#Interview with @HoustonHavens

It’s no secret that Houston Havens and I are friends. We support each other online and comment on each other’s blogs, guest spots, and so on. A little history, Houston and I started off in the same (publishing) house. She was looking for reviews and a guest spot. I accepted and by the time I finished Sinful Surrender, I had to know this woman. Book 1 Syn Website Cover

She’s not only a phenomenal writer; she’s been a great friend and colleague. It’s rare that an author will reciprocate with marketing and such. Her sweet and naughty personality attracted me like a magnet. Now, she’ll never get rid of me. So yeah, what you’re about to read is a biased interview. I hope you enjoy!

 

Anita Cox: Houston, I’ve been pretty vocal about my obsession with your Psychic Ménage series. You hooked me with Sinful Surrender. I gobbled up Phantom Desire like a starving wild beast and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Exposed Ecstasy. I would apologize for pushing you so hard for Book 4 in your series, except I’m not sorry that I love this series.

BOOK 2 KINDLEBut I noticed not just a fantastic plot in each book, but an overall plot. Can you give my readers an idea of the overall theme and plot to this series?

Houston Havens: OMG Anita … with an introduction like that… I’m a little nervous now! Everyone will be expecting some fabulous woman with entertaining answers! *gulp* ….ok, here we go, but I have to address that awesome intro’ first! You’re right, it’s no secret you and I fit together as friends and authors like peanut butter and chocolate! The blend is YUMMY! And NEWS FLASH…I don’t want to ever ‘get rid’ of you! I adore you!

The overall theme of the series is based on technology that is in existence today. HAARP, Orgone, and Torsion Fields are all real…and there are rumors of not just the United States but other countries that have built underground cities for the elite to go to when predictions of our end; manmade or otherwise, come upon us. I took that knowledge and created the Psychic Ménage series.

I’m a TRUTH SEEKER at heart and I guess I should have been a book 3hardcore news reporter, but as we all know…news only come in the form of entertainment these days…with the real news being swept under the carpet.

So, I felt the only way to inform the public on what was really going on in our world was to blend reality into a form of fantasy. I did that by filling a gap I discovered in the erotic/erotica genre.

I found a lot of erotica was missing a basic PLOT. So, I mixed my love for romance and storytelling with my need to make people aware of the world around us with sex…sex sells and it sells well when it’s accompanied with a well told plot. I wanted to capture male readers as well as female…and I think I have by giving them a story with their sex. This is a series a wife can read to her husband and create a few hot night of her own! *wink*

HOWEVER, you know I can’t just be normal…in my storytelling…I love to braid my stories, so there are layers and layers to intrigue my readers. I have a series plot of the war between the Airbornes and the Dirt Dwellers that will find its conclusion in book seven, while each book has its own character relationships and sizzling sex plotlines. Each book finds its HEA at the end of the ‘book’s’ story.

Anita Cox: So let’s get into the nuts and bolts. How long did it take for your series plot to come together? Tell us how it came together.

Houston Havens: Believe it or not, I’d written a straight romance that dealt with this topic. So, a lot of it was already in my mind when I sat down to write this erotic-romance series. Each of the books in this series was written in 30 days…then I spent another six weeks or so polishing each book, fine-tuning the plots and characters. But, my books run about 100,000 words.

Anita Cox: Do you have any habits or rituals when you write? Me, I like to have a good strong cup of coffee.

Houston Havens: Of heavens…coffee’s a necessity isn’t’ it? Can’t imagine sitting down without that. My main habit is I have to get up and get dressed, just like those who go into an office everyday…yes, I dress for work. I’m not an author who works in a nightgown or sweats.

Anita Cox: Today’s market can make it a challenge for authors to stand out in a sea of other authors. How do you manage?

Houston Havens: OMG as best as I can…it’s all a guessing game, but in the end I feel like it all falls back on how well you as an author can show and tell your stories…all the best advertising in the world won’t help if you can’t show and tell an entertaining tale. So, newbies don’t rush your book to market until you hear your voice or you could be dumping your career as a bestselling author into the trash before you get started.

Anita Cox: You do such a fantastic job getting your reader emotionally invested in the characters, which is probably the seed to my obsession. Are there any tips you can give other writers as far as pulling in their reader?

Houston Havens: Deep POV… meaning you have to go into the head of your Point of View character and show and tell the readers what’s going on inside of him/her…aim for that exposure about every two sentences and in fact you’ll probably get an emotion out once or twice in a paragraph.

Anita Cox: Whose story are we going to see in Book 4 and have you picked a title? I’ll refrain from begging for a blurb as I know you’re still working on the book and that would be completely greedy of me.

Houston Havens: LOL – I can’t give you a blurb yet, but the title of book four is INTIMATE BETRAYAL. The story characters are Kindise, Jaden, and Sori…who the readers have met in the first three books.

Anita Cox: Okay, now the really good stuff. You’re going to be stranded on a desert island for a week with a hotty of your choice. Who do you take? (No, not your husband. We know he must be awesome to snag a model and author.)

HosutonHavensHouston Havens: LOL! Okay…so someone other than me hubby….I’d take Drakker from book one Sinful Surrender, or Nikias from book two Phantom Desire, or Faerydae from Expose Ecstasy…or Jaden from Intimate Betrayal.

Movie Star wise, Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, or Sean Connery!

Anita Cox: For one day, you can have whatever you want, regardless of dietary needs, allergies, fat to the thighs…like risk free anything for a day. What does Houston indulge in?

Houston Havens: I don’t indulge, but if I did, it would be Swiss & Brie cheese on crackers with mimosa!

Anita Cox: I’m interested to know what your favorite book was PRIOR to you becoming an author. Or, in the alternative, who was your favorite author?

