Scott Prussing

Biography

Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego as soon as he received his Master's degree in psychology from Yale University. In addition to writing, Scott enjoys hiking, riding his bicycle near the beach, and golf. He is one of the few remaining people in the United States without a cell phone.

Smashwords Interview

What was your inspiration for Breathless, the first book in your Blue Fire Saga
I hate to admit to this because it sounds so commercial, but here goes. Twenty years ago, I wrote a mystery/suspense novel called Unturned Stones. It’s still my favorite of all my books. I think it’s totally original, well-written, with lots of clever twists. I managed to acquire a New York agent, but he was unable to get it published.

Flash forward 15 years. A friend of mine’s husband, who is an avid reader, read my book and loved it. He knows how hard it is to get anything published and casually uttered this “throwaway” line: “You should write something with vampires in it. Anything with vampires sells.” I thought: I can do that. So I did.

I wanted Breathless to be a Twilight type story that was really not like Twilight, if that makes any sense. So I started thinking about what I could do differently, but still appeal to that huge audience. I invented volkaanes (vampire hunters) and one-fanged vampires, and gave my heroine some definite strengths and weaknesses. I made my vampires a bit more traditional, with no “sparkling” or total assimilation into human society like attending high school. I used my mystery/suspense background to create a suspenseful story (why did Leesa’s brother suddenly disappear and what happened to him) as a backdrop for the romantic triangle of Leesa, a volkaane and a vampire.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind Restless, my latest book, is that my fans keep clamoring for more of Leesa, Rave and their magical fans. Restless is Book Six in the Blue Fire Saga. It might be the end of the saga, or it might not (I left myself a little bit of "wiggle room.")
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Books

Unturned Stones
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Unturned Stones is a gripping novel of mystery and suspense. Filled with unexpected twists and dark pychological overtones, Unturned Stones will grab you from the very first pages and not let go until the last page is turned. "A truly exceptional whodunit!"
Anomaly
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,960. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Anomaly is a post-apocalyptic fantasy. A time travel experiment goes horribly awry. Instead of opening a doorway to the past, a portal is opened to a world filled with creatures who previously had existed only in humankind's legends and nightmares. Mankind's only hope lies with 7 teenagers, collectively called the Miracles. Each was born with a special power--but will their magic be enough?
Stefan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Readers of all ages have been captivated by the passion and supernatural dangers of the Blue Fire Saga. Now, for the first time, we see the story through the eyes of the mysterious vampire Stefan. STEFAN is a must read for any Blue Fire Saga fan who wants a view into the heart and soul of this favorite Blue Fire character. Don’t delay—get your copy now!
Restless (Blue Fire Saga #6)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
RESTLESS is Book 6 in the paranormal romance Blue Fire Saga. The evil Necromancer is growing in strength. Soon he will have broken the seal between the world of the living and the world of the dead, unleashing his army of walking dead upon the world. Can Leesa, Rave and Dominic stop him before it's too late? RESTLESS is filled with surprises, big and small, good and bad, and pulse-pounding action
Heartless (Blue Fire Saga # 5)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Heartless is Book 5 in the Blue Fire Saga. It continues the story of Leesa and Rave, along with Dominic and Cali and other favorite Blue Fire Saga characters. Heartless also introduces supernatural enemies — xenorians. Members of an ancient sect, they believe all magic eventually turns evil and must be stamped out before that can happen. That’s definitely not good news for Leesa and her friends.
Fearless (Blue Fire Saga #4)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Fearless is book 4 in the Blue Fire Saga. It continues the story of college freshman Leesa Nyland and her supernatural vampire hunter boyfriend Rave. Fearless is filled with the same passion, suspense, supernatural danger and warm humor that readers loved in the first three Blue Fire Saga books. Don’t miss out on this next installment of this fun, fast-paced adventure. Get yours now!
Helpless (Blue Fire Saga #3)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Helpless is book three in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series. To avoid spoilers for books one and two, I will not summarize the plot here. Rest assured that Helpless is filled with the same romance, warm humor, suspense and supernatural danger as the first two books.
Mine: A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00 from 1 review)
When your guitar is your only real friend and you won’t let anyone hear you play, your life is hardly what you’d like it to be. Heather hopes escaping her bickering parents will help her come out of her shell. With a story based on hit songs of a popular artist, "Mine" is a book musics fan will love. But you don’t need to be a music fan to enjoy the romance, humor and heartbreak of "Mine."
Deathless (Blue Fire Saga #2)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Deathless is Book Two in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance filled with passion, suspense and supernatural danger. Book One, Breathless, drew praise from readers and reviewers alike, calling it "a must read," "a fabulous story," and "a genuine page-turner." Deathless is equally fun and engaging.
Breathless (Blue Fire Saga #1)
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Series: The Blue Fire Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,890. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Breathless is Book 1 in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series filled with passion, suspense and supernatural danger. There are currently 5 books in the saga. Readers have been loving Breathless, call it "fabulous," "amazing," and "a page-turner." "A book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again." ~Bite This! Vampire Book Blo
Tangled Webs
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Casey Conner has sworn off police work. Killing a kid will do that to you. Except for his nightmares, his new life is good--until some psycho begins copying killings from TV's most violent cop show. As the bodies pile up, Conner's fragile sanity is threatened when he is slowly drawn into the hunt for the killer. Filled with surprising twists, this book will grab you from the very first chapter.

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