A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

In his junior year at a public high school, sweet, bright Casey Minton’s biggest worry isn’t being gay. Keeping from being too badly bullied by his so-called friends, a group of girls called the Queen Bees, is more pressing. Nate De Marco has no friends, his tough home life having taken its toll on his reputation, but he’s determined to get through high school. Zander Zane’s story is different: he’s popular, a jock. Zander knows he’s gay, but fellow students don’t, and he’d like to keep it that way.

No one expects much when these three are grouped together for a class project, yet in the process the boys discover each other’s talents and traits, and a new bond forms. But what if Nate, Zander, and Casey fall in love—each with the other and all three together? Not only gay but also a threesome, for them high school becomes infinitely more complicated and maybe even dangerous. To survive and keep their love alive, they must find their individual strengths and courage and stand together, honest and united. If they can do that, they might prevail against the Queen Bees and a student body frightened into silence—and even against their own crippling fears.

Book Links:






Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of 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 Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. 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.

My themes I always write about: Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them.

Author Links:




Us Three Blog Tour Schedule FINAL


6 responses

  1. msdebms says:

    Loved the article on “Us Three” by Mia Kerick. You don’t often see a ménage with three guys still in high school. That is a tough one. High school life is not sunshine and roses for those considered ‘different’. It can be downright brutal. Kudos to Ms. Kerick for bringing us the story of these three in “Us Three”.
    PS to Ms. Kerick It is never too late to take that keyboarding class. Non-traditional(older) students usually do better than 18 year-olds in college. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. L.M. Brown says:

    Looks very intriguing and right up my alley. Just picked up my copy from Amazon and will be reading it as soon as April is out of the way. Can’t wait!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mia Kerick says:

      Hi msdeb and LM. I am interested to hear how you like a high school/YA menage. I thought it may not be received as well as it was, but the readers seem to like it, and say that I handled the various topics (bullying and three falling in love) with sensitivity. Love to hear from you.

      Liked by 1 person

      • msdebms says:

        Ms Kerick, I have never read a high school/YA ménage but feel I will enjoy reading one and look forward to reading yours. I love YA. Passions (for everything) are so strong in teenagers which make for fascinating reading. I also love ménage. They say two is company and three is a crowd but I think that only applies to girlfriends. When you get too many females together things can get ugly! But lovers and love? There are no walls to contain the amount a heart can love. When you combine that with teenage passion…hooboy! I am really looking forward to see how you deal with the bullying in Us Three. Although I enjoy stories that contain that touchy subject, I need a HEA for the characters or some kind of comeuppance for the one doing the bullying. Gotta have that outlet for my mad! Thank you for sharing your characters with us.


      • L.M. Brown says:

        Thought you might like to know I read your story today and I loved it. As a victim of bullying myself throughout my teen years I had to keep reaching for the tissues in this one as you brought the issue to life well enough to bring back my own memories of my years of hell. Still, despite that, I did manage to read it all in one sitting and loved the way you brought three such different young men together in such a unique way. The diary, letters and “real life” POVs were very unique in their voices and while I wasn’t sure if it would distract from the story to read it in such different ways I found it flowed smoothly between each POV.

        I want to hug each of your boys and keep them safe. 🙂

        Would love to see a sequel.


  3. Denise Dechene says:

    Ms Kerick you really picked some hot topics with Us Three. Teenagers dealing with sexuality, Menage and bullying. Tough topics. I think you did a good job with all the issues. Maybe if teenagers would read this book, it could crack the door on the bullying issue as well as teenage sexuality. I for one enjoyed the book.