Elemental Storytelling: Tropes in Sinful Surrender by Houston Havens #Sci-Fi #Dystopian #ASMSG


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Introducing the Tropes of Sinful Surrender

Sinful Surrender book 1 of the Psychic Ménage Series

E-book ~ LSB Publisher

Print Book ~ H.A.W.K. Publishing

E-book and Print released 2014

Series Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, Dystopian, Futuristic, Fae, Ménage, Paranormal, Fantasy, Suspense, Post-Apocalyptic, Mystery.

Word Count: about 100,000

Tag Line: Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three?


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?


Rad-Getting Crap Past the Radar

TvTropes says this is when a writer sneaks inappropriate material past the censors…I say, sometimes it’s an author trying to share secrets or little know information that those in power don’t want the mainstream to see.  Sinful Surrender, book one of the Psychic Ménage series is a romantic read and my way to reach readers in an entertaining way that would intrigue yet inform them about things and situation that are very REAL in our world today but they know little about. Things like HAARP, Mind Control, Torsion Fields, Orgone Energy, Underground cities for the chosen ones, Remote Viewers, and hints of a possible future ~ based on a history that has been kept from us.


3as-Three Act Structure

The stories we love most and find hard to forget are 3as stories because they have three acts holding its structure, giving you a full 3-D view of the tale. Sinful Surrender and the other six books in this series are 3as books. Each carries three plots within their covers. Like a braid, I’ve weaved a series plot of a wicked government’s plan to destroy mankind. This series plot comes to its conclusion with the last book. As I run this series plot through each book, I mix it into each book’s two main plots. One of a sexy and sizzling romance happening mostly between enemies, with each book’s individual storyline plot. Tah, Dah! And you have a 5 star review 3as story that keeps the readers turning the pages and buying the next book in the series.


STW-Saving the World

Yes, the Psychic Ménage series is a ‘saving the world’ dystopian kind of series.

Rar: Love makes the world go round so it’s hard to write a story without romance. Each book in the Psychic Ménage series has its own love story to tell.


Arc-Story Arc

As I said above, there are a total of seven books in this series.


H-The Hero

Logan Abán is the main hero in this tale. Though he’s a reluctant hero at the start, he’s exactly as the TVTropes say…Logan has his issues but he overcomes them to reveal his true self and find love.


Det-The Determinator

Drakker Abán is Logan’s brother, leader of the Abán Army…he’ll never give up. He’s the kind of guy who would rather die for what he believes in (right or wrong) than to live his life under the thumb of anyone.


Kni-Knight in Shining Armor

Arlo, the youngest of the Abán brothers…maybe it’s because he’s young or maybe it’s because he’s a romantic man at heart, he tends to get under his two older brothers’ skin with his quick to judge and faster to fall in love. Unlike his brothers, Arlo trust too easily and it give his brothers’ a lot of troubles, but once he sees his mistakes, he’ll take responsibility for his errors and correct it, even if it means he’ll risk his life to do it.


5ma-Five Man Band

No matter their differences, when you combine these three brothers they make a perfect man; the brave, the leader, and the romantic.


Ag-Action Girl

Fay, she is the heroine of the story. In Sinful Surrender, you see this side of her. She is a Mind Traveler (Remote Viewer) who decides to take matters into her own hands and set the record straight when she’s discovered evidence that leads her to believe her Underworld Government has been deceiving the people of her world. Perhaps the enemy isn’t the Airbornes but her own government.


Om-Omnicidal Maniac

Reto is the ruler of the Underworld and he is the perfect Omnicidal Maniac in this Psychic Ménage series. You couldn’t hate him more until you find out who stands behind him.



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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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4 thoughts on “Elemental Storytelling: Tropes in Sinful Surrender by Houston Havens #Sci-Fi #Dystopian #ASMSG

  1. Melissa Snark

    Hi Houston,
    Thank you for joining Elemental Storytelling! Your molecule is complex and lovely. Your hard work on it shows.

    • Melissa,

      This has been fun and I hope helpful for all new authors and for authors who want to layer their story plots more but wasn’t sure how. It’s well worth researching this chart to uncover who your characters really are and bring more depth to the plot. Thank you for inviting me and for creating such a wonderful event for us all to share!

      Hugs and Kisses

      • What a different way to look at a story! This is great.

  2. So it takes three men to make one perfect guy!

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