Mar 30

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Aug 22

Chana Masala Kale Bowl – Meatless Monday

The seasoned chickpea dish chana masala, while traditionally meatless, gets a new twist in this recipe. Served over a kale alongside shredded beets and sunflower seeds, it’s part salad, part curry and totally delicious. This recipe comes to us from Alexandra of The New Baguette. Serves 4. For the chana masala: 1 tablespoon organic

Source: Chana Masala Kale Bowl – Meatless Monday

Jul 25

Blog Tour: Acceptance by Grace R. Duncan

Hello! And welcome back to the Acceptance blog tour. First off, thanks so much to Tempeste for letting me post today. It’s much appreciated!

Back at my stop on Drops of Ink, I talk about the time between the Patience epilogue, when Quincy and Miles first talk, and the beginning of Acceptance. Well, there’s roughly two months between the two and during that time, Miles and Quincy exchange a few emails, texts, etc. with each other in an attempt to get to know each other. At the aforementioned Drops of Ink, you can find a text conversation between them. Today, I’m sharing an email chain I thought you might enjoy.

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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 8:33 AM
I hate subject lines.

These will have to be limited. I’m still…not home. Text is the best for now, but I can send a few. Where were we?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:15 AM
Re: I hate subject lines.

I understand. Replies may be delayed, if I have an emergency. So, you were telling me something I didn’t know about you. Favorite food? Mine’s pot roast.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I understand about the delays. And… sushi. Yes, really. What do you do for fun?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM
Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Sleep. Occasionally put on a fur coat and run around the forest. You?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

LOL! (That’s happening a lot with you. It’s weird.) I draw and collect info for people. You have to do something else.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Well, occasionally I read. Is that how you met Chad?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 1:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Yeah. What do you read? I tend to stick to manga.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I’d rather not say., Um… have you travelled a lot?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Why don’t you want to say? Not as much as I might like. Been to a few places with my father when I was young but not much since.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:24 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

You’ll laugh.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Try me.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Well, I like history…

… and gay romance. So… what do you draw?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:18 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I won’t laugh. Half the manga I read has romance in it. I do graphic design for my job. But I like to draw characters and people. Did the wolves have a lot of destined mates?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:13 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Sorry that took so long.

No. Well, it’s getting more common now that we know there are human mates. Still unusual, though. What brought you to Pittsburgh?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:40 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Told you I don’t mind the delays.

School. Art Institute. You?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

My original pack thought it best if I got a fresh start. Somewhere – anywhere – else. Denver recommended here since they’re accepting.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:10 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Ouch.

I’m glad you came here.
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Thanks again to Tempeste for sharing space with me today! I hope you enjoyed their email conversation.

Be sure to follow the tour here: http://www.grace-duncan.com/acceptance-blog-tour

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Blurb:

Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

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About Grace

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many grace_nohateof which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

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Jun 24

Now out in #Audiobook by Tempeste O’Riley

Did you know that the first three books of the Desires Entwined series plus Caged Sanctuary are all audiobooks AND Whispersync ready? Desires’ Guardian and Temptations of Desire just came out! How sweet, right? I’m super excited and the voice, Jeff, is really a super nice guy (the good kind of nice, and the fun kind, promise Winking smile ). If you already have the Amazon Kindle version, you can upgrade to audio for only a few bucks more and have it so you can switch back and forth. I love that feature, personally. Signs of Desire is in the works, I’ll update you on it when I know more.

Below you’ll find all the fun links to the audios I have out now so you can grab your poison and give a listen. There’s over 24 hours of “reading” going on here that you can listen to while you’re jogging, driving, ignoring your annoying coworkers…. So have some fun, enjoy yourselves, and I thank each and every one of my readers and listeners!

Love y’all

Tempe 

Audiobook Details

Title: Designs of Desire
Series: Desires Entwined, book #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic (lite) BDSM Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 18 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: December 04, 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Max Lehnen

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Desires’ Guardian 
Series: Desires Entwined, book #2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged 6 hrs and 39 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Jeff Gelder

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Temptations of Desire
Series: Desires Entwined, book #3
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Bisexual Gay Genderfluid Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 17 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: June 15, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Jeff Gelder

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Caged Sanctuary 
Series: Club Fierce, book #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic BDSM Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 26 mins
Published: September 24, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: DWS Photography
Narrator: Paul Morey

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Jun 21

Review Day Tuesday: Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey

Please take me with you. Or kill me. Anything but leave me in this misery for one more day.

