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Facing one’s fears is difficult, for some of us more than others. Especially if we have a tragedy of some sort that just enforces those fears. For someone even considering coming out of the closet, that can become an almost overriding terror. There are, of course, many closets one could come out from. The spanking closet? How many people have you told that you enjoy reading about spanking or dreaming that someone would lay their hand (or a paddle, cane or belt, etc) across your backside?
Imagine if you had two such secrets. Christian does. He is confused about his feelings. Therapy helped him realize he was at the least bi-sexual and his attraction to Logan pushes him even further. And yet he is terrified of telling his family lest they reject him for it. But that isn’t his only ‘closet’. He has dreamed about being spanked his entire life.
In this snippet, Christian has revealed his sexuality quite by accident at a party held at his parents’ house. He grabbed Logan and kissed him in front of a room of people.
Everyone in the room was staring. Kelli and both of Logan’s parents were beaming. Mr. and Mrs. Brune looked on as if they didn’t understand why anyone was staring, while Trevor glared. Kelli’s parents looked everywhere but at them. Finally, they both looked at Mr. and Mrs. Darringer. Tears fell down her cheeks, while Christian’s father stood stoically by her side.
“Momma?” Christian said, his accent once again making an appearance. Logan decided he would have to ask for more of it. It made his toes curl. “Dad? I’m dating Logan.”
At first, there was no outward reaction and then with a cry Annabelle Darringer broke away from her husband and pulled her son into her arms. “Oh, honey,” she sobbed. “You’ve finally come to terms with it.” Christian looked shocked while Logan let out a breath of relief.
Joel Darringer walked over and pulled them both into a hug. “We may not understand it, son, but if you are happy, we are happy. Plus,” his eyes danced over to Logan, “you definitely have good taste.”
“Fuck,” Christian said, hugging his parents back. “You don’t hate me?”
“Of course not,” his mother said firmly, pulling back. “And watch your language.”
Genre: 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.
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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 domestic discipline.
You can find out more of what is going on with her at:
Thianna D’s Blog
Thianna D’s Author Site
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