Sean Michael’s Special Teams
Seriously y’all. I cannot express how excited I am to have Sean Michael here with me today. While I haven’t read every single book of his (YET!) the ones I have read are amazing. Special Teams is out now and it’s right there waiting for me to read it. I had a chance to interview Sean and ask some questions about his writing. After the interview you can read all about the book plus an excerpt that you won’t want to miss! At the very bottom be sure to enter for a chance to win a $25 Torquere gift card.
Amanda C. Stone: Fan girl moment here! I am beyond excited to have you here today.
Sean Michael: Thank you so much for having me, and it’s very nice to meet you.
ACS: How are you able to write so many books with BDSM themes, but still able to keep them all different when some of the base elements are the same?
SM: I don’t think about my process too much – I always say that the characters appear in my head and make me take notes. That really is how it feels like it happens. So if each man is different, then the story will be even if they all belong to say the same club, like say the men of the Hammer Club.
ACS: Your characters are so well created, you can tell they drive the story. What made you decide to write BDSM in your stories?
SM: Because I thought it was hot (and I still think so). The power dynamics are very sexy and there’s so many different kinks and attitudes to explore. No two couples are alike in how they practice it.
ACS: I have to agree. The dynamic is absolutely beautiful to see. Do you prefer to write big muscular bottoms/subs, or smaller bottoms/subs? Why?
SM: On the whole, my subs are smaller, while the tops are big and muscular. However, I do switch it up, and even when they are smaller, the subs are usually quite muscular, strong. Keifer is a case in point. Hunter is bigger than him, but no one would call Keifer small or unmuscular or weak at all.
ACS: Reading about each is enjoyable for me. There are difficulties and things to love about both. Is there something sexual that you will never put into one of your books because it doesn’t turn you on or squicks you out?
SM: I’m not very big on humiliation, though I’d never say never because the characters do dictate things, but it would be extremely hard for me to write. However, scat and golden showers? I will never go there.
ACS: Not going there on those last two. *shudder* But humiliation can be good to read if done well. I bet if you had a character that needed it, you’d write it well. Last question and it’s fun one! You are off to a BDSM themed resort but can only take one thing with you (besides clothes and toiletries and such), what do you take with you?
SM: Pen and paper or laptop – I need something to write on! Yes, even when I’m on vacation, I write. Not as much as when I’m not, but if the words are flowing, they need to get out.
ACS: See, and here I was thinking you’d pick something like a set of sounds, or a flogger, or something like that. But some kind of writing implements are good too. More for me to read! Thank you again for joining me Sean. I loved having you here today.
SM: Thanks again for having me, Amanda!
When Hunter Simms goes undercover at an underground BDSM party, the last thing he expects to see is SWAT’s leading shooter Keifer Magnessen bound, gagged, plugged and very naked. He is immediately drawn to Keifer, and wants to get to know his fellow cop better. Much better.
With such a high stress job, Keifer needs to give up control on his down time in order to decompress, but it’s a secret he holds close to his vest. So, when Hunter walks into his chosen place to submit, he tries to cut and run. Lucky for him, Hunter is shrewd, persistent and quite possibly just the Dom that Keifer needs.
Can these two strong men find a way to make their personal lives mesh?
“Do you want me to observe only this evening?”
“For a few hours at least. Jack has vouched for you, but it’s important to learn us, how we work.”
Hunter nodded slowly. If these people were forcing men to be subs, making them stay, abusing them, he’d be very surprised. This level of care didn’t come out of a place of abuse.
“Let’s go downstairs. I’ll introduce you around. Ben wants to shave his boy today, head to toe, and he wants an audience.”
“Even eyebrows?” That was some hard core shit. And wouldn’t that surprise people who thought BDSM was all about whips and chains?
“Everything. This isn’t a punishment, but Pete is having serious issues with hiding from Ben.”
“Ah, Ben sounds like a very wise man.” Inventive, attentive, a good master.
Hunt already liked this group. If it turned out anyone was being held here against their will, if they weren’t on the up and up, he was going to be extremely disappointed.
“They’re both learning, but they’re getting there.”
“Are they a new couple?” Hunt asked, watching Dan move around the kitchen, triple checking everything.
Jack answered him. “Yeah, Ben has been waiting for Pete for years, but the connection is new.”
“I look forward to seeing them together, then. Watching their scene.”
“It should be intense, emotional. Pete is a fighter.”
Hunt nodded, already affected, just by the conversation.
Daniel chuckled. “Pete used to be a surgeon, and he had a breakdown. Went to work on a construction crew before he started working from home.”
“Those high pressure jobs often produce subs, don’t they?” The best sub Hunt had ever had was a man who ran a fortune five hundred company.
“You know it. We have a number of subs that are desperate to break, to allow someone else in.”
“I enjoy a challenge.” Hunt had to remind himself he was here on the job, not to find someone.
Jack grinned. “Me, I’m looking for a sweet boy, a good bottom who likes a hard fuck but isn’t pushing constantly.”
Daniel’s laughter filled the air. “In other words, you’re not looking for a boy like Keif?”
“Fuck, no. No, Keif needs an owner, not a Dom.”
Hunt’s eyebrow went up. “Keif?”
“One of our unattached subs,” Daniel said. “He’s got the need to be hard-used, broken down. No one man can handle him, no offense Jack.”
“Is he here tonight?” Hunter asked, intrigued despite himself.
“He’s with our group every night he’s not on call.”
“Is that a yes?” Because he hadn’t heard a yes.
“He is here — plugged, bound, gagged, and, I would imagine well-sounded by now.”
Jesus Christ. A bolt of pure desire went through Hunt.
Daniel grabbed a case of water. “Come on, guys. Let’s go down.”
“Can I take anything?” Hunt offered.
“Can you grab the fruit bowl? I find fruit to be hydrating, erotic, and less messy than chocolate.”
“You got it.” These guys were pros at this hosting a BDSM party thing and Hunt found himself once again hoping they were all on the up and up. He wanted to play, not to make arrests.
Following Dan downstairs, he felt his anticipation ramping up.
Instead of a dark, club-like atmosphere, downstairs there was a room with couches and lamps, pillows. It looked totally normal, at least until he saw the cage in one corner. The massage table. The man kneeling, wearing nothing but a collar.
Hunter took everything in, eyes moving over the men in the room, cataloging them. The man in the collar had to be Pete, the slender, whip-like man looking on proudly, Ben. There were a couple of men sitting together, a few wandering. In the back, bound and ring gagged, cock stuffed was…
Wait. Wait. Hunter knew that shock of near-white hair, the icy blue eyes. He saw that face every time the SWAT team was called out. Keifer Magnessen.
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 pursuing 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.
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I am a fan of his Hammer series
That’s one of the few series of Sean’s I haven’t read yet. I do have the first book waiting for me to read though. I’ve heard such good things about it. Thank you for stopping by!
Loved this book. Really enjoyed the by-play between the characters. Another fine example of Sean Micheal’s work.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Makes me even more excited to read it. Thanks for letting us know how much you liked it. 🙂