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Series:
Hidden Gem, #1
Author: Lissa Kasey
Cover Artist: Shobana Appavu
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Sept 26, 2014
Genre: BDSM / Mystery/Suspense / Other Paranormal / Science Fiction / Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Heat: You’ll need a cold shower and/or some private time
Length: 246 pages
Add to Goodreads 5 Stars

Misaki “Aki” Itou is a psi—a person with mutated DNA granting him psychic abilities. He’s also a contracted companion—a whore. It may not be the perfect profession, but having a roof over his head, food to eat, and not being subjected to torture is a dream come true. He is the top companion at the Hidden Gem, and it makes him enough money to buy the prettiest, most sparkly shoes he can find.

Shane McNaughton is an Irishman who survived the Third World War and works as a cop. Head of Missing Persons, he’s good at finding people, but after the plague of the Third mutated his DNA, he has a hard time letting anyone see the monster inside. He’s been paying for Aki’s services for two years, both the psi and the sexual kind, but he wants more from the companion.

Shane needs Aki’s ability to see into another person’s past to track down a serial killer murdering the children of rich and powerful men, but the more they work together, the clearer it becomes that they are linked through a darker past than either of them realizes.

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Review:

Aki’s life has been a combination of nightmare, pain, loss, abuse, torture, and oddly, most recently family and maybe even love. He can’t touch people unless he wants to be subjected to their thoughts, pain, and memories. This is kind of a problem since he’s also a companion(whore)—the top paid one in the all of City M, in fact. Being a psi isn’t easy and isn’t something he can hide—their eyes give them away. There are only two exceptions to his touching issues, his best friend, Candy (also a companion) and Paris (a senator who was once a companion at the Hidden Gem just like Aki), not that anyone knows why they can touch him and it not send Aki into convulsions and nightmares.

Detective Shane McNaughton—whom Aki and Candy call the big DM, lol—hasn’t had a great life either. He’s the product of a plague that spread through the ranks of the Northern soldiers at the end of the 3rd World War. He survived, but it changed him. He is now a genetic mutation who must change monthly into his animal form. It’s not tied to the moon and it’s lycanthropy, per se, but it is painful, dangerous, and most don’t survive the first change. He did and that was decades ago.

There’s a serial killer on the loose killing kids and then mutilating them. McNaughton seeks Aki’s help but that comes with a lot of risk to Aki as his powers are never kind to him. All this is intermixed with the two of them trying to deal with the realization of desires, needs, kink, sparkly shoes (Aki has a serious pretty shoe fetish that Shane is more than happy to help feed), Aki’s past coming to light—a past he didn’t remember!—and more.

This is not your simple little story that will be a quick, easy read for a lunch break. It is however a sexy, sensual, read that will have you turning the pages to try to figure out what’s going to happen next, what happened to Aki, who the hell the baddie is, and just where did he come from…. There are so many layers that I reread the book before I reviewed it, not wanting to have missed anything. And yes, I enjoyed it just as much the second time!

As anyone that’s read my books know, I have a thing for food and clothing in my stories… and I just l o v e Aki’s wardrobe and shoe horde. This is not a shelf or even collection, I assure you. I promise, the mention of these trappings and more are in no way extras or fluff. It always adds to the scene and the character in a positive way and often makes you understand them just a little more. I’ve never seen clothing, shoes, and makeup used so skillfully!

Hidden Gem is an incredible thriller, a stunning and creative romance, and a true Lissa Kasey story. I cannot wait to read Cardinal Sins (book 2) and cannot recommend this book highly enough.

About the Author:

treeLissa Kasey lives in St. Paul, MN, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, and collects Asian Ball Joint Dolls who look like her characters. She has three cats who enjoy waking her up an hour before her alarm every morning and sitting on her lap to help her write. She can often be found at Anime Conventions masquerading as random characters when she’s not writing about boy romance.

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*eBook copy given by author in exchange for honest review.

Jun 20

Rainbow Veggie Pizza – Meatless Monday

In celebration of Pride Month and all the flavor, nutrition and delight that a rainbow of colorful veggies has to offer, we’re excited to share this fantastic recipe from Tawnie of Kroll’s Korner. Whip one up for a Meatless Monday meal to share tonight! Serves 2-4 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/3 cup broccolini 1/2 cup

Source: Rainbow Veggie Pizza – Meatless Monday

Jun 19

Enter to Win #Audiobook of “Temptations of Desire”

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May 23

Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers | hellohealthy

Spice up your weeknight meals with The Roasted Root’s southwest stuffed bell peppers! Filled to the brim with black beans and corn, this dish helps you get your daily doses of veggies and fiber — one stuffed pepper provides 8 grams of fiber! A generous portion of grated cheese on top makes these peppers irresistible.

