In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.
In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.
Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.
*WARNING* Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.*
This book was so very interesting. I love the premise of homosexuality being the norm. Flipping social norms like that always makes for an interesting dynamic in the story. It was fascinating having so many stories being told together from each character’s point of view. Each couple had their own obstacles to overcome that were vastly different than the others. I loved seeing how they each looked at the problems and tackled them. My heart hurt for each of the characters as they went through their struggles and had to overcome prejudice, fear, and myriad of other emotions. Not a fan of the ending. Total cliffhanger leaving me going “NOOOOOO!” right at the last sentence. I do recommend this book though because the world building was amazing. Just make sure you have the next book ready to go when you do.
I asked TM Smith to give us a playlist for the Opposites series. She gave some wonderful songs and even included YouTube links! Listen as you read and enjoy!
Opposites Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkehmrHrmCeM4a1IpZWLk6p8-GODvnw5s
Celtic Dream – Ronan Hardiman
Ronan Hardiman – Lament
David Garrett – Kashmir
David Garrett – Csardas (Vittorio Monti)
Forest Piano – Rain on the pond (Relaxation & Meditation)
Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon
Blackmore’s Night – Where Are We Going From Here
Christina Aguilera Bound to You
Jai Ho Full Song Slumdog Millionaire
Ye Dooriyan – Love Aaj Kal
Richard Stoltzman – Maid with the Flaxen Hair
Drowning Pool – Bodies
Enya – Watermark
Matt Nathanson – Get Higher
Lifehouse w/Natasha Bedingfield – Between the Raindrops
Pat Benatar – We Belong
Adam Lambert – What’ya Want From Me
TM Smith youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJjm1BpCFi7kCt_KK_VyReA
Playlist for The Library: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkehmrHrmCeMLM1FSKNdEl9_VIfUrO6j3
Playlist for Appearances: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkehmrHrmCeOtQtZ1tyb8KixR3-xgVKIp
Playlist for The Cellar: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkehmrHrmCeNGHJ01sTu67oP2ZwgIdpWM
Standing outside the door to the room Kaden barely occupied, Aiyan placed his hands on either side of him planting him against the wall. He stared at Kaden for several moments before he smiled, and kissed him. Kaden pulled back and shot a warning glare at him.
“You should go.” Kaden whispered breathlessly. “Goodnight Aiyan.”
Aiyan grinned that crooked smile and planted a kiss on his neck and whispered, “Go where, here?” He moved up and nipped Kaden’s ear lobe with his teeth. “Or here?” he asked. Kaden was beginning to slide down the wall as his legs turned to jelly.
Aiyan stood back laughing, his eyes glistened and he smiled. “Goodnight Kaden, I love you.” Placing a quick peck on his lips, he turned to go.
“And I you.” Kaden said and closed the door behind him before sinking to the floor, no longer able to support himself. He ran the tips of his fingers across his still tingling lips, and smiled.
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?
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/T.M.-Smith/e/B00D8N818E
Where To Buy:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13ga7Cb
Createspace Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4924042
Print copy of Opposites/The Library from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Opposites-T-M-Smtih/dp/150065874X
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