Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Essence of a Slave

I finished writing the first draft of "Essence of a Slave" last night. This will be a kidnap and enslavement fantasy that includes suggestions to feel the needs of a slave.

The fantasy was inspired by John Norman's Gor series. All of Norman's kajira (slave girls) seem to share three personality traits: the need to belong to a Master, to serve them, and to be their Master's sexual pleasure. So I've defined these three needs as the "essence" of a slave, and created an erotic hypnosis fantasy that will instill these needs within the listener.

But I've made "Essence of a Slave" more positive and uplifting than Gor; none of the torture, pain or humiliation. So this program will be excellent for training submissive women with the right attitude for consensual sexual slavery.

I'll probably have to revise the script before I record it. But now that I've completed the first draft, revisions will be relatively easy.

Monday, December 12, 2011

being bad

I've kinda been bad this week. I recorded a decent session of "Reorienting" last week, but instead of cleaning it up and preparing to release it (like I should have), I spent the week writing my next script "Essence of a Slave".

Friday, November 25, 2011

recoding instead of recording

Spent the last few days trying to figure out how to recode my .htaccess file for better search engine results. I know I should have been recording Reorienting, but just could get my voice where I want it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

blessing in disguise?

Looks like that virus infection was a blessing in disguise. My cough and congestion was so bad, I went to the store and bought both Robitussin and a Colloidal Silver Throat Spray. Together they seem to be bringing back my singing voice. My voice is starting to sound almost as good as it did three years ago.

I hope this improvement is permanent. If it is, it will mean I can record more often and with better consistency -- which means I can produce more recordings next year.

... got my fingers crossed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Guest Post at The Adult Toy Shoppe

The kind people at The Adult Toy Shoppe have asked me to write a guest post for their blog.

So I wrote a basic introduction to the idea of hypnotic audio stories. You can read it here:

http://www.theadulttoyshoppe.com/blog/advice-opinions/hypnotic-audio-stories/

All Romance.com

I've made my ebook, Redemption for the Hypnotist, available through AllRomance.com

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-redemptionforthehypnotist-625519-144.html

Unlike, smashwords and Kindle, AllRomance doesn't have the automatic file conversion process. So I have only been able to make a PDF version available there. Hopefully, I'll be able to find a decent file converting program and make other versions available too.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My novel is available on Amazon/Kindle

Good reviews for the Redemption for the Hypnotist

I've received two good reviews for my erotic romance novel, Redemption for the Hypnotist. And the reviewers were kind enough to double post their reviews to both smashwords' description page and the erotic mind control forum.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Now Available: Redemption for the Hypnotist

My ebook (novel), Redemption for the Hypnotist, is now available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/97494. Here is a summary of the book.

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 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 with an erotic adventure and interracial romance, with kinky erotic hypnosis, threesomes, and a HFN ending.

The novel is available in several formats, including RTF, PDF, Kindle, HTML, and Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions)

As of today, Redemption for the Hypnotist is only available at smashwords.com, but I believe it will be available through Amazon.com, Apple, B&N and other sites in a few weeks.

Smashwords allows you to download/read about 15% of the novel for free. The regular price is set at $3.25, but for a limited time, you can use the coupon code SS95E to purchase the book for $2.50. Coupon code expires Oct 31.

Thanks to everyone for being so supportive in my artistic endeavors.

Daniel
Hypnotic Dreams
http://www.hypnoticdreams.com

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Early preview for Reorienting

Although I'm still rehearsing Reorienting, I've posted a 'raw' preview from today's rehearsal.

http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/reorienting.html

This is an erotic hypnosis recording designed to help women become more comfortable with bisexual desires and willing to explore. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An unreasonable demand.

Yesterday a customer complained [after making a purchase] that he couldn't play my files on his iPad. He claimed that the website should have warned him that the files were incompatible with his device.
But to me, that's unreasonable.

There are hundreds of PDAs, tablets and smart phones out there. I can't possibly know the capabilities of all of them. I don't own an iPad, and I had no idea that you had to convert the files to another format before the iPad could play them.

