Jeff Inlo

Biography

When I was young, I didn't enjoy reading, mostly because it was connected to some assignment at school. In the tenth grade of high school, however, I took an English class, Criminal and Detectives in Literature. I was assigned to read "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. I finally understood what people meant when they said they could not put a book down. I explored more of Christie and learned that reading was more than just homework. I began sampling popular authors of the 1980s, and eventually moved to classics. I read "Treasure Island" and then the "Count of Monte Cristo." My sheer delight with these books led me to discover additional works. As I started to write my own books, I hoped I could create stories with positive messages that would allow a few readers to find enjoyment with my work, as I found pleasure with the books I had read. For those that have, I thank you for giving me the opportunity.

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Books

Slow Fall: Counting Down
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ray Breckford faces a cataclysmic future, an end of times marching unyieldingly forward. Mysteriously, all mammals face a barrier to conception. People are somewhat slow to accept the dilemma, but when they do, panic erupts. While Ray realizes he cannot prevent civilization from entering the abyss, he attempts to save one small piece of humanity, to grasp a ray of light for a darkening future.
Delver Magic Book VIII: Spirit Past
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 128,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ryson Acumen struggles against demon magic as he joins with both friends and adversaries to battle an encroaching evil. The elves of Dark Spruce face the initial brunt of a demon lord's fury, but the beast quickly turns his rage upon the human towns of Burbon and Connel. Ryson and his allies fight against every imaginable horror as the full wrath of wickedness is unleashed against their homeland.
Delver Magic Book VII: Altered Messages
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 142,450. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Utilizing magic to overcome their treacherous nature, six serps form a council bent on obliterating order. Great magical spells and horrific monsters crash down upon the land in waves. The guardians of Uton hope to end the crisis without directly confronting the serps, but it is Ryson Acumen who realizes that the only way to match the serps' influence is to move faster than they can scheme.
Delver Magic Book VI: Pure Choice
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,360. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ryson Acumen faces his most personal struggle. His wife's immunity to magic leads to a surprising discovery just as it attracts the attention of creatures with malicious intentions. After the delver battles goblins and river rogues, his attention turns to the disappearance of elves from Dark Spruce Forest. The perilous events merge into one decisive encounter with a powerful sorcerer.
Delver Magic Book V: Chain of Bargains
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The western cites of Uton are overwhelmed by a massive exodus from the Great Valleys. Ryson Acumen and Holli Brances investigate the strange occurrences and find dark creatures inundating the eastern lands. A twisted plan of deceit gradually takes shape as Ryson and Holli follow a chain of bargains meant not only to remove all the people from the valleys, but to destroy the entire human race.
Alien Cradle
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Price: Free! Words: 86,430. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Rath Scampion explores the barren planet Fenrir just before a Regency Council plants a genetically created "alien." Geneticists create the Fenrites in cloning labs, infusing knowledge of basic agriculture, but as the colony takes hold, researchers discover the Fenrites advancing at an alarming pace. The experiment spirals out of control, and Rath must flee, ending up in the midst of outcasts.
Delver Magic Book IV: Nightmare's Shadow
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,510. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Ryson Acumen battles frustration and fatigue as another struggle unfolds. A growing conflict threatens to engulf Uton, and the delver faces internal doubts as well as creatures of nightmare. While he ventures into the desert, he must rely on friends to fight against a new menace that revives old fears. Ryson must defeat his inner demons and find the answers that will save all of Uton.
Soul Chase
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Series: Sagacity, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,250. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After saving a stranger, Dr. Jim Sagacity learns his life is in peril. Pursued across the country, he races to avoid a fate he will not accept as inevitable. His chances turn bleak as his pursuers are aided by an old nemesis. During his struggle, he wonders about the state of his soul. While the guilt of past endeavors haunts him, he holds to the belief that destiny will not destroy him.
Delver Magic Book III: Balance of Fate
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 136,890. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Ryson Acumen finds that his time of service to the land of Uton is not yet complete. Together with Holli Brances and Lief Woodson, they must work together once more to end a growing threat and to meet their own undeniable destinies. It is not without loss or sacrifice as they struggle to battle grotesque forces of malevolence. Enemies once forgotten return to hold sway over each ensuing conflict.
Delver Magic Book II: Throne of Vengeance
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 126,610. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Sphere of Ingar has been destroyed, but a growing wind of rebellion leads to a new threat. The dwarf queen, Yave, declares war on the algors. Ryson Acumen attempts to intervene as the algors fight for their very existence and the elves threaten to unleash their own weapon of sheer terror. The overriding need that brought the races together is gone, and the land of Uton fractures into chaos.
Delver Magic Book I: Sanctum's Breach
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Series: Delver Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 182,160. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.78 from 9 reviews)
A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton signaling a return of long absent magic as well as violent, evil creatures bent on shredding the very fabric of reality. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, learns that legends he considered fables hold more truth than fantasy. He discovers the Sphere of Ingar is free from its tomb in Sanctum Mountain and it threatens to obliterate all life.
Counterproductive Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
He works for the U.S. Government to ensure the slower pace of progress. He believes in doing things the hard way, even the wrong way, but especially the inefficient way. To him, waste is just another way to utilize resources, and incompetence is a prized attribute. He is… Counterproductive Man! He has accepted the role of hero, and he can bring swift retribution against those that oppose him.
Soul View
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Series: Sagacity, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 106,320. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dr. Jim Sagacity has the special ability to see souls. He watches spirits depart this world in a display of pure wonder until one day he learns that not all souls are able to make this transition. With a new perspective of death, he attempts to intervene, but despite his best efforts, he finds that not everyone shares his views and that the world he lives in can be a very dangerous place.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jeff Inlo

  • The Days of Babylon: An Autobiography By A Former Stoner on June 16, 2010
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    To me, this was a story about reflection, a man reviewing his life in an honest and forthright manner. It doesn’t read like a man revealing his past simply to justify his youthful indiscretions. Instead, I sense a man purging his soul of his own perceived faults, possibly in hopes of forgiving himself. There are moments of fond recollections, those childhood memories we all have of a simpler life, but there is a greater focus on the more painful memories of drug abuse. There are passages that ring of pure regret, and I could sense the author revealing his past with an open heart as well as a remorseful spirit. The author deserves a great deal of credit for his willingness to honestly recount a difficult and troubled past in order for him to share his appreciation for all that he currently has.