March 19, 2015

Pride Promotions presents: Opposites by T.M. Smith

Book Name: Opposites (book 1, Opposites – The Library, an Opposites novella – book 2, Appearances – The Cellar, an Opposites novella)
Series? Opposites                 
If yes, what number? 1 – 4 (should be read in order)
Release Date: June 1, 2013

Author Name: T.M. Smith
Author Bio:
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?

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Publisher: TTC Publishing
Cover Artist: T.L. Shreffler of Runaway Book Design


In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.*

Categories: Adult dystopian majorly MM romance. I market as an LGBT romance because I have gay, straight and lesbian couples.

Standing outside the door to the room Kaden barely occupied, Aiyan placed his hands on either side of him planting him against the wall. He stared at Kaden for several moments before he smiled, and kissed him. Kaden pulled back and shot a warning glare at him.

“You should go.” Kaden whispered breathlessly. “Goodnight Aiyan.”

Aiyan grinned that crooked smile and planted a kiss on his neck and whispered,  “Go where, here?” He moved up and nipped Kaden’s ear lobe with his teeth. “Or here?” he asked. Kaden was beginning to slide down the wall as his legs turned to jelly.

Aiyan stood back laughing, his eyes glistened and he smiled. “Goodnight Kaden, I love you.” Placing a quick peck on his lips, he turned to go.

“And I you.” Kaden said and closed the door behind him before sinking to the floor, no longer able to support himself. He ran the tips of his fingers across his still tingling lips, and smiled.

Pages or Words: 199 pages (Opposites)

Guest post: The joys and heartbreak of world building

Hi everyone, and thank you to Chris for hosting me today. This is a great topic Chris has chosen to talk about, world building is both a joy and a curse. I’ll start with what I love about being able to create my own reality with my writing. In Opposites, I’ve created a dystopian society where being gay/lesbian is the norm, to be straight labels you an opposite or an outkast. Since I basically demolished earth in the after effects of global warming, I was able to completely create a society based on a different set of parameters, morality and rules.

Imagine if you will, a world where same sex relationships are the norm. A few hundred years in the future, the earth barely survived global warming and the smartest man among the survivors just happened to be gay. So he rebuilds society and, thinking that he will make it bigger and better, he outlaws opposite relationships. This world has thrived for a couple centuries now but one thing that is ever present in any society is evolution. As the world and the people in it evolve, so do their principles, beliefs and lifestyles.

I had a lot of fun with research, research in climate changes and elevation as well as different cultures and customs so that the different people and places I write about will have some basis in reality. And I’m still trying to find out if my membership to Cockyboys is a tax deduction, it’s strictly for research purposes, I assure you.

The downside to building this world that I wanted to be believable as a possibility of a future for us is that death is a part of life. I decided early on that I didn’t have it in me to kill off any of my main characters. After breathing life into these people, to kill them for any reason just didn’t seem right to me. And even when I tried to write it for one of them, it didn’t read true. So I created characters to kill. But then I got very attached to one of them, which made it hard to complete their story the way I originally intended.

Another downside to creating your own reality is remembering people, places and things. Like writing a character being at point A, but then two chapters later he is at point B, which is impossible. I had to make a power point with basic character descriptions including height, eye color, hair color, where they were born and such just so I could keep up with everybody and everything. For the most part creating this world and writing these stories is just so much fun and I hope that I can convey that joy to readers. 

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Rafflecopter Prize: 

1 winner - $25 Amazon giftcard (I)
1 winner - series inspired bookmark and necklace made by Raven (US only)
1 winner - Keychain and magnet for The Cellar made by Crazy Creations (US only)
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