Before we start I just wanted to say a big Happy Birthday to Amber for the 22nd. I hope you had an awesome day. Thank you once again for having me on your blog, I always have a ball when I visit.
To celebrate the release of A Bear’s Bear, Smokey Mountain Bears book 3 in the Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox Anthology, I thought it might be fun to catch up with another bear, Michael McKenna from Wreath of Fire.
Me: Michael, thank you for joining us here today.
Michael: Thanks for having me, and thank you to the birthday girl Amber as well.
Me: *Smiles* So, Michael, why don’t you start by telling us how you met your mate?
Michael. *Blushes* Ahhh… I’d really rather not if it’s all the same to you, thanks.*picks at a thread on his pants*
Me: Um, well, how are Amber’s fan’s going to know anything about you if you don’t tell them?
Michael: *Sighs* Fine. *takes a deep breath* *Blurts* I may have set fire to a kitchen.
Me: You set a kitchen on fire? *Wide eyes*
Michael: It really wasn’t my fault.
Me: Okay if you say so… so how did you meet your mate?
Michael: He’s a fire fighter, or as they say in Australia Firie. He was there, in all his sexy fire fighter clothes…. *Trails off as he looks into space* *blushes*
Me: *Clears throat*
Michael: *Startles.* Sorry.
Me: No worries. So. You’ve been together how long now?
Michael: *Grins wide* Almost a year. I know it doesn’t seem like long but for me it’s a big deal.
Me: I think it’s wonderful.
Me: So, has there been any moment that’s stuck out to you as particularly special in the last year, that you’d like to share with Amber’s readers?
Michael: *Thinks* Oh, oh. I know. *bounces in his chair* My birthday.
Me: Ohh… Care to share?
Michael: Sure. Cameron wanted to do something really special as it was the first birthday we would be celebrating together. Even though he’d only been at the fire station a couple of months he managed to get a couple of days off and we flew out to Montanta.
My birthday’s the 18th February so winter is in full swing here in the Smokey Mountains, but even more so in Montana. We stopped by to say hello to Cam’s parents and meet his siblings before he drove us away and we left everyone behind.
A secluded cabin, everything covered in white It was like one of those winter Christmas cards you always see.
We went snow mobiling across a frozen lake, had snowball fights, went ice fishing, drank hot chocolate and snuggled in front of a roaring fire. I didn’t want to leave. I may have prayed a couple of times that we’d get snowed in and have to stay for a while. Unfortunately the really bad weather waited for the week after we got home to hit. Damn me for being born a week too soon.
*Glances around* *Leans in and whispers* Can I tell you a secret?
Michael: I would be quite happy to never receive another gift for as long as I live if Cam and I could spend some time every year up there, just the two of us. I’ve never experienced anything like it. *winks* And the sex was mind blowing. Oh… My… God!
Me: *Blushes* Ah… well… umm…. I think that might be about all the time we have here… Thank you so much for stopping by Michael and um… oversharing, I mean sharing with us today.
Michael: Any time. Always happy to help out where I can. Say, did I tell you about that time when Cam….
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Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox.
The Autumnal equinox—when the trees dress in their formal scarlet and gold and the crisp air whispers of chance and change, when bright days turn into sudden storms and the veil between reality and imagination thins. Join the Mischief Corner authors as they share stories evoking this often unpredictable time of year.
A Bear’s Bear by Toni Griffin
Matthew Warner’s been a Chicago Bears fan as far back as he can remember. What other team was a young bear shifter from the Smokey Mountains supposed to root for? When his college friend gets tickets to the next home game, Matthew jumps at the chance for a holiday. It’s his favorite time of year and Nic promises him pumpkin carving and a visit to the world’s largest corn maze, what more could he want?
What Matthew doesn’t expect is finding out the defensive tackle for the Bears is his mate. Between fainting at the realization, meeting family, and dealing with the media fallout of his mate’s coming out Matthew is in for a hell of a rocky Halloween.
The Autumn Lands by J. Scott Coatsworth
Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can’t remain in his hometown of Althos anymore. Not that he wanted to stay.
Caspian still hasn’t figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he’s running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. But when a stray memory brings things into focus, the two decide to run toward something together. What they uncover will change how they see the world, and themselves, forever.
Beside a Black Tarn by Angel Martinez
When Shax stumbles across rumors of an experimental house that responds to the occupant’s brain functions, creating scenarios to please and delight, naturally he wants to steal it. But with the return of a troubled and hunted Julian Parallax and an overabundance of Poe references, even Shax’s scheming may not be enough to get the Brimstone crew out alive this time.
Eternity in the Tides by Freddy MacKay
Autumn has always been Zak’s favorite season for hiking and camping. Not to mention breathing in all that crisp fall air and sitting around toasty bonfires. That all changed year and a half ago when a rich prick high on prescription pills sideswiped Zak while he was out biking.
Now his days are filled with pain and limited mobility. No more camping. No more trails. Zak’s life as he knew it is gone forever.
Back at his beloved stomping grounds, Zak is ready to say hello and goodbye one last time. But when a cry from the frigid Lake Superior waters throws him into the role of a rescuer, more than just his life hangs in the balance. Little did Zak know how much one person giving a damn mattered to him.
Genres: Gay Paranormal Romance, Gay Science Fiction, Gay Fantasy, Gay/Bisexual Urban Fantasy