Mia Kerick on Scarred ~ Exclusive Excerpt Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Scarred
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: Cool Dudes Publishing
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Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, New Adult, Trans*
Release Date: 03/01/2017

Blurb:

From bestselling author Mia Kerick comes a New Adult Gay Romance that will keep you up reading all night!

Matthew North waited ten years to heal from the devastating wounds inflicted by the man who abducted and abused him as a child. Living reclusively on a tropical island—with no company but his four cats—he merely avoids the lingering pain.

Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back, Matt struggles with a profound hindrance—the scars that deaden his soul. However, on the night he meets lively Vedie Wilson, a local restaurant busboy who expresses his gender by wearing lipgloss and eyeliner along with his three-day beard, things change.

Gradually, Vedie and Mateo unite in friendship. Through a series of awkward encounters, the pair learns each other’s secrets. Vedie learns that an angelic face can front for a scarred soul. Matthew learns that the line between one’s masculine and feminine sides is blurred. Can they embrace the painful stories behind each other’s scars if they’re to find everlasting love? Or will surrendered love come to be yet another blemish on their souls?

Matt
He’s waiting for me in the hall. He got changed while I was in the bathroom. Looks like he sleeps in just snug black boxer briefs. Yum. And I can tell he’s surprised when he looks at me and sees all boy—I know he is. I’m surprised too.
“I ain’t gonna fuck you.” I cross my arms and throw out my hip like a ticked-off teenage girl would do if her mama said that her shorts were too short and she wasn’t goin’ nowhere dressed like that. I speak in a hard voice ‘cause I ain’t the sweet Vedie right now. I actually ain’t sure who I am, besides a hot fuckin’ mess.
“I never said I wanted to fuck you,” he sneers, and out of the corner of his mouth, adds, “Don’t flatter yourself.”
“That was mean!” I yell right into his face ‘cause I ain’t ready for him to be nasty to me right now and… it’s like I ain’t nothin’ but a confused balloon and Mateo stuck me with a pin and all of the air is fizzlin’ outta me and… I sink down to the floor.
Mateo don’t want me when I ain’t all soft and pretty. He don’t want me.
“Damn it, Vedie.” He squats and pulls me rough against his chest. I wanna push him away and tell him to shove-off, but it feels too sweet in his arms. His voice gets low and quiet like he’s letting me in on some big secret. “I get mad when you act like I’m going to force you to… to have sex with me. It’s not my way. I wouldn’t do that to you.”
I try like hell to stay cool, because I almost never cry when I’m feeling manly. “I know you ain’t gonna rape me!” One deep breath, and the rest of the shit in my brain spills out. “I say stuff like that ‘cause I also know that if you don’t try nothin’ on me, I won’t give nothin’ up to you I shouldn’t!”
I stand up, but he doesn’t let go. He gets up with me and pushes me back by my shoulders, just far enough so’s he can see my face. And shit, if he ain’t grinning. “I tempt you, Vedie—is that what you’re saying?”
“Well, yeah! Have you checked out your pecs in the mirror lately? They’re friggin’ tempting as hell! I gotta try hard not to drool!”

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Amazon UK
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About the Author

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another in dance school, a third in school at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. (Mia is a major fan of the learning process!) She writes LGBTQ 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-three 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 troubled young people and their relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero. There is, at minimum, one of these in each book. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of said tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to CoolDudes Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink Press, and Evernight Publishing for providing her with alternate places to stash her stories.

A social liberal, Mia 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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Farewell Giveaway
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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3 thoughts on “Mia Kerick on Scarred ~ Exclusive Excerpt Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. I really like reading about gender fluid characters, and Matt just seems to fill the bill to become one of my favourite ones. Thank you for sharing this excerpt!

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