Name Chris C. Genovese
Where are you from
Hi Fiona. It’s so great to meet you. I’m from all over the place really. I’m a child of divorced parents who desperately tried to ditch each other most of my childhood. I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but I’m currently living in Central America.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
After high school I joined the Air Force and was stationed up in Alaska for a while. I grew up mostly in South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale area, so that’s where we headed once I got out of the military. I have an awesome wife and 4 kids. They’re my best friends. I recently started writing erotica under the name C.C. Genovese. It’s been a hell of a ride so far.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Before I get into all this “me” talk, I have to warn you, Fiona, that I’m an erotica writer and I write very graphic sex scenes. My filter’s basically broken so I’m going to be me here in the interview and hopefully you and your readers are okay with that. I don’t want to offend anyone. So if you’re easily offended, I’d stop reading right now.
Ok, so my latest news? I’m throwing books out onto Amazon like my creative mental storage is on fire. I started writing erotica about a year ago and I’ve got 12 books out right now. They’re mostly short novellas, right around 100 pages each, but I’m having such a blast writing and interacting with fans that I just want to get the stories out to the public.
I recently published a book called Redgrave: An Erotic Horror. It’s a about a young military woman stuck with an overnight post guarding a sick and twisted prisoner. There’s graphic sex and quite a bit of violence.
I’m also starting something a little different on Facebook. I do a lot of events where I entertain and chat with my friends, readers, and fans. But because the events get kind of crowded, a lot of people feel intimidated and don’t want to talk to me in front of a bunch of other people. So, for that reason, I’m starting the C.C. Genovese Roadshow Carnival, where I’ll be visiting more intimate Facebook groups and doing all I can to get to know my readers more and hopefully meet some new ones.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing back in high school. I was a big fan of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton so I tried my hand at a young adult novel. It was the typical YA novel where the main character was a young stud, all the girls wanted him, and all the guys wanted to kick his ass. It was a mess really but all the girls in my class wanted to read it so I passed the notebooks around and gained a small following.
I wrote in all sorts of genres over the next few years and eventually settled on erotica.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
That’s a tough one. I’m still sorting that out. I’m definitely feeling a lot more like a writer now. I have a good following on Facebook and I’m starting to sell a few books so I’m getting there.
I don’t think I’ll REALLY feel like a writer until the day I’m sitting across from Ellen on her couch and she tells me that reading one of my books got her so hot and bothered she immediately had to whisk Portia off to the bedroom. That’s when I’ve made it!
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Do you mind if I talk about my first erotica book? About a year ago, an author friend of mine read my dark fantasy and thought my style would work well in erotica.
I said, “You mean writing porn?”
She replied, “Well…you know…with a storyline. Kind of like 50 Shades.”
She dared me to try so I told her I’d write one about a girl who gets fucked at the top of a Ferris wheel. That’s how Kinky Carnival Games, my first Maybe Mandy book came about. That was almost exactly a year ago and I fell in love with the genre.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I’ve been told that I have a kind of Cinemascope style. I write almost like I’m writing a movie. I love to write graphic scenes with a lot of dialogue. I really want my readers to feel like they’re seeing it on a movie screen.
That’s the reason I chop my paragraphs up a bit, keep ‘em narrow, so it all flows smoothly. Big blocks of text get annoying to read.
Characterization is a big part of what I do too. I handed a screenplay to a producer in Chicago one time and he emailed me a week later to tell me my script was really funny and could probably make a decent romantic comedy but that my characters were weak.
That bothered me a lot.
From that point on, I swore I’d try to make all of my characters unique. If you don’t care about the characters then you won’t care about the story.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My most recent book, Redgrave, is the last name of the bad guy. Milo Redgrave. He’s a sick bastard, man. He was a lieutenant in the Air Force who went AWOL and was found in the basement of a rave trying to slice his own face off with a razorblade.
The story really centers around Sandra Sikes, a young military cop who requested the confinement post to prove herself in a man’s military. Plus, she kinda has a thing for her hot coworker posted on the second floor of the building. So…there’s definitely some seriously hot sex and graphic violence in this one.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Not really. Not in this one. Other than maybe the fact that evil is out there and sometimes there’s absolutely no reason for it. I’ve always been a big fan of Michael Myers in the Halloween movies. I loved the old movies where he was mysterious. Not knowing his motivation is what made it so scary.
