Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Resurrecting Hope by Shell Taylor

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ResurrectingHopeLGTITLE: Resurrecting Hope

SERIES: Home for Hope #2

AUTHOR: Shell Taylor

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

COVER ARTIST: L.C. Chase

LENGTH: 65,800 words

RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2015

BLURB: Adam Lancaster can’t imagine how his life could possibly get any better. He’s on the cusp of moving in with his boyfriend, Elijah Langley. Their charge, Kollin Haverty, finally has a loving, stable home environment, and Home for Hope is up and running, keeping over fifteen LGBT youth off the streets at night. One phone call from his birth mother, Jessica Lancaster, is all it takes to unravel Adam’s carefully constructed new life.

Informing Adam his grandfather has died, Jessica expresses remorse for abandoning Adam to the state and begs him for a chance to be part of his life again. Jessica’s true colors eventually shine through her façade, and Adam is devastated all over again when he discovers she is only using him to get her hands on the valuable inheritance his grandfather left him. Jessica’s betrayal forces Adam so far inside his own hell, not even Elijah or Kollin can keep him from abandoning all of his responsibilities and running away. Adam will have to dig deep to find the strength to confront his birth parents, heal once and for all, and earn back his place with his new family.

Excerpt

Thanks for having me! This scene occurs a week or so after Adam’s birth mother first contacts him. He’s been moody and cantankerous for days and this is where he falls apart on himself. Enjoy!

Tears streaked down Adam’s face as he lay back on his bed, clutching Kelsey’s memory book to his chest. He let them fall and then curled up in a ball and ugly cried for all of the youth he couldn’t help. He cried for their parents, who would never know how amazing their children were because they refused to look past what made them different, and he cried for their brothers and sisters, who might never understand why their sibling couldn’t come home anymore.

Then he cried for himself—for the little boy who said good-bye to his parents too soon. For the boy who learned the hard way it wasn’t always okay to be yourself. For the teenager whose heart turned cold and bitter after years of being mistreated. For the teen who turned to violence to deal with all of his pent-up rage, and finally for the young man who picked himself up, dusted himself off, and got the help he needed to live again.

That was the man he wanted to be. That was the man Elijah Langley loved and the one he deserved. That was all Adam ever needed to be.

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AuthorBio

Shell Taylor is a full-time mother of three exuberant and loving kiddos and one fur baby, a tiny but fierce Yorkie-poo named Rocco. As a Christian who practices love, grace, and humility rather than hatred and judgement, she tries her best to instill these same virtues in her rowdy kids. She just recently learned how to crochet to start bombarding new mothers with matching hats and booties. She is a huge Marvel fan and because of the superhero-plastered tees paired with jeans and Chucks has been told when helping out in her son’s classroom that she looks more like the students than a parent. Her favorite way to procrastinate is to binge watch entire seasons on Netflix. Best of all, she’s been married ten years to a man who’s turned out to be everything she never knew she needed.

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December 28: Kathy Mac Reviews

December 29: Diverse Reader

December 30: Unquietly Me

December 31: Louise Lyons

January 1: Drops of Ink

January 4: Prism Book Alliance

January 5: BFD Book Blog

January 6: Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

January 7: Divine Magazine

January 8: Love Bytes Reviews

January 11: Molly Lolly: Reader, Reviewer, Lover of Words

January 12: The Purple Rose Tea House

January 13: Elisa – My reviews and Ramblings

January 14: Frosty’s Book Corner :: Bayou Book Junkie

January 15: My Fiction Nook

 

Spotlight and Giveaway – Temptations of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Can Dal prove to the beautiful and handsome Lexie that he sees Lexie for who he is and that his gender is perfect as is?

Temptations of Desire by Tempeste O'RileyTemptations of Desire

by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined, #3
M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Release Date: September 22, 2014 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 200 pages 

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Description:

Alexander James Noble is a gender fluid gay man who gave up on finding Mister Right a long time ago. He’s not asking for much, though. He just wants a guy who loves all of him and appreciates his feminine form too.

