Sean Michael! If you read any of his books you know he is the master of kink. He wraps each of his stories in webs of sex, drama, and creativity. We will take a look at some of his work, do an interview, and of course end it all with a wonderful giveaway. So sit back, relax, and read.
Rook, Knight and Bishop have been searching for a fourth man to join their threesome for quite a while when Knight meets Jason, the live model in the art class he's auditing. He thinks that Jason is the perfect man for them and his lovers Rook and Bishop quickly agree. The trick will be convincing Jason...
Join these sexy men as they make their Opening Moves.
Scott Daley is a high-powered executive by day, but by night he plays on the fetish scene. He keeps his two lives scrupulously separate, not wanting his clients to have any idea what he gets up to. Afraid it might ruin him, Dal keeps the wild child firmly in the closet. So when Dillon, a distant business associate, sees Dal at a club one night, things take a dangerous, and exciting turn. Dillon invites him to what he thinks is a business meeting, but it turns into a weekend of debauchery that sets off a torrid affair. Meeting whenever they can, high-powered Dillon and ambitious Dal explore all of the ways they can love each other, living just enough on the edge to get a thrill. And maybe get caught. When things go sour, Dal hits the road, running as far away as he can, trying to figure out how to minimize the damage to his life and his career. Dillon isn't quite ready to let him go, though, and sets out to get Dal back. Can Dillon convince Dal that some secrets are worth letting out of the bag? Sean Michael creates an exciting world where business meets pleasure and all of the games have high stakes in this steamy novel. Wrap it up and take it home
Eric doesn’t know where else to turn when his daughter is kidnapped, so he calls on his powerful ex-lover, Brock. Brock never expected to hear from Eric again, but he never got over the man, either. When Eric comes to him to help find the three-year-old Josie, there's no way Brock can turn him down. He has the money and the contacts Eric needs, and he can't let Eric walk out of his life again. Not after all these years.
Brock has no idea what he's letting himself in for. Together, Eric and Josie turn Brock's world upside down while they work with police and private security to find the people who took Josie, and to keep Eric and Josie safe while they do. Even as they get to know each other again, Brock has to fight the feelings he still has for Eric, at least for time being, which just makes it all that much harder. Can Eric and Brock find out who wants to hurt them before it's too late, or will Brock fall off his pedestal as Eric's hero?
Thank you so much for being here today, Sean. I am really excited, and a bit nervous, to have you here. I’ve read many of your books and I’m guessing it takes a lot to make you blush. Hopefully you will enjoy my questions.
Thank you so much for having me! As for blushing – no one can see it over the internet! ;)
I’m a HUGE ménage fan. It’s always been one of my top favorite tropes. In the Chess series you take it even further. I’d love to know just how deep, psychologically, you went when writing Rook, Knight, Bishop, and Jason?
Well… to be honest, I’ve made no bones about the fact that I love writing smut. I sit firmly in the shallow end and paddle happily in it. With that said, I don’t write mindless smut – there has to be love and caring and a genuine love among the characters or it doesn’t work for me. I have to care about the characters, too, or how can I expect my readers to?
Is it confusing writing all those parts, and scenes? Making sure you didn’t accidentally give Rook an extra arm or something?
It can be, though on the whole, I’ve got a movie playing in my head showing me the whole thing. When problems come is when I go back and I’ve got too many pronouns in there and I have to start throwing in names so it’s easy to tell which he is doing what to which other he. I do sometimes get into trouble, too, if I’ve had to stop writing mid sex scene. That’s when I wind up giving someone that extra arm, or taking their pants off twice. Thank God for editors!
If I had to describe your style of writing I’d say you were a kinky, sexual writer that builds plot through emotions. Would you say that’s how you see yourself, or how else would you describe yourself?
I think that’s a pretty good description. A lot of the emotion and emotional growth come through the sex scenes as well. I’ve had some complaints that the Jarheads for instance are all about the sex (which it is, they are horny dudes) and that they wish that the characters said I love you more. Only, the way I see it, they say I love you to each other all the time, without ever actually saying it. Because they aren’t the type of guys who say it. For instance, there’s a scene where Dick is upset and Rock just comes and sits next to him on the back stairs. To me, that was Rock saying, I love you and I’m here for you, and Dick got it, Dick felt that.
