Russ Crossley writes romance under the name R.G. Hart, mystery under the name R.G. Crossley, and science fiction and fantasy under his own. This year there will be re-issues the romantic comedies, Bachelorette: Zombie Edition and Antique Virgin originally published by Sapphire Blue Publishing, an additional paranormal romantic comedy, Zomopolis, and a new original western romance entitled, The Fire In Their Hearts co-authored with R.S. Meger.
He has sold several short stories that have appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, St. Matins Press, at Smashwords, and other e-retail sites.
With his wife, romance author R.S. Meger, he owns and operates a small press publishing company, 53rd Street Publishing. The company began in April 2011 and now has over sixty e-book titles and two print titles, with more planned in 2012.
He is a member of SF Canada and the Greater Vancouver Chapter of Romance Writers of America. He is also an alumni of the Oregon Coast Professional Fiction Writers Master Class taught by award winning author/editors, Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.
To find a complete listing of his work check out his website http://www.rghart.com, http://russstory.blogspot.com.Razor's blog can be found at http://razorandedge.blogspot.com
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Death by Magic
Wizards work for large corporations. Now a murdered corporate wizard begins an investigation by Detective Owlen Vay of the Ye Olde Vancouver PD.
When Owlen calls in PI Rex Filagree (his oldest friend) to assist in the investigation, they travel the mystical world of corporate sorcery to find a killer.
A world where wizards, magic, and murder mix, and the guilty always pay.
Revenge of the Lushites
In the year 4444 and a 1/4 the Lushites have returned. Piper Cleaner, First Assistant to the Assistant Surveillance Officer discovers a Lushite intergalactic vessel heading their way. Alarm bells ring throughout the galaxy! Have the Lushites returned to seek revenge?
Assigned Special Operations Agent: Jesse Splint
Capability: Athletic, deadly in all forms of combat, armed and unarmed. Has one hundred thirty two recorded kills.
Code name: Dragon
Mission: Discover source of zombie infection and neutralize threat before infection spreads. Use of deadly force with extreme prejudice authorized.
Probability of success: less than 10%
Pimm's Body Shop
Meet Leland Bicks, recently released from Oregon State Prison after serving twenty years for a double murder. A man with no future. Today, Mr. Bicks finds himself in Pimm's, a curio shop filled with a eclectic mix of magic and the occult where he meets Skip Pimm who offers Bicks a new life free from his past.
A tale that asks the question, "Does every man deserve a second chance?"
Round Up At the Burger Bar Part 6
When we left Trixie Aioli and Cherry Bomb in part 5 they just discovered the body of Graham Wafer. Fearing they'd be accused of the murder they flee.
In this instalment they arrive in a mysterious neighbourhood of living machines and discover a secret that may end their mission to change the future forever.
Join Trixie's struggle to ultimate power in a fast food galaxy.
Until We Meet Again
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution.
Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready.
Will this have unforeseen consequences?
Includes the bonus story, End of Empire.
A Family Empire
The Order of the Magi builds their own universe and populates it with warlike races of aliens and humans as a training facility for young magi.
This story is one such tale of a Magi teacher and pupil and their manipulation of A Family Empire.
A tale of ambition, power and blood.
Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy
This collection of five stories reflects my love of science fiction and fantasy about ghosts, aliens, warriors and pirates, danger, and adventure on far away worlds and places of imagination.
You will discover a planet for sale, and doorways to other times and worlds where ordinary people like you and I face the unknown life throws at them.
Friends of A Warrior
On an alien world two boys, one human the other alien, test their manhood in a ritual hunt. When things go badly Lotha of the warrior race, the Legod must seek a new ally or die and lose his honor forever.
A tale of honor and friendship forged on a hostile planet.
Cave of Wonders
It's the 1960's and times are complicated but like any two twelve year old boys and best friends they love to explore the woods.
When they stumble into a mysterious cave they travel to the past and discover a past neither of them know. A past that will change both their futures.
A tale of family and secrets born in turbulent times.
