Published by: Kingston Publishing Company
Publication date: November 4th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
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.
What’s your favorite part of writing?
My favourite part of writing has to be the obsession for my characters. I truly believe they are real people that I’m getting to know. One of my current past times is listening to podcast about people talking about their struggles in life. We learn more about that person through the stories they tell us. I feel like I’m doing that with my characters. I’m educating people on how beautiful these people are. Yes, I know they are only real on paper, but in my heart, they’re real in life. I root for them to make better choices, I get angry when they hurt others, and I even hate some of them for the people they actually are. It’s one of the things that keeps me inspired to write because I feel like I’m getting to know someone as the reader is getting to know them. The reader only spends days or even weeks with them. I spend my lifetime keeping them close to my chest because of how much I love them.
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.
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