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May 17

Dreamers’ Destiny by Tempeste O’Riley Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway! | MM Good Book Reviews

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Hiya peeps, we have Tempeste O’Riley stopping in today with the blog tour for her new release Dreamers’ Destiny, we have brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ~Pixie~

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Dreamers’ Destiny

by

Tempeste O’Riley

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.

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May 17

Hop for Visibility, Awareness, & Equality!

Welcome to the Hop for Visibility, Awareness, & Equality! In years past this was called the Hop Against Homophobia, Transphobia, & Biphobia but they have a new name and a new mission statement (I love the new focus!) In fact, their mission statement is (find here):

“The mission of Hope for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality is to foster an environment of inclusion and positivity within the LGBTQI+ community. We hope to bring awareness to discrimination and celebrate our diversity not only within the community at large but within our own genres and books. We also hope to engage authors, readers, bloggers, and artist to get involved in ending discrimination while promoting visibility, awareness and equality for all sexual orientations and gender identifications.”

Click here to visit the official host site!

Once again I’m proud to be taking part in this very, very special hop to help supports the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th. If you’ve been part of the hop before then you know there are several people and publishers connected to this—see below to find them and check out all their great posts and see what they have on top for the HOP.

Today I’m going to touch on a topic that will probably not make me too many friends, even within community, lol… the the not gay/lesbian, not straight, not male, not female, but not IDing as Bi or as Trans or as Queer NB people. Yes, we exist 🙂 No, it’s not a phase. Yes, we have a real need for visibility, awareness, and equality.In Honor of.. We are the Gender Fluid, Pansexuals! Now, you don’t have to be one to be there other, I just happen to be both and get so tired of the hate and lack of understanding/awareness surrounding both.

Tell someone you are Bi (too many have no clue what pansexual even is, so going with Bi for simplicity sake with those that don’t need to know as detailed info about me…) and you told you’re going through a phase, that your just haven’t come out yet and need to stop hiding, that you aren’t datable because you would just cheat (no, cheaters cheat, one has nothing to do with the other!), blah blah blah. Or you become a fetish type… “oh, so you’ll let me bring a girl to bed with us? Hot!” Um, no, that’s not what I said. Ugh!

Try explaining Pansexuality and wow, that messes with people. I often tell others that I’m ‘people-sexual’. I don’t care what bits you have or how you present, if I’m attracted to the person as an individual, not a body, then I’m attracted. You don’t even want to hear some of the nasty questions that have followed that explanation. :/

Say you’re Gender Fluid and you tend to get blank stares, or at least I do. “You’re what now?” “What’s that?” “So it’s like being part-time trans?” (Yeah, that last one always throws me. It’s not part-time anything, thanks. And how insulting to both Transgender and Gender Fluid people, ugh.) And on….

The ones that hurt the most aren’t the bigots outside community, but within. It’s the ones that say claiming to be Bi or Pan is a copout or that it’s hiding. That it’s a phase or that I’m hurting the gay rights movement by not really coming out as a real Lesbian (as opposed to what? A fake one O.o). The ones that shun Gender Fluidity. Even if I only liked women (which isn’t true), I still wouldn’t be a Lesbian as I’m Gender Fluid, lol, but oh well.

We don’t only need to fight Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, etc. in the outside world, we often need to do so still within ourselves. How much of the hate and crap we were taught is still in there somewhere, tainting us? How often do we let our own lack of understanding get in the way of learning, of new friendships or relationships? Of our own happiness? How often do we hurt others and not even mean to?

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, & Biphobia. I challenge you to not only do at least one thing to help someone else, but to do a little soul searching to see if you still hold onto any of these phobias or confusions, and if you need to maybe see about educating yourself a little more about the others under the rainbow.

Now, on to something a little more fun! The giveaway part, YaY!…

Giveaway

  • First Prize: 1 random winner will get a donation to their charity of choice (within community or that supports community) in their name in the amount of $25.
  • Second Prize: 2 random winners will get an ebook from my backlist.

Comment on this post about a challenge you’ve overcome in respect to the theme Winking smile Remember, make sure to add your e-mail addy or I can’t contact you to give you your prize!

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