We’re so pleased to welcome author Quinn Anderson to TNA today on the tour of her most recent release, New Heights, from Riptide Publishing. Quinn brings up an interesting subject in both the book and her post, and she’s also brought along a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details at the end.
As it says in the blurb, in the beginning of New Heights Mika and James get into an epic prank war in the middle of an airport. Now, the obvious problem with that scenario is that stirring up trouble in an airport is a BAD IDEA. I’m a huge fan of realism in books, so I knew that if I wrote anything too ostentatious, my characters would have to get arrested or at least thrown out. In order to avoid that, I had to think long and hard about what pranks would be safe enough to do in a public setting.
I’m also not a huge fan of practical jokes in general. I think they’re mean and can be dangerous. That presented me with an interesting conundrum: is there such thing as a kind prank? Meaning, one that is both malignant but inherently harmless? The whole purpose of a prank is to embarrass someone or get revenge, so how can you do that in a way that isn’t hurtful?
It took some creativity on my part, but—no spoilers—I think I managed to pull it off. I hope you all enjoy what I came up with! It’s a surprise to say the least.
About the Book
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.
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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 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!