I sell mp3 files, and I state that very clearly. It's the customer's responsibility to know if (or how) their device plays mp3 files before making a purchase.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sale ends... sort of

I've decided to extend the reduced prices on three of the mp3s. Introducing Erotic Hypnosis and A Tango in Subspace will remain at $20, and Held is reduced to $40.

I'm not setting a schedule for changing the prices back, I'm just seeing what happens.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Belated Back-to-School Sale

Hey people,

I'm having a Back-to-School sale. Yes, I know it's a bit late, but better late than never.

So all of my femdom and most of my for-women erotic MP3 files will be on sale for 20% off the regular price. (Mp3 files only)

Sale ends on Sep 15, 2011 (midnight Eastern Time)

Visit http://www.hypnoticdreams.com for more details.

Friday, September 9, 2011

How long does it take for hypnosis recordings to be effective?

In an effort to make this blog more interesting and to better serve my customers, I've decided to open the blog to questions.

Q: How long does it take for hypnosis recordings to be effective?


A: This is a very individual thing, and depends on many different factors. So let me borrow a model from the technical communication field.

The collaborative model of communication is also applicable to hypnosis. This model states that a speaker and listener collaborate to develop meaning (or in the case of hypnosis, to develop results). Every word and idea that the listener hears is given meaning by the listener's understanding of those words and their experience with the concepts presented. 

Ideas presented in hypnosis may also be reinforced by repeated listening of the hypnosis mp3. Social interactions and other activities may also reinforce the ideas and contribute  to the success of the change you're trying to achieve.

For example, two of my customers who bought The Pleasure Principle had somewhat different experiences. One customer was in a relationship at the time. She bought the program because stress of family hardships had diminished her sex drive. She reported that she experienced immediate intense arousal after listening to the program just once.

Another customer had recently left an abusive relationship. She bought the program and listened to it several times. But without a boyfriend or husband, she wasn't that motivated to increase her desire, and she didn't have any outside reinforcement of the suggestions within the program. After a couple of months, she reported only a slight increase.

Both of these results may be considered normal. It's a very individual thing.


If you have a question you'd like me to answer here, e-mail me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Question for Hypnotic Dreams

In an effort to make this blog more interesting and to better serve my customers, I've decided to open the blog to questions. Here is the first: 


Q: Could A More Sensual Kegel  be used by men.

A: You could, but it might be a bit awkward. A More Sensual Kegel  is not as gender specific as my other recordings. But the script suggests that the listener remember feeling a man inside of her, and holding his sex in hers. These statements would probably annoy a man, and make the file less effective for him than it would be for a woman. But if a man could ignore these two statements, he could use the file.

If you have a question you'd like me to answer here, e-mail me.

Monday, August 29, 2011

College of Sensual Knowledge

Dr. Ava Cadell, a well-known sex educator, was kind enough to invite me to contribute to her blog.

http://collegeofsensualknowledge.wordpress.com/

Since I've still got Kegels on my mind, I wrote another article on that subject.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Article: Hypnosis and the Kegel Exercises

As part of my continuing efforts to reach a larger audience, and to promote erotic hypnosis, I wrote a about my approach of combining hypnosis with the Kegel exercises.


http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/articles/kegels-new-approach.html

This article is written for a broad demographic. So please feel free to share it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Release: Hypnosis for a More Sensual Kegel

The loooong wait is over (for those of you who were actually waiting). Yes, I have finally released "A More Sensual Kegel"

A change from my normal approach. This is not a story, but direct self-help hypnosis.

This program will guide you through a basic hypnotic induction, identifying the sexual muscles, performing the basic Kegel exercises, and trying some variations. The mp3 will then guide you to create a sensual state of mind, and link (anchor) this state of mind to exercising your sexual muscles. After several listens, performing the Kegel exercises (squeezing your sexual muscles) will automatically return you to a sensual state of mind.

For more details, visit http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/kegel.html

Test run for Reorienting...

Connected with a test subject tonight and recited Reorienting. It was a good session, she really  enjoyed it. But we identified a couple parts of the script that need to be improved. So as soon as I finish mixing my A More Sensual Kegel, I'll start revising Reorienting.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Early preview for A More Sensual Kegel

A More Sensual Kegel Exercise
Posted an early preview (sound file) from today's rehearsal. Just the first minute of what's probably going to be a 16-minute recording.

http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/kegel.html

Disappointed in AVN

AVN disappointed me. I thought they were going to publish a review of the Ultimate Kiss. All they published was a brief product description. But at least it gives me an announcement where I can point people to show that I was nominated for an "O" Award.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Looking for a test subject...

