Yes, I love my Happily Ever After
I have to admit, that writing angst is hard for me. I want my boys to be happy – given that they reside in my head that only makes sense, right? I don’t want a bunch of miserable guys bringing me down! So when I’m writing, the story isn’t finished until there is at least a happy for now ending, where I can imagine that the characters go on and live happy lives together off screen.
There are enough terrible things going on in the world, enough real life unhappy endings, enough hard things to deal with, that I don’t want to go there for my escapism. I want the stories that I write (and the ones I read!) to have that happy ending that we don’t always get in real life. I want to feel good when I’ve finished writing a story, and I want the reader to feel good when they’ve finished reading it.
One of the biggest compliments I can get from readers is to be told that one of my books is their go-to comfort read. It might sound cheesy, but it makes me feel good knowing that I put a little comfort or a little happy into the world through my writing.
Size Matters had a happy for now ending, but then Lucien and Trey had only just started on their journey together. It was awesome to be able to pick their story back up ten years later and follow them right to that happily ever after. In fact, when I first began writing them, it was the beginning of Love Matters that I started, because the real meat of their story begins when Lucien starts pushing for more than they’ve had together up until that point. Luckily the What’s His Passion? imprint allowed me to go back and tell the story of their beginning first before coming back around to the story of their Happily Ever After.
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Blurb for Love Matters:
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?
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, organising 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 pursuing the kama sutra by channelling 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.
Excerpt from Love Matters:
Lucien held Trey as his lover dozed. Three orgasms in a row would do that to a man. Of course Trey still had about nine hundred and eighty-four left to go to catch up on all the ones he’d missed over the last six months. Six months—it felt like it was taking longer and longer for Trey to finish each book.
Lucien still wasn’t happy with their arrangement—he wanted more of Trey, wanted them to be proper lovers, to be able to see each other every evening after work, to sleep and live together—but it was what it was. He cared for Trey too much to make any sort of ultimatum. If this arrangement was what Trey needed, then so be it.
He placed a soft kiss on Trey’s forehead and traced every feature with his gaze. His lover looked exhausted, worn, worried.
Lucien had to admit he didn’t understand why it was so important to Trey to be on his own. He respected his lover’s wishes, but he didn’t like them—at all.
They’d met ten years ago. Ten. Trey had been an instant addiction and Lucien had known immediately that he was going to love the man until the end of time. Trey’s parents, though, had been evil long before Lucien had known him, accusing Trey of choosing a man because he was afraid of taking care of himself, not because he was gay or in love.
Trey had taken the accusations to heart and refused to let Lucien move in, be a part of his day-to-day life. So now they had time whenever Trey finished a book and Lucien would take it. He just wished it wasn’t so long in between books. This last time, he’d thought Trey would never call.
He was going to blow the man’s mind for the next four days. Maybe, if he was lucky, this time Trey would ask him to stay. He was going to do what he could to make that happen.
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