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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Thianna Durston author of Discovery.
Hi Thianna, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series: Well, I wrote the 1st draft for Discovery in 4 days and jotted down the basics for the rest of the series in the next week. It’s one of those plot bunnies that grabbed hold and would not let go.
How did you come up with the title of your book or series? I originally was going to title this book Drakyl Ranch, but it was suggested that I change it since that’s the series name. I went with Discovery because Aaron and Jaret both go through a discovery in this book. The rest of the series: Duty, Decoy, Drifter, Discord, and Duplicity, all have to do with the specific theme that resides in that particular book. Some series have titles that have nothing to do with one another, this series however just called for something distinct. When I originally jotted down titles, all but 1 had a D-word and when I looked at them, I realized I liked the D-concept.
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? I think one of Aaron’s biggest characteristics is that he thinks of others, especially his younger cousins, before himself. He’s had a constant pain that he’s dealt with for 13 years and his main thought is that he needs to be sure his cousins are cared for after he’s gone. Even after his ‘change’, that part of him never quite changes.
What do you think makes a good story? I need to know what makes the characters tick, to get into their heads and understand them. Books that are mostly dialogue turn me off because I just don’t get that intensity. I’m also not the biggest fan of omniscient POV because it doesn’t go deep into any of the characters. I need to root for the hero(es) and dislike and yet also feel a connection to the bad guy. Give me words I can sink my teeth into.
What does your family think of your writing? My mother used to call my stuff “those dirty books you write” until she saw a report on CBS Sunday Morning about how popular erotic romance was. When she found out I wrote M/M, her first question was “are you gay?” My sister thinks I’m crazy and my father acts like I only write young adult fiction.
Discovery by Thianna Durston
Publisher: Thianna Durston
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
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.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953367-discovery?ac=1
Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Western/Cowboy
“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.”
Sales Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SLvuCz
Tour Dates & Stops:
31-Aug Amanda C. Stone
3-Sep EE Montgomery
4-Sep Prism Book Alliance
8-Sep MM Good Book Reviews
9-Sep Love Bytes
10-Sep BFD Book Blog
16-Sep Molly Lolly
18-Sep Jessie G. Books
23-Sep Bayou Book Junkie
24-Sep Happily Ever Chapter
About the author:
Thianna loves to write strong stories with even stronger heroes. While all of her books have an erotic overtone, it is the story that is the most important to her. “The story should be able to stand on its own. The erotic elements are an add-on.”
She enjoys writing about couples with kink, paranormal couples, and straight out strangeness. But more on that later… You can find her at mm.thiannad.com.
She also writes m/f under the name Thianna D.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThiannaDurstonAuthor?fref=ts