As I said, I’m all about the smut, but that’s smut with love.
Can you tell us something about yourself that may actually surprise your readers?
My answer to this one always used to be that I’m a competition reality TV junkie, things like Survivor and The Amazing Race and Canada’s Worst Driver. I’m not sure that’s surprising anymore which is too bad, because one of the other things that may actually surprise my readers is that I’m extremely shy. I do well with a few people who I know really well, but throw me in a mix with people I don’t know and I get tongue-tied.
What do you think is a common misconception people who are not familiar with the M/M genre have about it?
I imagine there’s lots, but I try not to worry about that kind of thing. I try to keep positivity in my attitude and around me because too much drama or stress really affects my ability to put words on paper, so to speak. Having said that, I wish more people would accept that love is love, no matter what body parts are involved, and we all deserve our happy ending, whether we are real or fictional!
Can you tell us about what you are currently working on and maybe a look into your future projects?
I love talking about my books and my characters, they mean a lot to me, so yes, I totally can do that!
I’ve just released a new three-part series called Dom, Sub and Boy. The first novel is Beginning, and introduces Grant, Mark and Ting. Will they become a threesome? You’ll have to read it to find out! ;)
I’ve got four different Holiday Themed books all coming out around the beginning of the month: Five Golden Beads, Window Dressing, Comfort and Joy and Unto Us The Time Has Come. I’ve also got two BDSM novels coming – The New Boy (Iron Eagle Gym Book 1) and Combine, which is a Hammer novel. And there will be a new Mannies book too – Three to Get Ready, coming mid-December. The best way to keep up with my releases are to check out Blog and Facebook for titles and dates.
What’s actually open on my desktop at the moment is the sequel to Dom, Sub and Boy: Beginning, another Underground novel, the third Iron Eagle Gym book, another SWAK, and several other books that don’t have homes yet but do have characters who bashed me upside the head and said start our story right now!
Have I mentioned that I love writing? It’s the best damn job in the whole world.
If you could travel one place for book research, where would you choose to go?
I would love to visit the Arctic and Antarctica (is that cheating to choose two?) I could so set stories in both those places. A couple of scientists doing penguin studies at the South Pole, or an environmental activist going to the North Pole to protect the polar bears and running into a polar bear shifter… Plus, you know, I love the cold and the snow!
Do you attend any conventions, or will you be in the coming year?
I haven’t until now (that shy thing is a big factor in that) but in 2016 I will be at Coastal Magic in February and at RT in April. I’m a little nervous, but at the same time am really looking forward to meeting my readers who have been so good to me over the years. I have the best readers ever and I’m looking forward to meeting them and getting some hugs.
I’m sure you will be “new to me” to some of my blog readers. ( I always get a few) What would you tell them about your books before they dive in and what of your books would you recommend they start with?
On the whole, there’s a lot of sex in my books, but it’s loving as well as hot. Mostly I write sweet or BDSM (sometimes both at the same time) and then there’s some paranormal thrown in (I’m on a bit of a Dragon Shifter kink at the moment). If you’re into BDSM, starting with Bent from the Hammer Club series or the upcoming The New Boy from my brand new Iron Eagle Gym series, would probably be a good way to go. But my Mannies Incorporated series is a good place to start if you’re not into BDSM.
And if you like three or moresomes, there’s the Chess series that begins with Opening Moves, or, Dom, Sub and Boy: Beginning is my brand new self-published title.
And I hate that there are so many other books that I’ve left out. If I didn’t love the characters, I wouldn’t be writing about them, so asking me to choose is always a struggle.
How can your readers follow your career… Twitter, Facebook, website?
Thank you, Sean, for enduring my questions! I look forward to more of your work!
Thank you so much for having me, Meredith! I love the characters who come inhabit my head and I always love talking about them.
