Houston Havens

Reviews for Exposed Ecstasy

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Review By Robin at Sizzling Hot Books
Anyone who says that romance novels are nothing but fluff with minimal plot have obviously never read a single chapter in Houston Havens’ Psychic Ménage series. And now with the release of the newest book in this fascinating and intriguing series, Exposed Ecstasy, I challenge these detractors to read this book and deny the brilliance of Ms. Havens’ intricate story. If you think that romance novels are weak and dependent on their romance heroes, read Tessla Reto’s story and see your error.

Exposed Ecstasy is an intellectual romance filled with political intrigue, dramatic tension, heartfelt soul-searching, and scorching sexual scenes. It was like seeing your favorite block-buster sci-fi movie come to life on each page. I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering how Ms. Havens would work everything out and what would happen to the resistance movement.

One of the many reasons that I love this series is because of the captivating characters that Ms. Havens’ creates. With each individual, I am fascinated by their passion for justice and commitment to freedom. I am moved by their past and how it affects their future. And I am excited about their finding love even amidst hate and war. Tessla, Faerydae and Shomar are prime examples of the well-developed, three-dimensional characters that permeate this series. I am in awe of Ms. Haven’s ability to create such authentic and believable characters in this imaginary world.

The relationship between the three was a joy to watch develop. I appreciate that it wasn’t an easy relationship at first because it made the romance genuine and even sweeter when they finally fell in love. The chemistry between the three sizzled across the pages. Even the friendship between Faerydae and Shomar was filled with love and concern for someone each considered a brother.

Then as if interesting characters wasn’t enough, we are treated to an enthralling story filled with so many twists and turns that you never know where the ride will take you and yet, you are just so happy to be a part of the journey. The plot that Ms. Havens has created is so intricate and filled with minute details that your brain is as fully engaged in the narrative as your heart is engaged in the romance.

Please be aware that you should not read Exposed Ecstasy as a standalone novel. This is another part of a large story that has been playing out throughout the Psychic Ménage series and without the information gleaned from the first two books, you will probably find yourself lost. But since the first two books are just as wonderful as the third, reading them first is a treat. Now I just have to figure out how to stay busy while waiting for the next book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating series!
Exposed Ecstasy is the third book in the Psychic Ménage Series and just like the other two, this is worth a read. Houston Havens gives us more insight into this astonishing world she has created and entices us with her variety of characters.I really enjoyed this author’s characters, but I think Shomar is my favorite. He’s definitely the charmer in this book “love can’t be seen, only felt” and definitely made me swoon a few times. The love scenes are heartfelt and extremely hot “expose my love with the ecstasy in ya’er touch”.Tessla is a great character as well. She’s been hurt so many times and by the one person who’s supposed to protect her at all costs. She doesn’t believe in love, which is understandable with her background, but that all changes with Shomar and Faerydae.Faerydae is stubborn. He keeps reminding people how he’s no one’s hero, but he couldn’t be more wrong. Faerydae is a strong character that will keep you intrigued and rooting for him. All three of these characters together make one heck of a team.

Each scene was done with a purpose and I never once felt like skipping over any of the parts. My eyes were glued to the pages, devouring up her words, eagerly waiting to see what was going to come next. There wasn’t anything I disliked about this book or this series. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Reviewed by Jennifer for MNP.

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Wonderful Book Fantastic third book in what is to be a 7 book series. The action is fast paced in this sci-fi fantasy. Faerydae overhears a plot to kidnap Tessa Reto, daughter of the hated leader of the Dirt Dwellers. He comes to her rescue and takes her to his home, where she meets Faerydale’s best friend Shomar. Two very different men, and a woman whose life is in peril. I love this erotic romance set in a dystopian world. The world building is vivid and the characters fascinating. Great story!

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Kim Mullican‘s review
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!

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Words of Wisdom….from the Scarf Princess

http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2014/12/book-spotlight-for-exposed-ecstasy-by.html

Jody

4 Stars (Goodreads)

After the emotional conclusion of the previous installment of this series, Fae Star Rider Faerydae’s still reeling from what he saw happen to his friend Chandra.  It’s left a hole in his heart and confirmed his belief in remaining alone as he doesn’t want those he cares about to be used against him.  He’s not as hardhearted as he tries to look though.  He’s a reluctant hero, saving stray puppies and the endangered daughter of a tyrant.  From the moment he meets Tessla it’s a sensual battle to keep their distance from each other.  But the heart wants what the heart wants and before long they’re caught up in a war that puts their burgeoning and conflicted relationship in jeopardy.  The addition of Faerydae’s close friend Shomar further enhances, but complicates, their polyamorous commitment as they all race to an action-packed conclusion that puts whole races in jeopardy as well as their future happiness in a dangerous plot to overthrow a tyrant.

