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Audio Review: Signs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Morgan

31331112Title: Signs of Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: Desires Entwined #4
Heroes: Simon Tyler/Adrian Keys
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 35 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 27, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme, they thought communication would be their biggest challenge to their happily ever after….

Simon Tyler knows his job as a gay romance author makes his lack of faith in love more than a little ironic, but he’s tired of being used for his wallet. When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme orchestrated by his best friends—though he’s not the target—Simon’s not thrilled, but since he’s sworn off happily-ever-after anyway, he goes along with it… until he meets the object of their efforts, Adrian, and finds perhaps he hasn’t given up on love after all.

Professor Adrian Keys has tried to date hearing men before, but being deaf himself, he’s never had any success at making a connection. After his friends con him into going out and Adrian realizes it’s all an elaborate plan to set him up, he braces for yet another failure, only to discover there is a spark—except it’s not with the man his friends had in mind, but with Simon Tyler instead.

Not all their friends have found a way past their romantic failures, but Simon and Adrian might be on the path to happily-ever-after.
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Audio Review: Temptations of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Morgan

30696085Title: Temptations of Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: Desires Entwined #3
Heroes: Alexander James Noble/Dal Sayer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 17 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Alexander James Noble is a gender fluid gay man who gave up on finding Mister Right a long time ago. He’s not asking for much, though. He just wants a guy who loves all of him and appreciates his feminine form too.

At the local LGBTQ center where Alex regularly volunteers, he meets Dal Sayer, an officer of the Milwaukee PD. Because he’s been rejected one too many times, Alex doesn’t trust the huge cop and the interest he shows in him, but once Dal sets his mind on something, he goes all out. Pushing aside his preconceived notions, Alex opens up just a little and soon caves.

From their first date—while dealing with his father’s failing health and his parents’ demands for him to settle down and have children—Dal never takes his eyes off his goal of making Alex his. But proving to Alex he isn’t like all the men who couldn’t see him for who he truly was and only wanted to hide him away is harder than he thought.
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Audio Review: Desires’ Guardian by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Morgan

30695309Title: Desires’ Guardian
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: Desires Entwined #2
Heroes: Chase Manning/Rhys Sayer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 39 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase’s BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer things don’t go well, but he can’t shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.

Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He’s in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn’t see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.

Just as they’re trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.
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Book Review: Desires’ Pride by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

DesiresPrideTitle: Desires’ Pride
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #2.5
Heroes: Chase/Rhys
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 27 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 2, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Chase Manning wakes up on the first morning of PrideFest, the last thing he expects to find is his lover and life partner, Rhys Sayer, on bended knee. But the news that marriage has been legalized in the state is a game changer for both of them.

After a mad dash to the courts, all they want is to find their friends at PrideFest to celebrate. However, what happens when they arrive will bond them together forever—if their friends don’t have a collective meltdown about their sudden disappearance first.
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Signs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Signs of Desire

by Tempeste O’Riley

Adrian didn’t want their date to come to an end yet, but he also wasn’t ready for anything that might lead to an intimate end to their evening, either. He’d been teased, sometimes playfully, sometimes painfully, for his attitudes about sex. He wasn’t a prude, he just wanted there to be more than physical attraction and need. He thought he and Simon had a chance, but he wasn’t willing to push things too far too fast and wind up alone the morning after.

This late there wasn’t a long line, as he’d hoped. “What do you want?”

“A cafe au lait with a shot of caramel and a shot of cinnamon.”

Simon’s eyes lit up when he stared into the dessert case. By the way Simon’s animated face moved, his lips pressing together or suddenly gaping slightly, Adrian assumed he was making “happy noises,” though he wasn’t sure what kind and having never heard such, just hoped they were all good noises. Simon said something, but he was turned to the case still, so Adrian could only tell that his lips were moving.

Annoyed, Adrian thought about how best to word his request. After a moment, he leaned forward and touched Simon’s cheek gently. Hoping not to sound too frustrated, he asked, “Please face me when you speak. I can’t understand otherwise.”

Simon turned bright red and stared at the ground for a minute before he looked up again. “I’m so sorry, Adrian. I didn’t think. What I said was, ‘Turtle cheesecake. Need a slice of that.’”

“Hey.” He made sure his smile was in place and tried to regulate his tone to be kind. “I’m not mad, no need to be upset. I just couldn’t understand. That’s all.” Adrian touched Simon’s cheek again, cupping it. “I like looking at your face, even when you’re not talking. Okay?”

“I….” Simon swallowed hard, drawing Adrian’s eyes to his bobbing Adam’s apple. “Thank you. I kinda like yours too.”

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About Signs of Desire

SignsofDesireSimon Tyler knows his job as a gay romance author makes his lack of faith in love more than a little ironic, but he’s tired of being used for his wallet. When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme orchestrated by his best friends, Simon’s not thrilled, but since he’s not the target and he’s sworn off happily-ever-after anyway, he goes along with it… until he meets Adrian, the object of their efforts, and finds perhaps he hasn’t given up on love after all.

