Mar 24

Birthday Blog Anniversary!

Today, three years ago I began my site and blogging adventure than paved the way for Designs of Desire to become a reality! Today, I want to say a special thank you to all my readers, so instead of getting presents, I’m giving presents. What do you have to do to enter to win and what’s the prize… Well, how about two winner get to choose from my booklist and receive a free eBook copy of anything on the Booklist page on my site!

To enter, please leave me a message below telling me what character means the most to you (it can be one of mine, YAY, or someone else’s). I’d also love if you would take the time to share this post on Facebook, Ello, Tsu, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr, etc.! The more that know, the more fun we can have in the comments!

Also, I wanted to let you all know about my new group on Facebook. A wonderful reader made this group and is nice enough to let me play there. Smile I post about giveaways, inspiration, characters, teases from my WIPs, and more. Those in the group will also get first peek at new covers and blurbs as I get more books underway. If you’d like to join, click here to visit/join Tempeste’s Temptations.

And just to recap, here are the choices for the giveaway:

So get to commenting and sharing and GOOD LUCK!

About the author


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.


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  1. Sheryl Howard

    Kade Thorn is one of my favorite characters. We have all had a period of time when we feel trapped in our bodies and minds. There are other characters close to my heart because I read so much Alex is another one but Kade stands out right now.

    1. TempeO

      Aw, thank you so much, Sheryl! Kade is truly one of my favs. He just wants to be seen as Kade, not the chair or his limits. and yes, Alex is my little sweet!

  2. jodi marinich

    i have to say travis walker from nicole edwards books . something about him and his struggles to accept himself and find love was perfect for me

    1. TempeO

      Don’t know that one, but I love learning about new characters and authors!

  3. Chris Roberts

    Seth Burns. He is the hero I always want to read in my stories. The big alpha who will do anything for his soulmate. I love the caretaker character.

    1. TempeO

      Thanks so much, Chris. Seth was my ideal when I wrote him. Strong, take no prisoners, yes sweet and loving all at the same time. So glad you felt for him too 😀

  4. Shirley Ann Speakman

    Happy Birthday Blog Anniversary! I think Seth is also one of my favourite characters he has a great heart.

    1. TempeO

      Thanks, Shirley Ann! I <3 Seth too 😀

  5. Kathryn Ruffins

    I have read every book of yours that I can and a coworker and I share them and discuss them to death.

    1. TempeO

      LOL, glad to know you’ve passed on your love of my guys 😀

  6. debby236

    James is my favorite as is Chase. They cherish each other and fight hard to keep going.

    1. TempeO

      James will always have a special place buth as my first, lol, and because he was me at the time I wrote in so many way. (including the EDS and the sticks)

  7. juliesmall1959

    I love the Desires series! I love Alexander James Noble and his sister Lyric! Hopefully we will get another book about him as he grow older!

    1. TempeO

      Thanks so much, Julie! I adore Alex too 😀 and yes, we might see more as I continue to write 😉

  8. susana

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I’ve just read Caged Sanctuary, and fell immediately for Kade Thorn. I have thing for damaged characters (and I’m not talking about any physical injures)…

    1. TempeO

      Thank you, Susana <3
      So glad you enjoyed Kade and his journey! I loved writing Caged Sanctuary 😀

  9. sula22

    Gosh very tricky question, as I am fond of many characters and most often they are imperfect and have issues that might make it difficult for them to form relationships. Then I am fond of those that form part of their lives and the one (or sometimes more) that they eventually form a loving a relationship with and who are frequently imperfect themselves. So I am very fond of Seth & James. Also Adam & Denver from Heidi Cullen’s Dirty Laundry and the wonderful character Louisa, who becomes Adam’s close friend and protector.

    Happy Birthday to your blog and thank you for a chance to win one of your books. I have joined Tempeste’s Temptations and shared this post.

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