Greetings to everyone,
I hope you’re all well, and maybe the leaves are turning color wherever you are.
I'd like to tell you about our four-day special double promotion for my first two books. Today through Sunday, Bailey’s Law is free on Kindle, and Blind Eye is only $0.99.
If you haven’t met Jack Bailey yet, you’re sure to root for this hard-nosed detective, who is extra busy solving crimes both in Richmond, Texas and Chicago. Both can be read as stand-alone books, but check out the series while you have the chance!
Also, I’m happy to report that my third book, A Letter from Munich, is still set to release April 2020. Although historical fiction is a new genre for me, Jack is still a featured character. How does he end up in Munich as an ex-cop? Time will tell.
Here in Houston, we’re enjoying slightly cooler weather, which we always welcome.
Do take care and stay ingood health!
My best to you, and happy reading!
“This is the first time I’ve met Jack and I want to read more about him—complex and real without being cliche. Hard to do in this genre. Lelvis outdoes herself in this
fast-paced, gripping, page-turner of a novel.
You need to check this one out!”
“...detective drama featuring Jack Bailey, a grizzled Chicago (formerly Houston) detective with more than a few personal demons. Lelvis’ prose is wonderful, and her ability to capture Bailey’s male voice and
point-of-view, once again, impresses.”
Greetings to everyone,
I hope you’re all doing well during these warm June days.
For your summer reading, Blind Eye will be only $.99 on Kindle from today, Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30. It's a perfect weekend mystery to take to the beach, the lake, or just to read indoors.
I’m continuing to work on my third book featuring Jack Bailey. It’s basically finished, but I’ve been reworking some parts here and there. You may remember that the book begins in Munich as Jack and Sherk try and locate a missing woman. More on that later.
My best to you, and if you're in Texas like I am, try and stay cool!
“There were so many subtle clues that kept the reader pointed this way and that as you follow Jack and Sherk on the case. I thought the ending was a great payoff and a good surprise; I had not quite guessed.”
“Kept my interest throughout the book, characters were easy to like...ending was sudden, but thought-provoking.
A great read.”
“As in the first installment of the Bailey series, the past is always looming in this tale. The police detective’s PTSD both colors his interpretation of events and is affected
I hope everyone is having an enjoyable spring, although some of my relatives in the north experienced a recent snowfall! (My sister near Duluth was not happy.)
My third book, A Letter From Munich, has been in the final stages of the editing process, and is now finished.
The story features Jack Bailey as the male protagonist, but he is no longer a detective. He and his former partner and good friend, Sherk, find themselves in Munich hoping to unravel a family secret which came to light in...you guessed it...a long-lost letter.
I hope you'll enjoy this historical fiction, which shows a vibrant, modern Munich in contrast with life in nearby Dachau village during the Third Reich.
I'll say no more for now. I plan to include the first few pages in my summer newsletter.
My best wishes to all of you, and happy reading.
Book Club Ladies at Lunch
Greetings to everyone,
I hope this has been a good month for you. I'd like to tell you about a special price for Blind Eye (eBook version). It's only $0.99 from today, February 21 through Sunday, February 23.
If you haven't met Jack Bailey and his partner, Sherk, I think you'll enjoy their opposite natures and how they interact with “annoying respect.”
A few of you asked about a third Jack Bailey book, which I am working hard to draft by this spring. The story still features Jack, but in a different genre, regular fiction. The novel begins with Jack and Sherk in Munich trying to uncover a family secret. There is also a historical fiction aspect from a backstory set in 1930s and ’40s Germany.
I plan to have the first chapter or two ready to show you in the coming months.
Meanwhile, my best to you, and happy reading.
“The author does a very good job with this book. She manages to handle the whole scandal with the Church sensitively and fairly. I like the way she portrays Jack’s large Irish family as both loving and infuriating. This book is well-written and plotted...It reads quickly and almost seamlessly”
“This is the first time I've met Jack and I want to read more about him: complex and real without being cliche. Hard to do in this genre. Lelvis outdoes herself in this fact-paced, gripping, page-turner of a novel. You need to check this one out!”
Greetings to you all,
I’d like to wish all of you the very best for the holiday season and coming new year.
