Guest Post – Lisa Burton Talking About The Midnight Rambler by Craig Boyack #newbook

I am very pleased to welcome Lisa Burton-Robot Spokesperson back to Fiction Favorites. Craig Boyack her boss, has a hit series featuring Lizzie and her sidekick The Hat. This is book six in the series. I have read and enjoyed the first three and have the latest three on my Kindle. Craig’s books never fail to deliver in the story’s uniqueness and the quality of characterizations. I also found each book, although part of the series, can be read as a standalone. I know I better get busy before I get further behind. Enough of my blather. I want to welcome Lisa, who will tell us about The Midnight Rambler

I’m sooo excited to be here, John. This is because I got a cameo in this story. Kind of. If you look at it just right. It’s actually one of my old calendars that appeared on a new character’s wall. What Craig calls an Easter Egg. I didn’t get any dialog or action out of the deal, but it seems like I influenced this person’s life.

Ray C. Adair is the result of an experiment. A witch named Professor Lagomorph built him out of… let’s call them spare parts. These parts are kind of multi-ethnic and it makes it hard for Ray to fit in anywhere. He’s kind of a loner. More about him in the blurb.

Let’s talk about me for a change. This is one of my old calendar pages where I was posing as a biker girl. Kind of classic stuff, but it really influenced Ray. Those who want are welcome to share it on Pinterest, various social media, or even use it as wallpaper for their various devices.

 

 

Ray became a biker dude, and I’d like to think I had something to do with that. His motorcycle is even a bagger, similar the one in the poster.

Lizzie has a deeper conversation with Ray about what it means to be human, and even uses me as an example. Squee! I’m so excited about that my processors are heating up. This all works, because I was a player in this series at one time. It would be nice if Craig remembered that once in a while. I mean, robot girls are handy, I could help Lizzie and the hat again someday.

Back to the book before us. This is one of The Hat Series, and any of them can be read as solo projects. This one involves an ancient enemy of the hat, coming back to even up the score. People die, monsters roam the streets. There’s music and mayhem, and all the snark hat fans have come to expect. It’s Halloween season and these short novels can be read in an afternoon. Cuddle up with some hot cider and a blanket. Crack this one open and get your mad science on. It’s robot girl approved.

 

Blurb:

Something evil is after the hat. The ageless enemies have battled many times, but this time Lizzie is wearing the hat. She’s also up against a ticking clock, in that if she can’t find the maker of her new friend’s medicine he will die.

The Rambler has kidnapped the only witch capable of making Ray’s medicine in an attempt to make the hat sloppy in his efforts. He’s also flooded the streets with deadly minions to impede any progress our heroes might make.

As if that weren’t enough, Lizzie is facing more of life’s struggles, both financially and mechanically. This all goes down in the middle of a huge flood event that she’s ill equipped to handle.

Join Lizzie and the hat as they battle the elements, the paranormal, and a being of pure evil. Lizzie might be battling some personal demons along the way as she and Ray grow closer.

Get your copy here: https://mybook.to/TheMidnightRambler

 

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87 comments

    1. Thank you, Anita and Jaye. 😁

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  1. A truly amazing story, just in time for Halloween ! I loved it!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, and for that testimonial.

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    2. Thank you, Jaye. Craig will love that for sure.

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      1. Craig’s stories are always fun to read…

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  2. If Lisa approves it has to be a winner! Wishing you every success with your new release, Craig. Great post. Thanks for sharing, John. 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony.

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    2. Thank you for your support, Harmony. 😁

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  3. […] Guest Post – Lisa Burton Talking About The Midnight Rambler by Craig Boyack #newbook […]

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    1. Another thank you, Charles.

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    2. Thank you again, Charles

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  4. This sounds like an interesting book. I hope it does well. Thanks for letting us know about it, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan.

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    2. Thanks, Dan. 😊

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    1. Another thank you, Michael.

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  5. Always great listen to an interview with such a wonderful lady. 😉 Thanks for sharing the news, John! Will spread the word! xx Michael

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Michael. Lisa always tends to draw attention.

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  6. Thanks for letting Lisa fill in for me today. John. Did you get her to fix your laptop?

