Interview with Aaron Dennis

What do you read for pleasure?
The only books I enjoy reading, aside from my own, are the works of Carlos Castaneda. The teachings of Don Juan, after some 10 odd years of application, have taken root, and I can now see a different world before me. I believe that anyone familiar with these works will see the concepts manifested behind my own ideas, the cores of my fictional novels. To me, inner silence, dreaming, and the manipulation of the assemblage point are as common of concepts as gravity and inertia are to everyone else, and so those concepts work their way into my stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Well...I prefer to use my laptop hooked to my TV by way of an HDMI cable, but more often than not, I read on my phone.
Describe your desk
It has two legs. They're a bit hairy, but they're covered by cloth, so it's no big deal. The sloped top is cushioned to provide some stability and comfort. Beside the desk is a drink, a remote, and probably an X-Box controller. In case you guys haven't guessed, my desk is my lap with a pillow over top. I write on my laptop while I sit in a recliner.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There has always been an overabundance of stories in my brain, voices screaming to come out, scenes requiring some form of release, concepts and ideas begging for a cogent and coherent agglomeration. Writing has allowed me to paint the inner workings of my mind grapes and display them so that others might enjoy my mental ruminations. Writing not only allows me to document my mental adventures, it provides me the challenge of creating new ones.
What do your fans mean to you?
My heartfelt appreciations go out to my fans. Without them, the best part of me would be only words on a page. I write because I have to. I appreciate writing because my fans appreciate my stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A bright light. A sharp sound. The pain in my flank. A pretty face. A furry friend. The adventure of a new dawn. The prospect of noodling with a new concept.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well...let's see. There's breathing. Eating. I bathe usually. I like video games, mostly the classic ones; there's not a ton of newer games I enjoy. Dark Souls 2 and 3 were huge let downs. I try to stay in shape, but man are cookies good!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I rarely read. there isn't much time what with my writing, and then I have to edit. Then, I have to market and promote my work. On the off chance that I do read, it probably isn't an e-book, but if it is, it's either the new release of a friend, or something that's being given away for free, and I happened to come across it on Twitter. That usually doesn't end up well, though...lot's of people don't seem to understand the importance of editing, or the difference between writing and telling a story.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No.
What are you working on next?
It's a secret to everybody.
Who are your favorite authors?
Aaron Dennis... sorry, but have you read my stories? They're grrrreat! On the serious, though, I love reading my own work.
Published 2016-06-12.
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Books by This Author

Grab Life by the Ass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Are you happy? Are you where you want to be in life? Consider the following: You only have one shot-not at happiness, or love, or success-you have only one shot at life. This is not a BS self love book. This is an easy to understand manual, a map, that will lead you to the life you want to live. Even Gandhi told us: Be the change you wish to see in the world.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Epic the First
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 172,280. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
An unlikely duo find friendship amidst chaos. Godly forces collide. Larson and Garrett are two simple, young men, yet they have their own daemons. Though an evil air has permeated the once great country of Ruvonia, the warriors join the cause of Prince Roan, for the Magickal Prince wishes only to vanquish that evil called Lagos, a daemon trying to ascend as the new God of Destruction.
How to Become a Successful Writer: Secrets the Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,180. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
This manual brings to you all the practical knowledge required to build your writing career. Anyone who reads this book will learn everything from formulating an idea for a story, to practicing the art of the short story, to writing proper fanfiction, and writing an original novel. From start to finish, the ideas presented are done so in an easy to understand and entertaining fashion.
War and Glory, Lokians 3
Series: Lokians. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Gray motherships have penetrated Earth's atmosphere. Intel suggests the aliens are searching for NOAHH, a Non-Organic Alien Human Hybrid, yet the Gray Agenda insinuates the aliens wish to subdue Humans; why, then, are they destroying Earth and evac ships? Riley believes only the traveler can reveal the answer, but knowledge is never what one expects.
They Lurk Among Us, Lokians 2
Series: Lokians. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
O'Hara has gone AWOL. His spec ops team has been disbanded and reassigned. The President of the North American Union is working with aliens. Gray-Human hybrids are controlling the Earth from sights unseen, but hope is not lost. Now, The Bureau has a new mission for Riley O'Hara, and it involves the Gray Agenda...but what, exactly, is the agenda of mindless, alien drones?
The Dragon of Time Two, Dragon Slayer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,530. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Scar, the Dragon Slayer, was fashioned to purge the Dragons from Tiamhaal, yet such a thing is not so simple. Kings and queens yet war amongst one another. They, too, lie, connive, and coerce, and so, Scar and his friends must find a way to persuade men to stand together against the machinations of evil forces. Join Scar on an adventure, which will test his mettle as man and warrior.
