Bruce Blake

Biography

Bruce Blake lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. When pressing issues like shovelling snow and building igloos don't take up his spare time, Bruce can be found taking the dog sled to the nearest cafe to work on his short stories and novels.
Actually, Victoria, B.C. is only a couple hours north of Seattle, Wash., where more rain is seen than snow. Bruce is the father of two and trophy husband of burlesque diva Miss Rosie Bitts. He spends too much time work a traditional job and not enough time writing but hopes to change all that soon.

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Books

The Darkness Comes (The Second Book of the Small Gods)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction
Darkness creeps across the land in the form of a fierce clay golem seeking a mythical creature whose sacrifice portends the return of ancient evil banished long ago. With its return will come the fall of man. The Small Gods watch from the sky, waiting for their time to come and their chance to rise again.They wait for the fall of shadows, the coming of the darkness. They wait for night to descend.
When Shadows Fall (The First Book of the Small Gods)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,430. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
A thousand seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods. Teryk's life is boring until he stumbles on a scroll speaking of gods, man's fall, and the kingdom's savior—the firstborn child of the rightful king. But ancient magic has been put in motion and powerful forces clash. Prophecy or not, what chance does a prince who barely understands his task have in a battle with gods?
Khirro's Jouney - The Complete Trilogy
By Bruce Blake
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 272,370. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
A coward. A king. A curse. A quest. Follow the fate of Khirro, a farmer who never wanted to be anything more, on a quest to save a kingdom. All three books of the Khirro’s Journey trilogy–Blood of the King, Spirit of the King and Heart of the King–available in one volume. Three great books for one low price.
Secrets of the Hanged Man (Icarus Fell #3)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,560. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
Icarus Fell thought the afterlife couldn't get any worse...until Hell came looking for him. When you are the orphaned child of a disgraced nun and saddled with a ridiculous name, you don't expect things can go drastically downhill. Things couldn't get much worse in the afterlife...unless Satan sends his lap dog to bring back the one thing he thinks belongs to him. You. Why couldn't death be easy?
Heart of the King (Khirro's Journey Book 3)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,570. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
A king's spirit. A coward's heart. Together, a kingdom's last hope. The curse that bound Khirro was broken when the king's blood spilled, but the king's spirit burns within, pushing Khirro on in a race to save the kingdom, a race he is bound to lose. As the Archon's plot unfolds and her power grows, it looks certain all will be lost. Unless a coward can look inside to find the heart of a king.
Spirit of the King (Khirro's Journey Book 2)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,380. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
The Necromancer's last act of magic joined a fallen king's spirit with Khirro's, making him the vessel carrying the kingdom's hope. But the haunted land of Lakesh, the outlaw city of Poltghasa, and the enemy country of Kanos lie between him and his homeland. Dangerous creatures and murderous men seek to end his quest, but he is also stalked by something far deadlier: An assassin he once loved.
Blood of the King (Khirro's Journey Book 1)
By Bruce Blake
Price: Free! Words: 120,410. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A kingdom torn by war. A curse whispered by dying lips. A hero born against his will. Khirro didn't want to be more than a farmer, but a Shaman's curse binds him to the fallen king, changing his life forever. Only the mysterious Necromancer can raise the king from the dead to save them from the undead invasion, but can Khirro live long enough to deliver the vial. Can a coward save a kingdom?
All Who Wander Are Lost (An Icarus Fell Novel)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Icarus Fell's life sucked. Then he died and things got really bad. People are dead because of him, but when he asks for his guardian angel's help getting to Hell to rescue the wrongly-condemned souls, she refuses. Then another guardian shows up. Piper is beautiful and willing to help. But knowing how to get to Hell is only half of the problem. Getting back with your soul is the real challenge.
On Unfaithful Wings (Icarus Fell #1)
By Bruce Blake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,830. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
To some, death is the end; to others, a beginning. To Icarus Fell, it should have been a relief from a life gone seriously awry. But death had other plans. To save the wife and son he already lost once, Icarus will have to become the man he never was. Somehow, he will have to learn to believe.
Stilton's Antiques
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The antique porcelain doll was the last thing Janice's estranged husband bought for the antiques store before he deserted her and their daughter Emily. As life as she knew it dissolves bit by bit, Janice realizes extravagant purchases like the doll may mean the end of Stilton's Antiques. She doesn't realize, however, that this particular doll could mean the end of everything.
Darkness Stalks the Night
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A vampire fears nothing. Humans occupy the top of the food chain and they are a vampire's prey, so what can there be for them to be afraid of? But maybe there is more lurking in the night than we know. Maybe there is something worse. Includes an excerpt from "On Unfaithful Wings", an Icarus Fell Novel.
Yardwork
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Tim's younger brother hates him. Their father abuses him. His mother is indifferent to everyone. When Tim discovers the nameless man passed out in the shed, it's the best thing that's happened to him in his fifteen years of life-- better than the time he caught the neighbour's dog. It's an opportunity he won't forget as long as he lives. Too bad the same can't be said for the nameless man.
Boulder
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The orders: attack. Disruptor blasts explode all around and, in the heat of battle, Private Scott Stone does the unthinkable: he hides. The boulder provides him haven until the suns set and the battle fades along with the light. And he finds everyone dead; everyone except a wounded lieutenant. Now, Stone must decide between saving the man who may have seen him desert his post and saving himself.
Walk On Water
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2010. Category: Fiction
Alex knew the woman of his dreams the moment he saw her: from her smile to her hair to the way she moved. Everything about her was perfect and he knew they were destined for each other. In spite of his love and best efforts, she slips away and Alex is left alone again, on the brink of making the ultimate sacrifice to prove his love is true. Includes an excerpt from "On Unfaithful Wings".
Wave Songs
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The mutilated corpse Inspector Dodd and his partner found shouldn't mean more to him than any of the other dead men he's seen in his career, but he can't shake the image. Since his wife left, Dodd's had nothing but a bottle for distraction and the new case quickly turns to obsession. Drawn back to the scene of the crime, Dodd discovers the startling secret behind murder in the song of the waves.
Another Man's Shoes
By Bruce Blake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
Jake thought his day was going badly when he was the only person who saw the man fall in front of the subway train. When it turns out he's being stalked at every turn, he has to wonder if there is any connection between the person stalking him and the man who walked away from being hit by a train. And what does it all have to do with him? Includes an excerpt from "On Unfaithful Wings".

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