Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Virtual Book Tour: Hotline by Quinn Anderson (Review + Giveaway)

Hello, everyone! This is Quinn Anderson, author of the Murmur Inc. series, and I'm here to share some inside information about, Hotline, coming out October 31st. Stay tuned to hear about where I get my ideas, writing comedy, and how I went "undercover" as a sex worker to research my novels. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card! 

About Hotline

Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he’s in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.

Until a man named “John” starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It’s not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He’s everything Zack isn’t: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.

A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they’ve seen each other—and spent an unforgettable night together—they can’t go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat . . . It’s like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully they can pull off a more successful ending.

Hotline is available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/hotline

4.5* A novel, interesting, sweet and sexy tale that I believed in, and leads I believed were in it for the long haul, despite their young ages and differences.

This is incredibly well-written and a totally novel experience for me - I've never seen this storyline done before, other than in parodies and it worked brilliantly. The dialogue wasn't puerile or juvenile and the guys had a very real connection from the very beginning. The author was skilled enough not to let the tale be sleazy in any way, or to let either guy have hang-ups. 

It had a twist that I hadn't expected, one which provided a touch of additional realism, a bit of angst and and added depth to their relationship, and actually even going as far as cementing that they were in a relationship, and a serious one, wanted and valued equally by both. I liked that their very different backgrounds didn't bring them either closer together or push them apart and that their maturity and genuine feelings came across. 

The only thing that would have made this a perfect read would have been if we'd had both guys' voices/POVs, rather than it being one-sided, but that's just a tiny niggle. I'd love to read more about these guys and see them living their HEA, but I'm not sure that the author left scope for that. Still, it was an excellent read and an excellent intro to this author.

ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing for an honest review. 

About Quinn Anderson

Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.

A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Sherlock, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Buffy, Marvel, and more. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere.

Her favorite television show is Avatar: the Last Airbender, her favorite film is Tangled, and her favorite book is Ella Enchanted. She can often be spotted at conventions, comic shops, and midnight book releases. If you're at an event, and you see a 6'2'' redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that's probably her. Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, screwing the rules, finding the Master Sword, guided falling, consulting for the NYPD, guarding the galaxy, boldly going, and catching 'em all.

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To celebrate the release of Hotline, one lucky winner will receive $10 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 5, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. I appreciate the review!


  2. Quinn, congratulations on your new release! The blurb leads me to believe I'll be very interested in reading. The review pushed it over the top. I can't wait to pick this up.
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  3. Quinn, congratulations on your new release! The blurb leads me to believe I'll be very interested in reading. The review pushed it over the top. I can't wait to pick this up.
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  4. congrats on the release
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  5. Thank you for the review!
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  6. Thanks for the review. I had the chance to read the ARC and I quite liked it. I will definitely pay attention to Quinn Anderson's future releases


  7. I need this book, like yesterday! I read an excerpt a while ago and was hooked!
    need more!

  8. Congrats on the book release, Quinn! I added this to my TBR as both the blurb and the cover caught my eyes. Looking forward to read the story.
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  9. I can't wait to read more! That cover just caught my eye from the first moment I saw it!
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  10. Congrats, and nice review. To be hones, I wasn't sure about the premise, but the I relooked at it after that review and can see where it'd be intriguing.
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