Thursday, March 12, 2015

As Natural As Breathing By Thianna D #Interview #Excerpt #Giveaway @the_weremouse

As Natural As Breathing
(All They Ever Needed, Book 1)
by Thianna D

Genres: Contemporary, Gay (M/M), BDSM, Romance
For Christian Darringer, life isn’t worth living. Just back from the Middle East; scarred and with permanent damage to one leg, he does not think anyone will want him for anything. Meeting a gorgeous man he finds himself thinking about constantly is not in his plans. Pulled toward the startling younger man with striking blue eyes, he begins to question a lot of things – especially his sexuality. Not one to hide from a challenge, he plunges ahead only to find himself more than just attracted to Logan who is full of life and joy, he finds himself head over heels in love.

Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends and security. The only thing missing is finding the love of his life, a love that is just like his parents’. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help this sad man and quickly finds himself feeling more than he has ever felt before. Raised in a domestic discipline household, he holds that ideal as what he wants but his interest in spanking became a fetish and when Christian admits that he wants to be spanked, Logan believes he might have found the perfect man.

Just as everything begins for them, Christian’s past intercedes and one of his brothers makes waves about him dating a man. If it weren’t for Logan’s support, he might fold; but with the love of one amazing man, Christian finds that living his life rather than just existing is as natural as breathing.

Dinner was easy, the easiest first date Christian had ever been on. Logan laughed, talked, teased, but it felt like he was with a friend rather than with a date…but then again, that was what he asked for. After two large platters of sushi disappeared between the two of them, they paid and left. “Okay, we can drive or we can walk. The theater is only ten blocks.” Then Logan’s eyes dropped to his leg. “Damn, I forgot about your leg. Maybe we should drive.”

Shaking his head, Christian placed a hand on his arm. “Naw. I walk by the river all the time. I think I’d like to walk.”

Logan watched him, as if trying to make up his mind if Christian meant it or not. When he figured he did, he beamed. “Great. There is this cool piece of art you have got to see.”
What’s the hardest part of writing your books? 
The ones that stall. Some stories – like my current WIP series, seems to just write themselves. Each book flows so quickly, I can hardly stop. But others go along just fine and then just…stop. Figuring out why my muse has elected to cut me off is the hard part and usually entails me giving up something I thought would/should happen. But hitting writer’s block is a pain.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t write something just because it’s ‘the thing’ to write. Don’t be a copycat writer. Write what you are passionate about, with characters who are unique and will stay with the reader long after they’ve closed the book.

Other than writing do you have any hobbies? 
Does reading count? lol Actually I’m a bit of an exercise fanatic and go to the gym twice a day. So I guess that’s an addiction more than a hobby. I used to train dogs in obedience and for the show ring, but don’t have any furry friends right now. Hmm. Hobbies. I enjoy baking, though I don’t do it much due to the fact I don’t want the sugar around tempting me. Wow. I think I need some new hobbies.

If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? 
I’ve worked in bookstore management and several years in interactive marketing. If I hadn’t started getting my work published, I would probably still be in marketing. I have to say, I did enjoy aspects of it.

Can you share something about your works in progress? I just finished A Good Family Man, which is part of the Corbin’s Bend romance series and its first full-length M/M romance. It will be out in August. I’m writing a 6-book series, which is incredibly complex. In fact, this is the first time I will have more than 2 points of view in a very long time. I usually don’t like books that have more than two points of view, but in this case, it’s a must. Because while these books have romance elements, they are mostly paranormal suspense and getting the antagonist’s point of view was too important. The series is about a family of cowboys who have something special going for them. Each book is about a member of that family meeting their life partner, but at the same time, they are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. I’ve read suspense, but this is the first time I’ve truly written a series based in the genre. It’s fascinating and admittedly takes more planning than this pantser is used to. Keeping my muse happy while doing the planning has become an interesting partnership.

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…


  1. Thanks so much for featuring Logan & Christian on your blog today :)

  2. Looking forward to this read!! Thanks for the chance!!