Rave Reviews Book club 2016 Block Party #RRBC

Welcome to the party, but I hope this isn’t your first stop. There have been prizes and fun posts all month long. There is a prize today too, and anyone can win. It isn’t limited to club members. I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. This is an E-card so it will be delivered via email. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. I thrive on comments anyway, so leave as many as you like.

There are several Grand Prizes to award after the tour ends, so leave those comments and get in the running for those too.

I volunteered to close this party out, but there is a method to my madness. I know some of you are packing bright shiny new gift cards of your own. I’m going to try talking you out of 99ยข. There could be alcohol involved. You see, today is a very special day.

When you do a pre-release sale, you get to have two announcement days. The first one is when the pre-release starts. Today is the second one. This is the day the book delivers. Those first few sales really help as far as the Amazon lists go, so don’t be shy.

My second Experimental Notebook is a collection of short stories and micro-fiction. They are speculative in nature, with a little science fiction, a little paranormal, and one that might pass for fantasy.

This time, there are two stories with no speculative element. So I made sure to have extra stories. Those who only want speculative stuff are getting more than what I included in the first Notebook.

I was in a pulp mood when I wrote these, so some of them reflect that style of fiction.

Here is the link for The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack II.

My hope is the Notebooks will appeal to the lovers of short form fiction, but also serve as a gateway to my longer works. If you’ll take a glance to the right, my two most recent titles have their own linked images, and there is a slideshow of all the titles.

We might as well talk about what you can find here. The right hand column includes the most popular recent posts, the categories I post under to help filter my posts, and a chance to follow my Facebook page. It’s kind of new and could use some help. Those of you who write speculative fiction might enjoy the Idea Mill category.

If you take a look at the top, there are several pages on this site. You can find out more about me, get a free Lisa Burton paper doll, (My attempt at swag since I produce ebooks), and participate in Lisa Burton Radio.

Lisa is my personal assistant, and the spokesmodel for Entertaining Stories. She’s also a robot.

She’s heading out on a world tour after this party to help promote the newest Experimental Notebook. Today she’s generously volunteered to tend bar, but refuses to open the bar until I tell you about her radio show.

Lisa is my fictional character. She has a place on this blog where she interviews your fictional characters. It’s been pretty popular and several of the RRBC members have taken part. If you want to participate, the page at the top includes an email address to make contact.

Her show has its own blog category and you can check a few of them out in the sidebar.

Now, Lisa’s downloaded the Savoy Cocktail Manual into her internal drive, and she’s been watching video of flare bartenders. She’s excited to show off her new cocktail skills. Don’t be shy, and we have clean towels in case of an accident.

Have fun, ask questions, leave a comment to get in the drawing, get tuned up and buy my new book, and let’s party.

 

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Update:

It’s noon here in Idaho, and we just cracked two of the Amazon lists. I’m so excited you guys. Thank you so much.

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129 responses to “Rave Reviews Book club 2016 Block Party #RRBC

  1. Congratulations on the release of the new book. What a great time to have it hit the shelves. This was a fun post, and I enjoyed stopping by. I hope you have a great day on the tour.

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  2. Ah! First one here! Yay, trust an Aussie to arrive early. I have been having fun exploring your site, whoa, eclectic mix and yes, you got me at hello. Congratulations on the release of The Experimental Notebook of C.S. Boyack 11. How exciting for you.Can you ask Lisa to mix me a ‘Singapore Sling’ if they still make them. I’ll be sending you an email to request a character interview, sounds like a lot of fun. I’m off to download the book. Have a marvelous day and again Congrats on the release!

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  3. Hi! After reading your post, I think I’ve decided what I want for Christmas – my own personal assistant robot!

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  4. Dear C.S. Interesting blog and a lovely secretary too! I hope this last day and last blog stop will be successful and fun – as been the whole tour!

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  5. Congratulations on the release of your new book! Great blog post and I would love a Mojito, thanks Lisa. I will happily download your book and hope you have an amazing party today. Shared on social media.

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  6. D.L. Finn

    Well, you talked me out of my .99 cents, gladly!. It’s been a while since I’ve read a short story book. i look forward to it. Enjoyed meeting your “robot”. Fun post!

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  7. Reblogged this on Lizzie Chantree and commented:
    Check out the last day of RRBC’s book and blog party tour!

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  8. What a fun way to finish tour – thanks!

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  9. carmens007

    Congratulations for your latest release! Wishing you thousands of new fans and great sales!
    I can hardly wait to taste a cocktail prepared by Lisa! Already having met her some weeks ago, I’m sure it will be delicious!

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  10. What a great post, Craig! I’ll have a glass of white wine, actually, make it a bottle LOL! I’ll definitely request a character interview when my new book comes out. I also love your paper doll swag, what a clever idea! Have a great day at the party!

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  11. Hi Craig, I just added your “Experimental Notebook” to my kindle. Looking forward to reading it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your party today.

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  12. First, let me say, I’ve really enjoyed your books. I’ve read Panama and Cock of the South. Both had great writing styles, and the appeal to my preference for historical and fantasy (which you combine).
    Second, Lisa Burton is a robot? I never knew. I’ve seen the posts floating around FB. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. You are a brilliant man! I think I might be able to squeeze another dollar out of the gift card that I won, but I am curious about how volume one and two are different. I am definitely a lover of paranormal/fantasy, so which volume would you say has more of that genre in it?

