Russ Linton

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Russ Linton has done a lot of stuff in his life. Philosopher, stay at home father, graphic designer, cryptocurrency miner, and yes, even government agent. But what he enjoys most is imagining fantastic places and exploring them through unique, and sometimes odd, perspectives. Most of all, he likes to invite others along for these journeys. Sign up for his Reader's Group here: http://smarturl.it/o8n3lc

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Russ Linton Sledgehammers work nicely. I never get writer's block. It isn't that I'm a superhuman writer, I simply don't let it exist. For me, writer's block…moreSledgehammers work nicely. I never get writer's block. It isn't that I'm a superhuman writer, I simply don't let it exist. For me, writer's block means the tank is empty and needs to be topped off. Reading, exploring, experiencing life even in the most mundane ways, will get things back on track.(less)
Russ Linton Being exactly like everybody else. No, really. I'm a regular guy trying to live a dream and most often tripping over my own feet in the process.…moreBeing exactly like everybody else. No, really. I'm a regular guy trying to live a dream and most often tripping over my own feet in the process. Everyone has their passion and talent, some have yet to discover what that is perhaps, but they are there. Mine just happens to be for making shit up and getting people to read it. But the fact that the world and the people in it are so diverse, interesting, and amazing is why I can even begin to pull this off. So I suppose the best thing about being a writer is getting to revel in the "best things" (and the worst) about humanity as I create characters to populate imaginary worlds.(less)
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Here it is at last! One powerless misfit hacker’s chance to secure his Legacy. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet for Avengers: Endgame, this will be the best way to spend your weekend, promise. If you HAVE gotten tickets, you’ll need a fix to keep that superhero high going and avoid nasty withdrawal symptoms. Either … Continue reading Spencer’s Last Shot at a Legacy… Read more of this blog post »
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"Great story, unique ideas, fun characters. The pacing was just right and I enjoyed the book. Looking forward to reading the next 2!"
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characters a little jumpy, development a little scattershot and some tongue plc dream stuff had me a little confused at first. once I was engaged and comfortable with the story line o really ones it. goo good guys, and villains and a de..." Read more of this review »
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"4+ stars for Book 3 of this amazing trilogy that as a whole, I'd probably rate even higher! Friends, this is how the super-hero genre is supposed to be done!!

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Russ Linton For anyone looking to add Crimson Son to their shelf, I've got an amazing deal. Crimson Son was bundled with some of the best indie speculative fiction the literary world has to offer and it is available at a price that YOU GET TO NAME! Check it out:

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Russ Linton I just wanted to pen a quick note to all my Goodreads fans and followers. As a self-pub author, I really appreciate all the reviews and ratings I've received. Even if the review or rating isn't the most favorable, it still means you took the time to read my book and I'm incredibly thankful. The crowd here at Goodreads has been really supportive and I'm happy to be part of the community here. Thanks!


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Russ Linton A note to current and future fans - Crimson Son kindle edition is now on sale for only 99 cents through January 11th! BUY IT TODAY!


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