Visit All They Ever Needed on its book tour!

Now that All They Ever Needed series is out, its visiting a few blogs. Visit them and read different excerpts, comment, and feel free to come  back here to check new links as they arrive.

Live:

9-13: Grace Duncan

9-14: QueeRomance Ink Group

9-15: Meredith O’Reilly

9-17: Ruth Staunton

9-18: Elizabeth Noble

9-19: Kathryn R. Blake

9-21: Louise Lyons

9-23: Wicked Reads (posts and reviews done per book)

 

 

On Early Release: All They Ever Needed Boxed Set

You can get each of the individual books in the All They Ever Needed series on Early Release, or you can buy them as a boxed set for a huge savings. Not only can you get them at a discount through my online store, but you can download and read them today.

Book Cover: All They Ever Needed Boxed Set

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All They Ever Needed Boxed Set

This boxed set contains the first three books in the All They Ever Needed M/M Domestic Discipline Romance series.

As Natural as Breathing – Book One
For Christian Darringer, life isn't worth living. Just back from the Middle East—scarred and with permanent damage to one leg—he doesn't think anyone will want him for anything. He didn't plan on meeting someone he can’t stop thinking about. Pulled toward the startling younger man, 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.

Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends, and security. The only thing missing is the love of his life, a love just like his parents have. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help the 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. His interest in spanking has become a fetish and when Christian admits 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. When it lands Christian in the hospital, he is forced to reevaluate their budding romance. Being with Logan might feel as natural as breathing, but if it costs Christian everything he cares about, is this new relationship worth it?

Took My Breath Away – Book Two
While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian's company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father's relatives in New York. A naturally gregarious individual, he’s used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he doubts who he is.

Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is Gregory, Logan's father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a position he doesn’t expect.

Logan hits rock bottom and Christian runs to the rescue. He saves Logan from New York, but puts their relationship in a new sort of peril. When the dust settles, who will be left on top?

Breathe Each Other In – Book Three
Christian takes to heart everything he learns from Logan's father. As he and Logan go forward in their DD relationship, he finds that he’s 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. The pressure of graduation begins to get to him and the only thing keeping 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, they 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.

On Early Release: Breathe Each Other In

Breathe Each Other In

Just as As Natural as Breathing & Took My Breath Away are on early release, so is Breathe Each Other In, the third book in the All They Ever Needed M/M Domestic Discipline Romance series. Get it, or the 3 novel boxed set, for $1 off retail price and download it now… as opposed to waiting 2 weeks for it to go to general release.

Breathe Each Other In

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Breathe Each Other In

Christian takes to heart everything he learns from Logan's father. As he and Logan go forward in their DD relationship, he finds that he’s 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. The pressure of graduation begins to get to him and the only thing keeping 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, they 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.

On Early Release: Took My Breath Away

Just as As Natural as Breathing is on early release, so is Took My Breath Away, it’s sequel. Get it, or the 3 novel boxed set, for $1 off Retail Price and download it now… as opposed to waiting 2 weeks for it to go to general release.

Book Cover: Took My Breath Away

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Took My Breath Away

While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian's company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father's relatives in New York. A naturally gregarious individual, he’s used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he doubts who he is.

Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is Gregory, Logan's father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a position he doesn’t expect.

Logan hits rock bottom and Christian runs to the rescue. He saves Logan from New York, but puts their relationship in a new sort of peril. When the dust settles, who will be left on top?

On Early Release: As Natural as Breathing

As Natural As Breathing

Okay, I’m excited about this. As Natural as Breathing is the first romance novel I released through a publisher 4 years ago. I received the rights back to the series in March and have been rewriting, editing, etc since. As of today, the 2nd edition of the All They Ever Needed series is on Early Release.

What does that mean? It means you get each book (or the boxed set) for $1 off the retail price AND you can download it today in mobi and epub format. So you get it on sale and you can read it 2 weeks before the general release date of Sept 14th.

As Natural As Breathing

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As Natural As Breathing

For Christian Darringer, life isn't worth living. Just back from the Middle East—scarred and with permanent damage to one leg—he doesn't think anyone will want him for anything. He didn't plan on meeting someone he can’t stop thinking about. Pulled toward the startling younger man, 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.

Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends, and security. The only thing missing is the love of his life, a love just like his parents have. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help the 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. His interest in spanking has become a fetish and when Christian admits 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. When it lands Christian in the hospital, he is forced to reevaluate their budding romance. Being with Logan might feel as natural as breathing, but if it costs Christian everything he cares about, is this new relationship worth it?

No need for words @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #MSSAuthors #MSS80

Hello, My Sexy Saturday hoppers 🙂

We’re focusing on ‘One Sexy Night’ this week. This is from Breathe Each Other In, the final novel in the All They Ever Needed trilogy.

Once again Logan and Christian have gone away for the weekend to Leavenworth. As both of these men keep saying, Good things happen in Leavenworth. Really good things.

