Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind

by Sean Michael

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ISBN-13: 9781786514066
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99
Sales rank: 381,575
File size: 3 MB

About 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, organising 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 channelling 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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Copyright © Sean Michael 2016. All Rights Reserved, Totally Entwined Group Limited, T/A Pride Publishing.

Zane looked at the mile marker then at the map.

Then at the big-assed saguaro outside then at the white smoking pouring out of the engine.

Fuck a duck.

Zane looked at his fingers shaking and trembling against the steering wheel. There was a deep cut in one of his knuckles and it was red and raw. Hurt.

Didn’t hurt as bad as some of him, but it was something to focus on. Something to look at while he sat in the middle of bum-fuck nowhere Arizona, trying not to run in blind circles, screaming.

Headlights lit up his rear-view mirror, the truck slowing, pulling up behind him. Zane grabbed his hat, pulled it on, told himself not to panic. Just a Good Samaritan. Okay.

The guy who got out of the truck was tall, wearing jeans and a wife beater. He came up to the window. “Hey. You okay?”

Zane nodded, tugged the brim of his hat down a little. No. No, he wasn’t okay, but he wasn’t in Abilene anymore, so that was all right. His nose was broken, for sure, maybe his cheek and he was scared to try to take his shirt off. “Truck blew the water pump.”

“I’m not surprised. This thing looks like it belongs in the junk heap. In fact I think I might have a few there looking in better shape.” The guy went around to the hood and put it up, checking out his engine.

Zane slid out of the cab, heading for the front. “I don’t suppose you have some duct tape and water to spare? I’d be real grateful.” He ached, deep inside, and just wanted to get to San Diego, see the ocean.

“I probably got the duct tape, but not that kind of water on me.” The guy slammed the hood and bent a little, peering at his face. “You’re almost in worse shape than the truck.”

“I’ll be okay. Someone’ll be by with water. Thanks for stopping.” He’d sleep in the truck and figure shit out in the morning.

The guy snorted. “This time of night? You’re lucky I happened by.” The guy nodded at his truck. “Come on. I’ll take you home and you can clean yourself up. Tomorrow I’ll bring you out and the tow truck can get this puppy to the junk heap.”

“I… If you’ve got a spare water pump, I could install it in the morning.” If it cost less than the thirty-seven dollars fifty in his pocket.

“Sure, we can see what there is. Hell, it’s a junk heap, there’s bound to be something you can use.” A square hand was thrust out. “Butch Serno.”

He reached out, shook. “Zane Howell. Pleased.”

Butch turned his hand. “That’s a nasty scratch.”

“Yeah. Been a long couple days.” Real long.

“Well, let’s see if we can end this one with a bit of antiseptic and sleep.” Butch led the way back to his red pickup.

“Y…you’re sure? I…I ain’t got much cash to pay for a night.” God, he was tired, and if this guy was going to hurt him, he thought he’d rather just lie down and die.

“Oh, I think I can manage to put a scrawny pup like you up for a night without expecting anything in return.”

“Thank you, sir.” He pulled down his hat again, grabbed the trash bag with what was left of everything he had, something deep inside him screaming as he lifted. Please, God. Let him get to wherever without breaking down.

The garbage bag was taken from him and put in the back of the truck and the passenger door opened. “You think you can get in without making a face like that again?”

“I’ll give it my dead level best.” He eased himself up, sitting gingerly.

Butch got up behind the wheel and started her up, heading back out onto the road. “How badly are you hurt?”

“I’m not fixing to die. Just real sore.”

Butch nodded, quiet for a while before they turned into a long lane that led to a junkyard. “I got a roommate. So you know.”

“I won’t cause no trouble. I swear. I’ll be out of your hair in the morning.”

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Three of a Kind 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
So I’ve read most of this authors body of work and I’ve enjoyed most all of it. This one being no different. If you are looking for a quick story about young love and a guy that comes and saves the day for everyone then this is it. Not a whole lot of deep thinking or deep meaning to it. Just a connection, a love and a a savior. Zane, young (very) runs away from an abusive relationship after coming out to his parents, being kicked out of parents house, and moving in with said guy. He then escapes with his life, and Butch finds him. Brings him home to his lover Randy, who also rescued along the way. Randy is an artist and needs a special touch that Butch seems to have the patients for. I have to say, Butch is a saint. First putting up with Randy and then bringing in another obvious problem into the house, Zane. Working doubles and never complaining. Saint. Zane, young and dumb come to mind but at least he can see the error of his ways. And hopefully correct them. All three have a lot to learn and are willing to do it, And unique crew, one that works I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals many reviewers
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book, for review purposes. Zane's truck is a broken as he is. He just wants to get to anywhere he will be safe. Butch finds him and takes him home. To a home he already has a partner in, Randy. can they make it work? I liked this book. It was a NICE book, for the most part, and I hate using the word NICE about a book, I really do! But I can't find a better one for this one. I liked that Zane and Butch have *something* straight away. I liked that Randy is so ditsy and liked that Zane's ex doesn't come after him. I liked that we get to hear from all three of them. Because all three of them are so different! I disliked the fact that, until they decide to actually make it a threesome, there is no talking about it, no build up, nothing. It seemed that it just happened. Not a difficult or complicated read, just one of those easy, peasy ones that you just NEED sometimes. The first, that I can see, I've read of Sean Michael. I'd like a longer, more indepth book to read. I starred this 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4. **same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Kobo**
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Zane is a young man, still under-age to drink, and has escaped from a short but damaging 'relationship'. He is beaten up, with no money, and a run-down truck, but he keeps going. He has to find something to live for. What finds him, or rather, WHO finds him is Butch. Butch is currently working two jobs, but still finds the time to help someone stuck at the side of the road. Zane goes home with Butch and is introduced to Butch's partner, Randy. The part that I enjoyed about this book is that all three characters are completely different from each other. With their own sets of foibles, these three find ways to complement each other, without it being hard work. An easy-going, easy-flowing story, this isn't all fluffy and light as Zane's full story comes out. I am glad that he was able to work through things, with Butch and Randy's help. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, this is an enjoyable read. Definitely recommended. * I received this book from Pride Publishing in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
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