Fame and Fortune by T.M. Smith

26094033Title: Fame and Fortune
Series: An All Cocks Story, #2
Author: TM Smith
Genre: Contemporary/ MMM Ménage/ Erotic
Length: Novel (175 pages)
Publisher: TTC Publishing (August 29, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: 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, not realizing something was missing, until they met a broken young man who 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.*

ISBN:1517060915

Product Link(s): http://www.amazon.com/Fame-Fortune-Cocks-Story-Stories-ebook/dp/B014LQ12RI/

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Fame and Fortune is a very sweet romance between three loving men. Though Victor and Andrew have been partners for ten years, they both felt something for the sweet angelic looking boy Mattie when he showed up for a job. Both men could tell he was broken and not ready for porn shoots. When Mattie finally insists they set him up, and none of them was prepared for Mattie’s reaction. Now Mattie has to tell Victor and Andrew about his past abuse.

I must warn you if you’re susceptible to triggers, there are back flashes of gang rape and date rape drugs. I will say That TM handled it with finesse, and the story has a lot of light moments and sensual loving sex to soften the harsh scenes.

I loved all the characters and the main storyline of the coming to term with the change in their relationship.

I will say that the story begins moving fast and skipping quickly through years. I would have liked to have seen more of the things that happened than short paragraphs telling us about them. There were a few places where the author told us of things that happened between other characters from the first book) that I personally felt should have been left out and this book the first.

Now having said that; I still loved this story and all of these men and cannot wait for the next book–Jon and Kory–and all the others. (Yes I read all the small print at the end that tells what’s coming soon!

I highly recommend this if you like gay new adult romance, angst, threesomes, ménage, hot man-sex and all over fun, sexy romance!

The Library, An Opposites Novella by T.M. Smith, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Whoop a new giveaway guys, we have T.M. Smith here today with a fantastic array of wonderful books to giveaway, and if you are lucky enough to live in the US or Canada then there a couple of extra prizes. *Sigh* those of us else where will have to pine away for what we can’t have and console ourselves with the chance to win all those brilliant books and admiring T.M.’s newest release the hot and sexy The Library and checking out Opposites the book where it all began. So guy’s check out what T.M. Smith has to say, play the Rafflecopter and read my review. See easy 🙂 ~Pixie~

 Please sign up for the event on facebook and follow all the stops on the tour! There will be something new everyday from all the fantastic bloggers that are participating.
** Warning, Opposites is an adult dystopian majorly m/m series **
Book one, Opposites

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.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples

The Library, an Opposites novella

Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional!

Want to know what happened that night in the library?

Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian’s mercy.

Want to know how far things went with ice cream?

A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled?

Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I’ve taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better.

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It’s an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

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?
Author website: www.ttcbooksandmore.com
Tour schedule and links:
Dec 17th ~ The O’Raven Chronicles {tour schedule and spotlight on Raven of House Gaeland}
Dec 17th ~ Jacinta Maree {spotlight & sneak peak at book 2}
Dec 18th ~ Alina Popescu {review and character interview w/Raven & Tanis}
Dec 18th ~ EC Hibbs {spotlight}Dec 19th ~ Jayson James {review & top 10 LGBT books}
Dec 19th ~ A World of Words {spotlight}Dec 20th ~ BookEnd 2 BookEnd {review & guest post for Aiya and Sawyer}
Dec 20th ~ Mommy’s a Book Whore {spotlight}

Dec 21st ~ Crystal’s Many Reviewers {review & Dream Cast House Orion}
Dec 21st ~ Oh My Shelves {spotlight & Playlist}

Dec 22nd ~ Becca Ann’s Book Blog {review & Dream Cast House Gaeland}
Dec 22nd ~ Cathy Writes Romance {review & spotlight}

Dec 23rd ~ MMGBR {review & guest post the importance of reviewers for Indie Authors}
Dec 23rd ~ Delphina Reads too much {review & guest post blending The Library w/Opposites}

