On the Edge of Fear for #CSSundays #NewAdult #BDSM #Romance

For Coming Soon Sunday, I’ve got a peek at my new book, which will be out in General Release on Thursday.

On the Edge of Fear book cover
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On the Edge of Fear

Having survived the streets for five years, Alexis Amari knows that staying safe means keeping to herself and not getting attached to anyone. All her training and logic come to nothing the day she visits Ye Olde Kinke Faire, intent on picking as many pockets as she can, and meets Ryan Walston.

At twenty, Ryan has a good life and is training to be a Dom. He’s at home at Elan Isle and Ye Olde Kinke Faire and when he meets Alexis, falls head over heels. When he finds out about her past, he gets her a job on the island. He hopes to be a good Dom someday. With them starting out on a D/s relationship, someday is now today and he struggles with the gaping holes in his experience.

Real work is harder than Alexis anticipated and she finds it more difficult to follow the rules than she expects. They both worry they will mess things up. The best night of their lives is blown apart and their entire future hovers on the edge of a knife. To move forward, Ryan and Alexis must face their deepest fears without falling apart. The sacrifices they make will either save their relationship or send them careening over the edge.

Excerpt: (Ryan & Alexis have just had the most amazing time together. The aftermath is not as sweet.)

Movement had him opening his eyes all the way and he was surprised to find Kendrick in front of him. Alec stepped forward and touched James on the shoulder. “Come on, pup. We need to get home.” He helped James to his feet but Ryan couldn’t look away from Kendrick. There was tension in his whole baring.

“What’s wrong?” he whispered once Alec left. Alexis was so peaceful he didn’t want to wake her.

“I have something I need to ask Alexis,” Kendrick said almost as quietly. “I’m sorry, Ryan, but this is important.”

“She’s coming down from a scene,” Ryan tried to explain. “Her first scene.”

“I know. Which makes this the best time to talk to her. Her barriers won’t be up. She won’t be able to lie to us.”

Ryan froze. “She—” He wanted to say that she wouldn’t lie, but honesty wasn’t easy for her. Especially lies by omission. He gulped. “What’s going on?”

“The thief we caught knows her,” Kendrick murmured. “Says she’s been stealing from the Faire since she got here.”

“No she hasn’t,” Ryan said quickly and then stopped to take a breath. “I don’t believe it. Kendrick, she’s changed her entire life to be here. I can’t believe she’d…”

“I know. That’s why I want to talk to her now.”

His heart dropping, Ryan pulled the blanket back and rubbed her arm. “Lex. Wake up, love.”

She blinked sleepy eyes at him and smiled. “Hi.”

“Hi. Lexi, can you answer a couple questions for us?”

“Mmm-hmm?” she murmured.

Ryan pulled her up so she was seated fully on his lap, somewhat facing Kendrick. Kendrick squatted down so he was at her level.

“Alexis,” Kendrick said firmly. “Do you know a thief by the name of Shorty?”

She froze in his arms and her eyes widened. “Y-yes?” Startled, Ryan stared at her. No. That was the old her. Not the new. Surely she hadn’t stolen from anyone. He knew she’d done things before. Hell, she’d had to sell her body to survive. Stealing probably fit in with all of that. But that was the old her, the one who had to scrounge for food and a place to live. Not the Alexis she was on the island.

“Have you stolen from anyone while living on the island?”

“No,” she whispered and shook her head. “No. I picked pockets before I came, but I haven’t since you accepted me. I promise.” Her words were jumbled and Ryan tightened his hold, wanting her to know he was there. That he believed her.

“Alexis,” Kendrick said firmly. “You haven’t stolen since you signed the code of conduct, is that what you’re saying?” She nodded frantically. “Did you steal from anyone at the Faire before that?”

Alexis sat there with her mouth open and Ryan’s heart dropped. She glanced from Kendrick to Ryan frantically, her mouth moving but no sound coming out. Tears trickled down her face and she stiffened. Her eyes dropped and she pulled from Ryan’s grasp and stood up, her legs shaking. She squared her shoulders as Kendrick stood up. “I did,” she said in a voice that was loud in the stillness. “I came here that first Friday and s-stole from your guests. I lied to you.”

On the Edge of Fear book cover
Available at:

On the Edge of Fear

Having survived the streets for five years, Alexis Amari knows that staying safe means keeping to herself and not getting attached to anyone. All her training and logic come to nothing the day she visits Ye Olde Kinke Faire, intent on picking as many pockets as she can, and meets Ryan Walston.

At twenty, Ryan has a good life and is training to be a Dom. He’s at home at Elan Isle and Ye Olde Kinke Faire and when he meets Alexis, falls head over heels. When he finds out about her past, he gets her a job on the island. He hopes to be a good Dom someday. With them starting out on a D/s relationship, someday is now today and he struggles with the gaping holes in his experience.

Real work is harder than Alexis anticipated and she finds it more difficult to follow the rules than she expects. They both worry they will mess things up. The best night of their lives is blown apart and their entire future hovers on the edge of a knife. To move forward, Ryan and Alexis must face their deepest fears without falling apart. The sacrifices they make will either save their relationship or send them careening over the edge.

About the Author:

Thianna D. 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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