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Will O’ the Wisp

Will O’ the Wisp gets some love over at Kevin Cooper’s place. This one also makes some great Halloween reading and is suitable for young adults.

Author & Songwriter Kevin Cooper

There is something evil up Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for generations.

Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem.

Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her father in the Hall family cemetery plot.

Patty has to come to grips with her own physical handicap, face the wilderness, and an ancient evil all alone if she’s going to survive.

Will O’ the Wisp is suitable for young adults. It involves elements of suspense, and is set in the mid 1970s.

My Review: I got into this story right away. It’s a wonderful 70’s coming of age tale with all that you…

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#Blogtour – Viral Blues by C.S. Boyack

Robbie Cheadle is hosting me today. This time I included an excerpt about Jason Fogg. If you’re not familiar with Jason, you might want to check this out. Robbie is a huge supporter of her fellow authors, and an author herself. While you’re over there, check out her books and consider following this excellent blog.

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I am delighted to Welcome author, C.S. Boyack to Robbie’s Inspiration today with an over view of, and extract from, his new book, Viral Blues. I must say I love the cover, Craig.

Thanks for the invitation, Robbie. I’m touring my new book, “Viral Blues,” around for the Halloween season.

This one is a sequel for “The Hat,” but there is no prerequisite reading required. I actually worked pretty hard on this, so people could pick up any book in the series and not feel like they’re lost.

One thing I did was incorporate characters from previous tales into Viral Blues. I’m really happy with how it turned out, because you don’t need to read their stories either to enjoy this book. This may be the swan song for many of them, but Lizzie and the hat will go on.

Today, I have a little excerpt that features Jason Fogg…

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Review: Will O’ The Wisp #TuesdayBookShare

While you’re shopping for some fun Halloween reading, you might want to check out Will O’ the Wisp. One of my older titles gets some love over at Joan Hall’s place today.

Joan Hall

Several weeks ago, I posted about the Marfa Lights, a mysterious phenomon that happens in far west Texas. But there are also similar occurrences in other parts of the country, often called Will O’ The Wisp.

C. S. Boyack’s book by the same title transports you back to the 1970s – a time when life was simpler. The main character, Patty Hall, becomes convinced her family is cursed and sets about trying to break it.

Blurb:

There is something evil up Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for generations.

Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem.

Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her…

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Review Tuesday

Check out this great review of Viral Blues. If you’re on the fence about this one, maybe Staci can push you over.

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici! I want to devote today’s review post to one book. True, I haven’t had much reading time lately, but this one deserves a day and a spotlight all to itself, regardless of my read-for-pleasure time.

I give you Viral Blues by C.S. Boyack.

My Review:

★★★★★ Fast, Fun, and Fabulous

I’ve read many of Boyack’s titles, and one of the reasons I’m devouring his backlist is because of his characters. When I saw he published something new that took characters from many of his works and combined them into one unified story, I had to snatch it up.

It was everything I expected and more.

Viral Blues reminds me of A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—a large cast of heroes with various powers/talents/strengths who band together to stop a nefarious organization from issuing in an apocalypse. Boyack’s villains plan to infect the world with a deadly virus by distributing…

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#BadMoonRising: Viral Blues (The Hat #2) by C.S. Boyack #paranormal #superheroes

It’s my turn over at Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising event. Lisa Burton has an excerpt to share from Viral Blues. Teri is a super author, and blogger. While you’re there you ought to get to know her and check out her work. I highly recommend “Sarah” for Halloween reading.

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I’ve got a surprise for you today.  Bad Moon Rising authors always have the option to do the usual interview or an alternate format of their choice.  And that’s what today’s author has done.  If you’re familiar with author C.S. Boyack, you know Lisa Burton does a lot of promotion for him – and Lisa’s in the house today!  She’s the coolest robot girl you’ll ever meet.  Now, I’ll turn things over to her.

Hi, Teri. This is Lisa Burton. Craig asked me to drop by for his version of Bad Moon Rising. You said you were open to alternate versions of the process, and you should never tell Craig that.

We’re both touring around with his newest book, “Viral Blues.” This one is a team up story involving some of his previous characters. I am honored to be one of them.

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Guest Post on Viral Blues by C.S. Boyack

Leesha and I have been blog friends for a long time. She would like to get into hosting authors, and invited me over today. I invite all of you to make this a positive experience for her. We always need places to promote. Her posts are interesting, so look around and consider following her while you’re there.

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I recently invited my friend and author C.S. Boyack, over at https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com to do a guest post for his new book “Viral Blues.”  Craig is a talented author and blogger – his posts are often filled with good humor, snark, and fun, as well as great advice and ideas.  Take it away, Craig!

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Thanks for the invitation, Leesha. Its important to have places to talk about our work, and means a lot to me that you asked. When youre ready for some promo, my door is always open.

 

Im touring around my newest book, Viral Blues. Ive been doing this for a few years, and am just starting on series work. This is part of The Hat series, and is the second volume. The intent here is: no prerequisite reading. You can…

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An interview with C. S. Boyack

This week, I’d like to welcome writer and blogger C. S. Boyack to MartinMatthewsWrites. 

Thanks for inviting me, Martin.

Quite welcome. Before we jump into your new book, Viral Blues, tell us a little about yourself.

I like to tell everyone I grew up in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not actually that old, but my hometown is hundreds of miles from anywhere that resembles a city. People used to ride horses on the city streets when I was a kid.

We used to go out in the country and were a hundred miles from the nearest telephone. Even getting a radio station in the truck was questionable at best. I’m glad I grew up this way, and I have a neat perspective on fending for myself. You can bet I apply that to my characters, too.

We live in Boise, Idaho now, but that isn’t really a big city to most people. We still like to get out in the woods with our camper and two bulldogs.

I’m just glad Idaho is still private. Tell us a little about your latest book, Viral Blues.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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