The Hat Series by C.S.Boyack Promotion – Lunar Boogie

I am delighted to welcome Craig Boyack to my blog. Craig is a highly creative and talented writer. He can create stories out of totally fictional situations and character types. The hallmark of his books is the reader will find unusual circumstances wrapped in a plausible yet outrageous story and served up with humor and excitement. Craig has written a four-book series that is called The Hat series. I have read The Hat and Viral Blues. In addition, I have Mrs. Malony and Lunar Boogie on my Kindle. I wondered why I haven’t read them yet but put it down to a large TBR pile. I think I’ll move them up.

Craig and I have known each other for a while, and we are both members of the Story Empire crew. I looked up the first time Craig visited my blog, and it was October 2015. He was promoting his book titled Will ‘O Wisp. (You should get that one, too.). Enough of my blather. Here’s Craig to tell us about what he is planning. Oh yes. My regular post is delayed for two hours to give Craig some breathing room for his message.

Thanks for having me back, John. I’m trying something different this month. I’ve never had a series to promote before, and with four volumes now, it seems like The Hat Series qualifies. There are four weeks this month, so I’m talking about a volume per week.

 

There’s a blurb down below that covers the whole series for now. This week’s title is Lunar Boogie. This is the newest volume of the series, but your readers shouldn’t worry about that. Each volume is capable of standing alone, and it’s as good an entry point into the series as any other.

Lizzie and the hat form a symbiotic relationship that allows them to do more than either of them could accomplish alone. This allows them to form a small cover band to make a living, and to fight monsters at night. This time they’re on the trail of a werewolf.

The werewolf really is one of the most tragic monsters, because the human has no idea what he/she does a couple of nights per month. Because it’s more animalistic, getting the wolf to come to one of their musical events isn’t likely to happen.

This puts Lizzie and the hat into some dark and dangerous corners of the city. The police think they’re chasing a serial killer, so some effort has to go into keeping them alive and not getting arrested at the same time. Getting the werewolf to stalk Lizzie might be a better solution than wandering around and trying to find it.

There is an urban legend that keeps growing around their adventures. The creature known as Hellpox doesn’t exist, but gets credit for everything our heroes do. The legend grows via a program called Night Bump Radio. It adds a fun dimension to the tales in an era when everyone has a cell phone and even some intersections have cameras.

This series has Halloween written all over it, and it’s October. It’s designed to be dark humor, and shorter novels for quick, fun reading. If you think chasing a werewolf is what Halloween is all about, this might be the story for you.

Universal link for the series: http://mybook.to/The-Hat-Series

Blurb: The Hat Series is my opportunity to have a little fun, and readers seem to be enjoying themselves, too. The series fits into a variety of pigeonholes as all stories do. If you’re looking for supernatural, paranormal, or urban fantasy, with a dose of dark humor, this might be the series you’re looking for.

Lizzie St. Laurent is a hard-working twenty-something. She’s struggling with the issues of being a young adult, but also dealing with the supernatural world. After her grandmother died, she tried to get a memento from the estate. Her greedy uncle refused to share, so in desperation, she stole a box from the moving van.

Her treasure turned out to be an old hat that belonged to her grandfather. Not exactly the knickknack she was hoping for. This isn’t any ordinary hat. He’s actually a being from another dimension who was brought here by witchcraft. He has a few magical skills, but also some more ordinary ones. He can transport her to a cabin, deep in the forest, among other things. A bit more ordinary is his ability to play the upright bass, but only if he has a human host to manipulate. He’s also a shapeshifter, but is limited to always being a hat of some kind.

The hat has been in Lizzie’s family for centuries, and all of his partners have been monster hunters. Their symbiotic relationship also created an additional income stream for Lizzie. They formed a small cover band, which tends to get them out at night when monster hunting is more productive.

I put all kinds of strange things into these stories to make them fun. My section breaks have all been replaced with a series of bass clefs. I also include silly graphics in various locations to enhance the tales. You’ll find tons of snark mixed in with your blood and adventure.

These are short novels, designed for a single afternoon. While it is a series, they can be read as stand-alone tales. If one of the other volumes is your entry-point, I don’t think you’ll feel lost.

If this sounds like something to make your October complete, I’d appreciate you checking it out.

Thank you Craig for making the trip to Texas. I wish you much success with your promotion. Now here is a little about Craig and where you can find him

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74 comments

  1. The Hat is a fun series. I enjoy Craig’s books. Wishing you all the best, Craig 🙂
    John, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, Harmony.

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    2. Thanks for supporting Craig, Harmony. 😊

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  2. I think Will O’ The Wisp might have been the first book of Craig’s I read. It’s still one of my favorites. The Hat series is right up there, too. The banter between the leads always puts a smile on my face. Wishing Craig much success with his promo.

    Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thanks, Staci. Will O’ the Wisp is a personal favorite of mine.

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    2. Thank you for the support, Staci. 😊

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  3. The Hat sounds like a fun series. Congratulations to Craig! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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    2. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  4. Craig certainly has an active imagination. Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    1. Too active sometimes. Promotion mode is quelling it for now, but I’m sure it will cycle back this winter.

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    2. Thak you, Joan. 😊

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  5. All the best to Craig for a successful blog tour!

