Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blog Tour: Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway


Please join us in welcoming Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler to Sinfully on the blog tour for their new release Dead Ringer.


Hi, and welcome to the DEAD RINGER release tour! We’re Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, here with more DEAD RINGER B-roll footage and DVD extras than you can shake a stick at. Stay tuned for author commentary, posters and info about all of James Ringer’s movies, classic Hollywood factoids, and, of course, some sweet prizes!

As part of our tour, we’re sharing the beautiful set of five movie posters that the amazingly talented Vivian Ng designed for us! We both love commissioning art for our books, and we knew that Vivian, who designed Heidi’s REAR ENTRANCE VIDEO series covers, had a style that was perfect for what we wanted.

James Ringer is an enormous presence throughout DEAD RINGER, and we wanted to do our part to commemorate his—as Percy would describe it—“completely brilliant” filmography. So we asked Vivian to design a poster for each of James’s five movies, and wrote a synopsis for each one, too!

We’re featuring all five movies in chronological order, one per post, so be sure to follow along with the rest of our tour to see the rest of the James Ringer filmography! And, as one of our tour grand prizes, you can win a postcard set of the five posters—be sure to leave a comment below!


Matchstick (1952)


The town of Brownsville has been burned to the ground, and the only witness to this heinous act of arson is biker gang member Little Swing (James Ringer). But is he an innocent bystander or the one who lit the match? If he is innocent, he’ll have to speak out against his bike-riding brothers to prove it, which might just cost him his life.

A dramatic story based on true events! A violent tale of love, betrayal, and false brotherhood. An impressionable boy lured into a life of crime and rootlessness, saved only by the love and protection of a kind, good girl (Lindy Gallagher)—the very one whose house he may have had a hand in burning to ashes!


Thanks to our generous blog hosts, and thanks to you for hanging out with us! Be sure to check out our full list of tour stops so you can see the rest of our extras and snag yourself more chances to win our giveaway!


Dead Ringer

Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler

81EVhjkcRSL._SL1500_Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing 

Published ~ 26th October 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance



Brandon Ringer has a dead man’s face. His grandfather, silver-screen heartthrob James Ringer, died tragically at twenty-one, and Brandon looks exactly like him. But that’s where the resemblance ends. Brandon is unknown, unemployed, and up to his ears in bills after inheriting his grandparents’ Hollywood mansion. He refuses to sell it—it’s his last connection to his grandmother—so to raise the cash he needs, he joins a celebrity look-alike escort agency.

Percy Charles is chronically ill, isolated, and lonely. His only company is his meddlesome caregiver and his collection of James Ringer memorabilia. When he finds “Jim Ringer” on Hollywood Doubles’ website, he books an appointment, hoping to meet someone who shares his passion for his idol.

Brandon? Not that person.

But despite their differences, they connect, and Percy’s fanboy love for James shows Brandon a side of his grandfather he never knew. Soon they want time together off the clock, but Percy is losing his battle for independence, and Brandon feels trapped in James’s long shadow. Their struggle to love each other is the stuff of classic Hollywood. Too bad Brandon knows how those stories end.

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Meet 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 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. Email:




Meet Sam

Sam Schooler is queer and nonbinary, and she grew up surrounded by corn, churches, and cliché “Hell Is Real” signs. After twelve years of Catholic school in southwestern Ohio, she applied to the most liberal university she could find and wound up with a degree in journalism. Now, she writes trope-subverting new adult books about people of all genders and orientations—and all the ways they can love each other. Sam lives with her wife and their two cats in Regina, Saskatchewan.





Feeling lucky? Leave a comment with your email on this or any of our other DEAD RINGER tour posts for a chance to win one of our two grand prizes. Each winner will receive a $15 gift card to Riptide Publishing, plus get their choice of either a poster-sized print of DEAD RINGER’s gorgeous cover photo by Marisha Dudek, or a postcard set featuring the eye-catching ephemera of James Ringer’s filmography, designed by Vivian Ng. Contest ends October 31, 2015 and is not restricted to US entries.


  1. Sounds really good. Thank you for the chance!

  2. sounds like a new and different story..cant wait to read
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  3. Sounds good and the cover is gorgeous.

  4. I really like the blurb, and the classy cover! Thanks for the chance.
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  5. Oh, that such a classic movie synopsis! Bad boy meets good girl...


  6. What an intriguing storyline!


  7. a book like this sounds awesome read can't wait to read it

  8. I'm loving the movie posts !

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  9. interesting character

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  10. Oho!Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  11. Sounds like a pretty good read, a bit of an interesting twist. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Very interesting but must be tough on him.

  13. It would be so fun to win the postcards. Thanks for the giveaway. :-)

  14. Loving these posters! violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  15. The more I read the more I like this book.


  16. Great poster: Matchstick. And the cover! Such a good looking guy!!
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  17. Another great movie poster =)
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  18. gorgeous cover and intriguing blurb


  19. Wow, thank you all so much! What a lovely response! Good luck to you all in the giveaway!

  20. Thanks for your enthusiasm, everyone!!! We're so excited to have been able to share these with you. :)