Lisa Burton Visits to Talk About C. S. Boyack’s New Book – Viral Blues

It is always lovely to welcome Lisa Burton to my place for a chat.  As most of you know by now, Lisa is the personal assistant to writer C.S.Boyack, and the last time she visited, we talked at the coast. I’m so glad she was able to get through the Austin traffic to join me here today. So welcome Lisa. Have a cup of coffee . . . Oh, wait. You don’t drink coffee or anything else. Well anyway, tell us what you are up to these days.

Thanks for having me over, John. Love the new place, but I kind of miss the beach. Craig has me on the road promoting his newest book, “Viral Blues.” I really enjoyed this one, because I get to be in it.

It started off as a sequel to “The Hat,” and it is, but Craig included a bunch of his existing characters in a kind of team-up story. Lizzie and The Hat are the lead, in that they walk readers in and out of the story, but a lot of us got a second chance to shine. In fact, bear with me while I access the Internet…

To quote an older review, by John Howell, “The Playground… is about a badder than bad badass who has been hired to hunt down a guy who has some code some other guy wants to recover.”

That’s my way of saying that Clovis is also making an appearance in Viral Blues. He’s kind of helpful in his own way. There are times when a robot girl can’t find the data online, and another method is required. There are some pretty handy folks who make up our team, but Clovis was indispensable. He also has a really cute dog, and I’m a sucker for animals.

The story begins when we all got invitations to a cryptic meeting. Gina Greybill is the head of a secret society. They’ve uncovered a plot to tamper with the nation’s vaccine supply. There are supernatural tracks all over this evidence and it’s the group’s job to sort it all out.

I got the chance to do a little corporate spying, and took over a drone to scope out a hotbed of activity. I even managed to do a little shopping along the way.

Lizzie has a pretty weak sense of style, and since she fronts a band, I decided to help her out a little. Her hat is actually a creature from another dimension, and can be any kind of hat she wants. That’s pretty handy from a fashion sense, so I worked from there. The big deal is that Lizzie has to pack heat. She has to drape something to cover her revolvers, so it makes it hard to wear a nice knit dress or anything like that.

Things got a little hairy, even creepy at a couple of points, and while I can’t speak for the others, I had a good time. I think readers will, too. I hope your fans will give it a chance.

Part of being Craig’s spokesmodel is handing out my posters. This one was from “The Hat,” But it’s still appropriate. I’m posing as Lizzie, and this particular hat caused a lot of grief. The hat had never worked with a woman before, and he was kind of embarrassed about it.

Thank you, Lisa. I’m sure this book will be as enjoyable as The Hat. I just started reading it and can say it is a good read so far. Here is the blurb as well as the purchase link. Also, C.S Boyack’s bio and other links are below the blurb.

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Blurb:

Someone knows about the hat. The creature from another dimension that helps Lizzie fight against the creatures of darkness.

They are summoned to a cryptic meeting with a secret society, where they meet other people with enhanced skills. It turns out someone, or something, has been tampering with the world’s vaccine supply. The goal doesn’t appear to be political or financial, but biblical pestilence.

Can this group of loners come together in time to make a difference when even the proper authorities are obstacles?

Check out Viral Blues, for your dose of paranormal adventure, with a strong sample of dark humor. And in recent superhero style, don’t miss the secret last chapter after the back material.

Purchase link: http://mybook.to/ViralBlues

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55 comments

  1. Great chat, John! Congratulations to Craig!

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    1. Thank you for the support​, Jill.

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  2. I desperately want to read Craig’s latest release, but will have to be patient until my book launch is done. Something to look forward to!

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    1. Book launches can be exhausting. Take your time and do what you need. The story isn’t going anywhere.

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    2. Yes, you need your time for the launch for sure. The nice thing about books is they don’t melt so it will be ready when you are.

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      1. So true, I just get impatient!

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  3. […] with his launch of Viral Blues his new book. If you haven’t visited yet here is the link. I’m reading it now and am enjoying […]

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  4. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    C.S. Boyack’s new book.

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    1. Thank you for spreading the word.

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      1. All the best with the latest book, Craig. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    2. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  5. Thanks for having Lisa over today. She downplayed her role in the story, but it was a big one, too. Glad to know you’re enjoying the book, John.

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    1. I can see she has a big role. I enjoyed​ having you both.

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  6. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Lisa Burton is visiting with John Howell today. Stop over and join the discussion.

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    1. Nice share, Craig.

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  7. Viral Blues sounds like a fun read, Craig. I read and enjoyed The Hat, and am looking forward to reading this one. Best of luck 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the visit and support, Harmony.

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    2. I’d love to find out what you think when you get to it.

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  8. Thank you for introducing us, John. The C.S. Boyack books sound like something I’d enjoy.

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    1. I think so. He has something for everyone.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Craig. This is a fantastic promotion and intro to your new book. I’m looking forward to reading it!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and support of Craig, Gwen.

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    2. Thanks, Gwen. I hope you get a kick out of it.

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  10. What a great promo post! Lisa looks good in any hat anytime! thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thanks for the support, Jan

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    2. Glad you enjoyed it. We had a good time putting it together.

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  11. It’s always a pleasure to see Lisa. She dos such an excellent job promoting Craig’s book. And she (along with a host of his other characters) really does get a chance to shine in Viral Blues. I’ve read it, and it’s a treat!

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    1. Thank you for saying so here. Many of us know each other, be we all have a few unique followers too.

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  12. So nice seeing Lisa here talking about Craig’s latest masterpiece. (And it is a masterpiece; I’ve read it and I LOVE it. Review coming soon.)

    Lizzie and the hat are great characters, and I love Clovis. This is an awesome mashup.

    Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. That makes my day, and thanks for sharing that with John’s fans.

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    2. Thank you for the visit and super comment, Staci.

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  13. A most entertaining post, John.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Robbie.

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  14. Lisa is making the rounds I. Craig’s behalf. Best of luck with the release. I enjoyed reading this one.

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    1. Thank you, Joan.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I just finished up reading this. It was a great read, like The Hat, and I find I want to go read a couple other books to see the characters back stories.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. They are all good. Have you read Yak Guy?

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        No I haven’t. It’s been on my TBR list for way too long. Now I have to read it:)

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      2. Thanks for the nod to Yak Guy. Means a lot to me.

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    2. I didn’t really plan it that way, but if that happens with this book I’d be ecstatic. Everyone’s backlist could use some love. So glad you enjoyed the story.

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  16. Enjoyed the chat with Lisa Burton, I’m such a fan of hers. Thank you, John, and congratulations to Craig on yet another publication.

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    1. Thanks, Jet. Lisa is much more personable to send around on these tours.

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  17. Thanks for a great job of hosting, John. I love Lisa! Congratulations, Craig! I’m so looking forward to reading ‘Viral Blues” It will be great catching up with the other characters I’ve come to love in your books.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. Hope you enjoy the story.

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  18. Great to see Lisa out promoting Viral Blues. I’m so excited to read this book!

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    1. It is good. Reading it now. I put a review of the Gemini Connection on Amazon but have not had confirmation. I think they may bounce it. If so I’ll put it on geed reads. 5 star. I really enjoyed it.

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      1. Thanks so much, John! Amazon is so finicky these days, it’s a miracle anyone can still post reviews.

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      2. Found it – thank you so much, John!!!

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    2. Thanks, Teri. Hope it’s to your liking.

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