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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.

 

rKl.

 

 

 


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


I’ll be at Bouchercon, in Long Beach, November 13th through the 17th.

And I’ll be on a panel! My first one, and I’m very excited.

In case you’re wondering what Bouchercon is, it’s a huge conference for fans and writers of crime fiction. You can learn more about it here.

The panel I’ll be on, 4pm on the 13th, is called “Noir Comes in Many Flavors“. The other participants, Moderators Chantelle Aimee Osman and Craig Foustus, along with panelists Steph Cha, Chris Holm, and Fuminori Nakamura, are

either incredible mystery/thriller writers or editors, and you would be doing yourself a favor to check them out.

Here’s the photographic proof:

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Hope to see you there! If you miss the panel, then at least look for me in the bar.

 

RkL


Finally! A New Blog Post!

Sorry for the lag in posts. I’ve just started writing a new book, a book which I believe will really rock. I’ve also been getting over the few readings I did, and then I got sick.

Anyway, here I am.

The Berkeley reading at Books Inc. was completely awesome. The crew there really took of me, and they had some great, GREAT signage up. Check it out:

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Walking up to the store and seeing that was a wonderful way to start the evening. Here’s a sample of the crowd that showed up to support Mallen:

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It was also the hottest day of the year to that date. Just roasting.

A week later, I went to the San Francisco Books Inc. Marina store. Again, another great crew. AND to top it off, I finally got to meet some of the authors from an online book group I’m in. Meeting (L-R) Sere Prince Halverson, Anne Barnhill, and Amy Franklin-Willis  was so much fun. To connect with people in person that you’ve only interacted with online is always a blast. And where at the Berkeley reading it was the hottest day of the year, a week later it was cold and drizzling in the city.

Great storytellers, and great people.

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Here’s one of me looking like a priest reading from the Bible:

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Good times. Honestly, I enjoy doing readings, however, I must admit to really stressing out in the days leading up to the event. And another good sign of how things are going is that both events were well-attended. Everyone is telling me that Critical Damage is better than Untold Damage, and that’s what you want as an author: to be getting better and better with each book.

(I also love how I always seem to be reading about violence, death, and sexual depravity in front of the children’s book section.)

See ya soon. Next up: the cover reveal of the 3rd Mallen book!

 

RkL


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