Letting Everyone Have Their Say
I know a lot of writers do the entire story from one POV, but I like to let both halves of a pair tell the tale. I like to get into both their heads and find out how they’re feeling, what they’re thinking. Or in the case of The Perfect Boy, all four heads.
There are four main characters in The Perfect Sub and it was important to me that they each got a chance to tell things from their point of view. The focus shifts in this book from Tide and Lance’s story to Tyrone and Bran’s, so that also needed to be reflected in the storytelling. So while Lance and Tide’s relationship deepens and they explore more things, they don’t get quite as much of the story as Tyrone and Bran do. They do get enough to tell the story, though, as do Tyrone and Bran. It’s definitely a juggling act, but one that works for the story.
A part of why I like everyone to have their say in a story is because it lets me explore the dynamics of the relationship from both the submissive and the dominant side. Not to mention I always enjoying seeing the characters from their lover’s point of view. It makes me love them all the more.
Blurb: While new couple Tide and Lance spend time deepening their relationship and further introducing Lance to the joys and vagaries of being a sub, established couple Tyrone and Bran discover that they still have a thing or two to learn as well.
A new job finds Bran run off his feet, and a visit to the eye doctor leads to the discovery of a brain tumor. Bran is terrified. He strives to be the perfect sub for his beautiful master and sees the tumor as a personal failing as he tries to handle every last phone call, e-mail, and text that comes in, no matter how early or late. When Tyrone finally finds out about the tumor Bran’s been keeping a secret, he realizes he’s been taking his sub for granted, and he works to rediscover his boy and their relationship. Of course, that’s easier said than done given that Bran’s job is taking up all his time and he would rather pretend the tumor just doesn’t exist than actually deal with it.
It’s going to take all of Tyrone’s prowess as a master to help guide Bran through these troubled waters.
About the Author: 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, Sean is currently 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.
Smut fixes everything