Blog Hop, Interview, and Giveaway: Trainwreck by Michele Michael Rakes


Author Name: Michele Micheal Rakes

Book Name: Trainwreck

Series: Trainwreck

Book: One

Release Date: January 25, 2016


Detective Sergeant Vincent Sweetwater hates dead bodies. That’s why he’s an undercover narc and not a homicide dick. So why is he standing on a sandy beach in California staring at a lifeless body—oh yeah, the suicide attempt. Lieutenant Hanson is making a statement. Something about life worth living. Shows what he knows.

As Vince examines the tortured body, he feels an empathy and déjà vu for the victim, her wounds are similar to scars he has only a vague memory receiving. An intense desire to find her killer fills his queasy belly as a dark game of cat and mouse begins.

The young woman’s death forces Vince back into a secret life dominated by sex, perversion, and sadomasochism. Estranged from his wife he still loves and longing for the man who possessed him once, Vince buries his torment deep inside meaningless sex.

*Warning: This book contains adult content and situations. NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

Pages or Words: 374 pages

Categories: BDSM, Bisexual, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Romance, Thriller


Vince grabbed the remote and clicked on the news. He paid little attention as he rubbed his aching hip. When Lola Romero began her news report he glanced up to see an official photo of himself in uniform.

“Jesus, talk about an old fucking picture.”

Despite being only twenty-three in the photo, he hadn’t appeared young and fresh faced. His eyes had held a kind of darkness even then, and his best efforts were unable to hide the pain.

“An L.A.P.D. Information officer confirmed the return to duty of Detective Vincent Sweetwater just one week after a horrifying display of violence toward a man who was reportedly beating his five-year-old son in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Inglewood. Detective Sweetwater was nearly killed last year in a motorcycle accident on the Pacific Coast Highway and is still under scrutiny following alleged misconduct while under deep cover with the narcotics division.”

“Bite me, Lola.” Vince shut off the TV, flopping back on the bed, staring into the darkness.

“Fuck my life. It was more than a year ago. Bitch.”

I hate people.

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Michele Micheal “Mikey” Rakes author of Trainwreck the series.

Hi Mikey, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

  • What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To be famous and make lots of money…lol. My goals are to maybe replace my day job someday. I don’t need to be famous or have lots of cash, but to be able to earn a living doing what I love is my longtime goal.

  • How many published books do you have? Can you tell us something about them?

I have two novels with Loose Id: Saving Kane, Fourth and Long, and a coming soon followup to those two called After Party. There is also one more in the works for that series, Maddox and Frank. Saving Kane is the story about a guy who survives a hate crime and the paramedic who saved his life. The story moves further into Fourth and Long, where Kane’s best friend is a pro-football player and his budding relationship with a wide out, the connection comes with the who the baddies are, and I don’t want to give too much away. They are dark themed and there are past abuses both Kane and Jackson McCoy of Fourth and Long dealt with as children. I don’t want to give any spoilers, because I’m bad at that…I’d tell the whole thing if you gave me the chance.

  • Your main character wants to cook something special for his love interest. What does he make?

HeheheJ Box macaroni and cheese! Vince can’t cook to save his life. Greg can cook, but he’s a doctor so it’d probably be healthy. Mica can’t cook, either. They’re sort of hopeless in that regard and actually plays a role in their relationship with Greg.

  • What are you working on at the moment? What’s it about?

Currently, I’m finishing up the edits and final books for the Trainwreck series. Book Two had to be pushed back to a March release. It’ll be coming atcha ya’ll soon. I intend to have all five out by the end of June. I have the third book to the Saving Kane/Fourth and Long series, called After Party almost done. The book is about eighty percent complete. There will be another book after that to complete that series called Maddox and Frank, tentatively. Once all of the Trainwreck series is out, I have a sequel, Surviving Adam, that only needs seven more scenes and then editing. When all is said and done, with nothing else on my plate, I have a m/m sci-fi in the works, plus two other story ideas.

  • Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

If I wasn’t working, I’d aim for 8 hours of production a day. I used to be able to write on Fridays because I had no work in the real world. I’d get about 20,000+ written, but now my time is seriously limited. My time is dwindling because of my new day job, so for now, my focus is getting all of Trainwreck released. Then finishing up After Party. Maddox and Frank comes next. Atfter that, it’ll be Surviving Adam.

Meet the author:

Michele Micheal Rakes lives in a small town in the shadow of a big mountain and works as a surgical technologist assisting in the removal of tonsils and testicles. Three grown children, a one year old granddaughter named Thrasher, two psychotic Egyptian Mau’s, a husband with hair down to his knees, an Amazon for a wife, two Harley’s, and a ferret named Teeny Tiny Ferret Feet (husband insists her name Little Feet, we all know he’s wrong) life is gets pretty wild.

Note: Wife recently passed away from cancer and this book is dedicated in loving memory of Mary Louise Castleman. Love you babe!

Where to find the author:


Facebook Author Page:

Twitter: @MicheleRakes


Goodreads Link:

Publisher: Michele Micheal Rakes

Cover Artist: Drai Bearwomyn

Cover Photography by Dan Skinner

Editing: Tina Adamski

Tour Dates & Stops:


Book Lovers 4Ever, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words


Love Bytes, Mikky’s World of Books


Full Moon Dreaming, Man2ManTastic, Bonkers About Books, Bayou Book Junkie


BFD Book Blog, Velvet Panic, My Fiction Nook, Gay Media Reviews, The Novel Approach


Happily Ever Chapter, Hearts on Fire


Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Three Books Over The Rainbow


Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, KathyMac Reviews


Havan Fellows, Jessie G. Books


Cathy Brockman Romances, Inked Rainbow Reads


Divine Magazine, Prism Book Alliance


Molly Lolly


Dawn’s Reading Nook


Alpha Book Club


MM Good Book Reviews


Louise Lyons


Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings


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3 thoughts on “Blog Hop, Interview, and Giveaway: Trainwreck by Michele Michael Rakes

  1. michelerakes March 9, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Reblogged this on A Writer's Nest and commented:
    Another blog stop to promote Trainwreck. Book Two shall be out by next week.


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