It’s a party, yo! #RRBC style

Welcome to my stop along the Springtime Book & Block Party route. Let’s get the preliminary stuff out of the way first. I’m giving two prizes away, and you don’t have to be a member to win. All you have to do is leave a comment, and a random draw will decide the winners. Contestants are only eligible from North America, due to the restrictive cost of shipping.

So what could you win? How about one of these awesome coffee mugs, featuring my personal assistant, and the spokesmodel for my writing career, Lisa Burton the robot girl.

Look how beautiful that marble bust looks, oh and Lisa looks nice too. These things are huge, and you’re going to want one.

This time the party took me by surprise. Last time we did one of these, I timed a book release around it, and that worked out extremely well. I don’t have a book release today, but I can still give you the tour.

At the top of my blog there are a couple of pages that might interest you. There is the standard “about me” page, but there is also a free selection of Lisa Burton paper dolls if you’d like them. I wanted to come up with some swag for an author who only has ebooks available. Make sure you print the pdf files and not the images shown.

The fun one is called Lisa Burton Radio, I’ll let her tell you about it.

“Hi everyone, welcome to the new visitors, and I see some familiar faces here too. The show is really fun, and I interview the characters from your books. At the end I include covers, bios, purchase links, whatever you want, really.

“When the post goes live, I share it to Flipboard, Stumbleupon, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and two Facebook sites. I try to help as much as I can. I’m always looking for guests, so drop me an email. If you want to check out past interviews there is a link in Craig’s sidebar. I’ll let him tell you about the sidebar, he loves his sidebar.

Thanks, Lisa. I also tweet out the five most recent interviews every week after Lisa finishes with them. My sidebar starts out with a link to obtain a free reading app. As an ebook guy, I don’t want to make it difficult for anyone to read my stories. Then I post the two most recent publications with direct links to those books. I have all the covers in a slideshow, because it doesn’t feel right to have them all on there. Lisa mentioned the blog categories, and this is where you can always find her interviews. Those of you who write speculative fiction might find some inspiration in the Idea Mill posts too. Oh, and before I forget, there is an Entertaining Stories Facebook page too, if any of you are so inclined. It’s the only place you can see videos of my dog, Otto. (Don’t laugh, I know some of you are into this stuff.)

That’s the grand tour. Hope everyone is enjoying the party, it’s one of my favorite events. I hope to have two new books coming out soon, but I got caught without them ready yet. One is a collection of short stories called The Enhanced League, about a futuristic baseball league. The other is kind of an alternate world fantasy novel called The Yak Guy Project. Coming soon, I promise.

I guess if I’m going to promote something, The Playground could use a bit of review love. I know some of you are holding shiny new Amazon gift cards at this point in the tour. The club even has a list of who you are. Mwa ha ha…

For those of you who aren’t RRBC members, this is an awesome club. We thrive on mutual support, and it’s kind of a pay it forward system. We’re growing by leaps and bounds, and we’d love to count you among our members. There are too many benefits to mention here, but things like this blog party are happening all the time. Why don’t you check it out at this link.

Party on! Sign up for your own character interview. Leave me a comment. I love interacting with everyone, and you could win a prize.

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114 responses to “It’s a party, yo! #RRBC style

  1. Love the Otto picture and message. For some reason, I really hope that one turns up from time to time.

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  2. Hey, you know I’m an animal lover, so keep the videos of Otto coming. Best of luck on the tour today!

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  3. LOVE the Lisa Burton coffee cups!!! She was such an ingenious marketing idea. She has interviewed Luke Stone in the past. Perhaps we need to schedule an interview with Darlina Flowers. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your party day.

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  4. Lovin’ “approved by Otto”! Is he going to have to share the spotlight when his little sister arrives? Good luck on the tour!

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  5. Great party atmosphere, Craig; and Otto and Lisa stole the show.

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  6. I love Otto! I can’t wait until his (sister, I think) comes. (Lisa’s pretty cool, too, as far as spokesmodels go.)

    Great tour, Craig. Enjoy your party day!

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  7. Terrific post, Craig. Enjoy your day. I’m sure folks will enjoy this stop.

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  8. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Craig Boyack is one of the most creative authors on the web. He is participating in the Rave Reviews Book Club Book & Block Party. He is always worth a visit and his books are terrific.

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  9. Great post, Craig! Your support for fellow authors is awesome and never goes unnoticed. Wishing you a great day on the tour! πŸ™‚

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  10. Gwen Plano

    This has been a fun stop, Craig…and the personalized mugs are over-the-top clever. I have 4 of your books on my Kindle…it’s time for me to read! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the fun stop…have a great day.

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  11. Lots of good things to look forward to from you, Craig! πŸ˜€ Wishing you a whale of time at the party today! πŸ˜€

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  12. harmonykentonline

    Hey, yo … I love a good party! And Otto and Lisa are great fun into the bargain! Have a great tour and best wishes with everything πŸ™‚

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  13. Woo hoo! Enjoy the party! I’m loving this tour – and please let’s see more of Otto. He’s a class act!