Faerydae is a sexy and honorable man who cherishes women and would do anything to protect them.  Seeing his adoptive mother killed in front of him by his adoptive father has left him emotionally scarred and reluctant to fall in love but he’s drawn to Tessla.  His Fae blood calls to her and though he’s still learning about his heritage he can’t argue about what it’s telling him.  Though he doesn’t always express himself well his actions show his commitment to Tessla as well as her happiness.  He’s rough around the edges but immensely charming and drool-worthy.  Shomar is much more comfortable expressing his emotions.  He came from a loving family so he often shows Tessla how much he cares in truly sweet and romantic interludes.  Cultures now rely on polyamorous relationships to keep their races from dying out so it’s easy for Faerydae and Shomar to form their triad which is super steamy and had me jealous of Tessla.  Both of these men cater to her every desire and their drool-inducing accents added even more dreamy qualities to them.
Tessla though left me conflicted as she’s incredibly naive.  She too was portrayed as having her compassion tortured out of her by her father but I didn’t see that.  She was skittish at first but quickly warmed up to these two.  Her society was less advanced than that which she’s entered and it left her lost and confused.  Sex too left her confused which added problems to their relationship early on.  Numerous interactions of hers and acts by her further showed her naïveté and left me exasperated by the end.  With two such commanding men I’d wanted a stronger heroine.
This installment seemed more focused on the relationship than war.  The political intrigue was touched on and addressed in the latter half of the story but wasn’t in the forefront.  This story was more about self-discovery as Faerydae learned more about his Fae blood and used his learned talents to stay alive.  Tessla too learned how to love and the true worth of being a woman.  This story started off slow but quickly picked up steam in a race to another satisfying conclusion to a continually well-crafted series.  Those looking for an exciting and steamy dystopian series will definitely want to pick this up!  Though it can be read on its own you won’t want to miss a moment of this steamy and compelling series!
My rating for this is a B.
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Pure Jonel

http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/12/ExposedEcstasy.html

Rating: ★★★★

I appreciated how much better we get to know many of the races in this novel. The Fae are very well developed here, becoming more than just the shadow myth from the previous novels. The Star Riders also seem much more real, and less barbaric, although still very Alpha dominant now that we know them better. There was also an in-depth history of the world that’s quite interesting on its own and also puts a lot into context. This is all wrapped up in the same fast paced, heated package that we’ve come to know this series for.

We’ve met most of the main characters in this novel previously. Getting to know them much more personally and in a deeper context was quite enjoyable. Tessla and Shomar were fantastic. They were brilliant, strong characters. Faerydae’s massive mood swings did take a bit of getting used to, but he definitely grew on me and I can see why Tessla loves him so much. Seeing him come out of his shell was enlightening.

This is definitely a brilliant sci-fi/dystopian romance that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. I will suggest, however, that you read the series in order otherwise you will find yourself somewhat lost. I’ll also be waiting very expectantly for the 4th novel in this series. I can’t wait for more of this fantastic world that Havens has built. And the lead in to it in the last chapter of this novel has me on pins & needles. 

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Book Junky Girls

http://bookjunkygirls.blogspot.com/2015/01/exposed-ecstasybyhouston-havens.html

4.5 Stars

Faerydae the mysterious man that he is, finally gets his story told!!! We finally get to learn more about him and who he really is, while also going on his journey of discovering himself.

Shomar is his best friend and although he’s a total alpha male he’s also a hopeless romantic.

Tessla is the daughter of the most evil man out there, but she determined to bring him down. She never got the chance to spread her wings, but once she does there’s no going back for her.

They each bring a part of themselves to a relationship but the one thing they have in common the most is stubbornness. They each want stability and happiness the others bring into their lives but have problems keeping them from being together and this is their story of trying to figure it all out while learning about themselves and finding their happiness together.

The storyline from books 1 & 2 continues and while we don’t see much of the other characters we learned about before this is Faerydae, Tessla, and Shomar’s story. I can’t wait to see how they all come together in the next addition to this series

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The Jeep Diva – http://www.thejeepdiva.com/review-exposed-ecstasy-psychic-menage-3-houston-havens/

Review by Stormy Vixen

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After escaping the underworld and her father, Tessla Reto lands right in the middle of two sexy men with no idea how to keep everyone’s heart intact in this captivating erotic futuristic fantasy romance.

Faerydae may be her rescuer but he can’t afford to care for Tessa, no matter how much his best friend Shomar pushes him into giving into his desires or what kind of solutions Shomar and Tessla come up with. The reader can’t help but be captivated by their story as Tessla captures the heart as she tries to protect her own and keep Shomar and Faerydae from being enemies when it’s all said and done. This steady to fast paced plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense and excitement and the sex scenes including m/f/m scenes scorch readers with explosive passion.

There is never a dull moment as Tessla tries to adjust to unfamiliar living conditions and the post apocalyptic setting provides lots of danger and excitement as well. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring the story to life while the well orchestrated suspense draws the reader in and ensures that the readers can’t put the story down until they have read every last word.

I have to say that this threesome may just be my favorite (so far) because they are polar opposites but make such a dynamic and explosive trio. I was completely enthralled with their romance from the very beginning and the author has added quite a bit of interesting elements to spice things up even more and I can’t wait to read the next story. I do want to recommend that while you could read this as a stand-alone, especially as the author provides such a helpful guide in the front of her book, the series is better read in sequence to get the full impact of this fascinating world.

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