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Monday, May 11, 2015
Monday Spotlight on the Rear Entrance Video Series
Have you seen the unique new covers that the talented Vivian Ng created for Heidi Belleau's Rear Entrance Video series? They are not your everyday covers! Check 'em out! (And check out the bottom of the post for a discount coupon too.)
This straight-A student has a dirty little secret.
Christian Blake dreams of being a kindergarten teacher, but making
the grade means maintaining a squeaky clean image: no drinking, no drugs, no
swearing, no sex. And definitely no falling for his new roommate—tattooed
bad-boy Max, who may or may not be a drug dealer.
Most of all, it means no working at a porn store. But Christian’s
aunt has cancer, and her beloved Rear Entrance Video will go bankrupt if
Christian doesn’t take over managerial duties. Soon enough, Christian finds
himself juggling sticky twenty-five cent peep show booths, a blackmailing
employee, and a demanding professor who likes to make an example of him.
And then there’s Max, who doesn’t know anything about the store, but
hates Christian’s preppy sweater vests and the closet Christian forces him into
when they’re together. Max just wants Christian to be himself—even though Max
is keeping secrets of his own. Christian struggles to find the impossible
balance between his real life and the ideal one he thinks a teacher needs to
live . . . all while trying to keep his aunt’s dream alive without losing his
Art student and MMORPG addict Robert Ng has always been a loner, but
he's recently made it his goal to make more (IRL) friends. Which is how he
winds up working nights at Rear Entrance Video, shilling sketchy porn and
blowup dolls as a favor to his roommate. The longer he works there, though, the
more he realizes he’ll never be truly happy until he becomes the person he is
online: his female persona, Bobby.
Bobby is cuter and funnier than Rob is, and a thousand times more
popular with boys. Becoming Bobby IRL presents its own set of challenges,
though . . . especially when you're sitting on the fence between two genders,
only one of which has caught the attention of your seriously cute
Dylan Ford is a six-foot Inuit comic book artist who always says
what’s on his mind, and screw anyone who doesn't like it. As rough as he
appears, though, Dylan has a soft spot for Rob. But will out-and-proud Dylan
still want Rob if he's not all man?
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?
All three books are available at Riptide Publishing - click on the titles for the links.
Author: Heidi Belleau
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 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!)
When not writing, you might catch her trying to explain British television to her newborn daughter or standing in line at the local coffee shop, waiting on her caramel macchiato.
Vivian Ng is an illustrator and occasional comic artist living in Mississauga, Ontario, working mostly in watercolour, ink, and digital media. Vivi's hobbies include watching children's cartoons, reading fanfiction, and drawing entirely too much fanart.