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

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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!
 
 
 
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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)

 

Cat’s Meow~~#Reviews That Purr~~Dare to Hope~~An All Cocks Story By T.M. Smith

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Good morning everyone, and thanks for stopping by today to see what Cat thought of Dare to Hope. I decided to share a song from the playlist for the book. Lost Stars by Adam Levine of Maroon 5. I love this song so much – I’ve used it on more than 1 playlist. For this book I bet you are all thinking it’s for Micah; that would be wrong. This song just screams Gabe.

Gabe is still in mourning over the loss of his lover in a senseless act of violence. There are several verses in this song that really hit close to home for the situation for Gabe. He misses Gio something fierce, to the point of thinking he is betraying Gio’s memory if he moves on.

Reaching out for someone I can’t see – Cupid’s demanding back his arrow. Gabe feels like he got dealt the short straw, losing his lover just when they were starting a life together. Searching for meaning – this is why Gabe goes through the therapy with Tristan, he is trying to make sense of what happened, why it still guts him a year later when he thinks about Gio.

But don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow – Take my hand, let’s see where we wake-up tomorrow. About mid-way through the book, Gabe has a dream brought on by his still fragile psyche and witnessing a kiss between Micah and Tristan. In the dream, Gio comes to him, tries to reassure him that he will always be with him, but it’s time to move in. Holy shit, I balled like a baby while I was writing that chapter. It’s very moving and real and heart breaking, yet, beautiful.

Ultimately, Gabe finally realizes that the only way he can move forward, is to let go of the past. For so long he didn’t think he could hold onto his memories of Gio if he moved on, it takes a while and whole lot of love, patience and devotion from Micah and Tristan for Gabe to finally close that door and open a new one.

Please don’t see

Just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies

Please see me

Reaching out for someone I can’t see

 

Take my hand, let’s see where we wake up tomorrow

Best laid plans sometimes are just a one night stand

I’ll be damned, Cupid’s demanding back his arrow

So let’s get drunk on our tears

 

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young

It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run

Searching for meaning

But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

 

Who are we?

Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?

Woe is me

If we’re not careful turns into reality

 

But don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow

Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer

Turn the page, maybe we’ll find a brand new ending

Where we’re dancing in our tears

 

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young

It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run

Searching for meaning

But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

 

And I thought I saw you out there crying

And I thought I heard you call my name

And I thought I heard you out there crying

Just the same

 

And God, give us the reason youth is wasted on the young

It’s hunting season and this lamb is on the run

Searching for meaning

But are we all lost stars trying to light … light up the dark?

 

And I thought I saw you out there crying

And I thought I heard you call my name

And I thought I heard you out there crying

But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

Are we all lost stars trying to light up the 

 

I’ll leave you with a little snippet from Dare to Hope. Remember to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win a $25 giftcard. Thanks for hosting me today Cat!!

Excerpt from Dare to Hope, Chapter 12 Not Wanting to say Goodbye –

Warning, grab a tissue!

“I’m dreaming, aren’t I?” Gabe asked. 

“Yes. It was the only way I could talk to you, to tell you it was okay, to tell you it’s time to let me go.”  

“No.” Gabe choked on a sob.  

Gio, his angel, his ghost — whatever it was ignored Gabe’s choked out word. “Now you have to open your heart to them, you have to let them love you Gabriel, then you won’t be sad anymore.”  

Gabe spun around to face Gio. “Them? Baby, what… who are you talking about?”  

“The doctor and the soldier, don’t you feel it, Gabe? The three of you are already woven together, and yet, you all fight it so hard.”  

Gabe opened his mouth to protest, silenced by Gio’s lips as he bent and kissed him. It was gentle and full of warmth and love. Gabe stood still, eyes still closed as Gio pulled away from him. “I have to go now, just remember, I will always be with you Gabriel. I will always love you.”

OH Man T.M. That was a tear Jerker!  

Dare to Hope Play List

 

 


Dare to Hope
 an All Cocks Story book 4
Virtual book tour
 
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 t 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. 

*Warning* Micah’s PTSD is told in detail, including flashbacks to his time in Iraq. 

Grab your copy now! 


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myreview
 5 meows 5 purrs
Dare to Hope is a beautifully written story with just a touch of humor to balance to the angsty storyline. Gabe has been dealing with the loss of his lover Gabe after a fatal shooting. Gabe wasn’t doing well until he started therapy with Tristan and met Micah, a newer model at All Cocks. Micah is dealing with PTSD from a stint in Iraq that cost him his friends a lover and his leg. He still has brutal nightmares.  Tristan is quiet and laid back. He has built an outside friendship with both men as well as his therapy with them.  The more time they spend together, the more each man wants the other. Both others.
What I loved most about this story is the not only the dealing with the loss which was very well written but the slow build up of this threesome. They don’t just jump into bed. They don’t just look at one or the other and start having sex. No.T. M. takes each man on a solo trip with each of the others. Then Gabe and Micah’s friendship builds into more since they are roommates, Then they realize something is missing in their relationship. A binder to make them whole…Tristan.
There are some amazing scenes here, but This dream scene above is so heartwrenching you will need tissues.  Then later when they finally get together, there is another tear jerker.  Heck, this story is filled with some so be sure to have tissues on hand.
If you like stories that deal with PTSD, emotional loss, rebuilding your life, sexy ex-soldiers, cute porn stars, some hot sex scenes( they are porn stars) and a very heartfelt romance with a touch of humor this is for you!
Dare to Hope is book four, and you can read it alone but I suggest you read the series or at least book 3 to get a better grip on what is going on and the characters. I cannot wait for the next book!
Read the other books in the All Cocks Series…
Gay for Pay – Book 1

 

 Fame and Fortune – Book 2
How to Deal – Book 3
 All Cocks Series Box Set 
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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!
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