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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

All Boy by Mia Kerick - Blurb Blitz - Book Trailer - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Mia Kerick and her new book, “All Boy”!  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 $15 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!


All Boy
by Mia Kerick

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GENRE: YA LGBTQ Romance

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BLURB:

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s “to-do” list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.


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EXCERPT ONE:

Callie

It’s not like I planned to let him hurt me last year. I mean, nobody actually plans to step in front of a moving train—when you see it in the distance, chugging toward you at full speed, you take one giant step backward. Except in my case with Ryan. I stood there like an idiot, shut my eyes, and let him plow over me.

It shouldn’t have surprised me when I got flattened. But it did.

I need to get with the program. This isn’t a freaking game—it’s my life and my last chance at a successful senior year, which will hopefully land me a decent college scholarship. I’m not going to screw it up by making a move on any boy, let alone the hottest boy in the school. Even if he was really sweet each time he saved my ass.

And so I do what I do best: I retreat into the bookshelves, backing stealthily from Archaeology to Anthropology to Folklore.  When I reach the Economic Theory section, it’s as if I never paused beneath a Linguistics and Philosophy sign to casually consider my chances with a boy who makes me feel like I actually matter but still doesn’t know me from Adam.


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BOOK TRAILER:



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AUTHOR BIO:


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. They have won a 2019 IPPY GOLD award for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction, Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 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, and a category finalist for the Eric Hoffer award, a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards for Young Adult Fiction and more.

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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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Mia will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

7 comments:

  1. Mia ~ Good morning! Welcome back! As always it is a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Hello, Ally! Thanks so much for the wonderful way you presented All Boy to your readers!

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  2. Are any of the people in this book based off of people that you know?

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  3. Mia is such a great writer! I am such a fan of her's and her work.

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