Guest Post: 959 Brenton Street by Thianna Durston (Men Of Falcon Pointe Book 1)

Blurb:
Trent Farnsworth moves to Falcon Pointe to get as far away from his controlling family and religion as he can. While his conservative upbringing makes it hard for Trent to admit he’s gay, he accidentally outs himself in front of his four new roommates. None of the men living at 959 Brenton Street are what the world would consider normal, but all four accept him for who he is. And when Trent falls for his much older landlord, Dr. Cory Venerin, he’s as surprised as anyone, but discovering Cory feels the same makes Trent realize he’s truly in the right place at the right time.

Until he tells his family he’s gay. His father uses any resource at his disposal to destroy him, including Trent’s love for Cory. As his father schemes to send Trent to a hospital whose sole purpose is to rip the gay out of him, Cory battles to save not only Trent—but also the possibility of a future together.

Guest Post:
I’m excited to have Thianna join me today to talk a bit about her Men of Falcon Pointe series. 959 Brenton Street is the first in the series and is out now. Plus she gives a sneak peek at the next few books in the series as well. Read and enjoy!
Writers write their stories for different reasons. For me, I have the stories I want to write, the stories I desire to write, and then there are the stories I need to write. Novels in the Men of Falcon Pointe series definitely fit into that last category. Once these men started talking, they wouldn’t let me stop writing about them.

As an author of M/M romance, I love writing about two strong men usually going through some sort of emotional battle on the way to their HFN or HEA. In the first book (and no you will not need to read them in order, though you might like to *wink*) 959 Brenton Street, while the romance is between two men, there is a familial relationship between five men, all who do not fit what society considers normal.

There is Trent Farnsworth, 21, Mormon, and while he’s gay he has no intention of admitting it. Until he does. He has moved to Falcon Pointe to attend Falcon Pointe University.

Dr. Cory Venerin, gay, in his late thirties and owner of 959 Brenton Street, a kind, loving and yet dominant man, who works hard to take care of the men who live there, even if that requires landing a paddle across their rear end when they need it.

Alan Quarterline, bisexual, early thirties, who is outgoing, loving, and whose mouth works faster than his brain sometimes.

David Longston, mid-thirties, corporate lawyer who loves to come to the rescue of anyone being bullied. He’s intersex.

Greg Styles, 28, cross-dresser, straight, shy, and tends to put his foot in his mouth.

The men of 959 Brenton Street are a little different, but they are amazing. I love their interaction and how they treat one another. And they are exactly what Trent needs as he takes his first tentative and then more firm steps at coming out. As he has a father who seems to think being gay is the worst thing you can be, he definitely needs the support.

I hope you’ll enjoy 959 Brenton Street, and that you’ll look forward to reading the next books in the series: (These books will be published by Dreamspinner Press and each one is about a different couple.)

Finding His Home – Feb/March 2016 – Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe because he wants to find a way to live. Doing so at home with ultra-religious parents and their hatred of gays is impossible. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating living among accepting people can feel, especially when he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately, Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating, good looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him, but he doesn’t think the attraction can ever be returned.

When Bastien is outed by the national media, he thinks he’ll never be able to go home again. Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past life clash. Just as he’s not sure he can handle any more stress, David let’s him know of his interest. Between having a rough time with his family and starting a fledgling romance, Bas makes his way forward slowly, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.

Becoming Rafe – May/June 2016 – No Marketing Blurb yet.

His Right Choice – Aug/Sep 2016 – No Marketing Blurb yet.

Excerpt:
“What do you want?”

The question was so unexpected that Trent jerked. And yet he knew the answer. “I want to be me, Cory. Not the guy others expect me to be, but me. I just wish I knew who me was.”

“Then that’s where you start.”

Trent glanced up into Cory’s kind eyes. “What do you mean?”

“Find out who you are. Who is Trent Farnsworth outside of his family? Who are you away from church? Who are you in this house? Who are you on campus? You’re only twenty-one. Go out. Join all the clubs you can at school. Study something stupid because you can. Date and kiss a boy. Date and kiss a girl. Find out which you like better. For all you know, maybe you’ll like both. Alan does. Just remember. Do it for you.”

“How will I know?”

“When you make a decision, why are you making it? Are you saying yes or no because that’s what your parents or church want? Or are you saying it because that’s who you are? There’s nothing wrong with you being a good Mormon, if that’s who you truly want to be. But if you are, instead, someone different? Find him, Trent. You’ll be much happier.”

Sighing, Trent flumped against Cory’s hard chest. “I don’t know where to start.”

“Start at school. Find a club or two to join. You can always drop them if they aren’t your kind of people. Make friends with people from all walks of life. Don’t be afraid to do something because your parents or your church would chastise you. That’s not the reason to turn anything down. It will take a while because you have been controlled by your religion since birth. Just don’t go crazy. Okay?”

“Crazy?”

“Yeah. No hard drugs. If you want to know what it feels like to get high on marijuana? Ask us. We can set up a safe place for you to try it here. You want to get drunk? We’ll be here to help. You want to know what sex feels like? As I said, both Alan and I are willing to help there, and we’re both disease free. You want to learn what it feels like to have your butt whooped? Ask me, I can give you a warm introduction to the art of an erotic spanking.

“What I don’t want to have happen is for you to want something and be so ashamed of it that you have to go underground to try it. That’s when people get hurt, Trent. I don’t want to see you hurt.” 

About Thianna:
Thianna Durston is a writer by day and supernova by night. Or at least that’s what the faeries tell her. And who is she to deny those pesky *cough* lovely little creatures?

She lives in the Pacific Northwest, though her heart belongs elsewhere. In the meantime, until she can return to the place she calls home, she happily lives in a city that still thinks it’s a small town. Thankfully, it has given her muse lots of amusing places to start a story.

Author Contact:
Thianna’s Website || Thianna’s Blog || Facebook Author Page || Twitter || Google+ || Goodreads

Where To Buy:
Dreamspinner Press eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7082
Dreamspinner Press Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7083

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