Every once in a while I like to do something a little different with my community interview, this week I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Hudson Chase of the Chasing Fire Series by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K Rogers. He’s a gentleman and a pleasure to get to know a little better.
What is your name? Hudson David Chase
With your busy schedule you had a chance to read Remind Me and/or Release Me?
Yes, I have read both. When I heard there were two extraordinarily talented women such as Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers writing a series of books based on experiences in my life I had to read them.
Do you prefer one book over the other?
Both books are brilliant in my opinion and each hold such incredible memories for me. Unfortunately, both also contain painful memories as well. Reliving that time in my life was a roller coast of emotions. I do have to say that Release Me is the one I hold closest to me heart. That illustrates the beginning of our official relationship. Even when we dated 10 years ago we could not be a public couple because her family would have never accepted me. I was always a dirty secret. So even though we had a history and an undeniable sexual chemistry, as incredibly well explored in Remind Me, it wasn’t until the experiences in Release Me that we truly gave ourselves to each and gave in to what the universe was clearly conspiring to give us, which was faith. Faith in each other, faith in ourselves and faith that our love could withstand anything.
What is your favorite thing about Allie?
It is almost impossible to pick one thing. She is such an amazing woman with so many complexities about her that I adore. If I had to pick one thing I would say it’s her ability to love. In Remind Me you see her warring internally between what her heart wants and what her obligation is to her family. In Release Me you see how strong Allie truly is and how her unconditional love knows no bounds. It is an all consuming love that can heal the deepest scares on my heart. Even to this day, I cannot wait for her to wake up in the morning just see her gorgeous eyes and illuminating smile that radiates her love. The little things like leaving a note in my suit pocket telling me she loves me. She puts the effort in when it comes to love, and I only hope I mirror that.
What is your favorite sex scene with Allie?
Our sex life has always been so intense, passionate and primal. We are slaves to the cravings we have for each other. I have so many favorite memories. The first time we had sex was incredible. I couldn’t even wait to lay her down. Hard, fast and animalistic against the wall. I have many more mind blowing experiences, but I hope your readers will pick their own favorites.
What are some new settings you have on your sexual bucket list?
Excellent question. Since we have had sex on planes, trains and automobiles we should have sex on my boat, which I just recently purchased so I doubt that it will be in the book. I am desperate to make love to Allie in my office. I make that pretty clear in Release Me. Definitely more public adventures. It brings out Allie’s uninhibited side. I would also like to fulfill my teenage fantasy of Allie where she blows me on that Ferris wheel we were stuck at the top of.
What other types of books do you enjoy reading?
I am an avid reader. I like to read autobiographies and non fiction stories of people I admire and people who demonstrate strong character and courage. I loved the book “Unbroken” which tells the remarkable story of survival by POW Louis Zamperini. The book was far superior to the movie, as often is the case with page to screen conversions. Such is also the case for “Lone Survivor” by war hero Marcus Luttrell. I also count “The Warren Buffet: Philosophy of Investment.” and “The Life of Winston Churchill” as some personal favorites.
You meet up with Christian Grey from time to time. Can you identify one quality that has allowed him to be successful?
Yes, Mr. Grey and I are colleagues on a business venture called Icon International along with Gideon Cross. More importantly I count both men as friends. Holding the positions all 3 of us have it is rare to find peers with whom you can build camaraderie with, both professionally and personally. No one trait can make an elite CEO such as Grey. Possessing an impressive business acumen takes a skill set of the highest level. One of his strongest attributes, however, is his dedication/involvement. Due his well publicized controlling nature he has to be intricately involved in all aspects of his business. I have seen first hand that this man decides which companies to go after, how to dismantle said company, which staff to retain, everything down to the remodeling of office space. By being so involved and dedicated to what he does he knows what risks his company can afford to take and he knows where they are vulnerable so he has those areas shored up. He is a brilliant businessman, but one thing I hope people know about Grey is he is a true gentleman as well. He will kill me for saying this, but despite his public image of being so serious and astute he can be really funny and light hearted.
If you had the opportunity to spend the day with AnnMarie Walker and Amy K. Rogers what would you do with them?
First I would invite them to my penthouse atop the Palmolive building and give them the grand tour. I would show them the piano, the theater and of course my game room. We would have breakfast on my roof deck over looking Chicago. After general conversation and getting to know the ladies I would take them to my office to see exactly what I do and of course introduce them to Alessandra. Then we would take a ride up to my lake house so I could give them each a ride on the infamous motorcycle. We would have lunch and hopefully they would share some of their ideas for future works with me. I do enjoy a good inside scoop.
What if there was only time for 2 questions. What do questions would you ask?
I would ask what the inspiration for Hudson was. Based on the book dedication David Gandy was the visual muse, but as far as Hudson’s personality and character make up was he based on anyone from their personal lives? My second question would be when writing these books what was the one scene or moment that effected them the most?