The Luckiest Master
Title: The Luckiest Master
Series: Iron Eagle Gym Series, Book #3
Author: Sean Michael
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance
Pages: 210 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
When Master Damien Richardson (Day to his friends) takes over the front desk manager job at the Iron Eagle Gym, he knows he’s going to need an assistant. But finding the right person for the job is harder than he thought it would be. When he meets Saw, he thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems, and maybe something more.
Sawyer Whitehead lost his master to a tragic car accident some years ago, and since then one opportunity after another has gone sour on him. Thoroughly convinced he’s cursed and a jinx to everything and everyone he touches, he refuses to officially become Day’s assistant because he knows that as soon as he does, something terrible will happen. He’s even more determined not to get involved with Day, despite his attraction, because it would kill him to be responsible for tragedy befalling the lovely man.
Day must convince Saw that he’s not cursed and that together, they can face any challenge that comes their way—in both their professional and personal partnerships.
Alpha Book Club Welcomes Sean Michael!
Some of My Favorite Novels
By Sean Michael
I love reading and I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I wanted to be a writer when I grew up because I loved reading so much. And because some books were just so good, so wonderful the way the words were put together.
I thought I’d share five books that are favorites and why. This is by no means a comprehensive list of my favorites – I hate having to choose favorites and I could easily add another fifty or sixty books to this list without even breaking a sweat.
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien – this was the first post-apocalyptic book I read. I remember picking it up at the library and devouring it. Post-apocalyptic fiction is still one of my most-beloved genres to read. (And to watch on TV/Movies).
Pet Sematary by Stephen King – this was the first book that ever made me have a physical reaction. I actually shivered as I read the passage about the cat coming back up the driveway after it has been buried. Invoking a physical reaction in the reader is one of the coolest things a writer can do.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis – When I was a teen I handwrote the first third of a story inspired by this book. The main character is on a plane in a storm and suddenly finds themselves in a new world.
Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje – This book is written from the pov of a narrator who doesn’t know any of the rules of writing, almost like poetry instead of prose and it showed to me that you don’t have to follow the rules, that sometimes not following them tells your story better.
The Chronicles of Tomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson – The neatest thing about this series is how the main character is not a very likeable man. In fact he’s downright unlikeable. And yet, he is the hero of the books and as reluctant as he might be to be the hero, and as much as the reader might dislike him, he is nonetheless the character who, in the end, you cheer for. I think that takes a very deft hand.
Every book I read helps me become a better writer and this is why one of my two pieces of advice to new authors is to read, read, read. (The other piece is to write, write, write.)
About Sean Michael
Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.
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