Bruce E Arrington

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Bruce enjoys taking your average, everyday characters and upending their lives through unusual and powerful circumstances. He authored the teen Josh Anvil series, the Fallen Powers series and shorter stories. Currently Bruce teaches in a small K-12 school, and enjoys challenging students to be their creative best. He writes mostly during the summer, but throughout the year is drawn back into his writing adventures as time allows.

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I would have to say it is getting positive feedback from the readers who enjoy the stories. It's like they came along and enjoyed the ride I created.
What are you working on next?
Currently I am working on the fifth and final installment of the Josh Anvil Series, as well as a new short story series called The Phalanx Blood. I'm really psyched about this as it revolves around a teenager who discovers his blood is the world's cure for cancer, and all the roller-coaster adventures that follow. Parts one and two are ready and there are more to come!
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Where to find Bruce E Arrington online

Where to buy in print


Fallen Powers
Beon the forgotten. Beon the hunted. Beon the son of a defeated empire.
Trial By Fear
Price: $2.99 USD.


Le vœu du septième anniversaire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: French. Published: August 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Poésie enfantine/ Livre d'images : Enfants, 6 ans et plus, Livre de fiction pour enfants en rimes.
Phalanx Blood Parts 1-4
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,160. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Here you get all the current volumes of the Phalanx Blood Series---all the thrills, tension and snark--all in one place! Join Bernard as his life falls apart after he learns he can cure cancer with his blood, his rebounds, and the powerful allies who join him in his quest to understand the mysteries surrounding his blood.
El noveno deseo de cumpleaños
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: Spanish. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
Esta es una historia inolvidable sobre gemelos, cada uno quería su propio deseo de cumpleaños - y tenerlo por separado. Pero cuando sus deseos se mezclan, las consecuencias imprevistas crean aventuras inesperadas. Un deseo de cumpleaños... ¿para gemelos?
Желание на седьмой день рождения
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: Russian. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Детское стихотворение / Книжка с картинками: для детей старше 6 лет, детское фэнтези в стихах с картинками 
Η Ευχή των Έβδομων Γενεθλίων
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 220. Language: Greek. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Ποίηση για Παιδιά/Εικονογραφημένο Βιβλίο: Παιδιά, Ηλικίες 6+, Εικονογραφημένη παιδική ιστορία φαντασίας με ομοιοκαταληξία
सांतवे ज=मßदन कh शुभकामना
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: Hindi. Published: August 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Nursery Rhymes
किशोर कविता / पिक्चर बुक: बच्चे, उम्र 6+, बच्चों की काल्पनिक कहानी कविता में
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: July 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
少年詩歌/繪本:兒童,6歲以上,童謠童趣繪本故事 七歲生日願望是一個有趣的、神奇的故事,講述了韋斯利在七歲生日時如何選擇對他人的生活產生積極影響。
Il Desiderio del Settimo Compleanno
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: Italian. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Fairy tales
Il Desiderio del Settimo Compleanno è una storia magica e divertente di come Wesley, al suo settimo compleanno, sceglie di fare una differenza positiva nella vita degli altri. Wesley compie sette anni e, nel suo mondo, ognuno può realizzare un desiderio per il proprio compleanno.
Der Wunsch zum siebten Geburtstag
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: German. Published: June 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Jugenlyrik / Bilderbuch: Kinder, ab 6 Jahren, Fantasy-Bildergeschichte für Kinder Der Wunsch am siebten Geburtstag ist eine lustige, märchenhafte Geschichte über Wesley, einem Jungen, der an seinem siebten Geburtstag beschließt, etwas Gutes im Leben anderer zu bewegen.
Every Perfect Gift
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Screenplays » Action Adventure
Samuel Miller's nightmares are becoming reality. The warmongering President has sent troops into virtually every country of the world, and the price of the depleting oil reserves has skyrocketed. But Samuel is tasked with one thing: to save the President from assassination, and his dreams allow him to build the technology to do it. But at what cost?
