We’re so pleased to have author Quinn Anderson dropping in today on the tour for her latest release from Riptide Publishing, Cam Boy, book three in the Murmur, Inc. collection. Quinn is chatting with us about bringing minor characters into the spotlight, and there’s also a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details below.
Minor Characters as Protagonists
If you’ve been following the Murmur Inc. series, then you’ll recognize the main character of Cam Boy instantly: he was a minor character in Book Two, Action. It’s not unusual for a series to turn side characters into main characters, but in my case, I did it almost accidentally.
When I’d finished writing the first book, Hotline, it was meant to be a one-off. The Murmur Inc. series wasn’t even a thought in my head. But there was a plot idea that I never got to write, because Hotline went in a different direction. So, I decided to write another book, and it occurred to me that instead of coming up with a brand-new character, I could recycle a minor character from Hotline. Enter Pete. Most people don’t realize Pete made a cameo before his big closeup in Action, but he’s in the very first chapter of Hotline.
As I was writing Action—with no intention of writing a third book—it happened again. I couldn’t get to the plot point I’d come up with because I ran out of space. It seemed another book was in order, only this time, I knew exactly who I wanted to write about. Josh, or Joshua, as he’s called in Action, was begging for his own story, especially since he’s a bit of a brat in Action. Loveable, but a brat. I was so excited to write about him, and this time, the plot point finally got tackled.
There is actually a minor character in Cam Boy that I would choose to star in Book Four, but right now, the plan is for this book to be the last one. Perhaps I’ll pick it up again in the future, but I feel good about where it’s leaving off.
About Cam Boy
Their chemistry is undeniable, but he knows better than to mix business with pleasure.
After years of making minimum wage, twenty-one-year-old Josh Clemmons may have found his salvation. Murmur Inc., a local adult entertainment company, is hosting auditions for new performers, and Josh has been invited to try out. If he can make it as a porn star, he can kiss his money troubles goodbye.
Mike Harwood is a loud-and-proud professional adult entertainer. In the past three years, he’s starred in dozens of films, and he’s very good at what he does. But as focused as he’s been on work, he’s neglected everything else, including his love life. He’s so used to faking attraction, he can no longer tell when something real is staring him in the face.
Josh gets the job, but when porn fails to live up to the fantasy, he quits to do cam work instead. But he can’t stop thinking about the one scene he filmed, and the captivating man he filmed it with. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Mike knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Then again, with true love on the line, this unorthodox office romance may need a second take.
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About Murmur, Inc.
Murmur Inc.—one of L.A.’s premier adult entertainment companies—prides itself on delivering sex that’s not only hot but high-quality. For decades, they’ve been delighting their rabid fanbase with porn with actual plots, rich fantasies, and stars that boast both good looks and business savvy. And above all else, they employ beautiful people of every shape, size, color, and orientation.
There’s no shortage of talent wandering Murmur Inc’s halls, and oddly enough, no shortage of romance simmering behind the scenes. Murmur Inc. takes mixing business with pleasure to new levels. Want an inside look at the personal lives of Murmur Inc’s hottest stars? No subscription necessary.
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About the Author
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.
To celebrate the release of Cam Boy, 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 February 17, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!