Rory James has worked hard all his life to become a citizen of the idyllic city-state of Beulah. Like every other kid born in the neighboring country of Tophet, he’s heard the stories: No crime or pollution. A house and food for everyone. It’s perfect, and Rory is finally getting a piece of it.
So is Tate Patterson. He’s from Tophet, too, but he’s not a legal immigrant; he snuck in as a thief. A city without crime seems like an easy score, until he crashes into Rory during a getaway and is arrested for assaulting a citizen. Instead of jail, Tate is enrolled in Beulah’s Rehabilitation through Restitution program. By living with and serving his victim for seven years, Tate will learn the human face of his crimes.
If it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. Tate is fitted with a behavior-modifying chip that
leaves him unable to disobey orders—any orders, no matter how dehumanizing. Worse, the chip
prevents him from telling Rory, the one man in all of Beulah who might care about him, the truth: in a country without prisons, Tate is locked inside his own mind.
Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau, authors of Bliss. We’re touring the web talking about our
influences, our writing process, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our book, and even a sneak
peek or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? We’re giving away a copy of the first
novel we wrote together: King of Dublin!
Lisa Henry lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates
the heat, but suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government
minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a
mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of
them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many
possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
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.
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.
When not writing, you might catch her trying to explain British television to her daughter or sipping a
drink at her favourite coffee shop.
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 old-fashioned email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for following our tour! To celebrate our release, we’re giving away a copy of our first joint
release -- King of Dublin. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for us to
contact you, be it your email, your twitter, or a link to your facebook or goodreads account. Please
put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form, because we
won’t be able to see it otherwise! On September 1, we’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments!
Be sure to follow the whole tour, because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to
win the prize!