I'm a computer programmer and math geek for a living. I've shown symptoms of being a writer since second grade. I wrote my first Science Fiction novel in 1998 (Scarab). Insert a break to have two children -- one of each model.
Once they were in school, I started typing nights instead of TV. In 2010, I wrote an urban fantasy about a group of modern magicians, Foundation for the Lost. It captures the comraderie of a good gaming group. After getting some editing help from a few friends, I decided to share it with others.
Third came Jezebel, a reframing of a very old novella after thirteen years of practice. I made her a strong female character because so many of the people who contacted me like this aspect of my other stories.
In my upcoming two volume, sword and sorcery epic "the Temple of the Traveler", I experiment with building a world from the ground up. I have one primary rule -- even the bad guys are convinced they're the heroes of the story.
My goal is to find a detailed world and characters that I love, hoping that others will love them too. It's the best when they surprise me with what the do, or refuse to do.
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Empress of Dreams
Priest, eunuch, and history teacher, Pagaose is rewarded by the gods for his good deeds at the conclusion of the epic fantasy “Dreams of the Fallen.” Reshaped into the perfect image of an emperor, Pagaose is dropped from the sky and given three miracles to guide mankind through the three generations with no contact from the gods.
Dreams of the Fallen
Civil war breaks out between the gods, and their humans are caught in the crossfire. The Fallen form ranks against the established pantheon while the City of the Gods burns.
Book two of the epic sword and sorcery “the Temple of the Traveler”, written in the tradition of the Belagriad and the Game of Thrones.
Doors to Eternity
Wrestling with giants, tracking evil spirits, and starting a blood feud with heretic wizards—it’s just another day of searching for truth. An epic sword and sorcery mosaic in the style of A Game of Thrones or the Belgariad.
Clean and Floss
Nick Solace is a part-time Washington lobbyist who trades favors in gray areas of the law. As his other job, he cleans and flosses supernatural crime scenes for the Secret Branch of the Smithsonian. Their motto is: there’s no such thing as monsters. Nick’s corrupt and complacent world is turned upside down when a body dump goes horribly awry. He needs to call an ex-missionary for help.
The Redemption of Mata Hari
Aaron is traveling through Hell to return to his wife. Along the way, he finds a woman praying and rescues her. To do so, he must perform a favor to a crocodile demon. Find out what made Mata Hari so alluring and who she was really spying for. Meet the tribes of the djinn as you travel the lands of Dante’s Inferno and the Arabian Nights in the supernatural sequel to Foundation for the Lost.
Foundation for the Lost
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No good deed goes unpunished.
A Kabbalah magician, Aaron Walker has devoted the last hundred years of his life to his Foundation, a charity that helps widows, orphans, and the stranger in the land. It doesn't get much stranger than the Lost: male witches who don't have parents to train them in the arts. Now, corporate wizards are trying to kill him, and he has no idea why.
(4.11 from 9 reviews)
There are few problems that can't be solved with a little help from your friends and the proper application of high explosives. Ace mechanic Ethan rose to the top of the computer game circuit as the mysterious Scarab. During a computer-simulated race across Europe at a convention to test car designs, cyber-criminals kidnap his girlfriend. Fans of Speed Racer will enjoy this fast paced adventure.
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Smashwords book reviews by Scott Rhine
- Invisible Dawn: Book One of Altered Realities
on April 03, 2011
People who like graphic novels, the TV series Heroes, or the movie Push will love this book. It is filled with artful tableaus, moments of poetry even amidst the fast moving violence and cruelty of man. It makes us hope, and press onward. Even people who feel beyond redemption can make a stand for right in this world. When shifters clash, whole worlds are affected. The ending is like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with vampires.
- Plato's Gateway
on Dec. 16, 2011
Fans of Star Trek Voyager will enjoy this adventure.
Phillip had been training in the peacekeeper academy when he inherited custody of his special-needs brother. Changing careers to a transport pilot, he barely scraped by. When his scientist passengers stumble on an odd phenomenon, his brother has flashes of brilliance and Phillip has recurring dreams. Soon, the cause of this phenomenon threatens all humanity.