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    1. Her nails were wet so she had to pass.

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  7. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Lisa Burton is filling in for me today over at John Howell’s place. She’s also handing out one of her posters, so don’t miss that. John is a wonderful author and I can recommend all of his books without reservation. He’s also a dedicated blogger and his site is worth following. Go visit my Story Empire partner and see what Lisa is up to.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely intro, Craig.

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  8. I noticed the Lisa Easter egg in this story. It was a fun nod. Really enjoyed this whole series. All the best to Craig. John, thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for the support, Staci. 😁

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    2. You know I like Easter Eggs.

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      1. I really like the chocolate ones. 😉

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  9. Congratulations, Craig! I know this latest will be a winner, especially with Lisa’s endorsement. Thank you, John, for spotlighting Craig and his book today.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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    2. Thank you, Gwen.

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  10. It’s great to see Lisa out and about promoting this new book. I loved the reference Craig made to her in the story. And Ray…well, he’s definitely different. And it appears Lizzie likes different. A great segment in this series! And I agree, John, this and the other books in the series can be read out of sequence. Congratulations to Craig!!

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    1. Thank you for your support of Craig, Jan

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    2. So glad that part worked. One never knows until others see it.

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  11. Sharing to help spread the word! Lisa’s poster should do the trick.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    2. Thanks for the assist, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, Craig.

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  12. Wow! What a great cover! Congratulations to Craig. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you for your support, Jill. 😊

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    2. That cover is getting a lot of attention. Thank you.

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  13. Wishing you well on this one, Craig. Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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    2. Thank you, Joan.

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  14. Interesting! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. 😊

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  15. Craig, all the best on this new release. Great time of year for it. Love the cover. John, thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for your support, Bruce. 😊

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    2. Thanks for checking it out and commenting.

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  16. Craig’s getting slipperier. I missed the Easter egg, but loved the book. Ray’s such a nice guy, even though he’s sort of a patchwork quilt. The Professor was interesting. I worried about him locked in the bathroom and got a kick out of how he solved his dilemma.

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    1. Thanks for your support of Craig today, Judi. 😊

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    2. I always try to be a degree or so different. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  17. Always great to hear from Lisa. Sounds like another great tale spun by Craig!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene

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    2. Thank you, Darlene.

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  18. Sounds like a great story for this time of the year. Congratulations to Craig on his new release. Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Beem.

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    2. Thanks for checking it out, Beem.

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  19. The Midnight Rambler is another great entry into Craig’s Lizzie and the Hat series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it as a fun Halloween read!

    Congrats to Craig and thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thanks for the boost, Mae.😁

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    2. That’s a great testimonial, thanks Mae.

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Fun post! Nice to see Lisa here. She and I agree about the story. Thanks for hosting, John 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the support, Denise.

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    2. Thanks for checking it out. Motorcyclists will get it.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        Yes they will 🙂

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  21. I’m glad I’m not the only one behind on the series, John. Craig is a publishing powerhouse. Great intro and Lisa knows how to write a post. Loved the line, “and all the snark hat fans have come to expect.” Sounds like my type of book. Congrats to Craig.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Diana. 😁

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    2. It wouldn’t be the same without the attitude.

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      1. Of course, and I love snark.

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  22. I can see how Lisa could be an influencer 🙂
    This cover is attention-grabbing, Craig. Do you create your own? I love the series logo!

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    1. I’ve been having Sean Harrington do all my artwork for a long time. Covers, posters, internal graphics. All of it. He made the little medallion, too.

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    2. Thanks for the support, Jacquie.

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  23. Good to see Lisa out on tour!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  24. Hi John, It is always nice to hear from Lisa and that is a great picture of her.

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    1. Craig will like that. Thanks, Robbie.

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    2. Thanks for stopping over, Robbie. You seem to be making all the stops and I appreciate it. Lisa’s thrilled, too.

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  25. Great calendar and always good to have Lisa’s seal of approval.. the new book looks great fun.. thanks John and Craig x

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    1. Thank you, Sally. 😊

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    2. Thank you, Sally. It’s robot girl approved.

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