Tag Archives: Crime

On 3 Amazon Bestseller Lists

I just put my book WHEN WE JOIN JESUS IN HELL on Amazon yesterday, and I’m super excited to see it on THREE Amazon Bestseller Lists! (Click on the image below to see the close-up). Thanks to those who bought a copy and thanks to those who have helped spread the word! If you’d like to snatch one, you can grab a copy here: Buy me!

(The new version also includes my favorite short story: Beneath The Weeping Willow. )

On 3 Amazon Bestseller Lists

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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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!

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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Writer’s Digest: 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far

Chuck Sambuchino over at Writer’s Digest just posted an article by me in his very cool 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far. Leave a comment on that post within the next 2 weeks for a chance to win a paperback of my first Mystery/Thriller novel A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS.

It’s also Release Day for A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS!  Very exciting. Go grab a copy from Amazon and tell all your reading friends!

If you missed any of the recent interviews or reviews, you can check them out here.

Thanks for all your support!

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It’s Only Death (Book Cover release!)

DarkFuse is releasing my second Crime novel (IT’S ONLY DEATH) in January! Here is the book cover. What do you think? I love it and can’t wait until everybody can read it and hold the paperback and hardcover too. :D

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And we’re counting down for the release of A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS. Three weeks! How exciting! Make sure to buy a copy and review it and pass it along. And take part in the blog tour + giveaway!

One of the Best Novels of the Year

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Josef Hernandez at the Minneapolis Books Examiner just reviewed my first Crime novel (A Beautiful Madness) and called it: “One of the best novels of the year…”

So true. I agree with him and think it should be made into a film. Check out the review here.

Other early reviews have been pretty sweet too. Here are a few snippets…

Fast paced and riveting… Delivers a mesmerizing, heart wrenching tale… Read more at Literary Mayhem

Once The Wolverine’s story unraveled, the book become scientifically impossible to put aside… Read more at Dangerous Dan’s Blog

…an exceptional novel… Read more at The Crime Scene

If you’d like the chance to win one of fourteen free paperback copies of ABM, join the blog tour + giveaway. Simply leave a comment on a guest post and share it, and you’re entered. Winners will be drawn at the end of August and the prizes mailed and the grand prize winner announced, too. Good stuff. Here are the posts that are live so far:

(End of May) Kickoff on my website/So, You Want to Write

(June 4th): Author Les Edgerton/First Ideas (Are They Worth Writing?)

(June 5th)Shock Totem Publications/Ways to Measure Success

(June 14th) 5 Things I Learned Writing A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS

(June 19th): Peter Schwotzer of Literary Mayhem/The Subconscious

(June 23rd): Author Lucas Magnum/Interview

(July 1st): Author Gef Fox/Interview

(July 6th): Author Mark Gunnells/Handling Rejection

As always, thanks for your support! Treat yourself and others well.

Preorder on Amazon here.

First reviews for A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS

It’s always exciting when we have a novel coming out and the early reviews start coming in! I’ve had three this week, and they’re all very cool. Thanks to the reviewers!

Fast paced and riveting… Delivers a mesmerizing, heart wrenching tale… Read more at Literary Mayhem

Once The Wolverine’s story unravelled, the book become scientifically impossible to put aside… Read more at Dangerous Dan’s Blog

…an exceptional novel… Read more at The Crime Scene

If you haven’t pre-ordered my first Mystery novel yet, you can grab the Kindle edition here, or the paperback edition here.

You can also add it on Goodreads here.

And if you want a chance at winning a copy, plus other cool books, check out the blog tour + giveaway we’re doing.

About the book:

A Texas Senator and his wife go missing…On the same day, their son is slaughtered by an enigmatic killer on the lawn of ex-Governor Edward Wood’s residence. Sammy, Wood’s drug dealing son, suspects his father of the crime. After all, his old man snapped once before and crippled his wife with a lead pipe. But there’s something more to these events…something deeper and festering just beneath the surface…

In direct opposition to Homicide Detective Jim Thompson, Sammy begins an investigation of his own, searching for the truth in a labyrinth of lies, deception, depravity and violence that drags him deeper into darkness and mayhem with each step. And in doing so, brings them all into the sights of an elusive and horrifying killer who may not be what he seems.

A brutal killer on a rampage of carnage…a hardened detective on the brink…an antihero from the shadows…a terrifying mystery that could destroy them all…

A Beautiful Madness, the harrowing new novel of dark crime and suspense from Lee Thompson.

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Two guest posts are live, enter to win some books!

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A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY has started! I’m kind of excited and hope you’ll join us. All you have to do to win some books is leave a comment on the blogs (links are below) and share the posts!

I kicked things off on my website here with a post titled, “So, You Want to Write?”

The second is on a terrific Crime author’s website (his name is Les Edgerton) and it’s titled, “First ideas, are they worth writing?” Leave your thoughts over there and you’ll be in the running for a paperback copy of ABM and the grand prize!

The third is on my favorite magazine’s website (Shock Totem) and I talk about “Ways to Measure Success…”

Leave a comment and share that post too, yeah? It ups your odds of winning. And K. Allen Wood at ST is also throwing in a hardcover copy of my Delirium novella DOWN HERE IN THE DARK to one lucky winner! And… I’ll be buying issues #4 (has my story Beneath the Weeping Willow–still a personal favorite), and issue #6 (which has my story The River, and an interview with me. Neat) to give away to two others!

Thanks Les, Ken, and everybody involved in the tour! And thanks to you, beautiful reader. You’re special.

About the book:

A Texas Senator and his wife go missing… On the same day, their son is slaughtered by an enigmatic killer on the lawn of ex-Governor Edward Wood’s residence. Sammy, Wood’s drug dealing son, suspects his father of the crime. After all, his old man snapped once before and crippled his wife with a lead pipe. But there’s something more to these events…something deeper and festering just beneath the surface…

In direct opposition to Homicide Detective Jim Thompson, Sammy begins an investigation of his own, searching for the truth in a labyrinth of lies, deception, depravity and violence that drags him deeper into darkness and mayhem with each step. And in doing so, brings them all into the sights of an elusive and horrifying killer who may not be what he seems.

A brutal killer on a rampage of carnage…a hardened detective on the brink…an antihero from the shadows…a terrifying mystery that could destroy them all…

A Beautiful Madness novel cover