Interview and #Giveaway: Straight Shooter by @HeidiBelleau

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Hello hello! I’m Heidi Belleau, and welcome to the Riptide Books “Straight Shooter” blog tour! Straight Shooter is the third (and final?) novel in my Rear Entrance Video series, and is the story of roommate Austin, a homophobic hockey player with a kinky secret . . . and the Dominant porn star who helps him get his act together. For the next two weeks, I’ll be hopping blog to blog giving you an inside look at the novel . . . and also giving away a prize! Read on for details! Thanks to All I Want and More Books and to all of you for tuning in!

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Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself. Something that we cannot Google about you?

I have two cats, named Neville Chamberlain and Bobby Sands. Neville is mean and hissy and standoffish and likes to pick fights. Bobby is sweet and cuddly and ever so slightly needy. Who’da thunk.

Tell us a little about your book?

Straight Shooter is about a self-professed straight jock with a kinky secret: he’s turned on by humiliation and emasculation, and what he craves most is for both of those things to be inflicted on him by a man. He’s also a homophobic jerk who needs a lesson in acceptance. Luckily his porn star bisexual Dom is happy to administer some correction.

You can only pick 3 words to describe your main characters, what would they be?

Austin: Vain, conflicted, loyal.

Liam: Level-headed, snarky, caring.

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?

Easiest was Liam. When he comes on the scene in Straight Shooter it’s like a breath of fresh air. He’s funny and kind and just what Austin needs. Hardest was Austin. His head’s a messed-up place. He’s suffocating, and I felt that as I wrote him.

What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?

Writing sex scenes! I love it. LOVE. Some authors find them difficult and tedious, but I enjoy every moment. I can’t wait to write my characters having sex.

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About Straight Shooter

This macho jock has a crooked little secret.

College hockey player Austin Puett is in trouble. Unless he starts treating his flamboyantly gay roommate with respect, he’ll lose his room and his job at Rear Entrance Video. But Austin’s got a not-so-straight secret of his own: nothing turns him on more than insults implying he’s gay—even though he’s definitely not!—and all his old coping methods have stopped working.

Pure desperation drives him to rent a Mischievous Pictures porn flick about straight men tricked into servicing Puck, a male dominant. Instead of letting off steam, though, it just leaves him craving more, more, more, and suddenly, Austin finds himself at Mischievous Pictures Studios for an audition. After all, you can be Gay For Pay and still be straight . . . right?

But meeting Liam Williams, the real person behind Puck, confuses Austin even more. Liam really seems to like him as a person, and Austin likes him back. And while Gay For Pay’s okay, what does it make Austin if he still wants Liam when the cameras aren’t rolling?

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About the Author

Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town New Brunswick, Canada. She now lives in the rugged oil-patch frontier of Northern BC with her husband, an Irish ex-pat whose long work hours in the trades leave her plenty of quiet time to write. She has a degree in history from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in British and Irish studies; much of her work centered on popular culture, oral folklore, and sexuality, but she was known to perplex her professors with papers on the historical roots of modern romance novel tropes. (Ask her about Highlanders!) Her writing reflects everything she loves: diverse casts of characters, a sense of history and place, equal parts witty and filthy dialogue, the occasional mythological twist, and most of all, love—in all its weird and wonderful forms. She also writes queer-flavoured M/F as Heloise Belleau.

Chat with her on twitter using the handle @HeidiBelleau.

Browse her website at HeidiBelleau.com or HeloiseBelleau.com.

Check out her books on Goodreads.

Follow her Facebookand Tumblr accounts.

Or contact her using good ole-fashioned email: heidi.heloise.belleau @ gmail.com

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Contest

Comment to win! I’m giving away ebooks one and two of the Rear Entrance Video series (that’s “Apple Polisher” and “Wallflower”) to not one, StraightShooter_150x300(1)but two lucky commenters on this tour! All you gotta do is leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you (and if your preferred method of contact is email, make sure to put that in the body of the comment, not just in the blog’s form—I can’t see that info! Each comment counts for another entry in the draw, so be sure and follow the entire tour. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 21, and winners will be chosen on April 23rd. Contest is valid worldwide.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Loren

     /  April 21, 2014

    I haven’t read this kind of stort mevalem258ATgmailDOTcom

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  2. Trix

     /  April 21, 2014

    I recommend this one highly, and loved the tour!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  3. I can’t wait to read this series!
    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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