Book Review: Cocktails and Mock-tales by Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch






Title: Cocktails & Mock-Tales
Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch
Publisher: ASJ Publishing
Pages: 90
Genre: Humor






About the Book

Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole family can enjoy and even herbal recipes for the adventurous.

Have one extremely tall high ball glass and a giant cocktail shaker at the ready


Unlimited centilitres of wit and humour

9 cl or 3oz titillating snippets of history and gossip

Add flavours of exotic destinations

A dusting of spice mixed with satire

Several centilitres of high spirits (optional)


Shake with vigour. Garnish with an open mind and your own sense of humour

Now you are ready to truly laugh and savour Cocktails and Mock Tales!

Amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of the origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic sensations.


For More Information

  • Cocktails & Mock-Tales is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I agreed to review this book but it was delightful. It lists the ingredients of many cocktails but it also explains their history, and some of those histories are quite interesting. For those who don’t care for alcohol, or those who are too young, there are mock-tales included and some of those sound delicious.

The punctuation took a little away from this book and I suggest that it be edited; otherwise, it was great.

Illustrated with cute cartoons throughout, Cocktails and Mock-tales is an adventure into the world of beverages. 



Meet the Authors

Julianne-McLean-300x263Julianne has created & organized targeted national launches, press coverage, television appearances, publicity events and community service affiliations for a varied range of entities including: “Masai Barefoot Technology” – therapeutic footwear company; award-winning cartoonist Mark Lynch’s book – “How Green is My Planet” with forewords from Spike Milligan and David Suzuki; best-selling recipe book, “Barbies for Blokes” with recipes from celebrities such as Peter Brock, Jeff Fenech and Guy Leech and the sequel “More Barbies for Blokes” (These later publications were co-authored by Julianne); John Gill, eight times World Martial Arts Champion and Hornsby Council’s sports complexes that won the national award for “Best Swim School Promotion”. Julianne has just produced directed and written a DVD for Holland America Cruise lines based on their exercise programs and is publishing her new book “Cocktails and Mock Tales”.

Visit Julianne McLean on Facebook!


Mark-Lynch-263x300Mark Lynch our Australian cartoonist, describes himself as being born “sometime in the middle of the last century.”

After doing a variety of Jobs, Mark became a QANTAS Flight attendant and he quips that “the next nineteen years of his life resembled an exotic beer commercial set in a variety of world- wide locations”.

Mark was editorial cartoonist for the leading publication, “The Australian” newspaper. His work has been enjoyed in more publications than you could count, ranging from Australian dailies, even ‘Le News Switzerland”. Mark’s cartoons appear in a variety of forms and diversity world-wide including video screens in the Berlin and Munich subway system where they are seen by 1.5 million people a day.

Mark is the recipient of 48 international and Australian cartoon awards!

Mark lives in Sydney with his lovely wife, Jenny, and two sons and to learn more about Mark and see further cartoons, visit

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, July 5 – Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, July 6 – Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Thursday, July 7 – Book Review at I Love Smart Books

Friday, July 8 – Book Review at Bound 4 Escape


Monday, July 11 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, July 12 – Book Featured at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, July 13 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, July 14 – Book Featured at A Title Wave


Monday, July 18 – Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, July 19 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, July 20 – Guest Blogging at Book Cover Junkie

Thursday, July 21 – Book Featured at As the Page Turns


Monday, July 25 – Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, July 26 – Interview at The Review From Here

Wednesday, July 27 – Book Featured at The Book Rack

Thursday, July 28 – Book Featured at Literarily Speaking

Friday, July 29 – Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!


Monday, August 1 – Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, August 2 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, August 3 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Thursday, August 4 – Book Review at Fundinmental

Friday, August 5 – Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook


Monday, August 8 – Book Featured at Booklover Sue

Monday, August 8 – Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Tuesday, August 9 – Guest Blogging at Cafinated Reads

Wednesday, August 10 – Interview at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, August 11 – Book Featured at A Taste of My Mind


Monday, August 15 – Interview at Hooked From Page One

Tuesday, August 16 – Book Featured at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, August 17 – Interview at The Dark Phantom


Monday, August 22 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

Tuesday, August 23 – Book Featured at She Writes


Monday, August 29 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, August 31 – Book Review at The Literary Nook


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