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Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town NB, 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.


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Heidi Belleau Wow thank you Erika! I was working on a solo contemp ("The Burnt Toast B&B", which is a trans m/m rom com), but partway through I wound up asking…moreWow thank you Erika! I was working on a solo contemp ("The Burnt Toast B&B", which is a trans m/m rom com), but partway through I wound up asking Rachel Haimowitz to cowrite with me due to time constraints. So it's not solo-written, but I think it will still appeal to readers who have enjoyed my solo works. :) It comes out early next year.(less)
Heidi Belleau First off, thank you! Second off, I know we are going to do SOMETHING special with them once they are all finished (probably several months after the…moreFirst off, thank you! Second off, I know we are going to do SOMETHING special with them once they are all finished (probably several months after the fact, though), but I don't think hardbacks are a possibility the way Riptide does print books. So yeah. Rachel and I are definitely going to do something with the series once it's all finished, but I'm not sure what exactly! (Any suggestions? :) )(less)
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Description: When Cormac's new boyfriend suggests they tell each other the stories of their "first times", he has a hunch it's not a matter of simple curiosity. Nevertheless, he plays along with his own straight faced and honest tale, but the story he hears in return reminds him that sex isn't always as simple as he thinks it should be. Note: Contains explicit sex and descriptions of sexual abuse. Cover image by winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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" Rory James grew up in Tophet, a place where poverty and crime run rampet. He’s worked hard to earn a degree and a place within the city of Beulah where there is no crime and everyone has a home, food, everyone is safe. But that safety comes at a p... " Read more of this review »
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Beulah. The promised land… “Beulah land, my heaven, my home forever more.”

Such a great name choice for this setting… this modern-day Eden. This Beulah is an idyllic, ultra-gated community, a kind of ‘promised land’. With it’s own brand o... " Read more of this review »
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Gearing up for the Sept. 20 conference “2014 Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up” at the Seattle Central Library, Old Growth Northwest and the University Book Store present a special reading event with five authors attending the Meet-Up—Rose Christo, E.E. Ottoman, Jordan Castillo Price, Radclyffe, and Rick R. Reed.

From coming-of-age stories to paranormal mysteries to contempora...more

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" appallingly effective.

i don't make a habit of dipping a toe into slavefics or extreme kinkfics, but when i do, they're often written by m. caspian.

i love the setting, which i thought well-conceived and beautifully executed even in its austerity. t... " Read more of this review »
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"Emma Sea wrote: "the phrase "m/m" is not a shorthand for "stories in which men have sexual contact with other men". It is short for "m/m romance" and...more "
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“One benefit to being late: eating on the run meant Jonah didn’t have to do any agonizing over cafeteria seating. He just grabbed a bagel toasted to go and bustled right past the social minefield of half-empty tables and bacon-and-egg small talk.”
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“But now that he was here, he was happy. It wasn’t an uncomplicated kind of happy, but still. Something about the warm atmosphere, the way Cormac’s family teased him the same as they teased each other, fussed over him and brought him drinks, included him seamlessly in their conversation, just…recognized him.”
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“For Cormac, every touch was shadowed by regret and anger and desperation, although he tried not to show it. Sean was being so clear, so brave. Doing the right thing because it was the right thing because it was the right thing to do, like he always did and always would do. Cormac could learn a lot from him.”
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ Subtlety's never been my strong suit. Thanks for allowing me to stalk you openly accepting my friendvite. :)


message 31: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Nenia wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendvite. :D"

Hello! Always happy to connect with people outside of my little M/M bubble LOL


message 30: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Thanks for accepting my friendvite. :D


Emma Sea Thanks for the friendvite :)


message 28: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Lilia wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite--great word that. And for the votes on my new scientific survey."

Well, I do believe we have an ethical obligation to further scientific discovery, don't you?


message 27: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Thanks for the friendvite--great word that. And for the votes on my new scientific survey.


message 26: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Laylah wrote: "heh, you don't want to be watching outside my window tonight, it's pouring out there. come on in and have a brownie, stalker. ;)"

brownieeeees, eh? well, if you insist!


message 25: by Laylah

Laylah heh, you don't want to be watching outside my window tonight, it's pouring out there. come on in and have a brownie, stalker. ;)


AnnaLund thanks for friending.


message 23: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friendship Heidi!


message 22: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friendship Heidi!


message 21: by Lea

Lea Dee Thanks for accepting! :)


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Heidi Belleau LisaT - We Are Qhuay! wrote: "Yay! I'm glad we're friends :)"

Hi Lisa! Me too! :D


LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131 Yay! I'm glad we're friends :)


Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews Thanks Heidi...*\0/*


message 17: by Val

Val Kovalin You're very welcome. :) And this,

I read it aloud to my mom (even the dirty parts..."

Wow, that's awesome!


message 16: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Val wrote: "Thank you for the friends-add! I loved Hawaiian Gothic. Such a gorgeous story!"

Aw, thanks! And thank you for the really wonderful review! I read it aloud to my mom (even the dirty parts)!


message 15: by Val

Val Kovalin Thank you for the friends-add! I loved Hawaiian Gothic. Such a gorgeous story!


message 14: by Becky

Becky Black Thanks for the add, Heidi.


message 13: by Harper

Harper Kingsley Hey, how you doin'? /Joey voice. :D


message 12: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Anne wrote: "Thanks for the accept, Heidi - lovely to be in the same anthology together! :))"

Yes indeed, Anne! Can't wait to read your contribution :)


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Lavinia Lewis Hi Heidi! Thanks for the add!


Savannah Heidi, thank you for the friendship.


Josephine Myles Hi Heidi - good to see you here! :D


message 8: by Varia

Varia Thanks for friending back. ツ


Harper Thanks for the friend request, Heidi!


message 6: by Kay

Kay Berrisford Hello! Thanks so much for friending :)


Jordie.R Heidi wrote: "Jordie.R wrote: "Hi Heidi!

Love the start to your book!"

Hi Jordie, thanks! IT's not actually the start of the book, but rather just a little tie-in story. Same characters, though!"


Well, whatever is is, I liked it. You're very talented!


message 4: by Heidi

Heidi Belleau Jordie.R wrote: "Hi Heidi!

Love the start to your book!"


Hi Jordie, thanks! IT's not actually the start of the book, but rather just a little tie-in story. Same characters, though!


Jordie.R Hi Heidi!

Love the start to your book!


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Heidi Belleau Melanie wrote: "*mwah*"

*DOUBLE mwah!*


Heather C Hey, Heidi. Thanks for the friendvite


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