Author Name: Thianna Durston
Book Name: Discovery
Part of a series? If yes, can this book be read as a standalone? Yes. But it is the first one.
If a series, what is the series title? Drakyl Ranch
If series, what number is this book? First
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.
Pages or Words:
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.”
INTERVIEW WITH THIANNA DURSTON
VP: 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.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Oh that’s far and wide. Let’s just say I hope to sell more with every book published and that I hope what I write helps someone not feel so alone.
How many published books do you have? Can you tell us something about them?
Under many pseudonyms, I have over 50 books in publication. For my M/M books, I have…let me think about it. I have 8 currently available:
As Natural As Breathing, Took My Breath Away, & Breathe Each Other In are the books in the All They Ever Needed trilogy, a 3-book erotic romance that focuses on the relationship of the two characters as seen with their domestic discipline relationship.
Two Sides of the Same Coin is a BDSM novel where the two characters originally start online.
A Holiday Duet’s You’ve Been Gifted and A Good Family Man are both part of the Corbin’s Bend contemporary spanking romance series.
Discovery is book 1 of Drakyl Ranch.
I have a paranormal short story in the Grave Hauntings anthology which is available for free.
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he 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 are you working on at the moment? What’s it about?
Oh, I’ve got several large projects. I’m working on finishing Duty, book 2 of Drakyl Ranch so it can be released in November. But I’m also working on a contemporary romance series based in a fictitious town where the hero, who has been rejected for being gay finds open hearted acceptance and love. The first two are contracted through Dreamspinner Press and will be out this winter and two more have been submitted. I’ve also got a book I’m working on for Dreamspinner’s Dreamspun Desires line which I’m really excited about. Let’s just say some weddings bring about interesting results.
Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
Sometimes. Like this summer I set a writing goal for myself. Over 5 weeks, I was to write 270,000 words. (As of writing this, I’m not done yet, but I’m well on my way to beating it.) Usually, though, I do about 3k-5k words/day.
Sales Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SLvuCz
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
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953367-discovery?ac=1
Publisher: Thianna Durston
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art
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