Desires Entwined series book #2
M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 6th, 2014 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 200 pages
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Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase’s BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer things don’t go well, but he can’t shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.
Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He’s in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn’t see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.
Just as they’re trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.
Wheels and Places of Desires’ Guardian
When I sat down to write Desires’ Guardian I started with the characters and story, but I quickly ran into the problem of needing places in “town” for things like dates and deciding what Chase rode and what Rhys drove, lol. From Designs of Desire, we knew what Rhys rode, but I wanted more than just that for my boys. I also wanted some of the places to be ‘real’, especially for a first date! Milwaukee has some great places, so…
So here a few of the places and wheels of Desires’ Guardian:
Harley Softail – Rhys drives a black and chrome beauty created lovingly by our very own Harely (yes, we have Harley here in Milwaukee—both corp and meauseum). You see a lot of this bike in the story too ;)
Honda Sabre – Chase drives a bike as well, though it’s more like him, bright, sleek, and lean. The Sabre he drives is a blue metalic color and is his ‘baby’. And yes, he does manage to get Rhys on the back of it with him, lol.
Pontiac Trans Am – Rhys does actually have a car, but you only see it when he takes Chase out on their first real date ;) His doesn’t have the blink light, but that light is discussed, lol. Seriously, who can resist a biker boy with a love for KITT?
The Milwaukee Rep – In the story, Rhys takes Chase out to the theater at one point, so where did they go? Yep, to the Rep! It’s a real place, as is Stackner Cabaret (where they eat dinner) which is within the Rep, btw. It’s a great theater both because of the music, plays, etc. that they host there and to see. It’s a converted power plant turned theater, how cool is that?
And I have one more to show you, though in the story it’s a bit different than in real life. The GLBT Center show in the story is based off the MKE LGBT Community Center in Milwaukee. They don’t have things like the soup kitchen and the teen shelter, but their Project Q program finds shelter and assistance for teens in need and their staff is very dedicated to helping the LGBT community no matter if your 10 or 100! They are wonderful and so I have to include them here as well.
About the Author:
Tempeste O’Riley 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.
Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though 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. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.
Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.