J.T. Lewis


Mystery abounds in the books of Amazon Best Selling Author J.T. Lewis.

Living in Southeast Indiana with his wife, J.T. has always loved a mystery. Striving to bring readers a story packed full of action, adventure, and suspense has led to his current selection of titles.

His first full length novel, Murder! Too Close To Home, was the beginning of the acclaimed Adventures of Gabriel Celtic series, and was voted #1 on Goodreads Best Debut Mystery Series list. The thriller/adventure series continued with Gabriel's Revenge,followed closely by In Case of Death as well as The Book of Gabriel in 2014. The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic is as series about the life of Gabriel Celtic...an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary adventures!

Another new series, The Nick Behr Mysteries, starts with the story Kidnap Inc., where we get to meet Nick Behr...as well as all of the people that have crowded into his head! Fighting against the craziness of his life while trying to solve the murders of the current case sometimes leads the story to veer off-kilter a little. This unexpected result has caused the story to be labeled, "One of the funnest mysteries I've read in quite some time!"

Also added to J.T. Lewis' series list this year...The Artifact Hunter! Jesse Flanagan is just a guy who enjoys making a profit from the antiquities he buys and sells. When one of his discoveries suddenly puts him in the cross-hairs of assassins, he must change his whole life as he goes underground to try and reclaim his life!

An electrician by trade, at night JT Lewis morphs into a fictional detective with a keyboard, a transition that suits his need for creating exciting stories for his ever-growing audience.