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I'd like to test my new erotic hypnosis script.

Reorienting
In this audio story, you are invited to a party with other bi-curious and bisexual women. The entertainment is a demonstration of hypnotic mirroring, a phenomenon where a shared gaze connects you with another woman and enables you to share her thoughts and feelings. You discover that you're connected to a bi-curious woman. You experience her attraction for other women, her curiosity about making love to a woman, and her first experience with another woman.

Sophisticated NLP draws the listener into the story. You find yourself participating in the hypnosis demonstration, mirroring women around you, sharing their thoughts and feelings.

More details available at http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/reorienting.html

For a test subject I need a woman who is :

  • bi-curious but uncertain and willing to be made more comfortable with the desire for other women,
    or straight, but willing to be converted to bisexual
  • has had a bit of experience, enough to give me feedback on my description of the FF sex within the script
  • has never listened to one of my full-length recordings (It's okay if she's listened to the samples)
  • has a headset with microphone and can voice chat over skype
  • available for a 45 to 60-minute voice chat one night between 7 pm and midnight Eastern time sometime in the next week or two

I just need one volunteer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Artic Circle

A bit of hypnosis humor from the Artic Circle comic strip.





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Finally getting my voice back...

I've been putting off recording (and even rehearsing) A More Sensual Kegel Exercise  because my health problems had knocked out my voice. But I think my voice is finally getting back to normal. So I'm rehearsing today.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"O" Award went to Papaya Toys

Well, I didn't win the "O" Award. The award went to Papaya Toys for their reversible battery pack. I'm disappointed but not really surprised. I knew that people who attended the AVN Expo would have a better chance of winning.

Congratulations Pam.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finally finished writing Reorientation

It's good news, bad news day.

The good news is I finally finished writing the script for Reoriention. I've been working on this erotic hypnosis script on- and off for a year. And I think it was one of the hardest for me to write.

The goal of the script is to help bicurious women become more comfortable with their desires for other women and willing to experiment. Two things in particular made this script difficult 1) the initial induction is based on hypnotic mirroring. Although it's easy for me to explain what this is, it was difficult to describe the way it feels during the action of the story. 2) Not putting myself into the script. With heterosexual scripts, the listener experiences sex with the narrator. But with this one. Since I'm male and the listener will be experiencing sex with another woman, I had to change my writing style.

But I think it worked out nicely. After I rehearse a few times and refine the script, I'm going to be looking for a test subject.

(still haven't finalized the title: Reorienting? Reorientation?)

The bad news 1) I caught a cold last week and my throat is somewhat sore. 2) my laptop's fan is making an awful racket and I may have to  repair or replace it before I can record.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Downloading to an Android phone

Every once in a while someone will tell me they can't download a file and ask if I'll email it to them. The answer, unfortunately, is no. My host won't allow email attachments larger than 20 MB. And all my mp3 files are over 25 MB.

Today the person asking said she couldn't download to her Android phone. So I took a quick look around the Android forums and found the following:

I dont think you can save the mp3 directly with the default browser. You can save the link...
But you can save the mp3 to your sd card by using App "Steel" browser ..
Once you have the page loaded ... then long-press on the "play" and select "save" ... this will allow you to save it.
And this...
there's an app called "Download Crutch" that lets you download things that you normally might not be able to download. I would install that app, and then long press on the link, see if you get the option to "Save target as" or "download" or "save link as".
I don't have an Android (I don't even have a cell phone), so I personally can't test these solutions. But I expect they'll work.

Of course, next thing you know someone who downloaded a file to their phone will tell me the phone crashed and they didn't have a backup, could they please have a replacement download.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Sex Researchers

Here is a humorous documentary on the history of sexual research.

