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Welcome to the virtual book tour for the second season of the gripping psychosexual thriller The Flesh Cartel! Join authors Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau all week long as they kick off season 2, Fragmentation, with the release of the third episode in the serialized story: Choices.
Caution—Flesh Cartel Season 2 Spoilers Ahead!
Ever since we started writing The Flesh Cartel, our readers have all been asking one thing: WHAT THE HECK HAPPENS NEXT? Well, here’s a whole post full of tantalizing season 2 spoilers just for you. Read at your own peril!
What upcoming scene we (the authors) are most looking forward to The Flesh Cartel readers finally getting to experience for themselves:
Heidi: Coming up in the season 2 finale, there’s a painfully sad and incredibly disturbing dream sequence. It was a real challenge to write, both emotionally and with regards to mechanics of language and psychology… but I think the payoff will be huge, too.
Rachel: For me, it’s a moment in episode 6 where Mat is finally convinced that the best way he has to help Dougie is to let him go. It’s an incredibly tragic scene for both brothers, and it will probably leave readers wondering how we’re ever going to fix this in future seasons, but we will (sort of), I promise!
What upcoming scene we’re most nervous about our readers seeing:
Heidi: The moment when Mat and Dougie are finally reunited for the first time since the auction. Will it live up to the narrative build-up? Will the characterization resonate? Will the content of the scene finally go too far for our brave and strong-stomached readers?
Rachel: I’m with Heidi on this one. That scene is . . . disturbing on a lot of levels.
Free for all! Here’s a hint from each of us on what’s in store for upcoming episodes and seasons… but we’re only giving you just one word.
The Flesh Cartel returns for a compelling second season with “Choices.” Brothers Mat and Dougie Carmichael thought nothing could be worse than being snatched from their home and brutally dehumanized in preparation for sale as sex slaves. But they learn their suffering has only just begun when they’re shipped to their new master’s home.
Professional trainer Nikolai Petrovic is a master of his trade. His ultra-rich clientele pay him to create perfectly tailored playthings, and Mat and Dougie are the latest in a long line of men who have walked into his remote mountain home as terrified victims and left it permanently altered: subdued and obedient, ready and even eager for a life of service.
To achieve this, Nikolai must take a drastically different tack with each brother. Dougie, manipulated with affection and denial. Mat, controlled by pain and fear. The one thread in common for both men is choice. Nikolai prides himself on never forcing, but will Mat and Dougie submit willingly to his vision, or will they first need to learn the price of disobedience?
About the Authors:
Rachel Haimowitz is an M/M erotic romance author, a freelance writer and editor, and the Managing Editor of Riptide Publishing. She’s also a sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, and quite proudly pervish. Fortunately, all those things make writing a lot more fun for her . . . if not so much for her characters.
When she’s not writing about hot guys getting it on (or just plain getting it; her characters rarely escape a story unscathed), she loves to read, hike, camp, sing, perform in community theater, and glue captions to cats. She also has a particular fondness for her very needy dog, her even needier cat, and shouting at kids to get off her lawn.
You can find Rachel at her website, Tweeting as RachelHaimowitz, chatting in the Goodreads forums, and blogging at Fantasy Unbound. She loves to hear from folks, so feel free to drop her a line anytime at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com.
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.