Thursday, October 30, 2014

SM Johnson - handwritten post, just for fun.

(yes, it says "good morning, Darklings - grin).

Have a wonderful and safe Day of the Dead and All Hallow's Eve!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Story of Hawk and Boy

For release  October 17, 2014

In Three in the Dungeon, Jeff and Vanessa were eavesdropping when Hawk and boy approached Dr. Mitch at one of his parties and asked for help with a physical problem that was interfering with their BDSM fantasies... The Story of Hawk and boy is all about that problem, and Dr. Mitch's solution.

Hawk and boy are compatible in every way. The way Hawk wants to control, boy wants to be controlled. The punishments, the rewards... all of it perfect. Except for one major thing. And not being able to do that one thing is such a disappointment to them both that they've considered throwing away their relationship and seeking new partners. Asking pervy Dr. Mitch Minotti for help is beyond embarrassing, but if Mitch can fix the problem, they'll be in BDSM bliss forever.

The problem is the fix isn't exactly easy, and boy isn't sure he's strong enough to get through it without using his safeword. He doesn't really think Hawk will dump him, but it's hard to always be on the wrong side of perfect.

15,000 words (approx 25 pages). Gay fiction, M/M, M/M/M, Medical Kink

Expected release by 2015
(DeVante's Children - revamped)

"Gay people are perverts." That's what eighteen year old Daniel Winthrop hears as his father kicks him out of the house. And even though Daniel knows his dad is being unreasonable, he has plenty of his own questions about being gay.

When Daniel's first lover, Roderick, claims to be a vampire and attacks Daniel with such cruelty there could be no other explanation, Daniel realizes there are stranger things in the world than men who love men. Roderick insists that he loves Daniel, but refuses to change him, and Daniel learns his first lesson as an adult; where there is love, there can also be pain.

Enter Roderick's creator, DeVante, whose personal code of ethics does not allow enslaving mortals for either love or blood. DeVante reveals that Roderick’s vampire blood is poison to Daniel, and that Daniel must be changed or he will die.

A problem at home makes Daniel think he can finally become the family hero, until he discovers sometimes you really can’t go home again.

The vampires will kill him before they'll change him against his will, so Daniel has to figure out who he is, what he wants, and if he’s willing to kill to survive.

90,000 words (approx 300 pages), Gay paranormal romance, M/M

That's the current news, darlings. Hope you have a fun and safe weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

SM Johnson ~ Month of spooky ~

Good morning, my darlings, and Happy October!

I have been stunningly busy working on a Secret Project almost from the moment Dare in the Dungeon was released.

But. The release is going swimmingly! Good reviews, decent sales - so yay for you guys, and thank you so very much!

If I get permission for my Secret Project, ya'll can expect two "revamped" novels from me before the end of the year - woot! Is that exciting, or what?

Meanwhile... I'm re-reading Anne Rice's Blood Canticle in excited anticipation for the release of Prince Lestat on October 28th. It's been OVER A DECADE since we last followed Lestat through his adventurous undead life, and I gotta say - I can hardly wait. Always loved hanging out with the Brat Prince, and I'm glad that Anne is going to share him with us again.

Not much else to report, really, which is why I've let the blog be quiet.


Oh! At some point within the next month-ish or so, I'm hoping to hit ya'll with The Story of Hawk and Boy.  I was going to include this fun short story as a bonus with Dare in the Dungeon, but my beta readers didn't feel it was quite ready and advised against it.

It's close to being ready now.

If you recall - Hawk and Boy came to Dr. Mitch in Three in the Dungeon with a problem they needed some help with, and Dr. Mitch agreed to help them. So I thought, since I let ya'll eavesdrop on that conversation, you might as well join in the fun of fixing Boy. Heh. Medical kink at it's finest to the best of my ability.

Ooooh! Let me tell you how my musical life has recently been enhanced.

(insert musical interlude) and disclaimer: I AM NOT A MUSIC REVIEWER, JUST A FAN.

I have been waiting and waiting (and waiting) for TRAIN to release Bulletproof Picasso. Wasn't in love with the singles they pre-released, but that didn't worry me - as it shouldn't have. There are 3 or 4 songs from that album that I cannot get out of my head, and I am double triple quadruple excited to go on a 5 day cruise with them next February. Train immersion, here I come.

The older Train albums (Train, Drops of Jupiter) are still my favorites, but Bulletproof Picasso is definitely a nice addition to my Train library.

Here's my favorite song, the title track, from the new album:

My other favorites from the new album are Don't Grow Up So Fast, I Will Remember, and Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest of Your Life.

What was unexpected, was that I discovered Better Than Ezra released a new album, All Together Now on Sept 10th, so I grabbed that from iTunes. The first BTE album I purchased was Closer, years ago, and it blew me away. They have an exceptionally unique sound that I adore, and I think it's been about five years since their last album.

But - THIS ALBUM - All Together Now - might end up being my 100% all time favorite music of 2014. Better Than Ezra outdid themselves, as far as "poppy" catchy tunes, (Diamond in my Pocket, Crazy Lucky) and a couple of deep make you think songs (Gonna Get Better).

So yeah. All Together Now continues to blow me away, so I urge you to check it out.

I had so much new music I managed to clean the whole downstairs of my house one afternoon. Which, if you knew how much I hate doing that, you'd be really impressed.

So here's one of my favorite BTE songs from the new album:

That's all I've got for now, darlings. Here's hoping for a lovely October.