I’m down to the very last items on my planning list for GRL and my trip to the US. The only thing left to do is to book a hire car. Once that’s taken care off, I can sit back and relax. Yeah, like that will be happening! I think I need to revise my list and double–no, triple check–to make sure everything is organised. Anyway, it’s getting closer…
Today we meet author TM Smith. I hope you enjoy!
Meet TM Smith
Welcome! Thanks for agreeing to answer a couple of questions. Hopefully you won’t find then too difficult. 🙂
Thanks for having me!
Is this your first GRL? If not, do you have any advice for authors and/or readers who are attending? If it’s your first, what made you sign up this year?
This will be my second time attending. My advice, wear comfortable shoes! Prioritize, seriously, for every person I met last year, I missed ten. If there is someone you really want to meet seek them out. Don’t be shy, it’s all one big happy family.
What are you most looking forward to about GRL this year?
Getting to hang out with old friends, meet some new ones, but mostly getting to meet more fans of the stories I’ve created. Hanging out with readers is always so much fun.
What inspired you to start writing in the gay romance genre?
I loved to read the genre so I figured, write what I like.
What was the first m/m romance book you wrote? Can you share a little about the story?
Opposites. It’s the first book in my first series, Opposites. It’s a Dystopian themed LGBT series. There are MM MF and FF relationships in the story that is based within a future society where to be gay/lesbian is the norm. To be straight labels you an opposite and makes you the outkast.
What book are you currently reading or have just finished reading? Tell us a little about it.
I just finished an ARC copy of Fighting his Fire by Ann Lister (Rock Gods book 6). Oh but it is good! Ashton and Dante have a very volatile relationship. Emotions run high, blood is spilled and things get broken. And that’s all in the first five pages!
Please share an interesting fact your readers may not know about you?
I loath Will Ferrill. If he’s in a movie, I won’t watch it. I don’t care who else is in it or what it’s about.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I look forward to meeting you in October.
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.
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Featured book from TM Smith
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.
And Coming Soon…
Fame and Fortune
An All Cocks story, book 2 (Tentative release date, September 1st 2015)
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 a 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 are perfectly happy, they don’t even realize something was missing, until they meet a broken young man that needs a family.
Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. He’d been on his own since he was sixteen when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other 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 usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn’t even realize 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.