Introducing Good Liniment – the Fifth in The Hat Series by Craig Boyack #newbook.

 

I am pleased to welcome Lisa Burton to my blog. Many of you remember Lisa as a character in Craig Boyack’s books, but she is also his Personal Assistant and Spokes Model. Lisa is here to tell us about Craig’s latest in The Hat series. This will be the fifth book in the series, and I can tell you I have enjoyed the others so much that I can’t wait to get into this one.

So without any more blabber from me, here is Lisa.

I’m so excited to be here, John. It’s been hard getting away from the writing cabin for the last couple of years. At least when Craig publishes something, I get to go on tour, and it means a lot when people let me visit.

The newest book is called Good Liniment. There’s a little background to it, dating back to the first book in the series called, The Hat. The hat is a creature from another dimension who was brought here by witchcraft, then bound to help a specific bloodline for as long as it lasts. Lizzie St. Laurent is the most recent member of that bloodline.

Lizzie’s a regular girl. She’s a college dropout, working multiple jobs to make ends meet, and also plays in a small cover band on the weekends. Her symbiotic relationship with the hat allows her to play the upright bass, but they also hunt monsters after hours.

We live in an era of immediate communications, social media, phone cameras, and conspiracy theories. In the series, observations of Lizzie’s night work have led to the creation of a monster called Hellpox. Hellpox isn’t real, he’s based upon what people interpreted from Lizzie’s actions. It’s kind of fun how they couldn’t be more wrong, because Lizzie is a cute girl.

Craig always intended to return to witchcraft in the series, and now it’s time. Good Liniment expands the magical world in this series, and it glances off a bunch of new characters that could appear in future stories.

I have a wonderful new poster that reflects a scene in the book. It involves the urban legend of Hellpox and this graffiti appears at a perfect time to torment Lizzie. The hat kind of likes the whole legend, because he thinks it helps them hide who she really is. Plus, I got to pose as a cute painter girl, and that was fun.

 

 

This one is chock-full of fun things. There are pop-culture references to talk radio, a comic book convention, magical creatures, witchcraft, and a strange tavern called Good Liniment. I hope you’ll check it out.

Oh, Craig always makes me remind people that while this is a series, it’s designed so you can read them as stand-alone stories. If Good Liniment is your first exposure to Lizzie and the hat, you won’t feel lost at all. Hope that’s reflected on my performance review.

 

Blurb

Someone is murdering members of the local witches coven. They turn to Lizzie and the hat for their unique skills that might help eliminate the killers.

A religious zealot might be a monster, but is still a human being. This task isn’t the same as staking vampires or shooting zombies. It isn’t the usual project Lizzie takes on for her night work.

This all takes place during a recovery period for Lizzie. She needs to keep her cover band together and find a new way of getting them gigs. More bands and less venues are making finances tight. The hat didn’t make things easier during her absence, by spreading rumors about why she took her sabbatical.

Someone killing others over a point of view insults Lizzie’s sensibilities. She has secrets to keep. Her employers have secrets, too. It doesn’t make for a comfortable working environment, but she agrees to do what she can.

Convincing her strong willed employers to stay indoors during all this poses another problem. Can she keep them alive long enough to finish her task?

Good Liniment is full of magic, magical creatures, and an entire underground community living amongst us.

The Hat Series consists of short novels that can be read in a single afternoon. They’re full of snarky dark humor and can be easily read out of order.

Purchase Link   http://mybook.to/Good_Liniment

Series Link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KTQY1XJ?ref_=dbs_p_pwh_rwt_anx_a_lnk&storeType=ebooks

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100 comments

  1. […] Introducing Good Liniment – the Fifth in The Hat Series by Craig Boyack #newbook. […]

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    1. Thank you for sharing Craig’s post, Charles.

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    1. Thank you, Chris.

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    2. Thank you for sharing, Chris. 😁

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      1. My pleasure, John 😃

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  2. Lisa, thank you so much for introducing Craig’s new release! Looking forward to reading about your adventures again…

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    1. Thanks for the reblog, and I hope you enjoy the story.

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    2. Thank you, Jaye. 😊

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    1. Thank you for sharing Craig’s post, Anita and Jaye.

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  3. How wonderful that Craig has a new book out! The Hat series is amazing. Thanks, Lisa for telling us all about this one.

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    1. Thank you for checking it out.

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    2. Thank you, Darlene. 😊

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  4. Wishing you the best of luck on the new release, Craig. Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    1. I’ll always take luck. Thank you, Joan.

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    2. Thank you for the support, Joan.

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  5. Congratulations to Craig! Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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    2. Thank you, Jill.

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  6. Thanks for having me over, John. Hope we get some action today.

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    1. My pleasure, Craig.

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  7. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    This week, I sent Lisa Burton over to John Howell’s place to talk about Good Liniment. John is one of my longest term blog friends, he’s a partner in Story Empire, and a great author. If you don’t know John it’s time to remedy this. Check out his wares while you’re there. He writes a good story.

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    1. Thanks for the nice words, Craig. Best wishes on the newest.

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      1. Looks like Lisa’s getting a good performance review.

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      2. She has been marked, Significantly Exceeds

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      3. Thanks for always being there.

