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!
Featured Book | Survivor
Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.
A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier.
Interview with T.M. Smith
I’m listening to ‘The Darkest Part of the Forrest by Holy Black. I absolutely love everything I’ve ever read/listened to by her. She has this knack of building these larger than life, amazing worlds and making the reader/listener feel as if they were sitting in the middle of the fantasy, watching the story unfold.
What does your writing space look like?
Right now it looks like a tornado blew through. It’s always hectic when I’m working on a new book, and right now I’m working on the sequel to Survivor.
Share your top 3 favorite authors to read.
Sandrine Gasq-Dion, Andrew Grey and Mary Calmes
What was inspired to start writing MM Romance?
A love for reading the genre.
What lead you to write Survivor?
An episode of Criminal Minds. It was one of my must see TV shows until Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore left, I bet I’ve seen every episode up until then four or five times. There’s an episode that really got to me where the killer, that had only killed the parents, sends gifts every year to the surviving children of his victims. The episode really resonated with me, particularly Rossi’s role in episode, that he’d never forgotten and tried to stay in touch, watch over the children as they grew up. So I took my obsession with that specific episode and created my own story with the bones of it.
What real-life inspirations did you draw from for the world building within Survivor?
The geographical location, Texas. When you’re reading Survivor much of the specific places mentioned in Dallas and Austin are places I’ve been and seen.
Who is your favorite character from Survivor and why?
Taylor, because he embodies the story and the title, he is a survivor. Everything he’s been through he could have turned out different, could have become a bitter or vindictive person. Of course, being surrounded by love, compassion and understanding certainly helped. I had a wonderful time writing him as a character, growing with him in a way.
What future projects are in store for your readers in 2018?
Up first will be Lover, the sequel to Survivor. Lover is Shannon, Rory and Rand’s story. I haven’t written a ménage in a while, thought it was time to create an amazing thruple again. I’ll also be starting another new series that we’ll just call the Angel trilogy, look for more info on that project in early 2018. There will be two more books in the All Cocks stories as well and my hope is to get both out next year, but book 8 will definitely be out in 2018.
Are there any nuggets of wisdom you can impart to aspiring writers?
I would say that you need to please yourself at the end of the day. There will always be someone that isn’t going to like that new book. There will always be a negative, and sometimes down right hateful, reviewer. You have to want to write so passionately that you can look at that 1 star review and keep going.
T.M. Smith has generously included a $10 Amazon electronic gift card with her author feature! This giveaway is US & UK. Do as many or as few tasks as you'd like on the Rafflecopter entry! Good luck,
Shelf Addiction Giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS
-You MUST be at least 18 years old to enter or have parental permission.
-This giveaway is US & UK only.
-You must be able to accept an Amazon electronic gift card. No substitutions.
-The winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the Rafflecopter entry form.
-All entries will be verified.
-The winner will have 2 business days to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
DISCLOSURE: This giveaway is sponsored by T.M. Smith