Giveaway + Blog Tour: Love is Heartless (A Love Can't Novel) by Kim Fielding

Clubhouse fave is here today talking cars and characters. And there's a chance at an ebook of Running Blind AND a $10 DSP gift certificate! Plus promote Love is Heartless (see our review here)


My first car was a 1972 Dodge Dart with an odometer reading of 192,000 miles. It was a gift from my then-boyfriend’s stepfather, who felt sorry for us because we lived in rainy Portland and our only other form of transportation was my boyfriend’s motorcycle. He paid $300 for it, plus another $100 to have it painted at Earl Scheib. It wasn’t fancy. We had to put in a quart of oil every time we filled the gas tank. But it kept us dry and got us where we needed to go.

For those of us who are lucky enough to own a car, what we drive often says a lot about us. That Dart said we were poor college students. As our income increased, so did the value of our vehicles, but those cars always revealed something about our family and personalities. For instance, for a few years I drove a ’55 Ford pickup named Fred, a reflection of the facts that we live in a rural area and that I like some whimsy in my garage. After the second kid was born, we ended up with something boring but more practical—a midsize SUV. The kind with three rows of seats, so that on long road trips we could seat the girls far away from each other.

Now the kids are older. The 17-year-old has inherited that SUV, complete with a collection of bumper bashes and door dings. That vehicle says she’s 17 and grateful to be driving anything at all. My husband drives a comfortable newer SUV that’s suited to his longish commute to work—except when the weather is perfect, in which case he takes his convertible MR2, which I call his midlife crisis car. I usually drive a Mini with a giant skull and crossbones on the roof, a perfect blend of practical and fun.

The characters in my books drive cars that reflect who they are. Ery Phillips from Bone Dry has a Mini too, but his is yellow with black bonnet stripes and is named Bea. Jimmy Dorsett from Rattlesnake had a crappy old Ford until it died, stranding him in a small town. Jeremy Cox from Love Can’t Conquer has a big, black SUV. His boyfriend, Qay, likens it to the vehicles favored by third-world dictators.

In my newest book, Love Is Heartless, Nevin Ng is a police detective. But you’d never catch him in a boring old Crown Vic. Nope, Nevin has a ’67 GTO in Plum Mist. He has a tendency to park it in loading zones and near fire hydrants. He’s not impressed with Colin Westwood’s drive—a BMW sedan Nevin thinks is soulless. The Beemer is a company car, and Colin doesn’t pay much attention to cars. Well, until he meets Nevin.

Does your car say something about you? If you could pick any car to reflect your personality, what would it be?


Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s wealthy, bow-tied landlord.
Property manager and developer Colin Westwood grew up with all the things Nevin never had, like plenty of money and a supportive, loving family. Too supportive, perhaps, since his childhood illness has left his parents unwilling to admit he’s a strong, grown man. Colin does do relationships, but they never work out. Now he’s thinking maybe he won’t just go with the flow. Maybe it’s time to try something more exciting. But being a witness to a terrible crime—or two—was more than he bargained for.
Despite their differences, Colin and Nevin discover that the sparks fly when they’re together. But sparks are short-lived, dampened by the advent of brutal crimes, and Colin and Nevin have seemingly little in common. The question is whether they have the heart to build something lasting.

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Author bio:
Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.
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 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.

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  1. Thank you for letting me visit today!

  2. Hi Kim, thanks for the post. I used to drive a Mini too and then I mean the mini Mini, from way back when. Very handy. I could park everywhere.
    I don't value cars much. Not that I can't admire the beauty of some of them, but I don't spend a lot of money on them.

    1. I love the original Minis! I once saw one driving down the freeway, painted in that super sparkly paint like a carnival ride car. So adorable!

  3. This one is going on my TBR list. You got me with the car =)

    1. Oh, and my car is a mom van that was given to me. The only thing that says anything about ME is the tree of life stone necklace hanging over the rear view, and the dragon chasing stick people decal on the rear window. I WANT a Tesla S model in red (hahaha).

    2. Sometimes we drive what we have to! My brother has a Tesla S. I am jealous. I did get to tour the factory, though, and that was awesome!

  4. Congrats on the new release! I just love your books. I'm going to love this series too, I know it.
    I've never had a car but thank for sharing your experience, it kind of reminds me of my dad and his first car, which was his dad's.

    1. Thank you! How nice that your dad got a hand me down!

  5. My first car would die whenever I had to drive up a hill... lol!

  6. My current Civic shows that I tend to be practical. My adventurous side would rather be off-roading in a Jeep right now. :)

  7. My 'car' is the public bus! I'm not sure what that says about me other than that I don't care to drive. Congratulations on the release of Love is Heartless!

  8. I've only ever had one car it was a Ford Fiesta I hated driving and gave it up after about six months. I love the new mini's they seem to very prolific where I live hardly ever go out without seeing two or three.

  9. I like the sound of this this story. If I could have a car of my choice, it'd be an SUV. But it'd be too much trouble because ...I don't drive! I did learned to when I was younger, but where I live with traffic so bad and my short of patience, I prefer someone else do the driving! ;-)

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