Monday, October 29, 2018

Blog Tour: The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: The Art of Hero Worship
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: NineStar Press
Publication Date: October 29, 2018

Synopsis: Saving the one who once saved me.

College junior Liam Norcross is a hero. He willingly, even eagerly, risks his life to save a stranger as a murderous, deranged shooter moves methodically through the darkened theater on the Batcheldor College campus, randomly killing innocent men, women, and children.

The stranger he saves is college freshman Jason Tripp. Jase loses everything in the shooting: his girlfriend, who dies on the floor beside him, and his grip on emotional security. He struggles to regain a sense of safety in the world, finally leaving college to seek refuge in his hometown.

An inexplicable bond forms between the two men in the chaos and horror of the theater, and Liam fights to bring Jase back to the world he ran away from. When Jase returns to school, they’re drawn together as soulmates, and soon Liam and Jase fall into a turbulent romantic relationship. However, the rocky path to love cannot be smoothed until Jase rescues his hero in return by delving into his shady past and solving the mystery of Liam’s compulsion to be everybody’s savior.

About the Author: Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—a daughter in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son off to Syracuse. 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-four 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 emotional growth in turbulent relationships. As she has a great affinity for the tortured hero, there is, at minimum, one 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 her wonderful publishers for providing alternate places to stash her stories. Mia is a Progressive, a little bit too obsessed by politics, and cheers for each and every victory 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.


Just like that, I’m in the cottage again...and I’m humiliated. I want to cry, but I’m determined to stop the tears that have welled up in my eyes from spilling down my cheeks. “I’m sorry...this has happened to me at home but it’s never happened when I’m out.”

“It’s all right...I think you had a flashback. No worries at all. I’m just glad I could be here for you.”

I turn toward him and hug him tight. “We were about do something...weren’t we?” The dreamy romantic energy between us is lost, but I’m willing to try to retrieve it.

“If you don’t mind, I think I’ll just hold you for a while.”

Without letting go, I say, “Holding me is just what I think we both need and...and it looks as if you saved me...again.”

“It is my life’s greatest goal.” He says it with a smile and a wink, but I can tell he’s not joking.


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-Kristen ♥

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting the rerelease of one of my favorite books, The Art of Hero Worship!


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