Dare to Hope Audio tour T.M.Smith Joel Leslie #M/Mromance #sogood

 
Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control.
Gabriel Simenson is mourning his lover’s death. The random act of violence that took Gio’s life has left everyone at All Cocks reeling. The only thing keeping Gabe from drowning in misery is the friendship he’s forged with Micah, the newest model at All Cocks. He continues to struggle, and at the urging of his All Cocks family Gabe agrees to counseling with Tristan under one condition: Micah must go with him.
Micah Solo can relate to unbearable loss, having lost his leg and so much more in Iraq. The past two years he has been alone, adrift and vulnerable – the memories of war haunting his dreams, spilling over into his daily life. At All Cocks, Micah has found the acceptance he craves and the family he lost, but still he yearns for happiness and peace within.
The friendship between the three is instant, the mutual attraction evident. They circle each other, wanting more, yet unsure if it is truly possible. Is life the mundane reality they’ve each come to accept for themselves or do they dare to hope?
The All Cocks Stories is a series set within the world of online gay porn. Micah’s PTSD is told in detail, including flashbacks to his time in Iraq.
©2016 TM Smith (P)2017 TM Smith

Buy links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE 
Smashwords | B&N | iTunes | Audible

MY REVIEW

“Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!”

Overall 5 Meows
Performance 5 meows
Story 5 meows
Where does Dare to Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Way up at the top!

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to mention, but if I do have to choose one, I will pick when Micah asked both Gabe and Tristan to make love to him at the same time. This usually isn’t my thing but T.M Smith wrote it so beautifully and Joel Leslie narrated it so passionately that it would set you heart and kindle on fire.

If you could take any character from Dare to Hope out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Hmm. Hard choice again. I will pick Tristan. I love a big man with a bit of scruff. I loved his accent. He is charming, attentive, patient, loving kind.

Any additional comments?

Dare to Hope is by far my favorite in this series. It was one of my favorites as a book, and Joel Leslie’s narration made it even better. He acted out each voice, gave each character a distinct accent and the sex scenes were done wth o much passion.

Dare to Hope is about two men with different types of PTSD. Gabe is suffering from the loss of his lover, Micah from the loss of his leg in the war. They both worked for All Cocks and became very close friends, bonding. Tristan is Gabe’s counselor and becomes Micah’s, and the three of them cannot get over the attraction they feel for each other.

Dare to Hope is a charming story and extremely well written. The characters are very well developed and likable, and the story line is interesting. You won’t want to put it down or turn it off once you start.

 

 
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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!
 
 
 
Author links: Amazon || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 

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Tour schedule

April 10th

TTC Books and more
(Schedule & links)

Open Skye (Review &

Spotlight)

 

April 11th

The O’Raven Chronicles
(Spotlight only)

Hearts on Fire (Review
& Excerpt)

 

April 12th

Happily Ever Chapter
(Review & Spotlight)

 

April 13th

Love Bites and Silk Ties (Review
& Exclusive Excerpt)

MM Book Escape (Spotlight
only)

Cathy Brockman (Review
& Spotlight)

 

April 14th

Fangirl Moments and My TwoCents (Spotlight only)

All In One Place
(Spotlight only)

 

April 15th

Making It Happen (Review
& Excerpt)

Wicked Faerie’s Tales
(Review & Playlist)

Love Bytes (Author
Interview)

 

April 16th

Two Book Pushers
(Spotlight only)

Bayou Book Junkie (Review
& This or That)

 

Triple A (Spotlight only)

 

Serenity Sunday~~A Moment of Silence

Today’s Serenity Sunday is a little different. I haven’t been out of the house to take any pictures and haven’t done anything lately. I had nothing. ( except more photos of Molly, Chloë, Kitness, and the Guinea pigs).

Yesterday in our writing group we were talking about some music and this one came up. We were discussing both versions. I like them both. ( some of you won’t remember Simon and Garfunkel)

 

This is the Original from 1964

 

This is the newer version by Disturbed.

 

I think this is one of the best remakes. It gives me shivers! ( Thanks Misty for getting it back in my head and Margaret ( my Daughter ) for originally introducing it to me.LOL) I still like the original but this just is awesome. I love his growliness near the end! I also think this song is timeless.

What do you think? Which is your favorite and why?

Cat’s Week In Review #reviews

Hi, everyone. This is a new thing I am trying. I hope you like my play on words!  This post is a little long, and I will be working the bugs out to get it smoother soon.

I will tell you a little about each book or audio and link you to my Goodreads link for the full review. At Goodreads, you can usually get the buy links by clicking on the get a copy, and it will pop up a list. I will also tell you who the publisher is that way you can always go there to purchase as well.

You can also find all of these reviews at TTC Books and More  http://www.ttcbooksandmore.com/  where she has fun giveaways and prizes each month too, so leave a comment on the reviews! To find each review just search the title and author of the book. Some of them have a blog tour as well with extra giveaways!

This was a slow week for me. I’ve been sick and going to bed early.

