Books Cubed: Fantasy and Romance with Linda Poitevin

Good Adventures,

This week, I’m chatting with one of my favorite authors. Romance. Fantasy suspense, giant dogs, and husbands that won’t retire.

Links:

https://www.lindapoitevin.com (romance website)

https://www.facebook.com/LindaPoitevin

https://www.lydiahawkebooks.com (urban fantasy website)

Even if you don’t read either genre, you need to follow Linda on facebook just for her photos of itty bitty and giant dog.

What’s new with me? Ahhhh. I may have given myself too much to do this month. I’m final drafting book 2 of the June Nash Misadventure series, I’m first drafting book three (same series) and book one in a new horror series, and I’m at the formatting stage for the 6 book non fiction series I co-authored. I’ll have more on that for one of the shows this month. I just need to finish lining up the guest stars. It will probably coincide with the Amazon release of the series. (Non river lovers – I’ll start releasing it on additional retailers shortly thereafter)

That’s it. My mind must be fried, I just spent several minutes trying to think of the word retailer. I need to go take the dog for a walk and get some fresh air. It’s already been a 9 hour day and I’m not done.

And as I always say on my show, let me know what you’re reading! My kindle is almost bare.

See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Noir with author John D. Patten

Good adventures,

This week I had a blast chatting with Noir author John D. Patten about his pulp detective series. Gritty bad guys. Gritty good guys. Off the charts action. 

Links:

Find John on his website

Read John’s books – they’re currently in Kindle Unlimited. (Oct 2019)

It’s almost NaNoWriMi. – November 1 marks the start of National Novel Writing Month. Authors write a 50k word book in 30 days. This year, I’m going big. I’ll be working on the first draft of the third book in the June Nash Mystery series (about to be rebranded mysteries) Getting down the basics for a new horror series, and gosh darn it releasing the 2nd June Nash book – How to Square Your Grouper. How the heck am I getting it all done? Thanks for asking. My editor introduced me to this great guy Winston.

The typewriter app Winston.

Actually, Winston is a typewrite app for mac complete with clackity clack noises and carriage return bells. Best part? You can’t go backwards. If you hit the return key, it Xs out whatever was there. So, no revisions. Revisions are my downfall. And the reason it takes me so long to finish a project. I think all that’s going to change with Winston. Today marks day 8 and I’m just under 9000 words. With no revisions! I’m not even going to look at any of it until I hit finish my words on day 30. Then I’ll switch to my editing program and hopefully make June Nash a three book series by my birthday. (April) Or sooner.

That’s it for this week. I’ll be back next time with another interview and news about a 6 book non fiction series that I co-authored.

Go read a good book!

Melissa

PS.

~~What do I write? Thanks for asking.

A pool of blood. A missing body. A famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. Grab your copy of How to Sex Your Snake today. https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYq

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Books Cubed: Tom Fowler CT Ferguson Mysteries

Good adventures,

This week on the show, I chat with Tom Fowler author of the CT Ferguson Mystery series. Classic mystery with modern cyber intrigue.

Is almost Halloween, which means Christmas is just around the corner. What’s everybody asking Santa for this year? I’d love for one of the elves to find the mouse that keeps chewing up the seats in my car. I park in the driveway so I figure the little devil smelled the BBQ sauce packets my kid left under a seat. Many glue traps (useless) snap traps (I was the only one tripping them) and a bug bomb later, it might be gone. I hope. We’ll see tomorrow.

Links for this week’s show:

Tom Fowler’s books on Amazon

Get a free prequel when you join Tom’s mailing list

That’s it for this week. I’ll be back soon with some news on the next June Nash Misadventure. Plus a new non fiction project. See you soon, go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Romantic Suspense with Lori Flynn

Good Adventures,

Last week, I thought I’d be turning in a new manuscript, How to Square Your Grouper, to my editor by this past Monday but…..I realized I’m not quite done messing with June. The manuscript is getting closer every day and I know it will go to Lisa sometime in the next ten or so days.

On Books Cubed this week, I’m chatting with suspense author Lori Flynn about her new book, I love You to Pieces plus book recommendations.

