Nov 06

Pre-Order Giveaway for Blood’s Song!

ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY for a chance to PICK YOUR PRIZE!

PRIZE PACK #1 – a $10 Starbucks Gift Card and a coffee mug

PRIZE PACK #2 – Blue ray copy of either The Lost Boys or The Rocky Horror Picture Show & a copy of Turn The Page…. anthology (print and/or ebook, your choice)

PRIZE PACK #3 – an Audible book of choice

PRIZE PACK #4 – a $25 Amazon Gift Card

 

There will be ONE WINNER who will get to pick ONE prize pack on November 24th.

How to Enter: Pre-order a copy of Blood’s Song from any retailer, then email me a screenshot or your purchase code (depending on retailer) to tempeste.oriley@gmail.com. It’s that easy! 

The WINNER will be chosen at random on release day and emailed so they can pick one of the four prize packs.

Good Luck!

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Even in darkness, love lights the way.

Anya awakens alone and afraid in a new world soaked with blood and terror. The only things she knows for certain are her name and that humans are precious.

Unwilling to give in to her hungers, she sets her feet upon a path of discovery, searching for clues to her forgotten past. Along the way she runs headlong into the unimaginable world of the undead and the waiting arms of Nicholas, a fearless nocturnal defender searching for his love, lost in eternity.

Into their midst stumbles Declán, a young, natural born vampire hunter and Guardian whose passion for Anya is only matched by his draw to Nicholas. His arrival could mark the end of their tale, or with the gift of Anya’s blood kiss, it might bring about the beginning of a new chapter for them all.

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Nov 13

How to Be an Ally

How to Be an Ally

One of the biggest things anyone can do is learn to respect others as they are. We are all told as children that we need to show others respect. Don’t make fun of other people. Don’t tease, insult, bully, etc. Yet those are the very thing rise same adults often taught us to do with their actions.

Often without intent, we mimic this behavior. It’s time we listened to the lessons instead of repeating the horrid actions. When it comes to anyone on the trans-spectrum–and yes, it’s a spectrum–it’s really not hard to show respect. The poster above is a great starting point. I will do a more in-depth post soon, but this poster (thank you Sister Yoko Oh Nó) inspired me to speak up as I was recently verbally slapped hard for being out as genderfluid. I won’t go into it here, but know that a little respect and love goes a l o n g ways.

Nov 13

Butternut Squash and Spinach Alfredo – Meatless Monday

If you think you’re looking at an ooey gooey cheese sauce, look again! That luscious coating is made from a nutrient-packed fall favorite, butternut squash, with sage and lemon to balance the squash’s sweetness. This recipe comes to us from registered dietitian Maria of Bean A Foodie. Serves 4. 3 cups cubed butternut squash

Source: Butternut Squash and Spinach Alfredo – Meatless Monday

Nov 06

Mediterranean Kale Salad – Meatless Monday

Kale-haters, this salad is for you! Sturdy kale leaves prepared with a mixture of tangy, yet sweet dressing, loaded with in-season veggies, fruit, and feta. Everything but the kitchen sink is in this fall-inspired Mediterranean kale salad. This recipe comes to us from Chelsey of C it Nutritionally. Serves 2 For the salad: 1/2 pound

Source: Mediterranean Kale Salad – Meatless Monday

Nov 01

Coming Soon: Blood’s Song, a YA Paranormal by Tempeste O’Riley

Yes, you read that right. Blood’s Song is a young adult, pushing new adult, paranormal story that will come out on November 24th, AKA Black Friday.

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Even in darkness, love lights the way

Anya awakens alone and afraid in a new world soaked with blood and terror. The only things she knows for certain are her name and that humans are precious.

Unwilling to give in to her hungers, she sets her feet upon a path of discovery, searching for clues to her forgotten past. Along the way she runs headlong into the unimaginable world of the undead and the waiting arms of Nicholas, a fearless nocturnal defender searching for his love, lost in eternity.

