Hi guys! We have Sean Michael popping in today to show off the cover to their upcoming new re-release Making A Splash, we have a short intro from Sean and a fantastic excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~
Making A Spalsh
After a scandal of Olympic proportions, Vince Dawson lost his job as a diving coach and is on a downhill slide. So when he sees Austin Brody at a local pool, diving like a trained athlete, he thinks he’s found his ticket back to the big leagues.
Austin thinks Vince is crazy for wanting him to dive competitively. He dives for beer and smokes, while working double shifts as a welder. Still, he’ll give training with Vince a shot.
But Austin isn’t willing to let Vince rule his life, and Vince—used to hopeful young athletes folding under pressure from him—finds Austin baffling… and hot. Even if they can work together and become more than friends, they still have a long way to go before they’ll be ready to compete.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.
Thank you to MM Good Book Reviews for hosting the cover reveal for Making a Splash.
And thank you to Dreamspinner Press for reprinting Making a Splash. I loved writing the story of the disgraced diving coach and the totally untrained natural diver he discovers and I’m so glad it’s available again.
I thought Valerie Tibbs did a great job with the cover and I’m pleased to have it previewed here. I love the underwater view!
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August was always hot in Texas, and this year was no fucking exception. The pool was a madhouse, everyone and their uncle out there, trying to get wet and maybe beat the heat for a while. The place smelled of chlorine and coconut oil, of sweat brought up by the heat of the sun. The deck was as busy as the water. The whistles of the lifeguards were barely loud enough to be heard over the raucous noise.
Vince had brought his own deck chair, and he was lying in it, his eyes closed beneath his sunglasses, a bottle of Coke in one hand, his cigarette, this one as yet unlit, dangling from the other. He wasn’t asleep, but he wasn’t really awake either—basically kind of dozing away the day. It was too hot for anything else. Hell, the only reason he was here was because the AC in his cousin’s little house wasn’t working right, and Vince was too fucking lazy to try and fix it.
It had nothing to do at all with missing that chlorine smell, the splash of water as it was cut by a diver.
A chant of “Austin, Austin, Austin” nearly had him opening his eyes, but even that seemed like too much work, so he didn’t. The chanting stopped suddenly, as if the whole place had decided to take a collective breath at the same time. Then a cheer went up, calls and whistles, and Vince gave in and opened his eyes.
He watched as a boy climbed out of the pool in the deep end. Young man, really—skinny as anything and with legs that kept coming and coming up out of the pool. Tall and Skinny’s friends gathered around him, and he headed for the three-meter board, the chant of “Austin, Austin, Austin” starting up again.
“Austin” climbed with an easy grace and strode down to the end of the board with confidence.
Vince found himself holding his breath along with everyone else.
The kid waved to everyone, then turned around with a playful little ass wiggle. The crowd hooted and clapped, and the kid came off the board. Did a reverse three somersault with a half twist. Reached for the water and pegged it with the barest backsplash.
Fuck him raw.
Vince sat up, heat forgotten, everything fucking forgotten except that dive.
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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