Author Name: Sean Michael
Book Name: Three To Get Ready
Series: Mannies Incorporated
This book can be read as a standalone
Release Date: December 18, 2015
Single father Jack Jones is in dire need of a new nanny. His five year old son Nathan is legally blind, he has twin baby girls arriving in less than two months and the girl currently working for him is leaving at Thanksgiving to go home and continue her higher education. If Mannies Incorporated doesn’t come up with a viable candidate soon, he’s not sure what he’s going to do.
Dan Miller is on the hunt for a new job. He’s had some great placements with Mannies Incorporated, many as Manny to multiple birth families to get them over the hump. He even has experience with special needs children, so the job he’s interviewing for looks like it’s right up his alley.
When Dan arrives at Jack’s house, he discovers that this Jack Jones is his Jack Jones, the man he was in love with during college, and who broke up with Dan because Dan wanted children. Will Dan and Jack be able to put the past behind them and work together, or will their past keep them from having a future together?
Pages or Words: 64,000 words/190 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Guest Post: Sean Michael’s Christmas Recipes
Christmas is coming!
It’s Christmas tomorrow and I’m ready with two staples that always happen on Christmas.
Magic Cookies (sometimes called Forgotten Cookies) these are meringues that go in the oven just before bed on Christmas Eve. You stick them in, turn off the oven and in the morning when you wake up, tada! There are little puffs of clouds that are airy and light ready to munch on as you attack your stocking.
- Cranberry Bread. I always make this on Christmas Eve so that in the morning, after stockings, there is something yummy and easy to have for breakfast. Because the presents under the tree don’t get opened until everyone has had breakfast and the kitchen is ready for the big Christmas dinner food making.
- Recipes for both are at the bottom of this page.
I always leave cookies and milk out for Santa – a little variety of homemade goodies for him. He likes homemade the best.
Jack and Dan spend Christmas Eve making a recording from Santa for Nathan, taking bites of the cookies Nathan left out, and making sure all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. They use a brail typewriter to make the labels on the gifts so that Nathan can read them.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Smut fixes everything
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Ingredients: 2 egg whites 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 small pkg. chocolate chips (you could also use mint chips, crushed candy canes, or omit altogether)
Beat egg whites until stiff. Add salt and sugar gradually, then the vanilla, beating all the time. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonful on a greased baking sheet. Put in oven and turn it off immediately. Leave in the oven overnight.
Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe
- juice and grated peel of 1 orange
- boiling water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Put orange juice in a 1-cup measure. Add enough boiling water to orange juice to make 3/4 cup. Add grated orange peel and butter; stir until butter is melted. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and egg together; add orange mixture and stir until well blended.
Add cranberries and nuts. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir into egg and orange mixture. Pour batter into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool on a rack and store overnight before serving
Cranberry Orange Butter Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade
In a small mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in cranberry sauce and marmalade until well blended. Store covered in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
Dan Miller followed the instructions on his GPS to one Jack Jones’ house for his interview. He was trying to decide if it was a good or bad omen that he’d dated a Jack Jones. It had ended, so maybe bad. On the other hand, they’d ended because Jack didn’t want kids and he did, which was better to learn early on, before they’d invested a lot of time in each other, right? So good sign.
Chuckling at himself, he went over what Drake at Mannies Inc had told him about the family.
Single gay dad, one special needs son – the boy was nearly six and clinically blind. Apparently he could see general shapes if they were high contrast and he could see lights and light contrast. There were twin girls on their way. In a couple of weeks in a few weeks in fact.
Newborns were Dan’s favorite. He loved that new baby smell. He loved their chubby little cheeks and limbs, their fat bellies and how quickly they changed.
After reading the file, he’d had to agree with Drake that he seemed like a really good fit for the family.
The position was live-in, so he paid close attention as the condo came into view. Not far from the beach, it was a decent size, not too big, but not tiny. The front was neat and he could see the backyard was fenced in.
Pulling into the drive, he turned off the engine and took a deep breath. Okay. Interview time. He climbed out of the car, with his best ‘I’m the perfect man to look after your kids’ face on.
He knocked on the front door.
“Daddy! Maddie, someone is here!”
“I’ll get it, man. Hopefully this one will work for your daddy, Mr. Picky. I have to leave the week of Thanksgiving. I have to.”
The door opened and a lovely dark-skinned young woman stood there with a skinny little boy in thick glasses. “Hey there. Can I help you?”
“Hi, Dan Miller. I’m here to see Mr. Jones?”
“Sure. Come on in. I’m Maddie, Nathan’s personal assistant.” She winked at him.
“Very nice to meet you.” He shook her hand.
Then he turned his attention to the little boy. “Hey there, You must be Nathan.”
“Uh-huh. Nathan James Jones.” One hand was held out. “Pleased meeting you.”
Dan took Nathan’s hand and shook it solemnly. “Pleased to meet you, too.”
“Hey there. Sorry, man. I was paying some bills. Crazy life.”
Dan looked up at the familiar voice and blinked. Strong jaw, blond curls, and the bluest eyes in the history of the earth — that was Jack. His Jack.
Dan felt like he’d been poleaxed.
His Jack who didn’t want kids, no way no how was he fucking crazy for even suggesting it.
“Jack?” Oh, smooth, Dan. Clearly it was Jack. Hell, even if he couldn’t believe his eyes, the folder he’d gotten from Drake had said the guy’s name was Jack.
“Dan? Danny? Oh, my God!” Jack’s eyes went wide. “Look at you. You look amazing.”
He kind of hated the way Jack’s words made him stand a little taller, a little straighter. “So do you. The years have been good to you.” Twelve years. Shit, things had changed in that time, that much was obvious, but not how just a glance from those devastating eyes could make his cock perk up. That hadn’t changed a damn bit.
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Meet 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, 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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Publisher: Sean Michael
Cover Artist: Kris Norris
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