Scott Collins

Biography

Born and raised in Southern California, I recently relocated to the Denver area with my beautiful wife and two young boys. With the little free time I have, I enjoy biking and running, anything that allows me time to appreciate the beauty of Colorado.

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Books

The Emerald of Phaunos
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Series: Scepter, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,870. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Argyle has taken control of Castiglias, forced many of its citizens into slavery, and cast the others out into the wild. AND he’s destroyed the Scepter of Harmony. Daniel now holds the stoneless Scepter as his bitter reward for saving the fairy settlement. Daniel, Aidan, Olivia, and Lilly now must set out to take back the Emerald of Phaunos, but can they do it before the diegylis destroy them?
Scepter
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Series: Scepter, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,630. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For the last three years, Daniel and Aidan have lived with only each other for company since King Argyle's men came and enslaved their parents. When Argyle's mercenaries come to take Daniel, Aidan uses his little-known gift to fight off the gathering party. What begins as a fight to save one boy unexpectedly turns into a war that may affect the existence of the kingdom itself.
Days' End
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,960. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
Nysa is a well known and respected DNA retrieval expert. After being recruited to work on a secret project, Nysa is moved to a hidden lab. Isolated from the world, she is unaware of the strange occurrences that begin to plague the planet. Her fiance becomes concerned and begins a frantic search for her. He soon comes to realize that his quest isn't producing as many answers as unsettling questions

Smashwords book reviews by Scott Collins

  • Thin Blood on June 03, 2010

    Fantastic. Great action and suspense. So many twists and turns I got dizzy. Love that spinning head feeling. Thanks Vicki and I look forward to reading more of your novels!!
  • Eagle Quest on June 03, 2010

    I finished this book a lot faster than I expected to. It's a quick, easy read, and very enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised by the informational pages included at the end of the book. Entertaining and educational. Thank you!
  • Identity Crisis on June 03, 2010

    I really enjoyed reading this mystery thriller. It was hard to put down and I wound up using the text to speech feature to finish it faster. I got confused with a couple of the characters, but I think that was due to automated voice reading to me. Hard to look down while driving to try and figure out what was just said. I straightened it out though, and finished it up on my lunch break at work. I'd recommend this novel and hope to read more by her in the future.
  • Under the Amoral Bridge on July 26, 2010

    I was a little worried that I'd get lost in a book filled with technical jargon, but Mr. Ballard did a fantastic job of giving me enough information that I understood the premise without overwhelming me with techie speak. The fast, action packed plot kept me turning pages well into the night.
  • 33 A.D. on Aug. 04, 2010

    I almost never give out 5 stars to authors who haven't established a large presence in my personal library. That said, I give top marks to David McAfee and expect him to wow me with his other books as well. He demonstrates a remarkable ability to draw the reader into the scene and keep turning pages. I read this entire book in just over 24 hours and blame David for my exhaustion due to lack of sleep. Fabulous story, well developed characters, and a story that follows real vampires. If you're looking for sparkly and cuddly, you should go elsewhere. Fantastic and thank you for the excellent read.
  • Zed on July 28, 2012

    I'm not much of a zombie fan and I'm almost ashamed to admit I picked up this book based on its cover. Almost. Zed follows the exploits of Zed, an out of the ordinary zombie who lives a life of seclusion, trying to avoid contact with the various human groups out to capture or kill all zombies. Much to his dismay, he is forced into the company of a teenage girl. The two then set off on a wild adventure to save themselves, and in the process each other. I loved the characters. Each had an independent and strong voice as well as their own brand of humor. The plot was engaging and fast paced, enough to keep anyone turning the pages long into the night. Most of all I enjoyed the development of Zed as he sees what he's been missing while in hiding. All in all a fun read. I'll definitely keep my eye out for the next installment in the Zed series.
  • 2000 Words A Collection of Short Stories on Jan. 11, 2014

    Very entertaining compilation of stories. Great writing and interesting themes. There were a couple I was quite bummed ended when they did. I wanted more!! I always find it fun as well to read authors from across the pond. The spelling differences and slang never cease to bring a smile to my face. I highly recommend this book for those who read in short spurts, whether on a train or bus into work, or for those who have kids and can't read for hours at a time. You can definitely get your reading fix with a quick story from 2000 words.