The Ballad of Mrs. Molony by C.S. Boyack #paranormal #bookreview

Let’s wrap up today with this wonderful review of The Ballad of Mrs. Molony. Staci is a friend, but she tells it like it is. She’s one of my Story Empire partners, and I really respect her opinions. Look around her blog while you’re there. She’s also a fantastic author and you might enjoy some of her stories. I did.

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici! I read C.S. Boyack’s The Ballad of Mrs. Molony a while ago, and I haven’t taken the time to write the review. And I’m embarrassed about it. I’m a writer. I know how important those reviews are. I have no excuse other that I didn’t take those two minutes to do it. So, I just did. Posted to Amazon (if they’ll let me) as well as Goodreads and BookBub. And now I’m sharing my thoughts here, too, for those of you who have seen this in the blogosphere but are still on the fence about it. It’s a short read and this is the perfect season for this kind of story. And (spoiler alert) I loved it.

MY REVIEW

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Clever New Twist on a Classic Old Trope

If the sun is down and you’re hearing noissssessss, it might be a vampire. One particular vampire—with crooked teeth…

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Balad of Mrs. Molony,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. BOYACK, @VIRGILANTE

It’s turning into a banner day for me. I found this cool review before my work shift, and am using lunchtime to share it with everyone. Colleen has always been a big supporter of my efforts, and a supporter of the indie author community. Check out her site while you’re there. You might find your next favorite blog to follow.

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Visiting with Sue Coletta

Craig Boyack

Craig Boyack is one of the most creative writers I know, which is sayin’ something considering the vastness of the writing community. As you may or may not know, my reading tastes align with the genres I write in — crime thrillers, mysteries, and true crime. But a great writer has the ability to force us out of our norm and into exciting new worlds. That’s exactly what happened when I read The Hat, book 1 of Craig Boyack’s fun new series. By the end of the book my cheeks hurt from laughter. You can read my full review on Amazon.

Without further ado, please welcome Craig back to Murder Blog. Read more here

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Book Launch & Tour – The Ballad of Mrs. Molony – C.S. Boyack

I’m over at Jessica’s place today to talk about The Ballad of Mrs. Molony. The topic is what’s in the pipeline for Lizzie and the hat. While you’re there check out Guns of Perdition. It makes for some great Halloween reading.

Jessica Bakkers

As a big fan of The Hat (the book that got me hooked on the quirky imaginative force that is C.S. Boyack), when I learned a third part in the series was imminent for release, I was busting to get my hands on it. And while Mrs. Molony sits on my Kindle, waiting for me patiently like a shiny new toy, I have the pleasure of bringing you the brains behind The Hat series to tantalise you with his latest offering…

Thanks for the invitation, Jessica. And thanks for that intro. I’m here to talk about my newest book, The Ballad of Mrs. Molony. This one is a short novel and fits right into the Halloween reading going on right now.

I’ll let the cover and blurb tell people about the story, but will mention it’s priced at 99¢ for a limited time. It’s part of a series, and…

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Weekend at last

I’m starting of with a big old bomber sized bottle of my favorite pumpkin beer. Just look at that cool label.

We recently acquired a small deep freeze that we placed in the garage. It’s holding a goodly supply of meat, but the rack up top needed something. I used a mister bottle and frosted my beer mugs. I’m in heaven right now.

I really want to start writing again. I won’t, but I want to. I need to keep this blog tour moving. I’m moving a few copies here and there, and there are a few reviews showing up. Amazon seems to be the hold out. I’m finding some nice things on BookBub and Goodreads, so there’s that. The good news is people seem to be enjoying it. Don’t forget to grab your copy while it’s still 99¢.

The next Hat story is screaming at me, and I’m feeling the call of the sea and Lanternfish once more. I have a little conundrum in that some of my critique members have commitments coming up. Let’s be honest here, nobody is going to freak out if I don’t start drafting material until later this winter. Just because I want to, doesn’t mean have to.

I have next week all lined out for the blog tour. I’ll probably spend some time this weekend writing posts for the last week of October and contacting hosts. There is some reading I want to catch up with, too. I’ve done without my flex day for three weeks, due to work conflicts. Weekends just don’t allow for much more than that. My regular schedule will resume in November and might allow me to take on a bit more.

Wishing all of you a great weekend. Hopefully, with your own favorite beverage.

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Introducing C.S. Boyack’s #NewRelease: The Ballad of Mrs. Molony

I’m visiting with Staci today, and the topic is tips for writing the ongoing series. (And a bit of promo.) Staci is a prolific author and one of my partners at Story Empire. If you haven’t met her yet, you need to. She’s also the author of the hottest sci-fi series out there right now, The Astral Conspiracy, under the pen name DL Cross.

