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Sunday, April 28, 2013

#IndieAuthor Spotlight of Johnny Lavish Author of George and Melissa: The Adventure into the Unknown

The Author
Johnny Lavish
The Title of his work: 
George and Melissa: The Adventure into the Unknown

Where Johnny creates:

I am from the United Kingdom

The genre that gets to claim him:

Currently I am writing erotica. However, I am working on a long-term project that may result in me publishing a non-fiction account of an event that has occurred. I have just put a snippet on my website for comments.

In his own words, the book is about:

George and Melissa, is not a typical erotic fiction story because on a deeper level it is about an evolution of a relationship, the struggles a couple goes through, and decisions that have to be made. At its core it is about fear and facing a loss in a relationship. 

What is his writing style? Does he follow all guides and rules? Synopsis, outline etc. or does he just sit down at the computer and type to see what happens. 

My style is eclectic. I will think about the story and think about how it will evolve. Then I will start writing it and refine it. Sometimes I will outline it or plan it out, especially if it will be a large piece of work or if I am struggling with a section of the story. 

Has Johnny ever written anything and thought; " The world has got to see this!" ?

Some of my earlier writing 

Does he have an editor and Cover Designer or does Johnny do this himself?

I did it myself. 

Who cam we thank for awaking Johnny's' imagination?

Favorite author would have to be Dreiser, EE Cummings, or Shakespeare. 

Is there anything he finds particularly challenging in his writing? 

Trying to describe a scene and knowing how much detail to add.

Does he write his characters or do they write themselves through him? 
They tend to write themselves through me. I have tried to write, plan a character, and I found to be quite disappointed in them.

Does Johnny ever write himself into the characters? 

I do tend to find one character tends to take on personality traits of me.

Is writing his full time job or is he "Keeping his day job"? So to speak. 
I am keeping my full-time job.

If he could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be? 

Sigmund Freud, my reason may be the typical reason. 

There are millions of new books released every year. What in his mind makes George and Melissa: The Adventure into the Unknown stand out from all those millions in it's genre? 
The one thing, I believe, makes my book unique is the psychological insight it provides into George. 

In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Has Johnny found a great free way to market his work that he think other Indies will benefit from? 

The free-ways I have found, so far, tend to work on a very short-term basis and nothing that produces consistent results. I would advise anybody trying to self-market take any opportunity that comes up and try different routes because you do not know until you try what works. 

Character Interview:


Where were you born?

I was born 23 April 1963 in Chicago, Illinois

What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is my pet cockatiel, Mr. Potatohead.

Who were you closer to you, your mother or father?

I would say I was equally close to the both of them but if I have to choose, I would say my mother.


I think she was home more and she inspired my interests in math. She would take me to the museums and show me her work. 

What were your favorite subject(s) in school?

Chemistry and English

Did you like school?

Like any kid I always looked forward for snow days and teacher strikes. If you were to ask me was I the nerdy type that wanted to be at then I would say no. It was not until I went to university that I really began enjoying school. Once at university I found I had a love for math and I majored in math with a minor in chemistry.

How would you describe yourself while in school?
I would say I was a bit shy and had a few close friends. 

What was your very first job?

It was a fast-food burger job during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year in high school. I remember I would wrap the burgers any way I saw fit and you would be amazed at how many people would complement the manager on how good the burger was. 

Is there a secret you would like to share?

I have always wanted to do a FMF with Melissa.

You were sexually adventurous at university, can you elaborate?

Well, I do not know if adventurous is the right word. I had a few girlfriends. However, when you go to university, live in the dorms, and have curfew, it is very difficult to have to get too adventurous. Probably the wildest thing I would say, sleeping with two different girls at different times on the same day. 

How did you meet Melissa?

I went out to eat with a few colleague to a local Chinese restaurant and had a few drinks. Since it was a Wednesday and I had to work the next day, it was no more than two glasses of red wine. Anyhow, I get home and I start feeling really sick. All that can I think of is having food poisoning. So, I go to the hospital and Melissa is the nurse that took care of me. I guess the rest is history.

The book is about Melissa’s and your threesome adventure, how did you feel with your first threesome?

In my mind I wanted to do it but emotionally I was a wreck. There were many times when I was close to saying ‘no’ to the idea but I thought I would see it through before making a decision. I am glad that I did since I look back to it with a lot of fondness and I wonder what would my life be like if I did not chose to go through with it.

Do you have any regrets about having threesomes with Melissa?

I would have to say there are no regrets. However, I do not believe the apprehensive and anxiety that goes along having a threesome completely goes away. 

Did you find you were able to get equally along with each of Melissa’s lovers?
Each one is different and I believe I got along with them differently. I think Marc was the hardest one since Melissa was beginning to develop feelings for him.

