Hey, Tempeste O’Riley is on my blog today discussing her new book, “Caged Sanctuary”. One of the main characters is a man who uses a wheelchair. Characters with disabilities hold a special spot in my heart. I can’t wait to read this book. But you didn’t come here to hear from me, so without further ado…Tempeste O’Riley.
Good morning and thank you Brynn, for having me over! As many know, “Caged Sanctuary” is my fist full BDSM book and one of the main characters uses a wheelchair to move around in his daily life due to a gay bashing. I didn’t make a huge thing out of the bashing, because for Kade, it was the loss of being a sub that he hadn’t been able to get past, not the bashing itself, though you do see him flashback and struggle a couple of times. The thing I wanted to focus on wasn’t the trauma itself, but the result of said trauma. The loss of mobility and use of Kade’s legs, the loss of his sense of self.
The latter part is the biggest issue for Kade. He’s strong in so many ways, refusing to give up his profession, forcing his office to meet his needs so he can continue to work in his chosen field. The one area he doesn’t do so well with is a huge thing for a sub. He gives up the hope of finding a Dom to want him, much less love him. He sees himself as broken, undesirable, unable to serve.
Can you imagine? Here you are, minding your own business and then out of nowhere, you’re attacked by bigots and nearly killed. Then in the aftermath you lose your sense of worth as a human. Not in your work life, but as a person that has needs, desires, hopes, dreams. That’s where “Caged Sanctuary” begins and where Deacon, a Dom with a huge heart, but no boy to love, comes in. Deacon is faced with not only how to modify for the sub he desires, but how to teach him that his legs do not define him as a boy, his boy.
I hope you give my guys a read and love them as much as I do. And while “Caged Sanctuary” is meant to be a standalone, don’t be surprised if you find more about Kade, Deacon, and others popping up later. 😉
Thanks for stopping by!
KADE WOKE to bright sunlight streaking across his room and bed. He shifted to his back, closed his eyes, and stretched as best he could, arching as he reached above his head as far as possible. Eyes open again, he noted the time. The alarm wasn’t set, not for a Sunday, but still, he was surprised to see it was only eight.
He thought back to the previous night. Well, specifically to the part where he and Deacon had spoken outside by his car. Kade still couldn’t wrap his mind around the idea someone as handsome, powerful, and obviously determined as Deacon seemed would want to take on a broken sub, but he’d be thankful for whatever insanity afflicted Deacon, if only for a short time. Part of him hoped that somehow this new relationship would work.
Rolling over onto his side, Kade focused on how Deacon had taken his hands into his strong one. The way he’d squatted down to be at his level to converse, not just towering over him. Honestly, he’d liked that part to a point, as he’d needed the reassurance right then. He could admit that, not that he wanted to, but he’d needed to know Deacon cared enough not to just want him for sex, but would take care of him too.
That was the part he most needed to be true. That Deacon would really want him. That he’d be willing to work around Kade’s limitations. His thoughts snagged on the concept of limits. Deacon had said they would discuss limits. He hadn’t had many back when he was clubbing, so he’d not thought of them in a couple of years. Turning his focus to what might be expected or wanted, his mind raced with the possibilities.
Once upon a time, he had loved everything from binding and spankings to the cane and extended denial. Kade doubted even a Dom willing to work with his issues would be willing to do much along those lines. When he’d been going through rehab and the surgeries, Kade had truly wished his love of erotic pain had helped him, but there had been nothing sexy or manageable about what he’d gone through.
Instead of descending into the past too much, Kade sat up, then carefully got out of bed and focused on his hopes and wants for Friday.
by Tempeste O’Riley
M/M Contemporary BDSM Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: DWS Photography
Release Date: December 29, 2014 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 204 pages
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Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a nonkink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels.
Deacon James is an architect and a demanding Dom, but he has spent the past couple of years without a sub or partner. When an employee invites him to a dinner party to meet his girlfriend, Deacon smells a setup but agrees anyway. He prides himself on being an excellent judge of character, and when he meets the younger dentist, he sees past the chair and finds a sweet submissive man who more than piques his interest.
Kade’s fears and demons continue to haunt him, challenging Deacon to use everything he’s learned as a Dom to earn Kade’s trust and submission. Deacon’s determined, though, willing to battle all of it to have Kade by his side and at his feet.
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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.