Friday Feature, Excerpt & Giveaway: Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan

Title: Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan
Publisher: Kingston Publishing Company
Genre: Contemporary, Adult, Gay, Romance
Length: 228 pages


Tragedy comes in all forms, and you never know how you’ll deal with it. Four friends have all dealt with their fair share of struggles. Dillion, an aspiring writer with writers block because of his brothers sudden death, Jesse the emotional stunted drink thanks to his boyfriend’s suicide, Ivan the abused victim just looking for a place to call home, and Leo the stubborn romantic trying to get his friends to open up, while keeping his issues close to his chest.

With these four friends, they avoid all their elephants in the room like a death card agreement between Dillion and Jesse, Ivan completely hoping his abusive lover with change or even Leo focusing on his friends problems instead of his own. Can these four friends learn to embrace and accept their own tragedy or will they be stuck in the past?

Thirst Trap is a humorous coming of age novel dealing with sexuality, tragedy, substance abuse, and the most beautiful insane friendships.

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We took a couple more shots before heading to another bar to end our night. Jesse and Leo were outside smoking when I saw that Ivan was texting Jay. “Is everything okay?” I asked. Ivan looked up and smiled. “Yeah. Jay just wanted to tell me to have a good night, and he put some water and aspirin out for me for my hangover in the morning.” I was taken aback by that comment. I figured Jay would want him home asap. “So, you guys are good?” “I think we’re finally on the same page. I see Jesse is himself again, and I think I saw a smile come out on Leo’s face,” he said. “Maybe we’ve figured it all out. We’ve gotten through the rough parts of our lives,” I said. We were all starting to place the groundwork for our future. We might have had some bumps, but it was smooth sailing from here. Jesse and Leo came back in from outside. We continued to have a couple more shots before the bar closed up. We stumbled outside and I wanted nothing more than to go to the beach. We were only a couple blocks from it. “Let’s go to the beach.” “Bitch, it’s five in the morning. I want to go to sleep and a get a slice of pizza,” Leo said. I could see the sun was already coming up. “Come on. It’s my birthday. Let’s go,” I said. I grabbed Leo’s hand and started pulling him toward the beach. “If I wake up with sand everywhere, you’re coming over to clean the shit up, hooker,” Leo said. We got to the beach and took a seat in the sand. It was an early spring morning. We were chilly, but we started to see the sunrise from its slumber. We watched as the colors dance across the sky, and it was the birth of a new day, a new page, and a new chapter. We were turning our pages to something hopeful. We all looked at that sunset trying to find solace in our lives. We were drunks, bitches, fuck ups, and completely lost with ourselves, but right then, I had never felt more like I belonged in that moment with these three beautiful souls.

Author Bio

Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status–and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.

After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Goodreads


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10 Responses to Friday Feature, Excerpt & Giveaway: Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan

  1. Judy Thomas

    It sounds like an emotional read. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Cathy French

    This sounds like a read with emotions for sure. Intrigued.

  3. shannon zeidan

    This sounds awesome! Im excited to read it.

  4. Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

  5. Sherry

    Looks like a very interesting book.

  6. Lee Todd

    congrats on the new release

  7. H.B.

    Congrats on the book release! Looks interesting.

  8. Barrie

    The blurb sounds interesting, and the excerpt was well written. Sounds like a good read.

  9. Saundra McKenzie

    Sounds like a book I will love to read.

  10. christina moore

    Sounds like a great book, love the cover