Board James
Price: Free! Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Al and Sharon buy a new house, the former home of Board James. Strange occurrences frighten the newly weds. When Allen wakes up, he finds himself sitting before James and the others. They must play James's newest game, Board James, to completion, lest they be forever trapped within the living game. Board James is fanfiction based on the Board James web series owned by James Rolfe and Cinemassacre.
Otherside
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,600. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man witnesses a murder. The deceased speaks in riddles. Vertigo settles in…. Adja wakes to learn he’s got the mojo. The old woman teaches him the ways of Voodoo. He must stand alone, under the guidance of Bear, against Snake, a villain, a murderer, an innate force, but there are other forces amidst the crack between the worlds. Are you brave enough to journey…to the otherside?
Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1
Series: Lokians. Price: Free! Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Thewls inform Humans of a looming threat. Lokians are a ravenous race of space bugs. They harvest technology from advanced civilizations and integrate with it to mass produce living ships, dangerous vanguards, and formidable legions. Captain O'Hara of Phoenix Crew travels with Thewls to retrieve an ancient vessel from a mysterious race simply known as travelers.
Kink Erotica, A Collection of Sexy Stories
Price: Free! Words: 24,570. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » General
Kink Erotica contains 7 sexy chapters. From Asian lesbians banging on a train, to interracial acts, golden showers, smoking, bondage, and furries and faeries, there's a fetish for everyone. Kink Erotica is not romance. These short stories are all scenes containing explicit sexual acts.
Short Stories from the Mind of Aaron Dennis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
9 short stories. The Tuurngait, a mind bending horror tale. My first, a horrible tale from a psycho's point of view. The Potato Clock, a silly story, Hunting, the mind of a survivor killing zombies. Losing Human, a mad scientist loses his humanity. Eudora, a young girl used to be something quite different. Expedition, a fantasy. Raising Dead, a fantasy. A Night in Hartford, a zombie horror.
The Dragon of Time: Gods and Dragons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,810. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Gods, Dragons, a mercenary with a blade and no memory of his past.... The world of Tiamhaal is alight in war. Men ruled by kings slay their opposition in the name of their God, but there are others who claim the Gods are little more than scorned Dragons of ages past. Scar has come to find the truth, but is the truth an absolute certainty, or is it just the skewed memory of a forgotten kingdom?
An Enchanting Tale
Price: Free! Words: 88,400. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young dark elf mage is fed up with the limitations of the arcane art of enchanting and sets off on a quest to learn hidden truths. The Daedric Prince, Hermaeus Mora, is attracted when the dunmer runs errands for Farengar Secret-Fire and sets the young mage off on a quest of his very own.
Cayneian: A Man From Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A man stands resolved. Dysart, clan Bloodhammer, has returned to the island of Volgunther to purge it of the evil called Salamandrus. He has given his tongue, so that he may speak no contracts. He has given his manhood, so that he may not know his power as a man. He has given his mind, so that no God may take pity upon him. Now, he wields the forbidden power of Sang Daemanus; Blood of Daemons.
Raising Dead
Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
An ancient necromancer seeks but one dream, the power of perfection, the power of immortality. What he finds leaves him speechless. Is he but chasing the wind?
Apollo
Series: Lokians. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When The Bureau needs a crew to infiltrate the Human colony, Apollo, Lay signs on to fight space pirates.
Losing Human
Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man has a dream, a vision to see the world through eternal eyes. Dr. Heisler, roboticist, funds Project Human to advance the human race. After funding is diminished, he takes drastic measures and uploads a human awareness into a mobile robotic construct.
The Planet Machine
Series: Lokians. Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When the Thewls colonize a new planet, an old threat emerges. Lokians come shooting from the center of the planet.
Extraction
Series: Lokians. Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A Lokians short story. Fitzpatrick and crew make an attempt to save the Lemylations from a newly discovered alien facility.
Skirmish
Series: Lokians. Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
A Lokians short story. O'Hara and crew fight off some Lokians in a lab during a data recovery mission.
Expedition
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Jorunhaal leads an expedition to the new island. In search of power, he and the wizard, Wilheim, discover only death.
Hunting
Price: Free! Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Mr. Gray has been hunting zombies for a long time. Hiding, scavenging, killing-this is surviving now. As Gray moves from town to city, and city to prairie, he leaves a few notes for others in his travels, but who is looking out for him?
Eudora
Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Are we not all taught who we are supposed to be? What if who we are conflicts with who we want to be? She was taught to be Eudora, but she must be something quite different.