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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's another WipItUp Wednesday.

Hello! I considered giving you another snippet from Knowing What She Needs, but I'm sure I'll be giving you plenty of those next month. So, instead, I'm giving you the first three paragraphs from a m/m story I am writing that is an off-shoot of my All They Ever Needed series. At the end of this year, I'm splitting my name into two- all my m/f stuff will still be under Thianna D. But all my M/M stuff will go under Thianna Durston. So this is one of the last M/M posts on this particular blog. (This post will also be mirrored over at mm.thiannad.com

This book is tentatively titled Brick by Brick.

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A soft breeze blew over the blades of grass, lightly playing with Finnean’s hair where it lay a little too long along his shoulder blades. He didn’t even notice as he sat on the grass, playing with a piece of it. “It’s Tuesday,” he said quietly, staring straight ahead at nothing. “Remember Tuesdays? You had econ at seven in the morning – why you ever elected to take a morning class is beyond me. And that blasted alarm of yours that went off at six-thirty, then six-thirty-five, six-forty, until I got up and pushed your ass out of bed.” His voice broke and his lips quivered even as his eyes blurred with tears. “I’d give anything to have those mornings back, love.”

Sniffling, he dropped the blade of grass and dug the heels of his palms into his eyes. “I bloody miss you,” he whispered. “It’s been ten years to the day since you died and I still miss you. Every day, every moment, every time something happens, I think: I need to tell Jaimie. Only…you’re not around to tell.” Unable to hold back, he sobbed softly, staring with unseeing eyes at the gravestone in front of him. “Do you even know I never got to say goodbye? I tried. I tried so bloody hard, Jaimie. The hospital wouldn’t allow me in because we weren’t legally married, then your parents wouldn’t even allow me to your funeral.” His voice broke on the last word and once again he sobbed.

It had been years since he had been in Yakima. He left town the day after Jaimie’s funeral and hadn’t been back. He was only back now because of his own family drama. “I’m so sorry I haven’t been by to see you before. I had to go, get away, or I think I might have died.” Taking a deep breath to try and steady himself, he continued, forcing a lighter tone into his voice. “I went on to med school, just like you encouraged me to. Even became a surgeon. Maybe if I’d had these credentials and this kind of knowledge back then I could have saved you.” Gripping his hands, he dug blunt fingernails into his palms to stop the idiocy. Even if he had been a doctor back then, he would not have been objective enough to treat the man he loved. Not even taking into account the fact everyone would have kept him away from the man who held his heart. Well, not today, he supposed. Today he and Jaimie could have been married. And nothing would have stopped him from being at his side.

*****

Now go on and check out the other WIP It Up posts. You know you wanna! :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Loose Morals
by Darling Adams

Genre:  paranormal erotic (BDSM)
Publisher:  Baronet Press
Date of Publication:  Oct. 1, 2014
Number of pages:  140
Word Count:   approx 40K

Blurb:

When Sasha Deschamps unwittingly attracts the attention of a strange man on her late night walk home from work, she winds up with a supernatural guest she can’t get rid of. The dominant immortal demands her complete submission and cooperation, refusing to free her until she has performed an act of magick, one which she does not know how to even begin.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Backlist Monday! Woot :) 

You know, I spent so much time preparing for the launch of Chemistry of Attraction, it is difficult to realize it's a backlist book :D

With Season Two of Corbin's Bend over half released, a Holiday story out at Blushing Books, a Valentine's Day collection called "Love in the Rockies' coming out Feb 9th, and Season Three launching in April, I have a hard time thinking of any Corbin's Bend stuff as backlist. I think I'll start claiming it as my home town :D

Though, admittedly, if I was home right now, I wouldn't be hiking. I'd  be inside wrapped up in an electric blanket drinking hot cider. brrrrr.

For our second #CSSundays post today, we have a look at Courted by Trouble, Book Three of In Hyacinth by Bree Cariad

Courted by Trouble
In Hyacinth, Book Three

It is currently available for Pre-Order from Amazon.

Stephanie Knight’s life wasn’t easy. Even brought up in Hyacinth, discipline had not been a part of her family growing up. After her mother’s death, she made many mistakes and after the worst, ended up almost homeless. Thanks to her best friend’s father, she had a safe place to live while she tried to get her life together. Fear of people’s reactions kept her away from Hyacinth, but when her best friends found her again, she could no longer deny her desire to truly live.

Christopher Triton moved to town and turned her life upside down. With the support of her friends, Steph slowly got her self-esteem back. When Christopher declared his intention to court her, she couldn’t imagine anything more wonderful. But things were never smooth sailing for Stephanie. Thankfully, with a strong man at her side, she was able to weather the tough spots. His discipline allowed her to let go of all past guilt and grasp onto her positive future. His love helped her feel as though she could do anything. Which meant the world when her strange past came to call.

About the series In Hyacinth:

Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.

Excerpt:
 (Stephanie has been living in a small cabin outside of Hyacinth for over a year. In one day, her entire life changes. First, her friend Dora invites her to stay and then... This scene is between Stephanie and Alexander Covington, Sr., head of the town council.)

