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book update

And Here We Are. LOST WINGS.

Lost Wings is now available on Amazon, both as hard copy and E-book.

It took fifteen years of never giving up on this book to get to this day, and you know, yeah… I feel pretty proud at this moment. The book was always there in my desk drawer, and it always there in my mind.

I just knew that I could never give up.

And now here it is, published through an incredible press, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. This house has never published books like mine before, like Lost Wings, but they were willing to take a chance on Richard Eastman, Avesta, Demarco, and Lucifer. And for that, I will always be grateful.

So, after all these long years, this novel about a war vet that comes home one night to find a wingless angel in his bathtub and then goes off on the mission of his life to find those wings, is finally here.

Hope you have as much fun reading it, as I did writing it.

RkL

 


What is Lost Wings about, you ask?

It’s about this (from the back cover blurb):

When Richard Eastman, a down-and-out veteran of the Gulf War, returns to his room in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district after another night of alcohol-fueled fighting, he finds a woman in a shimmering gown who has strange injuries on her shoulder blades. She is the angel Avesta, whose wings were stolen and who desperately needs to find them or be shut out of Heaven. With little to go on but his wits and experience, Richard takes on a new mission — save the angel or die trying. But in order to help Avesta retrieve her wings, Richard must battle his way through Hell’s minions all the way to Hell’s king: Lucifer the Morningstar. 

Lost Wings arrives 9.22.2017, via EBP – Elephant’s Bookshelf Press.

 

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Lost Wings is finally here.

How have you been? I know, I’ve been gone (again) a LONG time. But this time, I bring back good news.

My Urban Fantasy novel, Lost Wings, is about to arrive next month, via Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. It’ll be out as both an E-Book, and a Print On Demand (P.O.D.).

The story: “When derelict Iraq War vet Richard Eastman comes home to find a wingless angel in his bathtub, he realizes that there is only one option: help her to reclaim her wings, or die trying. It’s a mission that will take Richard from San Francisco’s Tenderloin district all the way down to the lowest levels of Hell.”

Here is the finalized cover:

I wrote this novel over ten years ago, tried and tried to find an agent or publisher, but no go. Every so often I would take it out and rewrite it to the level of my writing abilities at that time. I just couldn’t give up on it (obviously, lol).

If you’re wondering about the “Don M. Vail”, my agent told me that since it is in a genre SOOOO far from my usual one (Mystery/Thriller) that I should take a pen name and do the, “Robert K. Lewis writing as Don M. Vail” thing.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. It’s been SUCH a long road. I’ll show you the back cover copy when it’s finalized.

Like I said, been a long time coming.

See ya.

RkL


Well, Innocent Damage is here!

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Out into the world it goes to whatever fate has decreed for it. Of course you can find Innocent Damage at Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Looking forward to what people have to say about it.

I’ve been writing blog posts for a very awesome blog hub entitled Campaign for the American Reader.

The first blog post is called “The Page 69 Test”, and you can read all about that means. the post that came out today is “What is the Writer Reading?”

Even more news to come.

See ya.

 

RkL


Small Update. Three is a Beautiful Number.

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INNOCENT DAMAGE, the third Mallen book, is out April 8th of this year is the date. I had to get the new card. I couldn’t help myself.


And Here it is…

The second Mark Mallen novel, CRITICAL DAMAGE, has arrived after a VERY tumultuous year.

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Here’s what Library Journal has to say about the second Mark Mallen novel: “Lewis’s second entry in his gritty, no-holds-barred series (after Untold Damage) portrays the darker side of San Francisco and features a struggling hero still finding his way. Not for the faint of heart, this chilling tale of sexual depravity is perfect for conspiracy aficionados.”

So, get your copy now! You can find it at your local bookstore, or barring that, at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to review it. And again, thank you all for your undying support over the last couple years. SO very appreciated.

Best,

 

RkL


The First Mark Mallen Short Story, “Pure Mallen”, is LIVE!

Ever wonder how Mallen was, back when he was in uniform? Well, now is your chance to find out.

The first Mark Mallen E-only short story, “Pure Mallen” is now available on Amazon, and Barnes&Noble. And at the low cost of $1.99, it’s a steal! Learn about Mark’s first night out on his own as a rookie.

Here’s the opening:

“Mark Mallen carefully adjusted the dark blue San Francisco policeman’s hat on his head. Checked his reflection in the full-length mirror Chris had nailed to the back of the bathroom door when they’d moved in six months ago. Staring at his reflection wasn’t really a thing he needed to do, it was more an homage to his father Ol’ “Monster” Mallen, who had been a cop for over thirty-five years until Alzheimer’s had taken both its toll and his shield. He remembered watching his Pops do this very thing every morning before he went out on his beat. Seemed only right that his son should do it, too…”

Hope you enjoy! If enough of you do, then there’s every chance this will be the first in a series of Mallen short stories.

Best,

RkL