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Announcement: Jack’s Magical Beanstalk & the Jeweled Grotto, by Pablo Michaels

Jack's Magical Beanstalk and the Jeweled GrottoQSFer Pablo Michaels has a new MM fairy tale romance book out:

In this sequel to the adult fairy tale book, Jack and the Magical Beanstalk, Jack and Sam have been living happily together on Jack’s prosperous farm with Jack’s widowed mother, Lorene, and the two farmhands, Zeke and Adam.

When Sam started having nightmare concerning his father’s health, Sam became distraught and felt helpless not being able to go back to the land he was born, even though Jack attempted to find a way to climb back up high in the sky to Sam’s native land.

When Sam traded five prized bean seeds and a golden egg to the peculiar old man wearing only a red bikini underwear for five magic beans, he agreed to make it a secret and was unable to tell Jack. Adam was aware Sam was dealing with the peculiar old man and blackmailed Sam into having sex to keep his secret before Sam grew another magical beanstalk.

Before Sam could climb Sam climbed the beanstalk to help his ailing father, unaware there were two new villainous giants, Duchess Luscious Lips Loretta and Queen Buxom Bosom Belinda inhabiting the castle. Jack was left behind to save the farm after a late spring blizzard killed the crop of beans without any more prized seeds to plant.

Did Sam Save his ailing father and brothers? Did Jack figure out a way to save the farm from ruin? Did Jack follow Sam and save him from the giant?

(Jack’s Magical Beanstalk Book 2)

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Once upon a time there was a young, handsome, strapping man, named Jack, who lived on his family’s prosperous farm with his equally attractive partner, Sam. Jack and Sam were deeply in love and devoted to each other. From an early age, Jack had provided well for his refined, widowed mother. He was merely an awkward, bullied boy, when he had lost his father, Bill. He had been killed by lightning, while attempting to coral their spooked prize winning cow, named Pearly White, during a thunderstorm. Jack idolized his father. His memories of his father were deeply embedded with his masculine stature, handsome appearance, wit, and gift to sing. Although Jack could not sing melodically like his father, Jack had the gift to draw and paint life’s experiences and visions from his imaginative dreams.

Jack was a dreamer, believing in magic early in his life. When he had traded Pearly White, the prime Guernsey, for five penile shaped, magic beans from a peculiar, old man wearing only a red bikini brief, he believed magic would happen.

His mother had been fit to be tied. She had relied on his wit to barter their cow for food, during those financially stressed times, but she thought he had come home with five measly beans. She had told him he had been swindled and was an idiot. And sent him to bed without food.

The beans proved their magic, though. They grew into a giant magical beanstalk that ascended up through the clouds and sky to a land where giants ruled.

Climbing the beanstalk, Jack found a new world where a cobblestone road, bordered by shrubbery and forests, led to a massive castle. His adventurous instincts prodded him to explore the palace. Smelling the sumptuous wafts of a stew simmering on a huge stove, he begged food from a huge beast, named Slave, since Jack had nothing to eat the previous night and breakfast that morning.

The giant took pity on the wimpy, human and gave him food, but warning that Master, the giant he served, would surely eat him if he did not hide when he came for his meal.

Jack did as Slave instructed and hid when Slave’s villainous and dominant partner stomped in for his meal. Jack waited until Master had fallen asleep and stole the bag of gold coins, Master had been counting.

When Jack ran with the gold coins, Master woke. Fleeing rapidly from both mammoth beasts, Jack noticed a naked man standing in the shrubs, growing on the side of the road. The two men stared, enchanted with each other. Their eyes locked in a trance, a gaze more of attraction for each other than one of ordinary interest. Arousal burgeoned in Jack’s crotch. His fear of the giant’s pursuit waned with his delighted curiosity in the man without clothes. He smiled, hoping the other man recognized his admiration. They ogled motionless like a hummingbird drawn to the sweet nectar of a jasmine flower.

In a hypnotic state, Jack’s fascination broke abruptly, when Jack heard the thump, thump, thump of the giants approaching not too far away. Quickly, Jack descended the beanstalk and landed on the ground of his farm. His worried mother welcomed him back. He proudly displayed the treasure he’d brought, and his mother rejoiced their new wealth. He was happy stealing the gold coins from the mighty beast. He bought food for himself and his mother. Jack’s belief in the magic of the bean seeds growing up to a different land brought him the ability to improve the farm. The gold coins gave him those resources. Lorene was happy to own Pearly White after Jack traded one gold coin for the cow to the strange, old man wearing only a red bikini brief.

Author Bio

Pablo Michaels disguised himself as a shy, friendly heterosexual during his adolescence, fantasizing other males. Falling in love with another man his first year in college, he followed him to another university to maintain their platonic love, while he continued in his in studies. When he had his first sexual encounter with another man, just before turning twenty-one, he exploded into gay life with lust and anger. He attempted to live his new life naturally, seeking love, ignoring the statistics of the books he read on homosexuality in high school, and proving what he had read was wrong.
He wrote poetry and stories since third grade. When he turned twenty-one, he moved to San Francisco to work and write, experiencing more of gay life. In the 1980’s he wrote every chance he had, trying and failing miserably at publishing mainstream fiction. He published his first story in 1986 in a literary magazine.

After writing plays, short stories, poetry, and two novels, he began writing gay genre stories, since he had more knowledge and experience with gay lifestyle. Trying to publish, he went to a library seminar hosted by two published authors. Inspired by the gay writer, Scott Kemble he connected with him on the internet site for The San Francisco Bay Area Literary Arts Newsletter and Review, which published four of Pablo’s short stories.

Feverously writing since 2004, he published his first e-book, “Pagan Knights of Cambria“ with Life of Riley Productions in London. Soon a mainstream story, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again Hooray”, published also. In 2012 Pablo self-published his first novel, “Catnip, Rosemary, Rage and Time”, combining mystery and humor in a gay, erotic romance. He continues to write more episodes in his next novel, The Deer in the Forest The plot spreads over several decades, about a man’s attempts to adapt to the world he lives, all with love, heartache, history and survival at no cost.

His latest article, Why Gay Men Retire to Palm Springs, was just published in the very popular online magazine. You can read the insightful article here.

Pablo retired from gardening and landscaping to devote his energy to write fiction. As a gay man he wishes to promote his writing in the fictional, gay genre to help others understand the necessity for equal rights for LGBT people and comprehend that love between a man and a man, people of the same sex, is as natural as love between a man and a woman. Throughout his lifetime he has experienced the long battle of achieving acceptance. He has searched for a committed relationship with another man. He has loved his partner for eighteen years. They were married legally in front of Harvey Milk’s bust in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall by a judge, in 2008. Although their marriage remained legal after the passage of Proposition 8, they continued to work to repeal DOMA and Prop. 8. Throughout his life he has attempted to live and practice peace as a process for living.

His book, Blood, Sweat and Black Leather, a gay paranormal romance, was published by Yellow Silk Dreams in January 2015. His Latest book, Affairs of Men’s Hearts, published in May 2015 by Yellow Silk Dreams is an anthology of four stories connected by the themes of gay men seeking love with another man, from wishful thinking male to male romance.


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