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Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Gabriel and Betty have both dealt with a lifetime of bad relationships…until they find themselves thrown together in the shadow of a lightning strike! “Betty” is the story of their romance, and a prequel to The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic series.
Falcon's Pray
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Nick Behr has yet another mystery.
The Great Plane Robbery
Series: The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic is a Middle Grade/YA series that focuses on the misadventures of Gabriel Celtic as a youngster. Always inquisitive, he follows his intuition in search of mystery and adventure. Unfortunately, things don't always turn out quite like he planned.
The Abducted
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Based on actual events...maybe... It was just a party. There were six of them, three guys and three girls enjoying the cool fall evening. Good friends, they had been drawn together in high school like pieces of steel to a magnet. Considered nerds by many in their school, something in the sky that night changed their lives forever
The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic
Series: The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,900. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic is a Middle Grade/YA series that focuses on the misadventures of Gabriel Celtic as a youngster. Always inquisitive, he follows his intuition in search of mystery and adventure. Unfortunately, things don't always turn out quite like he planned. Stories: The Great Plane Robbery The Russian Coin The Abandoned Mine Hiawatha's Treasure No Man's Land
The Pepper and Longstreet Mysteries
Series: Pepper and Longstreet. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Meet Pepper Jones and the mysterious Jacob Longstreet... Neighborhood burglaries, snobby cheerleaders, hidden clues, missing children, haunted houses, historic bank robberies, secret codes, ghosts, eerie graveyards and all the usual suspects. Pepper and Longstreet are on the case in the Young Adult mysteries that fans say, "Hearkens back to the stories of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys."
The Book Of Gabriel
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic, Book 4 of the series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,160. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Gabriel Celtic is confronted with something that he never thought he would have to deal with...Saving the world! Ancient scrolls found by Gabe’s friend Julien Taylor in present-day Iraq have foretold the end of the world, as well as the man tasked with trying to prevent it….Gabriel himself. The End Is Near!
kidNAP Inc.
Series: A Nick Behr Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Detective Nick Behr is called back from an extended stay in the Nevada desert. A woman has been murdered, and there are no leads except a single word written on the wall in her own blood. Unfortunately, the murder isn’t the only thing he has to work through. He has a mental condition, his stay in the desert a medical retreat. What's going on in his head may be tougher to solve than the murder!
Gabriel's Revenge
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic, Book 2 of the series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,290. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Working at a dig in South America, Gabriel Celtic’s dreary existence is shattered by a one page telegram from back home, asking him for help on a murder… the murder of his friend! Meeting a mysterious woman on the flight back, she seems to be trying unsuccessfully to drag him out of his dark mood. He is unnerved however, by the feeling that this “girl” seems just a little too familiar...
Murder! Too Close To Home
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic, Book 1 of the series. Price: Free! Words: 93,380. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The sleepy little county in southeast Indiana is suddenly awakened by a series of murders, leaving local law enforcement unsure where to turn. Seeming like professional hits, the victims are nonetheless normal every day people, with no ties to each other or anything criminal. Of the scant clues left at the scenes, only a business card identifying their perp only as the Ghost is ever found.
The Taste of Revenge (Falling Pawns)
Series: The Taste of Revenge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Experience the feel of a Graphic Novel in J.T. Lewis’ gritty story of a life ruined, and the revenge that inevitably feeds Nathan Knight’s new existence. He had it all…a beautiful and loving family, and a career that was both satisfying and essential to mankind. But in a sudden flash of heat and light, that life disappeared, leaving in its wake a world of painful desolation.
In Case of Death
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic, Book 3 of the series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,240. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Men are dying mysteriously all over the world, but as Gabriel Celtic soon discovers…The killer lives in his own back yard! Tracking the murderer becomes cumbersome as he hides in plain sight, his name hidden behind the gibberish of a mysterious book. And when they do start getting close…he brings their world crashing down around them!
The Artifact Hunter
Series: The Artifact Hunter. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"Secret societies, murder, and intrigue are just the start as the action starts rolling from the very first page in The Artifact Hunter!" Finding an old yet infamous desk, Jesse Flanagan thinks he has died and gone to heaven when he also finds a mysterious old document hidden inside of it. Unfortunately, having his old friend Abraham to have the items evaluated cast the old man his life!
Yolanda (The Miel Chronicles)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Lyrical Lit. Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Written By J.T. Lewis & K.R. Jordan These are the journeys of Miel, the Keeper of the journal.
Series: Circles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Annie Chang has finally arrived! Receiving an engraved invitation to interview for the job of her dreams, she is startled to find that she is the only one that has been invited! Accepting the strange position offered at the new high-tech company, Annie feels like she has finally found her niche…until she discovers the mysterious subroutine 606. Who are YOU linked to?
Last Dance
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Can a love last a lifetime...and beyond? Jacquie Talento's 5-Star Review If J.T. Lewis can write such cute short stories, I can only image what J.T.Lewis has in store for me with a long one. This was a really sweet story about a man that was getting his last dance with the love of his life that he had lost a long time ago. Catch JT Lewis' latest full-length novel, Gabriel's Revenge!
Ater Angelus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When George realizes he is destined for hell,he makes a deal with the dark angel. Trouble is, when you deal with the devil, there is HELL to pay! JT Lewis explores the darker side of angelic intervention in this terrifying short story. JT Lewis is the author of mystery/action novels such as Murder! Too Close To Home and Gabriel's Revenge.
Pepper and Longstreet ~ A Christmas Tale
Series: Pepper and Longstreet. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Christmas seems ruined for Pepper Jones. A loud party is not the way she wanted to spend Christmas Eve with her friends. Telling Jacob Longstreet of her predicament, he works a little magic to bring the spirit of Christmas back to Pepper. Check out this heartfelt story that takes you back in time to a Christmas in the trenches of the Civil War.
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Pulled out of a car wreck in progress, Gabriel finds himself in a strange room with a stranger like he has never met before. Angel is part of the prequel of Murder! Too Close to Home and Gabriel's Revenge by JT Lewis, part of the 'Adventures of Gabriel Celtic'.
The Journal
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Coming to grips with the loss of his grandfather, young Gabriel Celtic gains new understanding, and respect for the man that had been his mentor. The Journal is a prequel for The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic by J.T. Lewis.
The Wolf Creek Bandit
Series: Pepper and Longstreet. Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
The Story That Started It All Pepper Jones and her mysterious sidekick Jacob Longstreet are investigating a string of burglaries in her neighborhood when they get a little too close! Ya paranormal/mystery short story.
The Total December Experiment
Price: Free! Words: 58,980. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder/Mystery/Fantasy/Suspense This is a rough draft of an unfinished book by a friend's wife, Lorna Lynne Kreimer, who passed away. I was looking at it to Co-Publish/Author with my friend, thinking we would find just a little more of the story, which we have not. See Longer description below.

