What are people saying about Philippe Bergeron?

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It’s a PARTY!!! Out of Hiding is released!!! Woohooo!!!

Yes, today is the official “Welcome to the World” party for two young men who have become very near and dear to my heart.

Philippe Bergeron:

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and Dario Pereira:

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As you can see, neither man can keep his hungry, searching hands out of his own hair, but that will change when they finally meet and their needy hands GET BUSY in each other’s very pretty hair. And see that tortured look on Philippe’s face… well, Dario knows how to “turn that frown upside down”, in a manner of speaking.

As their creator, I feel it is my obligation to help them celebrate their big day. Unfortunately, they don’t know many people around here to help them put this shindig together, so I will be in charge of decorations:

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and refreshments:

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I will also supply a wild crowd.

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Yes, it will be Party City. It is possible that Banana Man (above) will be asked to leave before you arrive. He has had a few too many daiquiris. (yes, banana daiquiris)

Did I hear you ask, “Mia, I want to come to this awesome party!! What can I bring??”

Well, please don’t tell him I told you this, but Philippe wondered if you could just arrive at the party having already read his story, Out of Hiding. He hates to have to re-tell the story over and over as he is trying to get to know you.

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So I look forward to seeing you all here!!

Party on, dudes!!!!

MOMMA MIA

Today’s Facebook Not-a-Rant, it’s a big Just sayin’

 THIS IS NOT A RANT!!! It, rather, is a mere discussion. 
One big, huge JUST SAYIN’OUT of HIDING by Mia Kerick is novel that EXPLORES…
* It explores a man’s tentative journey into rejoining the human race—starting with furthering his relationship with his niece, extending to developing a true friendship, further reaching out to involve a part of him that wants to teach, and finally touching on falling in love.
* The concept of hiding is deeply explored and with it, the answering of a profound question: can you ever truly escape from your own feelings?
 *Dominance and submission, not through a formally agreed upon contract, but simply in the context of a natural evolution, both in and out of the bedroom, is revealed.
 *Dance educational programs in New York City are explored. **Familiarity with the arts, in this story it is the art of dance, is essential to our very humanity.** (my opinion)
 *The actual movement of dance, itself, as perceived by a sensitive onlooker is examined. Philippe relates what he sees and hears of dance, and the accompanying music, to his understanding of life.

Out of Hiding is a novel in which I, as an author, allow myself to explore. I teach a bit—you will be exposed to an art form that is very important to my life—and I take a chance at making the backdrop to Philippe and Dario’s experience falling in love, as rich and vibrant as the love itself.

Out of Hiding by Mia Kerick
Dreamspinner Press
Monday, January 13, 2014http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4571

Photo: :O THIS IS NOT A RANT!!!  It, rather, is a mere discussion. :O<br />
One big, huge JUST SAYIN'</p>
<p>OUT of HIDING by Mia Kerick is novel that EXPLORES…<br />
<3 It explores a man’s tentative journey into rejoining the human race—starting with furthering his relationship with his niece, extending to developing a true friendship, further reaching out to involve a part of him that wants to teach, and finally touching on falling in love.<br />
<3 The concept of hiding is deeply explored and with it, the answering of a profound question: can you ever truly escape from your own feelings?<br />
<3 Dominance and submission, not through a formally agreed upon contract, but simply in the context of a natural evolution, both in and out of the bedroom, is revealed.<br />
<3 Dance educational programs in New York City are explored. **Familiarity with the arts, in this story it is the art of dance, is essential to our very humanity.** (my opinion)<br />
<3 The actual movement of dance, itself, as perceived by a sensitive onlooker is examined. Philippe relates what he sees and hears of dance, and the accompanying music, to his understanding of life. </p>
<p>Out of Hiding is a novel in which I, as an author, allow myself to explore. I teach a bit—you will be exposed to an art form that is very important to my life—and I take a chance at making the backdrop to Philippe and Dario’s experience falling in love, as rich and vibrant as the love itself.</p>
<p>Out of Hiding by Mia Kerick<br />
Dreamspinner Press<br />
Monday, January 13, 2014http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4571

MIA’s WORLD!!! upcoming release, current edits, pre-production, and Random Acts

Good morning to my MOST AWESOME 22 followers! and guests who are welcome to join us

Just a note today to let you know what is up in Mia Kerick’s world…

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BOOK RELEASE MONDAY!! Out of Hiding comes out Monday, January 13, and I am already experiencing the “preliminary” anxiety to baring my soul to the world.

Will the readers like it?

Will the readers be sufficiently patient with learning about Philippe Bergeron’s sensitive and complicated nature to be open to the romance with his niece’s dance choreographer, Dario Pereira, when it gradually unfolds? (However, I will say this: (TEASER) I describe the SEXUAL HEAT between Philippe and Dario in much greater detail than of other couples in my previous novels, as the dominant/submissive component of their sexual relationship is critical to understanding this couple’s connection.)

In Out of Hiding, my intention was to provide the reader with something “more” than romance. I have had the opportunity to experience what few people do: exploring in depth the educational/training aspects of the dance world of New York City. My goal was to share it.

With my seventeen-year-old dancer daughter, I have explored the world’s greatest modern dance education programs.

The Ailey School

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The School at Mark Morris Dance Group

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The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance

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Peridance Capezio Center Certificate Program

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I have toured dance colleges in New York City.

