With a Little Help from my Friends

It feels like it's been a long time coming, but The Enhanced League is a genuine book now. I played the usual games with my Mac before uploading it. It generally works like this:

“You've been logged out. Please enter your iCloud password.”

I loaded my password.

“You have upgrades.”

I start downloading the newest and greatest to the operating system.

“Your upgrades have just been upgraded.”

I start over. Looks like it will take about thirty minutes. I check back in half an hour. Twenty seven minutes remaining.

Play with he dogs and talk to my daughter before checking back.

“You've successfully upgraded your operating system. Please enter your iCloud password.”

When I clicked the keys, nothing happened. Replace the batteries in everything.

“Something went wrong. You have upgrades.”

Start all over again. Repeat the waiting times, and password entry.

“Do you want to activate Siri on this machine?”

“Whatever! Just get on with it already.”

“Please enter your messenger password.”

“I don't even want messenger on this machine!!!” I click the red dot to close the window.

“Please enter you messenger password.”


Anyway, after about three hours I was allowed to do the only thing I need the Mac for. Everything else can be done on my iPad.

I just got the email from Amazon that I am live right now.

I'm not the best blurb writer, but here's what I wrote:

The Enhanced league is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs.

Stories involve existing heroes, up and comers, and falling stars. While there are the obvious stories that take place on the field of play, there are also human interest stories that take place around the baseball gyrations. These stories involve scouting, trades, ruthless business decisions, and even relationships.

I enjoyed researching and bringing you The Enhanced League, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. — CB


This is where I ask for a little help from my friends. There are a few things you can do to help, if you're willing.

First is to reach down inside the couch and find ninety-nine cents (99Β’), then go to Amazon and pick up a copy of The Enhanced League. This is the link. The widget on my sidebar is also linked. If you need an e-reader, there is a link for one of those on the side too. Grab a hotdog and a beer and have some fun with it.

Second, I need some blog hosts. I have several different posts already written. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to participate. You can request me, or a visit from Lisa Burton, and Lisa has some awesome new posters to share with a baseball theme to them. Let me know in the comments.

I also have a couple of posts I've written by request, and need to get them out to the hosts.

Third, don't be afraid to share the news, reblog one of the posts that pops up online, and tell your friends. I'll be doing the same on your new releases.

Finally, to the awesome group of volunteers who served as beta readers. I used many of your suggestions to improve this book. There is no expectation whatsoever, but if you'd like to post a review I'd really appreciate it.

I'm off to do a whole list of things next. These involve Goodreads, pinned tweets, my book club and more. I'll surf through and keep up with the comments.


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64 responses to “With a Little Help from my Friends

  1. I would be happy to host. Always love Lisa but you are welcome as well.

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  2. Good luck and yes, guest on my blog! You could write a post on your collection if you want.

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  3. Mrs Widds spent the entire morning doing something similar. I kept out of the way. πŸ™‚

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  4. Yay!!!! I’d love to host you, as always.

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  5. Got my copy and I’d be happy to host. Feel for you on that upgrade thing. Especially when Siri (or Cortana for Microsoft) sneak on.

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  6. Happy to help – would love to have Lisa on my blog!

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  7. I just purchased a copy. I can make a post about it on my blog, or I can host something you’ve written, whichever you think would work better at PDC. If you had something specifically about writing science fiction, that might be a good fit.

    I’ll probably do an Ichabod Brooks post on Monday or Tuesday, so I wouldn’t want to post too close to that, maybe wait until the end of the week, or early the next week.

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  8. Add me to the list, Craig. Whatever you choose will be fine. Off to get my copy now..

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  9. Reblogged this on My train of thoughts on… and commented:
    Dear friends and readers,

    The Enhanced League by C. S. Boyack is available on Amazon!
    Enjoy his great writing.

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  10. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out the book, The Enhanced League, by C.S. Boyack, as featured in this post from his blog.

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  11. Count me in and I would be honored to have either of you!

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  12. Computers can be SO annoying some times! Glad you ended up all right and figured it all out πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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  13. I’d love it if you can write a guest post about the research behind the stories. Bought my copy! Happy Release day!!!!

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  14. I just shared your post on Twitter. If you send me a document with links and things in it, I can set up a spotlight post for you on my blog. Can’t promise you much traffic, but there’s a spot if you want it. You should have my eMail address from sorting the Lisa Burton interviews.

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  15. I feel your pain! My favorite is when I get a notice “Your computer is shutting down to install updates. It will restart when the updates are complete” – usually when I’m in the middle of writing a post, a chapter, whatever!

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  16. Bought and will share! πŸ™‚

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  18. Yay, publication! Booooo, everything else.

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  19. Congrats! I bought it, and any time you’d like me to put something on my blog and webpost, let me know. Good luck with your book.

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  20. Congratulations, Craig. I will get this but we are busy reading Will o Wisp so will finish that first. I am happy to host you on my blog. Drop me an email with the details.

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  21. Congratulations, Craig!! If you still need hosts, I am more than happy to host you on my blog site. Got my copy! Reviews soon.

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  22. Hurrah!
    I have to laugh at your description of the process because I frequently struggle with similar things like that — and all at once — and only when it’s important, of course!
    I’ll be happy to retweet your links during peak hours. πŸ™‚

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  23. Congrats on The Enhanced League. I just bought my copy.

    As a beta reader, I have a review ready to go but I’m on the new Mac and the review is on an external jump that won’t sync. I’l post tomorrow when I’m back on the Big Guy all-in-one-PC.

    You know that you always have a place on may blog. I am happy to host Lisa or you so I leave the ball in your court. You have my email. Shoot me whatever you’d like and I’ll showcase it to the world πŸ™‚

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  24. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Congratulations to C.S Boyack as his latest book The Enhanced League hits the shelves.

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  25. Congratulations Craig.. I will put out in an update on Friday.. Sally


  26. Congratulations, Craig, and best wishes for continued success! Off to spread the great news! πŸ™‚

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  28. I’d be happy to host you on my blog – with my 3 followers. I would not be offended if you didn’t take me up on the offer. Haha.

    I WILL, however, like, share, comment, etc. and buy the book, reading it while drinking beer and eating a hot dog. Because that sounds great. And write up a review for my new #wednesdayreviews segments. πŸ‘πŸ»

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