A bit about Serang

I think some of you are suffering from tour fatigue, and I am, too. Between two books, it’s been a long process. I hope you’ll indulge me one last post about Serang, and it will be mine.

This time out, I offered my hosts either Lisa Burton or me. I asked my hosts what they would like for their readership, and I really enjoyed the challenges. I think the Serang tour posts were some of the best promo stuff I’ve ever written.

As fun as that was, there is always a downside. Lisa only got one taker, but I have two posters. Rather than shop for another host this week (Holiday week considered) I decided to take it myself.

Lisa Burton

This is Lisa, posing as Serang with her Fu dogs/lions. The female is covered with grey fur, and the male is bronze. Serang had these guys in Lanternfish, but we get a lot more information about them in Serang.

One of the things I’ve tried to do is not explain too much about certain things. Readers will get a bit of information about Fu cubs and parents. How they chose Serang, and more. I never answer the question completely about how she summons them in times of need.

Readers will see her touch her weapon to a jade pendant she wears, and the animals will appear. Whether this is a result of the pendant, her weapon, some combo, or the connection of Serang’s spirit with the otherworld – I never answer. This is on purpose. Not everything needs to be explained. Readers should have a tidbit to imagine for themselves.

The Fu themselves are formidable in battle, and I’ve already written them into HMS Lanternfish. They rub on her like cats, and when the male purrs it’s almost frightening.

Serang becomes identified with the Fu, and there is a bit more information, but I’m not going to spoil it for you.

That wraps my touring for a while. I’m tired and I think you are, too. Winter is coming and I need to read, and work on the next Lanternfish story.

Both Viral Blues and Serang sold fairly well. They could both use more reviews. Serang in particular is suffering on this front. If any of you are so inclined, it would mean a lot to me.

I’m not going to include the standard cover and blurb. You guys have seen it by now, and both covers in my sidebar are linked to Amazon.

Feel free to use Lisa and the Fu as your computer screens or add them to Pinterest as it suits you. If I get ambitious, I may create a pinned tweet using this poster, but the Viral Blues one is still up and relatively new.


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29 responses to “A bit about Serang

  1. Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere and commented:
    Some great info on Serang.

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  2. I’m tired, but that’s because I’m caught up on my essential blog reading after pretty much a two week absence 😛
    I love the picture of Lisa with the Fu dogs. That is good art, so much expression.
    Wishing you a great week 🙂

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  3. I loved reading Serang, and hope it gets more great reviews. I also enjoyed all your tour posts about it.

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  4. It’s been an exhausting month for me (Lots of writing with NaNo.) Plan to get back into the blogging routine come December.

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  5. Do you have a new book out named Serang?

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  6. It’s great to see Serang getting so much love online, Craig, and I can’t wait to read it. She keeps waving at me from my ereader, lol. Best of luck with it.
    Reblogged this on: https://harmonykent.co.uk/a-bit-about-serang/

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  7. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this post from C.S. Boyack’s blog about his new book, Serang. It’s next on my list to read. I remember this character from Lanternfish and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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  8. Great post. I really enjoyed the Fu Lions and the jade pendant story. But then, I really enjoyed everything about the book!


  9. This is a fantastic poster, Craig!! Congrats on the good sales. I hope to get in some holiday reading and Serang will be on my list. I’ll share the poster! It’s cool!

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  10. Serang’s Fu dogs were some of my favorite creatures from Lanternfish (although othing beats the root monsters). I really liked learning more about them in her own story, and how they came to connect.

    You’ve really been on an exhausting schedule but it sounds like the effort is paying off for you. What a great way to close out 2019!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I love this picture of Lisa and I really enjoyed the two big dogs of Serang’s.

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  12. Lisa’s looking good as always. Since I’m only familiar with her through your blog and not your backlist, I’m really loving her in Viral Blues – now that Alexa has decided to read it to me again.

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