The snow was falling pretty hard and the tires crunched on the road as they went along. “Stephanie, you probably realize I wanted to speak to you tonight.”

“I figured there was something,” she admitted. He could have had Jerod and Cami pick her up and take her home.

“Christopher Triton has made a request to court you.”

She heard the words but almost wanted him to repeat them. “Did you just say Chris wants to court me?”

“Yes. He made the appeal at the last town council meeting. How do you feel about it?”

“Confused,” she admitted. “I wasn’t sure how he felt about me at all. Wait… appeal?”

“This was his third request,” he admitted. “The first two were categorically denied.”

“Why?” Her breath caught even as she knew it. The council didn’t think she was worth courting. Stephanie was right; they didn’t think of her as a good girl. Her chest tightened as he began to speak.

“He wasn’t ready. We all know you and have watched you grow up into an amazing young lady. We may be a little over-protective of you for what happened to you almost two years ago. His first request was after that first dinner. It was obvious he didn’t take the courting seriously, that he saw it as just dating. So we said no. The second time was after the last dinner. We could tell he understood more and took it seriously, but he had some things he needed to take care of before we would accept his request. Well, he has proven to the council he’s serious. He not only took care of those items, but he has worked hard since he returned to show us how earnestly he takes it and his future role as head of the house. As such, the council is waiting for my word on whether or not to accept the request.”

Stunned, she watched the snow falling around the truck. They turned him down, not because of her, but because of him. And from the sounds of it, he really must like her because he hadn’t taken no for an answer. “What did he need to do?”

“That’s for him to tell you, not us. I just need to know if you’re interested in being courted by him for the next year.”

Smiling softly, she looked over at the man that was probably more her father than the one she used to have. “I like Chris and yes, I would love to be courted by him.”

Looking pleased, Alex Covington nodded. “Good. And I’m glad to hear you will be at Dora’s. I’ve been trying to find a way to get you out of that cabin for months.”

Laughing loudly, she leaned back in her seat. Her whole world was about to change and she was excited.

Where you can find Bree online:

Website: http://www.breecariad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBreeCariad
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BreeCariad
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9238603.Bree_Cariad


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Saturday, December 13, 2014


I am so excited for the release of my contribution to the Corbin’s Bend season two.  My novel, Life’s Unexpected Gifts will be released by Blushing Books this Wednesday, December 17th.   I’m in such great company with many other talented authors and I can’t wait for the Corbin’s Bend fans to weigh in on the newest couple in town.   As Thianna said when I first submitted the story, Hallie and Troy have one interesting ‘first meet.’   

Here is a short excerpt of their first kiss.

Excerpt:
“I’m staying. Just leave.” Hallie whines with attitude.

“Nope. Your uncle put me in charge. You’ve had enough to drink. Time to head home.”

“Or what?” She has a fire in her eyes. She is throwing down an intentional dare. A group of teenagers gathered nearby are watching the interaction with interest.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Saturday, Spankos :) I'm going back to a backlist for now. Breathe Each Other In, the 3rd book in the All They Ever Needed gay DD romance trilogy, was released back in August. I absolutely love Logan, Christian, and their family and friends. 

This is from a scene where Christian is discussing DD with Gregory, Logan's father, who has been in a DD relationship for over two decades.

*****

“And at the beginning you’ll second guess yourself a lot, Christian. It comes with the territory. But that first time the two of you butt heads?” He shook his head. “That moment when you wonder if you should continue down this road or give in? When you stick to your guns, not in a rough, mean way, but by continually plowing ahead, gently but firmly until he relents; that’s the moment you know what you got yourself into. And it feels amazing and a bit overwhelming. But most of all, it just feels right.”

*****

Breathe Each Other In

Available via: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Blushing Books

Length: Novel
Genre: Gay Spanking Romance
Series: All They Ever Needed

While the outside world might try to undermine them, Logan and Christian’s relationship just grows stronger. In this, the final part of the All They Ever Needed trilogy, their lives take an unexpected turn.

Christian takes to heart everything he learns from Logan’s father and as he and Logan go forward in their DD relationship, he finds that he is willing to not just take on the mantle of Head of House, but to embrace it. With Logan graduating from college, Christian takes the next logical step and asks his boyfriend to move in.

Even with the stress of student teaching and trying to figure out what to do after graduation, Logan leaps at the chance to live with the man he loves. As the pressure of graduation begins to get to him, the only thing to keep him grounded is the amazing man at his side.

Those closest to them make huge changes in their own lives and when an unexpected job offer lands in Logan’s lap, the two have to make a life altering decision. No matter which way they go, they need to give something up. Play it safe and stay home or accept the job and move away from their families? When it comes to decision time, there is one thing they are not willing to part with. That one thing makes all the difference in the world.

All They Ever Needed trilogy:
     Book 1: As Natural As Breathing
     Book 2: Took My Breath Away
     Book 3: Breathe Each Other In

Now go check out the other Saturday Spankers :)