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  14. Hi, Craig…your blog post says to me that ” Hmmm, this guy appears to be a pretty good writer and I must check out his books (or, at least more of his blog posts if they are anything like this one).” Well written and entertaining, my kind of writing! Great post!

    I don’t follow every blog I come across, but I’ll be returning for me, and definitely to follow.

    Enjoy your day today!

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  15. dlfinnauthor

    I love your coffee cup:) Fun blog. I like your idea of interviewing book characters. I have many of your books awaiting me on my kindle. I look forward to that. Have an awesome party.

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  16. Interviewing book characters is a fun idea, Craig.

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  17. Love your coffee mug! Otto looks adorable. I shall stop back to check out your interviews. Have a great day at the party!

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  18. yay! Paper dolls! thanks, these are great!

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  19. Hey, Craig! I’ve finally crawled out from under my rock after working on my latest release and made out to a stop on club’s party. I’ll start making remedial comments elsewhere. Great post and Lisa is wonderful as always! I just recently finished The Cock of the South and left a review. I’m looking forward to the new releases you have and want to read several other books you have out including Panama!

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  20. jhawker1969

    Great blog and posts, Craig. Otto is a keeper! Looking forward to checking out your books.

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  21. karenringalls

    You are also a very creative and talented blogger and author. I love Lisa Burton, but just between us, you are the genius behind her success.
    Great party.

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  22. Lisa Burton radio is a creative way to bring your character to life. Kudos, Craig! Enjoy your day at the Block Party!

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  23. You’re having such an awesome party, Craig!! I hope it continues. πŸ™‚

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  24. mikelynes

    CS I am a big fan! Gret blog and I always love to get the little tweets from Lisa too! I would love to send you my latest release – just say the work and a copy of The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed is yours! Best regards – Mikel

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    • I’m honored. I can’t promise to read it until late summer. If you’re still game send it to. Coldhand (dot) boyack (at) gmail (dot) com. And here I thought I was handing out the prizes today.

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  25. Hi CS. Glad I came to your blog. I found it light hearted and fun. I think you need to write a story about Otto, the Bulldog. Hope you’re having a fun day and great blog tour.
    Patricia Guthrie

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  26. LOL @ Otto’s meme πŸ™‚
    I am not ready for a character interview, but I’m down for a mug!

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  27. Loved the Otto picture and message. You always have interesting backgrounds too. Keep on keeping on and have a great party.

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  28. Hi Craig, I nearly missed your party. I was just about to retire when I decided to take a look at the lineup, and there your are! I hope you had a nice party today. It sure looks like you did. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  29. I missed your stop as I couldn’t open the link when I looked from the UK. I hope you had an amazing party. I think your promotional items look so well designed. Thank you for all of the amazing support you give everyone at RRBC. Shared this post on social media etc.

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  30. Late to arrive, apologies, Craig! You know I’m already a fan of your writing. And I have had the pleasure (Or a least one of my characters has) of being interviewed by the lovely Lisa. Now I’m smitten with ‘Otto’! Sigh. Loved the post!

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  31. What a fun post! I always enjoy visiting your blog. I hope you had a festive day on the tour.

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  32. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    This tour was not up when I stopped here so I missed this one. Nice blog & a nice lady. Hope I didn’t miss much.

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  33. Sorry I wasn’t here yesterday. It wasn’t listed both times I checked. Great post Craig/Lisa Burton. πŸ™‚

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  34. Certainly one of the more entertaining blogs of the party! Well done, Craig. Best wishes to you, good sir!

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  35. Hey Craig, sorry I missed your party day yesterday. Your name wasn’t up yet, but better late than never, right? Great post. I like Otto, but Lisa! What do I say about her? Better not. Thanks for sharing and glad I made the stop.

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  36. Hi Craig, I’m a day late and dollar short but so glad I didn’t miss this outrageously delightful blog! Love the bulldog, the books, the post itself–everything.One of the best blogs of the tour party!!

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  37. Great party, Craig – sorry I’m a bit late! I’ve just been talking to the folks at RRBC so I guess I might have some books back on there soon – and I’ll also be writing some reviews πŸ™‚

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  38. Saw this on John’s site! Go party!

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  39. Fun stop, even if I’m a day late! Thanks for sharing your blog.
    Have a great weekend!

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  40. Your posts are always unique and entertaining – sorry I’m late.

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  41. I’m late also – at a book fest and writing conference this weekend. I can personally vouch for the mug – huge and awesome!

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  42. As a new member of RRBC, let me say how nice it is to see you at the party!

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  43. Great post! Otto the Bulldog would make mince meat of my dog, Nounous the Maltese. But my vampires kick butt!

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