Phantoms & Fantasies [NOOK Book]

Overview

A steamy romantic novella.

After a devastating trauma, Zeenie attended a college mixer and experienced powerful Crainesian pheromones between herself and Turk. Unprepared for the life-mate call, 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...
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Phantoms & Fantasies

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Overview

A steamy romantic novella.

After a devastating trauma, Zeenie attended a college mixer and experienced powerful Crainesian pheromones between herself and Turk. Unprepared for the life-mate call, 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.

Zeenie’s plan is to ease back into the world of dating, not dive in heart first. Especially not with the hunk who’s supposedly bedded half the women in Dallas since she rejected him. 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 of what could be 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?


Years later, Turk sees Zeenie's emotional stability and pursues her, despite his actions being more human tradition than Crainesian. Will the lure of their intense sexual attraction, compounded by pheromones send Zeenie running, or release a deep sensuality she never knew existed? To find the answer and fulfill his ultimate fantasy, Turk must open his mind and body to Zeenie, risking his heart in the process.
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Editorial Reviews

Fallen Angel Reviews (FAR) - Angel Brewer
Annie Rayburn has penned a wonderful book and interesting characters, which will have readers looking for more of her books. – 4 Ribbons, Fallen Angel Reviews
RomanceJunkies.com - Tammy Angel
Phantoms and Fantasies is a magical story of love, passion, and healing that will have readers hanging on to every word. – 5 Angels, Recommended Read!
TheTBRPile.blogspot.com - Shyla @TBRpile
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.—Shyla The TBR Pile. 5 STARS, Highly Recommended
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012590527
  • Publisher: B and R Bookery
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 443,588
  • File size: 319 KB

Meet the Author

Annie Rayburn is no stranger to the oddities of the writing life. Perhaps it was the hot Texas sun, or the long, lazy days of summer that fueled her vivid imagination. Whatever the muse, she grew up with scenes playing in her head and imaginary playmates taking over the show while she patted out mud cookies dotted with Chinaberries.

The stories she crafts today are decidedly more adult than the ones that involved Ken and Barbie. The scenes still play in her head, the characters argue with her right to craft their very existence, but she’s learned to harness their energies, showing them the way through the sensual haze to a love that will endure.

These days, Annie Indie publishes on the web and writes for Red Sage Publishing. Her first release with them is Bittersweet Obsessions, an erotic romance with sci-fi and paranormal elements. Visit Annie at
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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    highly recommend

    I very much enjoyed Phantoms and Fantasies. Ms. Rayburn has a fantastic imagination. Her books and characters come to life making it hard to stop reading at bedtime! Keep 'em coming, Carol. I want to read them all. Maxine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    Unique and sensual!

    I love Annie Rayburn's stories and this one definitely delivers on the sensuality and emotion. I truly felt for Zeenie because of the trauma she'd suffered in the past. Turk is the perfect hero. He's patient and understanding. And he's loved Zeenie, his life mate, for years even though he couldn't be near her. 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.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    Interesting Premise!

    Enjoyed the sexy read, the new world Ms. Burnside created, and look forward to reading many more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

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    This was a touching love story. The Crainesians are her on earth

    This was a touching love story. The Crainesians are her on earth and have many of their own traditions. One is their mating ritual. What happens when you're life mate faces such a traumatic experience that they can't identify you. Turk was so sweet, understanding, and most of all HOT! He understands how hard it is for Zeenie to trust again and is so patient and loving with her. Once I started this story I couldn't put it down! It surprised me and just made me smile. I hope to read more of Rayburn and enjoy this new earth and it's inhabitants that she has created.

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