Professor Adrian Keys has tried to date Hearing men before, but being Deaf himself, he’s never had any success at making a connection. After his friends con him into going out and Adrian realizes it’s all an elaborate plan to set him up, he braces for yet another failure, only to discover there is a spark—except it’s not with the man his friends had in mind, but with Simon Tyler instead.

Not all their friends have found a way past their romantic failures, but Simon and Adrian might be on the path to happily-ever-after.

Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon

blogger_bee_transAbout Tempeste O’Riley

TO-logo-250-white_zpsfd9ed5d1Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. You can find Tempe at these sites:

Website ♥ Goodreads ♥ Twitter ♥ Facebook ♥ Google + ♥ DSP ♥ Blog
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As part of this blog tour, Tempe is giving away Winner’s Prize: $25 Dreamspinner Press Gift Card & Runner Up’s prize: An ebook from Tempeste’s backlist!! To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Signs of Desire to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Signs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

SignsofDesireTitle: Signs of Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #4
Heroes: Simon & Adrian
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Simon Tyler knows his job as a gay romance author makes his lack of faith in love more than a little ironic, but he’s tired of being used for his wallet. When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme orchestrated by his best friends, Simon’s not thrilled, but since he’s not the target and he’s sworn off happily-ever-after anyway, he goes along with it… until he meets Adrian, the object of their efforts, and finds perhaps he hasn’t given up on love after all.

Professor Adrian Keys has tried to date Hearing men before, but being Deaf himself, he’s never had any success at making a connection. After his friends con him into going out and Adrian realizes it’s all an elaborate plan to set him up, he braces for yet another failure, only to discover there is a spark—except it’s not with the man his friends had in mind, but with Simon Tyler instead.

Not all their friends have found a way past their romantic failures, but Simon and Adrian might be on the path to happily-ever-after.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Honorary Blogger Tempeste O’Riley: Gender, Hope, and First Times

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Gender, Hope, and First Times

by Tempeste O’Riley

Good morning and thank you Blogger Girls for hosting my newest release! Truth in Lace is not like my other Desires Entwined stories as not only is it a short (one of 3 I’ve done, lol) but it’s not a romance at all. Truth in Lace is also the only story in the series that doesn’t have the word ‘desire’ anywhere in the title, lol. You see, Truth came about completely differently than the other stories and is one that I hope will help youth (and adults) struggling with their gender identity. The concept was ‘first time’, so Truth is about the first time Alex truly embarks on the journey that leads Alex to be the wonderful, scared, person Alex is when you meet him in Temptations of Desire.

As most readers of my stories knows, Alex is gender fluid, but how does one come to terms with that, especially with violently homophobic parents? That’s the crux of the short you can read for free from Dreamspinner Press. What happens when Alex is given his first taste of embracing whom he is inside, when the biological and mental gender don’t match day to day…

Gender fluidity is a very real gender identity. They are not trans*. They are not drag queens, cross dressers, or any of the many other things Alex has been called. I say they, but I should really say we here as I identify as gender fluid as well as one of my children is very adamant on expressing through clothes the gender s/he feels that day (he’s in a lovely sparkly pink sweater and jeans that fade from pink to purple today at school and looks great).

Finding a lover and partner that is open to you, no matter how you present, no matter how you feel or act, is hard even when you only have one gender, having fluidity of gender makes it infinitely harder for many. When I wrote Alex, I wanted to give Alex not only a happy ever after (I write romance, lol, of course he gets that!) but to share the struggles and fears someone like Alex can suffer due to assumptions, prejudice, confusion, and fear. I also wanted to write a story that I felt connected to. Gender is not about the body parts you’re born with; it’s about who you are inside. In Truth in Lace, Alex begins a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. In Temptations of Desire, Alex finds his voice, finds a lover that loves him as is, and thinks he’s hella hot!

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About Truth in Lace

1When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.

Available FREE at: Dreamspinner Press

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Truth in Lace to see what she thought of it!

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About Tempeste O’Riley

TO-logo-250-white_zpsfd9ed5d1Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. You can find Tempe at these sites:

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebookGoogle +DSPBlog

 

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Book Review: Truth in Lace by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Truth in Lace
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #4
Heroes: Alexander James Noble
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Young Adult
Length: 24 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Available FREE at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.
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Book Review: Temptations of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Temptations of Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #3
Heroes: Alexander James Noble/Dal Sayer
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Alexander James Noble is a gender fluid gay man who gave up on finding Mister Right a long time ago. He’s not asking for much, though. He just wants a guy who loves all of him and appreciates his feminine form too.

At the local LGBTQ center where Alex regularly volunteers, he meets Dal Sayer, an officer of the Milwaukee PD. Because he’s been rejected one too many times, Alex doesn’t trust the huge cop and the interest he shows in him, but once Dal sets his mind on something, he goes all out. Pushing aside his preconceived notions, Alex opens up just a little and soon caves.

From their first date—while dealing with his father’s failing health and his parents’ demands for him to settle down and have children—Dal never takes his eyes off his goal of making Alex his. But proving to Alex he isn’t like all the men who couldn’t see him for who he truly was and only wanted to hide him away is harder than he thought.
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