Monday, May 23, 2016

Dreamer's Destiny by Tempeste O'Riley - Blog Tour with Character Interview and Giveaway

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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!

Now, let’s see what I have for you today….

“Hi, Cam. Thanks so much for agreeing to chat with me and let the readers at Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews get to know you a little better.”

The edges of Cam’s lips curl up as a wicked gleam twinkles in his eyes. “I don’t mind sharing to a point. You know that. We did let you write the sex scenes, after all.” He chuckles even as his fair skin pinks up a bit. “As long as you keep it to a minimum. I’m supposed to be meeting Liam in just a little bit so we can get ready for a special party that I can’t tell the readers that haven’t read the book yet about.”

“Mmmhmm, I know all about that party and what you two will get up to later. But for now, we just have a few questions, and then you can go get ready to have fun.”

“Cool. Ask away.”

“What do you like best about yourself? Least?”

“Best? Oh, I don’t know…. Probably my creativity. One of the things that makes me “me” is how I see life, art, etc. I don’t take things at face value, not people, not design, not anything. When I tattoo, it’s a creation of passion and inspiration that I put on a living canvas. I try to live my life with the same mentality. I think that’s what makes me have the more eccentric, playful, yet serious at times attitude I do.” He shrugs. “As for the least, that would be the panic that still grips me once in a while. You don’t see it much in the book, thankfully, but you do see it. I was put in one of those “cure the gay” camps by my parents before they gave up and threw me away. I still have little anxiety and panic issues once in a while. Meeting Liam, when I thought he wasn't real, yeah, that was one of those times—sadly.”

“What do you like best about Liam? Least?”

“That’s easy, how much he tries to do right by those he cares about. He puts his all, even when how he does it is idiotic and stupid—sorry, but drinking yourself stupid to block your dream abilities is stupid, but if you read our story, you’ll get why he did it. Even I get it, I just hate that he felt he had to. The thing I like the least…. Hmm….. That’s harder as I love him as he is. Probably his insecurity about his value to others. His parents and hs exes have done a number on him, sadly. I’m working on him, though.” *wink*

“What do you consider your greatest achievement?”

“Personal achievement? Oh, um, outside of getting Liam, making enough of a name for myself that we get people that they travel to have me design and ink them. I took my love of art and of ink that my family hated when I was a kid, and turned it into a career. My art travels the world on people. But the thing is, I had nothing and had to work my way.”

“What is your idea of perfect happiness?”

“Spending a lazy day with Liam. Or dream time with him as he can make the most amazing dreams. We can go do anything we want in those,” he adds with a wink and a giggle.

“And lastly, What do you want from life?”

“I already have it. Love, art, home, friends, happiness. What more is there? It took a bit to get here, and it’s not perfect, but it’s mine, and I love it.”

“Well, on that note, I’ll let you get back to that life. Have a great time at your party! Thanks for sharing with the readers.”

“Thanks and enjoy. Oh, and read responsibly. That means you should have a coffee with you at all times.” He grins as he turns and heads out the door, waving over his shoulder as he goes.

People don’t just materialize into reality simply because you want them to so desperately that waking up breaks your heart.

Dreamers’ Destiny 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.

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Other Works by Author:
*shorts in series +shorts in anthologies

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

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  1. Thanks for the character interview! I love the "read responsibly" line. I hope Cam's party is great.

  2. Very fun interview!


  3. Wonderful character interview! thank you for sharing =)


  4. I really enjoyed the interview. I'm looking forward to reading more about this book.

  5. Great interview! I look forward to reading this.