Kim Fielding on Staged ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

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Title: Staged
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: Tami Santarossa
Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Gay, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: 07/18/2016


Once the second-prize winner on My Slave’s Got Talent, Sky Blue has spent the past few years singing at a failing New York nightclub. While Sky has never had control over his fate, his life seems to take a turn for the worse when he’s torn from the familiar comfort of performing and sold to a rich and enigmatic man.

Morgan Wallace takes his newly purchased slave to San Francisco, his intentions unclear. On the one hand, he treats Sky with more kindness than Sky has ever known—treats him like a real person. On the other hand, he shares Sky at parties hosted by his sadistic new friends.

A confused slave is an endangered slave, and Sky isn’t even sure of his master’s real name. Is he Morgan Wallace, wealthy and cruel, or Mackenzie Webster, caring and compassionate? Caught between hope, fear, and an undeniably growing attachment, Sky struggles to untangle which parts are real and which are merely a performance. His future, his heart, and even his life may depend on it.

Fictional Names

Hi! Kim Fielding here, and I’m excited to announce that my newest novel, Staged, is available now from Riptide Publishing.

There are lots of fun things about being a writer. Getting cover art, for instance. Getting fan mail, of course. I even enjoy doing edits. But perhaps the best part is getting to make stuff up.

I get to bring people into existence. That’s sort of cheating, actually, because it feels to me as if these people already exist and all I’m doing is getting to know them as I write. Sky Blue announced his existence quite assertively. I knew he was blond and blue-eyed, that despite a lifetime in slavery he yearned for control, that he was bright but uneducated, and that he’d once come in second on My Slave’s Got Talent.

Sometimes I get to create places. Staged takes place in the very real city of San Francisco, in an alternate universe I didn’t create but was given the privilege of playing in. (Here are links to the other two books in the Belonging ’Verse.) But I did make up many of the details of the loft apartment where Sky lives with his enigmatic master, and the details of that loft are very clear in my head. I’m actually kind of jealous because I’d love to live there!

And I get to dream up other things too. I have a secret—okay, a not-so-secret—love of creating names for businesses and products. In Staged, Sky’s master takes him shopping at a store that sells BDSM-themed clothing. The name of the store? Trappings. Why yes, I am proud of that one. I even inadvertently created a musical group name in this book. Sky used to sing for a boy band called 2Nyte. But four separate times in the manuscript—four!—I typed vocal chords instead of vocal cords. Luckily for all of us, the wonderful editor caught it (I told you I like edits). But isn’t that an outstanding name for an a cappella group—The Vocal Chords?

Now’s your chance. Make up a good name for something and share in the comments.


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Local Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Staged, one lucky person will win a $25 Riptide gift certificate and a copy of Treasure by Kim Fielding in audiobook. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 23, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

About the Author

Kim Fielding picked up a pencil when she was three years old and never put it down. She always dreamed of becoming an author, but took a roundabout way of getting there, first spending an inordinate amount of time as a student and ending up with a law degree and a PhD in psychology. She wrote plenty of academic articles and even a few books, but fiction continued to call to her. One day, she finally put that pencil to its intended use again and began to write novels.

Today, Kim is the best-selling, award-winning author of numerous gay romance and fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning multiple -genres. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in fifteenth-century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, slaves, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

Kim writes authentic voices and unexpected heroes.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there among the cows and almond trees with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

Contact Kim:

Twittter : @kfieldingwrites
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11 thoughts on “Kim Fielding on Staged ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

  1. Made-up names… Well, I’m on the other side of creativity from you, which means: none. LOL. But I’ll give it a try…
    Trappings as name for “hunting equipment shop” (if there’s really such a thing. *g*)
    Anyways, congrats and good luck with Staged release, Kim. Looking forward to more of book releases from you. Cheers.
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I love the names you made up! I am not all that clever. I did recently name my husband’s rec softball team – they have to wear blue, so I suggested Blue Wave and they took it.


  3. I am not as creative with make-up names. But maybe “Lost in Books” for a bookstore haha. So original. NOT *snort*


  4. I’m horrible at making up names for stuff, lol. I think you really have a knack for it and like the ones you made up. They have a nice ring to them.
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  5. LOL! I’m really bad at making up names, but if I owned a book shop I would specialise in fairy tales and fantasy, and I would name it something like the House of Dreams.

  6. I don’t have a creative bone in my body, but if I ever had the chance to own my own bookstore I’d probably name it “Lost in Time” because I lose time when I’m reading.

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