Jan 30

Thursday Tasters: Desires’ Guardian

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Today’s Taste is from my newly contracted, Desires’ Guardian. DG is the story of Chase and Rhys, whom you first met in Designs of Desire, and will be out June 2014 from Dreamspinner Press.

“It doesn’t matter, Jamie.” He wrapped one arm around James’s shoulders. “Come on, show me around some. I hear the artist is supposed to be pretty good, after all,” Chase teased.

“Oh, you think he might be better than me?”

Chase would do anything for the huge grin gracing his best friend’s face right then. “Maybe,” he singsonged. Considering him for a moment, Chase took James’s hand. “Seriously, you’ve out done yourself, Jamie. I’m so proud of you.”

James blinked and looked up, his cheeks pink, smiling. “Thank you, Chase.”


Chase is outwardly a party-boy twink, or at least that’s what many think when they first meet him. Actually, Chase is a loyal friend with deep wounds that only his BFF knows anything about. When he meets Rhys things don’t go well, but he can’t shake the attraction for the huge, sexy man.

  Rhys Sayer is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. 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. Rhys is not a complicated man, he doesn’t think so at least. But he fears the very type of relationship he desires, and even worse, Chase is his dream man in more ways than one!

  Can Chase move past his hidden pains to truly let a man into his heart in the forever kind of way? Can Rhys win over the whiley Chase and teach him that love and trust are his to grasp?

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. karahuntington

    I love how you’re building the character’s relationship slowly. 🙂

    1. TempeO

      Thanks :c) wait till you meet the other MC (he’s in the painting from last week)

  2. Naomi Shaw

    You’ve really got me hooked. I want to know more about Chase and James. Great taster

    1. TempeO

      James is from Designs of Desire (book 1) so him you can see now, lol. Chase was in DoD as well, but DG is his story :c) and will be out in June

  3. creewalker

    So sweet 🙂

    1. TempeO

      Thank you so much!
      I loved writing this one, even if Chase did drive me crazy a few times ;c)

  4. pablomichaels

    You have great dialogue, creating a very good interactive scene between James and Chase. Their reactions are precisely described. Nice work.

  5. michellehowardwrites

    I love seeing their friendship and knowing Rhys will rock his world

  6. jorja

    Love the playful feel of this scene 🙂

  7. diannehartsock

    I love the interaction between these two friends. 🙂

  8. brantwijn

    Awww, so sweet. 🙂 I’m looking forward to more!

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