The Pygmalion Hypnotist

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Part of the Darren Braid series:

Hypnotist Darren Braid is preparing to launch his new line of erotic hypnosis CDs. On the advice of a publicist he plans to hypnotize a an aspiring actress and transform her into a dominatrix. They'll film the transformation and launch the CDs and videos together.

But under hypnosis the starlet reveals repressed memories of a childhood abduction and abuse. Instead of working with a publicist, Darren must work with the FBI to catch her abusers.

“The story has a bold arc, a solid middle and a hopeful end. “ - InD'Tale Magazine.

Reviews:Natasza Waters on InD'Tale wrote:

Clucking like a chicken won’t be a concern, but delving into the world of pedophiles and slavery is a topic only meant for the strong of heart. The story has a bold arc, a solid middle and a hopeful end.

Emily on GoodReads wrote:

An engrossing, intelligently written book about how a brilliant hypnotist and a dedicated FBI agent save a survivor of a pedophile reuniting her with her mother and stopping the pedophile.

Melissa on wrote:

Being a longtime listener to this author's audio files and reading his short stories, I was very interested in checking out this book. This book was just as good as his audio recordings or his other stories and I look forward to whatever he puts out next. This had a good mix of humor, adventure, mystery, drama and hypnosis that made it hard to put it down for any length of time. He effortlessly created a story that had many aspects to it and kept expanding throughout until he wrapped up the end of the story. It seemed like the end came much too soon for me though and I hope that there will be another story to follow this one. I haven't read the book prior to this, Redemption for the Hypnotist, but even though it's mentioned in this book, it's not necessary to read it prior to this story. Even so, that will most definitely be my next purchase!

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Redemption for the Hypnotist

Redemption for the Hypnotist - An Erotic hypnosis novel
Part of the Darren Braid series:

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 retreats 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 is a beautiful black woman and one of L.A.’s hottest rap producers. Latoya will do almost anything to support her artists, including bringing them women. Her sister has been missing for four months, and now she is working for the studio that’s fronting the slavery ring. Latoya also has a HUGE hypnosis fetish and sees Darren’s erotic hypnosis recordings as a new art. She becomes Darren’s lover and muse. She encourages him to produce recordings that will make women be more sexually free, and she eagerly brings Darren subjects to test his erotic hypnosis recordings. 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. He has to figure out if she’s part of the slavery ring or trying to infiltrate the ring to find her missing sister.

Marisa Martinez is a hotheaded young FBI agent. She allows Darren to hypnotize her to act submissive and obedient so she can get close to one of 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 who doesn’t care how she is used. Can Darren restore her mind before she’s actually sold into sexual slavery?

Redemption For The Hypnotist is an erotic crime novel with an interracial romance, erotic hypnosis, MFF threesomes.

Reviews:Marc Cabot on Amazon wrote:

TL;DR: It's a good book if you like male-dom EMC stories and you should buy it.

I thought it was quite good, and a very good value for the money. It is exactly the sort of thing that people who like that sort of thing will like. And I mean you. Buy a copy.

That being said, if you're particularly interested in law enforcement, you might not like the way FBI agents are portrayed in this book. They're not evil or corrupt, but they're not FBI agents.

OTHER than that tiny little quibble:

1) The story was believable and engaging. I thought the main character was easy to identify with for a person who's into male-dominated EMC, which I am.

2) Very good sex scenes.

3) While the power of hypnotism was somewhat overwrought, for obvious reasons, the author obviously has a good grasp of the fundamentals of how it works and why it works and it was smoothly integrated into the story.

4) Generally the book was literately written and pleasurable to read. The story wasn't just segues for sex scenes even though there were plenty of those.

Tawania (Wicked Readings by Tawania) on Amazon wrote:

This story was a quick but interesting read.
Professor Darren Braid is a hypnotist with the power to hypnotize women into being sexually aggressive, and wanting. He does this by having women listen to his tapes called Hypnotically Seduced. It doesn't hurt that he's a ex behavior modification specialist, and is now making his living by doing this.
Enter Lamar Breaux, he is the owner of Luv Bandit Muzik. Lamar wants to hire Darren and use him and his skills for something special he's involved in. The kind of man that he is, he won't take Darren on until he has a demonstration of what he proclaims he can do.

That's where Larisa, Jackie, and Latoya come in. They allow Darren to hypnotize them. They all do it for different reasons. Once hypnotized they all react and respond in different ways. The one thing they all have in common is unabashed uninhibited sexual freedom, and It could be their downfall.

This story really had me thinking, having read the book I know the reasons behind the decisions that were made. That being said I still don't think I could have let someone completely takeover my mind and turn me into a sex slave. The characters are strong, and I can understand some of their motivations. It proves that it's human nature to dare anything for what you believe in .

The sex scenes were well written, and the story was intriguing with enough mystery that I didn't put it down until I was finished. I liked the author's voice, and I would definitely read another book written by him.

If you like hot sex, mystery, and intrigue I would recommend you pick up Redemption For The Hypnotist.

Not Now, Mommy's Reading on GoodReads wrote:

Redemption for the Hynotist by author, Hypnotic Dreams (obviously a pseudonym) is a surprisingly good read! I had come across the book title several times while searching for a new read and was originally dissuaded from reading by the title and the cover. Yet I decided to take a peek at the blurb and found myself mildly intrigued by a story based around erotic hypnosis.

Once I began to read, it was almost impossible to put down. Darren Braid is a very interesting male lead. A very believable character. The only issue I had was that I was half-way through the book before I realized that Darren was an older white male and not the young black male I had originally pictured him to be. I don't know how I missed that but this small overlooked detail would not only place this book in the erotica genre but also the interracial erotica genre as well, in my opinion. No big deal for most but something I'd like to mention for those who enjoy reading interracial romances/erotica such as myself.

LaToya was...interesting. Her views on "pleasing her man" led to some very explicit and steamy love scenes. I really liked the character of Marisa, the female FBI agent. I literally laughed out loud at the first encounter she and Darren had after her initial hypnosis session! Although I'm not quite sure how believable the encounters between her and the targets were - I'm glad the author stepped outside of the box to create such a thrilling read. Don't do like I almost did and judge this book by its cover - it's worth the read.

From my understanding, this is the first book written and published by this author. He did an absolutely amazing job with this book and I can only hope he continues to share his talent. Highly recommended read! (Originally Reviewed for Not Now...Mommy's Reading)

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