Eric Johnson


Eric Johnson is a veteran who served in the US Army. He currently lives in Baltimore and spends his time to write stories based on his experiences as well as using current events to focus on counter-insurgency as well as other related topics. He also writes limited erotica and steampunk short stories on occasion.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't think Have Spacesuit, Will Travel was my first real book, but I do remember it influencing me to read science fiction
How do you approach cover design?
I usually try to catch the mood of the book and how it comes together, sort of priming the reader of what's to come.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Tales of Baromir
Baromir's stories as they come along and this series chronicles them in the ebooks
The Trials of Baromir
Price: $2.99 USD.
Days of Baromir
Price: $2.99 USD.
Streets of Destiny
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Life of Baromir
Price: $2.99 USD.
Eagle Hammer Universe
These are stories I developed from my Eagle Hammer universe created after I wrote 2-4 Cavalry Book 5: Eagle Hammer
BDSM Stories
A series for my BDSM books
Just Beg
Price: $0.99 USD.
Another Night
Price: $0.99 USD.
Alexei Karmarov
A small series featuring my Russian pilot who goes to work for the US Navy. It was originally started from the simulation Lock On: Modern Air Combat and just a couple stories in that universe.


Days of Baromir
Series: Tales of Baromir. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,540. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Baromir fights the Black Knights, an organization trying to overthrow King Jeery
The Life of Baromir
Series: Tales of Baromir. Pre-release—available December 15, 2023. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,800. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Baromir and his friends must deliver a magical scroll to the Great Land Council
Red Wings: For The Coin
Series: Eagle Hammer Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Mercenary unit fights an insurgency and this book chronicles that
Streets of Destiny
Series: Tales of Baromir. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Famir goes on adventure with his ex-lover to find an amulet that gives more power to spells.
The Trials of Baromir
Series: Tales of Baromir. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,030. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Baromir takes two weeks off from farming to adventure in Dormir City
Operation Outreach
Series: Eagle Hammer Universe, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,170. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
This is a book based on my Kindle Vella story of the same name. It features my Eagle Hammer universe (from 2-4 Cavalry Book 5: Eagle Hammer) and it is a "future" tale after so far, 2-4 Cavalry Book 15: A Pit of Vipers. Since I have some room with that I decided to publish this as a Kindle book in case you don't like that format. Some things are the same and so on.
2-4 Cavalry: Operation Crescent Moon
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 14. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 91,790. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
After their stint as mercenaries, the Troop is sent back to Friesland to help remove the holdouts left on the planet.
5th Kommando Book 2: Extraction for Sale
Series: Eagle Hammer Universe, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story Captain Mirabig rescues embassy staff from a rebel coup d' etat. Taking place after Book 1: A walk in the park this short story is a continuation of the 5th Kommando series. this follows Book 1: A Walk in the Park
2/4 Cavalry Book 13: Operation Arrow
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 13. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 99,890. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Continuing after the events in Book 12: The Lost Planet, Operation Arrow highlights the unit's deployment as part of a mercenary unit designed to fill the coffers for the Dutch Protectorate. With this the unit delves deeper into the known human occupied planets and sees more than it bargains for as well as fighting the same fight or learning new things as they conduct missions
Artificial Reality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A US infantry squad battles a terrorist cell in the near future (2060) in this military science fiction short story.
2-4 Cavalry Book 12: The Lost Planet
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In this short story (less than 11K words) a research scientist leaves for a nuclear devastated planet for research, a squad from the unit is sent to retrieve her. "Clean and crisp rescue mission. The political talk wasn't bashed over the head and the characters were realistic." -Beta reader
2-4 Cavalry Book 11: Dance of Death
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Since the end of the war with the Muslim Coalition the European Space Union has returned to looking at conducing anti-piracy strikes in order to secure its border better. The unit is sent on one of these missions, and as always, brings its unique flavor of tactics to the battlefield. But when they find out more information, it’s time to also bring home a dealer who can help end the pirate scourge.
2-4 Cavalry: Weeds of Gold
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The unit is sent to the planet Lisbon in case of negotiations between the government and the rebellion goes wrong.
2-4 Cavalry: Operation Resolute Justice
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The unit is sent to pickup Iqbal Hasheed's "war cabinet" at the request of the Kobata government.
2/4 Cavalry: Radio Free Mashara
