Bases Loaded (Going for the Gold) by Sean Michael
Cover Artist: Tiferet Design
Release Date: January 18, 2018
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Sean Michael back today to talk about his release Bases Loaded. Welcome, Sean!
Thank you to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for having me today.
- Has your choice of childhood or teenage reading genres carried into your own choices for writing?
Both yes and no. My absolute favorite genre has always been sci-fi, which I don’t write very much of. But I also read a lot of fantasy, contemporary, and when I was in university, Harlequins were the way to get out of my head and out of the heavy reading before going to bed at night. So yes, those genres do match what I write.
- Have you ever had to put an ‘in progress’ story aside because of the emotional ties with it? You were hurting with the characters or didn’t know how to proceed?
When my characters hurt, I hurt. I hate those parts, so I tend to write very quickly while I’m doing those sections – to get to the happy parts quicker.
- Do you like HFN or HEA? And why?
Absolutely. There’s enough sadness in the world and I want my happy endings.
- Do you read romances, as a teenager and as an adult?
Yes. See above for Harlequins being my escape reading during university.
- Do you think you can bring too many faults into a character that eventually it becomes too flawed to become a love interest?
Not necessarily can’t become a love interest, but definitely will become less of a character and more of a caricature. And if a characters faults aren’t balanced by good points, too, they’re going to become far less interesting to the reader, let alone a love interest.
- What’s the wildest scene you’ve imagined and did it make it into a story?
No doubt ‘milking the prostate’ which was indeed written into one of the Briar Rose books.
- If you could imagine the best possible place for you to write, where would that be and why?
I’d love a little cottage by the ocean (North Atlantic because I prefer it cold). The sound of the waves soothes my soul. And of course there wouldn’t be a lot of people around because writing happens best for me when the house is quiet and empty.
- With so much going on in the world today, do you write to explain? To get away? To move past? To wide our knowledge? Why do you write?
I write because I have to. If I go too long without writing I get twitchy. And I write what I write because everyone deserves love and a happy ending. I write to make myself and my readers happy.
- What’s next for you as a writer?
There are always new characters to play with and deadlines to make me focus!
Smut fixes everything
Can they survive the off-season and keep from striking out?
Baseball player Brett must get rehabilitation for his shoulder if he wants another season in the Major League. He and his partner, Benj, take off to the boonies to stay with physical therapist Ralph, a tough-talking, routine-setting guy, and Jean, Ralph’s Cajun lover, who cooks as well as he loves.
Brett and Ralph butt heads from the beginning. Ralph wants Brett to be more in touch with his feelings; Brett wants Ralph to give him his therapy and leave him alone. Benj and Jean get along far better, with Jean showing Benj around the kitchen and reassuring him when things with Brett get strained.
Before Ralph can even begin to work on Brett’s shoulder, though, Brett faces an even more difficult physical challenge, one that does more than threaten his career. He and Benj have to work through some tough issues, making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives together. Their gradual friendship with Ralph and Jean helps them through the bad times, but even that might not be enough to pull them through.
About the Author
Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.
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