Hi everyone! Today I am excited to welcome two lovely authors, Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley. There are here to talk to us about their The Professor’s Rule series, which I have reviewed and really enjoyed. Today they are sharing an installment of a bonus short story (the full story is being released at each stop along the tour). They also have a great giveaway. So please join me in giving Heidi and Amelia a big welcome!
Hi! We’re Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley, and we’re here to let you know that our kinky series The Professor’s Rule is coming to an end. The last two novelettes–Every Inch of the Way and To the Very Last Inch–are out now from Riptide Publishing, and to celebrate, we’re touring the web with a contest and a free bonus short. You’ll have to follow the whole tour to read the short in its entirety, but since every comment you make along the tour gets you an entry in our contest, there’s plenty of reasons to tag along.
If you haven’t yet heard of The Professor’s Rule, here’s a quick crash course (see what we did there?)
School is back in session.
When undergrad student James Sheridan set out to seduce his way into a better grade, he had no idea what he was signing on for. Professor Evander Carson wasn’t about to trade a good grade for sexual favors, but he was definitely willing to tutor his wayward pupil in far more than history.
By the end of their tumultuous relationship, James not only excelled academically, his sexual horizons had expanded to include pleasures—and agonies—the likes of which he’d never dreamed. But enough was more than enough, and James fled from his Professor, unsure of where his limits lay or if he had the wherewithal to set boundaries.
Two years later, a chance misdial puts James back in contact with his former instructor and brings all his old cravings back in force, leaving him yearning to kneel once again at his Professor’s feet. But James has a new life now, with new sexual and romantic prospects—most notably the charming menswear salesman Satish Malhotra. Still, the pull to return to Professor Carson is a powerful thing. Can James give in to it without giving up his newfound confidence and budding romance?
The complete collection is on sale now for 40% off, and if you’d like to try before you buy, Giving an Inch (The Professor’s Rule #1) is free wherever ebooks are sold!
Today on the tour: part four of our free dirty bonus short, Every Inch an Exhibitionist. For links to the other parts of the story, make sure to check Riptide’s tour page. And be sure to stick around after the story for contest info!
Part Four: Every Inch and Exhibitionist
Almost Five Years Earlier — James and Carson
As impatient as James has felt in this last hour, he’s still a little hesitant. First of all, he’s never felt the same about his body since he got out of rehab. There’s nothing wrong with him, he knows that, but something about what had gone down with his dealer, about the things James had done, altered the way he feels about being exposed before other people.
Second, they’re not in the orgy room. They’re still downstairs in the living room, hanging out and talking. Carson wouldn’t have him do anything that was inappropriate in this part of the house, would he? James wasn’t sure, but he was desperate enough to get out of the cock cage and relieve the torment of his forced semi-arousal that he’ll do anything Carson says, whatever his reservations.
He feels eyes upon him. There’s one straight couple they’ve been bumping into all night, the male half of which James has been getting vibes from. But now he’s getting vibes from the girlfriend as well, and that is not nearly as pleasing. He’s pretty sure the way he’s stuck to Carson’s side, not to mention how free Carson has been with his casual fondling of James, advertises that they’re together and that he has no interest in fulfilling some girl’s fantasy of being tag-teamed by her boyfriend and another guy. James doesn’t see women that way, and even if he did, he’d rather be tag-teamed than be a part of said team.
He’s bracing himself to refuse when, at the next lull in conversation, the guy licks his lips and looks from James to Carson. When he speaks, he addresses Carson, and he looks a little nervous.
“I, um, I was wondering if you’d mind if I made out with your companion at little,” he says, and James’s jaw drops. Oh, he has so misread that situation. The girlfriend hasn’t been eyeballing him for herself, but for her boyfriend. James glances at Carson to see his reaction to the request.
Carson is wearing his slightly enigmatic smile, the one James has learned means he’s pleased, but playing it calm. “If James is interested, then I have no objections. What do you think, my sweet?”
James finds himself mirroring the nervous lip licking. When he’d imagined joining in the fun, he’d imagined him and Carson doing it. The guy is cute, but what is really catching his attention is the girlfriend’s avid attention. She wants to watch, he realizes. She wants to see her boyfriend with another guy. And that, surprisingly, is not without its fair share of appeal. The idea of making out with some stranger with an audience should trouble him, given the past experiences he struggles with, but since it’s a girl who will be doing the watching, it feels completely different.
