Monday, August 04, 2014

Monday Spotlight on The Flesh Cartel

Hello all, and welcome to the Oh Thank God It’s Finally Finished last-episode blog tour for The Flesh Cartel! :) Episode #19 has just released, and thus concludes the serial whose first episode released nearly two years past. We’re so excited to be sharing the boys’ happy endings with you, and to be with you here on this last look at the nearly 400,000 word journey into and then out of the darkness of human trafficking. We’ve done our best to make this tour fun and interesting both for folks who haven’t yet read the books but might be considering doing so, and for folks who’ve already begun (or already finished!) the series. Plus, there’s some very cool prizes up for grabs at the end of the post!

In the exciting final season of the Flesh Cartel . . .

With the help of the FBI, Mat Carmichael has let himself be re-taken by the Flesh Cartel. Objective? Rescue his brother, exact revenge, and destroy the entire organization from the inside.

FBI Special Agent Nate Johnson will be playing backup, of course, but to get Dougie out alive, Mat will need to make sure his brother is out of Allen’s clutches before calling in the troops. Now that Mat’s back in bondage, though, there’s no way he can do it alone. He’ll have to ask for help from the only man within the Cartel who cares about Dougie’s welfare: Nikolai. And even knowing it will destroy him, Nikolai delivers.

Bringing down the Cartel should have been the hardest part, but it doesn’t take long to realize that the real challenge has only just begun. Dougie doesn’t know how to be free anymore, and Mat is forced to admit that he may no longer be strong enough to help himself, let alone his brother. But with loved ones in their corner and their love for each other banked but not extinguished, Mat and Dougie learn that you can come home again, no matter how desperate the circumstances you’ve left behind.

Thank you all again so much for sharing the experience of The Flesh Cartel with us, and for being a part of our farewell tour. Thanks also to our host for having us!


If you follow/have been following the tour, you’ll see that one of our tour stops features art by the exceptionally talented Ariaa (y-gallery link). As a special treat for one lucky commenter on our tour, we’re commissioning one more Flesh Cartel-themed image from them . . . and the blog tour grand prize winner gets to pick the scene of their choice! So if you have a favourite scene from the series that you’d like to see brought to life in gorgeous art, now’s your chance! The lucky winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate to Riptide Publishing.

Haven’t read the series yet? We’re also giving away a copy of the first season to five lucky commenters! That’s six fantastic prizes in total! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on any stop on the tour. Each comment (up to one per tour stop) counts as its own entry, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.

The Authors

Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town New Brunswick, Canada. She now lives in Alberta 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 centred on popular culture, oral folklore, and sexuality, but she was known to perplex her professors with unironic 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.

Connect with Heidi:

Heidi's Blog          Heidi on Twitter          Heidi on Goodreads

Rachel Haimowitz is an M/M erotic romance author and the Publisher of Riptide Publishing. She's also a sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, and quite proudly pervish. Fortunately, all those things make writing a lot more fun for her . . . if not so much for her characters.

When she's not writing about hot guys getting it on (or just plain getting it; her characters rarely escape a story unscathed), she loves to read, hike, camp, sing, perform in community theater, and glue captions to cats. She also has a particular fondness for her very needy dog, her even needier cat, and shouting at kids to get off her lawn.

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  1. Even though I know it will be intense for me, I've heard nonstop raves!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  2. Even though I know it will be intense for me, I've heard nonstop raves!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  3. Just finished the series this weekend and thought it was a great ending.
    debdeege(at) optonline (dot) net

  4. I didn't want to start reading this series until the final chapter had been written but now I look forward to diving in.

    yvonnereads11 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Interesting bios

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. I have heard lots of great things about this series. Would love to check it out!

  7. I don't read serials until all the episodes are out............yay!! Now I can start!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  8. Bah, Blogger ate my comment, so apologies if it shows up twice :( Just wanted to say hello to everyone and thank you for stopping by, and thanks especially to our host for having us! For those of you just starting the series now, we hope you enjoy it, and for those who've stuck by it all this time, thank you so much for sharing your energy and love and motivating us to finish this project :D

  9. I haven't read this series
    please count me in

  10. I'm kinda nervous to start this series, just because I think it's going to make me sob, amongst other things. Now that it's finished, and I won't have to wait to read more, I just might be brave enough to try it!

  11. Sounds like an intense series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  12. I can't wait to read this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Good luck to everyone entering in the drawing! We should be picking winners very very soon so check your emails!