Links:

Lori FLynn Absolute Recall: https://books2read.com/u/meB88Y

Lori Flynn I love You to Pieces https://books2read.com/u/mKxPPZ

The Unknown Devil by Tom Fowler https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Ferguson-Private-Investigator-Mystery-ebook/dp/B078XNWCWC/

Bed, Breakfast, and Bones by Carolyn L. Dean https://www.amazon.com/BED-BREAKFAST-BONES-Ravenwood-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01JBFLIKK/

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.https://books2read.com/u/3npXnKOr dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck.https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYqThat’s it for this week.

Go read a good book,

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Ep 43 How to Sex Your Snake Audio Chs 3 and 4

 

Good Adventures,

This week, I’m finishing up the next book in the June Nash MisAdventure Series. If you’re not caught up, you still have time to read or listen to the book one, How to Sex Your Snake. To whet your appetite, I’m sharing chs 3 and 4 from the audiobook. Go back to Ep 28 for chs 1 and 2.

Links:

The Forest by Julia Blake

Sins of the Angel by Lydia M Hawke (not Hawkes like I said in the show!)

How to Sex Your Snake by Melissa Banczak :

See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Alex C Gates, Horror and Storming Area 51

Good Adventures,

Did you catch the event on Facebook about Storming Area 51? The truth is out there and if enough people show, they can’t stop them all! This week, my guest is Alex C Gates who is part of a new anthology centered around a group of people storming area 51! We also talk book recommendations and his adorable doodle dog Stella. She’s got her own Instagram page and it’s well worth a follow.

Links:

Alex’s adorable Stella on Instagram. Check her out. @stellabagely_
They Rot by Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAVIIKJ
Get free short stories by subscribing to Alex’s Newsletter: https://app.convertkit.com/forms/designers/982740/edit

 

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.
Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck.
That’s it for this week. Go read a good book.
Melissa

 

 

 

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Books Cubed: Star Wars Land Opening Day Disneyworld

Good Adventures,
No book talk this week, thanks to evacuating for Hurricane Dorian. Instead, how about some photos from the opening day of Star Wars Land at Disneyworld.
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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. https://books2read.com/how-to-bungle-…
Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. https://books2read.com/how-to-sex-you…
That’s it for this week. Go read a good book.
Melissa

 

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Books Cubed: Richie Narvaez Hipster Death Rattle

 

Good Adventures,

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A gritty New York summer, a killer with a machete, Hipsters who need to die. This week,
I’m chatting with Richie Narvaez about his critically acclaimed debut novel Hipster Death Rattle. I walked into a lot of walls reading this one. You’ll love it too.

Links:

Richie’s website and links to the book: http://richienarvaez.com/

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.
https://books2read.com/how-to-bungle-your-jungle

Or dive right in and get the full length novel How to Sex Your Snake
https://books2read.com/how-to-sex-your-snake

That’s it for this week, go read a good book!

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Merri Maywether Small Town Romance Pt 2

 

Good Adventures,

This week, I continue my chat with Merri Maywether about her small town romance books. What’s it like to live in a town with no stoplights? What do her neighbors think about ending up in her books? Just like last week, lots of laughs.

Links:
Find her at her website: https://merrimaywether.com/
My blog when I lived in Key West:http://twistofkeylime.blogspot.com/
Some NSFW photos from the Fantasy Fest posts.
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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.

Or dive right in and get the full length novel How to Sex Your Snake

That’s it for this week, go read a good book!

Melissa

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Books Cubed Ep 38 Pt 1 Merri Maywether and small town romance

Good Adventures,

This week on the show, I’ve got Merri Maywether and we’re talking small town romance. We chatted for almost an hour so I’ve broken it into two parts.

Links:

Get Merri Maywether’s books on Amazon

Find out more about Merri at her website

Check out Empty Bodies on Audible by Zach Bohannon

It might be a goner….

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See my poor chair? It’s so old, it’s started peeling. For the moment, packaging tape is keeping it together. We have a long history and I’m hoping we’ll get through another manuscript together.

And speaking of writing, August 1st is fast approaching. That’s the day my new June Nash Misadventure is due to my editor. Again, we’ll see. I’m thinking it’s going to be a couple of weeks late. Sorry Lisa.

You still have time to read the first book in the series, How to Sex Your Snake (which is in Kindle Unlimited until Sept 7)

I’m going to get back to it, so go checkout this week’s show.

I’ll see you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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