A weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.
What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
I finished reading the pre-alpha version of my friend Nik’s visual novel!
Yes, I’m counting a visual novel as reading. If y’all only knew how much this man agonizes over every single word, character voice, character arcs, plotting. Real writing goes into visual novels (and all video games).
I’m super proud of him for finally launching the pre-alpha version of Down Dockside! An erotic furry visual novel.
I’d already read the intro to the story. But seeing it come to life with character artwork and backgrounds was just incredible.
The story itself is amazing. Lots of worldbuilding in a steampunk-esque Asian-inspired fantasy world. Aska, the protagonist of Down Dockside, is a prostitute hoping to make a new life for himself.
To play the pre-alpha version of the game (and also just support an amazing creator with brilliant plans for future furry VNs) you can join his patreon. It comes not only with access to the game, but you get updates like concept art, character art, and art that is cool but doesn’t quite work for the game. You also get access to Nik’s official Down Dockside discord server. And let me tell you, Nik is an amazing discord mod. He mods for my discord and that place has been hopping since he came on board. He comes up with all kinds of fun events and knows how moderate to keep the community welcoming and active.
Anyway, support my friend’s video game! Patreon here! 😀
What Are You Currently Reading?
My friend Pixie Stormcrow just released her book ‘The Muse’s Touch’ on Inkitt’s Galatea app.
Galatea is an interactive app that is, actually, a lot like a visual novel. I’ve never tried the Galatea app before, but I’m having a ton of fun reading Pixie’s book on there. I’ve read a tiny bit of The Muse’s Touch years before when it was still on wattpad. It’s so cool to read it in a new format.
I also ordered myself a paperback copy, because I need a Pixie Stormcrow book on my shelf!
This is a sexy paranormal romance. To read a great review, check out what Emily Hurricane has to say about the book 🙂
I’m also currently beta reading a contemporary romance by Pixie Stormcrow. It’s still in the first draft state, so I’m really honored she invited me to beta read it for her!
What Do You Think You Will Read Next?
I took a break from Emily’s Bloodlines series, but I need to jump back in! I still have books 4 and 5 to read 🙂