This week Thianna Durston visits the blog. I met Thianna online when we were both added to a group for an exciting multiauthor writing project. Thianna writes contemporary and suspenseful m/m romance, and she has a new release out this week, BECOMING RAFE, a contemporary m/m romance. Her tagline is M/M Romance with a Hint of Spice. Today I asked Thianna one question about what's her favorite about writing romance.
BBTF: What is your favorite thing about writing romantic fiction?
Thianna: Oh, now there’s a question. I think part of it goes back to when I was a girl checking out the newest romances from the library and taking them home and devouring them. I switched back and forth a lot between Regency romances, Harlequin romances, and pure fantasy.
When I first started writing fiction with the idea of publication, I wrote fantasy. But even it had a touch of romance. But everything changed when I wrote my first full romance.
There’s something wonderful about writing two characters, whether they are paranormal, sci-fi, or every day human, falling in love. Of giving them huge obstacles to overcome – because yeah, we authors love to torture our heroes – and of watching the changes in the characters as the book unfolds.
But if I had to pick one thing – just one, which is difficult. It’s like asking me which is better: strawberry ice cream or fresh strawberries. Gah! It depends on the day, the time, the moment… - I think it’s being able to write something that makes me go “Ahhhhh” at the end. It’s that belief that true love can conquer all. That two people can make it through any adversity and be each other’s pillar. I still have a series of books I wrote that when I get to the end of the trilogy, I tear up every single time. Now that’s romance.
That is fantastic reason to love romance, Thianna. You can find out more about Thianna Durston's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!