TM Smith- Appearances Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

 Appearances, can be deceiving.Raven
and Tanis are trying very hard to merge their vastly different
lifestyles, but Tanis issues with his own past could prove to be more
than their fragile relationship can handle. Is their love for each other
strong enough to weather the oncoming storm?Aiya and Sawyer
have fought hard to be together in a world where Opposite relationships
are generally forbidden. Yet, they are still forced to keep their
relationship a secret while they are outside the walls of House Gaeland.

Everyone assumes that the only threat lies outside their walls,
the group of rebels led by Cillian. But something is happening within
House Gaeland, something that hasn’t happened since GWI. And with all
the attention focused on that, their guard is down. An evil that was
under their nose all along strikes, and someone will make the ultimate
sacrifice to save another.

Appearances is the second book 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. **

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21952171-appearances
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The twins were raised to love music. Aiya plays piano, while Aiyan and Raven play the violin. Rian and Mia, their biological parents, show their musical chops along the way as well. I found that actually listening to the music they would play while I was writing definitely helped. I have several playlists on Youtube and Spotify and I always have something going in the background while I’m writing. My favorites are David Garrett and Ronan Hardiman so I can hear violins and Celtic tunes. 

The first time you the twins play in Opposites its Rain on The Pond. They actually play this more than once. I found this song one day when I was looking for a song that used the sound of rain in the background, as it was crucial to that part of the story.
Sawyer stumbles on Aiya one day playing the piano in the Hall. The windows are open, the wind is blowing the curtains over the top of the piano as well as Aiya’s hair off her shoulders. He’s mesmerized by her talent and the peace it brings her.
At Aiya and Maeve’s rehearsal dinner Aiyan, Raven and Rian play a fun, catchy Celtic tune for everyone to enjoy. It starts out with the drums then the flute comes in and finally one violin and then two. It’s one of my favorite songs even before I started writing. During this scene I talk about how it’s almost a dual between Aiyan and Raven while they play, they are dripping sweat by the time they are done.
What is a Greek wedding without some traditional Greek dancing. Sirtaki!!
Lament, the very definition is a passionate sadness. This was the title of the chapter, and the song says it all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_rWGa8L7kk
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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3 Comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being a guest T.M.! This sounds like such a great read! Congrats in the release!

    I love music and often write to it, as well as creating playlists for my books. Music has always been an inspiration.

  2. Such a wonderful book, and by a great lady too! Thanks for sharing the awesome guest post. 😀

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