Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Getting to know Thianna D

I've ben intrigued by Thianna's writing since I first came here and found all these great writers. She has so many books to her credit and I've loved everyone I've read - from Corbin's Bend to Chriatian and Logan - She is just a great writer! A big thanks to you for doing this Thianna! 

All her books, and some that are to come, are listed at the end of the interview. Now lets get to know more about… 

Thianna D

I was born and raised in the Western US. No, I can't be more exact mainly because I've lived in most of the western states. I swear there's a gypsy gene and I've got it. My parents only moved twice before I was 18. I've moved over 100 times since graduating high school. Whenever I stay in a place too long, I get antsy.

I'm single, never married, but remain hopeful I meet Mr. Right sometime soon. I've always attracted older men, unfortunately, and the older I get, the more horrifying that gets. I still prefer men in their 30s. :)

I've been an 80+hr/week writer for several years but finally made my way through my savings and this year have taken on non-writing contract work as well. It is difficult to separate myself like that, but one does what they need to do to survive :)

I prefer everything done as close to nature as possible. I use baking soda/water or natural shampoo bars to wash my hair and a rinse of organic apple cider vinegar and water. My body cleanser is a mixture of water and lavender castile soap. I use red rooibous tea to help brighten the red already in my hair and all my household cleaners are safe products: lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, organic essential oils, etc...that I make myself.

A Reiki master/trainer, I rely on healing energy.  I have only had to go to a doctor once in the last 4 years, but have found what my body lacked so won't have to do that again. Also, I am in touch with the fact that we are who we think we are. The more I learn about myself through the study of metaphysics, the less much else truly matters. We spend so much of our lives trying to 'make it' or to compete with others, when the plain fact is, everything we go through is an outpouring of how we feel and think about ourselves. Change that and everything else changes.

When did you first realize that you were interested in the idea of spanking?

Strangely enough, that is a relatively new kink for me. I've had kinky dreams since I was a child, but they were never about spanking. In fact, when I found BDSM in my late 20s, what pulled at me most was the D/s part as I recognized that finally there were others like me. In the years since then, I have found less people are actually interested in the D/s dynamic than I had originally hoped. They are more involved with the B&D and S&M aspects. (Not that those aren't fun as well. *grins*)

My spanking interest stems from only a few years ago when I went to a private party. It was around my birthday and so, of course, all the well-meaning tops offered to give me my birthday spankings. At that time, while I loved a good flogging and had a definite leather fixation, spanking never interested me. It just sounded so...childish. But, I was there and having fun, so I said okay. There were 13 of them and so it was decided they would give me 5 a piece. Some were hard, some were soft - and when they were done, 70 swats had heated up my rear end and I was one very happy girl.

Were you spanked as a child? Whether yes or no, do you think this affected your interest?

Nope. My parents didn't believe in spanking. The only person I ever knew who was spanked as a child, the way he described it horrified me I will admit, because it was not loving discipline at all.

Did you, do you, or might you use spanking with your own children?

I'm never going to have any so it's a moot point :)

When did you first begin writing spanking stories?

I've been writing BDSM stories for a long time, and spanking was used as discipline. In an erotic sense, I would say I've been writing them for 6 or 7 years.

How comfortable are you with people in your real life knowing that you write spanking fiction? Does everyone know, a select few, or do you try to keep it private?

I ‘came out’ to my family and close friends about being submissive a few years ago. Mother was okay about it until she realized I wasn't the one doing the swatting, but instead taking them myself. Now she just shakes her head at me.

Spanking fiction is just a small amount of what I do, but I want people to understand that what I write is about loving discipline and more about how that can help someone. Sure, there are spanking scenes and hot sex, but that us just a part of it. What I write is romance with a hint of spice. Some of that spice just happens to heat up the rear end.
Some people don’t like to be labeled in only one area, but do you feel your writing is in a particular category?

