Today I am so pleased to welcome Sean Michael to Joyfully Jay. Sean has come to talk to us about her latest release, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a Fairytale Shifters story. She has also brought along…. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

Thank you to Jay for hosting me today, and Happy Fourth of July for all my readers in the US!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the fourth in my Fairytale Shifters series, and I have to admit, that it was one that just called out to be done – I mean it already features three bears, so it was just a matter of making them shifters and all male adults and boom, three quarters of the characters fit the brief. And I had to choose a slinky golden cat for a shifter named Goldilocks, so again, that was a pretty easy choice.

Between the types of shifters and the story itself, I had characters and a general outline, and from there, as usual, the characters took over my brain and dictated how the story would go.

I made the bad guys in this one are wolf-shifters. They lend themselves easily to the role. I think it’s all the teeth and growling.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun writing this one (the whole series has been a blast to write from choosing which fairytales and which shifters to use to the actual writing), so hopefully you’ll enjoy reading it just as much.

There are three other Fairytale Shifter stories, and they’re all currently on KU as well as available on Amazon, so if you wanted to check them out, you can.


Kodi rolled his eyes as Pole and Griz bickered about whether Macintosh or Paula Red apples were better. It was an eternal argument that he knew damn well could never be won. Pole preferred the tartness of the Mac while Griz liked the slightly sweeter Red. Kodi himself didn’t care, as long as there were apples.

He pulled the truck up next to the cabin and they all piled out, grabbing the supplies they’d picked up out of the truck bed and headed inside.

Kodi frowned at the half-open door. “Pole.” He growled. “You left the door open again.”

“Did not. It musta been Griz.”

“No way!”

“Yes, way!”

Great Salmon Spawn, they were as bad as each other.

Kodi dragged his bags to the kitchen, remembering they had oatmeal cookies to snack on until they could make something more substantial to eat.

He stopped short at the site of an empty plate, the light blue bright against the dark wood.

This time he did growl. “Which one of you ate the cookies?”

Pole growled back. “Griz, your ass is grass.”

“It wasn’t me!” Griz insisted. “God, you guys blame me for everything.”

Kodi shook his head, putting his bags on the table, then went for the salmon jerky. That was almost as good as cookies. Only the fucking jerky was gone too. He didn’t believe it.

“The jerky too? What the fuck?”

Griz’s nose wrinkled, then the dark eyes widened. “Guys.”

Kodi and Pole both stiffened and began sniffing as well. Something wasn’t right. Someone was here. Someone male. Someone not a bear.

“Told you it wasn’t me!” Pole exclaimed.

Kodi shook his head. “Shh. He’s still here.”


On the run from a pack of wolves, Locke, a mountain lion shifter, comes upon an empty cabin in the woods. When he discovers that not only is the door open, but there’s jerky and cookies on the counter, just sitting there like an invitation, he slinks in and makes himself at home.

Kodi, Griz and Pole are all bear shifters. When they make their way home after a lengthy shopping expedition to get ready for the winter, they discover an interloper in their home. Not only has he eaten all the food they’d left out for their return, but he’s asleep in the middle of their bed. Anger turns swiftly to desire, when they see Locke, and realize he’s sporting nasty bruises – desire to help, desire to love on and desire to keep.

Will these four shifters get their fairytale ending? Find out in this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.

Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.


Sean has brought a copy of the first three books in the Fairytale Shifter series (Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood) to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Tuesday, July 9th at 11:59 pm ET.

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