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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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  6. […] The Hat Series by C.S.Boyack Promotion – Lunar Boogie […]

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    1. Thank you for sharing Craigs post today, Charles.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another wonderful spotlight on the Hat series! Congratulations, Craig, and thank you for hosting, John.

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    1. Thanks for stopping over and checking it out.

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    2. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  8. Thanks for lending me your space, John. I’ll try to cruise through a few times to talk to your commenters.

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    1. Always fun to have you. 😊

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  9. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    John Howell is one of my oldest blogging and writing friends. He’s a fabulous author, and keeps a very active blog. He’s also a partner in the Story Empire site. I’m visiting his place to talk about Lunar Boogie, and hope you’ll stop over. While you’re there, check out John’s site and books.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Craig.

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  10. It sure does sound unusual, John. As you know, that puts this series right up my alley! lol

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    1. Thanks for the support, GP. 😁

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    2. It’s unusual on purpose. Good for a dark humor mindset.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Another great post and series 🙂 I have always had a soft soft for werewolves. Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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    2. Thanks for checking it out and commenting.

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  12. You’re right about each book in this series being a standalone, Craig. I love that. This book showed us a more vulnerable side of Lizzie along with the base and animalistic nature of the wolf. Great story and I highly recommend this and the rest of the Lizzie and The Hat books1 Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    1. Thanks for your support, Jan. 😊

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    2. Thanks for that great testimonial, Jan.

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  13. Terrific to see Craig here, John, and thank you for hosting him. I’ve read several of Craig’s books, and always say he has the most inventive imagination of anyone I’ve ever read.

    Craig, like John mentions, I have Lunar Boogie on my Kindle, and really need to bump it up to the top of the list. I know I’m going to enjoy it, even though I have not been able to read very often lately. But that’s all the more reason to move this one up so no more time elapses before I treat myself to it. I’m looking forward to finding out just how you envision your werewolf, and know whatever you’ve written will be unique and fun!

    Wishing you the best with the whole series, and an extra helping of great sales for the furry guy!😊

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. Terrific words of support. 😁

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      1. I’m absolutely sure I will, Craig. I’ve enjoyed all your others, and can’t imagine this one will be different. 😊

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    2. Thank you, Marcia. Hope you enjoy it when it comes time.

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      1. Errrrmmmm… see above under John’s comment. Sorry! 🙄

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  14. These pique my interest. On my list. 🙂

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    1. He is an excellent story teller, Tim. 😊

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    2. The tour posts are doing their job. Thanks for checking them out.

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  15. Lunar Boogie is one of my favorites in the series. I loved the detective who talks to his dead wife, and it was fun meeting Lizzie’s mom–a stand-out character. Looking forward to the next installment in the series. Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. I had a lot of fun writing those characters, particularly Lizzie’s mom. Thanks for visiting today.

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    2. Thank you, Judi.

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  16. How great to see Craig here with Lunar Boogie and the Hat. All the stories in this series are fun and filled with adventure, but Lunar Boogie is my favorite.

    Best wishes to Craig, and many thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you for that kind thought.

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    2. Thanks for your support, Mae.

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  17. I enjoy the Hat series. Must pick this one up!
    Great feature, John. Congrats to Craig.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you find time.

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      1. Well, it’s in my kindle, Craig, which means I’ll be reading it after I wear myself out with Nano. It’ll be a welcome diversion.

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      2. Good luck with NaNo.

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    2. Thanks, Diana. Great to have you visit.

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  18. Nice feature John and congrats to Craig on his Hat series. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marje.

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    2. Thank you, Marje. 😁

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      1. Welcome John. 🙂

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  19. This series sounds like fun, John, and I remember seeing Craig on Robbie’s blog, if my memory is correct. Anyway, I look forward to reading his books.
    Congrats to Craig and thanks for featuring him.
    ~Lauren

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    1. I was at Robbie’s earlier this month. Hope you enjoy the stories when you find time.

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    2. Thanks, Lauren. 😁

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  20. I have The Hat on my Kindle and it’s nearing the top of my TBR list. Best wishes to Craig. Thanks for always being so supportive, John.

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    1. Thank you, Beem. Hope you get a laugh or two from it.

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  21. It’s nice to see Craig being featured here, John. Six years of following each other is a long time. I appreciate Craig’s imagination in his books. Lunar Boogie and the Hat is a fun read.

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    1. Thak you, Miriam.

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    2. Thanks, Miriam. There are a few people I’ve known for a long time. John is a great friend.

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  22. Ooh, Lunar Boogie sounds like so much fun, Craig! I need to read Viral Blues first since it’s been waiting on my Kindle forever. The Hat and Mrs. Molony are personal favorites of mine. Like Staci, my first introduction to your writing (other than your blog) was Will O’ the Wisp. Loved that novel, too!

    Hey, John! *waves*

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    1. *Waves Back* Thanks for the comment, Sue.

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  23. HI John, another great post for Craig’s The Hat tour. I have not read this one yet.

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    1. The series is excellent Robbie. The Hat and Viral Blues were terrific. I have the other two on my Kindle.

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      1. HI John, I’ve also read the first two. I will get to Mrs Mahoney soon.

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