Dec 24th ~ Morticia Knight {review & author interview}
Dec 24th ~ TTC  Books & More {something special}

Just follow the link to have a chance to win some fantastic prizes: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The importance of reviews from Author TM Smith

Any author will tell you that reviews are key for selling their books, especially where as Independent Authors are concerned. As an Indie Author I do not have the backing or budget that main stream authors do in the form of a publisher. So for me and my fellow Indie’s, reviews are just as important as promoting. In fact, a good review is promotion all on its own. Not only do reviews help sell my book to readers that are considering it, it helps me as an author to better myself and my story with my fans feedback.

And the opposite side of the reviewing coin is negative reviews. I would think that every author would like to know what it is that fans didn’t like about their book. Didn’t flow well, underdone character development, no chemistry between lovers, things like this are important and key to making future novels better for the readers. BUT… a negative review can destroy a budding author’s career faster than the speed of light. Constructive Criticism is welcome, but bullying and unnecessary rudeness are not needed.

So remember your favorite authors, both Indie and main stream, and thank them by leaving a review. Even if it’s just a quick paragraph talking about what you did or didn’t like about the story, just remember to be constructive and not demeaning.

Thank you so much Portia and Pixie for hosting me on your blog today!! I hope everyone will grab copies of my books and enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

TM Smith

T.M. Smith the new libraryTitle: The Library
 
Series: Opposites
 
Author: T.M. Smith
 
Genre: Futuristic, Dystopian
 
Length: Short (44pgs)
 
ISNB: B00H05YS10
 
Publisher: TTC Books and more Publishing (27th November 2013)
 
Heat: Explicit
 
Heart: Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) 4 Hearts
 
Reviewer: Pixie
 
Blurb: The Library, an Opposites Novella, by TM Smith
Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional!Want to know what happened that night in the library?
Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian’s mercy.

Want to know how far things went with ice cream?
A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled?
Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I’ve taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better.

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It’s an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

 
 
Review: This book is part of a series and must be read in order. The Library is a short collection of scenes taken right out of Opposites and expanded on for those of us who are complete pervs and wanted more hot sex 😉 We are also treated with scenes from when Cirian and Rian were first matched and married and we see the driving passion between the two. Nothing about the three couples is left to the imagination and we are swept away in the wake of their passion as they celebrate their love, even in the harshest of times.
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*Wipes brow and loosens collar* Things are about to get steamy as we revisit the world of Opposites and finally get to see those scenes that were denied us by the evil author when she had to pare down the word count. We flit from couple to couple as we crash into intimate scenes and let our voyeuristic tendencies go wild, and while each scene is steaming hot there is always a thread of love leading the passion between each couple.
Our first couple are Cirian and Rian, Aiyan’s fathers, and we are treated to glimpses of their past and relationship, and the passion that still drives them… we also get to see that overheard scene in the library, and the conclusion to their argument is explosive! We then see Aiyan and Kaden and ice-cream, and boy do they put that ice-cream to good use; that scene is so hot they were lucky it didn’t evaporate! We are given the treat of Raven and Tanis as they stop on their way back from their part in the rescue of Kaden, with Raven’s guilt for killing a man tearing him apart Tanis makes it clear how thankful he is for Raven’s actions.
There are also a couple of scenes that gives you glimpses of things behind the scenes that we never saw in Opposites, the increasing unrest in the Outkasts and the friendships spanning back years. This is a great short giving us plenty of options of seeing how loving, passionate and sexy these couples can be, you never know who will be in the next chapter or what explicit hot horny sexual experience we will see next… but it is worthy every second. If you are planning on grabbing this book for all the horny goodness then you have to read Opposites first otherwise you won’t know the characters or their relation to each other or in what context the scene is set.
I recommend this to those who love hot and sexy scenes, passionate couples, lots of loving, a deeper insight into some couples and some great settings.