The first week of the Hobson & Choi Blog Tour has more or less happened! The good word of H&C spreads far and wide across half a dozen sites, with many more still to come!
In case you haven't had time to keep track of the latest tweets and so on, I thought I'd come back with a quick summary of what's happened in the last week. Not to mention, I wrote a few fun posts for this tour myself, and since subscribers to this website are meant to like that sort of thing, I figured it was worth calling attention to them. Also, there's an embedded giveaway at the bottom of this post (and most other blog tour stops), so do scroll down to win stuff!
Me Me Me
First up in the posts-by-me section, then, we had a good-length interview with fellow indie author and JukePop graduate Virginia McClain. Some good introductory questions about the series, plus a few more in-depth moments about process, serials and whether I would be willing to eat a guinea pig. Virginia's own post-Jukepop action-fantasy novel Blade's Edge just came out too, which I thoroughly recommend. More details on Goodreads, including a longer review by me.
I also had a guest post on Music, Books & Tea about how to use the internet in fiction without killing the drama, which might be of use to other writers and funny to everyone else. It's kinda a jokey post, but I means my jokes.
Last in the all-me section, I also wrote a fairly comprehensive piece of My Influences for YA Yeah Yeah. If you ever want to know what turned me into the writer I am today, or just want some recommendations, I stand by all of those. Although some might be aimed at a quite young demographic.
The Thoughts Of Others
Even more excitingly, some other folk were kind enough to read the H&C books and offer up some thoughts for the blog tour. Writer/craft blogger and long-time friend of both me and whole H&C project Claire Rousseau wrote a review of both books on her site.
If you prefer lists (like they do on the internet, I hear), Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts produced a list of ten reasons why you should read the Hobson & Choi series, and they're all worth taking heed of, I feel. But I would say that.
Lastly for now, we have another review of both books by Chelley of Tales of Yesterday! Not only are there kind words said about the books, Chelley may also win for tour dedication with her H&C-styled site banner created for her tour date, which I'm reproducing below for posterity.
Excellent. If anyone in the second week of the tour wants to repaint their house in the style of the Hobson & Choi covers, that might be the only way to beat that.
Prizes Prizes Prizes!
I will just mention that if you want a free copy of the first H&C book, I have recently sent five copies to the Books On The Underground scheme, which leaves copies of books around the London Underground - it seemed apt considering our cover. So if you follow me on Twitter, I'll try and post whenever I hear the location of a copy.
However, for those of you who neither live in London nor enjoy scavenger hunts, there is a giveaway below to win one set of signed print books or three sets of ebooks and you can enter it. For each row of the widget, you get one entry into the raffle - so you can enter up to five times per person. Good luck!