Welcome to Punya Reviews... Please stay and enjoy! Read My Blog Policies for clarification of my ratings/disclaimer. If the goodreads widgets don't show properly, it's not my fault. ;) All of my reviews contain spoilers. If you don't like spoiler-ish reviews, please don't proceed.

I'm a ThyCa survivor since 2004

Click here to read my interview on Lady Scribes Blog!!

If you're a regular visitor at Punya Reviews..., read reviews, check out promos on new books and enter giveaways etc., please consider becoming a member of this blog, liking my page and follow me on twitter. It'd be of tremendous help for a blogger like me... :)

Phantom Lovers by Marie Medina

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Phantom Lovers (novella)
A free installment

Marie Medina
Contemporary Romance/Paranormal/Erotica (ménage- M/M/F)
Published in 2012

H/h - John and William/Lynsay
Setting: Present time.

Read in June, 2012.
My rating:
                                                    [spoiler alert]

Marie Medina is a new-to-me author and despite the fact that I don’t usually read ménage and M/M, I gave into the temptation of reading Phantom Lovers due to various reasons: I was intrigued by the storyline and ghost lovin’ is a very fascinating idea for me. Also, it’s a free read (lol). I can’t say I was disappointed, except that it being a novella I felt that John, William and Lynsay’s relationship rushed along a bit too soon for my liking.

Lynsay just broke up with a guy because when she made it known that she wanted to try ménage, he balked from it. She works in a theater which is said to be haunted by two ghosts. But Lynsay never saw anyone or anything… well, she may have felt something but never gave it a serious thought. One day, she again heard some male whispering, moaning and talking softly while working on the stage alone. One of the older crews of the place, Eleanor, informs her soon after that these two ghosts are very much real... Lynsay, of course, doesn’t believe in any of it, until she meets them for real. When she is out, alone yet again, checking something else, both ghosts at first make themselves known with their touches (yes, they can touch mortals if they want to and of course, themselves... so much so that they can, er... umm... make love to each-other but no other ‘mortal’ activities as far as I understood) and then, by making clear cut appearances. Lynsay doesn’t believe her eyes but they’re real, no doubt. No one can’t see them, except for Lynsay, which is how they want it.

Both of them, John and William as they introduce themselves, are dressed in the 50s clothes. John has dark hair and eyes, while William is fair and blue eyed. They are bi men, familiar with both men and women. They were in a secret relationship before they died of a fire in the theater. They both tell her that they’ve been watching and wanting her for a long time. John and William even spied on her with her ex while they had sex in her office before they broke up (eh, what? lol). Lynsay is surprised but not offended or anything, not at all when she hears that these two are more than amenable to her wishes of having a ménage. Afterwards, they fool around for a while, with glimpses of John and Williams’ own little rendezvous as well. Anyway, soon, they’re getting into action, altogether... And, just when I was thinking to myself (pardon my lack of extended paranormal romance knowledge): er, seriously, can she get pregnant from er... ghostly er, , you-know-what?.... a twist in the story comes up, which hinted at a possible solution for this relationship. I was also wondering how would she keep on having a relationship with two ghosts, if anyone can call it one.

Sex was pretty hot, I give it that and I liked MM’s writing. The starting of the story was really interesting but as I said, it being a novella, I felt they got into action too soon and said ILU too soon. I needed a little more development in the relationship.

3.75 stars. I’ll definitely keep a lookout for the author’s M/F stories, if she writes any.

“Phantom Lovers” is a freebie and can be downloaded from both smashwords and allromanceebooks.

Warning: Might not be for you if you’re not into ménage of any kind, M/M and backdoor lovin’!


Post a Comment

◈ Comments? Your Thoughts? Just let me know! :) ◈

My Favorite Quotes


My Photo
I'm a simple girl. I love to read in my spare time and do reviews the books I read. I also write, mostly songs/poems, though I'm not published. I love music and traveling. Sometimes, I wish I could live inside a book, having my own HEA. :)
View my complete profile


