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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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Dreamers’ Destiny by Tempeste O’Riley: Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome back to the blog tour and giveaway. Today I’m over at The Blogger Girls with an Exclusive Excerpt and thought it would be fun to talk a little about what’s in the teaser I picked.

Liam is talked into training with Nosha, his aunt’s priest, to better understand and use his dream abilities. This doesn’t always go as well as he’d like. Actually, it often doesn’t go as he plans, though it does go as it needs, when he actually opens himself up to what’s happening. What happened after the end of this teaser is a prime example of that, but I’m not going to give that away 😀

Sometimes though, his inner bratty teen whines its way out, lol.

I had a lot of fun writing Nosha and Liam interacting. Nosha never takes Liam’s crap, or whining—not that he does it often, don’t worry—and his delivery is great. The best part is how Liam is in the rest of his life at this point. Most people he knows would never believe he’d act as you see below, but Cameron can bring it out in him. Of course, one has to wonder… is that a good thing? 😉 Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Dreamers’ Destiny by Tempeste O’Riley + Exclusive Excerpt!

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Dreamers’ Destiny

by Tempeste O’Riley

Blurb: Liam Grady is the owner of the Feathered Quill, a quirky little bookstore in Asheville, and—though he doesn’t realize it yet—a dream walker. His last relationship failed almost a year ago, and he’s not had the interest or nerve to pursue anyone he’s met since.

Cameron Danu is a tattoo artist from rural Georgia. Cameron is left without a job after his boss, Jose, is forced to close the shop after a heart attack. When Cameron learns Jose has set up an interview for him at a small tattoo parlor in Asheville, he hopes for a fresh start in a new town.

Fate brings Cameron and Liam together, and they realize they’ve met before—in their dreams. A chance encounter and a winged tattoo might lead them to their destiny—if fear doesn’t turn their dreams into a nightmare.

Coming soon to Dreamspinner Press on May 13, 2016! Pre-order your copy here!

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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

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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!

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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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Cover Reveal: Signs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley + Exclusive Excerpt!

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Signs of Desire

by Tempeste O’Riley

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—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.

Coming soon to Dreamspinner Press on November 30, 2015! Pre-order your copy here!

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And the moment you’ve been waiting for! Signs of Desire cover reveal…

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Book Review: Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

WhiskersofaChanceTitle: Whiskers of a Chance
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Heroes: Jason & Keith
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 204 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 30, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.

Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.

When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?
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