David Burton


David Burton is an American writer living in sunny Southern California. He traveled by motorcycle through Mexico, US, Canada and Alaska. From motorcycles he turned to the ocean, building and sailing his own boats to Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, and through the Panama Canal to Florida. He spent a lot of time reading while on the water, so he decided to write books he would have wanted to read at sea.

Having swallowed the anchor he now mops floors and collects trash for money, writes for a living, and has become a (temporarily?) unrequited sailor.

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Soul Retrievers
In Hell by mistake? Hope your loved ones call a Soul Retriever. When an innocent soul is accidentally sent to Hell, loved ones can hire a certain specialist to return the soul to Heaven Gate. However, if the specialist dies in Hell proper, his soul is trapped there for eternity. These specialists who risk damnation are known as Soul Retrievers.

Warn the Devil

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An Accidental Vampire
In 1650 Simone Gireaux was a widower living with her late husband's family. Then the Marauders descended on the town. She woke the next day, her village destroyed, her family dead. And the sun burning her skin. She had no one to teach her how to be a vampire. Yet she persevered and survived for 360 years to live in California and meet Justine Kroft in my novel Blood Justice. An Accidental Vampire is the first chapter in her odyssey.

An Accidental Vampire

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Young Blood

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Broken Bones: A Love and Revenge Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Love, Life, Revenge, or something more sensible? The novella Broken Bones tells the story of 270 year old Simone Gireaux and the mortal Fin (from the vampire thriller, Blood on the Bayou) when they first met in New Orleans in the 1920s. Broken Bones is also part of the thrilling historical An Accidental Vampire series featuring the origins of the vampire Simone Gireaux.
Soul Retrievers: A Soul Retrievers Adventure
Series: Soul Retrievers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,240. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Sent to Hell by mistake? A Soul Retriever can to return your soul to Heaven Gate. Getter takes a new assignment a bit too personally: retrieve the soul of a 10 year old girl. With Sneaker, a female Retriever dealing with a new “Life” as a vampire, and an odd collection of allies, Getter ignores whispers of prophecy that tell of war and name him as a man with a destiny he does not want.
Warn the Devil
Series: Soul Retrievers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,230. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Warn the Devil, the sequel to Soul Retrievers, is another vivid romp through the diverse landscape of Hell. Getter and Sneaker once again join forces with their soul friend Gregory for another adventure in Hell. They are volunteered by the Soul Retriever Council to warn Satan of a threat to his rule and to the balance of evil - all for the good of humanity.
Programed for Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,190. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Can an artificial intelligence be your BFF? Ex PI Tommy Case is set to sail into the sunset when his ex-wife tells him she's going be arrested for murdering her husband, the man she left Tommy for. Reluctantly, Tommy follows leads into the high and low of Orange County, CA society. It becomes personal when he's injected with an experimental substance that may turn him gay, if it doesn't kill him.
Down Home
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Earth is overrun by Sunvamps, vampires that can walk in the sun, 5 vampires and 106 mortals escape to an unfinished space station. There, 400 year-old vampire Simone Gireaux must find a murderer, but more importantly, find a notebook describing a weapon that will allow all of them to return Down Home to Earth.
Passion Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
PI Jim Trust needs to find who put a 38 slug in a famous porn star's head. He lives in Passion Street, a glitzy, seamy neighborhood littered with xxx theaters, strip joints, seedy hotels, jazz clubs and the best restaurants in town. Framed for murder and on the run with a stripper he's falling for, Trust looks into the Diviners of God and discovers that the family ties that bind can be deadly.
Young Blood
Series: An Accidental Vampire, Story 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,550. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In 1648 France, the young blood vampire Simone Gireaux wants only to quietly learn to live among mortals. But, by witnessing the murder of a Duchesse before she reaches the mountain town of Noir Montagne, she finds her learning curve quicker and more dangerous than she was prepared for. A 29,000 word novella.
Programed For Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A young scientist figures out how to connect DNA to silicone computers to create true artificial intelligence. A discovery worth billions. Then he's murdered and his notes disappear. As good guys and bad guys seem to switch roles, ex-PI Tommy Case, who only wants to sail off to the S. Pacific, must untangle them. All at the cost of loved ones and his dreams.
Ancient Mariners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Ancient Mariners is a dark, slightly paranormal, coming-of-age novel. Beth, 14, and her crewmate, Silas, 45, have lost their families to violence. They sail the S Pacific, seeking solace for their grief. But Death has a task for them. When Beth's best friend joins her in Australia, followed by her abusive father, Beth and Silas discover where Death's journey is leading them.
New Blood - An Accidental Vampire Story
Series: An Accidental Vampire, Story 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In 1648 France a few weeks after Simone Gireaux accidentally becomes a vampire she is headed for the bright town on the lake where she hopes to learn how to survive among mortals. But screams in the forest lead her to a small settlement taken captive by a vampire and his mortal minions. This revised edition of New Blood (12,300 words) is the sequel to the short story An Accidental Vampire.
Series: Soul Retrievers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Sneaker's friend Slip is trapped in Hell while retrieving a soul sent down by mistake, she rushes to her aid, at the risk of her own soul being trapped in Hell forever. A good friend could do no less. Sneaker is a Hell Cop. She works with Getter from the Hell Cop books, Hell Cop, and The Golden Palace. In this 17,300 word novelette, she's on her own.
An Accidental Vampire
Series: An Accidental Vampire, Story 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In 1650 Simone Gireaux was accidentally turned into a Vampire. She had no one to teach her how to be a vamp. Yet she survived and thrived. This is the beginning of Simone Gireaux's accidental second Life.
Mapping the Glades
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,450. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A stolen million. A gangster who wants it back. A reclusive writer who doesn't give a damn. Mapping the Glade’s is a thriller set in the Everglades. Harrison Park is an ex-DEA agent, now a successful writer who has lived in seclusion since death of his wife. Trouble arrives with his step-son, Pauly, and his girlfriend, Tracy, who has stolen money from a California gangster, Raul Geoshay.
Fear Killer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,610. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Detective Martha newton has a brutal murder to solve in this fast paced psychological thriller. But a new man in her life, a befriended victim, and her own team's personal lives complicate the investigation where she may end up dead.

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