Don’t get me wrong though. I’m not just a dark erotic horror writer. My Maybe Mandy books are all about a single woman getting her freak on. She’s enjoying life and accepting that she’s not a whore—she’s just a modern woman who can have a little fun making some not-so-wise decisions.
My Daughters of Venus series is kind of an erotic dystopian. It’s about a future where females are becoming rare, born to only a chosen few. So some of the remaining women move to the mountains of Colorado and start a kind of religious community where they each take up to three husbands and are worshiped like Gods.
I have books in all genres…just all with really awesome sex scenes.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic ?
Back to Redgrave. When I was in the military, I worked a confinement post exactly like the one I describe in the book. I was locked in overnight, with no weapon, and expected to do hourly checks around the building. I had to peek in on the sleeping prisoner just like in the book. It was creepy as hell. Of course my prisoner was just some dude who’d gone AWOL. He wasn’t a psycho killer.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I lost my virginity at the age of sixteen and the second I did, I just kinda went nuts. I love sex. I’ve had lots of sex, some serious relationships and some one-night-stands. I love to eat pussy. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I talk about that often.
I have very little shame when it comes to all that. I just wrote on FB the other day that I masturbated three times that day. Once after watching an episode of Banshee. That show is fucking hot. Once after switching to porn. Something about seeing a woman ride dick is a serious turn on. And lastly, after writing a hot scene.
Today, I told everyone that I love when I open my gas tank to fill up and it makes the same sound I make after eating pussy. It makes a kind of, “Tsss Ahhh,” satisfied sound.
So, to answer your question, everything I write is something I’ve either done, someone has told me about, or I’ve really fanaticized about.
Man…writing that answer got me horny. I might have to jack off again after this interview.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books have influenced me a lot. Those Game of Thrones books have some of the best character development I’ve ever seen. You love the bad guys almost as much as the good guys.
Stephen King inspires me just because of the number of books that dude has cranked out. It’s insane!
What’s influenced me most, especially since starting erotica, is the fans. I swear. I know that sounds cheesy. But it’s true.
I wrote one of my books, Online Erotica Group: My Orgy Cherry Popped, after seeing how the FB community interacts. The sexual groups, the erotica lovers, they get down and dirty, man. So that was what got that book going.
I have a fanclub on Facebook called Erotic Mayberry Neighbors—The Official Fanclub of Author C.C. Genovese and some of the coolest chicks in the world are in there. It’s fun as hell just seeing the stuff they post and the way they interact.
I’d never dabbled in erotic poetry until I started writing some for my fans. Now I even have an erotic poetry book out called Just the Tip.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Surprisingly, I don’t usually read erotica. It’s weird, I know, but I think it’s because I spend too many hours in the day with an erection already. When I’m writing, if I don’t get hard, and if I don’t at least have a small dab of pre-cum in my underwear, then I need to rewrite the scene. I didn’t do it right.
So you can imagine how horny I am through the writing process. So when I’m reading, I like to unwind with a whole different kind of book.
I just started reading The Academy by Bentley Little. He’s one of my favorite horror writers.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I have so many author friends on Facebook now. We’re a very friendly community. So it’s really hard to say, especially since I don’t really read erotica. And once I start naming names, I’ll have to name them all or feel bad that I left someone out.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I have a few books I’m working on. Slippery When Wet is the third Maybe Mandy book. I owe that one to my fans really soon. I’m also working on a longer, more serious erotic romance called Teabaggin’ Tramp. A follow up to my erotic horror Diablo Snuff is in the works as well as two other erotic horrors. One of them will have clowns, bwahahahaha. I know how everyone loves clowns.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Definitely my PA, Natalie Rhodes. She has a whole world of her own, a husband at home, and a full time job. Yet, she breaks from her daily routine constantly to help me out, keep track of all my mess, spread the word about my books. She’s great. She really has become a best friend and sister.
My street team pimps me out all the time on Facebook and I owe so much to those ladies. I love ‘em.
And so many other friends and blogs have supported me. My friend, Jocqueline, has spent her own money and her own time to help my books get into the readers’ hands. And my friend Mairi is actually the one who set up this interview. We’re going to be putting an anthology together with some other writers, a military based erotica book, with hopes to raise some money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
And I know you said outside my family, but I have to mention my wife in here somewhere. She reads every single one of my books and gives me her input. When I wrote my first erotic bedtime story, Wolves Love Red, my wife told me right away, “Something’s not right. The wolf isn’t rough enough or something.” I rewrote the entire book from the wolf’s point of view as he went after Red Riding. She saved that book. And I love her!
