Bound by Desire
by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined series #1.75
M/M Erotic Contemporary BDSM Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 30th 2014 (ebook)
Add to: Goodreads
Part of the Desires Entwined series – Ideally read between Designs of Desire and Desires’ Guardian.
Despite his past abuse, James has come to terms with his relationship with his Dom and lover Seth. Seth treats James with all the trust and love his sub desires. There is only one thing left to do to make it all complete: Seth needs to put a collar on James.
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.
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I'll be participating in Pride Month chats on the Dreamspinner Press day and the general chat days on Beth Wylde's Yahoo Group. Come join me, I'll have excerpts, answer any questions and of course there will be things given away!
Dreamspinner Press chat day is June 6, 2014.
Today is a special day for me, it was three years ago today the first book of the Sentries Series, Marked Yours was released! So, in celebration of that I am delighted to announce Tethered Pair (book #5 of Sentries) will be coming later this autumn.
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Who in their right mind can resist a man throwing a ball for his dog? Everyone loves a guy who lets a cat snooze on his chest, or one who curries his horse on a hot summer day?
If they do so with their shirts off, even better.
The fact is, one great way to show parts of a character not readily apparent to the world is through their interactions with animals. People have pets, and they become a part of families and lives. A guy who is rough and gruff on the outside may become sweet and open in the presence of his dog. The bad boy becomes nurturing and soft spoken when presented with a hungry, stray cat.
When I’m not writing I’m a veterinary nurse, a career I love just as much as being an author. Our four legged friends and family members are important to me and something that has snuck into my writing. I think I’m simply incapable of imagining a happy life that doesn’t include a pet of some sort. In one way or another there is an animal featured in everything I’ve written since I learned to put words to the page.
In my recent release, Electric Candle, Jonas Forge is a 200+ year old vampire, a cop, thinks he’s a hard-ass and a confirmed dog lover. The guy who normally runs at trouble turns into a large pile of goo when his dog, Moose is around.
Moose became a minor character in his own right during Electric Candle. He’s not permitted to sleep on the furniture, so of course, he often sprawls on his back on the couch. Moose doesn’t steal food off the table, but readily accepts anything covertly offered. He’s in the thick of everything, a great jogging partner, and does his part to defend the vampires, werewolf, ghost and human he shares his large house with.
He’s no particular breed, but a German Shepherd mix, a big boy—around a hundred pounds and that tail never stops wagging!
I originally planned to write a little article on edits and how I feel about them. Then I spent the day with my daughter at a museum and saw a very interesting exhibit that set me to thinking.
The display was named Progress and it featured a look at life in Ohio and how it’s changed since the late 1800s. It was interesting and cool to see what things people once considered the most modern and technologically advanced items available at the time.
As we walked through I began pointing things out to my daughter that my grandparents owned. My grandparents raised me and now, many years after their deaths, I’ve come to realize the older I get the more like them I am.
They were both the people in our neighborhood to have the newest gadget and appliances. I remember vividly the day my grandfather brought home a new television. It was a color TV, and I was among the first of my friends to have such a thing in my house!
I have spent so much of my life keeping up with the times that I never stopped to think where my desire came from. So many of my friends (and even my daughter) lament the fact they were born too late. They feel they should have lived in a slower, less technological society.
Me, I moan and groan that I was born too early. I love technology. Bring on digital downloads, smartphones and Google Glass. The fact is that every age has had its technological advances, they simply vary. What we think of as old outdated was once new and spiffy.
Without even realizing what I was doing or why, I’ve passed this trait along to many of my characters in varying degrees.
One such character is Jonas Forge of my upcoming release Electric Candle. The name of the novel itself represents aspects of Forge’s character as well as the romantic relationship he develops in the course of the book.
Electric represents new and high tech. A candle is old fashioned, simple, and low tech. Forge is an amalgamation of both. He’s old, 239 years old to be exact. Even though he was a vampire who was turned just before the American Revolution, he’s moved with the times. Throughout his life he’s desired the newest tools, and collected what was the height of technology for each era. He’s an old guy, but he loves his smartphone, uses a computer very well and has adjusted to all the advances every decade has offered.
Forge is one of the lucky ones. He eventually was able to embrace what he’d become, adapt to his new life and move forward with each generation.
The real trick will be surviving discovery of his soul mate, a fledgling vampire struggling to adjust to his new life, and nothing can prepare either of them for that.
Originally posted as a guest blogger on Michael Rupured's website.
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