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Banished from his homeland, Surial is sent to Azize to run the family business. When he wins a slave, Kade, in a dog race, Surial is unsure what to do with him, as he doesn’t believe in slavery. Kade’s way with horses leads to him being relegated to the stables, where Surial becomes drawn to the big, quiet man.
A proud warrior at heart, Kade has been a slave for too long, and when he is passed to yet another owner, he goes without a fight, no hope left in him. When he discovers Surial’s secret, a fragile friendship blossoms between the unlikely master and the unwilling slave as Kade shows Surial that what lies within him is not a curse but a gift.
In a world of magic, Surial and Kade face their fears and hopes amid dangers that threaten both of them as their friendship is put to the test. What lies at the end of their trials is something more precious than either of them has ever dreamed of.
1st Edition published as Windbrothers by Torquere Press, 2007.
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By Sean Michael
There’s something both wonderful and daunting about building your own world. When I set out to write Windbrothers, I initially set it in a random fantasy type setting. I knew there would be magic users and adventure and love, but I didn’t realize that I was going to be building the world from the ground up. Of course, that wound up being half the fun!
Firstly there was the city of Azize that needed to have a shape, a hierarchy among the people who lived there. And, because it wasn’t Surial’s city, I also needed to build the place where he’d come from. The cliffs of his homeland are quite vivid in my mind, though that information is only partially disseminated in the first book.
Then there was how Surial’s magic worked, how Kade was an integral part of that. How there were a race of people who were magic users, and Kade’s people were all potential mates for them, helping them. So there needed to be rules about how the magic worked and rules about how the non-magic users helped. And then there was the villain and why he was doing what he was doing, and how it wold affect the world…
If I had known all the things I was going to have to come up with and set as the rules for my world, I may have been too daunted to actually start. Luckily I started first and realized second. ;)
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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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