Thursday, June 29, 2017

Same Planet but Light Years Apart

There’s something enthralling about two people wanting exactly what the other desires, but circumstances pull them farther away from their needs. (Sigh) I’m driven to hold them together even though their reality rips them apart. In The Craving, there are two couples who are fighting the odds stacked against their happily ever after’s.

The couple I’m going to talk about today both came from K’Dane, a progressive and moderately wealthy planet in the Xantha star system. All K’Danes go through the craving. The craving is an irresistible biological driving force that all must answer. It compels them to seek out their life mates to not only sate their lust, but also quench the overwhelming burning need to join. Although most connections result in a life-mate bond, not all do.”

Phoenix Dotir is a talented artist and has been marked for a higher purpose, that of a Chosen. His dimensional art has the potential to end conflict, improve the quality of life in the Xantha star system, and will guide people towards a utopian like perfection. He’ll join the other dimensional artists at the Ambrosial monastery. It’s an incredible responsibility, which he takes very seriously.

Zadra Solav sees himself as a lowly Star Chaser’s son. Despite his family’s bad influence, he’s a good person and wants to break away to make something of his life. The stars call to him, and he wants nothing more than to answer them.

At their learning space, Phoenix becomes Zadra’s tutor. He uses his artistic ability to assist Zadra in successfully completing his classes. He struggles to push aside his very un-monastic desires to do purity protector (chastity belt) melting things with Zadra. Regardless of Phoenix’s wishes and desires, he’s a Chosen and his path requires he sacrifice the physical and spiritual connection with others for the sake of his art. His art has the potential to affect the course of the star system.

Zadra’s drawn to Phoenix, but refuses to give into the desire to seek more. He must respect Phoenix’s status as a chosen, which makes him unobtainable. So Zadra settles for friendship… but a few simple touches and his entire existence is turned upside down.

Phoenix’s mother vowed to medicate him if he showed any signs of The Craving, which she ends up doing. Zadra’s family sends him into deep space.

Time and light years of distance doesn’t soothe either of them. I ache just thinking about being pulled away from the one I need.

The Craving Blurb:
The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away on board a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.

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