Sean Michael is giving one lucky reader a copy of his book Fairytale Shifters: Rapunzel
Let's take a look at this book, shall we?
When Guerilla Contracting is called out after hours to deal with electrical problems at the circus, gorilla shifter Joe expects to encounter animals in cages. He doesn’t like it, but knows it’s part of the territory when it comes to circuses. What he doesn’t expect to find is a naked man in the giraffe cage.
Giraffe has lived his entire life as an attraction at the zoo, moving from his home-cage to the work-cage and back. He’s not allowed to let anyone know he’s a shifter, and doesn’t mean to get caught as a man when Joe comes by his cage. Joe is nice, though, and when he asks Giraffe to come away with him, Giraffe does.
Joe’s interest in Giraffe shifts as he secrets Giraffe away to his home in the country, becoming about more than just saving Giraffe from his cage.
Could it be possible that Giraffe feels the same way Joe does, or will he want to return to the only home he’s ever known?
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Joe pulled up at the circus on the fairgrounds just out of town and parked the truck near the front entrance. The place looked abandoned without the music and the lights and all the people. Like a ghost town, almost. He climbed out and headed for the front gate, a figure peeling itself off the wall as he approached.
“Guerilla Contracting,” he called out. The name of his business always made him smile, the double entendre entirely private—his own little secret. “I’m Joe. You guys have an electrical problem?”
The guy nodded. “Wooster. Boss said to bring you out to the junction box. None of the lights in the big tent are working. We had to refund tonight’s box office.”
Joe guessed that was not something anyone was happy about. It would be bad publicity, too, the circus not being able to put on a show.
“Let me just grab my toolbox.” He did so, then followed Wooster through the gates and among the tents to the caravans out the back, a huge mess of electrical junctions and wires promising him a long night. Oh well, that was what they paid him the big bucks for, and it wasn’t like he had anyone waiting for him at home.
Wooster showed him the trail of wires that ran to the big tent, then pointed to an old silver Airstream with a big W painted on the front. “My supper’s going cold. Come and get me if you need me.”
“You got it.” He tipped his head and watched Wooster head toward the trailer, leaving him alone with the smells and small noises that kept the night from being quiet. Okay, so the circus was a little creepy all dark and shut down like this, with the hint of life hiding away.
Joe shook it off and went to work, beginning with testing wires and connections. Still, he swore he could feel eyes on him, a constant curious gaze. He put it down to the horror-book setting and kept working. His searching along the wires brought him to where the animal cages were and he had to bite back his growls as he saw lions and tigers and monkeys in cages. He hated seeing animals in cages. He could smell elephants, too, and… a giraffe?
He put down his tools and moved among the cages, looking in on all the beasts. The mother elephant was sad, quiet, but well cared for. The monkeys were playing, happy in their family, and the…
Wait. Wait, there was a man in the giraffe’s cage. A tall, lean man with a mass of coppery hair and precious little else. The cage reeked of giraffe, which meant this stunner was like him, both man and beast. Joe knew other shifters existed, but he’d never met another one before.
He met the warm brown eyes. “Hello there.”
The man smiled, nodded to him, and blinked slowly.
Joe couldn’t believe there was a shifter here, and that he was caged. It made him angry enough to see animals caged, whether they were happy and cared for or not. But for there to be a shifter in the same boat brought him rage. That just wasn’t right.
“Are you okay? Are they treating you right?”
The man nodded, smiled again, and offered him a stalk of celery. Joe took the celery and looked at it, took a bite. It was celery.
“Can you speak?” Was this guy so mistreated that he couldn’t?
“It’s not allowed.” The whisper was barely audible.
Joe didn’t like the sound of that at all. “Why not? You’re a man, aren’t you?”
The giraffe-man shook his head, eyes wide.
“Of course you are! Are they holding you prisoner here?” Joe wanted to beat his chest and tear open the bars that held this lovely man captive.
“Are they?” Those eyes were huge, liquid.
Jesus, had this guy been raised in captivity as an animal his whole life? He was leaning toward the answer being yes. “What’s your name?”
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