Book Blog Tour: M/M ~ Both Sides Now by Megan Slayer ~ (Character Interview, Book Playlist and Fun Facts)
Both Sides Now
by Megan Slayer
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Ever since Michael Jepsen walked into Cedarwood Elementary and spotted Niall Grayson, he’s been hooked. He wants to explore every inch of the sexy third grade teacher in all sorts of hot ways. But Michael has a secret—during the summer months, he morphs into his alter ego, Bandit, and rocks stages all across the country. Can he keep his job at the school, while living the rock and roll lifestyle and snag the man of his dreams?
Niall Grayson never thought he’d catch Michael’s eye. Becoming more than good friends never crossed his mind. He’s not good at letting people into his private life and he prefers to keep his heart guarded, but something about Michael makes him want to open up. Will he be able to accept the different facets of Michael or will the relationship fail before it gets started?
Playlist for Both Sides Now:
Shoot to Thrill – AC/DC
If You Want Blood – AC/DC
You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry
I Will Not Bow – Breaking Benjamin
Hush – Deep Purple
Change – Deftones
This Time It’s Different – Evans Blue
Erase My Scars – Evans Blue
My Hero – Foo Fighters
Stardust - Gemini Syndrome
Skeletons – Heartist
Do What You Do – Mudvayne
Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails
In the Air Tonight – Nonpoint
Killpop – Slipknot
My Demons – Starset
25 Fun Facts:
- I have blue hair and love it.
- Why blue? To cover the greys!!
- I’ve seen the Monkees in concert.
- I’ve never heard Blurred Lines all the way through.
- I’ve never seen the movie Frozen.
- Cats or dogs? Both!
- I have three cats and three dogs.
- I started writing because I wanted a better ending for a NASCAR book and wrote my own story.
- Before my first acceptance, I received over 35 rejection letters.
- Favorite NASCAR driver? Austin Dillon in the #3 car.
- I got Austin Dillon’s autograph on a race ticket.
- Favorite football team? The Cincinnati Bengals
- I never learned to swim properly. I doggie paddle pretty well.
- I went out for volleyball in middle school, but didn’t quite make the grade.
- I’m a band geek.
- I played clarinet in the marching band.
- I taught school for four years.
- I used to teach art.
- I didn’t listen to country music until I was 18.
- I do the DH’s makeup each Halloween.
- I’m a Captain America geek.
- Celebrity crush? Chris Evans and Henri Cavil
- I have to write while listening to music.
- Favorite bands? Slipknot, Evans Blue, AC/DC, Queen and the Beatles
- I write most of my notes for my books by hand before I write the book on my laptop
- I nicknamed my laptop Superman because I have a Superman sticker on it.Character Interview:Today I'm happy to welcome Niall and Michael, from Both Sides Now by Megan Slayer, to Bayou Book Junkie!
Gentlemen, thanks so much for agreeing to this interview. It's a pleasure to have y'all here! Tell us a little about yourselves!Niall: Thanks for having us. It’s a pleasure to be here, too.Michael: Thank you. Now you wanted to know something about us. We’re both teachers. He teaches third grade and I have the fourth graders. He’s the quiet one and I’m the the talker. I approached him first. Couldn’t keep away from that sexy body and those cheeks. I swear the moment he shaves, he’s got shadow again. Sexy.Niall: Thanks Michael. (Blushes) Yes, he’s the chatty one. This year we were both offered longer contracts at the school, so that’s been a help. I love teaching and can’t see myself doing anything else, but I do enjoy refurbishing old furniture.
What has been the greatest challenge in your relationship?Niall: That’s a loaded question. There was so much I didn’t know about Michael and he has been good at playing cool. Getting him to open up has been tough, but worth it.Michael: It’s hard to trust when you’re in my position. I don’t just teach. I’m in a touring band during the summer and the band is pretty popular. I’ve been hesitant to mix my band life with my teaching life. Explaining it all to Niall and getting him to accept me has been the biggest challenge.
Now that you’ve gotten together, what comes next?Niall: I’ve got a lot of concerts to attend and I get to listen to new music.Michael: I’m still trying to work out my schedule between the band and school, but I’ve got Niall with me, so that’s been a gigantic ego boost. Eventually I want to get married. We’ve already moved in together in his sweet Victorian house. Love it there. Love him.
What was the hardest thing for you to overcome that you didn’t expect to be an issue?Niall: It’s not every day you find out the man you’re sleeping with is a giant of the music scene as well as the teacher across the hall. It’s been tough for me to wrap my head around it, but I love him, so I’ve adjusted.Michael: If he’s had a hard time wrapping his head around my split life, then it’s been just as difficult for me to come to terms with that as well as what I want from my life. Like I said, I don’t trust easily, but Niall’s made it less difficult. Plus, after all we’ve been through, he’s still beside me. For me, loyalty is paramount. He’s loyal and so handsome. I’m hooked. After sorting out the crap with my music career and my job at the school, for Niall to stick with me that’s hot as hell.
What are your favorite qualities about your partner?Niall: Michael is the adventurer. There’s nothing he won’t try. I admire that. I’m shy and he’s not, so he gets me to try new foods and other stuff. I’m glad. I like the changes, even if sometimes he pushes me more than I’d like.Michael: I’m not sure I can pinpoint my favorite qualities about him, but I’ll try. I love that Niall is understanding. He’s patient and kind. I love that he’s crazy enough to love me and not to quit on me even when I want to quit on myself. That’s huge. Mostly, my favorite quality about him is that he’s mine. God, I sound sappy, but hey, when I’m happy, that happens.
What's your partner’s sexiest feature?
Niall: His eyesMichael: His ass. Hands down. I love the man’s ass.
When she's not writing the stories in her head, Megan Slayer can be found luxuriating in her hot tub with her two vampire Cabana boys, Javier, Luke and Jeremy. She has the tendency to run a tad too far with her muse, so she has to hide in the head of her alter ego, but the boys don't seem to mind.
When she’s not obsessing over her whip collection, she can be found picking up her kidlet from school. She enjoys writing in all genres, but writing about men in love suits her fancy best. The cabana boys are willing to serve, unless she needs them. She always needs them. So be nice to Javier or he will bite--on command.
She also masquerades under the name Wendi Zwaduk.
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