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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Fame and Fortune Blog Tour with T.M. Smith

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Join us in welcoming author T.M. Smith today, on the Fame and Fortune blog tour. Enjoy her guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below for the chance to win a signed copy of Gay for Pay (**US Residents Only**) or a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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The Straight Girl Is Writing Gay Fiction

I see posts about this issue a lot these days… “You are a woman, what do you know about gay sex and/or relatinoships?” My answer would have been absolutely nothing, until about five years ago. Right about the time I decided to write a Dystopian series that featured M/M M/F and F/F relationships, I thought I might need to do some research on the things that are foreign to me. While I read books, watch movies and TV shows (including bios), and have my coveted membership to Cockyboys, I also have gay friends that are more than willing to critique my stories and tell me when I have it way wrong. You don’t even want to know about the conversation I had with my best friend about lube and gay sex. It started something like… “Ow, Ow, fuck me, Ow!”

I write romance for the most part, and while I know what I like from a man and what I like to watch two (or more) men doing with each other, there is still that level of unawaredness that I possess. I want to be able to portray the couples and throuples in my stories with at least a modicum of reality, even if I do insist on HEA. I chose to write MM romance partly because I love to read it, but I’m also fascinated by the mechanics of the love story of two men. Gay relationships are beautiful, sexy and rugged, and I hope that is what people that read my stories take away with them when they turn that last page.

So while I haven’t been called out personally, as of yet, as some of my peers have (knock on wood), I would probably respond to the hater with a similar diatribe as this, with a few colorful metaphors for good measure.

Thank you, Lisa and the gang here at Then Novel Approach, for hosting me today! Everybody be sure to head over to Amazon, ARe or Smashwords and grab your copies of Fame and Fortune today. And if you’re headed to GRL in October, be sure to come find me and say hi! Remember, Love is Love. Or in this case… Love is Love is Love!!!


Fameandfortune-smallpreviewBlurb: Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man, but it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him.

Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life, he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate.

They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together: a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the internet at that time. After ten years together they were still perfectly happy, notrealizing something was missing, until they met a broken young man that needed a family.

Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. At sixteen he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose?

Matthew has deep rooted scars that aren’t visible on the outside to most. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew can see the darkness in his eyes; they also see him. Can three men that did not know they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness, together?

*Advisory warning: This story contains a scene of sexual assault.*

Fame and Fortune Buy Links: Amazon || Amazon UK || Amazon AU || ARe || Smashwords


T.M. SmithAbout the Author: A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 44 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments. Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, Smith is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights.

Her series Opposites goes beyond the norm of society, exploring what society would be like were it the norm to be gay/lesbian. To be straight labels you the outkast. Her latest series, the All Cocks Stories, is set within the world of online gay porn.

Author Links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook Author || Facebook All Cocks series || Twitter || GoodReads || Pinterest || Youtube



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Gay for PayGay For Pay Blurb: Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future; Captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama. His high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right?

Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks newest addition, a gay for pay porn star.

Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bi-sexual gay porn star will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust.

What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six foot two with Auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes.

Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bi-sexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from.

Gay for Pay is a gay for you story about two men that will have to come to terms with the mistakes they made in their past, if they want to stick around and have a chance at a future.

Buy Links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords


Fame and Fortune blog tour schedule:

September 1st

*I Read Selfies | Spotlight only, Excerpt

*Foxylutely Books! | Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast

*The O’Raven Chronicles | Spotlight, Excerpt

September 2nd

*SiK Reviews | Spotlight only

*Two Chicks obsessed with books and eye candy | Dream Cast, This or That, Guest Post

*Divine Magazine | Excerpt, Dream Cast, This or That, Guest Post

*For The Love of Men | Spotlight only, Excerpt

September 3rd

*MM Good Book Reviews | Excerpt, This or That

*Sinful Reviews | Excerpt

*Morticia Knight | Excerpt, Character Q&A

*Iyanna Jenna | Spotlight only, Dream Cast

September 4th

*Gay Media Reviews | Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Guest Post

*LaQuette Romance Author | Spotlight only, Excerpt, Guest Post

*KathyMack Reviews | Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Guest Post

