Aug 11

Weekend Writing Warriors: Temptations of Desire

With Designs of Desire having just released, I though some of you might like to get a peek into one of the next stories in the series, Temptation of Desire.
[Please note: this is an unedited WIP snippet that was modified to fit the 8 sentence rule, lol]

Temptations of Desire is the journey of Officer Dal Sayer, a police officer, and Alex Noble, a sexy, gender fluid man. Can Dal embrace who Alex truly is inside and out? And, can Alex trust in Dal and their burgeoning feelings so they can find their HEA?

Dal smoothed the tight, dark green spandex T-shirt down, tucking it into his low rise black jeans, buttoning and buckling them. He stood debating if he should leave the five o’clock shadow on his jaw or if he should shave, when the buzz of his intercom went off, startling him. He pressed the button and David’s voice came through, “You ’bout ready ta go? We want to get there before all the cute guys are taken.”

“Yeah, yeah, keep your pants on, I’ll be right down,” Dal replied. He quickly grabbed his keys and wallet. After a moments thought, he sprinted to his nightstand and grabbed a couple of condoms and a travel packet of lube—just in case. After shoving everything into his pockets he hurried down to meet David and Sammy.

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet. Temptation of Desire will be back next Sunday to tease you a little more.

Temptation of Desire is the third story in the Desires Entwined series. Book #1, Designs of Desire, was released on July 29th. You can find out more about Temptation of Desire 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. Alex Jones

    This is definitely a familiar scene – getting ready to go out, making the split second decision. The snippet feels very real, and I’m curious to read more 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    1. TempeO

      Thank you, Alex. I can’t wait to share the night’s events, lol. Glad you enjoyed :c)

  2. P.T. Wyant

    Interesting. Sounds like the three of them have quite a night planned. Looking forward to reading more.

    1. TempeO

      Thank you, P.T. I certainly hope so :c)

  3. Sarah W

    This is the police officer? How cool to have him openly gay—so many stories have police officers so well-closeted they can hardly move. I know that can be realistic, but this is a nice change.

    1. TempeO

      Thanks, Sarah.
      One note though – you can’t see it in such a short snippet, but Dal is actually bi, not gay. But no, not closeted.

  4. Teresa Cypher (@Teresa_Cypher)

    Great descriptive writing. The dialogue gives a good sense of these two men. They know each other well, and are plain spoken. Nice 8. 🙂

    1. TempeO

      Thanks so much, Teresa. Glad you like the dialogue. I hope you like the rest of the scene as it unfolds :c)

  5. sharonbuchbinder

    Oh, someone is hoping to get lucky. Sounds like he will be, given that description!

    1. TempeO

      ;c) Or at least his friends are hoping he gets lucky, lol. Thanks, Sharon!

  6. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Sounds like it’s going to be quite a night! lol

    1. TempeO

      That it will be, we’ll just have to see if it’s what he’s expecting though, lol
      Thanks for the visit, Karen!

  7. raynegolay

    So he’s ready for a hot night out. Five o’clock shadow can be sexy. Good he didn’t shave.

    1. TempeO

      Big n beefy guy with a 5 o’clock shadow… yeah, I had to have him leave it :c)
      Thanks for the read

  8. Carrie-Anne

    I love how Dal is going prepared. It’s so important to see safer sex included in romance novels. I hope their night out is everything they’re hoping for!

    1. TempeO

      Safer sex is a must for me and mine. Thanks for stopping by, Carrie-Anne. Glad you enjoyed.

  9. Charley Descoteaux

    Love the sound of this book, Tempe! Hope your sexy bi hero gets to put his supplies to good use. 😉

    1. TempeO

      Thanks Charley! You’ll just have to follow along to find out if he does ;c) lol

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