Saturday, 2 July 2016

Blog Tour with Review and Q and A with TM Smith | Live for Love (All Cocks #5) by TM Smith | #NEW #MMRomance #Review #Pornstar

Title:Live for Love

Series: All Cocks #5 

Author: TM Smith

Genre: M/M Romance

Release Date: 30 June 2016

Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby.

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.

The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?

Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s. 

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I was eagerly awaiting for this fifth book in the All Cocks series and Live for Love certainly delivered.

Beauregard Boudreaux (love the name!) AKA Beau, has carved a life for himself in New York with a successful bar but also running an LGBT centre for a close knit band of teenagers. He holds a law degree which helps him to help others. But Beau is holding back a whole lot of pain from the past after the death of his husband fifteen years previous. He pushes away from forming any new relationship but when William walked into his bar and made his attraction known there was no stopping this freight train of lust from exploding!

William Richards on the other hand has lead a life of love and happiness with his family firmly accepting of his sexuality, he has been a successful model and now porn star. He has travelled the World but is now firmly established back in New York and although he has plenty of friends he has become lonely of late and is yearning someone close. When he first sets eyes on Beau he knew he had to have this man.

I was so happy when I knew these two hot macho men were going to be getting it on and I was even more so when I found out there was a bit of an age gap as I love age gap romance. It wasn’t a big gap though, only by ten years or so but whoot, these two were scorching!

It wasn’t all happy going though as Beau had a lot of the past to come to terms with and then he needed to reveal his secret to William which he was scared to do as once he had let him in, he didn’t want to lose him. Oh but this is big lovable William we are talking about, he was made for loving and to love!

The storyline touches on the serious subject of AIDS and HIV but is a great educator for which the author has done some excellent research. 
However it wasn’t all doom and darkness, it clarifies how a couple could overcome the barriers this may have brought forth and how they worked through them.

This was a hot, passionate but romantic and poignant tale of love, family and trust. I really loved it and would definitely recommend this book and the series if you have not already dived in. Four and a half stars. 

Q and A with the Author

Where are you from, and where do you call home?
I was born in Columbus Georgia just outside of Ft. Benning, an army brat. I lived there until I was 24 when I moved to Texas with my then husband, and I’ve lived in Texas ever since.

What inspired you to start writing?
It’s hard to say. I love to read, in 2010 I started writing reviews for books I’d read and a couple of Authors made the comment that my reviews were so well written and detailed I should consider writing my own book. So I did.

How long have you been writing?
Since 2012, so 4 years now.

What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Perseverance. You have to want this if you want to succeed. Writer’s block? Push through, even if it’s all shit and you delete 90% of it, write it regardless. You have to have thick skin. For every person that loves your work, there is another that hates it and it’s usually the haters that tear you apart in a “review”. I use quotations because it’s also usually anything but a review. You have to let it go, like water off a ducks back, and move on. And lastly, never engage the crazy. If you respond to a negative review in kind, people will come out of the woodwork to go off on you. Remember the reason you are writing in the first place, because you want to, because you have a story to tell and tell that story. You can’t please everyone but if YOU are happy with the story, that is what matters most.

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There is an exclusive excerpt everyday split into seven. This is an entire chapter in the book split over seven of the hosting blogs. If you want to read the entire chapter, you will need to visit each blog to do so.
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There is also a three part author Q and A. 
To read each part, please follow the tour. 

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Meet The Author

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia;
TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and

decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

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Other books in the All Cocks series

Gay for Pay - Book 1

Fame and Fortune - Book 2

How to Deal - Book 3
 Amazon  Amazon UK  Amazon AU  Amazon DE  BN  ARe Smashwords 

Dare to Hope - Book 4
 Amazon US  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  ARe  Smashwords

Up for grabs is an All Cocks Swag pack, US only shipping which includes...

A signed paperback copy of one book in the All Cocks stories, a T-shirt worthy of Beauregard Boudreaux that reads "I'm the one you gotta blow around here to get a drink", An All Cocks logo mouse pad (black/multi) and some fun bobbles and bits unique to the series. Also up for grabs for International entries is an e-book copy from my backlist (excluding Live for Love). 

Keep in mind, if you are International you can purchase any of the All Cocks stories books in paperback from either Amazon or Createspace then email me and I'll mail you a signed 'book plate' for your book to make it a certified signed copy. 

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