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I am an Ordained Minister, a Shaman, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Aromatherapist, a Massage Therapist, an Herbalist in training, & a Crystal Healer in training! I am also a Writer! I am one of the Neo- Celí Dé (a form of Celtic christian mysticism based on original early Christianity, & certain Celtic philosophies, perspectives, & certain Druidic elements). I am also a proud member of Clan MacKay. NO PARTIES, JUST PATRIOTISM!

These are a few of my favorite things!;

  • The Harry Potter series! both the movies and the books by J.K. Rowling!
  • Twilight book saga, and movie series by Stephanie Meyer's!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Do we need critics? NO!!!

We perhaps need people around us who can give us some new perspective and honest feed back but that is not the same thing as a critic or as I like to call them, "Professional Criticizer". Personally I am sick and tired of all critics on the planet lol. It seems to me that making a living off of criticizing other people and often trying to tear them down because you are too much of a coward to create or attempt to create anything yourself makes you pathetic, sad, and frankly a little wicked. But hey to each their own. I mean if you have nothing better to do and nothing better to offer the world than your negative thoughts about the work of others who at least have the courage to try...well it seems to me you should grow up and get a life; but again to each their own lol. 

Now getting other people to give you some honest feed back, having beta-readers, and sounding boards, and even if need be editors, well great...but critics to me are worthless because they have nothing real to offer other than their own opinions which carry very little if any weight in real life. Also and I truly mean no offense by this...I have a lot of friends who are "book reviewers" and I have even done some reviews myself. I however have never read or not read a book based on someone else's review or opinion. Reviews have their place and it is to put the readers thoughts out into the world and that is fine. If you base your reading decisions though on other people's opinions...well that just makes you silly and a little pathetic to me personally. I have read reviews and done some as I said. I did it really as a study to help myself analyze my own thoughts about a particular work or what have you and I shared those thoughts or read someone's thoughts. Never did I ever base my decision on someone else's opinions.

So to everyone...stop listening to all the negative nellies and all the voices of nay-sayers and start listening to your own voice and to Spirit! Listen to your own creative impulses and go live life to the fullest.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Gay for Pay Audio Tour


The O'Raven Chronicles is pleased and proud to present this blog tour post stop for The Gay for Pay Audio-Book Tour for Author T. M. Smith

 

Hello everybody and welcome to the Gay for Pay Audio book tour! 
Each day there will be one or two stops for Reviews, Spotlights, Exclusive content, Teasers and Excerpts plus a giveaway. I hope you will follow the tour each day, and leave a comment on the different blogs that have signed up to participate, we love comments! 



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 bisexual 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 bisexual 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?

©2015 TM Smith (P)2016 TM Smith
Buy links: Amazon US | Audible 







This or That with Chris and Linc;
 
Boxers or Briefs

Chris –  "Boxers all the way"

Linc –  "Boxer briefs actually, briefs are too tight and boxers too loose. But I must say, there is nothing sexier than watching my man walking toward me with his boxers sitting low on his hips".
 

E-Reader or Paperback

Chris –  "I still use my library card, one of five in NYC I’m sure, so I’ll go with the real thing".

Linc –  "I love my kindle! I can’t tell you how relaxing it is to sit on the couch curled up next to Chris reading one of my steamy gay romance novels".
 


Fleshjack or Fleshlight

Chris & Linc answer at the same time –  "Fleshjack"!
 


Hotdogs or Hamburgers

Chris –  "A big, fat, juicy cheeseburger with bacon and all the trimmings".

Linc –  "Can’t I have both? Speaking of, I’m starved".

Chris –  "You’re always hungry".
 


Shaved or Hairy

Chris –  "I can go for either, but of course I’m partial to Lincoln here who has the hair in all the right places".

Linc –  "I love a hairy man! Especially a red headed one". *winks at Chris*
 


Coffee or Tea

Chris –  "Both actually. Coffee is my life’s blood but I enjoy a good glass of iced tea as well".

Linc –  "Coffee mostly, don’t care much for tea".
 


Top or Bottom

Chris –  "Top"!

Linc –  "Depends. I’m verse at work, but with Chris I always bottom".

Chris –  "A Goddamn bossy bottom sometimes".

Linc –  "Shut your face"! *blushing*
 


Day or Night

Chris –  "Night. I am not a morning person".

Linc –  "That’s hard to answer, I enjoy both really. Late nights are great for parties, clubbing, wrapped up in Chris’s arms on the couch while we watch and old black and white movie. But waking up in the morning before Chris, watching him sleep, that is a thing of beauty". *now Chris is blushing*
 


Facebook or Twitter

Chris –  "I don’t even care one way or the other".

