Ben L. Hughes


For the last several years I have been working as a Manufacturing Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry. My interests include, hiking, camping, geology, and exploring old mining camps. When I am not spending time with my family or enjoying the outdoors, I write fictional novels for adults and short stories for young readers. My family is my life, and writing is my passion – Ben Hughes

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Just released:

Fire Dragons:
Is the fourth book in the Dragon Adventure Series: This is a short story for younger readers who enjoyed my other books about dragons. This book in the series goes back to medieval Europe and follows the adventures of the legendary dragon Draig Goch. This book is written so that it may be read before or after reading the first three books in the Dragon Adventure Series.

Upcoming Books:

The Cave of Secrets:
Book 5 of the Dragon Adventure Series. This is a short story for young readers who enjoyed my other books about dragons. This book will conclude the saga of the Fire Dragons and the Dragon Wizard. Release expected mid 2015.

Under the Full Moon:
A fictional novel about werewolves. Release expected late 2015.

Book Updates:

I an in the process of revising Dominant Species to smooth out some of the writing. Like may authors, I consider my books to be works in progress and I try and improve them when I have spare time.

I welcome comments and questions from all my readers and my email is provided below. I know that some typographical errors might slip by myself, or the editors. If you find an error, please feel free to send me an email and I will make an effort to remove the error in the next revision of the book.

Print copies of my books are available for purchase at:

P.S. The bio picture is of my son and I heading up the 4x4 road to the top of Mount Antero, Colorado.



Fire Dragons (Dragon Adventure Series: Book Four)
Price: Free! Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the first three books of the Dragon Adventure Series, Kevin and his friends discover that there had been an epic war between humans and Fire Dragons in a part of medieval Europe known as the Celtic realm. Book Four: Fire Dragons, goes back in time to capture those events through the eyes of the legendary dragon, Draig Goch. This book can be read before or after the first three in the series.
Dominant Species
Price: Free! Words: 67,040. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An unprecedented medical breakthrough has just changed the future of humankind forever. Under the biological enhancement program, ordinary people can live a life virtually free from disease and illness. Hailed as humanities greatest achievement, the overwhelming majority accepts the procedure and becomes augmented. Those that do not are destine to uncover an unimaginable truth...
Price: Free! Words: 65,270. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Matt is consumed by vivid dreams of an alien race after he returns from a camping trip with his friends in the Mojave Desert. As he starts to unravel the meaning of his dreams, he discovers they are connected to secret intra-dimensional experiments being conducted by the military. Love and betrayal cloud the waters, as Matt and his friends must fight for their lives. (Recommended for Ages 14+)
The Quest of the Sheron Elves
Price: Free! Words: 70,640. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Deep within the Basara gem mine, a magical doorway is discovered by the elven miners. Some of the elves believe there is a vast treasure hidden behind the door, while others are unsure what dangers are lurking on the other side. Elena, a young and powerful elf, is ordered to use her magic to open the door, but what she and the others find on the other side is unthinkable...
The Dragon Wizard (Dragon Adventure Series: Book Three)
Price: Free! Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Dragons have lived in secrecy for over a thousand years, patiently waiting for the return of a Dragon Wizard. It was prophesied that he could lead them out of the darkness and into the new age. Splinter believes she has found the one with power, but as he ignores his destiny, the prophecy that foretold of the age of dragons is in jeopardy of going unfulfilled. Ages 7-14+
The Blue Dragon (Dragon Adventure Series: Book Two)
Price: Free! Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kevin and his pet dragon named Splinter are about to discover a forgotten relic that will change the course of history. In order to unlock its thousand year old secret, they must return to Castle Mountain and ask the blue dragon for his help. Little do they know that the fate of an entire species hangs in the balance. Ages 7-14+
A Dragon Named Splinter (Dragon Adventure Series: Book One)
Price: Free! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Splinter had been caught breaking the first law of dragons and sentenced to death by the dragon council. Not being one to give up, she made a daring nighttime escape during a fierce thunderstorm. The following morning she woke to find herself trapped under the wreckage of a storm damaged tree. Badly injured and unable to free herself, she closed her eyes and hoped for a miracle. For ages 7-14+

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