I'm hoping to complete my third Jack Bailey novel next year, but it is taking longer than I’d hoped.
If there’s someone on your gift list who likes mysteries, both Bailey’s Law and Blind Eye are available at a reduced price right now (print book format). Also, the audio version is available along with the Kindle versions.
Once again, I hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday, and may 2019 be better than ever.
“Liked all the characters. I think that’s the mark of a good writer. I hope there’s more in this series.”
—E. Winslow, Amazon Review
“A fantastic read that draws you into Jack’s world and provides an urgency to find out what will happen next...I very much enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to anyone who loves murder mysteries and thrillers.”
Greetings to you all,
I hope you’re enjoying autumn weather wherever you are. In Houston, fall may finally be here, with cool, crisp mornings and lower humidity. Butternut squash soup time...yum! However, in other parts of the country, it may be full-on winter. Two weeks ago in Duluth, my sister awoke to a snow-covered yard. At least it looked pretty.
I’d like to tell you about a free offer for the
Blind Eye eBook. It runs for three days—today through Sunday, October 28. This is the perfect time of year to relax and read a good mystery!
Also, Blind Eye is now available on audiobook. You may take advantage of the free trial now. It ends around November 8. Hear a sample of the narrator reading in Jack’s voice by clicking right below the cover image after you click on the link.
My best wishes for your health and well-being in the coming weeks.
After a scorching summer in Texas, I'm happy fall is here. I've been busy writing the third Jack Bailey novel, which finds him in Germany pursuing a family mystery. I won't say anything more at this time; too early!
In the meantime, Blind Eye and Bailey's Law are available for you. Meet Jack if you haven't already.
Have a good month, and happy reading.
Greetings to you all,
I hope you're enjoying a good summer with pleasant weather. Those of us in Texas are coping as best we can with the high temperatures.
Good news! The price for Blind Eye eBooks has dropped to only $3.99 on Kindle. Be sure to discover how Jack Bailey seeks justice for the most vulnerable.
Earlier in June Gary and I were in Chicago for the annual Printer's Row Literary Festival, where I signed copies of Blind Eye at the Black Rose Writing table. It was fun meeting people who were familiar with Bridgeport, a part of Chicago where the novel takes place.
We stayed on a few days to revisit museums and other sites, not to mention indulging in deep dish pizza and the biggest Bavarian pretzel I've ever seen.
I wish all of you the best in the coming weeks, and happy reading!
It's been an exciting couple of months with the release of Blind Eye and all the activities that go along with it.
Shortly after the eBook version came out, I hosted a launch/signing party at Murder By The Book bookstore in Houston. Luckily, the date fell on Indie Bookstore Day, which is celebrated nation-wide.
We had a good showing, including several long-time friends, so it was a special evening getting caught up and signing books over a glass of wine. The event was my first real bookstore engagement, so it was a fun learning experience.
Then the following week, Blind Eye won runner-up in Best Mystery/Detective Maxy Awards, which was wonderful.
To celebrate, and just in time for summer reading, Blind Eye (eBook version) is only $0.99 Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20.
Now it’s time to get back to work on my third Jack Bailey book, and in the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys meeting Jack back in Chicago in Blind Eye!
“A great weekend read—perfect to take to the beach
or on the plane to your vacation destination.”
The ultimate betrayal. What would you do?
I’m happy to say I've finished the draft of my next Jack Bailey novel, slated for release this spring. I signed once again with Bailey’s Law publisher, Black Rose Writing, for a target release date of next April.
Jack is back with a new case to solve. There is a serial killer on the loose in Chicago,
and this sinister suspect always leaves the calling card of a Bible verse with the bodies.
Jack and his partner, Sherk, soon figure out a motive, but who could it be?
In Jack’s opinion, sometimes justice needs a nudge in the arm.
You may have read several excerpts of the book in my previous newsletters. If you're not receiving my newsletter, just drop me a note. I promise it won’t clutter up your mailbox. It’s only sent every other month!
As always, I welcome any other comments you may have. Hope to hear from you!
Best to you,
Blind Eye is coming, have you read Bailey's Law?