|Slayde thinks Drake is far more of a hindrance than a help, at least
at the start, but he tries to get along for Mindy's sake and
eventually, having Drake around is easier than not. But what's he
supposed to do when the straight, sexy leather wearing ex-cop makes a
pass at him one night? Maybe there's more to Drake than Slayde
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Read an excerpt from Mannies Incorporated
About Sean Michael
Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and persuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to"Chicago."
A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.
Barring any of that? He'll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.
Also by Sean Michael
An Interview with Sean Michael
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Sean, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured
book is Mannies Incorporated and features two very special characters
in the type of story I love. <g> Where did you get the idea for their
SM: Well, I wanted to do another story where kids were a part of the deal
and I had this thought -- wouldn't it be fun if there was a company
called Mannies Incorporated that brought together male nannies with
the families who needed them. And of course, the first story had to
feature the men who start it all. Yes, that does mean that I'm hoping
to do more stories in the series, following different mannies.
HH: What do you like best about Slayde and why will readers empathize with him?
SM: Oh, Slayde's a lover. He truly loves his life and he loves Mindy's
kids like they are his own. He has a huge heart and he wears it on his
HH: What do you like best about Drake and why will readers love him?
SM: Drake is rather clueless and very direct. He doesn't play games, just
lets it all hang out (except of course that he's gay, that he keeps
close to his chest).
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story and what do you
think readers will take away from it?
SM: I really enjoyed the interplay between all the characters -- Slayde and Drake in particular, but also both characters and Mindy and the kids, especially Drake and Maggie.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SM: I have the next Chess story -- En Prise -- coming out from Total
eBound, the next Shibari Auction House -- Leaf -- coming out from
Changeling Press. Another Handcuffs and Lace story -- Royal Flush --
coming out from Resplendence. Working it Out coming from Amber Allure
and Golden coming from Torquere Press. These are all coming out in the
first few months of 2013. In other words, I've been keeping busy!
HH: How does 2013 promise to be different from 2012 for you?
SM: Honestly? I love what I do, I love that people want to read my
stories, and I'd like to see 2013 be more of the same.
HH: Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
SM: Everywhere. From my imagination, from tv/movies/books, from people
watching, from asking what if.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
SM: Write, write, write, write, and then write some more. Seriously, I
write everyday, even the days when I don't want to.
HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?
SM: Believe it or not, I'm very shy, so for me blogging is probably the
easiest, though I'm working on learning how to be more interactive on
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2013?
SM: Seeing what gorgeous men in love with each other 2013 brings me.
HH: Thank you!
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