The Juilliard School Dance Program.

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The Fordham University/Alvin Ailey BFA Program

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SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory

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Marymount Manhattan Dance

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And I’ve accompanied my daughter as she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, and tap.

The life of a dancer is not easy. It requires discipline, physical strength, dietary control, the ability to take criticism, musicality, tenacity, sensitivity…the list is endless.

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And so, in Out of Hiding, I share these experiences, the very nature and dedication of a dancer, with the readers. You, too, can be a part of the dance world!!

With Philippe and Dario, and Philippe’s niece, Sophie, the reader will also tour New York City–the restaurants, the shows, a carriage ride through Central Park. And as Sophie learns, and Dario teaches and performs, and Philippe searches his soul, a love story blossoms.

And I want to know your opinion, do you like the cultural aspects of Out of Hiding or would you prefer that I stick to the romance?? I can handle the truth!!

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While waiting for the release of Out of Hiding, I have also been editing and doing preproduction with Dreamspinner Press and Harmony Ink on two upcoming Young Adult novels.

The Red Sheet- NOT READY TO DO COVER REVEAL YET!!! SOON, I PROMISE

??? the mystery YA novel- to be announced later??? (a very different topic that I am sure I will be worrying about before its release)

AND, folks, that is not all, because I have been writing an adult MM romance novel called Random Acts- you can see a sample of Chapter 2 in the January 2 blog post. Note: There is gray hair in this one. And, yup. Random Acts is VERY ANGSTY. CHECK IT OUT!!!

So things have been crazy in Mia Kerick’s world, because of the above, and of course, there are the all-important tasks raising of four kids, caring for four cats, and making the husband smile- but not through my cooking excellence because…I’ll put it this way: HOT POCKETS RULE at our house.

If you have an urge to wish me luck, I’d love to hear from you!!

STAY WARM, 22 COOLEST BLOG FOLLOWERS and guests who may consider joining our ranks!!!

never lose your faith in people

Sometimes when we question others, their feelings and motives and actions, our time and effort would really be better spent by turning that reflection in upon ourselves. This may sound like something to which many would respond by shrugging, and saying, “yeah, I knew that already, tell me something new.” But I gained this golden nugget of wisdom through personal experience, and after all, isn’t this kind of thing exactly what a blog is for? To tell others about some understanding in life that  I struggled to acquire, so that maybe they won’t have to  struggle quite so hard to get the very same thing.

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Or maybe, your memory of having read this, will serve to comfort you when you find yourself walking a mile in my shoes.

 

So here it is: every once in a while, you come upon a person who is exactly who he tells you he is.

Discovering this truth is a beautiful surprise. As it floods your soul with happy wonder, though, it also shakes the ground beneath your feet, because this type of revelation does not come without a price. And the price–the cost to this life-altering discovery–is the obligation to simply take a look in the mirror.

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My Case for Being a Follower www.miakerick.com

It takes all types to make a world.

It most certainly takes a number of leaders to shake things up. But please don’t ignore the essential role of the follower. (www.miakerick.com hehehe)

Let’s say you have a dream. Well, most would agree, it needs to be followed.

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And another common sense “following” rule of thumb: Follow your heart.

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I would argue that you should follow your heart even when it is difficult. And so would Braveheart.

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Those two are easy. Cake walks, really…These next ones are gonna take some additional thought on your part.

Sometimes you have a to make a choice about who or what you should follow:

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But if it makes you happy and feels good (and isn’t hurting anybody), I say go for it!!

(www.miakerick.com)

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In addition, the concept of following has been spoken of by people of many different walks of life.

Business people have their opinion of following: *Malcolm S. Forbes* “Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.” Apparently this philosophy worked very well for him.

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Cute actors offer their opinions on the subject:  “Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.” *Jennifer Aniston* I am really trying, Jennifer.

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Mavericks consider following, but often reject it: *Adam Lambert* “There’s not a blueprint for me to follow.”  Maybe a blueprint would help in Adam’s case…

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Greek philosopher *Socrates* chimes in on the subject: “The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like him.” And who am I to question him?

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Even leaders must follow: *Benjamin Disraeli* “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”

Supermodels follow things: “Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you’re super stressed.” And I am. Not a supermodel, that is, but super-stressed.

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*Dolly Parton* understands the value of a loyal following: “I have a big gay and lesbian following and they’ve been very loyal and kind to me.” So cool.

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Revolutionaries draw the line where following is concerned: “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” *Thomas Paine* I have a tendency to get out of the way.

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Even *John Wayne* recognized how powerful the concept of following can be: “If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.” Well, if you put it that way, John, we’re right behind you.

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My final argument to make my case for the beauty of being a follower will be presented in song.

(You know the tune- feel free to sing along with Uncle Kracker)

Follow me, everything is alright

I’ll be the one to tuck you in at night

And if you want to leave, I can guarantee

You won’t find nobody else like MIA!!!

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Soooooo, where am I going with this?? (in case you haven’t caught on)

PLEASE FOLLOW ME  www.miakerick.com

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Is it wrong?

Is it wrong that I am sitting at my breakfast bar, perspiring profusely with untainted glee?

Nobody announced a wedding engagement…

Nobody is having a baby…

My kids still don’t put away their laundry without being begged…

I still need to lose a few (hmmm) pounds to fit comfortably into my jeans…

But I went on Facebook five minutes ago, and I saw this:

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