At the local LGBTQ center where Alex regularly volunteers, he meets Dal Sayer, an officer of the Milwaukee PD. Because he’s been rejected one too many times, Alex doesn’t trust the huge cop and the interest he shows in him, but once Dal sets his mind on something, he goes all out. Pushing aside his preconceived notions, Alex opens up just a little and soon caves.

From their first date—while dealing with his father’s failing health and his parents’ demands for him to settle down and have children—Dal never takes his eyes off his goal of making Alex his. But proving to Alex he isn’t like all the men who couldn’t see him for who he truly was and only wanted to hide him away is harder than he thought.

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Praise:

“I found it a beautiful tale of unhappiness changed to romance and then love with a happy ending.”

—Rainbow Book Reviews, on “Designs of Desire”

Designs of Desire is a tough realistic book that is touched by violence countered by the growing love between the two heroes.”

—Sensual Reads, on “Designs of Desire”

“It’s a great book to fall into and enjoy some really good characters.”

—Love Bytes, on “Desires’ Guardian”

“This is my favorite in this series so far. I love seeing how these characters are growing, all of them. As individuals, as couples, as friends, and as a family.”

—MM Good Book Reviews, on “Desires’ Guardian”

“The writer did an excellent job with the characters, they are likable and perfect. Not perfect in the way that they have no flaws, but in a way that they grab you and complement each other.”

—Love Bytes Reviews, on “Temptations of Desire”

Other Works by Author:Other Books

Designs of DesireSimple Desires*+ – Bound by Desire* – Desires’ GuardianTemptations of DesireMicah’s Medicine+ – Truth in Lace* – Caged Sanctuary

*shorts in series +shorts in anthologies

Giveaway: 

The author will give away an ecopy from their backlist to one lucky commenter. 

About the Author:

TO-logo-250-transparentTempeste 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 that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, they has done many things in their life, though writing has always drawn them back–no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their 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 their writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.

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Bound by Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

As a continuation of Designs of Desire, why did you ramp up the BDSM elements so much in Bound by Desire?

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In Designs of Desire, James was simply not able to embrace his own submissive nature or the Dom within his lover and soon to be husband, Seth. He had suffered too much abuse in his life and simply didn’t have the trust needed. But by the end of the first novel, much has changed for both men. James has really come into his own and Seth has learned ways to show James that he is more than man, more than sub, more than ‘enough’ for Seth. You see that Seth is a sensual Dom, so no impact play is wanted by either man, but each wants more….

Seth brings in ribbons and scarves, textures and other things 😉 and by the time we get to Bound by Desire James is finally able to embrace all of who he is, and all of who Seth is. It seemed only right to share that with me readers (plus, I kept getting emails asking if there would be a collaring and if I would be kind enough to share that so the readers could see it. I didn’t want to deny my wonderful readers the chance to see how James and Seth move forward in both their relationship and their kink 😀 … I’m not that mean… usually, lol).

So really, it’s not so much “ramping up” as much as sharing how they continue to grow as a couple, both as men and in their D/s relationship.

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Bound by DesireBound 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)
Length: Short
 
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Description:

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.

Praise: 

“I found it a beautiful tale of unhappiness changed to romance and then love with a happy ending.”

—Rainbow Book Reviews, on “Designs of Desire”

 

“Tempeste O’Riley clearly has designs on our attention with Designs of Desire, a story as heart breaking as it is heart warming.”

—Sensual Reads, on “Designs of Desire”

 

“The writer did an excellent job with the charactesr, they are likable and perfect.  Not perfect in the way that they have no flaws, but in a way that they grab you and complement each other.”

—Love Bytes Reviews, on “Temptations of Desire”

 

Other Works by Author:Other Books

Designs of DesireSimple Desires*+ – Bound by Desire* – Desires’ GuardianTemptations of DesireMicah’s Medicine+ – Truth in Lace* – Caged Sanctuary

*shorts in series +shorts in anthologies

 

About the Author:

TO-logo-250-transparentTempeste 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 that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, they has done many things in their life, though writing has always drawn them back–no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their 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 their writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.

 

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