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 195,670. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
For ten years the European Space Union has been at war with the Muslim Coalition and now things are starting to come to a close. Kush will be returned to its former masters, while Mashara will go to the European Space Union. 2/4 Cav is sent back to Mashara to help effect the handover while dealing with another enemy: military politics
2-4 Cavalry: Rolling Thunder
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
After a mis-calculation on an orbital drop, two Leopards from the Troop fight their way back to friendly lines. Of course it was a mixup but the Freelanders didn't think so when they ambushed the tanks and now they're on the run through the mountains to survive.
2/4 Cavalry: Operation Morning Glory
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After the events of Eagle Hammer, a month later the Troop is sent to the Thai Defense Zone to put down a growing insurgency that threatens the Thai way of tolerating religion. Note it does have some religious themes involved but doesn't delve into the subject and doesn't form a debate on that touchy subject. It's purely fictional and does not have any speculative work involved. 18 and over only
Another Night
Series: BDSM Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
John gets back home and Kim spends the night being dominated, spanked and light humilitation at his hands. Spanking, hogtie, and domination themes with mild humiliation. 18 and above.
Red Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Set in the late 1940s WWII timeframe British soldiers fight Nazi "super troopers" in this short story. While more military SF it's more of a steampunk version of that popular genre and conveys not only the physical battle but that of the mind as well.
2/4 Cavalry: Eagle Hammer
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 5. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 189,650. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
After the unsuccessful attempt of the unit and the Texians to capture General Malik, the unit is eventually deployed to Talis, a forested planet where a republic has broken away from the main planetary government. Hired to support the Golden Eagles, a crack tank mercenary regiment, the unit heads to the planet in a more "conventional" tank setting rather than a couner-insurgency one.
Just Beg
Series: BDSM Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
This is a bondage story that I had thought up awhile and is about a young man's recollection of his first introduction into bondage and how he "grew" into it. It does have some graphic material but is also "light" bondage with some spanking and domination themes. 18 over only please as while not graphic does have mature themes.
The Lady Rose
Series: Eagle Hammer Universe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Inspired by the Firefly episode "Bushwhacked", this puts a fictional space crew upon a derelict space ship set in the universe of my 2-4 Cavalry series past Book 5: Eagle Hammer. It's a simple short story that I am using to try and broaden the scope of that universe.
Kiss Me Kislovodsk
Series: Alexei Karmarov. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
An old story I wrote years ago, involving a fictional war between the Russians, Americans and the Islamic front. Chronicles my old fighter pilot Alexei Karmarov
2/4 Cavalry: Thunder Run
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
2/4 Cavalry is sent along with a blower unit to Devkin to crush a rebellion. The story is based off of the "Thunder Run" scenario presented in the "Hammer's Crucible" miniatures book from the official Hammer's Slammers miniatures site. The scenario is typical Hammer's Slammers action, with some good tank action along with the unit's own brand of causing mayhem to fulfill the contract.
5th Kommando: A Walk In The Park
Series: Eagle Hammer Universe, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A special forces team is sent to the planet of Cairns to retrieve a terrorist who failed in an attempt to blow up a luxury ship. Once in the Free City of Korns they encounter trouble, but nothing they can't handle. Part of a new universe that I'm working on. Latest with improved grammar
2/4 Cavalry: Another Day In Paradise
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,500. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Continuing from A New Hope the Troop is sent to Kearse to hunt General Malik.
2/4 Cavalry: Operation Rockslide
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A futuristic rendition of Operation Rock Avalanche by Battle Company, 1st of the 503rd. It was an after story from A New Hope. Based in the universe created by David Drake (with his permission). This book is an "additional" story set in the same timeframe as the "A New Hope" ebook story and intended to be part of the timeline, but due to space I had to make it a separate story.
2/4 Cavalry: A New Hope
Series: 2-4 Cavalry, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,080. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A military science fiction book that is based on David Drake's Hammers Slammers series. It features a collection of short stories that I wrote to design a futuristic vectored-thrust unit acting as mercenaries.
What Do You Mean I Can't Stay For Dinner?
Series: Alexei Karmarov. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Sniper Pilot Alexei Karmarov is tasked by the United States Navy for a strike against a terrorist leader in Turkey. Follows a plotline started years ago on Strike Fighters 2 was used in the creation of this story.

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Smashwords book reviews by Eric Johnson