Monday, March 12, 2018

Virtual Blog Tour, Spotlight & Giveaway ~ New Heights by Quinn Anderson




Thanks for joining me on my book tour! I’m Quinn Anderson, author of the Murmur Inc. Series and On Solid Ground. I’m here to share some inside information about New Heights, coming out March 12th, including fun facts and more. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!

About New Heights

After attending a friend’s wedding in New York, James Thompson is eager to go home, even though no one will be waiting for him at the gate. He has no expectations for his trip back to Charleston other than long lines, security, and bad airplane food. But when an annoying—albeit hot—stranger cuts him in line, James is determined not to be a pushover for once.

For Mika “It’s Mee-kuh, not Micah” Bailey, today’s just another day of boring work travel. That is, until his flight gets delayed, and some irritating (but handsome) guy keeps hogging all the good power outlets. Which means war. In the middle of an airport. In New York. What could go wrong?

Eventually, they declare a truce, and as they get to know each other, their attraction overwhelms them both. Terrified of what he’s feeling, Mika suggests a no-strings hookup, but serial-monogamist James wants more. If they don’t fight for what’s right in front of them, their romance might be canceled before it ever takes off.



Five Fun Facts about New Heights

·         I haven’t actually been to the little New York airport this book is set in, so I had to use Google Earth to figure out what it looked like. Even so, a lot of its design relies on the fact that all airports are basically the same.
·         When getting into the mood to write this book, I listened to a lot of Silversun Pickups and Coheed & Cambria.
·         I originally wrote a scene where my character Mika described one time he had sex in a public bathroom, but I ended up cutting it because it didn’t fit the mood of the story.
·         I usually race through writing novellas, but this one took an unusually long time to finish. I added lots of little details that I hope shine through. Mostly puns that will probably make everyone groan, ha ha.
·         I briefly considered titling this “Up in the Air,” but that seemed more suited to a book about juggling or acrobatics.



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.

Connect with Quinn:
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorQuinnAnderson/
      Tumblr: quinnandersonwrites

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of New Heights, 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 March 17, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


11 comments:

  1. Happy book birthday, Quinn. I love your book’s cute cover and really looking forward to read it!!
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  2. congratulations on the release, Quinn. I really love the covers of your books
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  3. I love puns!
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  4. Sounds good. Thanks for chance.
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  5. congrats and sounds like a great read
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  6. Congrats and thank you for the fun facts.
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  7. Great post. Enjoyed reading it. Good luck!
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  8. Sounds like a fun read. Congrats on the release!
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  9. Had the chance to read this one as advanced copy last month. Enjoyed the meet-cute story!! Happy book birthday, Quinn

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  10. I'm definitely intrigued!

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  11. Looks interesting! Thanks for the chance!
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