The Sex Researchers (episode 1)

About mid way through, there's an interesting comment about people being attracted to voices. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

The goals of the upcoming Reorientation script

I originally said the goal of my reorientation hypnosis script would be to "nudge heterosexual women towards becoming bicurious and open to being with another woman". But after a couple of online conversations, I started saying the goal would be "to help bicurious women become more comfortable with their desires and willing to act on them."

The second formulation seems more realistic, so I decided to review the script's introduction to see if I needed to adjust the wording. But I think I'll be able to keep what I've written. The language is open enough to work for either situation.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finalist for The "O" Awards

Finalist 2010 "O" Awards

My erotic hypnosis recording, The Ultimate Kiss is a finalist for the 2010 "O" Award for Outstanding Innovation in the Pleasure Products Industry. 

The "O" Awards, honors outstanding achievements in the pleasure products industry, including design, innovation, marketing, distribution and retailing. 

The winner will be announced at the AVN Expo in July.

...and I think my recording is the only nominated product in that category that isn't a vibrator or massager... making it the only nominated product that's legal in TX and Alabama. So I think I've got a pretty good shot at this.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I can relate

I can relate to this.


The strip is titled The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New CDs available

I've made 3 more of my hypnosis recordings available on CD.

The Artist's Brush
https://www.createspace.com/1972991

Demon Seed
https://www.createspace.com/1864699

Trance Conditioning (Female Voice)
https://www.createspace.com/1973224

They are currently available from CreateSpace and should be available from Amazon.com in about a week.


Naturally, MP3s are still available from http://www.hypnoticdreams.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Donations to the Kinsey Institute?

Been talking with Isabella Valentine about the Kinsey Institute. Seems the institute has some interest in collecting a sampling of erotic hypnosis recordings for their research library. I'm not clear on how the institute plans to use the recording beyond archiving them.

But I like the idea I've accomplished something that future generations may consider worth studying. So I think I'll donate 3-4 CDs. But I can't decide on which are the best choices. Anyone want to offer suggestions?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Coming CDs

Finally finished uploading The Artist's Brush and Demon Seed and Trance Conditioning (Female Voice) files to CreateSpace. So these titles should be available on CD in a couple of weeks.

While I was at it, I updated the info page about purchasing. I know for most people the process is self-explanatory, but every once in awhile I do get asked if there's a way to buy my recordings without going through Paypal. So here is the answer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The O Awards

I submitted The Ultimate Kiss and The Artist's Brush for consideration for a 2010 "O" Award.

AVN sponsors the "O" Awards to honor outstanding achievements in the pleasure products industry, including design, innovation, marketing, distribution and retailing. From what I can see, my recordings could fit into 3 categories, Outstanding Product Design for Women, Outstanding Supplement or Enhancer, or Outstanding Innovation. ... at least that's what the web site says.

I've heard through the grapevine that the award is really just a gimmick to get more exhibitors to the trade show. And since there is no way I could attend the show, it seems unlikely that my recordings will even be considered. But still an award would be nice.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nothing new right now...

I just realized I hadn't posted any news here for a few weeks. Truth is, there's nothing new to report.

  • voice is still a bit scratchy, so I haven't rehearsed the Kegel program much
  • my novel has been submitted to several agents, and I'm waiting to hear back
  • been trying to get back into writing hypnosis scripts, but ...
    • I've been blocked on the bi orientation script
    • just starting to work on Essence of a Slave
My health finally seems to be improving a bit. But other than that, nothing new to report.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pajama Party Interview

Ruby Red Metallic
Erotic author, Casey Sheridan interviewed me for her pajama party. Naturally, we talked about erotic hypnosis and Hypnotic Dreams.

If you're not familiar with Casey, she's the author of Ruby Red Metallic. You can read the interview at Casey Sheridan's Blog.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Peeperz Radio Interview

Last month I taped an interview for Peeperz Radio. They posted it on their web site today. Although Peeperz is known for interviewing porn stars, we had a good informative, discussion about erotic hypnosis, women's sexual fantasies, the porn industry and, of course, Hypnotic Dreams. Go have a listen. (This will probably be my last interview for a while.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Submitted the novel

I submitted my erotic novel to 4 agents and 2 publishers this week. Now I'm wondering if I should sit back and wait to hear from them or look for other agents and publishers to submit to.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Seem to have lost my voice again

I seem to have lost my voice again. It seems to be related to my allergies, congestion building up in the throat. I'm working on getting it back, but at this point I can't predict when I'll be able to record the Kegel program.