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  • Flash Fiction Addiction 22 Short Short Stories Volume II on Oct. 03, 2011

    One thing I like about flash fiction is that you get the bare bones of the story right up front. The emotions are felt immediately, piercing your heart and mind, dragging you into the story within seconds. Another thing I like about it is that the stories are short, my attention span isn’t what it used to be. Another thing I like about it is that the stories are short, my attention span isn’t…well… you get the point. Garden Summerland has again created a collection of flash fiction short stories that are both original and compelling. The second book in a two volume series, her anthology is collection of another twenty-two flash fiction stories in different genres, and they are all new, previously unpublished works. You will find a varied selection of paranormal, mystery, & romance inside the cover, a great mix. Some of her works are dark and disturbing, but passion abounds again in this volume, and you feel the characters at the end of their rope, grasping at anything to pull them out of the hole they find themselves in. Sometimes they find it, other times they just let go, letting the darkest core of their being take over. But for the luck of our circumstances, any of us could be there, and that is the really scary part. Delving into the mind of a displaced man, we see the absurdity of the crush he has on a woman that will never be returned, yet you can’t help feeling a pain for him that he will never realize. A love so deep, could you make the ultimate sacrifice to alleviate their pain? Insanity, so real to those experiencing it, who can say that theirs isn’t the true reality? Surprise endings abound, and I love surprise endings. And….there are vampires! Garden Summerland has a grasp of the human psyche that astounds, and her way of expressing these conditions to the reader is exciting, as well as enjoyable to read. I highly recommend the second volume of Flash Fiction Addiction to anyone who likes passionate stories of love, hate, revenge, and forgiveness, stories that are really a reflection of us all. JT Lewis
  • Gaea's Chosen: The Mayday Directive on Oct. 09, 2011

    I am not usually a big reader of Sci-Fi, but once in awhile, you need to go out of your comfort zone to get a new perspective on things, like space/time, worm holes, and humanoid creatures. Gaea's Chosen, while not a long read, is packed full of story! Imagine boarding a spaceship, knowing full well it would be at least 10,000 years before you got to your destination. Who of us could do that? I really have to watch what I say with this book, so I don’t spoil it, but you can only imagine what you (or your body) might experience on a long flight such as this. I did some calculating in my head, and when you woke up, anyone of your family would of course be long gone, and if you had a long distance phone, you could talk to your cousin, 400 times removed! The concept boggles the mind. This book made me think, about a lot of stuff I hadn’t given much thought to. In this action packed novella, you have love, hate, sorrow, action, and adventure. All of the subjects that bring me back to an author’s works. So yes, Gaea's Chosen is definitely worth your time to read, and Cara Michaels is definitely worth your time to follow. Can’t wait for the next book! JT Lewis
  • The Black Dress & The Red Dress Two Twisted Tales on Jan. 19, 2012

    Ever wonder what if? What if...you stood up for yourself? What if...you took it even a little farther? Or, what if you didn't? Garden Summerland has taken the reins of the emotional roller-coaster that is the human mind. Delving into the darkness that is within all of us, she weaves two intricate tales in this short book. One explores submission to the norm, the other...rebellion. This book is an excellent example of the type of stories that make her 'Flash Fiction Addiction' series so popular! Does she have a demented mind, or is she just very in-tune with the range of emotions that make up the human condition? That, my friend, is something you will have to decide for yourself...but if you want my opinion...
  • Retribution on June 29, 2012

