Ian Hall

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I am Scottish, born in Edinburgh, and spent the first 41 years of my life not far from my fair and bonnie "Athens of the North". I now live in Topeka, Kansas with my wife (bless her), no pets (don't like 'em), no children (all moved out), and with many gallons of home-made wine bubbling as I write.

I love to write, and enjoy literary challenges of all kinds. I'm not confined by genres, having equal success in Historical adventure, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Horror and hard hitting gritty crime.

I watch far too much football (Don't even think of calling it 'soccer'.) and at times chase a dimpled ball along carefully manicured countryside, with a collection of calibrated, graphite-shafted sticks. I play guitar and sing in a folk/rock band, and would love to have enough money to tour the world's archeological sites until I'm too old to walk.

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Vampire High School (Vampires Don't Cry; Book 1)
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Series: Vampires Don't Cry, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,770. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Ian Hall. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Lyman’s High School life is thrown into turmoil as he watches his best friend’s throat torn open by a visiting cheerleader. To unravel the mystery behind Alan’s bizarre demise, he must investigate his fellow seniors at Gregor Academy. Vampire cheerleader Mandy Cross, no innocent, flees the scene with Alan’s blood on her hands, dripping down her chest, and smeared all over her pretty smiling face.
Blood Red Roses (Vampires Don't Cry; Book 4)
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Series: Vampires Don't Cry, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Ian Hall. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Vampire Mandy Cross and vampire hunter Lyman Bracks think they've teamed up for the easiest assignment yet. They're wrong. They've been thrown into the darkest, most dangerous mission ever. They team up with another two vampires, bent on the destruction of their race. The odds of survival seem small, but victory would be sugar sweet. But even they could not imagine the scale of the vampire plan.
The Rage Wars (Vampires Don't Cry; Book 3)
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Series: Vampires Don't Cry, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by Ian Hall. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Part Helsing part vampire, Lyman Bracks, must destroy the vampire cult in Arizona. As the investigation deepens, he is forced to enlist the help of some dubious sources. Vampire Mandy Cross, is torn between loyalty to her friends, and the call of the vampire that turned her. It’s a force too strong to dismiss. Faced with the vampires’ new ‘rage’ drug, they must prepare for all-out war.
The Helsing Diaries (Vampires Don't Cry; Book 2)
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Series: Vampires Don't Cry, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Ian Hall. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Recovering from the ordeal of being made a vampire, Vampire-hunter Lyman Bracks is given a series of old diaries from the 1950's. He teams with repentant vampire Mandy Cross, and his girlfriend, Mary-Christine. On their examination of the diaries, the apparent 'killing' of an old vampire adversary is not as it seems. Despite internal struggles, they determine to rid the world of this old vampire.