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I definitely do. It’s all I see. I’m trying so hard. I sleep maybe four hours a night, most nights, all because I stay up writing or making book covers or interacting with readers on social media.
I suffer from a little bit of depression, like so many other people, and I think a lot of it comes from not doing what I truly love to do. I teach right now, and I have a lot of fun doing it, but my passion is writing.
My dream is to have a cabin up in the mountains where my writing desk looks out over an amazing view. I pray to God it’ll happen one day.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I love the way the new book turned out. It’s sexy, it’s scary, and I think the characters are pretty cool.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I was in middle school when my teacher introduced us to The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. That was the first time I realized books could be cool. I think from that point on I had a bit of a creative streak.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Can I share an excerpt from Redgrave? This is when Sikes goes upstairs to visit Chapman, a guy she’s hooked up with a couple of times. He’s the guard on the second floor of this creepy old confinement building. They’re the only two in the building except the sleeping prisoner.
I finished my rounds and eagerly made my way up the stairs. As much as I dreaded the awkwardness that was sure to come, I couldn’t wait to be near Chapman, to hear another voice instead of my own bouncing off the walls. The TV from upstairs blared through the dark stairwell. Windows provided a little bit of light, and I was glad to turn off my flashlight for a moment. Staring at the world through a dim beam got old real quick.
Plus, our flashlight batteries never seemed to last long. The U.S. military, for being the strongest in the world, had the shittiest expensive equipment known to man. All except for the guns. Those were pretty reliable and quite badass.
As I reached the top of the stairs, I heard the Halloween theme song playing and screams coming from the other side of the door. Here I was trying to remember how the theme song to Titanic went, to calm my nerves, and this guy was purposely watching a scary movie, about a masked serial killer, with one of the scariest theme songs invented. We definitely should have traded posts.
Chapman was leaned back on the hind legs of his chair, trying to balance himself, when I burst through the door. His camouflaged BDU (battle dress uniform) blouse was unbuttoned and his muscular chest threatened to rip through his military-issued brown undershirt.
“Shh…seven…eight seconds, baby! Hell yeah! Beat that motherfuckers!”
He slammed his chair down on the floor. His setup was worse than mine. All he had was two chairs, a desk, and a nightstand with a TV on it. Right smack dab in the middle of the hallway, next to the stairwell door.
“Eight seconds, Sikesy. I bet I could beat your record. Cause we know you can ride longer than that.”
He was fucking with me, reminding me of the time I had ridden him in the front seat of the Bronco. Texans and their rodeos. He smiled at me and the right side of his mouth curled up a bit, Elvis style, and I found myself once again lost in his boyish good looks. He ran a hand through his short reddish blond hair.
“It’s hot as balls up here!”
I said boyish good looks. I said nothing about the charm that usually goes with it.
“Wow,” I said. “So this is where the party’s at.”
“Ha, you’re fuckin-A right it is! Everywhere Chapman goes is a party. You ever seen this shit? This is raw!”
He pointed at the TV and I saw that he was watching the newer, Rob Zombie, version of the franchise.
“Yeah, that one’s alright,” I said, as I sat down on top of his desk. “But the original was better. When you didn’t really understand the killer’s motivation. Was scarier.”
“Scarier,” he repeated at a low volume.
I glanced over my shoulder to see that he was staring at my ass. Our uniform pants weren’t the best for showing off your figure but Chapman had seen me with my pants off before, so I’m sure his imagination was able to fill in the gaps.
Chapman realized I was watching him and raised his eyes to meet mine. He smiled again and I thought I might melt. It sounds ridiculous, I know, but the guy just did something to me. Embarrassed, I lowered my gaze and focused on his chest. The guy was ripped, washboard stomach and all. I wanted to pull his shirt off but thought he might stop me.
Don’t be easy. Don’t be easy. Hmm, I wonder how many military chicks get laid while on post. I can’t be the only one.
I turned away from Chapman but kept my seat on the desk.
“It is hot in here,” I said, as I pulled off my camouflaged blouse, leaving only my thin, brown, T-shirt.
