David R Lewis

Biography

A cop, artist, musician, firearms instructor, fishing guide, public speaker, ranch hand, radio personality and novelist, David R. Lewis has seen life through many eyes and from many perspectives. From childhood on the banks of the Sangamon River to adulthood on a metropolitan police department, through hardscrabble years deep in the Ozark Mountains to working in broadcasting, David has gathered a wealth of life experience that is as evident in his words as it is on his face.
David lives with his wife, Laura, in the country outside Kansas City on seven miles of bad road, where he watches turkeys, dodges deer, argues with two Australian cattle dogs, and devotes his time to writing.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cattledog, Jethro, and my wife, the coveted Laura. I can resist either one of them separately, but together I have no chance at all.
Describe your desk
I can't. I haven't seen the thing in years. I believe it's someplace in my office, I think. I hope.
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Books

Payback Trail
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Series: The Trail Westerns, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,490. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Ruben, Marion, and Marshal Addriss TIppideaux head into the hills of northern Arkansas to investigate theft and murder, and are plunged into a world of dark deeds and black hearts. Suspicion of outsiders and hate for the government abounds, as they take on an entire clan to see that justice is done. Revenge is the order of the day and life is cheap on the PAYBACK TRAIL.
Calico Trail
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Series: The Trail Westerns, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When entitlement invades Missouri, Ruben Beeler is dispatched to investigate complaints of a wealthy Englishman taking over an entire county. Sir Merrit Treadstone is prepared to do whatever is necessary to establish the Calico Cattle Company and his new American kingdom. Ruben, Marion Daniels, and Homer Poteet, face poison, arson, and murder as they struggle to stay alive on THE CALICO TRAIL.
The Endless Journey Toward an Unknown Destination
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
(5.00 from 1 review)
A teacher, healer, and reader, David has spent his life moving from dogma to karma and farther in the search for answers to the questions so many of us have. He offers some of his experiences and the wisdom of his mentor, Dr.Henry Rucker. In a refreshing look at life, he claims no truths but his own with no desire to convert or convince, but to share and support. Join him on the Endless Journey.
Cowboys and Indians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,880. Language: American English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The year is 1971. Gary Frost and Roger Dix are partners on the police department. Because of a dumb cop and a stupid accident, racial tensions are running high. This book is a work of fiction largely based in fact. It is not politically correct. It is honest, accurate, and raw. Hit the street with Frost and Dix, but keep your head on a swivel. It's time to play Cowboys and Indians.
The Nodaway Trail
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Series: The Trail Westerns, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,670. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
The vicious murder of one woman and the dreadful mutilation of another pits Ruben Beeler against a crime dynasty of hired killers and a bitter father bent on revenge in action that is fast, furious, and ofter fatal. With the help of an unlikely ally, once again it is time to kill or be killed when Rube and Marion Daniels saddle up to ride the NODAWAY TRAIL.
Grave Promise
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Series: The Crockett Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,440. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After trying to help a friend with bad dreams, Crockett and Ruby are visited by a beautiful woman who was the victim of murder over fifty years ago. She sets them on a course to save her great grand daughter from repeating the mistakes of three generations. Crockett and Ruby attempt to rectify a past, save a future, and keep a Grave Promise.
Bloodline
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Series: The Nosferati Novels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The sequel to Bloodtrail, BLOODLINE follows Casey and company into the depths of Africa in search of the Nosferati virus, and into central Mexico in search of his son, who is lost to the Nosferati bloodlust. A novel of brutality, love, need, and humanity among the un-human, Bloodtrail continues the series believable approach to the vampire myth.
Call Me Crockett
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Series: The Crockett Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It started when a friend asked an ex-cop a simple question. “Got a gun?” Unfortunately almost nothing is ever as simple as it may seem. Soon, David Allen Crockett found himself in a world he thought he’d left behind...a world of murder, deceit, treachery, shameless evil, and the possibility of the finest love he would ever know. All he had to do was survive.
Once Upon Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Disillusioned with her life and her marriage, Lucin Montgomery begins a seductive journey of self-awareness that leads from visions of the Willow World of an ancient Japanese courtesan, to the sensual appreciation of her own female essence, to the liberating reminder from a long-dead grandmother that femininity and the ways it may be exploited are without limit, and love has a life of its own.
The Deer Run Trail
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Series: The Trail Westerns, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,300. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Ruben Beeler found Arliss Hyatt near shot to death, he didn’t know his life was fixin’ to change. Green as grass, Rube was a long way from bein’ any kind of pistoleer or shootist, but Marshal Marion Daniels needed help with that Duncan bunch an’ growed Rube up right quick. Then a town in trouble put him behind a badge of his own, an’ it come time to root hog or die, on the DEER RUN TRAIL.
Bloodtrail
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Series: The Nosferati Novels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Tired of his life and weary of his sins, Joseph Casey places himself and his fate in the hands of medical researchers as an object of study. A 400 year old Nosferati now in the power of mere humans, he asks for only one thing in return: help in finding his 14 year old daughter, who he has not seen in over 150 years and who is the most bloodthirsty serial killer ever to walk the earth.

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Smashwords book reviews by David R Lewis

  • I Run: A Novel on Nov. 18, 2013

    I Run was anything but my usual fare. I read and write for escape, but there was no escape here. I Run spilled out of the pages and landed on me...hard. It is a near avalanche of need, regret, fear, and hope that immerses the reader to the earlobes in the life of a woman and the child she is and was. A well-maintained and tightly packaged stream of consciousness that is both literate and literary, I Run had me from the start. I chased Sally through the pages in spite of what clawed its way to my surface. Ms. Farris’ voice is alarmingly honest in this work, the type of honesty that pulls the reader along for the run. It is a frightening and uplifting jumble of addiction, obsession, and condition that is artfully balanced with hope and love. I left some things behind because of this book, things I didn’t realize I still carried, and that is just some of its power. It is a courageous work of scattered imagery, as if, through Sally, one glimpses himself in a broken mirror. The author pulls no punches and softens no blows. If you’re looking for something to read while drinking hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire as you nibble on a plate full of S’mores, this ain’t it. If you’re looking for something vital and necessary that will show you pieces and parts of what makes all of us who and what we are, and who and what we can become, I highly recommend it. I Run is a masterful work. David R Lewis, Ironbear eBooks