Blog Tour + Giveaway: Scarred by Mia Kerick

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Title: Scarred
Author: Mia Kerick
Release Date: March 1st 2017
Genre: Adult, Gay Romance, LGBT



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?

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“Look, Vedie, I know you think I took advantage of you that day, but it wasn’t… it isn’t like that.” Before he can ask about what it is like, I add, “I’ve been alone for a long time now…  and… I just don’t think this old dog can learn new tricks.”
“You mean you been playin’ the field forever and you don’t know if you can be true to one person?” He doesn’t hold back on the sarcasm.
“That’s not it at all.” Although he’s challenging me, he’s still relaxed, and is somehow melting into the arm of the sofa.  I’m feeling something for him I can honestly say I’ve never felt for anyone before: unafraid.  He doesn’t make me want to run and hide. So I give him a little truth. “I’ve never had an actual romantic relationship.”
“Never? But you’re so hot!” His eyes widen, and just like that, his cynicism is gone.
“Maybe I’m hot, but I’m also … different. I’m sure you’ve noticed I have some quirks.” I smile when I’d normally scowl.
“I got a couple quirks too, and I’m damn sure you ain’t missed ‘em.” He points to the pink headband and winks.
I grin and he grins back. With no makeup, he looks fresh and young—with a wholesome sort of beauty that appeals to me in a different way than the spirited boyish Vedie or sexy ladylike Vedie. He shifts his weight and molds his body to mine.
And I stay.
Pressed against my chest, he makes me feel strong and brave. And within a few minutes he’s sleeping on my shoulder, his breathing effortless and steady, which seems to prove his trust in a manner more convincing than words. I shake my head a couple times before leaning back, kick my feet up onto the coffee table, and drop my arm around his shoulder.
All of this sweet, heartfelt pleasure is completely new to me. Here I sit, enjoying it so thoroughly, not to mention feeling like something of an imposter, because I’m basking in the warm glow of trust I don’t deserve.
This is when I come to a shocking realization: I’m looking forward to waking up tomorrow morning. There’s nothing I want right now that I don’t have. I’m attracted to the person beside me, but not afraid, and my mind hasn’t separated from my body. I haven’t floated to the ceiling where I can observe our interaction from a safe distance. I’m not lonely. I feel like a man, not a boy.
At this very moment, I might even be... happy.

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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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  1. Thank you, BoyMeetsBoy, for hosting me on your blog today!!

  2. Thank you so much for particpating in the tour xxx