Linc –  "I prefer Twitter because they aren’t as restricting as Facebook with what you post, and they don’t target images of two men".
 


Apartment or House

Chris –  "While we want to own a home someday, it’s not practical on our budget and living in NYC. Apartment for now".

Linc –  "Yes, apartment for now but a home eventually". 









About The Author; 

T. M. Smith: 





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. 

Author links: Facebook || Twiter || Amazon || ARe || Goodreads || Pinterest  


Tour Schedule: 

2-1 | Review | BIKE BOOK Reviews

2-2 | Review | MM Good Book Reviews

2-2 | Spotlight | Multitaskingmomma

2-3 | Spotlight | GGR-Review

2-4 | Review | The O'Raven Chronicles

2-5 | Review | Prism Book Alliance 

2-5 | Spotlight | Spectra {AO}

2-6 | Spotlight | Love Bytes Reviews

2-8 | Review | Man2ManTastic

2-8 | Spotlight | The Purple Rose Teahouse

2-9 | Review | Cathy Brockman Romance

2-9 | Spotlight | TwinsieTalk Book Reviews

2-10 | Review | Divine Magazine.net

2-11 | Review | Crystal's Many Reviewers

2-12 | Review | Tracy Bayoubookjunkie

2-12 | Spotlight | KathyMac Reviews



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Gift of Inspiration…



Recently I had a birthday. Now it passed the way all of my birthday’s do, utterly without much merit or ado. I often jokingly (or perhaps not so jokingly) say that my birthday is slightly cursed. It is either boring or bad things tend to happen. Plus I don’t really relish the aging process lol, so I don’t celebrate my birthday that often and when I do it is rarely if ever actually on my birth-DAY. Because of who I am as a person non of my groups of friends get along, they are such very different kinds of people with different personality types. I made the mistake a few years back to try and get all of my friends together just once to help me celebrate my birthday in order to try and break the so called “curse”. It was a horrible disaster that I shall never again try to repeat and I was saddened and disappointed that my friends could not make a small effort for me on one day out of the year. Separately however they are terrific people who would give me the shirts off of their backs if I needed it; and vice versa. I am blessed with friends who are true friends despite the fact I must enjoy them separately. Just the other day a very close friend, a lovely woman whom I am privileged to know, took me on a small adventure to half price books and spent a small fortune on me lol. I was very sad that I had recently missed an art exhibit that I had very much wanted to see. I told her that I was lamenting the loss of the arts in my life over the past several years. I miss going to festivals, going to live theater performances, concerts, lectures, adult enrichment classes, the opera, the symphony, the ballet, and various art exhibitions. My current financial situation and life circumstances make it impossible for me to do much of anything. I am even teaching less than I used to. This is probably a huge part of the reason why most of the posts on this blog are for various book tours these past couple of years. I told her I felt the need to have art, and beauty, and inspiration back in my life to help me move on and makes some much needed changes. I feel like I need to recapture certain parts of myself that I have let go and pushed aside in order to survive my current circumstances. She kindly took me to the book store and she purchased for me, many terrific art books. The kinds that would normally cost large sums of money, are the size of your torso, done by academics, and can be found on the tables and book shelves of wealthy homes lol. I got to bring these wonderful masterpieces home with me and begin to read parts of history I had never truly known much about, and I now get to look at these remarkable works of art from the great artists of our past ages. I feel truly blessed to have such a remarkable and generous friend, and benefactress; and also to be surrounded by the energy of beauty and art once again. Thank you my dear friend, you know who you are and what you mean to me. I want to thank all of my friends for your friendship and the awesomeness of your beings. I love you all. I want to encourage all of you who may read this to go out and enrich your life with the arts if they are not part of your life already. Your soul will be elevated just to be surrounded and come into contact with such beauty and inspiration. Inspiration is after all, what drives us to evolve and create change. I think we and the world in general could all use some positive change, especially with everything that is going on in the world right now. I wanted to specifically thank The Creator as well, for being The Ultimate Artist and creating souls that can birth beauty into the beautiful world you created. Life is good, and you can see it as so if you only let yourself! 

P.S. No matter what the physical age, I am 19 - Plus till the day God takes me home...no there is nothing after the plus...it is just plus!!! lol 


To pass on the grace and blessing in order to get you started, I leave you with just one example of the beauty I look at every day now…

One of the many versions of a well known Arthurian Saga character (one of the most tragic characters in the saga); The Lady of Shalott, left to us from the artists of ages gone by…

This one was done by William H. Hunt
Circa 1888 – 1905





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