Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Talking with author Sean Michael

Sealed With a Kink Series and Pony Play

As always, a big thank you to Dawn for letting me guest at the Reading Nook today :)

Close to a year ago, I came up with an idea for a fun new series exploring kinks with different characters. I wanted them to be hot and heavy on the kink each story delved into. I was so pleased when Resplendence agreed to publish my proposed Sealed With a Kink series, and I have to say, ever since getting the first cover, I’ve been even happier!

The latest cover is no different – I love it! It’s sexy, it’s hot, and it’s exactly what I asked for.

SWAK: Pony Play is coming out on Wednesday September 25 from Resplendence. It’ll be here: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/637.html


Jack’s life is typical—typical barely-there boyfriend, typical shitty job, typical tiny apartment in the city. But when Jack is dropped off at Wellbrooke Pony Farm in the middle of nowhere, his life goes from typical to interesting in two seconds flat. A handsome groom named Daniel teaches Jack that it’s okay to want more, to be cared for, and that sometimes, a city boy just needs to be stabled.


“Billy? Billy, what is this place?”
Billy and I have been together for a year, off and on, playing all sorts of games, but this…this is something new.
We’re standing at a farm—beautiful grounds, barns, a lovely home with a huge porch. I’m not sure why Billy brought me here, why we drove for four hours outside of the city to this bucolic place. I’m not a country mouse, not at all, and neither is Bill. Hell, to be honest, I thought Billy was going to break up with me today. I know he’s interested in someone else, and lately, I’m just not that into him.
But that’s not what happened. We’re at this…farm.
“I…I have a friend that told me about it. I thought… I think you’ll find what you need here, Jack.”
“What I need?” What the hell?
“We both know I haven’t been giving you what you need, not deep down necessary need.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. What the fuck is this place?”
“It’s your home for two weeks. Your vacation. Your fantasy.”
Two weeks? That’s my whole vacation from the office. I hadn’t asked for it off. I hadn’t talked to my manager.
“Everything’s been cleared at your work. I’ll go in and water your plants and stuff. You’re good to go.”
“I am not going to just… You can’t just leave me here!”
A huge hand lands on my shoulder, solid and hot. “Jack? I’ll be your groom for your stay with us.”
“Groom? What? I don’t understand…” I don’t understand any of this. I didn’t even pack a bag.
Billy turns to me. “I arranged this for you, Jack. Trust me, okay? If it doesn’t make you happy, I’ll eat my hat.”
“Trust you? You bring me out here and say, ‘See you in two weeks?’”
Billy starts walking away. Just walking to the car.
The hand on my shoulder turns me, and, whoa, this guy is a stud. Tall, muscled, wearing a pair of tight riding pants, a tight turtleneck, and a riding jacket in a variety of browns. His square jaw and blue eyes are mesmerizing.
“Forget him. These two weeks are about your journey.”
“I don’t have my phone charger, a toothbrush. I can’t just… I don’t know where I am!”
“You’re at the Wellbrooke Pony Farm, and I am Master Daniel, your groom.”
“Pony farm? Me? I’m a city kid. I don’t ride.”
Daniel smiles. “You really don’t know why you’re here, do you?” My arm is taken, put on Daniel’s, and he leads me toward the barns. “Do you know what a safeword is?”
“I… Yes? Yes, I… My ride is leaving.”
“He’s not taking you back, boy. You should stay and at least see what I can do for you.” Daniel’s voice is deep and husky, like the best kind of whiskey.
I don’t understand. I don’t understand any of this. I don’t understand why I keep walking.
“I’ll need your safeword before we go into the barns.”
“Marigold. Why? I don’t…I don’t know you. I can’t do this.”
“Marigold. Got it. And you don’t even know what you’re doing yet.” That voice is soothing, like Daniel is calming me.
My eyes aren’t focusing, my heart is pounding, and I’m fucking wigged the hell out.
Daniel turns me again so we’re facing each other, one hand cupping my cheek, the other stroking along my arm. “Take a breath.”
“I’m scared.”
“I’m here to take care of you, colt. To teach you and help you find your place.”
“M-m-my name is Jack.”
“Oh, you are nervous.” Daniel leans in and kisses me, his lips warm and soft as they cover mine.
I suck in a breath and realize he tastes sweet, minty. Good.
I’m kissing a stranger.
The kiss stops briefly as he takes a breath and breathes the air into my lungs. I can’t believe that I’m standing here, breathing this in. Doing this.
His tongue slips between my lips, sliding in to taste me. His huge hands move over me, stroking along my spine. That touch is hypnotic, and I find myself leaning into it.
“Such a good colt. So sweet.” The words vibrate on my lips, make me shiver a little.
He leans his forehead against mine, and it takes me a few moments to realize I’m breathing with him, following his lead without even thinking about it.
“Good colt. Good boy. I’m here to make this good, for you.”
I don’t even know what that means.
“I understand from your registration that you’ve never done this before.” Daniel has put my hand back on his arm and is leading me toward the barns again. We’re headed for one of the smaller
“I don’t know what this is.” Billy has just deserted me.
Daniel opens the door to the barn for me. “Pony play.”
Pony play.
There are no horses in the barn. It doesn’t even smell like a barn. I just shake my head, my eyes closing. Billy got into my computer. That’s the only answer. I’d been surfing and…it’s fascinating, erotic as fuck, but not real.
It can’t be real.

Thanks again for having me, Dawn!

Sean Michael
smut fixes everything

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