Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today I have a special author who writes M/M Erotic Romance for Noble Romance Publishing and his name is Reese Johnson. His debut release, Sex & Chocolate, was one of the reason he contacted me because he heard about me through Rie McGaha that I do author interviews as well as book revies. Well I was all to happy to help him out because I have found that I liked reading M/M Erotic Romance and wanted to give his work a try. So I will be reviewing his debut novel Sex & Chocolate as well as his second novel Soul Searchers which is a M/M paranormal erotic romance. He was here on this past Tuesday, June 30 for an interview about him, his novels and his writing if you still want to leave your comments. Now here is his guest blog about his two current releases.
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Sex & Chocolate was my first attempt at writing in the m/m genre, but I wanted to try and convey a message as well as entertain. I spent a lot of years in prison and I've seen a lot of things, but one thing that really stood out was the increase in the cases of AIDS and the way prison officials handled the situation. (Or rather their lack of handling the situation). The gay community seems to have gotten the message that AIDS is a reality, since statistics show that while new cases of AIDS is decreasing among homosexuals, new cases are still rising rapidly among heterosexuals. While still thought of as a "gay disease", I wanted to use the opportunity to show the importance of using condoms no matter what your sexual preference might be. I used the lead character, Jim, to this end. There is one scene where he has sex with a woman he works with, and even though the sex is spur of the moment, he takes the time to use a condom. Later on, he and his new lover, Steve, have the conversation about being tested for AIDS because even though at first they did use a condom, there is a scene later on where they didn't. I wanted to try and use a work of fiction to make a point and I hope I've done that. Blurb: Sex and Chocolate by Reese JohnsonJim Williams is tall, black and beautiful and when he meets gorgeous Steve Wheeler, the attraction is instantaneous and hot! Steve Wheeler hasn't been with a man in more than seven months, but when he meets his new associate, Steve wants to know more about Jim. As the two men get to know each other over golf and beer, they realize their chemistry is right on target and when they have dinner together at Steve's house, the sex is hotter still. But when Jim's ex-lover, Alan, comes back into his life with devastating news, will it be more than Jim and Steve's new love can survive? Special Content Alert: M/M, gritty language, interracial
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Soul Searchers was fun to write. I love werewolves and vampires and things that go bump in the dark, so I took what I know of werewolves and coupled that with gay bashing, and have hopefully made a statement that addresses prejudice in all its forms. I have tried to throw in a little humor and hopefully succeeded! I'd like for what I write to be something that everyone will want to read and not thought of as a "gay writer" or a "black writer", but as a person who writes entertaining books that carry a message. I don't particularly jump on a soap box to make a point, that’s just not who I am. I'm a very private person who has managed to get by in a world that promotes violence and prejudice. Prison is a very racial oriented environment, as well as very prejudicial against anyone who is different whether it's sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, you name it, someone is going to hate you and try to get others to hate you too. I spent my years in prison trying not to get caught up in that kind of trash and I do the same now. I just have another venue in which to accomplish that goal. My writing. And I hope people get that when they read my books. Blurb: Soul Searchers by Reese JohnsonTurned into werewolves hundreds of years ago, Timber and his lover, Micah, have finally found peace high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Their clan is made up of werewolves from every walk of life and every sexual orientation. Far across the valley is another clan, and their leader, Jack, isn't happy about the abomination going on in Timber's neck of the woods. When Jack declares war, Timber attempts to reason with him and find a peaceful solution. The reasons behind Jack's hatred aren’t clear, and Timber tries to learn his secret, but how many will die before he does so? Special Content Alert: Male/Male You can find Reese Johnson at various place such as his website, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter.

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