Thursday, August 4, 2016

Audiobook Tour-Review, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: THE CELLAR BY T.M. Smith

The Cellar (an Opposites novella) by TM Smith Audiobook tour

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 mothers' plan. The son of a fisherman was not a suitable match for the son of Greece as far as their mothers' were concerned, but Taryn usually gets his way.

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 much like the deleted scenes from your favorite movie. I've taken several scenes that were either cut short or removed from the book Appearances, and elaborated on them to create the short, sexy, and steamy novella.

Buy links: Amazon Audio | Audible 

Listen to the first 5 minutes here

Brought to life by Narrator Greg Boudreaux

Exclusive Excerpt
To say the weeks following the initial trip to Greece where intense would be an understatement. Madness was more like it. Everything and everyone’s lives changed in a series of events that were a direct result of Marcus’s manipulations while he was alive. They were still unaware of exactly how far reaching the former Head of The Order’s psychosis went. 
After Raven killed his mentor to prevent him killing Aiya and her baby, Tanis immediately took him back to Greece and secretly planned a commitment ceremony for them, even bringing Raven’s mother over from House Gilley for the small event. And while few mourned the death of a man gone mad, everyone mourned the loss of their dear friend Ian, who died trying to protect Aiya and her unborn child. 
The mood within all the Houses was tense in light of recent events, but House Gaeland seemed to bear the strongest strain. As the ruling House, Gaeland held the fate of all the other Houses and they also held control of The Order, which Raven was now in charge of. Some of the Ambassadors were less than pleased that a man so young was now charged with leading their brightest minds. Their concerns only held at bay because the true heir, Rian, supported Raven as the new Head of The Order. 
To make matters worse, in some opinions, the young woman that was set to take over House Gaeland had engaged in an Opposite relationship, and was now pregnant with a man’s child. A natural pregnancy was unheard of anymore, much less a union between a woman and a man within one of The Houses. 
It was a blessing in disguise that Christmas was just around the corner, so the twins and their family used the holiday as an excuse to shift focus from the issues that plagued them and concentrate on something else, even if just for a little while. 

Aiyan and Kaden were still learning things about each other, their lives and their traditions the longer they were together. While the holidays were celebrated in an entirely different way within Kaden’s family, he was anxious to learn about Aiyan’s family and their traditions that surrounded the holiday. So Aiyan came up with the idea for them to hang mistletoe throughout the palace and he would tell Kaden the story behind a kiss under the mistletoe. 

Carra's Review

The Cellar is a wonderful look at those scenes that don't appear in Appearances, yet still enrich the Opposites series as a whole...and of course make fans of the series like me REALLY happy by giving us just a bit more of the characters we love.

I love how Taryn fights for what-or rather WHO-he wants, and the story of how he and Thanos meet and come together is sweet, moving, and of course steamy hot!  When it comes to Raven and Tanis, I can never get enough of the two of them so this sizzling, sexy glimpse of them really helps stave off those withdrawals of missing the two of them together once I'd read Opposites and Appearances.  Don't even get me started on Aiyan and Kaden...those two have been naughty from the start, and this quick look at them in the mistletoe scene is no different (thank goodness!) ;-)

As for the narration of this tasty novella, Greg Boudreaux does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life.  I love the accents, and he gives every character a unique, consistent voice throughout the story.  The pacing is perfect, and I could listen to this over and over...and probably will be doing so pretty soon!  And as for the intimate scenes?  Refer back to that "bringing characters to life" part...oh yes.

5 stars for The Cellar, both for the story and the excellent audio narration!  Recommended for M/M readers 18+ (for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content), especially if you are a fan of sci-fi/dystopian stories.  This is book #2.5 in the series, and while I suppose it could stand alone, I would strongly recommend reading/listening to the series in order for the best understanding and to lower the amount of spoilers.

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!

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