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici! October is the month of all things weird and wonderful, and today I’ve got something that totally fits the bill. I’ve got a vampire with mangled teeth and a speech impediment who doesn’t want to kill people. A talking hat with supernatural powers that loves to surf the web. And the fabulous mind that comes up with all this stuff!

That’s right. my friend, fellow author, and long-time visitor to the blog, C.S. Boyack, is back to talk about his latest release—The Ballad of Mrs. Molony—the newest installment in his wildly inventive and always entertaining Hat series of stories. I know you’ll give him a warm welcome. No point in me teasing you with more when I can let the expert give you the good stuff. Take it away, Craig!


Thanks for inviting me back, Staci. I hope your fans are ready for some Halloween reading…

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New Book Release – Mrs. Molony @virgilante

I sent Lisa Burton to Jan’s place today. She’s handing out one of her best posters and talking about The Ballad of Mrs. Molony. Jan is a super supporter of independent authors, and is someone you should get to know. She’s a fabulous author, and runs an interesting blog that occasionally includes insights to the music world.

Writing and Music

I am super excited to turn my blog over to C.S. Boyack’s personal assistant and robot girl, Lisa Burton, today and let her tell you about his brand new release – another Lizzie and The Hat adventure!

Oh my gosh, Jan. It’s so nice to be here. This is a place I always wanted to visit, and promo for this book is perfect. This is the third book in The Hat Series, and this time it involves the country music scene.

Lizzie and the hat are on the trail of two vampires. They’ve kidnapped this poor woman and are feeding off her like some kind of milk cow. Before joining the ranks of the undead, they were team ropers. Turns out old habits die hard.

The rodeo circuit, and country folks in general, aren’t immune to a good party. This provides a fertile hunting ground for these particular vampires. At…

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Viral Blues,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @virgilante

I woke up to this wonderful surprise. Viral Blues has a wonderful review up at Colleen Chesebro’s place. Colleen is a great supporter and runs an active blog. Surf around while you’re there. You might meet a new favorite author or want to participate in her poetry challenges.

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Guest Author: C S Boyack – The Ballad of Mrs. Malony

The Mrs. Molony blog tour stops at Joan Hall’s place today. The topic is vampire culture and a trick I used to build that world. Stop over and say hi. Joan has an interesting blog and some good books, too. Surf around while you’re there and check things out.

Joan Hall

Hey, everyone! Today I’d like to welcome back friend and fellow author C. S. Boyack. Craig is no stranger to this site and it’s always a pleasure to host him. He’s had a busy writing year and has a brand new release. The Ballad of Mrs. Malony is the latest book in The Hat series.

Having read and enjoyed the first two books, I look forward to diving into this one. And with vampires in the story, it’s perfect October read. And now here is Craig to tell you more about it.


Thanks for having me back so soon, Joan. My promotion schedule has been kind of crazy this year. This time I have something aimed toward the Halloween season. It’s called The Ballad of Mrs. Molony, and it’s a bit of dark humor, wrapped inside a paranormal adventure. 

Lizzie and the hat are back, and this time…

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Book Review Tuesday: The Ballad of Mrs. Molony #UrbanFantasy #SuperHeroFantasy @Virgilante

The Ballad of Mrs. Molony has its first review up over at Mae’s place. Stop over and check it out.

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Warm and cozy window seat with cushions and a opened book, light through vintage shutters, rustic style home decor. Small cat on window seat, along with coffee cup by pillow, Words Book Review Tuesday superimposed over imageIt’s pumpkin weather and I have a great pumpkin read to share today. Craig Boyack has a new Lizzie and the Hat adventure, and it’s a perfect fit for this month. The great thing about Lizzie and the Hat novellas is that you can read them in any order. Each story is complete to itself. They’re also an ideal size for a fairly quick read.

And let’s not forget the Hat or his trademark snark. I LOVE that character! 🙂


Book cover for The Ballad of Mrs. Molony shows straw cowboy hat on wooden table with cobwebs, pitchfork beside tableThe Ballad of Mrs. Molony
by C. S. Boyack

C. S. Boyack’s unique crime fighting duo is back in a new Lizzie and The Hat adventure. Not familiar with these two? Lizzie is a twenty-something who wields a mean pistol and plays the upright bass in a cover band with the help of the hat. He may look like a fedora (or whatever hat style he chooses), but he’s actually…

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