Jan 16

Spicy Peanut Rice Noodles – Meatless Monday

Rice noodles soak up savory flavors of garlic, peanuts, hoisin and basil in this Thai dish. Carrots and bell pepper are sautéed with ginger then tossed with the flavorful noodles before it’s all finished off with refreshing cucumber strips

 

Spicy Peanut Rice Noodles

Source: Spicy Peanut Rice Noodles – Meatless Monday

Dec 17

Tempeste’s Temptations Invitation

Dec 16

30% all my Dreamspinner Press releases

Good morning.  Dreamspinner Press just announced that the entire store is 30% off for 2 days only (16th & 17th)! So stock up and get those gifts for friends and family all at the same time. There are so many great stories avaliable…. and not just mine 😉 Check out Grace Duncan, Andi Van, Andrew Grey, Mary Calmes, Anne Barwell, Lou Sylvre, Kc Burn, and the whole DSP crew for great reads, true heart, and some lusty boys!

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Dec 15

Monthly Author Column at Rainbow Gate….

Tempeste O’Riley’s Monthly Author Column: Disability Author or Writer of Life?

Tempeste O’Riley
December 15, 2016

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by again. I know I’ve been MIA for a bit *blushes* but health has been kicking me around a bit. But, I’m back and will do my best to be here every month for you. Today I’m here to talk a little about something I keep being asked and thought I’d write up as a post instead of relying on all the little replies making the rounds, lol. “Are you a disability author?”

Dec 12

R. I. P. Eric Arvin

R. I. P. Eric Arvin

15442161_937658023033550_4364202874328241649_nOur community has lost one of our own. A great light has left us. But he’s not truly gone from us because he lives in our hearts, his words live on in videos and in written form, and in our memories. If there was one this Eric was great at, it was being Eric, . He was such a vibrant personality, and that came through in everything he touched.

He was one of the first mm authors I read, and thanks to Simple Men, was hooked! The world is a little darker for me today, but I know he is in a better place a he transitions to his next life.

The pic to the left is how I will always remember Eric! Full of life, piss-n-vinegar, and an amazing smile. lol

Blessings, love, and respect, to you Eric.

Love and comfort for all missing him, especially his family. May the Divine wrap you in Her embrace and keep you as you learn to live without him in your daily life.

Nov 11

Happy Veterans Day

We Remember

Oct 15

#RainbowSnippets: Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, come meet Dave and Master Nikky from Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

* * *

“Jase, I… I don’t sub anymore. Why would you take me to a BDSM club? T-to that club?”

The sigh could not be missed. Jase didn’t look at Dave, focusing his attention on the road, even as he started speaking. “You own half of Sovereign, Dave. Why would I take you to some other club? It’s your club.”

“Was.”

“Is.”

“It was—”

“Is,” Jase growled. “Sovereign is half yours. You named it.”

“I haven’t stepped foot in there in two years and don’t see why I should change that now.”

* * *

Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley

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When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.


Turn The Page…. began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page…. is born!

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page…. is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.

Proceeds go to help support suicide prevention and awareness programs.


If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so through PayPal via the Abbey of the Brew City Sisters (the PayPal email to send it to is brewcitysisters@yahoo.com). You just have to note on there that it’s for the Turn the Page…. project (that way the treasurer knows where to put it 😉 ). Or you can click the pretty button below.

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Oct 08

#RainbowSnippets: Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, come meet Dave and Master Nikky from Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

* * *

“Master Nicky isn’t like your usual Dom, Dave, and you’ve not played in ages. You sure you want this? ’Cause if you keep flirting with him, that’s what he’s going to expect.”

“Not like my previous Doms sounds like a good idea and you brought me to a club, to my club, but I’m not allowed to show interest in someone? What gives, Jase?” His previous Doms all turned out to be either one-night adventures or users that left him, Rex being the worst. Showing up early to the club he helped run, with his Dom and lover, to find him playing with someone else… on top of his desk, no less! That was not the kind of Dom he wanted again, thanks!

“I’m just worried for you. You’ve refused to go out at all until now. Hell, I had to basically bully you into coming out tonight, but now you’re flirting with the first Dom to pay you attention. One that’s known for being intense and is always in demand, even with the whole Goth boy, fem thing he’s got going on.” Jase paused, his face taking on a thoughtful look.

* * *

Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley

All Romance Amazon Create Space Smashwords iBooks

When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.


Turn The Page…. began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page…. is born!

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page…. is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.

Proceeds go to help support suicide prevention and awareness programs.


If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so through PayPal via the Abbey of the Brew City Sisters (the PayPal email to send it to is brewcitysisters@yahoo.com). You just have to note on there that it’s for the Turn the Page…. project (that way the treasurer knows where to put it 😉 ). Or you can click the pretty button below.