September 5th

*Bike Book Reviews | Excerpt, Dream Cast

*Bayou Book Junkie | Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Q&A

*The Purple Rose Teahouse | Spotlight only, This or That

*Love Bytes | Excerpt, Guest Post

*Eyes on Books | Excerpt, Guest Post

September 6th

*Gay Guy Reading and Friends | Playlist

*Molly Lolly | Playlist, Character Q&A

*The Novel Approach | Excerpt, Guest Post

*Jessi G Books  | Excerpt, This or That, Guest Post

September 7th

*3 Chicks After Dark | Excerpt, Playlist, This or That

*Cathy Writes Romance | Dream Cast

*MultitaskingMommas Book Reviews | Excerpt, This or That, Guest Post

*Smut Hut Books | Dream Cast, Character Q&A

Giveaways, Self-Published, T.M. Smith

Guest Post and Giveaway: The Cellar by T.M. Smith

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The Novel Approach welcomes author T.M. Smith today to talk about her latest release in the Opposites series, The Cellar. There’s also a chance to win some swag, so check out the details below.

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Hello everyone, and thank you to Lisa for having me on the blog today. I wanted to talk a little about my latest release, The Cellar an Opposites novella. The Cellar is the story of Taryn and Thanos, the father’s of House Orion. While my series is written sort of like a saga so the books need to be read in order, I also think that someone who either hasn’t read the stories yet or is on the fence could start with one of the novellas in order to get a feel for the world I’ve created.

The Cellar is the story of Taryn and Thanos, how they met, fell in love and grew into the formidable Ambassadors for House Orion. There is a hint of the classic rich boy and boy from the wrong side of the tracks to their story, but love is love and no matter who that is you fall in love with, no matter where they are from, everyone deserves to be with that person. Just like with The Library, the first novella in the series, I took scenes that were either cut short or deleted from Appearances and wrote those scenes out for The Cellar. So while it is a story majorly for Taryn and Thanos, there is a continuation for some fan favorites as well. Like Aiyan and Kaden as well as Raven and Tanis.

I’m also offering a giveaway today, enter below for a chance to win one of three prize packs. Comments must be received by Midnight Pacific time on Monday, March 2, 2015. One winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, the 3rd, and notified by email for prize delivery.

Be sure to follow my facebook page and website for up to date info on current works, series updates and any open contests. Again, a great big fat thank you to Lisa and everyone at The Novel Approach for allowing me to share my books today. Until next time!


cellar cover 2Blurb: It’s time to learn the truth about what happened that day in The Cellar.

Taryn and Thanos are the formidable Ambassadors of House Orion. Taryn was born into power, bred from birth to lead the people of Greece along with his sister Theresa, Thanos was never a part of his mother’s plan. The son of a fisherman was not a suitable match for the son of Greece as far as their mother was concerned, but Taryn always takes what he wants.

The Cellar is the story of how these two men met and fell in love, and what lengths Taryn went to, to ensure he kept his man. This novella also contains a more detailed accounting of what happened the night Raven and Tanis went for a walk on the beach, and the adult version of Mistletoe and Mayhem that was initially released as a free short through goodreads.

The Cellar is the second novella in the Opposites series, the series should be read in order.

** Warning, Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, straight and lesbian couples. However, The Cellar is strictly a M/M novella **

Buy Links: Amazon US | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords


Appearances Author T.M. SmithAbout the Author: A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a ‘what if’… What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?

Self-Published, T.M. Smith

Guest Post and Giveaway: “Opposites” by T.M. Smith

Title: Opposites
Series: Opposites
Release Date: June 1st 2013 (re-released Nov 23 2013)
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: New Adult Dystopian (M/M F/F M/F)
Length: 199 pages
Publisher: TTC Publishing

Blurb: In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born. Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone, and welcome back to anyone who’s popped in today to see what we’ve got in store for the week ahead!

If you missed my announcement on RJ Scott’s blog about the Virtual Gift Basket Giveaways we’ve got coming up at the end of the month and into the first week of October, I’ll repeat the news here because, well, it bears repeating. We’ll be doing a giveaway of SIX baskets, courtesy of Team TNA’s GayRomLit featured and supporting authors. Each basket will include $25 in E-Gift Cards to various retailers, as well as E-books from the following participating authors: Jordan L. Hawk, Erica Pike, Zathyn Priest, DH Starr, Rhys Ford, Sophie Bonaste, Ethan Day, JK Hogan, Rafe Haze, LE Franks, Edmond Manning, Jacob Z. Flores, Jamie Lynn Miller, Lex Chase, RJ Scott, Sherrie Henry, Katey Hawthorne, Charlie Cochet, Deanna Wadsworth, and a late but very welcome addition to the giveaway, Z.A. Maxfield.

That’s a lot of titles and a lot of gift cards to give away, and I’m so excited to get the party started in just a few weeks’ time!

But for now, here’s what’s happening this week. Continue reading