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It’s Only Death available for pre-order!

Lee Thompson’s latest Crime/Mystery novel, IT’S ONLY DEATH, is available for pre-order on Amazon. You can grab a copy here!

The first review has come in from Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog. He says:

“This is one of those books that’s hard to quantify. Is it a noir tale at redemption? Is it about family and loss? Does it emphasize that we all make our own choice and life is a circle? Or is it about a bunch of fuck-knuckles doing each other dirty? Yes. I’d say it’s all those things.”

To read the rest of the review, go here.

Six years ago James blew town after killing his cop-father in a bank job gone bad. When his sister informs him that their mother’s health is fading fast, he returns home, wanting to make peace with her before she passes.

But James quickly finds there is little peace left for him at his childhood home.

His father’s old partner has been biding his time, waiting for a chance at retribution, and finally discovers James is back. But he’s only one of the many shady characters James must face if he is to survive the next few days.

Not only must James survive his return, he must also face the devastation he left behind, the shattered pieces of what remained of his life before he was forced to run.

Now his days on the run are over.

Upon the edge of reckoning, James’s past comes full circle to the final showdown with his personal demons and the devils that are closing in.

It’s Only Death is an explosive, gritty tale of urban crime and one man’s descent into the nightmares in the darkest recesses of our society.

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Hot New Book Releases

Some of my friends have new releases you should definitely check out!

Mercedes M. Yardley has Pretty Little Dead Girls

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Les Edgerton has The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping

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Mark Gunnells has Outcast

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Keith Deininger has Ghosts of Eden

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If short fiction is your thing, check out the fantastic magazine Shock Totem.

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And you can get my two latest: A Beautiful Madness (which has been doing great on Amazon’s Top 100 for Crime/Noir. Thank you very much!)

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Or grab my Supernatural Thriller Earthly Things, which is similar to The Lovely Bones.

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Plenty of thrilling stories and wildly complex characters to entertain you.

Winners! A Beautiful Madness Blog Tour + Giveaway

Thanks to the great bloggers and readers who participated in A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY. You’re all amazing! Thanks for all the support!

Here are the winners! (Winners, please email me your address to– perpetual_voodoo (at) yahoo (dot) com– so I can mail you a signed copy) Grand Prize winner too. Neat.

Signed paperback of A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS;

Gregory Fisher
Rick Bylina
Jason Parent
Jennifer Woodman Gessler
Douglas Wright
Bill Jones
Ramblingwords57 (Ardee-Ann)
Ken Bilsky
Jon Recluse
Samuel Marzioli

Shock Totem #4: Michael Fowler

Shock Totem #6: Philip Eller

Grand prize winner (gets Kindle copies of A Beautiful Madness + 4 other DarkFuse titles)

Donald Armfield

Everybody else can buy a Kindle or paperback copy from Amazon here for the mystery-lover in their life.

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Earthly Things by Julian Vaughn (paperback release)

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There’s a new review for my first pen-named Supernatural Thriller EARTHLY THINGS. I also just published it in trade paperback and you can grab it here!

If you prefer the Kindle version, you can snag it here.

You can read the newest review, by the lovely Jen at BookDen, here.

Another review, by the fantastic Paul Nelson, here.

 

Last week for A Beautiful Madness Blog Tour + Giveaway

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The last post in the blog tour + giveaway is live! Head over to Kasia’s website and leave a comment and share her post for a chance to win a paperback copy of my first Crime novel.

The tour ends next Friday (September 19th). You still have time to comment on all the other posts (the complete list is here), and share those posts to up your odds. Winners will be announced next weekend (the 20th-21st), and the grandprize winner will be announced as well!

Thanks to everybody who has participated so far! I can’t wait to get the paperbacks into your hands.

If you want to buy a copy now, you can grab one off Amazon here. Plus you should request your local bookstore orders some copies, eh? Happy reading!

Photos from Saturday’s book signing

This past weekend I had a blast doing a book signing for my first Crime novel A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS. Thanks to Kristin, Emily, and Mike at The Book Shelf in Lapeer, and thanks to everybody who came out and grabbed a copy and shared some laughs. It was a really good time! If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet you can do so here. And go like The Book Shelf’s page on Facebook.

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Interview at Horror After Dark + Giveaway

Charlene just interviewed me over at Horror After Dark. It was fun, and she is a terrific lady. Swing by there, yeah? They’re also doing a giveaway, which is super easy to enter. Do so here.

I also received my author copies for A Beautiful Madness today! They’re gorgeous. Thanks so much to my beta readers (Shaun Ryan, Charlene Cocrane, and Chris McCaffrey), and a big thanks to the fine gents at my publisher (DarkFuse.)

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You can snag ABM in Kindle or Paperback here. If you’ve got a local bookstore, ask them to order too. They should have it on their shelves, I do declare!

Thanks to everybody who has already grabbed and reviewed it. :)

Your Publishing Path

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Author Keith Deininger has posted Your Publishing Path: Expectation vs. Reality. Head over there and leave a comment and share the post on your favorite social network for a chance to win a paperback copy of my killer mystery novel A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS. Just click on this link.

You can also read reviews and grab it on Kindle here. Thanks to everyone for all the support!

Some new reviews:

Author Edward Lorn

Reclusive Reads

Project Nemesis

Paul Nelson on Booklikes

Other reviews on Goodreads

And I have an upcoming local signing at The Book Shelf in Lapeer, Michigan. If you’re in the area stop by!

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Local signing at The Book Shelf (Lapeer, Michigan)

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Very excited about an upcoming signing at a local bookstore (The Book Shelf in Lapeer, Michigan). If you’re anywhere near the area on Saturday, September 6th, between 2 and 4 pm, drop by and chat me up. Buy a paperback of A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS and let me sign some crazy message that will make you blush (or grin, depending on your sense of humor).

Thanks to everybody who has already bought a copy, written a review, and the like. You guys rock!

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Finding What Matters to You

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My buddy Shaun Ryan just posted my guest post “Finding What Matters to You.” Leave a comment there and share the link for a chance to win a signed paperback of A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS and a shot at the grand prize. We’re nearing the end of the blog tour + giveaway. You can find the rest of the posts here. Thanks to everybody who has participated so far!

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