Aug 04

Snippet Sunday: Desires’ Guardian

With Designs of Desire having just released, I though some of you might like to get a peek into the next story in the series, Desires’ Guardian.

Chase Manning is a freelance IT God, best friend to James, and party-boy twink, or at least that’s what he shows the world. When he meets Rhys he’s beyond smitten but when Rhys turns down his advances Chase shuts down his heart. As time goes on though, he struggles to keep his walls up against the man that invades his thoughts, dreams, and heart.

Rhys Sayer is the owner of The Coiled Dragon Agency, the PI / Bodyguard company he and his best friend Mark own. When he first lays eyes on Chase Manning, he’s not in a good place emotionally and causes any possible future together to go poof, maybe. But with a little determination, and the help of his and Chase’s friends, he sets out to win the heart of the one man that he believes was made just for him.

Chase pulled up as close as possible to the front of the Onyx Rose B&B, the hotel where the wedding rehearsal and reception were being held, barely taking in how beautiful the setting was. He had been here before, of course, being it was the very first in a chain of GLBTQ hotels that Carrington Enterprises—Seth Burns specifically—designed and owned. If it weren’t for the building before him, James and Seth would never have met and there would be no pending nuptials.

A young man darted over offering his assistance. Chase smiled, thankful for the full service they offered even though it was set up as a B&B, not a traditional stuffy hotel. "Can you grab me one of those big dolly thingys? I have a lot to transport inside and need to do so quickly."

In a matter of minutes Chase—with Chad-the-valets help—had the tuxes and other clothes for the wedding party, the programs, and a few wedding presents that had arrived early loaded. Chase tossed the man his keys and headed inside to start delivering items.

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet. Desires’ Guardian will be back next Sunday to tease you a little more.

Desires’ Guardian is the second story in the Desires Entwined series. Book #1, Designs of Desire, was released on July 29th. You can find out more about Desires’ Guardian or Designs of Desire, by clicking on their names.

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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. rkmooreauthor

    Nice teaser.

    1. TempeO

      Thank you rk! :c)

  2. Sarah W

    This flows smoothly—I can see it in my mind. I also like the premise!

    Is this before Chase and Rhys meet, or has Chase closed himself off already?

    1. TempeO

      This is about 6-8 months after the end of DoD, so yeah, Chase has already shut Rhys out, or he’s trying to, at least…
      You’ll just have to come back to see how that’s going ;c)

  3. P.T. Wyant

    “one of those big dolly thingies” — I love the realism! (Well, that’s what I’d call it!) Great touch!

    1. TempeO

      thingy is just so Chase, lol. Glad you enjoyed!

  4. diannehartsock

    Yea! We get to see more of James and Seth. And Chase’s story sounds wonderful too. 🙂

    1. TempeO

      Thanks, Dianne
      Of course, you get to see more :c) though the story revolves around Rhys and Chase.
      Glad you stopped by!

  5. Maria D.

    Very good snippet Tempeste!

    1. TempeO

      Thanks Maria :c) Glad you stopped by :c)

  6. veronicascott

    I definitely have & enjoy the feeling of the place, and want to know more! Excellent excerpt!

    1. TempeO

      Thanks, Veronica. I will be back next week with more ;c)

  7. raynegolay

    I like the setting. Not the usual stuffy country club or big hotel you’re used to for weddings. Nice snippet, Tempest.

    1. TempeO

      Seth is rich and a CEO, but sooo not stuffy, lol. Besides, as pointed out in the snippet, it’s why/how James and Seth met. What better venue :c)
      Thanks for visiting! :c)

  8. siobhanmuir

    Good snippet, Tempeste. 🙂

    1. TempeO

      Thanks Siobhanmuir!

  9. sharonbuchbinder

    Well, he certainly is efficient and in charge. Will he have to change his ways???

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