You guys, I’m really super thrilled and excited to be part of the blog tour for Love Spell by the lovely and talented Mia Kerick. It is so awesome to see so many books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters that are a great representation of that community. I love that author’s are striving to keep the age demographic and genre’s of these books more POC and LGBTQIA+ friendly, where people can finally start seeing themselves reflected back at them within the pages of their favorite books. That is so important and it’s even more important that they are shown in a more healthy and happy light, instead of everything being so tragic and intensely dark.
The newly updated cover of this book is so colorful and pretty. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book and devour it, because I know it’s going to be filled with some lighthearted carefree romance that I know I’ll absolutely love. Interested in this book? Keep reading to find out more.
Book Title: Love Spell
Author: Mia Kerick
Age Demographic: Young Adult
Genre: LGBTQIA+ Contemporary Romance
Re-Release Date: August 2018
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads
Strutting his stuff on the catwalk in black patent leather pumps and a snug orange tuxedo as this year’s Miss (ter) Harvest Moon feels so very right to Chance César, and yet he knows it should feel so very wrong.
As far back as he can remember, Chance has been “caught between genders.” (It’s quite a touchy subject; so don’t ask him about it.) However, he does not question his sexual orientation. Chance has no doubt about his gayness—he is very much out of the closet at his rural New Hampshire high school, where the other students avoid the kid they refer to as “girl-boy.”
But at the local Harvest Moon Festival, when Chance, the Pumpkin Pageant Queen, meets Jasper Donahue, the Pumpkin Carving King, sparks fly. So Chance sets out, with the help of his BFF, Emily, to make “Jazz” Donahue his man.
An article in an online women’s magazine, Ten Scientifically Proven Ways to Make a Man Fall in Love with You (with a bonus love spell thrown in for good measure), becomes the basis of their strategy to capture Jazz’s heart.
Quirky, comical, definitely flamboyant, and with an inner core of poignancy, Love Spell celebrates the diversity of a gender-fluid teen.
Tell me YOU’RE NOT ALL GRABBY-FLAINGLY HANDS over this book, now that you’ve read the premise to it. I dare you to!
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another at a dance conservatory, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. She has published more than twenty books of 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-five 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 in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to her wonderful publishing houses for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.
Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine, and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, among other awards.
Mia Kerick is a social liberal and 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. Contact Mia at email@example.com or visit at www.miakerickya.com to see what is going on in Mia’s world.