Byron A. Wells


Aspiring SciFi and Fantasy writer, IT professional by day.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Considering how hard it is to get an agent, and then get published, being an indie author allows me to get my stories out there. Smashwords, CreateSpace, KDP have all helped reach this goal and enter markets I wouldn't have otherwise.
What do you read for pleasure?
Currently I am reading the Rapp Books by Vince Flynn and am enjoying them. I also read books on Photography, Lightroom, Photoshop and topics like that.
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Where to find Byron A. Wells online

Twitter: @ValarnChronicle
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I Am Archon, The Valaran Chronicles Book 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A mysterious message arrives on Cygnus. For better or worse, Hobs and Archon decide to follow the message to its source. Nothing has prepared them for what they find on Bannatyne. Hobs encounters new friends and discovers new enemies, both human and Scarian. The battle lines have been drawn; the galaxy finds itself once more on the verge of war and Hobs is in the middle of the maelstrom.
Abigail, A Valaran Chronicles Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story adds to where Amalgam, The Valaran Chronicles Book 1 ends. Learn how the people of Redwood rebuild there ruined lives with the assistance of Hobs and Archon. Abigail must step up as the new leader of her people and overcome obstacles and adversity - will she have what it to succeed.
Primal Duality
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,400. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A duality has occurred; it is an event that hasn’t happened in more years than the ancient woman can remember. As with all dualities this one must be resolved – but what form will the resolution take.
Ren, The Valaran Chronicles: Prequel 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This short story continues where Parem left off, and chronicles the friendship of Parem and Ren and the events up to the great plague that decimated the town of Redwood.
Parem, The Valaran Chronicles: Prequel 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This short story follows Hobs' parent, Parem and Rowena as they travel from Angel City, ending up at Redwood.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The First Volume in the Valaran Chronicles is your launch into an epic adventure. Follow Hobs as he is befriend by an ancient intelligence and together they must defend his home and friends against an ruthless enemy. The book is 13+

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adventure    ai    amalgam    archon    artificial intelligence    combat    duality    hobs    horror    military    paranormal    parem    ren    science fiction    scifi    scifi action adventure    soft scifi    swords    valaran chronicles    vampire   

Smashwords book reviews by Byron A. Wells

  • Blood Heavy on May 15, 2012

    Please note that my review of this book is subjective to my likes and dislikes, original review posted on GoodReads where I obtained my review copy. Heavy Blood was a good, entertaining read. If you like vampires then this book is for you. The author has taken a genre that is overwhelmed with new books and given it his own twist; Jerry’s unique blood and for me I like his depiction of Pureblood vampires. The characters are developed fairly fast leaving a few gaps which can easily be overlooked; however, the characters of Jerry and Goose were a bit exaggerated – read for yourself and decide if you agree or not. The characters of Steve, Sarah and Joe were believable; with Joe it would have been nice to see a bit more backstory. The pace of the story is rapid, with a bit of a lull two thirds of the way in, then picks up to the climax. The book has its share of humor and sarcasm mostly seen in the interplays between Jerry, Goose, Claire and Cassandra. There is at least one thread for which I would have liked to seen resolution: the red head woman at the end…maybe we’ll learn more about her in his second book.