Tuesday Anything Possible – The Enhanced League by C.S.Boyack – Book Launch #RRBC

I have enjoyed C. S. Boyack’s books and am pleased to be part of his launch crew. Today I have a special guest, Lisa Burton who is here to talk about The Enchanted League his latest.  The post is yours, Lisa.

Thanks for inviting me back today, John. I enjoy getting away from the writing cabin from time to time, and these whirlwind tours are a wonderful way to refresh my attitude.

Craig and I are making the rounds to promote his new book, The Enhanced League. It’s a collection of short stories that serve to tell an overarching story by the end. It’s all about a professional baseball league where nobody cares about performance enhancing drugs.

They look at it like everyone is an adult, and can make their own mind up about supplements and drugs. To be competitive, there is a bit more pomp than you might find in other professional sports. The stadiums are outrageous, the umpires are beautiful, and the league is international in scope.

There are a lot of stories that happen off the field. These involve the machinations of unscrupulous owners, general managers, and more. There is even a recurring broadcast team with a traveling studio that reports on what happens inside the league.

There are women too. They serve as umpires, business women, and in today’s case a technical developer.

I brought you a poster of me, posing as Sheri. Sheri is the technical developer for the Montreal Mounties. She’s created an artificial arm for their hot new pitcher, Roger Warpspeed Warren. She also becomes his love interest eventually. It’s so much fun getting to portray someone so smart, and in a healthy relationship at the same time.

 

Lisa Burton

 

Feel free to use the poster as a cell phone background or whatever you like.

Roger is one of the main characters, if you can have such a thing in a collection of short stories. The book loosely follows his first year in The Enhanced League. There are stories in the collection that don’t include Roger, but they could influence the year he’s having.

We only made three posters, and I couldn’t honor all the female characters in the book. The career girl, Darci is a strong character too, but she didn’t get a poster. The Kawaii Girls from Niigata Japan work pretty hard to perfect their performances in the stadium, but they got left out too. Then there is Rose, the traveling reporter from the broadcast team. We just can’t honor them all with a poster, but I think you’ll enjoy reading about them.

The main story is Roger and his first year with the Mounties. It’s an exciting story with plenty of ups and downs. The other characters and stories serve to enhance that ongoing story. Craig said I had to weave the word enhance in there somehow.

Thanks for having me, and pick up a copy of The Enhanced League for the incredible price of 99¢.

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Enhanced League

Blurb: The Enhanced league is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs.

Stories involve existing heroes, up and comers, and falling stars. While there are the obvious stories that take place on the field of play, there are also human interest stories that take place around the baseball gyrations. These stories involve scouting, trades, ruthless business decisions, and even relationships.

I enjoyed researching and bringing you The Enhanced League, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. — CB

Here is the link to Amazon. http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B073T5DH2Q

 

C. S. Boyack

I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Craig

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48 comments

    1. Thanks for sharing, Charles.

      1. You’re welcome. How’s the book doing?

      2. Thanks for the reblog, Charles. 🙂

      3. Fair, better than I expected for a summer release. It’s a summer sport, so that may have something to do with it.

      4. Never thought of that. Have you tried any promos that connect to baseball through hashtags?

      5. Minimal hashtags, I need to think something like that through and decide what phase two will be after the tour ends.

      6. Something with kittens? Those always succeed on the internet.

      7. Sounds reasonable. I think Lloyd needs a kitten.

      8. He has a Katie. That count?

    2. Thank you, Charles

      1. You’re welcome.

  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations on your launch, Craig. All the best to you!

    1. Thank you, Gwen, and thanks for the well wishes.

    2. Thank you, Gwen. It is a terrific book.

  2. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Lisa Burton stopped by John Howell’s place today to talk about The Enhanced League. She is also revealing the last of her promotional posters for this book. Go check it out, and consider following John while you’re there. He’s a great author and a super supporter.

    1. Lovely comment, Craig. Thanks.

      1. I appreciate you putting up with my madness.

      2. If you only knew how mad I am you would know it is no problem.

      3. Ha ha. Send my robot girl home now.

      4. She left hours ago.

  3. Thanks for hosting Lisa today, John. I’ll check back frequently to address any comments we might get.

    1. Always a pleasure, Craig. 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Craig! Wishing you all the best with your launch.

    1. Thanks for the visit, Jill

    2. Thank you, Jill.

  5. Bought. Congrats, Craig! I love your short stories 🙂

    1. Thank you, Nicholas. Hope these hold up for you. It’s a bit different than one of my Notebooks.

  6. Great to see Lisa making the rounds for Craig’s latest. I had the pleasure of being an ARC reader for The Enhanced League and positively loved it. There are so many great characters in this one. The Kawaii Girls and the sportscasters were special favorites of mine.

    Congrats to Craig.
    Also, great new poster of Lisa as Sheri. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Mae. Lisa does look rather professional, doesn’t she.

  7. Love this Lisa poster, Craig!! Best of luck on tour!

    1. Thank you, Jan. She looks kind of sciencey in this one.

  8. That Lisa – so photogenic!

    1. She is multi-tallented, that’s for sure.

      1. Thanks for the visit, Teri

  9. John, as always, a gracious host. Cheers.

    Craig, I’ve been shouting about this from (virtual, of course) rooftops. I love this work. Best wishes to you on it.

    And Lisa looks amazing. Another great piece of promo art. 👍

    1. I know you have, and I hope to return the favor one day. That’s the last of the three posters, but I included them in the back material as a little extra.

    2. Thank you, Staci.

    1. Thank you for the reblog

  10. Way to go, Lisa!

    1. Thank you, and thanks for sharing the post. Lisa says hi.

  11. A lovely post, John and Craig. The post is awesome.

    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😀

    2. Glad you enjoyed it, Robbie.

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