I hung it over an empty chair and turned to watch the movie. I looked down at my tits and liked how the shirt stretched around them. My body wasn’t the best but I was blessed with big tits.
“You’re right. The old one was better. But this one has a lot more titties in it. I give this film two thumbs up on the tittie rating.”
“The tittie rating,” I repeated.
I looked left and saw that he was craning his neck to see mine, pretending he was trying to look around me to see the movie.
“What are you looking at?” I teased. “Watch your movie.”
He held two thumbs up and nodded at my chest. I laughed.
I’m so going to fuck him before the night is over. Fuck all this playing hard to get shit.
I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about Chapman lately. He texted me sometimes just to say hi but it seemed we only really hooked up when posted together.
I’m a military post booty call. But so is he.
On the movie, the mom worked the stripper pole. Chapman bit his lip as he watched. He bit his lip the same way the first time we fucked.
We’d been partners, tasked with securing the area around the intelligence squadron. Part of our duty was to visit the entry controller, a guy stuck in a small booth at the entrance to the area. The poor guy couldn’t even use the bathroom unless someone showed up to cover for him. So we did. While he did his business, we hung out in the booth, watching the cameras that looked out over the area.
We’d been flirting most of the night, talking about previous sexual encounters we’d had. Discussing our likes and dislikes, how we both enjoyed giving oral more than receiving it, and mentioning how it had been way too long since we’d each had sex. So by this time I suppose we were both quite horny.
As I stared into the row of cameras hanging from the wall, I felt his hand on my waist. He leaned closer to the cameras, as if the hand was there just to help him keep balance, and he pointed at the screen.
“You see that spot right there?” he asked.
“What am I looking at?”
His hand moved down to my thigh. It wasn’t a suave move or anything, just a simple hand on my thigh. But I instantly got wet. I’d been thinking about fucking him all night, about just reaching over while he was driving and pulling his cock out of his pants. But I wimped out.
“On this road right here. If we take it just a little bit farther, we’ll be out of camera view, and nobody patrols this area but us.”
I liked where this was going. And that’s where it went. No talking involved. We both understood very well what was going to happen. As soon as the guard finished taking a piss, we hopped in the truck, and headed out of camera view.
I didn’t have to make the first move. Chapman threw the truck into park, leaned over, and grabbed my pussy as he kissed me passionately. I knew we were going to hook up, but he took me by surprise. He was all over me.
Before I knew it, we were outside the truck. It was nearly impossible to get down and dirty with a bullet proof vest on and a 9mm at your hip. Chapman sat me up on the hood of the truck, took off my gun belt, slid my pants down, and ate my pussy right there in the Alaskan night, right under the Northern Lights. I never took off my top, nor my boots, and not even the vest. He tongued my pussy until I was slapping the hood. It was fucking wild.
Then he pulled me up, bent me over the hood, and fucked me from behind. I couldn’t open my legs very wide because my pants were down at my ankles, stuck there by my boots, but it didn’t stop him from driving into me. Between his mouth and his cock I was in ecstasy and he had me coming faster than I’d ever come before. Thank God for the bullet proof vest because when he started to come, he bucked so hard I smashed into the fender and would’ve hurt my ribs.
Fuck, the thought of it got me horny.
What would he say if I reached back under the desk and just started stroking him? Would he pull away? Would he just laugh me off and leave me embarrassed and rushing downstairs? Or would he stand up, drop his pants, and put it in my mouth.
I thought of the guys getting caught playing cards and imagined how embarrassing it would be if the flight chief showed up and caught me blowing Chapman.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Writing with a hard on, lol. I’m kidding but I’m not. Seriously, I think that’s the biggest challenge. I get really aroused and with 4 kids around, it’s not so easy to just wake my wife up or pull her aside. Our house is kinda wild most of the time.
So that’s when I have to go have some alone time and take care of that problem.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have two favorite writers, the only two writers I can think of who consistently publish awesome books. George R.R. Martin, back to his character building skills, and Stephen Hunter. If you’ve never read a Stephen Hunter novel, you definitely should. I don’t like books with a bunch of military lingo but Stephen Hunter has a way of writing about snipers and stuff that just sucks you in. Plus, I love revenge stories. There’s something about his books, maybe it’s the badass redneck getting revenge that I absolutely love.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No, I’ve never traveled because of my books. Right now all my books are only available in ebook. I’m working on publishing them all in paperback so I can start doing some signings. I’d love to meet the readers face to face.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
A friend of mine, Donna Hunter, designed some of them. Most of my covers are just stock photos I buy and then throw a filter and some fonts on. My Photoshop skills are horrible so I usually do something easy…but it seems to work so far.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
In writing erotica I’m learning that it’s not bad. I used to think of it as porn on paper. But come on. Game of Thrones is damn near porn sometimes. On Sons of Anarchy the bikers owned a porn company. Banshee is one of the sexiest shows on TV right now. They all have graphic sex.
