I'm delighted to welcome the lovely Gabrielle Holly on my blog today. She's labouring under the same weather conditions as I am and shares the (almost) obligatory addiction to coffee.
The business ones
Please give us a short introduction about yourself
Thanks for having me on the blog, Sage! I write erotic romance with a little humour, a lot of heat, and always a happy ending.
What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write M/F and M/F/M romances in the contemporary, historical and paranormal subgenres.
Tell us about your latest release
“Stage Fright” is book 3 in my paranormal erotic romance series Ghost Encounters. The books follow psychic medium Toni Bianchi and a quirky troupe of television ghost hunters – The Paranormal Research Team. Toni’s uses her unique sexual energy to communicate with the undead and help restless spirits find peace. The ghost in Stage Fright is Kip Monroe - a 1950s ‘greaser’ who was wrongly accused of a crime. After an otherworldly sexual encounter, Toni agrees to help clear Kip’s name.
Do you need a special setting to write in or do you have a ceremony to get you in the mood? What does it look like?
I prefer to write outdoors, but in the Midwest that’s not always possible - it’s blazing hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. When I can’t write outdoors, I hunker down in my office overlooking the backyard. My dogs are always lounging nearby.
Describe your feelings when you learnt that your first book was accepted for publication. Overwhelming gratitude.
Where do you find inspiration?
I have a very rich fantasy life. My school report cards almost always had a notation about my daydreaming “problem.” *grins*
A favourite line from one of your books
“There are no rules on this side, sweetheart.” ~ ghost Kip Monroe explaining his sexual prowess.
Your favourite drink and food when writing
Coffee always and M&Ms sometimes.
How much of the real “you” is in your stories?
All of my characters have qualities that I love – and dislike – in myself and the people in my life.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who was it?
Bjorn – the Viking warrior in my historicals “Delivering Kadlin” and “Rescuing Kadlin” - is one of my favourites. He’s big, strong, uber-masculine, and can deliver a hot spanking.
What’s the silliest error in a book you’ve submitted?
“His blazing eyes dropped to her breasts.” I’m grateful it was caught in edits. That would have been painful for both hero and heroine!
Who is your least favourite of the characters you’ve written? Why?
Suzanne, the antagonist in Mr. Fix It is a character I love to hate. She’s an egomaniac, a narcissist and all-around bitch. She’s the ringleader of a band of high-maintenance, over-indulged suburban housewives known as “The Botox Brigade”.
The steamiest scene from your books
Probably the ménage a trois scene in A Triple Scoop of I Scream. It’s a M/F/M scene that takes place in an ice cream parlour – complete with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and bondage with liquorice laces.
Favourite comfort food?
Ice cream. Hm, I wonder if that was the subconscious inspiration for the scene mentioned in the previous question.
A person you admire
My late grandmother because of her joie de vivre. For her, life was an adventure. I modelled the character Claudette - Thomas’ quirky grandmother – in Stage Fright after her.
The fast ones
Favourite colour? Green
Favourite pet? I love dogs. I have two of my own and regularly volunteer at the local animal shelter. I socialize (play with) the shelter dogs and work with them in obedience class.
Dog or cat? Woof!
Coffee or tea? Coffee – strong with a bit of cream.
Quickie or candles? Candles.
Hunky or chunky? I love big, strong men.
Suit & tie or jeans & boots? Jeans & Boots
Walk in the park or chat over cocktails? Walk in the park.
Thank you for the interview, Gabrielle. Liquorice lace bondage, eh? I better not mention what I used to do with those ~Sage
A reluctant psychic medium, a sexy television ghost hunter and a resentful movie-house ghost create a dangerous love triangle.
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About the author:
Gabrielle Holly lives in the Midwestern United States with her husband, their collie and golden retriever. She’s worked as a newspaper humour columnist, a stand-up comic, a radio show host, a magazine writer & editor, and freelance journalist. Gabby has a short attention span and enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, hunting for antiques and attending live theatre.
Connect with Gabrielle:
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/gabrielle_holly
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