Checking the calendar, it was hard to believe another month had gone by. Meaning I needed to put together this newsletter. Time seems to be moving at a fast pace now that many restrictions here in Colorado have been lifted. Much of it due to the fast pace of vaccinations helping to slow the virus down. I received my second shot two weeks ago, happily with no side effects. Thrilled to have some immunity to the virus, though I’ll still be wearing my mask when out in crowded environments for the time being to be cautious. But its good life is getting back to some semblance of normal.
One of the fun aspects of being an author is talking with readers, something I’ve missed over this last year with all the restrictions. The world holding more virtual events, using Zoom, Skype and the various Google video conferencing options. If you have a Book Club who meet to discuss books, I’d love to have a meeting with your members. Either virtually or in person if you’re local here in Colorado. I’m happy to provide free eBooks for your members to read and discuss, in either of my two series. If you’re interested send me an email. I’m always available to make time for potential fans or new fans of my work.
As I wait for news from my editor on book 2 in The Divine Devils series, I continue to work on book 3. The story coming along at a quick pace, nearing 50k words written. Hunter and his team working with a past enemy against a brutal enterprise, which is all I’ll tease for now.
Before book 3 will be book 2, Fallen Star. The story finding the Divine Devils helping a Hollywood Starlet out of an adult jam, sending the team to Reno Nevada. I have a preview of the book now posted on my website. Chapter 1 a short glimpse of what the book will entail. You can find it here. I plan on adding more chapters for you to get a taste of in the near future.
I recently did a couple of podcasts to promote and talk about my books. The first was with Michael Brightside where we spent close to two hours chatting about a little bit of everything. You can check it out here.
Next I did an podcast with Pat Rullo on Speak Up Talk Radio. In this 15-minute interview we covered The Divine Devils book one and two, my writing process, and the Jarvis Mann PI series. All of it tied to The Divine Devils winning the Firebird Book Award in three categories: Crime, Mystery and Thriller. You can give the interview a listen here.
Another wonderful 5-Star review for The Divine Devils from InD’tale Magazine. You can check out the full review here and the entire magazine via this link. Here is a portion of the review:
From the very first page, this book is absolutely intense! This unique story with its huge variety of expertly written characters will keep readers on the edge of their seats as it races forward with a fast moving plot and in depth descriptions. A few laugh out loud moments provide some comic relief from the darker, twisted moments, which brings a good mix to the story. Hunter, a hot-blooded male, is not without his faults, which gives him an unexpected and enjoyable depth. There are also several interesting plot arcs involving his character. R. Weir has written a book with a unique story that leaps off the page, almost like a movie. Don’t miss this nail-biting and exhilarating action packed suspense! Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick
If you’ve read The Divine Devils, be sure to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Or if you prefer, you can email me your thoughts on the book and I’ll share them in a future newsletter, with your permission of course! If you haven’t read the book, be sure to add it to your reading list. You can get it on Amazon in either eBook, Paperback or via Kindle Unlimited. And if you want a signed paperback, reach out and I can sell you a book plus shipping and mail it to you.
Besides the event listed above I’m attending, I’ve received news about a couple of future events which are being held locally, including one in the city of Westminster in August. There should be more options to gather with the loosening of restrictions and I plan to do as many as possible. You can always find the latest info on events on my website and they’re listed on the right side of each newsletter. If you know of any other events coming up, let me know. Even if they are outside of Colorado, I’m interested in checking them out to see if it will work for me. One on one exposure to my books is the best marketing tool I have.
This month we have only three Prolific Works free eBook giveaways to promote. The first, And Then There Were None- Mystery & Crime Giveaway runs until June 1st and features 19 eBooks to check out. Find them via this link.
Next is this long running giveaway, Mysteries Your Mother Never Told… which runs until the end of 2021 and features 55 eBooks to add to your reading list. You can find them here.
And finally Among The Trees – Mystery and Thriller GG which starts May 18th and runs until June 1st currently featuring 48 eBooks to mull over. You can access these choices starting May 18th at this link.
That should wrap up this month’s newsletter. If you have any questions or want to just chat don’t hesitate to send me an email. I always love talking with readers about most anything.
Stay safe, happy and healthy!!