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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Gay for Pay Blog Tour
The O'Raven Chronicles is pleased to present this blog tour post stop for Author T. M. Smith's latest series release Gay for Pay (All Cocks Book 1).
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
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.
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?
Q1; So those who are your fans know by now a great many
things about your series opposites which is not completed as of yet but you are
in the middle of writing. But you took a break from that series to start this
new series Gai for pay. So what inspired this series…why did you want to write
about this particular subject?
Tams: I attended my first book convention last October, GRL
in Chicago. I
had the pleasure of meeting two gay porn stars at the event, Jordan Levine and
Caleb Strong (Randy Blue). It was my conversations with them that started the
idea for this first story, that coupled with my insane obsession with gay porn,
specifically Cockyboys, really brought this series to life.
Q2; Are the characters inspired by anyone you know or have
met like the characters in your first series?
Tams: The character Chris/Kris is inspired by Jordan Levine,
though I created a character named Jordan as well. The character
Lincoln/Linc is inspired by Caleb.
Q3; Anyone who is a true T. M. Smith fan will know that you
love Male / Male literature, film, and also porn. They will most likely know
that you are a huge Cockyboys fan, addict…or should that be fan-addict lol. Who
are your top five favorite Cockyboys?
Tams: Tasty Tayte Hanson, Colby Keller, Gabriel Clarke,
Jacob Bass and Levi Karter.
Q4; This first All Cocks book centers on the characters of
Chris and Linc. What inspired the details in their stories? Chris’s horrific
past…was it born out of something that really happened? Linc’s ex-issues…does
that reflect your life in any way or the life of anyone close to you? Or were
these details of the characters lives perhaps inspired by something else all
Tams: Great question! Yes and No. Chris’s past is just an
idea that was born from pondering what I could do to break this guy down, then
build him back up. I wanted to take it to an extreme that wouldn’t be so
extended that he would be hated by readers, give him a road to travel back to
grace. Linc’s past is a bit of life imitating art. I don’t have the best track
record with men. I was married to a cheating, lying asshole (hello Lance!) as
well as an abusive alcoholic, so there is a little bit of my memories wrapped
up inLinc’s story.
Q5; Having read the book I am a huge fan of this series
already, and no I am not biased just because we are friends lol. I really love
this story and the potential I see for future stories in this series. I wanted
to ask you if there is anything you would like readers to know going into the
series about the book itself or any of the characters?
Tams: What I’m doing with this series is trying to bring
these characters to life, to create this family of sorts that is rooted in the
online gay porn industry. But show that there is more to them than just the
cover. They are real and flawed and human. They all deserve to be loved just
like everyone else. Just because they’ve chosen the seedy world of adult
entertainment does not make them any less worthy of the simple pleasures in
life. Home, family, success, and dare I say, Love.
I’m utterly fascinated by threesomes, which you will all get
to see more of in the next book in the series. As it’s already been made
perfectly clear, I love Cockyboys and I follow the threesome that runs the
companies blogs, sites and social media. I see the negativity that is thrown at
them because they are a three instead of two and it infuriates me. Love is love
people, and it’s not up to us to judge someone elses perception of the emotion.
In the coming weeks I hope to roll out a new website I’m
creating just for this series, The All Cocks stories, where I will sort of
create my own imaginary gay porn site. But underneath all the glitz and glamor
of the camera, at the end of the day, they are all human and all simply seeking
their happy ever after.
Q6; Is there one character from this series with whom you
perhaps personally identify with more than the others and if so why?
Tams: Yes, and you won’t really see more of him for a few more
books. There is a reason why Kory is the way he is, so don’t write him off just
yet, give him a chance.
Q7; This last question is not about the series but rather
about a recent event. Your book only just came out and before it was even
released you had some people rate and review your book when they had not ever
even seen the book. I know of one that was posted on Goodreads. What do you as
an Author have to say about this subject? I know for myself I think it should
not be tolerated but more I think if people do this to Authors they should be
blocked from leaving ratings and reviews. How do you feel about type of
occurrence as it seems to be becoming more and more a frequent issue for
Indie-Authors, especially those who write in the Male / Male genre?
Tams: This is a slippery slope. It’s very hard for me
sometimes not to engage the crazy. I completely agree that you should not leave
a review for a book if you have not at the very least attempted to read it. You
don’t like the cover, synopsis or author? Then move on to one you do like. But
don’t set out to turn people off of a story simply because it’s not for you. I
learned a few things early on in this venture of writing… 1) you have to take
the good with the bad. For every person that loves your book, there is one that
hates it. It’sthe circle of life. 2)
don’t engage the crazy. If you, the author, comment on a negative review you
will have your ass handed to you on a silver platter. Even reviewers that did
like your book will rally behind the poor reviewer you just insulted because,
in all honesty, they probably deserved it. But, none the less, never, I repeat
NEVER engage the crazy. Walk away. 3) while you have good days and bad days the
people that you meet… authors, bloggers, reviewers, readers and fans are just
the most amazing and supportive group of people you could ever imagine. I would
not be where I am today without the support of some awesome bloggers that
review and share my work. Readers that have come to love my characters. And
fellow authors that are always willing to lend a helping hand and give you
constructive criticism on that chapter that may be lacking.
Thank you for hosting me today Lucien, it was a pleasure!
Remember, don’t engage the crazy!
Thank you for stopping by. As always it was a pleasure.
Ok for fun I have a few unofficial bonus questions because as we all know, friends love to annoy each other...are you up for answering them?
Why do you love to blaspheme The Lord Christ so much?
Tams: Because it drives you crazy.
Well thank you, I sure appreciate that, and I am sure that on the day of consequence when the final judgements are announced that God will take your amusement into consideration! lol
Can you tell us about your fantastic cover and the artist
who helped you with it?
Oh my word, isn’t she fantastic! That would be the lovely
Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art. She is already painstakingly searching for the
main image for the next book in the series, Fame and Fortune, that will be
Victor, Andrew and Mattie’s story. I cannot wait!
What is your favorite sex scene in the book and why?
Oddly, the threesome scene with Gabe, Linc and Kris. I think
that I was able to tap into something raw and visceral with that scene,
especially with Linc. He and Chris have barely decided to see where their
relationship will go and now they are thrust into this scene with Gabe and Linc
is so unsure of how it will play out. He is having to deal with feelings of
jealousy and uncertainty and I think, I hope, that I portrayed that well. It’s
an amazing, sexy scene!
Thanks again for having some extra fun with us, Bye Sweets!