Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kinky Kiss and Tell - Takahashi Yoshi from The Shinobi Series, by Sessha Batto

Today we are interviewing Takahashi Yoshi, who stepped out of the shadows when Sessha Batto wrote a book about his relationship with Sasaki Makoto. Here's what Yoshi had to say:

What is your favorite thing about Makoto?
That's easy – Makoto makes me feel safe. He doesn't expect me to be the strongest or the smartest, he doesn't care about my talents, he likes me for me.


What does Makoto do that is most annoying?
As an interrogator paranoia comes with the territory. He's overly suspicious of everything. Going out to eat is a nightmare, he has to check everything for poison before he'll taste it.


How did you meet?
Well, we first met when we were children, and we trained and even worked together on occasion for years. I didn't really get to know him, though. We never really even talked before he found out what my duties actually were and maneuvered the clan to put a stop to it. He saved me, and I will be eternally grateful.


Which do you prefer? Coffee, tea, or ?
Tea, definitely. Jasmine green tea is my favorite, it's so soothing.


What addiction can you not live without?
Books. Reading has been my escape since I was very young. Since I had to retire from active duty as a shinobi, Makoto convinced me to set up shop as a rare book dealer.


Describe your favorite pair of shoes.
I'm a practical man, I only own two pairs of shoes and they're interchangeable.


What do you most fear?
Losing the love of my life now that I've found him. Anything else I can handle.


What would you like to come back as if you're reincarnated?
A cat – they're sensuous and lazy, two things I excel at.


Do you regret being born and raised a shinobi?
I have no regrets. The things I did protected the people I care about. Besides, if things had been different both Makoto and I would still be alone instead of happy together.

If you'd like to read more of Takahashi's story, you can visit's the authors website, sesshabattousai.com, or you can purchase a book from The Shinobi Series at these bookstores:

As a bonus, Sessha Batto is giving away two copies of Shinobi: Concealed in Shadows. To be eligible, just leave a comment, and she'll come back Saturday May 5th to announce the winners.


5 comments:

  1. Sessha and Takahashi Yoshi,
    My apologies for not posting earlier today, thank you both for spending time with us on Kinky Ever After. I'll definitely have to check out your books, although the first thing I'm doing after I finish commenting is to google "shinobi"...
    Guess it comes from being a relatively sheltered Westerner. LOL
    Qwillia

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  2. shinobi is the japanese pronunciation of the two characters that make the word ninja ;) same thing, different name. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. wow! Didn't realize Yoshi and Makoto knew each other as children!

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  4. the up and downside of living in a secluded enclave - you know everyone and they know you ;)

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  5. Okay - the giveaway is now over - looks like Quilla and anz77 are the winners ;)

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