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R. Scott VanKirk has been devouring SF and Fantasy all his life. He has always been interested in writing but he has many interests which seemed like they might pay better and has indulged many of them over last few decades.

He spent twenty years as a programming consultant. Most of that time was spent in Denver Colorado, but he spent a year in Curacao writing software for online Casinos and Sports-books. When the US decided that the only type of gambling they wanted to see was Lotto, Scott returned to the states and continued as a programmer for hire working on the bleeding edge of computer technology.

It turns out that twenty years on the bleeding edge of technology was enough masochism for one life and Scott switched careers. Figuring that
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In my recent scurrying around organizing my 2 free days on Amazon for The Dyrad's Kiss, I came across this blog again. I'd forgotten about it and never provided any closure. So here it is.

After my many failures capture momma mouse in humane, non-lethal ways, the poop trails through our kitchen forced me to up the ante. It was clear, this mouse was smarter than me.

I went out and bought a good ol... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Urban Fantasy, book #1 of the Chronicles of the Mighty Finn. Ian Finn Morgenstern is bringing back the magic Finn, a young man with a knack for finding things helps excavate a haunted Native American burial mound and unwittingly brings home not one, but two magical artifacts. One was used to help destroy a monster who terrified the Native American's a thousand years ago, the second one gave it life. Now he's home and dealing with the repercussions of his actions. First, he awakens an ancient tree spirit, a beautiful dryad who wants to know Finn in the biblical sense and won't take no for an answer. Finn's okay with that. His increasing fatigue? Not so much. But the new magic in his life has a darker side and Finn's about to painfully learn that everything comes with a price whether Finn is okay with it or not.
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Description: Maxwell Faust, legendary singer, songwriter, the subject of women's fantasy and men's jealousy cheated. He made a deal with the devil, but now he wants out from under the devil's thumb. Easier said than done.
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Description: Space Opera. Once there was a galactic war. There is no trace of the winners, but scattered around the galaxy, there are burnt out worlds containing the artifacts of the side which lost. Most humans only know them as 'The Losers' and, given their reach, they should have left a lot more traces behind. The vexing question is where did they go and did perhaps the winners follow them? Now, Aldara, Wu and the passengers of the great starship Argonaut, on the run from a doom spreading throughout the human worlds, have found an artifact, a Loser platform in deep space, which may hold the secret to where the Loser's went and may give the people on the Argonaut a chance at survival. When the alternative is mental slavery, any chance is worth grasping at.
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