My guest today is author T.A. Creech and her new book, Dark, which is due out tomorrow. The first book in the series, Dusk, has been described as a quietly addicting tale of love in space. Which promises good things to come for T.A Creech’s latest release.
As the stranded inhabitants of the Space Station mark the opening of their second year since the world ended, Saito Naotatsu was determined to shake off some part of the grief infecting their temporary home. Maybe find a little happiness too, with his best friend and communications specialist, Turlach Quinn.
The situation explodes when Turlach finds his attraction to Saito confusing and relentless. At every turn, it seems Saito is there to break his control. With the Station falling apart around their ears and the crew breathing down his neck, Turlach finally has enough.
Problems keep piling up. The crew is weary and waiting. Earth is a dark shadow of what it once was. No one knows if they’ll ever get home.
Excerpt from Dark by T.A. Creech
“You would stay up here, if you thought the Station would last and already had an answer about what happened down there.” Saito smiled when those delicious green eyes turned his way.
“It won’t and I don’t, so it’s a moot point, isn’t it? Death up here isn’t part of my plan. Never was.” ‘Lach graced him with a sweet smile and a peck to his cheek. “Besides, I have even more to look forward to now. Sleeping in a bed with you, for starters.”
“What else?” There was a need to know. So close to the end of their stint and it was good to plan for their future. It helped the days seem shorter.
“Plums,” ‘Lach stated at once. “I’m going to eat all the plums I can find.”
“I like plums. They go in a dish I like called okayu and it’s heavenly.” Saito blushed under ‘Lach’s predatory stare. “I can make it for you.”
“There’s something real enticing about you cooking for me.” ‘Lach grinned and looped an arm over his shoulders, big hand rubbing a slow line up and down his arm.
“I’m not the best cook, but I know my way around a kitchen. Grills though, I have no idea how to work with those.” It was only fair to mention it. He didn’t want to give his lover a false sense of his skills.
‘Lach’s hand stopped on the slope of his left shoulder and squeezed with gentle pressure. “It’s a good thing I know what I’m doing with one. We’ll make a great team when it comes to dinner.”
Warmth bloomed like a flower in his chest. It seemed ‘Lach was of the same mind about their future. “I can’t wait.”
“Neither can I.” Turlach placed another kiss, under Saito’s ear this time.
“I hate laundry,” Saito blurted out. “I like doing dishes and making beds, and I love keeping birds as pets.”
His lover laughed, delight in the sound. “The birds thing isn’t a surprise at all, Tatsu. I’ve known about that since we helped Jason bring home that massive fish tank from the pet store.”
Oh, he’d forgotten all about that. The little Indian Spice finches had his complete attention while they waited for Jason to finish his purchase, and even then, Turlach had to literally drag him away. “I had never seen finches look like that.”
“They were pretty,” Turlach agreed. “I’ll tell you what, when we get back down, I’ll find a flock of them just for you.”
The promise was impossible. Chances were, death waited for them on the ground, same as waited for them on the Station. They both knew it.
“I look forward to it.”
About T.A. Creech
I am a house-parent to a rambunctious small child and happily mated to an equally rambunctious military spouse. My adventures in writing began with fanfiction, and once I was hooked I never looked back.
While I’ve always tried to make my fanfiction unique, what I enjoy most about creating original work is the ability to delve into my stranger ideas without worrying about how I might apply them to someone else’s world and characters. With my own creations, I take pride in twisting familiar tropes into something new and unexpected.
When I write, it is with the intention that my stories will leave a lasting impression. I hope you enjoy the characters and the worlds I create, and that they help you to find a place to exist, for a while, outside of your own.
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