Definitely not. I have several pseudonyms. Under Thianna D (m/f) and Thianna Durston (m/m), I write romance with a hint of spice -which is romance novellas or novels with some erotic context. For me, the erotic parts have to support the story, not the other way around.

I have mostly focused on either a BDSM or loving discipline focus, but have a series now that I am writing that is not kinky at all, but instead, action/suspense/paranormal with a splash of hot non-kinky sex - yes, it does exist.

I read tons of different genres and write in almost as many. I can't stick to just one genre. Otherwise those words all start to sound the same to me. Whereas if I am constantly writing in different genres, it keeps each new storyline fresh.

How attached do you get to your characters? Do you know what happens after the book ends?

Some characters I get very attached to. Especially if I write more than one book with them as the main characters. Blake & Dusty, Logan & Christian, as well as Jonathon & Benjamin all stick with me because I write them so often. But the characters I have in the new series I am writing will no doubt stick with me because it's 6 books and several of the characters really stand out to me.

As for what happens after the book ends? If that comes to me, I write that story. Otherwise? I'm of the “and they all lived happily ever after” thought. :)

Describe your ‘perfect’ writing day.

Every day is a perfect writing day. I suppose the best is when everything is quiet and the story flows through my fingers hard and fast and next thing I know, 8 hours and 18,000 words have gone by and I barely noticed the time.

When did you first begin publishing? What caused you to jump in at that moment in time?

My first book was published in 2007. I have been writing all my life - I even have one of the first sci-fi tales I wrote when I was five. But it wasn't until 2007 that I felt like maybe my work was good enough. After that, I went into fanfiction for awhile, which really helped in a few things - mainly getting feedback from fans and finding out that YES< people did enjoy my writing.

My first self-published  books started in 2011.

With so many wonderful writers here I can get confused as to who writes what. Would you list all the books you’ve published so far. I’m assuming your books can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but let us know where else they are available.

M/F Romance: Under the name Thianna D

Series: The Markham Library – The Markham Library series is about a private library belonging to the Markham family. Within this library the heroine or hero of each novella/novel finds her or himself thrust into the storyline of one of the novels it contains. Books can be read independently of one another.
Marketing copy:
"Deep within the library there are secrets untold, hidden within the pages of the books it protects. Some say it is old magic, some say it is a curse, but they all say that once a generation, the door will open and the one who enters will live out the story in one of its novels."

18 yr old Landria expects to spend a dull summer at her aunt and uncle's house. That is until she stumbles upon a dusty, unused library and finds her way into the pages of an erotic novel. Attacked within moments of entering the story, she is rescued by the hero, Lord Nicholas Waring, who intrigues her more than she wishes. Once she finds herself back home she cannot forget him. When he follows her into her world and they fall in love, will they be forced apart by the words already written or can they rewrite their story?

Marketing Copy:
Thrilled to be spending her summer interning at the world’s largest erotic library, Serendipity Jones feels it cannot get any better than sun, sand, and the beautiful castle the library is housed in. Within days of her arrival, strange things begin to occur that only she knows of. Erotic sounds come from within the library when nobody else is around, the books won't open, and a strange man seems to be plaguing her steps.

At first annoyed by the imposing taciturn man, she finds herself attracted and quickly falls in love with Joshuan even though he is meant for another. On a quest to find the woman foretold in a prophecy from his world, he is at first annoyed at Seri who keeps getting in his way before coming to enjoy her company and falling in love with her. But their short love affair must come to an end. For the woman foretold will be found as the sun goes silent and the solar eclipse comes quickly.

Series: The Shift – Paranormal BDSM Romance (with everything I’m contracted with, this series is on-hold, but I am working on both the second and third books so they can be released around the same time.)
Marketing Copy:
When Antonia is convinced by her friend Kayle to apply at Liaisons, a new fetish club in town, she never expects to meet Master Bane or to become his sub.

As she falls more and more for the enigmatic man two decades her senior, there is something about him that she cannot quite figure out. She can tell he is keeping something from her and even as that gulf stretches between them, she falls further and further in love with him.

