Books Cubed: Interviews, Raves, & Reads

Each week I chat with Authors you should be reading.

May 5th, 2022    

Romance with Mary Waterford A.K.A. Susan McEwan

Good Adventures,

Yes, I do realized that it's May the 5th. Ah well. 

Thanks for joining me today. I thoroughly enjoyed this chat with Romance author Susan McEwan. 

Comment over on the youtube channel. 

Links:

https://www.marywaterford.com

Blessed Inlet Series is available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GBHC5YR?searchxofy=true&binding=kindle_edition

Mel@melissabanczak.com

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. I write a fantasy serial called Amy of Earth as Kelli Wieland. A lost human, a childlike shapeshifter, an angry cuegle, a crazed myrmidon, and a wine guzzling thicket. As Melissa Banczak And I write cozy mysteries. How to Sex Your Snake is the first in my June Nash Series. 4 Bullets and a Ghost is the first in my Jack You're Dead Series. With Lisa Mahoney, I write the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series. You’ll find them all here - https://linktr.ee/melissabanczak

Until next time, go read a good book,

Melissa

April 29th, 2022    

Author Nikolai Wisekal and his Galaxy Waffles, a weirdly wonderful serial on Kindle Vella

Good Adventures,

This week, I’m chatting with author Nikolai Wisekal about his weirdly wonderful serial Galaxy Waffles. It's waffle house in the sky but with robots, sushi thieves and politics. It's a must read that will keep you laughing. 

Links:

Galaxy Waffles - https://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-Waffles/dp/B097K7DBW2

Divine Counseling - https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Counseling/dp/B094N8HSWN/

Galaxy Waffles Merch Link -

https://www.redbubble.com/people/WritingMerch305/shop

Anthology Link for paperback -

https://balance-of-seven.square.site/product/dragons-within-embracing-her-fire/149?cs=true&cst=custom

Anthology Link for E-book -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09KYJ4V95

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. I write a fantasy serial called Amy of Earth as Kelli Wieland. A lost human, a childlike shapeshifter, an angry cuegle, a crazed myrmidon, and a wine guzzling thicket. As Melissa Banczak And I write cozy mysteries. How to Sex Your Snake is the first in my June Nash Series. 4 Bullets and a Ghost is the first in my Jack You're Dead Series. With Lisa Mahoney, I write the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series. You’ll find them all here - https://linktr.ee/melissabanczak

Until next time, go read a good book,

Melissa

April 21st, 2022    

All Things Tudor with Historian and USA Today Best Selling Author Deb Hunter

Good Adventures, 

Today, I'm chatting with USA Today Best Selling author about her podcast All Things Tudor and her work as a historical fiction author. 

Links: 

All Things Tudor - https://allthingstudor.com

All Things Tudor, the Magazine - https://www.amazon.com/All-Things-Tudor-Deb-Hunter-ebook/dp/B09V8Z25KW/

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Banczak/e/B01N7UG4ZW/

Contact Melissa with future show ideas at mel@melissabanczak.com

See you next time - Go read a good book,

Melissa

April 14th, 2022    

Why You Must Edit Your Book with Developmental Editor Kit Gulick

Good Adventures,

I'm chatting with developmental editor Kit Gulick today and we talk - editing, and of course, Kindle Vella. 

Links: 

https://www.kittygulick.com/about

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kittygulick/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kittygulick

Strunk and White Elements of Style - https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-Fourth-William-Strunk/dp/020530902X

Vellas: 

Amy of Earth, a children's book author falls through a portal to a world where human's don't exist - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09H3JXPRP

4 Bullets and a Ghost - A PI's mentor rejoins the firm 3 days after his death - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B095FS1W3K

The Explorers, a man creates an app that lures adventurers to their doom -

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B097W9TZCL

The Genesis Machine -UFO's and time travel - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B092RMW9Z4

Mia's Journey - What's an astronaut to do if they can't go do space, https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09JMDWK2T

Revenge Honeymoon- a jilted bride takes the cruise with her maid of honor and laughter ensues - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09JN5VQ6T

The Reluctant Whistleblower - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09CN14KF8

Chew - Allison was a zombie. Now she's cured. And that's the just the beginning of her problems https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B098KPHB79

Last Sunrise - A woman hunts down the men who turned her and her brother into vampires - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B093YLG7VC

White Moon - Eden and her partner are exposed but only he turns into a werewolf - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09CTCHHX9

And there are many more that are worth your time. On the desktop or kindle phone apps in the US for now. More countries to come. Go check out Vella today. https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/ 

And that's it. Thanks for joining us today. Go read a good book. 

Melissa

March 31st, 2022    

Writing Prompts on Tiktok Live with Kindle Vella Authors

Good Adventures,

Lisa and I were joined recently on tiktok live by authors Collings MacCrae and EA Blackwell. We rolled dice, wrote, and had a blast. 

Links:

Collings MacCrae - Collings MacCrae | Linktree

Author EA Blackwell - https://www.eablackwell.com

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series -  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBHY82Q

 

Go Read a Good Book!

Melissa

 

January 8th, 2022    

Favorite Kindle Vellas, paperbacks and audiobooks of 2021 with Kitty Gulick

Good Adventures,

Kitty Gulick joins me for a wrap up of our favorite reads of 2021. Comment over on the youtube channel. 

