Friday, July 14, 2017

Virtual Book Tour: The Other Five Percent by Quinn Anderson (Review+Giveaway)

Hello, everyone! This is Quinn Anderson, author of The Other Five Percent and the Murmur Inc. series. Thanks so much for following my blog tour. I’m thrilled to be here and to talk about my latest novel, coming out July 10th. Stay tuned for fun facts about The Other Five Percent, an inside peek at writing it, and to find out more about our dashing leading men. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!

About The Other Five Percent

Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.

None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared Logan. So much so that he abandoned their burgeoning relationship just as it might have become something. But four years later, Ellis is back, and Logan finds himself questioning his sexuality in a big way.

Ellis doesn’t fit into Logan’s plan. He’s happy being a starving artist, whereas Logan has sold his soul to corporate America. Ellis is ripped jeans, and Logan is tailored suits. And, most notably, Ellis is out. But seeing him again is dredging up memories—like how it feels to kiss Ellis, and that time they almost went all the way. With chemistry like theirs, Logan isn’t sure he can—or should—keep ignoring the other five percent.

Now available from Riptide Publishing!

4 Stars

I'm torn, because while I really enjoyed the book and found it interesting and entertaining, it is told completely from Logan's POV, and I wasn't sure I liked Logan. When we first meet him he's a bit of a twatsicle. Then he comes face to face with Ellis, a college friend he hasn't seen in four years. In fact, Logan isn't sure what happened and why they stopped being friends. But as things slowly come to light, it turns out he really is a twatsicle!

It took some time, but slowly I warmed up to Logan. I know it can be frustrating, but I also know it has to be really really scary to think you're straight all your life and then at the age of nineteen you suddenly discover you're not as straight as you thought, so while he irritated me, I also felt for him.

I liked Logan and Ellis together, but I thought their relationship was too rushed. I know this is a second chances romance, my favorite trope by the way, but I would have enjoyed the book more if the relationship hadn't felt so rushed and Logan and Ellis had gotten more page time getting re-acclimated with one another as well as more on page time as a couple.

The story is well-written, Ellis and Logan had great chemistry and Quinn Anderson has no problems with writing hot sex scenes. I absolutely loved the secondary characters Abby and Rachel, Logan's sisters. They were not only supportive of Logan and his relationship with Ellis, but they are hilarious, too. Their antics had me chuckling a few times. While I would have liked to see the progression of Logan and Ellis's relationship on page, I love that even in the epilogue they are still growing together and moving forward. This was an enjoyable and recommendable read!

*copy provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange 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 The Other Five Percent, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 15, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Happy release day to Quinn Anderson and thanks for the review, Tracy


  2. Thanks for the review!


  3. Happy release day!

  4. Thank you for the review.
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  5. Sounds like a good one for me.
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  6. sounds great .. congrats
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  7. congrats on the new release


  8. Congrats and thanks for the post, and good review. This sounds like an interesting read of opposites, second chances, and discovering one's sexuality. - Purple Reader,
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