It's all over! Emotions were high, the pace was frantic, but the H&C Blog Tour is at an end. After two weeks of relentless H&C content written by myself and others, the whole damn enterprise is finally at an end. I thought I'd get the retrospective post out there, rather than squeezing it out in a few days, just so you can all feel like it's really over and move on.
So, what posts did come in our second week? Could there have been... a change in media format?
Me, Myself & Blogging
As with last week, there were a few posts written by myself, the author, and I tried my best to provide a range of content to keep life interesting. First up, over on the K-Books site, I answered a few interview questions - this includes some thoughts on the very concept of writing advise, not to mention an answer to the ultimate self-publishing question: Why self-publish?
A couple of days later, I guest-posted on The Online Novel, with one of the most process-heavy articles of the whole tour. Want to know how I went from webserial to self-published, what I did on the way and exactly why the hell I made the decisions I did? The answers could well be in here somewhere.
Then, for some light relief, I wrote a short, jokey guest post for Nyx Book Reviews about the concept of YA Crossover and whether Hobson & Choi is that or not. I'm not sure if I actually answer that question, but I did make some great conceptual jokes about the "blog tour" idea.
Since H&C is a very serialised series, I worked out my Top Ten Book Series for Winged Reviews. I hear the internet loves lists, so why not go see if your favourite series is in there, then leave your disagreements in the comments if I left it out?
Lastly from me, another swing in mood, I did an in-character Q&A for Kirstyes' site. Yes, this is me taking a few questions whilst pretending to be my characters from H&C. It's a new one for me, but it was surprisingly fun, and if you've read the books, this does qualify as new material. (Although it does very slightly spoil a plot point in the first third of book one. Fair warning.)
Also, if you desperately want even more new material, remember you can get a free extra short story by subscribing to my mailing list.
Outer Limits Of External Thought
Meanwhile, in the strange world outside my mind, there were a few reviews. First up, Alastair of Nimbus Space penned his considered thoughts on the second book in the series. Did he like it? Did he hate it? Click and find out, I reckon.
Booktuber The Book Moo actually recorded separate videos for each H&C book, which is an impressive level of dedication. You can see her reviewing The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf here and also giving Rush Jobs the treatment here. Or, to save you having to click through and break up this wall of text, I'll embed the first one here:
After that, there was another review from The Bookish Outsider, covering both books in the series in a single magnificent sweep.
Not to be beaten, Andrew of The Pewter Wolf did the same thing the next day, and that brings us to the end of the tour. Wow, that was a lot of blog posts.
Oh, and if you missed me talking about it at the time, I was on London's arts station Resonance FM, chatting about H&C and my favourite London spots on the Daniel Ruiz Tizon Is Available show. You can see more details about that, including ways to listen back to the show, in the blog post I did about it the other day.
ALMOST LASTLY: If you want to enter our competition to win H&C signed paperbacks and ebooks, I'm gonna embed it here, even though it ends at the end of this very day! So yeah, if you see a dead competition below, you don't check this blog often enough.
And that really is it, I swear. And now, playing us out, because I can, here's The Book Moo again reviewing the second H&C book. This video includes the exciting spectacle of my face rushing towards the camera. END OF TOUR.