Virtual Tour: M/M ~ Discovery by Thianna Durston ~ (ARC Review, Author Guest Post, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Thianna Durston
Book Name: Discovery
Book One in the Drakyl Ranch series
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
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Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.
Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.
Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.
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Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Western/Cowboy
“You’re not going to die, Aaron.”
“You don’t know that. This sickness, ailment, curse…whatever the fuck it is. It’s gettin’ worse. And it’s changin’. Morphin’ into somethin’ scary. My nightmares lately have been horrible.”
“What kind of nightmares?” Of course, Jaret knew. They were the same kind all of them had during the change. Fire and ice as the body went through horrendous chills and soaring high fevers. They would only stop once the change was complete. For after that, there was no real sleep anymore.
“Bein’ caught on high mountains, pelted with snow. Of the forests here bright with orange fire. Of you—” His voice broke. “Callin’ out my name only I’m no longer here to respond.”
“Babe,” Jaret said in a soft voice, not understanding why but knowing he was closer to this drakyl than he had ever been to anyone. “We’re going to get you cured. Then you can come out with me at night. We’ll keep the place predator free while your cousins slave in the sun. How does that sound?”
A sad attempt at a laugh left the other man’s throat. “Promise me you won’t leave until I’m gone?”
Fury swept along Jaret’s veins. Anger at the sun, the fact the man next to him was terrified, and at Davis for not explaining to the poor man earlier what he was. But mostly, he was furious at himself for not telling Aaron the truth. Leaning in, he placed his nose against Aaron’s. “I promise you,” he said in a deep growl, “that you are not going to die, Aaron Drakyl. I won’t let it happen.”
Jaret has been traveling in search of adventures for most of his existence and his last adventure puts him in the path of more of his kind, drakyls. Only things aren't quite as he expected them to be when he finally tracks them down. Especially since he's being followed by a group of vampyrs set on killing him.
Aaron has been suffering from a sun allergy and growing sicker and weaker, to the point he doesn't think he will outlast his ill uncle. He wants a night of pleasure before it all ends, though, and it's there that he meets Jaret. The two hit it off, and Jaret decides to stay at the ranch with Aaron and his family helping them out. Jaret realizes that Aaron isn't really sick, what's wrong with him is that he has the drakyl gene and he needs to change to feel better.
This was a fantastic start of the series. It's well written, interesting, and definitely not your usual paranormal story. I loved that the author explained so well all the differences between both kinds of vampires and the reasons they were at odds. Jaret and Aaron were quite likable and had great chemistry between them, the sex scenes were quite hot, too! Aaron's family was awesome as well, and I hope we learn more of them and this fantastic world Thianna Durston has created in the next book of the series.
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Author Guest Post:
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Thianna Durston author of Discovery.
Hi Thianna, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
You have ten days to live. How do you live them?
Ten days? It’s time for no more regrets.
Buy pot and make some brownies.
Tell guys I like that I find them attractive.
Run naked through the middle of town.
Have lots and lots of sex.
On day eleven go “What the fuck? You lied to me!”
On day twelve, try to delete all images and film from the internet of said naked run through the streets of town. Still have lots of sex.
On day thirteen – buy more pot. Make more brownies. Did I mention the lots of sex?
About the author:
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… You can find her at mm.thiannad.com.
She also writes m/f under the name Thianna D.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThiannaDurstonAuthor?fref=ts
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