    The mind of Garden Summerland is hard at work again in this surprising novella. The long putoff feelings that Wes Nevin experienced in high school has finally lead to....Retribution. This psychological thriller is well written with awesome charactor development. You find yourself liking Wes, while at the same time being repulsed by him. And his hunger for getting even is equally matched by his constant hunger for food! I loved this story! I highly recomend it for anybody that likes a story that gets you involved in the emotions and the action of the crimes!
  • Betrayed Five Tales of Deceit on July 26, 2012

    Garden Summerland's stories always blow my mind! Just when you think you've gotten it figured out...BAM...the story goes sideways, and sometimes upside down and backwards! Although the stories are short (they are Flash Fiction after all), they quickly pull you in. And like fighting gravity, you really don't have a choice in which way you fall! Garden's way with words allows her to quickly grab your attention before you realize what has happened. After that, it's but a short time before you are bumping into the unexpected ending. WTH! Hasn't everyone been betrayed by a deceitful person before? Absolutely! Has it ever hit you like a slap in the face? Most likely. Would you ever seek out deceitfulness, leading to betrayal? Only if you like a wild ride in a book of stories that will blow you away!
  • A Creepy Collection: Six Supernatural Tales on Oct. 07, 2012

    A Creepy Collection is most certainly just that! Garden Summerland's books ALWAYS give me a surprise, as well as pause as I revel in the always unexpected endings! Heavily weighted toward vampires in this collection, (a genre of which I am not really a fan of BTW), they are so much more than just another typical vampire story! You will be happily surprised! You will feel....Creepy! Just in time for Halloween! *(This honest review is based upon free copy of A Creepy Collection that was provided to me, by the author, Garden Summerland.)
  • Sister Sugar on Oct. 26, 2012

    When I took up this book....I sighed. Am I really going to read a YA paranormal romance...with vampires? Guys don't read paranormal romance...with vampires! But I have read much of Garden's work, and there is always a surprising twist to her stories that never ceases to amaze me. So I downloaded, and I read, and I read... The story is awesome! Ok, so there is a little too many vamps...but the story-line is a well thought out and creative adventure into magic and mystery! I am always amazed at when someone creates a new world in a novel. She has indeed created a new world, and a whole new legend to build on. I am totally impressed...and a little jealous! JT Lewis I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Flash Five: 5 Short Short Stories on Feb. 02, 2013

    Surprise is Garden Summerland's middle name! There is nothing I like better than a surprise in a story, whether it be somewhere else in the story or the ending. Flash Five delivers on that surprise, having me shaking my head with every story. Whether you like sexy, supernatural or mysterious...you will find something you like it this little book. 5 Stars...I highly recommend it! JT Lewis I was furnished a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Flash Fiction Addiction 22 Short Short Stories Volume III on March 26, 2013

    Once again Garden Summerland has amazed me with her grasp of how to insert an unexpected ending into her stories. She is the queen of the literary plot twist! Specializing in Flash fiction, she has her readers ensconced in the story within a thousand words, only to kick them off the stool with the ending! As the reader sits there on the floor, all they can say is ‘What the hell’? And they do it with a smile! I can truly recommend this book to anyone that likes a story that will blow them away. 5 Stars! J.T. Lewis I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Almost Perfect on Dec. 14, 2013

    Almost Perfect is a story about unrequited love in an impossible relationship. Not your typical love story, I saw it as a story about choices and sacrifice, and how sometimes we do things for the right reason and they still don’t work out. Garden Summerland always weaves a great story, no matter what genre she writes in, and this one was no exception! I received a copy of this book I in exchange for an honest review.
  • Flash Fiction Addiction 22 Short Short Stories Volume IV on April 09, 2014

    Garden Summerland is the Queen of flash fiction...or at the very least the Princess... Once again, Garden whittles down a story to a thousand words what would take other authors at least a novelette to convey...and yet she does it with such a precise quill that you don't miss the added words. Your heart will race as she sets the stage for what you think is coming, only to be blown away by the ending. Garden's skill at eliciting wildly fluctuating emotions is an amazing thing to behold. It is a skill that I am in awe of. I highly recommend volume IV of her Flash Fiction Addiction series. I received a copy of this work in exchange for an honest review. J.T. Lewis