Today I’m very pleased to welcome Lisa Burton, C.S. Boyack’s robot assistant to my blog. As Craig’s spokeperson, she is here to tell you all about his latest book. So without further delay here’s Lisa.
Thanks for having me back, John. I’ve been sequestered out at the writing cabin for a long time. Robot girls can’t get viruses, but I’m supposed to fit in when I go out. I don’t like masks and bleach wipes. Ordering things on Amazon just isn’t the same as a good shopping spree. I’m sooo grateful that you invited me over to chat.
I’m here, because Craig has a new book out. It’s called “Lunar Boogie,” and it’s number four in The Hat Series. This time, Lizzie and the hat are on the trail of a werewolf.
My poster for this visit involves this beautiful sapphire ring. It turns out to be the most valuable clue they have. Lizzie discovered it when she stepped in a pile of werewolf crap. This is one of Craig’s stories, so there are some strange things happening.
They know who this ring belonged to all along, but have access to someone the police don’t. The hat has known a lot of witches in his day, but the one who brought him here is still around. She helps with some of their cases, and they need her.
The ritual she performs is weird, and involves a mushroom called dead man’s fingers. This is a real mushroom, and when the fungus wears the ring, magic things happen. The clues are vague and cryptic, but give Lizzie enough help to keep forging ahead.
They still have their band, and bills to pay, so monster hunting has to work around life’s requirements a few times. There’s plenty of the band life, and lively music. This time there are even a few Christmas songs.
The police don’t have the vaguest clue that a werewolf is involved in the killings. They’re chasing a serial killer, because that’s what their experience allows for. Without Lizzie and the hat, this could be a long sad winter.
This is the first book in the series that doesn’t throw-down at Halloween. The winter setting allows the hat to take on some new configurations and Lizzie seems to prefer a mad bomber style for winter monster hunting. I’m proud of them, it looks cute.
I’m going to tell you a little secret. Whenever Craig finishes a story, he has me put all the story elements away in the basement. I’m a good assistant, but I’m keeping this ring. I also scored a bottle of vintage Emeraude perfume. This is the good stuff, so I’m keeping it, too. Maybe one of the other tour posts will get into how that played a role in the story.
Tell your fans they can download the poster if they like. They make fun backgrounds for iPad and phones. Send them off to check out the new book, too. Their purchases keep robot girls in shoes and handbags, if you know what I mean.
Thank you so much for telling us about Craig’s book and giving us some insight as to what we can expect. I know I always enjoy Craig’s writing. Have a safe tour around the blogosphere. I always enjoy your visits.
Lizzie and the hat are back in action, only this time they’re up against the most tragic monster of all, a werewolf.
This adventure is more like hunting an animal, and the werewolf is unlikely to come to any of their musical performances. This puts Lizzie out in the dark corners and wooded areas of the city. It may be more beneficial to get the monster to hunt Lizzie than to stalk him on his own turf. All she has to do is be quicker on the trigger than the wolf is on his feet.
At the same time, the police think they’re after a serial killer. Lizzie tries to keep them alive while also keeping them out of her way. As the body count rises, so do the pressures. It doesn’t help that people are blaming Lizzie and the hat for the killings. This involves an urban myth about them that the locals call Hellpox.
Pull on your boogie shoes and join the hunt. Designed as an afternoon read, this one is tons of supernatural fun.
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