Feb 06

Thursday Tasters: Desires’ Guardian

Welcome to the Thursday Tasters. Here you will find links to some awesome tasters of works written by awesome authors. Find the other tastes HERE

Today’s Taste is from my newly contracted (and unedited) 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.

“James, it’s time.” Seth’s voice broke their moment, startling both men. “Gather up your Chase and hurry, please.”

Chase looked over to Seth, confused about what he was referring to. The show isn’t over, so where is he taking Jamie and what does that have to do with me?

“Oh! Oh, good. Come on, dear.” James pushed him toward where Seth was, and then maneuvered on his forearm crutches the same way.

Chase followed obediently, confused but moving with the flow of bodies around him. “What’s going on guys?” he asked once they were back to the front of the gallery. He looked around and noticed there was a large, covered frame that hadn’t been there earlier.


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. Muffy Wilson

    Intriguing. What could possibly be in the large frame that magically appeared? Enquiring minds want to know. Great hook and cliffhanger…! xo

  2. pablomichaelsp

    The transition from last week flowed perfectly. What is this behind the large frame? And who’s is it? You have me wanting more?

  3. Naomi Shaw

    Excellent! I really need to know more about this frame though

  4. Decadent Kane

    Terrific short scene- my curiosity is up with Chase!

  5. ~RoseAnderson

    Ah..the frame. Whatever is that for? Great teaser.

  6. Theresa

    nice scene leaves you wanting more thanked 🙂 hugs T

  7. michellehowardwrites

    evil teaser!. LOLOL. You left us right on edge. great job.

  8. creewalker

    And…I can’t wait for more!

  9. brantwijn

    Nice taster! The setting really gets me. Good work!

  10. diannehartsock

    Oh, what’s the picture! How exciting…. 🙂 And I love how Seth said ‘your Chase’. Nice!

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