Something other than Paypal?

I've had a couple of requests to arrange for payments processing by methods other than Paypal. I understand these requests. I had some weird problems with Paypal last year.

My CDs, of course, are purchased through CreateSpace. So perhaps the easiest thing for me to do is make more of my recordings available through them. I'll start the process for making Demon Seed, The Artist's Brush, and maybe one of the femdom recordings available that way. The process takes 2-3 weeks. So they should be available by late April.

If you want to be notified when they are available, please join my mailing list.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hypnosis and the needs of the Submissive

When I first came online to discuss hypnosis and D/s, a few subs told me that a true dominant doesn't need to hypnotize his sub to control her. Back then, my naive response was "but it’s so hot to see a woman hypnotized." Ten years later, I have a very different answer. Hypnosis isn't always about what the dominant wants. Sometimes, it’s about what the sub needs to feel controlled, to let go of her inhibitions, or to develop her sexual potential. 

That's the first paragraph of my new article about hypnosis and the needs of the submissive. I posted it on my own site first. It should be up on Liberator next week.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Progress on the novel

Tammy has proofread my novel and offered me suggestions for improving it. I made some revisions and I think its ready to send to publishers. I actually starting by sending query letters to a couple of agents. I'll wait a few days and see if I get a response. If not, then I'll send it to a few more. (Yes, I know responses can take several weeks. I just want to see if I get an immediate nibble from my "A" list before moving on.)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Returning to Breaking Taboo

I'll be returning to Breaking Taboo again Monday, March 21, 2011. Below is the press release we're sending out.

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18th, 2011

Daniel A of Hypnotic Dreams to Discuss Extreme Sexual Fantasies and Pick Up Artists on 'Breaking Taboo'

Across the Internet Airwaves: Daniel A, erotic hypnosis expert and the creator of HypnoticDreams.com will be a special guest on Lakota Phillips' 'Breaking Taboo' radio show Monday, March 21 on New Dissident Radio.

This episode promises to be a free-fire zone of hot conversation with host Lakota Phillips, Daniel A, and new correspondent Unkomik Thunder Davad discussing pick up artist skills that involve subtle mind control techniques and recognizing body language, the pick up art of "Sarging", and extreme sexual fantasies.

Daniel A is no stranger to the subject of extreme sexual fantasies and mind control. His latest erotic audio story for women 'Trance Junkie' is a saucy recording that dives into fantasies of hypnotic obedience, humiliation and sexual slavery. What makes 'Trance Junkie' the most shocking? It was written due to the popular demand of his female fan
base.

This electrifying 'Breaking Taboo' will air live at 4:00 PM PST at
www.newdissidentradio.com with an archive of the show available at
http://www.newdissidentradio.com/breaking_taboo.html about a week later.

An audio sample of 'Trance Junkie' is available at
http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/trance-junkie.html

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About Hypnotic Dreams:
Hypnotic Dreams is run by Daniel A, a reclusive man in Michigan who writes, narrates, and produces hypnotic erotica for personal enjoyment. Oysters and Chocolate calls his work "Powerful and very enjoyable." Ottimo Massimo of Fleshbot says "Hypnotic Dreams definitely has some  sexiness going on."

About 'Breaking Taboo' with Lakota Phillips and New Dissident Radio: Breaking Taboo is hosted by artist, writer, and erotic muse Lakota Phillips who finds her guests from around the country, and explores with them our societal myths, stereotypes, art, sex, and taboos; but not necessarily in that order or all on the same show. The show airs on New Dissident Radio out of Los Angeles, a home for anything that flies in the face of social convention. It is a station for those that want and expect more from their radio and their internet.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dancer of Gor

I thought I could mine Dancer of Gor for ideas for a new script. But I've just reread the first 180 pages of this book, and it's nothing like I remember. (Been 25 years since I first read it).

