Author Interview Mia Kerick
Author Interview , Blogtour , Bookteaser / December 7, 2015

Today I’m very lucky to have an author interview with Mia Kerick, author of Clean Hi Mia, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book. Hello, and thank you very much for welcoming me to your blog today to promote the release of my new YA LGBTQ Edgy Contemporary Romance, Clean. Favorite thing about building your own world? I write contemporary fiction, so I do not create fantasy worlds, but I do enjoy a certain sense of freedom when I create my own “typical New England town” because it can have any restaurants I choose, any landscape that fills my needs, be of any income level I want—there are few restrictions. What inspired you to write your first book? My sister was hugely inspiring in writing my first book, as she has always been my role model. And about five years ago, she wrote a book, so I followed suit. She however, is still perfecting her very first book, and I have written 15 books. Do you have a specific writing style? I write from the heart… what feels and sounds right. I use a combination of very long sentences separated…

Tearing Us Apart
Blogtour , Bookteaser / October 21, 2015

Tearing Us Apart is the new novel by Amanda Clay and falls in the Young Adult section. I have not actually read the book but was asked to be part of the blog tour for the book. Therefore I cannot give an opinion about the book, but I do plan to read it in the future. Julian Pham is surviving high school. Openly gay, flamboyantly goth, and Vietnamese-American, he’s just about as different as his Oklahoma City high school can tolerate. He has good friends and a supportive family, which helps, but lately his family is changing and his friends have troubles of their own. Julian is afraid he’s being left behind. Then he meets Duncan. The star of the school basketball team, Duncan has never crossed Julian’s social path. A fateful encounter one cold night brings the two young men together, igniting a romance that neither of them expected, and that both can scarcely believe. But Julian and Duncan are in different places.  Julian is happily out, unconcerned with others’ opinions. And Duncan, while he knows who he is, isn’t ready to face the challenges of living out loud. Even as the two grow closer together, Julian begins to…

The Rexwood Murders: Halloween won’t be fun for you anymore
Bookreview / August 22, 2015

The Rexwood Murders was sent to me by the author, requesting a review. And I am glad to give one. As you may have guessed this book is not one I would usually read, but I was pleasantly surprised. This book would fall in the YA category I think. Fifteen years ago a terrible fire destroyed a house in Rexwood, killing a family of four and leaving the small village with a big scar and a lot of things to answer for. The house were the family lived still stands but has been empty for a long time. Then Halloween comes around and things will change around town. Brandon Jones hates Halloween, but when his parents decide to host the annual Halloween bash for their friends and neighbors, he escapes the house and decides to spend the night in an old abandoned mansion in his neighborhood. He enters, wanders into one of the rooms and falls asleep on one of the beds. What Brandon doesn’t know is that another group of teenagers also decides to spend the night in the house. They also enter the house and start wandering around and looking at all the creepy things they can find….

Common Ground
Bookreview / April 25, 2015

Common Ground is a book by Benton Harrison and would fall in the jock-nerd category, one of my personal favorites. There is something about high school boys that I really like in a book and this one is no different. Beechum Finch is a science nerd in high school, about to graduate. Most of his time there was pleasant, but there has always been one bully, named Marlowe Craig. For all those years he has made Beechums life miserable, but so far Beechum has endured it. Hudson Gudmani is on the same football team as Marlowe, but has one big secret. He has always had a crush on Beechum, but so far never acted on it. One night he decides to act on it and things start to change for sure. But will Marlowe allow them to be happy together? First of all, I really liked the book and the story, but the whole thing just seemed a bit easy to me. All those years Hudson never did anything and then one night he just “decides” to tell Beechum about his feelings. And within days from that they are very much in love. In the beginning they have fake girlfriends…

Blowing It
Bookreview / April 3, 2015

Blowing It is a novel by Kate Aaron, the first I read by this author. It is a nice, friendly, but a little tame story. Nothing much happens, everything turns out in the end and of course the hero gets the girl, or in this case, the boy. Owen Barnes is an author, struggling to sell his first book, unsuccessful so far. Then a friend dares him to write a YA novel, since Owen claims it is so easy to do. To prove himself, he does write it and it turns out to be a huge succes. It makes him rich, lands him a contract and gives him possibilities. But the terms of his contract are quite strict, because he is a “product” now as his agent tells him. He cannot be seen in compromising situations or his books will not sell anymore. Owen is single at the time and signs the contract. But then he meets Magnus Cassidy at one of his readings. Magnus is there with his niece, but they immediately hit it off. And for the first time, Owen starts to think if having the life he has is really al worth it. Can he have a…

Bottled Up Secret
Bookreview / January 21, 2015

This book falls in the Young Adult category, so as expected there is no sex. A little kissing and touching and the rest is described as “and then something wonderful happened” Bottled Up Secret is written for the younger readers after all. Brendan Madden is about to finish high school, has a great group of friends and recently discovered he is gay. He hasn’t told his friends yet, because he is afraid of what they will think of him. His mother is increasingly homophobic and suspects him to be gay, so he hasn’t told her either. Then one day he meets the wonderful Mark Galovic, a younger classmate. Instantly he is attracted to Mark. But Mark is straight, so he admires him from a distance. His feelings grow and grow and one day he breaks and tells Mark about his feelings for him. To his shock, Mark tells him he feels the same way about Brendan, but doesn’t want anyone to know about it. They begin dating, but everything must remain a secret. The further they get, the more difficult it is to lie to friends and family about why they are together so much and what happens between them….