When the truth comes out, can she accept it? Or is this the end?

Series: Corbin’s Bend - Welcome to Corbin's Bend, the first equity-cooperative housing development just for spankofiles. Thirty thousand acres in the mountains above Denver sits your dream come true. With 1000 home sites, several restaurants, a club house, theater, pool, and many other amenities, you will find yourself at home.

Corbin’s Bend is the setting for a group of spanking romance novellas set in, where else? Corbin’s Bend, Colorado. A fictitious housing cooperative, Corbin’s Bend is unique in that everyone living there is into spanking, whether that be erotically or through domestic discipline.

Just imagine, a place where nobody has to hide their particular spanking lifestyle.

Season One, Book One: Finding Their Bliss - http://mf.thiannad.com/2014/04/finding-their-bliss.html
Marketing Copy:
Brent Carmichael loved Corbin's Bend. A small community at the base of the Rocky Mountains just for spankofiles, he worked tirelessly to make sure everything ran smoothly and that the residents were safe and happy. He never intended to fall in love but when Charmagne Kendle stumbled into his life, he found an attraction he had no intention of fighting.

Char moved to Corbin's Bend after losing her job, her apartment, and her fiancé all in one day. She had no idea she was actually moving to a spanking community but with the freedom to explore her secret fetish, she found herself happily upended over Brent's lap.

As their relationship deepened into domestic discipline, her ex appeared wanting her back. Now she had to choose. The rich, handsome, and charming Nathan Korven or former police officer Brent Carmichael. To find her bliss, there was really only one choice.

Season One, Book Nine: Where They Both Belong - http://mf.thiannad.com/2014/07/where-they-both-belong.html
Marketing Copy:
Life-long residents of Mesa, Arizona, both of Matt & Julie Renton’s conservative families turned on them when their discipline lifestyle became public knowledge. Months after being fired from his job, Matt was just getting by doing day labor. Worried over Julie’s stress level, he set his hopes on getting into a new housing development in Colorado called Corbin’s Bend where they could be themselves and his lovely wife could finally relax.

Combined with Matt’s natural ability to find the most unique forms of discipline he could imagine, Julie found herself at home in their new community filled with wonderful residents who were nice, friendly, and the kind of people she could open up to.

Tried, true, and tested before they even reached Colorado, Matt and Julie worked hard to keep their relationship strong even as they started a new life. With a new job for Matt and complete acceptance from the community for Julie, they began to feel that this just might be where they belonged. Especially when the community’s welcome basket arrived with a little surprise.

This volume also includes the short story Eau de Guilt

Brittany broke a little rule. If she didn’t find a way to ease her boyfriend Trevor into hearing about it, she might not sit down for weeks. Prepared to soften him up with every one of his favorite dishes, it never occurred to her that in Corbin’s Bend, this kind of thing had a way of coming out, even if you didn’t want it to. Now the only thing left was a discipline spanking and it just might turn her world upside down.

Season Two, Book One: Chemistry of Attraction - http://mf.thiannad.com/2014/09/chemistry-of-attraction.html
Marketing Copy:
Retired Marine Brandon Delt, moves to Corbin’s Bend after his recently divorced wife marries his cousin. Tired of living a non-discipline lifestyle, he fully welcomes the openness of the Corbin’s Bend spanking community. One day he hopes to meet the woman he could make his TiH. He doesn’t expect to meet her on day one.

Carodine Minor’s just in Corbin’s Bend for the summer. Just graduated with her master’s degree in chemistry, Dina isn’t sure of her next step in life. Not once has she ever considered being spanked. Logical woman that she is, when she finds herself intrigued by the idea of a hand across her derriere, she asks for a demonstration from Brandon. One demo turns into a wild night of passion neither wants to let go of.

Take one hot summer. Add in an intellectual chemist and a dominant retired Marine. Once the chemistry ignites, combustion is soon to follow.

