David Bruns

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David Bruns (www.davidbruns.com) has served as an officer on a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine and traveled the world as a high-tech corporate itinerant. Today, he writes futuristic speculative fiction, contemporary thrillers, and everything in between.

He is the creator of the sci-fi/fantasy series, The Dream Guild Chronicles, the military sci-fi thriller Invincible, and co-author of The SynCorp Saga corporate sci-fi series. A graduate of the prestigious Clarion West Writer’s Workshop, his short fiction has appeared in more than two dozen spec fic venues, such as Compelling SciFi and Future Chronicles.

In his spare time, he co-writes national security thrillers with retired naval intelligence officer, JR Olson. Their next book, Rules of

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Rules of Engagement by David Bruns
"4.5 Stars. I finished this book sitting on the edge of my seat with my knee jiggling up and down. I'd have to say that this beats Tom Clancy. The naval-speak is fairly easy to figure out (and there's always the internet) as is the computer-speak. In " Read more of this review »
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"This book was very intense, thrilling and a wild ride. It had enough military speak to give it authenticity, but not overwhelming for me as a civilian. The pacing was perfect, the action well done and I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoy" Read more of this review »
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"Rules of Engagement
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A thrilling read from the first page to the last.

A Well-crafted story, that builds characters and plot. It is an easy read that flows well.

China and Japan have lost control of their military an" Read more of this review »
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It has a feel of ‘Hunt for Red October’ & ‘Red Storm Rising’ (with a modern feel to the book) writte" Read more of this review »
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message 7: by Rusty (last edited May 07, 2014 03:05PM)

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

Merry Meet. Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . .

message 6: by Beth

Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett

message 5: by Sara

Sara Hemenway Thank you for the friend request! Always good to meet more Michael J. Sullivan fans. :D

Kalliope Thank you for accepting my friends request, David... Now (I was in a handheld) I see that you are an author and that your book has good reviews from common friends.

Gloria Thank you for the friend request, David. Lynne spoke so highly of your book.

message 2: by Kris

Kris Thanks so much for the friend request, David. I'm looking forward to reading your book. I've heard great things about it from a friend! :)

message 1: by Scott

Scott Marlowe (Out of this World Reviews) Thanks for the add, David. Good luck with your writing.

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