Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Surviving the loss of a lover: Phantom Desire

Phantom Desire
Psychic Ménage Series: Book 2

by Houston Havens
 Buy Links: Amazon
It’s awesome to be here with you on your blog today. Thank you for having me. I hope to entertain and intrigue your viewers with my latest book in the Psychic Ménage Series.
---Houston Havens
A multi-genre story: Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM), Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Light BDSM, and Psychics.
Tag Line:  I can have sex with any woman I want. But I can love only one…that one is you.


Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.

Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save a loved one from the grim reaper’s grip and questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.

Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.

Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.

Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?   

Review by pearls
I thoroughly enjoy the way Houston Havens is able to balance SciFi, paranormal, and psychic/mystical genres into a dystopian world that is still full of hope.  Her women are strong.  The men are fierce, loyal and willing to do anything for the woman they love.  And they are all unique individuals with developed back stories that emerge as you unwrap the characters through the plot. 

This book can be read as a stand-alone.  Coming to terms with their grief after a tragic loss, the reader is able to see the backstories that built this relationship as the characters move past denial and accept what has happened in a previous event.  The surviving members are left aloft without their leader.  Dealing with guilt, anger, and denial, each has to find a way to hold on to the relationship or have it become a causality of the war, too.  This book delves deeper into the psyche of the characters, examining how each deals in their own way with the stasis created by grief and the personal fight it takes to be able to live again, even to love again. 

Andonis and Nikias are trying to stop Chandra from performing a dangerous espionage mission
“Like I said, release me.”
His bottom lip pressed up forcing the corners down as he shook his head. “Sorry. I’m not of mind to do that.”
“What?” she shrieked. Was she wrong or was that sparkle dancing in his eyes delight?
“You’re mine.” A cheeky smirk sliced across his face. “Like it or not.”
Betrayed, Chandra clinched her fist, shaking it at Andonis’ retreating back as he fled to open the door. “Bullshit! Pure bullshit!” She screamed flying off the bed as he stepped out of the room. The minute she grabbed the candlestick holder from the nightstand, he drew the door to within an inch of closing. It was clear he’d guessed her intensions and sought to protect his head from any flying objects coming his way.
“You’re not going, Chandra,” he said from behind the door. “Final word as your husband.”
Nikias stood in the hall listening to all the commotion. He backed up at his brother’s quick exit from the room. A loud thump and then a crash splattered against the closed door. Andonis looked at him with a devilish twinkle in his eye. “Do you think she’s angry with me?”
He felt his brow pull up in amusement. “Just a little. She’ll be even angrier when she finds out you lied about the common-law thing.” He pressed his brow into a tight pinch.
Andonis moved like lightning down the hall.
“Where are you escaping to?” Nikias followed him to the foyer. He watched as Andonis grabbed a shirt and slipped it on while stepping out the front door.
“To have a word with Logan. Keep her busy until I get back.”
“Andonis! Please don’t do this.” He threw his hands up in a pleading gesture. “Don’t leave me with an angry woman who’s seven inches taller than me.”
“You’ll be fine.” He vanished around the corner of the house.
Also by Houston Havens
Sinful Surrender
Psychic Menage #1 
Author's Bio:

Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.

Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series and numerous articles in literary magazines.

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