There is one chapter where you allow Melissa to play alone, how did you feel? Would you do it again?
We did it as an exercise to explore our boundaries and I am not sure if we will do it again. I did find it quite arousing and anxiety provoking at the same time. 

Where do you see your threesome going?

I do not believe an open relationship is an option for us and I believe at some point we will put this behind us.


Where were you born?

I was born July 15, 1968 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

What is your earliest memory?

Is going to school in Canada

Who were you closer to you, your mother or father?
I would say I was closer to my father and quite distant from my mother.


I believe my father was always there and took the time to understand me. Whereas my mother tried to control every facet of my life from choosing boyfriends to trying to tell me who I should marry.

What were your favorite subject(s) in school?

English and writing

Did you like school?

I enjoyed it.

How would you describe yourself while in school?

Making friends was difficult due to the move. Since we were away from a lot of our family I felt a bit distant.

You are from England, what do you find difficult about living in another country?

My parents moved me from England to Canada when I was very little and I do not remember England. After finishing my education in Canada, I decided I wanted a change and wanted to work in the United States. So, I applied for a few jobs and was offered a nursing job for a major hospital. The biggest differences I find: America differs from Canada in regards to health care and sex. Even though the US and Canada share a common border and language, I would say the biggest difference is the cultural difference. 

What was your very first job?

My first job was during university, working as a health care assistant. 

Is there a secret you would like to share?
We have done a lot of MFM threesomes but I have always wondered what it would be like to be with a woman.

You were sexually adventurous at university, can you elaborate?

No I was not, George was my first love. 

The book is about George’s and your threesome adventure, how did you feel with your first threesome?

I was a wreck. However Marc took the time to make me feel comfortable and be okay with who I am. George also helped by allowing me to push my boundaries while feeling secure. 

Do you have any regrets about having threesomes with George?
I cannot change the past and if I was not confident in the decision then I would not have decided to go through with it. 

Did you find you were able to get equally along with each of your lovers?

I would not necessarily describe them as lovers. Instead I would see them as an encounter / experience. 

How did you get comfortable being with someone other than your husband?

I do not believe you can get 100% comfortable with it and without a supportive husband I do not believe I could do it. Instead, I look at it as sex. Whereby I take the time to know them but I get myself from knowing a lot of personal details about them and I only learn just enough to allow me to make a decision. 

There is one chapter where play alone, how did you feel? Would you do it again?
I really enjoyed it and I hope George allows me to play alone again. However, I know he was reluctant but I am glad he did.

There are two point in the story where George is with another man, how did you feel about that?
Threesomes are about exploration and I cannot be the only one who gets any enjoyment from them. Seeing George with another man was quite a turn-on for me and I was glad he was able to explore that side. 

Where do you see your threesome going?

I am not sure. This is something I enjoy but I do not see this indefinitely continuing. 

George and Melissa together as a couple:

From George we have heard how you met, is there anything else either of you would like to add?
Melissa: The moment I met George I knew we would be together. Granted we have had our problems but I would not change a moment of my time with him. 

The book is about your threesome adventures, how has having a threesome changed you?

Melissa: After having our threesomes, I found that I was missing having sex with another male. George and I have talked about this, it is not that I do not love him. Instead, it is about … um … how do I say … having a different experience. When we have our threesome the sex with the other male is more physical and it lacks the emotional connection that George and I share. For me, what has changed is my understanding about my needs.

George: For me what has changed is appreciate Melissa more and appreciate our time together. Doing this has shown me how special she is. 

Do either of you find that you get jealous?

George: I find that I struggle with jealousy at times. However if it becomes an issue Melissa and I talk about it.

Melissa: There were times with Marc that I felt jealous because George was not paying attention to me. However, the jealousy I felt was momentary and it passed.

How do you keep from developing feelings for the person you invite?

George: We manage this by using three boundaries. First boundary is we do not spend a lot of time getting to know the third person and once we have enough information, we will make a decision. Second boundary, for most encounters it will be a one-time things. In Marc’s situation we met him twice and problems began developing. After that experience we agreed we would adhere to the one-time rule. The last way, I would not necessary call it a boundary, we agreed that would be a fun thing that we would do on occasion and we would not let dominate our lives.

How do you keep things interesting between the two of you?

Melissa: Like George said, we do not let this dominate our lives and we do this by making time for each other. Every year we try to take a holiday, as you Americans say, a vacation. Plus we try to do something together each week like watching a movie, going out to eat, or finding time for the two of us be together. 

LINKS to find and follow Johnny's work.

Twitter: @JohnnyLavish1 -