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Monday, January 7, 2019

Scarred by Mia Kerick - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Book Trailer - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Mia Kerick and her new book, “Scarred”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Mia and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

by Mia Kerick


GENRE: LGBTQ Contemporary Romance



ONE tropical island.
Placida Island’s gentle ocean breezes and rolling surf beckon to those who wish to reside in remote tropical serenity.

TWO men living in self-imposed exile.
Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back and carrying devastating damage in his soul from severe childhood abuse, Matthew North lives alone in a rustic cabin on the shore, avoiding human contact.

Gender fluidity his perceived “crime” against family and friends, Vedie Wilson flees his childhood home so he can freely express his identity.

THREE persecutors seeking their warped view of justice.
Vedie’s past refuses to stay in the faraway city he left behind when family members, intent on forcing him to change, steal him from his island home.

TOO MANY scars to count.
Their beautiful faces masking deeply scarred souls, Matt and Vedie live in hiding from the world and each other.

Can they unite and embrace each other’s painful pasts, leaving the scars behind to find love?




Once again, I’ve been drawn to The Only Tiki Hut on Placida Island, as a moth is drawn to the flame. I drink my beer slowly, another brew of Vedie’s choice, and I can’t help running a long list of discontents through my mind.

I don’t like how Joey looks at Vedie’s ass when he bends over a table to fill the gray tub with dirty dishes. He’s doing it right now, as I swallow my last sip. And seeing this makes my fingers itch with an almost unavoidable need to grasp the older man by the neck of his faded green T-shirt and throttle him until he’ll never again be physically able to stand behind Vedie and drool over his body. I close my eyes and mentally go there, just long enough to imagine the pleasure that would be mine if I were to give in to my rage.

“Hey, Matt. Tonight’s special is lobster mac and cheese. I tried it—the stuff is legendary.” Sheila’s smiling at me, and it’s a brighter smile than usual, as if she thinks we’ll soon be going on a double date together. I don’t think I’m comfortable with this.

“Sounds good. I’ll take two to go.” I want to look away from her smile, but I can’t.

“One’s for Vedie, right?” Her smile turns into a grin.

My blush gives me away, I’m sure. “And put lots of rolls in the bag, please, and a garden salad, too…heavy on cucumbers.”

Another thing I dislike is how I’m starting to know Vedie’s preferences. He’ll slather the rolls with butter and pick the cucumber slices out of his salad with two fingers and dip them into the ranch dressing he will have poured onto a saucer and close his eyes while savoring his feast.

I don’t like that I admitted to Vedie my cat Jennifer is named after Jennifer Aniston, and Bob is actually Sponge Bob Square Pants.

I don’t like how when I come back to reality on my living room couch or in my bed—after my mind has shut down because I couldn’t handle a question or a smell or a sound—that Vedie is holding me, his arm tight around my shoulders. And how I feel safe—so safe I sometimes pretend I’m not back yet, closing my eyes and letting time stand still while I relish the comfort.

But more than anything else, I don’t like that Vedie knows my secret. That I provided him with enough clues to guess it, and I did this intentionally. I wanted him to know because I needed to share in his strength.

I don’t like it at all.

And it’s why I have to push him away.





Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and the baby finally off to college. (Yes, the nest is empty.) She publishes LGBTQ fiction and romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing English papers. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of young people who are challenged by the circumstances of their lives and relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She has NineStar Press to thank for providing an alternate place to stash her stories.

Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, a First Place Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a First Place Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for YA Fiction, among others.

Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.





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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for checking it out, Rita! It is a critical moment in the story where Matt discovers that he is starting to feel for Vedie. And he is uncomfortable with it. Caring, in his life, has long led to pain.

  2. Hello Ally! Thank you so much for hosting me today on your blog. What an amazing and complete job you do of presenting my book, Scarred, to your followers!