Kitty's list of Vellas: 

The Selfie of Cala Ivory by Mae MacCallum (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09KWHBJTF)

Millicent Miggles, the Yuletide Witch by Azrielle Lawless (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09MBLVSQY)

Chew by Naomi Ault (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B098KPHB79)

The Fox Argall Mysteries by Collings MacCrae. (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0976NYFMQ)

Briardark by SA Harian (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0982G53XG)


Club X: Vampire in the Closet by Somtow Sucharitkul (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B094496RK3)

Space Slave by vella Kayla Knue (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09NB9BZV7)

Under My Umbrella: A Mill Creek Romance by Erica Him (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09BW3443M)

Ellie Sandoval’s Carnal Sanctuary Universe (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B099XVDSXR)

Dinos of the Old West (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0973RN7MZ) by Jonathon Mast and Nathaniel J

Peters Kingdom of Links by Sarah Shipley (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09B6RBNKZ)

The Last Sunrise by Martin Shannon (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B093YLG7VC)

The Selfie of Carla Ivory by Mae MacCallum

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09KWHBJTF

And Kitty's Vella https://www.amazon.com/The-Explorers/dp/B097W9TZCL/

 

Melissa's list of paperback/audio:

5000 Words per hour by Chris Fox https://www.amazon.com/5000-Words-Per-Hour-Chris-Fox-audiobook/dp/B01BP96IW8/

Newsletter Ninja 2 - by Tammy Labrecque https://www.amazon.com/Newsletter-Ninja-Supercharge-Mailing-Perfect-ebook/dp/B09L9KPKY9/

Fast-Draft Your Memoir by Rachael Herron https://www.amazon.com/Fast-Draft-Your-Memoir-Write-Story/dp/B07B3PTCM6/

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood https://www.amazon.com/The-Love-Hypothesis/dp/B08V4NYQ9D/

Smoke and Magic Series by AE McKenna https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVMXPZK

Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MHLR8NT

Rusted Wasteland Series by Cameron Coral https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FCTWQXG

Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors by https://www.amazon.com/Post-Apocalyptic-Nomadic-Warriors/dp/B07FJP26VC/

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-River-Diane-Setterfield-audiobook/dp/B07FKSTRCJ/

Melissa's Vellas:

Amy of Earth https://www.amazon.com/Amy-of-Earth/dp/B09H3JXPRP/

4 Bullets and a Ghost https://www.amazon.com/4-Bullets-Ghost-Season-One/dp/B095FS1W3K/

And that's it! See you next time.

Go read a good book!

Melissa

January 1st, 2022    

Exterminators, Vanishing Birds, and Vella - More Writing Prompts

Good Adventures,

Happy New Year! I'm so happy to be back with two Kindle Vella authors for a writing prompt show. Sadly, we're without my co-author Lisa Mahoney, we missed you Lisa.

Comment over on our Youtube channel

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series

Gage Greenwood:

Winter's Myths 

Gage's other books on Amazon

Gage on Youtube 

Collings MacCrae:

Ruin of the Watcher on Vella 

Sweater Case and The Reluctant Whistleblower (cases 2 and 3)  Collings MacCrae on instagram @collings_Maccrae

Melissa Banczak on Vella: 4 Bullets and A Ghost

As Kelli Wieland, Amy of Earth:  

How to Sex Your Snake and the June Nash Mysteries 

Amazon Kindle Vella -  

That's it for now. See you next time, go read (or write) a good book!

Melissa

November 4th, 2021    

Kindle Vella Ruin of the Watcher with Collings MacCrae

Good Adventures,

I'm chatting with Collings MacCrae about her Kindle Vella serials, The Ruin of the Watcher, and The Sweater Case.

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

Ruin of the Watcher

The Sweater Case

You can chat with Collings MacCrae on:

Twitter @ collingsmaccrae

Instagram @collings_maccrae

Kindle Vella on Amazon

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. My June Nash series in now in KU. First in the series is How to Sex Your snake.  

I also have two Vellas - 4 Bullets and a Ghost - a PI's mentor rejoins the firm three days after his death.

And under my pen name, Kelli Wieland, Amy of Earth an epic fantasy. Amy falls through a portal to a magical world full of mythological creatures. And no humans. 

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And that's it for 2021. Stay tuned. We'll be back in January with new shows. Until then, go read, or write, a good book. 

Melissa

October 14th, 2021    

Genesis Machine - A UFO Conspiracy Vella Interview with KJ Gillenwater

Good Adventures,

If you're a fan of shows like the X files, Manifest, and Lost, you will love the new serial Vella story Genesis Machine. Meet the author and then go read!

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

The Genesis Machine

Learn more at her website 

On the Kindle app, token start at 1.99 for 140 but on Amazon desktop, they start at 1.99 for 200.

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. You'll find my mystery Vella, 4 Bullets and a Ghost here.  

And my fantasy Vella, Amy of Earth as Kelli Wieland here.

 See you next week. Until then, go read a good book.

Melissa

September 30th, 2021    

Smoke and Magic - Death Rite Genie with Author AE McKenna

Good Adventures,

I'm back from my summer hiatus. Which I forgot to tell anyone about. Ah well.

On this show this week, AE McKenna returns to chat about being part of the Amazon beta for hard cover books. You'll want to stick around for the whole show to hear how you could win a signed hard back cover of the second book in her Smoke and Magic Series.

Comment over on our youtube channel. 

The cut off date, which I forgot to mention will be Oct 14 at 11:59 EST. See a pattern here? Without notes, I completely fail at life.

Links:

Facebook ,  Twitter ,  Instagram , Amazon , Bookbub  

Listen to Amy's wonderful story from one of our Roll-A-Prompt Writing shows

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. If you like cozy novels, start with How to Sex Your Snake  

Do you read on the new Kindle Vella? You'll want 4 Bullets and a Ghost.

Never heard of Vella? It's from Amazon. They gives you the first 3 of each serial for free and then 200 additional free tokens to buy more episodes. Read on Amazon or Kindle iphone or ipad app.

That's it for now. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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