I’m delighted to welcome my Liquid Silver Books pub buddy Houston Havens to my blog today. She has a brand new release to brag about, and it’s a “paranormal fantasy with futuristic, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic elements with hints of erotic pleasures”—all words that make my little heart flutter. New release month is a crazy time, so I won’t keep her long.
1. Hi Houston.
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Thanks for the wonderful welcome.
I can’t help but notice that you have not one, not two, but THREE gorgeous shirtless men on your cover. You must tell me more about them posthaste!
Mmm, quite a ménage wouldn’t you say? *Winks*
When the tall, dark, and handsome brothers Drakker and Arlo rescue Fay from the wreckage of her craft, they are immediately attracted.
Arlo is lean and muscled with the striking looks of youth on his side and lives his life leading with his chin. He’s the youngest brother who tends to wear his heart on his sleeve, which is why he instantly falls in love and wants to keep Fay. He’s naive and sometimes judgmental, yet still has an endearing way about him. His one saving grace is he has romantic tendencies that force him to find the deeper meaning of things.
Drakker has brawn and beauty and is the leader of their army. He’s a law unto himself. A pillar of strength, he’s found unique ways to use his war talents for interrogation and domination in the bedroom, methods he’d like to bestow on Fay. Drakker’s a pragmatic and responsible man, he knows he can’t acquiesce to Arlo’s request and keep Fay, even though his erotic nature yearns to seduce her. They must take her to their eldest brother Logan Abán.
Opposite of his brothers, fair-haired Logan is sexy and reserved. He’s the leader of their people. He’s handsome, stoic, and strong willed to the core, but it draws Fay’s sexual curiosity like a heart to love. However, he carries self-blame and guilt for the deaths of his parents. He trusted his gut and it let him down. Now, he struggles to believe anything but facts. He can’t trust anyone, even himself. So when a beautiful spy walks into his life, he denies his desires for her. Fay challenges his need to trust. Fighting his own Sinful Surrender to Fay Avalon, Logan’s frustrated by his brothers’ determination to keep her despite the fact they know she’s a spy. Logan digs in his heels and refuses to trust them or his gut.
2. Decisions, decisions.... So who’s the lucky girl that gets to enjoy the pleasures of these three hunks?
My dark-haired beauty, Fay Avalon, with violet eyes.
I hear she’s a psychic and a spy!
Tenacious and unwavering, Fay Avalon is a psychic spy for her government. She’s on a personal mission uncover the truth and find proof when she’s captured by the alluring and seductive Abán brothers—her enemies. Logan tests her imposed puritan beliefs with the tantalizing enticements of a polyandrous society that calls to her secret fantasies. Drakker challenges her hidden erotic desires with forbidden temptations of bondage and domination, while Arlo tempts her longing romantic heart with poetry, music, roses, and unimaginable love.
3. What do you think is the appeal of ménage romances?
It’s something different. By nature, most of us are fascinated by the unknown, but we don’t want to experience it firsthand … we’d rather read and fantasize about being in a ménage even though most will never do it. So ménage stories allow the reader to do just that. To take a walk on the wild side without ever having to step a physical foot into that erotic world. It gives them a peek into a place they’d never dare to tread. A world they may fantasize about but never venture into in their real lives.
Did any book in this genre inspire you to write your own?
No. I’ve yet to read an erotic romance book. Unlike most who say an author should read books in her own genre, I’m not of that belief… I think it would be too easy to subconsciously write something I read and liked. I stopped reading romance the day I picked up my pen. When I have time to read, I relax with New Age books on remote viewing, out of body experiences, quantum theory, matters of the four dimensions, the paranormal, and other kinds of books. It’s my research. Books like that give me my next series.
4. Who of the three heroes (in your opinion) is the best kisser?
Without a doubt—Drakker. Every woman who meets him is in love with the man.
Would you mind sharing a snippet to show off Fay’s first kiss with Drakker?
When she opened her mouth to reply, Drakker tried to slip a bit of the serum into her mouth. What liquid made it in, she spit out.
“Why are you being difficult?”
Fay tossed him her nastiest, most challenging glare. “I like being difficult.”
He arched one of his sexy dark eyebrows. The sly smirk playing at his lips spoke volumes. “Well, I’m a man of endurance, ma chérie. I will keep at this until I get my serum in your mouth.”
The double entendre didn’t escape her. “I’m sure you will.”
“A woman who wants to be tamed, huh?”
He tried again to get the liquid in her mouth. This time she choked. The thought of rape was preferable to the idea of death by poison. Panic tightened her upper chest. She’d swallowed some of the potion and was already feeling funny from the little bit of liquid she didn’t manage to spit out. “How much of that will it take to kill me?”
He squinted at her as if he were insulted. “I’m not trying to kill you, Fay. This is a truth serum. I’m trying to get you to talk.” He smirked. “I like my women alive when I interrogate them. They make better conversationalists.”
She didn’t believe him. He’d poisoned her. No truth serum she’d been trained to resist had ever made her feel all tingly inside or her body feel hot. Everything in the room took on a sharp focus unlike the other serums that made everything fuzzy. He tried again to give her more of the potion. She could see in those deep blue eyes of his her resistance challenged rather than aggravated him.
“As a rule, I normally wouldn’t do this,” he said, while unbuttoning his shirt. “But since you’re being difficult…”
Her body tensed. Here it comes. Her pulse hit an exhilarated tempo as his white cotton shirt fell to the floor. All she could think about was pressing the soft-looking fabric to her nose and inhaling Drakker Abán’s scent. How bizarre. She should be worried about dying, not craving her killer’s scent. The poison’s playing with my mind. It has to be. She hoped the mind traveler realized this was just too odd for a woman facing torture. The drug was definitely affecting her. She tried to fight the urge to peek at his tanned muscled chest and failed.
“Fay?” His voice strummed her heart like a string instrument, sending erotic waves through her body, arousing her hormones. Drakker removed his boots and socks. She couldn’t rip her eyes from his beautiful feet. The sight of his perfect toes sent another ripple of desire rushing through her. She raised her vision to take in the mesmerizing dark brooding sight of him.
Her gaze shot all the way up at his call. There was that ghostly smirk again. It was there, in his smoldering eyes. Her blood boiled over with desire.
“I said, normally I wouldn’t do this, but in your case I’m making an exception.”
“Don’t do me any favors.” To her surprise, Drakker took a bit of the red liquid into his mouth. So, he hadn’t lied about it being a truth serum. He moved in, his naked chest so close she could feel the heat of his body permeate hers. He pressed his sculptured lips to hers, and her body went limp with pleasure.
5. One last question: How did you get your start as a writer?
I’d have to say it was my life and in my blood. Telling stories are like breathing... I don’t remember my first breath … storytelling has always just been a part of me. I have a fascination with science, the future, history, myths, and of course—romantic love. Being an Irish lass, it’s only natural for me to see the world in stories. I then combine what I see and know with all the things I enjoy into an erotic tale to intrigue my readers.
Can you give us some insight into the modern-day publication process?
It appears to be pretty much the old process just pushed into the modern age like the rest of us. It is much quicker than in the past when readers had to wait twelve to twenty-four months for the next book from a favorite author. And of course with eReaders, people can carry around hundreds of books with them everywhere they go.
I’m going to let Houston run away now so she can write more sexy stories. For more information about the book and author, just scroll down. Comments are always much appreciated.
Thanks so much for having me here today. It’s been fun!
Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.
In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.
Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. When pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.
Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?
About Houston Havens
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, she has two award winning blogs. Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com