Sunday, November 27, 2016

Audio Book Tour ~ How to Deal by TM Smith ~ (Review, Playlist + Giveaway)

Audio Book Tour ~ How to Deal by TM Smith ~ (Review, Playlist + Giveaway)

Welcome to the How to Deal Audiobook tour, hosted by TTC Books and more.

How to Deal is the 3rd book in the All Cocks Stories and is now available in Audiobook format in addition to E-book and Print

Jon Brennan comes from a long line of men in uniform; all born and bred to both bleed and wear blue. His family and the majority of his co-workers support him every step of the way, so he doesn't need to hide the fact that he prefers men over women. Between the job and his larger than life, loud and rowdy half Irish, half Italian family, there isn't much time for dating, much less finding a guy who can deal with the stress and demands placed on the shoulders of an NYPD detective.
Kory White is cocky and abrasive with most people, but it is all a facade he hides behind to keep his heart safe. As a child, Kory lost his mother to an act of violence. Soon after, he and his baby sister Kassandra were separated by the system. Kassandra was immediately adopted, but Kory spent the next 10 years cycling through foster homes before moving to the Big Apple. In an effort to keep everyone at a distance, Kory has meticulously built himself an alter ego: Hayden Cox, All Cocks cockiest model.

These two strong-willed men definitely prove opposites do attract. Both are stubborn and hard headed to a fault, Kory more so than Jon. But Jon is used to being in control, the one calling the shots, and Kory fights him at every turn. Just when it seems they have found a way to navigate the unchartered territory that is love, tragedy knocks on Kory's door yet again. Volatile and strong, even in the face of adversity, both men refuse to give up on each other - or their love.

©2015 TM Smith (P)2016 TM Smith

Buy links Audiobook: iTunes | Amazon Audio | Audible

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*Audible code provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author for my listening pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

How to Deal is the third book in TM Smith’s All Cocks series. It’s possible to read or listen to this book on its own, but seriously, don’t do it! Take the time to read or listen to the first two books in this series, you’ll thank me later! 

In this book, our bad attitude, cocky and abrasive Kory finally meets a man he can’t chase off! We finally get to see who Kory is and what he’s been hiding with his behavior, but don’t think he’s going to fall easy, he makes Jon work for everything! Jon met Kory and many other All Cock guys in Book 2. He was the police detective that responded during the attack on Matty. Jon immediately notices Kory, his favorite porn star and gives him his number. And he’s up to the challenge of dealing with Kory.

A lot of this book was about family. Jon’s large, loud, in your business family. Jon’s family has a long history of being on the police force and he never considered any other kind of career. He’s never had to hide that he’s gay, it’s just who he is. We get to see a lot of interaction with Jon’s family, and see Kory’s insecurities as he learns to deal with them. There's also Kory’s sister, who was lost to him when he was eight. With her, Kory lost all his remaining family and grew up in the system with no one and it's only thanks to the keen observation of Tristan (Jon’s brother) that Kory gets his sister back. And of course, we have All Cocks, Kory’s chosen family, though he still protects his heart from them. This story is about Kory’s acceptance of himself and his past, and his healing and allowing his family to support him and letting love in.

Jon and Kory’s relationship was explosive at times. This was not an instalove story. Kory and Jon dated and didn’t even rush into sex. They got to know each other, and sometimes fought like cats and dogs. In some ways, they were opposites, but both men are stubborn and hard-headed. And though Kory seemed to be a dominant person in the previous books and on screen, he is not with Jon. With Jon, we get to see the insecure, heartbroken, lonely Kory that makes him act out and Jon stays strong and provides the support Kory needs. Once sex does happen, it is HOT!

This story is narrated by Joel Leslie and he does an excellent job! He narrated Book 2 in the series and does such a great job with the timing and pace of his narrating. He doesn’t have long pauses and moves the story along so it’s easy to follow and to stay involved in the story. And he brings the characters to life.

Overall: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars

Meet the Narrator!
Joel is a UK transplant, growing up with an American parents in a British commonwealth.  He is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of both American and British sounds.  His wit and comedic timing also appeal to producers.  He has developed a strong body of work for young audience, historical, fantasy, new-adult, romance and m/m fiction.  
His author’s have praised him as “a narrator among narrators, a man whose ability to create different characters rests on the power of his voice and his impeccable delivery”,  and a “true delight…" "legendary, and his professionalism, good humor, and charm make him a dream to work with”, "Anyone else would only be second best”.  
Joel records under two names, for mainstream and children’s fiction as Joel Froomkin, and for m/m and adult material under Joel Leslie and has consistent access to home studio for all production needs. 
{Image compliments of Author TM Smith (flying monkey) and Joel Leslie (Sexy Tinman) via GRL 2016 in Kansas City}

Narrator links: Audible | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Follow the tour: 

Nov 21st
BikeBook Reviews – Spotlight & REVIEW
MMBook Escape – Spotlight & Guest Post

Nov 22nd
ScatteredThoughts and Rogue Words – Exclusive Excerpt & REVIEW
HappilyEver Chapter – Inspiration/Gran Brennan & REVIEW

Nov 23rd
TwoBook Pushers – Spotlight only
OpenSkye Book Reviews – Spotlight & REVIEW
Books let us live a thousand words – Spotlight & REVIEW

Nov 24th
LoveBytes – This or That Thanksgiving edition (Author and Narrator) 
GayBook Reviews – Narrator Interview & REVIEW
TripleA – Spotlight only 

Nov 25th
FangirlMoments and My Two Cents – Spotlight only
MorticiaKnight – Spotlight only

Nov 26th
GayMedia Reviews – Playlist & REVIEW
CathyBrockman – Spotlight & REVIEW
TDCBook Reviews – Exclusive Excerpt & REVIEW

Nov 27th
BayouBook Junkie – Playlist & REVIEW
TheO’Raven Chronicles – Spotlight only

Nov 28th
BookBoyfriend Heaven – Spotlight only
WickedFaerie’s Tales and Reviews – Exclusive Excerpt & REVIEW

Nov 29th
Man2 Mantastic – Spotlight only
PurpleRose Teahouse – Guest post 
MakingIt Happen – Spotlight & REVIEW

Nov 30th
DivineMagazine – Guest post & REVIEW
SinfulReviews – Spotlight only 
PrismBook Alliance – Spotlight & REVIEW
Heartson Fire Reviews – Spotlight & REVIEW
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 || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter

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