Title: Desires’ Guardian
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined, book #2
Genre: M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 6th 2014
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.
Good morning House Millar readers. Today I’m stopping by to hang out with Mistress Anya and her sexy boys (excuse me, men) Declán and Nicholas. They’re graciously allowed me to visit their home as long as I promise to answer a few questions for those at home.
I thought I’d share a little about the main characters in Desires’ Guardian. The story is set in Milwaukee, WI between Chase Manning and Rhys (Rise) Sayer. To say these two men are complete opposites would be both an understatement and incorrect. Yes, I realize I just contradicted myself, lol, but in this case, it’s 100% true.
Chase Manning is a sweet, flirty, loyal to the bone guy whose world centers on his friends and computers. He’s outwardly a bit of a party-boy twink, which is at least part of what causes the initial issues between these two passionate men. However, there’s so much more to Chase than most know, more than he usually allows any to know, and that makes him such a fun character to write.
What do you get when you take an eternal flirt, a painful secret, and a little too much pride? Yep, you get the enigmatic Chase Manning.
Now enters Rhys Sayer, ex-Marine (though they’re never really ex, are they), PI and bodyguard. He was so much fun to write! He’s gruff yet refined, and an absolute sweetheart, promise. He’s also been burnt one too many times, and something about Chase sets both his libido on overdrive and his nerves on edge—not the best combination. At well over 6’, he’s also imposing, especially in his leather, riding his Harley Soft tail. But there’s a lot more to him than first looks would reveal as well.
For all his grumbling, his heart is immense and he might just be the perfect match for the prickly Chase… if they can survive long enough to overcome their biases.
Mix one part twink that’s all power, and one part burly teddy bear, mix liberally with well-meaning friends, and then sit back and watch the sheets set themselves on fire.
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.