5.0 out of 5 stars One great read! By Timothy C Baker on April 6, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition Pablo Michaels gave me a complimentary copy of his latest book and I was immediately drawn into the story. His writings have become more entertaining and readable. Even though it's a quick read, the story is complete with that happy ending we all want in life. I'm am looking forward to the sequel in the works hoping that Jack's adventures continue and the fantasy becomes more magical. 5.0 out of 5 stars By The Recipe Fairy on April 4, 2016 A fascinating M/M love story is interwoven with pieces from the original fairy tale to create a one-of-a-kind new "bedtime" story for adults. With exquisite detail of encounters that left my mouth salivating, this was a nice, spicy story that sent me off to heights higher than the magical beanstalk! This was a refreshingly nice re-telling with a very, very adult twist to it! Not for the faint of heart! The Recipe Fairy 5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love!! By Aurora Rose on January 31, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
Pablo gave me a copy and I was so excited to read this tale that I could not wait. I love fairy-tales and when it comes to Pablo, he throws in a whole new twist to the well known story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This however, has its own twist from a young gay man, learning and exploring to find himself within himself. I love reading Pablos stories as they are full of adventure, suspense, drama, and life. He pulls in real life to the fiction, as this is a fairy-tale after all. Pablo had me hooked once I started to read this awesome detailed story, and no I'm not going to give away any details as the reader will have to find out for themselves. Pick up this amazing book, as you will not be disappointed at the details of the characters new and old, the adventures of Jack, and so much more from the tale of Jack and the Magical Beanstalk. Pablo never fails to amaze and surprise me when I read his amazing stories. Gold stars all around. Great read from a great author.
4.0 out of 5 stars Feels like a fairy tale By Kimberly Gould on January 24, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
This book has the feel of a fairy tale. There are many segments that could have come straight out of a big picture book my daughter reads. The rest is definitely not for children, but fantastic in its own way. My only complaint comes with the ending. Sam doesn't seem to really have a complete story. I would have liked him to have more closure. I would definitely recommend this book to any fan of m/m erotica. 3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 STARS for Jack By Bea LaRocca on January 24, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
I am giving Jack and the Magical Beanstalk 3.5 STARS as I have mixed feelings about this story. First, as a fairy tale turned adult read, I think that the author did a really good job in making that transition and I found myself chuckling a time or two. The thing is that this is my first fairy tale turned adult read and my first read from this author, so I'm not sure if the one-dimensional emotional depth to the story is par for the course in this type of read or if this is simply the author's writing style. So, I'll start with what I liked about the story. There weren't many noticeable errors in the writing and editing which made this an easy and pleasurable read. I liked the few laughs and the steamy MM and MMM scenes in the story too. I was a little bit uncomfortable with one of Jack's artistic renderings of his father who'd passed away when Jack was five years old. When you read the story yourself you should be able to determine which sketch I am referring to. And as I've already mentioned, I do prefer a little more depth to a story and to the characters. Overall, this is an uncomplicated, fun read and I will be reading more from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack is Wonderful By Aino Kusabi on January 12, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
Jack and the Magical Beanstalk by Pablo Michaels is a short story loosely based on the English fairy tale but written, of course, with a gay romantic twist. The forty-nine pages took me less than an hour to consume and consume I did with sincere pleasure. In my opinion, this story is the author’s best written to date. Colourfully descriptive, however not overdone, Mr. Michaels’s characters are endearing and at times humourous, which adds a sense of play to an otherwise somewhat frightening old tale. Jack’s father, Bill, is a handsome, strapping man who woos his mother Lorene after meeting her at the country fair. Two years later Jack is born, and at the age of five lightning kills his father during a storm. Which unfortunately leaves him and his mother financially destitute. The main character Jack gradually becomes a gangly awkward teen, but then transforms into this very handsome man with a heart of gold. Only concerned for his mother’s welfare and the fate of the family farm, he takes several trips up the beanstalk to return with various fortunes. Eventually, he hires a pair of farmhands and buys back the family cow Pearly White. During one of his excursions into the clouds, he happens to cross paths with another man, a naked and attractive man. Almost immediately, he feels drawn to the stranger, heart, body, and soul. In time, they become acquainted, and Jack falls in love. If you’re a fairy tale buff as I am and or into gay romance, I think you’ll find Jack and the Magical Beanstalk a fun read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly not your childhood fairytale! By Gina Kincade on January 11, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
Told with an erotic twist of gay fiction, this fairytale by Mr. Michaels is filled with sensual, seductive, graphic descriptions that left this reader no doubt as to what was going on!
I enjoyed the author's imaginative use for the beans and the giant's position as a dominant with a slave. Certainly original.
The tale is well-written, and effectively edited for punctuation, although, imho, delivery could've been slightly altered at the start for a greater impact.
Full of twists and turns throughout the pages, it certainly kept my attention and made me want to know what was going to happen next.
Sam and Jack's ending was a little abrupt for my personal preference, but then this IS an erotica piece after all so perhaps it was the way they needed it. All good things end in orgasmic bliss, right?
