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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Supernatural Sunday with Reese Johnson

Please help me welcome author, Reese Johnson! Reese is the author of Soul Searchers, Sex & Chocolate, and his newest release, GRRR, all released by Noble Romance Publishing! His tagline on his website is “Chocolate never tasted so good”. Yum! Sheesh! That tagline elicits multiple provocative thoughts for me! :D

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GRACEN: Do you have a movie that you must watch every Christmas? What's your favorite Christmas movie? Do you have a favorite Christmas character or character type?

REESE: We like to watch It’s A Wonderful Life, the b&w version only.



GRACEN: Do you have any Christmas traditions like decorating your house, having house parties, making cookies etc.?

REESE: We live in the mountains and have a very simple life, where the decorations are simple and old fashioned. We hunt, we fish, we ride 4-wheelers, grow our own food…and everyone in the family has at least one weapon, usually more, so it was only natural that my niece would give our angels their own weapons! (See Christmas tree pic) Mostly, my tradition involves watching others decorate while I eat all the goodies!



GRACEN: If you do make Christmas Cookies, what kinds will you be making this year? What was your all-time most favorite Christmas Cookie that you ever made? Why? Care to share the recipe?

REESE: I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I get a batch every year, but believe me, you wouldn’t want a recipe from me unless you want to know how to make eggnog!



GRACEN: Do you send out greeting cards to your friends and family? Why or why not? What greeting do you like to see on the greeting cards you send? On the ones you receive? (For example, “Merry Christmas”, “Season’s Greetings”, etc.)

REESE: I don’t send out Christmas cards, I’m not much on keeping up with people that way. I have a phone if I want to tell someone something. I think everyone makes a big deal out of whether to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings. I think everyone should be free to say whatever they want, according to their own beliefs. This whole country has gotten so caught up in being politically correct, all anyone does is complain about someone else. Say what you gotta say and be done with it, if someone else gets offended, that’s on them not you. I think it’s the spirit of the season that counts.



GRACEN: If you could be any Christmas Character, who would it be and why?

REESE: Santa-my lady’s favorite character. My beard’s all ready white and by Christmas, my belly’s pretty round too!



GRACEN: Other than money (because who doesn’t want more of that), what would your ultimate gift be?

REESE: I’m pretty content with my life and really don’t want for anything. But I guess I would want to be able to give my loved ones their ultimate gift.

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Reese’s Christmas Tree


Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Reese. It’s lovely!

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GRACEN: Now, let’s get to your writing. Why the paranormal romance genre? What was the draw for you?

REESE: I really don’t know. I tend to lean more toward sci-fi when I read for pleasure, but I let my writing kind of go wherever it wants to.



GRACEN: If you could describe your writing with a word or phrase, what would it be? Please delve into the core of your writing to tell us what word or phrase you want readers to take with them when they've finished reading your story.

REESE: My tagline is chocolate never tasted so good…I think that line intrigues readers and makes them want to find out what I’m talking about. When they see I’m a black man who writes erotic romance, it becomes a double entendre.



GRACEN: With the current movement to encourage people to give books as gifts, what, in your opinion, makes your story unique? What makes it stand out among all the others?

REESE: I write for fun in every sense of the word. Although sometimes my stories come out with a deeper meaning, I think people like to read for the fun of it, especially when it comes to erotica. The whole point is to titillate and tease, so hopefully, I accomplish that.



GRACEN: Do you prefer throwing snowballs or serving hot cocoa? Does that show through in your writing? If so, how?

REESE: I’m a snowball thrower, but I want my cocoa too! So yeah, I guess that would show through in my writing. I like characters who are strong, sure, go after what they want and don’t care what they have to do to get it. That’s my wild side, but conversely, while the characters might be aggressive, after they get what they want, they are loyal, caring and fiercely protective.



GRACEN: Who decides what your characters do, you or your muse? What kind of influence do you have over your story, or is the muse always the one stuffing the stocking?

REESE: Sometimes I’m the windshield and sometimes I’m the bug! LOL So it goes with my muse. Sometimes I’m the fingers on the keyboard and sometimes I’m actually directing the entire scene too. As for stuffing the stocking, ahem, that takes my mind to a completely different place!



GRACEN: Which of your characters would you never want to meet under any circumstance and why?

REESE: I don’t think there’s any I wouldn’t want to meet. Not that they’re all good guys, but none are more than I could handle.



Where Reese can be found on the web:

Website http://reesejohnson.webs.com/
(there’s a links page on my website)





BLURB:

Do you like it rough? Rico and Katia are drawn to one another and share a night of passion, then go their separate ways but can’t stop thinking about each other. After a string of one nighters, they meet again, and this time the fur is gonna fly!

Excerpt:

As the music played, Rico danced with the grace of a panther and tossed his partner about as if she weighed nothing. When the music ended, the crowd applauded and the redhead clung to Rico as if she was his Siamese twin.

“Thank you for the pleasure of your company,” he said smoothly as he returned to his seat.

“No, thank you. That was amazing! You’re the best dancer I’ve ever met,” she said, gushing over him.

“May I buy you a drink?”

“Cosmopolitan.” She actually batted her lashes.

“Of course,” he said with an amused smile and waved a waitress over.

“I’m Kim,” the redhead said.

“Rico,” he replied.

“It’s great meeting you. I’m a student over at Howard,” Kim continued talking. “Junior year and I still don’t have a major, can you believe it? But my dad’s been raggin’ me to do something or he’s gonna cut me off, can you believe it? I can’t. What a pain he is sometimes. If it wasn’t for my mom, he’d probably not even pay my rent or electricity or food or anything, can you believe it? I just don’t . . . .”

Yeah, he could believe it. Kim's Daddy was becoming easier to understand with each word from his little girl’s mouth. “Well, you know how parents can be,” he said just to get her to stop talking. She was beautiful and built like a sailor’s dream, unfortunately, someone had taught her how to talk, and not about anything important. He could deal with a lot of things, but stupidity wasn’t one of them.



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Website http://reesejohnson.webs.com/
(there’s a links page on my website)

1 Moonbeams (comments):

Rie McGaha said...

Nice interview!