Ines Johnson

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Second Sunday ~October 2015

Appetizer: a tease of what’s going on with my writing.

So yes, it’s technically the third Sunday. I had a crazy month, ya’ll! I got to the end of Rumpeled (the second Cindermama book), only to realize that I’m going to have to go back to the beginning. But I’ve decided to put that off and write a first draft of the third Cindermama book, tentatively titled Beau. November is National Write a Novel in a Month and I’m going to tackle this story before diving back into Rumpeled. Continue reading


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Second Sunday ~September 2015

Appetizer: a tease of what’s going on with my writing.

If you’ve been following along in my weekly newsletters or on the website, then you know about my serialized novel “Spirited Away.” I’m so pleased to announce that the full novel will be released as part of an anthology full of stories about multicultural, interracial, and inter-species love. If you’ve read each installment, please know that the full novel has had a copyedit and a new cover! The anthology will be released at a low price for fans. For now, here’s a sneak peak at the new cover. Continue reading


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Second Sunday Serving ~August 2015

My friends and I do a potluck every second Sunday of the month. We share family, food, and fellowship and it’s a beautiful time. I’d like to bring that experience to my readers every second Sunday as well.

Appetizer: a tease of what’s going on with my writing.

I’m hard at work on Rumpeled, the second book in the Cindermama series. And it’s hard you guys! I wrote Pumpkin in a month. It just flowed from my heart to my hands. But Rumpeled? Rumpeled is stuck in my head. I love these characters, their personalities, motivations, and the growth they go through at the end of the story. I just find myself overthinking every word I write because now I know people are actually reading what I write down! I’ll have it ready for you guys soon, I promise. Continue reading


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The Next Book in the Pleasure Hound Series is Here!

TheCleverFoxnotextRaised in an overbearing family of scientists, Alyss has been slowly suffocating as a closet artist all her life. When Adom, a struggling male artist, wants to paint her, Alyss leaps at the chance to be his muse. But her perfectly packaged exterior begins to crack as she struggles to keep their painting sessions secret from her disapproving family.

In a matriarchal society where men are second class citizens, Emet is a vocal advocate for his gender. He and Alyss are pitted against one another over a legal issue that could eradicate fundamental male rights. That’s why Emet, Adom’s bondmate, has cause to worry when he finds Lady Alyss in their home posing nearly nude with her legs spread, her hands bound, and her eyes closed in the ecstasy he knows all too well as rope bliss.

This story contains MM sexual scenes, MF foreplay and rope bondage.

Read each part for free on Kindle Select.

Buy the complete serial on Amazon.


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The Loyal Steed: Available for Preorder

The next installment in the bestselling Pleasure Hound series is here!

TheLoyalSteednotextThe Loyal Steed: a Pleasure Hound Novel

Jaspir has been in love with Lady Merlyn since they were children, but she has always been out of his reach. Trained as a Pleasure Hound and now surviving by selling his body to rich women, his heart has always remained loyal to his true love.

Liam was promised to Merlyn in their youth, but he’s always known that he’s not the man in her heart. With their betrothal approaching, Liam seeks out Jaspir for help. Eager to ensure the happiness of the woman they both love, Jaspir agrees to train Liam in the pleasure arts.

What starts as rivals in an uneasy truce, soon turns carnal when Merlyn learns of their secret lessons. In a society where men are second class citizens, Merlyn is torn between the attentions of two men who would do anything to rule her heart.

 

Part One: May 12th, 2015

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Part Two: May 19th, 2015

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Part Three: May 26th, 2015

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The Complete Serial: June 2nd, 2015

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Pumpkin Blog Tour

Blog Tour GraphicCome on Tour with a New Brand of Heroine!

Available Now!

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3/9: Star Crossed Romance

3/10: The Writer’s Challenge & ARRA

3/11 Sling Words, The Velvet Lair & L. Penelope

3/12: Avian 30

3/13: J. Biggar Blog & Romance Novels in Color

3/16: Shelly Monroe, Romance University & AMOK on Mondays

3/17 Adriana Kraft, Smile Somebody Loves You & Some Like It Hotter

3/18: Jane Leopold Quinn & Kathy Wheeler

3/19: Kate Hill, Kathryn R Blake, Kinky Books Reviews & Manic Readers

3/20 The Darker Side of Romance, MS Spencer Tale Spinner & Tina Gayle’s Unique Flavors

3/21: Heroines With Heart

3/22: Romance Junkies

3/23: Smart Girls Scifi

3/24: Lindsey Loucks, MM Jaye & Erotic Notions

3/25: Shauna Roberts

3/26: KRB -Naughty Thoughts & Miss Ivy’s Book Nook

3/27: Romance Beckons

3/29: Coffee Time Romance & More

3/30: Amanda Young

3/31: Alisha Robinson

4/1: Stacy Juba

4/3 The Pen and Muse & Iris Blobel

4/8: Characters at a Crossroads


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Holiday Reading

Winter means reading and writing time to me. I’m working on the third Pleasure Hound book, cousin Alyss’ story. There are a couple of books keeping me cozy this winter.

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Agnes Moor’s Wild Night by Alyssa Cole

Agnes Moor knows her place in the court of King James IV—as one of the “exotics” in his employ. When the king makes a kiss from Agnes the prize of a tourney, a mysterious knight plows through his opponents to claim it. But it isn’t chance. The Wild Knight has come for her, and her champion is after after the most elusive prize of all: her heart.

Oh boy do I recommend this book! Its an interracial romance with an African woman and a Highlander!!! Don’t let the cover deter you. Its a really well-executed, steamy story of true love and adventure.


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A Mantra For the People-Pleasing Writer

As release day approaches and reviews start to pop up, I’m beginning to turn my ear to the doubtlets. But as soon as those little doubts popped into my head this morning, my Daily Om message appeared in my inbox.
From DailyOm.com
Not everybody we meet will like us and it is ok to move into acceptance rather than trying to make somebody like you.

It is not necessarily a pleasant experience, but there will be times in our lives when we come across people who do not like us. As we know, like attracts like, so usually when they don’t like us it is because they are not like us. Rather than taking it personally, we can let them be who they are, accepting that each of us is allowed to have different perspectives and opinions. When we give others that freedom, we claim it for ourselves as well, releasing ourselves from the need for their approval so we can devote our energy toward more rewarding pursuits.

While approval from others is a nice feeling, when we come to depend on it we may lose our way on our own path. There are those who will not like us no matter what we do, but that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with us. Each of us has our own filters built from our experiences over time. They may see in us something that is merely a projection of their understanding, but we have no control over the interpretations of others. The best we can do is to hope that the role we play in the script of their lives is helpful to them, and follow our own inner guidance with integrity.

As we reap the benefits of walking our perfect paths, we grow to appreciate the feeling of fully being ourselves. The need to have everyone like us will be replaced by the exhilaration of discovering that we are attracting like-minded individuals into our lives—people who like us because they understand and appreciate the truth of who we are. We free ourselves from trying to twist into shapes that will fit the spaces provided by others’ limited understanding and gain a new sense of freedom, allowing us to expand into becoming exactly who we’re meant to be. And in doing what we know to be right for us, we show others that they can do it too. Cocreating our lives with the universe and its energy of pure potential, we transcend limitations and empower ourselves to shine our unique light, fully and freely.

And to that, I say Ashe and Namaste.