Luke Green

Biography

I am a mid-thirties geek who spends his time teaching English in Japan and writing novels in the hopes that he will one day see people talking about his stories.

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Books

Divine Blood: Magnets
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 9. You set the price! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
At age 16 in the Bravura Academy, Jeon Yoon-Ji is renowned as the top scorer of the school. The vice president of the student council who is in charge of student discipline in many matters. And she is regarded as the bad-ass wielder of the backscratcher of imminent beatdown. But she wasn't always 16. This takes place in a range from 8 to 2 years before the novel.
Divine Blood: Smoke over Grimsvotn
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 1. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Lilitu Geisthexe's normal tasks are usually a bit more hair-raising than this was supposed to be. Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland was getting ready to erupt. This happened every so often, just like most active volcanoes. Most of the time it happened, it was over and everything was done, no harm done. But then there were things like Krakatoa. And...sometimes there were other things.
Divine Blood: Serious Matter
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 3. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Minaba is not a Demon or a Goddess, she's not even a demi-Goddess. She doesn't have any psychic talents. She's not a martial arts prodigy or a highly experienced mercenary. She rarely even studies for her classes. All she seems to do is write in those notebooks of hers and cause trouble.
Divine Blood: High School Hel
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 5. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Hel Logesdottir. Daughter of Loki Demoness of Prisons Ofttimes Warden of the Abyss, Yomi's Prison One of two leaders of the Abyssal Guardians. Currently, she's a 16 year old girl with a secret passion....
Divine Blood: Regarding the Proper Use of Force
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 7. You set the price! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Gaetana Trolleti is Tinuviel, the Avalon Seat in charge of Oceania and Southeast Asia. She is a Visionary and strategist of some repute and even legend with the organization. But she was once a part of the Path of the Golden Dawn.
Divine Blood: Following Dernhelm
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 2. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Aouda Kirby's world seems empty and hypocritical of late. She isn't sure what has changed and hopes she's just experiencing the normal teenager moodiness, but she's finding the sort of tasks her adopted parents expect of her harder and harder to do. A time is coming for her to make a decision, and it will take her in a direction she couldn't have imagined before.
Divine Blood: Can't Go Home
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurriculer 6. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Before Whelan Connor was one of the Dunadan mecha pilots for Avalon, he was a sniper for the IRA. He did not leave them on good terms. This takes place roughly five years before the events of the first Divine Blood novel.
Divine Blood: Pop Quiz
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 8. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
So what if, for the first time ever, she had run from a fight, she'd accomplished her objectives. So what if her opponent, her namesake terrified her, she'd managed to humiliate the woman. Today Naiki Semezou was going to hunt, flirt and not get hit by a truck. Well, two out of three....
Divine Blood: A Day in the Life of a Busy Woman
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Series: Divine Blood, Extracurricular 4. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Mao Semezou has the same concerns as any single, working mother. She has to balance time with her children against time spent earning money to take care of her children. Unfortunately, working for herself doesn't leave much flexibility for taking days off. Even with kids recovering from injury, she still has to spend time securing finances.
Greenwater Part 3: First Moves
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 62,920. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Gateway is held by the Tuashudanu with its citizens suffering from a plague and unaware of the intentions of their interim protectors. But there is another problem, one that comes from ancient days and which the manipulating Tuashudanu are not aware of. What will these Remnants mean for the things to come?
Greenwater Part 2: Setting the Board
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
On their first scouting mission, Tennel, Morriga and Dobrek encountered Runya Sulemar, a holy warrior of the hinoitaur. She carries with her a warning that had been relayed in a dream. But is she bringing the warning too late?
Greenwater Part 1: Leaving Home
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tennel Grimbeck, skinner of the Rolsarn Swamp on the edge of the Confederacy of City States, is leaving the home he's known for all his life ahead of tragedy and rumors of murder. Runya Sulemar, holy warrior of the Hinoitaur race, has been wandering the expanse of the Dim, the last messenger to carry a warning of doom to the world beyond.
Bystander
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Empaths. Superstrength. Kung Fu Masters. Petting Zoo People. There is a word for people like that. A pre-packed fluffy-feeling word the government's spin doctors had come up with. Peak. Lucretia had her own words for her peer group: freaks of nature, science projects, and fanatics.
Divine Blood
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Series: Divine Blood, Core Curriculum 1. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 163,180. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Things Evolve Technology and Technique Life and Lives Battles and Wars They start as one thing... ...and then become entirely another. Evolution can be inconvenient.

