Blog Tour ~ The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick ~ (Review, Guest Post + Giveaway)
Author: Mia Kerick
Title: The Art of Hero Worship
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing
Release Date: 2/14/2016
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Tags: Gay Romance, LGBT, Submissive, Hero, Contemporary, New Adult
Heat Level: 3-4
Length: 220 Pages
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Trembling on the floor, pressed beneath a row of seats in a dark theater, college freshman Jason Tripp listens to the terrifying sound of gunshots, as an unknown shooter moves methodically through the theater, randomly murdering men, women, and children attending a student performance of Hamlet. Junior Liam Norcross drapes his massive body on top of Jason, sheltering the younger man from the deathly hail of bullets, risking his life willingly and maybe even eagerly.
As a result of the shared horror, an extraordinary bond forms between the two young men, which causes discomfort for family and friends, as well as for Jason and Liam, themselves. And added to the challenge of two previously “straight” men falling into a same-sex love, are the complications that arise from the abundance of secrets Liam holds with regard to a past family tragedy. The fledgling passion between the men seems bound to fade away into the darkness from which it emerged.
Jason, however, is inexplicably called to rescue his hero in return, by delving into Liam’s shady past and uncovering the mystery that compels the older man to act as the college town’s selfless savior.
The Art of Hero Worship takes the reader on a voyage from the dark and chilling chaos that accompanies a mass shooting to the thrill of an unexpected and sensual romance.
*copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
We all know that tragedy can change a person, but Jason and Liam never expected surviving a mass shooting together at a college theater to draw two seemingly straight young men romantically to one another like magnets. After Liam saves Jason's life, twice, Jason can't explain why he is sexually attracted to Liam or why he finds himself falling for him anymore than Liam can explain why he feels the same about Jason. He tries to run, but Liam is determined to have what he feels belongs to him, Jason.
This was a powerful and emotional story. We have all read about or watched news reports about these crazed mass shootings at schools and movie theaters. This has touched most of our lives in one way or another. I loved this story. Mia is just such a talented writer. Her words are like poetry. The story is well written and pulls you in and holds on until the final sentence. I loved the characters and thought they were well developed. I liked the dynamic of their relationship and progression of their relationship felt authentic. These men dealt with their attraction to each other very realistically. What I thought the story was missing at times was a chemistry between the characters. I didn't find it was always present between Jason and Liam, but his was still a riveting story.
This was an emotional and enjoyable read. Highly recommended!!
Author Guest Post:
Hi readers! This is Mia Kerick ADULT, and today I am here promoting my new release, The Art of Hero Worship. It is an intense, passionate read, so I figured that halfway through the book, you may be in need of some comic relief.
So here it is. Gifts for the person who has everything.
What do you give the person who has everything? How about giving them a laugh?
Here are the top ten FUNNY GIFTS you can give to share the smiles.
1. I need this mug!!
2. In my family’s case this doormat states fact. This would be a great gift for Momma Mia!
3. Most American men could use a few squirts of this Instant British Accent Breath Spray.
4. Business in the front, party in the back. Men and women alike need this MULLET HEADBAND!!
5. I just want to meet the person who came up with this!!
6. For the distinguished baby…
7. Wasn’t this model a SNL cast member? In any case, I want one for when I fall asleep on the couch. #neverlonely
8. Now everybody can have three carats!!!
9. Some of us already have these, so it is only fair that we share the hairy joy!
10. Maybe it is mean, but the truth hurts. Give a stack of these to your favorite parking critic- he or she will know what to do with them.
Mia Kerick Adult is an award-winning author of stories involving the type of life events that are riveting to read about, but you probably wouldn’t want to experience first hand. Into her fictional disasters, she sprinkles a sufficient quantity of touching and spicy adult LGBTQ romance to keep her readers coming back for more.
Having relocated from Boston, Massachusetts to rural New Hampshire, Mia lives with her doting husband, four brilliant and accomplished young adult children who will one day likely contribute to the establishment of world peace (Mia believes in self-fulfilling prophecies), and at least three too many cats. She suffers with a severe case of mall-withdrawal, which leads to frequent online shopping and an overly personal relationship with the UPS driver.
$10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card and one ebook of your choice from Mia’s backlist (Kindle only)