Books Cubed Ep 18 – Four Bullets and a Ghost Chs 4-6

Good Adventures

Today, I’m reading chapters 4-6 from my work in progress which is tentatively titled, Four Bullets and a Ghost but who knows. That might change. Rather listen to the podcast? Click here.

Ch 1 is here

Chs 2 & 3 are here

What else 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

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cube EP 17 Romance with Kate Squires

Good Adventures,

This week I’m chatting with author Kate Squires. We talk romance, chickens, and prized possessions. For more on Kate and her books, check out her website.

As I said on the show, I ran my second marathon at Disneyworld this past Sunday. Am I crazy to consider running the Dopey next year? That’s 4 races over 4 days A 5k, a 10k a half, and a full. Any other runners out there? Let me know what races are favorites.

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Books Cubed: Ep 16 Horror with Jessica Bayliss

Good Adventures,

This week on the show, I’m chatting with horror writer Jessica Bayliss about her novel, Broken Chords. It’s scary and a lot of fun.

Listen to the podcast version here

Links:

Subscribe to Jessica’s newsletter.

Buy Broken Chords on Amazon

Buy Ten After Closing on Amazon

Buy Zombie Chunks on Amazon.

Buy The Host on Amazon.

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Books Cubed: Ep 15 Remembering Essayist James Grattan

(Corrections: Diana was in a martini glass and yes I do know the difference between comments and show notes!)

Good Adventures,

This week I have a special guest – my daughter Codie and I are reminiscing about my friend essayist James Grattan whom we lost to suicide in 2016.

If you were a friend of James, and I didn’t get the Diana Ross story at the end correct, please let me know in the comments. And if you’ve got James story, share! 

Links:

Buy Notes from an Aging Insomniac here

Rather listen to the Podcast version of the show? You’ll find it here. Or on sites like itunes, spotify, and stitcher. 

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cubed: Ep 14 NSFW PIs & Ghosts chs 2 & 3

Good Adventures

This week on Books Cubed, I’m reading chs 2 & 3 from a work in progress, tentatively titled, Four Bullets & a Ghost. If you missed chapter 1 check it out here. Let me know what you think, drop some words in the comments below. 

Links: 

Rather listen to the podcast version of the show? You’ll find it here. 

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What else 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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Load Your Kindle/Rides home on New Years

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Check out the books and samples in this end of the year giveaway. You probably already have mine, but there are lots of others to choose from.

Anyone else down with a bad cold? I got hit a couple of days ago and I’ve been living on the couch. And reading. And watching lots of Netflix. Did you see Bird Box yet? It was riveting. I was home alone, it was windy and the streets were eerily quiet. It made for a wonderfully scary couple of hours.

If you enjoyed the movie, you might like the book published in 2014. And you’ll definitely want to listen to an interview with the author on one of my favorite podcasts. Here’s a link to the youtube version because you’ll actually want to watch this one.

Cosmopolitan cocktail drinkGet a ride dude

If you’ll be celebrating out and about this New Years, don’t forget to bring along your designated driver. If no one wants to bite the bullet, then check your local area for free rides home from the bar. If you’re in California, from the Bay area to Sacramento, you can pre-register for reimbursement of up to $20 for a ride home from the bar.  Stay safe and write on,

Melissa

P.S. the Bird Box is an affiliate link so feel free to look for it on Amazon if you don’t like that sort of thing. See you soon.

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Books Cubed: Ep 13 Children’s book Oranga Claus

Good Adventures,

This week, Oranga Claus! I’m chatting with Laura Boldin-Fournier about her adorable children’s Christmas book, An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas. There’s a fabulous little twist ending, so grab a copy!

Links:

Rather listen to the Podcast version of the show? You’ll find it here or on sites like itunes, spotify, and stitcher. 

Buy An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas on Amazon

or from her publisher.

Find out more about Laura on her website.

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cubed: Ep 12 Christmas Horror with Carrie Pack

Good Adventures,

This week, I’m chatting with returning author Carrie Pack, about her Christmas Horror story, The Lights. If you’d rather listen to the podcast version of the show, you’ll find it here or on sites like itunes, spotify, and stitcher. 

Links:

Buy The Lights on Amazon:  

Find out more about Carrie Pack on her website

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Ballroom Dancing Werewolves

This week on my Vlog and podcast Books Cubed, I’m chatting with Urban Fantasy writer Lori Drake about her Grave Wolves series. When the werewolves aren’t fighting supernatural forces, they’re ballroom dancing. It’s too much fun. Have a listen.

Cue the sympathy…

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The Dark Side Half – one of my favorite Disney runs thanks to the cool photos

Thirty something days now to the next marathon. (I’m too tired to look it up) This will be my second and quite possibly the last. The training is killing me. After doing 18 miles, I just don’t want to get up off the couch and go write. (we interval train 30-30s) This weekend is a bit easier. Just a 12er. Then next weekend is 20. In between, it’s 6 or 8 every other day. Ahhhh.

As long as my husband is addicted to Disney races my world will involved sneakers and toe socks.

Off to write. I really do have a new June Nash book coming out soon. Ish. I’ll have more updates on that in the new year. Until then, party hardy and Write on,

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Ep 11 Urban Fantasy with Lori Drake

Good Adventures,

This week on Books Cubed, I’m chatting with Lori Drake about her Grant Wolves Series. You’re going to love this – Werewolves who battle supernatural enemies, when they’re not ballroom dancing.

Links:

Find out more about Lori Drake on her Website. 

Buy Early Grave Book on Amazon.

Check out Lori Drake’s website

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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

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

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

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

 

 

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