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Oct 07

LGBTQ Anthology Helps Prevent Real-Life Tragedies

That was only the end of the chapter, not your whole story….

Guess what? I have a new story that’s out today! It’s part of the Turn The Page….  donation anthology. There are three much needed charities that the proceeds go to—all are dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (run by the Mental Health America of WI), The Trevor Project, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of UWM (Life Happens. UWM Cares – Milwaukee).

 

 

Happy Birthday To Me
(from the Turn The Page…
. donation anthology) 
by Tempeste O’Riley

M/M BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters
Cover Artist: Jess Small
Release Date: October 7, 2016 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 270 pages

When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.

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About the Anthology (Idea behind the project):

Turn The Page…. began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page is born!

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page…. is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.

M/M, F/F, Transgender, Genderfluid
Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, BDSM, Romance
(Each story is unique and special, so the genre varies wildly. All are LGBTQ)

by Tempeste O’Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Aine P Massie, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, D. Zander Crane

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“Damn, does he always sound like he’s having sex when he eats spicy chocolate?” Nicky asked someone, drawing Dave’s attention away from his treat.

“Huh? What?” he asked, then carefully licked the edge of one of the tines of his fork that still held a bit of the frosting. No way was he wasting any of this cake.

“You, boy,” Nicky replied. “You sound like your own private orgy over there with your cake. I’m wondering if there’s something different in yours or if you always sound like that.”

“With chocolate that has chilis in it in a proper balance and is high-quality? Yeah, pretty much,” Jase answered for him.

Price, a Dom he’s subbed for a few times before he had become Rex’s boy—though they’d parted ways on good terms—was also at the table. He smiled as he commented, “He’s an amazing cook. This is good, but his version is even better.”

Dave ducked his head, his face hot and his hands twitchy as he fought to not do something embarrassing. He startled when a booted foot suddenly nudged his feet apart. Dave looked up and realized it had to be Nicky. He mouthed “what?” to which Nicky raised his foot so he could run is up and down Dave’s calf and thigh.

Gulping, Dave nodded and spread his legs a little wider, giving Nicky access. He had said he wanted to know him more and had kind of openly shown that he might want to play. He hadn’t expected Nicky—Master Nicky? Um…. He’d just stick with Sir for now. Yeah, that would work, he hoped.—to take him up on his interest without talking at all first. But, this wasn’t really a scene, and he wasn’t saying no, so….

“Dave? Shouldn’t you say thank you to Master Price?” Jase looked at him with that same mother hen stare he had off and on for two years now. Dave knew why, and the reminder made him want to cover his marred wrist, the one he thought about having a tattoo put on to cover the mistake he’d made. But, he was a teacher and so he didn’t get one.

Pushing away the painful memories and trying to not let what Nicky was doing to him under the table show on his face, Dave cleared his throat and turned back to Price and said, “My apologies. Thank you. Maybe I will make my own cake next year and bring it in to share, now that it seems I’m having my party here from now on.” He fought a groan when Nicky pushed with the toe of his boot against Dave’s groin. He closed his eyes for a moment and let out a shaky breath that he hoped the others would think was him stealing himself for what he was saying. “Maybe I’ll even make some of the ice cream and such I used to make to go with it next time.”

There was a round of eager replies and wishes that he would do just that, even from the ones he didn’t know. It seemed that his deserts were well known, even in his absence. Huh!

The men continued to chat, though Dave only really focused on Nicky. Well, and Nicky’s boot in his lap that every so often would press on his groin or do a series of taps, making him insanely hard, then press hard again, trapping his hard cock, driving him insane with want and need. The Dom was good, he had to give him that. He hadn’t touched him with his skin and had him on edge once or twice, even though they were just talking. Sorta.

“So, what do you teach, Dave?” Nicky asked at one point.

“Hmm?” It took a moment to drag his focus away from his dick and Nicky’s boot. “Um, finance, accounting, and the AP versions as well. I also head the GSA at the school. I’m hoping next year to have a co-leader, but so far, no luck. We have some new hires coming in, so maybe I can con one of the newbies,” he added with a soft chuckle. He wouldn’t actually do that to someone just coming in, but it was fun to threaten. It would be nice to have help, but that was true of so many things in life.

Just as the thoughts started getting to him, Nicky pressed on his dick again, distracting him and focusing his attention squarely on what he hoped they might get up to later.

“Mmm…. So a sexy sub, an excellent cook, if your friends are to be believed, and a brain to go with. I can’t wait to unwrap you,” Nicky purred.

Dave tried to respond, but all he managed was a manly squeak.

Tempeste O’Riley

Homo-Erotic Romance Author, Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since. Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. They count their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life.

Tempe is also a PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA.

Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Tempeste’s Temptations


Oct 07

Welcome LE Frank & The Dirty Dozen Blog Hop

“Dirty Dozen blog hop – 12 GRL Authors – 12 Question Q&A – 12 e-book giveaway”

Hello my loves! Today is a special day for me. Today my anthology Turn The Page…. released (see other post, lol) and I have the wonderful LE Franks visiting me. Each year the Dirty Dozen gears up for GRL and we have a blast both before and at GRL. We’re “dirty”, what’s not to love, right? Winking smile

This year, each author came up with a question and we all took turns answering them, so it’s an interview that’s fun and informative, lol. So, let’s get started!

Thank you LE for visiting me today. It’s a very special day and you just make it all the more so….

Tams – If you could spend the day with one of your characters, which one would it be, and why?

My vegan squirrel shifter Jamie – I’d probably make him shift over and over again while I eat the peanut butter and fresh strawberry sandwiches he made for us… that sh*t would never get old.

Jeff – What are you working on currently and what’s it’s inspiration?

I’m working of The Art of Pie – inspired by a childhood of summers visiting my grandparents in Gold Beach Oregon. It’s a story of summer boyhood friends separated when they’re eleven, then meeting up again twenty years later, the town and Oregon coast feature heavily in the story.

Wade – If the lead character in your current novel were to read your other books, which one would be his/her favorite and why?

Nick Valentine would get a kick out of my short “Of Nuts And Men” – he’d relate to the craziness of my Squirrel shifter Jamie and he’d particularly like how I refer to his adoptive clan of big cats as the “Frat Boys of the shifter world”.

Jake – If all of your MCs were thrown into a strange and dangerous world where survival relies on ingenuity, creativity, common sense who would come out on top?

Gotta tip the evolutionary hat to the wolf shifters – they have twice the resources and are habitually cranky enough to keep on fighting – so my bet would be on Carlo Montefiori – from Prodigal Wolf (co-written with Sara York). Of course he’d be dragging along his crush Angelo, the alpha wolf spending his time as a marine so if they can stop bitching each other out they’d be unstoppable.

Brandon – What musician or album do you think people should listen to as they read your work because it fits the soul of your words (either a specific title or your writing in general)?

U2’s No Line on The Horizon – I could listen to that album on repeat forever…

Morticia – If you could be one of your characters and live their life, who would it be and why?

In my new WIP – The Art of Pie – I’d love to step into the shoes of Finn Tolliver – he’s a renowned artist, has inherited an apartment in Paris and is madly in love with his boyhood crush. I had some very hot crushes in my day….

Tempeste – If you could be a fruit, any fruit, which would you be and why?

I’d be a kiwi. Strangely in need of a shave on the outside, deliciously tart on the inside, and with just a touch of sweet to bring you back for more.

Jordan – What is the thing you enjoy most about gatherings like GRL?

It might be a cliché but true… it’s that moment when I walk through the lobby doors and am greeted by my tribe – a group of like-minded, lovely men and women coming together to celebrate gay romance. It’s like coming home.

LE Franks – What is the most vivid romantic moment from any film that has lingered the longest and meant the most to you…. and why?

The first kiss between Tom Cruise & Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire – it was a perfect moment on screen and it hit me for the first time that as a newlywed – my days for first kisses was likely over. It stuck with me.

K-Lee – If you could take any fictional couple or character (television, movies, real-life, books) and add them to one of your books, who would it be and why?

Wow. Such a tough question K-Lee… It would have to be Uncle Duke from the Doonesbury comic strip – I’d love to have him hanging out in the 6 Days Frisson bar drinking martinis, and plotting insurrections of third world dictatorships along with Carmen and Nick, while FatBoy tries to keep a lid on things.

AE – What kind of quirky habits do you have before or during the time you write?

I find some annoying pop song, stick my headphones in and listen it on repeat for hours. It’s the only thing that blocks out the ambient noise of teenage-dom. Sort of like fighting fire with fire.

Alexa – When you write, do your characters hijack the story, or do you keep a tight grip on the reins?

My first story was totally hijacked. FatBoy, the main interest in 6 Days to Valentine was really only supposed to be the bouncer – he just muscled his way into the main action. Characters…what can you do?

 

 

6 Days to Get Lucky
(Sequel to 6 Days to Valentine)

Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis "FatBoy" Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience–it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.

All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

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About the Author

LE Franks lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, one teenager, and two cats bent on world domination while she writes about gay men in pursuit of love. Her stories are a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion, and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark.

LE is a best selling author and finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards, and contributing author to Semper Fidelis, 3rd place winner for Best LGBT Anthology 2015 from both Divine Magazine Awards and Goodreads MM Romance Group Members Choice Awards. Her books are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press, Wilde City Press, and Pride Publishing, and through online booksellers everywhere.

Check out LE’s books at: www.lefranks.com

Contact LE: email: le.franks.books@gmail.com

Blog: https://lefranks.wordpress.com

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