Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: Inch by Inch by Heidi Belleau & Amelia Gormely

~Howdy folks! I have two of my fave ladies on the blog today and they brought an awesome giveaway be sure to comment to win.~

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3 FACTS ABOUT SATISH MALHOTRA 

Hi, and welcome to the Inch by Inch blog tour! Inch by Inch is the third in Riptide’s BDSM erotica series The Professor’s Rule, written by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley. Today, Darien has asked us to share a little trivia about Satish, our down-to-earth menswear salesman from The Professor's Rule. All week we’ll be touring the web giving you a behind-the-scenes look at The Professor’s Rule, including new character profiles and some very steamy excerpts. We’re also giving away not one but TWO ebooks, so stay tuned! 

Thanks so much to our host, Darien, and to you readers, of course, for coming along! 



  1. During the planning stages, Satish was originally supposed to be a one-off character who appeared in James and Carson’s relationship and then disappeared again just as quickly . . . but we (and James!) ended up liking him so much that he stuck around! 
  1. Satish’s name was originally Akanksha, which according to baby name websites means “dream” or “wish”. But Heidi, rightfully worried about the accuracy of baby name websites, decided to check with fellow author Suleikha Snyder (of Indian origin herself). . . who informed her, yeah, that was a girl’s name. And so, after a lengthy Twitter conversation on Indian naming conventions, he became Satish! (Which sounds so much better, don’t you think?) 
  1. Although working as a salesman is “just a job” for Satish, he’s genuinely interested in fashion. He attributes his care for his personal appearance to the fact that with six siblings, he was denied grooming time in the bathroom growing up, and now he’s making up for that fact. 



Contest Info: 

If you haven’t fallen in lust with the Professor, yet, now’s your chance! We’ve got two ebooks to give away to two lucky commenters: one copy of Giving an Inch, and one of An Inch at a Time. That’s two chances to win! Let us know your thoughts and questions about Satish! Be sure to include your contact info (email, Twitter, or Facebook!) on this or any of the other of the posts on this tour for a chance to win. More comments=more entries, so to increase your odds of winning, be sure to follow the entire tour! We’ll pick a winner New Year’s Eve, so you can start 2014 right! 


ImageInch by Inch (The Professor's Rule #3) 
After two long, kink-free years apart, James Sheridan has reunited with his Professor: the sexy, dominant Evander Carson. But this time, things will be different. James is older, more sure of himself, and confident that he can draw the line between Carson’s demands and his own principles. 
One of those lines is gorgeous menswear salesman Satish Malhotra. After their steamy dressing room encounter, James feels an unexpected connection to Satish, and he wants to explore it further. But Carson’s involvement—in James’s life, and in James and Satish’s budding relationship—complicates things. 
Carson’s penchant for using other men in their sex games has always troubled James, and he’s adamant that Satish not be just another notch in their whipping post. But when Satish learns what prompted James to pursue him in the first place, will James’s new ability to draw the line even matter? 



About Amelia 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, theThe Professor’s Rule series of erotic novelettes (co-written with Heidi Belleau), and her upcoming post-apocalyptic romance, Strain 
You can contact Amelia on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, BookLikes, Tumblr, or contact her by email using the form at http://ameliacgormley.com/ 


About Heidi 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 Facebook and Tumblr accounts. Or contact her using good ole-fashioned email: heidi.heloise.belleau @ gmail.com 


17 comments:

  1. You said this is "just a job" for Satish. Is he wealthy and why isn't he working in fashion elsewhere if that is the case? And if I missed the answer to this please forgive me!

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    1. No, he's not wealthy--he couldn't afford university, but he definitely has higher aspirations than working retail for the rest of his life, and he has no emotional attachment to the job he's working at present.

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  2. Great to learn more about Satish!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. :)

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    1. Hopefully we can help you get caught up! Good luck!

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  4. I haven't read these books yet so I guess my first question is, what did you like about Satish that made you keep him around? He sounds delightful.

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    1. He truly is. He just seemed so sweet and steady when we began writing him, a stabilizing influence for James that would be very different from the way Carson grounds him. And we also really weren't comfortable with the subtext of having these two white protagonists use a man of color for a sex game and then just forget about him, so we decided we wanted Satish to have a lot more agency and a much more active part.

      Good luck in the drawing! I hope we can help you get caught up!

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  5. I have not read any of these and I wonder what is up with Satish? I wonder why?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ooh, yay, new reader! I hope we can help you get caught up!

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  6. Oh, really interesting facts about Satish. I haven't read any of the books but Satish seems like an interesting character.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. We just adore Satish! Good luck in the drawing! Hopefully we'll be able to help you get caught up!

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  7. I haven't read any of these yet, but am looking forward to the entire series.

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    1. I do hope you enjoy! Good luck in the drawing!

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    2. Though, if you don't mind, we will need some way to contact you. You can leave us a Twitter or Facebook ID if you're not comfortable leaving an email address. Thanks!

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  8. This is a new series to me as well; how did that happen? Must try them soon. A very intriguing cast of characters. I totally understand having a "job" and wanting a "career"; something I never found.

    ocanana @ gmail . com

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    1. Yes, I definitely understand that as well. Though hopefully writing is going to break that trend for me! Good luck in the drawing! I hope you enjoy getting caught up!

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