David G Shrock

Biography

David G Shrock lives in the Pacific Northwest where he works as a software developer and writes science-fantasy stories. Growing up, he bugged his parents with questions. They gave him a library card. He has been reading about the universe ever since, and asking questions.

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Books

Kandy Fangs
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Price: Free! Words: 43,120. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Life is a memory, and amnesiac Steve Reynolds starts his life in the middle of a political issue involving a rare venom used as a drug. Kandy, a professional killer, helps him find his way through the time-shifting shadows of his life and into hers. Haunted by wraiths from his past, Steve puts his past together discovering not all of his memories belong to him.
Raven Memory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,150. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Julie Walsh’s new employer, Steve Reynolds, is a hit man with a memory problem. She wants to help him keep things straight, but her days mix up. A kiss on Tuesday melts into a kiss the day before. Next Thursday, a wraith frightens her back to Monday. Friday finds her in an interrogation room accused of murder. Julie Walsh is a construct wrapped in darkness, dripping the blood of a memory.
Shadow Memories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00)
Nine dark tales form this collection of short stories. Meet a memory-eating wraith searching for his lost love. Follow Susan as she chases after her runaway pumpkin, and join a giant-sized man on his first quest searching for a monster.

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Smashwords book reviews by David G Shrock

  • The Breath of Life and Other Stories on July 01, 2010

    The variety in this collection offers something for nearly everyone. One of my favorites is "The Figure in the Window," a familiar theme, but Krause offers a different view. A few of the stories step close to D&D tropes, but include a touch of humor. The imaginative stories are great taken a bite at a time.
  • Something's Not Right on July 04, 2010

    Fun, clever stories into the weird. My favorite is "Neither teeter, nor totter" for its imaginative twisting of reality. The book is short, easily read in twenty minutes.
  • Prophecy Moon on Sep. 17, 2010

    Prophecy Moon is a fun fantasy. With the aid of a seer and a portal, the story sends us right into the meat of the problem and continues at a near constant pace. We don't see much of the initial location, but we learn about Travis's home during his adventure. Magic and creatures aren't the main feature. This story is about the people, their relationships, and their history. Except for a few awkward POV issues, the story reads smooth, maybe quick for some.
  • The First Tale on Dec. 29, 2010

    Fun adventure with some steampunk flare. The story moves and keeps a strong pace right to the end. Vertigo City is a cool place full of imaginative characters and neat technology.
  • Just My Blood Type on July 11, 2011

    This one-hour story switches between Xan and Theresa, trading questions and making their own music, a groove that carries us to the sweet end. Clevenger and Dorman make one hell of a team. This little bite will leave many looking for more stories.
  • Just My Blood Type on July 11, 2011

    This one-hour story switches between Xan and Theresa, trading questions and making their own music, a groove that carries us to the sweet end. Clevenger and Dorman make one hell of a team. This little bite will leave many looking for more stories.
  • Traitors (Crooked Fang) on Sep. 20, 2013

    Xan introduces his world with a playful style touched by his dark-offbeat humor. I feel I’m right there with Xan at Pale Rider, a little drinking hole, and riding with him in his Camaro. It’s a fun ride, too. Xan keeps things lively even when picking music on the radio. The love that went into writing and editing Traitors bleeds through at every turn, a smooth ride winding through the Xan’s feelings for his friend, Nin, and rising over the peak into a blaze at the Traitors bar. Xan realizes there’s more to this mission, and the story leaves us with a taste of things to come.
  • Mind Noise on Jan. 27, 2014

    This fun tale's greatest strength is Howell's smooth writing style. This story is presented in an omniscient view primarily between three characters having paranormal skills, feeling passive for much of the first half. Conflict is low, and story remains easy going following thirteen year-old Mikey as he learns about his new paranormal skills. This light-hearted story is an enjoyable, quick read.