Gordon M Burns


Writer living in Abernethy Perth Scotland. see my website for more details.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
From an initial idea write out the first draft. Walking helps to find characters and flesh them out visually and verbally. Bringing some and ends are forever rewritten and the editing in between becomes an extension of your life.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Totally unfashionable now, The Boy Next Door by Enid Blyton but you have to remember that reading was difficult for me and to find abook I could manage and enjoy was a joy.
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Where to find Gordon M Burns online


After Julian Left
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 100,240. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs
Hypolite is a reconstructive dentist torn between his self-centred, masculine simple-mindedness and a meditative, caring feminine side wishing to please. Past influences and an innate scepticism have made him internally morose in his search for griefless sexual relationships. This tenuous male attitude is his vulnerability when his vain life is upset by a meeting with the mysterious Marisha.
Scotfree 3
Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Well know you like them ... more short Stories for Scotland and free to read, now there's a wonder ... enjoy.
Scot Free Almost 1.3
You set the price! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A few more Short Stories from a Scottish slant and a couple of poems in the mix. As to what constitutes a Scottish slant on things I could not quite say. Hard knocks shake the bloom of all others around the world but we have forty ways to describe degrees of rain
Scotfree2 Tales From Scotland
Price: Free! Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Following the success of Scotfree Tales From Scotland, Scotfree2 is now available for downloading. However, instead of nine tales, this time only six. How mean is that?
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 91,400. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a future world, confident teenager Eska is not the average, fun-seeking teenager she appears. Instructed by her teacher, Saurin, to help Lyking to achieve a step at school, she discovers a malevolent force intent to destroy her. Torn by an attitude of why-bother, Saurin leads her towards to search for, Cliva, a teenager from the dregs of life who knows nothing of their connection and purpose.
Scotfree Tales from Scotland
Price: Free! Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short strores inspired in Scotland in which, people discover universal truths about themselves.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 153,080. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Waitress - a human-interest-romance story - explores through single mother Lucy, the contortion of myth and narrative to control people’s lives. Lucy’s attempt to transcend societal illusions fails and her child is challenging. Migrant workers Katrazyne and Modra promise intimate salvation, however, former acquaintances, plausibile evil, hypocrisy and secrets conspire against her.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,820. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Disillusioned with police work in an Edwardian spa town, Duncan Gow’s renewed but unlikely relationship with the unorthodoxly stunning Haldane sisters has made him confident. Margaret, Eupheme and Sibylla titled ladies, girls he once met as a young boy when their romantic notions equated him with the mythical warrior-poet, Ossian. The friendship may lead to love or it may destroy them all.
The Calgarian Reel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Claiming he knows her a stranger challenges Asa to revaluate her life and relationships, which uncovers repressed memories of love, risk and abuse. The stranger, Cameron, gradually remembered by Asa, unleashes from her past a mixture of emotions that indicate, she desires love. Is Cameron intent on replaying a time best forgotten for its dread?
The Torc Five Well at World's End
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,750. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Can love breaks the cycle of avarice and abuse or is it itself an illusion, a sharp spoke of the World’s Torc of torture? Only Arianwyn’s love for Grainne has kept despair at bay and that Grainne’s hidden intention with Arianwyn now revealed, how taht young woman yearns to enfold it completely, body and soul. However, only a few can understand its nature and only a meeting at the World’s End.
The Torc Part Four Waggle Dancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Read and enjoy Waggle Dancer as a stand alone novel in the nature of an adventurous dark romance within an historical fantasy. If this is your first time meeting with Arianwyn, she will beguile. She will pose questions on the assumption of male and female stereotypes. However, new friends of Arianwyn be warned, you will wonder - how came she here and into what genre might she go?
The Torc Part Three World's Desire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In World’s Desire, the dark romantic adventure of The Torc continues. Set in a Byzantine past events reflect issues relevant to the present age. At one level, ostensibly one girl’s struggle with adolescence - where pressures of self-image, failed relationships and an outlook influenced by her perceived misgivings of self and others viewpoints - the tale begins to take on deeper aspects.
The Torc Part Two Via Acerbum
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 100,610. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Via Acerbum, is the second part of five stand-alone books in the epic romantic adventure ‘The Torc’ and covers the events in Arianwyn’s life as she sets out to make her mark on the world. In ‘The Torc’ from her Dark Age world, Arainwyn - thrown into the wonder, adventures, loves and terrors of the Roman and Byzantine world of the 6th century.
The Torc Part One Storm-enticer
Price: Free! Words: 85,460. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Torc, is a world inhabited by creatures, each unknowingly split from their one essence by nature, society and religion, which are world-creations of evil intent on keeping each pneuma apart forever in a cycle of meaningless life and fearful death. In the tale Arianwyn - light and water - and Talorcan - dark and fire - struggle to return and guide others to Cosmic Truth.
Stoneset Odds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Five years ago, Asa was a happy child but now she teeters on the brink of self-destruction. At seventeen, she worries about her obsessive pebble collection and a hidden secret past. Asa gathers evidence, which points conclusively to one fact - Asa will become another one of a line of notorious and abused females.

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