About SJ Himes & Revella Hawthorne

SJ Himes

SJ Himes is the semi-accomplished author of the series, “How Not to Succeed.” Her accolades range from “My eyes, my eyes!!”, to “Why did you do that?”, and the often cited, “Dear GAWD STAHP.”

She’s recently retired from her decade-long career of teaching government employees how to milk hamsters instead of doing their actual jobs and has frequently been seen at the scene of many a Red Tape Disaster. Not helping in any way, of course. That’s not what one does for Uncle Sam. 
SJ delights in taking short walks to the fridge, where she opens it, stares forlornly and without purpose, and then shuts the door with a sigh. She is often the type to wander into a room, forget why she was going in there to begin with, and then leave, only to remember once she’s gone. Her other pastimes include snarky comments and bewildering non sequiturs, and her puns inspire animals into early migrations. Having more books than friends, she likes it that way, as friends require paying attention and that dreaded skill called listening. 

Her latest release, “My Betta Friend: The Life of Falcor”, is a semi-autobiographical novel set in Medieval Times—the event restaurant, not the era—and focuses on the woes of owning a fish instead of a cat. Downside: no snuggling. Good side: no litter box. 

Here's the fun part: What's true and what's not? *wink*

I'm actually a self-employed writer who stresses out about the silliest things, like whether or not I got my dog the healthiest kind of snack and the fact my kindle battery tends to die when I'm at the best part in a book. I love writing paranormal and fantasy, and my occasional forays into contemporary romances are alternating between stressful and enlightening. I write mainly gay romance and erotica, and my book, The Necromancer's Dance, was my very first urban fantasy. I love a book heavy on plot and character evolution, and throw in some magic, and that's perfection. My current series are: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Bred For Love (as Revella Hawthorne), and The Wolfkin Saga. My last two novels in the Beacon Hill Sorcerer won 3rd Place in the Gay Fantasy category for the 2016 Rainbow Awards. I live in New Orleans, where the personalities are big and loud and so are the bugs! New Orleans is rich in cultural history, and the flavor and music of the City are impossible to hide. Before that, I lived all over the United States: Tampa, Western Massachusetts, Indianapolis, and on and on.... I'm a nomad, and I've yet to find a place that calls to me strongly enough to become home. My faithful travel companions are my dog Micah, the numerous voices in my head who insist they all get put on paper, and the wind at my back.

If you're feeling brave, I also write under my pen name of Revella Hawthorne, and write fanfiction on Fanfiction.net as Revella, for a certain British consulting detective and his army doctor. My mpreg series Bred For Love is out now.

See my Author Page for Revella Hawthorne for upcoming releases in the Bred For Love Series.

The Necromancer's Dance and The Necromancer's Dilemma (2 books as one submission) took 3rd place in the 2016 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Fantasy!




Revella Hawthorne

Revella Hawthorne is the pen name for paranormal gay romance writer SJ Himes. Taking the name from her fanfiction writing days and the best name for a tree ever, SJ writes as Revella when she's feeling less than lyrical and wants to explore the rougher, rawer, and wilder side of mm fantasy and romance. 

Bred For Love Series currently has three installments, the third to be released on November 10th, 2015. Expect a fourth in 2018.


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Goodreads Bookshelf

Home for the Holidays
Mating Season
The Degan Paradox
Healing Fire
The Prince's Consort
The King's Command
Change of Heart
Knave of Broken Hearts


Saving Silas


I've not read anything from the author under SJ Himes before, but having read and loved the Bred for Love series under her alias of Revella Hawthorne, I thought I’d give this a try and it definitely didn’t disappoint. And...

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The Necromancer's Dance


Having been a heavy reader for a few years now I've discovered that most books I read either come into the good, ok or rubbish category. However, every now and then I find a book that stands out for all the right reasons...

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Wolves of Black Pine

Rainbow Book Reviews

This is hands down one of the best books I have read this year. Part of its secret to success may be that it is an amazingly, engrossing story, period. Add in its male/male romance and its scorching lovemaking scenes and...

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Wolves of Black Pine

Two Chicks Obsessed

I have a confession: I’m not a fan of shifters. When SJ Himes sent me a copy of Wolves of Black Pine, I’ll fully admit I was nervous as I opened the first page. I figured I’d give it a shot, just so I could say I did....

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