Houston Michaels is the alternate pen name of Michelle Houston.
Why the different names?
As Michelle Houston, she writes everything from short and sweet stories, to hot and spicy tales of kink, from contemporary tales of erotic romance to erotica romances featuring Greek gods, vampires and were-creatures. She has crossed sexualities and has gone wherever her mental muse has guided her. Yet always the stories are fairly light.
The guys of the Phoenix Reborn support group are anything but. They are tormented by demons in their own minds, driven to push away anyone who loves them. They are dealing with PTSD and in many cases, some form of addiction and/or suicidal thoughts. They are also all in the lifestyle - either Doms, subs, or switches.
As such, a new pen name was needed so that the two distinctly different styles could be separated - because with Houston Michaels you are not getting light-hearted reads.
That said - they all are still erotic romances. So you will get heat, sexual tension, and lots of kinky bedroom antics.
What ties all of the stories together is a PTSD support group for those in the D/s community who are military, police, firefighters, EMTs, etc. As they learn to deal with PTSD and the changes in their lives, they are all different than what their loved ones remember - and coming out the other side, they have all faced some kind of a trial by fire.
Each story will feature a different couple, but they will all be tied together via the support group.
Gabriel returned from war unable to recognize the man he had become. He never imagined Nickolas would be into the lifestyle, so running into him at a BDSM club is a surprise. The patient and caring Dom is exactly what Gabriel needs, but everything he fears. Nickolas' steady domination gives him something he has thought lost long ago - hope. Can a broken submissive, damaged by torture, fly again?