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Author: Kim Fielding
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.
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.
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.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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