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Phantoms & Fantasies

By: Annie Rayburn | Other books by Annie Rayburn
Published By: B & R Bookery
Published: Feb 03, 2014
ISBN # 9781452472201
Word Count: 26,000
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Eligible Price: $2.99

Available in: Mobipocket (.mobi), Epub, Adobe Acrobat

Categories: Romance>Fantasy Romance>Contemporary Romance>Erotic Romance


Phantoms & Fantasies by Annie Rayburn - Romance>Contemporary

NOTE: This is a previously published work. The publisher and cover have changed.

This is a novella length work featuring Ms. Rayburn's Crainesian race.

After a devastating trauma, Zeenie attended a college mixer and experienced powerful, Crainesian life-mate pheromones between herself and Turk. Unprepared, she panicked and fled.
Turk has waited and yearned for Zeenie for years while staying dialed in to her recovery. Finally, rumor says she's ready to date again, and he's determined to make her short list, even if it means resorting to a little trickery. On a blind date, he surprises her with patience and maturity when she fights against their pheromone bond, then shows tenderness and consideration when phantoms of her past arise.
As she learns more about Turk, Zeenie entertains heated fantasies and makes tentative forays into his sensual world. But her initial rejection broke with Crainesian custom and continues to cast a dark shadow on their future. Can she embrace her sexuality and summon enough courage to claim her man in true Crainesian style, or will their growing love be tainted forever?

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Editorial Reviews:
From Shyla, The TBR Pile, 5 STARS, Highly Recommended
"Phantoms and Fantasies is a touching tale of healing and love mixed with passion. Kudos to Ms. Rayburn for broaching such a sensitive topic and hitting the perfect balance between Sci-fi and Romance. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a story about survival and love after tragedy."
From n22v (Amazon 5-star review)
"I love Annie Rayburn's stories and this one definitely delivers on the sensuality and emotion. The sexual tension explodes off the page and so do the intense emotions! I loved this story and I can't wait to read this author's next story, Bittersweet Obsessions."
From Tami Brothers, (Amazon 5-star review)
"This was an breathtaking story. Ms. Rayburn has totally created a world that is both believable and sexy. I could see myself living next door to a Crainesian and am envious of the link the life mates have with each other. I read this story in one sitting, it was that good. I think the author has a definite keeper with this new world"
From Tammy, FAR, 5 Angels, Recommended Read
"Phantoms and Fantasies is a magical story of love, passion, and healing that will have readers hanging on to every word."
EXCERPT from Zeenie and Turk’s first date:

Inside him lay the knowledge of their rightness together, he and Zeenie. Ever since their brief meeting during her sophomore year in college, he’d known. If it hadn’t been for the rape and Zeenie’s titanium padlocked receptors at the time, she would know it too. He’d been in his senior year, looking forward to graduation and entering the work force. For weeks his libido raged out of control, drawing him to a life mate who, under normal circumstances in the Crainesian world, should have been pursuing him.

He’d turned to the myriad of available human co-eds ready and willing to sate his sexual appetite. Heady stuff, but he’d tired of never finding complete fulfillment. Only Zeenie would do.

The tap, tap of her very sexy, high heels on his hardwoods told him she had returned.

“What would you like me to do?”

If I told you it would blow your mind and you’d be blowing mine. He retrieved the defrosted chicken. “There’s a bag of prepared salad in the fridge, along with several other vegetables. Include whatever you like. I’m going to put the chicken on the grill.” Turk made the mistake of glancing over his shoulder.

Zeenie stood in the fridge doorway. Reaching to open the vegetable bin with one hand, she pulled on the hem of her miniscule dress with the other. She succeeded in keeping her butt covered, but the expanse of long well-toned legs had him staring. Would he ever know how it would feel having them wrapped around his waist, him buried deep within her soft moist heat? Adam’s apple bobbing convulsively, he forced himself to return to the heated grill before he did something completely stupid. Like that whole lip-lock scenario that kept teasing his mind.

Phantoms & Fantasies

By: Annie Rayburn