As clean up man for The League of Scars former warrior, Lou Tubbs exorcises the leagues demons at the behest of prince. His latest assignment brings him to Solar VII to a meeting. A meeting to kill his oldest friend. Will it be blasters or blades?
A tale of loyalty, and blood oaths where honor is everything.
Round Up At The Burger Bar: Parts 1-5 The Beginning
This book collects the first five parts of the serial novel Round Up At The Burger bar: The Legend of Trixie Pug. By the year 3333 1/3 massive fast food corporations control the galaxy. Trixie will become the galaxy's 2nd most powerful CEO for a fast food franchise called Heavenly Sky Burger. To read more about Trixie check out the short story, Big Business and the novel Attack of the Lushites.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 5
The adventures of Trixie Aioli continues in Part 5.
In this instalment her problems pile up like the next big burger special at your local fast food franchise.
What started a simple mission to seize power and stop the rounding up of the customers bill, to a quest for a power marriage to time travel, has now escalated to unimaginable danger and possible death for Trixie and Cherry Bomb.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated!
Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill.
His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short.
Simon holds the solution.
in this collection you will find stories with impossible odds, satire where the fast food companies run the future, AI robots locked in a civil war, and space travelers with very human problems. In the fantasy section are stories of alternate realities, a vampire castaway, dragons, cheerleaders, and a man asked to fix a UFO. It's diverse enough for most readers of fantastic fiction.
Tales From Space
Robots locked in deadly civil war, explorers faced with impossible secrets, a continent-sized asteroid about to destroy the Earth...these are some of the stories in this volume of fantastic fiction.
Welcome to the 21st century.
Tales of The Unexpected
Five stories of fantasy and science fiction each an unexpected twist on reality. In this collection you will find tales of dragons, AI robots engaged in a secret war, a shipwrecked vampire, a man who fixes a UFO, and a writer of coffee table books who enters a fantasy world in search of the perfect cup.
Tales to entertain, amuse, and make your pulse race.
The Incredible Mr. Fix-It
Hank Mueller has been a tinker since birth. He owns a tinker shop known as The Incredible Mr. Fix-It because he can fix anything, even things he sees for the first time.
One day the U.S. Air Force asks his help to fix a very special thing. A captured UFO.
A tale about a man with a special talent faced with an unusual problem. The ending will surprise you.
The Legend of G and The Dragonettes
A princess. A dragon. A Nun. Cheerleaders. What do they all have in common? Ambition!
One yearns to be head cheerleader. One yearns for freedom. One yearns for revenge. One yearns for true love. But who wants what?
A twisted tale of ambition where everything is on the line.
Writers Tools - The Synopsis
Every writer eager to supplement their indie publishing with traditional publishing must learn to write a clear, concise synopsis if they wish to sell their manuscript. A well realized synopsis is a sales tool, see how a pro does it.
Multi-genre writer, Russ Crossley, offers his suggestions and provides examples of synposis' he has written that sold books.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 4
The slippery climb of Trixie Aioli up the corporate ladder continues.
When we last left Trixie she and Cherry Bomb were developing a scheme to stop the wedding of Herman Pug to her greatest rival.
She and Cherry time travel into the past only to be confronted with an even greater obstacle to her ambition. She may even be fired!
Area 52. They build and develop a new space program. They operate the T.I.N. Men, massive robots to build the bases on Earth's moon and beyond to make those great leaps for all humankind.
Software engineer, Will Arnett is recruited to join the T.I.N. Men project. He soon discovers there are those who oppose them.
Join Will for the greatest adventure in history.
In Search of The Perfect Cup
Trevor Watkins writes coffee table books, but now he faces his biggest project yet. A coffee table book about coffee!
Problem: everyone he talks to has a different opinion of the perfect cup. Finally he discovers Almost, Oregon, a mysterious town where rumor has it there exists the best coffee in the world.
Trevor journeys to Almost and discovers more than the perfect cup. Much more.
The Wise Guy and The Pirates
The mob muscles the past, but which past?
When wise guy, Little Frank Valachi goes to the washroom at Sam's Tavern he finds himself transported to a strange reality filled with blood thirsty pirates.
