Lucie Smoker's Blog (8)

DISTORTION, Topselling Texas Mystery on Sale 99 cents US or .77 UK

Distortion by Lucie Smoker

At a 3-chord punk bar, artist Adele Proust slams down a Shiner with her best friend. She wants to forget her ex, but when shouts of “Fire!” send the nightclub into chaos, she ends up stumbling over a slashed-up corpse. The details of that murder scene etch into her memory, then she's yanked away. The nightclub is in… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on December 20, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

A Kindle Top Ten Murder Mystery, DISTORTION is on sale for just 99 CENTS US or .77 UK.

Distortion by Lucie Smoker

Artist Adele Proust is over her ex, activist JACK THOMAS—well, sort of. When he climbs a 64-story bank tower, she isn't moved. When he exposes that bank's shady foreclosures, she isn't impressed. Adele knows Jack, damn jerk. He's up to something else.

At a 3-chord punk bar, Adele slams down a Shiner with her best… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on November 30, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments

A Special Holiday Giveaway

DISTORTION is now a top selling Kindle murder mystery and to thank everyone I’m doing a special giveaway:

One signed copy of DISTORTION

with an oil painting kit and

a signed first draft of the first chapter of PARADOX.

To qualify: Buy DISTORTION anytime from now until December 23rd to qualify. Send me a copy of your Amazon, B&N or bookstore receipt to wonderactivist (at) yahoo (dot) com. Phone snapshots will do if you have a paper… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on November 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

DISTORTION #14 in Kindle Murder Mysteries

I'm so grateful to Buzz Books USA and my entire community for pushing my first book, DISTORTION, up the ladder on Amazon. It was just featured in Ereader News Today and was the focus of a grassroots FB campaign. All from a tiny publisher. I'm so grateful.

Added by Lucie Smoker on November 20, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

DISTORTION anniversary sale, 99 Cents

An artist paints a crime scene in reverse perspective and turns a murder investigation backwards--onto her friends. DISTORTION is a gritty Houston mystery on the backstreets of the art world. Here's a link to pick it up for 99 cents.

I've been rather tied up with short projects and with writing the sequel, PARADOX, so the anniversary sort of snuck up on me, but… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on November 19, 2013 at 2:05am — No Comments

"In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror"

The VEILS, HALOS, AND SHACKLES anthology has accepted my "In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror" for publication. It's a poem about the aftermath of domestic violence, likely the most common crime in this country and the world. Most of you don't think of me as a poet, but sometimes poetry can say what you need to say best. In the case of "In a Shard..." my hope was to capture that moment, immediately after the crime, when insane excuses start flying around, revealing dysfunction on both sides of the… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on September 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

"Art Into Mystery" Official Press Release

"Art Into Mystery"

An author luncheon benefiting the Chickasha Public Library

Thursday, June 20, 2013; Noon

(reservation required)

The author of DISTORTION, a suspense novel from Buzz Books USA, and its upcoming sequel, PARADOX, Lucie Smoker will be speaking about her process for writing art techniques and the artist sleuth into her books. For reservations contact Dr. Christy Clift at 405-224-5342 by June 15.

Where: University Of Science and Arts of… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on June 3, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

PARADOX and upcoming DISTORTION events

Howdy, I'm working on my new book, PARADOX, a sequel to DISTORTION.  It's about a fledgling FBI art crimes investigator, Adele Proust, who becomes obsessed with paradoxical art while trying to solve an impossible heist. 

In the meantime, I have tow upcoming events:

March 15:  Book signing at Hastings in STillwater

April 22:  Houston Indie Book Fest. I'll be presenting a workshop "7 Steps to Bring Your 'Finished' Novel to the Attention of…


Added by Lucie Smoker on March 6, 2013 at 5:06am — No Comments

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