Thursday, September 27, 2012

Goddess Fish Blog tour: Redemption of the Hypnotist

A demonstration of erotic hypnosis leads to two relationships, one inspiring and creative, the other abusive and destructive. 
Darren Braid was a respected psychology professor until a student accused him of trying to hypnotize her into sexual slavery. The accusation was recanted, but the university dismissed him anyway. Feeling betrayed, Darren retreated into seclusion. But the FBI believes that his exceptional skill with hypnosis and his tainted personal history make him the perfect undercover agent to infiltrate a sex slavery ring. 

Latoya Douglas works for the studio that’s fronting the slavery ring. She is a beautiful black woman and one of L.A.’s hottest rap producers. Latoya will do almost anything to support her artists. She decides to 'manage' Darren, and remake him into an evil mind-controlling genius. She becomes his lover and muse. She inspires and helps Darren produce a hypnosis program to make women eager for sex with her rappers, and she helps find women to test the program. After three years of solitude, Darren finds the relationship more inspiring and rewarding than anything he imagined. But he doesn’t know if he can trust her. Is she part of the slavery ring, or trying to find her missing sister? 

Marisa Martinez is a hotheaded young FBI agent. She asks Darren to hypnotize her to act submissive and obedient so she can get close to the slavers. But the hypnotic programming works too well. Marisa is in danger of losing herself to the submissive role and becoming a mindless sex toy. Can Darren restore her mind before she’s actually sold into sexual slavery?

"In fact, we're conducting a market focus group right now. If you're interested, I can ask Darren if you can speak with the focus group. You … "

"No need to trouble yourself. I'll just surprise him." He stood and left the office as if she didn't exist. 

Latoya rushed after him. "Mr. Breaux, you can't just walk in on a hypnosis session. You should let me check to see if the ladies can be questioned at this time." 

She didn't give him a chance to reply, but rushed on to the conference room. She opened the door quietly. Darren was talking casually with the three female agents. They were standing very close, as if the women were just barely resisting the desire to touch his body. 

Latoya mouthed the phrase "he's here" and waved for the ladies to move in tighter. Then summoning as much false indignation as she could, "Mr. Braid! This is a place of business, what do you think you're doing?"

Darren dived into a chair and the three ladies scrambled into position around him; one on his lap, one rubbing his shoulders, and one kneeling at his side caressing his arms. 

"Mr. Braid," Latoya continued. "I know your stories can arouse intense sexual desires. But you must control yourself here. You can't take advantage of these women." The girl on his lap unbuttoned her blouse just before Breaux stepped up behind Latoya. 

"The ladies are just helping me with the market research," Darren smiled like a flamboyantly arrogant rock star. "Aren't you ladies?"

My name is Daniel, though I use the name Hypnotic Dreams as my 'brand' and my pseudonym. I hold a BS in Engineering and an MS in Technical Communication. I worked as a contract technical writer for 17 years, which gave me a broad range of experiences in several different industries.

 I began studying hypnosis in the 1990s and joined the online erotic hypnosis community in 1998. Redemption for the Hypnotist is my first full-length novel. I also have produced 19 hypnosis MP3s, which are available on my web site.

SLAVE's Review:

When I initially started this book, I was immediately taken aback, and turned off for what a thought was a blatant attack on women and I was only on page 2. That was definitely not my cup of tea so I put it down. After two days I had to tell myself that there was no way the publishers would promote such trash. I must have taken it wrong or something. So I settled in and gave it another try. And to my relief, this story was not about hypnotizing unknowing, unwilling girls, and making them your 'fuck toys', but about infiltrating a modern day sex slave ring.
Now with that being said, Redemption for the Hypnotist turned out to actually be a good read. The author meshed an FBI case easily within his story. Now, the only problem I had was the involvement of a citizen, Darren, the male lead, in such a dangerous case simply because he was the leading agent’s cousin who needed to get out of the house. But then why not, I guess.
Once the story got moving I enjoyed all the characters. Darren is the hypnotist. Though he longs for his solitude, he saves a few would-be sex slaves and has some major fun while doing it. The lead female, Latoya, was a thrill to read. I enjoyed that she actually likes to be hypnotized for the different sexual experiences. Marisa, the under-cover agent, I actually felt sorry for, because though she's a tough no-nonsense agent, she really takes to being hypnotized, and almost lost who she really was.
 I really enjoyed this story and was glad I gave it another try. 4 pens for this book by Hypnotic Dream and I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.


  1. Interesting and good review. This is really a different story line. It does appear that the reviewer did like it.

  2. Hi Slave,

    Thanks for the review. I'm sorry you had difficulty with the first chapter. Part of the difficulty of writing for two different audiences is that not everyone is going to like every part of a book. When I first started writing, it was for people who enjoy reading erotic mind control stories. The romance of the novel developed as I was writing.

    But I'm glad you liked the characters. When the reader cares about the characters, it means the writer has done his job well. The fact that you cared enough about Marisa to feel sorry for her means I did a good job of writing her.