Tuesday 28 January 2020


Title: Thirst Trap
Author: Zachary Ryan
Publisher: Kingston Publishing Company
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
Release Date: 4th November 2019

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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.


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.



How do you come up with the title(s) for your book(s)?
I came up with the idea of the book from the ideology of Thirst Trap concept. I will never been associated as a Thirsty Trap, and this was my humorous way of having my name in the same sentence as the terminology. 

What genre would you place you book into?
I would put it as LGBT and coming of age.

Is there anything you would change about your book? And why?
*Spoiler Alert* At the end of the book Leo talks about telling his dad the truth about all the problems in his life. I ended up not having that chapter in there. I felt like it was a good way of keeping the door open that it will happen. I just wish that I added it.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I’m currently working on my 50th novel. It’s my favourite book because it’s all of my novels combined, so I’m ready for it to be out. This book is a stand alone. I usually just do stand-alones.

Which is your favourite cover of all the books you have written?
HighSchool Queens is my favourite cover. It’s legit my campy, bitchy, and sassy. It’s everything the book was all about.

Are there any book covers you would change?
I would change this current cover. I wasn’t the biggest fan of it, but I trusted my publishing company decided on it. I wish it was more of a cartoon style cover.

Do you have a play-list’s for any of your other books?  
Music is a huge part of my writing. It inspires all of my novels, and I’m so grateful for it. It depends on the mood I’m setting for the novel. If it’s a meaningful novel, then it’s serious novel. If I’m doing a sassy book, then I’ll do a campy songs.

Do you have a book trailer? And what are your thoughts on book trailers?
I do have a book trailer, and I enjoyed it. I need to actually post it, but I enjoy that it takes exactly what I wanted to take out of the book for the trailer.

If you had to choose to be a character from Thirst Trap, which would you be and why?
So this book is heavily inspired from my own friendships. Dillon is the closest to who I am. It’s about being lost and dealing with a brother’s death. I lost my brother when I was 19, and  I usually hint at those emotions in the book. I will have to say that this was the first time that I got to put all these emotions in there.

Who is your favourite character from Thirst Trap and why?
Diego is my favourite because I sympathize with him. He is just trying to find his own skin, and I think that everyone is trying to find that for themselves. I wished it wasn’t so hard for him, but he is so incredible that he deserve all the happiness.



  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing what looks to be an emotional read with character growth. Can't wait to start it.