Houston Havens: I LOVED Red October by Tom Clancy – Romance wise – I loved Johanna Lindsey

Anita Cox: Is that still your favorite? Why or why not?

Houston Havens: Yes…I love both those authors because they are awesome storytellers.

Anita Cox: Okay girl, I’ll let you get back to writing. Thank you for answering my insane questions. Please let my readers know where they can find you below:

Houston Havens: You can find me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and the new Tsu.

Here are all of my links

Website: http://houstonhavensauthor.wix.com/houstonhavens

Blog: http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoustonHavens

Tsu:  https://www.tsu.co/HoustonHavens

Newsletter signup:http://wordpress.us3.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=62596b320d3ea4fb2a2f476c9&id=7c4395ff3f

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HoustonHavens

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Tumblr: http://houstonhavens.tumblr.com

Booklikes: http://authorhoustonhavens.booklikes.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24819699-houston-havens

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/houstonhavens/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuOpU6OsngnhTac_JvTLItQ

Review of @HoustonHaven ‘s Exposed Ecstasy

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First, the blurb:

Daughter of the Dirt Dweller’s ruler; Tessla Reto attempts to escape the Underworld after the mysterious disappearance of her best friend. She knows her untimely death is also near if her father, Landen Reto discovers her part in forming the rebels to fight against him. The two men sent to help her get away are killed and she’s rescued by a handsome stranger…or is she?

Faerydae returns to Earth in search of an inner peace his soul can’t find after the death of his friend Chandra Lamar. Instead, he finds himself in an unplanned rescue of a woman that stirs everything he’s fought a lifetime to deny. Can Faerydae stay focused on his goal to expose his past and true Fae bloodline, or will destiny play her hand?

Shomar’s uncomplicated world is tossed asunder when his best friend, Faerydae, shows up with a stray puppy and a woman who steals the heart of his soul the moment he looks at her. Only to discover Faerydae and the woman claim they can’t stand each other, yet his intuition tells him otherwise. Will Shomar be able to win the woman of his dreams or will Faerydae always have her heart?

Will Tessla find her freedom? Will Faerydae keep his, or will Shomar succeed in his plan to expose them to their hidden ecstasy?

Links to all retailers for all of her books can be found on her publisher’s site, http://www.synpublishing.com/houston-havens.html

My Review: 5 STEAMY FUCKING STARS! (Review cleaned up and posted to Amazon.)

Sinful Surrender started me on this journey by introducing me to Fae and the polyandrous society Havens created. It was hot, erotic and left me begging for Book 2.

Haven’s Phantom Desire was a follow up with Chandra, Fae’s friend, and her three lovers. My heart melted, ached and boomed as I read this story.

But then…Exposed Ecstasy was finished. She gave it to me as an ARC. Holy shit…I didn’t think it could get any hotter. I’m a fan of irony and the fact that Book 3 took us from 3 men down to 2 made me giggle. Houston Havens wound this story with precision.  She also made me feel bi-polar. First, I wanted to kick Faerydae square in the balls, then I wanted him all to myself. Shomar I absolutely loved from the very beginning.

Tessla is stuck in an impossible situation and finds herself seeking refuge with a very unlikely hero who saved her from her father’s psychotic attempt on her life. She’s thrown into a world she doesn’t understand. To top it off, she thinks love is a myth.

I don’t want to add any spoilers but Tessla is in for a surprise and the ride of her life.

I really didn’t feel like I read a nearly 100k word novel. It went by very quickly as I raced to the next page. When I was done I needed a shower and a smoke.

Havens does it again and I’m already itching for Book 4 in this awesome series!

 

OMG! Review of Phantom Desire by @HoustonHavens

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review, so an honest review you’ll get!PHANTON DESIRE NEW COVER

Five Stars! It isn’t often I give 5 full stars, but Haven’s expert hand leaves me begging for more.
Sinful Surrender told the story of Fay Avalon, an psychic spy who fell in love with with three brothers. In book 1, she gave us a taste of Fay’s best friend Chandra Lamar, where book 2, Phantom Desire, picks up.
Havens does it again! Book 2 is full of piping hot love scenes, mystery, sci-fi and suspense. Chandra is a warrior—a warrior who is suffering from the loss of someone she dearly loved. This loss has her turned upside down and backward as she tries to maintain her tough exterior while her heart is torn apart, as she struggles with Nikias and Andonis, the Nodin brothers and her lovers.
But that’s not all, not by a long shot! Chandra is out for revenge and to top it off, Havens reveals a few secrets about Fay and Chandra that will knock you off your seat. I want the next book now. I want it. I want them ALL. I absolutely could not put this book down.
The book is available for pre-order HERE!

Anita Cox & Houston Havens #takeover WordSexy #Radio

Tuesday, August 12 at 8pm CST Houston Havens and I will be interviewed by Red Snapper on WordSexy Radio.  I’ve listened to Red’s shows and let me tell you–he is a handful!  I’m looking forward to this type of interaction.

Red gets right down to business talking about the writing, the characters and up and coming news. This is blended nicely with his very fun witty banter.  As the name indicates, it’s WordSexy meaning 18+ please.

We will be discussing our erotic novels so adult content is an obvious warning. But that’s okay with me!200 (3)

Welcome Houston Havens

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It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to fellow Liquid Silver Books author Houston Havens.  Houston, a former model turned novelist has dished out another sultry novel.

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Genre: Erotic Romance

Sub-Genres: Ménage, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Themes: Futuristic, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian

Blurb

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. Even 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?

Long 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, she has two award winning blogs. Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com

Ready to stalk her yet?  Find out how below:

Trailers:

http://youtu.be/IS0zpnJbZsQ

http://youtu.be/4-jc-tcEAaQ

http://youtu.be/TI3Cf_3bcpk  (long version)

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