Into their midst stumbles Declán, a young, natural born vampire hunter and Guardian whose passion for Anya is only matched by his draw to Nicholas. His arrival could mark the end of their tale, or with the gift of Anya’s blood kiss, it might bring about the beginning of a new chapter for them all.

Fate has a wicked sense of sensibility…

Amazon 
Kobo 
Barns & Noble 
iBooks

GoodReads

As we get closer, I will have giveaways, blog stops, and more. I will also post teasers around the net and leave links here so you can find them easier. I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy my new YA!

 

Oct 30

Roasted Pumpkin Garlic Lasagna – Meatless Monday

Sugar pumpkin is slow roasted with garlic, then seasoned with oregano and sage in this Autumnal lasagna. Roasted garlic, cardamom and nutmeg deepen flavor of the pumpkin ricotta, while dried cranberries and apricots are sprinkled throughout to lend their complimentary fruit flavors.

Source: Roasted Pumpkin Garlic Lasagna – Meatless Monday

Oct 16

Blistered Sweet Pepper and Marinated Feta Salad with Arugula and Quinoa – Meatless Monday

Quinoa is a superstar. With no gluten yet high in protein, it’s a perfect grain. It’s also sneaky, making sure it touches just about every ingredient in the salad so that with every forkful you get a sprinkling or more of quinoa. “Hey!” it says, “You can’t ignore me!” And who would want to? Here

For recipe and more yummy fun, click on Source link!

Source: Blistered Sweet Pepper and Marinated Feta Salad with Arugula and Quinoa – Meatless Monday

Oct 11

Today is National #ComingOutDay…

Pansexual • Genderfluid • Activist • Fighter

Drag Nun • Lover • Author • Parent • Friend

Today is National #ComingOutDay and I would like to officially restate that I am #genderfluid, a form of #transgender, and #pansexual, what I refer to as people-sexual as I don’t care what bits you have, if they all match, what you were born with, how you present… I only care about the person you are. If I’m attracted, then I am. Period.

Even in 2017, it’s hard to be out, proud, and open …thanks to the hate, lies, fear, and bigotry… and that comes from the media, our governments, our families, many faiths, etc. But if we stand strong and together, we can prevail, we can make changes, and we can find our authentic selves. I hope for each of us to find our true self and our true equal/s.

Never give up, my loves!

#NCOD

Oct 09

New Story… New Series… Yes, #amwriting

Guess what I’m doing today?

Well, after talking with Lynn at Dreamspinner Press, I’m working on a new series. Well, right now I only have two books planned, but so not the point. It’s called Delights and Delicacies—the series is, I mean. The book is Knots of Delight (at least for now).

It’s set in Oconomowoc, WI (not far from me, really) which is this quaint little town that isn’t tiny but isn’t big. It has so much I love about it that I had to set a few stories there. I mean, I love Milwaukee (where the Desires Entwined series is set) but this area has such character, I simply had to.

There is a progress bar on my bog, if you’re the kind to like watching the numbers go up… Smile

Here’s the mini-blurb so you know what I’m doing…

When out and proud Stefan is rescued by a towering man in a pick up truck, he never expected his rescuer to be a sweet, somewhat closeted lawyer in town named Marcus. When Marcus seeks Stefan out later to help with a rush bakery order for his firm, more than flour and sparks fly between the two.

I hope you will enjoy when they are written and come out.

Oct 09

Black Bean, Corn and Pumpkin Risotto – Meatless Monday

Brimming with fall’s freshest flavors, this Southwestern spin on risotto is a cozy treat for your next Meatless Monday meal. This recipe comes to us from Jenn at Veggie Inspired Journey. Serves 6

For the Risotto 1 1/2 cups risotto rice (Acquerello or Arborio)
1/2 cup Spanish wine (such as Malbec)
5 cups vegetable broth 1.5

Source: Black Bean, Corn and Pumpkin Risotto – Meatless Monday

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