Saturday 21 April 2018

Author Interview3: Thianna Durston

Today I welcome Thianna Durston to the blog to answer a few questions for Interview³.

Thianna Durston Author Interview³
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
a.    I like raisins & cookies, but NOT raisins in cookies
b.    My body won’t accept piercings :(
c.    Both of my middle fingers curve after the last knuckle.

2) Describe your writing in three sentences or less
a.    It’s a constant, evolving art
b.    Every book gets better and more complex
c.    Each book is as varied as I am – which means, each series is going to be different from the others.

3) Name 3 of your favourite genres
a.    Sci-Fi/fantasy
b.    Contemporary Sci-Fi/Fantasy (No, really, it is different to regular Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
c.    Suspense

4) Share your 3 favourite authors
a.    Jordan L. Hawk
b.    Dr. Jo Dispenza (He’s got great insight into the mind.)
c.    Stephen King

5) What are your 3 essential writing comforts?
a.    Huh. Good question… lemonade
b.    Pepsi
c.    Low lighting

6) Where are your 3 favourite places to read?
a.    My cushy arm chair
b.    A nearby park under a tree
c.    The beach, because the ocean is a fantastic soundtrack to any book

7) Name 3 books you wish you’d written
a.    Harry Potter, because, well Harry Potter
b.    Twilight, though I would have made the bad guys the good guys, the vampires would NOT have sparkled, and Carlisle would have had more backbone and made Aro his centuries ago :) Oh yeah. And Edward and Bella would not have been the stars of the show.
c.    Hmmm Trying to come up with a third book… Ooh, I know—Macbeth. Because who doesn’t want to be Shakespeare?

8) What are your top 3 tips for book marketing?
a.    Stick my fingers in my ears and go “La La La. I can’t hear you.”
b.    Write so much that I have no time for marketing.
c.    Did I mention I despise book marketing?

9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
a.    Write books 3 and 4 of the Drakyl Ranch Cowboy/Paranormal series. (approx. 60k/book)
b.    Write book 2 of the Figor trilogy (Approx. 120k)
c.    Outline & start writing book 3 of my contemporary sci-fi meets military series. (Approx 150k)

10) Tell us about your latest release
May I Have this Dance is a contemporary m/m romance novel. It’s a standalone. I love this book, but I think one of my favorite parts is the fact that they are both a little older (one’s 35, one’s 45). They’re  mature and see the world from a different view than many characters we meet in other books. Details: Sizzling, hot scenes but the storyline is the basis, not the sex. 18+

May I Have This Dance
Thianna Durston
15 February 2018
Gay Romance/Contemporary

How can this be wrong when it feels more right than any relationship he’s ever had?

Avit Johan spends his days building up his business. He has no time, nor desire, to find a partner. With his brother’s wedding coming up, he makes time to update his dancing skills. Desire sizzles within him at the sight of Just Deveroux, owner of Just Dance.

Just has a good life. An ex-wife who is his best friend. Three wonderful children. And a dance studio he lives for. The only thing missing is the right partner, the man he will dance the rest of his life with. He’s begun to believe it won’t happen for him. Until he meets Avit.

Attraction explodes between them, and neither wants to step away from the flames. The problem is that Avit has hidden his bisexuality for years and has no intention of coming out of the closet.

Worried that their relationship will destroy the happiness of those they love, they break things off. By the time Avit realizes what losing Just means to him, it may be too late. It’s going to take opening his heart to everyone he cares for if he is to have any chance of winning Just back.

About the Author
Thianna Durston is a writer by day and supernova by night. Or at least that’s what the faeries tell her. And who is she to deny those pesky *cough* lovely little creatures?

She lives in the Pacific Northwest, though her heart belongs elsewhere. In the meantime, until she can return to the place she calls home, she happily lives in a city that still thinks it’s a small town. Thankfully, it has given her muse lots of amusing places to start a story.

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