James S. Hoch


For 38 years, James enjoyed a productive career as a music educator, teaching at the university level as well as high school. He has also been a composer with works published by Zames Music Co. and Subito Music. Two CDs of his chamber works are available from iTunes, CDbaby, and Amazon.

James’ writing career includes articles with the magazine Marathon and Beyond. His first novel, “Milford Spitz and the Very Fast Machine,” was published by April 2009 (SynergEbooks). It was followed with a series entitled The Crimson Pursuit published in 2010 (SynergEbooks).

James retired from Winona State University in May 2008 to begin a vagabond existence as a full-time RVer. Along with his wife Zoe and dog Ruby, the three travelers love the freedom to roam

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Crimson Pursuit
Reveka is an astral vampire who returns to corporeal form... and is being chased by both a detective and another vampire...

Reveka's Return

Price: $4.88 USD.

Reveka's Revenge

Price: $4.88 USD.


Milford Spitz and the Very Fast Machine
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Two pre-teen runaways team up with the school bully, only to learn that he has the coolest way for them to get away—a very fast machine that travels in space, dimensions and time. Their adventures soon become entangled with a diabolical dictator who is obsessed with the power of time travel.
Reveka's Revenge
Series: Crimson Pursuit, Book 2. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 71,670. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Reveka's new life took a turn for the worse. Nearly everyone close to her is dead. She is still being hunted because of what she knows of the astral vampire world, and a deadly captor demands to have the secret of transference! Reveka reaches out for help to the only mortal left she can trust – Seattle detective, Frank Norris.
Reveka's Return
Series: Crimson Pursuit, Book 1. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
For nearly a century, Reveka Tomescu consumed the life force of her victims as an astral vampire. She transfers her spirit into her last victim, returning to corporeal form as a flesh and blood master vampire! Now, she's hunted by Seattle police as well as one of the deadliest of hunters-another vampire. Reveka's Return, book one of the series "The Crimson Pursuit," is just the beginning.

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