September 28, 2014

Character Sketch: Chandra from Phantom Desire by Houston Havens @HoustonHavens #RLFblog #PNR

Phantom Desire 
About the Book

Title: Phantom Desire (Psychic Menage #2)
Genre: Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM), Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Light BDSM, and Psychics.
Author: Houston Havens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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?  

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About the Character

Name: Chandra Lamar
Age: 20's
Gender: female
Birthplace: Unknown
Profession: Mind Traveler – psychic spy
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Human with suspicions she might be a Fae.
Describe her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars:
She's a sexy, vivacious 6'3" woman with some padding (a Marilyn Monroe or Anna Nicole Smith body type). She's in tip-top shape because she's an active field spy on 50% of her mind travel cases.
Who is the significant other in your character's life? Chandra has three men she's in love with ~ the Nodin Clan, Ortello, Andonis, and Nikias. Each man brings something different to her life and her growth.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Chandra is a Mind Traveler who can see what is happening in any dimension, on any physical or mental level. She can project her "viewing" to see future, past, or present events happening. She can send her sight deep into the bowels of the Earth to read buried scrolls or visit Mars or another galaxy if she desires.
If someone from your character's past showed up, who would she most want it to be, and why? OR who would she most NOT want it to be, and why?
Chandra would want her mother to show up. She grew up in a Runner's street orphanage. She doesn't know her past and would like to know her mother and her history.
Can your heroine keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Chandra is a spy and very good at keeping secrets. Her life and other lives depend on her keeping secrets.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Chandra has concerns about her obsession to protect her best friend Fay, whom she sees as her only family. They grew up in the orphanage together. But she can see this obsession has led her own life down a path she wouldn't have taken. She doesn't understand her drive to protect Fay even when it means putting her own life in danger.
If your character could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
Chandra would bring back her Phantom Desire.
What is your heroine's biggest personal flaw?
Being too Phantom Desire and see where it gets her.
What is your heroine's breaking point?
The death of someone she loved dearly.
Who in her life has the power to hurt this character the most? Why?
The sage-violet eyed woman who keeps haunting her dreams...or are they dreams?

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Ms. Havens originally wrote a book called Sinful Surrender about my best friend, Fay Avalon. It would only be natural she'd write a book about Fay's only family member, even if we're not blood related family. We're all we have; each other.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I was surprised she picked me. I mean there are so many others far more intriguing than me. I'm a very private person by nature and lifestyle. My life isn't really that interesting. Now, if you'd asked me I would have assumed Ms. Havens would have picked Talpidae...its come to my attention, he's been living a double life...but he won't be living it for long with all the double-crossing he's been up to.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Have you read Ms. Haven's bio? OMG, that woman's lived quiet a life. She traveled the world before its demise, back before the Trasdamian predictions of the world's end came true. Back when the world's surface was filled with humans. Back when Love was free. Honor was the norm, and life was…sweet to live.
As she aged, she saw the world changing…she was one who saw the beginning of the end. She saw the evil that lurked behind the beautiful surface that became my world. With that much going on in the world and her life...her head had to be filled with stories to tell until the end of time. I think that's why she writes. To see and know that much, she'd have to write it out just the keep her mind.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I wish she'd write me a perfect world without war and help me unravel my past.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
I'll let her reviewers speak for me. This is what a few said about the book she did on me:

Author 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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  1. It's always a pleasure to be here! I hope your readers are tempted to give Phantom Desire a read...and fall into my world of intrigue and sizzling sex as well! Life is short, go for it all while you can! Enjoy.

    Thanks for having me here's always fun!

    1. Welcome back! Loved this title. The book is intriguing and your heroine sure speaks her mind. :)

  2. I loved this book. Cannot wait for the next book to publish!

  3. The interview and book cover were wonderful. It sounds like you enjoyed an exciting life. Good luck with the book. All the best


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