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  8. Thanks for the intro, John. You’re a wonderful host!

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    1. Thank you, GP. You are the best. 😁

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      1. Tryin’ to get me to blush? ☺

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      2. If I can. 😁

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  9. Great intro to what looks like a fun read! I have Good Liniment on my ereader and am eager to get to it. Wishing Craig every success. Thanks for sharing, John 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Hope everyone has fun with it.

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    2. Thank you for your support, Harmony. 😁

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  10. Congratulations to Craig for his fifth outing with Lizze and The Hat!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  11. You are the host with the most! Thanks for the introduction to his new book, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  12. Wonderful title! The Hat adventures are so much fun!

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    1. Thank you for that, Noelle

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    2. Thank you for that, Noelle.

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    3. They are Noelle. Thanks for the comment.

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  13. Congratulations, Craig. Looking forward to this one. (And you should absolutely give Lisa 5/5 stars in her performance review.)

    Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Will do, Staci. Thanks for checking it out.

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    2. Yes she is worth all five.

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  14. Sounds awesome, Craig! Can’t wait to read it.

    Hi, John!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Hope it entertains for an afternoon.

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    2. Hi sue. Thanks for supporting Craig today.

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  15. I’ve followed this series from the start and can say that Good Liniment is another fun entry into the world of Lizzie and the Hat. I’m like the hat. I get a kick out of the Hellpox legend, and all the, um…shall we say colorful characters who call in on Night Bump Radio to report sightings. Those are some of my favorite parts of the each book. Craig didn’t disappoint with Good Liniment. The comic convention is a blast too, as is the bizarre tavern.

    Great post from Lisa! Congrats to Craig and thanks for hosting today, John!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for all those wonderful comments, Mae.

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      1. It was a fun book! 🙂

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  16. Thanks for the information, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tim

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      1. Looks like a good one. 🙂

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      2. All his Craig’s stuff is good, Tim. Thanks

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  17. Thanks for hosting, John. I’m halfway through the book, and now I know I never want to go to a witches’ tavern. The witches are friendly and everything, but I’d never know what to expect. This has been a fun romp so far. Can’t wait for Lizzie and the villain to meet up.

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    1. So glad you’re enjoying the story. Did you pass the witchcraft test?

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      1. Uh-oh, I don’t think I’ve reached that yet. Sounds dangerous.

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      2. Not really, but fun.

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    2. Thank you for supporting Craig today, Judi

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  18. A perfect example of how rumors get started and monsters created. Great post today! I have my copy and look forward to reading it very soon! Congrats and best wishes to Craig and thank you for hosting, John! A wonderful start to the tour!

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    1. Thank you for your support, Jan

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    2. I’m excited to learn what you think. Thanks for having faith.

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  19. I can’t wait to read Craig’s new adventure. I’ve grabbed my copy! Congratulations, Craig! ❤

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    1. Thanks for supporting Craig, Colleen

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      1. It’s a great pleasure. I’ve loved the Hat series from the beginning! ❤

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    2. Thanks, Colleen. Hope you enjoy my spin on witchcraft.

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      1. You know how many years I’ve waited for this book!! LOL! I’ve kidded you forever. I’ve loved the Hat series from the start. I’m sure I’ll enjoy this book too. ❤

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  20. Hi Lisa and Craig 🙂 I’ve loved all the books in The Hat series and can’t wait to read this one- congrats!

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. Means a lot to me. Hope you have fun with the latest tale.

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      1. Thanks, Jacquie.

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    2. Thanks for supporting Craig, Jacquie.

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  21. I’m so excited to read this one. Bet Lisa’s happy to be out touring again!

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    1. She is, and I’m excited that you want to read it.

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    2. Thank you for the support Teri.

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  22. Geri Lennon · ·

    OK, I finally decided to write a commentary on age. BTW, thanks for all you do, I LOVE your writing. G

    On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM Fiction Favorites wrote:

    > John W. Howell posted: ” I am pleased to welcome Lisa Burton to my blog. > Many of you remember Lisa as a character in Craig Boyack’s books, but she > is also his Personal Assistant and Spokes Model. Lisa is here to tell us > about Craig’s latest in The Hat series. This will ” >

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    1. Thank you, Geri.

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  23. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    This looks like a fun story. Congratulations, Craig! I’ll be reading The Good Liniment very soon. Thank you, John, for showcasing Craig’s work and especially his latest. 😊

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    1. Thank you for supporting Craig, Gwen

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    2. Thank you, Gwen. Hope it holds up for you.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post today, Michael.

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  24. What a unique and heartbeating presentation. Thanks! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you for your support, Michael. 😁

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    2. Thank you for sharing this one, too.

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  25. Hi Craig, this looks like a great addition to The Hat series. Thanks for hosting Lisa and Craig, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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    2. Thanks for supporting Craig , Robbie.

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  26. Nice to meet you, Lisa, and thank you for spreading the word about Craig’s book. I’m glad you had the chance to tour. 🙂 Congratulations, Craig, and thank you John for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for the supporrt, Mark.

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    2. Thanks for checking it out, Mark.

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Great to see you here, Lisa 🙂
    I loved seeing the world of witches explored more in this fantastic addition to the Hat Series.
    Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thank you for the support, Denise. 😊

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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