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The Clockwork Killer (Steampunk Detectives: Book 1)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,330. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Illinois, 1866. When 17 year old Francis Smalling’s elder sister is gruesomely murdered before his eyes, he joins the Pinkerton Detective Agency to find the killer. But Francis is no normal teenager, he has dabbled in the new sciences for years, and uses his skill, intelligence and guile to bring the man to justice. His quest will shape his life, and perhaps change the world.
Vampires Don't Cry: A Mother's Curse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Valérie Berthier is born into a world of strife and confusion, spending her infancy in agony, maturing in an asylum. She must accept her destiny; she was born a vampire. She befriends a young trainee, and together they are drawn to a horrific climax between two of the world's oldest vampires. Valerie and her friend have been given specialized training, but will it be enough to help them survive?
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
Vampires Don't Cry: Blood Samples
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Price: Free! Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Vampires Don't Cry: Blood Samples is a free sampler of the vampire worlds and writing styles of Ian Hall and April L. Miller. It includes; New Blood 1: Donny Kelp New Blood 2: The Turning of Alan Rand Segments/samples of Original Sin, Vampire High School, and Connecticut Vampire series. The first four chapters of Vampire High School (Vampires Don't Cry: Book 1) The first four chapters of A Conne
If the Earth Suddenly Stopped Spinning
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Imagine if the earth could suddenly stop spinning. What would happen to Humanity? How would we cope with both the cataclysmic event and the subsequent conditions afterwords. In this premise, Ian investigates the effects of a slow halt, and a far more sudden one. Would mankind survive such a devastation? More to the point, would we want to? Conjecture and facts collide in this fascinating work.
Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Darién
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 198,590. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
In July 1698, five ships sailed from Scotland on a secret mission; a final hail-Mary attempt to save both their economy and their country. Their goal? To colonize Panama, set up a new trade route overland into the Pacific, and change the history of the world forever. Street-smart teenager, Jamie Leith, inadvertently stows away, becoming shackled to the adventure. This is his story, and much more.
The Renaissance Festival Survival Guide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
The Renaissance Survival Guide is a irreverent, yet fact-based guide to the many aspects of the modern Renaissance Faire. It cover subjects such as Pirates, Renaissance Music, and many others, investigating and discussing the 'periodicity' of such subjects and subsequent inclusion in the modern Renfest.
A Connecticut Vampire in Queen Mary's Court
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Series: The Connecticut Vampire, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
After apparently witnessing his lover's murder in 1502, vampire Richard DeVere is torn through time to his home in 21st century USA. Determined to return to avenge her death, he prepares to duplicate the circumstances of his first time-travel experience. But for that he needs another vampire; one willing to discard his modern life for the spartan comforts of Tudor England. Not an easy task...
A Connecticut Vampire in King Arthur's Court
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Series: The Connecticut Vampire, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
When 21st century vampire, Richard DeVere, is mysteriously catapulted back five hundred years into the dawn of the Tudor age, it’s safe to say that he’s abruptly shaken out of his comfort zone. He feels strangely vulnerable in a medieval world where wooden stakes and arrows are the norm. He wonders if Prince Arthur's untimely demise should be changed... If it could be changed...
Vampire High School: The Erotic Adventures of Angela McCartney
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,600. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Vampire Erotica with a storyline. Porn with fangs? Not quite, but deliciously close. If you like your vampire erotica to have a story behind it, this is for you. New Jersey wife Elisa Ballantine lives a perfectly respectable married life; her sex-life at an all time low. But when her husband dies, and she becomes the target of a local vampire leader, her life changes beyond her comprehension.
Vampires Don't Cry: Blood Anthology
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Series: Vampires Don't Cry, The Backstories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,820. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
An anthology of Short Stories from the Vampires Don't Cry series. Each story is the back story of one of the minor characters. Historical
The Zombie Bible: a Zombie Guide to Surviving the Holocaust (Living as a zombie, and surviving to the end when a vaccine is delivered)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Lets face statistics; the chances of surviving the Zombie Apocalypse as a Human are slim. So why not look at the 'survival game' from the other side of the coin? If 99% of the population are zombies, why not plan for that eventuality, and find a way through to the end to get the vaccine? Why horde water, food, guns and ammunition when all you have to do is shuffle your way to survival?
Controlling Diabetes. Keeping Blood Sugar Low, By eating Low-Carb Soups
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes
Controlling Diabetes. Keeping Blood Sugar Low, By eating Low-Carb Soups. The diabetic version of my "Soup Yourself Thinner" book. This looks at the diet from a diabetic's standpoint, and contains my own personal diabetic story. The book explains the diet method. and has a recipe section containing many low carb soup recipes.
Soup Yourself Thinner! How to Lose Pounds Just eating Soups, Stews and Chilies.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking
No one likes to go hungry; it’s a fact. This is a ‘diet’ which gives you such large portions, that you should never be hungry again. There’s nothing that saps the morale of a dieter than being hungry, and hopefully, this won’t happen.
How To Write Your Own Zombie Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
There are a lot of things to consider before writing your own novel. ANY Novel. There’s the choice of writing medium, what tense or POV to use, plot ideas, storylines, character names, to what degree to employ violence, humor, sex etc. ANY novel is bad enough. But you have so many EXTRA things to consider just for the Zombie genre. You need HELP, and it begins here.
Why You Should Write e-Books, e-Novels, e-Shorts. (Electronic Publishing versus Traditional Publishing)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Examining the time and effort required to get a traditionally published book onto the public bookshelf, in comparison to the ‘instant gratification’ of the e-Publishing industry. Studying the financial aspects and rewards of both processes, and look at the pitfalls of writing for the two, basically similar, industries. The process of actually getting your e-Project on line and to customers.
Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part Four: The Romans Invade)
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Series: Caledonii: Birth of a Nation, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
80 AD. Calach, chief's eldest son, has promised aid to the south if the Romans ever invade. When the Roman Legion marches, he knows the clans must act together, and strike fast. They ride south, but the reality of war catches them all by surprise. Calach must fight for his life amidst the fractional leadership. This marks the beginning of the northern Pictish resistance against the Roman invasion.
Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part Three; The Coming of Age)
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Series: Caledonii: Birth of a Nation, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
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The year is 75 AD. The druids attempt to unite the clans failed last year. To aid the chief’s sons plot to unite the clans, Calach travels to the southern fortress of Bar’ton. Intent on keeping the plan from the druids, Calach’s younger brother Uwan’s own druid training has become more rigorous. Calach must be patient if he wants the plan to succeed. The fate of the Norlands depends on it.
Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part Two; The Druid's Plan.)
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Series: Caledonii: Birth of a Nation, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,740. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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This is Part Two of the Caledonii series. 74 AD. The Druids’ attempt to unite the clans against the oncoming Roman threat has failed. Having hatched a plot to unite the clans anyway, Calach, is called to meet with Kheltine, the Archdruid of the Norlands. Taken out of Caledonii lands for the first time in his life, Calach is in unchartered territory in more ways than one. Many surprises await.
The Murder of Tom Bombadil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tom Bomdrill was a normal elderly man, until one day, taking one barb too many from his wife, he murders her. For days he sat with the body in the bedroom, haunted by the sight of his dead wife, and the echoes of JRR Tolkein's poetry in his head. He decides to walk to the local police station and report the crime, but the simple act does not go exactly to plan...
Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part One: The Great Gather)
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Series: Caledonii: Birth of a Nation, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,080. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
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Under the cloud of imminent Roman invasion, the northern druids gather the clan leaders. Calach is the 15 yo eldest son of the chief of the Caledonii Clan, and is cast into clan politics for the first time. Destined to be chief one day, and knowing the importance of the gathering, he is bewildered by the chief’s antipathy to each other. He begins to plot on his own. Thus begins Calach’s story.

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