The World of Desires’ Guardian
Morning and thank you for having me over. Today I thought I’d talk a little about the setting for Desires’ Guardian, and the entire Desires Entwined series. You see, it’s set in a modified version of Milwaukee, WI USA.
Now, I know it’s probably not the first place many think of, but I absolutely love Milwaukee. It’s a lively city that hosts a great deal of shopping, art, culture, and history. When I set out to begin the Desires Entwined series, I wanted some place I could visit, that had a lively and wonderful GLBT community. In fact, the MKE LGBT Community Center—or well, a variation there of—exists in the DE world, though you won’t get to see much of it in this story, lol. Have to wait until September for that. ;)
But as it’s set in Milwaukee, I had to add a little of my favorite things for my readers to enjoy and share with me. At one point there is a diner at Stackner Cabaret, and yes, it’s a very real place—with foods so delicious you will want to visit the city just for a trip there. The restaurant is in The Milwaukee Rep, which is also visited in the story. If you love theater, then it’s a double feature not to miss.
Another prominent feature of Milwaukee is Harley, as in the motorcycle, is located here, so of course, Rhys has to ride a Harley Soft-tail. I’ve always loved motorcycles, especially, Ducati, Harley, and Honda, so you will see all three in the story.
But no matter what feature or activity you enjoy, there’s a good chance it’s somewhere in Milwaukee in one form or another. It’s one of the things I so love about the city, it’s like a million small towns and yet a huge city all in one.
Now, in Desires’ Guardian, the city isn’t quite the same as reality, but it’s close. We authors do tend to take a little artistic license when we write, but I hope you enjoy the minor variations in the lovely city I hope to one day move to permanently.
by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined, #2
M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 6, 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.
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:
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