Let's start with you telling us a little bit about yourself, Sean.
I love snow, winter, and the quiet. I don’t do well in crowds, but I love to people watch. I have all these people living in my brain and without them I don’t know if I’d be a writer.
What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
This used to be an easy question because the answer was that I was a closet reality TV show junky – the Survivor, Big Brother, the Amazing Race, Face Off, etc. type. But once I put that out there a time or two, people are no longer surprised to learn it because they already know.
So, I guess I’ll have to go with - I am allergic to all animals – if they’ve got fur or feathers, they make me sneeze and my eyes water.
When did you start writing, is it something you've always been interested in, or did it develop later in life?
I have always been interested in writing. I wrote my first short story with pencil and paper when I was little. It was about King Tut. I still have the first third of a novel I started writing when I was eighteen (this time with pen on paper). It was only later in life that I began to write in earnest (with keyboard on computer) and to find venues to get published.
What's your favorite part of writing a book?
I love the beginning. I love having new characters pop up in my head and learning about them. The rush of writing them meet, of them falling in love and making love for the first time. When I’m really lucky, that feeling lasts through an entire novel. Not that once the first flush is over I don’t still enjoy writing them, but that initial rush is the best part of the actual writing.
Do you get time to read for pleasure? If so, which books do you enjoy?
I love reading, though I haven’t been able to do as much of it as I used to. I’ve read everything from mainstream to cyberpunk and all the genres in between. The only genre I’m not as enthusiastic a reader of is non-fiction. If I had to choose my very favourite genre, it would be sci-fi. Within that it’s the post-apocalyptic fic, cyberpunk and time-travel (love those paradoxes, I really do!) that really rocks my boat.
I can remember reading Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien and being utterly fascinated. Other post-apocalyptic fiction I can especially remember being affected by were Sheep Look Up by John Brunner and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Then I discovered William Gibson and Cyberpunk and was totally hooked on that as well.
Please tell us a little about your most recent release.
Love Matters is about a writer. Trey writes horror novels, though, which is something I don’t think I could ever do. I’ll read horror, but I don’t like writing scary *grins*
Trey happens to be blind, and he also happens to be a size queen and would like to be a submissive, but how exactly does a blind guy go about finding that kind of experience?
Lucky for him, one of his fans, Lucien, falls for him when he goes to a book signing and Lucien is confident enough to make the first move (and then the second when the first one is rejected).
So Love Matters actually takes place about ten years after Trey and Lucien first meet in Size Matters. Their relationship is still in the same place it was in all those years ago and Lucien is eager to try for something more. Trey would love that, but he’s also scared of losing his independence and therein lies their conflict.
What can we look forward to in the future from you?
The next book in the Beer & Clay series is due out this spring. There’s lots more exploration of Damon and Toby’s relationship in Milling, as well as another visit from the man who shot up Damon’s bar in Malting.
I’m also hoping to write a sequel to The Biker’s Pup – one of the secondary characters has taken up residence in my brain and is claiming he won’t let me rest until I tell his story.
Anything you want to say to your readers?
My readers rock and I want to thank each and every one of them. The best part of being a writer is knowing that there are people out there who want to read my stories. Their enthusiasm for my characters makes me more enthusiastic to write them.
Sean Michael's recent releases:
For ten years they’ve done things Trey’s way. Now Lucien wants more. He wants to be with his lover full-time. Is Trey ready? Will he ever be?
Ten years after they first met and fell in love, Lucien and Trey are still together—after a fashion. Terrified that he’s going to become entirely dependent on Lucien, Trey calls his lover to come spend four to five days with him whenever he finishes a novel. Lucien wants more, but up until now has been willing to bow to Trey’s wishes.
Finally broaching the idea of seeing each other more often, during Trey’s writing periods, Lucien suggests that they begin to date each other on Friday nights. Trey agrees to the experiment and begins to flourish as Lucien gets him out of the house more—to eat, to swim, to visit the beach.
But can Trey remain faithful to his work ethic, get the job done with his novels and enjoy the distractions and adventures Lucien plans for him? Or will Lucien’s desire to have more break them apart?
Only time will tell.
The Biker’s Pup
Whip came to the Gay Riders Carnival fundraiser weekend looking for a good time, but what he found was infinitely better.
Whip always has a good time at the Gay Riders Carnival, and this year he’s hoping to meet up with some studs and top last year’s festivities. The last thing he expects when he walks into his cabin is to be nearly bowled over by a skinny lad with a bruised jaw.
Nick came to the Carnival with his so-called Master Dirk, but instead of having a good time, things moved quickly from bad to worse and Dirk responded to his safeword with a punch. Running away and hiding was Nick’s only option.
Broke, alone and not entirely sure how he’s going to get home, Nick thinks Whip is a dream come to life and he’s just waiting for the other shoe to drop. For his part, Whip is drawn to the sweet pup and falls hard for Nick over the course of the long weekend.
But what’s going to happen when the weekend is over?
Opening Moves (Chess Series 1)
Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can't refuse. Can the four of them be exactly what they each need? Find out in this Opening Move.
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.
Excerpt from Love Matters:
“Cute? Cute? I thought I was a stud!” Trey flexed, gritting his teeth playfully.
God, it was all Lucien could do not to crack up. His lover was fine and sensual, hot and sexual, but a muscle man? No. Of course that wasn’t what he was going to say to Trey. He went for, “You are a stud. But even Mr. Universe would look cute with bubbles on his nose.”
“Mr. Universe is like you, huh?” Trey put bubbles on Lucien’s nose.
Laughing, he rubbed their noses together. “Mr. Universe is way more muscular than I am.”
“Really? More than you?”
“I know it’s hard to imagine…” He mock flexed his arm muscles.
Trey nodded, though, face so serious. “I’ve never seen anyone with more muscles than you.”
“And you never will.” He wasn’t letting Trey touch anyone but him. So no ‘seeing’ anyone else—Mr. Universe or not.
“No. No, I don’t want this with anyone but you.”
“Good.” Lucien knew that, but it was still good to hear.
He took a hard, fierce kiss. Trey arched into him, whimpered softly, tongue sliding alongside his, and their bodies rubbed together, Trey slick with soap.
“Love how the soap feels on your skin,” Trey told him, starting to sound somewhat breathless.
“Yeah? It makes everything nice and slippery.” Lucien certainly enjoyed the way their bodies moved together with the soap to ease the way.
“Slick and…” Trey paused, tilting his head slightly until he figured out exactly what he wanted to say. “It’s like I can feel everything.”
“More than you can without the soap?” Lucien asked. The way Trey saw fascinated him.