Welcome to the Dreamers’ Destiny Blog Tour. I want to begin with special thanks to Dreamspinner Press Blog for welcoming me today. I hope you’ll follow the entire tour. There are plenty of chances to win a signed paperback copy from my backlist, $25 at Dreamspinner Press, an audiobook of either Designs of Desire or Caged Sanctuary, and more!
Each tour stop will feature an excerpt along with some question that relates to the post. Check the Rafflecopter at the end of the post to enter your answer to the question. A few stops will have special (additional) giveaways as well, so make sure you check out the whole post!
People don’t just materialize into reality simply because you want them to so desperately that waking up breaks your heart.
by Tempeste O’Riley
M/M Erotic Contemporary, Occult/Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Release Date: May 13, 2016 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 200 pages
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Liam Grady is the owner of the Feathered Quill, a quirky little bookstore in Asheville, and—though he doesn’t realize it yet—a dream walker. His last relationship failed almost a year ago, and he’s not had the interest or nerve to pursue anyone he’s met since.
Cameron Danu is a tattoo artist from rural Georgia. Cameron is left without a job after his boss, Jose, is forced to close the shop after a heart attack. When Cameron learns Jose has set up an interview for him at a small tattoo parlor in Asheville, he hopes for a fresh start in a new town.
Fate brings Cameron and Liam together, and they realize they’ve met before—in their dreams. A chance encounter and a winged tattoo might lead them to their destiny—if fear doesn’t turn their dreams into a nightmare.
SOUNDS TERRIFIC RIGHT? WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE EXCERPT!!
Liam walked beside Cam, noting every nuance of the man he’d been with most of his life, even if they’d never met while awake before. He was entranced with how Cam moved. He thought of the way Cam had spoken using his hands to emphasize and punctuate his voice when they were inside the tattoo shop, and even the little sidestep to separate them didn’t surprise or bother Liam any. Liam had expected it, truthfully, but he’d needed to feel Cam, to know he wasn’t imagining all this, either—that fleeting touch in the tattoo shop hadn’t been nearly enough.
Working with Nosha the last couple of weeks had been interesting, and he’d started to believe Cam might be real. However, seeing and touching Cam was very different from trying to willfully take control of his dreams or debating Cameron’s possible existence. And touching him? Liam suppressed a shiver as he opened the door for Cam to enter the little coffee shop.
“Thanks,” Cam murmured. “You always do things like this in the dreams too,” he added so softly Liam almost missed it.
Liam smiled, hoping Cam could adjust to this new knowledge and glad he’d noticed how Liam acted both in their dreams and now.
Thankfully, it wasn’t busy right then, so they got their coffees and were seated at the farthest table from the other patrons in a few minutes. Liam waited, watching Cam as he fidgeted with his cup, steadfastly refusing to meet Liam’s eyes.
Liam cleared his throat and asked, “Will you look at me, please?”
Cam raised his head slowly before finally meeting his gaze. “I don’t understand how you’re here. You’re supposed to only exist in my head. Well, in my dreams, anyway.”
Liam chuckled, thinking of how he’d made the same argument with Di and Nosha not that long ago about his seeing Cam at the club. “I’m still not entirely certain how all this works, but I’m quite real. As are you, it seems.”
The silver eyes before him flashed a moment before Cam snorted softly, then smiled, almost. “Why don’t you seem more, I don’t know, upset? I mean, this should be just as much of a shock for you as it is for me. Or do you go around invading people’s dreams and doing all those things with others you do with me all the time?”
He blinked hard as he thought about what to say and which questions to even answer.
GREAT RIGHT? NOW I HAVE A WONDERFUL TREAT FOR YOU! BELOW ARE A FEW QUESTIONS THAT CAM ANSWERED FOR US! ENJOY GUYS!
Today, since it’s release day, Cam agreed to answer a few questions (a very few, lol). He’s given the lovelies at Bike Book Reviews a total of five questions to get to know him a little better, and I thought it would be fun to let y’all see the QnA as well. So set back and enjoy!
Q: What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?
Cam: Mmm… I think that, in part, has to do with if they notice my tattoos at first or not and where I am. Some people judge guys with tattoos harshly—stupidly. I have a wicked tat on my back, which you get to see Reese Dante’s interpretation of on the cover of our book (and don’t I look fine!). I also have a sleeve that I designed and am doing part of the work on, but Bass, my boss, is doing part too as I just can’t reach some areas, lol.
If they aren’t one of the uptight twits about tattoos, they probably think I’m a twenty-year-old twink that parties too much. It’s not true, but I’m bubbly even when I don’t mean to be and rather playful at times, so I seem to give off that vibe.
By the way, neither is right ;)
Cam: Is that meant for before the book starts or after it ends? I guess I can choose since you weren’t specific, lol. At the start of the story, I am a bit lost. I’m moving to a new town where I know no one, to a new job, and have this really frustrating not-a-relationship with a dream guy. My life (at the start) is both exciting and lonely. I want to much more but don’t see myself ever having what I want. To see how I feel now, you have to read the book ;)
Q: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Cam: When my parents sent me to conversion camp to try to “cure” me of being gay. This was shortly before I turned 18 and they threw me away. It’s not something I ever talk about, so don’t expect to see a great discussion of it in the book. It won’t happen. My sister knows how bad it was, that’s enough.
Q: And just to be balanced, what do you regard as the highest height of joy?
Cam: That’s easy… You’ll read about it in the story, so I don’t want to give too much away, but let me tell you this much, it happens on the back of the river with the Biltmore House’s Castle view behind me (the second time Liam and I are there). That day, that event, will be one I never forget.
Q: Last Question… What do you want from life?Cam: LOL, I already have it by the end of Dreamers’ Destiny. I want what most everyone wants. Love, to have someone to love, safety, home, work that I enjoy and am proud of… what’s more to want? I know that all sounds simplistic, but it’s not. Not for me, at least. But, I couldn’t be happier with how life has turned out now that I have my dreamer :D
I LOVE THESE ANSWERS SO MUCH, AND WHO ELSE JUST HAS TO READ DREAMERS' DESTINY NOW? I KNOW I DO!! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW FRIENDS, AND CHECK OUT SOME OF TEMPESTE'S OTHER BOOKS, I LOVE ALL THAT I HAVE READ FROM HER!
Other Works by Author:
Designs of Desire – Simple Desires*+ – Bound by Desire* – Desires’ Guardian – Temptations of Desire – Truth in Lace* – Desires’ Pride* – Signs of Desire
*shorts in series +shorts in anthologies
NOW HERE IS AN AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS FOR TEMPESTE, CHECK IT OUT!
About the Author:
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 more about Tempeste and their writing, visit http://tempesteoriley.com.
THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY BLOG TOUR STOP OF DREAMERS' DESTINY, SEE YOU GUYS NEXT TIME :)