contemporary (508) historical (508) other authors (469) book spotlight/promo (451) blog tour (450) erotica (364) author giveaway (333) novella (218) paranormal (99) medieval (96) new adult (95) arc/copy netgalley-edelweiss (86) fantasy (85) highlander (58) freebie (55) cover reveal (53) requested review (49) western (41) guest post (29) time travel (24) elizabeth hoyt (23) charlotte featherstone (22) skye warren (22) anthology (20) loretta chase (20) gigolo (19) bonnie dee (18) scottish (16) teresa medeiros (16) virgin hero (16) sabrina jeffries (15) 5+stars (14) carla kelly (14) emily larkin (13) kerrigan byrne (13) kinley macgregor (12) tracy anne warren (12) anna campbell (11) pirate (11) alexa riley (10) carolyn jewel (10) elliot mabeuse (10) lisa kleypas (10) sherry thomas (10) gaelen foley (9) julia keaton (9) karyn gerrard (9) katy evans (9) ramona flightner (9) saskia walker (9) sylvain reynard (9) sylvia day (9) karen marie moning (8) debra anastasia (7) gina conkle (7) irish (7) judith mcnaught (7) pamela morsi (7) holly bush (6) jessica jefferson (6) julia quinn (6) karen ranney (6) linda broday (6) lorraine heath (6) maya banks (6) monica mccarty (6) scottie barrett (6) vikings (6) amy rose bennett (5) elizabeth elliott (5) judith james (5) laura lee guhrke (5) meredith duran (5) meta mathews (5) rl mathewson (5) sarah ballance (5) uncatagorized (5) charlotte stein (4) classic-fiction-poetry (4) courtney milan (4) lacey silks (4) loni lynne (4) mariana zapata (4) melanie marchande (4) roxy sloane (4) shelby reed (4) shoshanna evers (4) victoria hanlen (4) victoria roberts (4) wendy lacapra (4) alison richardson (3) alison shaw (3) anabelle bryant (3) barbara longley (3) biker (3) claire kent (3) deb marlowe (3) delphine dryden (3) diana bold (3) edie harris (3) eliza lloyd (3) elizabeth moss (3) eva gale (3) isadora rose (3) jackie barbosa (3) jenn langston (3) juliet dark (3) juliette miller (3) kresley cole (3) lana grayson (3) lauraine snelling (3) lisa valdez (3) lori brighton (3) lynsay sands (3) m/m (3) margaret mallory (3) morgan o'neill (3) petra march-petra f. bagnardi (3) rachel l. demeter (3) sarah maclean (3) summer devon (3) summer devon-kate rothwell (3) suzanne ferrell (3) victoria lynne (3) aileen mcnaughton (2) alianne donnelly (2) amber lin (2) annabel joseph (2) ashlyn macnamara (2) author spotlight/promo (2) becca dale (2) casey wilder (2) catherine bybee (2) catherine laroche (2) charming man (2) christina phillips (2) cynthia wicklund (2) debra glass (2) elise de sallier (2) elizabeth taylor george (2) emily bascom (2) erica taylor (2) evangeline anderson (2) evangeline collins (2) eve montelibano (2) evelyn pryce (2) janine ashbless (2) jayne blue-nina sharpe (2) jenika snow (2) jennifer mcquiston (2) kate mckinley (2) kitty thomas (2) laura frantz (2) leigh bale (2) lola rayne (2) margaret madigan (2) margo maguire (2) marie medina (2) marliss melton (2) marlow kelly (2) michelle diener (2) nancy haviland (2) natasha blackthorne (2) natasha storm (2) olivia fields (2) own (2) ramona gray (2) richard long (2) romantic suspense (2) roxy soule (2) sandra schwab (2) sci fi (2) silvia violet (2) sports (2) virginia henley (2) Sophie Dash (1) alissa johnson (1) ann clement (1) annika martin-carolyn crane (1) as fenichel (1) ashlyn montgomery (1) belle aurora (1) bn toler (1) character interview (1) cj archer (1) david meredith (1) dee tenorio (1) eliza gordon (1) elizabeth anthony (1) georgie lee (1) hannah fielding (1) ir (1) jessica wilde (1) julia london (1) lecia cornwall (1) lee debourg (1) lexy timms (1) lisa manuel-allison chase (1) lisa marie rice (1) lisa renee jones (1) lynne barron (1) mary jo putney (1) maureen mcmahon (1) robin schone (1) sydney jane baily (1) tarah scott (1) thriller (1) wendy lyn watson (1)

punyareviews.blogspot.com Webutation