5 Stars A New Spin On A Timeless Classic! By Imagine The Possibilities on January 1, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author. This review is my honest opinion and was not asked of me. Jack and the Magical Beanstalk (Yellow Silk Dreams) by author Pablo Michaels is a testament, of sorts, to the story Jack and The Beanstalk... but from a Gay perspective. This story does follow the premise from the fairy tale in its simplicity but from a very different perspective than its original form. There is definitely some new material here than what most of America knows of the original story, the tale we have all heard so many times. Well, now you can hear it again! This time you will meet several new characters. You will feel the emotion of the young man "jack", as he discovers other young men. I loved it! I have never read a book from the LGBT genre, but I may read more. This story is highly entertaining to say the least. Pablo Michaels has spun a fantastic "gay" web around Jack. Did Jack know he was gay? I don't think he did, but the story leads him along and helps him discover himself. Not only does he find himself, but he finds true love. What a wonderful depiction! Bravo Pablo Michaels, Bravo! I would recommend this title to anyone 18+
5 Stars Not the same old Jack…Old and new collide to bring a fresh face to this old classic By Robin on December 20, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition
Mr. Michael’s brought life and a new pop to this old classic. He gave us insight into the dynamics of being raised by a single parent. He molded the old and new into a beautiful piece of imagery with depth making it easy to relate to the hardships and lessons that are learned along the way. Mr. Michael’s adapted Jack making him easily fit into the 21st century while keeping the old charm that made this story a classic. Mr. Michael’s subtly slipped in analogies which gave the story a bit of humor only adding to the delightfully well written layering of the original fairytale. He brought a sensuous quality to Jack that gave him more dimension and depth. Pablo Michael’s has created a magical journey into the world of fairytales. I look forward to more.
5 Stars A Sensual Adaptation of Adventurous Youth: Delicious, Decadent and Delectable By PA Jiuditta on January 5, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
This piece really reflects Pablo Michaels’ creativity. His string of word choices is clever and wraps the scene in vivid visuals. The imagery is sublime. Who is the old man, the stranger, and what does he have to do with Jack and his mother? Pablo has cleverly added poignant character depth by infusing some of Jack's genesis, his family, parents and farm life, even expanded upon it to describe the hardship which was the reason the cow was traded in the first place. We have a strumming and artful gold harp—delightful—a young man running into forest. When they run into the thicket, do they meet all the other naked men? Are they slaves of the Giant? The panic and fright caused by the Giant was wonderfully underscored in his careful descriptions. I love these, 'rumbles of thunder', 'like a fox on a hunt', 'where daylight became dimmer'. Also his use of the 'thump, crunch' and the cackling hen really added an element of tension and heart pounding pursuit that was so tangible. This was a cleverly layered piece that I think was a bang on perfect tie-in for the original fairytale story. Pablo adds depth to their situation and tragedy, multiple layers of tension and understanding. I love the fairytale as a child. I love this story as an adult; just love it. It is a well-crafted, beautifully developed, very sensuous taste of adventurous youth that just kept getting better. To the hilt: delicious, decadent and delectable.
5 Stars Author Pablo Michaels does it again! By Ray Sostre on January 8, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
This was a story that was not only outside-the-box, but a very good story that was never dull and filled with absolute fun. Author Pablo Michaels came across with another worthy read. Although, the story is short and meant to be that way, but the book is definitely worth getting. You’ll love the flow of the story from start to finish, and it has a neat fairytale ending to the story. See the full full review on After Dark Online: http://smarturl.it/PMAfterDarkOnline
5 Stars The imagery is sublime By Muffy Wilson on January 8, 2016 Format- Pre-purchase eBook
This piece really reflects Pablo Michaels’ creativity. His string of word choices is clever and wraps the scene in vivid visuals. The imagery is sublime. Who is the old man, the stranger, and what does he have to do with Jack and his mother? Pablo has cleverly added poignant character depth by infusing some of Jack’s genesis, his family, parents and farm life, even expanded upon it to describe the hardship which was the reason the cow was traded in the first place. We have a strumming and artful gold harp—delightful—a young man running into forest. When they run into the thicket, do they meet all the other naked men? Are they slaves of the Giant? The panic and fright caused by the Giant was wonderfully underscored in his careful descriptions. I love these, ‘rumbles of thunder’, ‘like a fox on a hunt’, ‘where daylight became dimmer’. Also his use of the ‘thump, crunch’ and the cackling hen really added an element of tension and heart pounding pursuit that was so tangible. This was a cleverly layered piece that I think was a bang on perfect tie-in for the original fairytale story. Pablo adds depth to their situation and tragedy, multiple layers of tension and understanding. I love the fairytale as a child. I love this story as an adult; just love it. It is a well-crafted, beautifully developed, very sensuous taste of adventurous youth that just kept getting better. To the hilt: delicious, decadent and delectable. I gave it a ringing endorsement of 5 stars. Buy it. At $2.99 you will not be disappointed! xo