Monday, August 29, 2016

Cover Reveal – From the Get Go by Sean Michael

When easygoing Texas artist Dakin McBride makes his way to Ottawa, Canada, for a showing, he meets Jeff Tamrin, the fastidious manager of the Sussex Gallery. Despite coming from different worlds and being opposites in almost every way, the attraction is immediate, and soon Dakin and Jeff negotiate their own brand of diplomatic relations, forgetting all about art or seeing the sights the city has to offer. They get wrapped up in the moment, each of them intrigued by what he feels for the other.

The more they get to know each other, the more they like what they see. Dakin has a life to go back to in Texas, though, and Jeff has his own in Canada. Is there any way for their budding romance to survive the thousands of miles separating them? The relationship seems doomed, but at the same time, it feels too right to give up without a fight.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2005.

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A Note from Sean Michael

This book is the first one that I wrote which I set (in part) in my hometown of Ottawa. And I was so excited to have Ottawa represented on the cover. I have passed by the Parliament buildings you see on the cover many, many times, and I have walked the grounds on plenty of occasions as well.

Just this summer I spent an evening watching the Northern Lights show – where the parliament buildings themselves are turned into a projection screen. The show goes through the history of Canada in a fun and fascinating way.

The gallery in the story isn’t real, but the street it’s on is, as are many of the streets and sights mentioned in the book.  If you ever get a chance to visit there’s plenty to do, even if Jeff is no longer available as a tour guide!

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He was congratulating himself on a day well spent when the door opened behind him, a soft clearing of throat calling his attention. “Excuse me, sir. I’m looking for a Mr. Tamrin?”

He turned, coming face-to-face with someone who looked (and sounded) like he was out of an Old West novel.

He smiled, delighted by this anomaly. “You’ve found him.” He held out his hand. “Jeff Tamrin.”

“Pleased.” The shake was firm and sure. Eyes so blue they had to be contacts smiled at him from a leathered face. “I’m Dakin McBride. I do the leather stuff? I have a truck full of stuff coming, so I reckoned I ought to introduce myself.”

“My missing art! Wonderful. It’s very nice to meet you.” And if he held on to Mr. McBride’s hand just a little too long, maybe the man would get the idea that it was very nice to meet him.

“Not missing at all. Waiting for a place to land.” Those blue eyes looked around the gallery, taking in the chaos, the lights. “Nice place.”

“Don’t judge her yet; she cleans up really well. Would you like the tour?” Or a drink? Lord, he needed to get out more.

The cell went off again and he sighed, flipping it open. “Not now, Jenni, I’m busy.” Then he closed it and gave Dakin McBride his best smile.

Dakin chuckled, took off the cowboy hat, and nodded. His dark hair was caught back in a tie, a mass of curls spreading over the back of his black shirt. “I’d love a look-see, if you have time. My boxes should be in town first thing in the morning.”

“Excellent. I’m looking forward to seeing your stuff. Jenni’s putting together an exciting exhibition.” He took Dakin’s arm to lead him into the main show area. “Oh! Do you want some coffee, Dakin? May I call you Dakin?”

“I’d love some, thanks, and Dakin’s fine.” He gave Jeff a warm, slow smile. “I’m around for a couple weeks, sight-seeing, so you might see a little of me.”

“That would be all right. I like the little I see so far.” Jeff detoured back to the counter with the pot and poured out a mug. “How do you take it?”

“Black, thanks.” There was a little hemp necklace resting around Dakin’s throat, a single hematite bead in the middle. Yum.

“Where are you staying?” he asked casually, handing the cup over and nodding back toward the main room.

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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  1. I've never been, so I'd really prefer Canada ...for whatever reasons. ;-)

  2. i will take a texas cowboy anyday

    1. Mmmm cowboys - but texas ones come with all that heat - I am not a fan of hot weather.

  3. Canada has always intrigued me (although I have to admit Texas cowboys also intrigue me...) ;)
    ummm...seasons is what I mean!

    1. LOL! We have cowboys in Canada too -- out in Alberta. There you'd get cowboys AND seasons - best of both worlds?

  4. Canada because I like the changes in the seasons.

    1. Yes! Although frankly I'd be happy to cut summer out altogether ;)

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  5. I'd rather live in Canada because I like the weather more than Texas weather.


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