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THE DEVIL GAVE THEM BLACK WINGS (nominations)

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Hey everybody! I hope you’re all well and ready for the holidays. I have a Supernatural Thriller up for possible publication with Kindle Scout called THE DEVIL GAVE THEM BLACK WINGS. If you’d be interested in checking it out, and nominating it for publication, I’d greatly appreciate it. If Kindle Scout chooses it for publication they also send my voters a free copy of the novel.
I’ve pitched it to Kindle Scout under my pen-name Julian Vaughn. Click this link to see the novel’s page and if it sounds like a book you’d like to see published, you can vote here. It only takes a matter of seconds. All you have to have is an Amazon account.

I love this book and look forward to seeing it made available to readers.

Here’s the quick jacket copy:

A cursed angel battling a paternal complex shadows an abducted child with a vengeful father who will do anything to get her back… He seeks to offer peace to a despondent husband returning to his wife’s childhood home after her death on 9/11… And he mourns the loss of innocence in the young neighbor girl who is determined to find the kidnapped child… Through triumphs and setbacks, unlikely friends forge an unbreakable bond, and find a way to always remember the value of love and courage.

Thanks for all your support! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas (or whatever it is you celebrate.)

Best,
Lee

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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.

 

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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Tons of new interviews and reviews this week

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My publisher DarkFuse is releasing my first Crime novel A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS this week! You can buy it in Kindle or paperback here!

There is a ton of news to share about it this week.

The latest things are an interview in the International Thriller Writer’s magazine The Big Thrill. Thanks to George Ebey.

I was also interviewed by Michael Parker for Crime Fiction Lover.

And Michael Parker just reviewed ABM for Crime Fiction Lover.

And Frank Errington just reviewed ABM here.

My buddy, fantastic fantasist Mercedes Yardley, just posted my guest post “Why You Should Read Widely,” on her website. Check it, share it, leave a comment, for a chance to win a paperback copy of ABM, and a shot at the grand prize!

And Josef Hernandez at The Minneapolis Books Examiner (who called ABM: “One of the best books of the Year,”) also just did a post about August book releases and said, “If you only have time to read one book in August, make it ABM…” or something like that. You can check it out here.

I self-published my first Supernatural Thriller as Julian Vaughn. It’s called Earthly Things, and I believe those who dig The Lovely Bones, will find it similar yet completely different. You can buy it on Kindle here. I’m working on the paperback but have to get the proof copies in the mail before I finalize and make them for sale. Spread the word, baby.

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I feel like I’m forgetting some things, too. Just so much going on right now. Thanks for all your support!

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.

Gearing up

With my first Crime/Mystery/Noir novel, A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS, coming out in less than three months, I'm gearing up for a blog tour! I hope you'll take part and share the links as they go live with your friends. Each blog will give away a signed paperback copy of A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS, and there will be a Kindle grandprize for my novel plus four other DarkFuse titles. Very cool.
Right now I'm writing my guest posts, setting up interviews, etc. If you run a blog or a podcast and are interested in interviewing me just shoot me an email with "Interview" in the subject line to perpetual_voodoo (at) yahoo (dot) com.
I'll be sharing all kinds of cool topics about becoming a professional writer, interacting with readers, the craft of writing, the art of growing as a person, and tons of fun secrets in the creation of this novel.
Right now there is also A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS Goodreads giveaway. Be one of those people who win one of ten paperback copies! You can enter here or click the link/badge on the right upper side of my website! In the first three days 170 people have entered and you should join them. Thanks!
And a big thanks to everyone who has already preordered the novel! If you haven't, you can do so through Amazon here.
And thank you to those who have shared about my first Crime novel on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc. I really appreciate it!

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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A Beautiful Madness cover reveal

Very excited to reveal the cover my publisher just sent me! It’s an August 2014 release. Can’t wait until you all can read it and tell people about it. Thanks to Shane Staley, Greg Gifune, Dave Thomas and Zach McCain for the hard, incredibly fast work! And the same to my pre-readers: Shaun, Chris, and Char.

A Beautiful Madness novel cover

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.

My Short Story Collection (Free Jan. 25-29th)

 

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I threw together a short story collection in thanks to fans for all their support. It’ll be free through Amazon from Jan. 25-29th so make sure to download it and to spread the word! Has a bunch of my favorites and I’ll keep the price low on this even after the free promotional period. My buddy Sandy DeLuca made me a cover for it. Thanks Sandy! I’ll try to get it listed on Goodreads this weekend too. 

As I Embrace My Jagged Edges (and Other Thorns) ToC:

1. We Run Races with Goblin Troopers
2. Beneath the Weeping Willow (A Division Mythos Story)
3. Daddy Screamed with Us (A Division Mythos Story)
4. Crooked Stick Figures (A Division Mythos Story)
5. When Crows Sing Sweetly Bitter Music
6. Crawl
7. A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky
8. Sorrow’s Breast
9. The Weight of All These Years (A Division Mythos Story)
10. Boys without Faces
11. As I Embrace My Jagged Edges (A Division Mythos Story)