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 LeAnn’s Book Reviews and to all of you for tuning in!
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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So there was a lot of things I enjoyed about this story, but mainly I have to say that I enjoyed the hell out of the MC’s–their chemistry, their interactions, everything!
I loved that Austin didn’t fit any kind of mold. Kudos to Heidi Belleau for bringing his distinct personality, needs and emotions in a way that allowed me to understand where he was coming from.
Once again, the writing was superb and the subject matter thought-inducing. It is that kind of writing that always draws me to the M/M genre. I felt as confused and conflicted as Austin and like him I pondered his situation. I also tapped the hell of my tablet in frustration and melted at some of the scenes I came across.
Needless to say that Belleau brought her trademark sex scenes. Yes, they were as hot as I anticipated and just as intricate to the story. That coupled with the interactions between Austin and Liam, Austin’s thought process and the range in emotions his struggle brought about made Austin’s story both enjoyable and interesting.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.
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.
Rear Entrance Video series
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, 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.
Follow the Tour
- April 7, 2014 – Joyfully Jay
- April 7, 2014 – The Novel Approach – Spotlight Stop
- April 8, 2014 – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
- April 8, 2014 – 3 Chicks After Dark – Spotlight Stop
- April 9, 2014 – Dawn’s Reading Nook
- April 9, 2014 – Pants off Reviews – Spotlight Stop
- April 10, 2014 – Book Reviews & More by Kathy – Spotlight Stop
- April 10, 2014 – Cup O’ Porn – Spotlight Stop
- April 11, 2014 – Live Your Life, Buy the Book
- April 14, 2014 – GraveTells
- April 15, 2014 – Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books
- April 15, 2014 – Up All Night, Read All Day- Spotlight Stop
- April 16, 2014 – MM Good Book Reviews – Spotlight Stop
- April 17, 2014 – That’s What I’m Talking About
- April 17, 2014 – Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess – Spotlight Stop
- April 18, 2014 – LeAnn’s Book Reviews – Spotlight Stop
- April 19, 2014 – The Saucy Wenches Book Club
- April 21, 2014 – All I Want and More Books