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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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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

doTERRA Breathe Uses and Benefits | dōTERRA Essential Oils

As you may or may not know, I have severe (and oftentimes uncontrollable) asthma and allergies. I take prescriptions for this,  ut they only 1/2 work and have some negative side effects that I hate. But! Yes, you there would be one, lol. But I am alsona huge proponent for natural medicine as well as […]

Asian Chopped Crunchy Salad – Meatless Monday

If you’ve ever had an Asian-inspired salad featuring chicken as the star ingredient, give this meatless version a try. It’s packed with veggie favorites and a lip-smacking dressing, plus it features protein from nuts, seeds and edamame. This recipe comes to us from Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS RDN, author of The Smart Girl’s Guide… For […]

Blood’s Song Blog Tour Winners Announced 

I know y’all want to know who won what in my latest blog tour, so I thiught I post about it here. I am also e-mailing each of the winners, so hopefully I can find everyone to give them their prizes quickly! Now, what was all the fuss about? The release of my first full-length […]

Pumpkin Galette – Meatless Monday

The term galette describes a rustic looking, free-form tart. While often filled with fruit and served as a dessert, galettes also make for a show-stopping, savory meatless entree, perfect for entertaining. This pumpkin and cheese combination is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This recipe comes to us from Slaveya of Mummy’s Fast and Easy. For full […]