Twiggy and Lucy and The Ballad Of Mrs. Molony #Newbook by C. S. Boyack.

“Lucy and Twiggy. We have a special guest with us today.”

“Who has stopped by? Funny I didn’t hear the door bell.”

“It is C.S. Boyack and he has a third book in his “Hat” series. You remember me reading the story of Lizzie and The Hat. to you.”

“I do and remember she played the bass while wearing the Hat.”

“I remember her from that story where a bunch of people got together to defeat an evil person who was trying to infect the world. I loved that story.”

“Yeah that was Viral Blues, Twiggy.”

“So where is he?”

“Right here, Twiggy and he is now going to tell us about his latest. Let’s all sit down and let Craig have the floor.”

Thanks for having me back so soon, John. I always try to have something appropriate for the Halloween season, and it’s time to release that book. It’s called The Ballad of Mrs. Molony, and it’s available on the Kindle store right now. This is part of The Hat Series, and it’s the third book.

Don’t let that series word scare anyone. There are several varieties of series, and this is one where you can read the books out of order without feeling lost. They’re also designed to be short reads, so you can enjoy one on a nice Saturday afternoon.

The shtick is that Lizzie and the hat team up to make one paranormal superhero. The hat has a few magical skills. She has arms and legs that are kind of important, plus the attitude of a true go-getter. Together, they can do amazing things.

This time, the amazing thing is hunting some vampires who’ve abducted a woman. She serves as a kind of milk cow when their hunting comes up short. If Lizzie and the hat can’t find her in time, her outlook is kind of grim.

These vamps were part of the rodeo circuit before they became vicious killers, but that isn’t much of a clue. This leads Lizzie’s cover band to start taking gigs among the country music venues in hopes of spotting them.

This series includes a lot of dark comedy. This time, our heroes have an informant in the form of a different vampire named Kevin. (Nice vampire name.) Kevin has bad teeth to the point of deformity, along with a speech impediment. With the hat being the kind of jerk he is sometimes, he makes fun of Kevin. Lizzie is a modern girl and calls him out on it. It only makes her want to help Kevin more. It turns out the abductee is Kevin’s living sister.

The hat thinks it’s a trap. Lizzie wants to prove him wrong, and help the woman. This allows for a lot of tension between them. I think sometimes they fight each other more than they fight monsters.

If you think a little dark humor, some vampires, and a paranormal monster hunter sound like Halloween to you, pick up The Ballad of Mrs. Molony.

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Blurb: Lizzie and the hat are back, and this time they’re chasing vampires across a subculture of America. A pair of rodeo cowboys are holding a woman captive to use like a milk cow since they joined the undead.

The person who put them onto the trail is also a vampire, but he has to be the worst vampire in history. Is he really that pitiful, or is he setting a trap for our heroes? Does the woman even exists? Can Lizzie and the hat find her before she also takes up blood sucking?

Follow Lizzie and the hat as they use their cover band to stalk vamps across the country music scene.

Purchase your copy here: The Ballad of Mrs. Molony

Other stories in the series are:

You can contact Craig at the following locations:

99 comments

  1. Sounds like a great adventure.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  2. This sounds like a fun read. I enjoyed both The Hat and Viral Blues. Best of luck, Craig 🙂

    John, thanks for hosting Craig today 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the luck, always helpful.

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    2. Always fun. Thanks, Harmony

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  3. Brilliant promotion, dear John! Good luck with so particular Halloween book to Craig! 👍

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    1. Thank you so much.

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      1. My pleasure! 🙂 Have a nice week-end!

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    2. Thank you, Maria. 😁

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      1. Dear John, I suggest you to make a sort of video promotion with Lucy & Twiggy. They are the best advertisers. People don’t trust the human ads, but they will do more to dogs! Thank you for your support in Twitter. It is very helpful for me. 🌹🌹🎉👍

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      2. Visit and follow others so you can build a following. 😁

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      3. True! Though as well you can get the mood of the audience. And it is important! 👍😉

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      4. Yes but building an audience is important too.

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      5. Yes, General John! I will make it! 🙂

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      6. You are already with followers. Good for you.

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      7. 😎😎😉🎉🌹😁

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  4. Great promotion, John! Thanks to you, Lucy and Twiggy for hosting Craig. Wishing him the best with his latest book. That Lucy…she sure is expressive!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and visit, Jill. 😁

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  5. Lucy and Twiggy are most gracious hosts. Best of luck on the new book, Cragi.

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    1. Such a fun lead in. Thanks for coming by, Joan.

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  6. Good luck to Craig with his latest book!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, Craig.

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    2. Thank you, liz

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. Can’t believe the girls didn’t hear that doorbell ring. Give them ear scratches from me.

    Great post, guys. Thanks, John. Best wishes, Craig. Your description of Kevin keeps making me laugh.

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    1. Thanks, Staci. Kevin was a different character to work with.

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    2. Thank you, Staci. I think Craig snuck in the back way.

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  8. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    I’m over at John Howell’s place today and playing with his puppers. We’re talking about The Ballad of Mrs. Molony in hopes it makes your Halloween reading list. John is an excellent writer and you might want to check out his offerings while you’re there. He’s a prolific blogger and a good friend. Check out the blog while you’re there. I think it’s one of the best around.

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    1. Thanks for the share and nice words, Craig.