I want to create a slave training fantasy that is positive and uplifting; make a woman feel proud and happy to call herself a slave. But this book is mostly about the pathetic main character's fear and humiliation. It's actually somewhat disgusting and not want I for one of my scripts.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Taped another interview

I taped an interview Peeperz Radio, which will be broadcast by the Pornhub Network and launched in the near future. I don't know when this will be broadcast, probably in some distant future when I've totally forgotten about it. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Idea: Essence of a Slave

Today, I wrote the introduction to a new erotic hypnosis fantasy. I'm calling it Essence of a Slave. It is going to be based on the idea that women are born slaves and educated not to show it. So they need the unyielding domination of a strong-willed man to force them to acknowledge their slave nature.

I think John Norman explores this idea in the Gor series. So I'm going to reread Assassin of Gor and maybe the beginning of Dancer of Gor before I write any more of this fantasy. But I'm aiming for a hypnotic script that's both a fantasy and a brainwashing program (like Building the Perfect Fetish) to help women shed their restrictive mindset and embrace their innate desire to serve, please, and give pleasure.

I hate that I'm still blocked on the bisexual script, but maybe now that I've gotten the novel done, I can figure out where I have to go with it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rehearsing the Kegel program.

Compaired to most of my hypnosis scripts, my Kegel script is pretty simple. So I thought I'd only need to rehearse it a couple of times to get it right. But as I was rehearsing today, I realized that I should pace this one slower; closer to regular hypnosis than one of my stories.

I may still only need a few more rehearsals, but as usual, I want to make it as good as possible.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ask Lady Brain (part 2)

The Ask Lady Brain show was partly taped in advance and partly done live. So I couldn't listened to the original broadcast and I didn't know how much clowning around they'd do. So when I listened to the mp3 archive on their web site, I was somewhat disappointed. But fortunately, I have a few friends on mcforum.net who pointed out that amid all that clowning, Steph actually said some fairly nice things about the hypnosis session.

There are some positive take-aways--she felt deeply relaxed, like she'd gotten a massage, and though she said it wasn't her thing, she said it would be cool to have someone in your life who could do this for you every night. "Take you down," I think she said.

Given the kind of show it is, I'm not surprised that they busted around so much. But you got your message out there ... and your URL! That's something.

So maybe it was a good thing after all. Here's the link to the episode archive. You be the judge. It's the episode titled, Steph gets hypnotized.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Interview archives

Now that I've been interviewed on several radio shows, I thought I'd add a page to my site that links to the ones that are archived and still available on the internet.

http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/pages/interviews.html 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Release: Trance Junkie

I'm happy to announce the release of my latest recording, Trance Junkie.

In this story, you ask to interview a hypnotist about women becoming addicted to hypnosis. He introduces you to two women who have become addicted to his control and describes how he enslaved them. As you listen to this story, you fall into a trance and become vulnerable to the same suggestions. You begin to crave his hypnotic control so much that you accept commands that make you an obedient slave and allow yourself to be used sexually. Finally, he humiliates you forcing you to beg (in front of the guests at a party) for the privilege of being kept hypnotized.

On sale for the introductory price of $20 USD through Feb 21, 2011.

For details, visit http://www.hypnoticdreams.com/for-women/trance-junkie.html

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ask Lady Brain

I will be a guest on the Ask Lady Brain radio show this Sunday Feb 20 9pm PST. Listen live on 92.3 KSJO (San Jose) and 106.7 KWSS (Phoenix)

Before the show, I'll hypnotize the host with the script from Hypnotically Seduced. Then we'll discuss her experience.

After the broadcast, the show will be available as a podcast from their website. So everyone can listen.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Breaking Taboo with Lakota Phillips (again)

Feb 14, I'll be returning to Breaking Taboo with Lakota Phillips. We'll be talking about rebelling against social expectations for relationships and Valentine's Day.

Tune it at 7pm Eastern Time (4pm Pacific Time) at http://newdissidentradio.com/

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I Hate Valentine's Day Sale (again)

I really do hate commercial holidays. But I was just hit with a slew of expenses. So I'm having an "I Hate Valentine's Day Sale" to try and pay for it all.

20% off all MP3 files through Midnight (Eastern Time) Feb 14, 2011. Visit www.hypnoticdreams.com to purchase.

