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.
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.
The second Mark Mallen novel, CRITICAL DAMAGE, has arrived after a VERY tumultuous year.
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.
I know, right? Been quite awhile since I was last interviewed.
I was very flattered to be asked by author Andrew G. Nelson for an interview over at his blog, A New York State of Mind. Andrew is the author of the crime novel, Perfect Pawn, and it’s worth picking up, trust me.
Hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as I did answering his excellent questions.
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.