by Tempeste O’Riley
by Tempeste O’Riley
M/M Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Release Date: September 30th, 2015
Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best
friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is
love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his
libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an
excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he
has in years.
Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known to only a few, but they
don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since
before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows,
they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across
Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he
When these two men
meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew
a welcome to the neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at
body pressed against his back. Without thinking, he leaned back into the warmth
and strength now surrounding him. He’d caught a whiff of the man’s earthy scent
before, but now it seemed as though it poured off him, seeping into every nerve
and thought Jason had.
Jason breathed, unsure what to do next. He knew what he looked like, and at
just a touch under six feet tall, with somewhat dirty blond hair cut in a
conservative, business look, and lackluster hazel eyes, he couldn’t believe a
man with Keith’s rugged, model-worthy looks could really want him.
think it was the serious look on your face as you watched us unload.” He felt a
shrug against his back. “Or maybe the activity you got up to later was what
caught my eye. But either way, I was hoping you’d come over soon.”
traced his ear with the tip of his tongue, sending shivers through Jason’s
suddenly superheated body. “A-act-tivity?” Jason asked. He hadn’t thought
anyone could see him.
pressed against him tight, letting Jason feel how hard he was—and how big.
Damn! “Oh yeah. I dreamed about you, about taking you in this very kitchen.”
couldn’t be happening. Keith wanted him too? “And what did you p-picture us
rather show you,” Keith whispered into his ear before sucking the lobe into his
hot, wet mouth and biting gently.
nearly came just from that little action. “Oh God.” He whimpered, pushing back
and rubbing his butt against Keith’s rigid cock. “You—I— Oh, please,” he choked
out. He never did things like this, but right then, all he could think about
was how perfect Keith would feel deep inside him, filling him, taking him right
there on the counter.
spun him around to face him so fast Jason got dizzy. He looked up, confused,
before Keith took his mouth in a rough, demanding kiss that stole his breath
and what was left of his thoughts. His world condensed down to the sweet bite
of teeth and the wet slide of Keith’s searching tongue as he mapped and ate at
Jason’s mouth. He was vaguely aware of moans and pleading whimpers, but he
couldn’t focus on anything but the man currently devouring his very soul.
fingers dug into his hip, hard enough he knew he’d have bruises later—a thought
that brought more heat to his passion and joy to his battered heart. He snaked
his other hand up to Jason’s head, his fingers threading through Jason’s short
hair, and tugged enough to drive his want and need higher. Keith used his grip
on Jason’s hair to tilt his head to the side and back, eliciting more breathy
sounds from Jason. Keith kissed down his neck, nipping as he went. He rubbed
his cheek against Jason’s and demanded roughly, “Tell me I can have you. Right
here. Right now.”
he could make his mouth work, Keith bit him, sinking his teeth into the flesh
where his neck and shoulder met. Instead of saying yes, as he’d intended, Jason
keened high and loud, the sound echoing through the kitchen. Keith swiped his
tongue over the now-tender skin before kissing his way back up his neck. “I
need to hear you say it. And as much as I love the sounds you’re making, you
have to answer me. Now.”
deep, rumbling words edged him closer to oblivion. God, but he loved a man who
knew what he wanted during sex. “Y-yes,” he panted and rocked his trapped dick
against Keith’s. “Please, yes.”
possibility for any more words was cut off when Keith plunged his tongue back
inside Jason’s mouth, grinding their cocks together as he thrust in a way Jason
hoped Keith would soon be doing a bit lower.
What made you chose a lynx?
It's not your traditional shifter / large cat choice (panther / jaguar / etc.)
I've always thought Lynx were fascinating and powerful cats. They
are very similar to bobcats, but not the same. When I had the idea to write a
shifter story, it was actually after I'd
started writing the original story that became "Whiskers of a
Chance." I didn't know it would be a shifter story until Keith's claws
popped out during sex, lol. The stupid
cat didn't tell me! Really, how does he think I can tell his story if he
doesn't let me in on these things ;) LOL
However, once I knew
Keith was a kitty, I sat down and started researching different kinds of
big/predator cats. I wanted something that wasn't done a million times.
Something that could sneak into the burbs and not have every housewife in fifty
miles calling animal control. Something that could fit into a home without being ridiculous, really, while still being
"oh shit!" worthy as far as
wild cats go. So, the Canadian Lynx was chosen. I'd already decided that my
guys were in Seattle, which was good because the Lynx aren't overly populous in the US, sadly. We've not been too
kind to them and so even with efforts to repopulate them, they aren't great in
But seriously, how can
you say no to a face like this? (I just love this picture!)
I do love a good shifter book and this one was wonderful!
I LOVE this world Tempest has created! Jason lives in a world we only have
dreamed about or seen on TV. A lynx shifter, Keith, moves across the street
from him and raises the veil from Jason’s eyes. Suddenly he’s thrust in a world
of shifters, vampires, and fantasy. This was a very entertaining story. I
finished it in one day. Literally I got nothing done. It’s consuming and well
written. The passion between Jason and Keith is like an inferno! Some serious
alpha stuff happening here. If you’re a shifter fan you’ll love this book. If
you’ve never read a shifter book but been thinking about giving it a try, well,
look no further. Great book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual
genderfluid 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.
also a proud PAN member of Romance
Writers of America®, Rainbow
Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.
Winner’s Prize: $25 Dreamspinner Press Gift Card
Runner Up’s prize: An ebook from Tempeste’s backlist