Press Release for my I Hate Valentine's Day Sale

For Immediate Release: Monday February 7, 2011
Contact: Black and Blue Media info@blackandbluemedia.com 818-992-8312

"Admit it. You hate Valentine’s Day"

Michigan - Daniel A, an author of intimate audio-stories has taken is protesting the message of Valentine's Day.

Those of us who are alone get tired of all the mushy sentimentalism that companies use to sell their products. Merchants bombard us with messages that say buy a gift for your loved ones, ignoring the impact of their message on the millions of people who choose to be alone.

Advertisements reinforce social pressures to pair off and get married. Society expects this of us, and any other lifestyle is seen as deviant or unacceptable. If you’re not in a relationship, you’re missing out. You’re a failure. You can’t even start to live until you have someone with whom to share your life.

But this cultural expectation is absurd. Finding potential companions and dating them is a lot of work, hard work. It rarely pays off. The failed efforts often leave people more frustrated or depressed than if they had accepted their single status. And it takes time and energy away from more productive endeavors.

Those of us who choose to (or need to) be single deserve some recognition. We especially deserve to treat ourselves like whole people, not someone with a missing better half that can’t be found.

So this Valentine’s Day, ignore all the stupid marketing messages from candy and jewelry merchants. Ignore the remarks from friends and family that you ‘have to find someone’. Accept yourself as you are and do something to celebrate your lifestyle. Treat yourself to a gift. Indulge in a solo pleasure.

Daniel, of course, is marking the occasion with special discounts on
his audio stories at HypnoticDreams.com, and an “I Hate Valentine's Day” Sale
appearance on the 'Breaking Taboo' radio show with Lakota Phillips on
NewDissidentRadio.com
4:00PM PST.

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About Hypnotic Dreams:
Hypnotic Dreams is run by the reclusive Daniel A, a reclusive author in
Michigan who writes, narrates, and produces hypnotic audio stories for
personal enjoyment. Oysters and Chocolate calls his work "Powerful and
very enjoyable." Ottimo Massimo of Fleshbot says "Hypnotic Dreams
definitely has some sexiness going on."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

using an older computer for a few days

Primary computer in the shop for a few days. Not the hard drive problem I expected, but still don't know why it was over heating. I thought I'd be able to continue working on my sound files on my older computer, but apparently the older computer can't run the software I'd been using to edit the files. So Trance Junkie might be delayed a few days.

This older computer also doesn't have a wireless card. So I'll only be able to get online a few minutes per day.  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Recorded Trance Junkie

I recorded two sessions of Trance Junkie today. Both sounded good in some places, but had problems in others. But I think between the two of them, I should be able to build a good quality recording. I'm aiming for a release date of Feb 14-15, 2005.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Erotic Hypnosis may help overcome sexual trauma

Another great review. This one from sexual health educator and founder of LatinoSexuality.com, Bianca Laurindo. Bianca brought a new perspective to her review.

I immediately saw how this provided another layer and source of pleasure for people with different abilities. Often many items are created for able-bodied people, rarely considering how people with different abilities may interact and enjoy the item. However, Hypnotic Dreams has created a product that can be utilized by people with various needs and seeking a somewhat “untraditional” experience. 
I also saw this as having a value for folks who are in treatment or working with a health care provider for various topics that may come up in their sexual and reproductive health. Some of the audio stories I listened to may be useful for people who are attempting to overcome some level of trauma connected to their sexual health and/or experiencing pleasure. This feature is unique as not all “toys” or items for sexual pleasure can be utilized in such a way.
Read the whole review at latinosexuality.com


Bianca is not the first person to suggest that my erotic hypnosis recordings could benefit people suffering from sexual trauma. But because I'm not a licensed therapist, I have downplayed the idea. Now that a professional sexual health educator has suggested this, and put it in writing, maybe I can give the idea more consideration; maybe even market the recordings as therapeutic tools.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Awaken your Sense of Touch

Wrote a brief article about awakening your sense of touch. Posted it to my column on LiberatorOoh.

Awaken Your Sense of Touch

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Introducing Erotic Hypnosis on sale at Amazon

Amazon.com is having a sale on my first CD, Introducing Erotic Hypnosis. Temporarily reduced in price to $15.70 USD.