“Yeah,” he says finally, looking back to Carson. “I think that would be okay.”
Carson kisses the shell of James’s ear, and whispers, “You know what to say if you get uncomfortable.” Then he raises his voice. “Shall we adjourn upstairs, then?”
James feels oddly conspicuous, falling in line in a procession that makes its way to the orgy room. Hi, don’t mind us, we’re just going upstairs to get our freak on. It’s like the walk of shame, only before the sex, instead of after.
The guy is trembling, James discovers when he’s settled on a beanbag with Carson at his back. “Haven’t done this much?” he murmurs, leaning back and reaching for the guy. His nerves seem to make James feel calmer.
The guy shakes his head. “No. We’re just sort of starting to explore some different things.”
“Which part? Being in public, or–?”
“Yeah, the or part.” James can’t tell in the faint light, but he thinks the guy is blushing. Is this going to be his first time making out with another man?
Damn, that’s hot.
Suddenly, James feels confident. If this guy is just starting to explore his bisexuality, especially with his girlfriend’s blessing, James can make it good for him. He’s not sure he’s willing to fuck the guy, but making out he can definitely do, and leave him wanting more.
His hands creep under the short sleeves of the guy’s T-shirt, grasping his triceps and pulling him in. The pause when James’s lips first make contact with his seals the deal. He’s definitely a virgin where guy-on-guy action is concerned. James flicks his lips with his tongue, requesting entrance, and after a moment, the guy sighs and opens to him, relaxing against James’s body.
There’s a charge in doing it. Not really between him and the other guy; the guy is cute, but James would never say there was a lot of chemistry between them. But knowing that Carson and the girlfriend are watching? That they are both experiencing something they’ve never done before? Oh yeah, it definitely gives James a jolt.
He feels Carson at his back, and if they’re talking about a charge between people, there it is. James can sense Carson’s arousal, his appreciation for what he’s seeing. Though he’s locking lips with the other guy, it’s Carson he wants, Carson who matters.
Carson whose hands James wants on him.
About Every Inch of the Way and To the Very Last Inch
In Every Inch of the Way, Satish Malhotra is in over his head. What appeared to be the hookup of his dreams turned out to be another man’s kinky sex game, and thus ended his relationship with sweet, submissive James Sheridan before it’d hardly begun.
Or so he thought. Being used in someone else’s domination/submission play should have been a deal breaker, yet James—bruises, boyfriend, and all—is too compelling to let walk away. But James has needs Satish isn’t sure he can fulfill, and it seems his mysterious Professor isn’t willing to share.
Can Satish keep James happy in bed and in life, or will James be forced to choose between his dominant and his burgeoning vanilla romance with Satish?
In To the Very Last Inch . . . Just days after their scorching reunion, Professor Evander Carson has kicked his one-time pupil James Sheridan to the curb—and tried to sabotage James’s new relationship with Satish Malhotra. Something isn’t right here, but James isn’t sure he should bother trying to figure out what. Carson isn’t good for him and will never change. He needs to accept that and move on.
Satish knows something is up, too, but he thinks the relationship between Carson and James is worth saving. To do the right thing, Satish will have to make James and Carson confront the secrets they’ve hidden for years and help them to overcome the pain and mistrust they’ve caused.
But if Satish succeeds, where will that leave him and his intensifying romance with James? Will the three of them be able to find the right balance, or will James be forced to choose between the pain and submission he craves with Carson, and the sweet, vanilla stability he’s found with Satish?
About the Authors
Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her son is at school. When she’s not writing in her Pacific Northwest home, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into an everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else.
Her self-published novel-in-three-parts, Impulse (Inertia, Book One; Acceleration, Book Two; and Velocity, Book Three) can be found at most major online book retailers, and be sure to check Riptide for her latest releases, including her Highland historical, The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, the The Professor’s Rule series of erotic novelettes (co-written with Heidi Belleau), the post-apocalyptic romance, Strain, and her upcoming, New Adult contemporary, Saugatuck Summer, available for pre-order now.
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.
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- Or contact her using good ole-fashioned email: heidi.heloise.belleau @ gmail.com
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