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Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe 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.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but 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.


Angels or Demons … who do you want to cuddle up with?

. Today we’re talking about angels and demons! Well, everyone us that are part of this HOP are anyway. ;c) . No, I’m not an angel OR a demon – though my partner has both called me and accused me of being either, depending on mood and situation, lol. . I know the question is […]

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014

Morning and welcome to my entry in the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia (and Biphobia…). Each participant is offering prizes, including me, so make sure you bounce around and check out all the great posts and goodies! The Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia (HAHAT) was created to spread awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and […]

Follow the Rainbow – What does writing GLBTQ literature mean to me?

What does writing GLBTQ literature mean to me? This weekend I, along with a great many other GLBTQ authors are participating in the “Follow the Rainbow” Blog Hop in celebration of their new book review site! If you haven’t stopped by there, take a moment to check it out – Rainbow Book Reviews. I sat here, staring at the question asked […]

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Golden Frittata – #MeatlessMonday

Frittatas are a delicious way to pack protein and veggies into a simple weeknight meal. This version features potatoes, broccoli, bell peppers and onion, plus turmeric for color! This recipe comes to us from our friends at Dole Fresh Vegetables. For recipe and more click here! The Monday Campaigns is a global movement backed by […]

Blog Tour incl Guestpost & Giveaway: Tempeste O’Riley – Desires Entwined Series | Love Bytes

Good morning, all my lovely readers! I thought I’d do something a little different today. I’m talking about body perceptions in connection to Temptations of Desire, my newest release in the Desires Entwined series. You see, Dal is 6’2”, very muscular, loves bikes, leather, has pale skin with little toffee colored freckles on the bridge […]

#MeatlessMonday Make it a Meatless Monday Mardi Gras Celebration with Green Gumbo

Every year, people around the world celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival, a festival of parades, music and eating decadent foods leading up to Lent. Millions of people observe Lent by fasting or foregoing treats and meats for 40 days. Fun fact, the term “carnival” is from carnelevare, or “to remove meat.” So that’s what we’re doing, […]

Romance Novel Giveaways – Freebies and Giveaways of All Things Romance

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Author @TempesteO Talks About Writing Characters & | Desires Entwined Series Book Tour and #Giveaway | Contemporary M/M #Romance | Readeropolis | Bloglovin’

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? Now, that’s a hard yet easy question to answer. The simple answer is quite a bit. But it’s not that easy, really. It depends on the character and on the story how much of me bleeds all over the book. In my first […]

BLOG TOUR – GUEST POST – Desires Entwined Series by Tempeste O’Riley – #Excerpt #Giveaway #GuestPost | Stories That Make You Smile

🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Tempeste O’Riley to Stories That Make You Smile. Tempeste is here today sharing information on her fabulous M/M series, Desires Entwined, and has let us borrow MC James to tell us the top five places he loves to go in Milwaukee. 🌟 Stop on over to enter to […]

Black Bean Nachos – #MeatlessMonday

As you know, I’m a pescatarian, and love to find new and healthful recipies. A couple of years ago I stumbled across the Meatless Monday site and fell in love with not only the idea, but the variety of recipes. Today’s lunch recipe is a staple as far as my kids are concerned, lol. What […]

GRL 2018 PreOrder Form!

My preorder form is finally ready for GRL 2018 orders! So check our what’s below and get yours ordered today! Loading…

Memorial Day – You Will Never Be Forgotten 

This image was shared with me (so I sadly do not know the original source) and to me, it is a profound statement and view. Our soldiers have died protecting our country as well as others, when needed, and that sacrifice should never be forgotten or shrugged off. Too many ignore the loss of life, […]

Spanish Marinated Portabella Mushrooms – Meatless Monday

This savory dish perfectly pairs portabella mushrooms with smoked paprika, garlic and cumin, which compliment the mushrooms’ natural umami flavors. Recipe courtesy of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, author and photographer of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. Serves 2 Source: Spanish Marinated Portabella Mushrooms – Meatless Monday