Hello, everyone! This is Quinn Anderson, author of the Murmur Inc. series, and I’m here to share some inside information about Action, coming out June 5th. Stay tuned to get an inside look at what filming porn is really like, hear fun facts about this novel, and find out what’s next for the Murmur Inc. series. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!
Five Fun Facts about Action
Fact One: Action originally had another plot line that didn’t make it into the book. It was in the outline I made before starting it, and I intended to include it, but when I hit 80,000 words and still had to write a whole ending, I realize I wasn’t going to have room. That plot line has now become the basis for the third Murmur Inc. novel, which is currently in progress. So, you will get to see it. You just have to wait for book three!
Fact Two: Raj, Pete’s best friend in Action, is a real person. When I was in college, I met a British Desi gay man named Raj, who, I’m still friends with today. He’s an amazing lovely person, and I just had to name a character after him. The real Raj and the Raj in Action aren’t all that similar—Action Raj is straight, for example—but the real Raj has told me he loves his book doppelganger.
Fact Three: One of my favorite things that I wrote for Action is the birthday party scene at the end of the novel. I had so much fun coming up with 90s costumes for everyone to wear. My favorite one is Sana’s hijab-Daphne costume. The hardest one was Evan’s. I had to ask my Facebook followers for ideas before I finally settled on the Green Power Ranger!
Fact Four: I worked the title of the book in wherever possible because I’m pun trash. I knew I was going to call it Action well before I started writing it, and as I went through, I realized the title was so much more than just what Colette would shout when they were ready to start filming. As you read, see if you notice all the different places the title appears!
Fact Five: Evan’s hobbies came from my good friend and fellow author, Violet Wylde. When I was first discussing the idea for Action with her, she suggested I give Evan twin cats and an interest in astronomy. I hadn’t given his character much thought yet, so I figured why not!
Thanks for reading, and good luck in the giveaway!
Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.
Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.
When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”
Now available from Riptide Publishing. https://riptidepublishing.com/titles/action
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 Action, 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 June 10, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!