He soon discovers all is not what it seems and decides the mob must take over the past.
Tales of Twisted Crime
Five diverse stories of crime and punishment.
A man on a road trip faces a mysterious killer, two oddball detectives meet the parrot of doom, in the not too distant future a group of thieves plan the perfect crime, an unlikely friendship leads to murder, and a serial killer takes an apprentice.
No matter bent, broken or twisted, crime does not pay.
A Shipwreck. Two women. One man. Trouble.
A tale where terror will become a strange bedfellow, and the only way out.
Adventures into the Unknown
You are invited on ten adventures along side detectives fighting for justice in alternate realities, spies confronting the deadly forces of evil, heroes battling impossible odds risking everything to save the world.In these stories you will travel through time and space, span galaxies, and battle the forces of evil with adventurers from the past, the present, and the future.
Tales of Weird Fantasy
In this collection of stories you will discover magical swords with unfathomable power, ghosts, the future of crime, an alternate universe where the royalty of Europe's power never waned until the 21st century, and meet the children of fictions most iconic monster.
These tales are as diverse as they are weird.
Children of the Monster
Pinkerton detectives, Noel Stoker and Denis Doyle (sons of Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle), are summoned to Transylvania to meet with Baron Frankenstein.
The Baron and his wife hire the Pinkerton detectives to solve a perplexing mystery. The children of the monster are missing,
A tale of monsters and family where death is optional.
A Perfect Crime
Big Pete Rustica, Tiny Murdoch, and Maurice “The Leech” Lévesque are perfect thieves. They have never been caught.
A rich industrialist hires them to use alien technology to commit the perfect crime.
A tale set in the near future world where cunning and skill can make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. Unless you fail.
Ever wonder how in the novel Attack of the Lushites, Trixie Pug and her ex-husband, Herman became so embittered toward each other?
This story will illustrate how payback is a dish best served greasy.
A science fiction satire set in the far future where giant fast food corporations control the galaxy and he who's the fattest wins.
End of Empire
In this alternate history story the royal families of Europe's unyielding power continued into the 21st century. Now Tsar Nicholas Romanov's Russian Empire faces annihilation at the hands of a rebel army.
A tale where power becomes the greatest aphrodisiac.
Includes the bonus story, Until We Meet Again.
Only The Worthy
Following a lead involving an ancient shipwreck found in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands, Section N agent Nick Sparta discovers a legendary magic sword. The mysterious and powerful sword has fallen into the hands of The Brotherhood, an evil organization bent on world domination.
Nick must retrieve the sword or the world as we know it will fall under a cloud of evil for all time.
Round Up At The Burger Bar: The Story of Trixie Pug Part 3
When we left Trixie Aioli in Part 2 she had just learned the man of her dreams (and ambition) plans to marry her greatest rival, Zippy Piner. In this instalment she and her loyal friend Cherry Bomb devise a plan to stop the wedding and save Trixie's plans to take over the galaxy.
A tale of SF satire continues the grease stained adventures of Trixie Aioli in the year 3303.
Hero For A Day
When Mother Nature meets a young, dashing Kris Kringle at the annual Mythic Creatures convention she falls head over roots in love. And when Kris and she encounter a mystery of a missing magical key they start off on an adventure to find the key and save mythology for all time.
A tale of adventure with a legendary hero worthy of Indiana Jones, if he were a magical elf.
Partners can make strange bedfellows, especially when they're your mother.
James thought he had seen it all after he and his partner started The Eliminators Paranormal Investigative Service. When the ghost of his estranged mother shows up asking him to kill her things go from strange to downright weird.
A strange tale of a ghost seeking closure, and the son who must decide to help.
Adventures in Urban Fantasy
Join Russ Crossley on a journey to five worlds of urban fantasy together in one collection.
Tales where people turn into frogs, a woman travels to an alternate reality, in a fairytale world a newspaper reporter is accused of murder, a young wizard competes on a TV reality show, and in the far future the last vampire becomes the prey.
Welcome to adventures into the weird and the wonderful.
