The Other Five Percent
by Quinn Anderson
Date Released: July 10, 2017
About The Other Five Percent
Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.
None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared Logan. So much so that he abandoned their burgeoning relationship just as it might have become something. But four years later, Ellis is back, and Logan finds himself questioning his sexuality in a big way.
Ellis doesn’t fit into Logan’s plan. He’s happy being a starving artist, whereas Logan has sold his soul to corporate America. Ellis is ripped jeans, and Logan is tailored suits. And, most notably, Ellis is out. But seeing him again is dredging up memories—like how it feels to kiss Ellis, and that time they almost went all the way. With chemistry like theirs, Logan isn’t sure he can—or should—keep ignoring the other five percent.
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Hello, everyone! This is Quinn Anderson, author of The Other Five Percent and the Murmur Inc. series. Thanks so much for following my blog tour. I’m thrilled to be here and to talk about my latest novel, out July 10th. Stay tuned for fun facts about The Other Five Percent, an inside peek at writing it, and to find out more about our dashing leading men. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!
A Guest Post from Quinn Anderson
Our Leading Men, and Picking Favorites
Logan and Ellis, the stars of The Other Five Percent, are near and dear to me. I don’t always bond on a personal level with my characters, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. If I only ever wrote people I relate to, I’d never write anything different. But in this case, Logan and Ellis are both in places in life that I think everyone can understand: Ellis is struggling to let go of the past, and Logan is trying to figure out who he is.
I actually don’t know which of our two leading males is my favorite. I’m usually the bad parent who has one she prefers (Shh! Don’t tell my other characters!), but in this instance, there is so much I love about both of them. And plenty that frustrates me.
Ellis is so real; he’s himself one hundred percent of the time, and he’s unapologetic about it. But there’s also this fragility to him that I think comes hand-in-hand with passion and creativity. Ellis allows his broken heart to rule his life for years, and when he’s reunited with Logan, it shows. Logan, on the other hand, is such a content and stable person. He doesn’t want to climb the corporate ladder and make a six-figure salary. He just wants to be happy. And unfortunately, his pursuit of happiness often leads him to ignore what’s right in front of him. Ignorance truly is bliss.
Both Logan and Ellis are concerned with how they appear to others, but in vastly different ways. Ellis has mastered the art of projecting “I don’t give a fuck” from his very pores. Logan, on the other hand, does everything he can to appear normal and successful. If he can’t always feel like he’s a well-adjusted adult, he can at least look like it. I understand both of their mentalities so well, especially now that I’m in my mid-twenties. I think we all can relate to wanting to express ourselves but still having to put on professional faces at times.
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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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