Friday, June 22, 2012

6/22/12

What’s been going on with me lately, you might ask? I’m sure many of you don’t care all too much, but I’m going to give you a little bit of insight into Booker’s world anyhow. Trying to survive and writing. I’m in the process of finishing up the fourth installment of “Freshman”, which will be available July 2, 2012. In addition, I’m also working on the spin-off to my “Shadow” series, about a coven of four witches who suddenly come into their powers and have to defeat some primeval evil/mysterious being kinda thing. No, it’s not the most original storyline in the world, but I like it, and I’m attempting to bring something unique to the storyline. My working title for it is called “Underneath”, and if all things go right, it should be available in December 2012/January 2013 (You know, If the world doesn’t end and all). So far, I’m planning the “Underneath” series to be six volumes—maybe more, depending on the reception I get from readers. I have a feeling that it will be far more successful/popular than my “Shadow” series, since it will be more mainstream. When I mean “mainstream” I mean this new story will include straight women, doing ‘straight’ things, who happen to have magical powers, as opposed to the “Shadow” series, which involves a group of gay guys, doing ‘gay’ things, who happen to have psychic powers.
Speaking of which, the fourth volume of the “Shadow” series, entitled “Whisper”, will be available in October 2012, just in time for my birthday/Halloween. If any of you are fans of the series, you will figure out what happened to Justin and Nathan’s older brother, Caleb, after the ending of the second volume: “Anomaly”. For those of you who have not read the series at all, go ahead and read them! The first three volumes are “Shadow”, “Anomaly”, and “Echo”. They’re interesting books; I swear (not just saying that `cause I wrote them…okay, actually I am).
Anyway…since this post is revolving mostly around my writing, I want people to check out my latest release, “Boys of Summer”, which is a follow-up to my story “Daydreamer (which to date, has been my most successful release to date). It takes place six months after “Daydreamer” and continues to follow Jesse and Gabe’s relationship. I think a lot of people liked “Daydreamer”, but some of the comments I got from readers, were that the story was too short and did not have any sex scenes (actually, the story did have somewhat of a sex scene, but not too graphic). Well, in “Summer”, if you’re a fan of butt-fuckery and cock-suckery, there’s plenty of that in this story, but at the same time it’s still about the characters’ relationship. The story was actually inspired by a recent trip that I took to Palm Springs, earlier this year in May. So if you haven’t checked it out, go ahead and do so.
Here’s a link: http://www.amazon.com/Boys-of-Summer-Daydreamer-ebook/dp/B00883BPZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339796544&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+booker+boys+of+summer

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: Roadside Assistance

“Roadside ASSistance” by Evan J. Xavier
This is a short, erotic story with a simple premise: Chris Saturday is driving home from a bar, along a rural Alabama road at night, during a rainstorm, when one of the tires in his car blows out. He calls for roadside assistance, and along comes hunky handyman, Anthony to the rescue. Anthony fixes Chris’ tire, ambiguous flirting ensues briefly, before finally, full-on sex occurs.
The story includes only one real sex scene takes place on the side of a road, in a field, during the pouring rain. The scenario is hot, and the author throws in some good descriptions, but I feel like more could have been described. It would have been better if there had been more build-up leading to the climax, or if the sex scene itself had been a little longer. The story ends abruptly, just as another sex scene is about to begin. I wish the author would have continued with that scene, or fleshed the characters out a little more, because I was actually interested in reading more about them. Hopefully, the author will revisit these characters later on in an additional story/novella/book. Nevertheless, this was still a fun, short read.
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Michael S. Booker
Author of “Boys of Summer”