January 25, 2015

The Cellar Blog Tour: Review, Tens List + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the official blog tour for The Cellar by T.M. Smith! Today I have my review to share with you, along with a guest post by the author - and don't forget to enter the giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

The Cellar (Opposites #2.5)
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia/GLBT Romance
Release Date: November 23, 2014
Publisher: TTC Publishing


It's time to learn the truth about what happened that day in The Cellar.

Taryn and Thanos are the formidable Ambassadors of House Orion. Taryn was born into power, bred from birth to lead the people of Greece along with his sister Theresa, Thanos was never a part of his mother's plan. The son of a fisherman was not a suitable match for the son of Greece as far as their mother was concerned, but Taryn always takes what he wants.

The Cellar is the story of how these two men met and fell in love, and what lengths Taryn went to, to ensure he kept his man. This novella also contains a more detailed accounting of what happened the night Raven and Tanis went for a walk on the beach, and the adult version of Mistletoe and Mayhem that was initially released as a free short through goodreads.

The Cellar is the second novella in the Opposites series, the series should be read in order.

** Warning, Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, straight and lesbian couples. However, The Cellar is strictly a M/M novella **


10 Favorite Books Read This Year:

I just did my top 10 for 2014 on my blog, here they are, in no particular order…

~ A Solid Core of Alpha by Amy Lane
~ City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Claire
~ All The Colors of Love by Jessica Freely
~ Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
~ Gabriel’s Fall by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
~ Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
~ A Heart For Robbie by JP Barnaby
~ The River Leith by Leta Blake
~ Names Can Never Hurt Me by Wade Kelly
~ Bear, Otter & The Kid by TJ Klune
The Cellar is a novella in the science fiction/dystopian romance series Opposites. In the story, our main characters - Taryn and Thanos - are Ambassadors of House Orion. Their story is basically one of star-crossed lovers who will be together no matter what they must go through. Taryn was born into a powerful and wealthy family and was raised to lead the people of Greece along with his sister. Thanos is the poor son of a fisherman, and Taryn's mother believes he's not near good enough for Taryn. The novella is the story of how the two men meet and then fall in love. It also includes extra scenes from the series that will help the reader understand certain parts better. 

I don't normally read fiction of this genre, mainly because I can't relate well with the characters and due to the explicit sexual situations. For those readers who enjoy that genre and have read the other books in the Opposites series, this novella will deepen their knowledge of Taryn and Thanos' relationship. The novella details how the two men meets and subsequently fall in love. It's highly recommended that the books in the series are read in order - which I completely agree with. I haven't read any of the other books, so while I was reading this story, I found myself confused and totally lost at some points. The main plot of the story is easy to follow, but the other details that connect it directly with the series were lost on me. The writing style was very well done with incredibly vivid imagery and detailed descriptions - including explicit sexual scenes. I found it to be a quick read due to the fact that it's a novella, and even though it is something that I'm not used to or quite fond of, I could definitely appreciate the author's writing and talent. Highly recommended for readers who have already read the other books in the series, along with those who enjoy this genre and these types of situations. I do have to say again that it would be in the reader's best interest to reader the series in order to have better understanding of what happens.

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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1 comment:

  1. Great post, love the honesty in your review. Thanks for hosting me today!