Apr 01

#RainbowSnippets: “Fangs with a Heart” 4/1-4/2


Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, come see more on the beginning of  Fangs with a Heart, due out May / June 2017, from Dreamspinner Press. Fangs with a Heart is m/m, erotic paranormal romance and it will be available for preorder soon!

You met Sasha and Trace already in Whiskers of a Chance. Jalin is Sasha’s valet/assistant, btw.

Hope you enjoy!

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This year the gardens were filled with roses in a vast array of colors and types, as well as climbing vines and other flowering plants complementing the benches and statuary, depending on which area you viewed. The mountains in the distance were glorious, no matter how many decades or centuries one looked upon them. But with no one to share them with….

Jalin sighed, something that not that long ago would have annoyed Sasha. Until recently, Jalin would never have done such within Sasha’s hearing, believing it was beyond inappropriate to show such attitude and emotion to his liege. But Sasha understood, even if he didn’t seem to be able to care.

© 2017 Tempeste O’Riley

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Dreamers' Destiny cover

Lynx shifter Trace Wilson’s fun-loving exterior hides a heart scarred by severe domestic violence—a heart that might not ever trust another male, fated mate or not. When Trace moves to Seattle, WA to take his place as trainer and council representative to the Glacier Rim Tribe, he discovers his mate is the vampire prince Sasha Tolstoi, leader of the Konstantin Coven. It’s not something Trace is ready to accept. Not now, maybe not ever. But if there’s one thing Sasha knows how to do, it’s how to be patient, especially when his fated heart is also his perfect sub.

When an outside force threatens the fragile bond slowly forming between them—and nearly kills Trace—Trace’s instincts shift into high gear. Sasha is powerful, and that means he has enemies, among them several rival covens and an uncle determined to force Sasha into a marriage with a vampire princess. But why involve the lynx Trace in their maneuvering? Finding the culprit won’t be easy, and it will mean building trust—a slow and difficult prospect for someone who’s suffered as much as Trace. Finding a way to move beyond the past, and to love, before those out to finish Sasha can destroy either, is a race the two fated hearts have to win.

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Follow along at Rainbow Snippets, founded by Charley Descoteaux for all the great teasers!

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. Jana Denardo

    The blurb sounds really interesting. I loved the description in this and his bittersweet feelings.

    1. TempeO

      Thanks. That’s what I was going for. There is more sweet by the end, promise 🙂

  2. jlmerrow

    Heh, looks like Jalin needs a romance of his own! 😉

    1. TempeO

      LOL, perhaps, but he’s too busy right now with a certain cranky prince that needs to get back to being the playful fang boy we met in Whiskers… darn kitty….

  3. AM

    I love the vivid description of the scenery and how the beauty evokes longing rather than peacefulness.

  4. P.T. Wyant

    Beautiful description. Sounds like a perfect place to be — alone or with someone special.

  5. debbiemcgowan

    What a beautiful description! That feeling is so frustrating…wanting to share the beauty of somewhere.

  6. Addison Albright

    Love your description of the scene, and the nice little insight into the characters. <3

  7. djpekky

    The description of the environment and the characters is tres belle!

  8. Nell Iris

    Love the blurb. I love reading about domestic violence victims overcoming their past traumas, and I love a patient man! 🙂

  9. chakirahotmailcouk

    Love the snippet and the blurb is fab. Good luck on the release

  10. Antonia Aquilante

    Love the description. This sounds great.

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