Smashwords book reviews by Luke Green

  • Cowboy Ending - Overdrive: Book One on Oct. 03, 2013

    An excellent story all around. I wasn't even aware of just how long it was until I checked it's length bar on my kindle after the fact. The story reads quickly and maintains a high degree of interest throughout. It is somewhere between a superhero origin story and an urban fantasy. Though I tend to include superhero fiction as a kind of urban fantasy. The conflict is personal with hints at a larger scale. The character is focused on the people that relate to his life more than anything else. Even being a basically good person, he is still realistically self-centered, not in the nature of thinking he's better than everybody, but in the nature that he simply doesn't think of things outside his normal life. Which is realistic. Most people don't go around really thinking about what happens to people they don't know. They might see something on the news and talk about how something should be done, but they don't really connect to the event outside the news reports. Joe's focus on his personal concerns, petty or otherwise, that happen to dovetail with deeper evils, is very refreshingly real. The supernatural elements of the story are both immediately obvious to the reader and yet subtle enough that it's easy to see how everyone in the story, including the main character, could overlook it. The characters transformation over the course of the book and the development of these powers is one of the most interesting facets of the story.
  • Shadowed on Oct. 15, 2013

    One of my brothers has often stated that enhanced or extra senses are the most dangerous and powerful abilities that a superhero could have. This story lends credence to that statement. The main character, Paul, is very much human. He doesn't have superior physical abilities or combat training. His only superhuman capability is his ability to enhance his senses one at a time. He makes very clever use of these abilities throughout the book and the author manages to write them in a superb manner that makes them as spectacular to the reader as a blaster or brick would be in a comic book. The plot weaves a circuitous route threading between several interlinked plots that will leave guessing as to how much of the overlap is coincidental and how much by design well on to the end. It is somewhat dizzying in an enjoyable manner for the reader, but it is a torrent of confusion for the main character who, until now, had been used to being able to control the pace at which things happened. While there are heavy paranormal and superhuman aspects to this story, it is, first and foremost, a suspense thriller focusing on intrigue and mystery. There are a few fights and such, but most of the action and excitement comes in the main character's infiltrations and surveillance efforts. The interplay of these scenes read very much similar to the rhythm of a typical fight scene and leave you hanging just as much on the edge of your seat.
  • The Turning on Jan. 09, 2014

    This book is a play on the popular trend in supernatural romances that are out in the market today. There are some significant differences from the standard formula of the young woman falling in love with the vampire that make this an interesting variation. Typical of the genre, the vampires in question are at least a moderate example of defectors from decadence. They do not completely abstain from feeding from others, though mostly they limit themselves to feeding in situations such as when dealing with a threat. They make attempts to explain the reality of people who are born and raised to serve as a food source for vampires and even attend restaurants that stock blood taken directly from humans. However, they mostly feed on artificially produced or heavily processed blood packs. Another change from the genre formula is that the main character is already in the process of becoming a vampire when she meets the vampire brothers, however, she isn't aware of it yet. This fact makes a lot of the reasons why they interact with her more logical and rational. There is an actual reason for these vampires to take an interest in her beyond just another human in this situation. Then there is the fact that the main character is far from a passive girl waiting on her boyfriend and brothers to solve matters for her. Most of the savagery seen in the pages is actually carried out by Marisa rather than any of the other vampires. While she finds herself needing rescue more than once or twice, she is not content to settle into that position. There are a number of grammatical or word choice errors throughout the story and it could do with a good editing. Most of the errors will be passed without trouble but it is occasionally jarring. This could be easily dealt with in the future, however. One interesting thing is that the sense of continuity in the center of the story is somewhat difficult to follow. It is a first person storyline and there is a section of story where Marisa's experiencing visions or hallucinations of some sort and these are not noted as such at first, making it difficult to suss out what is real and what is not. This disorientation appears to be a deliberate choice and I am of mixed opinion about. On the one hand, it puts us in a state of mind very much similar to that experienced by Marisa, on the other hand it occasionally leaves me honestly disoriented and, in one or two places, wondering if I'm reading a segment of story that was not intended to be part of the finished product. I worry that it will throw a number of readers off their game. Overall, it presents some intriguing shifts from the standard vampire romance along with an interesting mythology and it is really worth the read.