The Ninth Birthday Wish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Children's Fantasy, Ages 7+ Picture story in rhyme A fun tale of twins, who each want a separate birthday wish--and away from each other. When the wishes get mixed up, unintended consequences follow! Birthday wishes...for twins! Written by Bruce Arrington and illustrated by Florence Jayne.
Pay Up Or Fall Behind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bernard’s parents are taken, likely by those who want his blood. In order to play and win this deadly game, Bernard will have to raise millions of dollars in a short period of time. Hopefully it won’t come too late.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Practice makes perfect when learning how to fight off the bad guys. And bodyguards are worth their weight in gold when it all goes down. But their value is put to the test when Bernard’s safety is compromised.
Over A Barrel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After Bernard’s friends pulled a daring Hollywood-style rescue, they secure a temporary dwelling where he finds refuge. Yet everything is not as it seems and once again, Bernard’s life hangs in the balance.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bernard spends his 16th birthday giving blood. A few days later, he’s a millionaire.
Josh Anvil and the Indomitable Power
Series: Josh Anvil. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,000. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The aliens were right: Josh can’t contain his powers. Not anymore, with his subconscious making monsters he doesn’t control. As Earth’s future looks darker with a catastrophic invasion just around the corner, Josh’s world is torn in two.
El octavo deseo de cumpleaños (Spanish Edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: Spanish. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Finalmente el cumpleaños de Sofía había llegado A partir de hoy su deseo ya no sería negado Era lo único en el mundo que podía desear Ella bailaba y giraba cuando soñaba con cantar...
El séptimo deseo de cumpleaños
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: Spanish. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Poesía juvenil / Libro de imágenes: niños, Edad 6+ El séptimo deseo de cumpleaños es una divertida y mágica historia de cómo Wesley, en su séptimo cumpleaños, elige hacer una diferencia positiva en la vida de otros. Wesley cumple siete años, y en su mundo, puedes tener todo lo que quieras para tu cumpleaños. Él explora nuevos lugares y descubre nuevos amigos y aventuras. ¡Lee la historia para
Josh Anvil And The Cypress Door
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,910. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Josh Anvil has powers, though how he got them is a mystery. He can make living things just by talking about them, and of course they get him into all kinds of trouble. Schoolmates harass him, the FBI kidnaps him, and something else is out to kill him.
The Eighth Birthday Wish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Adventure
Sophia can't sing, but she wants to more than anything. Now it's her eighth birthday, and she braves her way into the cave of the Great Rock Faery, to ask for her wish. But when the Faery does not arrive to meet her, Sophia finds herself faced with the Rock Babies, who want her wish desperately. What will Sophia decide?
Josh Anvil and the Gathering Storm
Series: Josh Anvil. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Back on Earth, Josh faces a global interview disaster, demanding FBI agents, and dangerous teacher clones. Wasn't life supposed to get easier?
The Legend of Skaluni
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the day of Skaluni’s birth, the seven moons aligned. On his twelfth birthday, a fireball hit their world. Skaluni is used to being the village outcast, the unfriended Boy Who Did Not Believe. But when the lives of the villagers are threatened, they are forced to turn to him for their future.
Trial By Fear
Series: Fallen Powers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Dark fantasy/ Horror Fallen Powers Series Book One A defeated kingdom. A forgotten prince. A powerful resurrection.
The Seventh Birthday Wish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A fun, magical story of how a young boy, on his seventh birthday, chooses to make a positive difference in the lives of others, for the best birthday gift of all. This second edition adds new pictures and beauty to a charming tale.
Josh Anvil and the Pivotal Weapon
Series: Josh Anvil, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,730. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Josh and Troy find themselves in a strange tropical world. It doesn’t take long before they are on the run for their lives. In their attempts to help their friends, Josh and Troy find themselves immersed in a terrible war that has spanned millennia.