Books

Love is Heartless (Love Can’t Series #2) by Kim Fielding Dreamspinner Press

4 Meows

254 pages MM Contemporary, PoliceProcedural, Mystery Suspense

Nevin Ng was raised in the foster system. He is foul-mouthed, bitter and a one night stand guy. He doesn’t do relationships. Heck, he doesn’t do monogamy. He is a police detective in the Aged division and also works with Manuel at Bright Hope a community for LGBTQ senior citizens.

Colin works for his father in land development. They buy old houses, tear them down, build townhouses to sell. They have a few rental homes that Colin takes care of. One of his tenants calls him to work on her plumbing, and he finds her beat nearly to death. He meets Detective Ng and sparks fly.

I enjoyed this story and the slow build between the two men. I liked Nevin’s snark and his nicknames for Colin and the internal struggle in Nevin.

You can find my full review at Goodreads: 

Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt RipTide Publishing

Meows 4  Purss 4 (sexy, sensual and hot)

Genre: Contemporary M/M,  military, two silver foxes, workplace romance. Pages 347

 This is a book two of a series but stands alone fine. I think Anchor point may be what ties it into a series. I have not read the first ( but added to my to Read list) and really enjoyed the book.

The two main characters are both in their Forties. Both Military men with PTSD and Travis also have a disabling injury. Both men are now confined to desk work.

Clint comes out at the Navy Ball in a big way and also dumps his boyfriend after because he can’t be around that much drinking. He finds out that Travis is also Bisexual and they hit it off. I guess you could add friends to lovers in the category.  I found the story good, the romance good and loved the dealing with trauma. In the beginning, it was a bit slow, and no real action happens. It’s just a good romance of two men dealing with a lot, and life.

You can find  my full review at Goodreads  

 

Audio: Beneath the Stain Amy Lane  Nick J Russo  Audible

Rock band books aren’t my favorite but I heard so much about this I jumped at the chance to review it. Man am I glad I did. There is a lot of angst, but It’s worth it.

I think Nick J Russo brought so much passion to this story that you wouldn’t experience on your own. He didn’t just read the book. He became the characters. Each had their own voice, and the passion between Trav and Mackey was unfathomable. Nick made those love scenes with every breath, moan and whisper. He gave me shivers.

You can find my review at Audible 

 

 Movie: I haven’t felt well, so there wasn’t many movies or TV this week.  We did watch a movie last night called  Rampage President Down.

I’ll keep my lips zipped on this one. It was like looking at a train wreck…I wanted to walk away but was stuck.  I think I needed eye-bleach after. There was lots of violence.

 

I hope you enjoyed my week in review. I hope you find some good books to read an audio or movie. If you had a favorite this week, you would like to share, post in comments. I am always looking for good entertainment! See ya Next week!

 

 

Cat’s Week in Review #amreading #amlistening #amwatching

Hi, everyone. This is a new thing I am trying. I hope you like my play on words!  I’ve changed from Fridays to Saturday.

I will tell you a little about each book or audio and link you to my Goodreads link for the full review. At Goodreads, you can usually get the buy links by clicking on the get a copy, and it will pop up a list. I will also tell you who the publisher is that way you can always go there to buy as well.

You can also find these reviews at TTC Books and More where she has fun giveaways and prizes each month too, so go leave a comment on the reviews! To find each review just search the title and author of the book. Some of them have a blog tour as well with extra giveaways!

Books

Painted On my Heart Kindle Alexander Self-published 

Painted on My Heart is on my favorites for 2017, and Kellus and Arik on my favorite couples list.

I loved all the characters and the plot of the story.  Painted On my Heart also deals with HIV.

You can read my review on Goodreads

 

Service with a Smirk by Ariel Tachna  Dreamspinner Press

200 pages contemporary

4 meows 2 purrs

I like this book on many levels. First of all The May.December (older man?Younger man) trope is one of my all time favorites.  I also love broken men and Pascal is so sad. I rooted for him to find love again. I liked that they did not rush into anything and that each man at one time or other tried to move the relationship on. I also liked that Mathias, even though he was small and twinkish was unyielding, probably the stronger of the two. And the kicker was the writer ladies that were friends of Pascals.  Not to forget I love picturesque settings, and this is in Canada with a very French feeling.

Goodreads 

 Audio

PatchWork Paradise Indra Vaughn Craig  Beck Riptide Publishing Audible 

5 Meows 2 purrs

M/M Contemporary

Patchwork Paradise is such a sad but sweet story.  I cried so much, not all sad. There is twist after twist all the way to the end. It is definitely not predictable! I loved when Oliver changed Thomas baby first diaper. I loved Craig’s cooing voice when he did all the baby talk.

or the first sex scene with Thomas and Oliver. It was all really hot…then the baby cried. I loved it when Oliver told Thomas to go get the baby, he was going to get ice packs for his blue balls.

My Goodreads review   

Movie

We watched Deep Water Horizon this week.

4 Meows

It was Ok. There was a lot of action and seeing something based on reality was interesting. Mark Wahlberg starring in it didn’t hurt LOL

I hope you enjoyed my week in review. I hope you find some good books to read an audio or movie. If you had a favorite this week, you would like to share a post in comments. I am always looking for good entertainment! See ya Next week!

