Thanks, Kathryn, for letting my book tour be on A
Writer’s Naughty Thoughts today:)
This is day 10 of the As Natural
As Breathing Book Blog Tour
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All right! Kathryn asked to interview me for this post, so let’s see
what she had to ask…and my responses. Are you ready?
How long did
you write before you were published?
Well, I have been writing stories since I was five. So a very long
time. But if we are talking serious writing where I was writing with the
intention of getting a book done and out to the public? Five years. It took me
five years to write my first fantasy novel.
How long did
it take you to write your current book?
As Natural As Breathing took
a month to write and then four months to edit, rip apart, re-write and get it
to a point of submitting to a publisher. I am really big at putting a
manuscript away for at least a few weeks, many times much longer until I can look
at it with a fresh eye. That way I can fix and get rid of any big problems
before editing commences.
do you write besides spanking romance?
Well, under the name Thianna D, I write both erotica and erotic
romance. You will find spanking in many of them. (Though not in my next Library
Tale.) Many of my books have some form of BDSM involvement. I write both
straight and gay and I enjoy writing both equally.
Under an entirely different name, I write romance,
fantasy and even some non-fiction stuff.
I have multiple reading/writing interests.
What is your
best guilty pleasure? (By best I mean worst.)
LOL Okay, are we talking sexually? Or foodwise? Hmm, let’s choose
bookwise. I love Twilight. Say what you will about the main characters, I do love
the love story in it. Because after all – I am a sucker for a good love story.
(Which is probably why all but one of my books ends either HFN or HEA.)
As for food guilty pleasures? Hostess powdered sugar donuts. You know
the ones? They pop easily into the mouth and are covered in lovely sugar? I
thought I was safe when Hostess went under…and then they came back. And – oh
look – there is a bag sitting right next to my computer.
Are you a
plotter or a pantser?
A pantser for the most part. Most of the time when I sit down to write,
I have no idea what is about to come out of the ether and flow through my
fingers, either on to the page or into the keyboard. It is like I am the first
person to read this amazing story.
However, the longer the book, the more I need a basic clue of where I
am going. For instance, in the series that starts with my new book As Natural As Breathing. When I finished
the first book, I was able to write down a couple simple things about the next
two books so I knew where the story was headed. But it is just huge plot
points. Each story itself is still a major surprise. And let me tell you, the
second one in this series which will be out in January 2014 was a huge surprise
in the best way.
And I like it that way.
What is the
most you have written in one day?
I never really started counting daily numbers until the last six months
or so, but my largest day was July 23rd. How do I know the date? I
was taking part in JulNoWriMo and tracked my numbers daily. I wrote 14,314
words that day.
If you could
have any super power, what would it be?
Don’t laugh! I would have the power to attract men I am attracted to.
That’s my goal. Seriously. Am tired of attracting men that are the opposite of
what I want.
include any experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Yes, I did. Christian suffers from PTSD due to his time in Afghanistan.
I suffer from PTSD due to events in my childhood. I understand the panic
attacks, the tension, the isolation, and the pain involved. There is a scene
where an attack takes him down and my editor said she could feel his emotions
intensely during it.
When do you
write, morning or night?
I write best in the afternoon and evening, but I have also been known
to wake up at 3 a.m. when one of my characters decides they must chatter at
that point and write for a couple hours before going back to sleep.
If you had
to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Interesting question. Two authors that I have listened to for years and
took on habits that they both work with are R.L. Stein and Steven King. So, in
many ways, those two are my mentors. They just don’t know it.
Name one entity (person, place
or thing) you feel supported or inspired you outside of your family members.
I grew up in a community and religious atmosphere wherein I was treated
horribly. Because of that, I fight hard for the rights of those who might be
considered ‘different’ just like I was. Because different is not bad. In fact
it should be lauded, not defiled.
share a little of your current work with us?
Would love to! In this excerpt, Christian was in an
accident and has come to spend the day with Logan.
“What are you
doing?” Christian asked.
“Reading your meds.” When
Christian gave him a disbelieving look, he added, “Hey, Dad’s a doctor. I’m
anal-retentive when it comes to medication.”
As much as he did not want to
take them, he knew he needed to. Unfortunately, one side effect was that they
made him sleepy, and he kept drifting in and out of consciousness. The second
time he woke up groggily, he groaned. “This sucks,” he muttered. “I came to
spend the day with you and all I’m doing is sleeping.”
“You are still here,” Logan
reminded him, hugging him close. “I cannot imagine anything I would rather do.”
rather be spanking my ass?” Christian yawned.
Logan’s body shook with silent
laughter and he smiled. “When you are better, I’ll be happy to paint your ass
red. But if you feel up to it, there are a few things we could do that
shouldn’t wear you out. In fact, they would relax you into another nap quite
Immediately alert, Christian
nodded. He wanted to feel as good as he had yesterday before the whole Brian
first we need to get naked.”
Christian struggled to sit up. “Nothing bad can start with that phrase.”
Gay Spanking 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.
You can find As Natural As
For Thianna D, reading and writing are as important as breathing and
far more important than math or science. A storyteller from the time she could
speak, she was always making up characters as a kid. As a teenager that turned
to sci-fi and fantasy, as an adult to romance. It wasn’t until her fourth
decade that she began writing erotic scenes within her stories.
Writing M/M came naturally to her; she wrote her first tale before ever
having read one. “There is something about the amazing dynamic between two
strong men falling in love and defeating anything thrown at them.” While she
had written several BDSM stories involving men, As Natural As Breathing was the first full-length novel involving
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