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?
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

How to Become a Successful Writer: Secrets the Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,350. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,470. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
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.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
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
Price: Free! Words: 82,280. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,480. 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.
Dominatrix 2
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Domina has a new client, an eighteen year old blonde girl by the name of Candy. The teen's never been dominated before, but she's about to discover that fine line between pain and pleasure. From being smacked with a horse crop, to being stretched on the rack, and getting taken from behind, Candy revels in the pleasures that only Domina can provide.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A People Defiled
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A People Defiled is the tenth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. After the events in Stormguard, Larson and Garrett take work as mercenaries in order to infiltrate the city of Glenmoor and confront Minister Parish, the Dark One, himself. Unfortunately, the citizens of Glenmoor seem to be under some wicked spell and take up arms against the crew, resulting in a bloodbath.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Assault in Stormguard
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The ninth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Join the crew as they arrive in Stormguard, capitol of Ruvonia. They split up to glean information regarding Minister Parish, an evil figure bending the cult of White Wraith, and the nobility, to his whims. The crew fights back after some of their own fall to an ambush.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On to Xorinth
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The sixth adventure! Larson and Garrett have been reunited and ride out from Talsador to Xorinth in the hopes of delivering the goblin trinket to safety, but during their ride, they run amok wyverns and a dragon so ancient its scales glisten like black mother-of-pearl, yet safe in Xorinth, they receive some disconcerting news from Garrett's friend Rolas, the high-elf overseeing the libratoreum.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Investigating Trouble
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The 7th installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. The evil artifact has been delivered to the libratoreum, but Larson's and Garrett's troubles are far from over. Xorinth's resident detective wants words with the adventurers. After a disconcerting q and a, Larson learns about his father, and Garrett learns that the Dark One may have another artifact containing the forces of evil.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On the Honor of Thieves
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The eighth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Crafty Garrett finds a way to contact the thieve's guild of Xorinth and purchases information regarding the murder of his friend and the attack on the libratoreum. Meanwhile, Larson and crew await further instructions from Detective Mathew. Once everyone reconvenes, they venture into the sewers in search of the White Wraith cult.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Garrett's Tale
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The fifth of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Garrett has traveled on to Talsador where he is to meet up with Larson. During his trip, the magickal trinket recovered from the goblins seems to provide some problems. After an attack by giant bats, recovering information about the Gods of War and Destruction, and fighting off a band of mercenaries, Garrett comes to learn evil forces are at work.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Trouble in Atjibur
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Trouble in Atjibur is the fourth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. The two friends venture off into the caves beneath Lod to rescue a young man in distress. A dwarf joins the group. They fight giant spiders. Everyone laughs until they accidentally come across members of The White Wraith cult.
Dominatrix a Kink Erotica Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
A dominatrix punishes a young man who has some serious mommy issues. The story contains explicit sexual content.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Infestation
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The third of the adventures! After the loss of his family and the passing of his mentor, Larson finds himself in a vibrant tavern where he meets a wanderer named Garrett. The young traveler informs Larson that a nearby elven community is being hassled by goblins. Weary of his drunken stupor brought about by depression, Larson joins Garrett, and off they go into trouble...comedy ensues.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A Werewolf in the Dark
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The second of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Seven years after the defeat of the reaper in Flotsam, Larson and his brother travel to Pallisade where the two immerse themselves in work. After Largo decides to make another move to a port town and leaves his younger brother, a werewolf attacks, and Larson joins a grizzled mercenary in the hunt for the beast.
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett The Sleeping Tree
Series: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The first installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Young Larson and his older brother, Largo, attempt to discern the reason for the disappearance of children in the farming town of Flotsam.
Short Stories from the Mind of Aaron Dennis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,770. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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: 88,750. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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, Hermaus 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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: 3,810. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
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?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When the Thewls colonize a new planet, an old threat emerges. Lokians come shooting from the center of the planet.
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A Lokians short story. Fitzpatrick and crew make an attempt to save the Lemylations from a newly discovered alien facility.
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A Lokians short story. O'Hara and crew fight off some Lokians in a lab during a data recovery mission.
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Jorunhaal leads an expedition to the new island. In search of power, he and the wizard, Wilheim, discover only death.
Price: Free! Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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?
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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.