I’m learning that I can write a really engaging story and the graphic sex kind of comes naturally. It’s what real people do. I think that’s why so many people are getting into erotica now. It’s just fun. It’s an escape.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Be yourself. I write under C.C. Genovese because I wanted to be gender neutral when I first started. I thought nobody would buy an erotica book written by a guy. One day I just said fuck it and said, “I’m a dude.” It couldn’t have gone better.
The women were totally cool with a male erotic writer and there are tons of other male erotica writers.
Now I can say honest things like, “One of my favorite hobbies is widening my tongue, for broad strokes across her pussy lips before reaching her clit where I spend a lot of time giving it a good thrashing.”
I can talk about jacking off.
I can talk about how I love when a woman rides me, but not the hopping up and down kind of riding. You know, that sliding forward, grinding of the hips, sliding her clit over my trimmed pubes. That’s fucking hot!!!!
I can say all this because I’m being me. It sucked trying to pretend that I might be a girl but might be a guy…God it sucked!
Oh, and also, to all you writers out there. Just write. Writers write. It’s what we do. My wife dragged me to her grandmother’s 83rd birthday party this past weekend. I stopped at the store on the way and picked up a little pocket notebook and a pen. Because I knew when I got bored, I’d want to write, and writers write.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love you guys. Please stay with me on this ride. If, somehow, I’m ever in a pissy mood or dealing with a bout of depression and say something that’s not typically me, know that I appreciate every single one of you and every comment and message you leave me. I might not have time to respond to them all, but I read them all, and every one brightens my day a little more.
I have lots of books coming your way, just please stick around long enough to read them.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Wow…the first book I read…yes! I do, lol. I remember my parents going to a wedding and my dad stopped at little convenience store. He bought me Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. That’s the first book I remember reading myself and loving. Dr. Seuss was a fucking genius.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My kids make me laugh. They’re so ridiculously funny. And my kids make me cry too. They’ll never see it and usually the tears don’t fall, but my eyes definitely well up a bit. I just love my family so much and it bothers me to see them sad. When they get bullied it’s like I’m getting bullied. Seeing them sad breaks my heart.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
Wow. That’s a tough one. I’ve always wanted to meet Billy the Kid just to ask him of any of that shit in the Young Guns movies was true. I loved those movies growing up. It would be awesome to go down on Marilyn Monroe. Right now, you’d have to keep me away from Lili Simmons and Odette Annable from Banshee. Those two women are so insanely hot that I might have to beg my wife for that hall pass.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
I don’t know about this one. Maybe something like: A devoted husband, the best father ever, and one hell of an entertainer!
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I love reading, I love watching movies with my kids (especially horror movies), and I warned you earlier about this question…I love gripping a woman’s ass, and lifting her wet pussy into my mouth. I love it. I’m not saying it just to say it. It’s my hobby.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and Banshee are the first ones that come to mind. With my kids I usually end up watching all the comic kind of shows. We watch Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Oh and I like to watch Supernatural with my daughters.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
My favorite food? I joke sometimes that I think I was a Mexican monkey in my past life because I love Mexican food and I can’t pass a banana without eating it. Chicken enchiladas are awesome. When I cook, it’s usually Italian. I like making chicken parmesan, lasagna, baked ziti, and spaghetti.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I think I’d like to be a film director. Quentin Tarantino is the man. I love his style and can see myself getting behind the camera at some point.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
I do. I have lots of plans for the site too. Right now you’ll find just a few posts but there will be a lot going on with it soon. It’s http://www.eroticmayberry.com.
And my FB fanclub is: Fanclub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774765172644276/
And my Amazon author pages are:
Amazon author page US: http://www.amazon.com/C.C.-Genovese/e/B00TW2B4I4
Amazon author page UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/C.C.-Genovese/e/B00TW2B4I4
And if you want to see my first ever book trailer on Youtube, check it out here: