Welcome, one and all, to our monthly round-up! We’ve got plenty to go through, so let’s dive right into it.
Top 5 Most Viewed Posts
As always, we’ll start with the top 5 posts for March. This was a good mix of old and new content. Looking back over the top 5 most viewed older posts (check out my Twitter every Sunday for this) each week, there’s been a lot of love for Sonic content, and that continued here too. So, let’s get into it…
5) A&H Club Volume 1 by Rick Griffin [Graphic Novel Review – Furry / Lesbian / Drama]
This one has been popular since it went live. I’m happy to see that as it’s a great example of a slow-burn yuri romance with adult characters, an exploration of the effects of trauma, and great furry content.
4) Pit Fighters 1 by Rick Griffin [Book Review – Furry / LGBTQ]
And Rick Griffin comes in at number four as well. Again, this is a fun story. Rick has a knack for writing sympathetic characters, and that extends to both comic and traditional novel works.
3) Manga vs. Anime: Attack on Titan / Shingeki no Kyojin
Another old favorite comes in at number three. This was the first post I made in this series, and I’d love to do more of them when I have the time.
2) Sonic The Hedgehog #15 [IDW Publishing – Comic Review]
The blue blur speeds into number two. I find that particularly impressive because it went live on the 20th, so more than half-way through the month. Honestly though, IDW have been doing a great job with the series.
1) Sonic’s Movie Design Leaks!
I had a feeling this would score well. It’s a popular topic right now and I have a far more positive view of it than many. I figured that people would either find that refreshing or want to read it to see what kind of madness I’m spouting when I say I like it.
The Full Post List
I figured I’d try something new this month, and do the full rundown of posts split by topic. That way, everyone can find the stuff they want to read, right? So, here we go:
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Part One [Anime Review – Dark Fantasy]
Heroic Legend Of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance [Anime Review -Adventure / Fantasy]
Made In Abyss [Anime Review – Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi]
Princess Principal [Anime Review – Action / Spy / Steampunk]
STARMYU S1 [Anime Review – Music / Comedy / Slice Of Life]
Pit Fighters 1 by Rick Griffin [Book Review – Furry / LGBTQ]
Urban Gothic by Stephen Coghlan [Book Review – Dreampunk]
Books (Spotlights and Guest Posts)
Abundance by Emmalyn Spark [Book Spotlight -LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
Auger Of Shadows by Jacob Rundle [Book Spotlight – Dark Urban Fantasy] / The Characters of Augur of Shadows [Guest Post by Jacob Rundle]
Becoming D’Vaire by Jessamyn Kingley [Book Spotlight – MM Urban Fantasy]
Black by Quin Perin [Cover Reveal – MM Kitty Play Romance]
We Are The Catalyst by Tash McAdam [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
Breaking The Ice by K.R. Collins [Book Spotlight – Contemporary NA Demisexual]
Broken by Colette Davison [Book Spotlight – MM Romance]
A Broken Promise by Mel Gough [Book Spotlight – Contemporary MM Romance] / Writing a series – Guest Post by Mel Gough
Get The Cassie Tam Files 50% Off! [Yuri Cyberpunk Mystery]
The Cost Of Living by Emilie Lucadamo [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Horror]
Conviction by M.D. Neu [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
The Crystal Keeper by Laurisa White Reyes [Book Spotlight – Epic Fantasy]
Dragon War Chronicles [Series Spotlight – LGBTQ Fantasy]
Echoes by L.A. Ashton [Book Spotlight – MM Paranormal Romance]
Fated Mates [Book Spotlight – Paranormal Romance Box Set]
Fracture by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott [Book Spotlight – MM Romance/Thriller]
Frost by Isabelle Adler [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
Ghost Walker by Mary Rundle [Book Spotlight – MM Paranormal Romance] / Ghost Walker by Mary Rundle – Exclusive Excerpt
The Hands We’re Given by O.E. Tearmann [Book Spotlight – MM Cyberpunk] / Studying Our World to Speak to Tomorrow’s: An Author’s Take On the Ways History Rhyme [Guest Post by O.E. Tearmann]
The Heart Collector by Barbara Russell [Book Spotlight – Steampunk Romantic Suspense]
Hearts Of Fire by Kay Doherty [Book Spotlight – MM Paranormal Romance]
Horizon Points by Harry F. Rey [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
A Love Like Fire by Tricia Owens [Book Spotlight – High Fantasy/MM Romance]
Marked by J. Jay Barret [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Urban Fantasy]
The Memory Of Scorpions by Aleksandr Voinov [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Military Fantasy]
Pros & Cons by A.E. Wasp [Book Series Spotlight – MM Romantic Suspense]
Rewind by Rowan Shaw [Book Spotlight – MM Romance]
The Rising by Morgan Brice [Book Spotlight – MM Paranormal Romance] / My Love Affair with Ghost Stories [Guest Post by Morgan Brice]
Severed by Shona Husk [Book Spotlight – Sci-Fi / Menage]
The Speakeasy Series by K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn [Spotlight – MM Romance]
Storm of the Gods by Amy Braun [Book Spotlight – Urban Fantasy]
The Sun And Moon Beneath The Stars by K. Parr [Book Spotlight – YA Lesfic Fantasy]
A Symposium In Space by K.S. Trenten [Book Spotlight – Lesfic Sci-Fi]
We Are The Catalyst by Tash McAdam [Book Spotlight – LGBTQ Sci-Fi]
Sonic The Hedgehog #15 [IDW Publishing – Comic Review]
Way Cool Wednesday – 13 March 2019
Book Announcement: NineStar Press signs more Cassie Tam!
Get The Cassie Tam Files 50% Off!
Release Day: The Spark Form Chronicles Collected Edition
Voyager Designation Fifty-Seven [Short Story – Weird Fiction/Horror]
TV & Films
Shadowhunters S3BE2: Quick Thoughts
Shadowhunters S3BE3: Quick Thoughts
Shadowhunters S3BE4: Quick Thoughts
Shadowhunters S3E15: Quick Thoughts
Star Trek Discovery S2E7: Quick Thoughts
Star Trek Discovery S2E8: Quick Thoughts
Star Trek Discovery S2E9: Quick Thoughts
Star Trek Discovery S2E10: Quick Thoughts
Star Trek Discovery S2E11: Quick Thoughts
Mortal Kombat 11 Story Trailer Reaction
Resident Evil 2 2019 [Game Review – Survival Horror]
OVW Episodes 1021 & 1022 Review
What’s Coming In April?
In short, quite a bit. As far as anime goes, I have five reviews set up to go live throughout the month. There are some interesting ones in there. Including one that left me kinda divided due to be a great example of its genre but not really my sort of show. There are quite a few book posts spread about the month too, but certainly less than normal. The reason for this is that it felt like the spotlight posts were getting a little overwhelming. Moving forward, I’ll be looking to have a few less of these and more things like author interviews and actual reviews.
There should be two comic reviews. In this case Sonic 16 and Tangle & Whisper 0. I won’t guarantee it though as there were supposed to be two in March but the Sonic Annual got pushed back until May, and there have been a few delays over its run so far. I hope to get both though. In terms of TV and Film, I’ll be continuing my foray into both Star Trek Discovery and Shadowhunters. I think they’re both going to end this month, so I’ll need to find some other shows for May.
Wrestling-wise, I’m loving reviewing OVW, so expect that to continue. I’ll do some predictions for Wrestlemania too. Otherwise, who knows…maybe I’ll start reviewing some other shows too. I’m also hoping to do some Top 5’s for various subjects.
How About My Projects?
Well now, that’s looking fun. For one, I’ll hopefully be diving into the editing for Cassie Tam 4 soon. I’m also planning Cassie Tam 5 – the final book in the series – so am hoping to get that into a position where I can start writing soon. I’m also making notes for my next book after Cassie Tam 5. Meanwhile, I have a few stories under consideration with different anthologies. There’s also an exciting – for me, at least – acceptance for an anthology, but I can’t announce it just yet.
I’m hard at work on getting my website up and running, and the hope is that will be done by the end of April. I’ll be selling signed paperbacks, shirts, and posters. Most of the shirt designs are ready to go too, it’s getting the payment system set up that’s proving fiddly.
In terms of cosplay, I’m researching a few things for a potentially creepy costume. More on that when I have an actual direction for it.
And…that’s about it! So, thank you all for sticking with me. This has been the best month of the year so far for hits, which is really amazing, Seriously, thank you so much, I’m still in absolute awe that people care enough about what I have to say to drop by so often. You all rock! So, do you have a particular type of post you’re looking forward to in April? Or a favorite from March? Let me know in the comments below.