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  14. Hi Lizzie,
    Since I love flash fiction and short stories, I’ll check out your book. Your website is lovely and I love the idea with the robot. Nice!
    Wishing you much success with your book launch.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat

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  15. Gwen Plano

    Congratulations on your new release–perfectly timed! I have just begun and am enjoying the first Notebook. All the best to you today!

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  16. Good luck on the book and tour. Got my copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Fun blog post. Looks like you have a couple great books to check out. Congrats on the newest offering. And your assistant-well, verrrry interesting!

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  18. What a great party stop! Congrats on Notebook II. I pre-ordered my copy and can’t reacquaint myself with these story gems. For the other party goers, I was a beta reader on Craig’s Experimental Notebook II and it totally rocks. Don’t pass it up, especially for such a great price at 99c. Now I’m going to meander over to the bar and chat with Lisa. I found a cute new shoe store I think she’d love ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Great fun blog! Congratulations on your new release! I’ll grab one. Wishing you a great day!

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  20. Well done Craig! I must say, this is my absolute favorite art of Lisa! Off to Amazon now.

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  21. Congratulations on your new release, Craig – it sounds quite interesting. I’ll enjoy checking it out. Have a great day helping to close out our Block Party!

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  22. I just started Wild Concept last night and I am completely into it. I just downloaded Experimental Notebook and am looking forward to reading it. Wonderful block party and a great way to end our tour.

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    • That’s so cool. Wild Concept is an older product, and I like to think my style has improved a bit. I loved the character arc, and you can see Lisa has stuck with me all this time. Enjoy the experiments in my Notebook, and thanks for reading.

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  23. Great post. I picked up a copy of your notebook. I am looking forward to reading it as I love speculative fiction. It’s too bad there is no “speculative fiction” category on Amazon, if there was, I would put my book there too. Good luck today!

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  24. Congratulations! Great party! I’d love to interview you at some point. Let me know if you’re into it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  25. Congratulations on the new release and great information! I’m looking forward into checking out more of your works!

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  26. WOW! A new book! That is such an awesome moment when one’s book is published! Bravo!

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  27. I believe I’m your target audience. I love short fiction, and I won an Amazon gift card earlier this month. And guess what? You didn’t have to “talk me out of” 99ยข. I’m parting with it willingly. Happily! Can’t wait to read Notebook II. Enjoy your day!

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  28. First of all, thanks to Lisa for the glass of wine! She is quite the character. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on the new release. It is always a exciting time. The “experts” tell us that short is better these days because everyone has such bush schedules. Your stories sound varied and engaging. And, while I love paranormal aspects in fiction, I also love ANY good story! Another one to add to my TBR list! Thanks for closing out the party for us!

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    • Thanks for your faith in my experiments, Jan. I agree with you about why short form is making a comeback. It’s nice to read a complete story during a coffee break, or before dozing off for the night.

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  29. harmonykentonline

    What a great post, Craig. I have your latest book on my Kindle waiting for me to dive into it! Can’t wait to get reading ๐Ÿ™‚ And I must thank Lisa for that glass of wine … mmmm, delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of luck with the book launch and all that you do, Craig ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Nice clean up, Craig. Hope you get millions of sales today.

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  31. Great post for the final day of the Blog Party, Craig!
    Congratulations on your recent release of The Experimental Notebook II. I just downloaded it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your creativity is inspiring. I recently finished the first book and will review soon. You are the master of unexpected endings!
    Okay, I have to ask…Is there a story behind the jellyfish? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have an awesome party day!

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  32. Thanks for a great stop. This have been a nice, entertaining, and unique introduction to your work for me!

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  33. Great post – love the design of the new book cover – lovely old notebook look to it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Nice and different post. You are so creative and it looks like your brain never stops. Good job Craig!

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  35. Congratulations on the new release! Enjoy the different post here! Keep writing! Cheers! S.J. Francis

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  36. Hi Craig! I got my pre-ordered copy today! ๐Ÿ˜€ Love to Lisa and Otto! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  37. Congrats on your book and the Amazon lists. I love the idea of a paper doll as swag. Really unique and different.

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  38. Congratulations on the new release, Craig! This really is a super way to announce it. You’ve got the eyes and ears of the RRBC community! Best wishes to you, sir!

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  39. Wow! Congrats on all your success. You have lots of exciting things going on right now and I’m glad I stopped to read all about it.

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  40. Hi Craig! I just downloaded The Experimental Notebook II and I’m excited to read and review it. Congratulations! Have a great Party Day!

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  41. This is fantastic Craig! So pleased for you, so much hard work and it paid off! I pre-ordered and it downloaded today. I can’t wait to read it!

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  42. You’re a good salesman. I picked up a copy of your new release, The Experimental Notebook II. I already had one. I’m in the mood for short stories anyway. Hoping you’re having a fun party!!!

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  44. annemargaretmanay

    How exciting! Congratulations.

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  45. Hi Craig! Congratulations on release day, and your release party ๐Ÿ˜€ I pre-ordered my copy and it’s just arrived – hope sales are buzzing along for you!

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  46. Congrats on the new release! I should read more short fiction and will check yours out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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