Marketing Copy:
The holiday season is celebrated in many ways. In this Holiday Duet from Corbin’s Bend creator Thianna D., you get two celebrations in one. Benjamin, Jonathon, and Cory are good friends and this holiday season, they receive their own unique gifts.

Cory’s girlfriend Kenzie comes up for the weekend and finally he can show the girl he loves everything Corbin’s Bend has to offer in A Holiday Beginning. In You’ve Been Gifted, Jonathon—overcome with stress—receives an unexpected gift from a Secret Santa and it turns the worst day of the year into possibly the best. Especially when Benjamin sees it.

Join Cory, Kenzie, Jonathon, and Benjamin for a fun, loving, and exceptional holiday. For while the Corbin’s Bend orchestra is mostly heard during the spring and summer, these two couples manage to create a holiday duet of their own.
(Has one m/f story and one m/m story)

Love in the Rockies: Knowing What She Needs - http://mf.thiannad.com/2015/01/love-in-rockies.html
Marketing Copy:
Part of the Love in the Rockies Box Set

Winter has been oppressive too long and Charmagne Kendle feels like she’s about to climb the walls. While she loves Brent, his need to take care of others when she thinks he should be home with her comes to a head on Valentine’s Day when the community suffers a massive power outage and instead of spending the day with her and Kayla, he’s at the dome working on community stuff. She knows it’s illogical, but at the moment she doesn’t care.

Brent knows the woman he loves is stressed and has a surprise in store to help lessen it. When she explodes, he sets her straight with an over-the-knee spanking that turns into a night of passionate lovemaking. Once she calms down, he delivers the best Valentine’s Day gift she could have received. Stress gone and having reconnected in the best way, when help is once again needed from the man she loves, Char has a choice to make: Accept it willingly. Or Detonate. One decision controls their future. Will she make the right one this Valentine’s Day?

Coming Soon:
Apr 23, 2015 Corbin’s Bend, Season Three, Book One – His Damsel in Distress
Marketing Copy:
Corbin Nelson had stayed in New York with his non-spanko wife when all of his friends built and moved to Colorado. With his reason for staying in the city gone, and his trust ripped to shreds, he moved to Corbin’s Bend to make a new start. His one rule: he would never give his heart away again. It only took a couple weeks for him to question that tenet when he rescued the same damsel in distress twice.

Zinnia Loraine bought into Corbin’s Bend to hide: from the paparazzi, a scandal, and most of all from a deranged fan. She thought she could hide in her home and stay safe and secure. When her car broke down and she was rescued by Corbin, all thoughts of hiding fled as she was instantly attracted to the tall, middle-aged man. That he was an alpha male who spanked and loved curvy women just made it even better.

Unable to keep their hands off one another after their first date, they both were in this for fun… until her stalker found her and they both realized how much they cared for one another. With his damsel in distress once again, this time Corbin had to call on others to help him. Would he and Zinnia get their happily ever after? Or would his rescuing days be through? If the stalker had his way, their happiness was about to end.

M/M Romance – Thianna D/Thianna Durston

All future M/M romance will be under Thianna Durston

Series: All They Ever Needed – All They Ever Needed is a gay DD/spanking romance trilogy. As Natural As Breathing, Took My Breath Away, and Breathe Each Other In lead you through the romance of two amazing men. Logan Mannette was out, happy, and had a really good life - the only thing missing was the love of his life. Christian Darringer went to war and came back not even knowing who he was. From the moment they met, they knew each other was important. Follow their journey from meeting to falling in love, through troubles the world throws at them, and to figuring out their places within their own relationship. This love story is meant to last.
Marketing Copy:
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.

Marketing Copy:
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.

Marketing Copy:
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.

The Blake/Dusty Chronicles: Two Sides of the Same Coin - http://mm.thiannad.com/p/the-blakedusty-chronicles.html
Marketing Copy:
Blake Loughton was pretty sure life was over at the age of forty. All he did was work, work, work, except for the few hours a week he spent online with a dominant who seemed to get him. When he met his dom in person quite by accident, it changed everything, especially when he fell in love with the man behind the online persona.

