Friday, July 1, 2016

Blog Tour, Review, Exclusive Excerpt, & #Giveaway: Live for Love (An All Cocks Story) by T.M. Smith

Join me in welcoming the latest book in the All Cocks Series, Live for Love. 

Live for Love is Live | Grab your copy today 

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. 

The All Cocks stories isn't just about the Porn studio where these men work. It's about life and what happens after the camera stops filming. 

Friends | Family | Love | Loss 

The All Cocks Stories

Other books in the series...

Gay for Pay - Book 1

 Fame and Fortune - Book 2

How to Deal - Book 3

Dare to Hope - Book 4

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Wow! That was the word that came into mind right after the read. Live For Love is both familiar story yet it's not. 

Familiar in that there is the usual romance laced with grief from Beau losing his husband to AIDS and his need to push any potential relationship a mile away to protect them against eventual heartache as he is HIV positive. Unfamiliar in the way this whole story was handled. 

Usually, there is a whole lot of angst and despair and misery when we read a story of this arc, but in this case, I could say it was handled lovingly and with a whole lot of education behind every word. Much like how this series has been handled by author TM Smith.

I mean, seriously peeps, who would've ever thought I would be going gaga over a series involving porn stars? Sure, I look at the pics posted online, or those books but I would never have even bothered to read them. I have seen so many available and they are 99.9 1/4 % erotica bordering on the pornographic tales usually priced at 0.99 cents or even free. There is never any mention of feelings or how the characters feel. There is no involvement of love or relationships. With All Cocks, the focus is on the man behind the porn star persona. The individual who feels, needs and wants. Yes, William is a porn star but when he found and settled his heart on Beau, he made a decision that made sense. 

Then the drama strikes... which I refuse to reveal.

One thing I can spoil: nananananana I read this and so should you. Be ready for an emotional ride that can bring you to tears and the smiles all at once and more. Love Beau and William. I think they're the next best thing after my favorite trio of AC bosses—Victor, Andrew and Matthew.

Grand Prize
*US only shipping* 
NOH8 tote bag full of William and Beau goodies!
A signed paperback copy of Live for Love (signed by the Author and the cover model), one of Beau's favorite T-shirts (Size L or XL), a Grown up swear word coloring book with glitter markers (compliments of Beauregard Boudreaux), a bracelet like the one William gives Beau, some fleur de lis magnets and a Live for Love magnet.

Runner Up Prize
*US only shipping*
An All cocks mouse pad with a complimentary All Cocks goodie box! 
(All Cocks magnet, Live for Love magnet, All Cocks soap, All Cocks keychain, All Cocks chapstix and a fan to help cool you off after you read Live for Love).

ONE winner - International - an e-book copy from my backlist (excluding Live for Love) OR a $5 Amazon giftcard (winner's choice)

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. OR you can pay the cost for shipping to your country - the US cost when you purchase the books from me. 

Live for Love Exclusive Excerpt….

Chapter 2 | Friends…for Now

“Congratulations on winning Tommy’s case,” Tristan said over his shoulder, leading the way into his office, closing the door behind Beau. 

“Thanks Tris, it was easy enough wit the video.” He took his usual spot on the couch, Tristan relaxing into his chair across from him. 

“So, how have you been?” 

“Can’t complain. Business is good, the shelter is getting by, same ole same ole,” Beau responded, shrugging his shoulders. 

“Yes, but how have you been?” Tristan stared at him, one eyebrow raised. “Have you given any more thought to what we discussed during our last session?” Beau had been coming to see Tristan for a couple of years now, and Tristan had been pressing him to consider dating for at least one of those years, if not longer. 

Beau sighed, nodding. “I’m a ticking time bomb Tris; one day the disease is gonna take over and…boom.”

Tristan sat forward, tossing his tablet and pen onto the coffee table. “Now you know that is not necessarily true, Beau. With the advances of modern medicine combined with the healthy lifestyle you lead, it’s possible you won’t ever make the progression to AIDS.” 

“But what if I do, Tris? You know how hard it was for me when Izzie died, how dat wrecked me. Hell, who knows where I’d be now if not for you, the therapy and counseling? I won’t do to another man what Izaiah did to me. God love him, you know I did, still do, but I…I just can’t, Tris. I can’t take dat chance.” Beau stared at his feet, unable to meet Tristan’s gaze.

“Tell me Beau, do you regret your life with Izaiah prior to his diagnosis?” 

Beau’s head shot up. “No. Of course not.” 

“Do you regret your decision to stand by him after he infected you?” 

Beau growled, shaking his head. 

“Because it was your choice. Isn’t that right, Beau? It was your choice to stay or go. It was your choice to, sorry to be so cliché, to love him or leave him.” Tristan waited patiently while every emotion Beau felt flittered across his face. 

“Fuck you, Tris,” he finally barked. 

“Sorry, two is quite enough, not sure I could keep up with a third,” Tristan quipped. 

Beau laughed out loud. “You and dem boys is right together Tris, don’t let nobody be tellin you any different.” 

Tristan leaned forward again, the smile fading away. “You deserve to be happy Beau; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, including yourself.”

Be sure to stop by Making It Happen ( tomorrow for Part 2!

Follow the tour!
Live for Love blog tour schedule:

July 1st
Multitasking Momma – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 1
Sik Reviews – Review w/Spotlight
Love Bytes – Spotlight w/Guest Post (The story behind the story)

July 2nd
Happily Ever Chapter – Review w/Spotlight
Making It Happen – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 2
Cathy Brockman Romance – Review w/Song & Scene
Foxylutely – Review w/Author Q&A Part I

July 3rd
Bike Book Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 3
The O’Raven Chronicles – Spotlight only

July 4th
Wicked Faeri's Tales andReviews – Review w/Song & Scene
All In One Place – Review w/Spotlight
Triple A – Spotlight w/Author Q&A Part II
Gay Media Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 4
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Live Interview

July 5th
MM Books Escape – Review w/Dream Cast
Jessie G Books – Spotlight only
Divine Magazine – Spotlight w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 5
Purple Rose Teahouse – Spotlight
MM Good Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight

July 6th
Bayou Book Junkie – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 6
Smashingly Bookalicous – Review w/Spotlight
Diverse Reader – Review w/Guest Post (This or That)
Molly Lolly – Review w/Spotlight
Open Skye – Review w/Playlist

July 7th
Two Book Pushers – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 7
Inked Rainbow Reads – Review w/Spotlight
Prism Book Alliance – Review w/Author Q&A Part III
Sinfully Gay Romance – Guest Post only (Would you Rather)

You'll notice above that there is an Exclusive Excerpt everyday split over 7 blogs. This is an entire chapter in the book that I've split over 7 of the blogs hosting. So, if you want to read the entire chapter, you'll have to visit each blog to do so. Or, you could just buy a copy ;) 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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