Hey peeps, we have Thianna Durston stopping by with her new release Discovery, we have a short chat with Thianna, there’s a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.
Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.
Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Thianna Durston author of Discovery.
Tell us something no one else knows about your characters.
My characters become my family. I fall for all of them hard. Ending a series can be really difficult because of that. But in this Drakyl Ranch series, I have to admit there’s a character who I just absolutely adore. Will. He is Aaron’s youngest cousin but he is just so bright and fun and lively, always seeing the positive side. Who can’t love a kid like that?
Have you ever written something that made you cry?
All the time. I get really emotionally invested with my characters and so when they have an upset or especially if something really good happens, I’m a waterworks. Probably the hardest scene I ever wrote was a full chapter where a character died and I wrote the whole scene from her lover’s point of view. I cried right along with Jay, but I don’t think he found solace in that.
Have you ever co-written with someone before?
Actually yes! Jamie Ray and I recently finished the manuscript for the novel Delivered to Love which will be out this fall. It was a wonderful experience. I was worried about writing with someone, but we both have similar writing styles and as I wrote one character’s POV and she wrote the other, the story flowed relatively easily.
What is the most difficult part of writing for you?
Not having inspiration come. My muse is usually quite talkative, but every once in a while, he goes AWOL and the feeling of sitting at the computer with my fingers on the keys while nothing comes is horrible.
Name your four most important food groups.
Oh, that’s easy: Chicken, pasta, strawberries, and Cheetos. What do you mean those aren’t food groups? 😀
“You’re not going to die, Aaron.”
“You don’t know that. This sickness, ailment, curse…whatever the fuck it is. It’s gettin’ worse. And it’s changin’. Morphin’ into somethin’ scary. My nightmares lately have been horrible.”
“What kind of nightmares?” Of course, Jaret knew. They were the same kind all of them had during the change. Fire and ice as the body went through horrendous chills and soaring high fevers. They would only stop once the change was complete. For after that, there was no real sleep anymore.
“Bein’ caught on high mountains, pelted with snow. Of the forests here bright with orange fire. Of you—” His voice broke. “Callin’ out my name only I’m no longer here to respond.”
“Babe,” Jaret said in a soft voice, not understanding why but knowing he was closer to this drakyl than he had ever been to anyone. “We’re going to get you cured. Then you can come out with me at night. We’ll keep the place predator free while your cousins slave in the sun. How does that sound?”
A sad attempt at a laugh left the other man’s throat. “Promise me you won’t leave until I’m gone?”
Fury swept along Jaret’s veins. Anger at the sun, the fact the man next to him was terrified, and at Davis for not explaining to the poor man earlier what he was. But mostly, he was furious at himself for not telling Aaron the truth. Leaning in, he placed his nose against Aaron’s. “I promise you,” he said in a deep growl, “that you are not going to die, Aaron Drakyl. I won’t let it happen.”
Thianna likes to say she’s eclectic, fun, and just a bit naughty. She can also add, subtract, multiply, and divide in her head, but if people ask her to do it at parties, she isn’t impressed. While she would love to say there wasn’t a genre she had read that she didn’t enjoy, it would be a lie. For some reason, she keeps skipping to the ends of mystery books to find out who done it.
The creator and acquisition editor for the Corbin’s Bend Romance series, she wants to know: Who else wants to be safe, secure, and spanked in Colorado?
Under the name Thianna Durston, she writes M/M romance. Under Thianna D., she writes M/F romance.
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