My all-time favorite book “Pride and Prejudice” is a hard cover, that shows its age/usage and I absolutely love that. It has been a well-loved classic. Plus, I’m a proud member of the book sniffers club and ebook does not offer the same experience for me as a traditional book. The smell of a book only adds to the journey while I read. However, for organizational reasons I can see why ebooks are popular.
- How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Ironically, two characters I did not see publishing, are getting published and first of all things. They were a half-baked idea. Aside from that, I have two unpublished books, one of which is three quarters of the way completed, and three proposal stories that I might breathe life into down the road. The hoard of napkins and notepads that have notes jotted down on them, tell a different narrative on my half-finished unpublished works.
- What is the sexiest accent?
Hmm…that is a tough one. I’d say Scottish hands down. With the exception of Humphrey Bogart or Sean Connery. Wait…I could honestly, listen to Gerard Butler talk all day.
- Do you consider being a writer a gift or a curse?
It is a double edged sword. On one hand, it is amazing to sit down, pen a swoon worthy story for the readers to enjoy and give them a relatable experience. On the other hand, I do not fit into the status quo, because I see life in a more creative manner and some feel awkward around me since I’m not in the same box.
G.M. House also provided us with an in depth look into her story One Night with a Boss from Craving: One Night…
“Hi, Ian Thompson here with my favorite author in the universe, G… G.M. House. We’re here today to give you a deeper look into One Night with a Boss. Isn’t that right G?”
“Please don’t call me G, we’ve talked about this. Yes, I’m excited that you could join me in giving this review.” For those of you who haven’t met Ian, let me introduce you. He will quickly become your favorite douchebag. “Ian, meet the readers, readers met Ian.”
“Thanks, G. I know I’m your favorite douchebag,” winks flirtatiously at me. Waves at the readers. “Nice to meet you all.”
“You really are my favorite,” I reach out and pat his arm. “Where should we begin?”
“Tell them how I got my start in the graphics scene,”
“That’s a good starting point.” Ian comes from a middle class family, both parents work, and he has always admired his dad’s drive in the work world. After Ian graduate’s college with a degree in graphic design, he gets a job with a small local firm. A major client books a consult, the firm being extremely short staffed at the time throws rookie Ian in the lead role for the meeting and this move sets him on the path to douchebag status. Ian, of course, lands this client and catapults his firm into new territory with the two-million-dollar advertising deal. Keep in mind, Ian beat competitor Brooks Design Graphics out of this deal. When a job opening comes up at Brooks, Ian arrogantly fills out an application for fun. Not really expecting anything to come of it.
“I told the client my boss was an asshat, that’s how I landed the deal.”
I cut my eyes over to him, “Ian!”
“Well, I did, G,” he reaches up, pretends to zip his lips, locks them and throws away the key.
“I know you did.” Anyways, that’s how we end up where the story starts.
“So, what is the inspiration behind my story?”
“Fine, the story overall,” he rolls his eyes.
I had an obsession at the time with the names Ian and Ryley. I knew somehow I had to have characters with those names, but they could not be any characters. These two would be equals, somehow Ian and Ryley would be a match on every level except for power. In the real world I’m a rather powerful lady, so I thought it would be fun to echo that into a female character and have the male character be attracted to a powerful woman. What started as a fun idea, ended up becoming a fun, sexy, short story about one night and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
“Trust me G, they will enjoy it,” he wags his eyebrows at me.
“Yes ma’am,” he pauses, “Do you plan on giving me my own book one day?”
Smiles “You know, you’re a lot to handle Ian. I’m not sure, I, or anyone can handle a full length story with your douchebaggery.”
He chuckles, “Com’on G, you know they want more of all this!” he runs his hands over his torso seductively.
“See what I’m talking about?” One day perhaps I will give this short story a full length book, guess it depends on how demanding Ian gets.
“Don’t make me pull out the big douchebag guns G, because I will!”
Throws hands up in surrender, “Please don’t,” I beg.
“Fine, you’re safe this time, but next time I might tie you up… or maybe one of your readers would like for me to tie her up?”
“Sir Douche…” takes a breath, “Never mind, I’m sure a lucky lady would love to be tied up by you,” I smile wide at him. “Moving on. Why don’t you explain the douchebag title Ian?”
“I’d love to. So, G has this long standing joke about a guy in white Oakley shades. He is instantly a douchebag. Maybe not, maybe he’s a pansy in a pair of shades his mom bought him because they were cool,” he chuckles. “Let me define G’s definition of douchebag, A guy who typically gets what he wants, knows it all, drives a stunning vehicle, usually well-groomed and good looking. The shades are a symbol, if you will, that said guy, in this case me, is a get what he wants kind of male. Which I am a get what I want kind of guy. The job I want, got it. The woman that… I’ll stop there with that one. Well-groomed and I’m fine as hell. Jacked up truck. See I tick all the boxes and I also have a pair of white Oakley’s as the icing on the cake. Did I cover it G?”
“Yeah, you nailed it.”
“I forgot to mention that my favorite author looks damn good in her douchebag shades.”
Instantly my cheeks heat, “Thanks Ian,” embarrassment in my voice.
“You’re welcome G.”
“Oaky Ian I think that about finishes our time here with all the readers.”
“G, come on, they want more.”
Giggles “They will have to read the story to get more.”
“Fine.” He rolls his eyes.
Thank you all for joining Ian and I today. I hope you will enjoy “One Night with a Boss”.
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