The Wizard's Apprentice
In a corporate America where wizard's use magic to become rich Ulbert of Shaman competes on the biggest reality show on television. The prize? To become the Wizard's Apprentice. The show's host? The greatest wizard of all time, Merlin the Magician.
If Ulbert loses he may lose more than a game. Much more.
Will Ulbert survive to win the ultimate prize?
Legacy of the Hunted
After 200 years the vampires are gone. All hunted down and destroyed. Except one. She hunts alone. Humans no longer believe in vampires.
Now something changes. Now they hunt her again. Will she survive for the next 200 years or will she be the last of her kind?
A tale where immortality is more than a dream.
Tales of Bizarre Detectives
Two authors of fantastic fiction present their take on detectives and crime.
A collection of six stories are tales involving werewolves, wizards, zombies, giants, even time travel, and alternate worlds.
The detectives themselves are spies, time travel agents, big city newspaper reporters, some aren't even human.
Join these crime solving sleuths on their bizarre adventures in strange lands.
The Penguin Sleeps With the Fishes
A strange, alternate world sits on the edge of environmental collapse and someone murders notorious criminal, The Penguin.
Private detective, Frank Yellow and Bird (aka FYI) are called in to investigate. They discover the stakes are higher than first suspected, and very personal.
An unusual tale of murder where the world has become an unfamiliar and unfriendly place.
Bonus, Tikka's Big Day
End of the Flies
Rusty T. Quits, lazy, misogynist, and too-much-TV guy faces a very real problem when his wife turns into a frog. He soon learns all the women in Seattle have inexplicably turned into frogs.
Reluctantly he sets off on a quest to save his wife, and the world, from a magical spell so devious it just plain hurts. Will it be the end of the flies?
The Family Line
When disaster strikes it ends more than a life, it ends a family.
In the year 2389 deep space explorer, Paul Bellamo receives word his only brother and nephew have died.
He begins to recall the stories his father told him of his famous ancestors who made history come alive when he was a boy.
These are the tales of those intrepid men who made a difference to our possible future.
Hanson Allen commands an interstellar vessel, a position of great responsibility and authority. In deep space discipline is the greatest foe to master.
A secret surfaces that makes him think he's lost control of his ship and his crew. He must get to the bottom of this mystery before he loses his command, and possibly his ship.
A story where loyalty is put to the ultimate test.
Blossom Queen, Barbarian
Two stories for one low price!
What's a girl to do when she's transported to another universe? Why take over, naturally.
When Blossom Queen finds herself transported to a barbarian universe she decides to take over. Can a girl from the 21st century wield a sword and conquer another world, or will she die trying?
A tale where surprises are around every bloodthirsty corner.
Two stories for one low price! Bonus story, Blossom Queen, Barbarian.
PI Bump McShott time travels to scratch out his living. He's a time traveller for hire. This time the man paying the bill allows him five minutes to make a decision that may end his career, forever.
The author of Countdown and Attack of the Lushites takes you to 1942 to stop the destruction of the future.
Round Up At the Burger Bar: The Story of Trixie Pug Part 2
"In a universe where she's who's the fattest wins, one woman eats alone."
Trixie Pug will one day rise to CEO of the second most powerful fast food chain the galaxy. This story tells the tale of her early life and how she slid her way to the top of the greasy mountain crushing those who got in her way like a stale hamburger bun. (Like a stale bun would ever happen! Not!)
A twisted take on a classic tale. A headline screams: Old-Woman-who-lives-in-a-shoe Found Murdered! The accused? The night beat Big City Bugle News reporter! In a desperate race against time to clear his name he must find Shoeless Moe or this headline will be his last.
Round Up At the Burger Bar: The Story of Trixie Pug Part 1
In a world where she who's the fattest wins, one woman eats alone.
In the novel, Attack of the Lushites we first met Trixie Pug, CEO of the second most powerful fast food corporation in the galaxy. But how did she rise to control such a powerful and greasy corporation?
Tikka's Big Day
After a disaster at sea a couple takes in an unusual house guest.
Will their relationship survive?
Includes the bonus story, The Penguin Sleeps With The Fishes.
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