*****
Unable not to, Logan stood and watched, barely containing his desire to attack the man who was currently on his knees drying off Logan’s legs. He could understand that desire as it was one he held for the man in his life; wanting to take care of him and make him happy. “I love you.”
Christian looked up and gave him a look so warm – so filled with love – that Logan’s knees almost gave out. “I love you, too, Logan.” He stood up and tossed the towel to the side and in a movement that forever after made Logan grin like an idiot when he thought of it, Christian swiped one arm under Logan’s knees, and with the other arm around his shoulders, lifted him up, and carried him to bed.
“You’ve been working out,” Logan said appreciatively, feeling the strong muscles holding him.
“I have to keep up with you,” Christian teased lightly, laying him on the bed. Releasing him for a moment, he went to the fridge where they had stashed the small bottle of champagne that had come with the food box. “We need to celebrate.” Without any glasses, he went into the bathroom and grabbed a couple of the cups the lodge provided and brought them back.
Sitting up in bed, Logan held his hand out. Christian handed him the cups and then with movements that said he had done this more than once, he popped the top of the bottle without spilling any and poured each of them a glass. He put the empty bottle to the side and sat next to Logan who handed him one of the cups and wrapped his arm around him. “To us,” Logan said simply, raising his cup.
Christian touched his cup to Logan’s, even as he leaned in and kissed him softly. “To us.”
There was something purely peaceful about being held in the arms of the man you loved, while sipping champagne and lying in bed. Logan was glad they had three days of this. He might not want to ever move again. When Christian put both of their cups on the side table and looked at him, there was no need for words and he leaned in and kissed him.
*****
Breathe Each Other In
Available via: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Blushing Books

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

I knew I loved you @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #romance #Saturday7 #MSSAuthors #MSS79

Being that today is Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing some loving on My Sexy Saturday.
I’m sharing from Took My Breath Away, the second part of the All They Ever Needed trilogy. I”ve got 7 paragraphs from their first day back in Leavenworth.
*****
They filled up on candy apples, fudge, and cookies, as well as bratwurst and beer before checking into their hotel. As they walked into the Bavarian Lodge, Logan beamed. “I’ve never stayed here, but I know Mom and Dad have come here before on their anniversary.”

Christian checked them in and they were shown to the Turret Suite. A huge king-sized bed faced a fireplace, and through a little alcove, there was a large Jacuzzi tub for two across from a bench. “Who’s going to watch us?” Logan asked in amusement, making Christian laugh. They walked over to the three windows that looked off the Jacuzzi room and smiled at their view of the little village down below. Turning around, Logan wrapped his arms around Christian and pulled him close. “Thank you.”

Christian did not know who moved first, but their lips touched and it seemed like such a simple thing to undress, discarding his clothes on to the bench even as Logan did the same. As they stood next to one another, everything that had stopped Christian in the past seemed unimportant now and he knew exactly what he wanted to do. “Come with me,” he said softly, grabbing Logan’s hand and leading him back into the main room and to the bed. “Lie on your stomach.”
Logan crawled into the bed and lay down, resting his chin on his arms as Christian went to his overnight bag, glad Jane had made a comment a few days ago about it always being smart to carry massage oil, as you never knew when it would come in handy. He pulled out the new bottle and opened the cap, breathing in the rich musk that escaped. Placing the bottle on the side table, Christian climbed onto the bed and straddled Logan’s legs.
Pouring some oil into one palm, he rubbed his hands together to warm it up and started on Logan’s shoulders. Instantly Logan moaned, pulling his arms down and relaxing. “I knew I loved you,” he murmured as Christian’s warm hands pushed on his tight shoulder muscles.
Smiling, Christian worked on him, from his shoulders all the way down his back. He took a long time on Logan’s ass, realizing that was an area of his boyfriend he had never truly concentrated on before. Something he had been remiss at, and would never be so again. Logan was so incredibly built, his backend was a bit of a surprise. Christian understood now the concept of a bubble butt. Logan definitely had one. And even more, it turned him on. His fingers dug into the flesh, and the moans and gasps that came from the man under him just encouraged him to  keep going. Leaving those beautiful globes behind to move on to Logan’s legs was a difficult thing to do, but Christian did. After all, once he got down to Logan’s feet, he had his whole front to do.
A great thing he discovered about giving such a massage to his partner was that he found out areas he had not realized were so incredibly sensitive to his boyfriend. He never would have guessed that the backs of Logan’s knees were an erogenous zone, but they were. By the time Christian reached his feet, Logan had to lift up his hips to take some of the pressure off his now-erect cock. Ignoring his own prominent erection, as he wanted this to be all about Logan at the moment, Christian finished his back. “Turn over, Gorgeous,” he murmured.
*****


Took My Breath Away

Sometimes taking control is what you need to do and sometimes the best thing you can do is give that control up.

In the summer between Logan’s junior and senior years of college, these two will find out more about each other and themselves than they imagined.

While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian’s company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father’s relatives in New York.  A naturally gregarious individual, he is used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately, the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he finds himself seriously doubting who he is.

Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is actually Gregory, Logan’s father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a leadership position he isn’t expecting.

When Logan returns to a strong, self-assured Christian, it is with complete relief. As discussions turn to domestic discipline and they realize their true roles within their current and future relationship, both of them are able to let their inhibitions go and together their connection grows surprising Logan to an epiphany.

Available from:

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble
Blushing Books

All They Ever Needed trilogy

     Book 1: As Natural As Breathing
     Book 2: Took My Breath Away
     Book 3: Breathe Each Other In

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Brick-by-Brick #WIPItUp #mm #romance #gay #glbt

It’s another WipItUp Wednesday.

Hello! 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 be under Thianna D. But all my M/M stuff will go under Thianna Durston. (This post will also be mirrored over at blog.thiannad.com.

This book is tentatively titled Brick by Brick.

*****

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! 🙂