Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date: October 31, 2016
Length: 347 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
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.
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!
Thoughts on Secondary Characters?
Secondary characters are like parsley. If you ordered a big, juicy steak, and the waiter brought it out with just that on the plate, you’d enjoy the meal, but you’d definitely notice that something was missing. But much more than any garnish, secondary characters add real flavor to a story. Readers are smart, and they know when a side character is just there to move the plot along. Side characters must have real quirks of their own and their own motivations, without stealing the spotlight away from the main story, in order to be a successful addition to a narrative. In a lot of ways, I almost have more fun writing side characters than main ones. Mine tend to be quirky and diverse, just how I like them.
What an absolutely adorable and entertaining story! Great humor, wonderful characters, perfect pacing, and all around terrific entertainment.
It’s told in Zack’s POV. He’s a phone sex operator who one day gets a call from a man named John. And so their adventure begins. Zack’s personality is addictive. He’s funny, charming, witty, and more intelligent than he gives himself credit for. He has awesome friends and fabulous neighbors. Sure, he doesn’t get along with his parents ALL the time but who does?
John is a rich law student who even though is filthy rich doesn’t flaunt it or act like he’s better than anyone. He genuinely adores Zack for who he is. Of course the rich kid and the poor kid were bound to have issues and they did.
Quinn Anderson has written an opposites attract story that is wildly entertaining. From start to finish I was going through the emotions. Never really angsty but I felt how these characters did in all the right places.
I very much highly recommend this read for the romantic, for those who enjoy a good laugh and a great story!
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!