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.
If you want to find out more about the lighter side of her writing, visit Michelle Houston.