Thursday, August 21, 2014

SM Johnson ~ Dare in the Dungeon - coming soon!

All right, darlings, it's Thursday, although not exactly morning anymore... but I think ya'll deserve an update, hmm?

I've had a few people asking (begging?) for Dare in the Dungeon - and it makes me feel bad (haha, actually, it makes me feel AWESOME) - but then bad again, because I've been promising all summer to get this book done, and honestly, I've had exactly pretty much NO TIME TO WRITE.

Yes, this is annoying.

And yes, this is terrible for my mental health.

There's this Virgo/perfectionist thing I have that won't let me publish a half-assed book. I kind of feel like I published Three in the Dungeon too fast, if you want my honest opinion, and I am just not doing that again. So yes, I'll make you wait. But gods, I really hope it will be worth it.

I've written bits and snippets at work, but night shift is not nearly as writing productive as I thought it would be, mostly because I get so damn sleepy that there's not enough coffee in the world to perk me up enough to write anything coherent, much less anything good.

But now I am digressing into whining and we just can't be having that.

I wrote 8,000 words YESTERDAY. By hand. In a notebook. I could not stop. It was truly wonderful. This gives me hope that I will finish the draft and send it to beta readers by September 1st. Which means I should be publishing Dare in the Dungeon by the middle of September.... so yay?

Yes, YAY!

I know it feels like it's been taking me damn forever... but maybe ya'll have forgotten that I wrote and published Jeremiah Quick in the meantime? Ooooh, yeah, nobody's reading that one. Well. Ya'll seriously do not know what you are missing (grin). I mean, look at these reviews at Goodreads! Everyone who's read Jeremiah Quick has loved it. Okay, maybe not true. But they've at least been unable to stop reading it, so that's something, right? Smashwords or Amazon. Huh. Can't seem to find it at Barnes and Noble, dang it. But here's a secret - it's "set your own price" at Smashwords, so it's FREE if you want it to be!

It's dark and twisted - but ya'll should be getting used to that from me by now (giggles. and no, I'm not southern, I just love 'ya'll' to pieces). Dark, creepy, beautiful... sigh. Jeremiah is, whoa, something else again. Trust me. You'll like him. Hopefully you'll like him so much you'll write reviews!

Okay, so back to telling ya'll about Dare. (See? Ya'll. Gods, I just love that. It means all of you, every one, my darlings, my friends, my readers - at the same time).

 (if you haven't read the prior Dungeon books, there may be spoilers ahead)

Dare. Remember where we left off? In Three in the Dungeon Dare and Zach have met a Dominant named Thomas - the same Dominant who brought Roman to his knees back in book 2, Out of the Dungeon. So Dare and Zach are getting to know Thomas, and trying out some BDSM scenes. And Thomas - well let me tell you - you didn't see it so much when he has that scene with  Roman (the one where he whipped the bottoms of Roman's feet and then fucked him) but he has a hang-up or two about hygiene, and this really trips Dare up. Because Dare really doesn't want to do what Thomas requires him to do. Heh. Gods, I love being evil.

Thomas may not be as subtle as Roman (is Roman subtle?) and he talks a little crude when he gets into a particular mood, and something about that sets Dare's every nerve on fire...

Let's see... what else do I want you to remember? Oh! Roman inherited Gigi's house in Minnesota, and moved there, along with Jeff, Vanessa, and the baby (Cassandra). There's not a ton of Vanessa in this book, because ya'll have indicated you don't care a whole lot for lesbian love - but suffice to say she's feeling like a third wheel in Roman and Jeff's relationship (fourth wheel, maybe? Because Jason still comes around) and anyway, Vanessa is seeking a relationship to call her own.

This book (shakes head). Man, it's like threesome after threesome after threesome. I swear I did NOT do that on purpose - I think I just hate to break anyone up, especially when no one deserves to be dumped -  so... the more the merrier?

Be prepared for that weirdness, is all I'm going to say about that.

I do love me a good threesome, though, lol.

And going back to Three in the Dungeon - don't forget Jeff is working out his difficulty with bondage and BDSM in general, after the trauma of having had a broken neck, being in traction, and all of that.

AND, last but not least... do you remember Hawk and Boy? Jeff and Vanessa were eavesdropping as they approached Dr. Mitch Minotti in Minnesota, asking him to help them with their little sexual problem... does this sound familiar? I hope so, because Dare in the Dungeon includes a 25 page medical kink bonus story of just how, exactly, Dr. Mitch helps Hawk and Boy (wide eyes - I know! Awesome, right?)


All righty then. Are you going to be ready for Dare in the Dungeon come mid-September?

Do you need a little help being ready?

Okay, here's the series line-up:

Above the Dungeon, Book 1 - Free EVERYWHERE.
Nook Smashwords Amazon

Out of the Dungeon, Book 2 - $2.99
Nook Smashwords Amazon

Three in the Dungeon, Book 3 - $2.99
Nook Smashwords Amazon

SURPRISE! Until October 31, 2014, get Three in the Dungeon FREE by adding it to your Smashwords cart and entering coupon code AF23V at checkout. Go ahead and share the coupon with your friends!


[Cover mocks deleted because I used watermarked images]

Would you like to see some cover mock-ups for Dare in the Dungoen? Nothing's final yet, no stock photos have been purchases, I don't own these images and the following are not FINAL cover drafts - this is like brainstorming. I'd love to hear some comments from you (ya'll) - so don't be shy! (I know, I need the font from the other covers, right? I think, yeah, that'll help). So far I'm leaning toward image #1 as my favorite... he just has that sort of .... Dare sweetness. And a bit of the Ivy League, too.


  1. At least!
    But I can't wait this long!!!
    Since I learned there would be 4th installment I've been checking your website for info when finally it would be published.
    I'm very glad there will be no lesbian sex (het sex should be omitted as well).
    Three is divine number!!! I hope 3 will include in different configurations Dare and Jason and Roman. I would like to see Roman having sex with both of them.
    Roman's submission in "out" was SUPER-Super erotic and I'm ready to pay extra for repeat - pleas I'm begging you!!!
    Nothing suggested Tomas had problems with hygiene but a lot indicated that he was very selfish. The scenes with him, and way he introduced himself, showed he was focused on himself and his desires. This is bigger problem than hygiene and Dare should painfully learn truth. Why painfully? Everyone in this series matured along time (and installment) but not him; or very little. At the beginning he was gay in denial and now he is gay in closet. His way to deal with problems is to escape. He escaped from his fiancé and didn't bother to explain her anything, he escaped from his family and (even with Zach's help) didn't come out (neither to his co-workers), he escaped from Roman in the worst moment of Roman's life. He already mentally left Zach and followed Tomas. Please shake him.

  2. Woot! So excited, SM! All your teaser info sounds PERFECT! Right down the medical kink! OMG i can't freaking wait! And seriously can't wait to get to know Thomas! He's a very intriguing character! (ps. thanks so much for chilling on Vanessa to give those hot kinky males even more air time!)
    Love your mind, woman! Thanks for keeping on!

    Pss. #2 is my personal choice for the cover, but 1 is nice too. just feels like 2 'goes' w the previous books' covers more. matches them better. consistency and all that jazz. ;)

  3. Number one is my favorite! Mind giving us a little more one the insights? I'm just dying to read more!