 

 

Cat’s week in Review~~ #amreading #amlistening #amwatching

Hi everyone. This is a new thing I am trying. I hope you like my play on words!

I will tell you a little about each book or audio and link you to my Goodreads link for the full review. At Goodreads, you can usually get the buy links by clicking on the get a copy and it will pop up a list. I will also tell you who the publisher is that way you can always go there to buy as well.

You can also find these reviews at TTC Books and More where she has fun giveaways and prizes each month too, so go leave a comment on the reviews! To find each review just search the title and author of the book. Some of them have a blog tour as well with extra giveaways!

Books

Love’s Tethered Heart by C. L. Etta  Dreamspinner Press

 M/M contemporary  5 Meows  1 Purr

This is a bittersweet story. It is about a man (Mico) that barely survived a gay bashing. He is hooked up to a ventilator, feeding tube and catheter. It is also a story of a family sticking together and caring for the man instead of putting him in a skilled care facility.  Danny is a journalist that finds love in a very unlikely place.

I gave it one purr because though it’s not sexual there is a very sensual scene.

I applaud for dealing with such a sensitive story and making it so beautiful and romantic. Though someone is disabled, they are still very human and have needs. BRAVO!

You can see my full review at  Goodreads.  

 

A Coal Miner’s son T A Chase Published by Dreamspinner Press

M/M Contemporary

4 Meows.

T A Chase s one of my auto-buy authors. I love the realistic characters.

In A Coal Miner’s son, James is a wealthy coal mine owner and Cai is a mine worker.  It’s an awesome, rich/ man poor man story.

My  Goodreads  review 

 

Block and Strike  Kelly Jensen  Published by Dreamspinner Press  M/M Contemporary 

 4 meows  2 Purrs

I have only read a couple Kelly Jensen books, but she is heading right up there on my auto-buy too.  This story does have some violence and is very angsty , But I absolutely loved it.

Max is found on Jake’s doorway beaten almost to death. Jake takes him to the hospital. Jake has his secrets as well.  Block and strike is a lovely story of coming out, life and learning to trust and love.

My Goodreads review  

 

The Applicant by Aidee Ladner Dreamspinner Press 

MM Time Travel, Sci-FI

 3 Meows  2 Purrs

This one is a short story about time travel. Not usually my cup of tea but it was cute. There is a robot bear that makes it all worth reading. It is a setup  I think for a series and I am intrigued.

My Goodreads review  

Audio

Smoke and Mirrors by Charlie Cochet  Thirds book 7  narrated by Mark Westfield  10 hrs  42 minutes Audible 

M/M, Genres Mystery/Suspense / Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy / Werewolves/Shapeshifters

This is book 7 of the series and the best yet. That’s saying a lot as each book was fantastic. If you’re looking for an excellent series whether to read or listen to I highly recommend this.

Smoke and Mirrors does start where the last story ended with Dex being kidnapped and tortured. There are many emotional moments in this story. I laughed and cried more in this than the others and again that’s saying a lot. There are many shocking twists, several tear-jerking moments, of course, lots fo hot man-sex and wow what an ending.

You can read my full review at

Goodreads 

Since the series is awesome and you do need to read in order,  you can buy the complete series

Thirds https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYZH1HN/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

Waiting for the Flood  Alexis Hall Narrated by Alexander Doddy  2 hrs 49 minutes Riptide Publishing. Audible

 MM Standalone (Spires Universe) contemporary (kisses and touches no sex)  104 pages

Waiting for the flood is very poetic, and a short sweet romance. The narration made the book in my opinion. I could listen to Alexander Doddy all day. 

You can read my full review at Goodreads 

 

Redesigning Max Pat Henshaw Narrated by David Ross Dreamspinner Press Audible

Overall 4  Performance 5  story 4

MM/ Contemporary

Freddy is an award-winning designer. He is surprised when Max a sexy, lumberjack type guy hires him to design his cabin in the woods. Max finds Freddy intriguing and they become friends and lovers.

My Goodreads Review  

 

The BlueBerry Boys by Vanessa North Tobias Silversmith Riptide Publishing Audible

4 story 4 performance 4 overall

M/M Contemporary

Blueberry Boys is a short and sweet romance. It is about a country boy who is closeted and an out and proud city boy.

There is a scene with the sweetest love letter from Conner to Jed that brought tears to my eyes.

Goodreads review

 

TV

 Friday night (Dec 30) we watched Vikings. All his Angels.  Originally aired 12/28.

I hate to give such a violent story 5 meows, but I have to.  What Radnor’s courage and strength to all the kings did to him was astounding. I think this was probably aired originally earlier in the week we DVR tv shows a lot to get out of the commercials.

Movies TV

 Traded

4 Meows 

This was a western. It was splendid but very violent. A cowboy’s son died from a snakebite and him nd his wife got into a fight causing the 17-year-old daughter to run away. She is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. The father goes to hell and back to rescue her.  Kris Kristofferson had a small part. It also stars Trace Adkins and Michael Pare

Amazon

Youtube   

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my week in review. I hope you find some good books to read an audio or movie. If you had a favorite this week, you would like to share, post in comments. I am always looking for good entertainment! See ya Next week!

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