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  9. Thanks for lending me your space today. Love the lead in with the girls. My dogs are going to have questions when I get home.

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    1. Always a pleasure to have you. 😊 You will fail the sniff test and “Where have you been question.”

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      1. No doubt, but they’ll forgive me.

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  10. Sounds like a good change of pace from my usual reading.

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    1. Hope it gives you a laugh or two.

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      1. I’m sure it will. I’m a great advocate of a chuckle-a-day!!

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    2. Thanks, GP. 😊

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  11. Good to know the girls are well-read. I’m a big fan of dark comedy, and Craig does it so well.

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    1. Yes, he does. Thanks, Teri.

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    2. Kind of you to say. Thanks.

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  12. Congrats, Craig. I have my copy and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thank you, John and pups, for showcasing Craig’s latest. ☺

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    1. I have my copy too, Gwen. Thanks for the visit. 😁

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      1. John, I hope you enjoy the story, too.

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      2. I betting I will. 😊

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    2. Thanks for checking it out. Hope you get a chuckle or two from it.

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  13. This sounds like a fun read! Shall have to look for it!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Glad it appeals to you.

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    2. All Craig’s books are fun. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I don’t doubt that!

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  14. What a great ploy bringing Lucy and Twiggy into the marketing world! Great post for Craig’s new book and I look forward to reading it! You know I do love country music. 🙂 Thanks for showcasing Craig, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. It was fun dipping my toe into that culture for a volume. Many of the songs fit right in with the style the band plays.

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    2. Thank you for the visit, Jan. Yes I know you like country music. 😁

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  15. Lucy and Twiggy are great at promoting books. Dot could learn from them. Craigs has penned another fun read!!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. The girls are very helpful. It won’t be long before they get sandwich boards to wear.

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    2. Yes he has, Darlene. Thanks. 😁

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  16. Ooh, I didn’t realize the abductee was Kevin’s sister. A nice twist. I have this on my Kindle, and I’m hoping to read it before Halloween. Sounds like it fits the season:)

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Judi.

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    2. I don’t mind sharing that one. It isn’t a huge secret in the story.

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      1. But it was plenty titillating in promo.

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  17. Can’t wait to read it!!!

    John, your furbabies are adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. They are featured every Thursday. 😁

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    2. John’s girls are internationally famous.

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      1. Hahaha Thanks, Craig.

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  18. It’s nice of Lucy and Twiggy to share their special day with a special guest. Nicely done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You have me curious about Kevin 🙂

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    1. That’s how these promos are supposed to work. Glad you’re curious.

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  20. Lucy and Twiggy are a couple of well behaved girls. I enjoyed the post! The more I read about this book the more excited I am to read it. Thanks for hosting, John! 😀 xo

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    1. They’re such cute dogs. That was a surprise this morning. Glad you’re interested in the story.

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    2. Thanks for the comment and visit. Vashti. 😁

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  21. Lucy, Twiggy, and John — thanks for sharing the latest of Craig’s releases. I’m a big fan of The Hat, so quirky, and look forward to reading the Ballad of Mrs. Malony. Thanks for the intro.

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    1. Our pleasure and thanks for stopping by. Here take this margarita.

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    2. Thanks for coming over. I’m excited to get readers for this one. Meanwhile, I’ll take one of John’s beverages myself.

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  22. I can hardly wait to read this, Craig! A vampire named Kevin just cracks me up! Love it! Great post today, John and Craig! Sorry I’m late getting here. (Crazy day!) Sending my best wishes for Kevin to go down in vampire history by making you a gazillion bucks, Craig! 😀 Sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hope your evening dials down the crazy.

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    2. Thank you for the visit and the comment, Marcia.

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  23. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Craig Boyack is visiting John Howell today with a wonderful post about his latest book, Mrs. Molony. Be sure to stop by to check it out, and then pass it along to let others know about it, as well. Thanks, and thanks to John for having Craig here today. After reading The Hat and Viral Blues, I can’t wait to dig into this! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the share, Marcia.

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  24. Omg that’s the best promo for a book I’ve ever seen! Next time I release can I have the two miss’s promote me???
    It goes without saying, Molony’s waiting for me on my kindle 😁

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    1. They’re such cute dogs. I look forward to their antics.

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    2. The nice thing is they work for biscuits.😁

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      1. Oh I can swing that 😁

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  25. Twiggy and Lucy are the best, John, and what a great promotion! Craig’s book sounds like a fun read!

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    1. I enjoyed his other tow so I think this will be a good one too. Thanks, Lauren.

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    2. It’s always fun to visit John’s place. Thanks for the comment.

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      1. You’re very welcome, Craig. I have your books on my TBR list. I wish I could manage reading 10 at a time. 🙂

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      2. My list is similar.

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  26. How nice of Lucy and Twiggy to help you welcome Craig with The Ballad of Mrs. Molony, John. I’ve read this darkly funny gem and it’s 5-star from cover to cover. Kevin is one of my favorite characters. I mean seriously…who dreams up a vampire with a speech impediment, LOL! You can always count on Craig for adventure AND fun. Toss in the Hat’s trademark snark, and Mrs. Molony is a winner!

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    1. Thanks for the comments, Mae. Craig will love them.

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      1. WordPress should give us a love button.

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    2. Thank you so much for saying that here. Means a lot to me.

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