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Smashwords book reviews by Bruce E Arrington

  • Pink Water on May 28, 2013

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest, nonreciprocal review. The book “Pink Water,” by James Field, is an adventurous science fiction story. It is the second in a series, continuing with the adventures of the Cloud brothers, and others, finding our world in peril. The insects have laid a snare and the Cloud brothers find themselves having fallen right into it. The story continues with other various characters introduced, along with their own personal demons. I have not read the first book, so I lacked any background on the previous story or its characters. That being said, I feel that this book truly can stand alone. Enough (but not too much) backstory was inserted so I gained a good handle for what had taken place, and how those earlier things affected the second book. I appreciated how the characters were more the center of the story than the actual outcome. Their charming idiosyncrasies and faults painted them well as three-dimensional characters, and I thoroughly enjoyed the humor, particularly by Russell (my favorite character), helping the story to be a fun read. And it was a fun read. Not bogged down in things I did not understand, but humorous, fast-paced and well developed. I also appreciated how most of the characters had to come face-to-face with their personal pasts and were given the opportunities to deal with them appropriately. There are three things, which, I think can make for a better story. The first is where Fred talks about his dream. I had interpreted this as a foreshadowing and felt somewhat cheated when it didn’t turn out that way. It would be an easy fix to forecast events more according to what actually came about (more or less). The second thing would be to add more female characters, since all but one of the characters is male. This presents a lopsided story since it is so character driven. And last of all, the story needs a good proofreading by a professional. There were enough typos to pull me out of the story at times, and really get my attention. However, the author provided a fun read I could understand without having to read the first book. I recommend this for all you sci-fi lovers out there who like fast-paced, humorous tales.
  • The Reaper's Opus on Oct. 10, 2014

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I give it a five star rating. The Reader's Opus is one of those books that has stories you can tell around a campfire. Do you remember growing up and wishing you knew a good ghost story to tell? This book has a few that would put a few chills down the spines of your listeners. Each story is short, but long enough to give you sensory detail that you feel like you are there. They are well written, well thought-out stories intended to entertain, but not offend with gratuitous detail. It lacks the excessive gore found in many stories today, but instead is written on a higher level, and left me with stories that are memorable. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it highly.
  • Visitor on Jan. 22, 2015

    "Visitor" is a brief story about two friends who encountered each other earlier in life and have now come together a last time. I'll say no more for fear of spoilers. The writing is smooth and the story flows well. However so many details could elaborate and enhance this tale, as well as give it a sense of logic which unfortunately it lacks in several places. It felt to me, as a reader, that only part of a short story was told. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  • Red and the Wolf on April 13, 2015

    Red and the Wolf is E.A. Walker's debut writing novella, and I think the author did a fine job of it. The story is carefully constructed and deeply portrayed in most places and with few exceptions, the story line is fairly straightforward. It hinges on a well-known legend--or a spin-off of one, where the characters should feel familiar. This story uses ethnic names, which is different from other stories I've read. The story has some adult thematic elements, though, so it is not what I would consider to be a children's story; rather for late teens and above simply due to the relationship material. I rate the story as four stars and received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Ares' Anger on Aug. 30, 2015

    James Womack’s Ares’ Anger is a nice, science fiction tale about astronauts on Mars. I think it will gel well with those who prefer more of the science aspect in science fiction. It also reminds me of the old, black-and-white TV science fiction series that deal with alien worlds, wherein each episode brings its challenges and adventures. This short story centers around Dexter, one of a very small crew on the planet Mars. He goes out on assignment and faces some very real dangers. Does he make it back before he is seriously hurt, or killed? Given the limitations of Mars, simple errors can easily be life threatening. I found the writing engaging, and detailed enough so I really felt I was there. The relationships between the characters were well enough developed for this short tale. There were a few typos, though they did not take me out of the story. The only other consideration would be to shorten the lengthy introductions of the crew, as they did little or nothing to contribute to the overall plot of the story, and honestly, I forgot about them after each was listed. I would have preferred to have those words used for more action scenes, which I felt were written in a compelling manner, and helped ratchet up the tension of the story. Those were my favorite parts. Recommended for lovers of science fiction, I rate this story as four stars, and I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.