Tempeste O’Riley is our Featured Author as we continue on the 2016 GRL Author Blog Tour. For Tempeste’s post we are happy to bring you a Character Interview with the men of the Desires Entwined series.
With everyone’s busy schedules and the heat this summer, I thought we could do with some reasons to stay indoors and near the AC 😉 Today we have a few questions for the men of the Desires Entwined series by Tempeste O’Riley. We managed to get the whole group together for a short series of questions, even with their busy lives and travels.
So, our first question goes to James (Bryant) Burns. What quality first attracted you to your man? Or better, what first kept your attention about him?
James: Oh, now if that isn’t a question and a half. The very first? I’m not completely sure. I was so thrown off by him when we first met. He was so powerful, handsome, and his eyes. Goodness me, then there was his voice. But there was just something over all about him that fried my brain. Even once he left that conference room, I was left staring after him wishing… but not even certain for what. How’s that for attracted?
As for was what kept my attention? That’s easy. The fact he didn’t treat me as damaged or weak because of my forearm crutches or even after seeing me have a panic attack. A man that can do all that and still demand you attention, treat you with respect, and bring you flowers… Him, you keep!
Haha. I can see your point. So the fact he’s stunning in and out of a suit had nothing to do with it?
James: *smirks* Nope *Hides his horns under a halo, lol* Not a thing. Seriously, while our relationship has changed from employee/employer to lovers to husbands and Sir/pet, he’s still the powerhouse I met that day that swept me off my feet.
And Seth Burns, what about you? What first attracted you, besides how cute James is?
Seth: His passion. Once he moved past his initial nervous state in that first meeting to actually discussing his ideas and listening to mine about what I envisioned for the BnB chain he was to brand, he lit up so beautifully he was almost hard to look at. Then later, seeing how much he needed someone to care for him, it stirred something in me I’d almost forgotten about. Pushing to see more of James outside of his work obligations was only natural, though he didn’t always make it easy. But CEO’s are nothing if not determined. *winks* And my beloved was more than worth it.
Awww. You to…. This next question is for Chase as he was with James and Seth through some of the events of their story. When you learned about the BDSM past of Seth, did you fear for James? Did you know what it really was?
Chase: *blushes* Sadly, no, I didn’t. I knew some, but not enough to know better that to fear for Jamie—James. James has joint issues and a past that I won’t get into, sorry—if you want to know, read the story as it’s not something I’m up for rehashing—so I can’t lie and say I didn’t fear he was headed into something he shouldn’t.
Seth: I sat down with you both and we talked about it though.
Chase: You did, but that wasn’t her question. See, even sensual Doms are bossy and but in where they ought not to. Honestly though, James couldn’t have found a better partner, even if he does need to relax once in a while.
While I’ve got you here, Chase, how do you, Rhys, Dal, and Alex/Lexi feel about having overlapping storylines?
Chase: Other than the fact it revolves around a horror for me, I’m good with it. I love Rhys.. now. And I adore Dal and Alex. Only Dal calls Alex Lexi.
Dal: That was true to begin with, but that’s not as true now. The more Lexi becomes comfortable dressing and going out when female, the more others have picked up on the Lexi as opposed to just Lex. As for the actual question, I don’t have a problem with the fact our stories overlap. That’s just how the timing happened with how Chase and Rhys finally got over their stupid and got together and when Lexi and I met and fell in love.
Alex/Lexi: Love you too, Dal. The only part I don’t like is that Chase was hurt during the two books. But we can’t help that our author had to include that, it’s just what happened. Thankfully, Tempe included all the good fun parts too 😀
Rhys: Almost losing Chase is the only bad part. Having all the others there, plus our friends, is the only reason I made it through. As much as I didn’t want to fall for the insane little twink, I don’t want to imagine my life without him. And having Dal and Alex there with us, made it easier to bear.
Friends are so important! And this series is all about that. In fact, after all you got your HEAs, it was time for another couple… Simon Tyler has been a close friend to James and Chase for years, unfortunately, he has bad taste in men. Tell me, Chase, what did you do to help him out once you’d found your happiness?
Chase: Hehehe. It wasn’t just me, exactly. James agreed with me. How do you think we got Simon there? I was in charge of making sure Adrian showed up.
Adrian: (signing and speaking) Yeah, but I thought I was just going to dinner with you and some friends. I didn’t know you were going to try to set me up with more than one possible friend.
Simon: And I wasn’t even the most likely one you’d planned for Adrian.
Chase: True. I was more planning to see how they hit it off and see how you reacted to the idea of moving on. The plan had been to see if you were ready yet.
Adrian: And instead, I got the guy. *grin*
Simon: So did I.
You two are so cute I might need a dentist.
Dal: Our author’s only dentist lives in Asheville, so that might be a drive for you. Of course, he’s more a dental surgeon… I can never remember the right name for them. Oh well, you know what I mean. Still, none of us can help.
On that note, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for stopping by to see us. I’ve had a lot of fun, as have my guys! Oh, and they wanted me to let you know that yes, there’s more to come. Not all their friend have found their HEA’s some I’m not allowed to move on just yet, lol. If you’ve read Signs of Desire you might even be able to guess who’s up next.
Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t—defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since. Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. They has done many things in their life, yet writing has always drawn them back—no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts her friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their children, reading, writing, and enjoying life—especially now that they have joined the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® (as Novice Sister Eroti-Quill… can’t imagine where that name came from). Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Tempe’s preferred pronouns are they/them/their/theirs/themselves. To learn
- Book Title: Dreamers’ Destiny
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: Tempeste O’Riley
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 13, 2016)
- Book Length: 204 pages
- Genre: Paranormal, Romance