Friday, November 24, 2017

Virtual Book Tour: All of the Above by Quinn Anderson (Reviews + Giveaway)

Thanks for joining me on my blog tour. I’m Quinn Anderson, author of the Murmur Inc. series, and I’m here to share some inside information about All of the Above, coming out November 20th. Stay tuned to hear fun facts about this novel, learn where I get my ideas from, and find out more about the characters. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!

About All of the Above

Brendon isn’t in a rut, per se—he just always seems to be in-between things. Jobs. Degrees. Boyfriends. He never finishes what he starts. The perfect path is out there somewhere, and if he can just figure out what it is, he’s certain everything else will fall into place.

The last thing he expects is to meet his soul mate in the pages of a magazine quiz. “Who Is Your Perfect Man?” by Matthew Kingston seems like a road map to his future husband: the author himself. Brendon may not have his life figured out, but if Matt is as romantic as his quiz, Brendon can check “true love” off his to-do list.

When Brendon fakes a meet-cute between them, Matt proves to be as wonderful as he hoped. The more Brendon gets to know him, the harder he falls. But Brendon has a confession to make: how can he explain to Matt that he arranged their “fated” meeting? Brendon can’t tell if he’s found his soul mate, heartache, or all of the above.

4.25 Stars

When Brendon’s friend, Areesh drops off some of his wife’s old magazines to him at work, Brendon finds a local one with a quiz in the back about finding the perfect boyfriend. Taking the quiz he finds some unique choices in the featured answers to favorite movies, first date ideas and local places he loves that makes him think, perhaps he has a lot in common with the author, so he finds the author's name and sets out to try to run into him at one of the places they both love. Brendon never expects for it to work, but he and the author, Matt, hit it off swimmingly. But what will happen if/when Matt discovers that meeting Brendon wasn’t fate, but something orchestrated by Brendon himself?

Aww, this was such a sweet story. I absolutely loved both Brendon and Matt, although Matt could be a bit douchey and opinionated at times, for the most part he was sweet and he and Brendon were absolutely adorable together.

 Although Brendon and Matt had a lot in common, I loved watching them discover their differences, as well and those differences helped balance out their relationship. They had amazing chemistry and were definitely hot together.

This was a well-written story that was, well, it was just really sweet and made you wanna go “awwww” while reading it. It’s filled with romance, humor and friendship, and I absolutely adored Brendon’s best friends, Areesh and Sasha. They were a great support system for Brendon and added to the story nicely.

This was a quick and easy read that was really enjoyable! Definitely recommend!

*copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley*

4.5 Stars!!!

Brendon never seems to finish what he starts. He lacks the drive, even if he tries. He's sure there has to be something out there for him and until he stumbles into a local magazine and finds a "Who Is Your Perfect Man?" quiz there, he isn't sure what that is. Then, as he compares the answers by the quiz' writer and his, he decides that Matthew Kingston is his soulmate and orchestrates an encounter with him, after cyberstalking him to know which are his favorite haunts.

Meeting Matt is all he hoped for, at first, they hit it off perfectly, but Matt hates liars and Brendon hasn't been telling him the entire truth about their first meeting, would Matt be able to get over Brendon not coming clean from the start?

I absolutely adore Brendon. He was such a sweet, self-deprecating, fun character. It was too much fun seeing the things he was willing to do to find Matthew. And I was so happy that even when he was contrite about not telling Matt about how he orchestrated meeting him, he didn't let Matt walk all over him about it all. I liked Matt, even if there were some moments in which I wanted to strangle him. He was nice, but he could be very opinionated and judgmental. They had amazing chemistry, though, and I just adored them together. Brendon's best friends were a great support system for him and so fun to read, too!

Overall, this book was a delight to read, even if I found myself crying in some parts, it was mostly fun and sweet and cute and I was absolutely rooting for Brendon to get the HEA he deserved. Absolutely recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley by Riptide Publisher for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. 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. 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, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.

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To celebrate the release of All of the Above, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 25, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on the new release!. Sounds like a good book.

  2. Thank you for the review. It sounds really good

  3. Thanks for the reviews!
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  4. Congrats! This one looks amazing.
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  5. Thank you for the review! Help to adjust what to expect from the story. :)
    Congrats and best wishes to Quinn on the new book!
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  6. Congrats on the release, thanks for the reviews. This book sounds great.
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  7. Thank you for the reviews! Good luck with the release!
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  8. congrats and sounds like a really great story line
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  9. Congrats, Quinn, and thanks for the post. This sounds great. I'm in mood for something witty, and the story and characters are really appealing. - Purple Reader,
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