At thirty-four Dusty Brandon had been involved in his alternative lifestyle for ages, but hadn't had a sub in years until he met Blake online. The more he knew him, the more he wanted to take things further. Getting through Blake's barriers used all the knowledge he had, but getting his boy to move to Texas took even more.

Join Blake and Dusty on their journey from meeting online to the moment Sir collars his boy. A BDSM erotic romance sure to make everything worth it. Two men. Dominance, submission, kink, and love. The Blake/Dusty Chronicles: Two Sides of the Same Coin - an erotic romance you won't want to miss.

Grave Hauntings: The Haunting of Hamstead Manor - http://mm.thiannad.com/p/other-mm-tales.html
Marketing Copy:
This is part of the Grave Hauntings Anthology
Just in time to send a shudder up your spine, Grave Hauntings has a mixture of scary, sexy, and downright sizzlingly HOT short stories. The talented authors in this group worked excruciatingly hard to make your evenings seem a touch creepier and the corners feel a bit darker. There’s something for everyone. From vampires and wolves, to ghosts and zombies, to death dealers – well, as far as those are concerned, you might find a friend to hide behind.

This may be a season of fun and excitement for the children as they imbibe too much sugar, but we feel the adults need a Halloween jolt as well. Come celebrate the true Halloween spirit with us.

My tale is titled The Haunting of Hamstead Manor.

Ryan thought it was a gift when he inherited Hamstead Manor. Sure, he knew the rumors of something otherworldly living within it, but he figured it was all hype and besides, it wasn't like he had anywhere else to go. After a day spent de-bugging and de-varmenting the house, he found out the rumors were true when he received a life-changing visit from Kallisper Hamstead - who died centuries ago.

After a life-changing night, he had two choices when morning came: run or stay. Which would he choose?

Coming Soon:
Aug 6, 2015 Corbin’s Bend, Season Three, Book Eight - A Good Family Man
Marketing Copy:
Jack Carmichael’s natural instinct is to take care of people. In his job as a U.S. Marshal, he has done that for 25 years. Unfortunately, being married to his job has left his love life in tatters. Now classified unfit for duty, he retires and comes home to Colorado to figure things out. Dominant and used to taking control like his brother Brent, he has never been interested in spanking. Until a cute Nurse Practitioner catches his attention.

Josh Martin feels lucky. He's not only accepted into Corbin's Bend, but he'll be working at the brand new Corbin's Bend Medical Clinic as its only Nurse Practitioner. At thirty-two, he figures this is his last-ditch attempt at finding a dominant partner who isn't abusive. He finds more than his share of dominant men in Corbin's Bend, not the least of which are the Carmichael brothers. Brent's dominance is both comforting and unnerving, Jack's turns him on.

Josh is unlike any submissive male Jack has encountered and when the younger man asks him out, he decides to give it a go. One day of fun turns into two, three...until Jack, with more failed relationships than he can count in his past and unsure he can be the head of house Josh needs, leaves, burying himself once again in work. Forced to see the error of his decision, he puts aside the worries that have plagued him for months and returns to Corbin’s Bend. To become the good family man he wants to be, he has to earn back Josh’s trust and truly take on a role he’s never considered before: head of a loving discipline household.


  1. Great interview PK and Thianna . Enjoyed reading this and learning a little more about you Thianna. A good friend of mine is a Reiki master.


    1. Thanks, Roz :) PK had some great questions. And i love Reiki. In my opinion everyone should get level 1. The most relaxing thing you will ever do for yourself. :)

  2. Nice Interview both of you. You are definitely different to how I imagined :)
    love Jan,xx

    1. *grins* Yes, most people just see one side of me. There are just so many sides ;)

  3. Nice interview. She leads an interesting life, reminds me very much of a dear friend of mine who lives very much the way Thianna does. Love her writing and she is so prolific.

  4. Thank you both, nice interview. A new writer for me. Thianna, can you recommend one of your books that I can add to be TBR list.