They didn't inform me in advanced, and I have no idea how long the sale will last. So get it while you can.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Radio Dentata Interview.

Tiki Pavelle interviewed me about erotic hypnosis tonight for Radio Dentata. Don't know when it will air.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Progress on the novel

I finished the first draft! YAY!

I've been saying I wanted to write a novel for 25 years. And now I can finally say I did. Okay, it's only 48,000 words, and it still needs to be edited for continuity and typos before I can submit it to publishers. But I still say it's an accomplishment. I have written my first novel.

Monday, January 24, 2011

'Sex With Jaiya Ma' on VoiceAmerica.com

I will be Jaiya Ma's special guest Friday, January 28th, for the 'Sex With Jaiya Ma'
show on the Internet talk radio network, VoiceAmerica.com.

The mysterious and reclusive creator of HypnoticDreams.com will be on the air to discuss the benefits of erotic hypnosis, and chat about his new releases,  'The Artist's Brush' and 'The Ultimate Kiss'. "We've been planning this for quite some time," said Daniel A. "I am eagerly looking forward to discuss the myths about hypnosis, going past the dangling watch scenario, to explain how trance states are a part of our daily lives, and what both men and women can do to get more pleasure out of our sexual subconscious."

Hosted by the sizzling sexual health expert Jaiya Ma, and D. Love, the "Sex With Jaiya Ma" show airs live at 4:00PM Pacific Time, with the show going into podcast archives within the week. Previous guests have included Nina Hartley, Candida Royalle, Freddy & Eddy, and Jamye Waxman.
A direct link to Jaiya Ma's show can be found at

http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1566

Hypnotic Dreams produces seductive recordings for both men and women. Free audio samples of Daniel A's stories, articles, and much more can be found at www.hypnoticdreams.com.

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About Hypnotic Dreams:
Hypnotic Dreams is run by the mysterious Daniel A, who writes, narrates, and produces hypnotic  erotica for personal enjoyment. Oysters and Chocolate calls his work "Powerful and very enjoyable." Ottimo Massimo of Fleshbot says "Hypnotic Dreams definitely has some sexiness going on."

About 'Sex With Jaiya Ma':
Some call world-renowned sexual wellness expert Jaiya Ma a blend of Dr. Ruth, the girl next door, and Lady Gaga. She is one of the creators of NewWorldSexEducation.com, and author of 'Red Hot Touch'. When she's not collaborating with John Hanauer on educational DVDs and classes, she can
often be found as an on-air expert for CNN, TLC, Playboy Radio, and The Tyra Banks Show.

About VoiceAmerica™ Internet Talk Radio Network:
VoiceAmerica™ is the single largest producer of original Internet talk radio programming in the world. Since 1999,  the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network has been streaming live Internet talk radio programs, featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting on seven genre-based channels.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Firefox 4.0 beta8

Testing out Firefox 4.0 beta. It's a lot faster than Firefox 3.6.

I wanted to test out Firefox 4.0 because it supports more HTML5 and CSS3. Both have some cool new features that I'd like to incorporate into my web site. And I definitely like the speed improvements. Although I can't say I like to see Adobe Flash plug-in crashing every 15-20 min.

Unfortunately, most of my visitors are using IE, which doesn't support CSS3. So I won't be updating my code. (Good thing for traffic monitoring software, eh?)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

World Hypnotism Day Sale


One day only at Hypnotic Dreams.com

Sale ends at midnight Eastern Time



Also, I posted a brief article about World Hypnotism Day on my column at Liberator Ohh
(Yea, I'm a columnist. Go figure.)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Survey Announcements blocked

A few days ago I started a survey on SurveyMonkey. The question is for my male customers, asking which femdom fantasy(ies) they'd like me to develop into recordings.  I used SurveyMonkey's email function to email the announcements. Today I get 11 'mail delivery failure' messages because comcast blocked the announcement as spam.

What's frustrating is that I don't know the reason they were blocked. Was it because the messages were sent from SurveyMonkey's server, because they came from my address or because an identical message was sent to 11 comcast users at the same time. And why did it take comcast's servers 5 days to reject the messages?