Monday, October 26, 2015

Amazon Review Tour - Fame and Fortune by T.M. Smith

Title: Fame and Fortune
Series: An All Cocks Story
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: M/M Romance
Released: August 29, 2015

Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man. But it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught a teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him.
Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life, he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate.
They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together; a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the internet at that time. After ten years together they were still perfectly happy, they didn’t even realize something was missing, until they met a broken young man that needed a family.
Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. He’d been on his own since he was sixteen when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose?
Matthew has deep rooted scars that aren’t usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn’t even realize they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness, together? 
*Advisory warning: This story contains a scene of sexual assault.*
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 44 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments. Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, Smith is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights.


Fame and Fortune. Many seek it, few find it.

Fame and Fortune is a sequel to Gay For Pay and explains the background of the relationship between Victor, Andrew and Mattie as they build their website into one of the premier websites in the world of online porn.

We also learn more about Mattie's past with his supposed friends and his parents that left him on the streets. With the help of Victor, Andrew, and gay-for-pay model Jordan, Mattie is able to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and move on.

This story is every bit as compelling as Gay For Pay. One of the things I like most is that the reader doesn't have to read Gay For Pay in order to understand what's happening. All of the models from Gay For Pay are mentioned, with a tiny bit of background information as necessary.

I highly recommend Fame and Fortune. It's definitely a must-read book.

One thing I would suggest, though. Even though the two books can be read in any order, I recommend that Fame and Fortune be read before Gay For Pay. Doing this, I believe, will enhance readers' enjoyment.

On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 4.5.


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