INTERVIEW ~ Max the Sequel by Bey Deckard #Interview #Excerpt #Giveaway

✨ An Interview with Bey Deckard ✨

All about books

Were you a voracious reader as a child?

I was! I started reading at four, and by the time I was nine years old, I was reading anything I could get my hands on, including my cousin’s brand-new copy of IT by Stephen King . . . which might explain my penchant for the dark and disturbing.

I devoured all the books in my elementary school library, read everything in my parents’ house, and constantly borrowed books from my friends. When I moved out of the house, my collection only grew, making it a real pain in the ass to move every few years.

Then came the ebook . . . finally, I could cram a hundred books into something that weighed less than a pound. But did that stop me from buying paperbacks and hardcovers? No, siree.

What was the first book that made you cry?

I think it was a novelization of Tales from the Crypt. The story about the monkey’s paw scared the crap out of me. I was nine or ten, and I remember coming downstairs and handing the book to my father and telling him to burn it. I think he probably just chucked instead of burning it.

Or, it could have been when I read Charlotte’s Web. It was around the same time in my life.

So, those were frightened tears and sad tears, respectively, but the first tears of mirth came when I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I remember I was laughing so hard on the bus to school that everyone was staring—I had tears pouring down my face and got the hiccups. Good times.

You write a lot of different genres—fantasy, contemporary, horror, sci-fi—but what do you read in your spare time?

I would say 95% of what I read these days (other than my own work as I’m writing/editing) is non-fiction. Biographies and autobiographies are at the top of that list. I tend to read a lot of history: I own piles of queer history books, and books on war, art, religion, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. I also read medical history and research articles to keep up with new treatments/breakthroughs/discoveries. When I do have time to read fiction, I enjoy books by Dan Abnett, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Weis, and Andy Weir, to name some. I’m a big fan of graphic novels, especially stuff like Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Preacher by Garth Ennis.

If someone is new to your writing, what do you suggest they start with?

Oh boy. Depends on what you like. I actually have a grading system on my website – – that can tell you whether something is light, moderate, or dark. I’d start by looking there and reading through the tags and warnings. I tend to write on the darker end of the spectrum, in general. Then, you’d have to pick what you’re in the mood for . . . I’ve got a series of books called Baal’s Heart about a pirate triad. Or, if fairy tales are your thing, Beauty and His Beast is a retelling of the 1756 classic . . . but in space. I’ve also got some hardened Space Marines in my F.I.S.T.S series or, if you like books about manipulative sociopaths . . . look no further than Max and Max, the Sequel.

Max, the sequel by Bey Deckard

Release Date: Tuesday, February 14 2023
Series Title: Max, the Series (book 2)
Cover Artist: Bey Deckard – Bad Doggie Designs
Length: Novel / 59,500 Words / 223 Pages

Primary Plot Arc: Romance
Pairings: M-M
LGBTQ+ Identities: Bisexual
Genres: Romance, Thriller
Tropes: Love/Hate Relationship, age gap
Keywords/Categories: stockholm syndrome, dark, erotic romance, thriller, unreliable narrator, mind games, contemporary, cross dressing, psychopath, sociopath, bad behaviour, love-hate, age gap, bisexual, romance, new release, announcement, giveaway

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Book Blurb

Robert Montagnet and Dan Cooper are a nice gay couple who live in a nice waterfront condo in a nice, touristy part of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

At least, that’s who they’re pretending to be.

After five months on the lam, Dr. Crane is strained to the point of breaking—he just wants it to be over. But, with his mental and physical health in decline, living where he doesn’t speak the language and relying on his partner for everything, he feels trapped.

Just the way Max likes it, of course.

When Crane is presented with an opportunity to clear his name once and for all, he’s compelled to take it… But, it means betraying the young man who thoroughly intoxicates him in ways he had never imagined possible.

Can Crane break his addiction or is he too far down the rabbit hole to escape?

This book is available through Kindle Unlimited.

Warnings: abuse, mind games, drugs, alcohol, lying, cheating, crime, dubcon, violence


Crane left a note for Max, letting him know he’d gone out for errands and closed the door quietly behind him so he wouldn’t wake Max from his well-deserved nap. Whistling, he took the stairs down, spinning the key ring on his finger as he shielded his eyes against the midafternoon sun. He stopped on the last step and stood there momentarily, just glad to be out of the house. It felt great. He felt great. Crane watched a family of four cross the street, the mother squinting down at the phone in her hand while dragging along a little boy in bathing trunks. From the pallor of their skin, Crane assumed they’d just arrived and weren’t familiar yet with the area. Sure enough, the father spotted Crane and steered the baby stroller towards him, a smile on his face.

“Howdy! Hablar Ang-lays?” the man asked in a twangy accent as he touched the rim of his cap.

“I do,” Crane replied. “Are you looking for the beach?”

“We are,” the man replied, then called to his wife. “Mags, I found help!”

Crane grinned. “Just keep following this road, then turn left at the fence. You’ll see the access to the beach right away.”

“Thank you. We got turned ‘round,” the man said, jiggling the stroller back and forth a few times to soothe its cranky occupant. “Much obliged. Mags, it’s this way!”

Watching them go, Crane felt his mood shift. Soberly, he thought about how foreign it all seemed to him now. Just a nice little family vacation where no one was trying to drug or manipulate anyone, where no one had to worry about winding up in jail or whether someone was going to sodomize them while drunk . . .


With a rueful chuckle, Crane shook his head and went up the street in the opposite direction of the tourist family and had to admit the voice in his head had a point. If there was one thing life with Max certainly wasn’t, it was boring.

About Bey Deckard

Artist, Writer, Dog Lover.

Bey Deckard is the author of a number of novels including the Baal’s Heart books, Max, Beauty and His Beast, and Better the Devil You Know.

Bey lives in Montréal, Canada where he spends most of his time writing, doing graphic work, painting portraits, speaking French, cooking tasty vegetarian eats, or watching more movies than is good for him. If you’re the curious type, is where you’ll find art and free stories by Bey as well as information on his published works.

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