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The Dog Days of Summer

Well here we are at the end of August, right in the midst of what we in North America call the dog days of summer. I’ve heard the expression all my life, but I never really got why it was called that, so I went and looked it up. It originates from the fact that Sirius, or the Dog Star rose at the same time as the sun during the hot summer months. At least that’s what happened when the expression was first coined. It doesn’t happen at that time of the year anymore, but we still use the reference.

To me growing up, the dog days were always associated with the later weeks of August when summer was well and truly baked into the skin, but school was just around the corner. It was the end of the summer and the freedom it entailed, the last of those long unstructured days where anything could happen. Now that I’m older, it means the often brutally hot days of August are almost over with cooler weather coming soon – it’s the promise of Fall on the horizon with its refreshing breezes.

I admit it, I’m not much of a fan of summer weather, but it makes for a great excuse to sit inside with the air conditioner running, a good book on my iPad (whether I’m reading it or writing it) and a bowl of ice cream in hand.

The dog days of summer mean imagining the men who live in my head with their shirts off, bodies glistening in the sunlight. Skinny dipping and holding each other in the water after the sun has gone down, stealing kisses beneath the moon. It’s the time for heat and romance and falling in love under the stars at night.

Okay, still hot, but somehow I don’t mind that so much with those thoughts in my head. Come on in, the water is fine and the drinks are cold.

Sean Michael
smut fixes everything

sean michael designatedbottoms1400 (2)When Peter is unexpectedly thrust into a bdsm club with a black hankie in his right back pocket, he has no idea that he’s signaling being a hard core sub who is up for anything. Lucky for him, Master Rupert takes one look and falls for the unwitting sub and takes Peter under his wing, in more ways than one.

Can a rescue at a club turn into so much more?

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, 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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  1. This sounds like a book I want to read. Mmm… 😀

  2. Thanks for the origin of dog days of summer. I just thought it meant the days were so hot that dogs just laid out on the ground and didn’t feel like doing much.

  3. Felecia Sidoma says:

    I have just started reading M/M books. I am loving them and I always love to find a new writer to follow and read.

  4. Oooh Nice Nice Nice…. 😀 😀 😀

  5. Oooh Nice Story. Accidentally being thrust into a completely different world is a new scenario for me….. 😀 😀 😀

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  7. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    It’s not so hot here in the UK but we do sometimes have a late summer weather in September when the days are hot and the night is nice and cool.


  8. In the UK we often have what they call an Indian Summer, which is a sudden heatwave in the Autumn (fall), after a wet rainy summer!

    I would love to read this book 🙂

  9. I love the way you think! 😉
    I live in SW Florida, so we have summer almost all year. Lol.
    It is pretty and we are close to the beach, though I spend most of my time inside with the A/C on.
    I didn’t know that was where the phrase came from. Interesting. Thank you.

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