Chatting with Mia Kerick
Let’s start out by getting to know you. Tell us 4 things about yourself that are not in your bio.
* heaven is defined as a my backyard, large café mocha, book in hand, soaking up the sun
* I was in Miss Hampton Beach Beauty Pageant at the age of 19
* I adopted my fourth child from South Korea when he was four months old
* I am a huge fan of white button-down collared shirts and ripped bootleg jeans
If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?
If you are anything like my husband, you aren’t going to like it, but I think I would go to Disney and Epcot and all of the great parks in Orlando, Florida, with my husband and four children. We’d stay at The Grand Floridian, eat all our meals out, and lounge by the pool for the first half of the day, then explore the parks together at night.
List three books you have recently read and would recommend
The first two were read in the process of research.
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight
My Story by Elizabeth Smart
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
What do you always order in a favourite restaurant?
Whenever I come to visit my second daughter in NYC, she’s a dancer, I get myself to a diner where I have a tuna melt and fries.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
I would really like to improve my health by eating better, exercising more, drinking more water. I am a huge fan of cookies and coffee and sitting in my living room writing books, so this will be a challenge.
What do you like to read?
I like to read m/m romance with a MAJORLY tortured hero. I like self-acceptance books, Huffington Post articles, true-crime types of stories, and I enjoy reading my own work with the intention of perfecting it.
What do you look when choosing a book to read?
Of course, I’m tempted by a great cover. I’m not someone picks a book because the guy on the cover has a great chest. I’m more a face person—haunted eyes get me every time. I read the blurb and look for that necessary tortured soul, and I often check out the reviews on Amazon or Goodreads to see how the book is rated.
What do you need someone to invent right away?
Plus size women’s pastel-striped button-down collar shirts. A better variety of ripped sexy plus size boot cut jeans. A computer that I can fully understand that backs everything up upon a simple verbal command.
What does the word "romantic" mean to you?
I think that romantic means selfless with regard to the person you love, and loyal to the extreme.
Can you share something about your works in progress?
I am finishing up a LGBTQ Adult contemporary romance called Thousand-yard Stare that deals with the challenge of being gender fluid, or more specifically, bigender. Vedie Wilson experiences two distinctly different genders, depending upon his life circumstances. I believe it is a fascinating story of self-acceptance and open-mindedness.
The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick
Published 14th of February 2016 by CoolDudes Publishing
Heat: 3-4 ǀ 220 pages
Contemporary New Adults Romance
Trembling on the floor, pressed beneath a row of seats in a dark theater, college freshman Jason Tripp listens to the terrifying sound of gunshots, as an unknown shooter moves methodically through the theater, randomly murdering men, women, and children attending a student performance of Hamlet. Junior Liam Norcross drapes his massive body on top of Jason, sheltering the younger man from the deathly hail of bullets, risking his life willingly and maybe even eagerly.
As a result of the shared horror, an extraordinary bond forms between the two young men, which causes discomfort for family and friends, as well as for Jason and Liam, themselves. And added to the challenge of two previously “straight” men falling into a same-sex love, are the complications that arise from the abundance of secrets Liam holds with regard to a past family tragedy. The fledgling passion between the men seems bound to fade away into the darkness from which it emerged.
Jason, however, is inexplicably called to rescue his hero in return, by delving into Liam’s shady past and uncovering the mystery that compels the older man to act as the college town’s selfless savior.
The Art of Hero Worship takes the reader on a voyage from the dark and chilling chaos that accompanies a mass shooting to the thrill of an unexpected and sensual romance.
Mia Kerick Adult is an award-winning author of stories involving the type of life events that are riveting to read about, but you probably wouldn’t want to experience first hand. Into her fictional disasters, she sprinkles a sufficient quantity of touching and spicy adult LGBTQ romance to keep her readers coming back for more.
Having relocated from Boston, Massachusetts to rural New Hampshire, Mia lives with her doting husband, four brilliant and accomplished young adult children who will one day likely contribute to the establishment of world peace (Mia believes in self-fulfilling prophecies), and at least three too many cats. She suffers with a severe case of mall-withdrawal, which leads to frequent online shopping and an overly personal relationship with the UPS driver.
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