Fan Mail

By: Joseph Lewis

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the ARC of the book and allowing me to be apart of the book tour!


A barrage of threatening letters, a car bomb, and a heart attack rip apart what was once a close-knit family of adopted brothers. Randy and Bobby, along with fellow band member and best friend, Danny, receive fan mail that turns menacing. They ignore it, but to their detriment. The sender turns up the heat. Violence upends their world. It rocks the relationship between the boys and ripples through their family, nearly killing their dad. As these boys turn on each other, adopted brother Brian flashes back to that event in Arizona where he nearly lost his life saving his brothers. The scars on his face and arms healed, but not his heart. Would he once again have to put himself in harm’s way to save them? And if faced with that choice, will he?


Fan Mail is more than a thrilling novel.  While I thoroughly enjoyed that part of the book (I do love my thriller books), I also enjoyed that this book also included themes of acceptance, love, parenthood, sexuality, and adoption.  There are so many emotions throughout the book from love, to hate, fear, sadness and beyond.  It is very rare to see a book with mainly male characters where each of them is so open and honest about their feelings; expressing them in ways that you do not expect teenage boys to be expressing their feelings.  While the family comes together through adoption of the children, and friendship, the strength of the familial bonds was so great that it makes you want to be apart of this family.  Not to say that the family is perfect, but that even with its faults, it’s still a great, loving environment.  Then of course there is the thrill factor in this book.  Letters that arrive that start out not so threatening and then become increasingly more threatening.  The curiosity as to who is behind the letters and the why.  I never did figure out the who until it was revealed. Factor in all that with easy writing and short chapters, this book has it all.  Oh, and don’t forget a tissue because you may shed a tear by the end!

This book is out on March 30, 2023. You can get your copy here.


After having been in education for forty-six years as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator, Joseph Lewis has semi-retired and now works part-time as an online learning facilitator. He uses his psychology and counseling background to craft thriller/crime/detective mysteries, and has taken creative writing and screen writing courses at UCLA and USC.

Lewis has published eight books, all available on Amazon and each to excellent reviews: Taking Lives (May 2021) the prequel to the Lives Trilogy; Stolen Lives (May 2021) Book One of the Lives Trilogy is a BestThrillers 1st Place Award Winner for Crime Fiction, and a Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winner; Shattered Lives (May 2021) Book Two of the Trilogy; and Splintered Lives (May 2021) Book Three of the Trilogy (May 2021); Caught in a Web (April 2018), which was a PenCraft Literary Award Winner for Crime Fiction and named “One of the Best Crime Fiction Thrillers of 2018!” by Best Thrillers; Spiral Into Darkness (January 2019), which was named a Recommended Read by Author’s Favorites; Betrayed November 2020 is a Top Shelf Award 1st Place Fiction-Mystery; Top Shelf Award Runner-Up Fiction-Crime; PenCraft Award 1st Place Winner, Maxy Award Runner-Up for Mystery-Suspense, a Literary Titan Silver Book Award Winner, and a Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Rating Winner; Blaze In, Blaze Out January 2022 has already won a Literary Titan Gold Book Award, A Reader’s Favorite Recommended Read, and was an Editor’s Pick by . Lewis has another thriller-crime-mystery, Fan Mail hitting the market March 30, 2023.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Lewis has been happily married to his wife, Kim. Together they have three wonderful children: Wil (deceased July 2014), Hannah, and Emily. He and his wife now reside in Virginia.

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