Monday, May 2, 2011

Guest Spotlight Author Michael Mandrake

   Hold on to your seat folks!! This week is about to get interesting as I welcome a well respected friend and author, Michael Mandrake!!
   The best way to spotlight this particular author would be to first explain the power of the TRIAD...

    The Triad, otherwise known as the characters in the head of Sharita Lira are three separate muses that are the driving force behind her small amount of success. Misses Lira sees her own life as one that is very ordinary, so instead of presenting herself out to the world, she created three personalities that continue to haunt her all hours of the night to get several WIP’s done at the speed of light, and push her to the brink of sheer exhaustion, but she loves it and that’s the reason she hasn’t told them to get out of her head.

   All three have seen some rewards for their efforts. Michael Mandrake has achieved the most notoriety so far, with his sole author book "The True Meaning of Love" from XOXO publishing.
Let's take a look...

Brandon McFerry and London Davies are a couple that has been together six years. After
having an argument over the importance of Brandon's event at his art gallery versus London's party at his club, London is involved in a serious car accident that makes him temporarily incapacitated.
 During his rehabilitation, Brandon and London will learn the true meaning of love thus bringing them closer together.

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This particular morning, the couple was having an argument because London had business that needed his attention at the bar. Brandon was having an exclusive opening for his latest works of art and he wanted his lover to be there at his side. 
“What, what did you just say?” Brandon yelled at London Davies from the kitchen, while pouring himself a glass of orange juice. 
London was in the bathroom rinsing his mouth. “I said; I need to work early.  I won’t be able to attend your party tonight. There’s some high profile celebrities coming in after a movie premiere, and I need to be there to make sure things are perfect.” 
Brandon shook his head, rolling his eyes. “Baby, c’mon. I told you about this way in advance. I mean, why don’t you have James take care of everything while you come to the gallery.” In disgust, Brandon slammed the door to the stainless steel fridge. 
London looked in the mirror, checking his laugh lines. “Honey, I’m sorry. As much as I like James, I would feel more comfortable being there, overseeing instead of leaving him to do everything.”
 After switching off the light, he walked approximately another twenty feet before coming upon the Italian style kitchen. It was state of the art with updated appliances to go along with the one of a kind, murals on the walls depicting the valleys of Sicily. London’s mom was Sicilian, and was a great cook as he was; such was the reason it was decorated that way. 
London trotted behind, his younger lover kissing him on the cheek. “Baby…please, understand, I just can’t leave James to do this alone. If the people coming to my place tonight aren’t happy, it could ruin my reputation.” 
Brandon stepped away from London’s embrace; he did not turn around; after finishing the contents of his glass, he said, “London, your rep is more important than your love for me, your partner.” 
London reached out for Brandon’s shoulders, “Hon, don’t say that. You know whatever you do is more important to me than anything I do at the club…” 
“Then why not entrust James with the party and come to the gallery…” 
“Love, I just explained to you that I can’t. If these big time famous people weren’t coming this evening, then I would be more than happy to be at your show tonight. Besides hon, you have gotten nothing but good reviews for your work; I know it will be a success.”

Be sure to come back each day this week!! We have a full in-depth spotlight in store and plenty of tasty excerpts, interviews and maybe even a surprise or two!!


  1. Thank you for having us Rohin. It;s going to be interesting! ;)

  2. Haha, The Triad! So mysterious, so intriguing, so delicious ;0)

  3. The Triad, love it!

    Great post Michael, Rawiya, Blmorticia!

    Enjoyed the excerpt, Sharita. *winks*

  4. Thank you Avril for stopping in! Yep, that's what we are, I am blah. Hope you stop in tomorrow.

  5. Hey Jenn! Thanks for stopping by. Yep, I love my personalities

  6. I'm having trouble keeping control of one personality. Congrats on being able to keep three under your thumb.
    Loved the excerpt.
    You make me want to write a m/m for fun.

  7. Thanks Cherie.

    I really love writing the M/M because of how people perceive it.

    All the personalities do a facet of it with Michael being the foremost, Rawiya doing mostly MMF and BL does anything snarky and wicked.

    TY for stopping in. I try to keep them

  8. You always have something interesting for us. How you keep up with all your identities, I shall never know--like the three faces of Eve. LOL Best wishes to the unruly tinity.

  9. Thanks for stopping by everyone!! DON'T miss the rest of the week, it only gets better!!

  10. LOL Thanks Sarah. I have a hard time keeping up when writing. Midway through i might say, no, this is Rawiya and not Michael! ;)

  11. Good job Sharita. I have to agree with Sarah, keeping one personality/muse is enough to keep in control, let alone two additional ones!
    Can't wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the week.

  12. Thank you Cynthia!

    LOL Yep, tomorrow or actually today, the three muses get together for an interview. :)

    TY for stopping in!